Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

May 172018
 

The 2008 FA Cup Final – 10 years ago today.

The match was the 127th FA Cup Final, and the second to be held at the new Wembley Stadium since its redevelopment. The match was contested by Portsmouth and Cardiff City, with Portsmouth winning 1–0. This was the first time that the two sides have ever met in the competition. Both teams were aiming to win the FA Cup for the second time, Cardiff having won it in 1927 and Portsmouth in 1939Had Cardiff won, they would have been the first club from outside the top division of English football to have won the competition since West Ham United in 1980. The match had an attendance of 89,874, a record which still stands as the largest ever for an FA Cup Final at the new Wembley Stadium.

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Road to Wembley

3rd   Ipswich Town

1-0 (Nugent)

4th   Plymouth Argyle

2-1 (Diarra , Kranjcar)

5th   Preston North End

1-0 (Carter og)

6th   Manchester United

1-0 (Muntari)

SF   West Bromwich Albion

1-0 (Kanu)

Final

Kanu’s first-half goal won the FA Cup for Portsmouth against Cardiff City in a low-key final at Wembley.

The Nigerian scrambled home the winner at the near post eight minutes before half-time after Cardiff keeper Peter Enckelman fumbled John Utaka’s cross.

Cardiff enjoyed possession but rarely posed a serious threat, although Glenn Loovens had a goal ruled out for handball in first-half injury time.

And Portsmouth held on to claim the trophy for the first time since 1939.
It was a personal triumph for emotional Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp as he claimed his first major trophy in a management and coaching career stretching back 25 years.

He raced on to the pitch afterwards to celebrate as Portsmouth’s win earned them a place in next season’s Uefa Cup – their first European adventure.

The final was given a magnificent backdrop by both clubs’ noisy and colourful fans who clearly wanted to make the most of their moment in the limelight.

Underdogs Cardiff, who were trying to become the first team from outside the top flight to win the Cup since West Ham United beat Arsenal in 1980, played with spirit, but did not have the quality to seriously disturb the Pompey defence, in which Campbell and Sylvain Distin were outstanding.

Cardiff boss Dave Jones did not gamble on Robbie Fowler, even as a substitute, after four months out with a hip problem – and his side did not feel his absence in a lively start.

Joe Ledley played in Paul Parry in the 12th minute but Portsmouth keeper David James made a crucial block to deny Cardiff the lead.

Kanu posted the warning signals for Cardiff as early as the 21st minute when he took a pass from Sulley Muntari in his stride and danced around keeper Enckelman, only to send his effort against the outside of the post with the goal unguarded.

He made no mistake eight minutes before the interval when Enckelman could only push out Utaka’s whipped cross from the right flank and Kanu pounced to score.

Cardiff had more than held their own and almost provided an instant response when Parry raced clear down the left, but his cross stretched Kevin McNaughton as he arrived at the far post and the chance was gone.

And Bluebirds had a goal ruled out in first-half injury time when Pompey keeper James – who has form for high-profile mistakes in FA Cup finals – missed a corner, but Loovens handled before sending a looping finish into the net.

Loovens came to Cardiff’s rescue after 52 minutes when Utaka set up Kanu again and he was forced to block a goal-bound shot with his chest.

Cardiff failed to apply consistent pressure to Portsmouth and boss Jones made a change after 61 minutes, sending on gifted 17-year-old prodigy Aaron Ramsey for Peter Whittingham.

It had been a desperately disappointing afternoon for the veteran Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, so it was no surprise when he was also hauled off with 20 minutes left and time running out for a Cardiff response.

David Nugent had come on as replacement for Utaka, and he forced Enckelman into a smart near-post save from a rising drive as Portsmouth attempted to kill the final off.

Loovens had proved to be a danger man for Cardiff at set-pieces and he sent a header bouncing just over the bar from Ramsey’s corner after 79 minutes.

Cardiff’s desire to push forward for an equaliser left them open to a counter-attack and Distin almost punished them with a run from the half-way line that was only halted by a fine tackle from Roger Johnson.

But it was Portsmouth’s day as for once the favourites justified their tag in this season’s unpredictable FA Cup.

To their credit, many Cardiff supporters stayed inside the stadium to see Pompey lift the Cup before they melted away to contemplate their sorrows.

Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Hreidarsson, Utaka (Nugent 69), Pedro Mendes (Diop 78), Diarra, Muntari, Kranjcar, Kanu (Baros 87).
Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Pamarot.

