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Preston Supporters Group Announce Notts County Away As ‘Gentry Day’ Fixture

2 December 2014

The Preston Supporters Group (PSG) will be holding this season’s ‘Gentry Day’ at Notts County on 14th February 2015.

The Sky Bet League One fixture on Valentine’s Day has been chosen as a fitting day for the gentry celebrations with this being exactly one year since the passing of Preston’s most famous son, Sir Tom Finney.

‘Gentry Day’ is organised by the PSG and is in memory of any Preston North End follower or player who has passed away in the previous 12 months.

This event has the full backing of the Club and efforts will be made to make this another successful day for all in attendance.

The gentry term was first used by third division championship winning manager Alan Ball Snr in the early 1970s stating to the press after a game: "Preston fans are the best, they're the gentry."

This inspired a number of PNE fans to don bowler hats and even pin stripe suits at Deepdale.

In 2005, the PSG arranged the ‘Return of the Gentry’ in memory of John Tracey, a member of the original PNE Gentry who sadly passed away.

This was a massive success and culminated in a number of North End players wearing the famed bowler hats on the pitch.

In 2008, the PSG decided to make ‘Gentry Day’ an annual event for all PNE supporters and the people of Preston to remember anyone they may have lost during that season.

Please note, this fixture is subject to change depending on Preston progressing to the fifth round of the FA Cup, but the Club agree with the PSG that this is by far and away the standout fixture for the event due to it being exactly one year on from the passing of Sir Tom Finney.

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