Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Oct 172017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1947 – Michael McKean

Michael John McKean is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1970s. He first came to national attention playing annoying neighbour Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. In the mid-1990s he was a repertory cast member of Saturday Night Live. He has played roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap. He co-wrote the song “A Mighty Wind” (from the film of the same name), which won a Grammy Award, as well as “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” from the same film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. He plays Chuck McGill, brother of the protagonist of the AMC drama Better Call Saul.

Age 70


1978 – Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayal of Erica Strange on the Canadian television series Being Erica.

Age 39


1991 – Michael Smith

Michael John Smith is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Bury.

Smith played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring goals 10 between 2016 – 2017

Age 26


On This Day

Oct 162017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1973 – David Unsworth

David Gerald Unsworth is an English former professional footballer and the current manager of Everton U23. As a player, Unsworth played as a centre-back or left-back from 1991 until 2009.

Unsworth is best remembered for his time at Everton during the 1990s, where he was part of their FA Cup winning team of 1995 and commonly known as “Rhino”. He earned one full England cap in 1995. He also played in the Premier League for West Ham United, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic, and in the Football League for Ipswich Town, Burnley and Huddersfield Town. After retiring, he moved into coaching with Preston North End where he was twice appointed caretaker manager.

He returned to Everton in September 2013 as assistant to Everton U21s head coach Alan Stubbs. In 2014, he succeeded Stubbs as head coach of the U21 team.

Unsworth played 19 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2004 – 2005

Age 44


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Oct 152017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1961 – Steve Wigley

Steve Wigley is an English football coach and former player for Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Portsmouth and Exeter City. He made 340 appearances in the Football League. He is the former manager of Southampton and the former assistant/caretaker manager for Bristol City.

Wigley played 139 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 1989 – 1992

Age 56


1971 – Andy Cole

Andrew Alexander Cole is an English former professional footballer. As a player, he was a striker from 1988 to 2008. He is most notably remembered for his time in the Premier League, with Manchester United, where he spent six years of his career and winning numerous trophies in the process.

He also played in the top division of English football for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Sunderland, as well as in the Football League for Bristol City, Birmingham City, Burnley and Nottingham Forest. He is the third highest goalscorer in Premier League history, with 187 goals.

Cole has the distinction of being one of the few players in England to have swept all possible honours in the English game, including the PFA Young Player of the Year award, as well as the coveted UEFA Champions League title. Cole was also capped fifteen times for England between 1995 and 2001, scoring once against Albania in a World Cup qualifier.

Cole played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2006 – 2007

Age 46


1999 – Bailee Madison

  

Bailee Madison is an American actress. She is known for her role as May Belle Aarons, the younger sister of Jess Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia (2007) and Maryalice in Merry Christmas Drake & Josh. She is also known for playing Maxine, Alex and Justin’s brother Max turned into a girl in Wizards of Waverly Place She is also known as the younger version of Snow White in the ABC fantasy drama Once Upon a Time and as Grace Russell on the Hallmark Channel series Good Witch. Other notable works of hers include the horror film Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Maggie in Just Go with It and Harper Simmons in Parental Guidance.

Age 18


On This Day   .   Bailee Madison

Oct 142017
 

League One


 

Portsmouth    2

 


 

Bristol Rovers    0

 


A brace from Oliver Hawkins ensured that Pompey beat MK Dons to secure successive league wins for the first time this season.

Both goals arrived in a first half that was almost completely one-sided, as the visitors struggled to deal with the Blues’ attacking play.

Hawkins was the beneficiary of some good work from the hosts’ wide players, as he converted crosses from first Matty Kennedy and then Jamal Lowe.

It was no surprise that the Dons were better after the break, but they did not do enough to test Luke McGee.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that won at Gillingham the previous week.

Christian Burgess had recovered from a calf injury to start in defence and make his 100th appearance for the club, allowing Hawkins to move to a more natural position up front.

