Feb 172021
 


Well, it has been a long time coming but bar any last-minute hitches the new owners of H+S Aviation will be Standard Aero.

Must be a couple of years ago now that Signature Aviation (parent company of H+S Aviation) announced the intention to sell of its Global Engine Services (GES) arm which included us, Dallas Airmotive and IGS. Rumours were abundant as to who would be buying us and the name Standard Aero never far from the top of that list but then just before Christmas we heard that Signature Aviation as a whole was on the verge of being bought out and at the time GIP and Blackstones were in a bidding war and later merged to make a joint offer.

At the time we thought that was the end of the attempt to sell us off but this morning we hear the deal has been done to sell GES to Standard Aero.

We are not sure where that leaves us in the long terms Standard Aero own a large area of land in Gosport on what use to be Fleetlands.

Unemployment may be on the horizon.

Feb 162021
 


LOST (A) League 1
Bristol Rovers 3
Portsmouth 1


Pompey slipped to just a second league defeat of the season on the road, with a poor performance costing them at struggling Bristol Rovers.

Another good away result seemed to be on the cards when John Marquis slotted the visitors into the lead during the first half.

But they were undone by some sloppy play, with ex-Hawks striker Jonah Ayunga scoring a brace to turn the contest around by the interval.

The Blues tried to hit back once the action restarted, only for a Luke Leahy penalty to increase the Pirates’ advantage.

Substitute Marcus Harness hit the post late on, but unlike against Plymouth earlier this month, there was to be no late comeback, with a Marquis spot-kick saved at the death.

Kenny Jackett – watching the action remotely – made one change from the side that beat Swindon on home soil the previous week.

On-loan Swansea midfielder George Byers was handed his first start for the club in a 4-3-3 system, as Harness dropped to the bench.

A couple of set-pieces caused problems for the hosts in the opening stages, although Sean Raggett was unable to turn Ronan Curtis deliveries on target.

And Luke McCormick went close to breaking the deadlock at the other end, with Craig MacGillivray getting down well to keep out the midfielder’s effort and then dive on the loose ball.

There was another opportunity for the Pirates when Brandon Hanlon found space to meet Leahy’s delivery, only to guide his header into the keeper’s arms.

Pompey almost scored midway through the first half, although it would have been a controversial goal.

Referee Christopher Sarginson got in Rovers’ way when the visitors launched a quick counter-attack and Byers slipped a neat pass through to Curtis.

He crossed the ball into the box from the right, with Marquis heading the ball into the turf before it bounced up, struck the post and was hacked from the line by Alfie Kilgour.

But the Blues were ahead just a few moments later, with another intelligent Byers pass finding Williams, who cut back for MARQUIS to slide home.

Bristol Rovers did not take long to level, however, as Leahy’s header forward bypassed James Bolton and Ayunga managed to see off Raggett before rifling into the net.

It was back and forth and Marquis might have had his second of the night, but could not quite bring Byers’ pass under control, allowing Joe Day to come off his line and halt the threat.

Instead it was the hosts who ensured an interval lead, as Leahy’s deep cross was flicked on and Ayunga was left in space to bring the ball under control, then fire it past MacGillivray.


Half Time

Bristol Rovers 2

Portsmouth 1


Pompey made a triple change at the break, with Harness, Rasmus Nicolaisen and Lee Brown – the latter appearing against his former club – replacing Curtis, Bolton and Charlie Daniels.

And Danish defender Nicolaisen immediately made an impact with a couple of crunching, yet fair, challenges.

The impressive Byers then tried his luck from the edge of the box, although this time dragged his effort wide.

Pompey were trying to get forward, but were just lacking that important final ball and when Brown did send a dangerous delivery across the goal, there was nobody there to capitalise.

Harness was able to dig out a shot on the hour mark and his long-range attempt fizzed not too far wide of the post.

Another change followed on 65 minutes, with former Bristol Rovers striker Ellis Harrison on to replace Andy Cannon.

But Pompey were undone by some more sloppy play when Raggett lost the ball to Leahy inside the area and fouled the wing-back as he tried to win it back.

The defender was booked and Leahy stepped up to take the penalty, calmly sending MacGillivray the wrong way.

There were appeals at the other end when a Harness shot was blocked by George Williams and the visitors were adamant it struck his hand, although Sarginson did not agree.

Pompey threw plenty of men forward and forced their opponents to defend deep, with seven minutes of stoppage-time providing some hope.

But it was not their night and when Nicolaisen won possession and beat two players before laying the ball off for Harness, his low strike came back off the post.

Marquis had the chance to reduce the deficit right at the death when he was shoved over inside the area by Kilgour.

But a miserable night was capped when his penalty was saved by Day, low down to the keeper’s right.

Bristol Rovers (3-4-1-2): Day; Baldwin, Kilgour, Harries; Williams, McCormick (Upson 81), Grant, Leahy (c); Nicholson; Ayunga (Daly 85), Hanlan
Goals: Ayunga 34, 44, Leahy 70 (pen)
Booked: McCormick, Williams
Subs not used: van Stappershoef, Hare, Westbrooke, Rodman, Oztumer

Pompey (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Johnson, Bolton (Nicolaisen 46), Raggett, Daniels (Brown 46); Byers, Naylor (c), Cannon (Harrison 65); Williams (White 80), Marquis, Curtis (Harness 46)
Goals: Marquis 26
Booked: Johnson, Raggett
Subs not used: Ward, Hiwula

Referee: Christopher Sarginson

Portsmouth FC Season 20/21

Feb 162021
 


Well wasn’t I a brave boy, after almost passing out the last few times I managed to stay fully conscious for this turn although I did turn down the opportunity of a flu jab.

