Dec 162018
 

On This Day

16 December 2018

Births


1929

Nicholas Courtney

(Died: 22 Feb 2011)

Aged 81
William Nicholas Stone Courtney was a British actor, most famous for playing Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
1946

Benny Andersson

Age 72
Göran Bror Benny Andersson is a Swedish musician, composer, member of the Swedish music group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals ChessKristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. For the 2008 film version of Mamma Mia!, he worked also as an executive producer. Since 2001, he is active with his own band Benny Anderssons orkester.
1986

Sylvain Distin

Age 41
Sylvain Distin is a French former footballer. He is left-footed and played as a central defender, and was also capable of playing at left-back. Distin left City at the end of his contract in May 2007, seeking a "fresh challenge", and moved to Portsmouth on a three-year deal. Distin was appointed vice captain by Harry Redknapp and led Portsmouth in Sol Campbell's absences due to injury. At the end of Distin's first season at Fratton Park, he won his first and only major honour in English football, the 2008 FA Cup.

Distin played 96 times for Portsmouth between 2007 – 2009
1986

Andy Barcham

Age 32
Andrew Barcham is an English footballer who plays for AFC Wimbledon as a winger.

Barcham played 53 times for Portsmouth scoring goals 4 between 2013 – 2015
1988

Anna Popplewell

Age 30
Anna Katherine Popplewell is an English film, television and theatre actress. She is known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series since 2005, as Chyler Silva in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn since 2012 and Lady Lola in Reign from 2013–2016.


On This Day Sylvain Distin Andy Barcham

Dec 152018
 

Match Report

League One

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Barnsley 1    1 Portsmouth

Pompey will definitely be top of the League One table at Christmas after securing a 1-1 draw against fellow promotion hopefuls Barnsley at Oakwell.

But they might have been celebrating an even greater haul, as Gareth Evans drilled them into the lead just before the break.

Amidst a freezing downpour, however, Cauley Woodrow levelled in the second half and the Blues were forced to hold on at the end.

A stalemate was probably not the biggest surprise, with the hosts boasting an unbeaten home league record and the visitors having not been beaten on the road.

Kenny Jackett stuck with the same side that were beaten by Charlton on home soil earlier in the week.

But with Luke McGee suffering from a hand injury, Alex Bass was recalled from a loan spell at Torquay to sit on the bench.

It was not exactly the right day for a neat, passing game of football, with freezing rain falling from the South Yorkshire sky throughout.

That did not seem to dampen the entertainment on offer, however, as the game was often played at a frantic pace.

It was the hosts who looked on top for much of the first half, although they were let down by some poor finishing.

Pompey actually had the first opening, but Ronan Curtis took a heavy touch from Jamal Lowe’s threaded pass, allowing Adam Davies to come from his line and claim.

Craig MacGillivray was the busier of the two keepers, however, and he had his palms stung by Woodrow.

Meanwhile, some vital tracking back from Evans and Lowe denied Cameron McGeehan and George Moncur respectively.

MacGillivray was called into action again midway through the first half, palming over a fierce drive from Woodrow.

The keeper also kept out an angled Moncur shot, while an effort from McGeehan was then diverted off target.

There was a brief interruption soon after, as one of the floodlights failed, but after consulting with both managers, referee Jon Moss decided it was fine to continue.

Pompey threatened on 33 minutes when Lee Brown whipped in a dangerous cross that Lowe volleyed wide.

Kieffer Moore fired wastefully wide at the other end, while some more good defending from Lowe stopped Brad Potts’ surge.

It was Barnsley on top as the interval approached, but the Blues were able to break the deadlock on 43 minutes.

Alex Mowatt tried to clear the ball, only to send it straight into the path of EVANS, who hit a crisp left-footed shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.


Half Time

Barnsley 0

Portsmouth 1


Both sides were struggling to keep hold of possession once the action restarted, no doubt hindered by the wet and windy conditions.

Long-range efforts from Jacob Brown and Potts went over the bar, as Barnsley went in search of a leveller.

The home crowd were growing frustrated and were appealing to Moss for some soft penalties, with each turned down by the official.

But their mood improved just after the hour mark, as Potts sent in a low cross that Woodrow neatly turned home at the near post.

