Aug 152018
 

On This Day

15 August 2018


Births



1935

Jim Dale

Age 83
Jim DaleMBE (born James Smith) is an English actor, narrator, singer, director, and composer. In the British film world he became one of the comedic icons in the Carry On series. In the United States, he is most recognised as a leading actor on Broadway, where he had roles in ScapinoBarnumCandide and Me and My Girl, as well as for narrating all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the American market (for which he received two Grammy Awards out of six nominations) and the ABC series Pushing Daisies(2007–2009); he also starred in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for portraying a young Spike Milligan in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973).
1946

Tony Robinson

Age 72
Sir Anthony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, author, presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting the Channel 4 programmes Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History.
1961

Matt Johnson

Age 57
Matt Johnson is an English singer-songwriter best known as the vocalist and only constant member of his band The The. He is also a film soundtrack composer (Cineola), publisher (Fifty First State Press), broadcaster (Radio Cineola), and conservationist/local activist.
1975

Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi

Age 43
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, sometimes referred to as Yoshi Kawaguchi, is a Japanese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is a former captain of the Japan national team. Currently, he plays with SC Sagamihara in J3 League.

Kawaguchi played 13 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2003
1982

Alessandro Zamperini

Age 36
Alessandro Zamperini is an Italian footballer, in the role of defender.

Zamperini played 17 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2001 – 2002
1985

Emily Kinney

Age 33

    
Emily Rebecca Kinney is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC's horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Kinney has also appeared on several other television series, including Showtime's critically acclaimed Masters of Sex, The CW's The Flash, and later Arrow. In 2016, she co-starred in the ABC series Conviction, alongside Hayley Atwell.
1990

Jennifer Lawrence

Age 28

  
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence made her film debut in a supporting role in Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter's Bone (2010). She achieved wider recognition for starring as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011) and with her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. She went on to earn various accolades for her collaborations with director David O. Russell. Her performance as a depressed and bipolar widow in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.


On This Day   .   Emily Kinney   .   Jennifer Lawrence

Aug 142018
 

Match Report

Carabao Cup 1st Round


Portsmouth 1    2 AFC Wimbledon

A late Anton Walkes own-goal saw Pompey crash out of the Carabao Cup in the first round for a third successive season.

It looked like they would progress when Christian Burgess nodded in following a first half that was short on entertainment.

But Joe Pigott headed in the equaliser and, with just a few minutes remaining, Walkes found his own net.

Kenny Jackett made five changes from the side that won at Blackpool in the league at the weekend.

Brett Pitman returned to skipper the team, while there was a first Pompey start for on-loan winger David Wheeler.

Luke McGee, Burgess and Brandon Haunstrup were also called upon, with Craig MacGillivray, Jack Whatmough, Lee Brown, Ronan Curtis and Oli Hawkins all dropping to the bench.

The first half was a forgettable affair, with little to entertain the fans packed into the Fratton End and South Stand.

It was the visitors who had the first chance when Mitchell Pinnock crossed from the left, but Scott Wagstaff’s header was off target.

The same player then screwed another effort well wide after Walkes had failed to properly deal with Pinnock’s free-kick.

And it was a hat-trick of chances missed when Wagstaff beat Haunstrup to a header and sent the ball looping towards goal, only for the left-back to recover and hook it clear.

But it was the Blues who almost broke the lead on 23 minutes when Wheeler met Pitman’s centre and sent his header wide.

Neither McGee or opposite number Tom King had been called into action and that did not change when Pinnock’s drive flashed past the post.

Jamal Lowe was not too far off target following a surging run through the centre, but there was still little to whet the appetite.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

AFC Wimbledon 0


Pompey had struggled to create anything meaningful before the break, but they soon took the lead after it.

Pitman did well to bring the ball under control inside the box, only for his shot to be deflected behind.

And the deadlock was broken from the resulting corner, as a delivery from Evans was emphatically headed home by BURGESS at the back post.

AFC Wimbledon thought they should have won a penalty when McGee and Pinnock collided soon after, but referee Ollie Yates was not interested.

They then came close to a leveller, as Anthony Wordsworth unleashed a rocket form 25 yards that fizzed over the bar.

Jackett made a double change on 67 minutes, with Pitman and Evans withdrawn for Conor Chaplin and Hawkins.

It had been a quiet evening for both keepers, but McGee was certainly not caught napping by a fierce Wordsworth drive that was well saved.

He could do nothing about the Dons’ equaliser on 76 minutes, though, as Pigott found space to meet Wagstaff’s cross and head home from just a few yards out.

