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THE ONE

AND ONLY

issue 11 » £3.50

MATCH SPONSOR

Ali

McCann

# 13

vs millwall

saturday 12th november, 2022

kick-off 3pm


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in today's edition...

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CLUB DIRECTORY

LIFE VICE PRESIDENT

Bryan Gray

PRESTON NORTH END

LIMITED DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN Craig Hemmings

DIRECTOR Peter Ridsdale

FINANCE DIRECTOR Kevin Abbott

DIRECTOR, PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Zoë Hall

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

David Robinson, David Taylor (Deputy

Chairman)

FOOTBALL

MANAGER Ryan Lowe

FIRST TEAM COACHES Paul Gallagher,

Mike Marsh

GOALKEEPING COACH Mike Pollitt

HEAD PHYSIO Matthew Jackson

ASSISTANT PHYSIO Tim Horn

HEAD OF PHYSICAL

PERFORMANCE John Lucas

SPORTS THERAPISTS Colin Ashcroft,

Ethan Seel

SPORTS SCIENCE Luke Hemmings

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FROM THE NOTEBOOK...

THE

GAFFER

Welcome back to Deepdale for this afternoon’s game against Millwall.

With today’s match being the last

for four weeks, let me take the

opportunity to say a big thank you

for all of your support in the 20 games so

far and, of course, for turning out today.

We’re heading into an international break

which is longer than any of us are really used

to, but we will be looking to go into it with a

positive result to continue the fantastic run

we’ve been on of late.

Our target is of course to pick up as many

points as we possibly can, and we’ve certainly

done that in the past couple of weeks.

We’ll arrive at Deepdale today full of

confidence on the back of our recent wins,

and another positive result today would be

massive, but we know there’s a tough team in

Millwall standing in our way.

Gary Rowett’s side are in a similar position to

ourselves really and he’s always set his teams

up to be solid and resolute, but we’re in good

form, so we want that to continue.

I think once the game’s done, it will be a

welcome break for the lads because there’s

been a lot of games over the past month or

so, and a lot of traveling, so now could be a

good time for them to reset.

“THANK YOU FOR

STICKING BY THE

GROUP SO FAR

THIS SEASON

AND GET BEHIND

THE LADS ONCE

MORE THIS

AFTERNOON.”

We’ll set a mini pre-season up for them for

when they return and we’ll make sure they’re

fit and ready to attack the back end of the

season hard, to try and finish as high as we

possibly can.

Once again, thank you for sticking by the

group so far this season and get behind the

lads once more this afternoon.

Enjoy the game.

Ryan


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Our next away game is a Lancashire

derby against Blackburn Rovers at

Ewood Park.

BLACKBURN ROVERS

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Full ticket details for this fixture will be

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NEW TEXT SERVICE AVAILABLE

Preston North End are launching a new text service on matchdays for supporters to report

any form of abuse, discrimination or anti-social behaviour at Deepdale.

The club prides itself on providing an inclusive and family-friendly atmosphere at the

ground, while also encouraging passionate support from the fans.

How to report an incident:

1. Via mobile phone – supporters can

use the text service by sending a text to

‘66777’. All texts must start with the letters

PNE followed by your stand, row and seat

number and also identify the location of

the anti-social behaviour, being as precise

as possible. For example, text ‘PNE I’m in

the Alan Kelly Town End, row 10, seat 34.

Male sitting directly in front of me shouting

racist abuse,’ to 66777. The club will then

make every effort to deal with the problem

as quickly as possible and you will not be

identified at any time;

2. Speak to the nearest matchday steward;

3. Report it via the Kick it Out App;

4. Email the club: enquiries@pne.com;

5. Write to the club at: Preston North End

first team training ground, c/o Zoë Hall,

Euxton Lane, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6FA.

(Please note, if you do choose to report an

incident via options 3, 4 & 5, we will not be

able to deal with the incident whilst it is

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THE MAIN

INTERVIEW

Ali

McCann

While admitting a four-week hiatus from matches will be strange, Ali

McCann feels the upcoming break could do everyone the world of good.

With the 2022 World Cup falling

unprecedently in November and

December, action in England’s top

two divisions will come to a halt while players

head to Qatar to represent their countries.

It’s something which nobody has ever

experienced before – aside from the

suspended season during the Coronavirus

pandemic – therefore it will be interesting

to see how different sides deal with the

time off.

It’s been a pretty relentless period since

the last international break, with 11

matches crammed in since the beginning

of October, and so three weekends without

a match will certainly seem strange.

Ali told The One And Only: “I think it’ll be nice for

everyone to get a bit of time off, particularly

after the past few months we’ve had.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to it.

“We’ve played loads of games, had loads of travelling,

so it will be nice to reset before going again.

“Obviously, we’ve got ourselves a good wee

run now, so hopefully we can end on a high

against Millwall and we’ll go into the break in a

positive mindset and be buzzing to come back in.”

“IT WILL BE NICE TO

RESET BEFORE GOING

AGAIN.”

While he is looking forward to having some time

to relax, Ali would of course prefer to be going

to the major tournament with his country.

Northern Ireland didn’t quite do enough

in their group to qualify, with Switzerland

and Italy finishing above them.

In fact, it is not since 1986 that a Northern Ireland

team took part in a World Cup competition,

but it’s something that Ali still dreams of.

He said: “I think every player has watched them

growing up.

“The 2006 World Cup is probably the first I

properly remember and the first I was properly

aware of, watching [Zinedine] Zidane.

“To be in and around something like that

will be amazing and hopefully at some

point in my career it’ll happen.”

It may have been a while since they were last at

a World Cup, but many of Ali’s international teammates

have experienced a major tournament.


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They made it through to the 2016 European

Championships in France, and they managed

to make it out of a difficult group consisting

of Germany, Poland and Ukraine, before

being beaten by Wales in the Round of 16.

“It’d be class,” he added, about the possibility

of playing in such a competition.

“It’s one of those things that rarely comes around,

so if we could possibly be involved in something

like that anytime in my career it would be unreal.

“It’s definitely a goal of mine to be a part of

that, and the lads who were in the Euros in

2016 speak so fondly about it looking back.

“You see videos of the games and it just looks

class, so it’s definitely something to aim for.”

Northern Ireland are actually currently

without a manager, having parted ways

with Ian Baraclough in October following a

disappointing Nations League campaign.

That means that by the next time international

football comes around – in March, when

qualification for Euro 2024 begins – there could

be a new man for PNE’s No.13 to try and impress.

Ali said: “I’m sure they’ll make a good decision and

then after that we’ll be looking forward to March.

“We got quite a good draw in our qualification

“AS LONG AS YOU’RE

PICKING UP AS MANY

POINTS AS POSSIBLE

THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS

AT THIS STAGE.”

group, so hopefully we can go into that Euro

campaign looking positively to want to be up there.

“With a new manager coming in, everyone

wants to make a good first impression, like

everyone did when the manager came in here.

“The intensity will be high and everyone will be

at it when we go back, which will be good.

“I think we play San Marino first, so it’s a

good opportunity for us to put in a strong

performance, get off to a good start under the

new manager and start the campaign well.”

The midfielder’s focus for now though is

very much on Preston North End, where

things are going very well at the minute.

At the time of writing – prior to the midweek

matches being played – North End occupy


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a Play-Off place after taking maximum

points from their last three games.

“It’s a mad league,” chuckled Ali. “If you

lose a couple you can find yourselves

quite far down, but if you put a couple of

wins together it pushes you right up.

“You don’t want to read too much into the

league table at this stage of the season, but as

long as you’re picking up as many points as

possible that’s all that matters at this stage.

“We’re going quite well at the minute. We’ve

had a few good results recently and it’s

just a case of trying to kick on and continue

a good run to put us up the table.

“We are in and about it on the back of those

results, and now it’s about us trying to

stay there and then kicking on really.

“If we can go into the break with a good

league position we’ll be happy with it.”

On a personal note, Ali has enjoyed a good run

in the side, having featured in every match in

all competitions since the middle of August.

Many of those have been as a starter

recently, which the 22-year-old feels

has helped him get into his stride.

Ali said: “I’m feeling good at the minute.

I’ve played plenty of games and I always

said, even when I wasn’t playing, that I keep

myself ready for the opportunities.

“I’ve been happy to be in, and hopefully

the games will keep coming.

“As I’ve said ever since I’ve been here, the quality

we’ve got here is huge, so you’ve really got to keep

performance levels high or you’ll be back out,

because there’s plenty of capable replacements.

“There’s healthy competition

everywhere in the squad.

“We’ve got probably six or seven midfielders

who are equally as capable and obviously

everyone’s got their own different qualities,

so it is good to be a part of and everyone

challenges each other which can only be

good for everyone involved to be honest.”

Now with over 50 appearances to his name in a

North End shirt, it feels a long time since Ali first

stepped on to the Deepdale scene in August 2021.

He made the move to Lancashire from Scottish

Premiership side St Johnstone, who he joined

as a young teen, alongside his brother Lewis,

who now plays for Dunfermline Athletic.

“My dad asked if I wanted to go and play for

my age group, so I went there and stayed

there until I was about 14,” he said.


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Ali celebrates

scoring against

Huddersfield Town

in the Carabao Cup.

