Date: 23rd January 2018 at 6:51am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.

Sat 23 Jan 2016
League Two Oxford United H 0-1
Att:17,840
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Sat 23 Jan 2010
FA4 Sunderland H 2-1
Utaka 2
Att: 10,315
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Sat 23 Jan 1999
FA4 Leeds Utd H 1-5
Nightingale
Att: 18,864
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Sat 23 Jan 1993
Div 1 Brentford H 1-0
Aspinall p
Att:10,267
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Sat 23 Jan 1988
Div 1 Chelsea A 0-0
Att:15,856
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Sat 23 Jan 1982
Div 3 Lincoln City A 1-1
Tait
Att:3,297
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Sat 23 Jan 1971
FA4 Arsenal H 1-1
Trebilcock
Att: 39,659
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Sat 23 Jan 1965
Div 2 Swindon Town A 0-0
Att:14,083
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Sat 23 Jan 1960
Div 2 Swansea Town A 1-1
Harris H
Att:12,000
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Sat 23 Jan 1954
Div 1 Wolves H 2-0
Reid, Dickinson
Att:35,312
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Sat 23 Jan 1937
Div 1 Manchester City A 1-3
Beaumont
Att:19,595
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Sat 23 Jan 1932
FA4 Aston Villa H 1-1
Thackeray
Att: 36,956
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Sat 23 Jan 1926
Div 2 Wolves H 3-0
Meikle 2, Mackie
Att:11,204
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Another feature, again courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, sees us look at those Pompey personalities – past or present – who have a birthday on this day.

23/1/1983: Brian Howard
23/1/1984: Alex Grant
23/1/1987: Wes Thomas
23/1/1992: Danny East
23/1/1995: Conor Wilkinson

From the Ed



Happy birthday to Brian Howard, Alex Grant, Wes Thomas, Conor Wilkinson, Danny East – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Recall Howard, Grant, Thomas, East and Wilkinson well – not all too fondly in fairness – from their time at Fratton Park in the most recent history. However, I do not think I saw much, if anything of Grant though.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 13
Won – 4
Drawn – 6
Lost – 3

I didn’t make Oxford – think I was ill – but can claim the couple before that as I was at the FA Cup win over Sunderland in 2010 at Fratton Park. I was also at Fratton for the heavy defeat against Leeds – I am sure we went ahead on that day – in 1999.

What are your memories of Howard, Grant, Thomas, East and/or Wilkinson from their Pompey days? Also have you taken in any of the games previously played today – if so what are the memories from them too?

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2 Replies to “On this day in history…23rd January”

  • 16,10,99&93..16 was a loss to our promotion rivals, 10 I was up the FE & not in my normal seat, 99 loss to Prem Lge Leeds & 93 was Aspinall’s pen in the Milton End….saw 4of the 5 b’days,strangely 2 of them only made 1 app…Howard as OK but not liked by the crowd,East was always inj but I did se him score at Northampton, that leaves Thomas who I liked but we couldn’t keep at the time

  • Went to Stamford Bridge in ’88 (Thirty years ago) as we grinded out a 0-0 with Chelsea in our one season in the top flight.
    1993 and a real slog to beat Brentford & even that was a dodgy penalty. A costly game when you consider we missed automatic promotion by a single goal.
    1999 & Leeds took cup revenge for us dumping them out of the cup a few years earlier.
    2010 & with my daughter saw the cup win over Sunderland.
    2016 was the only home game I missed as a certain girlfriends birthday!

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