Barnsley moved up a few gears after that, only for the Blues to then create an opening on the counter-attack.

Ben Thompson collected the ball in the centre and fed Oli Hawkins, whose low drive was kept out by the boot of Davies.

Curtis thought he should have been awarded a penalty after going down in the box, but Moss thought he fell too easily and brandished a yellow card.

The Republic of Ireland international was withdrawn moments later, with Anton Walkes coming on and Nathan Thompson joining Matt Clarke and Jack Whatmough in a back three.

It was still the Tykes looking more of a threat as the game entered its closing stages and Tom Naylor bravely threw himself in front of a thunderous Woodrow effort.

And they almost snatched a late winner, with Moore collecting a pass from Lloyd Isgrove, turning and sending a low shot inches past the post.

Barnsley (4-4-2): Davies (c); Cavare (Brown 46), Jackson, Pinnock, Pinillos; Potts (Thiam 80), Mowatt, McGeehan, Moncur (Isgrove 63); Moore, Woodrow
Goals: Woodrow 61
Booked: McGeehan, Woodrow
Subs not used: Greatorex, Lindsay, Bahre, Adeboyejo

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, B.Thompson; Lowe, Evans (c), Curtis (Walkes 75); Hawkins
Goals: Evans 43
Booked: Naylor, Curtis, Brown
Subs not used: Bass, Burgess, Close, Donohue, Green, Pitman

Referee: Jon Moss

Attendance: 12,441 (1,674 Pompey fans)


Portsmouth FC

Dec 152018
 

On This Day

15 December 2018

Births


1968

Garrett Wang

Age 50
Garrett Richard Wang is an American actor. Wang is known for his role in Star Trek: Voyager as Ensign Harry Kim.
1970

Michael Shanks

Age 48
Michael Garrett Shanks is a Canadian actor, writer and director. He is known for playing Dr. Daniel Jackson in the long-running Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 and as Dr. Charles Harris on the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope.
1975

Aaron Flahavan

(Died: 05 Aug 2001)

Aged 25
Aaron Adam Flahavan was an English football goalkeeper who played for Portsmouth.

Flahavan played 106 times for Portsmouth between 1995 – 2001
1988

Emily Head

Age 30
Emily Rose Head is an English actress, best known for playing Carli D'Amato in E4's BAFTA-winning sitcom The Inbetweeners. She has portrayed Rebecca White in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale since October 2016.


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Dec 142018
 

On This Day

14 December 2018

Births


1958

Mike Scott

Age 60
Michael Scott is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. He is the founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of rock band The Waterboys. He has also produced two solo albums, Bring 'em All In and Still Burning. Scott is a vocalist, guitarist and pianist, and has played a large range of other instruments, including the bouzouki, drums, and Hammond organ on his albums. Scott is also a published writer, having released his autobiography, Adventures of a Waterboy, in 2012.
1965

Ted Raimi

Age 53
Theodore Raimi is an American actor, director, comedian, and writer perhaps best known for his role as Joxer the Mighty in Xena: Warrior Princess/Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Raimi plays Ted Hoffman in his brother Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.
1988

Vanessa Hudgens

Age 30

   
Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to prominence portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series. The success of the first film led to Hudgens's acquiring a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V(2006) and Identified (2008). Since the release of her studio albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She has appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly (2011), Sucker Punch (2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Spring Breakers (2013), and Machete Kills (2013).


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Dec 132018
 

On This Day

13 December 2018

Births


1953

Jim Davidson

Age 65
James Cameron Davidson, OBE is an English comedian and presenter. His highest profile roles came on television when he hosted Big Break and The Generation Game. He is also a stand-up comedian and writer, developing adult pantomime shows such as Boobs in the Wood and Sinderella, both of which have played to sell-out audiences.
1969

Tony Curran

Age 49
Anthony Curran is a Scottish actor who has appeared in Underworld: EvolutionDoctor Who, and Roots.
1989

Taylor Swift

Age 29

   
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Her 2006 self-titled debut album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008.  Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album, Speak Now. The single "Mean" won two Grammy Awards. Her fourth album, Red (2012), yielded the successful singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble". For her fifth album was the pop-focused 1989 (2014). Its singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" reached number one in the US, Australia, and Canada. Swift's sixth album, Reputation (2017) and its lead single "Look What You Made Me Do" topped the UK and US charts.


