Date: 24th April 2018 at 7:59am
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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 24 Apr 2010
PL Bolton A 2-2
Dindane 2
Att:20,526
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Sun 24 Apr 2005
PL Southampton H 4-1
Yakubu p, De Zeeuw, LuaLua 2
Att:20,210
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Mon 24 Apr 2000
Div 1 Manchester City H 2-2
Bradbury 2 (1p)
Att:19,015
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Sat 24 Apr 1999
Div 1 Stockport County H 3-1
Claridge, Simpson, Durnin
Att:11,212
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Sat 24 Apr 1993
Div 1 Wolves H 2-0
Daniel, Walsh
Att:23,073
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Tue 24 Apr 1990
Div 2 Oldham Athletic H 2-1
Wigley, Chamberlain
Att:9,601
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Tue 24 Apr 1984
Div 2 Chelsea H 2-2
Biley, Dillon
Att:18,660
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Sat 24 Apr 1982
Div 3 Huddersfield A 1-0
Rafferty
Att:5,658
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Tue 24 Apr 1979
Div 4 Doncaster Rovers H 4-0
Garwood 3 (1p), Lathan
Att:5,869
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Sat 24 Apr 1976
Div 2 Sunderland A 0-2
Att:40,515
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Mon 24 Apr 1972
Div 2 Blackpool A 2-1
Piper, Hand
Att:10,507
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Sat 24 Apr 1971
Div 2 Birmingham City A 1-1
Hiron
Att:19,440
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Sat 24 Apr 1965
Div 2 Northampton Town A 1-1
Wilson
Att:20,660
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Sat 24 Apr 1954
Div 1 West Bromwich Albion H 3-0
Harris 2, Reid
Att:28,004
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Sat 24 Apr 1948
Div 1 Everton A 2-0
Harris, Juliussen
Att:30,000
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Sat 24 Apr 1937
Div 1 Preston NE H 0-1
Att:14,575
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Tue 24 Apr 1928
Div 1 Blackburn Rovers A 0-6
Att:35,516
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Sat 24 Apr 1926
Div 2 Hull City A 0-1
Att:4,559
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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.

24/4/1900 Robert Irvine
24/4/1976 Steve Finnan

From the Ed

Happy birthday to Robert Irvine and Steve Finnan – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Irvine is quite clearly before the time of anyone, but I would think most remember Finnan? Obviously wasn’t the player for Pompey he had been in his prime with the likes of Liverpool and the Republic of Ireland, but still did a decent job – when fit – at a difficult time for the Blues.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 18
Won – 9
Drawn – 5
Lost – 4

Another very good day as 50% of the games have been won, including a memorable one over our biggest rivals.

I four-one will never four-get the 4-1 win over the lot down the road in 2005, but I wasn’t at Fratton Park that day, I was limited to a watching brief on Sky Sports. However, I was at the win over Stockport at Fratton in 1999.

What are your memories of Irvine – clearly before the time of anyone reading – and Finnan 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…24th April”

  • 05,99,93,90,84&79…The infamous win in 05,one of my greatest ever days at Fratton, even if I have been going since 71,a win in99 & another in 93, played really well that day,unfortunately we didn’t quite go up,90 a win under Frank Burrows,84 was Dillon’s late equaliser( a long range missile in the Fratton End, I was right behind it),cue Chelsea fans ripping out seats in the South Stand,&79 another win,too late to take us up though as we’d faded badly at the end of that season….Finnan of course was OK here,inc getting to the FaCup final

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