Booked: Hreidarsson, Kranjcar, Diarra.

Goals: Kanu 37.

Cardiff: Enckelman, McNaughton, Johnson, Loovens, Capaldi, Ledley, Rae (Sinclair 86), McPhail, Whittingham (Ramsey 61), Parry, Hasselbaink (Thompson 70).
Subs Not Used: Oakes, Purse.

Att: 89,874

Ref: Mike Dean (Wirral).


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May 172018
 

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Births



1955

Bill Paxton

(Died: 25 Feb 2017)

Age 61
William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011). Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.
1961

Enya

Age 57
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her distinct sound over the following four years with multi-tracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, Celtic, classical, church, and folk music. She has sung in ten languages.
1973

Sasha Alexander

Age 45
Suzana S. Drobnjaković Ponti, known by her stage name Sasha Alexander, is a Serbian-American actress. She played Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek and has acted in films including Yes Man(2008) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009). Alexander played Caitlin Todd for the first two seasons of NCIS. From July 2010 through September 2016, Alexander starred as Maura Isles in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.
1990

Leven Rambin

Age 28
Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is best known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children (2004–08) and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy (2005–present), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–09), One Tree Hill (2003–12), Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12), and CSI: Miami (2002–12). She appeared in the sci-fi film The Hunger Games(2012) as the District 1 tribute Glimmer, and appeared as Clarisse La Rue in the fantasy film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)


Deaths



2012

Donna Summer

(Born: 31 Dec 1948)

Died Aged 63
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the R&B charts in the U.S. and a number-one in the U.K.


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1958

Glenn Gregory

Age 60
Glenn Peter Gregory is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose music career spans more than 30 years. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as co-founder and lead singer of the new wave and synthpop band Heaven 17, which released six singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the United Kingdom during the 1980s, and 1990s, including "Temptation", "Come Live with Me", "Crushed by the Wheels of Industry", "Sunset Now", "This Is Mine", and "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang"
1964

Rebecca Front

Age 54
Rebecca Louise Front is an English actress, writer, comedian and singer. She won the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for The Thick of It (2009–12). She is also known for her work in numerous other British comedies, including the radio show On The Hour (1992), The Day Today (1994), Knowing Me, Knowing You… with Alan Partridge (1994), Time Gentlemen Please (2000–02), sketch show Big Train (2002), and Nighty Night (2004–05).
1969

David Boreanaz

Age 49
David Boreanaz is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004), FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones (2005–2017) and Jason Hayes in the military drama series SEAL Team.
1969

Yannick Bisson

Age 49
Yannick D. Bisson is a Canadian film and television actor and director best known to international audiences for playing Detective William Murdoch on the series Murdoch Mysteries.
1982

Tiya Sircar

Age 36
Tiya Sircar is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in The Internship17 AgainStar Wars Rebels, and The Good Place.


Deaths



2011

Edward Hardwicke

(Born: 07 Aug 1932)

Died 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.


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May 152018
 

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Births



1953

Mike Oldfield

Age 65
Michael Gordon Oldfield is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music. His biggest commercial success is the 1973 album Tubular Bells – which launched Virgin Records and became a hit in America after its opening was used as the theme for the film The Exorcist. He recorded the 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow" and a rendition of the Christmas piece "In Dulci Jubilo".
1978

David Krumholtz

Age 40
David Krumholtz is an American actor. He played Charlie Eppes in the CBS drama series Numb3rs. He also played Seth Goldstein in the Harold & Kumar film series and Bernard the Elf in the Santa Clause film series.
1990

Sophie Cookson

Age 28
Sophie Louise Cookson is an English actress best known for portraying secret agent Roxanne "Roxy" Morton / Lancelot in the 2014 spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its 2017 sequel The Golden Circle.