“Then about five of us got to sign for St

Johnstone and then I stayed there for maybe

six years before coming down here, so

I’ve not had to move around too often.

“As a kid, it’s always a dream because you

run around kicking a ball around at school,

every minute just wanting to play football.

“Then I got my first pro contract at St

Johnstone at 16 and even then you’re

not sure where it’s going to go.

“Probably when I was about 18 or 19 I was in

and around the first team, playing for them,

and since then I’ve not really looked back.”

Of course, even at that stage when a pro

contract comes and debuts are made, it’s never

a sure thing that a career in football will last.

“It always plays on your mind when

you’re young,” Ali admitted.

“I never really thought about a backup

properly, because I was so hopeful

that football would work out.

“I did quite well in school, so I always

thought if I needed a back-up I could go

and do something educationally, but I

was sort hoping I wouldn’t need to.

“I actually quite enjoyed school; I

had a good group of friends.

“It wasn’t a case of ‘I need to leave here’, I quite

enjoyed my time in school. Obviously you don’t want

to leave all your mates, but the opportunity to go

full-time in football was too good to turn down,

and I’m obviously happy I made that decision.”

Ali certainly never just up and left his life

behind either, as he still remains close with a

number of those who he went to school with.

“There’s maybe like eight or nine of us in

a big group from school,” he said.

“Some of them come down to the

games every now and then.

“Four or five were down at the Boro game and they

stayed at mine, and we go out if we get the chance.

“They stay in touch and we always meet up

for a coffee or get some food or something,

so it’s nice to have that good group.

“Whenever I go up the road I always try to meet

up with people as much as possible, too.

“I’m in touch with them pretty much every week

to be honest so they’re still sort of dotted about

– Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, so whenever I’m

back in Edinburgh we try to sort something.

“It will be nice during this break to spend time

with friends, family, all that sort of thing.

“Then we’ll be buzzing to get back and ready to go.”


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» The lowdown «

Millwall are one of many teams in the Championship looking to keep themselves

within the Play-Off picture throughout the season. They moved right up into it

during Octoer, having won four games on the bounce, but they’re now three

without victory or scoring. The team from Bermondsey, South East London,

finished in a respectable ninth place last season – just a point away from

seventh. Now, having strengthened over the summer, bringing in the likes of

Zian Flemming from Fortuna Sittard, and both Jamie Shackleton and Charlie

Cresswell on loan from Leeds United, the Lions are a solid side with the potential

to have a real push up the league table. As the Championship has proven, any

team can win on their day and Millwall are no different, as they recently lost

1-0 to strugglers Huddersfield Town, but thrashed Watford 3-0 just ten days

prior. It was superstar Tom Bradshaw who scored a hat-trick that day and

manager Gary Rowett will be delighted with some of the goalscoring potential

on display. The previous encounter between these two sides here at Deepdale

ended with a 1-1 draw, and Millwall are six games unbeaten against North End.


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last five...

...at home

...at deepdale

15TH APRIL 2022 / CHAMPIONSHIP

1 - 1

28TH OCTOBER 2020 / CHAMPIONSHIP

0 - 2

1ST FEBRUARY 2022 / CHAMPIONSHIP

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2ND MARCH 2021 / CHAMPIONSHIP

2 - 1

3RD AUGUST 2019 / CHAMPIONSHIP

1 - 0

15TH FEBRUARY 2020 / CHAMPIONSHIP

0 - 1

15TH DECEMBER 2018 / CHAMPIONSHIP

3 - 2

23RD SEPTEMBER 2017 / CHAMPIONSHIP

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23RD FEBRUARY 2019 / CHAMPIONSHIP

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13TH JANUARY 2018 / CHAMPIONSHIP

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ones to watch...

the shot-stopper «

the captain «

#1

George Long

29-years-old

Goalkeeper

Previous clubs:

Sheffield United, Oxford United (loan), Motherwell (loan),

AFC Wimbledon (loan), Hull City

Beginning his career at Sheffield United, George

Long made his professional debut in May 2011 and

made a total of 123 appearances for the Blades.

As well as featuring in a Play-Off campaign,

Long spent time out on loan with Oxford United,

Motherwell and AFC Wimbledon, gaining valuable

experience. The shot-stopper then decided it

was time for a change and, in 2018, he made the

permanent switch to Hull City. He would make 65

appearances there, before Millwall acquired his

services. Long joined the Lions in July 2021 on a

free transfer and he would make his debut just a

month later in a 2-1 Carabao Cup first round win

over Portsmouth. This season – back at The Den

– he started as back-up to Bartosz Białkowski,

but has since enjoyed a run in starting XI.

#5

Jake Cooper

27-years-old

Centre Back

Previous clubs:

Reading, Millwall (loan)

Defender Jake Cooper initially joined Millwall on

loan from Reading in 2017, but was deemed too

good to pass on after helping the Lions lift the

League One Play-Off Final trophy. As a result of

his hard work, he would sign permanently that

summer. Cooper has been crucial to the team’s

defensive set-up and played every minute of the

2018/19 and 2019/20 Championship seasons. This

incredible achievement was only ended due to the

defender suffering a dislocated shoulder against

Birmingham City – which he continued to play with

for the rest of the game. Certainly captain material,

he continues to lead by example in the absence of

Shaun Hutchinson, who is recovering from injury.

Cooper registered 46 appearances last season,

scoring four times – all match-winning goals.


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the youngster «

the threat «

#8

Billy Mitchell

21-years-old

Central Midfielder

Previous clubs:

-

#10

Zian Flemming

24-years-old

Attacking Midfielder

Previous clubs:

Ajax, PEC Zwolle, NEC Nijmegen (loan), Fortuna Sittard

Local lad Billy Mitchell has spent previous years

developing through the ranks of the Millwall

Academy, with recent spells in the U18s and U23s.

The talented midfielder once scored from 30

yards against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Youth

Cup, which caught the eye of the staff higher-up,

and his performances earned him a professional

contract soon after. Since his first team debut

at the end of the 2018/19 season, Mitchell has

claimed the young player of the year award for

his club and is now one of the more regular

names on the team sheet. Just last season alone,

the midfielder had full belief placed in him by

manager Gary Rowett, who in turn handed him

45 appearances in the heart of the midfield.

The attacking midfielder became Gary

Rowett’s first signing of the summer transfer

window, penning a long-term contract in SE16.

Amsterdam-born Flemming began his career at

the Ajax Academy, before making the move to

PEC Zwolle in 2018. After two years there, with 29

Eredivisie appearances under his belt, Flemming

was then purchased by Fortuna Sittard. He would

go on to make an instant impression with the

Netherlands’ top-flight club and scored 27 goals

with 11 assists across two seasons. The Millwall

boss had attempted to sign the talented player on

numerous occasions, and he got his wish in June.

Flemming needed little time to adapt to life in the

Championship and is already the club’s top scorer

at the time of writing, with five goals to his name.


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first, best, last...

We take a look back in the archives to some good wins over today’s

visitors from South East London in our historical feature.

First

North End’s first home win over

Millwall came back in the 1929/30

season, a year after their first league

meeting – a 4-3 win for the Lions on

that occasion.

But it was to be PNE who came out on

top on 30th November 1929, when Alex

Gibson’s team triumphed 3-1 in PR1.

In a very middle-of-the-road season for

both sides, in a second division won by

Blackpool, North End would finish the

campaign in 16th, with Millwall finishing

just two points and two places further

up the table in a second tier containing

Chelsea, Spurs, Southampton and Wolves.

The game in question saw James

McClelland with one of his ten league

goals that season and George Smithies

grabbed a brace. The two would both

finish the season as joint top scorer

with ten to their name.

Smithies was a former England

Amateur international and, even

though he and McClelland both got to

double figures, goalscoring – after the

departure of the mercurial Alex James

– was the major concern for Gibson.

PNE line-up: Fawcett, Ward, Kerr, Steele,

Craven, Crawford, Reid, McClelland,

Smithies, Barr, Horne.

Best - Gerry Ingram

Best

After Alan Ball’s men had won the

third division title the year before,

1971/72 was all about maintaining their

status back in the second tier and they

achieved that – just – finishing the

season in 18th.

One of the highlights at home, and the

joint biggest home win of the season,

alongside an equally successful

afternoon against Portsmouth, was

a 4-0 triumph over the Lions in

December ’71.

It was the last home game before

Christmas and proved to be an early

present for the Lilywhites faithful, as

they dispatched the visitors from the

capital with ease.

Goals on the day came from Clive

Clark, Alan Tarbuck, George Lyall and a

Gerry Ingram penalty. Tarbuck would

finish the season with ten goals and

Ingram nine, both just behind the

season’s top scorer Hugh McIlmoyle.

The campaign saw some excellent

crowds at Deepdale; 14,097 on for this

game, in a campaign that saw two

27,000-plus home crowds and one

37,000-plus crowd against Manchester

United in the fourth round of the FA

Cup!

PNE line-up: Kelly, McMahon, Ritchie, Bird,

Hawkins, Spavin, Spark, Clark, Tarbuck,

Lyall, Ingram. Sub not used: McNab.

Last

Just before Christmas 2018 was our

last home win over the Lions as North

End came out on top in a five-goal

thriller at Deepdale.

