Apr 272021
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


A League 1
Accrington Stanley 3
Portsmouth 3


FORM GUIDE

DRAWN WON LOST LOST DRAWN LOST WON WON WON WON

John Marquis thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner at Accrington, only to then find his own net at the death.

It was a fittingly dramatic end to a crazy Crown Ground contest that at least saw Pompey climb back into the play-off places.

The home side had roared into a commanding interval lead following efforts from Colby Bishop and Cameron Burgess.

But the Blues hit back after the break and Marquis reduced their deficit before substitute Ryan Williams drew them level.

Plenty of chances followed at both ends of the pitch before a fine Marquis finish looked to have completed a remarkable turnaround.

But the striker was in the wrong place at the wrong time, as the ball flew off him and into the net in the final few seconds.

Danny Cowley made one change from the side that saw off Bristol Rovers on home soil at the weekend.

Williams dropped to the bench to make way for James Bolton, which saw former Accrington player Callum Johnson move to the right wing-back role.

The rain was falling heavily when the team arrived at the ground and only got heavier once the game began.

There might have been fears of an abandoned contest – particularly as the last time referee Robert Madley was assigned a Pompey game was at Charlton, which he postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

It was a high energy opening to the contest, with the action quickly switching from one end of the pitch to the next.

Bolton had to clear when Craig MacGillivray got a palm to Harvey Rodgers’ teasing delivery, while Ronan Curtis then sent a dipping volley past the post.

Johnson came close to breaking the deadlock on 10 minutes away and was inches away from making a connection with a low Marcus Harness centre.

But instead it was the hosts who broke the deadlock soon after, with Bishop meeting a fine Sean McConville cross and heading into the top corner.

It seemed like the Blues would level when Stanley twice failed to clear their lines and Johnson sent the ball towards Marquis in the box.

The striker looked as though he would be left with a simple finish, only for Ben Barclay to slide in and send the ball against the post.

Neither side was letting up as the rain continued to fall, with both trying to take advantage of the conditions by intercepting some wayward passes.

But it was Accrington who finished the half with a flourish and a Dion Charles effort was deflected wide before a fierce McConville strike cannoned off the underside of the bar.

And they did double their lead just before the break after McConville had lifted a free-kick into the mixer.

Bishop turned it towards the goal and the ball might have been crossing the line before Burgess slid in to make sure.


Half Time

Accrington Stanley 2

Portsmouth 0


Cowley made a double change at the break, with Bolton and Ben Close making way for Williams and Andy Cannon.

And Pompey got a lifeline within five minutes of the second half after some sloppy play gifted them possession.

Curtis played a neat pass across to MARQUIS and although his shot was saved by Toby Savin, the ball ran loose for him to lift home a neat finish.

An incredible passage of play then saw Accrington almost restore their two-goal lead before the Blues equalised in controversial fashion.

McConville played a free-kick to Adam Phillips on the edge of the box and his effort was diverted onto the post by MacGillivray.

The keeper then appeared to tip the follow-up header from Rodgers over the bar, only for a goal-kick to be awarded.

And the Blues went straight up the other end to score again, with Curtis and Marquis helping the ball on for WILLIAMS.

The substitute did well to take the ball past Savin and then neatly slotted it into the net to bring the scores level.

Cowley made a third switch just after the hour mark, with Paul Downing making his first league appearance of the season in place of Johnson.

And the fourth quickly followed, as Charlie Daniels was the latest player to enter the fray, with George Byers withdrawn.

Both sides were looking capable of adding to the scoring, with Joe Pritchard firing a good chance over the bar after a McConville free-kick had caused problems.

Pompey then raced up the other end and Williams felt he was fouled in the box by Burgess, but Madley waved play on.

The lively Pritchard soon pulled the ball back for Charles in the box and he sliced another excellent chance wide.

With both sides chasing a winner, the action was becoming stretched and there were plenty of opportunities to launch quick counter-attacks.

Harvey White came on for Harness on 84 minutes, as Cowley made use of his full complement of substitutes.

It was Accrington who almost snatched another goal soon after, though, with MacGillivray fumbling Paul Smyth’s effort and Burgess somehow turning the loose ball against the crossbar.

The keeper was then not able to cling on when McConville squeezed a shot towards the near post, but recovered quickly to keep out the next attempt from Bishop.

But it was the Blues who were celebrating in stoppage-time when White lifted a deep free-kick into the mixer.

Burgess rose to try to head clear, but only succeeded in finding an unmarked MARQUIS, whose acrobatic effort flew into the net.

