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Hello again Mr Wenger

Simon Grayson has stood in the technical area next to Arsene Wenger three times in his managerial career and will get a fourth chance next month when Preston North End host Arsenal at Deepdale.

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Paul Gallagher

PNE star eyes return

Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher is battling to be fit to face his former club Blackburn this weekend.

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PNE fans hang out a flag before PNE's game at Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday

Fans pleased with PNE refund

Preston North End supporters have welcomed the club’s decision to refund fans out of the fines handed out to Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may have to splash the cash

Gunners’ pair eye lucrative deals?

Tuesday’s football stories from the papers and web

Alistair Waddecar

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe is looking to boost his squad after receiving some bad news about star winger Ally Waddecar.

Boss may boost squad after fresh Ally blow

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Andy Teague

Defenders could make early return to action

Chorley boss Matt Jansen could be boosted this evening by the early returns of two key defenders.

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Preston North End's Aidan McGeady in action

PNE to keep eye on injured winger

Preston North End will monitor Aiden McGeady’s fitness this week after the winger pulled up with an injury during the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez could be facing PNE. Pic by  Steven Paston/PA Wire.

PNE to face Arsenal in the FA Cup

Preston North End have landed a plum FA Cup tie, with Arsenal to visit Deepdale in third round.

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Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford clash at Hillsborough

PNE refund fans from Beckford and Doyle fines

Preston North End have fined Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford after their fight in the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday – and will refund supporters who travelled to Hillsborough with the fine money.

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The FA Cup

PNE to learn FA Cup opponents

Preston North End will be ball No.30 in the FA Cup third round draw on Monday night.

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PNE strikers Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford clash at Hillsborough

Beckford apologises after fracas

Preston North End striker Jermaine Beckford has taken to social media platform Instagram to apologise for his fight with team-mate Eoin Doyle during the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

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Slaven Bilic saw his West Ham United side beaten on Saturday

West Ham boss to Hammer out his future?

Monday’s football rumours from the papers and web

PNE strikers Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford clash at Hillsborough

PNE brawl duo to learn fate

Brawling strikers Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle were due at Springfields today to face the music after their red cards in Preston’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

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Jermaine Beckford puts his arm around referee Scott Duncan after his red card

‘Must do better’ is Grayson’s verdict

Simon Grayson called Preston North End’s decision-making into question in their defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

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Tom Clarke at the end of the game at Hillsborough

PNE will stick together says skipper Clarke

Captain Tom Clarke backed the Preston North End squad to pull together after Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle clashed in their defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford clash, with Daniel Johnson attempting to be the peacemaker

Dave Seddon’s verdict: PNE’s good name dragged through mud

There is a time and place for most things in life but there are exceptions – the most public of brawls between team-mates being one.

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A Phil Doughty half-volley was over the bar

Visitors drew first Blood to sink Brig

Bamber Bridge 0 Droylsden 1

Brig suffered their seventh loss in eight games, as a fortunate Droylsden came away from the Sir Tom Finney Stadium with all three points in the NPL First Division North.

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Goalscorer Craig Carney on the ball against Hyde United (photo: Tony North)

Carney keeps Dolly Blues in touch

Lancaster City 1 Hyde United 0

Lancaster City kept pace at the top of the NPL First Division North table as they got past Hyde United in a scrappy game.

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North End supporters before kick-off at Hillsborough

PNE Fans’ Panel verdicts


“Absolute embarrassment” was the term used by Simon Grayson after the name of the club was in the national headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Fernando Forestieri heads Sheffield Wednesday in front.

Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 PNE: Five things we learned

Reporter Adam Lord takes a closer look at an extraordinary afternoon at Hillsborough.

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