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Dec 122018
 

On This Day

12 December 2018

Births


1949

Bill Nighy

Age 69
William Francis Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991. Nighy became widely known as Billy Mack in Love Actually. Other roles include his portrayal of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean film series, as well as Viktor in the Underworld films. He is also known for Lawless HeartI Capture the CastleShaun of the DeadThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyNotes on a ScandalHot FuzzValkyrieHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1Rango and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. His performances were also acclaimed in the State of Play series and in the TV films The Girl in the CaféGideon's Daughter and Page Eight.
1961

Sarah Sutton

Age 57
Sarah Sutton is a British actress best known for her role as Nyssa in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. Nyssa was first the companion to Tom Baker and then to Peter Davison, from 1981 to 1983.
1975

Mayim Bialik

Age 43
Mayim Chaya Bialik is an American actress, author, and neuroscientist. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. Since 2010, she has played Amy Farrah Fowler – like the actress, a neuroscientist – on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.


On This Day

Dec 112018
 

Match Report

League One

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Portsmouth 1    2 Charlton Athletic

Pompey’s fine run of form finally came to an end as they were beaten 2-1 by Charlton under the Fratton floodlights.

The visitors impressed before the break, with goals from Karlan Grant and Nicky Ajose seeing them take a commanding lead into the interval.

It was much better from the Blues during a hectic second half and Andre Green came off the bench to reduce the deficit.

But it proved no more than a consolation and a controversial late red card for Ben Thompson capped a disappointing night for the hosts.

Kenny Jackett unsurprisingly stuck with the same side that had comfortably beaten Southend at the weekend.

But it was an opening 45 minutes to forget for the Blues, who failed to find any fluency and struggled against their more vibrant visitors.

There were half-chances at both ends in the opening stages, with Ben Reeves firing over and Ronan Curtis sending a shot into the side netting.

It was Charlton who had the first decent opening, though, with Craig MacGillivray getting down to parry clear Lyle Taylor’s effort.

The Londoners looked dangerous with every attack and took the lead when Grant slid in at the far post to convert Taylor’s low ball, despite Pompey protestations of offside.

An equaliser looked on the cards after Jamal Lowe threaded a pass through to Evans, only for the skipper’s cross to be agonisingly out of reach for a leaping Ben Thompson.

The Addicks were forced to make an early change, with scorer Grant limping off to be replaced by Ajose.

But it was the replacement who doubled the advantage on 43 minutes, although again the hosts felt it should not have counted.

They were adamant the ball had gone out of play on the right, but the linesman disagreed and George Lapslie crossed for Ajose to poke home.

Pompey finally started to threaten just before the break, although their half was probably summed up when Lowe and Curtis got in each other’s way while trying to shoot.

Curtis also took an unnecessary touch after being found in the box by Lowe, while Tom Naylor’s hooked effort was saved by Jed Steer.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Charlton Athletic 2


Pompey did look brighter at the start of the second half, but their radar was still off, as both Evans and Curtis failed to find the target from inside the area.

It was certainly not all one-way traffic, though, with Charlton still looking a threat on the counter-attack.

One of those saw Ben Thompson make a clean tackle in the box, but the ball fell for Lapslie and Nathan Thompson had to fling himself in the way of the shot.

Jackett made his first change soon after, with Brett Pitman replacing Oli Hawkins to add to some fresh legs to the attack.

The game was now being played at a frantic pace and the Blues were trying their best to get back into the contest.

They twice went close from corners, with Steer making a save from the first and then Lapslie – stationed on the line – somehow got in the way of a fierce Curtis strike.

It was Matt Clarke’s turn to go close from the second set-piece, although his effort was deflected behind.

A melee had broken out in-between, but tempers were soon calmed and yellow cards shown to Pitman and Naby Sarr.

There were cries for a penalty when first Lowe and then Curtis went down in the box, but referee John Brooks – getting plenty of stick from the stands – waved both appeals away.

Still the encounter continued to switch from one end to the next, with barely a moment to take breath.

It looked like Curtis had steered a low shot into the bottom corner, but Steer and his defence managed to keep it out.

The ball was just not falling kindly for the Blues and when an effort from Pitman struck former Fratton defender Jason Pearce in the face, the ball ricocheted the wrong side of the post.

