Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

May 062018
 

On This Day

06 May 2018


Births



1947

Alan Dale

Age 71
Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre and rugby. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of professions, before deciding to become a professional actor at age 27. With work limited in New Zealand, Dale moved to Australia, where he played Dr. John Forrest in The Young Doctors from 1979 to 1982. He later appeared as Jim Robinson in Neighbours, a part he played from 1985 until 1993. He left the series when he fell out with the producers over the pay he and the rest of the cast received.
1970

Kavan Smith

Age 48
Kavan Joel Smith is a Canadian actor known for playing Major Evan Lorne in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, as Agent Jed Garrity in The 4400, and as Leland Coulter in When Calls the Heart.


On This Day

May 052018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Portsmouth    2

 


 

Peterborough United    0

 


Brett Pitman bagged a brace as Pompey secured a comfortable victory over Peterborough to finish eighth in League One.

They both arrived in an electric spell of first half football that belied the game’s status as an end of season dead rubber.

The prolific striker also missed a great chance to claim his first Blues hat-trick, while the fare on offer after the interval was significantly more forgettable.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side beaten at Bury the previous week.

The most notable incoming was Alex Bass, with the academy graduate handed his league debut between the sticks.

There were also starts for Brandon Haunstrup, Gareth Evans and Kal Naismith, with Luke McGee, Dion Donohue, Connor Ronan and Oli Hawkins all dropping to the bench.

Matt Clarke had plenty of reason to celebrate before kick-off, as he picked up The News/Sports Mail Player of the Season award – one of a host of trophies dished out.

And he was up for a Gareth Evans corner on 13 minutes, only for PITMAN to get there first and head Pompey into the lead.

It was a quiet evening for Bass in the south coast sunshine, although he did well to come from his line and dive at the feet of Idris Kanu.

Most of the action was taking place at the other end of the pitch, however, and it came as no surprise when the advantage was doubled on 25 minutes.

An angled drive from Jamal Lowe may well have been heading for net anyway, but PITMAN made sure by tapping the ball into the net from a yard out.

He really should have completed his treble before the break following some fine attacking play from Clarke.

The defender charged forward from the back and accepted a return pass from Haunstrup before back-heeling the ball into the path of Pitman, who blazed over from close range.

And the skipper went close again late in the half, with Jonathan Bond at full stretch to push clear his swerving strike.


Half Time

Portsmouth 2

Peterborough United 0


If the first half made you long for the season to continue, then the second would have had you booking your summer holiday.

There were certainly no notable opportunities to speak of in a period of football that was played at a pedestrian pace.

Evans dragged a long-range shot at one end, while Bass made a comfortable save at the other when Clarke’s block took the sting from Danny Lloyd’s effort.

Fratton Park was briefly livened when Lowe went down in the box, but referee John Busby waved away his appeals.

There were also a couple more half-chances for Pitman, but nothing that ever looked like increasing his impressive tally.

Matty Kennedy replaced Naismith for the closing stages, with the outgoing players receiving warm applause as he vacated the pitch.

The game then continued to meander towards its conclusion, as players and fans alike seemed happy to bask in the sunshine.

The whistle then blew to signal the end of Pompey’s first season back in the third tier and a final position they can certainly be satisfied with.

Pompey (4-1-4-1): Bass; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; O’Keefe; Lowe, Evans, Close, Naismith (Kennedy 77); Pitman (c)
Goals: Pitman 13, 25
Booked: Thompson
Subs not used: McGee, Donohue, May, Ronan, Chaplin, Hawkins

Peterborough (4-4-1-1): Bond; Shephard, Baldwin (c), Taylor, Hughes; Maddison, Da Silva Lopes, Grant, Edwards; Cooper (Lloyd 46); Kanu (Ward 46)
Subs not used: Tyler, Anderson, Doughty, Forrester, Marriott

Referee: John Busby

Attendance: 18,118 (598 away fans)


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May 052018
 

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May 052018
 

Dakota Blue Richards


    


Dakota Blue Richards (born 11 April 1994) is an English actress. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. She was cast as the lead of two other films: Dustbin Baby, as wayward teenager April, and The Secret of Moonacre, as Maria, the latter of which was released February 2009. She also played the character Franky Fitzgerald in the third generation of the E4 teen drama Skins.


