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Injuries are inevitable admits Preston North End boss

Alex Neil thinks the intensity which Preston play and train at will lead to players suffering niggling injuries.

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Chinese Lions add a dash of colour to the launch of Preston's new dragon boat

The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

Michael van Gerwen

Greats of darts set for Guild Hall show

Some of the best professional darts players on the planet are arrowing in to Preston for an exciting night of sporting entertainment at the Guild Hall in November.

Gary Armer from Out Rawcliffe has made the finals of the prestigious 2017 MS Amlin World Art Vote prize with his powerful portrait  Not a Penny More

Artist shows sorrow for state of club

A Blackpool FC supporter has found a creative outlet for his frustrations with the club’s ownership – and could win an award for his effort.

Matt Higgins,right, is pictured with former North End striker Joe Garner in New York

PNE fan Matt eyes up future role as a boss

An avid Preston North End supporter is hoping to one day follow in the footsteps of coaching luminaries like Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.

Preston North End
Ken Wright pictured centre with his team  from left to right, Dennis Woods, Vernon Lang, Neil McLachan and Scott Jackson

Chairman Ken’s men made of the Wright stuff

Firs-team boss Matt Jansen was expected to take advantage of local knowledge when the club’s sixth annual Chorley FC Golf Day swung into action at Pleasington.

Alex Neil on the touchline with Harry Redknapp at Birmingham last Saturday

North End manager Neil has sympathy for sacked Rednapp

Alex Neil says it was not a nice feeling to see Harry Redknapp sacked by Birmingham City in the aftermath of Preston’s win at St Andrews last weekend.

Preston North End
Neil Reynolds

Clitheroe 0, Bamber Bridge 3

Bamber Bridge moved to fourth in the NPL First Division North table after a resounding away win over Clitheroe.
Bamber Bridge FC
Tom Barkhuizen celebrates with Sean Maguire after scoring against Birmingham

PNE winger aiming for more after getting off the mark

Tom Barkhuizen aims to move through the gears as far as goals are concerned after he scored his first of the season in Preston’s win at Birmingham.

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A piper leads Jim Bryson's funeral cortege into Fulwood Barracks

Final whistle for ‘colossus’ of refereeing

Referees from Premier League to parks football turned out in black to say their farewells as Jim Bryson took the final whistle.

Neil Crowe

Heart to heart led to Crowe’s Brig return

A frank discussion with the club’s hierarchy paved the way for Neil Crowe’s return to Bamber Bridge.

Bamber Bridge FC
Calum Woods

Woods return to PNE side ends long injury absence

Calum Woods’ return to the Preston North End side at Birmingham City was both welcome and long overdue for the right-back.

Preston North End
Colin Dawber

Lifetime award for loyal Leyland servant Colin

Colin Dawber from Leyland has been awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Outstanding Service to Cricket Award in Lancashire.

Players celebrate after Josh Wilson doubles the lead. Photo credit Josh Vosper

Chorley boss Jansen – we have to be at our best to progress in the FA Cup

Chorley boss Matt Jansen knows his side will have to be at their best if they are to continue their FA Cup adventure.

Chorley FC

Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
Neil Crowe

Crowe refreshed and up for new role at Brig

Neil Crowe admitted he needed a break, but says he is now relishing his Brig new role as director of football at Bamber Bridge.

Bamber Bridge FC
Chelsea striker Diego Costa

Gossip: Madrid make final Costa offer?

Tuesday’s transfer stories claim Spaniards have submitted a multi-million offer for Chelsea striker....

Preston midfielder Daniel Johnson celebrates scoring against Birmingham

PNE boss setting goals for midfielder DJ

Alex Neil wants to see Daniel Johnson on the scoresheet more often to follow up his fine goal in Preston’s victory over Birmingham.

Preston North End
Josh Earl challenges Birmingham's Jacques Maghoma

Harry Redknapp praises PNE

Preston North End might have played a big hand in ending Harry Redknapp's time as Birmingham City manager but the veteran boss has praised the Deepdale outfit.

Preston North End
PNE's new goalkeeper coach Dean Kiely at Birmingham

Kiely a quality appointment at PNE says Neil

Alex Neil says Preston North End’s new goalkeeper coach Dean Kiely will be a quality addition to the backroom staff at Deepdale.
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