May 072018
 

On This Day


Births



1908

Valentine Dyall

(Died: 24 Jun 1985)

Aged 77
Valentine Dyall was an English character actor. His distinctive voice made him especially popular as a voice actor and he was known for many years as "The Man in Black", the narrator of the BBC Radio horror series Appointment with Fear.
1974

Brekin Meyer

Age 44
Breckin Erin Meyer is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and drummer known for roles in films such as CluelessRoad TripRat Race and the Garfield film series.
1983

Brian Murphy

Age 35
Brian Murphy is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cardiff City.

Murphy played 25 times for Portsmouth between 2015 – 2016


Deaths



2013

Ray Harryhausen

(Born: 29 Jun 1920)

Died Aged 92
Raymond Frederick Harryhausen was an American-British artist, designer, visual effects creator, writer and producer who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation".

His most memorable works include: working with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien on the animation for Mighty Joe Young (1949), his first color film, which won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad(1958); and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which featured a famous sword fight with seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans (1981), after which he retired.


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

Aug 082015
 

Brian Murphy

Free Agent



Pompey have signed goalkeeper Brian Murphy on a deal until January.

The 32-year-old – who will wear the number 24 shirt – has been training with the Blues for the past few weeks and played in the friendly victory over Woking.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed getting sharp here and now I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get the deal over the line.

“Motivation certainly won’t be difficult here – there are not any other teams in this league that will get 17,000 for home games.

“Everyone knows where Pompey were a short while ago and where we are now, so it’s up to the players to rise to the challenge.”

The Irish stopper came through the ranks at Manchester City and moved on to play for Swansea, Bohemians, Ipswich and QPR.

Portsmouth FC