Sport

North End and Orient teams pay tribute to Sir Tom

In pictures: Preston fans bid farewell to Sir Tom Finney as PNE draw with Orient

Deepdale was still and quiet, as over 13,000 people paid their tribute and respects to a legend of football. Sir Tom Finney passed away aged 91 and Preston supporters vowed to fill the stadium where he performed many of his greatest tricks. Paul Melling was there to capture a game that finished even for North End and Leyton Orient, but football took a back seat […]

2 months ago by
sir-tom-finney-tributes630

Preston North End fans prepare to send off Sir Tom Finney

Tens of thousands of Preston North End fans are gathering at Deepdale ahead of Saturday afternoon’s clash with Leyton Orient. Following the announcement of Sir Tom Finney’s death last night the famous Splash statue of Sir Tom has been decorated with tributes. PNE opened the club shop at 9am and from an hour before there were hundreds of fans queueing to ensure they had a […]

2 months ago by
BgeSz7MIcAAg6bi

Opinion: A tribute to Sir Tom Finney

It’s not exaggerating to say that Preston has lost its favourite son. Sir Tom Finney was quite simply the best footballer to ever play for Preston North End Football Club. For the city of Preston, he transcended the idea of just being a footballer. He represents a reason to be proud of the city, he represents everything a footballer, and indeed a person, should be. […]

2 months ago by
Want to promote your local business? Sir Tom wins his England cap

Sir Tom Finney dies: Tributes paid by footballing world (and others)

The footballing world is in mourning this morning as one of its greatest players has passed away. Sir Tom Finney was a one club player, and that club was Preston North End. These are some of the tweets we spotted which touched a nerve as social media went into overdrive with PNE fans, footballers and football clubs saying goodbye to Sir Tom. [View the story […]

2 months ago by
Sir Tom is front left, in the 1940-41 wartime PNE team

Sir Tom Finney dies: Preston City Council to open book of condolence

A book of condolence to Sir Tom Finney is to be opened at the Town Hall. Prestonians will be invited to come and write their tributes and memories of one of the greatest footballers to ever live. Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin has also paid tribute to the Preston North End legend. He said Sir Tom as a freeman of Preston was entitled to […]

2 months ago by
BgeSn8lIYAAw_tH

Sir Tom Finney death: PNE fans begin tributes to footballing legend

Preston North End fans have begun paying their respects at Deepdale to Sir Tom Finney. On hearing the news of Sir Tom Finney’s passing, which broke around 10pm, PNE fans took club scarves and flowers down to the ground. Finney is remembered forever in the famous statue The Splash which stands at the front of the ground. Sir Tom is now covered in the blue […]

2 months ago by

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into your inbox every Sunday with a round-up of our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening in the city.