MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

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MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by Sutekh » 26 Dec 2019 19:40



When : Sunday 29th December, 3pm
Where : Deepdale, Preston, PR1 6RU
Capacity : 23,404
Away Stand : Bill Shankly Kop
What might I see in the area : Dourness


Ey oop! It’s Lancashire next for a very very long away trek to Preston. And it’s a Sunday game, can’t remember the last time Reading played an FL fixture on a Sunday without it being on the telly or it being Boxing Day but no doubt it wasn’t as long ago as you’d think.

Preston are playing well and are challenging at the top end of the table again. While their away record is a little suspect their home record is really rather good with 9 wins and 3 draws from 13 league outings. Only WBA have beaten them on their own patch in the league and WBA are the only side Preston have failed to score a league goal against at home so far.

That said Preston have only managed 2 wins in their last 9 but are unbeaten in 5 including a draw at Leeds last time out so this really isn’t going to be very easy.

Gallagher, Johnson and Barkhuizen are the leading scorers for the lilywhites though Johnson is expected to miss the game through injury. Patrick Bauer is expected to return after illness.

Reading will miss Andy Yiadom while Sam Baldock is once again crocked, this time with a groin problem

Referee

Jarred Gillett

Previously

31 Aug 19 > Reading 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Historically

It took 9 visits to Deepdale to get a first win and there have only been 5 for Reading in the total 28 league games played there to date. In that time Preston have managed 18 home victories very much setting a low expectation for Reading in this fixture. So that’s now one home victory for every goal Preston scored in that 18-0 cup game back in the 1890s. Still they pulled off a miracle result last season so anything is possible....

How to follow the game

  1. Get a ticket and travel to Deepdale
  2. Listen to Radio 5 Live and/or a myriad of other radio stations for score flashes
  3. Ring/text a mate for updates
  4. Use an iFollow subscription (presuming you can get the commentary working at all)
  5. BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by WestYorksRoyal » 26 Dec 2019 21:35

Expecting nothing from this. Any points a bonus.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by URZZZZ » 27 Dec 2019 00:14

Wouldn’t be against a 5 at the back on Sunday against a top team at home, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Therefore I’d go the same XI, bring McCleary/Puscas on the bench if available

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by Zip » 27 Dec 2019 00:34

URZZZZ Wouldn’t be against a 5 at the back on Sunday against a top team at home, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Therefore I’d go the same XI, bring McCleary/Puscas on the bench if available


Puscas is out for another month.

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by morganb » 27 Dec 2019 09:11

Sutekh Ey oop! It’s Lancashire next for a very very long away trek to Preston. And it’s a Sunday game, can’t remember the last time Reading played an FL fixture on a Sunday without it being on the telly or it being Boxing Day but no doubt it wasn’t as long ago as you’d think.


Last game of last season was on a Sunday - 0-0 draw at home against Birmingham


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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by tidus_mi2 » 27 Dec 2019 23:47

Preston at home I would think they will win but we have also won the last 4 games against Preston, maybe it will be our day again.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by Felt91 » 28 Dec 2019 15:21

I see the fair few of the Other games on the red button, this one isn’t unfortunately

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by JoeyJoeJoeJnrShabadoo » 28 Dec 2019 15:45

thanks

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by Sutekh » 29 Dec 2019 06:53

Felt91 I see the fair few of the Other games on the red button, this one isn’t unfortunately


Can’t help but think it’s not right for Sky to be permitted to show several PL/Championship games live during what is effectively a full “Saturday” fixture program for the FL. How long before they get to do it on Saturdays at 3pm?


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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by paultheroyal » 29 Dec 2019 09:03

Felt91 I see the fair few of the Other games on the red button, this one isn’t unfortunately


Yeah just seen this, FFS.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by URZZZZ » 29 Dec 2019 10:37

Sutekh
Felt91 I see the fair few of the Other games on the red button, this one isn’t unfortunately


Can’t help but think it’s not right for Sky to be permitted to show several PL/Championship games live during what is effectively a full “Saturday” fixture program for the FL. How long before they get to do it on Saturdays at 3pm?


Don’t think it’ll be long at all to be honest

Will further reduce crowd numbers, particularly our away support

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by Royals and Racers » 29 Dec 2019 14:01

Unchanged starting line-up

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by LUX » 29 Dec 2019 14:01

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by LUX » 29 Dec 2019 14:03

Was a photo of the Horseman coaches at Preston. Cannot seem to post photos via my phone

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by LUX » 29 Dec 2019 14:23

Yeah, soz. Sunny too

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by Sutekh » 29 Dec 2019 14:29

Royals and Racers Unchanged starting line-up


Subs are

Walker, Miazga, Rinomhota, Obita, McCleary, Boye and Olise

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by URZZZZ » 29 Dec 2019 14:32

Sutekh
Royals and Racers Unchanged starting line-up


Subs are

Walker, Miazga, Rinomhota, Obita, McCleary, Boye and Olise


The signs aren’t great for Loader

Both Puscas and Baldock injured and he’s not even making the bench

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by Hound » 29 Dec 2019 15:04

URZZZZ
Sutekh
Royals and Racers Unchanged starting line-up


Subs are

Walker, Miazga, Rinomhota, Obita, McCleary, Boye and Olise


The signs aren’t great for Loader

Both Puscas and Baldock injured and he’s not even making the bench


Yeah I’m sure we’ll be seeing if Wolves are still interested - been a complete waste of a couple of months for him

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by Chameleon » 29 Dec 2019 15:09

Are there any streams floating about?

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Dec 2019 15:11

URZZZZ
Sutekh
Royals and Racers Unchanged starting line-up


Subs are

Walker, Miazga, Rinomhota, Obita, McCleary, Boye and Olise


The signs aren’t great for Loader

Both Puscas and Baldock injured and he’s not even making the bench

And the pretty toss Boye ahead of him on the bench.

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