Preston North End 3-1 Huddersfield Town: 5 Talking Points

Preston North End can go into the international break brimming with confidence after another dominant display. Unbeaten in seven, Huddersfield were one of the Championship’s form teams going into Saturday’s game, but PNE dismantled them with ease, going three-nil up before the Terriers grabbed a 74th minute consolation. The result left Alex Neil visibly delighted…

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Two Weeks Till The Deadline: Should We Be Concerned?

With exactly two weeks left before the transfer window slams shut and Alex Neil stating as recently as Tuesday in the LEP that “the fact is, nothing is happening at the moment” with regards to transfer activity, it’s safe to say that tensions are rising among the Preston faithful. We are yet to spend a…

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Could Preston Be Closing In on Bassala Sambou?

With reports claiming that Preston North End are interested in a free agent who has rejected fresh terms at his current club, could Bassala Sambou be our second summer signing? The 21-year-old striker joined Everton from Coventry City in 2016, but after rejecting a new deal with the Toffees, Sambou is set to leave. The…

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Should Preston Bring Back Jordan Hugill?

A divisive question posed for a divisive player. Jordan Hugill is footballer with unquestionable ability and experience, yet there still exists a fascinating debate surrounding his potential return to the North West. Over the course of four years on the PNE books, Hugill underwent a complete transformation. The Middlesbrough-born striker joined Preston for just £27,000,…

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Chris Maxwell: Does he Deserve to be Heading for the Exit?

Before you shoot me down in flames, just hear me out. Now, I am not saying his exit is unjustified and I understand the reasoning of his critics, but was Chris Maxwell all that bad? Was he in fact our best keeper? And was he unfairly exiled? With reports emerging that the Welsh sweeper is…

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The Future Ownership of Preston North End

When I sat there watching the turmoil and trouble unfold at a fellow founding member of the football league, I began to ask myself: Could this happen to Preston North End? A matter of weeks ago, Bolton Wanderers found themselves staring into a deep abyss. The proud Lancashire side were just moments away from liquidation,…

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What Can We Expect From Jayden Stockley Next Season?

When we announced the signing of Jayden Stockley from Exeter City in the January transfer window, I think it’s safe to say that there was plenty of excitement. I mean, here are just some of your responses: Get in you big sexy fucker — Ben Rawling (@BenRawlingPNE) January 3, 2019 Announce promotion. — Cal (@Cleags)…

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Preston North End Close in on First Signing

Preston North End’s need for a central defender is no secret. With Paul Huntington and Tom Clarke both on the wrong side of thirty, PNE cannot afford to rely on two ageing combatants in a grueling and competitive Championship season. Ben Davies and Jordan Storey have youth and potential on their side, meaning both, providing…

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5 Areas Alex Neil Needs to Address Before the 2019/20 Season

Injuries Preston had a horrible injury record in the 2018/19 season with 11 senior players missing at least 5 consecutive games through injury. 5 key players in the shape of Callum Robinson, Sean Maguire, Brandon Barker, Louis Moult and Andrew Hughes all suffered long-term hamstring injuries. It’s evident that North End have an issue with…

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2018/19: Crunching the Numbers

It’s fair to say it has been a bit of a rollercoaster season for North End this year; with emotions ranging from distress at the thought of a relegation scrap in October, to the delight of the prospect of a potential play off push, and then the subsequent agony of missing out on them. I…

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End of Season Review

The dust has settled after another season of highs and lows and now it’s time to look back on this rollercoaster campaign and look forward to what the 2019/2020 season brings. After being in touching distance of the play offs only six weeks ago – sitting in 7th place and only missing out by goal…

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Free Agents Preston North End Should Consider

Oh yes – It’s that time of the year again. The time of year when people claim to be “ITK” and the name David Nugent gets whispered ironically, but also earnestly as people drool over the potential heroic homecoming of past relics. It’s only May and already we’re seeing transfer rumours whirling around and the…

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Preston North End Squad Verdict

By @ConnorJWhitley,Now the playoffs are out of reach, North End’s season has the familiar feeling of mid-table nothingness. But who from the current squad will stay and who will leave as Preston look towards another playoff push next season. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images) Goalkeepers Declan Rudd (contracted until 2020). Has…

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Preston North End 0-1 Sheffield United: Match Report

The Blades shred the playoff hopes of Preston North End on what was a desperately frustrating afternoon in Lancashire. PNE huffed and puffed but to no avail, the game decided by just the one goal – the seventh time this has happened in the last 17 meetings between the two clubs. The last time we…

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Preston North End: A look at the milestones, past and present

I would like to think that Preston have improved since October 5, 1878. A 1-0 defeat to Eagley Football Club marked the club’s first ever game of football, before they went professional in 1885. Four years later, ‘The Invincibles’ won twenty matches and drew three, before lifting the Division One trophy. That season, they also…

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Player Analysis – How has the squad fared so far?

With twelve games to go, we thought we’d take a deep statistical dive into the player performances so far this season. It’s been an exhilarating campaign to date and there is no doubt that there will be plenty of twists and turns to come as we approach the final furlong. Declan Rudd – 7 The…

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Preston North End 2-1 Hull City: Player Ratings

After what was a dismal first half offering, PNE turned on the heat in the second half, overturning a one goal deficit to win 2-1. Hull were deserving of their initial advantage, but an inspired double substitution just before the hour mark gave Preston a new lease of life. Stockley and Browne led the revolution,…

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Preston North End 0-1 Millwall: Player Ratings

Declan Rudd – 6.5 A few decent saves which kept us in the running for points. Distribution was good but he couldn’t produce another crucial save when Hutchinson nodded it past him in the 78th minute. Tom Clarke – 4 Clumsy, slow and caught off his marker too often, leading to chances.Made ground brilliantly and…

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Positional Problems Continue for Josh Earl at Ipswich Town

After making his first substitute appearance for Ipswich Town on Saturday against Sunderland, boss Paul Lambert handed Josh Earl his first start against League One strugglers Wimbledon yesterday. It was another disappointing night for the Tractor Boys, who have slipped out of the play-offs, despite their lightening fast start to the season. Following his fruitful…

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15 Games Remaining: Preston Have an Incredible Opportunity

The Championship season is approaching a grandstand finale and Preston North End are gathering momentum at a crucial time. The Lilywhites still have to play four of the teams above them and to use a footballing cliché, that means a series of “six-pointers.” It has been a streaky season so far and despite enduring a…

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