Loan : Wolverhampton Wanderers – Portsmouth
Loan : Wolverhampton Wanderers – Portsmouth
|Pompey have signed Joe Mason on loan from Wolves.
The striker has joined the Blues until January 2 and will wear the number 14 shirt during his time on the south coast.
But the 27-year-old has not arrived in time to feature in Saturday’s League One contest with Plymouth.
Mason began his career at Plymouth and then spent almost five years with Cardiff before signing for Wolves in January 2016.
The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international had spells on loan at Burton and MLS outfit Colorado Rapids last season.
Transfer : Portsmouth – Coventry City
Conor Chaplin has completed a move to League One side Coventry.
The 21-year-old striker has initially joined them on loan until January, when the move will become permanent for an undisclosed fee.
Chaplin said: “Playing for Pompey was an absolute dream for me. I’ve got some great memories that will last forever.
“I want to thank the fans and everyone else who has supported me during my many years at the club.”
Blues boss Kenny Jackett added: “Conor’s a terrific character and has been searching for regular football.
“The signing of Andre Green means we have plenty of power along our front line now and gives us plenty of options.
“That allowed us to grant Conor his wish. He was in the final year of his contract here and eager for a fresh start.
“I understand that and everyone here at Pompey wishes him the very best for the future at his new club.”
Chaplin is a graduate of the Blues academy, who made his senior debut in a home defeat to Accrington back in December 2014.
A first goal arrived at Morecambe a few months later, while he played a key role in Pompey’s memorable League Two title success in 2016/17.
Loan : Aston Villa – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed winger Andre Green on loan from Aston Villa.
The deal sees the 20-year-old England youth international join the Blues for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We’re really pleased to bring Andre in on loan, as he has fantastic attacking potential – with pace, close control and the ability to go past people.
“There’s a degree of flexibility as well because he can play out wide or through the middle. I think he’ll fit in very well here.”
Green is a graduate of Villa’s academy and made his senior debut in a Premier League clash with Tottenham back in March 2016.
He has gone on to make 31 appearances, opening his goalscoring account in last season’s 4-2 home victory over Norwich.
Green – who has featured five times in the current campaign – has represented the Three Lions up to under-20 level.
Four years after defeating the Dark Elves and two years after the fight in Sokovia, Thor now finds himself trapped on the other side of the universe on the wacky planet of Sakaar. Meanwhile, a new threat rises as the evil Hela, Goddess of Death takes over Asgard and plans to conquer the universe. In order to get home, Thor must compete in a gladiator match against the defending champion of the Grandmaster. Little does Thor know is that the champion is his old friend and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk. Teaming with Hulk and his deceptive brother Loki, Thor must return home to Asgard in time to stop Hela and prevent the approaching Ragnarok, the apocalyptic destruction of Asgard.
Found this to be more enjoyable than the Dark World just a pity they killed off the Warriors Three so quickly.
|RANKED49 Emma Roberts is an American actress and singer.
Born : 10 February 1991 ( 28 )
After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous (2004–2007). She released her debut studio album Unfabulous and More in 2005. Roberts then appeared in numerous films, including Aquamarine (2006), Nancy Drew (2007), Wild Child (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011).
Looking for more mature roles, Roberts obtained starring roles in the films Lymelife (2008), 126.96.36.199. (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Adult World (2013), We're the Millers (2013), Palo Alto (2013), The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015), and Nerve (2016). She appeared in four seasons of the FX anthology horror series American Horror Story, and starred in the lead role of Chanel Oberlin on the Fox comedy horror series Scream Queens (2015–2016).
The visitors were well below-par before the break and survived some nervy moments, but were much improved in the second half.
Gareth Evans was twice denied by excellent Marko Marosi stops, but the keeper was sent off for a handball in the closing stages, meaning Rovers finished with an outfield player between the sticks.
Kenny Jackett named the same side for a third successive game, following victories over Oxford and Bristol Rovers.
But if the visitors were in a confident mood then it was not particularly evident during the opening 45 minutes.
There were plenty of nervy moments in the Blues back-line, with the ball spending much of the time in and around their area.
An early chance from Alfie May was comfortably dealt with by Craig MacGillivray and the chances kept coming for Doncaster.
They had a great opportunity to open the scoring moments later, with unmarked skipper Andy Butler heading Herbie Kane’s corner wide from just a few yards out.
