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

Oct 282018
 

On This Day

28 October 2018

Births


1944

Ian Marter

(Died: 28 Oct 1986)

Aged 42
Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don.
1963

Lauren Holly

Age 55
Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the television series Picket Fences, Director Jenny Shepard in the series NCIS, and Dr. Betty Rogers on Canadian series Motive; as well as playing Mary Swanson in Dumb and Dumber, Linda Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Darian Smalls in Beautiful Girls, Cindy Rooney in Any Given Sunday, and Gigi in What Women Want.
1974

Dejan Stefanovic

Age 44
Dejan Stefanović is a retired Serbian football player.

Stefanovic played 125 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2003 – 2007
1981

Milan Baros

Age 37
Milan Baroš is a Czech football striker who currently plays for Baník Ostrava in the Czech First League. In 2005, he was part of the Liverpool team which won the UEFA Champions League. He went on to win Ligue 1 with Lyon in 2007, the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008 and the Süper Lig with Galatasaray in 2012. He has also had spells with Baník Ostrava, where he started his career, and English club Aston Villa.

Baros played 16 times for Portsmouth in 2008
1982

Matt Smith

Age 36
Matthew Robert Smith is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the 11th incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who. He portrayed the physical embodiment of Skynet in Terminator Genisys (2015). From 2016 to 2017, he portrayed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in Peter Morgan's Netflix biographical drama series The Crown for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
1983

Joe Thomas

Age 35
Joseph Thomas is an English actor. He portrayed Simon Cooper in the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners, and Kingsley Owen in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Fresh Meat.
1997

Sierra McCormick

Age 21

   
Sierra McCormick is an American actress. She is known for her role as Olive Doyle on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm and her participation on the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? She also played Lilith on The CW television series Supernatural.

Deaths


1986

Ian Marter

(Born: 28 Oct 1944)

Died Aged 42
Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don.


On This Day Sierra McCormick Dejan Stefanovic Milan Baros

Sep 182018
 

On This Day

18 September 2018


Births



1963

Christopher Heyerdahl

Age 55
Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying the "Swede" in Hell on Wheels. He played the characters Halling and Wraith commander
Todd in Stargate Atlantis, and Pallan in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Revisions".
1974

Sol Campbell

Age 44
Sulzeer Jeremiah "SolCampbell is a former England international footballer. A central defender, he had a 20-year career playing in the Premier League and an 11-year international career.

Campbell played 111 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2006 – 2009
1977

Barret Foa

Age 41
Barrett Foa is an American actor, known for his role as Eric Beale on the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles.
1979

Alison Lohman

Age 39
Alison Marion Lohman is an American actress. She starred as Astrid in White Oleander (2002), and has appeared in Matchstick Men (2003), Where the Truth Lies (2005), The Big White(2005), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (2005), Flicka (2006), and her most notable role as Christine Brown in Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell (2009); as well as smaller parts in Big Fish (2003), Beowulf (2007), and Gamer(2009). She has also been on television shows such as Tucker and Pasadena.
1989

James Dunne

Age 29
James William Dunne is an English professional footballer who plays for Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Dunne played 39 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goals between 2014 – 2015


On This Day   .   Sol Campbell   .   James Dunne

Aug 272018
 

On This Day

27 August 2018


Births



1976

Sarah Chalke

Age 42
Sarah Chalke is a Canadian-American actress. She is known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Rebecca "Becky" Conner and Andrea on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, Stella Zinman on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Beth Smith on Adult Swim's adult animated science-fiction series Rick and Morty. She also had a recurring role on the third season of the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town.
1984

Sulley Muntari

Age 34
Suleyman Ali "Sulley" Muntari is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. During his time with Internazionale, he helped the team win the Champions League in 2009–10 and the Serie A title in 2008–09 and 2009–10. He was also part of the Portsmouth team that won the FA Cup in 2007–08. A full international for Ghana since 2002, he has earned over 80 caps for the national team and has been selected for two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and three FIFA World Cups.

Muntari played 33 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2007 – 2008
1988

Alexa Vega

Age 30
Alexa PenaVega is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits.


On This Day

Sulley Muntari


Aug 232018
 

On This Day

23 August 2018


Births



1971

Aaron Douglas

Age 47
Aaron Douglas is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Galen Tyrol on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica.
1984

Glen Johnson

Age 34
Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson (born Glen McLeod Cooper Stephens) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right back. Johnson began his career at West Ham United, spending time on loan at Millwall, and was signed by Chelsea for a £6 million fee after West Ham's relegation in 2003. He helped Chelsea win the 2004–05 Premier League title and the 2005 League Cup Final. In June 2006, Johnson joined Portsmouth on loan for the 2006–07 season. Following a successful season on loan at Fratton Park, Johnson joined Pompey permanently for a fee of around £4 million.