It looked like that would be enough to seal the points, but McConville then sent a free-kick into the box and when MacGillivray parried away Burgess’ attempt, the ball ricocheted off the unfortunate Marquis and flew into the net.

Accrington (4-1-2-1-2): Savin; Rodgers (Smyth 76), Barclay, Nottingham, Burgess; Conneely (c); Phillips, McConville; Russell (Pritchard 68); Bishop, Charles
Goals: Bishop 15, Burgess 43, Marquis 90+5 (og)
Booked: McConville, Conneely, Barclay
Subs not used: Buckley, Perritt, Uwakwe, Morgan, Mansell

Pompey (3-4-1-2): MacGillivray; Bolton (Williams 46), Raggett, Nicolaisen; Johnson (Downing 61), Close (Cannon 46), Naylor (c), Harness (White 84); Byers (Daniels 68); Marquis, Curtis
Goals: Marquis 49, 90+1, Williams 54
Booked: Curtis, Cannon
Subs not used: Ward, Stanley

Referee: Robert Madley

Apr 262021
 

Movies IMDb Milana Vayntrub


Life Happens

DirectorKat Coiro

Year2011

Trailer

[Synopsis]

Deena (Kate Bosworth) and Kim (Krysten Ritter) each bring home a guy one night. Realizing they have no condoms, they go looking around in their house where Kim ultimately finds the last one, but Deena takes it and Kim has unprotected sex. One year later, Kim is a single mother. She still lives with her two girlfriends, Deena and Laura (Rachel Bilson), while trying to juggle her son named Max. She takes Max to his father Mark (Coiro), but he announces that he is not interested in being a father. Kim brings Max along to work with her one day, as a dog service company assistant to her youth-obsessed boss Francesca (Kristen Johnston). Francesca reprimands Kim for bringing Max with her and says that she would be fired if she does it again. Kim then takes Max to her grandfather (Seymour Cassel) who is currently living in a retirement home.

Meanwhile, Deena tries to finish writing her book in a library and ends up hooking up with a guy. One night, as Kim works as a bouncer at one of Francesca’s parties, she falls for a guy named Nicolas (Geoff Stults) who was with two of his friends, Henri (Justin Kirk) and Sergei (Jason Biggs), attending the party. That night, Francesca finally allows Kim to have a break and meet up with Nicolas who promised to buy her a drink earlier and they spend the night getting to know each other. They quickly form a relationship after Nicolas intently asks Francesca to have Kim take his dog in his house. Kim brings along Max with her yet again where she lies to Nicolas that Max is a child of one of her roommates and that she was just relied on to look after Max. Kim asks Deena to come with her on her date with Nicolas that evening and Deena agrees. Nicholas arrives along with his friend Henri, and they look to Deena as her roommate with the baby. Kim begs Deena to just go with the lie they have come up with and Deena responds that it wouldn’t take long enough for them to know that Kim is the one with a baby. They have a double date where it seems that Deena and Henri are attracted to each other, although Henri dresses up in hippie clothing.

The next day, Deena seems promoted from her career as a writer when someone could recognize her from an article she wrote. Kim on the other hand seems to be an underdog as Francesca wouldn’t allow investing in her own dog service business. Laura, the other roommate seems to be unstable as she has been shifting jobs every week. Kim asks her to take care of Max since she has a date with Nicholas that night but tells her she can’t. She then freaks out and calls Deena who isn’t answering her calls. Finally, she asks a young boy to babysit Max for her. Nicolas and Kim have sex after their romantic date, but it is not long before Nicolas discovers Kim’s secret when milk leaks out of her breasts. This leaves Nicholas upset and Kim leaves.

On her way home, she sees a paramedic leave and asks Deena what happened. Kim yells at Deena for not returning home early and Deena strikes back at her saying that Max is her responsibility and there is nothing that could excuse her behaviour. Deena and Kim’s friendship is compromised. Kim spends all day around the house and finally quits her job telling Francesca she never looked 21. The next day, Kim informs Deena that she has to move out of the house and focus her life on being a mother and as for Deena, her successful career. Kim buys a house and visits Mark who regrets everything he said about not being ready and he wants a shot of being a dad for once. Laura then enters a show competition and seems to be successful. Kim finally reconciles with Deena and Nicolas and they all play pool together.

