Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Aug 112018
 

On This Day

11 August 2018


Births



1983

Chris Hemsworth

Age 35
Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07). Hemsworth has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he portrays the role of Thor, beginning in Thor (2011), and also appearing in The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
1993

Alyson Stoner

Age 25
Alyson Rae Stoner is an American actress, singer, dancer and model. Stoner is best known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007) and the Step Up series (2006, 2010, 2014). She has been a dancer for several artists, such as Missy ElliottEminemKumbia KingsOutkast and Will Smith. Stoner is also known for hosting Disney Channel's Mike's Super Short Show (2001–2007) and for voicing Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015).


Deaths



1994

Peter Cushing

(Born: 26 May 1913)

Died Aged 81
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkinin Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles.


On This Day

Aug 102018
 

On This Day

10 August 2018


Births



1962

Suzanne Collins

Age 56
Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and author, best known as the author of The New York Times best selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy (which consists of The Hunger GamesCatching Fire, and Mockingjay).
1982

Devon Aoki

Age 36
Devon Aoki is an American actress and fashion model. Aoki's film roles include supporting roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005) and lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Mutant Chronicles (2008).
1984

Ryan Eggold

Age 34
Ryan James Eggold is an American actor. He is known for playing Ryan Matthews on the CW teen drama series 90210 and Tom Keen on the NBC crime drama series The Blacklist and its short-lived spin-off series The Blacklist: Redemption.
1990

Lee Brown

Age 28
Lee James Brown is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for League One club Portsmouth. He has played for the England C national team.


On This Day

Aug 092018
 

Tomb Raider

2018

  



PLOT SUMMARY

Barely managing to stay afloat as a freelance bike courier, Lara Croft–the twenty-one-year-old heiress to an immense fortune and daughter of the intrepid archaeologist and global financial magnate, Lord Richard Croft–is still reeling from his inexplicable disappearance, seven long years later. However, an inconspicuous trail of elaborate clues will soon have young Lara following in her father's footsteps, as she embarks on his last crusade and her first adventure to unearth the cursed tomb of the omnipotent Sorceress-Queen of Yamatai, Himiko. Against all logic and Richard's will, Lara picks up where her dad left off, venturing all alone on a remote and perilous island-prison which is crawling with the ruthless Mathias Vogel's cutthroats who are in search of the very thing that claimed the archaeologist's life. But, Lara must know. Is there more to this mysterious vanishing than meets the eye?.




6.4

IMDb

Aug 092018
 

On This Day

09 August 2018


Births



1968

Gillian Anderson

Age 50
Gillian Leigh AndersonOBE is an American-British film, television and theatre actress. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies' film The House of Mirth (2000), and DSI Stella Gibson on the BBC crime drama television series The Fall.
1976

Audrey Tautou

Age 42
Audrey Justine Tautou is a French actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Le Libertin and Happenstance (2000). Tautou achieved international recognition for her lead role in the 2001 film Amélie.
1978

Daniela
Denby-Ashe


Age 40
Daniela Denby-Ashe is an English actress, best known for playing the character Sarah Hills in the soap opera EastEnders, Margaret Hale in the period drama North and South and Janey Harper in the sitcom My Family. She also played the character Lorraine Donnegan in the drama series Waterloo Road after previously playing a different character, "Jem Allen" in one episode a few years earlier.
1983

Ashley Johnson

Age 35
Ashley Suzanne Johnson is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Chrissy Seaver in Growing Pains, Ellie in The Last of Us, Annie Warbucks in Annie: A Royal Adventure!, Alex Marshall in What Women Want, Terra in Teen Titans and its spin-off Teen Titans Go!, Gwen Tennyson in the Ben 10 franchise and Gretchen Priscilla Grundler in Disney's Recess. She currently stars in the NBC drama Blindspot as FBI forensic specialist Patterson, and is a recurring cast member of Geek and Sundry's show Critical Role.
1990

Adelaide Kane

Age 28
Adelaide Kane is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, and Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign. In July 2017, she joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time in a recurring role as Cinderella's evil stepsister, Drizella, who is one of the antagonists in the season. Adelaide's final episode in Once Upon a Time was "Sisterhood".


On This Day

Aug 082018
 

On This Day

08 August 2018


Births



1930

Terry Nation

(Died: 09 Mar 1997)

Aged 66
Terence Joseph Nation was a Welsh television writer and novelist. He made a significant contribution to the long-running BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who from its outset, creating the villainous Daleks.
1981

Michael Doyle

Age 37
Michael Paul Doyleis an Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Coventry City. Born in Dublin, Doyle started his career at Celtic before a spell on loan in Denmark playing for AGF Aarhus. He subsequently spent the majority of his career at Coventry City and Sheffield United. Doyle has also been capped once by the Republic of Ireland.