Alan Browne opened the scoring in

the 37th minute when he latched onto

Lukas Nmecha's pass to finish.

The home side doubled their lead five

minutes later when Tom Barkhuizen

was found by Paul Gallagher, and the

forward slotted past the advancing

Jordan Archer.

Millwall started the second half

brightly and Jake Cooper made the

breakthrough just after the hour

mark, but PNE responded well.

They made sure of the points in the

82nd minute when Andrew Hughes

curled a free-kick into the bottom

corner.

Visiting striker Lee Gregory made it 3-2

in the third minute of stoppage time,

but Neil Harris' side ran out of time to

get anything out of the game.

PNE line-up: Rudd, Clarke (c), Huntington,

Davies, Hughes, Pearson, Gallagher,

Barkhuizen, Browne (Burke, 90), Johnson

(Ledson, 82), Nmecha. Subs not used:

Maxwell, Fisher, Storey, Woods, Walker.

First - George Smithies Last - Alan Browne celebrates


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the journey of...

george saville

Northern Irish

Number 23

29-years-old

Previous clubs:

Chelsea, Millwall (loan), Brentford (loan), Wolves,

Bristol City (loan), Millwall (loan), Millwall,

Middlesbrough (loan), Middlesbrough

George Saville’s career started at Stamford

Bridge in the Chelsea Academy, where he would

develop until his first loan move came to fruition

with Millwall in 2013. The Lions handed him

his first professional start in the short spell,

before other loans to Brentford and Bristol City

followed. Between these two was a permanent

transfer to Wolves, where he spent three years,

as the midfielder registered 57 appearances

and six goals. Saville was keen to return to The

Den and did so on a temporary deal initially,

which turned permanent in the summer of

2017. By this point, Millwall were back in the

Championship after winning the League One

Play-Offs, and Saville scored ten times across 50

games in all competitions to earn international

recognition with Northern Ireland. A multimillion-pound

move to Middlesbrough arose in

August 2018, but once again, after three years

away, the midfielder became Gary Rowett’s fifth

summer signing in 2021. He remains a regular

feature in the Millwall side, having played in

all but three games so far this season.

club path...

» » » » » » »


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in the dugout...

Gary Rowett

English

48-years-old

Previous clubs:

Burton Albion, Birmingham City, Derby County,

Stoke City

Gary Rowett arrived at The Den as the new Millwall

boss in October 2019, following the departure of Neil

Harris. He started his coaching career with Burton

Albion in 2012 after initially having a caretaker spell

and guided the Brewers to successive Play-Off

campaigns. Soon after in 2014, Birmingham City

offered him the chance to manage his former

club, which was a step two leagues above into

the Championship. Rowett was the brains behind

Birmingham’s rapid change of form and had the

Blues right up to tenth at the end of his first season.

He was then pushing them even closer to the Play-

Offs in the next season, but was surprisingly sacked

in December 2016. He moved on to Derby County

next, leading them to a ninth-placed finish before

getting the next full season to make the necessary

changes. Rowett had Derby finish sixth and inside

the Play-Offs, but they bowed out in the semi-finals

against Fulham, losing 2-1 on aggregate. That proved

to be the end of his reign, and Stoke City were the

next to appoint him in May 2018. Lasting just eight

months in the job, a poor run of results meant that

expectations back to the Premier League could not

be met, as Stoke had just been relegated the season

prior. Millwall put their trust in Rowett and it has

been met with consistent finishes near the Play-Offs,

and the club will want to make another push from

their ninth-placed Championship finish last season.

club path...

» » » »


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let’s get

quizzical

WORDSEARCH

CAN YOU FIND

THESE WORDS IN THE

WORDSEARCH OPPOSITE?!

ANDREW

HUGHES

WALES

DEFENDER

CARDIFF

F P T J T R Z B R D W Z C O S

V V I A G P B B E L P Y B K I

H D E I Z L E Y D T J O E K R

G O I U B Y F W N Q S G N Q M

Y G O O S E D R E P P G X S S

C A R D I F F U F L O H I R V

C N K Q J J U T E E E O J L Z

Y W K L O D Z G D I Z O O C E

C Q W D U E H I A N V B Q R S

J E F M K S Q T N Q X X K U E

D B J Z H E E P H S Z T T P L

Y B N I F H T F V W M P G F A

V U R Z S G W E R D N A D S W

Z G S X C U Q D Z P T B E L E

C U V M E H M Z B Z K X L Q C

SPOT-KICK

QUESTION

I RECENTLY REACHED AN

APPEARANCE LANDMARK FOR

PNE; WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING

DID I HIT IN OCTOBER?

A) 100

B) 150

C) 200


SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN YOU FIND THE FIVE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE IMAGES BELOW?

GETTING SHIRTY!

WHO WAS THE LAST PLAYER TO WEAR THE NO.16

FOR PNE BEFORE ANDREW HUGHES?

A) LIAM GRIMSHAW

B) STEPHY MAVIDIDI

C) CALUM WOODS

16

PLAYER PATHWAYS

MATCH THE THREE PNE PLAYERS WITH ONE OF THEIR FORMER CLUBS

ANSWERS: Spot kick question: 150. Spot the difference: A seat number has been removed in the background on the left-hand side; The PNE badge has been removed from Ryan Ledson’s shorts;

The letter ‘C’ has been removed from Campbells’ pitchside advertising board; The tick on Andrew Hughes’ shorts has been changed to red; A ‘w’ has been added on Campbells’ pitchside

advertising board. Squad games: Liam Grimshaw. Player pathways: Jordan Storey and Sheffield Wednesday, Ben Woodburn and Sheffield United, Liam Lindsay and Partick Thistle.


Lest We

Forget


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This or That?

Ryan Ledson

Action or comedy

Comedy

TV or movie

TV

Night in or night out

Night out

Home or away game

Away game

Pizza or pasta

Pasta

Staycation or abroad

Abroad - Ibiza

Hat-trick

or last-minute winner

Last-minute winner

Music or podcast

Music

Cats or dogs

Dogs


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Premier League champion

or Champions League

Champions League

Automatic promotion

or Play-Off final win

Automatic promotion

Batman or Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Goal or clean sheet

Goal

Text or call

Call

Netflix or cinema

Netflix

Home kit or AWAY/THIRD kit

Home kit

Chart music or old music

Old music

Time machine or teleporter

Time machine

Fly or be invisible

Be invisible

Restaurant or takeaway

Restaurant


THEY WORE THE SHIRT...

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100 YEARS AGO

with Ian Rigby

For this season’s historical page, I thought it might be an ideal opportunity to

highlight the players who represented Preston North End exactly one hundred

years ago during the 1922/23 season. The country was still recovering from

the effects of World War One, but was slowly getting back on track.

GEORGE SPEAK

Although born in Blackburn,

George lived a lot of his life 12

miles away in Clitheroe.

He started his junior football career

with Whalley Amateurs, before joining

a Blackburn and District team, the

Royal Blues. By 1910, the teenager

had moved to Clitheroe Central and

basically just moved around to try

and find a suitable club. The Calico

Printers’ labourer had unsuccessful

trials at Great Harwood and Liverpool

but, in 1911, he signed for Grimsby Town

having also turned out for Darwen. He

was a somewhat nomadic journeyman

pre-war having also signed for

Gainsborough Trinity and eventually

West Ham United. Things were looking

up for the stocky defender in London

as he broken into the Hammers’ first

team, playing 13 games when the

terrible news was announced: Britain

was at war with Germany. He enlisted

in the 55th Division Territorial Artillery

and, although he saw considerable

action in France, he did play wartime

football whenever possible and he even

represented the Army football team.

Being stationed at Fulwood Barracks

– a stone’s throw from Deepdale – he

assisted Preston North End on 61

occasions as a ‘guest player’ as he

was still a registered West Ham player.

His nickname was ‘Drummer Speak’

so I automatically thought that was

through his Army days, but it turned

out that it was because his father

played the drums in the Clitheroe

Borough Band! Speak mainly played as

a full back and, when league football

resumed in August 1919, he made his

North End league debut on the opening

day of the season, ironically away to

Blackburn Rovers, his hometown team.

He had joined the Lilywhites from the

Hammers for the grand sum of £25.

As per normal he had competition

for his place, with the likes of Fred

Broadhurst, Ralph Goodwin, Billy

Greatorex and Anthony Alstead all vying

for the shirt. Over the years Speak was

described as powerful, keen, resolute,

daring, direct and a thoroughly wholehearted

footballer. On two occasions

in wartime football he played as an

emergency centre forward for North

End and scored in both games. During

the 1920/21 season, PNE had a very

good FA Cup run, going on to reach

the semi-final stage. Despite losing

2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur, he at least

had a taste of the magic of the FA Cup,

playing in every round. His full back

partner was Sandy Doolan, but when

record buy Tommy Hamilton arrived

at the club, it was Speak to lose his

place. He was now an experienced full

back and was transferred to Leeds

United in 1924 for £250 and, in his first

season at Elland Road, they won the

second division championship. As with

many footballers back then he became

a landlord of a public house, his being

The Commercial Hotel in Clitheroe.

Jimmy Branston, ex-North End

goalkeeper had The Commercial Hotel

in Chorley at the same time.

