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On this day in history...18th August

On this day in history...18th August

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

Tue 18 Aug 2015
League Two Crawley Town A 0-0
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Sat 18 Aug 2012
League One Bournemouth H 1-1
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Sat 18 Aug 2007
PL Bolton H 3-1
Kanu, Utaka, Taylor
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Sat 18 Aug 2001
Div 1 Bradford City H 0-1
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Tue 18 Aug 1998
FLC1:2 Plymouth Argyle H 3-2
Hillier, McLoughlin p, Aloisi
Att: 5,479
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Tue 18 Aug 1987
Div 1 Chelsea H 0-3
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Sat 18 Aug 1979
Div 4 Hartlepool Utd A 3-0
Bryant, McLaughlin, Garwood
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Sat 18 Aug 1962
Div 2 Walsall H 4-1
Dodson 3, Barton
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Sat 18 Aug 1956
Div 1 Newcastle Utd A 1-2
Gordon Att:29,000
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Sat 18 Aug 1951
Div 1 Liverpool A 2-0
Mundy, Phillips
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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.

18/8/1961: Keith James
18/8/1965: Martin Allen
18/8/1965: John Durnin
18/8/1980: Mark Burchill
18/8/1990: Kevin Long

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Keith James, Martin Allen, John Durnin, Mark Burchill and Kevin Long - the Pompey player from the Blues' past born on this day.

James was before my time so I didn't see him play for Pompey and cannot say I know too much about him either to be honest.

Allen, Durnin and Burchill all were all seen a number of times and recalled pretty fondly to be honesty - Allen and Durnin always gave it all they had Burchill started his Pompey career well with some goals but then it all went wrong...

Long wasn't with us for long but his loan from Burnley was ok. Since his return to the Clarets he's been loaned out to various clubs and made his Republic of Ireland debut.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played - 10
Won - 5
Drawn - 2
Lost - 3

Recall several games but have only managed the one myself - a draw with Bournemouth in 2012. However, I cannot honestly recall too much about it but that's the case with most games in the modern times for some reason, not sure why?

What are your memories of James, Allen, Durnin, Burchill and/or Long 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:Friday August 18 2017
Time: 8:00AM


15,12,07,&87...boring 0-0 in 15 when they parked the bus & cheered a 0-0..big crowd in 12..07 I remember Utaka's goal as he ran half the length of the pitch & 87 was our first game at home in Div 1...saw all the birthdays inc Keith James...Johnny Lager having the most impact
18/08/2017 10:25:00
1987 & a real wake up call for our first home game & a clinical Chelsea thumped us 3-0. Another defeat in 2001 but hapier days in 2007 & Utaka on fire. What a season we were in for, amazing 10 years ago!!!
18/08/2017 12:29:00
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