Sep 082018
 

On This Day

08 September 2018


Births



1970

Robbie Pethick

Age 48
Robert John Pethick is an English retired football defender.

Pethick played 218 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1993 – 1998
1971

Martin Freeman

Age 47
Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor, who became known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo.
1979

Miles Jupp

Age 39
Miles Hugh Barrett Jupp is an English comedian and actor. Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, he first became known on British television as the inventor Archie in the children's television series Balamory. His profile rose in Britain, after a spate of appearances on comedy panel shows, and his roles as John Duggan in The Thick of It and Nigel in the sitcom Rev.


On This Day

Sep 072018
 

On This Day

07 September 2018


Births



1973

Shannon Elizabeth

Age 45
Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth, is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth has appeared in comedy films such as American PieScary Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She has also appeared in horror films such as Jack FrostThirteen GhostsCursed, and Night of the Demons. She was described as a sex symbol for her role in the 1999 comedy film American Pie. She also had a cameo in the film Love Actually and in Catch a Christmas Star in which she sings for the first time on camera.
1976

Garry Brady

Age 42
Garry Brady is a Scottish former footballer.

Brady played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2002
1997

Calvin Davies

Age 21
Calvin Jack Davies is an English professional footballer who plays for Bognor Regis Town after starting his career at Portsmouth, he plays as a right back.

Davies played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2015
2002

Sophia Lucia

Age 16

   
Sophia Lucia is a dancer and actress known to reality TV fans for her role on the Lifetime series Dance Moms.


On This Day   .   Sophia Lucia

Sep 062018
 

Black Panther

2018

  



Plot

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war

Summary

I put off watching this mainly because of all the politics involved about the ethnicity of it's cast. It's a very good film just not up to the hype


IMDb 7.4

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Sep 062018
 

On This Day

06 September 2018


Births



1956

Malcolm Waldron

Age 62
Malcolm Waldron is a former footballer who played for various clubs, including Southampton and Portsmouth. He played as a Centre back during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Waldron played 25 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1984 – 1985
1971

Dolores O'Riordan

(Died: 15 Jan 2018)

Aged 46
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led the rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003; they reunited in 2009.
1974

Sarah Strange

Age 44
Sarah Strange is a Canadian actress, known for her work in a variety of American and Canadian television and film projects, most notably as Helen in the Canadian drama Da Vinci's Inquest and as the voice actor for Ranma Saotome.


On This Day   .   Dolores O’Riordan Obituary

Sep 052018
 

On This Day

05 September 2018


Births


1929

Bob Newhart

Age 89
George Robert Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor, noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery. Newhart came to prominence in 1960 when his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart; it remains the 20th-best selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!, was also a success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously.
1962

Chris Morris

Age 57
Christopher J Morris is an English comedian, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his black humour, surrealism, and controversial subject matter, and has been hailed for his "uncompromising, moralistic drive" by the British Film Institute.


On This Day

Sep 042018
 

Match Report

Checkatrade Trophy


Portsmouth 4    0 Gillingham

Pompey eased to victory over Gillingham in their opening Checkatrade Trophy group match at Fratton Park.

A largely uneventful first half came to life right at the end, with Matt Clarke and Ben Close finding the net in quick succession.

Brett Pitman then hammered home a penalty after the interval to erase any hopes of a Gills comeback.

And a comfortable evening was wrapped up right at the end when David Wheeler opened his Blues account.

Kenny Jackett made 10 changes from the side that comfortably saw off Plymouth in the league at the weekend.

Clarke was the only player to keep his spot, with loan sign Andre Green handed his debut in an attacking role.

Pitman reclaimed the captain’s armband up front, while fellow striker Joe Mason had to be content with a place among the substitutes.

The crowd were packed into the South Stand, but there was not too much to keep them entertained for the majority of the first half.

Pitman thundered a 30-yard free-kick against the crossbar after Wheeler had been fouled by Aaron Simpson.

But that was not typical of a listless opening period that only exploded into life just before the interval.

Neither keeper had much to deal with, although Luke McGee made a regulation save to deny Navid Nasseri.

Pompey finally moved through the gears on 41 minutes when Adam May slipped a fine pass down the line for Wheeler.

His low centre was intended for Pitman, who would have been left with a simple finish had Alex Lacey not cut the ball out.

But the deadlock was broken from the resulting corner, as CLARKE was left untroubled to convert May’s delivery.

And the celebrations from the home supporters had barely died down before the Blues doubled their advantage.

Nathan Thompson crossed from the right and although CLOSE’s first time effort lacked power, it was neatly placed into the bottom corner.

It might have been even better in stoppage-time, but a long-range effort from May flashed past the post.


Half Time

Portsmouth 2

Gillinghamn 0


There were only a few minutes on the clock when the hosts had a great chance to extend their lead further.

Wheeler whipped in a teasing cross from the right that would normally have been gobbled up by Pitman, but he fired uncharacteristically wide from a few yards out.

Pompey’s skipper made up for that, however, by opening his account for the season from the penalty spot on 55 minutes.

