Post by kzwhitesclub on Mar 14, 2019 10:21:52 GMT
NOBBERS V BLUES
The final international break of the season is preceded by the Lilywhites hosting Garry Monk’s Birmingham City at Deepdale this weekend.
Both sides are sat in a good position, on the cusp of the Play-Off spots, and will be looking to go into the gap with a positive result to set them up for the final eight games of the season.
Despite a couple of tough results in the last week, the Blues have had an excellent campaign to date, spear-headed by the talismanic front duo of Lukas Jutkiewicz and Che Adams, who will pose a big test to North End’s youthful backline.
But after making it six straight away wins up at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night, Alex Neil’s side will be brimming with confidence as they return to PR1 in front of a big crowd.
Preston North End have lost one of their last 12 home games against Birmingham City in all competitions - a 2-0 defeat in February 2001.
Birmingham, who won 3-0 at St Andrew's on 1 December, are looking to complete a league double over Preston for the first time since the 2000-01 season.
Since the start of October, only the current top three (Norwich, Leeds and Sheffield United) have won more Championship points than Preston (49).
Garry Monk has never lost a Championship encounter in his eight meetings with Preston. His only game at Deepdale in that time was a 4-1 win with Leeds United in December 2016.
Preston's 11-game Championship unbeaten run is currently the longest in the division.
Birmingham's 21-goal top scorer Che Adams has scored three goals in his last four league appearances against Preston.
Beaten by The Villa and Millwall at home they are there for taking , Che Adams equal top three scorer in Championship , we are the Form team below the carrot crunchers .
I lived I Solihull for twenty years and watched PNE many times in the Midlands but we have got the best team for years .
My mates Uncle Jack Wiseman owned Blues and I have been to the Wiseman suite a few times with my Blues mates they are passionate but not nutters like the idiot v Villa last week .
The atmosphere at St Andrews is very intimidating ! Lets try and make it as "hostile "as possible for Blues because they will have 5,200 noisy Brummies backing them !
I will do my best 3000 miles away in Baccara bar ,Aktau , Kazakhstan!
Famous Blues Fans : Jasper Carrott , Colin Buchanan ( Dalziel and Pascoe ) , Roy Wood - Wizard ,UB40 ( Cant Help Falling in Love with you The North End), David Harewood ( Homeland) , Mike Skinner -The Streets ( Dry your eyes mate things can only get better ) , James Phelps HPotter star , Carl Froch ( Boxer) Jeff Lynne -ELO Mr Blue Skys and Steven kNIGHT fILM dIRECTOR pEAKY bLINDERS
My mates PJ , Wiseman , Benny Boy , Micky the Eyebrows , Painter Dave et al
Memorable Match and In My Opinion Best Match Ever Seen at Deepdale :