A slight niggle ensured that Curtis Main was the man to miss out, with Stuart O’Keefe continuing to wear the captain’s armband in Brett Pitman’s absence.

The visitors had an early chance when Osman Sow got past Matt Clarke, only for the centre-back to recover well and win the ball back.

But after that it was a first half that saw Pompey enjoy almost total dominance, as they poured forward at every opportunity.

Kyle Bennett burst free down the right and Kennedy just got a touch to his cross to take the ball away from the advancing Lowe.

But the deadlock was broken on 14 minutes – and Kennedy had a large part to play in giving the hosts the lead.

He intercepted a sloppy pass from Ethan Ebanks-Landell and burst past the Dons defender before teeing-up HAWKINS for a powerful finish into the roof of the net.

There was a scare for both teams when Kennedy and Callum Brittain disappeared over the advertising hoardings at the Fratton End.

But the Blues winger soon reappeared and, after some treatment, the visiting right-back was able to continue.

Lee Nicholls was looking nervous between the MK Dons sticks and was perhaps lucky to win a free-kick after failing to hold Dion Donohue’s corner.

He then made a hash of dealing with Lowe’s centre and would have been relieved to see no Pompey player nearby to take advantage.

Donohue then tried his luck from 25 yards when Kennedy’s free-kick was only partially cleared, but could not send the ball on target.

With the visitors clinging on, O’Keefe was next to try his luck and Scott Wooton had to fling himself in front of the shot.

And Nicholls then charged from his line to dive on the ball following some fine work between Bennett and Lowe on the right.

MK Dons finally threatened late in the half and it took a fine challenge from Clarke to deny Sow after the striker burst through on goal.

But there was still time for Pompey to double their lead prior to the interval, as a persistent Lowe was able to cut the ball back for HAWKINS to turn home from close range.


Half Time

(2 – 0)


A Kennedy corner caused issues for the visitors just after the restart, but they were eventually able to scramble the ball clear.

Burgess then had to deal with Gboly Ariyibi’s dangerous low delivery from the right and just about managed to turn it the right side of the post.

MK Dons were looking more of a threat in the second half, but McGee was still a virtual spectator between the sticks.

And Hawkins had a chance to complete a hat-trick on the hour mark, only to swipe at thin air as he tried to convert Kennedy’s cross.

Bennett then missed another decent chance to put the result beyond doubt, firing wide when Lowe’s centre somehow found its way to his feet.

MK Dons might have made the most of that let-off and the Blues survived a couple of nervy scrambles in their box.

Ed Upson then whipped a free-kick into a crowded box and McGee did well to find his way through the bodies and punch clear.

Kennedy received a rousing reception from the Fratton faithful when he made way for Gareth Evans for the closing stages.

And Pompey saw out the final few minutes with relative ease to secure all three points on the sunny south coast.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue; Close, O’Keefe (c); Lowe, Bennett, Kennedy (Evans 81); Hawkins
Goals: Hawkins 14, 45+2
Booked: Kennedy
Subs not used: Bass, Talbot, Haunstrup, Rose, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naismith

MK Dons (4-1-4-1): Nicholls; Brittain (Williams 41), Ebanks-Landell, Wootton, Golbourne; Cisse (Agard 66); Ariyibi, Upson, Gilbey (c), Nesbitt (Aneke 46); Sow
Booked: Williams, Nicholls, Ebanks-Landell
Subs not used: Sietsma, Walsh, Lewington, Seager

Referee: Graham Horwood

Attendance: 17,608 (580 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Oct 142017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1946 – Katy Manning

Catherine Ann “Katy” Manning is an English-Australian actress best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. She has also made many theatre appearances, and is now an Australian citizen. In 2009 Manning moved back to the UK to pursue new acting work and currently lives in London.