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May 142018
 

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Births



1961

Tim Roth

Age 57
Simon Timothy Roth is an English actor and director. He made his debut role in the television film Made in Britain (1982). He garnered critical acclaim for his role as Myron in the film The Hit (1984), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Among a group of prominent British actors of the era, the “Brit Pack”, Roth gained more attention for his performances in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Vincent & Theo (1990) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990).
1968

Greg Davies

Age 50
Gregory Daniel Davies is a Welsh-born, English stand-up comedian, actor, and former secondary school teacher. He is best known for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Mr. Gilbert in The Inbetweeners, Ken Thompson in Cuckoo, as the Taskmaster in Taskmaster, and Man Down playing Dan Davies, as well as for guest appearances on Mock the WeekWould I Lie to You?, and Fast and Loose. He has also performed on the Live at the Apollo series.
1976

Martine McCutcheon

Age 42
Martine Kimberley Sherrie McCutcheon (born Martine Kimberley Sherrie Ponting), is an English singer, television personality and actress. McCutcheon's first television role was the role of Mandy in the TV show Bluebirds in 1989. She also had minor success as one third of the pop group Milan in the early 1990s, but it was her role as Tiffany Mitchell in the BBC's EastEnders that she is best remembered for, as well has her role in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually. For the former she won the 1997 National Television Award, while for the latter she received the 2004 Empire Award and the 2004 MTV Movie Award. She was written out of EastEnders at the end of 1998 and then embarked on a pop career, this time as a solo artist.
1983

Amber Tamblyn

Age 35
Amber Rose Tamblyn is an American actress, author, poet, and film director. She first came to national attention in her role on the soap opera General Hospital as Emily Quartermaine, followed by a starring role on the prime-time series Joan of Arcadia, portraying the title character, Joan Girardi for which she received Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Her feature film work includes roles in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Ring (2002), and 127 Hours (2010); she had an extended arc as Martha M. Masters in the medical drama series House. She also had a starring role as Jenny on season eleven of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
1993

Miranda Cosgrove

Age 25

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Her career began at the age of 3 with several television commercial appearances. Cosgrove's film debut came in 2003, when she appeared as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock. She appeared in a number of minor television roles over several years before coming to prominence as Megan Parker on the Nickelodeon television series Drake & Josh. In 2007, she landed the role of Carly Shay, the lead character on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom iCarly. Cosgrove also voiced Margo in the animated film Despicable Me (2010) and its sequels. In 2016, she starred as Shea Moore on the short-lived NBC sitcom Crowded.
1996

McKaley Miller

Age 22

  
McKaley Nicole Miller is an American actress. She is best known for her recurring roles as Dana Monohan on the ABC series The Gates and as Rose Hattenbarger on The CW series Hart of Dixie.


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Alexandra Daddario


    


Alexandra Anna Daddario (born March 16, 1986) is an American actress. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch.

Daddario also starred in the films Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest starred in television series such as White CollarIt’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTrue DetectiveNew Girl and American Horror Story.


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1945

Sam Anderson

Age 73
Sam Anderson is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Sam Gorpley on Perfect Strangers, as dentist Bernard Nadler on Lost, and as Holland Manners on Angel.
1966

Alison Goldfrapp

Age 52
Alison Elizabeth Margaret Goldfrapp is an English musician and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp.
2000

Mika Abdalla

Age 18
Mika Abdalla is an American actress who appeared on the 2010 television series Fun to Grow On and in the 2013 film Saige Paints the Sky. In 2015, she played McKeyla McAlister in the TV mini-series Project MC2.


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May 122018
 

Hunter King


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Don't be sad this season of #LifeInPieces is over... Be happy we have bloopers!

Check them out, then catch up on the season: https://t.co/wlstwHbHkZ

Hey @JoeyKing ... I know some family came to visit you in South Africa while you were filming #TheKissingBooth .... who happened to be your favorite visitor?😬🤞🏼

If you’re a fan of #TheKissingBooth my sister @JoeyKing is live tweeting while watching the movie! Go tweet her some shiiizzzz😁

I mean idk about you but my #choicesummermovieactress is DEF @JoeyKing for #TheKissingBooth. You know she’s yours too😏 #TeenChoiceAwards

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May 122018
 

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Births



1948

Lindsay Crouse

Age 70
Lindsay Ann Crouse is an American actress. She made her Broadway debut in the 1972 revival of Much Ado About Nothing and appeared in her first film in 1976 in All the President's Men. For her role in the 1984 film Places in the Heart, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Slap Shot (1977), Between the Lines (1977), The Verdict (1982), Prefontaine (1997), and The Insider (1999). She also had a leading role in the 1987 film House of Games, which was directed by her then-husband David Mamet. In 1996, she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for "Between Mother and Daughter", an episode of CBS Schoolbreak Special. She is also a Grammy Award nominee.
1978