Green came on for Lee Brown in an attacking move, as the hosts desperately searched for a goal that would give them a chance of avoiding defeat.

And the on-loan winger raised hopes of a comeback, with Evans crossing from the right and GREEN slotting the ball into the net.

There were six minutes of added time for the hosts to try to find another, but instead they finished the game with 10 men, as a challenge from Ben Thompson was punished by a red card.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown (Green 80); B.Thompson, Naylor; Lowe, Evans (c), Curtis; Hawkins (Pitman 56)
Goals: Green 88
Sent off: B.Thompson
Booked: Pitman, Lowe, N.Thompson, B.Thompson, Naylor
Subs not used: McGee, Walkes, Burgess, Close, Dennis

Charlton (4-1-2-1-2): Steer; Dijksteel, Bauer, Pearce (c), Sarr; Bielik (Solly 80); Lapslie, Aribo; Reeves (Marshall 55); Grant (Ajose 35), Taylor
Goals: Grant 23, Ajose 43
Booked: Sarr, Steer
Subs not used: Phillips, Stevenson, Fosu, Hackett-Fairchild

Referee: John Brooks

Attendance: 17,891 (899 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Dec 112018
 

On This Day

11 December 2018

Births


1962

Ben Browder

Age 56
Robert Benedict "Ben" Browder is an American actor and writer, known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.
1962

Paul Haslinger

Age 56
Paul Haslinger is an Austrian musician and composer. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California. In 1985, Haslinger joined the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. During his 5 years with the group, he recorded a total of 15 albums, participated in 4 international tours, and collaborated on a number of soundtracks including Miracle MileNear DarkShy People and Miramar’s Canyon Dreams directed by Jan Nickman. The soundtrack for Canyon Dreams earned Haslinger his first Grammy nomination in 1991.


On This Day

Dec 102018
 

On This Day

10 December 2018

Births


1964

Ray Daniel

Age 54
Raymond Christopher Daniel is an English former professional footballer. Born in Luton, he began his career with his hometown club Luton Town and later played for GillinghamHull CityCardiff CityPortsmouthNotts County and Walsall. He made over 250 appearances in The Football League between 1982 and 1997. He helped Portsmouth to the 1992 FA Cup semi final, but they lost in a penalty shoot-out to Liverpool.

Daniel played 122 games for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1990 – 1995
1975

Emmanuelle
Chriqui


Age 43

    
Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. She is also known for her role on The Mentalist television series as Lorelei Martins.
1983

Lewis Buxton

Age 35
Lewis Edward Buxton is an English professional footballer who last played as a defender for Bolton Wanderers.

Buxton played 30 games for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2002


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Dec 092018
 

On This Day

09 December 2018

Births


1941

Beau Bridges

Age 77
Lloyd Vernet "BeauBridges III is an American actor and director. He is a three-time Emmy, two-time Golden Globe and one-time Grammy Award winner, as well as a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee. Bridges was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 7, 2003, at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for his contributions to the television industry. He is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and elder brother of fellow actor Jeff Bridges.
1952

Michael Dorn

Age 66
Michael Dorn is an American actor and voice artist who is known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. From his first appearance in the series premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Encounter at Farpoint", to his last in Star Trek: Nemesis, Dorn has appeared more times as a regular cast member than any other Star Trek actor in the franchise's history, spanning five films and 272 television episodes. He also appeared as Worf's ancestor, Colonel Worf, in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
1980

Simon Helberg

Age 38
Simon Maxwell Helberg is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He is best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–present). Helberg has appeared on the sketch comedy series MADtv and is also known for his role as Moist in Joss Whedon's web miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008). He has further performed in films such as Old School(2003), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) and A Serious Man (2009).
1989

Elle Evans

Age 29
Elle Evans (born Lindsey Gayle Evans) is an American model and actress who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is most notable for her appearance in Robin Thicke's music video "Blurred Lines" featuring Pharrell Williams. She is also one of the faces of NYX Cosmetics.
1992

Milan Lalkovic

Age 26
Milan Lalkovič is a Slovak professional footballer who last played as a winger for Football League One club Portsmouth.

Lalkovic played 19 games for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2016 – 2017


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