Then, after Anton Walkes had been penalised for a foul on Matty Blair, the free-kick was curled narrowly over by Ben Whiteman.
It was a sloppy start from Pompey and when they failed to clear the danger on 12 minutes, MacGillivray was called into action again to deny May.
The hosts then thought they should have won a penalty, although replays showed Walkes was nowhere near May when he flung himself to the ground.
Not much was happening at the other end of the pitch, with Ronan Curtis and Ben Thompson both sending efforts well off target.
Meanwhile, a cross from Jamal Lowe had to be turned behind by Niall Mason before Evans could connect at the far post.
There was then almost a second own-goal in a week for Jack Whatmough, not that he knew much about it.
Kane’s shot struck the defender and wrong-footed MacGillivray, who managed to recover in time to stop the ball crossing the line.
Rovers continued to dominate as the interval neared and Mallik Wilks’ inventive overhead effort was kept out by MacGillivray, while Whiteman then blazed over.
Doncaster Rovers 0
Jackett made a double change at the break, with Thompson and Oli Hawkins withdrawn for Ben Close and Brett Pitman.
And they looked more assured once the action restarted, seeing much more of the ball without being able to test keeper Marosi.
Doncaster still posed a threat, however, and Lee Brown made a timely clearance to stop former Blues loanee John Marquis getting a shot away.
It was Pompey who almost broke the deadlock just before the hour mark, however, when Evans met a low Curtis cross and saw his shot kept out by Marosi at point-blank range.
The ball came loose and Evans picked it back up again, but could only find the side netting from a tight angle.
By now the action was switching from one end of the pitch to the other and MacGillivray got down to his right to save Blair’s strike.
Another excellent chance for the visitors followed and once more it was Evans who could count himself unlucky.
He lined up a shot after Pitman’s initial effort had been parried into his path, although Marosi again made a fine save to deny him.
But the ball fell straight back to Evans and although his second attempt beat the keeper, Whiteman was on hand to clear from the line.
The chances started to dry up as the game neared its conclusion, although both sides were still trying to attack.
Suddenly the drama picked up again, however, as Doncaster were reduced to 10 men on 83 minutes.
Marosi came tearing out of his box to beat Curtis to the ball and handled it, earning a red card from referee Andy Haines.
The hosts had made their final substitution moments earlier, meaning midfielder Whiteman had to don the keeper’s jersey.
But he was well protected by his defence in the closing stages, with a simple save from Curtis the closest Pompey came to snatching victory.
Doncaster (4-3-3): Marosi; Mason, Wright, Butler (c), Andrew; Kane, Whiteman, Blair (Rowe 73); Wilks (Coppinger 73), Marquis, May (Kiwomya 82)
Sent off: Marosi
Booked: Whiteman, Kane
Subs not used: Lawlor, T.Anderson, J.Anderson, Beestin
Pompey (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson (Close 46), Evans (c), Naylor; Lowe, Hawkins (Pitman 46), Curtis
Booked: B.Thompson, Close, Whatmough
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Haunstrup, Dennis, Wheeler
Referee: Andy Haines
Attendance: 7,618 (1,121 Pompey fans)
|RANKED12 Jenna Coleman is an English actress.
Born : 27 April 1986 ( 33 )
Notable for her work in British television, she is best known for her roles as Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale (2005–2009), Clara Oswald, companion to the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors in the science fiction series Doctor Who (2012–2015, 2017), and Queen Victoria in the ITV biographical drama series Victoria (2016–present).
Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and began her acting career at an early age as a member of a theatre company called In Yer Space. While auditioning for drama schools in 2005, she was chosen to play Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale. She received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer award at the 2006 National Television Awards.
Coleman went on to play "hard girl" Lindsay James in the BBC school-based drama series Waterloo Road (2009), Susan Brown in a BBC Four television adaptation of the John Braine novel Room at the Top (2012), Annie Desmond in Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic (2012) and Rosie in Stephen Poliakoff's original drama series Dancing on the Edge (2013). She appeared as Lydia Wickham in the BBC drama miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) and as Katrina Clark in the romance film Me Before You (2016).
Gareth Evans netted for the second game in succession to give them an interval lead at the Memorial Stadium.
But Chris Lines then levelled from the penalty spot and was sent off in the space of three second half minutes.
It looked like the spoils would be shared, only for Curtis to scramble a shot home late on and secure another three-point haul for the Blues.
