Date: 26th December 2017 at 7:30am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.

Mon 26 Dec 2016
League Two Newport County A 3-2
Rose, Stevens, Naismith
Att:3,714
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Sat 26 Dec 2015
League Two Leyton Orient A 2-3
Evans 2
Att:5,848
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Fri 26 Dec 2014
League Two AFC Wimbledon H 0-2
Att:17,558
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Thu 26 Dec 2013
League Two Dagenham and Redbridge H 1-0
Padovani
Att:15,192
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Wed 26 Dec 2012
League One Crawley Town H 1-2
Benson
Att:13,169
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Mon 26 Dec 2011
Championship Millwall A 0-1
Att:11,002
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Sun 26 Dec 2010
Championship Millwall H 1-1
Nugent
Att:17,521
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Sat 26 Dec 2009 PL
West Ham Utd A 0-2
Att:33,686
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Fri 26 Dec 2008 PL
West Ham Utd H 1-4
Belhadj
Att:20,102
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Wed 26 Dec 2007
PL Arsenal H 0-0
Att:20,556
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Tue 26 Dec 2006
PL West Ham Utd A 2-1
Primus 2
Att:34,913
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Mon 26 Dec 2005
PL West Ham Utd H 1-1
O’Neil
Att:20,168
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Sun 26 Dec 2004
PL Crystal Palace A 1-0
Primus
Att:25,238
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Fri 26 Dec 2003
PL Tottenham Hotspur H 2-0
Berger 2
Att:20,078
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Thu 26 Dec 2002
Div 1 Crystal Palace H 1-1
Merson
Att:19,217
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Wed 26 Dec 2001
Div 1 Gillingham A 0-2
Att:10,477
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Tue 26 Dec 2000
Div 1 Wimbledon A 1-1
Claridge
Att:9,245
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Sun 26 Dec 1999
Div 1 Swindon Town A 1-1
Claridge
Att:10,279
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Sat 26 Dec 1998
Div 1 Ipswich Town A 0-3
Att:21,805
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Fri 26 Dec 1997
Div 1 Queens Park Rangers H 3-1
Pethick, McLoughlin p, Hall
Att:12,314
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Thu 26 Dec 1996
Div 1 Swindon Town H 0-1
Att:10,605
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Tue 26 Dec 1995
Div 1 Charlton Athletic A 1-2
Hall
Att:11,686
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Mon 26 Dec 1994
Div 1 Watford A 0-2
Att:9,953
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Sat 26 Dec 1992
Div 1 Bristol Rovers H 4-1
Whittingham 4
Att:14,288
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Thu 26 Dec 1991
Div 2 Bristol Rovers H 2-0
1og, Burns
Att:10,710
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Wed 26 Dec 1990
Div 2 Bristol City A 1-4
Clarke
Att:11,892
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Tue 26 Dec 1989
Div 2 Brighton A 0-0
Att:10,800
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Mon 26 Dec 1988
Div 2 Watford A 0-1
Att:15,224
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Sat 26 Dec 1987
Div 1 Charlton Athletic A 1-2
Quinn
Att:6,686
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Fri 26 Dec 1986
Div 2 Plymouth Argyle A 3-2
Quinn, Dillon, Hilaire
Att:21,249
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Thu 26 Dec 1985
Div 2 Brighton H 1-2
O’Callaghan
Att:15,265
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Wed 26 Dec 1984
Div 2 Brighton A 1-1
Hilaire
Att:14,854
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Mon 26 Dec 1983
Div 2 Charlton Athletic H 4-0
Hateley, Biley p, Morgan, Webb
Att:15,331
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Sat 26 Dec 1981
Div 3 Bristol Rovers H 0-0
Att:11,395
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Fri 26 Dec 1980
Div 3 Reading H 0-0
Att:17,412
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Wed 26 Dec 1979
Div 4 Hereford Utd A 0-0
Att:4,514
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Tue 26 Dec 1978
Div 4 Wimbledon A 4-2
Barnard, Davey, Wilson, Hemmerman
Att:7,862
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Mon 26 Dec 1977
Div 3 Gillingham A 0-0
Att:9,811
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Fri 26 Dec 1975
Div 2 Charlton Athletic A 3-1
Piper, Graham, Roberts
Att:10,736
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Thu 26 Dec 1974
Div 2 Southampton H 1-2
Piper
Att:19,534
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Wed 26 Dec 1973
Div 2 Millwall A 1-1
Davies
Att:9,797
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Tue 26 Dec 1972
Div 2 Swindon Town H 1-1
Lewis
Att:7,941
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Tue 26 Dec 1967
Div 2 Crystal Palace A 2-2
McCann, Travers
Att:23,122
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Mon 26 Dec 1966
Div 2 Plymouth Argyle H 2-1
Lewis, Portwood
Att:21,116
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Sat 26 Dec 1964
Div 2 Crystal Palace A 2-4
McClelland, McCann
Att:18,758
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Wed 26 Dec 1962
Div 2 Preston NE A 2-4
Saunders 2
Att:8,742
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Tue 26 Dec 1961
Div 3 Northampton Town H 4-1
Saunders 2, Gordon, Barton
Att:17,396
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Mon 26 Dec 1960
Div 2 Swansea Town A 0-4
Att:10,000
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Sat 26 Dec 1959
Div 2 Leyton Orient A 2-1
Howells, Saunders
Att:14,912
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Fri 26 Dec 1958
Div 1 Wolves H 3-5
Dickinson, Newman, Saunders
Att:28,022
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Thu 26 Dec 1957
Div 1 Chelsea H 3-0
Gordon, Barnard, 1og
Att:32,236
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Mon 26 Dec 1955
Div 1 Aston Villa A 3-1
Harris, Rees, Barnard
Att:24,000
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Sat 26 Dec 1953
Div 1 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-1
Vaughan
Att:36,777
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Sat 26 Dec 1952
Div 1 Derby County A 0-3
Att:30,243
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Wed 26 Dec 1951
Div 1 Arsenal H 1-1
Gaillard
Att:41,305
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Tue 26 Dec 1950
Div 1 Chelsea A 4-1
D Reid 3, Harris
Att:41,909
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Mon 26 Dec 1949
Div 1 Charlton Athletic A 2-1
Froggatt, Phillips
Att:38,000
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Thu 26 Dec 1946
Div 1 Arsenal H 0-2
Att:31,732
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Sat 26 Dec 1936
Div 1 Birmingham City H 2-1
Worrall, Parker
Att:32,020
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Thu 26 Dec 1935
Div 1 Derby County A 1-1
Worrall
Att:21,102
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Wed 26 Dec 1934
Div 1 Blackburn Rovers H 3-1
Worrall 2, Weddle
Att:27,199
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Tue 26 Dec 1933
Div 1 Liverpool H 1-0
Parker
Att:22,097
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Mon 26 Dec 1932
Div 1 Leicester City H 2-1
Weddle, Worrall
Att:23,315
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Sat 26 Dec 1931
Div 1 Manchester City H 3-2
Weddle, Easson 2
Att:31,759
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Fri 26 Dec 1930
Div 1 West Ham United H 2-0
Forward, Weddle
Att:25,442
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Thur 26 Dec 1929
Div 1 Arsenal A 2-1
J Smith, Easson
Att:49,433
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Wed 26 Dec 1928
Div 1 Aston Villa A 2-3
McNeil 2
Att:54,331
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Mon 26 Dec 1927
Div 1 Bury A 0-4
Att:17,230
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Sat 26 Dec 1925
Div 2 Stockport County H 4-0
Haines 2, Watson 2
Att:24,807
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Fri 26 Dec 1924
Div 2 Crystal Palace A 2-1
Haines, Williamson
Att:25,000
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Wed 26 Dec 1923
Division Three South Millwall H 0-1
Martin, Meikle, Mackie, Haines 2
Att:21,292
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Tues 26 Dec 1922
Division Three South Brighton and Hove Albion H 1-2
Watson
Att:19,603
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Mon 26 Dec 1921
Division Three South Southend United A 2-1
Stringfellow 2
Att:8,000
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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.