That unsurprisingly gave the visitors a boost and they set about trying to find a winner, with Curtis brought on for Pompey to try to offer more at the other end.

But it was Wimbledon looking more threatening and when a corner was not properly dealt with, McGee had to get down and push Wagstaff’s shot around the post.

The Blues then almost retook the lead in a frenetic end to the game, but Hawkins was denied as he tried to convert Lowe’s centre.

Instead it was the visitors who grabbed a late winner – although they had their opponents to thank for the goal.

Tom Soares’ cross found Walkes at the back post and the defender tried to clear it, but only succeeded in planting the ball in the back of his own net.

Pompey threw bodies forward to try to force a penalty shoot-out, but they were unable to find a second goal.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; Naylor, Close; Wheeler (Curtis 80), Evans (Hawkins 67) Lowe; Pitman (c) (Chaplin 67)
Goals: Burgess 49
Booked: Close, Naylor
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Brown, May

AFC Wimbledon (4-4-2): King; Watson (Sibbick 77), Oshilaja (c), McDonald, Garratt; Wagstaff, Wordsworth, Soares, Pinnock (Appiah 66); Hanson, Pigott (Hartigan 90)
Goals: Pigott 76, Walkes 88 (og)
Subs not used: McDonnell, Nightingale, Purrington, Ashley

Referee: Ollie Yates

Attendance: 6,588 (438 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Aug 142018
 

On This Day

14 August 2018


Births



1965

Martin Allen

Age 53
Martin James Allen is an English football manager and former player, who is currently manager of Chesterfield. He played more than 100 games as a midfielder for both Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United before finishing his playing career with Portsmouth and Southend United. Five years later, he took his first job in management, at non-league Barnet. He has since managed BrentfordMilton Keynes DonsLeicester CityCheltenham Town and Notts County.

Allen played 46 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1995 – 1998
1968

Catherine Bell

Age 50
Catherine Lisa Bell is an American actress, known for her roles as Major Sarah MacKenzie in the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood in the series Army Wives from 2007 to 2013, and Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale in Hallmark's The Good Witch films and television series since 2008.
1983

Mila Kunis

Age 35

Milena Markovna "MilaKunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role at age 14, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That '70s Show (1998–2006). Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
1987

James Buckley

Age 31
James Patrick Buckley is an English stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and YouTuber. He is known for playing foul-mouthed Jay Cartwright in the BAFTA-winning E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners.
1996

Brianna Hildebrand

Age 22
Brianna Caitlin Hildebrand is an American actress. She is known for appearing in the web series Annie Undocumented, and as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the films Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).


On This Day   .   Mila Kunis

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


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Benjani Mwaruwari   .   Niko Kranjcar


Aug 122018
 

On This Day

12 August 2018


Births



1945

Ron Mael

Age 73
Ronald David "Ron" Mael is an American musician, songwriter, composer and record producer. Mael's music career spans more than 50 years. With his younger brother Russell, he formed the pop band Halfnelson in 1971. After the release of their first album, the band name was changed to Sparks.
1971

Michael Ian Black

Age 47
Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The StateViva VarietyStellaWet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, The Comedy Quarter-hour, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Another Period. He also appeared on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times. He released his first children's book, Chicken Cheeks, in 2009, and has since released six more, in addition to four books for adults.
1971

Yvette
Nicole Brown


Age 47
Yvette Nicole Brown is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. Brown has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. She starred as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community. She had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh as Helen Dubois, and voiced the character Cookie on the American-Canadian animated series Pound Puppies. Brown also starred as Dani in the 2015 version of The Odd Couple on CBS.
2000

Savannah May

Age 18

 
Savannah May is a Nickelodeon television personality who was cast as Buttercup in the series Knight Squad. She had a minor role in a 2017 episode of School of Rock.


On This Day   .   Savannah May

Aug 112018
 

Match Report

League One


Blackpool 1    2 Portsmouth

Ronan Curtis bagged a brace as Pompey continued their winning start to the season with a 2-1 victory against Blackpool.

The summer signing netted in each half, as the visitors appeared to be cruising towards three points at a grey Bloomfield Road.

Mark Cullen’s late effort meant the ending was perhaps nervier than it might have been and the same player also had a goal disallowed, as the Blues held on for what was a deserved win.

Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that beat Luton on home soil on the opening day.

With Brett Pitman on the bench, Gareth Evans skippered the side and lined up alongside Ben Close in a 4-1-4-1 system.

Oli Hawkins was handed the striking role, as Brandon Haunstrup and the injured Nathan Thompson made way.

The stands were sparsely populated in all but the away end, as the Seasiders support staged protests against their club’s owners outside the ground.

