Even though it is of the same height and has a similar roof, it has a smaller tier of seating, with 22 executive boxes sitting above. My nostalgia for the good away days I once had, coupled with the likelihood of an exciting game against a strong team, and the very competitively priced £15 student ticket – I cannot see League Two football in Colchester for that cheap!  The team did so with a majority of their team being made up of Scottish players (the Scotch Professors). The club's last major trophy win was in the 1938 FA Cup Final when they defeated Huddersfield Town 1–0 and the team included Bill Shankly, Andy Beattie and goalscorer George Mutch. We had a walk around the ground, had a look in the Club Shop and then made our way to the away entrance.
Manchester, on the other hand, attracts thousands of footballing tourists every week – the Manchester United museum having between 200.000 and 300.000 visitors a year, albeit with the lure a tour behind the scenes of the stadium. For the record Deepdale would be my 78th ground watching the Albion. It's a one way in and one way out road to the ground so it took us at least 30 minutes to get out of Preston itself but once we were out we were fine and managed to get home okay. The results of the largest ever survey into club rivalries", "Preston North End – Sponsors Through the Years", "PNE women's team have fresh start as Fylde Ladies", Online video footage of Preston North End winning the 1938 FA Cup, Article relating to transfer of Brad Potts to Preston North End, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Preston_North_End_F.C.&oldid=984144449, Association football clubs established in 1880, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Winners: 1886–87, 1892–93, 1894–95, 1899–1900, 1938–39, 1996–97. Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Deepdale football ground? I do think that the Championship is a poor standard this year, but enjoying it more than I have over the last few seasons. A possibility of a high scoring game with both teams having nothing to play for and I was looking forward to visiting the ground as I had never visited before. The few home fans I met, the stewards and the Police were all very helpful and friendly. It is just a normal pie but with a filling of very buttery mashed potato and onion. , The club formed a rugby union team in 1877 as a winter fitness activity but this was not a success and, a year later, they played their first game under the rules of association football. Keep in the right hand lane and go across the roundabout signposted Preston east, football ground and museum. The statue, sculpted by Peter Hodgkinson and unveiled in July 2004, was inspired by a famous photograph taken at the Chelsea versus PNE game in 1956, played at Stamford Bridge in particularly wet conditions.. I have to say outside the ground that I have never seen a floodlight structure like it. Here are the cheapest and most expensive tickets for adults and concessions. Deepdale is a football stadium in the Deepdale area of Preston, England, the home of Preston North End F.C. Forget about romance and Rivendell. But – mainly football fans would dream of visiting a football museum. The statue, sculpted by Peter Hodgkinson and unveiled in July 2004, was inspired by a famous photograph taken at the Chelsea versus PNE game in 1956, played at Stamford Bridge in particularly wet conditions.. You will go past the White Hart and a row of shops. The club is now owned by businessman Trevor Hemmings and has been established in the EFL Championship since gaining promotion in 2015. Stewards were very friendly.  The author wrote elsewhere: "...and that team became immortalised as the 'Old Invincibles'". The atmosphere was good from the 900+ strong Sky Blue Army. Steve Clarke had just been sacked and we were on a poor run of form, making this game quite exciting as both teams would be expecting a win and I felt the team needed some support. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be): If I'm being honest, I didn't even know I was going to the match until about Midday, when I got shuffled in a car and down to the local Train Station. Where do we go for here? Taxi - A taxi from Preston Railway Station to Deepdale will take just over ten minutes and cost around £9. I was on driver duty for this one, and having collected the rest of our travelling party, we set off for Preston at just after 11am. In the 1888–89 season, the team won both the inaugural league championship and the FA Cup, the latter without conceding a goal. Deepdale is a small stadium but a nice ground for a Championship club.
The other stands pretty much the same. Other than that, it was a poor atmosphere for a home side.
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