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GETTING TO KNOW YOU - HARTLEPOOL UNITED

19 June 2015


Ten points adrift at the bottom of League Two in the New Year, few would have predicted Hartlepool to stay up.

However, the appointment of Ronnie Moore was a masterstroke as he turned the club round and secured Pools Football League status with one game to go.

In the process, Moore consigned his former club Tranmere Rovers to relegation – the club that had sacked him a year earlier.

The County Durham side play their home game at Victoria Park, which has a capacity of just under 8,000 people.

They play in blue and white stripes and can boast celebrities such as Sky Sports Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling, rock star Meatloaf and film director Ridley Scott among their high-profile supporters.

Distance from Huish Park: 335 miles (around five hours, 40 minutes).

2014-15 season final position: 22nd in League Two.

Odds on to finish: Win outright 33/1, promotion 7/1, relegation 15/2 (all odds sought from SkyBet).

Super stat: The club’s mascot H’Angus the Monkey was elected Mayor of Hartlepool in 2002. One of his campaign pledges was free bananas for all schoolchildren. He was re-elected in 2005 as his vote more than doubled.

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