Sunday, 12 December 2010


Saturday 11th December 2010, Preston North End 1 Ipswich Town 0 - Deepdale, Championship

The football? I am losing any interest in talking about Ipswich and our run of defeats - will Roy stay? Go? Not sure I care either way now.

Bu what was great about the visit to Preston is to see the Sir Tom Finney statue. I am a big fan of statues outside grounds, but there can be a bit of 'sameness' about some of them - the statues of Bobby Moore and Peter Osgood are very similar but at Preston we do have a one that is in a class of it's own.

The Sir Tom Finney 'Splash' statue is a mixture of fountain/statue and is fantastic, the idea is from a photograph from a Chelsea-Preston game from 1956, which I believe won the Sports Photograph of the Year award in 1956. It is worth the visit. the other great thing about visiting Preston in the past was the chance to visit the National Football Museum, now moved to Manchester, the building and signs are still at Deepdale but not sure what the building is now being used for.

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