Posts Tagged "Preston North End"

Westley & Ridsdale: Together At Preston

By on Jan 18, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 6 comments

One advantage of Peter Ridsdale and Graham Westley being together as chairman and manager respectively of Preston North End is that they may only end up annoying each other and messing around with only one club. I recognise that will not have brightened the day of any Lilywhites fans. And I can only apologise. There aren’t many football clubs who deserve those...

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Video Special: Six Great FA Cup Finals

By on May 11, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

It may have escaped your attention, but it is the FA Cup final on Saturday. Manchester City and Stoke City will take the pitch at Wembley on Saturday afternoon, with both clubs looking for their first major trophy since the 1970s. With shameless nostalgia in the back of our minds, then, it’s time to take a look back at six terrific FA Cup finals – unless...

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2010: A Football Financial Review

By on Jan 1, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known as “Sensible Surfer” on the BBC Football website over the Christmas period. “Ridsdale set to take control… good news,” he/she said, a phrase which would sit nicely as an explanation of...

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Match Of The Week: Burnley 4-3 Preston North End

Match Of The Week: Burnley 4-3 Preston North End

By on Sep 12, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

On the eighth of September 1888, on the opening day of the Football League in England, Preston North End beat Burnley by five goals to two in their first match of ther season. It was the start of the year of The Invincibles, the Preston side that ran away with the Football League championship by eleven points. The margin was all the more remarkable for the twin...

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At The Sharp End… Dispatches From Southend, Cardiff, Watford, Preston & Portsmouth

At The Sharp End… Dispatches From Southend, Cardiff, Watford, Preston & Portsmouth

By on Jul 6, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

One of the most useful research tools for football finance writing is the “Football Management” site run by Dr. John Beech of Coventry University. Dr. Beech took ten days off recently, and came back to an in-tray” of HMRC-related football fun which would have blocked out the light from his office windows. Indeed, any hopes that any of us had of football’s financial...

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