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Snapshot: All Preston North End Players Wear ‘Finney’ On Shirts In Tribute To Sir Tom…

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By Chris Wright

As you're probably already well aware, Sir Tom Finney passed away at the age of 91 last night so, in tribute to their sainted club legend, the Preston North End players all took to the pitch for this afternoon's game against Leighton Orient at Deepdale with 'Finney' across their shoulders.

Match Of The Past: Preston North End

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We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of Football League One this morning with one of the twelve founder members of the Football League and the first champions of England in 1889, Preston North End. We don't have footage, of course, of their first unbeaten season in the Football League, but we do have six matches from the years between 1905 and 1992, kicking off with some Mitchell & Kenyon footage of a match between Preston and Aston Villa from 1905.

When A Chairman Isn’t A Chairman: Part Three Of The Riddler Trilogy

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If the Insolvency Service (IS) had wanted to really punish Preston North End "chairman of football" Peter Ridsdale for his recently-revealed derelictions of directorship duties, they would not have stopped at barring him from holding company directorships for seven-and-a-half-years. They would surely have barred him from any personal PR-activities.

Peter Ridsdale & The Question Of What Constitutes A “Chairman” Or “Director”

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We could argue, perhaps, that there is one set of rules for the well-to-do and another for the rest of us. Peter Ridsale, latterly of Leeds United, Barnsley, Cardiff City, Plymouth Argyle and currently at Preston North End, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven and a half years following an investigation carried out by Insolvency Service into the collapse of into the collapse of his company WH Sports Group Limited (WHSG), which provided sports and leisure consultancy services to football clubs from 2003 on.

Match Of The Past: Blackpool FC

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We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Blackpool. Amongst the giants of the immediate post-war era, Blackpool entered a steady decline in the 1970s before recovering their composure and eventually finding their way back into the Premier League, and last season they were only narrowly beaten in the play-off final for a place back in the top division by West Ham United.

Homesick Richard Wright Leaves Preston After One Whole Week At Deepdale

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By Chris Wright

"I'm a-comin' home ma!"

Former Arsenal and England 'keeper Richard Wright has left new club Preston North End despite only officially signing on last Saturday (on his release from Ipswich), with the 34-year old citing homesickness after requesting to have his one-year contract terminated with immediate effect.

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Still Convincing Europe Yanks Can Play

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For the second time this year, we have been treated to some insight from Jurgen Klinsmann as to the problems facing US players who hope to move to a prestigious European league. According to Klinsmann, there was apparently no demand to bring US players on loan in the January transfer window, and American players lack some level of belief in themselves.

Pardew Going Through Similar Problems Moyes Had At Everton

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Moyes joined Everton on 14th March 2002 from Preston North End, and in his first full season in charge he had Everton in 7th place on 59 points in 2003, and we may add a full 10 points behind a Bobby Robson managed Newcastle United side, who were 3rd top behind only Manchester United and [...]

English Capital One Cup – Match Predictions – 25 September 2012

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Below are predictions for all the English Capital One (Football League) Cup matches on September 25, 2012.

Bradford City v Burton Albion, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Bradford City wins 2-1

Chelsea v Wolverhampton, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Chelsea wins 1-0

Crawley Town v Swansea City, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Crawley Town wins 2-1

Leeds United v Everton, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Everton wins 3-1

Manchester City v Aston Villa, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Man City wins 2-0

Milton Keynes Dons v Sunderland, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Sunderland wins 1-0

Preston North End v Middlesbrough, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Preston North End wins 2-1

Swindon Town v Burnley, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Burnley wins 3-2

Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

Southampton wins 3-0

West Ham United v Wigan Athletic, 2:45 PM (USA EST)

West Ham United wins 1-0

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The Top 20 Greatest Soccer Club Teams Of All Time, Complete With Video Evidence

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Four Four Two magazine just released their list of the top 20 greatest club sides ever. To help take a walk down memory lane, or to revisit these wonderful teams, we've incorporated video footage of each club.

Here's our guide to bring you up-to-date with some of the most successful teams in world history.

