Date: 14th May 2018 at 9:05am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of PompeyRama.

Sat 14 May 2005
PL West Bromwich Albion A 0-2
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Sat 14 May 1983
Div 2 Plymouth Argyle A 1-0
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Sat 14 May 1977
Div 3 York City H 3-1
Green 2, Kemp
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Another feature, again courtesy of PompeyRama, sees us look at those Pompey personalities – past or present – who have a birthday on this day.

14/5/1977: Brian Priske
14/5/1984: Hassan Yebda
14/5/1987: Franck Songo’o

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Brian Priske, Hassan Yebda and Franck Songo’o – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

I recall Priske and Yebda very well, seeing both in action several times.

Songo’o, for whatever reason, never made the grade at Fratton Park. Well, anywhere really despite his Barcelona background. Long-term readers will know I always had high hopes for him. Hey ho, I think his brother plays for Plymouth these days?

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 3
Won – 2
Drawn – 0
Lost – 1

Only the three games again today, but wins outweigh the defeats so mean it’s been a pretty good day.

Given we celebrated with them, the defeat against West Brom in 2005 – I cannot claim I was at the game as I wasn’t – makes a good day a great day. It isn’t often you celebrate a defeat is it, but this one sent the Saints down. The Pompey wins came before my days of watching, one before I was born in fact.

What are your memories of Priske, Yebda and/or Songo’o from their Pompey days? Also, have you taken in any of the games previously played today – if so what are the memories of them too?


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One Reply to “On this day in history…14th May”

  • 83&77…. A memorable day in 83 as we clinched the Championship, went with a load of blokes from work( Dockyard),&77 another famous win as we won to keep us up….saw all the B’days play,Priske did a good job in the Great escape season

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