Apr 252021
 

Celebrity Ariel Winter


Ariel Winter

Born

28 January 1998

Fairfax, Virginia, USA



She is known for her role as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series Modern Family, as well as the voice of the title character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First and the voice of Penny Peterson in the 2014 animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Winter and her fellow Modern Family cast members won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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Apr 242021
 

Movies IMDb


Sex And The Teenage Mind

DirectorDonald L. Gold

Year2002

No Trailer

[Synopsis]

Just as Virgil (Jay Michael Ferguson) is making his way out of his house to meet with Kellie (Allison Lange) at her house, he falls and bumps his head (more on this later). He then gets his clothes wet from the lawn sprinklers and has to go back in and change and freshen up, and he overhears his parents having sex, much to his disgust. He shows up late to Kellie’s house, and awkwardness and nervousness makes him stumble and fumble from his exit out of his car all the way to the front door, and he messes up the roses he brings for her when he farts and fans the fumes away with them. She answers the door and is not all that receptive to the roses and slightly criticizes him for his tardiness, and she soon says that her parents are up in Santa Barbara right now caring for her ill grandmother, so they have the house to themselves tonight. They have a nice dinner, but he hurts his back prior to it, and then gets hit in the nuts with a basketball while shooting hoops with her afterwards. She offers him a Jacuzzi session to soothe his pains and gives him a pair of her father’s swim shorts for him to wear, telling him to get better because she has a surprise for him later (as a way to thank him for defending her from their U.S. History teacher, Mr. Klausman [Eddie Allen], the previous day and saving her from getting flunked for cheating on a test that they were doing).

As Virgil is getting ready in the bathroom, Kellie’s philandering ex-boyfriend Scott (Jordan Belfi) shows up out of the blue with his friends. Scott and Kellie soon begin to argue, during which she once again tries to drill into his head that they are no longer an item, and he grabs her arm and tells her that they belong together no matter what she says. Having overheard the argument, Virgil halts Scott and orders him to leave, and Scott challenges him to make him do so. Virgil responds by punching him in the face, sending him stumbling out the door and to the ground where he breaks his throwing arm. Scott then turns into a big baby and threatens to sue Virgil, but Kellie points out that, if he does, everyone in school will find out about how Virgil injured him. He then gets helped by his friends into his car and they take off to the hospital.

While relaxing in the Jacuzzi together, Kellie asks Virgil why he stood up to Klausman for her, considering that he was risking getting into a lot of trouble for someone he hardly knew and who had paid virtually no attention to him. He replies that he always considered her to be a beautiful and wonderful girl, and though he felt he could never be with a girl like her because he lacked the traits that popular guys like Scott possessed, he still dreamt of it, and it was those feelings that spurred him to come to her defense. Kellie tells him to not put himself down like he just did, saying that he has more going for him than Scott does, and she is glad that he did what he did, otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to spend this time together. Virgil then adds that he long perceived beautiful girls like her as sometimes being shallow and self-centered, but he realizes now that she isn’t like that at all. Kellie replies that she cares about him, and he says the same to her.

Just as they are about to kiss, the moment is interrupted when the “surprise” comes knocking at the door. After having Virgil sit in the living room, Kellie answers the door, and it turns out that she hired a stripper to come over and take Virgil’s virginity. She leaves her with Virgil and sits on the staircase outside looking glum, clearly having second thoughts about this after what he just said to her. The stripper dances for Virgil, but then Kellie hears the music abruptly shut off, and the stripper comes out looking disappointed and tells Kellie that he refused her. After she departs, Kellie comes into the room and has a slow dance with Virgil, but he ends it when he feels an erection coming on. She asks him why he turned down the stripper, and he replies that tonight has been the best night of his life because he is with her, and if he did do the deed with that stripper, it would’ve spoiled everything for him. She kisses him, and then they go upstairs and have sex. Once they have finished, she says that he was much better than she thought he would be. She starts going to town on him again and calls out his name repeatedly….

….and then Virgil wakes up back at his home with his parents checking on him. It turns out that, when he fell down and hit his head before leaving, he actually knocked himself out and had dreamt everything that had happened afterwards.

After his parents help him up, he finds that the subsequent conversation they have nearly echoes everything word-for-word from their conversation in his dream. During his journey from home all the way to Kellie’s front door, he finds the situations he experienced in the dream occurring for real as well, but having a feeling that they would occur based on his talk with his parents, he avoids almost all of them and arrives on time. Kellie answers the door wearing the same clothes she had on in his dream, and she is more receptive to the roses he brings. He then decides to conduct a test and asks her how her grandmother is doing instead of waiting for her to bring it up like in the dream, and she responds the way she did before. She asks him how he knows about that, but he just writes it off as a wild guess. When she turns away from him to put the roses in some water, Virgil quietly gives a thrilled reaction, for it seems that everything between them will play out the way he dreamt it, or possibly better.

