Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Jan 252018
 

On This Day


Births



1950

Christopher Ryan

Age 68
Christopher Ryan (born Christopher Papazoglou) is an English actor best known for his roles as Mike in the BBC comedy series The Young Ones and Tony Driscoll in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses.
1977

Michael Brown

Age 41
Michael Robert Brown is an English former professional footballer and football manager. Brown helped Portsmouth reach the FA Cup final in 2010 with a 2–0 victory over his former club Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley

Brown played 61 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1999 – 2010
1978

Jason Roberts

Age 40
Jason Andre Davis Roberts MBE is a Grenadian former professional footballer who is now employed by BBC Sport as a football pundit.

Roberts played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2003 – 2004
1980

Stathis Tavlaridis

Age 38
Efstathios Tavlaridis, commonly known as Stathis Tavlaridis, is a Greek football defender. Tavlaridis has earned the nickname "Taureau" in France which means "The Bull" due to his aggressive style of play.

Tavalaridis played 5 times for Portsmouth in 2003
1985

Claudia Kim

Age 33
Kim Soo-hyun, also known as Claudia Kim, is a South Korean actress and model.


Deaths



2017

John Hurt

(Born: 22 Jan 1940)

Died Aged 77
Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was an English actor whose screen and stage career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt was regarded as one of Britain's finest actors; director David Lynch described him as "simply the greatest actor in the world".


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Jan 242018
 

Deadpool

2016

    



PLOT SUMMARY

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


REVIEW

Not your typical Superhero film. Funny, crude and thoroughly entertaining.




8.0

IMDb

Jan 242018
 

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Births



1957

Ade Edmonson

Age 61
Adrian Charles Edmondson is an English comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director. He came to prominence in the early 1980s and was part of the alternative comedy boom. He is probably best known for his comedic roles in the television series The Young Ones (1982–84) and Bottom (1991–95), which he wrote together with his long-time collaborative partner Rik Mayall. Edmondson also appeared in The Comic Strip Presents… series of films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. For one episode of this he created the spoof heavy metal band Bad News, and for another he played his nihilistic alter-ego Eddie Monsoon, an offensive South African television star.
1969

Stephanie Romanov

Age 49
Stephanie A. Romanov is an American model and actress, best known for playing Lilah Morgan on Angel.
1975

Lucy Montgomery

Age 43
Lucy Montgomery is an English comedian, actress and writer, best known for her radio and television work.
1986

Mischa Barton

Age 32

   
Mischa Anne Barton is a British-American film, television, and stage actress. She began her career on the stage, appearing in Tony Kushner's Slavs! and took the lead in James Lapine's Twelve Dreams at New York City's Lincoln Center. She made her screen debut with a guest appearance on the American soap opera All My Children (1996),voicing a character on the Nickelodeon cartoon series KaBlam! (1996–97). Her first major film role was as the protagonist of Lawn Dogs (1997), a drama co-starring Sam Rockwell. She appeared in major pictures such as the romantic comedy, Notting Hill (1999) and M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller, The Sixth Sense (1999). She also starred in the indie crime drama Pups (1999).
1989

Adam McGurk

Age 29
Adam Michael McGurk is a Northern Irish professional footballer who most recently played for Morecambe as a forward.

McGurk played 36 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 2015 – 2016


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Jan 232018
 

On This Day


Births



1950

Richard Dean Anderson

Age 68
Richard Dean Anderson is an American actor and producer. He began his television career in 1976, playing Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap-opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). He later appeared in films such as Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996), and Firehouse (1997). Anderson returned to television as the lead actor of the series Stargate SG-1
1973

Lanei Chapman

Age 45
Lanei Chapman is an American actress. She has appeared in a variety of television series and movies, including as the main cast character Lt. Vanessa Damphousse, in Space: Above and Beyond.
1979

Dawn O'Porter

Age 39
Dawn O'Porter (born Dawn Porter) is a Scottish writer, director and television presenter. She was born in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland but raised in Guernsey.
1985

Mekenna Melvin

Age 33
Mekenna Melvin is an American actress best known for playing Alex McHugh in Chuck, Angela in Three Rivers and Stefanie Fife in Lie to Me. She also co-created and starred as Amber Hannold in Amber Lake, an independent film released in 2010.
1995

Conor Wilkinson

Age 23
Conor Dominic Geoffrey Wilkinson is an English-born Irish footballer who plays for Gillingham.

Wilkinson played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2016


On This Day

Jan 222018
 

Begin Again

2013

   



PLOT SUMMARY

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.