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May 052018
 

On This Day

05 May 2018


Births



1940

Lance Henriksen

Age 78
Lance James Henriksen is an American actor and artist, best known for his roles in science fiction, action, and horror films such as Bishop in the Alien film franchise, and Frank Black in Fox television series MillenniumHenriksen is also notable for his voice acting, having voiced Kerchak the gorilla in the 1999 Walt Disney Feature Animation film Tarzan and Fleet Admiral Steven Hackett in BioWare's Mass Effect video game trilogy.
1942

Marc Alaimo

Age 76
Marc Alaimo (born Michael Joseph Alaimo) is an American actor, known for his villainous roles. He is best known for his role as recurring villain Gul Dukat in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
1943

Michael Palin

Age 75
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS  is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel documentaries.

Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd ShowThe Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".
1944

Johnn Rhys Davies

Age 74
John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor known for his portrayal of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Macbeth in Gargoyles, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.
1957

Richard E. Gant

Age 61
Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved recognition as John Seward in the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. He played Dr. Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan and Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
1979

Vincent Karthheiser

Age 39
Vincent Paul Kartheiser is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Connor on the The WB television series Angel and as Pete Campbell on the AMC television series Mad Men, for which he received six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with the cast (winning two).


On This Day

May 042018
 

On This Day

04 May 2018


Births



1984

Victoria Hesketh

Age 34
Victoria Christina Heskethbetter known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ. She was previously a member of the band Dead DiscoSince performing as a solo artist she has released three albums, Hands (2009), Nocturnes (2013) and Working Girl (2015) and a number of associated EPs and remixes. Hesketh has toured internationally both as a DJ-only act as well as with a full band. Hands reached number five on the UK Albums Chart and the singles "New in Town" and "Remedybecame top twenty hits.
1988

Ryan Taylor

Age 30
Ryan Paul Taylor is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Plymouth Argyle.

Taylor played 59 times for Portsmouth scoring 16 goals between 2014 – 2015


On This Day

May 032018
 

On This Day

03 May 2018


Births



1940

Conny Plank

(Died: 18 Dec 1987)

Aged 47
Konrad "Conny" Plank was a West German record producer and musician. He was born in Hütschenhausen. His creativity as a sound engineer and producer helped to shape many innovative recordings of postwar European popular music, covering a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. His immense catalogue of work has greatly influenced modern studio production and engineering techniques.
1965

Rob Brydon

Age 53
Robert Brydon JonesMBE, known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series Supernova, Bryn West in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and Keith Barret in the BBC comedy series Marion and Geoff and its spin-off The Keith Barret Show.
1975

Christine Hendricks

Age 43
Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Holloway on the AMC television series Mad Men (2007–2015), which earned her six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Deaths



2004

Anthony Ainley

(Born: 20 Aug 1932)

Died Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.


On This Day

May 022018
 

On This Day

02 May 2018


Births



1941

Paul Darrow

Age 77
Paul Darrow (born Paul Valentine Birkby) is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Kerr Avon in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7. He also guest starred twice on Doctor Who, playing Captain Hawkins in the serial Doctor Who and the Silurians which was transmitted in 1970 and Maylin Tekker in the serial Timelash which was transmitted in 1985.
1962

Mick Quinn

Age 56
Michael Quinn is an English retired professional footballer. Quinn was predominantly a centre forward from 1979 until 1996. Micky is now a scout for Wigan Athletic and works on UK radio station TalkSPORT, mostly on the Weekend Breakfast show.

Quinn played 137 times for Portsmouth scoring 68 goals between 1986 – 1989
1974

Matt Berry

Age 44
Matthew Charles "Matt" Berry is an English actor, writer, and musician. He is known for his leading role as Steven Toast in the Channel 4 British sitcom Toast of London, and also for his appearances in The IT CrowdGarth Marenghi's DarkplaceThe Mighty BooshSnuff Box, and The Wrong Door and House of Fools. In 2015 he won a BAFTA award in Best Male Performance for his work on Toast of London.
1978

Giannis Skopelitis

Age 40
Giannis Skopelitis is a Greek football player who plays for Egaleo.

Skopelitis played 18 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1981

Robert Buckley

Age 37
Robert Earl Buckley is an American actor, known for his roles as Kirby Atwood on NBC's comedy-drama series Lipstick Jungle and Clay Evans on The CW's teen drama series One Tree Hill. Buckley also starred as Brian Leonard on ABC's horror drama series 666 Park Avenue, and has portrayed Major Lilywhite on The CW's comedy-drama series iZombie since 2015.
1985

David Nugent

Age 33
David James Nugent is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Derby County.