LGE

APPS

LGE

GLS

FAC

APPS

FAC

GLS

1922/23 18 0 1 0

PNE CAREER TOTAL 65 0 7 0


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FOR

RECORD

with Mike Payne

Over the years many club records have been set by Preston North End players, and in this

new series of articles we look at some of those records that have been set, and broken,

here at Deepdale. Some are well known, but others are more obscure, and hopefully

fascinating. All records are up to the end of last season.

How many penalties do you think

North End have scored from,

since we started back in the

19th century?

I’m talking about just the ones we

scored from, not missed ones, just

the ones that have been despatched

straight away. Believe it or not, in all

competitions we had scored 484 prior

to the start of the season. There have

been 440 in the league, 40 in the FA

Cup, eight in the League Cup, and six

others. Those goals have come from 98

different players, so, who will be the

100th one wonders?

It is quite strange to notice, looking

back over many match reports

through the years, that often the

same player took them until he missed

one! That wasn’t always the case, as

Tom Finney would have testified, as

he missed quite a few, but it was a

regular thing for a while. Let’s take a

look at the top ten penalty ‘Kings’.

On 14 penalties scored, there are

three names – Brian Godfrey, Gary

Brazil and Callum Davidson. Two

older generation players finished

on 15 successful kicks, Harry Wilcox

and Jimmy Baxter. On 19, before this

season, is our very own ‘DJ’. Daniel is

a bit of a dead-eye at these kicks and

we are lucky to have him. He needs one

more penalty to catch the next one on

the list, Alex Dawson, who finished with

20. The top three are George Harrison

with 31, Tom Finney (of course) on

39 kicks and the star man on this

particular North End list is Graham

Alexander, with 46 in the league, four in

the FA Cup and two in the League Cup.

A magnificent total of 52 successful

penalties!

One player who just missed out in a

place in the top ten with 11 goals was


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Gary Brazil

Paul Gallagher, but he does win the

top prize for his unusual method of

taking a spot-kick. You all remember,

don’t you? Walk away from the ball

with back to goal, turn, run in and

whack it! 'Don’t let those ‘keepers see

your eyes', was probably his motto.

And talking of penalty methods, my

research shows that, especially in the

early days, the preference was to hit

it as hard and true as you could. Some

did place it, but none tried that awful

‘Panenka’ method, where you just chip

it gently down the middle. Sorry, but

managers should sack players that

do that in my opinion! If it works, it’s

clever, but if not then the kicker makes

a complete wally of himself, isn’t that

right Gary Lineker?

Moving on, how many North Enders

never missed a penalty? I don’t have

that list unfortunately, although by

comparing lists of scored and missed

I can tell most of them. However, it is

more interesting to note why some

players took them in the first place.

Looking through the 98 names it does

throw up some unusual situations.

Take Arthur Lockett, a player signed

from Aston Villa back in 1905. Already

Graham Alexander

Arthur Lockett

an established forward, who won

an England cap whilst at Stoke, PNE

signed him with a view to add more

to their attack. He began at Deepdale

as an outside left and did well in his

first season at the club, scoring four

times. However, in November 1906, in

a match at Anfield against Liverpool,

North End went 1-0 down before being

awarded a penalty following a handball

decision. The regular penalty taker

around that time was Dickie Bond, but

he was injured and wasn’t playing. Did

Lockett step forward as a volunteer?

Not sure about that, but he took the

kick, and according to the report,

'safely steered the ball past Sam Hardy

in the Liverpool goal'. Hardy was the

England goalkeeper in those days,

so Lockett did us proud. Sadly, after

that goal North End fell apart and lost

6-1 on the day! Now whether Lockett

took, scored, or missed penalties at

his other clubs, I’m not sure, but he

never missed one for North End. And

there was a more recent case of a

player never missing for PNE. His

name was Nicky Wroe and, in a match

at Deepdale against Oldham, in April

2013, the Lilywhites were awarded

their first penalty in well over a year,

so not much practice had been carried

out. It was 0-0 and 16 minutes from

the end of a vital match between two

of the League One strugglers that

season. Wroe stepped up and crashed

home his 11th goal of the campaign.

When Oldham’s goalkeeper joined the

attack for one last chance at a corner

in the 93rd minute, Bailey Wright’s

clearance found Will Hayhurst, who

sprinted from inside his own half to

roll home the ball into an unguarded

net for 2-0. Penalties can change

games they say, well that one did, but

sadly, Wroe never scored another goal

for the club, let alone a penalty.


42 « The one and only

ACADEMY MATCH REPORT

PORT VALE U19S 1

PRESTON NORTH END U19s 0

A

late strike gave the Valiants

the points on their own

patch in the young Lilywhites’

latest Youth Alliance fixture.

The game, played on an artificial

surface at Keele University, looked

to be heading to a stalemate until the

hosts grabbed a last-gasp winner.

Both teams started the game

brightly, but it was North End with

the first opportunities. Some good

work from Mikey O’Neill saw the

ball fall to Noah Mawene, and his

effort curled just wide of the post.

Then the lively Kitt Nelson forced

the 'keeper into action after a nice

flowing move from the Lilywhites.

James Pradic was forced to make a

couple of routine saves to deny tame

efforts by the hosts, but it continued

to be the visitors who looked most

likely to break the deadlock.

Some great work from Kaedyn Kamara,

saw him whip a cross into the box from

a difficult angle, Nelson got a touch to

it, but it creeped wide of the post.

O’Neill was involved of all of North

End’s attacks and, right before

the half-time interval, he whipped

an inviting ball into the box, but

Mawene couldn’t get a touch on it.

Going into the second half the

Lilywhites made a change seeing Ellis

Horan replaced by Rio Pemberton

and the first big chance of the

latter period once again fell the

way of PNE. O’Neill dispossessed

the defender high up the pitch, he

squared the ball across the box, but

Mawene wasn’t able to tap home.

The hosts continued to carry a threat

without testing Pradic too much in

the North End goal and the Lilywhites

started to pile on more pressure.

Cole McGhee whipped a great ball

to the back post, and Pemberton

put it back across into the area, but

no one could get a touch on it.

With both teams pushing for a winner,

the game became very open and end to

end, and it was the hosts who secured

the win. Vale won the ball in midfield,

drove forward and were able to square

it back across goal for a simple finish.

After the game, coach John Welsh

said: “It was a scrappy game on a

pitch that we're not used to. I thought,

at times, we showed our quality. We

had our chances and we probably

should have scored three or four.

“Overall, it was an indifferent

performance. They put us under

pressure and on the back foot,

but for the majority of the game

I thought we dealt with that.

“When going into a game we always

say 'if you can’t win a game, make sure

you don’t lose it', but unfortunately

we were on the losing side today.”

PNE line-up: Pradic, Taylor, Kamara,

Leigh (c), Best, McGhee, Eccleston

(Wilson, 66), Horan (Pemberton, 46),

O’Neill, Mawene (Rodriguez-Gentile, 74),

Nelson. Subs not used: Hogarth, Havard.

Report by Ryan Richardson


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ACADEMY INTERVIEW

PRADIC STILL LOOKING

FOR CHEMISTRY

James Pradic returned from injury recently, but was not happy with the result

as the U19s lost a tight game in the closing minutes at Port Vale last weekend.

The Lilywhites had their

chances throughout

the match, but failed

to convert on the artificial

surface at Keele University.

Speaking after the game, ’keeper

Pradic felt the side didn’t get

to the levels they expect as a

group: “This was definitely not

what we wanted today,” he said.

“The game was very scrappy

and very physical. I don’t think

we matched their physicality,

especially in the first half.

“We could have at least two

goals in each half, so it’s very

disappointing that we couldn’t

find the back of the net. Overall, it

was just a bad day at the office.”

The Wales youth international

was called into action on multiple

occasions throughout the game,

pulling off some great saves to

keep North End in the contest.

“I’ve just got to do what

I can do when I’m called

upon,” continued Pradic.

“I make sure to stay focused. I

managed to claim multiple crosses,

and I felt I organised the defence

well and that the communication

was good across the backline.

“We will look at the goal back to

see if I could have done better,

it’s just incredibly frustrating to

concede a goal like that so late on.

“We obviously want to win as

many games as we can, we

need to do better when we

come to places like this, when

the game is very physical.

“I think team chemistry is really

important and we had that in

abundance last season and

we're still working on it here.

“We need to be encouraging,

not blaming each other because

everyone makes mistakes.

"Consistency is going to

be the key for us.”


