Sep 152021

Rachael Leigh Cook

With me being such a great fan of the original She’s All That film and the fact that this “re-imagining” also starred Rachael Leigh Cook I had to give it a go.

What a disaster, gender-swapping the characters does not work. Freddie Prinze Jr. from the first film was a likable character, the female version just comes across as a stuck-up bitch and it has none of the charm of the original.

Shoehorning Rachael and Mathew Lillard into it does not make it a good film.

Sep 122021

Celebrity Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega


27 September 2002

Coachella Valley, California, USA


She began her career as a child, playing Annie in the supernatural horror film Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) and Mary Ann in the direct-to-video film The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014). She received recognition for her role as Young Jane on The CW comedy drama series Jane the Virgin (2014–19), and had her breakthrough for starring as Harley Diaz on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle (2016–18), which won her the Imagen Award for Best Young Actor on Television in 2018.

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Sep 112021

Portsmouth FC

A League 1
MK Dons 1
Portsmouth 0

FORM GUIDE (All competitions)44 %


Pompey’s League One goal drought continued as they suffered a narrow loss on the road at MK Dons.

The home side dominated the first half and only a series of fine saves from Gavin Bazunu kept the scores level at the break.

It was a different story after the restart, but the Blues could not find a breakthrough and Ethan Robson completed a quick counter-attack to condemn them to defeat.

Danny Cowley made one change from the side that were narrowly beaten at Wigan in the last League One outing a fortnight earlier.

Ronan Curtis dropped to the bench to make way for Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, with new signings Miguel Azeez and Mahlon Romeo joining him among the substitutes.

There was an impressive milestone for the MK Dons skipper, with Dean Lewington making his 700th league appearance for the club.

It was the home side that looked the more likely to break the deadlock before the break, with Bazunu – back from international duty – being kept busy.

He recovered from sending a poor clearance straight to Scott Twine in the opening seconds that the forward could not capitalise on.

But the Manchester City loanee was soon at his best to prevent Troy Parrott from finding the target from an acute angle.

Parrott also curled an effort past the post before Bazunu came tearing from his line to beat him to the ball.

Pompey almost made him pay for his profligacy on 17 minutes, when Hackett-Fairchild dived to meet a teasing Kieron Freeman delivery.

The wide-man sent the ball bouncing into the turf, however, and it looped up narrowly over the crossbar.

A quiet spell followed, but it was livened up again when Hiram Boateng hit a ferocious strike from the edge of the box that cannoned off the inside of the post.

Bazunu was soon called into action again, getting down low to his right to deal with Harry Darling’s downward header from a Matt O’Riley corner.

The keeper then made an even better save to stop Parrott bending the ball home after being teed-up by Twine.

Sean Raggett showed plenty of commitment to the cause, putting his head where it hurts to deal with a long ball.

But it was Bazunu at the centre of the action again just before the break, this time acrobatically dealing with a long-range Twine effort.

Half Time

MK Dons 0

Portsmouth 0

The visitors looked a bit brighter once the second half started, although an early spell of pressure came to nothing.

And Cowley decided to freshen things up with a change on 54 minutes, as Hackett-Fairchild made way for Curtis in the forward line.

A second switch followed a few moments later, with Romeo making his league debut in place of Freeman at right-back.

However, it was two men already on the pitch who combined to almost break the deadlock in Pompey’s favour on the hour mark.

Marcus Harness slipped a neat pass through to Marquis, whose low angled shot was kept out by Dons keeper Andrew Fisher.

And the striker was demanding the ball at the back post on 64 minutes, with Curtis electing to have a pop himself after cutting in from the left and drawing a parried save from Fisher.

It was a reverse of the opening half, with Pompey now looking the dominant team and posing plenty of problems.

But MK Dons showed a more clinical touch to open the scoring after breaking quickly up the pitch from a Blues corner.

Parrott’s superb cross-field pass sent Twine charging through on goal and he unselfishly squared for Robson to slot home.

Cowley soon made his final throw of the dice, with Ellis Harrison – who netted a Papa John’s Trophy treble earlier in the week – replacing Marquis up front.

But another break almost saw the home side double their lead on 81 minutes, as Parrott dithered too long over his shot before eventually rolling the ball wide.

Pompey were trying their best to get back into the contest, but MK Dons were holding firm at the back.

And they saw out five minutes of stoppage-time to ensure three successive away defeats for the Blues and have them longing for next week’s Fratton return.

MK Dons (3-4-3): Fisher; O’Hora, Darling, Lewington (c); Watson (Kioso 69), O’Riley, Robson, Harvie; Boateng (McEachran 62), Parrott (Watters 90), Twine
Goals: Robson 72
Booked: Parrott, Fisher
Subs not used: Ravizzoli, Jules, Brown, Martin

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bazunu; Freeman (Romeo 57), Raggett, Robertson (c), Brown; Morrell, Williams; Harness, Tunnicliffe, Hackett-Fairchild (Curtis 54); Marquis (Harrison 78)
Booked: Williams
Subs not used: Bass, Ogilvie, Thompson, Azeez

Referee: Marc Edwards

Attendance: 10,822 (2,920 Pompey fans)

Sep 072021

Portsmouth FC

A EFL Trophy
AFC Wimbledon 5
Portsmouth 3

FORM GUIDE (All competitions)50 %


Ellis Harrison’s hat-trick ultimately counted for nothing, as Pompey dramatically lost their opening match in Southern Group B of the Papa John’s Trophy.

