Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Sep 022018
 

On This Day

02 September 2018


Births



1951

Mark Harmon

Age 67
Thomas Mark Harmon is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s. Harmon gained recognition for portraying Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in the four-episode story arc. Harmon was cast in a similar role a year later: The creator of both JAG and NCIS for CBS had seen Harmon in The West Wing and decided to cast him in NCIS. Harmon's character of NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was first introduced in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG. Since 2003, Harmon has starred in NCIS as the same character.
1995

Luke McGee

Age 23
Luke McGee is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1973

J.R.R. Tolkien

(Born: 03 Jan 1892)

Died Aged 81
John Ronald Reuel TolkienCBE FRSL  was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.


On This Day

Sep 012018
 

Match Report

League One


Portsmouth 3    0 Plymouth Argyle

Pompey’s excellent start to the season continued, as they eased to a comfortable victory over struggling Plymouth at Fratton Park.

They dominated for much of the contest and Ronan Curtis’ finish saw them deservedly lead at the break.

Jamal Lowe and Curtis then struck in quick succession after the interval to wrap up another enjoyable afternoon on the sunny south coast.

Kenny Jackett stuck with the same starting 11 for a fourth game in succession, with new loan signing Andre Green having to be content with a place on the bench.

There was a familiar face in the opposition line-up, as Stuart O’Keefe was selected in the Argyle midfield.

Before kick-off there was a minute’s applause for former Pompey forward Ron Newman, who sadly passed away earlier in the week.

When the action got underway, it was the hosts who quickly gained the upper hand and started to dominate the contest.

Lowe dragged one shot wide, while the winger’s cross then had to be cleared behind before Gareth Evans could strike.

It was an impressive performance from Evans and his fierce 30-yard volley was just about tipped over by Matt Macey.

The keeper then had a nervy moment when he fumbled Lee Brown’s cross and narrowly prevented the ball from going behind for a corner.

Still the Blues dominated and when Oli Hawkins laid the ball off for Lowe, Macey had to get down to his right to save.

Plymouth thought they should have had a penalty on 21 minutes when Freddie Ladapo burst through on goal and collided with Craig MacGillivray.

The ball flew harmlessly wide and the visitors cried foul, but referee Tom Nield disagreed and waved play on.

Pompey rubbed salt into the wound by grabbing a deserved goal just seconds later, as CURTIS continued his fine personal form.

Evans sent a pass over the top for Lowe and although there was a heavy touch, he managed to squeeze the ball across for his fellow forward to slot home.

The advantage might have been doubled soon after when Evans laid the ball off for Hawkins, only for Macey to make a fine save.

It was Pompey who had been almost totally on top, but their opponents started to enjoy more of the ball as the interval approached.

Their best opportunity was a fierce drive from Jamie Ness – earlier booked for a crude challenge on Lowe – that MacGillivray pushed over the bar.

The hosts then received a blow when Hawkins went down off the ball and had to limp off, with Brett Pitman on to replace him.

And Pompey received a scare as MacGillivray came for a corner and missed, but Gary Sawyer failed to capitalise and fired over.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Plymouth Argyle 0


Jackett made his other two changes at the break, as the injured duo of Anton Walkes and Jack Whatmough made way for Nathan Thompson and Christian Burgess.

Plymouth also introduced Graham Carey and Ruben Lameiras to try to find a route back into the contest.

But the Blues started brighter and Lowe’s centre had to be cut out by Ryan Edwards before Pitman could strike.

Tom Naylor then had two cracks when a corner fell to him on the edge of the box and the second fizzed narrowly over.

But there would always be some nerves while the lead was so slender and Carey sent the ball against the outside of the post.

It was still the hosts on top, though, and Macey did well to keep out a deflected Lowe effort, while Burgess sent a header looping over.

But the Blues could breathe a sigh of relief when the lead was doubled on 63 minutes, as LOWE arrived at the back post to nod home Curtis’ cross.

