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A Year In The Life…

23 December 2014

It’s been a busy year at Preston North End, a lot has happened on and off the field and the matchday programme for the final home game of 2014 reflects that.

We speak to Brian Finney and Joe Garner on year’s that have affected them in different ways, as well as a special review of the whole year and some unseen photos.

We also speak to Alan Browne, who talks us through his first year as a professional footballer. Speaking to The One And Only he admits he has progressed a lot quicker than he could have hoped.

“It’s been a fantastic year for me personally,” he said. “At the moment the team are doing well, which is a plus, but it has been a massive year for me.

“I have really kicked on and improved and I have the staff and the players here to thank for that. They have helped me all the way and I still have a lot more to give, which I am sure will come.

“If I had set myself any targets for the year I could definitely say I would have exceeded them.

“I didn’t actually set myself any at the start of the year; I was more worried about settling in and getting used to things. I moved away from home and it was my first time away from my family and friends, which I found tough, but the lads here are great, they looked after me and the Club helped me massively, so it took a bit of weight off my shoulders and allowed me to concentrate on my football.

“When things are good off the field you can expect results on the pitch as well and I kicked on and got myself in the team towards the end of the season.

“I didn’t think that would come so soon, but thankfully the gaffer gave me a chance and I haven’t looked back since really.

“As I mentioned, I didn’t set any targets at the start, but when I got into the team I set myself targets for this year and I am going to keep setting them until the end of the season and hopefully the results of that will show.

“My year had progressed very quickly and I didn’t expect any of it to happen so soon.”

You can read more from Alan and also see well over 200 photos – including the players’ annual hospital visit – interviews with Tom Clarke, Chris Humphrey, Bailey Wright, plus further features involved Paul Huntington, Paul Gallagher and over a dozen pages of away content including an exclusive interview with 1,000 game man Danny Wilson.

All this and so much more, still for the fantastic value price of just £3. They will be on sale from Christmas Eve afternoon from the Club shop, online and in person from our sellers inside and outside of Deepdale on matchday.

Don’t forget; The One And Only is also available to download on your iPhone and iPad via the Matchday Digital app.

The Matchday Digital App allows you to view the North End programme anytime, anywhere. You can make one-off purchases or take out a season pass so you are subscribed to the whole season. If you can’t make the game, simply download the programme on the Matchday Digital app and be part of the game.

The slick digital version comes with all the content you would have in the printed programme, but with added features including:

• Programmes available to fans any time, anywhere
• Download back copies from past games
• Programmes will be made available for purchase worldwide
• Easy to use curl or slide ‘turn page’ technology
• Keyword search taking you straight to a particular player or feature
• Pinch screen feature to zoom into articles or images
• Add articles to Facebook or Twitter via the social media feature
• The Matchday Digital app is free to download on to your iPhone/iPad.

Preston North End supporters can download an individual issue at £2.99 or take out a season pass for £49.99.

Download the Matchday Digital app on your iPhone or iPad for free by going to the iTunes App store on your iPhone/iPad and search for ‘Matchday Digital’.

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