Preston North End v Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Round 4 Jan 23, 2023 20:16:23 GMT PNE From Afar, ginagee, and 4 more like this
Post by ProudPreston29 on Jan 23, 2023 20:16:23 GMT
Saturday 28th January 6pm Kick Off
Preston North End welcome Spurs to Deepdale in this years FA Cup fourth round as one of the feature games of the weekend. England captain Harry Kane is expected to play following his involvement in the previous round and manager Contes obvious respect for the trophy. Only two sides can boast more wins in the cup than Tottenham although their last triumph was over 30 years ago a match which our BBC host Gary Lineker actually missed a penalty in .
The Lilywhite Shirt
Preston North End became the first club to achieve a league and FA Cup double giving them a unique right along with Reading (Royal borough club )to be the only clubs allowed to dictate the colours they choose to wear in any match even forcing home teams to change their shirt if they so require. Prestons lilywhite shirts and blue shirts are said to have been the inspiration for Spurs own choice of colours.
Teams for the fixture
Following last weeks away win at Brum team selection will be a tough call for Ryan Lowe but Troy Parrot is unlikely to feature against his parent club. Ched Evans could be pushing for a start following injury and Brady is expected to keep his place. Spurs could give a start to Brazils world cup star Richarlison and he recovers from his injury along side Spurs soon to be record scorer Kane.
The last time the two clubs met was in 2009 when a Peter Crouch hatrick and goals from Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane secured the win 1-5 for Harry Rednapps side (hopefully a score that wont get repeated), another notable player that night was a young Gareth Bale . Chris Brown scored the only goal for Preston .
It wasn't all bad , in 1996 the two sides met in the league cup when in the home leg we managed a 1-1 draw with a late Michael Holt equalizer before losing 3-0 at White Hart Lane a few days later.
One thing that does stand out is how the foreign invasion has taken over football in the last 30 years , in this game only one player Allan Neilsen was not from home shores.
The club expects a bumper crowd even though it is filling the primetime Saturday night slot on the BEEB , Gary Lineker and Danny Murphy will be hoping that no one brings an extra mobile phone they don't need to the game and happens to stick it to the make shift studio. If you know you know!!
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Fancy a pint
Preston is unique in that the local police do not allocate official away pubs and actively encourage well behaved fans to enjoy all the pubs in the city, check out our local beer guide and away day thread via this link.