Date: 15th May 2018 at 7:29am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of PompeyRama.

Sun 15 May 2016
L2PSF2 Plymouth Argyle A 0-1
Att: 15,011
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Sat 15 May 2010
FAF Chelsea A 0-1
Att: 88,335
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Sat 15 May 2004
PL Middlesbrough H 5-1
Yakubu 4, Sheringham
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Sat 15 May 1982
Div 3 Swindon Town H 3-0
Hemmerman 3
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Tue 15 May 1979
Div 4 Aldershot H 1-1
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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.

15/5/1937: Colin Osmond
15/5/1990: Joe Mattock

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Colin Osmond and Joe Mattock – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Osmond was before my time, but I recall Mattock pretty fondly from his loan at Fratton Park. Had hoped he would sign but understood why he didn’t.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 5
Won – 2
Drawn – 1
Lost – 2

Not too much it, but when it came to the games that really mattered – the play-off semi-final in 2016 and 2010 FA Cup final – were lost.

I can claim the last couple as I was at Home Park for the defeat against Plymouth in the play-offs in 2016. As the home fans ran on to the pitch at the end, the announcement made was “join us in celebrating our success”, which has stuck in my mind since. How I was glad Argyle lost that play-off final to Wimbledon and then threw away the title to the Blues in 2018. Now, who is revelling in success? A play-off semi-final victory ISN’T success anyway, right?

Anyway, onto the other game I’ve taken in. Heading to Wembley to face Chelsea in 2010 it really felt like it was “meant to be” for Pompey. When they were denied by the woodwork five times in the first half, it felt like it even more so. However, from the minute the Blues got the penalty I had a feeling Kevin Prince Boateng would miss and the FA Cup wouldn’t be ours again after all. The rest, as they say, is history as the other Blues won, despite missing a penalty too.

What are your memories of Osmond and/or Mattock 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…15th May”

  • 10,04,82&79….10 of course, a great run to get there but not enough on the day to overcome Chelsea,with the missed Pen proving pivotal…04 a great win with Harry & Milan arguing big time the wk before,so much so that I had a T-Shirt especially for the game & there was Press everywhere on the Friday…Teddy S, last game for us & he bowed out with a goal ..82 end of season HT from Jeff Hemmerman & a win & 79 a Tues night finish & draw with Garwood on the sheet

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