Preston & LFC Tour

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Perhaps the most iconic image from the tour...
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Liverpool kicked off their 2013/2014 pre-season with a match in memory of the great Bill Shankly at Deepdale. With some new signings under his belt Brendan Rodgers was able to put on show some of his purchases and it was Coutinho that got the scoring underway from the penalty spot for the Reds in a sunny Preston.

Preston & LFC Tour

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Perhaps the most iconic image from the tour...
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Liverpool kicked off their 2013/2014 pre-season with a match in memory of the great Bill Shankly at Deepdale. With some new signings under his belt Brendan Rodgers was able to put on show some of his purchases and it was Coutinho that got the scoring underway from the penalty spot for the Reds in a sunny Preston.

A sense of changed mentality encompases Liverpool preseason

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Liverpool has been going about their business in their preseason friendly schedule with solid progress. While club's such as Arsenal and Chelsea have put up massive 1-7, 8-1 and other score lines the Reds have been solid with three clean sheets with eight goals scored between games against Preston North End (0-4), Indonesia XI (0-2) and the Melbourne Victory (0-2).

Liverpool 4-0 Preston

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Goals:
Coutinho 14' (pen)
Ibe 36'
Sterling 64'
Aspas 75'

We're back!

And it's almost a full day after the fact by now, but here are a few notes on facets I found interesting. Remember the usual caveats that it's preseason, can't always divine omens from these entrails, etc.

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly turns up in Paolo Maldini fancy dress

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Pre-season is not a time for taking life too seriously. Take Martin Kelly, for example. The Liverpool defender helped his side coast to a 4-0 friendly win over Preston North End while sporting a Paolo Maldini fancy dress outfit. We think. Kelly appears to been occupying himself during his 10-month injury layoff by growing a [.

Video: Jordan Ibe scores first Liverpool goal

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Jordon Ibe Goal vs Preston by lfmostar Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 friendly win over Preston North End. The 17-year-old made his Premier League debut in the Reds' final game of last season against QPR. He will be hoping to build on that and feature more [.

Preston North End vs Liverpool 2013 Highlights 0-4 Friendly Coutinho Ibe Sterling Aspas Goals Video

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All 65 of David Beckham’s Free Kick Goals From His 20-Year Career [VIDEO]

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David Beckham announced his retirement from soccer today. While he still has two matches remaining in his final chapter at Paris Saint Germain, he will long be remembered for some memorable goals scored from free kicks throughout his career.

In the video below, the free kick revolution started when Manchester United sent him on loan to Preston North End.

Beckham Scores 1,000th CONCACAF Champions League Goal, Direct From Corner

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David Beckham helped LA Galaxy to a 5-2 CONCACAF Champions League victory over Salvadorian club Isidro Metapan last night and in doing so recorded the 1,000th CONCACAF Champions League goal ever.

Despite the keeper playing a major role in the goal, Beckham was credited with the strike which was incidently his third goal direct from a corner in his incredible career, last season against Chicago Fire was his second, his first came on-loan at Preston North End in 1995.

David Beckham scores directly from a corner kick in CONCACAF Champions League

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David Beckham was credited with scoring an Olimpico goal in the LA Galaxy's 5-2 CONCACAF Champions League win against Salvadorian club Isidro Metapan. The goal came just before halftime and ended up being the 1,000th goal in the history of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Though Beckham's corner looked like it was curling towards the far side netting, goalkeeper Fidel Mondragon ensured it went in by blocking the ball into the near side netting over the head of a teammate.

Johnson continues recent resurgence with All-Star Game winner

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By JOEY SAMUEL

CHESTER, Pa. -- At the start of 2012, many people had written Eddie Johnson off. After all, he had languished for several years in Europe, moving from club to club.

But after returning to MLS with the Seattle Sounders, Johnson has found his form once again, and he proved that Wednesday night when he delivered a stoppage time winner as the MLS All-Stars defeated European champions Chelsea, 3-2, at PPL Park.

Carlisle United

League One 2012/2013: Players who started the first and last game of the season for their club

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The following list shows the players who started the first and last league games for their League clubs in the 2012/2013 season.