Age 71


1958 – Thomas Dolby

Thomas Morgan Robertson, known by the stage name Thomas Dolby, is an English musician, singer and producer. His hit singles include “She Blinded Me with Science” from 1982 and the 1984 single “Hyperactive!”. He has also worked in production and as a session musician, as a technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and as the Music Director for the TED Conference. He is a Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

Age 59


1965 – Steve Coogan

Stephen John “Steve” Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and providing voiceovers for television advertisements. In the early 1990s, he began creating original comic characters, leading him to win the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions.

While working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today, Coogan created his most developed and popular character: Alan Partridge, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality. He featured in several television series, which earned him three BAFTA nominations and two wins for Best Comedy Performance. A feature-length film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, was released in 2013, and opened at number one at the British box office.

Age 52


1986 – Tom Craddock

Thomas “Tom” Craddock is an English professional footballer who plays for Spennymoor Town as a striker.

Craddock played 11 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 2013

Age 31


2001 – Rowan Blanchard

 

Rowan Blanchard is an American actress. She is known for her role as Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World that aired from 2014 until 2017. She also makes appearances on The Goldbergs as Jackie.

Age 16


On This Day

Oct 132017
 

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1964 – Christopher Judge

Douglas Christopher Judge is an American actor best known for playing Teal’c in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. He attended the University of Oregon on a football scholarship and was a Pacific-10 Conference player. Judge is set to voice Kratos in the soft rebooted God of War video game set for a 2018 release , replacing long-time voice actor, Terrence C. Carson.

Age 53


1976 – Carl Robinson

Carl Robinson is a retired Welsh footballer who played as a midfielder; he is currently the head coach for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.

Robinson played 20 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2004

Age 41


1999 – Nell Tiger Free

Nell Tiger Free is an English actress and singer best known for her role as Myrcella Baratheon in season 5 of the television series Game of Thrones, where she replaced Aimee Richardson. She is also known for roles as Chloe Crumb in the film version of Mr. Stink and Anna in the film Broken.

Age 18


On This Day

Oct 122017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


    


1949 – Paul Went

Paul Went was an English footballer with a quick turn of pace who played professionally for five clubs over a fifteen-year period. He was one of that generation who bridged the gap between terminological eras, beginning his career as a centre-half and ending it as a central defender despite playing a similar role throughout.

Went played 111 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1973 – 1976

Died: 04 January 2017

Aged 67


1992 – Josh Hutcherson

Joshua Ryan “Josh” Hutcherson is an American actor. A native of Kentucky, Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s and appeared in several commercials and minor film and television roles before landing his first major role in 2002 in the pilot episode of House Blend. His first film role was in Miracle Dogs (2003) on Animal Planet, followed by a motion-capture performance in The Polar Express (2004) and a voice-acting role in Howl’s Moving Castle (2005).

Hutcherson’s other early film appearances include Little Manhattan, Zathura (both 2005), RV (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), and The Kids Are All Right (2010). In 2011, he landed the leading role of Peeta Mellark in the box office record-setting film series The Hunger Games, released annually from 2012 to 2015, for which he won three MTV Movie Awards and a People’s Choice Award. During the same period he also played a lead role in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) and a voice role in the animated film Epic (2013).

Throughout his career, Hutcherson has expressed an interest in directing and producing. He has served as an executive producer in Detention (2011), The Forger (2012) and Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015), while also playing a lead role in each film. He is also heavily involved in the gay–straight alliance chapter called “Straight But Not Narrow”.

Age 25


On This Day

Oct 112017
 

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1960 – Nicola Bryant

Nicola Jane Bryant is an English actress known for her role as Perpugilliam “Peri” Brown, a companion of the Doctor in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986.

Age 57


1965 – Jeff Peron

Jean-François Péron, more commonly known in England as Jeff Peron, is a retired French professional footballer who played as a midfielder for several teams in the Football League.

After finishing his playing career Jeff moved into coaching.

