Date: 8th April 2018 at 8:12am
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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 8 Apr 2017
League Two Yeovil Town H 3-1
Evans (p), Naismith, Lowe
Att:17,564
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Tue 8 Apr 2008
PL West Ham Utd A 1-0
Kranjcar
Att:33,629
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Sat 8 Apr 2006
PL Blackburn Rovers H 2-2
LuaLua, Todorov
Att:20,048
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Sat 8 Apr 2000
Div 1 Norwich City H 2-1
Harper, Moore
Att:14,003
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Mon 8 Apr 1996
Div 1 Sheffield Utd H 1-2
Durnin
Att:8,978
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Sat 8 Apr 1995
Div 1 Sheffield Utd H 1-0
Creaney
Att:8,216
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Sat 8 Apr 1989
Div 2 Sunderland H 2-0
Quinn 2
Att:7,724
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Tue 8 Apr 1986
Div 2 Crystal Palace A 1-2
1 og
Att:11,731
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Mon 8 Apr 1985
Div 2 Fulham A 3-1
Dillon, Webb 2
Att:12,542
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Sat 8 Apr 1978
Div 3 Carlisle Utd H 3-3
Foster, Wilson, Pullar
Att:5,937
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Sat 8 Apr 1972
Div 2 Oxford Utd A 2-2
Piper 2 (1 p)
Att:6,933
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Sat 8 Apr 1967
Div 2 Bolton A 1-0 Gordon
Att:11,117
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Sat 8 Apr 1961
Div 2 Ipswich Town A 2-2
Howells, Cutler
Att:18,457
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Fri 8 Apr 1955
Div 1 Charlton Athletic H 2-0
Gordon, Harris
Att:32,291
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Sat 8 Apr 1950
Div 1 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1
Att:33,903
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Sat 8 Apr 1939
Div 1 Manchester Utd A 1-1
Barlow
Att:25,457
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Sat 8 Apr 1933
Div 1 Blackburn Rovers H 2-0
Weddle, Worrall
Att:14,303
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Sat 8 Apr 1922
Division Three South Queens Park Rangers A 1-1
Mackie
Att:10,000
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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.

8/4/1937 Tony Barton

From the Ed

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

Barton was before my time – probably that of anyone reading – I cannot claim to know about him either, to be honest.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 18
Won – 8
Drawn – 3
Lost – 7

Not a bad day really, well, we have won more than anything else anyway.

I do recall a fair few games and can claim a couple. I was at Fratton Park for the win over Yeovil in 2017 and was also at Fratton for the victory over Norwich in 2000.

What are your memories Barton – probably too early for anyone reading? – 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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One Reply to “On this day in history…8th April”

  • 17,06,89,85&78….Good win last yr on our way to the Championship,06 I remember more for 2 Bellamy screamers for B?burn,89 good win? 85 was a great win on an Easter Monday & I thought that?s it we?re up but we blew it &78 I remember was the game King Kemp returned & scores…Never saw Barton play but he was Pompey?s first ever substitute & he was also Manager LLOYD

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