During the credits, Dwayne (Michael Ray Bower) gets revenge on Virgil’s pet macaw for all of the verbal abuse he had taken from him by urinating on him, but he stands too close to the cage when he does it and get bitten on the penis.

Apr 242021
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


H League 1
Portsmouth 1
Bristol Rovers 0


FORM GUIDE

WON LOST LOST DRAWN LOST WON WON WON WON LOST

Ronan Curtis scored the only goal of the game as Pompey beat Bristol Rovers to revive their play-off hopes.

The result at a sunny Fratton Park also ended the visitors’ slim hopes of avoiding relegation to League Two.

It was midway through the first half when the key moment arrived, as Curtis completed a fine move with a neat finish.

Danny Cowley made a single change from the side that were beaten on the road at Swindon earlier in the week.

Charlie Daniels dropped to the bench to make way for George Byers, as Pompey switched to a 3-4-3 system.

Callum Johnson joined Sean Raggett and Rasmus Nicolaisen in the back-line, with Ryan Williams and Marcus Harness out wide.

Byers and Curtis were positioned either side of leading marksman John Marquis, who was making his 100th appearance for the club.

The game began at a frenetic pace, with both sides flying into challenges and looking to get forward when possible.

But there were few clear-cut chances to speak of and it took a while for the hosts to gain control of proceedings.

They soon began passing the ball around neatly on a carpet of a pitch, with Byers and Ben Close looking particularly pleasing in possession.

It was the visitors who were first to properly threaten, though, as Alex Rodman got past Nicolaisen and tried an angled shot that Craig MacGillivray got his fingertips to.

But Pompey broke the deadlock moments later, with a nice move that started with the keeper rolling the ball out to Close.

He then found CURTIS, who received a delightful return pass from Byers before expertly bending a shot into the bottom corner.

Nicolaisen came close to doubling the lead, rising highest to meet a Close free-kick and sending a header narrowly past the post.

Pompey were looking pretty much in control, but Rovers had a chance to level just before the interval.

A free-kick was not properly dealt and Rodman nodded the ball towards the line, with Raggett able to scramble it clear.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Bristol Rovers 0


The visitors looked to attack right from kick-off and a fierce long-range strike from Luke McCormick was gathered at the second attempt by MacGillivray.

A nice pass from Tom Naylor then found Williams on the left and Anssi Jaakkola did well to claim the Australian’s cross, with Marquis ready to pounce.

Rovers – who had nothing really to lose – were certainly posing more of a threat as the second half progressed.

But the back three were holding their own and denying the opposition forward line a clear sight of MacGillivray’s goal.

Cowley made a change just past the hour mark, with Andy Cannon – who has been nursing a back problem – replacing Close.

Pompey began to take control again, with Byers, Harness and Marquis all seeing efforts blocked in quick succession.

Another change saw the impressive Byers make way for Harvey White, with Cowley looking for some fresh energy.

Daniels and James Bolton then came on for Williams and Harness to shore up the wing-back positions.

A superb long pass from White picked out Curtis in space on 80 minutes, but the Republic of Ireland international could not find the target with a curling shot.

And Pompey saw out the closing stages with relative ease to claim the three points that boosts their hopes of a top six finish.

Pompey (3-4-3): MacGillivray; Johnson, Raggett, Nicolaisen; Harness (Bolton 77), Close (Cannon 63), Naylor (c), Williams (Daniels 77); Byers (White 70), Marquis, Curtis
Goals: Curtis 27
Subs not used: Ward, Downing, Stanley

Bristol Rovers (4-4-2): Jaakkola; Williams, Kilgour (Hare 84), Baldwin, Leahy (c); Rodman (Hargreaves 75), Martinez (Little 84), McCormick, Westbrooke (Oztumer 59); Hanlan, Daly (Walker 75)
Subs not used: Day, Tutonda

Referee: Thomas Bramall

Apr 232021
 


It is my first day on furlough, the wonderful company that is H+S Aviation, where the management sits at home and waits out COVID out while the real workers go in are now abusing the Furlough scheme to keep their profits up.

Of course, we still have a full load of office staff and management, they won’t get furloughed and the tight cunts won’t even make up the 20%.

