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On this day in history...18th March

On this day in history...18th March

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

Sat 18 Mar 2006
PL West Ham Utd A 4-2
LuaLua, Davis, Mendes, Todorov
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Sat 18 Mar 2000
Div 1 Crewe Alexandra A 3-1
Claridge, Thogersen, Harper
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Sat 18 Mar 1995
Div 1 Southend Utd H 1-1
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Sat 18 Mar 1989
Div 2 Stoke City H 0-0
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Sat 18 Mar 1978
Div 3 Shrewsbury Town H 2-0
Garwood, Denyer
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Sat 18 Mar 1972
Div 2 Norwich City H 2-1
Hiron 2
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Sat 18 Mar 1967
Div 2 Bristol City H 1-1
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Sat 18 Mar 1961
Div 2 Leeds Utd H 3-1
Campbell, Saunders, Priscott
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Sat 18 Mar 1950
Div 1 Sunderland A 1-1
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Sat 18 Mar 1939
Div 1 Leicester City H 0-1
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Wed 18 Mar 1933
Div 1 West Bromwich Albion A 2-4
Weddle 2
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Thurs 18 Mar 1926
Div 2 Swansea Town A 0-1
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Sat 18 Mar 1922
Division Three South Southampton H 0-2
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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...

18/3/1937: Harry Middleton
18/3/1984: Gary Roberts

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Harry Middleton and Gary Roberts - the Pompey players from the Blues' past born on this day.

Middleton was well before my time but I think it safe to say we all know Roberts! I suspect he'll return to the starting XI today so a birthday performance would be nice.

Now onto the games previously played ahead of the trip to Stevenage later.

Played - 13
Won - 5
Drawn - 4
Lost - 4

Not really too much in it but from the 13 games so far Pompey have managed 5 wins to 4 draws and defeats - lets hope it'll be win no.6 or at least draw 5 this afternoon!

Remember that West Ham game over a decade ago but wasn't at it. But I can claim the 3-1 win against Crewe at Gresty Road back in 2000. I'll not be at Stevenage later today though.

What are your memories Middleton - probably too early I would think - and/or Roberts from their Pompey days? Also have you taken in any of the games previously played today - if so what are the memories from them too?


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Date:Saturday March 18 2017
Time: 8:00AM


06&78..missed 89..06 was to tick off Upton Park as I hadn't been there & what a game Pedro scored another screamer..Teddy S scored for W.Ham,great result part of the great escape.Even saw myself on MOTD as I was directly behind the goal.78 was Garwood's first goal for Pompey & it was scored in the Milton End...Roberts 33 & in the last few games he looks it,off the pace.Lets hope he can pick up for these last 9 games & get us over the line
18/03/2017 09:05:00
Harry Middleton was an attacker who played all his games in the autumn of 1961 as Pompey went on the Third Division title. He scored a number of goals including four in a 4-2 League Cup win at Derby. He came from Scunny and moved on to Shrewsbury and scored goals wherever he went.

Games from 1967 and Bristol City
18/03/2017 13:47:00
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