A book of condolence has been opened at Preston’s Town Hall and Harris Museum. The city council are currently discussing with the Finney family whether there will be a civic funeral, following the Sir Tom’s death on Friday. Council leader Peter Rankin said as a freeman of Preston the Preston North End legend was entitled to the civic funeral in the city. Paying tribute to […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
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 Ed Walker Share
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 Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business?
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 Luke Beardsworth Share
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 Ed Walker Share
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 Ed Walker Share