And the points were safely in the bag just a few minutes later, thanks to a fine solo goal from the impressive CURTIS.

He bundled Sawyer off the ball with ease and despite looking to have run too far, managed to angle home a fierce shot.

The action calmed after that hectic period, with Pompey comfortably seeing out the closing stages in third gear.

And they were not really troubled by the Pilgrims before the whistle blew and the Fratton faithful could celebrate yet another victory

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes (N.Thompson 46), Whatmough (Burgess 46), Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson, Naylor; Lowe, Evans (c), Curtis; Hawkins (Pitman 41)
Goals: Curtis 22, 69, Lowe 63
Booked: N.Thompson
Subs not used: McGee, Close, Wheeler, Green

Plymouth (4-1-4-1): Macey; Riley, Edwards, Sawyer (c), Smith-Brown; Songo’o (Lameiras 46); O’Keefe (Fox 70), Sarcevic, Ness, C.Grant (Carey 46); Ladapo
Booked: Ness
Subs not used: Letheren, Wootton, J.Grant, Taylor

Referee: Tom Nield

Attendance: 18,872 (1,226 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Sep 012018
 

On This Day

01 September 2018


Births



1975

Natalie
Bassingthwaighte


Age 43
Natalie Bassingthwaighte is an Australian recording artist, actress, and television personality.  Bassingthwaighte rose to prominence in 2003 on the Australian soap opera Neighbours for her role as Izzy Hoyland, which earned her three Logie Award nominations. In 2004, she was recruited as the lead singer of Australian electro-pop band, Rogue Traders. After seven years away from the Rogue Traders, Bassingthwaighte returned as the band's lead singer in 2015.
1982

Zoe Lister-Jones

Age 36
Zoe Lister-Jones is an American actress, producer, director and writer who currently co-stars in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces. She is also known for her work on the television shows DelocatedWhitney, and New Girl.
1993

Megan Nicole

Age 25

Megan Nicole Flores, simply known as Megan Nicole, is an American singer-songwriter and actress who debuted on YouTube in 2009.


On This Day   .   Megan Nicole

Aug 312018
 

Joe Mason

Loan : Wolverhampton Wanderers – Portsmouth



Joe Mason

Pompey have signed Joe Mason on loan from Wolves.

The striker has joined the Blues until January 2 and will wear the number 14 shirt during his time on the south coast.

But the 27-year-old has not arrived in time to feature in Saturday’s League One contest with Plymouth.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We worked together at Wolves and he’s a player who’s spent much of his career in the Championship.

“He’s scored goals at that level and I’m convinced he can do the same for Pompey, so we’re delighted to add him to the group at this late stage.”

Mason began his career at Plymouth and then spent almost five years with Cardiff before signing for Wolves in January 2016.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international had spells on loan at Burton and MLS outfit Colorado Rapids last season.

Portsmouth FC   .   Joe Mason

Aug 312018
 

On This Day

31 August 2018


Births


1955

Anthony Thistlethwaite

Age 63
Anthony "Anto" Thistlethwaite is a British multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member (with guitarist Mike Scott) of the folk rock group, The Waterboys and later as a long-standing member of Irish rock band The Saw Doctors.
1992

Holly Earl

Age 26
Holly Earl is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe in Cuckoo, Kela in Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands and Nita Clements in the BBC medical drama Casualty.


On This Day

Aug 302018
 

Conor Chaplin

Transfer : Portsmouth – Coventry City



Conor Chaplin

Conor Chaplin has completed a move to League One side Coventry.

The 21-year-old striker has initially joined them on loan until January, when the move will become permanent for an undisclosed fee.

Chaplin said: “Playing for Pompey was an absolute dream for me. I’ve got some great memories that will last forever.

“I want to thank the fans and everyone else who has supported me during my many years at the club.”

Blues boss Kenny Jackett added: “Conor’s a terrific character and has been searching for regular football.

