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Fans’ All-time XI - Goalkeeper

3 June 2013

Voting for PNE’s ‘Fans’ All-time XI’ goalkeeper begins today and it’s up to you, the fans, to decide who gets the nod between the posts.

The Club has had a number of top-class shot stoppers at its disposal throughout its history, a tradition seemingly passed down from generation to generation - as with Alan Kelly Senior and Alan Kelly Junior.

The elder Kelly enjoyed a staggering 13 year career with the Lilywhites, experiencing all traumas, exaltations and jubilation normally associated with a top flight club - becoming Republic of Ireland's most capped goalkeeper in the process.

Kelly Junior, meanwhile, spent seven years as a North End player before moving on to pastures new at Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers - winning the League Cup in 2002.

Going even further into the past, 1889's double-winning 'keeper James Trainer was an ever present at Deepdale in over 250 games for the Club.

But now, you can decide who you think is the best goalkeeper to grace the Deepdale turf, once and for all!

The ‘keeper with the most votes will be the first instalment of a team which will showcase the ultimate North End line-up, to be revealed just before the start of the 2013/14 season.

To submit your vote, simply log on and comment on our Facebook post, ‘tweet’ us your suggested player using the #PNEXI ‘hashtag’ or email us at

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