Nugent played 93 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2007 – 2011
1988

Stephen Henderson

Age 30
Stephen Henderson is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nottingham Forest.

Henderson played 28 times for Portsmouth between 2011 – 2018


Deaths



1990

David Rappaport

(Born: 23 Nov 1951)

Died Aged 38
David Stephen Rappaport was an English actor, one of the best known dwarf actors in television and film, known for his roles in the films Time Bandits and The Bride, and television series such as L.A. LawThe Wizard and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.


On This Day

May 012018
 

On This Day

01 May 2018


Births



1958

Paul Gardiner

(Died: 04 Feb 1984)

Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner  was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.
1972

Julie Benz

Age 46
Julie Marie Benz is an American actress, best known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004) and Rita Bennett on Dexter (2006–2010), for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress and the 2009 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has also starred on the series Roswell (1999–2000), Desperate Housewives (2010), No Ordinary Family (2010–2011), A Gifted Man (2011–2012), Defiance (2013–2015), and Hawaii Five-0 (2015–present). Her film roles include Jawbreaker (1999), The Brothers (2001), RamboSaw V and Punisher: War Zone (2008), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009), and Bedrooms (2010).
1975

Alexey Smertin

Age 43
Aleksey Gennadyevich Smertin is a retired footballer. He was a fairly versatile player and was able to play in defence as well as midfield. He works as a deputy executive director with FC Dynamo Moscow.

Smertin played 33 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1990

Caitlin Stasey

Age 28
Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours. Previously she played Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club, although her breakthrough movie role came in Tomorrow, When the War Began, a 2010 movie adaption of the teen novel of the same name in which she played lead protagonist Ellie Linton. She also played Lady Kenna in the American series Reign from 2013 to 2015 and had a recurring role in the ABC2 series Please Like Me from 2013 to 2016. In 2017 Stasey starred as Ada on the Fox television drama APB, which was cancelled after one season in May 2017.


On This Day

Apr 302018
 

On This Day

30 April 2018


Births



1975

Johnny Galecki

Age 43
John Mark Galecki is an American actor. He is known for playing Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory since 2007 and David Healy in the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1992 to 1997. Galecki also appeared in the films National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Prancer (1989), Suicide Kings (1997), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Bookies (2003), In Time (2011), and Rings (2017).
1977

Alexandra Holden

Age 41
Alexandra Holden is an American film and television actress.
1981

Kunal Nayyar

Age 37
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor known for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
1982

Kirsten Dunst

Age 36
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories (1989). At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994). She appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. After starring in films such as Wag the Dog (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), the English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service (U.S. release 1998), and The Virgin Suicides (1999), Dunst began making romantic comedies and comedy-dramas, starring in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Bring It On (2000), Get Over It and Crazy/Beautiful (both released in 2001).
1985

Gal Gadot

Age 33
Gal Gadot-Varsano is an Israeli actress and model. She was born and raised in Israel. At age 18 she was crowned Miss Israel 2004.

Gadot's first film role came as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. She went on to achieve wide recognition for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and then the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).
1986

Dianna Agron

Age 32
Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, and dancer. In 2006, Agron made her television debut as Jessica Grant on CSI: NY. From 2006 to 2007, Agron had recurring roles on Veronica Mars as Jenny Budosh, and Heroes as Debbie Marshall.
1988

Ana de Armas

Age 30
Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Cuban actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia. She also starred in the popular Spanish television show El Internado. In 2015 she starred in her first American film Knock Knock followed by ExposedHands of StoneWar Dogs and Blade Runner 2049.


On This Day 

Apr 292018
 

On This Day

29 April 2018


Births



1955

Kate Mulgrew

Age 63
Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew is an American actress. She is known for the roles of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black. She first came to attention in the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope. Mulgrew has won an Obie Award, and has received a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
1983

Megan Boone

Age 35
Megan Boone is an American actress. She is best known for her role as FBI agent/profiler Elizabeth Keen on the NBC drama series The Blacklist. She was also a regular on Law & Order: LA and has appeared in films such as My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) and Step Up Revolution (2012).
1998

Ella Hunt

Age 20

Ella Hunt is an English actress, known for Intruders (2011), Les Misérables (2012), Robot Overlords (2014), and Anna and the Apocalypse (2017). Since 2016, she has played the role of Ellie Marsden in the ITV comedy series Cold Feet. In 2017, she appeared as Emma Carr in the ITV drama series Endeavour.


