Feb 262021

In a shocking turn of events, the British Supreme Court has ruled that the poor innocent teen Shamima Begum cannot return to the UK to fight her case.

Well, that would be the opinion of many on the left who would like to paint her as a victim. The reality is she knew damn well what she was heading into and the carnage and slaughter inflicted on others by ISIS did not bother her one bit, well not until ISIS started losing.

I will admit I was surprised as UK Courts seem to make a habit of defending terrorists over their own innocent civilians and maybe the benefit of Brexit will be no CJEU for her to go running to.

Let the bitch rot.

Feb 232021

A League 1
Oxford United 0
Portsmouth 1

FORM GUIDE (All competitions)55 %


Harvey White was on target as Pompey impressively returned to winning ways by beating in-form Oxford.

They looked in control for long periods at the Kassam Stadium and the only question was whether they could make a breakthrough.

But it arrived early in the second half, with White converting a Callum Johnson delivery for his first Blues goal.

And Craig MacGillivray was relatively untroubled until right at the end, with the keeper making three excellent stops to ensure the points would be heading back to the south coast.

There were three changes from the side that were beaten by Blackpool on home soil at the weekend.

White came in for his first start since arriving on loan from Tottenham in January, while there were returns for Lee Brown and Ellis Harrison.

Ryan Williams, Charlie Daniels and John Marquis were the men to make way, with the trio dropping to the bench.

Ronan Curtis, meanwhile, moved to a central attacking role alongside Harrison, as White took up position on the left.

The visitors started brightly and a long MacGillivray clearance caused problems before the ball eventually ricocheted into Harrison’s path.

But United keeper Jack Stevens was alert to the danger, tearing quickly off his line to make a vital stop.

There were not an abundance of opportunities at either end, though, with half-chances the order of the first period.

Sean Raggett and Johnson made important blocks in quick succession, while a fierce James Henry strike was beaten away by MacGillivray.

But it was Pompey looking more likely to break the deadlock as the interval approached, courtesy of some neat passing.

A stretching Curtis could not quite get enough on Johnson’s dangerous delivery to properly test Stevens.

Andy Cannon then saw an effort deflected wide following some impressive work from the lively White to win back possession.

Half Time

Oxford Untied 0

Portsmouth 0

The second half was not even three minutes old when the Blues broke the deadlock, with WHITE opening his account for the club.

He raced between a couple of defenders to guide home a fine header after Johnson had delivered a first time cross from the right.

Oxford tried to hit back immediately, although Elliot Lee’s free-kick flew safely into the arms of MacGillivray.

Pompey were not content to sit on their lead, however, and Harrison had a shot blocked before Cannon’s volley was dealt with by Stevens.

The visitors made their first change just past the hour mark, as Williams replaces Marcus Harness wide on the right.

And the newcomer was involved in a neat passage of passing play soon after coming on, ending with him not quite able to sneak a shot inside Stevens’ post.

United went close to levelling on 74 minutes, with MacGillivray off his line to deny Olamide Shodipo, but unable to hold onto the ball.

Sam Winnall looked to capitalise, only for the quick-thinking Raggett to get there first and hack the ball to safety.

A second switch immediately followed, as Marquis came on for Curtis to offer the visitors some fresh legs up front.

He soon saw an angled effort kept out by Stevens, just moments after White had benefitted from good work by Williams and had a shot blocked.

Jordy Hiwula then replaced Harrison for the closing stages, as the Blues appeared to be seeing the contest out with relative ease.

But a late flurry of Oxford chances almost brought an equaliser, with MacGillivray coming to the rescue on each occasion.

He beat away a thunderous Anthony Forde shot, tore off his line to deny Shodipo and then tipped over an Elliott More header right at the death.

