Sep 222018
 

Match Report

League One


Portsmouth 2    2 Wycombe
Wanderers

Pompey remain unbeaten in League One, but a late penalty denied them all three points at a sodden Fratton Park.

The hosts trailed to a Bryn Morris strike at the interval, although they emerged much stronger after the break.

Gareth Evans nodded them back on level terms and Brett Pitman came off the bench to turn the game on its head.

But with another victory looking likely for the Blues, Joe Jacobson struck from the spot to ensure it finished all square and the hosts dropped to second.

Kenny Jackett stuck with the same side that beat Peterborough the previous week to climb to the League One summit.

With the rain pouring relentlessly down, conditions were not exactly conducive to an attractive contest.

There was plenty of slipping and sliding the opening stages and a niggly game was not helped by the eagerness of referee Craig Hicks to use his whistle.

A centre from Jamal Lowe was inexplicably left by defender Darius Charles, only for Sido Jombati to hack clear from the line.

Christian Burgess then met a corner from Evans, with his firm header punched clear by former Fratton loanee Ryan Allsop.

Craig MacGillivray comfortably claimed Adabayo Akinfenwa’s effort at the other end, but did not deal with Jacobson’s free-kick soon after and watched gratefully on as Fred Onyedinma slot narrowly wide.

And it was Wycombe who broke the deadlock midway through the first, with Morris playing a neat one-two with Akinfenwa before curling home a fine finish.

The Chairboys were obviously keen to protect their lead, but it seemed a bit too early for time-wasting and Allsop got a talking to from Hicks.

Wanderers were guilty of some crude challenges and saw four players carded before the break, including one for Onyedinma for the most obvious shirt pull you could hope to see.

The hosts did improve as the interval approached, although Burgess could not quite adjust his body enough to capitalise on Tom Naylor’s flick.

It was Naylor who almost forced an equaliser when he met Lowe’s pass, although the ball would not quite squeeze through Allsop’s legs.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Wycombe Wanderers 1


Wycombe were first to have an opening when the action restart, with Matt Bloomfield’s strike hitting team-mate Scott Kashket and ballooning over.

With Pompey struggling to find a way through, Jackett was preparing to bring on Pitman and Joe Mason.

But the pair were promptly sent to warm-up again after EVANS headed the hosts back on level terms.

Oli Hawkins won a long punt up the pitch by MacGillivray and played the ball to Lowe, whose fine delivery was nodded in by the skipper from close range.

Both teams then had a decent opportunity to forge ahead in the space of just a few seconds, with the Chairboys first to go close.

Morris sent the ball into the box and Akinfenwa should really have done better then divert the ball wide from a few yards out.

Pompey went straight up the other end and Lowe raced clear, only for his shot to be diverted wide by Allsop.

Pitman was finally introduced on 69 minutes, with Hawkins given a warm ovation as he departed the action.

Hicks was continuing to infuriate both sides by blowing his whistle every time a player hit the turf, despite the difficult conditions.

One soft free-kick for an alleged foul by Ben Close was fired narrowly past the post by the lively Morris.

Nathan Thompson then narrowly missed the target from close range, while Pitman’s cut-back hit a defender and went agonisingly behind the waiting Mason.

But PITMAN did give the Blues the lead on 86 minutes, rising at the far post to convert another fine Lowe cross.

An action-packed half swung back the other way moments later, however, when Burgess was penalised for a foul on Onyedimna in the box.

Hicks pointed straight to the spot and Jacobson slammed his penalty straight down the middle to draw Wycombe level.

There were five minutes of added time for either side to find a winner, but substitute Mason was denied late appeals for a foul in the box and the spoils were shared.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, Close; Lowe, Evans (c) (Mason 80), Curtis; Hawkins (Pitman 69)
Goals: Evans 57, Pitman 86
Booked: Lowe, N.Thompson, Burgess
Subs not used: McGee, Walkes, Haunstrup, B.Thompson, Wheeler

Wycombe (4-1-4-1): Allsop; McCarthy, Jombati, Charles, Jacobson; Gape; Kashket (Cowan-Hall 63), Bloomfield (c) (Thompson 90+2), Morris, Onyedinma; Akinfenwa
Goals: Morris 21, Jacobson 89 (pen)
Booked: McCarthy, Jombati, Onyedinma, Kashket
Subs not used: Ma-Kalambay, Harriman, Saunders, Williams, Mackail-Smith

Referee: Craig Hicks

Attendance: 18,648 (749 away fans)

HIGHLIGHTS


Portsmouth FC

Sep 222018
 

Beastly

2011

 



Plot

At the Buckeston Academy High School, the wealthy, arrogant, narcissistic, and bigoted Kyle Kingson is a student who does not respect his classmates. When Kyle is elected representative of the students, he plays a prank on the outcast Kendra, who has a reputation as a witch: he invites her to a party and humiliates her in front of their classmates. However, Kendra curses him with a spell that makes Kyle as ugly as his soul. Further, she tells him that if he does not find anyone who loves him within a year, he will be doomed to that appearance forever. When Kyle's father, Rob Kingson, sees him, he takes Kyle to specialists but the doctors do not know what to do, so Rob hides Kyle in an apartment with a maid and a blind tutor. When Kyle sees his mate Lindy on the streets, he saves her from a dangerous drug dealer and he brings her to his apartment to protect her. Now his only hope is that Lindy will fall in love with him.

