Date: 9th 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.

Sun 9 May 2010
PL Everton A 0-1
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Sat 9 May 2009
PL Blackburn Rovers A 0-2
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Sun 9 May 1999
Div 1 Bolton H 0-2
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Sat 9 May 1987
Div 2 Sheffield Utd H 1-2
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Wed 9 May 1984
Div 2 Derby County A 0-2
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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.

9/5/1911: John Symon
9/5/1939: William Atkins
9/5/1961: Trevor Roberts

From the Ed

Happy birthday to John Symon, William Atkins and Trevor Roberts – the Pompey players from the Blues’ past born on this day.

Symon, Atkins and Roberts all both before my time, I cannot say to know anything about them either.

Now onto the games previously played.

Played – 5
Won – 0
Drawn – 0
Lost – 5

Yes, few games played today, but what an awful day as we’ve never won a game. In fact we’ve lost them all.

We’ve only played a handful of games, but I can actually claim three. A defeat at Goodison Park against Everton, in 2010, as we ended our Premier League stay and another away game, at Blackburn saw us slip to defeat at Ewood Park. Finally was 2009’s loss at Fratton Park against Bolton.

What are your memories of Symon – too early for anyone, Atkins – potentially too early – and/or Roberts 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…9th May”

  • Just 87,we were still drunk from celebrating going up 2/3 days before,so didn’t perform very well..No birthdays, I knew Roberts but unfortunately he only played 3 games & they were all away…

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