Former Blackpool defender has often been a target of insults from Preston fans, but claims this occasion abuse turned violent
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Sunday 21 November 2010
Adel Taarabt scored with two typically powerful long-range shots as Queens Park Rangers stretched their unbeaten start to the season to 18 matches and returned to the top of the Championship with a comfortable 3-1 home win over bottom club Preston North End. After four minutes a cross from the right by Rangers full-back Kyle Walker was dropped by the Preston goalkeeper, Andy Lonergan, leaving Rob Hulse to tap in his first goal for the club. Taarabt's strikes put Rangers in charge before Matt Connolly chested the ball into his own net, but it was scant consolation for Preston.
Monday 15 November 2010
Thursday 11 November 2010
Jamie Carragher was no doubt awash with adrenalin and relief when he claimed his team-mate Steven Gerrard was the best player ever to pull on the red shirt of Liverpool. He had, after all, just watched Gerrard destroy Napoli with such single-handed authority and power he might have been a combination of Batman and Roy of the Rovers.
Ronnie Clayton: Footballer who captained England and played at wing-half for Blackburn Rovers for 20 years
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Ronnie Clayton was the embodiment of an era in football history which could hardly contrast more vividly with today's game, in which his modern equivalents become multi-millionaires with one stroke of a pen.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Jon Parkin grabbed a hat-trick as Preston North End came from 4-1 down at Leeds last night to win 6-4 in an incredible match the visitors' manager Darren Ferguson described as the "most amazing of my career".
Thursday 16 September 2010
Charles N'Zogbia insists he is happy at Wigan despite almost joining Birmingham City last month.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Time and the sack have done nothing to still Phil Brown's ambition or dilute his self-belief. Three months after finishing gardening leave from Hull City, he is bursting to take on "the next challenge" and even voluntarily brings up the subject of the England manager's job as an illustration of how high that ambition flies.
Monday 09 August 2010
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Monday 09 August 2010
Saturday 24 July 2010
Saturday 22 May 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
Monday 26 April 2010
The recriminations following Hull City's relegation will begin in earnest now in what promises to be a defining week for the club's immediate future, yet there is no doubt in the mind of George Boateng who is to blame for the performances which have cost the team its top-flight status.
Monday 05 April 2010
Saturday 27 February 2010
The Welsh international Brian Godfrey was a footballer both tough and clever, and as a manager he was a shrewd, hard-bitten operator, albeit not at the rarefied level widely envisaged for him when he took his first managerial job in the mid-1970s.
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