Apr 202021
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


A League 1
Swindon Town 3
Portsmouth 1


FORM GUIDE

LOST LOST DRAWN LOST WON WON WON WON LOST LOST

Pompey stumbled again in their hunt for a play-off spot, losing to bottom side Swindon at the County Ground.

Brett Pitman came back to haunt his former club with a goal in each half, the second coming from the penalty spot.

Ronan Curtis reduced the deficit and the Blues pressed for a leveller, only for Tyer Smith to wrap things up for the struggling Robins at the death.

Danny Cowley made two changes from the side that were narrowly beaten at MK Dons at the weekend.

Ben Close recovered from a groin problem to replace Harvey White in the centre of midfield, while Rasmus Nicolaisen came in for Jack Whatmough – who begins a four-match ban – at the back.

It was a nervy start from the visitors, who looked nervy at the back and sloppy in possession during the opening stages.

But they had the first decent chance of the contest on 13 minutes, as Marcus Harness met Callum Johnson’s corner with a fine header that was turned over by Lee Camp.

Craig MacGillivray was soon called into action at the other end, getting down to his right to push clear a Scott Twine free-kick.

He could do nothing to prevent Swindon from breaking the deadlock moments later, though, after the Blues had lost possession.

Their opponents took advantage in clinical fashion, as Jack Payne laid the ball off for Pitman to lash into the net.

Pompey began to enjoy more possession as the half progressed, without really threatening to equalise.

One fine Johnson pass over the top played Marquis through and although the striker made a nice first touch, his second saw the ball run wastefully out of play.

A low Harness ball towards the striker at the back post was cut out by Anthony Grant, as the visitors finished the half on top.

But the Robins dealt with a couple of Charlie Daniels corners to ensure they would go in ahead at the interval.


Half Time

Swindon Town 1

Portsmouth 0


Pompey showed plenty of attacking intent once the action restarted, but were continuing to struggle in the final third.

Curtis – who was the most dangerous player going forward – flashed a shot wide, while another Daniels corner came to nothing.

They almost levelled on 55 minutes after Tom Naylor sent a perfectly timed lofted pass over the Robins back-line.

Marquis collected it well, but his shot was blocked by Dominic Thompson and Camp saved the follow-up from Harness.

Swindon went straight up the other end and came close to doubling their advantage, with MacGillivray coming to the rescue after Smith had squared the ball to Pitman.

And the home side did go further ahead just past the hour mark, with Daniels conceding a penalty for the second time in as many games.

He was booked for bundling over Smith, who had taken a heavy touch following fine work from Pitman.

Referee Ben Toner pointed to the spot and Pitman made no mistake, slamming the ball right into the bottom corner.

Pompey were trying to fight back and a fizzing strike from Curtis had to be palmed behind by Camp after Ben Close had laid the ball into his path.

George Byers then came on for Daniels, with skipper Naylor dropping into a three-man defensive line, while Sean Raggett soon made way for James Bolton.

Andy Cannon also replaced Ben Close for the closing stages, as the visitors continued to control possession.

And they had a lifeline on 82 minutes, as CURTIS controlled a threaded Marquis pass and bundled the ball home.

They came close to a leveller seconds later, with Byers playing a neat one-two with Curtis and drawing a smart stop from Camp.

Cannon was next to go close, with a low drive that crept inches past the post, as the Blues increased the pressure.

But Swindon wrapped things up in stoppage-time, as Smith stole possession, advanced forwards and neatly found the bottom corner.

Swindon (4-4-2): Camp; Garrick, A.Grant, Grounds, Thompson; Payne, Palmer, Missilou (Hope 79), Twine; Pitman (c) (Broadbent 90), Smith
Goals: Pitman 17, 61 (pen), Smith 90+1
Booked: Thompson
Subs not used: Matthews, Baudry, Curran, Omotoye, J.Grant

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Johnson, Raggett (Bolton 74), Nicolaisen, Daniels (Byers 70); Naylor (c), Close (Cannon 81); Harness, Williams, Curtis; Marquis
Goals: Curtis 82
Booked: Daniels, Nicolaisen, Cannon
Subs not used: Ward, Downing, White, Stanley

Referee: Ben Toner

Apr 172021
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


A League 1
MK Dons 1
Portsmouth 0


FORM GUIDE

LOST DRAWN LOST WON WON WON WON LOST LOST LOST

Pompey’s play-off hopes received a setback as they were narrowly beaten in an entertaining contest at MK Dons.

Both sides created plenty of chances and struck the woodwork, but a Scott Fraser penalty late in the first half proved to be the only goal.

