Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Sep 242018
 

On This Day

24 September 2018


Births



1974

Mathias Svensson

Age 44
Mathias Svensson is a retired Swedish footballer. He played as striker and his last team was IF Elfsborg, having spent much of his career in England. He won three full international caps for Sweden during his career. He is the CEO and co-owner of Effektiv, a company in the staffing-and-recruitment industry.

Svensson played 51 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 1996 – 1998
1980

Petri Pasanen

Age 38
Petri Pasanen is a Finnish former professional football defender. He was most comfortable in central defense, but also played right back and left back as well. Pasanen was born in Lahti, Finland where he played for the local teams before moving to Ajax. He spent most of his career at Bundesliga club Werder Bremen which he represented in the UEFA Champions League in multiple seasons, and in the 2009 UEFA Cup Final.

Pasanen played 16 times for Portsmouth in 2004


On This Day   .   Mathias Svensson   .   Petri Pasanen

Sep 232018
 

Happy Ever Afters

2009

 


Plot

Dublin: Maura is a single mom, furniture repossessed, being evicted. For a fee, she's marrying Wilson, an African, facing deportation. Her nine-year old, Molly, thinks she's going to get a dad. Freddie, a bit of a compulsive, is remarrying Sophie, after divorce and recommitment; she's starved herself into her old wedding dress. Both bridal parties arrive at the same inn for receptions: Freddie and Maura's paths keep crossing, Sophie thinks the two are having an affair, immigration officers are stalking Wilson, and Molly's figuring out what's really up. Sophie's father threatens Freddie with bodily harm if anything goes wrong. Can it not?

Summary

These offbeat comedies can either be classics or fall flat. This is unfortunately the latter and lacks any real humour which is a pity as Sally Hawkins is usually great.


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FilmIMDb

Sep 232018
 

On This Day

23 September 2018


Births


1958

Danielle Dax

Age 60
Danielle Dax is an English experimental musician and producer most active from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s. She was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.
1961

Chi McBride

Age 57
Kenneth "ChiMcBride is an American actor. He starred as high school principal Steven Harper on the series Boston Public, Emerson Cod on Pushing Daisies, Detective Laverne Winston on the Fox drama Human Target, and more recently Detective Don Owen in the short-lived CBS crime drama Golden Boy. He currently plays in a main role as Captain Lou Grover of the Five-0 taskforce in the CBS drama Hawaii Five-0. He has also appeared in films such as Gone in 60 SecondsThe TerminalI, RobotRoll Bounce, and Draft Day.


On This Day

Sep 222018
 

Match Report

League One


Portsmouth 2    2 Wycombe
Wanderers

Pompey remain unbeaten in League One, but a late penalty denied them all three points at a sodden Fratton Park.

The hosts trailed to a Bryn Morris strike at the interval, although they emerged much stronger after the break.

Gareth Evans nodded them back on level terms and Brett Pitman came off the bench to turn the game on its head.

But with another victory looking likely for the Blues, Joe Jacobson struck from the spot to ensure it finished all square and the hosts dropped to second.

Kenny Jackett stuck with the same side that beat Peterborough the previous week to climb to the League One summit.

With the rain pouring relentlessly down, conditions were not exactly conducive to an attractive contest.

There was plenty of slipping and sliding the opening stages and a niggly game was not helped by the eagerness of referee Craig Hicks to use his whistle.

A centre from Jamal Lowe was inexplicably left by defender Darius Charles, only for Sido Jombati to hack clear from the line.

Christian Burgess then met a corner from Evans, with his firm header punched clear by former Fratton loanee Ryan Allsop.

Craig MacGillivray comfortably claimed Adabayo Akinfenwa’s effort at the other end, but did not deal with Jacobson’s free-kick soon after and watched gratefully on as Fred Onyedinma slot narrowly wide.

And it was Wycombe who broke the deadlock midway through the first, with Morris playing a neat one-two with Akinfenwa before curling home a fine finish.

