On this day in history…22nd May


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

No Pompey games have previously played on this day.

Due to this lack of games, well, none of them it will be straight onto the other feature – again courtesy of PompeyRama – looking at those Pompey personalities – past or present – who have a birthday on this day.

22/5/1953: Paul Mariner
22/5/1968: Paul Moran
22/5/1980: Tommy Smith

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Paul Mariner, Paul Moran and Tommy Smith – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Mariner and Moran, albeit two players that were known to me, both played for Pompey before my time, so I didn’t see them in action.

I do recall Smith pretty well though. He was something of surprise signing, but perhaps an indication of the type of player Pompey would be bringing in? However, I thought he did well enough for the Blues to be honest.

What are your memories of Mariner, Moran and/or Smith from their Pompey days?


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