Peron played 54 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1998 – 1999

Age 52


1972 – Claudia Black

Claudia Lee Black is an Australian actress and voice actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction series Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, as well as Sharon “Shazza” Montgomery in the film Pitch Black. She has also had several prominent roles in video games, such as Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series, the witch Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Daro’Xen in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, and squadmate Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3. She also starred as Doctor Sabine Lommers in the miniseries Containment.

Age 45


1976 – Emily Deschanel

Emily Erin Deschanel is an American actress and producer. She is best known for starring in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones as Dr. Temperance Brennan from 2005 to 2017.

Age 41


1980 – Nyron Nosworthy

Nyron Paul Henry Nosworthy is an English-born Jamaican former footballer. Beginning his career with Gillingham he moved to Sunderland in 2005 with whom he played in the Premier League. After two lengthy loan spells with Sheffield United he made a permanent switch to Watford in 2012 but was released in the summer of 2014 after a loan spell with Bristol City. Born in Brixton, South London, Nosworthy has represented Jamaica at international level, playing ten games and scoring once.

Nosworthy played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2015

Age 37


1985 – Margaret Berger

Margaret Berger is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, music director, and DJ. She made her debut on Sony BMG after she placed second on the second season of Norwegian Idol in 2004.

She released the studio albums Chameleon (2004) and Pretty Scary Silver Fairy (2006). Her upcoming third album is set to be released in October 2015. Berger represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, finishing in fourth place with the song “I Feed You My Love”.

Age 32


1985 – Michelle Trachtenberg

  

Michelle Christine Trachtenberg is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nona F. Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1994–96), Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000–03), Celeste in Six Feet Under (2004), and Georgina Sparks in Gossip Girl (2008–12). She has also appeared in films such as Harriet the Spy (1996), Inspector Gadget (1999), EuroTrip (2004), Ice Princess (2005), Black Christmas (2006), 17 Again (2009), Cop Out (2010), Weeds (2011), and Killing Kennedy (2013).

Age 32


On This Day   .   Michelle Trachtenberg

Oct 102017
 

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1923 – Nicholas Parsons

Christopher Nicholas Parsons, CBE is an English radio and television presenter and actor. His long career in television, radio and theatre has made him a household name and he has been described as “the ultimate quiz show host” because of his “geniality, clarity of diction and the speed with which he rattled through questions”.

Best known today for his long-standing position as host of the comedy radio game show Just a Minute, Parsons is also famous as the long-term host of Sale of the Century, a show whose audience peaked at over 21 million viewers (a record for an ITV game show).

Age 94


1953 – Midge Ure

James “Midge” Ure, OBE is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name.

Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and ’80s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984 Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. The song is the second highest selling single in UK chart history. Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, and serves as ambassador for Save the Children.

Ure is known for being the producer and writer of several synthpop/new wave hit singles of the 1980s, including “Fade To Grey” (1980) by Visage and the Ultravox signature songs “Vienna” (1980) and “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” (1984), for which he was also on lead vocals. In 1985 Ure’s solo debut album The Gift, which reached number two in the UK Albums Chart, included the UK number one single “If I Was”. Ure has had four other UK top-30 solo hit singles: “No Regrets”, “That Certain Smile”, “Call of the Wild” and “Cold, Cold Heart”.

Age 64


1959 – Vince Hilaire

Vincent Mark Hilaire is a retired professional footballer who played in the Football League for Crystal Palace, Luton Town, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Stoke City and Exeter City. He was one of the first established black players in English football.

Hilaire played 174 times for Portsmouth scoring 27 goals between 1984 – 1988

Age 58


1963 – Jim Glennie

James Patrick Glennie is the bassist for and namesake of English rock band, James. Glennie is the band’s longest-serving member, having been there from the first line-up through to the present.

