Date: 26th September 2011 at 9:17am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.

Sun 26 Sep 2004
PL Everton H 0-1
Att:20,125
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Tue 26 Sep 2000
FLC2:2 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1
Nightingale
Att: 2,731
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Sat 26 Sep 1998
Div 1 Sunderland H 1-1
Igoe
Att:17,022
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Tue 26 Sep 1989
Div 2 West Ham Utd H 0-1
Att:12,632
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Sat 26 Sep 1987
Div 1 Wimbledon H 2-1
Quinn, Sandford
Att:13,088
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Sat 26 Sep 1981
Div 3 Bristol City H 2-0
Tait, Berry
Att:10,203
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Tue 26 Sep 1978
Div 4 Wigan Athletic H 1-0
Davey
Att:13,902
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Sat 26 Sep 1970
Div 2 Leicester City A 0-2
Att:25,613
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Sat 26 Sep 1964
Div 2 Derby County A 0-4
Att:13,120
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Sat 26 Sep 1959
Div 2 Ipswich Town H 0-2
Att:16,646
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Sat 26 Sep 1953
Div 1 Manchester City A 1-2
Reid
Att:35,691
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What a dreary day to be a Pompey fan!! Four straight defeats after the war but the first win in 1978 saw the first ever meeting with Wigan Athletic. Pompey were now in Division Four and had found life tough at first but were now beginning to get their home form together. Wigan had just been elected to League as a replacement for Southport (another club we had never met).

Steve Davey still a striker in those days scored the winner five minutes from time. For the record Wigan won the return at Springfield Park 2-0.

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…

26/9/1944: Alan Stephenson
26/9/1933: John Davies

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