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On this day in history...8th March

On this day in history...8th March



A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.

Sat 8 Mar 2008
FA6 Manchester Utd A 1-0
Muntari (p)
Att: 75,436
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Wed 8 Mar 1995
Div 1 West Bromwich Albion H 1-2
Creaney Att:7,160
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Sat 8 Mar 1986
Div 2 Barnsley H 1-1
O'Callaghan
Att:10,426
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Sat 8 Mar 1980
Div 4 Doncaster Rovers H 2-0
Laidlaw p, Brisley
Att:14,382
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Sat 8 Mar 1975
Div 2 Oldham Athletic A 0-2
Att:10,303
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Sat 8 Mar 1969
Div 2 Middlesbrough A 0-1
Att:23,982
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Sat 8 Mar 1958
Div 1 Leicester City A 2-2
Harris, Gordon
Att:30,951
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Sat 8 Mar 1952
FA6 Newcastle Utd H 2-4
Gaillard, Reid
Att: 44,699
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Wed 8 Mar 1950
Div 1 Derby County A 1-2
Pickett
Att:17,000
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Wed 8 Mar 1939
Div 1 Leeds Utd H 2-0
Worrall, Barlow
Att:14,469
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Another feature, again courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, sees us look at those Pompey personalities - past or present - who have a birthday on this day...

8/3/1971: Kit Symons
8/3/1932: Barry Mansell

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Writer:pompeyrug/PompeyRama
Date:Tuesday March 8 2011
Time: 8:00AM

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The 2 home games in 1986, a costly draw with Barnsley, which saw us drop vital points in our promotion push, which just failed. The loss to the yo-yo WBA in 1995. All pale's into insignificance with sitting in your front room watching us beat the Mancs in the QF 3 years ago. Never has a game drawn every immaginable emotion. From being under the cosh & expecting the worse to hanging in there with the tiniest of hope. To getting the penalty, to screaming the house down when we scored. The panic as we held on & on & on. Then whistle. we had won at OT. Beaten the mighty mancs. We were in the semis & going to Wembley & then the thought of actually wiining the FA Cup. So much emotion almost too much to take. Wonderful day.
storagematt
08/03/2011 08:51:00
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Donnie and Barnsley - must agree with Matt about 2008 though. It was quite a day - the realism struck in that evening watching Barnsley beat Chelsea at Pompey Dogtrack of all places and realising we were gonna win the cup!!
eastneydave
08/03/2011 12:09:00
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Back post Brisley. He scored so many goals for such a short man, right place right time at the back post.
MickTait
08/03/2011 12:59:00
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Matt & Dave what a day stuff dreams are made of, & such Tension as Muntari stood up to take the penalty.
pompeyyong
08/03/2011 13:56:00
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ManU game, the longest game ever played - well- ever!
russellm
08/03/2011 14:30:00
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Yosser - Bris got 14 goals in our promotion season as you say not bad for a short***ed midfield player but he was always on the end of Archie Styles long crosses.
eastneydave
08/03/2011 19:39:00
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just the one, manyoo away - and what a game to choose! the first time i had been to old trafford, and i will not - even if i could - return, why do i need to?
you may recall, in the build-up to this, i kept saying we would win...
pompeyrug
09/03/2011 09:30:00
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