And there was further bad news for the Blues, with Jack Whatmough set for a lengthy suspension after being sent off for a late lunge.

Danny Cowley made one enforced change from the side that played out a goalless draw at Crewe earlier in the week.

Ben Close missed out with a groin injury, so Tottenham loanee Harvey White came in for his first start in just over a month.

Andy Cannon – struggling with a back problem – was only fit enough for a place on the bench, where he was joined by former Dons defender Paul Downing.

A minute’s silence was held before kick-off in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on the day of his funeral.

The game began at a fair old pace and never really relented, with both sides looking to get forward whenever possible.

It was the hosts who dominated possession in the first half, although Pompey looked particularly dangerous in the break.

Ronan Curtis was first to threaten with a shot from the edge of the box that flew straight into the arms of Andrew Fisher.

Their opponents went closer soon after, as a Matt O’Riley curler rattled the woodwork and Andrew Surman’s follow-up narrowly cleared the crossbar.

O’Riley then should have done better, glancing a close-range header wide after being picked out in the box by Fraser.

The action continued to switch from one end to the other and an acrobatic over-head kick from John Marquis was brilliantly kept out by Fisher.

And when the keeper was spotted off his line, Marquis attempted an audacious strike from the halfway line that flew not too far off target.

It seemed to be a question of when, rather than if, a goal would be scored and Ethan Laird flashed a dangerous low delivery across the Blues box that none of his team-mates could get on the end of.

Curtis then had a couple of attempts in quick succession, firing one just past the post and seeing a second gathered at the second attempt by Fisher.

But it was the home side who finally broke the deadlock on 41 minutes after Charlie Daniels was punished for a trip on Laird.

Replays showed the challenge took place just inside the box and Fraser sent Craig MacGillivray the wrong way from the spot.

That was not the end of the first half action, though, with both sides unfortunate not to score in stoppage-time.

Will Grigg’s effort was brilliantly blocked on the line by Sean Raggett, while Daniels was the man stationed there to keep out his follow-up.

Pompey immediately made their way up the other end and Curtis cut the ball back for Marquis, whose attempt was deflected over.


Half Time

MK Dons 1

Portsmouth 0


The action did not let up following the interval and when Grigg laid off O’Riley’s cross, Fraser’s shot rattled the crossbar.

Tom Naylor then sent a dangerous low cross to the back post, but Curtis could not quite arrive in time to poke it home.

And the resulting corner from Daniels was met by Naylor, whose header hit the bar, bounced down onto the line and was cleared.

Cowley made a double switch just before the hour mark, as Ryan Williams and White made way for Rasmus Nicolaisen and George Byers.

It saw a switch to playing three at the back, as the Blues looked to find a different route past their opponents.

The chances had started to dry up, with MK Dons seeming more than happy to protect their narrow lead.

A Daniels free-kick was nodded back by Whatmough on 70 minutes and Fisher failed to keep hold of the ball, although fortunately for the keeper it landed at the feet of one of his team-mates.

Raggett was replaced by Andy Cannon for the closing stages, as the Blues kept plugging away in search of a leveller.

But their hopes were dealt a blow when Whatmough was shown a straight red card – his second of the season.

The defender took a heavy touch and dived in two-footed on Charlie Brown to try to win the ball back.

There was not too much connection made with the Dons substitute, but referee Martin Coy deemed it dangerous enough to send the centre-back off.

And although there was still plenty of endeavour being shown by Pompey, their opponents saw the game out to claim the points.

MK Dons (3-5-1-1): Fisher; Lewington (c), Darling, Jules; Laird, O’Riley, Surman (Houghton 84), Kasumu (Brown 66), Sorinola; Fraser (McEachran 66); Grigg
Goals: Fraser 41 (pen)
Booked: Lewington, Jules
Subs not used: Nicholls, Sørensen, Bird, Mason

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Johnson, Whatmough, Raggett (Cannon 76), Daniels; Naylor (c), White (Byers 58); Harness, Williams (Nicolaisen 58), Curtis; Marquis
Sent off: Whatmough
Booked: Daniels, Byers
Subs not used: Ward, Bolton, Downing, Stanley

Referee: Martin Coy

Apr 172021
 

Music Technology




Modular synthesizers were always something that intrigued me but seemed over-complicated for the end result so that had put me off. My early experience with the Behringer Neutron patch bay had not alleviated this concern either as the manual contains no real information on it.

But nothing ventured nothing gained so I made the leap and started my own Eurorack, how advanced it gets will depend on cost, space and dedication.