Alan Young pointed to the spot when Green went down under Aaron Simpson’s challenge, with PITMAN on hand to slam home from 12 yards.

Gills keeper Tom Hadler then came tearing from his line to stop Wheeler reaching Green’s threaded pass.

Mason was introduced for his Blues bow just past the hour mark, with May the man to make way for the on-loan Wolves striker.

The tempo of the contest unsurprisingly dropped with the lead so commanding and the chances started to dry up again.

Wheeler came close to adding a fourth goal after bundling his way into the box, but Hadler came to the rescue with a decent stop.

And that is exactly what he did at the death, with WHEELER on hand to net from close range after Mason’s blocked shot had fallen into his path.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; N.Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; Close, Rose; Wheeler, May (Mason 62), Green; Pitman (c)
Goals: Clarke 41, Close 43, Pitman 55 (pen), Wheeler 90
Booked: Burgess
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Brown, Naylor, B.Thompson, Evans, Lowe

Gillingham (4-1-2-1-2): Hadler; O’Neill (c), Lacey (Scarlett 80), Ogilvie, Simpson (Nash 65); Oldaker; Rees (Chapman 62), Stevenson; Nasseri; Wilkinson, List
Booked: Nasseri
Subs not used: Holy, O’Mara, Woods, Mbo

Referee: Alan Young

Attendance: 2,011 (69 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Sep 042018
 

On This Day

04 September 2018


Births



1966

John Beresford

Age 52
John Beresford is an English former football player who played as a defender, who is currently a pundit for ESPN.

Beresford played 132 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1989 – 1992
1982

Sarah Solemani

Age 36
Sarah Solemani is an English actress, writer and activist, best known for starring in the BAFTA winning sitcom Him & Her , playing Renee Zellweger's best friend 'Miranda' in Working Title's Bridget Jones's Baby, for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Actress Award, and for her role as Rosie Gulliver in Bad Education.
1996

Victoria Moroles

Age 22
Victoria Moroles is an American actress. She plays Andie on the Disney Channel show Liv and Maddie. She has also played Hayden Romero on MTV's Teen Wolf in seasons 5 and 6 (2015–2017).
1998

Elizabeth Elias

Age 20
Elizabeth Elias is an actress and recording artist who became known for her role as Mia on the Nickelodeon series Every Witch Way. In 2016, she was featured on Flo Rida's song called "At Night" with Akon.
2001

Talitha Bateman

Age 17
Talitha Eliana Bateman is an American actress. Bateman first appeared as a child actress on a 2013 episode of the television series The Middle, and has since played the lead role in the 2015 independent film So B. It and the 2017 horror film Annabelle: Creation.


On This Day

Sep 032018
 

On This Day

03 September 2018


Births



1974

Clare Kramer

Age 44
Clare Elizabeth Kramer is an American actress best known for her starring role of Glory on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for her role as Courtney in Bring It On. She is a co-founder of GeekNation and hosts the podcast Take Five with Clare Kramer.
1978

John Curtis

Age 40
John Charles Keyworth Curtis is an English former professional footballer. He was a versatile defender who could play anywhere along the back four or as a defensive midfielder.

Curtis played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2004
1981

Fearne Cotton

Age 37
Fearne Wood, known professionally by her maiden name Cotton, is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
2000

Ashley Boettcher

Age 18

 
Ashley Boettcher is an American teen actress. Boettcher has acted since the age of five and is best known for her role as Mel Fuller in the Amazon Studios Original Series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street.


On This Day   .   Ashley Boettcher

Sep 022018
 

Hayley Orrantia



Sarah Hayley Orrantia (born February 21, 1994) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor.

In the summer of 2011, Orrantia auditioned for the first season of The X Factor. Orrantia was selected from a YouTube video submission and received four "yes" votes from the judges during the live audition phase in Seattle, Washington. Although she originally auditioned as a solo artist, during "Hollywood Week", she and three other female singers, were put into a group for the rest of the auditions. They were eliminated during the fifth week in the live shows.

Since 2013, Orrantia has played Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. After casting Orrantia and learning of her singing talent, series creator Adam F. Goldberg has written several episodes where Erica sings and plans to continue to highlight her singing talent in future episodes.


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Sep 022018
 

On This Day

02 September 2018


Births



1951

Mark Harmon

Age 67
Thomas Mark Harmon is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s. Harmon gained recognition for portraying Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in the four-episode story arc. Harmon was cast in a similar role a year later: The creator of both JAG and NCIS for CBS had seen Harmon in The West Wing and decided to cast him in NCIS. Harmon's character of NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was first introduced in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG. Since 2003, Harmon has starred in NCIS as the same character.
1995

Luke McGee

Age 23
Luke McGee is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1973

J.R.R. Tolkien

(Born: 03 Jan 1892)

Died Aged 81
John Ronald Reuel TolkienCBE FRSL  was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.


On This Day

Sep 012018
 

Match Report

League One


Portsmouth 3    0 Plymouth Argyle

Pompey’s excellent start to the season continued, as they eased to a comfortable victory over struggling Plymouth at Fratton Park.

