Category Archives: Preston North End

Preston North End or football related to the region around Preston.

PNE 9th in the Championship

Friday 26th February 2016 Preston North End are 9th in the Championship.  Don’t sound so surprised they said, let’s make the most of it and hope it gets even better.

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PNE 2nd in the table

Here is the League One standing on 30th October with Preston North End 2nd.  A game in hand on the team above. Last time something like this was posted was November 2006 with PNE 1st.  They nearly went down that season. … Continue reading

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David Moyes sacked from Manchester United – all the best to a great manager

David Moyes ex-PNE player and manager could be said to be Made in Preston.  His record as manager at Deepdale with Chairman Bryan Gray was their best for several decades. The period was one of transformation into play-off specialists, but … Continue reading

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North End’s Promotion Prospects

Preston North End have been in the top 6, mainly in 4th place, in League 1 for most of the season.  Their points haul puts them well ahead of the 7th team so a place in the play-offs looks assured, … Continue reading

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North West of England football hierarchy 1st January 2013

Where does your club stand in the north west from Premier to Conference Premier League? I’d expect Preston North End to be at least 8th and potentially 5th.  Above Wigan and running to be ahead of Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton and … Continue reading

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First win for Westley at PNE

Preston 1 Hartlepool 0.  Over 14,000 watched PNE score fairly late in the game and take their first win for the new manager.  The team has a lot of new faces and PNE could be on target for record turnover … Continue reading

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Graham Westley takes over at PNE

Graham Westley has moved from Stevenage to take over the managers job at Preston North End. Bringing his 2 coaching staff, John Dreyer and Dino Maamria. Not wasting any time he signed 3 loan players on Friday 20th January: Jamie … Continue reading

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PNE end Phil Brown’s time

After a poor run of results PNE’s new Chairman, Peter Ridsdale, told Phil Brown his time was up yesterday, 14th December, only 11 months after he replaced Darren Ferguson. PNE have had a string of management changes with Alan Irvine … Continue reading

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North End move to second place

Worth mentioning that after winning last night at Wycombe, PNE are 2nd in league 1 with a game in hand on the leaders. So theoretically could be table leaders. Not to get over excited at this stage in season.  A couple … Continue reading

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PNE 2011 / 12 fixtures released

Yesterday the Football League released Preston’s League 1 fixtures.  The first game is at home against Colchester on the 6th August. The last time PNE played Colchester it was in the cup and PNE scored 7 goals. The second game … Continue reading

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PNE Relegated 25th April 2011 – back for the Guild?

After being promoted to the Championship in 2000 and reaching the play-offs 4 times: 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009 Preston lost at home today while teams above won, and so PNE were relegated. During the time in the Championship North End … Continue reading

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PNE: 3 games to go – still not down

Poor result at Millwall and on TV. Or was it on TV so was obviously going to be a  poor result.  Phil Brown has a big job to keep belief high in the squad after losing 4-0 but it’s still there … Continue reading

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PNE not out, but looking sick

North End have played all the top teams in the last few weeks and in reality haven’t done that badly. Depressing that the new manager Phil Brown has not won a single game yet little more has been expected in … Continue reading

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PNE at the nadir or on a chute

PNE 0 Bristol City 4. Sounds bad yet PNE were fighting back after losing an early goal until McLaughlin had a serious injury just before half time; all the best to him.  Several new players in the squad.  Sometimes new managers … Continue reading

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PNE’s big game at Scunthorpe

We’re all waiting for the lift off and the 6 pointer at Scunthorpe is the place to start.  Defeat will leave PNE at least 5 points adrift, pschologically damaged although perhaps theoretically little further away from safety, and with only 2 points … Continue reading

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Phil Brown appointed Preston manager

Some optimism now. We all know Phil from his extravert antics at Hull, providing a lot of entertainment; singing to the crowd, keeping the players on the pitch at half-time. He did a good job there, although they seemed to … Continue reading

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Stoke City take back loan players from Preston

If David Unsworth becomes a successful manager he has the opportunity to perhaps look back to this week as his finest hour.  Imagine that 2 days before a match you’re appointed caretaker manager and later in the day 2 of your best players have … Continue reading

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Manchester United take back loan players from Preston

Following the ending of Darren Ferguson’s term at PNE his father Sir Alex Ferguson has immediately recalled two loan players and a third who is on a longer contract is wanted back.  Two of the players appear to have made a … Continue reading

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Darren Ferguson sacked

Yesterday PNE lost 3-1 at home to Middlesbrough and a win for either team would have been a good lift up the relegation area. That PNE lost and Scunthorpe won cemented PNE well down in the relegation spots.  Overall PNE had … Continue reading

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PNE bottom of the championship

How many clubs have stayed with a manager when they have been at the bottom with things seeming to be getting worse in November, yet……… Yesterday PNE dropped to bottom following the home defeat to Hull and Crystal Palace winning at … Continue reading

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