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Kidd Voted All-time XI Left Back

24 June 2013

Ryan Kidd has officially been voted PNE’s greatest ever left back, joining Alan Kelly Snr and Graham Alexander in the Lilywhites All-time XI.

Competition was extremely tight for the full back position as voting was spread between 21 total candidates.

However, it was Kidd who came out on top by a single nomination, collecting 22% of the votes on his way to victory.

The retired defender made a total of 317 appearances for North End, scoring 12 goals, in a nine year stay at Deepdale.

Callum Davidson came a close second, just one vote behind Kidd, after having led the initial few days of the search.

Below are the results of the ‘Fans’ All-time XI’ right back poll as voted for over the past seven days:

Ryan Kidd               22%
Callum Davidson      21%
Matthew Hill            15%

This week we go on search for a pair of centre halves to complete the All-time XI defensive unit.

PNE have enjoyed a wealth of commanding defensive players, from Bill Shankly to Chris Lucketti, all of whom need your vote to make the All-time team.

Aussie defender Joe Marston will surely be a popular choice after his lion hearted exploits in the 1950’s.

The Socceroo is so highly revered in his native country that the man-of-the-match in Australia’s A-League finals is awarded the Joe Marston medal, named after the great defender.

Tony Singleton should also be considered, especially after Brazil legend Pele named him as the most difficult player he’s ever come up against.

Meanwhile, current West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce will also be in with a shout.

‘Big Sam’ spent four years as a player at Deepdale in total and was a member of the 1986/87 promotion winning side before going on to manage the Lilywhites for a short spell in 1992.

Newly appointed Manchester United boss, David Moyes, will also stake a claim for one of the centre back positions, having made over 150 appearances for North End in eight years at the Club.

1938 FA Cup winner Bill Shankly could also be plugged in at the back, as a tough tackling defensive player he would have revelled in the modern day centre halve position.

Mark Lawrenson is another obvious candidate. The Penwortham-born Liverpool legend started his career at Deepdale before earning European glory with the Anfield side.

To vote, simply reply to the post on Facebook, or alternatively on Twitter name your selection followed by the ‘hashtag’ of #PNEXI.

You can also email your selection to so get voting now!

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