But those who had made their way through the turnstiles almost witnessed a goal in the opening seconds, with Joe Dodoo striking the post from a narrow angle.

The danger was not over for the visitors, however, as Nathan Delfouneso’s follow-up effort had to be blocked by Matt Clarke.

A promising spell of possession soon led to a chance at the other end and an Evans cross was headed narrowly wide by Hawkins.

But the deadlock was broken on nine minutes and it was a moment to remember for CURTIS as he opened his Blues account.

The Blackpool defence failed to deal with Hawkins’ header, allowing the summer signing to pick the ball up and force it home, with Mark Howard’s hand not forceful enough to divert it wide.

Pompey were in control and looking more likely to add to the scoring as the half progressed, although there were not an abundance of clear-cut opportunities.

Curtis and Hawkins both glanced wide from dangerous deliveries into the box, while a tightly-marked Jamal Lowe was unable to get a shot away following good work from Close.

The Blues started to look more dangerous as the interval approached, though, and Howard was forced into action to deny Curtis.

Evans then whipped in a free-kick from wide on the left that a stretching Hawkins was inches away from connecting with.

It had been a quiet start for Craig MacGillivray and he was not overly troubled by Chris Taylor’s attempt from a tight angle.

Curtis went much closer on 38 minutes, surging through the centre of the pitch and unleashing a strike from outside the box that crashed against the post.

There were a couple of half-chances for the hosts before the whistle, although nothing to overly trouble MacGillivray.


Half Time

Blackpool 0

Portsmouth 1


Blackpool had been poor before the break, but did look more assured following the restart, albeit without creating much.

The town’s air show was causing more of a nuisance, with hair-raising stunts overhead meaning it was often difficult to focus on what was happening on the pitch.

There was a booking for Evans for clattering into Taylor, while the midfielder then saw his free-kick nodded wide by Curtis.

The hosts did have a decent opening just before the hour mark, although Delfouneso could not convert Marc Bola’s low cross as he slid in.

Instead Pompey went straight back up the other end to double their advantage after a long ball had been headed on by Hawkins.

It was CURTIS who picked the ball up, advancing on goal and neatly slotting it through the legs of Howard.

There was more good news when Danny Rose replaced Close on 66 minutes, with the midfielder making his first competitive appearance since suffering a leg break at the end of December.

MacGillivray had a couple of comfortable saves to make as Blackpool tried to find a way back, while Joe Bunney drilled narrowly wide.

But the Blues did not look under too much threat and David Wheeler was introduced for his debut, with Lowe the player to make way.

Blackpool did have a goal on 81 minutes, though, and it came just seconds after Evans had volleyed narrowly over.

The ball was pumped up the pitch and went straight into the path of substitute Cullen, who lifted it home under pressure from Clarke.

Taylor and John O’Sullivan both had chances as the seconds ticked down, while Cullen did find the net again – only for his celebrations to be cut short by the linesman’s flag.

It was a heart-stopping moment for those travelling fans in the North Stand, but the final whistle came moments later to spark jubilant scenes.

Blackpool (4-3-3): Howard; Turton, Heneghan, O’Connor, Bola (Gnanduillett 72); Taylor, Spearing (c), Pritchard (O’Sullivan 60); Delfouneso, Dodoo (Cullen 60), Bunney
Goals: Cullen 81
Booked: O’Connor
Subs not used: Mafoumbi, Nottingham, Thompson, Sinclair-Smith

Pompey (4-1-4-1): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Naylor; Lowe (Wheeler 79), Evans (c), Close (Rose 66), Curtis; Hawkins
Goals: Curtis 9, 59
Booked: Evans, Naylor
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Haunstrup, Dennis, Pitman

Referee: Ross Joyce

Attendance: 4,154 (1,638 Pompey fans)


Portsmouth FC

Aug 112018
 

Emmanuelle Chriqui

    

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Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (born December 10, 1975)
is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. She is also known for her role on The Mentalist television series as Lorelei Martins. In May 2010, she topped the AskMen.com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.


Celebrity Emmanuelle Chriqui

Aug 112018
 

On This Day

11 August 2018


Births



1983

Chris Hemsworth

Age 35
Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07). Hemsworth has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he portrays the role of Thor, beginning in Thor (2011), and also appearing in The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
1993

Alyson Stoner

Age 25
Alyson Rae Stoner is an American actress, singer, dancer and model. Stoner is best known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007) and the Step Up series (2006, 2010, 2014). She has been a dancer for several artists, such as Missy ElliottEminemKumbia KingsOutkast and Will Smith. Stoner is also known for hosting Disney Channel's Mike's Super Short Show (2001–2007) and for voicing Isabella Garcia-Shapiro in Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015).


