May 272018
 

On This Day


Births



1911

Vincent Price

(Died: 25 Oct 1993)

Aged 82
Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and more than one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television.
1922

Christopher Lee

(Died: 07 Jun 2015)

Aged 93
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE CStJ was an English character actor, singer, and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the second and third films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 & 2005).
1946

Lewis Collins

(Died: 27 Nov 2013)

Aged 67
Lewis Collins was an English film and theatre actor. His career defining role was playing the character of Bodie in the late 1970s – early 1980s British television series The Professionals.
1967

Eddie McClintock

Age 51
Edward Theodore McClintock, known as Eddie McClintock, is an American actor who has starred and guest-starred in numerous television shows. He played the role of Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on the Syfyseries Warehouse 13.
1971

Paul Bettany

Age 47
Paul Bettany is an English actor. He is known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. and as the Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers(2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016). He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), Wimbledon (2004), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006).
1981

Ben Davies

Age 37
Benjamin James Davies is an English footballer for League Two side Grimsby Town. Born in Birmingham, Davies began his career with Walsall before dropping into the Football Conference, playing for Kidderminster Harriers and Chester City. Moving back to the Football League he had spells with Shrewsbury TownNotts County and Derby County before signing for Sheffield United and then Portsmouth.

Davies played 51 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2015 – 2016
1987

Bella Heathcote

Age 31
Isabella Heathcote is an Australian actress. She began her acting career in 2008. The following year, she had a recurring role as Amanda Fowler on the television soap opera Neighbours. Heathcote played Victoria Winters in Tim Burton's film adaptation of Dark Shadows, Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Gigi in The Neon Demon. She plays Nazi national Nicole Dörmer in the dystopian historical thriller series The Man in the High Castle and appeared as Leila Williams, a deranged ex-lover of Christian Grey, in the erotic romance film Fifty Shades Darker.
1999

Lily-Rose Depp

Age 19
Lily-Rose Melody Depp is a French-American actress and model.
2001

Izabela Vidovic

Age 17
Izabela Vidovic is an American actress and singer of Croatian heritage . She is best known for her roles in movies HomefrontWonder, and in the Freeform television series The Fosters.


On This Day

May 172016
 

After the disappointment of the play off defeat Paul Cook has started to trim the squad for next season.

Brian Murphy, Chad Field and Snorre Nilsen have been released following the expiration of their contracts.

Adam McGurk, Kal Naismith and Matt Tubbs have been transfer listed. Options taken up on Tollitt, May and Close. Talks continue with Hollands and Davies.

Good to see Tollitt kept, the only real surprise in Naismith who was just starting to show some promise.


Portsmouth FC

Nov 242015
 

League Two


 

Portsmouth    6

 


 

York City    0

 


Pompey scored six second half goals as the Fratton dam finally burst on a magical night on the south coast.

York held firm for the first 45 minutes, but Jonathan Greening’s red card just before the break was a huge blow.

And the Blues made the most of their extra man, with Ben Davies getting the ball rolling just after the restart.

Marc McNulty then endeared himself to the home fans with a hat-trick to put the result beyond doubt.

But the hosts were not done there and substitutes Conor Chaplin and Ben Tollitt added a further gloss to the already impressive scoreline.

Paul Cook made one change from the side that drew with Carlisle at the weekend.

McNulty was rewarded for his goal at Brunton Park with a place in the starting line-up, as Adam McGurk dropped to the bench.

Pompey showed plenty of attacking purpose straight from kick-off and Gareth Evans’ low cross was just behind the onrushing Caolan Lavery.

The visitors had an opportunity to break the deadlock on eight minutes, but Vadaine Oliver could not make a clean connection with Greening’s quickly-taken free-kick.

It was the Blues causing more trouble, however, and Kyle Bennett had a shot blocked before Christian Burgess saw his header deflected wide.

Lavery then showed great skill to control Bennett’s flick and lift the ball over a defender, but at full-stretch he could only poke wide.

Davies was, as ever, providing plenty of dangerous crosses and one of them was glanced narrowly past the post by McNulty on 14 minutes.

Pompey kept pouring forward and Michael Doyle sent a volley over the crossbar after Minstermen keeper Scott Flinders had failed to hold a corner.