Kenny Jackett unsurprisingly stuck with the same side that beat Oxford in such impressive fashion at the weekend.
There was a familiar face in the opposition line-up, with Kyle Bennett starting against his former club.
The game began in a cagey fashion, as both sides were limited to long-range efforts that failed to find the target.
Tom Naylor, Ben Thompson and Evans had their radars off for the visitors, while it was Ed Upson and Bennett for Rovers.
But Liam Sercombe really should have done better when Bennett’s cross found him unmarked in the box and he screwed over the bar.
Matt Clarke then did well to hook the ball to safety and prevent Stefan Payne from getting a shot away.
Those opportunities came during a spell of pressure for the hosts, but instead it was the Blues that broke the deadlock on 32 minutes.
A long ball up the pitch was flicked on first by Oli Hawkins and then Curtis, with EVANS collecting it and lashing home a rocket of a shot.
Rovers came close to levelling before the break, with MacGillivray getting down to his right to push clear a low Sercombe drive.
Anton Walkes was also called into action to block efforts from Ollie Clarke and Upson, ensuring Pompey went in ahead at the break.
Bristol Rovers 0
It was Pompey who threatened first following the interval, but when Jamal Lowe’s cross was headed clear, Naylor was unable to keep his shot down.
There was then a break in play while Clarke received treatment for a cut above his eye and the Blues defender returned to the pitch with a bandaged head.
Rovers then had a great chance to equalise when MacGillivray palmed clear a curler from Tom Nichols, but Sercombe could only send the loose ball into the side netting.
Rovers were on top and after having penalty appeals turned down when Sercombe’s shot hit Thompson, an effort from Nichols had to be blocked by Clarke.
Pompey saw that nervy period out, however, and began to look more of a threat at the other end of the pitch.
Evans came close to his second goal of the evening after a surging run across the edge of the box, but drilled narrowly wide with his left foot.
But then came a couple of moments of controversy, as Rovers sub Lines scored from the spot before being sent off.
It was his corner that referee Graham Salisbury decided Curtis had deliberately handled, with the midfielder just about squeezing his penalty past MacGillivray’s outstretched arm and into the bottom corner.
Brett Pitman was immediately introduced from the bench and was caught by the studs of Lines, whose reckless challenge earned him a red card.
It was a hectic ending, with goals looking likely to go in at either end of the pitch, perhaps thanks to some tiring limbs.
But it was the Blues celebrating on 87 minutes, when CURTIS capitalised on Pitman’s flick from a Thompson pass and just about managed to force a shot over the line.
The visitors were then indebted to MacGillivray, who made a stunning save to deny Bennett, while Pitman cleared off the line from the resulting corner.
Bristol Rovers (4-4-2): Smith; Leadbitter, Lockyer (c), Craig, J.Clarke; Bennett, Upson (Lines 69), O.Clarke, Sercombe; Payne (Jakubiak 69), Nichols (Rodman 79)
Goals: Lines 76 (pen)
Sent off: Lines
Subs not used: Andre Jr, Broadbent, Mensah Jr, Reilly
Pompey (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson, Evans (c), Naylor; Lowe, Hawkins (Pitman 77), Curtis (Haunstrup 90)
Goals: Evans 32, Curtis 87
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Close, Wheeler, Chaplin
Referee: Graham Salisbury
Attendance: 9,073 (1,137 Pompey fans)
|RANKED135 Mila Kunis is an American actress.
Born : 14 August 1983 ( 36 )
In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role at age 14, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That '70s Show (1998–2006). Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
Kunis' breakout film role came in 2008, playing Rachel in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She gained further critical acclaim and accolades for her performance in the psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), for which she received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress, and nominations for the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other major films include the neo-noir action film Max Payne (2008), the post-apocalyptic action film The Book of Eli (2010), the romantic comedy film Friends with Benefits (2011), the comedy film Ted (2012), the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) as the Wicked Witch of the West, and the comedy film Bad Moms (2016).
A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob a bank…problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun! A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances.
Not seen the original and watched this for the good cast and Joey King. It's okay just not a spectacular.
|RANKED32 Aly Michalka is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician.
Born : 25 March 1989 ( 30 )
She gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future and has participated in film and other television roles including Rhiannon Abernathy in the film Easy A, the CW series Hellcats and iZombie. Michalka and her sister, actress Amanda "AJ" Michalka, are members of the musical duo Aly & AJ.