Deaths



1994

Peter Cushing

(Born: 26 May 1913)

Died Aged 81
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkinin Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles.


On This Day

Aug 102018
 

On This Day

10 August 2018


Births



1962

Suzanne Collins

Age 56
Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and author, best known as the author of The New York Times best selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy (which consists of The Hunger GamesCatching Fire, and Mockingjay).
1982

Devon Aoki

Age 36
Devon Aoki is an American actress and fashion model. Aoki's film roles include supporting roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005) and lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Mutant Chronicles (2008).
1984

Ryan Eggold

Age 34
Ryan James Eggold is an American actor. He is known for playing Ryan Matthews on the CW teen drama series 90210 and Tom Keen on the NBC crime drama series The Blacklist and its short-lived spin-off series The Blacklist: Redemption.
1990

Lee Brown

Age 28
Lee James Brown is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for League One club Portsmouth. He has played for the England C national team.


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Aug 092018
 

Tomb Raider

2018

  



PLOT SUMMARY

Barely managing to stay afloat as a freelance bike courier, Lara Croft–the twenty-one-year-old heiress to an immense fortune and daughter of the intrepid archaeologist and global financial magnate, Lord Richard Croft–is still reeling from his inexplicable disappearance, seven long years later. However, an inconspicuous trail of elaborate clues will soon have young Lara following in her father's footsteps, as she embarks on his last crusade and her first adventure to unearth the cursed tomb of the omnipotent Sorceress-Queen of Yamatai, Himiko. Against all logic and Richard's will, Lara picks up where her dad left off, venturing all alone on a remote and perilous island-prison which is crawling with the ruthless Mathias Vogel's cutthroats who are in search of the very thing that claimed the archaeologist's life. But, Lara must know. Is there more to this mysterious vanishing than meets the eye?.




6.4

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Aug 092018
 

On This Day

09 August 2018


Births



1968

Gillian Anderson

Age 50
Gillian Leigh AndersonOBE is an American-British film, television and theatre actress. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies' film The House of Mirth (2000), and DSI Stella Gibson on the BBC crime drama television series The Fall.
1976

Audrey Tautou

Age 42
Audrey Justine Tautou is a French actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Le Libertin and Happenstance (2000). Tautou achieved international recognition for her lead role in the 2001 film Amélie.
1978

Daniela
Denby-Ashe


Age 40
Daniela Denby-Ashe is an English actress, best known for playing the character Sarah Hills in the soap opera EastEnders, Margaret Hale in the period drama North and South and Janey Harper in the sitcom My Family. She also played the character Lorraine Donnegan in the drama series Waterloo Road after previously playing a different character, "Jem Allen" in one episode a few years earlier.
1983

Ashley Johnson

Age 35
Ashley Suzanne Johnson is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Chrissy Seaver in Growing Pains, Ellie in The Last of Us, Annie Warbucks in Annie: A Royal Adventure!, Alex Marshall in What Women Want, Terra in Teen Titans and its spin-off Teen Titans Go!, Gwen Tennyson in the Ben 10 franchise and Gretchen Priscilla Grundler in Disney's Recess. She currently stars in the NBC drama Blindspot as FBI forensic specialist Patterson, and is a recurring cast member of Geek and Sundry's show Critical Role.
1990

Adelaide Kane

Age 28
Adelaide Kane is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, and Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign. In July 2017, she joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time in a recurring role as Cinderella's evil stepsister, Drizella, who is one of the antagonists in the season. Adelaide's final episode in Once Upon a Time was "Sisterhood".


On This Day

Aug 082018
 

On This Day

08 August 2018


Births



1930

Terry Nation

(Died: 09 Mar 1997)

Aged 66
Terence Joseph Nation was a Welsh television writer and novelist. He made a significant contribution to the long-running BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who from its outset, creating the villainous Daleks.
1981

Michael Doyle

Age 37
Michael Paul Doyleis an Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Coventry City. Born in Dublin, Doyle started his career at Celtic before a spell on loan in Denmark playing for AGF Aarhus. He subsequently spent the majority of his career at Coventry City and Sheffield United. Doyle has also been capped once by the Republic of Ireland.

Doyle played 96 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2015 – 2017
1987

Katie Leung

Age 31
Katie Liu Leung is a Scottish film, television, and stage actress. She played Cho Chang, the first love interest for lead character Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. In 2012, Leung made her stage debut in the play Wild Swans. Leung has an interest in painting and photography and studied art and design at the University of the Arts, London.
1996

Ben Close

Age 22
Ben Easton Close is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.


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