Goals from Paul Kalambayi and Aaron Pressley put AFC Wimbledon into a commanding position at Plough Lane.

But Harrison netted either side of the break to level the contest and then completed his treble to turn the game on its head.

Pressley then equalised from the spot and a penalty shoot-out was looming before Will Nightingale headed the hosts back in front.

The Blues poured forward in search of another goal, but were caught on the break as Luke McCormick wrapped things up in stoppage-time.

Danny Cowley changed the entire starting line-up from Pompey’s last outing at Wigan 10 days earlier.

There were three debuts handed out, including keeper Jake Eastwood following his emergency loan switch from Sheffield United.

Summer signing Louis Thompson also came into the midfield, while deadline day capture Mahlon Romeo was at right-back.

The defence was completed by Haji Mnoga – who can feature in this competition despite his loan move to Bromley – Connor Ogilvie and Paul Downing.

Michael Jacobs, Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, Gassan Ahadme, Harrison and George Hirst completed the team, with the latter making his first start for the club.

There was a youthful look to the bench, with the seven substitutes all members of Liam Daish’s under-18 side.

The visitors got off to the worst possible start and found themselves trailing just 61 seconds into the contest.

A corner found its way to Kalambayi inside the area and the defender had far too much time to find the net.

The Blues responded well to that setback, however, and started to look a real threat going forward themselves.

A low shot from Gassan was kept out by Zaki Oualah, while the keeper soon flapped at a Jacobs free-kick and had to be bailed out by his defence.

Romeo then raced onto a pass over the top by Thompson, but could not beat the Dons stopper from an acute angle.

Pompey looked nervy at the other end, though, and some sloppy play provided an opportunity for the home side.

But Ayoub Assal and Pressley both took too long over deciding to shoot and the latter’s eventual effort was deflected wide.

Neither side seemed comfortable at the back, although Kalambayi made a vital block to deny Harrison.

It was Wimbledon who were finishing the half strongly and when the ball ricocheted kindly into Ethan Chistlett’s path, Eastwood had to come off his line to make a key save.

And they did have a second goal when Cheye Alexender got free down the right and found Assal, who squared for Pressley to slot home.

Pompey then perked up dramatically in stoppage-time and hit the woodwork twice in quick succession.

Harrison did well to find Hackett-Fairchild and he hit a rocket against the crossbar, while Hirst’s follow-up header struck the same part of the frame.

The Blues did halve their deficit seconds before the interval, though, as Thompson stole possession and Oualah made a mess of dealing with the shot from HARRISON.

Half Time

AFC Wimbledon 2

Portsmouth 1

Pompey had switched to a back three midway through the first half and continued with that once the action restarted.

And they immediately set about trying to find a leveller, with Oualah escaping any punishment for failing to hold a Hackett-Fairchild corner.

Another flag-kick from the wing-back led to the Blues’ leveller, however, as his centre was nodded back by Ogilvie at the back post.

HARRISON was surrounded by defenders, but showed plenty of strength to rise above them and firmly head home.

The hosts started to come back into the contest, although an Alexander header lacked the power to trouble Eastwood.

Thompson was starting to look a real presence in Pompey’s midfield, but – probably with his recent return to fitness in mind – was replaced by academy midfielder Harry Jewitt-White on 71 minutes.

Pompey kept pushing for a winner and almost went ahead for the first time when a Hackett-Fairchild corner was only cleared as far as Jacobs on the edge of the box.

His low drive was diverted towards the target by Hirst, but Oualah used his legs to prevent the striker from opening his account.

And they did go in front when Jacobs used the outside of his boot to spray the ball out to Hackett-Fairchild on the left.

He squared it for Gassan inside the box and although the loanee’s attempt was blocked, HARRISON pounced to convert the rebound.

The lead did not last long, however, as Mnoga was penalised for a foul on Henry Lawrence inside the area and Pressley converted from the spot.

Pompey then immediately came close to another goal of their own, with a Hirst header clawed away by Oualah.

But a topsy-turvy contest swung back in Wimbledon’s favour as Anthony Hartigan’s free-kick was nodded into the net by Nightingale.

And with the Blues committing most of their players forward in stoppage-time, the hosts broke up the pitch to score again.

Eastwood did well to deny Pressley his own hat-trick, but the ball ran loose for substitute McCormick to score.

AFC Wimbledon (4-2-3-1): Oualah; Alexander, Kalambayi (c), Nightingale, Guinness-Walker; Marsh, Hartigan; Assal (McCormick 70), Chislett (Rudoni 70), Mebude (Lawrence 57); Pressley
Goals: Kalambayi 2, Pressley 43, 80 (pen), Nightingale 87, McCormick 90+4
Booked: Lawrence
Subs not used: Tzanev, Heneghan, Woodyard, Bartley

Pompey (4-4-2): Eastwood; Romeo, Mnoga, Downing (c), Ogilvie; Hackett-Fairchild, Thompson (Jewitt-White 71), Jacobs, Gassan; Hirst, Harrison
Goals: Harrison 45+4, 52, 78
Booked: Mnoga
Subs not used: Steward, Kaba, Simpson, Bridgman, Payce, Gifford

Referee: Darren Drysdale