'Anyone got a number for an open top bus company?': Hartlepool United fans aiming high after FIVE new signings revealed

Hartlepool United fans are aiming high after the club announced a raft of new signings – with promotion back to the EFL now firmly on the mind

Sunday, 2nd August 2020, 12:00 pm
Hartlepool United supporters have rejoiced after the club clinched five new signings

After seeing their 2019/20 campaign come to a premature end after the National League season was curtailed, it’s been a quiet few weeks at Victoria Park as Dave Challinor looked to assemble his squad for the new campaign.

But that all changed on Saturday, August 1 – when no fewer than FIVE new arrivals were confirmed.

Loan trio Mark Shelton, Gary Liddle and Timi Odusina have all put pen to paper on permanent stays after impressing during their temporary stints at the Vic, while winger Josh MacDonald and forward Rhys Oates have also signed for Pools.

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And the arrival of the quintet let supporters delighted, with some already planning their promotion parties!

Here’s what fans were saying on social media:

@AlexJHodgson said: “A good day’s business at the Vic. Things are looking a bit more positive. Let’s have a few more signings and really get the anticipation building”

@aynzw added: “Remember a few years ago. A day like today would have been unheard of. 5 quality signings in one day. You may have been the only choice but you were the best choice Raj. Thanks for the support of our club.”

@jb4pools commented: “If you're not buzzing, you're not a fan! Absolutely love it!!!”

@mbwldurham posted: "Might as well crown us NL champions 2020/21 now”

@callumcoops tweeted: “Go on announce the title aswell”

@hartlepool22 added: “Some great signings there”

@hufcfans1 joked: “League 2 isn’t ready!"

@AndyMcCormack14 said: “Get in. Coming together. Keep em coming Pools!”

@mickhartlepool posted: “Anyone got a number for an open top bus company”

@allengrant3 commented: “A superb days work Pools!!”

@Routledge_Sam tweeted: “Only asked my dad yesterday what was happening at Pools, a lot of players leaving and no incomings, then... BANG it’s as if they knew!”

@PaulMcSweenie asked: “Looking fantastic, but my question is, who's the major signing what was said?”