Give You Up
Still On My Mind (2019)
|H||League 1 Play Off|
Trailing by a single goal from the first game in the north-east, the Blues fought hard to try to level the tie.
They certainly created the best chances, with Jon McLaughlin making some key saves and Matt Clarke hitting the woodwork.
But they failed to find the breakthrough in what was an often ugly encounter, with the Black Cats holding on to book their spot at Wembley.
Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that were narrowly beaten in the first leg at the weekend
Lee Brown and Brett Pitman were injured for that Wearside clash, but were fit enough for a return to the starting line-up.
Viv Solomon-Otabor was also given a chance to impress, as Anton Walkes, Ronan Curtis and Jamal Lowe dropped to the bench.
There was a minute of applause before kick-off, as those inside the ground paid tribute to former Pompey defender Jon Gittens, who sadly passed away at the age of just 55.
It was a feisty contest right from the off and Gareth Evans was soon shown a yellow card for a challenge on Lee Cattermole.
Tom Naylor soon followed him into the referee’s notebook, with the midfielder throwing the ball at Chris Maguire after the pair had clashed in the corner.
The Sunderland midfielder was also guilty of some poor challenges, however, with official Peter Bankes finally losing patience and taking his name.
But despite a frantic showing from both sides, clear-cut chances were proving to be at a premium in the opening stages.
Neither keeper was not given too much to do, besides a few regulation stops, with a final ball or moment of quality lacking.
Maguire was certainly enjoying his role as pantomime villain, earning cries of derision from the Fratton faithful following weak appeals for a penalty.
The hosts grew stronger as the first half progressed, with Ben Close exchanging passes with Pitman, whose cross was just out of reach for Oli Hawkins.
Sunderland then had a decent chance at the other end after Maguire beat Craig MacGillivray to a ball over the top, only to slip and allow Christian Burgess to clear the danger.
Pompey had two great opportunities to level the tie just before the break, with McLaughlin doing well to keep out Gareth Evans’ diving header from point-blank range.
And they then went close from the resulting corner, as Clarke’s nodded the ball down into the turf and up against the crossbar.
There was another coming together following the restart, this time involving Charlie Wyke and Nathan Thompson, but the referee managed to calm things down.
Jackett then made his first change on 52 minutes, as leading marksman Lowe came on for Solomon-Otabor.
They almost scored moments later, with Hawkins meeting Lee Brown’s fine cross and seeing his header tipped over by McLaughlin.
It was still proving to be niggly affair and there was more consternation when Luke O’Nien tumbled into the North Lower.
James Vaughan replaced Hawkins on 68 minutes, as Jackett looked to add some fresh attacking impetus into his side.
And the newcomer almost grabbed an immediate goal, only to be denied by another fine McLaughlin save after Pitman had hooked the ball towards the back post.
Clarke then wanted a penalty after tangling with Alim Ozturk as he tried to reach Evans’ free-kick, but Bankes was uninterested.
Pompey kept fighting and tried their best to put the Black Cats under pressure, with their visitors fighting hard to keep them at bay.
The display of six minutes of added time gave the Fratton faithful renewed hope, but Sunderland held on to reach the final.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, Close; Evans, Pitman (c), Solomon-Otabor (Lowe 52); Hawkins (Vaughan 68)
Booked: Evans, Naylor, Pitman, Vaughan
Subs not used: Bass, Walkes, Morris, Curtis, Dennis
Sunderland (4-2-3-1): McLaughlin; O’Nien, Ozturk, Flanagan, Oviedo; Cattermole, Leadbitter; Honeyman (c), Power (Morgan 80), Maguire (Gooch 69); Wyke (Grigg 83)
Booked: Maguire, O’Nien
Subs not used: Ruiter, Matthews, Dunne, Watmore
Referee: Peter Bankes
Attendance: 18,077 (1,397 away fans)
Director – Ridley Scott
Year – 2015
In 2035, the crew of the Ares III mission to Mars is exploring Acidalia Planitia on Martian solar day (sol) 18 of their 31-sol expedition. A severe dust storm threatens to topple their Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). The mission is scrubbed and as the crew evacuates, astronaut Mark Watney is struck by debris and lost in the storm. The telemetry from his suit’s biomonitor is damaged and Watney is presumed dead. With the MAV on the verge of toppling, the surviving crew take off for their orbiting vessel, the Hermes.
