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On this day in history...21st August

On this day in history...21st August

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

Tue 21 Aug 2012
League One Colchester Utd A 2-2
Rodgers, Obita
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Sat 21 Aug 2010
Championship Preston NE A 0-1
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Sat 21 Aug 2004
2004 PL Charlton Athletic A 1 - 2
Att: 25,204
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Tue 21 Aug 2001
2001 FLC1 Colchester Utd H 1 - 2
Att: 7,078
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Sat 21 Aug 1999
1999 Div 1 Stockport County H 2 - 0
Miglioranzi, Allen
Att: 15,002
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Sat 21 Aug 1993
1993 Div 1 Luton Town H 1 - 0
Att: 12,248
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Tue 21 Aug 1979
1979 Div 4 Torquay Utd H 3 - 0
Showers, Garwood 2 (1p)
Att: 11,430
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Sat 21 Aug 1976
1976 Div 3 Wrexham A 0 - 2
Att: 4,752
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Wed 21 Aug 1974
1974 FLC1 Swindon Town A 1 - 0
Att: 4,779
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Sat 21 Aug 1971
1971 Div 2 Norwich City A 1 - 3
Att: 13,787
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Wed 21 Aug 1968
1968 Div 2 Blackburn Rovers H 0 - 1
Att: 28,989
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Sat 21 Aug 1965
1965 Div 2 Plymouth Argyle H 4 - 1
Portwood 2, Lewis, McClelland
Att: 15,828
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Tue 21 Aug 1962
1962 Div 2 Grimsby Town A 1 - 1
Att: 14,588
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Sat 21 Aug 1954
1954 Div 1 Manchester Utd A 3 - 1
Dale, Henderson, 1og
Att: 38,203
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Mon 21 Aug 1950
1950 Div 1 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 2
D Reid
Att: 46,740
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Sat 21 Aug 1948
1948 Div 1 Preston NE A 2 - 2
Reid, Barlow
Att: 32,000
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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.

21/8/1890: Edward Robson
21/8/1898: James Martin
21/8/1973: Hamilton Thorp
21/8/1975: Paul Ritchie

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Edward Robson, James Martin, Hamilton Thorp and Paul Ritchie - the Pompey players from the Blues' past born on this day.

Robson and Robson were well before my time, well, that of anyone of course. The other two are recalled but I did not see too much of them, if anything in fact.

I recall Thorp by 'reputation' alone of those to forget though really. Ritchie came in on loan didn't he but I cannot recall personally seeing him play for us?

Now onto the games previously played.

Played - 16
Won - 6
Drawn - 3
Lost - 7

Three of the last five games for me with all but one of them away from Fratton Park with the most recent one, a draw at Colchester in 2012. Other games were the defeat at Preston in 2010 and the one at Fratton I went to in 1999 - a win over Stockport.

What are your memories of Robson, Martin - both too early for anyone of course, Thorp and/or Ritchie 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:Monday August 21 2017
Time: 8:00AM


93? &79.. Got a win anyway...saw Thorp & Richie play( he was on loan the season we got promoted to the Premier)...
21/08/2017 09:09:00
There in 93 & 99. Patrik Berger scored a world beater at Charlton in 2004, you tube it. Only for Shaka to make a rare error & we lose late on.
21/08/2017 13:02:00
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