REVIEW

Following along much the same lines as the directors other film "Once" but not quite reaching the same heights. Still a very enjoyable film.




7.4

IMDb

Jan 222018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

John Hurt

(Died: 22 Jan 2017)

Aged 77
Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was an English actor whose screen and stage career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt was regarded as one of Britain's finest actors; director David Lynch described him as "simply the greatest actor in the world".
1964

Jon Gittens

Age 54
Jonathan Antoni "Jon" Gittens, is a former footballer who played for Swindon Town as well as for SouthamptonMiddlesbroughPortsmouthTorquay United and Exeter City.

Gittens played 99 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1993 – 1996
1981

Beverley Mitchell

Age 37
Beverley Ann Mitchell is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Lucy Camden-Kinkirk on the television series 7th Heaven.


On This Day   .   John Hurt Obituary

Jan 212018
 

On This Day


Births



1924

Benny Hill

(Died: 20 Apr 1992)

Aged 68
Alfred Hawthorne "BennyHill was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his television programme The Benny Hill Show, an amalgam of slapstick, burlesque, and double entendre in a format that included live comedy and filmed segments, with him at the focus of almost every segment.
1945

Martin Shaw

Age 73
Martin Shaw is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the television series The ProfessionalsThe ChiefJudge John Deed and Inspector George Gently. He has also acted on stage and in film, and has narrated numerous audiobooks and presented various television series, including the 2006 series Martin Shaw: Aviators.
1981

Izabella Miko

Age 37
Izabella Miko (born Izabella Anna Mikołajczak) is a Polish actress, dancer, producer, and environmental activist. She is best known for starring in the music videos "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" by The Killers. While a dance student in Poland, Miko was recruited to study at the New York City Ballet at age fifteen and later studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She made her American film debut in Coyote Ugly(2000), followed by a starring part in the vampire thriller The Forsaken (2001).
1994

Laura Robson

Age 24
Laura Robson is a British tennis player. She debuted on the ITF junior tour in 2007, and a year later won the Wimbledon Junior Girls' Championship at the age of 14. As a junior, she also twice reached the final of the girls' singles tournament at the Australian Open, in 2009 and 2010. She won her first ITF-circuit tournament in November 2008.


On This Day

Jan 202018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Rotherham United    1

 


 

Portsmouth    0

 


Pompey were cruelly denied a point at Rotherham after conceding a goal in stoppage-time.

It looked like they had done enough to secure a draw after surviving plenty of second half pressure.

But two of their former players combined for the Millers’ late winner, with Michael Smith teeing-up Joe Mattock for a headed finish.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that drew with Scunthorpe on home soil the previous week.

Sylvain Deslandes was handed a debut at left-back, while Matty Kennedy also returned, as Oli Hawkins and Connor Ronan dropped to the bench.

Jackett was facing the club where he had a short spell as manager last term, while former Blues boss Richie Barker was in the opposition dug-out.

The ball was a regular visitor to both ends of the pitch in the early stages, although a lack of quality in the final third meant a goal did not appear likely.

Dion Donohue – in a natural midfield role – made a block to deny Will Vaulks, while Kal Naismith sent a volley wildly over the bar after meeting Kennedy’s cross.

A fierce effort from Jamal Lowe was on target, although it was straight at Marek Rodak and the Millers keeper made a comfortable save.

Pompey did look bright following a quick break up the pitch on 13 minutes, as Deslandes collected the ball from Ben Close on the overlap, only for his cross to be just too high for Naismith.

And a Donohue free-kick that was flighted into the box somehow evaded both Christian Burgess and Matt Clarke as the defensive duo dashed in at the far post.

Both sides then had decent chances to break the deadlock in the space of a few minutes – with the Blues first to threaten.

Lowe chipped a pass up to Brett Pitman and the skipper tried to deftly flick the ball home, but he did not get enough on his header and it flew safely into Rodak’s arms.

David Ball soon had a dig for Rotherham at the other end, with his curling effort taking a slight deflection and sailing narrowly over the bar.

There were certainly not too many clear-cut attempts, though, with the home fans growing frustrated by some wasteful finishing.

Donohue had one last effort before the break and although his drive took a deflection off Vaulks, it was not enough to deceive Rodak.


Half Time

Rotherham United 0

Portsmouth 0


The first half had drifted towards a conclusion, but Rotherham came charging from the blocks at the start of the second.

First, Luke McGee had to leap on the ball when Ryan Williams’ delivery was turned back into the centre by Richie Towell.