Doyle played 96 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2015 – 2017
1987

Katie Leung

Age 31
Katie Liu Leung is a Scottish film, television, and stage actress. She played Cho Chang, the first love interest for lead character Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. In 2012, Leung made her stage debut in the play Wild Swans. Leung has an interest in painting and photography and studied art and design at the University of the Arts, London.
1996

Ben Close

Age 22
Ben Easton Close is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.


On This Day

Aug 072018
 

David Wheeler

Loan : Queens Park Rangers – Portsmouth



David Wheeler

Pompey have signed David Wheeler on a season-long loan deal from QPR.

The 27-year-old winger will wear the number 22 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s an attacking wide player, who can be used on either side and has an impressive goalscoring record.

“He hasn’t quite made the breakthrough at QPR, but had a number of seasons at Exeter and was very keen to come here.

“It’s our first loan signing and supplements the good base of our own players that is already here.

“We’re pleased to bring his attacking qualities into our group and are grateful to QPR for letting him come here.”

Wheeler joined QPR from Exeter 12 months ago and has scored one goal in nine appearances for the Championship outfit.

He signed for Exeter in the summer of 2013 following a successful trial and played a total of 171 times, finding the target on 39 occasions.

Wheeler’s final season with the Grecians included a run of eight goals in seven successive games, while he also hit the net at Wembley in a play-off final defeat.

He twice grabbed winning goals against Pompey at Fratton Park, settling encounters in September 2015 and January 2017.


      

Portsmouth FC

Aug 072018
 

On This Day

07 August 2018


Births



1932

Edward Hardwicke

(Died 16 May 2011)

Aged 78
Edward Cedric Hardwicke was an English actor, who had a distinguished career on the stage, as well as being known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Granada TV series Sherlock Holmes.
1960

David Duchovny

Age 58
David William Duchovny is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television series The X-Files and writer Hank Moody on the television series Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards.


On This Day

Aug 062018
 

On This Day

06 August 2018


Births



1976

Melissa George

Age 42
Melissa Suzanne George is an Australian-American actress. A former national rollerskating champion and model in Australia, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 1993 to 1996. After moving to the United States, George made her film debut in the neo-noir science fiction feature Dark City (1998) and later appeared in supporting roles in Steven Soderbergh's crime film The Limey (1999) and David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001).


On This Day

Aug 052018
 

A Flock Of Seagulls

A Flock Of Seagulls

   


Released August 1982

01 Modern Love Is Automatic    
02 Messages    
03 I Ran (So Far Away)    
04 Space Age Love Song    
05 You Can Run    
06 Telecommunication    
07 Standing In The Doorway   
08 Don't Ask Me   
09 D.N.A.    
10 Tokyo   
11 Man Made   
12 Pick Me Up   
13 Windows   
14 Tanglimara    
15 Intro   


Music   .   A Flock Of Seagulls

Aug 052018
 

On This Day

05 August 2018


Births



1963

Mark Strong

Age 55
Mark Strong (born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia) is an English actor. He is known for his roles in films such as StardustRocknRollaBody of LiesSherlock HolmesKick-AssTinker Tailor Soldier SpyZero Dark ThirtyThe Imitation GameKingsman: The Secret Service, and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
1983

Kara Tointon

Age 35
Kara Louise Tointon is an English actress, best known for playing Dawn Swann in BBC soap opera EastEnders, as the 2010 winner of BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing and as Maria in the ITV live production of The Sound of Music Live in December 2015 alongside Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp.
1997

Olivia Holt

Age 21

 
Olivia Hastings Holt is an American actress and singer. She starred in the Disney XD series Kickin' It, Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster, and the Disney Channel Original Series I Didn't Do It. Her debut EP, Olivia, was released on Hollywood Records on July 15, 2016.


Deaths



2001

Aaron Flahavan

(Born: 15 Dec 1975)

Died Aged 25
Aaron Adam Flahavan was an English football goalkeeper who played for Portsmouth.

Flahavan played 106 times for Portsmouth between 1995 – 2001


On This Day   .   Olivia Holt

Aug 042018
 

Match Report

League One


Portsmouth 1    0 Luton Town

Jamal Lowe celebrated his miraculous recovery from injury with a goal that ensured Pompey began the new season with victory over Luton.

He slotted home in the first half to cap an enjoyable afternoon at a Fratton Park that was bathed in south coast sunshine.

But the Blues had to withstand some heavy pressure at times, with the Hatters twice hitting the woodwork in their quest for an equaliser.

Kenny Jackett handed debuts to four of his summer signings, with Craig MacGillivray, Lee Brown, Tom Naylor and Ronan Curtis all starting.

But the big surprise when the teams were announced was the inclusion of Lowe, who was expected to miss out after injuring his ankle against Utrecht the previous week.

