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7 October 2014

Ten facts about Preston North End ahead of the game


 1: FOUNDED:1880

2: NICKNAME:The Lilywhites, North End

3: HOME GROUND: Deepdale 

4: CAPACITY: 23,404 

5: MANAGER: Simon Grayson 

6: ONE TO WATCH: Josh Brownhill 

 7: MOST APPEARANCES:Alan Kelly, 447, 1961-75

 8: LAST MATCH PLAYED: Preston 4 Colchester 2

 9: FORM (LAST 6):Won 4 Drawn 1 Lost 1

10: *DID YOU KNOW?: North End Cricket & Rugby Club, which was formed in 1863, indulged in most sports before taking up soccer in about 1879. In 1881 they decided to stick to football to the exclusion of other sports and even a 16-0 drubbing by Blackburn Rovers in an invitation game at Deepdale, a few weeks after taking this decision, did not deter them for they immediately became affiliated to the Lancashire F.A.

Source: Sky Sports Football Year Book*

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