Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Nov 172018
 

On This Day

17 November 2018

Births


1971

David Ramsey

Age 47
David Ramsey is an American actor and martial artist, best known for his roles in the Showtime TV series Dexter as Anton Briggs, the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph, and the CW series Arrow as John Diggle.
1978

Rachel McAdams

Age 40
Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the comedy-drama The Family Stone.


On This Day

Nov 162018
 

The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey

2012

  


Plot

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities .

Summary

I tried watching this film before but gave up halfway through as it was so dull. On a second attempt it wasn't much better and a big disappointment after LOTR. The almost slapstick comedy with the Goblins is also very misplaced


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Nov 162018
 

Kira Kosarin

    

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Kira Nicole Kosarin (born 7 October 1997) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman on the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans.

Kosarin did dance and gymnastics in her early years. After attending an "acting on camera" workshop, she fell in love with television acting and decided to move to Los Angeles, California in 2011 to pursue a career in television.

Kosarin was nominated for a 2015 Kids' Choice Award in the Favorite TV Actress category, but the award went to Laura Marano. She was again nominated for the 2016 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress and again did not win, though she and her castmates won for Favorite TV Show for The Thundermans.


Celebrity Kira Kosarin

Nov 162018
 

On This Day

16 November 2018

Births


1953

Griff Rhys Jones

Age 65
Griffith Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith.
1964

Harry Lennix

Age 54
Harry Joseph Lennix III is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence "Dresser" Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats (1991) and as Boyd Langton in the Joss Whedon television series Dollhouse. Lennix currently co-stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on the NBC drama The Blacklist. Lennix played Calvin Swanwick in the DC Extended Universe.
1977

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Age 41
Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal is an American actress. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
1984

Gemma Atkinson

Age 34
Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress and ex-glamour model. She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–12, 2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–17).
1989

Amine Linganzi

Age 29
Amine Linganzi is a professional Congolese footballer who last played for English club Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Linganzi played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2016 – 2017
1990

Emma Ishta

Age 28

 
Emma Ishta Douglas-Powell is an Australian model and actress. She is most known for portraying Kirsten Clark on the Freeform drama series Stitchers.


On This Day Emma Ishta Amine Linganzi

Nov 152018
 

On This Day

15 November 2018

Births


1945

Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Age 73
Anni-Frid Synni, Dowager Princess Reuss of Plauen (née Lyngstad) is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist. She is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
1971

Darryl Powell

Age 47
Darryl Anthony Powell is a sports agent and former professional footballer who made more than 350 appearances in the Football League and Premier League and played international football for the Jamaican national team. He usually played as a central midfielder.

Powell played 170 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1988 – 1995
1972

Jonny Lee Miller

Age 46
Jonathan Lee Miller is an English-American film, television and theatre actor. He achieved early success for his portrayal of Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in the dark comedy drama film Trainspotting(1996) and as Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995), before earning further critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow (1997), Mansfield Park (1999), The Flying Scotsman (2006), Endgame (2009) and T2 Trainspotting(2016); for The Flying Scotsman he received a London Film Critics' Circle nomination for Actor of the Year. He was also part of the principal cast in the films Melinda and Melinda (2004), Dark Shadows (2012) and Byzantium(2013). He currently stars as Sherlock Holmes in the CBS crime drama Elementary.
1975

Boris Zivkovic

Age 43
Boris Živković is a former Croatian footballer of Bosnian Croat descent. He played as right and left full-back and centre-back. At one point of his career he even played as defensive midfielder.

Zivkovic played 20 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1977

Sean Murray

Age 41
Sean Harland Murray is an American actor best known for his role as Special Agent Timothy McGee on the American TV drama NCIS. He also played Thackery Binx in Disney's Halloween film Hocus Pocus and Danny Walden in the military drama series JAG.
1987

Ryan Bird

Age 31
Ryan Bird is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Maidenhead United.