The Chairboys were obviously keen to protect their lead, but it seemed a bit too early for time-wasting and Allsop got a talking to from Hicks.

Wanderers were guilty of some crude challenges and saw four players carded before the break, including one for Onyedinma for the most obvious shirt pull you could hope to see.

The hosts did improve as the interval approached, although Burgess could not quite adjust his body enough to capitalise on Tom Naylor’s flick.

It was Naylor who almost forced an equaliser when he met Lowe’s pass, although the ball would not quite squeeze through Allsop’s legs.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Wycombe Wanderers 1


Wycombe were first to have an opening when the action restart, with Matt Bloomfield’s strike hitting team-mate Scott Kashket and ballooning over.

With Pompey struggling to find a way through, Jackett was preparing to bring on Pitman and Joe Mason.

But the pair were promptly sent to warm-up again after EVANS headed the hosts back on level terms.

Oli Hawkins won a long punt up the pitch by MacGillivray and played the ball to Lowe, whose fine delivery was nodded in by the skipper from close range.

Both teams then had a decent opportunity to forge ahead in the space of just a few seconds, with the Chairboys first to go close.

Morris sent the ball into the box and Akinfenwa should really have done better then divert the ball wide from a few yards out.

Pompey went straight up the other end and Lowe raced clear, only for his shot to be diverted wide by Allsop.

Pitman was finally introduced on 69 minutes, with Hawkins given a warm ovation as he departed the action.

Hicks was continuing to infuriate both sides by blowing his whistle every time a player hit the turf, despite the difficult conditions.

One soft free-kick for an alleged foul by Ben Close was fired narrowly past the post by the lively Morris.

Nathan Thompson then narrowly missed the target from close range, while Pitman’s cut-back hit a defender and went agonisingly behind the waiting Mason.

But PITMAN did give the Blues the lead on 86 minutes, rising at the far post to convert another fine Lowe cross.

An action-packed half swung back the other way moments later, however, when Burgess was penalised for a foul on Onyedimna in the box.

Hicks pointed straight to the spot and Jacobson slammed his penalty straight down the middle to draw Wycombe level.

There were five minutes of added time for either side to find a winner, but substitute Mason was denied late appeals for a foul in the box and the spoils were shared.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, Close; Lowe, Evans (c) (Mason 80), Curtis; Hawkins (Pitman 69)
Goals: Evans 57, Pitman 86
Booked: Lowe, N.Thompson, Burgess
Subs not used: McGee, Walkes, Haunstrup, B.Thompson, Wheeler

Wycombe (4-1-4-1): Allsop; McCarthy, Jombati, Charles, Jacobson; Gape; Kashket (Cowan-Hall 63), Bloomfield (c) (Thompson 90+2), Morris, Onyedinma; Akinfenwa
Goals: Morris 21, Jacobson 89 (pen)
Booked: McCarthy, Jombati, Onyedinma, Kashket
Subs not used: Ma-Kalambay, Harriman, Saunders, Williams, Mackail-Smith

Referee: Craig Hicks

Attendance: 18,648 (749 away fans)

HIGHLIGHTS


Portsmouth FC

Sep 222018
 

Beastly

2011

 


Plot

At the Buckeston Academy High School, the wealthy, arrogant, narcissistic, and bigoted Kyle Kingson is a student who does not respect his classmates. When Kyle is elected representative of the students, he plays a prank on the outcast Kendra, who has a reputation as a witch: he invites her to a party and humiliates her in front of their classmates. However, Kendra curses him with a spell that makes Kyle as ugly as his soul. Further, she tells him that if he does not find anyone who loves him within a year, he will be doomed to that appearance forever. When Kyle's father, Rob Kingson, sees him, he takes Kyle to specialists but the doctors do not know what to do, so Rob hides Kyle in an apartment with a maid and a blind tutor. When Kyle sees his mate Lindy on the streets, he saves her from a dangerous drug dealer and he brings her to his apartment to protect her. Now his only hope is that Lindy will fall in love with him.