This, unfortunately, meant I had to do some drastic cutting of my current gear to make space so the Korg DW8000 has been retired along with the little-used NanoBass, NanoSynth and Roland JV-1010. The CZ-101 has been relocated but I may continue to use this. I also lost the Zoom and Roland drum machines as the PC supplies my drum patterns.

I wanted to start with something simple so I got two basic Behringer units the 110 and 140 (copies of the vintage Roland System 100) and a Cre8audio case that has a built-in MIDI to CV converter.

Everything works perfectly

Apr 172021
 

Celebrity Kat Dennings


Kat Dennings

Born

13 June 1986

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA



She is known for her starring roles as Max Black in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017) and as Darcy Lewis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013), and the Disney+ miniseries WandaVision (2021).

Since making her acting debut in 2000, Dennings has appeared in films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Big Momma’s House 2 (2006), Charlie Bartlett (2007), The House Bunny (2008), Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008), Defendor (2009), and Suburban Gothic (2014).

Movies in my collection

2010 2011 2013

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Apr 132021
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


A League 1
Crewe Alexandra 0
Portsmouth 0


FORM GUIDE

DRAWN LOST WON WON WON WON LOST LOST LOST LOST

John Marquis had a second half penalty saved as Pompey were unable to make their dominance count at Crewe.

The visitors looked in control for much of the Gresty Road contest, but could not find that all-important goal.

Will Jaaskelainen was the Railwaymen hero, keeping out Marquis’ spot-kick, as well as efforts from Jack Whatmough and Ronan Curtis.

Danny Cowley made two changes from the side that were beaten by Burton on home soil at the weekend.

Marquis returned from a three-match ban to lead the line, with Andy Cannon dropping to the bench and Curtis moving back to his more familiar position out wide.

The other switch was enforced, with Lee Brown replaced at left-back by Charlie Daniels after injuring his hamstring.

As part of the period of national mourning, a minute’s silence was held ahead of kick-off in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Both sides then took a knee to once again show that there is no room for racism – or any kind of discrimination – in sport.

It has become a familiar sight for the Blues to dominate possession under Cowley’s charge and that continued against Crewe.

But for all their pretty passing play, there was not much to trouble Jaaskelainen until just before the interval.

Luke Offord did have to make a telling interception to prevent Ryan Williams getting on the end of a teasing Marcus Harness delivery.

Craig MacGillivray was also a virtual spectator, although Tom Lowery glanced a header wide from an Antony Evans cross.

There were six minutes tagged on to the end of the first half due to two injuries for the hosts, one of which led to Rio Adebisi being replaced.

And it was in that additional time that the Blues finally made a serious threat to break the deadlock, finishing with a real flourish.

A Daniels corner was nodded on by Sean Raggett and Whatmough’s shot was well saved by Jaaskeleainen.

The ball ran loose, though, and there was an almighty spell of pinball before the Railwaymen were able to hack clear.

Williams then slipped a neat pass through to Marquis, whose angled drive was kept out by Jaaskelainen low to the keeper’s right.


Half Time

Crewe Alexandra 0

Portsmouth 0


The action slowed down again following the restart, with Pompey unable to build on their patient play once they entered the final third.

And there was a nervy moment at the other end when Tom Naylor lost possession inside his own area.

The Blues skipper would have breathed a sigh of relief when the ball was fed to Owen Dale, who promptly fired straight at MacGillivray.

Pompey were then guilty of their own piece of profligacy as Williams lifted the ball into the centre and Marquis rose to head into Jaaskelainen’s arms.

The striker was soon given another chance to score, as Luke Offord failed to deal with Daniels’ long ball and Curtis was brought down by the keeper.

Referee Darren Drysdale took a few seconds before pointing to the spot, but Marquis’ penalty lacked power and was comfortably saved by Jaaskelainen.

The Crewe stopper received more praise a few moments later, instinctively sticking out a hand to keep out a deflected Curtis attempt.

Loan duo Harvey White and George Byers came on for Ben Close and Williams, with Cowley looking to inspire a breakthrough.

But the Blues were left frustrated in their search for a winner, as the Alex held on to ensure the spoils were shared.