“The signing of Andre Green means we have plenty of power along our front line now and gives us plenty of options.

“That allowed us to grant Conor his wish. He was in the final year of his contract here and eager for a fresh start.

“I understand that and everyone here at Pompey wishes him the very best for the future at his new club.”

Chaplin is a graduate of the Blues academy, who made his senior debut in a home defeat to Accrington back in December 2014.

A first goal arrived at Morecambe a few months later, while he played a key role in Pompey’s memorable League Two title success in 2016/17.

Portsmouth FC   .   Conor Chaplin

Aug 302018
 

On This Day

30 August 2018


Births



1972

Cameron Diaz

Age 46
Cameron Michelle Diaz is a former American actress and fashion model. She rose to stardom with roles in The Mask (1994), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), and There's Something About Mary (1998), and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series (2001–2010). Other high-profile films include Charlie's Angels (2000) and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), The Sweetest Thing (2002), In Her Shoes (2005), The Holiday (2006), What Happens in Vegas (2008), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Knight and Day (2010), The Green Hornet (2011), Bad Teacher (2011), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), The Counselor (2013), The Other WomanSex Tape, and Annie (all 2014).
1978

Svetoslav Todorov

Age 40
Svetoslav Todorov is a former Bulgarian international footballer. He played as a forward. Todorov is the all-time top scorer for Litex Lovech in the Bulgarian A Football Group.

Todorov played 83 times for Portsmouth scoring 33 goals between 2002 – 2007
1987

Johanna Braddy

Age 31

 
Johanna Elizabeth Braddy is an American actress. She played the leading role in the 2009 horror film The Grudge 3, and has appeared in Hurt (2009), Easy A (2010),
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), and The Levenger Tapes (2011). She also starred in a main role as Jenny Matrix in the hit web series Video Game High School from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, Braddy co-starred as Anna Martin in the Lifetime dark comedy-drama series Unreal. Currently, she is starring as Shelby Wyatt in the ABC thriller series Quantico.
1992

Jessica Henwick

Age 26
Jessica Yu Li Henwick is an English actress. She was the first actress of East Asian descent to play the lead role in a British television series, having starred in the children's show Spirit Warriors. She is also known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in HBO series Game of Thrones, X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Colleen Wing in Iron FistThe Defenders and the second season of Luke Cage.


On This Day   .   Johanna Braddy

Aug 292018
 

Andre Green

Loan : Aston Villa – Portsmouth



Andre Green

Pompey have signed winger Andre Green on loan from Aston Villa.

The deal sees the 20-year-old England youth international join the Blues for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We’re really pleased to bring Andre in on loan, as he has fantastic attacking potential – with pace, close control and the ability to go past people.

“There’s a degree of flexibility as well because he can play out wide or through the middle. I think he’ll fit in very well here.”

Green is a graduate of Villa’s academy and made his senior debut in a Premier League clash with Tottenham back in March 2016.

He has gone on to make 31 appearances, opening his goalscoring account in last season’s 4-2 home victory over Norwich.

Green – who has featured five times in the current campaign – has represented the Three Lions up to under-20 level.

Portsmouth FC   .   Andre Green

Aug 292018
 

On This Day

29 August 2018


Births



1928

Charles Gray

(Died: 07 Mar 2000)

Aged 71
Charles Gray was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only Live Twice, Sherlock Holmes's brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.
1963

Elizabeth Fraser

Age 55
Elizabeth Davidson Fraser, sometimes known as Liz Fraser, is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician from Grangemouth, Scotland, best known as the vocalist for the band Cocteau Twins.
1971

Carla Gugino

Age 47
Carla Gugino is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy, Sally Jupiter in Watchmen (2009), Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch (2011), and as the lead characters in the television series Karen Sisco and Threshold. Gugino's feature film work includes starring roles in Son in Law (1993), Sin City (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), Mr. Popper's Penguins(2011), San Andreas (2015), The Space Between Us (2017), and Gerald's Game (2017), as well as the voice role of Kelor in the DC Extended Universe. Gugino has also had lead roles in the television series Political Animals(2012), Wayward Pines (2015), and Roadies (2016).


