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On this day in history...23rd August

On this day in history...23rd August



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

Sat 23 Aug 2014
League Two Oxford United A 1-0
Westcarr
Att:6,852
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Wed 23 Aug 2006
PL Manchester City A 0 - 0
Att: 37,214
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Tue 23 Aug 2005
PL Aston Villa H 1 - 1
LuaLua
Att: 19,778
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Sat 23 Aug 2003
PL Manchester City A 1 - 1
Yakubu
Att: 46,287
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Sat 23 Aug 1997
Div 1 Sheffield Utd A 1 - 2
Perrett
Att: 15,895
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Fri 23 Aug 1996
Div 1 Queens Park Rangers H 1 - 2
Igoe
Att: 7,501
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Tue 23 Aug 1994
FLC1:2 Cambridge Utd A 3 - 2
Creaney, Powell 2
Att: 2,571
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Wed 23 Aug 1989
FLC1:1 Bristol Rovers A 0 - 1
Att: 4,727
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Sat 23 Aug 1986
Div 2 Brighton A 0 - 0
Att: 13,723
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Sat 23 Aug 1980
Div 3 Rotherham Utd H 3 - 1
Gregory, Showers, Bryant
Att: 14,767
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Sat 23 Aug 1975
Div 2 Nottm Forest H 1 - 1
Went
Att: 10,655
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Sat 23 Aug 1969
Div 2 Oxford Utd A 2 - 0
Hiron, Jennings
Att: 10,853
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Mon 23 Aug 1965
Div 2 Preston NE A 1 - 4
Portwood
Att: 17,952
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Wed 23 Aug 1961
Div 3 Southend Utd H 1 - 0
Middleton
Att: 18,893
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Sat 23 Aug 1958
Div 1 West Ham Utd H 1 - 2
Harris P
Att: 40,470
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Sat 23 Aug 1952
Div 1 Blackpool H 0 - 2
Att: 43,478
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Sat 23 Aug 1947
Div 1 Burnley H 0 - 1
Att: 34,000
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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.

23/8/1922: Jimmy Stephen
23/8/1942: Bill Williams
23/8/1954: Graham Horn
23/8/1984: Glen Johnson
23/8/1992: Lennard Sowah

From the Ed


Happy birthday to Jimmy Stephen, Bill Williams, Graham Horn, Glen Johnson and Lennard Sowah - the Pompey players from the Blues' past born on this day.

Horn, Williams and Stephen were all before my time and in all honesty aren't players I'm familiar with.

But Johnson is one I'll never forget as he was one of the best full backs in my era of watching football and one of the numerous - obviously at a cost - England internationals Pompey had.

Sowah. Well, what a waste of a talent - he wouldn't show patience and left us shortly after making his breakthrough into the side at 16 or 17, now, I think, playing for Hearts after a spell in Germany and a trial with Millwall.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played - 17
Won - 5
Drawn - 5
Lost - 7

There isn't too much in it but we've still lost more than anything else.

Despite the fact we've played no less than 17 games on this day in the past, recalling a good few of them, amazingly I've not managed to take in a single one.

What are your memories of Stephen - too early for anyone, Williams, Horn, Johnson and/or Sowah 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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Writer:pompeyrug/PompeyRama
Date:Wednesday August 23 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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05,80&75....Got a win in 80...05 was Lua-Lua's curler.As for the birthday's Stephen until recently was the oldest surviving player who played for Scotland, his Daughter sits directly in front of me in the North Stand...I saw the other 3, Horn was a goalie,Johnson was brilliant here, & Sowah only played a handful of games
Copnor43
23/08/2017 10:26:00
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There in 1996 & 2005. Glen Johnson another great player in our finest times, savour the memories.
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23/08/2017 13:04:00
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