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On this day in history...10th August

On this day in history...10th August

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

Sat 10 Aug 2013
League Two Accrington Stanley A 2-2
Connolly 2 (1 p)
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Sun 10 Aug 2008
FACS Manchester Utd A 0-0
Att: 84,808
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Sat 10 Aug 2002
Div 1 Nottm Forest H 2-0
Burton, Pericard
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Sat 10 Aug 1968
Div 2 Huddersfield A 0-0
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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.

10/8/1921: Bill Thompson
10/8/1933: William Albury
10/8/1969: Andy Cook

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Bill Thompson, William Albury and Andy Cook - the Pompey players from the Blues' past born on this day.

Albury and Thompson aren't too familiar to me as those two were well before my time following Pompey, in fact I dare say before the time of many to be honest? Cook is one I can only really remember, albeit it vaguely, by name as cannot recall personally seeing him play for the Blues?

Now onto the games previously played.

Played - 4
Won - 1
Drawn - 3
Lost - 0

I was at the win over Nottingham Forest in 2002 - the first game of the 2002-03 season; certainly first Fratton Park one of it - but that game at the Park is the only one I have taken in on this day.

However, I do remember the Accrington game being shown live on sky sports and watching that draw in 2013, a game we SHOULD have won really, which was common from that period with the Blues really.

What are your memories of Thompson, Albury - probably too early for anyone - and/or Cook 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:Thursday August 10 2017
Time: 9:05AM


2002 & opening win over Forest with no idea what a fabulous season we were about to have & end up Champions & the promotion to the Premier league. 6 years on we are at Wembley as FA Cup Winners in the Community Shield, lost on pens!!!
10/08/2017 09:45:00
Just the Community Shield.
10/08/2017 11:10:00
13,tick off the Crown Ground,up early for a 12-30 start as it was on Sky...08 at Wembley of course...I missed 02 as I was on holiday :(
10/08/2017 12:49:00
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