Watney awakens after the storm, injured and with a low-oxygen warning. He returns to the crew’s surface habitat (“Hab”) and treats his wound. As Watney recovers, he begins a video diary. Lacking communication with Earth, his only chance of rescue is via the next Mars mission, four years later: the Ares IV will be landing 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi) away at the Schiaparelli crater. Watney’s immediate concern is food; being the mission’s botanist, he improvises a garden inside the Hab utilizing Martian soil fertilized with the crew’s bio-waste and manufactures water from leftover rocket fuel. He then plants the crew’s unused Thanksgiving dinner potatoes to supplement his food supply. He also begins modifying the rover for the long-distance trek to the Ares IV landing site.
On Earth, NASA satellite planner Mindy Park, reviewing aerial Hab images, notices moved equipment and realizes Mark is alive. NASA director, Teddy Sanders, publicly releases the news, though the Ares III crew (still en route to Earth) are not told so they remained focused on their mission. Sanders overrules Hermes flight director Mitch Henderson, who believes the crew should know.
Watney takes the rover to retrieve the nearby Pathfinder probe, which fell silent in 1997. Using Pathfinder’s camera and motor, he establishes rudimentary two-way communication with Earth, first using hand-written signs, and then sending and receiving ASCII in hexadecimal. NASA transmits a software patch to link the rover with Pathfinder and communicate via text. Watney is angry that the Hermes crew is unaware that he is alive; Sanders finally allows Henderson to inform them.
Mars mission director, Vincent Kapoor, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) director Bruce Ng prepare an Iris space probe to deliver enough food for Watney to survive until Ares IV’s arrival. Meanwhile, the Hab’s airlock malfunctions, causing an implosion and damaging the structure. Watney repairs and pressurizes the Hab, but the Martian atmosphere has destroyed the current potato crop and sterilized the soil. Believing it a low risk, Sanders orders the routine pre-flight safety inspections be bypassed to expedite the probe’s launch. The rocket explodes 40 seconds after liftoff. Watney now believes his death on Mars is inevitable.
The China National Space Administration has been developing a powerful classified booster rocket, the Taiyang Shen. Feeling camaraderie with NASA’s scientists, they violate their government’s secrecy and offer to repeat the Iris mission. As Watney’s situation grows more risky as time passes, JPL astrodynamicist Rich Purnell devises an alternative plan: have the Taiyang Shen rendezvous with and resupply the Hermes, which will then use Earth’s gravity to “slingshot” back to Mars two years earlier than Ares IV. Sanders rejects the idea, considering it too risky for the Hermes crew; Henderson surreptitiously sends Purnell’s plan to the crew who unanimously vote to implement it. They disable NASA’s remote controls and make the course change. Powerless to stop them, NASA concedes the issue.
Watney begins the 90-sol journey to Schiaparelli, where the MAV for Ares IV has been pre-positioned. The MAV needs to be lightened to intercept with Hermes on its new course. Watney removes many components, and replaces the nose cone with canvas. After takeoff, the MAV fails to reach the required speed. Commander Lewis maneuvers the Hermes to decelerate, consuming much fuel. She also orders an directional explosive decompression of the internal atmosphere to better align the ship. In a Manned Maneuvering Unit, Lewis is unable to reach Watney when the tether falls short. Watney pierces his pressure suit, using the escaping air to successfully propel himself to Lewis. He and the crew are reunited after Mark’s 560 sols alone on Mars.
After returning to Earth, Watney becomes a survival instructor for astronaut candidates. Five years later, as the Ares V is about to launch, those involved in Watney’s rescue are seen in their current lives.
|A||League 1 Play Off|
Former Fratton loanee Chris Maguire came off the bench to net an impressive winner in a match that was otherwise short of a spark.
The Black Cats played the final quarter of the contest with just 10 men after Alim Ozturk was shown a straight red card.
Gareth Evans struck the woodwork from the resulting free-kick, but the Blues were unable to find an equaliser.
Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that drew with Accrington on the final day of the regular campaign.
Jamal Lowe and Ronan Curtis were rested for that Fratton fixture, but returned to replace Viv Solomon-Otabor and Bryn Morris.
Lee Brown failed a fitness test on an Achilles injury, with Nathan Thompson coming back into the starting line-up as expected and Anton Walkes moving across to the left.