Summary

Dull retelling of the classic Beauty And The Beast


IMDb 5.6

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Sep 222018
 

On This Day

22 September 2018


Births



1944

Frazer Hines

Age 74
Frazer Hines is an English actor best known for his roles as Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who and Joe Sugden in Emmerdale. Hines appeared in 117 episodes of the original series of Doctor Who; only the first four Doctors appeared in more episodes.
1975

Jonny Harris

Age 43
Jonathan Harris is a Canadian actor and comedian from Newfoundland and Labrador. Harris is best known for his roles in the television series Murdoch Mysteries, Still Standing and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, as well as the films Young TriffieMoving Day, and Grown Up Movie Star.
1979

MyAnna Buring

Age 39
MyAnna Buring (born Anna Margaretha My Rantapää) is a Swedish-born actress, known for her roles in The DescentThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2 and Ripper Street.
1985

Tatiana Maslany

Age 33
Tatiana Gabriele Maslany is a Canadian actress. She is known for portraying multiple characters in the science fiction television series Orphan Black (2013–2017), which aired on Space in Canada and BBC America in the US. For her performances in Orphan Black, Maslany has won a Primetime Emmy Award (2016), the TCA Award (2013), two Critics' Choice Television Awards (2013 and 2014), and five Canadian Screen Awards (2014–18), in addition to receiving a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Maslany became the first Canadian actor from a Canadian series to win an Emmy in a key dramatic category.
1996

Matt Clarke

Age 22
Matthew "Matt" Edward Barkell Clarke is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a central defender


On This Day

Sep 212018
 

Eliza Doolittle

  



Eliza Sophie Caird (born 15 April 1988), better known by her stage name Eliza Doolittle, is an English musician and recording artist from Westminster, London. After performing her music in live venues around London from the age of 15, Eliza signed to Parlophone in 2008.

Her debut eponymous album was released on 12 July 2010 and went Platinum in the UK. The album, Eliza Doolittle, produced two UK top forty hits: "Skinny Genes" and "Pack Up", the latter of which peaked within the top five on the UK Singles Chart.

 In 2013, Eliza contributed her writing and vocal skills to "You & Me" a single from British Electronic duo Disclosure's number one debut album 'Settle'.

On 7 June 2013 she premiered a single called "Big When I Was Little", which was released in July 2013. It subsequently joined BBC Radio 1's and Radio 2 playlist. It was later included on her second studio album, titled In Your Hands.


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On This Day

21 September 2018


Births



1950

Bill Murray

Age 68
William James Murray  is an American actor, comedian, and writer know for such films as Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). He also co-directed Quick Change (1990).
1982

Rowan Vine

Age 36
Rowan Lewis Vine is an English footballer who plays for Gosport Borough.

Vine played 13 times for Portsmouth between 2000 – 2002
1984

Ahna O'Reilly

Age 34
Ahna O'Reilly is an American actress. She is best known for her supporting role as Elizabeth Leefolt in the 2011 award-winning drama film The Help.
1990

Allison Scagliotti

Age 28
Allison Glenn Scagliotti is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in Drake & JoshWarehouse 13, and Stitchers.


On This Day

Sep 202018
 

Captain America: Civil War

2016

   



Plot

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Summary

How is this a Captain America film and not an Avengers film as they are all in it? Very good.


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FilmIMDbElizabeth Olsen

Sep 202018
 

On This Day

20 September 2018


Births



1967

Michalis Vlachos

Age 51
Michalis Vlachos is a Greek football former professional player.

Vlachos played 63 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1998 – 1999
1977

Stefani Miglioranzi

Age 41
Stefani Miglioranzi is a retired Brazilian-American footballer.

Miglioranzi played 42 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1999 – 2002
1978

Charlie Weber

Age 40
Charles Alan "Charlie" Weber Jr. is an American actor and former model. In 2014, Weber began starring as Frank Delfino in the ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder.
1979

Sean Davis

Age 39
Sean Davis is an English former footballer who played for clubs such as FulhamTottenham HotspurPortsmouth and Bolton Wanderers.