Oxford (4-1-4-1): Stevens; Long, Moore (c), Atkinson (Forde 84), Ruffels; Brannagan; Lee (Barker 65), Henry (Taylor 75), Sykes (Gorrin 65), Shodipo; Winnall
Booked: Brannagan
Subs not used: Eastwood, Grayson, Kelly

Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray; Johnson, Raggett, Nicolaisen, Brown; Harness (Williams 63), Naylor (c), Cannon, White; Harrison (Hiwula 86), Curtis (Marquis 75)
Goals: White 48
Booked: Curtis, Harness
Subs not used: Ward, Whatmough, Daniels, Byers

Referee: Graham Salisbury

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Feb 202021

LOST (H) League 1
Portsmouth 0
Blackpool 1

Pompey were caught by a late sucker punch, as Blackpool claimed all three points in a dull contest at Fratton Park.

The hosts controlled possession, but aside from a Rasmus Nicolaisen effort that was cleared from the line, rarely threatened to score.

It was equally uneventful at the other end of the pitch, but Jerry Yates found the target in the closing stages to ensure the Blues’ promotion bid stuttered again.

There were two changes from the side that were beaten on the road against Bristol Rovers earlier in the week.

Marcus Harness and Nicolaisen both came into the starting line-up, with George Byers dropping to the bench and James Bolton missing out with a knock.

Much like the reverse fixture earlier in the season, the first half was extremely short on clear-cut opportunities.

But there was almost an early opener for the visitors after Craig MacGillivray got down to parry clear Ellis Simms’ angled drive.

The ball ran did not run safe, though, and with Yates about to tuck it away, Charlie Daniels slid in to make a crucial block.

Nicolaisen then tried to reach a corner from the left-back at the other end of the pitch, but was only able to nod wide.

The visitors were unhappy with some of the decisions from the referee, with Luke Garbutt particularly aggrieved to be shown a yellow card following a late challenge on Ronan Curtis.

Pompey were growing into the contest and were left wondering how they failed to take the lead on 29 minutes.

Curtis swung a free-kick into the box from wide on the right and Harness’ first time effort was blocked by Garbutt.

But he was able to collect the loose ball and tee-up Nicolaisen, whose goal-bound effort was cleared from the line by James Husband.

It was the Blues looking the more likely to break the deadlock as the interval approached, although the final pass was lacking.

Sean Raggett was not quite able to make a clean contact with an ambitious over-head effort, while a dangerous Ryan Williams delivery would not land for a team-mate.

Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Blackpool 0

The game failed to explode into life after the restart, with Pompey seeing plenty of the ball, but unable to break through the Blackpool back-line.

Neither side were providing much of an attacking threat, with the underworked keepers probably glad that it was a fairly mild February afternoon.

The first change arrived just past the hour mark, with Byers on for Harness to provide the hosts with some fresh impetus.

Curtis sent a decent cross into the box soon after, but it was Husband who got there first to head clear.

But for all of the possession the Blues were having, they were not able to find a path through to Maxwell’s goal.

A double switch arrived in an attempt to change that on 77 minutes, with John Marquis and Williams replaced by Ellis Harrison and Jordy Hiwula.

Blackpool had not caused any problems, but launched a quick break moments later and MacGillivray dived to his right to parry clear Elliot Embleton’s curler.

The danger was not over, however, and the keeper recovered swiftly to also repel the follow-up attempt from Garbutt.

But he could not stop Yates from breaking the deadlock on 82 minutes, with the striker running half the length of the pitch, side-stepping a challenge and drilling a shot into the bottom corner.

Blackpool tried to use up as much time as possible as the seconds ticked down and Pompey were unable to find an equaliser.

Pompey (4-4-1-1): MacGillivray; Johnson, Raggett, Nicolaisen, Daniels; Curtis, Naylor (c), Cannon, Harness (Byers 61); Williams (Hiwula 77); Marquis (Harrison 77)
Booked: Cannon, Curtis
Subs not used: Ward, Whatmough, Brown, White

Blackpool (4-4-2): Maxwell (c); Gabriel, Ballard, Husband, Garbutt; Ward (Virtue 85), Stewart, Dougall, Kaikai (Embleton 75); Simms (Mitchell 46), Yates
Goals: Yates 82
Booked: Garbutt, Simms, Gabriel
Subs not used: Sims, Turton, Thorniley, Lubala

Referee: Sam Allison

Portsmouth FC Season 20/21