Summary

Dull retelling of the classic Beauty And The Beast


IMDb5.6

FilmIMDbVanessa Hudgens

Sep 222018
 

On This Day

22 September 2018


Births



1944

Frazer Hines

Age 74
Frazer Hines is an English actor best known for his roles as Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who and Joe Sugden in Emmerdale. Hines appeared in 117 episodes of the original series of Doctor Who; only the first four Doctors appeared in more episodes.
1975

Jonny Harris

Age 43
Jonathan Harris is a Canadian actor and comedian from Newfoundland and Labrador. Harris is best known for his roles in the television series Murdoch Mysteries, Still Standing and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, as well as the films Young TriffieMoving Day, and Grown Up Movie Star.
1979

MyAnna Buring

Age 39
MyAnna Buring (born Anna Margaretha My Rantapää) is a Swedish-born actress, known for her roles in The DescentThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2 and Ripper Street.
1985

Tatiana Maslany

Age 33
Tatiana Gabriele Maslany is a Canadian actress. She is known for portraying multiple characters in the science fiction television series Orphan Black (2013–2017), which aired on Space in Canada and BBC America in the US. For her performances in Orphan Black, Maslany has won a Primetime Emmy Award (2016), the TCA Award (2013), two Critics' Choice Television Awards (2013 and 2014), and five Canadian Screen Awards (2014–18), in addition to receiving a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Maslany became the first Canadian actor from a Canadian series to win an Emmy in a key dramatic category.
1996

Matt Clarke

Age 22
Matthew "Matt" Edward Barkell Clarke is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a central defender


On This Day

Sep 212018
 

Eliza Doolittle

  

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Eliza Sophie Caird (born 15 April 1988), better known by her stage name Eliza Doolittle, is an English musician and recording artist from Westminster, London. After performing her music in live venues around London from the age of 15, Eliza signed to Parlophone in 2008.

Her debut eponymous album was released on 12 July 2010 and went Platinum in the UK. The album, Eliza Doolittle, produced two UK top forty hits: "Skinny Genes" and "Pack Up", the latter of which peaked within the top five on the UK Singles Chart.

 In 2013, Eliza contributed her writing and vocal skills to "You & Me" a single from British Electronic duo Disclosure's number one debut album 'Settle'.

On 7 June 2013 she premiered a single called "Big When I Was Little", which was released in July 2013. It subsequently joined BBC Radio 1's and Radio 2 playlist. It was later included on her second studio album, titled In Your Hands.



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CelebrityEliza Doolittle

Sep 212018
 

On This Day

21 September 2018


Births



1950

Bill Murray

Age 68
William James Murray  is an American actor, comedian, and writer know for such films as Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). He also co-directed Quick Change (1990).
1982

Rowan Vine

Age 36
Rowan Lewis Vine is an English footballer who plays for Gosport Borough.

Vine played 13 times for Portsmouth between 2000 – 2002
1984

Ahna O'Reilly

Age 34
Ahna O'Reilly is an American actress. She is best known for her supporting role as Elizabeth Leefolt in the 2011 award-winning drama film The Help.
1990

Allison Scagliotti

Age 28
Allison Glenn Scagliotti is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in Drake & JoshWarehouse 13, and Stitchers.


On This Day

Sep 202018
 

Captain America: Civil War

2016

   


Plot

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Summary

How is this a Captain America film and not an Avengers film as they are all in it? Very good.


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FilmIMDbElizabeth Olsen

Sep 202018
 

On This Day

20 September 2018


Births



1967

Michalis Vlachos

Age 51
Michalis Vlachos is a Greek football former professional player.

Vlachos played 63 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1998 – 1999
1977

Stefani Miglioranzi

Age 41
Stefani Miglioranzi is a retired Brazilian-American footballer.

