Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Bergan Bargain

Always been a fan of Norway. They used to give Hartlepool loads of players back in the 1990s. A lasting memory of this second Viking invasion was Jan Ove Pedersen netting against Darlo, prompting burly blokes dancing down the terracing clad in daft plastic horned helmets.

The players were good. But the novelty Norse inspired hattage not so much. However the Norwegians fared much better in the fashion stakes with this wintry gem. Bergans of Norway have been making quality jackets since the war, protecting the wearer against the harsh Scandinavian climate but not against Nazi bullets. This one arrived from our North Sea neighbours via vintage stockist Too Hot for a bargain price and in Hartlepool United royal blue as well...

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Pools v Sheffield United (JPT)

Victoria Park. Under the lights. Ten quid in. Pie (balti). Pint. Another one. Usual spot. Love terracing. JPT. 7pm KO. Sheffield United.  We're 3-5-2. Four minutes in. One nil down. Sixes and sevens. Heavy rain. No atmosphere. Good save. Good save. Good save. Where's the defence. Under the cosh. HT. 0-1.

Another pint. Chat. Swear. Laugh. We're 4-4-2. Look comfortable. Look very comfortable. Look better. Than them. Giving them a game. Might get back into this. Through ball. Rakish on it. Square pass. Fenwick. FENWICK. YES. Bouncing. Bobbing. On the stairs. Swear. Cheer. One all.

On top. Going forward. They're League One. We're League Two. But we're at home. We're better. Ooooooh. Close. Flashed by. Atmosphere now. Swear. Clap. Shout. Pools!

3 mins added. One on one. Save. Swear. Corner. Tenth. Need 11. Bet off. Whistle. FT. 1-1. Penalties. Our end. Their keeper. Boo. Goal (us). Cheer. Wave arms. Shout. Goal (them). Quiet. Miss (us). Swear. Blast it. Next time. Wave arms. Goal (them). Swear. Only going one way. Ends 3-4. Out. Again. Still. Some positives. Value for money.

It's a simple game.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Hat Weather

It's the first of September. Officially Autumn. Hat season. So let's celebrate with some high profile hattage...