Season Tickets for 2016/17 went on sale for the first time at Victoria Park on Tuesday morning and long-time fan Norman Swinbourne was first in the queue to sign-up.
The retired Power Station worker had no hesitation in snapping up his Season Ticket in the Cyril Knowles Stand where has been a regular since the Rink End was given over to away supporters.
Pools boss Craig Hignett was on-hand to shake hands with Norman and thank him for coming along early and showing his loyalty to the cause.
“I’ve been coming to Pools as regularly as I can since the 1940s,” he explained.
“I played football myself in the Church League so got to know quite a few of the Pools players through that over the years; the likes of Terry and Peter McGregor and Berry Brown.
“Ken Johnson was also a very good friend of mine and obviously a fantastic player for the Club but I would say Eric Wildon was my favourite-ever Pools forward.”
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Having been a Season Ticket holder as long as he can remember, Norman has built up a football friendship with those who sit around him on a matchday at The Vic.
And he’s confident that Pools can enjoy a memorable campaign – if Hignett can get some positive work done on the transfer front during the summer.
“I’ve been impressed with what I have seen from the new manager so far but now you just have to wait and see what work he can get done over the close season,” Norman told us.
“I would love us to be able to keep Adam Jackson and Jake Gray because they did well during their loan spells but we’ve got plenty of good lads in the squad so I’m hopeful for 2016/17.”
Season Ticket prices have been frozen for the new campaign and fans have until Friday 1st July to take advantage of the brilliant Early Bird rates.
The Club has invested in brand new technology for next term, meaning that Season Ticket books will be replaced by Season Ticket Cards which feature unique barcodes for entry to The Vic.