Johnson played 100 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2006 – 2009


On This Day   .   Glen Johnson

Aug 132018
 

On This Day

13 August 2018


Births



1978

Benjani
Mwaruwari


Age 40
Benjamin Mwaruwari, often known simply as Benjani, is a Zimbabwean retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Having started his career with Jomo Cosmos, Benjani moved to Europe in 2001 to join Swiss side Grasshopper Club Zürich before moving to Auxerre a year later. He signed with Premier League club Portsmouth in 2006, then went on to play in England's top flight for Manchester CitySunderland and Blackburn Rovers before returning to Portsmouth in 2011.

Benjani played 94 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2006 – 2012
1984

Niko Kranjcar

Age 34
Niko Kranjčar is a Croatian professional footballer having most recently played for Scottish side Rangers F.C. He has played with clubs in his homeland, playing for Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk SplitA transfer to England with Portsmouth followed in August 2006, and after several years of attempting to hold on to their key players, Portsmouth decided to sell him at the start of the 2009–10 season, opening the way for a move to Tottenham in September 2009, where he was reunited with his former manager at Portsmouth, Harry Redknapp.

Kranjcar played 100 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2006 – 2009


On This Day

Benjani Mwaruwari   .   Niko Kranjcar


Aug 012018
 

On This Day

01 August 2018


Births



1970

David James

Age 48
David Benjamin James MBE is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.  He was a member of Portsmouth FA Cup winning side of 2008. He is the current manager at Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League. He is also a pundit on BT Sport's football coverage.

James played 158 times for Portsmouth between 2006 – 2010
1973

Jimmy Glass

Age 45
James Robert Glass is an English former football goalkeeper, chiefly remembered for scoring the last-minute goal which kept Carlisle United in the Football League in 1999, when Glass was on loan from Swindon Town. Glass's late goal came in one of only three games that he played for Carlisle. Beyond the Carlisle goal, Glass's most notable time with a club was three seasons playing for Bournemouth from 1996 to 1998, his only regular spell at a Football League club; he retired from football in 2001 aged 27.

Glass played 3 times for Portsmouth in 1995
1976

Nwankwo Kanu

Age 42
Nwankwo KanuOON, or simply Kanu, is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a forward. He was a member of the Nigerian national team and later captained the Eagles for 16 years from 1994 until 2010. Kanu scored in both the FA Cup 1–0 semi-final win against West Bromwich Albion and the 1–0 win in the final against Cardiff City, earning him a third 2007-08 FA Cup winner's medal.

Kanu played 167 times for Portsmouth scoring 28 goals between 2006 – 2011
1979

Jason Momoa

Age 39
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is a Kānaka-American actor, model, and producer. He is known for his television roles as Ronon Dex on the military science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis(2004–2009), Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2012), and as Declan Harp in the Netflix series Frontier (2016–present).


On This Day

David James   .   Jimmy Glass   .   Nwankwo Kanu


Jul 112018
 

On This Day

11 July 2018


Births



1957

Peter Murphy

Age 61
Peter John Joseph Murphy is an English singer and musician. He was the vocalist of the Goth rock group Bauhaus and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as DeepHoly Smoke, and Love Hysteria. Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, he is often called the "Godfather of Goth".
1974

Hermann Hreidarsson

Age 44
Hermann Hreiðarsson is an Icelandic former footballer and current Assistant Coach for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League. He played as a defender and spent 15 seasons in England, gaining a total of 315 appearances in the Premier League. Whilst at Portsmouth Hreidarsson was part of the 2008 FA Cup winning team.

Hreidarsson played 123 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 2007 – 2011


On This Day   .   Hermann Hreidarsson

May 172018
 

The 2008 FA Cup Final

10 years ago today.

The match was the 127th FA Cup Final, and the second to be held at the new Wembley Stadium since its redevelopment. The match was contested by Portsmouth and Cardiff City, with Portsmouth winning 1–0. This was the first time that the two sides have ever met in the competition. Both teams were aiming to win the FA Cup for the second time, Cardiff having won it in 1927 and Portsmouth in 1939Had Cardiff won, they would have been the first club from outside the top division of English football to have won the competition since West Ham United in 1980. The match had an attendance of 89,874, a record which still stands as the largest ever for an FA Cup Final at the new Wembley Stadium.

VIDEO


Road to Wembley

3rd   Ipswich Town

1-0 (Nugent)

4th   Plymouth Argyle

2-1 (Diarra , Kranjcar)

5th   Preston North End

1-0 (Carter og)

6th   Manchester United

1-0 (Muntari)

SF   West Bromwich Albion

1-0 (Kanu)

Final

Kanu’s first-half goal won the FA Cup for Portsmouth against Cardiff City in a low-key final at Wembley.