Bird played 25 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2013 – 2014
1991

Shailene Woodley

Age 27

   
Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. After early acting roles that earned her two Young Artist Award nominations, Woodley rose to fame for her lead role as Amy Juergens on the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13). Her supporting roles in The Descendants (2011) and The Spectacular Now (2013) garnered her nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, while winning an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Cannes Trophée Chopard in 2012 and the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting. Woodley became most known for starring in the films The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and The Divergent series (2014–16).

Deaths


2014

Valery Mezague

(Born: 08 Dec 1983)

Died Aged 30
Válery Mézague was a Cameroonian footballer. He was a midfielder and last played for Sporting Toulon Var.

Mezague played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2005


On This Day Shailene Woodley Darryl Powell Boris Zivkovic Ryan Bird Valery Mezague

Nov 142018
 

On This Day

14 November 2018

Births


1959

Paul McGann

Age 59
Paul John McGann is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor". McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the Hornblower TV series.
1977

Brian Dietzen

Age 41
Brian Dietzen is an American actor who has played the supporting role of Dr Jimmy Palmer on NCIS since 2004. In 2012, he was promoted to a series regular at the beginning of the show's tenth season.


On This Day

Nov 132018
 

 


Just seen my favourite comedian Dave Gorman at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Always difficult to describe a Dave Gorman show to anyone who hasn’t seen him as there are no jokes as such (apart from the best giraffe joke ever) more observations on life given as a PowerPoint presentation.

His unique style and for me the lack of political bias is what makes him the best comedian around.

Support act of Nick Doody was also very good.

Nov 132018
 

Match Report

Checkatrade Trophy

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Portsmouth 3    2 Tottenham
Hotspur U21

Pompey fought from behind to beat Tottenham’s under-21 side and secure top spot in Southern Group A of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Phoenix Patterson had given the visitors the lead against the run of play in a first half that could best be described as flat.

But the Blues were much improved after the interval and Andre Green opened his account for the club to get them back on level terms.

There was only going to be one winner from that point, with substitutes Gareth Evans and Oli Hawkins completing the job before Harvey White grabbed a late consolation.

Kenny Jackett changed his entire starting 11 following Saturday’s comfortable FA Cup victory at Maidenhead.

Bradley Lethbridge was handed his debut up front, while fellow academy player Haji Mnoga – who appeared in the previous Checkatrade Trophy game at Crawley – had another chance to impress.

There were also starts for on-loan wingers Green – back from a knee injury – and David Wheeler, with Louis Dennis completing the forward line.

With it being Pompey’s nearest match to Armistice Day, the club commemorated the occasion before kick-off.

Wreaths were laid by both captains and a video of D-Day veteran John Jenkins MBE reading the Ode of Remembrance was played on the big screen.

The sides – with the hosts having poppies embroidered into their shirts – then lined-up for a minute’s silence, accompanied by the Last Post.

There was not much to excite a smaller than usual crowd in the first half, although the hosts were largely in control.

They did not do much to threaten Alfie Whiteman, however, with the keeper making a comfortable save to deny Green.

And Tottenham broke the deadlock against the run of play on 20 minutes, as Patterson latched on to a through ball and bore down on goal.

Luke McGee was quickly off his line to make the save, but the loose ball was collected by the winger, who slotted home.

Lethbridge was causing a nuisance, although after doing well to bundle his way into the box, he was eventually crowded out.

Dennis also had an effort blocked, while Ben Close fired narrowly over after winning the ball on the edge of the box.

There was little threat at the other end of the pitch and when Kazaiah Sterling broke clear, skipper Christian Burgess was quickly across to make a perfectly-timed sliding challenge.

The hosts perked up a bit towards the end of the half and Wheeler glanced a corner inches past the post, while an inventive Burgess header drew a save from Whiteman.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Tottenham U21 1


The action had dragged before the interval, but it soon livened up after it, with a series of chances arriving at both ends of the pitch.

Anton Walkes – playing against his former club – was first to try his luck, with a low effort that took a slight deflection to divert it just off target.

But an equaliser did arrive moments later, as a corner from Dennis was nodded on by Burgess and GREEN forced the ball home at the far post.

Tottenham came close to an instant reply, though, with McGee getting down well to tip Patterson’s shot around the post.