A series of corners then caused chaos in the Blues box, with the Millers going closest to scoring from the first of them.

Richard Wood’s header was blocked in a crowded box and Nathan Thompson then charged down Vaulks’ follow-up effort.

Another flag-kick was soon sent back into the danger zone, though, and this time an unmarked Wood skewed wide.

But Pompey then had an opportunity of their own, with a commanding Rodak punch preventing Naismith from converting Lowe’s cross.

Jackett made a double switch on 66 minutes, with Pitman and Deslandes withdrawn for Hawkins and Ronan.

Smith soon worked his way into the Blues box, but Burgess was there to make a block and deny his former team-mate.

Corners were certainly proving a problem for Pompey and when one was met by Smith, the ball pinged around the area before eventually being hacked to safety.

Another soon followed and it was Thompson to the rescue once more, with the defender throwing himself in front of Semi Ajayi’s effort.

Rotherham applied more pressure as the seconds ticked down, but the visitors were holding firm at the back.

They might have even snatched victory late on when the ball fell to Lowe on the edge of the box, but his effort flew over.

Instead it was the Millers celebrating a late goal, as Smith crossed from the right and Mattock rose to head home at the far post.

Rotherham (4-2-3-1): Rodak; Emmanuel, Ajayi, Wood (c), Mattock; Forde (Taylor 83), Vaulks; Towell, Yates (Smith 65), Williams (Newell 65); Ball
Goals: Mattock 90+1
Booked: Emmanuel
Subs not used: Price, Ihiekwe, Cummings, Clarke-Harris

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Deslandes (Ronan 66); Close, Donohue; Lowe, Naismith, Kennedy; Pitman (c) (Hawkins 66)
Subs not used: Bass, Widdrington, May, Bennett, Chaplin

Referee: Robert Jones

Attendance: 9,129 (1,471 Pompey fans)


Portsmouth FC

Jan 202018
 

On This Day


Births



1920

DeForest Kelley

(Died: 11 Jun 1999)

Aged 79
Jackson DeForest Kelley, known to colleagues as "De", was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.
1934

Tom Baker

Age 84
Thomas Stewart Baker is an English actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a longer tenure than any other actor, and for the narration of the comedy series Little Britain. Baker's voice, which has been described as "sonorous", was voted the fourth-most recognisable in the UK.
1992

Ciara Hanna

Age 26
Ciara Chantel Hanna is an American actress and model. She is known for playing the roles of Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce and Nicole Parker in Blood Lake.


Deaths



2015

Edgar Froese

(Born: 06 Jun 1944)

Died Aged 70
Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his solo albums from 2003 onwards bear the name "Edgar W. Froese".


On This Day

Jan 192018
 

On This Day

19 January 2018


Births



1949

Robert Palmer

(Died: 26 Sep 2003)

Aged 54
Robert Allen Palmer was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, blues, and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with The Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.


Deaths



2017

Miguel Ferrer

(Born: 07 Feb 1955)

Died Aged 61
Miguel José Ferrer was an American actor and voice actor. His breakthrough role was the OCP Vice President Bob Morton in the 1987 film RoboCop. Other film roles include Quigley in Blank Check (1994), Harbinger in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Shan Yu in Mulan (1998), Eduardo Ruiz in Traffic (2000) and Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3 (2013). Ferrer's notable television roles include FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017), Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan (2001–2007), Tarakudo on Jackie Chan Adventures (2000-2005) and NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles (2012–2017).


On This Day

Jan 182018
 

On This Day


Births



1946

Nicky Jennings

(Died: 04 Jun 2016)

Aged 70
Nicholas Jennings was an English football player whosecareer ran from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. Born in Wellington, Somerset he played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. He moved to Portsmouth in January 1967. In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey before moving to Exeter on a free transfer in the 1974 close season, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado. He was named an All-Star Honorable Mention and help Dallas to the league final, which they lost 0–2.

Jennings played 227 times for Portsmouth scoring 51 goals between 1967 – 1974


On This Day

Jan 172018
 

On This Day


Births



1959

Susannah Hoffs

Age 59
Susanna Lee Hoffs is an American vocalist, guitarist and actress. She is best known as a co-founder of The Bangles.
1980

Zooey Deschanel

Age 38
Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer (2009). She has ventured into more dramatic territory with Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007).
1982

David Blue

Age 36
David Blue is an American actor, writer, producer and director. He is known for his portrayal of Cliff St. Paul on Ugly Betty and Eli Wallace on the Syfy series Stargate Universe.


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