The Nigerian scrambled home the winner at the near post eight minutes before half-time after Cardiff keeper Peter Enckelman fumbled John Utaka’s cross.

Cardiff enjoyed possession but rarely posed a serious threat, although Glenn Loovens had a goal ruled out for handball in first-half injury time.

And Portsmouth held on to claim the trophy for the first time since 1939.
It was a personal triumph for emotional Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp as he claimed his first major trophy in a management and coaching career stretching back 25 years.

He raced on to the pitch afterwards to celebrate as Portsmouth’s win earned them a place in next season’s Uefa Cup – their first European adventure.

The final was given a magnificent backdrop by both clubs’ noisy and colourful fans who clearly wanted to make the most of their moment in the limelight.

Underdogs Cardiff, who were trying to become the first team from outside the top flight to win the Cup since West Ham United beat Arsenal in 1980, played with spirit, but did not have the quality to seriously disturb the Pompey defence, in which Campbell and Sylvain Distin were outstanding.

Cardiff boss Dave Jones did not gamble on Robbie Fowler, even as a substitute, after four months out with a hip problem – and his side did not feel his absence in a lively start.

Joe Ledley played in Paul Parry in the 12th minute but Portsmouth keeper David James made a crucial block to deny Cardiff the lead.

Kanu posted the warning signals for Cardiff as early as the 21st minute when he took a pass from Sulley Muntari in his stride and danced around keeper Enckelman, only to send his effort against the outside of the post with the goal unguarded.

He made no mistake eight minutes before the interval when Enckelman could only push out Utaka’s whipped cross from the right flank and Kanu pounced to score.

Cardiff had more than held their own and almost provided an instant response when Parry raced clear down the left, but his cross stretched Kevin McNaughton as he arrived at the far post and the chance was gone.

And Bluebirds had a goal ruled out in first-half injury time when Pompey keeper James – who has form for high-profile mistakes in FA Cup finals – missed a corner, but Loovens handled before sending a looping finish into the net.

Loovens came to Cardiff’s rescue after 52 minutes when Utaka set up Kanu again and he was forced to block a goal-bound shot with his chest.

Cardiff failed to apply consistent pressure to Portsmouth and boss Jones made a change after 61 minutes, sending on gifted 17-year-old prodigy Aaron Ramsey for Peter Whittingham.

It had been a desperately disappointing afternoon for the veteran Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, so it was no surprise when he was also hauled off with 20 minutes left and time running out for a Cardiff response.

David Nugent had come on as replacement for Utaka, and he forced Enckelman into a smart near-post save from a rising drive as Portsmouth attempted to kill the final off.

Loovens had proved to be a danger man for Cardiff at set-pieces and he sent a header bouncing just over the bar from Ramsey’s corner after 79 minutes.

Cardiff’s desire to push forward for an equaliser left them open to a counter-attack and Distin almost punished them with a run from the half-way line that was only halted by a fine tackle from Roger Johnson.

But it was Portsmouth’s day as for once the favourites justified their tag in this season’s unpredictable FA Cup.

To their credit, many Cardiff supporters stayed inside the stadium to see Pompey lift the Cup before they melted away to contemplate their sorrows.

Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Hreidarsson, Utaka (Nugent 69), Pedro Mendes (Diop 78), Diarra, Muntari, Kranjcar, Kanu (Baros 87).
Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Pamarot.

Booked: Hreidarsson, Kranjcar, Diarra.

Goals: Kanu 37.

Cardiff: Enckelman, McNaughton, Johnson, Loovens, Capaldi, Ledley, Rae (Sinclair 86), McPhail, Whittingham (Ramsey 61), Parry, Hasselbaink (Thompson 70).
Subs Not Used: Oakes, Purse.

Att: 89,874

Ref: Mike Dean (Wirral).


Portsmouth FC   .   FA Cup Final 2008


May 022018
 

On This Day

02 May 2018


Births



1941

Paul Darrow

Age 77
Paul Darrow (born Paul Valentine Birkby) is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Kerr Avon in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7. He also guest starred twice on Doctor Who, playing Captain Hawkins in the serial Doctor Who and the Silurians which was transmitted in 1970 and Maylin Tekker in the serial Timelash which was transmitted in 1985.
1962

Mick Quinn

Age 56
Michael Quinn is an English retired professional footballer. Quinn was predominantly a centre forward from 1979 until 1996. Micky is now a scout for Wigan Athletic and works on UK radio station TalkSPORT, mostly on the Weekend Breakfast show.

Quinn played 137 times for Portsmouth scoring 68 goals between 1986 – 1989
1974

Matt Berry

Age 44
Matthew Charles "Matt" Berry is an English actor, writer, and musician. He is known for his leading role as Steven Toast in the Channel 4 British sitcom Toast of London, and also for his appearances in The IT CrowdGarth Marenghi's DarkplaceThe Mighty BooshSnuff Box, and The Wrong Door and House of Fools. In 2015 he won a BAFTA award in Best Male Performance for his work on Toast of London.
1978

Giannis Skopelitis

Age 40
Giannis Skopelitis is a Greek football player who plays for Egaleo.

