Date: 8th January 2018 at 6:59am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.

Sun 8 Jan 2012
FA3 Chelsea A 0-4
Att: 41,529
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Sat 8 Jan 2011
FA3 Brighton A 1-3
Kilbey
Att: 7,792
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Sat 8 Jan 2005
FA3 Gillingham H 1-0
Yakubu
Att: 14,252
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Sat 8 Jan 1994
FA3 Blackburn Rovers A 3-3
McLoughlin 3
Att: 17,219
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Sat 8 Jan 1977
FA3 Birmingham City A 0-1
Att: 31,598
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Sat 8 Jan 1972 Div 2 Birmingham City A 3-6
McCann, Ley, Hiron
Att:22,410
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Sat 8 Jan 1966
Div 2 Manchester City H 2-2
Edwards, Barton
Att:17,352
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Sat 8 Jan 1955
FA3 Bristol Rovers A 1-2
Gordon
Att: 35,921
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Sat 8 Jan 1949
FA3 Stockport County H 7-0
Harris 3, Phillips 2, Clarke 2
Att: 33,590
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Sat 8 Jan 1938
FA3 Tranmere Rovers A 2-1
Beattie, Groves
Att: 16,131
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Sat 8 Jan 1927
FA3 Bristol Rovers A 3-3
Goodwin, Haines, Watson
Att: 25,000
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Sat 8 Jan 1921
FA1 South Shields A 0-3
Att: 16,000
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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.

8/1/1948: Norman Piper
8/1/1982: John Utaka

From the Ed



Happy birthday to Norman Piper and John Utaka – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Piper was before my time but I know of him well enough from what people have told me. However, I recall – cannot say I always want to – Utaka from his time with Pompey very well. Sometimes sublime but all too often ridiculous wasn’t he…

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 12
Won – 3
Drawn – 3
Lost – 6

I end my run of days without a game as I’ve managed – and recall a fair few others – the last two FA Cup ties. I still think the defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in 2012 was a little harsh. However, the 2011 loss at Brighton wasn’t as we got what we deserved in that defeat.

What are your memories of Piper and/or Utaka 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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3 Replies to “On this day in history…8th January”

  • 11&05…11 Went to tick off the Withdean off my list,bad day all round,we lost,Kitson got sent off after about 5or 10mins,& cos I had a party that night left 5m early(something I’ve hardly ever done in 46 years of following) & missed Tom Kilbey’s only ever goal….05 got a win in the FaCup……Piper was my first hero,got a pic of me in his shirt as a boy in my road,no cars back then….& Utaka of course, much maligned but he did help us win the FaCup!! People tend to forget that

  • 11&05…11 Went to tick off the Withdean off my list,bad day all round,we lost,Kitson got sent off after about 5or 10mins,& cos I had a party that night left 5m early(something I’ve hardly ever done in 46 years of following) & missed Tom Kilbey’s only ever goal….05 got a win in the FaCup……Piper was my first hero,got a pic of me in his shirt as a boy in my road,no cars back then….& Utaka of course, much maligned but he did help us win the FaCup!! People tend to forget that

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