  • Stevenage (8) James Dunne, Luke Freeman, Marcus Haber, Darius Charles, Chris Day, Mark Roberts, David Gray and Bondz N'Gala.
  • Carlisle United (7) Liam Noble, Brad Potts, Lee Miller, James Trevor Berrett, Danny Livesey, Matthew James Robson and Paul Thirlwell.

Alliterative Footballers in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two

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A list of footballers who have played in the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two this season with their first name beginning with the same letter as their surname. Please let me know if you are aware of any others.

  • Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton Town)
  • Adebayo Azeez (Wycombe Wanderers & Leyton Orient)
  • Ahmed Abdulla (Barnet)
  • Akwasi Asante (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Ali Al Habsi (Wigan Athletic)
  • Almen Abdi (Watford)
  • Andreas Arestidou (Morecambe)
  • Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal)
  • Antolín Alcáraz (Wigan Athletic)
  • Barry Bannan (Aston Villa)
  • Bartosz Bialkowski (Notts County)
  • Billy Bodin (Torquay United)
  • Brian Barry-Murphy (Rochdale)
  • Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest)
  • Christopher Chantler (Carlisle United)
  • Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa)
  • Clarke Carlisle (York City & Northampton Town)
  • Conor Clifford (Portsmouth & Crawley Town)
  • Courtney Cameron (Rotherham United)
  • Craig Cathcart (Blackpool)
  • Craig Clay (Chesterfield)
  • Craig Conway (Cardiff Dragons)
  • Craig Curran (Rochdale)
  • Cyrus Christie (Coventry Dragons)
  • Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace & Ipswich Town)
  • Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City)
  • Darryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town)
  • David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • David De Gea (Manchester United)
  • David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers)
  • Diego De Girolamo (Sheffield United)
  • Donervon Daniels (Tranmere Rovers)
  • Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic)
  • Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Bury)
  • Frank Fielding (Derby County)
  • Gábor Gyepes (Portsmouth)
  • Gaël Givet (Blackburn Rovers)
  • Gary Gardner (Aston Villa)
  • Gianluca Gracco (Dagenham & Redbridge)
  • Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Harry Hooman (Cheltenham Town)
  • Heidar Helguson (Cardiff Dragons)
  • Jake Jervis (Portsmouth, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United & Birmingham City)
  • Jake Jones (Walsall)
  • Jamie Jones (Leyton Orient)
  • Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday)
  • Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic)
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen (West Ham United)
  • Kei Kamara (Norwich City)
  • Keith Keane (Preston North End)
  • Leon Legge (Gillingham & Brentford)
  • Leroy Lita (Sheffield Wednesday & Birmingham City)
  • Marcus Marshall (Bury)
  • Mark Molesley (Exeter City & Plymouth Argyle)
  • Marko Marin (Chelsea)
  • Marvin Morgan (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Mathieu Manset (Carlisle United)
  • Matt Mitchel-King (AFC Wimbledon)
  • Matthew McClure (Wycombe Wanderers)
  • Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers)
  • Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic)
  • Modibo Maïga (West Ham United)
  • Nyron Nosworthy (Watford)
  • Olanrewaju Oyebanjo (York City)
  • Osayamen Osawe (Accrington Stanley)
  • Oulwasanmi Odelusi (Bolton Wanderers)
  • Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town)
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading)
  • Phil Picken (Bury)
  • Richard Ravenhill (Bradford City)
  • Robbie Rogers (Stevenage)
  • Sam Saunders (Brentford)
  • Sam Slocombe (Scunthorpe United)
  • Sam Sodje (Portsmouth)
  • Scott Shearer (Rotherham United)
  • Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town)
  • Sean St.

League One 2012/2013: Players who started the first and last game of the season for their club

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The following list shows the players who started the first and last league games for their League clubs in the 2012/2013 season.

  • Tranmere Rovers (8) Liam Palmer, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Andy Robinson, Ash Taylor, Danny Holmes, Zoumana Bakayogo, Ben Gibson and Owain Fôn Williams.