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FIXTURES+RESULTS 2022/23

DATE KO/F-A H/A OPPOSITION

AUGUST 2022

SAT 6 9-1 H OLDHAM ATHLETIC PRADIC WALLBANK SLATER LEIGH NEVIN BEST 2 PEMBERTON

SAT 13 5-0 A STOCKPORT COUNTY PRADIC WALLBANK KHAN LEIGH TAYLOR BEST PEMBERTON 1

SAT 20 0-0 H HARTLEPOOL UNITED (YAC) PRADIC TAYLOR SLATER HORAN WALLBANK MCGHEE PEMBERTON

SAT 27 1-2 † H CARLISLE UNITED DAVIS TAYLOR KHAN AMARAL NEVIN WALLBANK PEMBERTON

SEPTEMBER 2023

SAT 3 2-3 H BLACKPOOL (PDLC) PRADIC TAYLOR SLATER KAMARA WALLBANK MCGHEE PEMBERTON

SAT 10 P/P A SALFORD CITY

WED 14 2-3 A GRIMSBY TOWN (YAC) DAVIS MCGHEE SLATER HORAN WALLBANK BEST PEMBERTON

SAT 17 2-0 A BOLTON WANDERERS PRADIC WALLBANK SLATER LEIGH BEST 1 MCGHEE PEMBERTON

SAT 24 4-0 H WALSALL DAVIS T MAWENE SLATER LEIGH 1 WALLBANK BEST ECCLESTON

OCTOBER 2022

SAT 1 3-4 A ACCRINGTON STANLEY DAVIS TAYLOR SLATER LEIGH WALLBANK BEST PEMBERTON 1

SAT 8 2-1 A WIGAN ATHLETIC (PDLC) DAVIS WALLBANK SLATER HORAN BEST MCGHEE TAYLOR

SAT 15 2-4 A BOLTON WANDERERS (YAC) DAVIS MCGHEE PEMBERTON HORAN 1 BEST PASIEK ECCLESTON

SAT 22 2-1 H MORECAMBE PRADIC TAYLOR PASIEK LEIGH BEST MCGHEE PEMBERTON

SAT 29 0-1 A PORT VALE PRADIC TAYLOR KAMARA LEIGH BEST MCGHEE ECCLESTON

NOVEMBER 2022

SAT 5 2-0 H BURNLEY (PDLC) PRADIC T MAWENE PASIEK HORAN TAYLOR MCGHEE ECCLESTON

TUE 8 1-1 * A WIGAN ATHLETIC (LFAYCQF) PRADIC T MAWENE SLATER HORAN TAYLOR 1 MCGHEE PEMBERTON

SAT 12 11:00 A ROCHDALE

SAT 19 10:30 H FLEETWOOD TOWN

SAT 26 10:30 H BLACKPOOL

DECEMBER 2022

SAT 3 11:00 A SHREWSBURY TOWN

SAT 10 11:00 H FLEETWOOD TOWN (YAC)

SAT 17 10:30 H ACCRINGTON STANLEY

JANUARY 2023

SAT 7 10:30 A MORECAMBE

SAT 21 11:00 H PORT VALE

FEBRUARY 2023

SAT 4 11:00 H ROCHDALE

SAT 11 10:30 A OLDHAM ATHLETIC

SAT 18 11:00 A WALSALL

SAT 25 11:00 (CUP ASF)

MARCH 2023

SAT 4 10:30 H SALFORD CITY

SAT 18 11:00 A CARLISLE UNITED

SAT 25 11:00 (CUP AF)

APRIL 2023

SAT 1 10:30 H BOLTON WANDERERS

SAT 8 10:30 A FLEETWOOD TOWN

SAT 15 11:00 H STOCKPORT COUNTY

WED 26 11:00 (CUP NF)

SAT 29 11:00 H SHREWSBURY TOWN

MAY 2023

SAT 6 11:00 A BLACKPOOL

ALL FIXTURES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. * PNE WON 4-3 ON PENS

FIND OUT MORE about our u19S

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SUBSTITUTES

REFEREE

AMARAL 1 CROSS-ADAIR 2 MAWENE 1 NELSON 2 DAVIS, MCGHEE (60), HORAN (60), KAMARA (74), RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE 1 (55) E MURRAY

AMARAL 1 CROSS-ADAIR 2 MAWENE NELSON 1 DAVIS (79), MCGHEE (60), HORAN (79), KAMARA (79), HAVARD (79) J NELSON

MAWENE CROSS-ADAIR NELSON RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE NICHOLSON, KHAN (60), BANKS, ECCLESTON, HEATON J LAW

KAMARA O’NEILL MAWENE NELSON 1 NICHOLSON, MCGHEE (84), WILKINSON, ECCLESTON (70), RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE (49) J THOMSON

MAWENE RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE NELSON 2 ECCLESTON DAVIS, WILKINSON, KHAN (71), CARROLL (80), HAVARD (58) A BENNETT

MAWENE 2 CROSS-ADAIR KAMARA NELSON NICHOLSON, PASIEK, KHAN (90), ECCLESTON (82) S OWN

AMARAL CROSS-ADAIR MAWENE 1 NELSON WOOD, HORAN, KAMARA (82), ECCLESTON (82)VCARROLL (86) J HIND

AMARAL CROSS-ADAIR 1 MAWENE NELSON 2 WOOD, MCGHEE (85), KHAN, KAMARA, RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE (76) J NELSON

AMARAL 1 CROSS-ADAIR MAWENE BENNETT NICHOLSON, MCGHEE (64), ECCLESTON (70), HORAN 1 (84), KAMARA (70) L HARDING

MAWENE 1P NELSON KAMARA 1 PEMBERTON HOGARTH, KHAN(76), PASIEK (91), ECCLESTON, RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE (71) G KEARNEY

MAWENE NELSON WILSON 1 KAMARA HOGARTH, HAVARD (69), CRITCHLEY, BRINDLE, CARROLL (81) J GILHAM

AMARAL NELSON 1 KAMARA O'NEILL 1 DAVIS, HORAN, ECCLESTON, CRITCHLEY, CARROLL (46) A WROE

HORAN O'NEILL MAWENE NELSON HOGARTH, PEMBERTON (46), WILSON (66), RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE (74), HAVARD J MILBURN

N MAWENE 1P NELSON KAMARA PEMBERTON 1 DAVIS, KHAN (75), WILSON (70), RODRIGUEZ-GENTILE (83), CARROLL (83) N COX

WILSON CROSS-ADAIR NELSON KAMARA DAVIS, KHAN (26), ECCLESTON (46), CARROLL (74) M MATADOR

KEY: GOALSCORER 1 FIRST SUB SECOND SUB THIRD SUB FOURTH SUB FIFTH SUB † OWN GOAL YELLOW CARD RED CARD

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# TEAM PL W D L F A +/- PTS FORM GUIDE

1 FLEETWOOD TOWN 8 6 2 0 23 10 +13 20

2 SHREWSBURY TOWN 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 16

3 PRESTON NORTH END 8 5 0 3 26 9 +17 15

4 CARLISLE UNITED 7 5 0 2 20 15 +5 15

5 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 8 4 2 2 28 18 +10 14

6 BOLTON WANDERERS 7 4 1 2 17 12 +5 13

7 PORT VALE 8 4 1 3 17 16 +1 13

8 BLACKPOOL 6 4 0 2 13 8 +5 12

9 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 8 3 2 3 17 24 -7 11

10 STOCKPORT COUNTY 9 2 2 5 10 17 -7 8

11 MORECAMBE 7 1 1 5 11 19 -8 4

12 SALFORD CITY 7 1 1 5 10 22 -12 4

13 WALSALL 9 1 1 7 8 33 -25 4

14 ROCHDALE 8 1 0 7 12 19 -7 3

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FIXTURES+RESULTS 2022/23

DATE KO/F-A H/A OPPOSITION

SEPTEMBER 2022

TUE 6 1-0 H STOKE CITY (CUP) CORNELL DIABY SLATER LEIGH BAUER WALLBANK TAYLOR

TUE 20 0-1 A WREXHAM (CUP) PRADIC WALLBANK SLATER LEIGH BEST COULTON SEARY

OCTOBER 2022

TUE 11 1-1 H WREXHAM DAVIS OLOSUNDE TAYLOR AMARAL BEST MCGHEE PEMBERTON

NOVEMBER 2022

TUE 1 2-2 A BOLTON WANDERERS PRADIC DIABY COULTON LEIGH BAUER SLATER OLOSUNDE

TUE 15 13:00 A WIGAN ATHLETIC (CUP)

TUE 22 13:00 H HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

DECEMBER 2022

TUE 6 13:00 A ACCRINGTON STANLEY

TUE 13 13:00 H FLEETWOOD TOWN

JANUARY 2023

TUE 10 13:00 A WREXHAM

TUE 24 13:00 A BLACKPOOL

FEBRUARY 2023

TUE 14 13:00 H BOLTON WANDERERS

MARCH 2023

TUE 7 14:00 H BLACKPOOL

TUE 21 13:00 A FLEETWOOD TOWN

WED 29 13:00 A HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

APRIL 2023

TUE 18 14:00 H ACCRINGTON STANLEY

ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL 2022/23 HOME FIXTURES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE SPRINGFIELDS TRAINING GROUND UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVERTISED ON THE CLUB’S MEDIA CHANNELS.

BOLTON W'DERERS RES 2

NORTH END RES 2

Kitt Nelson’s stoppage-time strike

earned Preston North End a

point against Bolton Wanderers

in the Central League.

The hosts had gone ahead through

Danny Jones in the tenth minute,

before Mikey O’Neill headed PNE level

just before the half-hour mark.

Finlay Lockett then gave Bolton the

lead again midway through the second

half, but substitute Nelson popped up

to snatch a point for his side in the

second minute of injury time.

First team defender Patrick Bauer was

among those to start as he stepped

up his return to fitness, while Bambo

Diaby also lined up in a young PNE side.