They dominated for much of the contest and Ronan Curtis’ finish saw them deservedly lead at the break.

Jamal Lowe and Curtis then struck in quick succession after the interval to wrap up another enjoyable afternoon on the sunny south coast.

Kenny Jackett stuck with the same starting 11 for a fourth game in succession, with new loan signing Andre Green having to be content with a place on the bench.

There was a familiar face in the opposition line-up, as Stuart O’Keefe was selected in the Argyle midfield.

Before kick-off there was a minute’s applause for former Pompey forward Ron Newman, who sadly passed away earlier in the week.

When the action got underway, it was the hosts who quickly gained the upper hand and started to dominate the contest.

Lowe dragged one shot wide, while the winger’s cross then had to be cleared behind before Gareth Evans could strike.

It was an impressive performance from Evans and his fierce 30-yard volley was just about tipped over by Matt Macey.

The keeper then had a nervy moment when he fumbled Lee Brown’s cross and narrowly prevented the ball from going behind for a corner.

Still the Blues dominated and when Oli Hawkins laid the ball off for Lowe, Macey had to get down to his right to save.

Plymouth thought they should have had a penalty on 21 minutes when Freddie Ladapo burst through on goal and collided with Craig MacGillivray.

The ball flew harmlessly wide and the visitors cried foul, but referee Tom Nield disagreed and waved play on.

Pompey rubbed salt into the wound by grabbing a deserved goal just seconds later, as CURTIS continued his fine personal form.

Evans sent a pass over the top for Lowe and although there was a heavy touch, he managed to squeeze the ball across for his fellow forward to slot home.

The advantage might have been doubled soon after when Evans laid the ball off for Hawkins, only for Macey to make a fine save.

It was Pompey who had been almost totally on top, but their opponents started to enjoy more of the ball as the interval approached.

Their best opportunity was a fierce drive from Jamie Ness – earlier booked for a crude challenge on Lowe – that MacGillivray pushed over the bar.

The hosts then received a blow when Hawkins went down off the ball and had to limp off, with Brett Pitman on to replace him.

And Pompey received a scare as MacGillivray came for a corner and missed, but Gary Sawyer failed to capitalise and fired over.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Plymouth Argyle 0


Jackett made his other two changes at the break, as the injured duo of Anton Walkes and Jack Whatmough made way for Nathan Thompson and Christian Burgess.

Plymouth also introduced Graham Carey and Ruben Lameiras to try to find a route back into the contest.

But the Blues started brighter and Lowe’s centre had to be cut out by Ryan Edwards before Pitman could strike.

Tom Naylor then had two cracks when a corner fell to him on the edge of the box and the second fizzed narrowly over.

But there would always be some nerves while the lead was so slender and Carey sent the ball against the outside of the post.

It was still the hosts on top, though, and Macey did well to keep out a deflected Lowe effort, while Burgess sent a header looping over.

But the Blues could breathe a sigh of relief when the lead was doubled on 63 minutes, as LOWE arrived at the back post to nod home Curtis’ cross.

And the points were safely in the bag just a few minutes later, thanks to a fine solo goal from the impressive CURTIS.

He bundled Sawyer off the ball with ease and despite looking to have run too far, managed to angle home a fierce shot.

The action calmed after that hectic period, with Pompey comfortably seeing out the closing stages in third gear.

And they were not really troubled by the Pilgrims before the whistle blew and the Fratton faithful could celebrate yet another victory

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes (N.Thompson 46), Whatmough (Burgess 46), Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson, Naylor; Lowe, Evans (c), Curtis; Hawkins (Pitman 41)
Goals: Curtis 22, 69, Lowe 63
Booked: N.Thompson
Subs not used: McGee, Close, Wheeler, Green

Plymouth (4-1-4-1): Macey; Riley, Edwards, Sawyer (c), Smith-Brown; Songo’o (Lameiras 46); O’Keefe (Fox 70), Sarcevic, Ness, C.Grant (Carey 46); Ladapo
Booked: Ness
Subs not used: Letheren, Wootton, J.Grant, Taylor

Referee: Tom Nield

Attendance: 18,872 (1,226 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Sep 012018
 

On This Day

01 September 2018


Births



1975

Natalie
Bassingthwaighte


Age 43
Natalie Bassingthwaighte is an Australian recording artist, actress, and television personality.  Bassingthwaighte rose to prominence in 2003 on the Australian soap opera Neighbours for her role as Izzy Hoyland, which earned her three Logie Award nominations. In 2004, she was recruited as the lead singer of Australian electro-pop band, Rogue Traders. After seven years away from the Rogue Traders, Bassingthwaighte returned as the band's lead singer in 2015.
1982

Zoe Lister-Jones

Age 36
Zoe Lister-Jones is an American actress, producer, director and writer who currently co-stars in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces. She is also known for her work on the television shows DelocatedWhitney, and New Girl.
1993

Megan Nicole

Age 25

Megan Nicole Flores, simply known as Megan Nicole, is an American singer-songwriter and actress who debuted on YouTube in 2009.


On This Day   .   Megan Nicole