McNulty then had cries for a penalty turned down by referee Iain Williamson after he went down under Eddie Nolan’s challenge.

Flinders was soon called into action once more, keeping out Evans’ angled drive after the winger had latched onto Lavery’s threaded pass.

When York did manage to get forward, the hosts were quick to catch them on the break and one such move ended with Lavery firing wide.

The Blues kept knocking on the door and Bennett was next to go close with a long-range snap-shot that was agonisingly off target.

But the big talking point came right at the end of the half when the visitors were reduced to 10 men.

Greening clattered into Doyle extremely late and appeared to catch Pompey’s skipper with his elbow.

The challenge angered the home side and Williamson quickly put his hand in his pocket to pull out a red card.


Half Time

(0 – 0)


Pompey were soon back on the attack once the second half started and it took a fantastic save to stop them taking the lead within a minute.

Lavery met Davies’ cross from the right and his header appeared destined for the net until Flinders stuck out a hand to somehow tip the ball over.

But the Fratton faithful did not have to wait long to see their side open the scoring, as a cross from DAVIES somehow evaded everyone on its way into the net.

Doyle’s shot was then well held low down by Flinders as the Blues tried to make the most of their numerical advantage.

And they did extend the lead on 52 minutes when Doyle sent Evans’ low cross back into the box and McNULTY calmly diverted it home.

The rampant Blues soon added a third goal, as McNULTY doubled his tally for the evening by converting Bennett’s cut-back.

Pompey kept pouring forward in search of even more goals and Flinders just about managed to prevent Evans from getting in on the act on 63 minutes.

There was not too long to wait for the fourth to arrive, however, and it was McNULTY who got it, latching onto Doyle’s pass and coolly sliding home to complete his hat-trick.

He immediately left the pitch to a standing ovation, with Davies also departing, as Chaplin and Rommy Boco were invited to the party.

Chaplin immediately looked a threat and sent a free-kick dipping narrowly over before weaving his way into space and seeing a shot blocked by George Swan.

But it was fellow substitute TOLLITT who grabbed the fifth on 80 minutes, surging into the box to convert a fine low cross from Enda Stevens.

CHAPLIN did get in on the act moments later, though, following up to score after Flinders had failed to hold Evans’ effort.

“We want seven,” was the cry from the stands and although the Blues could not oblige, the home fans still left the ground with huge smiles on their faces.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Murphy; Davies (Boco 73), Burgess, Webster, Stevens; Hollands, Doyle (c); Evans, McNulty (Chaplin 73), Bennett (Tollitt 76); Lavery
Goals: Davies 49, McNulty 52, 60, 71, Tollitt 80, Chaplin 84
Booked: Bennett
Subs not used: Bass, Clarke, Barton, McGurk

York (4-2-3-1): Flinders; Nolan, Swan, Boyle, Ilesanmi; Greening, Berrett (c); Sinclair (Godfrey 56), Morris, Straker; Oliver (Hyde 75)
Sent off: Greening
Booked: Swan
Subs not used: Ingham, Hare, Tutonda, Turner

Referee: Iain Williamson

Attendance: 13,616 (141 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Aug 062015
 

Ben Davies

Free Agent



Pompey have signed Ben Davies on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old – who has been handed the number two shirt – can play in defence or midfield.

He has spent pre-season with the Blues and featured in the friendlies against Havant & Waterlooville, Bognor, Coventry, Woking and Gillingham.

Davies said: “I spoke to a few clubs closer to home, but as soon as I knew Pompey were interested it was an easy decision to make.

“We’ve all been pretty relaxed about the deal being done, but I’m delighted it’s happened in time for the first game.

“I’ve been here for a good few weeks, so I know all about the lads, their style of play and what a big club this is.

“I like to play all over the place – at Derby I was a left-winger, right-winger and right-back, and at Sheffield United last year I played most of it at right-back. If a position comes up and is available I’ll do a good job anywhere.”

Davies came through the ranks at Walsall and later went on to play for Kidderminster, Chester, Shrewsbury, Notts County and Derby.

He moved to Sheffield United – initially on loan – in February 2014 and scored seven goals in 39 appearances during his time with the Blades.


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