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SUBSTITUTES

REFEREE

AMARAL MAGUIRE 1P MAWENE O’NEILL PRADIC, MCGHEE, PEMBERTON (50), KAMARA (84), NELSON (63) MR R ASPINALL

AMARAL CROSS-ADAIR MAWENE NELSON DAVIS (35), MCGHEE (72), PEMBERTON (53), KHAN, ECCLESTON (86) MR G KEARNEY

HORAN CROSS-ADAIR 1 MAWENE NELSON HOGARTH, WALLBANK (64), PASIEK, KAMARA (74), ECCLESTON (90) MR N COX

AMARAL CROSS-ADAIR MAWENE O'NEILL DAVIS, TAYLOR (46), BEST (46), KAMARA (83), NELSON 1 (62) MR P ROOTS

KEY: GOALSCORER 1 FIRST SUB SECOND SUB THIRD SUB FOURTH SUB FIFTH SUB † OWN GOAL YELLOW CARD RED CARD

Bolton took the lead inside just ten

minutes, as Lockett was found on an

overlapping run before squaring the

ball to Jones, who finished off at the

back post.

PNE’s first chance of note came 20

minutes in, with Finlay Cross-Adair

jumping on a loose ball and he cut

inside to find O’Neill, but he couldn’t get

his effort on target.

Nine minutes later, O'Neill found the

back of the net for his side, heading

past Luke Hutchinson after Matt

Olosunde had won the first header on

the end of Lewis Leigh’s free-kick.

Cross-Adair then came close to getting

on the scoresheet as his flicked header

on the end of Lewis Coulton’s cross

went just over the bar.

The hosts had a big chance of their

own a couple of minutes before the

break through Nelson Khumbeni, but

he didn’t connect with a header from

close range.

After a quiet opening to the second

half with no real chances of note for

either side, the Trotters restored their

lead on 68 minutes. Despite Kian Best

appearing to be fouled in the build up,

play was waved on and the ball made

its way to Lockett, who fired past

Pradic at his near post.

Ten minutes later, Cross-Adair

brilliantly took the ball down before

sending a dangerous cross into the

area, but it was just ahead of the

onrushing bodies.

It looked as though the game was going

to play out from that point, but PNE

worked the ball well to Cross-Adair in

injury time and the forward saw his

shot saved, but it was only parried to

substitute Nelson who was there to tap

home and earn a point for North End.

PNE line-up: Pradic; Diaby (Nelson, 62),

Bauer (Best, 46), Jacob; Olosunde (Taylor,

46), Leigh, Amaral (Kamara, 83), Mawene,

Coulton; O’Neill, Cross-Adair. Subs not used:

Davis.

Referee: Mr P Roots


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FIXTURES+RESULTS 2022/23

DATE KO/F-A H/A OPPOSITION ATT AWAY

JULY 2022

SAT 30 0-0 A WIGAN ATHLETIC 15,429 4,729 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS WHITEMAN BROWNE

AUGUST 2022

SAT 6 0-0 H HULL CITY 15,816 1,529 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS BRADY WHITEMAN

TUE 9 4-1 A HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (CC1) 5,550 1,065 WOODMAN STOREY BAUER CUNNINGHAM POTTS 1 FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

SAT 13 1-0 A LUTON TOWN 9,740 905 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS 1 BRADY WHITEMAN

TUE 16 0-0 H ROTHERHAM UNITED 14,479 601 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS BRADY WHITEMAN

SAT 20 0-0 H WATFORD 15,317 952 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS BRADY WHITEMAN

TUE 23 1-2 A WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (CC2) 21,947 1,406 CORNELL STOREY BAUER CUNNINGHAM OLOSUNDE JOHNSON WHITEMAN

SAT 27 0-0 A CARDIFF CITY 17,922 572 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM POTTS BRADY WHITEMAN

WED 31 1-0 A COVENTRY CITY 18,913 896 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM POTTS BRADY WHITEMAN

SEPTEMBER 2022

SAT 3 0-1 H BIRMINGHAM CITY 16,098 1,843 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM POTTS BRADY WHITEMAN

TUE 13 1-1 H BURNLEY 20,212 5,240 WOODMAN STOREY 1 LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM POTTS BRADY WHITEMAN

SAT 17 0-2 H SHEFFIELD UNITED 18,412 4,428 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

OCTOBER 2022

SAT 1 0-0 A SUNDERLAND 41,225 2,532 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM BROWNE FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

WED 5 1-0 H WEST BROMWICH ALBION 13,942 617 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM BROWNE FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

SAT 8 3-2 A NORWICH CITY 26,062 592 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM BROWNE FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

WED 12 1-2 A BRISTOL CITY 17,467 464 WOODMAN HUGHES 1 LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM BRADY FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

SAT 15 0-2 H STOKE CITY 17,498 3,142 WOODMAN STOREY DIABY HUGHES BROWNE FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

TUE 18 1-0 A HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 18,357 1,572 WOODMAN STOREY CUNNINGHAM 1 HUGHES POTTS FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN

SAT 22 2-4 † A BLACKPOOL 13,632 2,077 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY CUNNINGHAM POTTS FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN 1P

SAT 29 2-1 H MIDDLESBROUGH 17,019 2,764 WOODMAN POTTS FERNÁNDEZ WHITEMAN STOREY 1 LINDSAY BROWNE

NOVEMBER 2022

TUE 1 1-0 H SWANSEA CITY 13,631 382 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS 1 BRADY WHITEMAN

FRI 4 2-1 A READING 11,777 692 WOODMAN STOREY LINDSAY HUGHES POTTS BRADY LEDSON

SAT 12 15:00 H MILLWALL

DECEMBER 2022

SAT 10 12:00 A BLACKBURN ROVERS

SAT 17 15:00 H QUEENS PARK RANGERS

MON 26 15:00 H HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

THU 29 20:00 A WEST BROMWICH ALBION

JANUARY 2023

SUN 1 15:00 A STOKE CITY

SAT 14 15:00 H NORWICH CITY

SAT 21 15:00 A BIRMINGHAM CITY

SAT 28 15:00 H COVENTRY CITY

FEBRUARY 2023

SAT 4 15:00 H BRISTOL CITY

SAT 11 15:00 A BURNLEY

WED 15 19:45 H LUTON TOWN

SAT 18 15:00 A HULL CITY

SAT 25 15:00 H WIGAN ATHLETIC

MARCH 2023

SAT 4 15:00 A WATFORD

SAT 11 15:00 H CARDIFF CITY

TUE 14 19:45 A ROTHERHAM UNITED

SAT 18 15:00 A MIDDLESBROUGH

APRIL 2023

SAT 1 12:30 H BLACKPOOL

FRI 7 15:00 A QUEENS PARK RANGERS

MON 10 15:00 H READING

SAT 15 15:00 A MILLWALL

WED 19 19:45 A SWANSEA CITY

SAT 22 15:00 H BLACKBURN ROVERS

SAT 29 15:00 A SHEFFIELD UNITED

MAY 2023

SAT 6 15:00 H SUNDERLAND

ALL FIXTURES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


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SUBSTITUTES

REFEREE

JOHNSON BRADY RIIS PARROTT CORNELL, FERNÁNDEZ (72), BAUER, EVANS (72) , MCCANN, LEDSON (85), WOODBURN (66) R MADLEY

BROWNE JOHNSON RIIS PARROTT CORNELL, FERNÁNDEZ (66), BAUER, MCCANN, LEDSON, WOODBURN (79), O’NEILL MR J SIMPSON

LEDSON MCCANN 2 WOODBURN PARROTT 1 CORNELL, JOHNSON (46), HUGHES, RIIS (60), OLOSUNDE, AMARAL, SLATER (84), LEIGH (88), O’NEILL (84) MR R JOYCE

LEDSON MCCANN BROWNE PARROTT CORNELL, CUNNINGHAM, BAUER (90), JOHNSON (79), RIIS (69), WOODBURN (79), SLATER MR D WHITESTONE

LEDSON JOHNSON BROWNE PARROTT CORNELL, CUNNINGHAM, BAUER, EVANS (88), MCCANN (81), RIIS (61), WOODBURN (81) MR O LANGFORD

LEDSON JOHNSON BROWNE PARROTT CORNELL, CUNNINGHAM (19), BAUER, EVANS, MCCANN (74), RIIS (66), WOODBURN (74) MR D BOND

MCCANN WOODBURN 1 RIIS EVANS WOODMAN, LINDSAY, BROWNE (46), PARROTT (79), AMARAL, SLATER (86), LEIGH (86), O’NEILL, POTTS (79) MR T BRAMALL

LEDSON JOHNSON BROWNE PARROTT CORNELL, BAUER, EVANS (78), MCCANN (63), RIIS (35), WOODBURN (63), SLATER MR A WOOLMER

MCCANN WOODBURN EVANS PARROTT CORNELL, FERNÁNDEZ (66), BAUER, BROWNE (57), JOHNSON, LEDSON, RIIS 1 (66) MR J BUSBY

MCCANN BROWNE RIIS PARROTT CORNELL, FERNÁNDEZ (61), BAUER, EVANS (74), JOHNSON (81), LEDSON (82), O’NEILL (81) MR J BELL

MCCANN JOHNSON RIIS PARROTT CORNELL, FERNÁNDEZ (64), BROWNE (72), EVANS (80), HUGHES (64), LEDSON (46), MAGUIRE MR P BANKES

