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Notes of a distant follower 2017/18 season
in the Sky Bet Championship

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Deepdale

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

31st October 2017 P14 W5 D7 L3 F17 A14 Pts22 Pos 10th

A poor October saw PNE get only 1 point in 3 games after being only seconds away from the 2nd spot when Fulham equalised at the end of the game in mid-October. Losing 3-2 away at top placed Wolves and then 3-2 at home to in form Brentford didn't seem so bad but the first game of November they lost 2-0 to Villa, also on a run, at home. Warning signs are up. Injuries to defenders are being put down to the defeats with up to 5 being injured.

Simon Grayson who left PNE for Sunderland before the season has been sacked with Sunderland in the relegation zone. Everton have also sacked their manager.

 

30th September 2017 P11 W5 D5 L1 F11 A6 Pts20 Pos 6th

Two good away wins at Hull and Birmingham kept PNE in the play off zone after 3 home draws and a big win against Cardiff. Ex PNE manager Simon Grayson brought Sunderland to Deepdale on the last day of September, after PNE overturned an away goal to take the lead Sunderland equalised.

 

31st August 2017 P5 W2 D2 L1 F2 A1 Pts8 Pos 7th

Respectable position with an amazingly low For/Against tally. PNE's striker Hugill puts in a written transfer request a day before the window closes after interest from other clubs. The request is rejected. Two 1-0 wins and one 1-0 defeat starts the season with 0-0 draws at Leeds and Middlesbrough. . Plus a defeat in the League Cup at Accrington Stanley.

 

12th August 2017 Leeds v PNE

8th August 2017 PNE v Accrington Stanley in EFL

5th August 2017 PNE v Sheffield Wednesday

 

1st August 2017 P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0 Pts0 Pos 18th

 

28th July 2017 Fleetwood 1 PNE 5

25th July 2017 PNE 1 Burnley 2

22nd July 2017 PNE 1 Newcastle United 1

19th July 2017 Accrington Stanley 2 PNE 3

18th July 2017 Morecamble 0 PNE 2

15th July 2017 Stockport County 1 PNE 2

7th July 2017 Bamber Bridge 0 PNE 7

 

26th July Darnell Fisher, full back signs from Rotherham.

 

4th July 2017 Alex Neale signed as new manager

Alex Neale formerly of Norwich and Hamilton has been signed as the new PNE manager on a one year rolling contract. Neale left Norwich in March after guiding them to the Premier league but being unable to keep them there in the previous season..

 

29th June 2017 Simon Grayson moves to Sunderland.

Quite a blow the respected manager takes former PNE manager David Moyes former job. Grayson was often praised for the job done at Preston, always with the preface 'on a limited budget'. PNE said they are in no hurry to find a replacement.

 

30th June Kevin O'Conner, defender, signs from Cork.

 

23rd June Josh Harrop, striker, signed from Man U.

 

20th June Rudd goalkeeper returns to PNE from Norwich

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