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Preston North End Football Club

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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

7th May 2022 P46 W9 D10 L9 F33 A35 Pts 64 Position 13th

A good home win against Middlesbrough cemented 13th position. A familiar one for PNE.

30th April 2022 P45 W9 D10 L9 F33 A35 Pts 61 Position 14th

Another busy month with 7 games. Losing 1-4 at home to Blackburn but beating Blackpool 1-0 at Deepdale.


31st March 2022 P38 W11 D15 L11 F33 A35 Pts 51 Position 14th

A good home win against Bournemouth followed by a thrashing at Luton.


28th February 2022 P35 W10 D14 L10 F38 A40 Pts 47 Position 12th

A busy month with 7 matches, taking 10 points. A home defeat to Reading taking off the cream of 2 away wins.



31st January 2022 P28 W9 D10 L9 F33 A35 Pts 37 Position 13th

Away wins at Stoke and WBA were highlights and well timed following a run of home draws. January transfer window changes are; striker Archer is loaned from Aston Villla, defender Diaby is signed until the end of the season. Harrop moves to Fleetwood. Storey loaned to Sheffield Wednesday.

31st December 2021 P22 W7 D7 L8 F24 A28 Pts 28 Position 15th

Only 2 games played with the Covid cases.


PNE appoint Ryan Lowe from Plymouth Argyle as manager on 7th December, following the dismissal of Frankie McAvoy.


30th November 2021 P20 W6 D7 L7 F22 A26 Pts 25 Position 16th

Win 2, lose 2, draw 1. North End keep 9pts away from the relegation spots although only 5pts from 21st position. Another 7pts would see them 6th.

31st October 2021 P15 W4 D6 L5 F16 A18 Pts 18 Position 19th

Defeat at Blackpool but ending the month with a win. Perhaps defeat at Blackpool was an off day before playing Liverpool in the League Cup, with PNE losing 2-0 at Deepdale.


Trevor Hemmings RIP, 11th June 1935-11th October 2021


The match against Derby at Deepdale was a disappointing draw. It was played in memory to Trevor Hemmings, the wealthy owner of PNE who had died a few days earlier on the 11th October 2021 at the age of 86. Hemmings had risen from bricklayer to owning a portfolio of businesses including at one point Blackpool Tower. He also owned several racehorses and a Grand National winner. PNE had been kept on life support by donations from Hemmings who had been a lifelong fan since moving to the northwest at an early age.


30th September 2021 P10 W2 D5 L3 F10 A12 Pts 11 Position 17th

Unbeaten in September with 5 points from 5 games.

In the English Football League Cup, PNE beat Cheltenham and go on to play Liverpool at Deepdale on the 27th October.

31st August 2021 P5 W2 D0 L3 F6 A8 Pts 6 Position 16th


Kick off for the season on 7th August with a 1-4 home defeat to Hull. The first points are gained on the 21st August with a 1-0 home win against Peterborough.

31st July 2021 The new season 2021/22


August 5th, the sixth summer signing, former Wales Under-19 attacking midfielder Jamie Thomas on a one-year contract.

There is an option to extend the deal by a year if Thomas, 24, proves a success at Deepdale.


August 4th, Leicester have loaned goalkeeper Daniel Iversen to Preston for the season, following a successful spell at Deepdale last term.

The 24-year-old Dane played 23 games and kept nine clean sheets for the Lilywhites during the 2020-21 season, after arriving in January.


June 30th, sign right-back Matthew Olosunde on a two-year deal after he left Rotherham United.

The 23-year-old, capped once by the US, played 33 times last season as the Millers were relegated to League One.


June 22nd, Agreed, a one-year deal with Chelsea forward Izzy Brown.

The 24-year will join on 1 July following the end of his contract with the European champions.


June 21st, Preston have signed Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old Dutchman ended the 2020-21 season on loan with the Lilywhites, making 16 appearances.


June 15th, Charlton Athletic have signed striker Jayden Stockley from Preston North End for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with the Addicks, scoring eight goals in 22 appearances in League One.


June 9th, sign defender Liam Lindsay from fellow Championship club Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old centre-back spent the second half of last season on loan at Deepdale, scoring twice in 13 outings.


May 13th, Preston release:

Moult, 28, joined from Motherwell in January 2018 and scored seven goals in 36 league appearances but has not featured since August 2019 because of a knee injury.

Nugent, 36, who is on-loan at League Two Tranmere, scored once in 24 league games in his second spell at the club.

Billy Bodin, Josh Ginnelly and Graham Burke have also been released.

Forward Bodin, 29, played just five times this season, while Ginnelly, 24, and Burke, 27, have spent this campaign on loan at Hearts and Shamrock Rovers respectively.


10th May,

Preston North End have appointed interim boss Frankie McAvoy as their permanent head coach following the conclusion of the season.

The former first-team coach temporarily took over in March after previous boss Alex Neil was released.

McAvoy, 53, won five of his eight games at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, including Preston's final four matches.

He will be joined by Paul Gallagher, who has retired at the age of 36 to take up the role of first-team coach.


Final position of season 2020/1 was on 31st July 2021 P46 W18 D7 L21 F49 A56 Pts 61 Position 13th


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