Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Goalscorer Blueprint Created

16 October 2014

This Saturday’s The One And Only is all about the strikers! We look to find what makes up the perfect striker and we speak to a whole host of people to get the information.

The main first team player interview is with Joe Garner, who has scored five goals in his last three games against this weekend’s opponents and speaking in the 100-page edition of the matchday programme he feels there is a lot that makes up a top marksman.

“I think there are a lot of different elements that make up a top striker,” he said. “You need a little bit of greed and as well as good movement.

“I have played with a lot of good ones growing up at Blackburn and you need to be selfish and I think that composure in front of goal is a massive thing, but every different striker has different qualities.

“When I was at Blackburn I tried to take a little bit of every striker I worked with: the aggression of Paul Dickov when he used to play; he used to rat around everywhere. I remember watching him against John Terry and he didn’t give him a minute’s rest and I thought he played really well then.

“The qualities of Benni McCarthy and the skills of players like that were other things I tried to learn from, plus the finishing of Roque Santa Cruz.

“If you try and take a little bit out of each of the players you have seen and try and learn from players like that it can only help you improve and become a better player.”

As well as the current, we go to the past, speaking to John Thomas, Andy Saville, Jon Macken, Tony Ellis and Gary Brazil about what they thinks makes up a good centre forward.

We also chat to strike duo Alex Bruce and Mike Elwiss in our partnerships of the past feature. On top of that we speak to current forwards Callum Robinson, Jack Ryan and Jordan Hugill as well as special photo features on Alex Dawson, Charlie Wayman and Tommy Roberts!

We also have our usual dozen pages on the opposition, our continuing A to Z feature and Chris Neal, the Vale stopper, features as our latest One Hit Wonder. An exclusive interview with the St Albans-born custodian and his manager Rob Page are another couple of the packed 100 pages, which includes close to 250 photos.

All this and so much more, still for the fantastic value price of just £3. They will be on sale from Friday 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’.

Advertisement block