Archive for the ‘News’ Category

PNE dip into loan market
November 8, 2011

Preston North End manager Phil Brown has stated that his team looks “a little bit stronger” after a trio of loan players arrived at Deepdale this week. Jonathan Forte joins Southampton team-mate Sam Hoskins in the one-month loan move as Brown looks to bolster the strikeforce, which he believes has been “lost” through inury in recent weeks. Iain Turner’s injury means that German shot stopper Thorsten Stuckmann also makes the switch from Alemannia Aachen.



The Town End with Blog Preston
September 18, 2011

Blog Preston is a hub of news, views and information about – as the name would suggest – the glorious City of Preston. Founded in 2009, the blog has posted over 800 articles pertaining to the historic Lancashire city, its communities, people and events.

As of this week, The Town End and Blog Preston are teaming up to provide North End news to a wider audience. Each and every week, content from The Town End will be displayed on Blog Preston in a weekly roundup where you’ll be able to find the week’s news, match reports, highlights and more all in one concise post. The first Weekly Roundup is up now!

It’s the next best thing to being there.

Just don’t rip up your season ticket or anything…

– Rory

PNE Day – help spread the word!
September 14, 2011

At the beginning of last season, Preston North End FC announced a new initiative that included cheaper tickets for all, PNE-related fun, and, essentially, a bigger crowd and thus a better atmosphere for selected home games throughout the season. That initiative was called PNE Day, and the first of the 2011/2012 campaign will be held on Saturday, 24th September when the Lilywhites take on local club Tranmere Rovers.


The Town End is now on Facebook!
September 13, 2011

That’s right! We’re now on Facebook, so to keep right up-to-date with any happenings on the site, simply ‘Like’ us on Facebook and any updates will wriggle right into your News Feed. It’s better than having to keep checking the blog for new content, no? We will refrain from posting random food cravings, and we promise to keep any developments on our bowel movements to ourselves – after all, that’s not what the internet is for, is it? No, no it’s not.

 – Rory

North End deal seems unlikely for Diouf
September 9, 2011

A controversial figure in football, Senegalese striker El-Hadji Diouf is better known for his exploits as a gobber than as a Nobber, but for the past couple of days, Preston gaffer Phil Brown has taken the fiesty forward under his wing, allowing him to train with the North End squad at their facilities in Springfields. The pair were briefly part of the same Bolton Wanderers setup under Sam Allardyce in 2005 – where Brown was assistant manager – and the South Shields sovereign has admitted that the two are good friends.


Iain Hume features in Canada’s 3-0 win over Puerto Rico
September 8, 2011

Preston North End striker Iain Hume may speak with a recognisably Scottish twang, but like a plethora of others in the modern game, when it comes to International duty, he doesn’t actually represent the country in which he was born. At one year old, Hume was probably still learning to walk and talk when his parents decided to leave Edinburgh and relocate to Ontario, Canada, but he didn’t ditch haggis for hockey sticks; Hume stayed true to his British roots and developed his football skills. As a Canadian citizen, Hume was eligible to join the international squad and received his first call up in February 2003 when he was playing for Dave Watson’s Tranmere Rovers.