Pompey v Hartlepool: Opposition factfile

American rock star Meat Loaf is a Hartlepool fan
American rock star Meat Loaf is a Hartlepool fan
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Pompey return to League Two action this weekend as Ronnie Moore’s Hartlepool make the long trip south.

Paul Cook and his Blues bid to extend their unbeaten run to five matches against relegation-threatened Pool’.

Here are a few interesting facts to impress your mates in the build-up to the game...

511 – Hartlepool appearances made by fans’ favourite Ritchie Humphreys from 2001-2013

1 – Pools’ number of unlikely rock star fans, American Meat Loaf is a high-profile supporter

22 – Hartlepool’s final League Two position last season – four points and one place above the relegation zone

40 – Former Pompey player Mick Tait became the oldest man to don the shirt for Pools – aged 40 years, 173 days

17 – Luke James is the youngest player to score a league goal for Hartlepool, having done so aged 17 years and 64 days

183 – The number of Pools fans who made the 656 mile round trip to Fratton Park for the league game last season