And a breathless period of play was completed by Close seeing his deflected effort held by Whiteman.

Pompey were seeing more of the ball, but it still took another superb challenge by Burgess inside the box to stop Sterling getting a shot away.

Jackett made all three of his substitutions on 65 minutes, with Green, Lethbridge and Mnoga replaced by Evans, Hawkins and Matt Clarke.

And EVANS’ first contribution was to fire the Blues into the lead, smashing a free-kick through the wall after Dennis had been fouled on the edge of the box.

The game slowed slightly after that, although it was still the hosts who were well on top as the action neared a conclusion.

They made sure of the victory on 81 minutes, with Wheeler getting free down the right and cutting the ball back for HAWKINS to prod home from close range.

White did pull one back with a fine free-kick after Danny Rose had committed a foul, although Tottenham were unable to find a leveller.

The visitors could, however, console themselves with the fact that Crawley’s defeat to Gillingham means they join the Blues in the knockout stages.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Mnoga (Clarke 65), Burgess (c), Walkes, Haunstrup; Close, Rose; Wheeler, Dennis, Green (Evans 65); Lethbridge (Hawkins 65)
Goals: Green 50, Evans 69, Hawkins 81
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Brown, B.Thompson, Smith

Tottenham U21 (4-2-3-1): Whiteman; Lyons-Foster, Tanganga, Marsh (c), Brown; Bowden (Shashoua 89), White; Oakley-Boothe (Parrott 86), Duncan (Richards 75), Patterson; Sterling
Goals: Patterson 20, White 90
Subs not used: Glover, Markanday

Referee: James Linington

Attendance: 3,138 (125 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Nov 132018
 

On This Day

13 November 2018

Births


1960

Neil Flynn

Age 58
Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Janitor in the NBC series Scrubs (2001–09) as well as Mike Heck in the ABC comedy series The Middle (2009–18).
1982

Johannes Ertl

Age 36
Johannes Bruno Ertl, known as Johnny Ertl is an Austrian former footballer who primarily played as a defensive midfielder, although he could also play at the right or centre of defence. During his career, Ertl notably represented Sturm GrazCrystal PalaceSheffield United and Portsmouth.

Ertl played 88 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2012 – 2015
1985

Rahul Kohli

Age 33
Rahul Kohli is an English actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti in the television series iZombie, and also his appearances on the YouTube channel ‘Funhaus’.
1995

Stella Hudgens

Age 23
Stella Hudgens is a former child actress who had 2007 film roles in The Memory Thief and Deeply Irresponsible. She is the younger sister of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens.


On This Day Johannes Ertl

Nov 122018
 

On This Day

12 November 2018

Births


1964

Kevin Ball

Age 54
Kevin Ball is an English former footballer who played for PortsmouthSunderlandFulham and Burnley. Since his retirement, he has
held a number of positions at Sunderland, including twice being caretaker manager, and is currently working as club ambassador.

Ball played 129 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1983 – 1990
1969

Jason Cundy

Age 49
Jason Victor Cundy is an English former footballer who played as a defender and radio broadcaster. He presents The Sports Bar on talkSPORT, Jason Cundy Kicks Off on London Live as well as commentating and presenting for Chelsea TV.

Cundy played 11 times for Portsmouth in 1999
1979

Cote de Pablo

Age 39
María José de Pablo Fernándezknown professionally as Cote de Pablo, is a Chilean-American actress and singer. De Pablo co-hosted episodes of the Latin-American talk show Control with former Entertainment Tonight host, Carlos Ponce, at the age of 15 before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre. After appearing in a number of television roles, she was cast to portray main character Ziva David in the CBS television series NCIS in 2005 and won an ALMA Award for the role in 2011.
1994

Janet Devlin

Age 24

    
Janet Maureen Aoife Ní Devlin is an Irish singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland, who rose to prominence in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011 where she finished in fifth place. Devlin's debut album was launched in October 2012 via PledgeMusic with a limited "pledgers only" release on 1 July 2013. It received general release with new songs and reworked tracks on 9 June 2014.


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