Date: 17th May 2018 at 7:09am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of PompeyRama.

Sat 17 May 2008 FAF
Cardiff City A 1-0
Att: 89,874
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Tue 17 May 1977
Div 3 Swindon Town A 3-4
Kamara 2 (2p), Kemp
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Sat 17 May 1947
Div 1 Manchester Utd A 0-3
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From the Ed

No birthdays today so it’s straight onto the games previously played.

Played – 3
Won – 1
Drawn – 0
Lost – 2

Another day with only a handful played. In fact, most have ended in defeat, but the one that REALLY mattered was won.

It’s amazing to think the FA Cup triumph of 2008 was a decade ago now. Then again with some things to happen at Pompey since it can feel like a lifetime.

This is the only game I’ve been at – I wasn’t even born when the other two were played – and beating Cardiff at Wembley to win the FA Cup is a game I’ll never forget, who would?

Have you taken in any of the games previously played today – if so what are the memories of them?


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2 Replies to “On this day in history…17th May”

  • The day is etteched om my heart, unforgettable day. Wonderful to have ben there with my brother & all my close friends. All the hard times that followed makes it feel such a glorious day in our history & to be savoured.

  • Just 08 for me, never to be forgotten of course.Got it all up in my dining room wall, shirt,tickets etc…love that notch on the honours board & so glad I was alive to see it…my brother had died in 06 & like me had been a STH all his life, so when we got there I was gutted that he’d missed out & wouldn’t be with me that day.My mother had died just before the Man U tie & she knew how much I’d wanted to go to Wembley to see Pompey..& I said goodbye to her that morning & we won so I’d be going to Wembley for the semi & as it turned out on my parents wedding anniversary 5th April…fate I suppose, so I never take anything for granted

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