Hartlepool United fans were trending on Twitter between Saturday and Monday as they travelled to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday as news of their away day Thunderbird theme spread.
Both Hartlepool and #PoolieThunderbirds were trending on Twitter over the weekend as images of the Thunderbird Pools fans were posted all over Twitter.
Nearly 250 Hartlepool United fans travelled hundreds of miles to the bottom of the country to watch Colin Cooper’s men in action for the final away fixture of the season.
It was on the Saturday morning that “Hartlepool” was one of the hottest and most talked about topics on Twitter as endless updates were tweeted about individual fans exploits on their travels.
Alan Grocott, 61, was one of the 246 fans to travel down to Plymouth to witness Pools and Plymouth share the points in a 1-1 draw.
“It’s fantastic to see so many fans enjoying a day out and travelling such a distance to support the lads. Every season it’s a new idea and it’s great fun for both the away fans and also the home fans too.”
“As always, the fancy dress was a great success. It really makes a difference when neither team has much to play for as fans can really make the most of the final away day of the season.”
Pools fans were given even more publicity as Hartlepool United fanatic, Jeff Stelling, was seen wearing his own home-made Thunderbirds hat with his initials on during Soccer Saturday.
Stelling was at the crucial home clash against Morecambe on the previous Monday and saw his beloved blue and white army clinch League 2 survival, coming from a goal down to win 2-1 against all the odds.
With the nerves of a possible relegation battle put to rest, it made the trek to and from Plymouth much more relaxing, knowing league football was guaranteed for next season.