26/12/1919: Billy Hindmarsh
26/12/1979: Aleksandar Rodic
26/12/1985 James Keene

From the Ed



Happy birthday to Billy Hindmarsh, Aleksandar Rodic and James Keene – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Well, I recall Keene well from his two spells with the club – in all honesty his second spell more so when he was mainly involved in the first team.

Rodic I do remember but not too much about him to tell the truth with Hindmarsh known by name but that’s about it as he was well before my time.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 73
Won – 29
Drawn – 18
Lost – 26

As much as Boxing Day is a football tradition – and I recall decades worth of games – as you don’t get public transport on a 26th my travel from Devon hasn’t been possible so can never claim a game on this day, which will not change this afternoon.

What are your memories of Hindmarsh – probably too early for anyone, Rodic and Keene 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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4 Replies to “On this day in history…26th December”

  • 14,13,12,10,08,07,05,03,02,97,92,91,85&74…72?….so many games…I think 83 was one of my favs,a 4-0 lunchtime win with Hateley on the scoresheet..Berger with 2 in 03 was memorable as well & of course Guy?s 4 in 92,our record isn?t great on this date…recently has been poor 14 which was our last game on this date was a shocker(Did hospitality & everyone went home),12&08 were also terrible…saw Rodic & Keene Play & Keene score as well

  • This year makes it twenty Boxing Day games. So many memories but 83 that Copnor43 mentioned was great. Charlton had a young keeper Tony Lange making his debut and he had a mare of a match. Fratton End joined in the festive fun with ‘Thank you very much for the three point Tony’. Seems like yesterday!

  • Lange actually joined Pompey on loan in 1994 but never made the first team. Later in his career he was a success at Wolves.

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