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Notes 2023/4 season

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PNE's ground Deepdale, Bill Shankly Kop and Invincibles Stand from the ex-National Football Museum viewing point.

A good season - 1964Directions to DeepdaleSir Tom FinneyThe PNE Story

Manager Ryan Lowe.



22nd May 2024 P46 W18 D9 L19 F56 A67 Pts63 Pos 10th

The season ends and PNE have their best position for 3 years. Although losing the last 5 games was a let down after potentially being in the play-offs for so long.


The last game was a heavy defeat at WBA who are in the play offs. PNE being defeated in the last 5 matches, the only team in the Championship to do that. Millwall who ended with 4pts less than PNE won their last 5 games, such a feat by PNE would have seen them 5th.


Top was Leicester 97pts, Ipswich 96pts, Leeds 90pts, Southampton 87pts. WBS 75pts, Norwich 73pts.

Promoted were Leicester, Ipswich, Southampton.

Relegated were Rotherham 27pts, Huddersfield 45pts, Birmingham City 50pts.

Blackburn managed 53pts in what became a disappointing season for them.

Sheff Wed nearly went down which would have put 3 Yorkshire clubs down.


Next year Sheffield United, Burnley, Luton come back to the Championship after all 3 were promoted last year.

Coming up are Portsmouth, Derby, Oxford.

Oxford beat Bolton in the play off final which was difficult for them as they had 87pts compared to Oxford's 77pts.


Other clubs in the area Blackpool and Wigan remain in League One. Fleetwood relegated to League 2.


Accrington, Morecambe and Barrow remain in League Two. Barrow having a good season.


In the National Leage Fylde clung on ending 3 points and a better goal difference above a relegation spot.


In the National League North, Chorley are in the play off semi final on 29th May.



1st May 2024 P45 W18 D9 L18 F56 A64 Pts63 Pos 10th

Several heavy defeats and hardly scoring in April put an end to PNE's play off hopes. Although playing the top team Leicester and play off teams Southampton and Norwich didn't help. The Birmingham defeat away being disappointing.




1st April 2024 P38 W17 D8 L13 F52 A54 Pts59 Pos 8th

PNE defence conceded 2 goals in one game but had 3 clean sheeets.

PNE are 5pts below the play-offs but with a much worse goal difference. Ipswich, Leeds and Leicester are way ahead of the rest and Southampton and West Brom look like taking play off places. Norwich, Coventry, Preston, Hull, Middlesbrough could take the last place.

Burnley and Sheffield United look like being relegated into the Championship while Portsmouth and Derby look like being promoted into it.


1st March 2024 P34 W15 D7 L12 F47 A52 Pts42 Pos 8th

4 wins and a draw makes a good haul in February. Goal difference is still poor with PNE the only negative in the top 12.



1st February 2024 P29 W11 D6 L12 F35 A47 Pts39 Pos 12th

A sense things are turning and a late loss at Leeds could have meant a loss free month.



1st January 2024 P25 W10 D4 L11 F31 A42 Pts34 Pos 11th

4 matches, Conceding 12 goals with a 1-5 defeat at home to Watford. That makes 21 in 2 months. Although a win against Leeds is always good. Just 4pts from the play-offs so still in the game.



1st December 2023 P18 W9 D3 L8 F24 A30 Pts28 Pos 7th

4 matches, 2 wins, 2 defeats. Conceding 9 goals making it 30 in total isn't good. Although a win at Blackburn is always good.



1st November 2023 P14 W7 D3 L6 F18 A21 Pts22 Pos 9th

North End fell into the also rans during October gaining only 2pts from 7 matches. Slowly things improved over the month after conceding 11 goals and scoring 2 in 3 matches including the last game of September. If they'd won one of the 2 drawn games they'd have been 5th so aren't far adrift.


1st October 2023 P9 W7 D1 L1 F13 A10 Pts20 Pos 3rd

The tide turned in September after 3 wins, with an away draw at struggling Rotherham before being beaten 0-4 at home by WBA. On the 2nd to the 19th September PNE topped the table.


2nd September 2023 P5 W4 D0 L0 F8 A3 Pts13 Pos 1st

Preston won 3 and drew 1 in August.. On the 2nd to the 19th September PNE topped the table.


5th August 2023 P1 W0 D1 L0 F1 A1 Pts 1

PNE opened the season away at Bristol City and a gate of 23,000. The line-up was:


1 Woodman
14 Storey
6 Lindsay
16 Hughes
44 Potts
8 Browne
13 McCann
18 Ledson
33 Best
10 Frökjaer-Jensen
7 Keane
5 Bauer
20 Woodburn
21 Cornell
24 Rodriguez-Gentile
25 Holmes
26 Whatmough
30 Taylor
32 Leigh
35 Mawene




















Pre-season Matches



Pre-season Transfers




Final of last season 8th May 2023 P46 W17 D12 L17 F45 A59 Pts63 Pos 12th

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