On This Day

Aug 282018
 

Thor: Ragnarok

2017

   



Plot

Four years after defeating the Dark Elves and two years after the fight in Sokovia, Thor now finds himself trapped on the other side of the universe on the wacky planet of Sakaar. Meanwhile, a new threat rises as the evil Hela, Goddess of Death takes over Asgard and plans to conquer the universe. In order to get home, Thor must compete in a gladiator match against the defending champion of the Grandmaster. Little does Thor know is that the champion is his old friend and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk. Teaming with Hulk and his deceptive brother Loki, Thor must return home to Asgard in time to stop Hela and prevent the approaching Ragnarok, the apocalyptic destruction of Asgard.

Summary

Found this to be more enjoyable than the Dark World just a pity they killed off the Warriors Three so quickly.


IMDb 7.9x.x

FilmIMDb

Aug 282018
 

On This Day

28 August 2018


Births



1940

Ken Jenkins

Age 78
Ken Jenkins is an American actor and musician, best known for his role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine, on the American comedy series Scrubs (2001-2009). Jenkins has also had notable appearances in many popular TV shows.
1965

Amanda Tapping

Age 53
Amanda Tapping is an English-born Canadian actress and director. She is best known for portraying Samantha Carter in the Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1and Stargate Atlantis. She also starred as Helen Magnus in the science fiction-fantasy television series Sanctuary.
1970

Esther Hall

Age 48
Esther Jane Hall is an English actress who has appeared in a number of television dramas. Hall's first high-profile role was as Romey Sullivan in the television drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000). In 2005 Hall joined the main cast of Waking the Dead as Felix Gibson, replacing Holly Aird in the cast as the resident team pathologist, but the character lasted only one series. Recent roles include BBC dramas Rome (2005–2007) and True Dare Kiss (2007)
1973

J. August Richards

Age 45
Jaime Augusto Richards III commonly known as J. August Richards is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of vampire hunter Charles Gunn on the WB television series Angel and Mike Peterson/Deathlok in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
1984

Sarah Roemer

Age 34
Sarah Christine Roemer is an American actress and model. One of her best-known roles was the lead in Disturbia, but she has also starred in a number of films including AsylumHachi: A Dog's TaleFired Up!Waking Madison, and The Con Artist, as well as the television series The Event and Chosen.
1986

Florence Welch

Age 32
Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, songwriter and producer. She is the vocalist and songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. Florence and the Machine's debut album, Lungs, was released in 2009; on 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position in the UK after being on the chart for 28 consecutive weeks. Lungs won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, debuted at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful was released in 2015 to positive reviews from critics, and topped the UK and US charts.
1990

Katie Findlay

Age 28

Katie Findlay is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Rosie Larsen in the American crime drama television series The Killing. From 2013 to 2014, Findlay portrayed Maggie Landers in The CW's teen drama The Carrie Diaries. From 2014 to 2015, Findlay starred as Rebecca Sutter in the first season of the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder. In 2017 she joined the cast of FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman in the show's third season.


On This Day   .   Katie Findlay

Aug 272018
 

Emma Roberts

   

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Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous (2004–2007). She released her debut studio album Unfabulous and More in 2005. Roberts then appeared in numerous films, including Nancy Drew (2007), Wild Child (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011).

Looking for more mature roles, Roberts obtained starring roles in the films Lymelife (2009), 4.3.2.1. (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Adult World (2013), We're the Millers (2013), Palo Alto (2013), The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015), and Nerve (2016). She starred in the lead role of Chanel Oberlin on the Fox horror-comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016), and appeared in four seasons of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story.



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