Davis played 116 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2006 – 2009
1986

Aldis Hodge

Age 32
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage, MC Ren in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, Levi Jackson in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, and as Noah in the WGN America series Underground.
1995

Sammi Hanratty

Age 23

    
Samantha Lynne "SammiHanratty is an American actress. In 2007, she began her acting career portraying the young version of Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies. Hanratty's first lead role took place in 2009, portraying Chrissa Maxwell in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. In 2011, she played the role Whitney Brown in the film The Greening of Whitney Brown. Hanratty is considered a Celebrity Friend for the Starlight Children's Foundation.


Deaths



1988

Roy Kinnear

(Born: 08 Jan 1934)

Died Aged 54
Roy Mitchell Kinnear was an English actor. He is known for his roles in films directed by Richard Lester; including Algernon in Help! (1965); Clapper in How I Won the War (1967); and Planchet in The Three Musketeers (1973), reprising the latter role in the 1974 and 1989 sequels. He is also known for playing Private Monty Bartlett in The Hill (1965) and Henry Salt in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.


On This Day   .   Sammi Hanratty

Sep 192018
 

On This Day

19 September 2018


Births


1933

David McCallum

Age 85
David Keith McCallum, Jr. is a Scottish-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.and as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel. In recent years, McCallum has gained renewed international recognition and popularity for his role as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the American television series NCIS.
1940

Caroline John

(Died: 05 Jun 2012)

Aged 71
Caroline Frances John was an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as several other television roles.
1964

Patrick Marber

Age 54
Patrick Albert Crispin Marber is an English comedian, playwright, director, actor, and screenwriter.
1987

Danielle Panabaker

Age 31
Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Sky High (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006), the latter alongside her younger sister Kay Panabaker, and in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).
1988

Katrina Bowden

Age 30
Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006–2013). She also appeared in films such as Sex DrivePiranha 3DD, and Scary Movie 5.
2003

Lily Chee

Age 15

Lily Chee is a young model and actress who has done work for brands like Old Navy and Target. She has also walked the runway for Petite Parade and designer Alivia Simone. In 2016, she appeared on the series Daredevil and in the movie Sunset Park.


On This DayLily Chee

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

Sep 172018
 

On This Day

17 September 2018


Births



1948

John Ritter

(Died: 11 Sep 2003)

Aged 54
Jonathan Southworth Ritter was an American actor. He was a son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter. Ritter was known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He briefly reprised the role on the spin-off Three's a Crowd, which aired for one season.
1960

Mike Fillery

Age 58
Michael Christopher Fillery is an English former professional footballer who played for ChelseaQueens Park RangersPortsmouthOldham AthleticMillwall and Torquay United as a midfielder during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Fillery was Chelsea player of the year in 1982.

Fillery played 82 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1987 – 1990
1996

Ella Purnell

Age 22

    
Ella Purnell is an English actress, who has appeared in the films Never Let Me Go (2010), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Churchill (2017). She is currently starring in the lead role of the American television series Sweetbitter, based on the novel of the same name.


On This Day   .   Ella Purnell

Sep 162018
 

On This Day

16 September 2018


Births



1955

Janet Ellis

Age 63
Janet Michell Ellis MBE is an English television presenter, actress and writer, who is best known for presenting the BBC children's television programmes Blue Peter and Jigsaw between 1979 and 1987. In 2016, she published her first novel, The Butcher's Hook. She is the mother of the singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the drummer (and former child actor) Jackson Ellis-Leach and the art historian Martha Ellis-Leach.
1960

Danny John-Jules

Age 58
Daniel John-Jules is a British actor, singer and dancer. His most successful roles have been Cat in the sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf and policeman Dwayne Myers in the crime drama Death in Paradise. He was also a protagonist in the hit CBBC children's spy drama M.I. High, in which he portrayed Lenny Bicknall, the caretaker.
1976

Tina Barrett

Age 42
Tina Ann Barrett is an English dancer, singer-songwriter and actress. Her major breakthrough came in 1999 when she became a member of the pop group, S Club 7, where she enjoyed five years of hit singles, arena tours and awards.
1981

Fan Bingbing

Age 37
Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, model, television producer, and pop singer.
1984

Katie Melua

Age 34
Ketevan "KatieMelua is a Georgian-British singer, songwriter and musician. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight – first to Northern Ireland and then to London in 1999. Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of composer Mike Battand made her musical debut in 2003. In 2006, she was the United Kingdom's best-selling female artist and Europe's highest selling European female artist.
1985

Madeline Zima

Age 33

Madeline Zima is an American actress. She is known for portraying Grace Sheffield on the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993–1999), Mia Lewis on the Showtime comedy drama series Californication(2007–2011), and Gretchen Berg on the NBC series Heroes (2009–2010).
1995

Victory Van Tuyl

Age 23

   
Victory Van Tuyl is an American actress best known for her role as Teri Forman on the Nickelodeon series Marvin Marvin. She recently starred in the independent film, Bedeviled, which had a theatrical release of August 11, 2017.
2002

Holly Barrett

Age 16
Holly Barrett is best known to American television viewers as Samantha from CBS' Life in Pieces, she has been a guest star on the show Hetty Feather and was featured in a supporting role for the indie film Twisted Minds.


