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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 8 2011

Time: 8:00AM

Your Comments

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
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
Back post Brisley. He scored so many goals for such a short man, right place right time at the back post.
MickTait
Matt & Dave what a day stuff dreams are made of, & such Tension as Muntari stood up to take the penalty.
pompeyyong
ManU game, the longest game ever played - well- ever!
russellm
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
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
 

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