Crewe (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Adebisi (Daniels 32), Wood, Offord, Pickering (c); Evans, Murphy, Wood, Kirk (Mandron 61); Dale, Porter
Booked: Lowery, Offord
Subs not used: Richards, Lancashire, Beckles, Ainley, Walker

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Johnson, Whatmough, Raggett, Daniels; Naylor (c), Close (White 72); Harness, Williams (Byers 74), Curtis; Marquis
Booked: Raggett, Williams, Johnson
Subs not used: Ward, Bolton, Nicolaisen, Cannon, Stanley

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Apr 112021
 

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Molly Quinn

Born

8 October 1993

Texarkana, Texas, USA



From 2009 to 2016, she starred in the ABC mystery drama series Castle as Alexis Castle, the lead character’s daughter. From 2011 to 2015, Quinn performed the voice role of Princess Bloom in the Nickelodeon animated TV series Winx Club.

One year later she voiced the character in the first and second films based on the series. In March 2014, Quinn appeared as the voice of the sentient computer ‘Fey’, in the episode “Numbers” of the podcast series Welcome to Night Vale.

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Apr 102021
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


H League 1
Portsmouth 1
Burton Albion 2


FORM GUIDE

LOST WON WON WON WON LOST LOST LOST LOST LOST

Pompey’s winning run finally came to an end, as goals either side of half-time condemned them to defeat against Burton at Fratton Park.

Mike Fondop scrambled home the opener just before the break, while the second half was only a few seconds old when Joe Powell’s fine strike doubled the visitors’ lead.

The Blues were dominant in possession throughout, but were unable to turn that into many meaningful opportunities.

Substitute Charlie Daniels did head a late goal for the hosts, although it proved no more than a consolation.

Danny Cowley made one enforced change from the side that won on the road at Wigan on Easter Monday.

Andy Cannon – who came off the bench to grab the only goal of that game – replaced the injured Michael Jacobs.

Tom Naylor and Marcus Harness both started against their former club, with the latter hitting a hat-trick at the Pirelli Stadium earlier in the season.

Before kick-off there was a two-minute silence in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away the previous day at the age of 99.

An early effort from Harness was deflected into the side netting, but despite dominating possession, the hosts were unable to create many decent openings before the break.

Likewise, there was not much happening at the other end, although Craig MacGillivray made a regulation stop to deny Fondop.

Andy Cannon did send an excellent cross towards the back post, although both Lee Brown and Ronan Curtis were unable to make a connection.

And the Blues were dealt a blow midway through the half, when Brown limped off injured to be replaced by Daniels.

A Harness delivery was nodded back by Curtis as Pompey tried to force a breakthrough, but Naylor could not guide his shot on target.

Instead it was the Brewers who broke the deadlock against the run of play right on the stroke of half-time.

They needed three attempts to force the ball home, though, after a long throw caused havoc in the box.

The first effort from Hayden Carter was brilliantly saved by MacGillivray, while John Brayford’s follow-up header was hacked from the line by Callum Johnson.

But the ball fell for Fondop and, despite tumbling to the turf, the striker managed to hook it into the net.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Burton Albion 1


There were not even two minutes on the clock when the visitors doubled their advantage in impressive style.

Fondop was fouled 30 yards out and the free-kick was laid off for Powell to smash home an unstoppable shot.

Pompey soon made a double switch, as Sean Raggett and Cannon made way for Rasmus Nicolaisen and George Byers.

They continued to dominate possession and spend plenty of time in the opposition half, but struggled to find a path through the defence to test Ben Garratt.

One patient passing move almost yielded a reward, but after spinning inside the area, a deflected Curtis effort looped into the keeper’s arms.

A last throw of the dice from Cowley saw Harvey White and James Bolton replace Naylor and Johnson.

And Bolton showed great desire to nod the ball down for Curtis inside the box, but the forward could not keep his shot down.

Pompey kept probing, but came close to conceding again late on, with MacGillivray doing well to keep out Lucas Akins’ attempt.

But there was hope for the hosts when Close’s deflected pass, looped up for DANIELS to nod home his first goal for the club.

They continued to apply pressure throughout five minutes of added time, but could not find an equaliser.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Johnson (Bolton 73), Whatmough, Raggett (Nicolaisen 53), Brown (Daniels 26); Naylor (c) (White 73), Close; Harness, Cannon (Byers 53), Williams; Curtis
Goals: Daniels 88
Subs not used: Ward, Stanley

Burton (4-2-3-1): Garratt; Brayford (c), Carter, Bostwick, Hamer; Mancienne, Clare (Taylor 83); Powell (Rowe 67), Edwards, Akins; Fondop (Hemmings 67)
Goals: Fondop 45, Powell 47
Booked: Clare
Subs not used: O’Hara, Earl, Broom, O’Toole

Referee: John Busby