On This Day   .   Madeline Zima   .   Victory Van Tuyl

Sep 152018
 

Match Report

League One


Peterborough
United
1    2 Portsmouth

Pompey climbed to the top of the League One table after goals from Oli Hawkins and Jamal Lowe saw off Peterborough.

Both sides were unbeaten going into the contest, but it was the Blues who emerged with that record still intact.

The goals arrived in the second half, with Ronan Curtis continuing his fine start to the campaign by providing a couple of assists.

He teed-up Hawkins for his first goal of the season and then helped Lowe extend the advantage further.

Matt Godden reduced the deficit in stoppage-time, but the visitors held on to secure another three-point haul.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that drew with Shrewsbury on home soil the previous week.

Curtis returned from Republic of Ireland international duty to replace the injured Andre Green wide on the left.

The other switch came in the centre of midfield, where Ben Thompson dropped to the bench to make way for Ben Close.

Both sets of fans – including more than 2,500 from the south coast – contributed to a vibrant atmosphere as the game began at a breathless pace.

It was a hectic end-to-end affair, although neither goalkeeper was given much to do in the opening 45 minutes.

An early Christian Burgess header was blocked, while Rhys Bennett hooked over at the other end after Jason Cummings had flicked on Colin Daniel’s delivery.

Hawkins then did well to get on the end of a teasing Lee Brown cross and head narrowly over the bar.

The Peterborough coaching team had found reason to berate the fourth official and referee Roger East gave Steve Evans a ticking off.

But even they did not seem to think anything was amiss when Siriki Dembele went down in the box and half-hearted penalty appeals emerged from the stands.

Posh keeper Aaron Chapman was called into action for the first time midway through the first half and comfortably dealt with a long-range Evans effort.

There was a better opportunity at the other end moments later, with Cummings wastefully firing over when the ball fell kindly to him in the box.

Craig MacGillivray then got down at his near post to keep out a low angled drive from Jason Naismith.

Pompey finished the half brightly, but were lacking a decent final pass and with no time added on, the sides went in level at the break.


Half Time

Peterborough United 0

Portsmouth 0


While the first half had started frantically, there was a more measured approach from both sides when the action restarted.

Evans saw a shot blocked from the edge of the area, while MacGillivray commandingly claimed a Dembele free-kick.

That was for a foul on Cummings by Nathan Thompson, a challenge that earned the right-back the game’s first yellow card.

There was a nervy moment when MacGillivray failed to hold a cross from Naismith, but he gratefully gathered at the second attempt.

And it was the visiting army of fans that were celebrating when the Blues broke the deadlock just past the hour mark.

HAWKINS has been in excellent form so far this season and he opened his goalscoring account by meeting Curtis’ cross and guiding home a header.

Pompey then appealed for a penalty when Lowe’s strike hit Ivan Toney on the arm, although it would have been difficult for the Posh substitute to get out of the way.

It mattered not, though, as the visitors did double the advantage just seconds later, with Curtis providing another assist.

He headed Hawkins’ cross back into the mixer and a first-time finish from LOWE nestled comfortably in the net.

There were a smattering of bookings late on as tempers began to fray, but the Blues were looking solid at the back.

Curtis took a knock and limped off towards the end, while seven minutes of added time gave the hosts hope of a comeback.

That grew when Godden took advantage of some sloppy defending to pull one back, but Pompey saw out the closing stages to climb above Peterborough and into top spot.

Peterborough (4-1-2-1-2): Chapman; Naismith, Bennett, Tafazolli, Daniel; Woodyard (c); Ward (Maddison 72), Dembele; O’Hara (Walker 66); Cummings (Toney 59), Godden
Goals: Godden 90+4
Booked: Daniel, Walker
Subs not used: Tyler, Yorwerth, Cooper, Reed

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; Close (B.Thompson 86), Naylor; Lowe, Evans (c), Curtis (Haunstrup 90); Hawkins
Goals: Hawkins 62, Lowe 75
Booked: N.Thompson, Hawkins, Close, Burgess
Subs not used: McGee, Rose, Wheeler, Pitman, Mason

Referee: Roger East

Attendance: 10,472 (2,513 Pompey fans)

HIGHLIGHTS


Portsmouth FC