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Remembering Cardiff Ten Years On

29 May 2015

Today marks the ten year anniversary since Pools played in one of the biggest games in their history – the League One Play-Off Final at The Millennium Stadium.

It was on Sunday 29th May 2005 that Pools came within eight minutes of playing Championship football for the first time ever after goals from Eifion Williams and Jon Daly saw them come from behind to lead Sheffield Wednesday.

However, the game swung horribly when Chris Westwood was adjudged to have fouled Drew Talbot in the area and Pools were reduced to ten men and saw their lead wiped out from the penalty spot.

The Owls used their man advantage well during the extra time that ensued and it was the Hillsborough outfit who won promotion with a 4-2 victory in the end.

However, it’s an occasion in Pools’ history that will never be forgotten as almost 17,000 fans made the long journey from the north-east to Cardiff to cheer the lads on in the showpiece Final.

Today we’ll be marking the ten-year anniversary in a special way on Twitter – by travelling back to 2005 and tweeting as if it’s matchday at The Millennium Stadium all over again!

That means we’ll have pre-match build-up, team news, fan photographs, text commentary of the game and action pictures – get involved on Twitter by following us @Official_HUFC and using the hashtag #PoolsSWFC05

It’s a chance for fans to share their memories of the day and have some fun remembering one of the most iconic days in the history of Hartlepool United.

#PoolsSWFC05

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