Date: 8th May 2018 at 7:00am
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A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of PompeyRama.

Sat 8 May 2004
PL Leicester City A 1-3
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Sun 8 May 1994
Div 1 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1
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Sat 8 May 1993
Div 1 Grimsby Town H 2-1
Daniel, Whittingham
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Sat 8 May 1982
Div 3 Millwall A 0-1
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Another feature, again courtesy of PompeyRama, sees us look at those Pompey personalities – past or present – who have a birthday on this day.

8/5/1915: John Anderson
8/5/1927: Ronald Bennett
8/5/1988: John Sullivan
8/5/1991: Adam Reed

From the Ed

Happy birthday to John Anderson, Ronald Bennett, John Sullivan and Adam Reed – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Both Anderson and Bennett were well before my time, I cannot claim to know anything about them either.

Sullivan and Reed I do recall pretty well. I thought Sullivan was a little unlucky at times; even so he didn’t have a particularly good spell at Fratton Park did he? Reed came in on loan from Sunderland, I think it was? Last I heard he was at York?

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 4
Won – 1
Drawn – 0
Lost – 3

Only the four games played today, but a poor day as we’ve lost all but one of them.

I remember the most recent game, Leicester, but haven’t been to any of those played on this day.

What are your memories of Anderson, Bennett – both too early I would think, Sullivan and/or Reed from their Pompey days? Also, have you taken in any of the games previously played today – if so what are the memories of them too?


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One Reply to “On this day in history…8th May”

  • Just 93, just narrowly missing promotion & of course the subsequent loss in the PO’s to Leicester…a win though….2 B’days Sullivan the goalie( poor) & Reed on loan likewise

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