Date: 18th May 2018 at 7:33am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of PompeyRama.

Mon 18 May 2009
PL Sunderland H 3-1
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Tue 18 May 1982
Div 3 Wimbledon A 2-3
Hemmerman, Doyle p
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Sat 18 May 1963
Div 2 Middlesbrough 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.

18/5/1931: Ray Drinkwater
18/5/1937: Dennis Davidson
18/5/1962: Barry Horne
18/5/1983: Gary O’Neil

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Ray Drinkwater, Dennis Davidson, Barry Horne and Gary O’Neil – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Drinkwater and Davidson were both well before my time and as much as I know of Horne I didn’t see him in a Pompey shirt.

O’Neil, I did and recall him with fond memories. I was at the game when he made his debut for the Blues, an appearance off the bench against Barnsley; I think it the Tykes anyway?

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 3
Won – 1
Drawn – 1
Lost – 1

Just a few games again today, but quite literally nothing in it as we’ve won, drawn and lost.

I can claim one myself as I was at Fratton Park for the only win, a victory over Sunderland in 2009. I recall this well, not so much the game but the fact Linvoy Primus came on for the dying embers, which saw him getting a heroes reception fitting of the man.

What are your memories of Drinkwater, Davidson – perhaps both too soon for anyone, Horne and/or O’Neil 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…18th May”

  • Just 09,it was Monday night because it was on Sky, a good win after a troubled season after winning the cup as Harry left & Paul Hart was in charge,we just about stayed up.& as you said it was Linvoy’s last ever appearance for Pompey & he came on as a sub for a cameo appearance to a rousing reception. Of the B’days O’Neil & Horne,both midfielder’s & both did well here, saw both of them score for Pompey as well

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