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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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 vs. Blackburn: Match Preview

Preston and Blackburn go head-to-head at Deepdale on Saturday for what is sure to be another interesting game between the two sides. It’s been a tale of two different starts for the clubs during the season so far, with PNE flying high and sat nicely in a play-off berth, while Blackburn and Tony Mowbray are…

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Alan Browne – Utility Man

It makes for enjoyable reading doesn’t it? Ahead of the international break, Preston cruised to an emphatic 5-1 victory over Barnsley and jumped up to third in the Championship table. You can read that again if you’d like and don’t let your eyes deceive you. It may be early days but the Lilywhites are flying…

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