Can you spot anyone you know in our Hartlepool United fan pictures?
Can you spot anyone you know in our Hartlepool United fan pictures?

Poolie takeover! The brilliant photos of Hartlepool United fans painting Bristol blue ahead of National League promotion play-off final

The blue and white army are already painting Bristol blue!

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 1:56 pm

Over 3,000 Hartlepool United have headed to the South West for the National League play-off final, with only Torquay United standing between Dave Challinor’s side and a return to the EFL.

After beating Stockport County last week, Pools will be looking to go one step further and head back to League Two after four years in non-league.

And ahead of the fixture, Hartlepool fans wasted no time in making their presence felt – with the streets around Ashton Gate a sea of blue and white.

Fans had already shown their passion on the eve of the fixture, but were once again loud and proud in the hours before kick-off – both inside and outside the ground.

And we captured a number of brilliant images of fans showing their colours ahead of the game. Can you spot anyone you know showing their Poolie pride before the big game?

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