MCCANN BROWNE RIIS PARROTT CORNELL, CUNNINGHAM, EVANS (69), JOHNSON (69), BRADY (69), LEDSON (82), MAGUIRE (82) MR J SIMPSON

LEDSON BRADY RIIS EVANS CORNELL, JOHNSON, MCCANN (86), PARROTT (67), WOODBURN (73), DIABY, POTTS MR A WOOLMER

MCCANN BRADY RIIS 1 MAGUIRE CORNELL, JOHNSON, PARROTT (85), HUGHES, LEDSON (73), WOODBURN (74), POTTS (68) MR J SMITH

MCCANN BRADY RIIS 2 MAGUIRE CORNELL, JOHNSON (82), PARROTT 1 (46), HUGHES (79), LEDSON (82), WOODBURN (68), DIABY MR D WHITESTONE

MCCANN JOHNSON RIIS MAGUIRE CORNELL, BROWNE (77), EVANS (77), LEDSON (56), WOODBURN (55), DIABY (90), POTTS MR K STROUD

MCCANN BRADY RIIS MAGUIRE CORNELL, CUNNINGHAM, EVANS (82), LEDSON, WOODBURN (72), CROSS-ADAIR (82), POTTS (73) MR M DONOHUE

MCCANN LEDSON RIIS WOODBURN CORNELL, BROWNE, EVANS, BRADY (66), DIABY, MAGUIRE (90), CROSS-ADAIR MR A WOOLMER

MCCANN LEDSON RIIS WOODBURN CORNELL, BROWNE (83), EVANS (83), JOHNSON, BRADY (76), DIABY (64), MAGUIRE (76) MR C KAVANAGH

MCCANN BRADY RIIS 1 WOODBURN CORNELL, CUNNINGHAM, EVANS (86), JOHNSON (86), HUGHES (76), LEDSON (56), MAGUIRE MR G WARD

MCCANN BROWNE RIIS EVANS CORNELL,FERNÁNDEZ, CUNNINGHAM, JOHNSON, LEDSON (23), WOODBURN (86), MAGUIRE (78) MR J BUSBY

JOHNSON BROWNE RIIS EVANS 2 CORNELL, FERNÁNDEZ, CUNNINGHAM, MCCANN (81), WOODBURN (64), DIABY, MAGUIRE (74) MR D WEBB

KEY: GOALSCORER 1 FIRST SUB SECOND SUB THIRD SUB FOURTH SUB FIFTH SUB † OWN GOAL YELLOW CARD RED CARD


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PLAYER STATISTICS 2022/23

PLAYER APPEARANCES

2022/23 TOTAL CARDS CAREER PNE ALL CLUBS

# PLAYER GAMES GOALS YELLOW RED GAMES GOALS GAMES GOALS

1 FREDDIE WOODMAN 21 0 1 0 21 0 161 0

2 ALVARO FERNANDEZ 15 0 2 0 15 0 15 0

3 GREG CUNNINGHAM 13 1 3 0 161 6 338 11

4 BEN WHITEMAN 21 1 4 0 92 6 286 38

5 PATRICK BAUER 3 0 0 0 96 7 231 16

6 LIAM LINDSAY 18 0 4 0 48 2 256 15

8 ALAN BROWNE 20 0 4 0 352 40 352 40

9 CHED EVANS 15 3 1 1 60 10 368 113

10 DANIEL JOHNSON 15 0 2 0 313 57 338 60

11 ROBBIE BRADY 20 0 4 0 20 0 301 27

13 ALI MCCANN 20 2 3 0 51 3 160 10

14 JORDAN STOREY 21 2 6 0 119 4 158 8

15 TROY PARROTT 15 2 1 0 15 2 98 14

16 ANDREW HUGHES 14 0 3 1 156 5 334 12

18 RYAN LEDSON 18 0 4 0 129 3 238 7

19 EMIL RIIS 22 5 0 0 110 28 110 28

20 BEN WOODBURN 19 1 3 0 19 1 95 6

22 MATTHEW OLOSUNDE 1 0 0 0 3 0 75 1

23 BAMBO DIABY 3 0 0 0 10 0 32 1

24 SEAN MAGUIRE 9 0 0 0 169 24 202 31

25 DAI CORNELL 1 0 0 0 1 0 203 0

29 FINLAY CROSS-ADAIR 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

30 DANA AMARAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

31 JACOB SLATER 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

32 LEWIS LEIGH 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

38 JAMES PRADIC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

39 MIKEY O’NEILL 2 0 0 0 5 0 5 0

44 BRAD POTTS 19 3 2 0 150 11 433 51

LEAGUE TABLE

# CLUB P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS FORM GUIDE

1 BURNLEY 20 6 4 0 20 10 4 4 2 17 13 +14 38

2 BLACKBURN ROVERS 20 8 0 2 17 7 4 0 6 7 12 +5 36

3 SHEFFIELD UNITED 20 5 3 2 22 11 5 2 3 12 8 +15 35

4 NORWICH CITY 20 5 3 2 17 10 4 2 4 11 11 +7 32

5 WATFORD 20 6 1 3 17 10 3 4 3 11 12 +6 32

6 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 20 5 2 3 15 10 4 2 4 11 12 +4 31

7 PRESTON NORTH END 20 3 4 3 5 7 5 3 2 11 9 0 31

8 SWANSEA CITY 20 5 2 3 15 13 3 4 3 12 15 -1 30

9 LUTON TOWN 20 2 6 2 13 11 5 2 3 9 10 +1 29

10 BIRMINGHAM CITY 20 3 5 2 12 8 4 2 4 10 10 +4 28

11 MILLWALL 19 7 1 2 16 7 1 3 5 6 13 +2 28

12 COVENTRY CITY 18 4 1 3 8 6 3 4 3 11 12 +1 26

13 READING 20 6 1 3 15 11 2 1 7 6 18 -8 26

14 ROTHERHAM UNITED 20 4 3 3 17 12 2 4 4 7 13 -1 25

15 STOKE CITY 20 3 2 5 11 14 4 2 4 11 11 -3 25

16 MIDDLESBROUGH 20 3 5 2 11 10 3 1 6 16 15 +2 24

17 SUNDERLAND 19 2 4 3 10 10 4 2 4 14 12 +2 24

18 CARDIFF CITY 20 4 2 4 9 9 3 1 6 8 15 -7 24

19 HULL CITY 20 4 0 6 10 18 3 3 4 14 19 -13 24

20 BRISTOL CITY 20 4 2 4 13 10 2 3 5 14 19 -2 23

21 BLACKPOOL 20 3 1 6 12 16 3 3 4 11 15 -8 22

22 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 19 2 4 4 12 14 2 4 3 10 10 -2 20

23 WIGAN ATHLETIC 20 1 3 6 6 17 4 2 4 13 13 -11 20

24 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 19 4 1 5 10 10 1 2 6 9 16 -7 18

Last updated Wednesday 9th November.

150

BRAD POTTS’ APPEARANCE

IN THE WIN AT READING LAST

FRIDAY WAS HIS 150TH IN A PNE

SHIRT.

WIN DRAW LOSS


54 « The one and only

JACQUES HAPPY

TO BE BACK IN

ACTION

Having been pregnant last season, Natalie Jacques spent a long time out of action for

Preston North End, but she’s worked harder than ever to get back on the pitch and now

often finds herself back in the starting XI.

Natalie said: “I feel I’m getting

fitter as the games go on.

“I wanted to get back to playing

how I did pre-baby and it took a while

for me to realise that was going to take

some time.

“I’m not as quick as I used to be, but I

do feel my reading of the game and my

reaction times are developing as the

season goes on.”

Having been at North End for 22 years

since the U12 age group, Jacques has

grown as a player with the club.

The team as a whole have their own

goals of where they’d like to get to this

season, but on a personal note as well,

Natalie is keen to just continue playing.

She said: “My aim for the season was to

win my starting place back, which I feel I

have done, so that feels amazing.”

As a team, PNE have started the

campaign well, sitting fifth after five

games, accumulating ten points in that

period.

Jacques said: “I am really enjoying the

season so far.


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“MY AIM FOR

THE SEASON

WAS TO WIN

MY STARTING

PLACE BACK,

WHICH I FEEL

I HAVE DONE

SO THAT FEELS

AMAZING.”

“We have had some good games that

have tested us, and we have had a few

where we have comfortably won, which

has been great to boost confidence and

morale.

“Unfortunately, some of our cup game

results didn’t go our way, but we’ve

made a great start to the league and

hopefully that will continue.”

North End have played a few different

formations this season, but Jacques’

preference is to play at full back, giving

her the licence to go and attack.

Jacques said: “The back four this season

is strong and I love playing alongside

Georgia Parkinson and Courtney

Woodhead, who are both solid centre

halves and always have my back.”

Jacques also commented on Nigel

Greenwood and David Rawcliffe –

managers of the team. She said: “The

managers attract players to the club

with the way they play.

“Recruitment this season has been

great, and we’ve got some brilliant new

talent that’s added to the team.”

Next up for North End is a trip to face

Morecambe Ladies Development Team

in the Lancashire FA Women’s Challenge

Cup, taking place next Sunday on 20th

November.


