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On this day in history...13th August

On this day in history...13th August

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

Sat 13 Aug 2016
League Two Crewe Alexandra A 0-0
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Sat 13 Aug 2011
Championship Brighton H 0-1
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Sat 13 Aug 2005
PL Tottenham Hotspur H 0-2
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Tue 13 Aug 2002
Div 1 Sheffield Utd A 1-1
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Sat 13 Aug 1994
Div 1 Notts County H 2-1
Powell, Symons
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Sat 13 Aug 1977
FLC1:1 Newport County H 3-1
Kemp 2 (1p), Green
Att: 7,541
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Wed 13 Aug 1969
FLC1 Brighton A 0-1
Att: 19,787
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Tue 13 Aug 1968
Div 2 Carlisle Utd 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.

13/8/1909: John McHugh
13/8/1913: Tommy Rowe
13/8/1978: Benjani Mwaruwari
13/8/1983: Lubomir Michalik
13/8/1984: Niko Kranjcar

From the Ed

Happy birthday to John McHugh, Tommy Rowe, Benjani Mwaruwari, Lubomir Michalik and Niko Kranjcar - the Pompey player from the Blues' past born on this day.

Plenty of birthdays and most I know well but McHugh and Rowe are obviously long before my time - as they will be all - and I cannot claim to know anything about them either.

Benjani, well, what can you say? Without a doubt Pompey got the very best out of him with his tireless effort making him worth his weight in gold. In fairness his goals return wasn't bad either was it all things considered.

I do recall Michalik, one of the few relative bright spots from some awful times when we had him for a short spell at Fratton Park.

Kranjcar remains one of the most talented players I've seen and as much as he was good for Pompey I always thought there could, in fact should, have been more from him.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played - 8
Won - 2
Drawn - 3
Lost - 3

Not too much in the few games played but victories are the least common thing from the eight played.

I recall quite a few games but can only claim the one game, a defeat against Brighton at Fratton in 2011, which I think was the first home game of the 2011-12 campaign?

What are your memories of McHugh, Rowe - both too early for anyone - Benjani, Michalik and/or Kranjcar 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:Sunday August 13 2017
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Went to Brighton in 1969. they were in a league below so defeat was hard to take. He Pompey following that night at the Goldstone
13/08/2017 10:14:00
16,11,05&77...missed 94...16 was to tick Crewe off my ground list & a boring 0-0, 11&05 2 defeats & a Cup win in 77 with King Kempy, we lost the 2nd leg 3-2 but went through 5-4 on for the birthdays Benji, Lubo & Kranjcar....Benji a cult figure & Kranjcar helped us win the Cup of course & scored some blinders
13/08/2017 10:59:00
There for the home games in 1994 & 2005. Benjani was brilliant and I think we get the best of him. Nico was a great talent but at times didn't give his all, preferred Matt Taylor to be honest.
16/08/2017 16:55:00
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