They dominated the contest, but it looked like a frustrating afternoon might be in store when Gareth Evans saw his penalty saved.
The Blues were more clinical after the interval, however, and Evans redeemed himself, while a Rob Dickie own-goal and Jamal Lowe effort gave the scoreline a more realistic gloss.
United staged a late rally and twice the struck the woodwork before Jack Whatmough found his own net.
But the visitors – who are without a league point – were unable to stage an unlikely comeback and Lowe wrapped things up impressively in stoppage-time.
Kenny Jackett made six changes from the side that exited the Carabao Cup on home soil earlier in the week.
Ben Thompson was handed an immediate debut in the centre of midfield, having finalised a loan switch from Millwall the previous day.
There were also starts for Craig MacGillivray, Whatmough, Lee Brown, Ronan Curtis and Oli Hawkins.
Luke McGee, Christian Burgess, Brandon Haunstrup, Ben Close, David Wheeler and Brett Pitman were the men to make way, with all of them dropping to the bench.
Pompey had not been overly convincing in their opening day home victory over Luton, but they completely controlled the first half against Oxford.
The contest was slow to get going, but it was the hosts who dominated in terms of both possession and chances.
Tony McMahon had to clear Tom Naylor’s header behind, while Curtis was unable to keep his effort down from a Lowe centre.
Hawkins was proving a constant nuisance, but could not find the target after Whatmough’s long clearance picked him out.
It was a lively display from Thompson in the centre of the pitch and he certainly endeared himself to the Fratton faithful with a crunching – yet fair – challenge on Marcus Browne.
And the host should have broken the deadlock when Hawkins stole possession from Jamie Hanson, only to then be scythed down by the Oxford midfielder.
Referee Lee Swabey immediately pointed to the spot, but Evans’ tame effort was comfortably dealt with Jonathan Mitchell.
The ball stayed in play, though, and when it was worked to Thompson outside the box, his drilled effort fizzed just past the post.
Pompey were totally on top and had another great opportunity, as Hawkins flicked on Thompson’s pass, but Naylor swiped at thin air from just a few yards out.
Evans had another chance after collecting the ball from Lowe, but could not force his shot through a sea of yellow-shirted bodies.
United were racking up the bookings, with Hanson, Cameron Brannagan and Shandon Baptiste all cautioned.
But there was a Fratton first when their coach Shaun Derry – formerly of the Blues – argued with the fourth official and – under new FA rules – was also shown a yellow card.
There was one more chance for the hosts just before the break, but Hawkins was unable to connect with Thompson’s low cross at the near post.
Oxford United 0
Pompey had not made the most of their dominance in the first half, but roared into the lead just after the interval.
Hawkins was unable to turn in Lowe’s delivery, but instead managed to lay the ball off for EVANS to steer home.
Naylor then clashed with Brannagan and both players required treatment, with the Blues midfielder returning to the pitch sporting a bandaged head.
It was still pretty much one-way traffic and the lead was deservedly doubled on 56 minutes – albeit in fortuitous circumstances.
Lowe caused more problems on the right and tried to pick out Evans in the box, only for DICKIE to get there first and turn the ball into his own net.
Oxford made a triple substitution just past the hour mark in a desperate attempt to find a route back into the contest.
Instead they found themselves further behind, as Pompey continued to torment their under-siege opponents.
A corner from Evans was helped on by Clarke and turned towards goal by Hawkins, with LOWE sticking out a boot to flick the ball past Mitchell.
The visitors finally came to life in the closing stages and Brannagan forced a decent save from MacGillivray.
Oxford then hit the post twice in quick succession, with James Henry and Jon Obika both denied in a lively conclusion.
Their hopes were raised when Whatmough inadvertently sliced McMahon’s cross into his own net, but that was as good as it got.
Instead it was Pompey who had the final say, as LOWE surged forward and curled home an exquisite finish to complete the rout.
Pompey (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, Evans (c), B.Thompson; Lowe, Hawkins, Curtis (Wheeler 80)
Goals: Evans 48, Dickie 56 (og), Lowe 65, 90+2
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Haunstrup, Close, Chaplin, Pitman
Oxford (4-2-3-1): Mitchell; McMahon, Dickie, Nelson (c), Garbutt (Ruffels 61); Hanson, Brannagan; Mackie, Baptiste (Henry 61), Browne; Smith (Obika 61)
Goals: Whatmough 89 (og)
Booked: Brannagan, Hanson, Baptiste
Subs not used: Shearer, Norman, Mousinho, Whyte
Referee: Lee Swabey
Attendance: 18,093 (1,312 away fans)
Loan : Millwall – Portsmouth
|Pompey have signed midfielder Ben Thompson on loan from Millwall.