Skipper Brett Pitman was on the bench against Stanley, but missed out with a hamstring problem, so Evans retained the armband.
Pompey were not the only side to be suffering, however, and after picking up an injury in the warm-up, Aiden McGeady was swapped with Lynden Gooch.
There was not an abundance of quality on display once the action got underway, with both teams perhaps shackled by what was at stake.
The visitors enjoyed plenty of early possession, although Jon McLaughlin comfortably dealt with a couple of crosses into his box.
Evans did cut the ball back into the danger zone, where first Lowe and then Ben Close saw efforts blocked.
There was also an opening when Curtis advanced towards goal, although his strike from outside of the box was scuffed wide of the post.
Sunderland were also struggling to find their feet at the other end and a delivery from Gooch was nodded over by Charlie Wyke.
Wyke looked the most likely player to break the deadlock, with Walkes doing well to stop him from meeting Lewis Morgan’s centre.
Max Power soon sent the ball back into the area for the striker and this time he fired over the crossbar.
The Black Cats had one more opening before the break and Gooch finally had an attempt on target, although it was no bother for MacGillivray.
The entertainment value did not immediately increase once the action restarted, with niggly fouls at both ends interrupting the flow.
Evans did try to thread a precise pass through to the onrushing Lowe, but Tom Flanagan was able to cut the ball out.
And Flanagan was then involved at the other end of the pitch after collecting the ball from a corner, with Naylor flinging himself in the path of the shot.
A clear-cut opportunity was finally created just before the hour mark – and it was the Black Cats who came close to scoring.
Gooch whipped the ball into the box from wide on the left and George Honeyman’s header was brilliantly tipped over by MacGillivray.
And Sunderland were ahead just moments later and it came from a man who had only been on the pitch for a few minutes.
Bryan Oviedo swung in a teasing cross that Matt Clarke headed clear, but the ball fell for Maguire to fire home a fine volley from the edge of the box.
But the hosts were soon reduced to 10 men after Clarke released Evans, who was brought down just outside the area by Ozturk.
Referee Andy Woolmer reached into his pocked and pulled out a red card, leaving the defender to trudge from the pitch.
Jackett immediately made a double substitution, with Oli Hawkins and Curtis making way for Solomon-Otabor and Omar Bogle.
Evans then stepped up to take the free-kick and curled a brilliant effort against the bar, with the ball bouncing clear.
Another opportunity soon came from a corner, as Bogle’s close-range shot was diverted behind by a well-placed Luke O’Nien.
But the Blues were almost undone at the other end after losing possession, with Maguire’s low drive clipping the outside of the post.
Pompey were trying their best to find a leveller and after bundling his way into a shooting position, Bogle could not quite lift the ball over McLaughlin.
There was plenty of endeavour at both ends of the pitch as the seconds ticked down, but it is Sunderland who will head back to the south coast with a narrow advantage.
Sunderland (4-2-3-1): McLaughlin; O’Nien, Ozturk, Flanagan, Oviedo; Cattermole, Power; Gooch (Dunne 70), Honeyman (c), Morgan (Maguire 58); Wyke
Goals: Maguire 62
Sent off: Ozturk
Subs not used: Ruiter, Matthews, Hume, Leadbitter, Grigg
Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Walkes; Naylor, Close; Lowe, Evans (c), Curtis (Bogle 69); Hawkins (Solomon-Otabor 69)
Subs not used: Bass, May, Cannon, Morris, Dennis
Referee: Andy Woolmer
Attendance: 26,610 (1,288 Pompey fans)
Director – Gerald Thomas
Year – 1964
Carry On Jack starts with the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson (Jimmy Thompson), whose last words are that Britain needs a bigger navy with more men, followed by his famous request for a kiss to Hardy (Anton Rodgers). In the main story, Albert Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins) has taken 81⁄2 years and is still not qualified as a midshipman but is promoted by the First Sea Lord (Cecil Parker) as England needs officers. He is to join the frigate Venus at Plymouth. Arriving to find the crew all celebrating as they are sailing tomorrow, he takes a sedan chair with no bottom (so he has to run), carried by a young man and his father (Jim Dale and Ian Wilson, respectively) to Dirty Dick’s Tavern.
