Low attendance for visit of league leaders Fulham is a cause for concern, say Preston fan John Roper
A bitterly cold, sparsely populated Deepdale saw North End earn a very creditable draw against league leaders Fulham. North End took a while to get into their stride against a Fulham side that is conservatively valued at 100m. We struggled early on to match the Cottagers quick play and move football and were a goal down inside 15 minutes with a poorly defended goal scored by Fulham captain Tim Ream.
At the start of the game show “Play Your Cards Right” Sir Bruce Forsyth would often say “what a lovely audience, so much better than last week“- the joke being that it was exactly the same audience as the previous week as they were filming multiple recordings.
Dave Seddon's PNE pressview: Preston skipper Alan Browne had right to respond to disgusting abuse on social media
Alan Browne is a rather quietly spoken lad but he is someone who will speak up for himself or a Preston North End team-mate when the need arises. That’s not made him too popular with some Twitter users this week. If social media isn’t your thing, apologies for delving into this topic.
Portsmouth man arrested after assault in London Road leaves woman needing urgent eye surgery due to severe facial injuries
A WOMAN has had to undergo urgent eye surgery after she was left with severe facial wounds from a violent assault in North End. The assault took place between 10.15pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, November 20, when a woman was attacked in London Road near the junction of Chichester Road.
Wilder wants his teams to express themselves, but only if they know they have protection and security behind Boro defender Sol Bamba will no doubt have held his hands up and apologised to his teammates in the aftermath of Tuesday's defeat to Preston. For it was the defender whose error led to North End's winning goal.
A PARTYGOER fell through a skylight at a chaotic party that saw people fined for Covid lockdown breaches. The ‘shameful’ party in January this year saw 19 people handed fines for attending the party at an Airbnb – ignoring rules designed to curb the spread of the virus by restricting gatherings.
'The game was lost in our dressing room' - Chris Wilder on Middlesbrough's defeat to Preston North End
Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder felt the game was lost inside his side's dressing room following Preston North End's 2-1 win at the Riverside. Boro went 1-0 up in the first half, Paddy McNair's header clipping the crossbar on the way in from a corner. The home side did have the better of it for most of the game, Daniel Iversen was a star turn in goal preventing Middlesbrough from extending their lead.
Having trailed to Paddy McNair's 33rd minute opener, the Lilywhites flipped the game on its head with two late goals. Substitute Ched Evans headed PNE level in the 77th minute, then Emil Riis swept home the winner five minutes later. North End were indebted to goalkeeper Daniel Iversen though, the goalkeeper making a string of saves with the scoreline at 1-0.
The old golf saying of it’s not how, it’s how many, could well have been applied to North End’s performance at the Riverside on Tuesday evening as they appeared from nowhere to snatch the points from a slightly bemused Middlesbrough side. To be fair it was a bit of a smash and grab but football is a game of 90 minutes and not 70, as Middlesbrough were made to pay the price for not taking the chances they had.
Preston North End lost to the Bluebirds last weekend Preston North End head coach Frankie McAvoy was stunned that supporters believed he cupped his ears to the Alan Kelly Town End after Saturday's defeat to Cardiff City. The Lilywhites lost their seventh game of the season as the Bluebirds came from behind to win 1-2 at Deepdale.
It all started so well, with Sean Maguire giving PNE a second-minute lead. But two headers from set pieces saw Cardiff wrestle the contest in their favour after half-time and take the three points back to South Wales. Here are a selection of photos of the North End supporters at Deepdale.
North End somehow conspired to throw this game away with a woeful second-half display. From the beginning of that second period the visitors took the game to their hosts to such an extent that it really came as no surprise when they equalised within six minutes of us getting back to our seats and went on to score what proved to be the winner just 15 minutes after that.
In the international break the press releases, radio interviews and podcast appearances galore of our company director made sure that the current situation at Deepdale remained the main topic of our football discussions. There is no doubt that Mr Ridsdale is a good speaker as well as being experienced in the financial business world of running clubs, as illustrated by his past involvements with Leeds, Barnsley, Cardiff and Plymouth.
North End surrendered an early lead to lose 2-1 to the Bluebirds in the Championship on Saturday Skipper Alan Browne accepts North End are in a 'really bad place' after their 2-1 Championship reverse to Cardiff City on Saturday but doesn't feel criticism from the stands will help turn fortunes around.
Sean Maguire gave PNE a second-minute lead but the Bluebirds swung the game in their favour after the break with goals from Mark McGuinness and substitute James Collins. It was a second successive loss for North End, following-on from the 3-0 reverse at Nottingham Forest before the international break.
And so it begins. North End are now heading into what is for their most important period of the season. This is traditionally a tough run from the final international break of the year through until March. Throw in too the unforgiving festive fixtures which can be the undoing of many a side.
believes his spell playing as a wing-back has helped him become a more rounded player. The Dutch star arrived at North End in the January transfer window this year on loan from Liverpool. Very much billed as a centre-half, the 19-year-old was thrust into a unfamiliar right wing-back role by previous PNE boss Alex Neil last season.
Investors are watching the activities of Preston North End closely following with a view to potentially purchasing the Lilywhites in the near future, according to The Athletic. It comes after the passing of long-serving owner Trevor Hemmings last month at the age of 86, leaving his son Craig in charge having already been chairman of PNE.
Daniel Iversen is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Preston team-mate Emil Riis by earning a call-up for the Denmark squad in the future. The Preston goalkeeper – who is on loan at Deepdale from Premier League Leicester City – has been in superb form this season, pulling off numerous spectacular saves.