Campeonato Inglês - 3ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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Classificação Geral 1 P J 1º Notts County 12 5 2º Tranmere Rovers 11 5 3º Yeovil Town 10 5 4º Crawley Town 9 4 5º Sheffield United 9 5 6º Brentford 8 5 6º Preston North End 8 5 8º Stevenage 8 4 9º Walsall FC 8 5 10º Milton Keynes Dons 7 5 11º Swindon Town 7 5 12º Carlisle United 7 5 13º Crewe Alexandra 7 5 14º Doncaster Rovers 6 4 15º AFC Bournemouth 6 5 16º Shrewsbury Town 5 5 17º Hartlepool United 4 4 18º Oldham Athletic 4 4 19º Leyton Orient 3 4 20º Coventry City 3 4 21º Colchester United 3 5 22º Portsmouth 2 4 23º Bury 2 5 24º Scunthorpe United 1 5


Il Duce’s New Suit

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In League One this weekend a goalkeeping stalwart kicked a ball directly to an opponent – an error which resulted in a goal, faced the first public criticism of his long standing spell between the sticks and was dispatched to the bench. I am, of course, talking about Carlisle United's Adam Collin, whose unbroken run in the Cumbrians goal ended at 149 appearances in this week's JPT clash with Preston North End.

Campeonato Inglês - 3ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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Classificação Geral 1 P J 1º Tranmere Rovers 10 4 2º Yeovil Town 10 4 3º Notts County 9 4 4º Crawley Town 9 4 5º Sheffield United 8 4 6º Stevenage 8 4 7º Swindon Town 7 3 8º Milton Keynes Dons 7 4 9º Doncaster Rovers 6 4 10º Crewe Alexandra 6 4 11º Brentford 5 4 12º Shrewsbury Town 5 4 13º Walsall FC 5 4 14º Hartlepool United 4 3 15º Oldham Athletic 4 4 16º Carlisle United 4 4 17º Coventry City 3 4 18º AFC Bournemouth 3 4 19º Colchester United 3 4 20º Preston North End 2 3 21º Bury 2 4 21º Portsmouth 2 4 23º Leyton Orient 0 3 24º Scunthorpe United 0 4


Campeonato Inglês - 3ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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Classificação Geral 1 P J 1º Yeovil Town 7 3 2º Tranmere Rovers 7 3 3º Swindon Town 7 3 4º Stevenage 7 3 5º Doncaster Rovers 6 3 6º Notts County 6 3 7º Crawley Town 6 3 8º Sheffield United 5 3 9º Brentford 4 3 10º Milton Keynes Dons 4 3 11º Shrewsbury Town 4 3 12º Carlisle United 4 3 13º Walsall FC 4 3 14º Crewe Alexandra 3 3 15º AFC Bournemouth 3 3 15º Colchester United 3 3 15º Coventry City 3 3 18º Bury 2 3 18º Preston North End 2 3 20º Portsmouth 2 3 21º Hartlepool United 1 2 22º Oldham Athletic 1 3 23º Leyton Orient 0 2 24º Scunthorpe United 0 3


Campeonato Inglês - 3ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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Classificação Geral 1 P J 1º Tranmere Rovers 6 2 2º Doncaster Rovers 6 2 3º Notts County 6 2 4º Swindon Town 4 2 5º Milton Keynes Dons 4 2 5º Yeovil Town 4 2 7º Sheffield United 4 2 7º Stevenage 4 2 9º Crawley Town 3 2 9º Crewe Alexandra 3 2 9º Shrewsbury Town 3 2 12º AFC Bournemouth 2 2 12º Colchester United 2 2 12º Coventry City 2 2 12º Portsmouth 2 2 16º Bury 1 2 16º Preston North End 1 2 18º Brentford 1 2 18º Hartlepool United 1 2 18º Oldham Athletic 1 2 21º Carlisle United 1 2 21º Walsall FC 1 2 23º Leyton Orient 0 2 24º Scunthorpe United 0 2


Campeonato Inglês - 3ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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Classificação Geral 1 P J 1º Crawley Town 3 1 1º Doncaster Rovers 3 1 3º Milton Keynes Dons 3 1 3º Tranmere Rovers 3 1 5º Notts County 3 1 5º Sheffield United 3 1 7º AFC Bournemouth 1 1 7º Brentford 1 1 7º Bury 1 1 7º Carlisle United 1 1 7º Colchester United 1 1 7º Coventry City 1 1 7º Hartlepool United 1 1 7º Portsmouth 1 1 7º Preston North End 1 1 7º Stevenage 1 1 7º Swindon Town 1 1 7º Yeovil Town 1 1 19º Crewe Alexandra 0 1 19º Shrewsbury Town 0 1 21º Leyton Orient 0 1 21º Oldham Athletic 0 1 23º Scunthorpe United 0 1 23º Walsall FC 0 1