Mobbed by women in the tavern as he is holding a sovereign aloft (as advised by Dale), he is rescued by a serving maid, Sally (Juliet Mills). She wants to go to sea to find her shanghaied boyfriend Roger, but landlord Ned (George Woodbridge) has let her down. She finds that Poop-Decker has not reported to the ship yet and is unknown to them, so in a room upstairs she knocks him out and takes his midshipman’s uniform.
Poop-Decker wakes and dons a dress to cover his long johns, and downstairs, along with a cesspit cleaner named Walter Sweetly (Charles Hawtrey), is shanghaied by a press gang run by the Venus’ First Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Howett (Donald Houston) and his bosun, Mr Angel (Percy Herbert). They come to when at sea and are introduced to Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams). Poop-Decker makes himself known, but there is already a Midshipman Poop-Decker aboard – Sally, in disguise. Poop-Decker, as a hopeless seaman, goes on to continually upset Howett by doing the wrong thing. Sally reveals her true identity to Poop-Decker after he has been punished, and he decides to let things continue as they are. Eventually, in the course of the film, Poop-Decker and Sally fall in love with each other.
After three months at sea and no action, the crew are very restless, and when they finally see a Spanish ship, the Captain has them sail away from it. Howett and Angel hatch a plot, making it look like the ship has been boarded by the enemy during a night raid and using Poop-Decker as an expendable dupe to get the Captain to leave the ship of his own volition. Poop-Decker, Sweetly and Sally thus help the Captain into a boat, and they leave the ship, but while leaving his cabin, the Captain gets a splinter in his foot, which later goes gangrenous. When they reach dry land, Captain Fearless reckons that they are in France and they need only to walk a short distance to reach Calais, while they are actually standing on Spanish soil. Sally and Poop-Decker spot a party of civilians and steal their clothes while they are bathing.
Now in charge of the ship, Howett and Angel sail for Cadiz and plan on taking it from Don Luis (Patrick Cargill), the Spanish Governor. They are successful, but their plot is ruined by Poop-Decker’s group, who stumble into Cadiz (believing it to be Le Havre) and recapture the Venus. Sailing back to England, they encounter a pirate ship, whose crew seizes the Venus. The Captain (Patch, played by Peter Gilmore) turns out to be Sally’s lost love Roger, but upon seeing him as a coarse, brutal rogue, she no longer wants to have anything to do with him. In order to force her compliance, Patch and Hook (Ed Devereaux) try to make Poop-Decker and Fearless walk the plank, but Poop-Decker manages to escape and cut down a sail, which covers the pirates, capturing them.
In Cadiz, the former crew of the Venus are taken to be shot but escape with five empty Spanish Men of War to England for prize money and glory. They are within sight of England when they encounter Venus. While Poop-Decker, Sally and Walter are working below decks on cutting off Fearless’s badly infected leg, a fire gets out of control on deck and burns a sail, which sets off the Venus’ primed cannons, hitting all five Spanish ships and thus once again thwarting Howett’s shot at fame and glory. Poop-Decker and his companions end up at the Admiralty as heroes. Fearless is promoted to Admiral and given a desk job. Poop-Decker and Sweetly are given the rank of honorary Captains, with pensions, but Poop-Decker reveals that he is going to leave the service to marry Sally.
Director – Gerald Thomas
Year – 1963
Charlie Hawkins (Sid James) is the workaholic owner of the thriving taxi company Speedee Taxis, but his wife Peggy (Hattie Jacques) feels neglected by him. When Charlie misses their fifteenth wedding anniversary, because he is out cabbing, she decides to punish him. Telling Charlie that she is going to ‘get a job’, she establishes a rival company, GlamCabs. The cars are brand new Ford Cortina Mk1s and driven by attractive girls in provocative uniforms. Flo, the wife of one of Charlie’s drivers, is appointed to the post of office manager.
Charlie continues to coach his mainly inept (and often ex-army) drivers, including the clumsy Terry “Pintpot” Tankard (Charles Hawtrey), whilst Peggy refuses to tell Charlie about her new job. Charlie feigns a lack of interest, but he is dying to know. As Charlie unsuccessfully struggles to cope with his wife’s absences and realises just what she had to endure, Peggy’s company becomes a thriving success due to the large number of male taxi passengers preferring to ogle her sexy drivers during journeys. Speedee rapidly starts losing money and faces bankruptcy. Peggy feels terrible for what she has done. Charlie and his drivers attempt to sabotage the rival company, but they are chased off.
