Condition: - 7/10 – Good. Some tiny light dots scattered around (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 41-43 Inches / 104-111 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Super League
Shirt Colour: - White, blue trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 1997/1998 & 1998/1999
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Super League Hartlepool United away football shirt from the 1997/1998 season.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 7/10 – Good. Some tiny light dots scattered around (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present (see photos). Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
In the 1996-97 season, Hartlepool started the campaign with wins over Colchester United and Fulham, but Houchen's playing career came to an end after the fifth game of the season, against Wigan Athletic, when he retired due to a persistent knee injury.
Houchen continued to bemoan referring decisions which seemed to consistently go against Hartlepool. This in turn led to continued punishments from the FA over his use of foul language towards officials. With Hartlepool on a poor run of results at the foot of the table, he left the club by mutual consent on 4 November 1996. His assistant Mick Tait led the club to a 20th-place finish, and organised a benefit match for Houchen against Middlesbrough, which raised £23,000.