'A good barometer' - Hartlepool United fans react to Carlisle, Sutton and Crawley Town fixtures as dates revealed

Hartlepool United’s fixtures for their return to the Football League are out – and fans have been having their say.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 9:21 am

The fixtures for the 2021-22 campaign have been released this morning and Pools start and end the season at The Vic in front of their home fans.

The new season gets underway on Saturday, August 7, with Dave Challinor's side handed a home game against Crawley Town.

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Hartlepool United fans celebrate.
Hartlepool United fans celebrate.

Their first league away game sees them travel to Barrow the following weekend.

Other games to look out for include Carlisle United at home on Saturday, August 28, Carlisle United away Saturday January 8 and they end the season at home to Colchester United on May 7.

The festive fixtures sees Pools travel to Mansfield Town on Boxing Day, with Oldham Athletic at home on New Year's Day.

Here’s the best of the social media reaction:

dm. Spartus Cloud. tweeted: “Pleased we're at home for the first day and a tie against Crawley who finished mid table last season will be a good barometer.”

Jonny P tweeted: “A final away game that isn't on the other side of the world!”

Jack Ashman tweeted: “Sutton away on a Tuesday night!”

Ross Milburn tweeted: “Carlisle away is going to be!”

Guiseppi mckimm @GuiseppiJoe tweeted: “Mansfield at home for my Birthday!”

We’ll have more reaction and analysis throughout the day.

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