On This Day

Apr 282018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Bury    1

 


 

Portsmouth    0

 


Pompey’s slim chance of claiming a play-off spot was ended after they were beaten 1-0 at already relegated Bury.

In truth, neither side deserved to win a dire contest that did little to entertain another large travelling army.

But it was the Shakers who were able to celebrate the consolation of three points, as George Miller stole the ball from Luke McGee to score.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side that were beaten at home by Charlton the previous week.

Oli Hawkins returned up front and Connor Ronan started wide on the left in a 4-4-2 system, while there were also places for Stuart O’Keefe and Christian Burgess.

Gareth Evans and Brandon Haunstrup both dropped to the bench, as Jack Whatmough missed out through injury and Kal Naismith was not included in the squad.

The first half was an instantly forgettable affair, with little in the way of goalmouth action at either end of the pitch.

It was typical end-of-season fare, as both sides displayed plenty of energy, but not much quality in the final third.

Ben Close fizzed a dangerous delivery across the face of goal, although none of his team-mates were there to get on the end of it.

Bury were mildly more threatening and Harry Bunn had an angled effort that cleared the crossbar.

Jay O’Shea then turned sharply inside the Blues box and hooked the ball narrowly over, in what was probably the best chance of the half.

Hawkins should have fond the target when he dived to meet Jamal Lowe’s cross on 24 minutes, although his blushes were spared by the linesman’s flag.

The hosts were then forced into a change when Bunn went down off the ball and was replaced by Tsun Dai.

Pompey started to find a bit more fluidity just before the break, although Brett Pitman and Lowe were both unable to find the target.


Half Time

Bury 0

Portsmouth 0


Any hope that the second half was going to be livelier than the first appeared to be dashed when O’Shea failed to beat the first man with a dangerous free-kick straight after the restart.

But the Blues went closer moments later, with Hawkins meeting Lowe’s cross and sending a header looping onto the roof of the net.

There was then a nervy moment for the hosts when Miller caught Matt Clarke with a flailing arm, although referee Andy Haines opted to brandish only a yellow card.

Jackett made his first change on 55 minutes, with Hawkins withdrawn for Matty Kennedy, resulting in a switch back to a 4-1-4-1 system.

A series of corners caused problems for the Shakers, as O’Keefe and Pitman both had efforts deflected off target, while Burgess then headed over.

Another set of fresh legs was introduced just past the hour mark, with Dion Donohue making way for Haunstrup.

Bury almost broke the deadlock soon after following an almighty scramble in the box, but a well-placed Pitman was able to hack Miller’s effort from the line.

It was only a brief reprieve for the Blues, however, as Miller did open the scoring for the hosts on 67 minutes.

But it was a goal that should have been avoided, as Kennedy passed back to McGee and when he took a touch, the Shakers striker nipped in to steal the ball and slot it home.

Kennedy went down under pressure from Ryan Cooney as Pompey sought to get back on level terms, only for appeals for a penalty to be waved away by Haines.

Bury missed a good opportunity to double their lead, however, when Saul Shotton fired over after McGee had punched clear a corner.

Conor Chaplin replaced Ronan for the final few moments and saw a stoppage-time shot brilliant pushed past the post by Joe Murphy.

Burgess then saw his header cleared from the line from the resulting corner, as the Blues were unable to force a late equaliser.

Bury (4-4-1-1): Murphy; Cooney (Clarke 80), Shotton, Thopson, Leigh; Ismail, Danns (c), Styles, Bunn (Dai 33); O’Shea; Miller (Sang 90+2)
Goals: Miller 67
Booked: Miller
Subs not used: Ripley, Tutte, Adams, Hulme

Pompey (4-4-2): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue (Haunstrup 63); Lowe, Close, O’Keefe, Ronan (Chaplin 85); Pitman (c), Hawkins (Kennedy 55)
Booked: Thompson, Donohue
Subs not used: Bass, Deslandes, May, Evans

Referee: Andy Haines

Attendance: 4,575 (1,525 Pompey fans)


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