Age 54


1970 – Dean Kiely

Dean Laurence Kiely is a former goalkeeper and currently the goalkeeping coach at Preston North End. He won eleven caps for the Republic of Ireland as a player. Kiely has previously worked as the goalkeeping coach at West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

Kiely played 17 times for Portsmouth in 2006

Age 47


1988 – Rose McIver

   

Frances Rose McIver is a New Zealand actress. Her mainstream feature film debut came in 2009’s The Lovely Bones; other works include the films Predicament and Blinder; as well as guest appearances in New Zealand-based shows Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Legend of the Seeker. McIver was a series regular on Power Rangers RPM, and she has recurring roles in both Showtime’s Masters of Sex and on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Since March 2015, she has starred as the lead in The CW’s iZombie as medical examiner Olivia “Liv” Moore.

Age 29


1989 – Aimee Teegarden

  

Aimee Richelle Teegarden is an American actress, model, and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW’s short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.

Age 28


1992 – Gabrielle Aplin

 

Gabrielle Ann Aplin is an English singer-songwriter. Aplin came to public attention after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of songs on her YouTube channel.

In February 2012, Aplin signed a recording deal with Parlophone and began recording her début album. She gained mainstream attention the following November, when she was selected to record the soundtrack for a John Lewis television commercial with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “The Power of Love”, which charted at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in December 2012. Her début album English Rain, was released in May 2013 to positive reviews. It debuted and peaked at number two on the UK album chart and led to several more singles: “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, “Panic Cord”, “Home” and “Salvation”. English Rain has since been certified Gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 copies.

Aplin’s second album, Light Up the Dark, featuring the singles “Light Up the Dark” and “Sweet Nothing”, was released on 18 September 2015.

Age 25


On This Day   .   Rose McIver   .   Aimee Teegarden   .   Gabrielle Aplin

Oct 092017
 

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1936 – Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed OBE is an English actor, writer, and presenter. He is known for his booming voice and his roles in I, Claudius, Blackadder, and Flash Gordon.

Age 81


1954 – Scott Bakula

Scott Stewart Bakula is an American actor and director best known for his lead roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap (for which he received four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award), and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.

Bakula starred on the comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age, and guest-starred in seasons two and three of NBC’s Chuck as the title character’s father Stephen J. Bartowski. He guest starred on HBO’s Looking as entrepreneur Lynn. In 2014, he began playing Special Agent Dwayne Cassius “King” Pride on NCIS: New Orleans.

Age 63


1976 – Mike Panopoulos

Michael Panopoulos, also written Michalis Panopoulos, is an Australian-Greek association football player. He has currently retired from playing, but now coaches the Altona City U12/U13 boys team and also the state of Victoria.

Panopoulos played 58 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1999 – 2001

Age 41


1979 – Brandon Routh

Brandon James Routh is an American actor and former fashion model. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and subsequently appeared on multiple television series throughout the early 2000s. In 2006, he gained greater recognition for his role as the titular superhero of the 2006 film Superman Returns. He also had a recurring role in the TV series Chuck, as Daniel Shaw. Following this, he had notable supporting roles in the films Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In 2014, he began a recurring role on Arrow as Ray Palmer/Atom which spun off into a guest role on The Flash and a starring role on Legends of Tomorrow.

Age 38


1979 – Chris O’Dowd

Christopher O’Dowd is an Irish actor, best known for comedic roles such as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O’Dowd created and starred in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy, which aired between 2012 and 2015. He had a recurring role on the comedy-drama series Girls.

O’Dowd is also known for his film roles, most notably Bridesmaids (2011), This Is 40 (2012), The Sapphires (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Calvary (2014), and St. Vincent (2014). He made his Broadway debut in the play adaptation of Of Mice and Men in 2014, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.

Age 38


1994 – Jodelle Ferland

Jodelle Micah Ferland is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayals of Mary Jensen in the 2004 ABC television series Kingdom Hospital, Bree Tanner in the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Five in the 2015 Syfy television series Dark Matter. She is also known by her roles in multiple horror or horror-related films, such as Sharon/Alessa in Silent Hill, Lillith Sullivan in Case 39, Jenny in The Tall Man, Patience Buckner in The Cabin in the Woods, and Agatha Prenderghast in ParaNorman.

Age 23


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