In desperation, Charlie suggests a merger with his rivals but is furious to discover who the real owner is and storms off.
A month later, Peggy is living at the office and Charlie has turned to drinking, allowing his company to collapse around him. Peggy and Sally (Liz Fraser) are hijacked by bank robbers. Peggy manages to use the taxi radio to subtly reveal their situation and location. Charlie intercepts the broadcast and rallies the other Speedee drivers in pursuit. The robbers are cornered and captured.
Peggy and Charlie are reconciled, especially over the fact that she is expecting a baby.
They fell behind to Sean McConville’s strike just after the break, but Ben Close’s ninth goal of the season drew them level.
Close also hit the woodwork as the Blues chased a winner, with the dropped points allowing Charlton to climb above them into third spot.
Kenny Jackett made five changes to the side that were narrowly beaten by Peterborough earlier in the week.
Gareth Evans returned to skipper the team, while there were also starts for Oli Hawkins, Viv Solomon-Otabor, Bryn Morris and Anton Walkes.
Brett Pitman, James Vaughan, Ronan Curtis and Nathan Thompson all dropped to the bench, with Jamal Lowe missing out completely.
With it being the final game of the regular campaign, there were plenty of awards given out prior to kick-off.
They all went to Matt Clarke, who collected the main The News/Sports Mail Player of the Season prize, as well as trophies from 12 supporter groups.
The fans then fell silent as the names of all those fans – and former players – who have passed away over the course of the campaign were read out.
When the action got underway, there was a rather pedestrian pace to proceedings and a flat atmosphere to accompany it.
Accrington almost livened things up with an early goal, as McConville met Janoi Donacien’s cross with a header that bounced back off the bar.
Solomon-Otabor had an effort blocked at the other end, with a long-range Close strike comfortably dealt with by Dimitar Evtimov between the Stanley sticks.
Pompey really should have been awarded a penalty on 18 minutes, with Donacien clearly tugging at Hawkins’ shirt, but referee Scott Duncan appeared not to notice.
It certainly did not feel like the end of the campaign, with an unseasonable chill in the air causing coats to be put back on.
There were not an abundance of clear-cut opportunities on the pitch, although an angled drive from Paul Smyth was saved by Craig MacGillivray.
Pompey then had a great chance when Evans’ free-kick found Christian Burgess in the box, but the defender did not get enough on his header and the ball flew past the post.
Hawkins and Morris also sent efforts over the crossbar just before the break, as the hosts tried to find a breakthrough.
Accrington Stanley 0
Morris did not emerge following the interval, with Curtis brought on and Evans moving to a more central role.
There were just 44 seconds on the clock when Accrington opened the scoring, courtesy of McConville’s fine low strike from the edge of the box.
Pompey looked to hit back immediately and Curtis’ teasing delivery took a slight deflection to prevent Hawkins from tapping in from close range.
There was another opportunity for Burgess, with the defender heading wide after rising to meet a cross from Evans.
But it was CLOSE who levelled just before the hour mark, swapping passes with Hawkins and surging forward before beating Evtimov with a low finish at the keeper’s near post.
Hawkins was immediately brought off, with a fit-again Omar Bogle coming on to lead the Blues’ forward line.
Pompey were trying to find a winner and an acrobatic Bogle effort went past the post, while a clearance hit Pitman and flew off target just moments after the skipper had replaced Evans.
It was certainly a busy introduction for the striker, who scuffed wide after Bogle’s pass had gone just behind him.
But it was Close who almost gave the hosts the lead with a superb shot from outside the box that thundered against the angle of bar and post.
Pompey were pouring forward in search of a winner, while Accrington looked to exploit that on the break.
But despite a frantic conclusion to the action, neither keeper was really tested as the teams had to settle for a point each.
Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, Close; Evans (c) (Pitman 74), Morris (Curtis 46), Solomon-Otabor; Hawkins (Bogle 60)
Goals: Close 59
Subs not used: Bass, Thompson, Haunstrup, Vaughan
Accrington (4-4-2): Evtimov; Donacien, Sykes, Hughes, Richards-Everton; Clark (Sousa 66), Barlaser, Conneely (c), McConville; Armstrong, Smyth
Goals: McConville 46
Subs not used: Warner, Rodgers, Ogle, Brown, Simmons, Zanzala
Referee: Scott Duncan
Attendance: 18,439 (241 away fans)