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Hartlepool FC and Me

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.168
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Summary
In this story Tony talks about how he has always followed Hartlepool United, how all the fans know him and that his best friends are Hartlepool fans too.

By Tony Armstrong

Other information

Tony's story was inspired by the temporary exhibition '100 Years of Pools: Hartlepool United Centenary', which was on display at Hartlepool Art Gallery between 25.4.2009 and 31.5.2009.


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Interviewer: The first photograph is of Tony and Keith.

Tony: Yeah.

Interviewer: So tell me about Keith.

Tony: I know Keith for twenty years. I know him from Hartlepool United Football Club and he's got a baldy head.

Interviewer: Yes

Tony: We won 3-1. All the Pools fans went on the pitch.

Interviewer: How many goals?

Tony: 3-1. The scorers are Joe Allon, Dalton and Mckinnon.

Tony: I've known Neil for eight years.

Tony: I got, I've been part of them for my life. I've got a badge, like a card.

Interviewer: Which card was it?

Tony: The number one fan.

Interviewer: It was the first card, yeah?

Tony: I was the Hartlepool fan, number one fan.

Interviewer: Who gave you the card?

Tony: Chris Turner gave me it.

Interviewer: So who's this a photograph of?

Tony: Me and Liam.

Interviewer: Liam? And what do you remember about Liam?

Tony: He's a good friend to me, good friend.

Interviewer: Do you remember the football match?

Tony: We went to Huddersfield Town in Keith's car. It was cold and there was loads of snow on the paths and on the roads. We were freezing.

Interviewer: What did you do after the match?

Tony: I had a big hotdog, you know them big hotdogs? I had a big hotdog. We didn't get back to Hartlepool, half past eleven at night.

Tony: I've known Adam for two years. He likes to go to Pools all the time. All he does, he goes to the shop. When we went to Leeds, he won this towel and this scarf to put around his neck.

Interviewer: Does he like Hartlepool?

Tony: Yes. He talks too much.

Interviewer: So tell me about this photograph.

Tony: This was Hartlepool cafe. We got £5000 for the opening of the Hartlepool cafe.

Interviewer: Was the food good?

Tony: Yeah. I had a big bacon sarnie, egg and mushrooms.

Interviewer: Yum, yum!

Tony: All my friends are my best friends.

Interviewer: What would you like to say to them?

Tony: All the players at the Hartlepool football ground, thank you from my friends. We are having a good time.

Great story - you're obviously a true football fanPosted on 09/11/2009 at 03:38:53

Tony You are a true Fan and I love to see you on matchdays keep the faith mate.... Scott Llewellyn Posted on 25/11/2009 at 11:24:29

it was good story tony steven knight Posted on 28/11/2009 at 10:30:30

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that was good tony put some more on please. thanks steven knightPosted on 10/03/2012 at 02:47:49

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