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PNECET IN

ZANZIBAR:

APRIL 2023!

Preston North End Community and Education Trust is coordinating

a trip for a team of more than 20 volunteers

to visit Zanzibar in April 2023 to leave a positive lasting

legacy of Preston North End on the African island.


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The One And Only is catching up

with all the volunteers heading to

Zanzibar with PNECET throughout

the season. Our latest volunteer profile

is with Kelly Rolfe who has already

completed a previous trip with our

travel provider African Adventures to

another destination.

Why did you sign up to volunteer in

Zanzibar?

I experienced my first African Adventure

trip when I went to Kenya in April 2022.

It was an amazing experience and

something which will always stay with

me forever. Once I returned I was keen

to book my next visit to Africa.

What do you hope to gain from

volunteering as part of a team in

Zanzibar?

This trip is longer than my previous

trip, so I am looking forward to having

a bigger impact at the school and within

their local community. I also hope to

develop my DIY skills using basic tools.

What are you looking forward to

most on the trip?

I am excited to experience a different

culture and to see how education in

Zanzibar differs from that here in the UK

and in Kenya. I am also looking forward

to meeting the other volunteers who I

will be sharing this experience with and

going on an ocean safari.

Why do you believe it is important

that PNECET facilitate trips like this

for volunteers to take part in?

The trip being organised by my

football club and giving me numerous

opportunities to meet the other

volunteers who I would have at least

two things in common with before we

departed, gave me the confidence to

sign up for this unique experience.

What impact do you think we

will have on the individuals and

community whilst on our trip?

As well as being able to take out new

equipment and resources for the school

and pupils to use and keep, I hope to be

able to pass on some of our knowledge

to ensure sustainability once we leave.

Hopefully, we will also be able to improve

their infrastructure whilst there.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I work with 72 schools in Bedford

and I’m a foster carer, so I spend the

majority of my time working with young

people.

Have you done anything similar to

this trip previously or any other

charitable work?

I was part of a group of 12 people who

travelled to Kenya in 2022 with African

Adventures for a seven-night trip.

This included four days volunteering

in a school as well as a safari trip and

visiting a giraffe sanctuary.

What would you say to fellow North

End fans who might be interested in

going on future trips?

Just do it! You will never experience

anything else like it.


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FANS’ DELIGHT AT

HALLOWEEN BINGO

IN AID OF PNECET

More than £900 was raised from the raffle alone for the Preston North End Community

and Education Trust Halloween Bingo night at Deepdale last month.

Almost 200 guests packed inside

the Invincibles Lounge at

Deepdale for food, games and

bingo with the whole family, with

plenty also getting into the festivities

and dressing up in the spirit of the

scary season.

With six games of bingo also forming

part of all the fun, there was even more

fantastic entertainment for fans to

behold, with three members of our first

team squad lending their support to the

fundraiser on the night.

Patrick Bauer, Dai Cornell and Andrew

Hughes joined staff in selling raffle

tickets, getting on the microphone and

calling games of bingo, and they handed

out prizes – even acting as judges to

choose the best Halloween costumes of

all the children attending on the night.

The night wouldn’t have been complete

without photo and autograph

opportunities for the North End fans in

attendance and the lads duly obliged to

complete a fantastic evening.

PNECET is the official charity of Preston

North End Football Club, working in

the areas of Community Engagement,

Education and Health and Wellbeing and

positively impacting 16,955 individuals in

and around Preston throughout 2021.

All funds raised from the night go

directly back into the running of the

charity and its award-winning work.

For more information about the Trust’s provision

and news of upcoming fundraisers, please visit

pne.com/pnecet or get in touch by calling 01772

693309 or emailing community@pne.com.


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Today’s game is our dedicated Armed Forces fixture, honouring all those

who served with their lives in battle.

Preston North End Community and Education Trust is proudly supporting all

activities taking place around the stadium to show its respect to the Armed

Forces community.

Tickets are being distributed to members of our PNE Forces programme,

while children from Fulwood Barracks are being invited to take a penalty on

the Deepdale pitch at half-time.

The PNE Forces programme runs a free weekly football session every

Wednesday evening for past and present members of the military and their

families. Participants also have the opportunity to represent the Trust in

regional tournaments such as the North West Veterans’ League.

For more information about our PNE Forces provision, please email alistair.white@pne.com.

HAPPY

BIRTHDAY

PNECET is hosting Oliver and

his friends for a birthday party

extravaganza with Preston North

End Community and Education

Trust today!

North End Oliver says his

favourite player is goalscoring

Dane, Emil Riis.

We hope Oliver has a fantastic

birthday, and that he and all of

his friends have a great time at

Deepdale this afternoon.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK!

“BY SIGNIFICANTLY GROWING OUR SECONDARY

SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR THE 2022/23

ACADEMIC YEAR, AND AGREEING OUR FIRST IN-

SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTHLANDS HIGH

SCHOOL TO PLACE A STAFF MEMBER ON-SITE, WE

ARE CONFIDENT OF CONTINUING TO DELIVER ON

OUR STRATEGIC AIM OF PROVIDING AN EDUCATION

PATHWAY FOR ALL.”

Jake Blackburn, Secondary Education Curriculum Lead, on a new

secondary school partnership with Southlands High School in Chorley

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HOSPITALITY FILLING UP FAST

All remaining home games for the 2022/23 season are

now on sale, including the mouth-watering derbies with

Blackpool, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers in the

second half of the season.

Some games are filling up fast – including our next home

game – which is just over a week before Christmas, when

we host Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 17th December in

a 3pm kick-off.

For more information on executive boxes, the Invincibles

Lounge, the Guild Lounge or the Sire Tom Finney Lounge,

contact us on 0344 856 1960 or email commercial@pne.com.

The Greats’ Room will also open for some of the bigger

games, so should you require it, we can also provide

the information for our fifth option of hospitality for our

remaining games.

TODAY’S MASCOTS

(Home)

ETHAN WHALLEY–MARTIN

Age Nine today!

School St Gregory’s Primary School

Fave player Alan Browne

HOLLY COWELL

Age Nine

School Blackrod Primary School

Fave player Sean Maguire

JOSHUA COWELL

Age 12

School Rivington & Blackrod High

School

Fave player Alan Browne

RUADHAN LONG

Age Four

School St Mary and St Benedict RC

Primary School

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What’s Coming Up?

first team

december

10

Saturday 10th December

Blackburn Rovers (A)

12pm

Sky Bet Championship

CENTRAL LEAGUE

NOVEMBER

15

Tuesday 15th November

Wigan Athletic (A)

1pm

Central League Cup

december

17

december

26

Saturday 17th December

Queens park rangers (H)

3pm

Sky Bet Championship

Monday 26th December

Huddersfield Town (H)

3pm

Sky Bet Championship

youth team

november

19

november

26

december

3

Saturday 19th November

Fleetwood Town (H)

10.30am

Youth Alliance League

Saturday 26th November

Blackpool (H)

10.30am

Youth Alliance League

Saturday 3rd December

Shrewsbury Town (A)

11am

Youth Alliance League

NOVEMBER

22

birthdays

december

5

december

17

Tuesday 22nd November

Huddersfield Town (H)

1pm

Central League

Women’s team

november

20

december

4

Sunday 20th November

Morecambe Ladies

Development (A)

Lancashire Cup

Sunday 4th December

Ali McCann

(23)

Monday 5th December

Lewis Leigh

(19)

Saturday 17th December

Bambo Diaby

(25)


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ÁLVARO Fernández 2

GREG CUNNINGHAM 3

BEN WHITEMAN 4

PATRICK BAUER 5

LIAM LINDSAY 6

ALAN BROWNE 8

CHED EVANS 9

DANIEL JOHNSON 10

ROBBIE BRADY 11

ALI McCANN 13

JORDAN STOREY 14

TROY Parrott 15

ANDREW HUGHES 16

RYAN LEDSON 18

EMIL RIIS 19

BEN WOODburn 20

MATTHEW OLOSUNDE 22

BAMBO DIABY 23

SEAN MAGUIRE 24

DAI CORNELL 25

FINLAY CROSS-ADAIR 29

DANA AMARAL 30

JACOB slater 31

LEWIS leigh 32

JAMES PRADIC 38

MIKEY O’NEILL 39

BRAD POTTS 44

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2 DANNY MCNAMARA

3 MURRAY WALLACE

4 SHAUN HUTCHINSON

5 JAKE COOPER

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8 BILLY MITCHELL

9 TOM BRADSHAW

10 ZIAN FLEMMING

11 SCOTT MALONE

14 TYLER BUREY

15 CHARLIE CRESSWELL

16 JAMIE SHACKLETON

17 CALLUM STYLES

18 RYAN LEONARD

20 MASON BENNETT

21 ANDREAS VOGLSAMMER

23 GEORGE SAVILLE

25 ISAAC OLAOFE

27 CONNAL TRUEMAN

33 BARTOSZ BIAŁKOWSKI

35 HAYDEN MULLER

39 GEORGE HONEYMAN

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REFEREE MR O LANGFORD » ASSISTANT REFEREE MR R MERCHANT » ASSISTANT REFEREE MR J WILSON » FOURTH OFFICIAL MR S STOCKBRIDGE

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