Still don’t think I will be rushing to become a blood donor again.

 Posted by at 2:22 pm
Feb 142021
 




Bad Neighbours2014

Mac Radner and his Australian-born wife Kelly are adjusting to life with their infant daughter, Stella. The restrictions of parenthood make it difficult for them to maintain their old lifestyle, which alienates them from their friends Jimmy Blevins and his ex-wife, Paula. Delta Psi Beta, a fraternity known for outrageous parties, moves in next door. The fraternity’s leaders, Teddy Sanders and Pete Regazolli, aspire to join Delta Psi’s Hall of Fame by throwing a massive end-of-the-year party.

The Radners ask Teddy to keep the noise down, and to earn their favor, he invites them to join the party. Kelly meets Teddy’s girlfriend Brooke Shy, and Teddy shows Mac his bedroom, which includes a stash of fireworks and a breaker box that controls the house’s power. Teddy agrees to manage the noise, but has Mac and Kelly promise to always call him instead of the police. The following night, when the party next door keeps Stella awake, Mac is unable to reach Teddy. Kelly convinces Mac to call the police anonymously, but Officer Watkins identifies them to Teddy. Betrayed, Teddy leads Delta Psi in hazing Mac and Kelly, resulting in Stella nearly eating an unused condom after the fraternity dumps their garbage on the Radners’ lawn. Mac and Kelly go to the college dean Carol Gladstone, but the school has a “three strikes” policy before it will intervene; Delta Psi’s first strike was burning down their old house.

Failing to force the fraternity to move by damaging their house, Kelly manipulates Pete and Brooke into having sex, and Mac leads Teddy to catch them in the act. Teddy and Pete fight, and a barbecue grill injures a passing professor. This gives Delta Psi their second strike and places them on probation, effectively ending their party plans. Determined to shut down the fraternity, Mac and Kelly enlist the help of Jimmy, who is jealous that Paula is sleeping with Delta Psi member Scoonie. To acquire evidence of Delta Psi’s hazing, they hire a pledge nicknamed Assjuice to stand up to Teddy and record him threatening retaliation. When Teddy instead shows him kindness, he reveals that Mac and Kelly hired him and are trying to sabotage the fraternity. A vengeful Teddy violently pranks the Radners and Jimmy with airbags.

They send Teddy a counterfeit letter from Gladstone lifting Delta Psi’s probation. The fraternity prepares for their end-of-the-year party, which Mac, Kelly, and Jimmy widely publicize to ensure it will be out of control. Once the party is in full swing, they notify the police, but Teddy realizes what the Radners have done, and stops the party just as Watkins arrives. Jimmy throws himself from the balcony to distract Teddy, allowing Kelly to sneak into Teddy’s bedroom as Mac fights him off. Unable to open the breaker box to restart the party and alert Watkins, Kelly shoots one of the fireworks at his patrol car. Paula convinces Scoonie to turn on the power, reigniting the party, and she reunites with Jimmy. Teddy takes the blame for the party, convincing Pete to flee with the others, and is arrested; the fraternity is shut down.

Four months later, Mac runs into Teddy, who is working as a shirtless greeter at Abercrombie & Fitch. They greet each other warmly and Teddy reveals he is attending night classes to complete his degree. Mac takes off his shirt and jokingly acts as a greeter with Teddy. Later, Mac and Kelly take pictures of Stella in various costumes for a calendar. They get a call from Jimmy and Paula inviting them to attend Burning Man. Mac and Kelly decline, accepting their new roles as parents.

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Feb 132021
 


It appears that Joss Whedon, as well as being one of the greatest writers ever, is also a bit of a dick.

There had been complaints first from Ray Fisher initially and then later Gal Gadot about Whedon’s antics on Justice League but that film was beset with problems from the start so maybe not an easy set to be on but now allegations have also surfaced about his time as a creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Charisma Carpenter has been very critical of him, alleging he “abused his power” and made it a toxic work environment, then both Michelle Trachtenberg and Amber Benson have also come out in support whilst Sarah Michelle Gellar, although not making allegations herself, has come out in support of her co-stars.

I find it a bit sad really as it always seemed such a happy set and behind the scenes footage never gave any concerns of unrest and to this day it still remains my favourite ever show.

Goes to prove that when you get someone as vocal as Joss was about women empowerment they are probably hiding something.

Feb 112021
 


Now I don’t know much about Gina Carano other than her stint in Deadpool but she appears to be a strong-willed modern female that fits in perfectly with modern Hollywood.

Well, she would if her strong-willed free-thinking was far left so as a result, she is the victim of Cancel Culture.

Now the left will point to it being her mentioning the Holocaust in a Tweet but they had been seeking to cancel her ever since she came out as pro-Trump which you just can’t do in the entertainment industry. An important lesson to learn is you can be a strong-minded woman but only if you don’t “wrong-think”.

#CancelDisney #CancelDisneyPlus