Date: 30th December 2017 at 9:53am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.

Fri 30 Dec 2016
League Two Yeovil Town A 0-0
Att:6,306
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Wed 30 Dec 2009
PL Arsenal H 1-4
Belhadj
Att:20,404
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Sat 30 Dec 2006
PL Bolton A 2-3
Taylor, Cole
Att:22,447
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Tue 30 Dec 1997
Div 1 Norwich City A 0-2
Att:16,441
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Sat 30 Dec 1995
Div 1 Wolves A 2-2
Carter, Burton
Att:25,291
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Sat 30 Dec 1989
Div 2 Oldham Athletic A 3-3
Whittingham 3
Att:8,815
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Fri 30 Dec 1977
Div 3 Tranmere Rovers A 0-2
Att:4,677
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Sat 30 Dec 1967
Div 2 Crystal Palace H 2-2
McCann, Travers
Att:28,379
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Sat 30 Dec 1933
Div 1 Newcastle United H 2-0
Wedde, Parker
Att:16,883
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Sat 30 Dec 1922
Division Three South Queens Park Rangers A 1-0
Martin
Att:9,000
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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.

30/12/1950: Billy Rafferty

From the Ed



Happy birthday to Billy Rafferty – the Pompey player from the Blues’ past born on this day.

I know of Rafferty by name and – the limited – others have told me about him but his Pompey days were before my time so didn’t actually see him play for the Blues.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 9
Won – 2
Drawn – 3
Lost – 4

Despite not having many games I do recall a fair few from recent years and can claim one too as I was at Fratton Park for the defeat against Arsenal in 2009.

What are your memories of Rafferty from his 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…30th December”

  • 09&06…09 loss to Arsenal & 06 I went to tick off the Reebok,good game but we lost 3-2…Andy Cole scored a cracker that day….Bill Rafferty good here,great partnership with Biley & got us promoted in in 83

  • Dec 77 is one that sticks in my mind for some reason, depressing days, we were a appalling side dispite having the likes of David Kemp, Steve Foster and Bobby Stokes in the side. There was only one way we were heading and that was down and nearly out the league. Lucky for us a certain Mr Frank Burrows arrived and we fought our way back.

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