The deal sees the 22-year-old – who has been given the number 32 shirt – move to Fratton Park for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
Thompson is a graduate of Millwall’s academy and has made 93 senior appearances for the Championship outfit.
He played the full 90 minutes for the Londoners in their Carabao Cup victory over Gillingham earlier in the week.
Following his first full campaign at the club, Thompson collected both the Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season awards.
Carabao Cup 1
It looked like they would progress when Christian Burgess nodded in following a first half that was short on entertainment.
But Joe Pigott headed in the equaliser and, with just a few minutes remaining, Walkes found his own net.
Kenny Jackett made five changes from the side that won at Blackpool in the league at the weekend.
Brett Pitman returned to skipper the team, while there was a first Pompey start for on-loan winger David Wheeler.
Luke McGee, Burgess and Brandon Haunstrup were also called upon, with Craig MacGillivray, Jack Whatmough, Lee Brown, Ronan Curtis and Oli Hawkins all dropping to the bench.
The first half was a forgettable affair, with little to entertain the fans packed into the Fratton End and South Stand.
It was the visitors who had the first chance when Mitchell Pinnock crossed from the left, but Scott Wagstaff’s header was off target.
The same player then screwed another effort well wide after Walkes had failed to properly deal with Pinnock’s free-kick.
And it was a hat-trick of chances missed when Wagstaff beat Haunstrup to a header and sent the ball looping towards goal, only for the left-back to recover and hook it clear.
But it was the Blues who almost broke the lead on 23 minutes when Wheeler met Pitman’s centre and sent his header wide.
Neither McGee or opposite number Tom King had been called into action and that did not change when Pinnock’s drive flashed past the post.
Jamal Lowe was not too far off target following a surging run through the centre, but there was still little to whet the appetite.
AFC Wimbledon 0
Pompey had struggled to create anything meaningful before the break, but they soon took the lead after it.
Pitman did well to bring the ball under control inside the box, only for his shot to be deflected behind.
And the deadlock was broken from the resulting corner, as a delivery from Evans was emphatically headed home by BURGESS at the back post.
AFC Wimbledon thought they should have won a penalty when McGee and Pinnock collided soon after, but referee Ollie Yates was not interested.
They then came close to a leveller, as Anthony Wordsworth unleashed a rocket form 25 yards that fizzed over the bar.
Jackett made a double change on 67 minutes, with Pitman and Evans withdrawn for Conor Chaplin and Hawkins.
It had been a quiet evening for both keepers, but McGee was certainly not caught napping by a fierce Wordsworth drive that was well saved.
He could do nothing about the Dons’ equaliser on 76 minutes, though, as Pigott found space to meet Wagstaff’s cross and head home from just a few yards out.
That unsurprisingly gave the visitors a boost and they set about trying to find a winner, with Curtis brought on for Pompey to try to offer more at the other end.
But it was Wimbledon looking more threatening and when a corner was not properly dealt with, McGee had to get down and push Wagstaff’s shot around the post.
The Blues then almost retook the lead in a frenetic end to the game, but Hawkins was denied as he tried to convert Lowe’s centre.
Instead it was the visitors who grabbed a late winner – although they had their opponents to thank for the goal.
Tom Soares’ cross found Walkes at the back post and the defender tried to clear it, but only succeeded in planting the ball in the back of his own net.
Pompey threw bodies forward to try to force a penalty shoot-out, but they were unable to find a second goal.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; Naylor, Close; Wheeler (Curtis 80), Evans (Hawkins 67) Lowe; Pitman (c) (Chaplin 67)
Goals: Burgess 49
Booked: Close, Naylor
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Brown, May
AFC Wimbledon (4-4-2): King; Watson (Sibbick 77), Oshilaja (c), McDonald, Garratt; Wagstaff, Wordsworth, Soares, Pinnock (Appiah 66); Hanson, Pigott (Hartigan 90)
Goals: Pigott 76, Walkes 88 (og)
Subs not used: McDonnell, Nightingale, Purrington, Ashley
Referee: Ollie Yates
Attendance: 6,588 (438 away fans)