Jason Biggs

Age 40
Jason Matthew Biggs is an American actor and comedian best known for his roles as Jim Levenstein in the American Pie comedy film series, and Larry Bloom in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. He also starred in Loser and Saving Silverman. Biggs initially gained recognition from his role in the soap opera As the World Turns, for which he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1995.
1978

Malin Akerman

Age 40
Malin Maria Åkerman is a Swedish-Canadian actress, model and singer. She became known for making appearances in several Canadian productions. In the early 2000s, she had many television and film parts, including The Utopian Society (2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Following a supporting role on the comedy series The Comeback (2005), Åkerman gained her first starring roles in the feature films The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and 27 Dresses (2008).
1986

Emily VanCamp

Age 32
Emily Irene VanCamp is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood (2002–06), the ABC dramas Brothers & Sisters (2007–10) and Revenge (2011–15), and as Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). VanCamp stars as the female lead in the Fox medical drama series The Resident, which debuted in January 2018 as a midseason entry in the 2017–18 US television season.
1992

Adam Buxton

Age 26
Adam Mark Buxton is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Tranmere Rovers.

Buxton played 5 times for Portsmouth in 2016


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May 112018
 

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1971

Bernard Lambourde

Age 47
Bernard Lambourde is a former French football defender.

Lambourde played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2000
1983

Holly Valance

Age 35
Holly Rachel Candy (née Vukadinović), known professionally as Holly Valance, is an Australian actress, singer and model. Valance began her career as Felicity Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2002, she released her first album Footprints which included the single "Kiss Kiss".
1999

Sabrina Carpenter

Age 19

 
Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She had a recurring role as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and starred as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. She is signed to Hollywood Records. Her debut EP Can't Blame a Girl for Trying was released in 2014, and she has since released two full-length albums: Eyes Wide Open (2015) and Evolution (2016).


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May 102018
 

Kal Naismith and Nicke Kabamba

End Of Contract


    


Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Jez Bedford, Nicke Kabamba and Theo Widdrington will be released following the expiration of their contracts this summer.

The club have also been unable to reach agreement with Kal Naismith over a new deal and he has decided to pursue options elsewhere.

We would like to thank all those players for their service to the club and wish them well for the future.

Pompey have chosen to take up the option of a new deal for goalkeeper Alex Bass and defender Brandon Haunstrup, and are also talking with Adam May about a new contract for the midfielder.

The club are also in discussions with Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain about extending his contract as he recovers from a broken leg.

Christian Burgess, Conor Chaplin, Matt Clarke, Ben Close, Dion Donohue, Gareth Evans, Oliver Hawkins, Jamal Lowe, Luke McGee, Brett Pitman, Danny Rose, Nathan Thompson and Jack Whatmough are all still under contract.

Sylvain Deslandes, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Stephen Henderson, Matty Kennedy, Stuart O’Keefe, Connor Ronan and Anton Walkes have returned to their parent clubs following the end of their loan deals at Fratton Park and we thank them for their contributions.


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May 102018
 

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Births



1970

Mark Jackson

Age 48
Mark Jackson is a drummer, electronic percussionist and keyboard player, formerly a member of futurepop act VNV Nation. He is also an established professional Club DJ and remix artist. In November of 2017, it was announced that he was leaving VNV Nation to pursue other projects.
1970

Sally Phillips

Age 48
Sally Elizabeth Phillips is an English actress, television presenter and comedian. She co-created and was one of the writers of sketch comedy show Smack the Pony. She is also known for her main role in Miranda as Tilly, Parents as Jenny Pope and Set the Thames on Fire as Colette in 2015. Phillips also co-starred in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, as Mrs Bennet, and reprised her role as Sharon in the 2016 film Bridget Jones's Baby, following Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
1993

Halston Sage

Age 25
Halston Jean Schrage, better known by her stage name Halston Sage, is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Grace on the Nickelodeon television series How to Rock, Amber on the NBC television series Crisis, Lacey in the film Paper Towns, and Lt. Alara Kitan on the FOX television series The Orville.


Deaths



2014

Nash The Slash

(Born: 26 Mar 1948)

Died Aged 66
James Jeffrey "JeffPlewman, better known by his stage name Nash the Slash, was a Canadian musician. A multi-instrumentalist, he was known primarily for playing the electric violinand mandolin, as well as the harmonica, keyboards, glockenspiel, and other instruments (sometimes described as "devices" on album notes).


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