Skopelitis played 18 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1981

Robert Buckley

Age 37
Robert Earl Buckley is an American actor, known for his roles as Kirby Atwood on NBC's comedy-drama series Lipstick Jungle and Clay Evans on The CW's teen drama series One Tree Hill. Buckley also starred as Brian Leonard on ABC's horror drama series 666 Park Avenue, and has portrayed Major Lilywhite on The CW's comedy-drama series iZombie since 2015.
1985

David Nugent

Age 33
David James Nugent is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Derby County.

Nugent played 93 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2007 – 2011
1988

Stephen Henderson

Age 30
Stephen Henderson is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nottingham Forest.

Henderson played 28 times for Portsmouth between 2011 – 2018


Deaths



1990

David Rappaport

(Born: 23 Nov 1951)

Died Aged 38
David Stephen Rappaport was an English actor, one of the best known dwarf actors in television and film, known for his roles in the films Time Bandits and The Bride, and television series such as L.A. LawThe Wizard and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.


On This Day   .   Micky Quinn   .   Giannis Skopelitis   .   David Nugent   .   Stephen Henderson

Mar 102018
 

On This Day

10 March 2018


Births



1956

Robert Llewellyn

Age 62
Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer best known as the mechanoid Kryten in the hit TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and as a presenter of the TV engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. Llewellyn is a leading authority and recognisable figure worldwide for his knowledge and opinion on emerging transport and the future of energy in the renewable sector through his series Fully Charged.
1968

Pavel Srnicek

(Died: 29 Dec 2015)

Aged 47
Pavel Srníček was a Czech professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United. In addition, he represented Sheffield WednesdayPortsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.

Srnicek played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1979

Danny Pudi

Age 39
Daniel Mark Pudi is an American actor and comedian, who is best known for his role as Abed Nadir on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series Community.
1985

Lassana Diarra

Age 33
Lassana Diarra, nicknamed Lass, is a French footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. His predominant position is defensive midfielder but he can also play in a more advanced role and has played at right back, which he occasionally has done for the France national football team. Diarra has, in his club footballing career, featured for ChelseaArsenalPortsmouth and Real Madrid. The Frenchman has also played for Russian clubs Anzhi Makhachkala and Lokomotiv Moscow.

Diarra played 32 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2008


On This Day

Pavel Srnicek Obituary

Pavel Srnicek   .   Lassana Diarra


Feb 262018
 

On This Day

26 February 2018


Births



1957

Alan Biley

Age 61
Alan Paul Biley is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove AlbionCambridge UnitedDerby CountyEvertonPortsmouth and Stoke City.

Biley played 121 times for Portsmouth scoring 58 goals between 1982 – 1985
1963

Chase Masterson

Age 55
Chase Masterson (born Christianne Carafano) is an American actress and singer.
1968

Ed Quinn

Age 50
Arthur Edward "EdQuinn is an American model, musician, and actor who has appeared in several film and television roles, including One Day at a TimeTwo Broke GirlsEurekaYoung Americansand True Blood.
1970

Fitzroy Simpson

Age 48
Fitzroy Simpson is an English-born Jamaican former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and left back from 1988 to 2008.

Simpson played 169 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1995 – 1999
1971

Ceri Hughes

Age 47
Ceri Hughes is a Welsh former footballer who played as a midfielder. His clubs included Luton Town, for which he played for 8 years, Wimbledon, Portsmouth (where he scored on his debut against Stockport County) and, lastly, Cardiff City where he made no first team appearances. He won 8 caps for the Welsh national team, without scoring.

Hughes played 38 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2000 – 2001
1973

Erinn Bartlett

Age 45
Erinn Anne Bartlett is an American actress who also competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant.
1979

Pedro Mendes

Age 39
Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a midfielder. Starting his career with home town club Vitória de Guimarães, Mendes won the UEFA Champions League with Porto in the 2003–04 season. He then moved to the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur in 2004, where he famously scored a 50-yard goal against Manchester United that was disallowed. He then moved to his second English club, Portsmouth, before a stint at Scottish Premier League side Rangers.

Mendes played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2006 – 2008
1986

Teresa Palmer

Age 32

  
Teresa Mary Palmer is an Australian actress, writer, and model, best known for her roles in Warm BodiesLights Out and Hacksaw Ridge. She starred in, co-wrote and co-produced The Ever Afterwith her husband, Mark Webber.


On This Day 

Teresa Palmer

Alan Biley   .   Fitzroy Simpson   .   Ceri Hughes   .   Pedro Mendes