The 200% Pre-Season Previews: League One

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With the Championship starting last night, the Football League season is already underway, but League One kicks off later this afternoon. And after a season where so many sides looked strong at the top, there don't appear to be any sides as strong as those that won promotion last season. With no real makeweights on paper either, we could well be in for one of the tightest division for a while.

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David Healy learns that celebrating goals against your old club can have consequences

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Whether footballers should celebrate goals they score against their former clubs has always seemed like an odd debate that places far too much importance on a relatively insignificant issue, but Northern Ireland striker David Healy is learning that such an act can serve as the basis for karmic retribution even years later.

Homesick Richard Wright leaves Preston North End after one week at the club

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England international goalkeeper Richard Wright has quit Preston just a week after moving to Deepdale, citing homesickness. The former Arsenal man needed just a few days in Lancashire to decide that it was no Suffolk. He told Preston's website: "It might seem somewhat dramatic, but I have only been away from my home in East [.

Preston North End manager Graham Westley releases eight players by text message

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Fulfilling Dirty Tackle's new premise as a one-stop shop for all Preston North End-related stories, we bring you news that manager Graham Westley told eight of his squad not to turn up to pre-season training via text message.

The players were expecting to show up at Preston's training ground on July 3rd, but the Daily Mail report that the unfortunate eight were given their marching orders via the world's longest SMS (warning: contains irritating teenage-style text message spelling):

Lads.

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England Legend Sir Tom Finney Dies, Age 91

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Tom Finney, one of the greatest footballers ever to wear an England shirt, has died, age 91.

Finney played 75 times for England, scoring 30 goals. But it was his club career at Preston North End where he received most of his acclaim, making 473 appearances and scoring 210 goals. Finney only played for Preston throughout his club career, while on the international stage, he was only one of two footballers from England's 1950 World Cup squad that was still alive (Roy Bentley is now the sole survivor from that England team).

Man Utd boss David Moyes slept in his car at France 98

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that he slept in his car at the 1998 World Cup because he was so desperate to study the games but couldn't afford hotel rooms. The then newly-appointed Preston North End manager secured some funding from the PFA to be able to travel to France. The funds covered [.

Preston North End Home and Away Shirts for 2013-14 Season [PHOTOS]

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Preston North End, founded 150 years ago, have unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 2013-14 season.

For the upcoming season, the League One club will be wearing shirts designed and manufactured by Nike. The home shirt features the classic white and navy blue of PNE. I particularly like the collar design, which is subtle but elegant.

Preston North End manager refunds fans’ fuel costs after traveling to postponed match

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Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy match between Bury and Preston North End was canceled just an hour before kick-off due to a waterlogged pitch, leaving plenty of fans out of pocket and disappointed.

One minibus full of Preston supporters, however, were lucky enough to run into manager Graham Westley at a gas station on the journey back to Lancashire.

Paolo Di Canio calls his goalkeeper ‘one of the worst players I have ever seen’

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Less than a week after literally kicking his players up the backside and pulling off the upset of the Capital One Cup second round with a 4-3 extra-time win over Stoke, Paolo Di Canio and Swindon Town returned to League One player and lost 4-1 to Preston North End. Preston scored twice in the first 10 minutes, with the first goal coming off a goalkeeper error, prompting Di Canio to take 21-year-old goalkeeper Wes Foderingham off in just the 21st minute.

Black-And-White Snapshot: Preston’s Alex Dawson & George Ross Hit The Showers, 1964

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By Chris Wright

Back when men were men and nothing was thought of a bit of willy-flicking in the communal post-match shower, here's Preston North End's handsome Scottish pair; Alex 'The Black Prince of Deepdale' Dawson and George 'No Nickname' Ross (aged a frankly unbelievable 24 and 21 at the time), celebrating their FA Cup semi-final win over Swansea as nature intended.