Miglioranzi played 42 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1999 – 2002
1978

Charlie Weber

Age 40
Charles Alan "Charlie" Weber Jr. is an American actor and former model. In 2014, Weber began starring as Frank Delfino in the ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder.
1979

Sean Davis

Age 39
Sean Davis is an English former footballer who played for clubs such as FulhamTottenham HotspurPortsmouth and Bolton Wanderers.

Davis played 116 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2006 – 2009
1986

Aldis Hodge

Age 32
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage, MC Ren in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, Levi Jackson in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, and as Noah in the WGN America series Underground.
1995

Sammi Hanratty

Age 23

    
Samantha Lynne "SammiHanratty is an American actress. In 2007, she began her acting career portraying the young version of Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies. Hanratty's first lead role took place in 2009, portraying Chrissa Maxwell in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. In 2011, she played the role Whitney Brown in the film The Greening of Whitney Brown. Hanratty is considered a Celebrity Friend for the Starlight Children's Foundation.


Deaths



1988

Roy Kinnear

(Born: 08 Jan 1934)

Died Aged 54
Roy Mitchell Kinnear was an English actor. He is known for his roles in films directed by Richard Lester; including Algernon in Help! (1965); Clapper in How I Won the War (1967); and Planchet in The Three Musketeers (1973), reprising the latter role in the 1974 and 1989 sequels. He is also known for playing Private Monty Bartlett in The Hill (1965) and Henry Salt in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.


On This Day   .   Sammi Hanratty

Sep 192018
 

On This Day

19 September 2018


Births


1933

David McCallum

Age 85
David Keith McCallum, Jr. is a Scottish-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.and as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel. In recent years, McCallum has gained renewed international recognition and popularity for his role as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the American television series NCIS.
1940

Caroline John

(Died: 05 Jun 2012)

Aged 71
Caroline Frances John was an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as several other television roles.
1964

Patrick Marber

Age 54
Patrick Albert Crispin Marber is an English comedian, playwright, director, actor, and screenwriter.
1987

Danielle Panabaker

Age 31
Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Sky High (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006), the latter alongside her younger sister Kay Panabaker, and in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).
1988

Katrina Bowden

Age 30
Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006–2013). She also appeared in films such as Sex DrivePiranha 3DD, and Scary Movie 5.
2003

Lily Chee

Age 15

Lily Chee is a young model and actress who has done work for brands like Old Navy and Target. She has also walked the runway for Petite Parade and designer Alivia Simone. In 2016, she appeared on the series Daredevil and in the movie Sunset Park.


On This DayLily Chee

Sep 182018
 

On This Day

18 September 2018


Births



1963

Christopher Heyerdahl

Age 55
Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying the "Swede" in Hell on Wheels. He played the characters Halling and Wraith commander
Todd in Stargate Atlantis, and Pallan in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Revisions".
1974

Sol Campbell

Age 44
Sulzeer Jeremiah "SolCampbell is a former England international footballer. A central defender, he had a 20-year career playing in the Premier League and an 11-year international career.

Campbell played 111 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2006 – 2009
1977

Barret Foa

Age 41
Barrett Foa is an American actor, known for his role as Eric Beale on the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles.
1979

Alison Lohman

Age 39
Alison Marion Lohman is an American actress. She starred as Astrid in White Oleander (2002), and has appeared in Matchstick Men (2003), Where the Truth Lies (2005), The Big White(2005), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (2005), Flicka (2006), and her most notable role as Christine Brown in Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell (2009); as well as smaller parts in Big Fish (2003), Beowulf (2007), and Gamer(2009). She has also been on television shows such as Tucker and Pasadena.
1989

James Dunne

Age 29
James William Dunne is an English professional footballer who plays for Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Dunne played 39 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goals between 2014 – 2015


On This Day   .   Sol Campbell   .   James Dunne