There was also a start for Brandon Haunstrup on the left of midfield, as Jackett opted to stick with the 4-4-2 system he had preferred towards the end of pre-season.

The visitors received an early scare as skipper Alan Sheehan crashed into the advertising hoardings and ended up in the Milton End moat.

It was nervy few moments as the crowd waited for the centre-back to emerge, but thankfully he was unscathed.

Luton – who were promoted from League Two last term – started the brighter side and when Sheehan’s delivery was flicked on by Harry Cornick, the ball flashed dangerously across the face of goal.

A moment of controversy followed as Curtis rose for a challenge and there were suggestions of an elbow being used as he crashed to the turf.

The Fratton faithful certainly appealed for a red card, but after consulting with his assistant, referee Gavin Ward decided to take no action.

Pompey’s fans did have cause to cheer on 16 minutes, however, as their side managed to break the deadlock.

It was LOWE who grabbed the first goal of the season, slotting in from inside the box after Curtis had done well to get to the byline and cut the ball back.

Most of the game’s clearest chances were still falling Luton’s way, though, and Nathan Thompson had to intervene when Jorge Grant tried to pick out James Collins in the box.

They then had two excellent opportunities to draw level within the space of a few minutes – and on both occasions some visiting fans thought they had.

First up was Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, whose low effort from the edge of the box could not quite creep into the bottom corner.

Then, after Brown had been booked for a foul on James Justin, Sheehan’s free-kick cannoned back off the upright.

But the closing stages of the half passed by relatively incident free, although former Fratton loanee Dan Potts did receive a booking for a foul on Lowe.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Luton Town 0


Brett Pitman did not emerge from the tunnel for the start of the second half, with Oli Hawkins taking his place up front and Naylor claiming the captain’s armband.

But it was fellow striker Curtis who forced Marek Stech into action with a curling shot on 50 minutes, although the flag had been raised for offside.

The Blues were looking a threat on the counter-attack and when Curtis surged towards goal, Alan McCormack decided to take one for the team.

Luton’s midfielder deliberately clipped the heels of his opponent and there was no surprise when he received a yellow card.

But the Hatters were looking dangerous themselves and when the hosts lost possession, Collins smashed a shot against the woodwork.

MacGillivray then came to the rescue just past the hour mark, doing well to deny Cornick from close range.

Pompey made their second change in between those chances, with Anton Walkes making way for Ben Close in the centre of the pitch.

Thompson’s shot flew off target, as the hosts tried to ease the pressure and injured himself in the process.

It forced Jackett into his final change of the afternoon, with Christian Burgess taking up an unfamiliar right-back role.

Fellow defender Jack Whatmough was looking assured and halted one Hatters attack with a couple of key tackles in quick succession.

There was also persistence from Naylor to win the ball back after losing possession, while MacGillivray did well to cut out Mpanzu’s low centre.

Nerves started to creep in as the seconds ticked down and only rose when Whatmough conceded a free-kick just outside the box.

It was Sheehan who stepped up to curl a shot around the wall, but MacGillivray dived to his right to push the ball clear.

Former Blues players Jake Jervis and Sonny Bradley both came on and were thrown up front for the closing stages, but Luton were unable to find a late leveller.

Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray; Thompson (Burgess 71), Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Lowe, Naylor, Walkes (Close 60), Haunstrup; Pitman (c) (Hawkins 46), Curtis
Goals: Lowe 16
Booked: Brown, Curtis
Subs not used: McGee, Donohue, Evans, Chaplin

Luton (4-1-2-1-2): Stech; Justin (Bradley 90+1), Pearson, Sheehan (c), Potts; McCormack (Jervis 87); Mpanzu, Grant; Lee; Cornick (Shinnie 78), Collins
Booked: Potts, McCormack, Justin, Sheehan
Subs not used: Shea, Rea, Stacey, Gambin

Referee: Gavin Ward

Attendance: 19,018 (2,392 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Aug 042018
 

On This Day

04 August 2018


Births



1942

Don S. Davis

(Died: 29 Jun 2008)

Aged 65
Don Sinclair Davis, PhD  was an American character actor best-known for playing General Hammond in the television series Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007), and earlier for playing Major Garland Briggs on the television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991).
1975

Andy Hallett

(Died: 29 Mar 2009)

Aged 33
Andrew Alcott Hallett was an American singer and actor who became known from playing the part of Lorne in the television series Angel (2000–2004). He used his singing talents often on the show, and performed two songs on the series' 2005 soundtrack album, Angel: Live Fast, Die Never.
1983

Greta Gerwig

Age 35
Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress, writer, and director. She first garnered attention after working on and appearing in several mumblecore films. Between 2006 and 2009, she appeared in a number of films by Joe Swanberg, some of which she co-wrote and co-directed.


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