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On this day in history...1st October

On this day in history...1st October



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

Sun 1 Oct 2006
PL Tottenham Hotspur A 1-2
Kanu
Att:36,063
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Sat 1 Oct 2005
PL Newcastle Utd H 0-0
Att:20,220
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Tue 1 Oct 2002
FLC2 Wimbledon H 1-3
Pericard
Att: 11,754
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Tue 1 Oct 1996
Div 1 Crystal Palace H 2-2
Hall, Bradbury
Att:7,212
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Sat 1 Oct 1994
Div 1 Grimsby Town A 0-2
Att:4,172
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Tue 1 Oct 1991
FMC1 Plymouth Argyle A 0-1
Att: 2,302
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Sat 1 Oct 1988
Div 2 Bradford City A 1-2
Aspinall p
Att:11,208
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Sat 1 Oct 1983
Div 2 Newcastle Utd A 2-4
Tait, Biley
Att:25,411
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Fri 1 Oct 1982
Div 2 Southend Utd A 0-4
Att:4,589
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Sat 1 Oct 1977
Div 3 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-2
Foster, Kemp
Att:12,020
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Sat 1 Oct 1966
Div 2 Northampton Town A 4-2
Tindall 2, McClelland, McCann
Att:10,364
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Sat 1 Oct 1960
Div 2 Charlton Athletic A 4-7
Harris 2, Saunders, Priscott
Att:10,692
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Sat 1 Oct 1955
Div 1 Sunderland H 2-1
Harris, Gordon
Att:38,396
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Sat 1 Oct 1949
Div 1 Wolves H 1-1
Reid
Att:50,248
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Sat 1 Oct 1938
Div 1 Aston Villa A 0-2
Att:49,282
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Match of the Day is again presented with a very tough decision, in fact as I looked through the list I thought - I there a win in that list? Well there are a couple but I have decided to plump for another thrashing and this time it is back to 1960 and the 7-4 loss at the Valley.

1960/61 was perhaps the gloomiest season in the club`s history as the club who had been champions ten years earlier slipped to the third level of English football with hardly a whimper. In the first eleven away games of that season Pompey picked up just three points and conceded forty one goals!! That included a 5-1 defeat at the Dell. Four goals was he most they managed to score in one game that season and yet they let in seven at Charlton. The Pompey defence included Jimmy Dickinson now thirty five and England B international Phil Gunter.

They were bad times to be a fan but the home record was passable with ten home wins and relegation while always seeming a certainty was almost avoided after a spirited run in following the February sacking of boss Freddy Cox. George Smith replaced him a few weeks later.

Fortunes changed next season when they bounced back as Third Division Champions.

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...

1/10/1976: Alex Totten
1/10/1962: Paul Walsh

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Writer:eastneydave
Date:Saturday October 1 2011
Time: 8:00AM

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The 2 drawn home games in 1996 vs Palace & 2005 vs Newcastle. Neither stick in the memory bank. Happy birthday to a brilliant player, Paul Walsh. His partnership with Guy Whittingham was a dream that sadly ended with heartbreak.
storagematt
02/10/2011 17:31:00
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The 2 drawn home games in 1996 vs Palace & 2005 vs Newcastle. Neither stick in the memory bank. Happy birthday to a brilliant player, Paul Walsh. His partnership with Guy Whittingham was a dream that sadly ended with heartbreak.
storagematt
02/10/2011 17:31:00
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