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On this day in history...7th January

On this day in history...7th January



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

Sat 7 Jan 2006
FA3 Ipswich Town A 1-0
Silva
Att: 15,593
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Tue 7 Jan 1997
FA3 Wolves A 2-1
McLoughlin, Hall
Att: 23,626
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Sun 7 Jan 1996
FA3 Southampton A 0-3
Att: 15,236
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Sat 7 Jan 1995
FA3 Bolton H 3-1
Creaney, Preki 2
Att: 9,721
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Sat 7 Jan 1989
FA3 Swindon Town H 1-1
Quinn
Att: 10,582
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Sat 7 Jan 1984
FA3 Grimsby Town H 2-1
Hateley, Morgan
Att: 12,707
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Sat 7 Jan 1978
Div 3 Port Vale A 0-2
Att:3,481
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Sat 7 Jan 1967
Div 2 Bury H 1-2
McCann
Att:11,467
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Sat 7 Jan 1961
FA3 Peterborough Utd H 1-2
Wilson
Att: 27,533
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Sat 7 Jan 1956
FA3 Grimsby Town H 3-1
Mansell, Dickinson, Harris
Att: 33,564
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Sat 7 Jan 1950
FA3 Norwich City H 1-1
Delapenha
Att: 42,059
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Sat 7 Jan 1939
FA3 Lincoln City H 4-0
Worrall, Parker, Anderson 2
Att: 27,432
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Sat 7 Jan 1933
Div 1 Sheffield United H 1-0
Weddle
Att:13,935
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Sat 7 Jan 1928
Div 1 Derby County A 2-2
Haines, Davies
Att:18,611
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Mon 7 Jan 1922
FA1 Luton Town H 1-1
Stringfellow
Att: 22,437
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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.

7/1/1982: Paul Robinson
7/1/1985: Wayne Routledge
7/1/1991: Adam Barton

From the Ed


Happy birthday to Paul Robinson, Wayne Routledge and Adam Barton - the Pompey players from the Blues' past born on this day.

Robinson, Routledge and Barton have all played for us in recent years - of course Robinson and most recently Barton - so I recall them all.

Robinson, the Pompey captain at the time, was a player many would have kept when he was allowed to leave. Routledge was probably least effective - of this trio - during his loan at Fratton Park. As for Barton, he had his moments but a move to Scotland gave him his opportunity for regular football he couldn't secure on the South Coast.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played - 15
Won - 7
Drawn - 4
Lost - 4

I recall the string of FA Cup games in the 1990s - some better than others - as well as the cup win at Ipswich in 2006. However, it is another blank day for me as I've not managed to attend a game.

What are your memories of Robinson, Routledge and/or Barton 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:Sunday January 7 2018
Time: 9:00AM

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All three birthday boys still playing at Wimbledon, Swansea and Partick Thistle respectively.

Games starting with Bury in 1967.
eastneydave
07/01/2018 11:13:00
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The Peterborough game in 1961 was a famous day for the visitors. The Posh had just gained a place in the League and this was their first big cup clash. They invaded Pompey in their thousands and covered the City in stickers such as 'Up the Posh' some that remained for years. They won the game too losing to Villa after a replay in the Fourth Round. Pompey got their revenge in 1968 when Ray Hiron scored the only goal at London Road.
eastneydave
07/01/2018 12:12:00
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89&84.....Draw in 89 but got my win in 84 which took us on to meet Scum in the next round...saw all 3 b'days,Robinson probably should've stayed for another year...Barton average, in Scotland now & Routledge was sub on many occasions but never scored for us
Copnor43
07/01/2018 13:36:00
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