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Kevin Davies: 800 Not Out

14 January 2015

This Friday, if he plays any part in the Lilywhites’ clash with the O’s at Deepdale, Kevin Davies will be making his 800th career appearance.

As part of that milestone The One And Only features some special articles to reflect on his career so far with some exclusive interviews with the likes of Stuart Pearce, England No.2 when the PNE No.9 received his cap for the Three Lions, former PNE defender and Bolton team-mate Nicky Hunt, former PNE boss and Wanderers assistant Phil Brown, referee’s supremo and former England skipper and current Premier League leading captain John Terry!

Terry is named by Kev, in a big interview with the matchday programme, as the player he has had the most memorable battles with throughout his career to this point.

The 37-year-old said: “John Terry is one of those players that divides opinion, but I always look at a player and see what he does on the pitch.

“Take this season, he has been outstanding and proved a lot of people wrong. A lot of people had written him off, because of his age, but he has been fantastic and he should still be playing for England really.

“In the battles we have had I caught him once and he got taken off and was out for a couple of weeks, but the next game we were fine and having a laugh about things.

“We have always had a handshake and a chat at the end of the game and given each other the time.

“A few seasons ago he gave me some signed shirts and boots for my charity to sell off and that’s the kind of guy he was. I have always had a lot of time for him before and after games.

 “I have a lot of respect for him because you have the battles on the pitch, but you don’t take it off the pitch after the game. You have a laugh and a joke about things and a lot of players these days you can’t really do that with, because they feel that if you tackle them or give a foul away it is a slight on themselves, but it’s a contact sport and that’s why I point towards John as something I have always had good battles with.”

To read more from Kevin and to hear what the Blues No.26 had to say in response to the kind words of Davies, plus all the usual content and a dozen pages about our opponents from east London, all crammed into 100 pages, with over 200 photos, just check out the 17th edition of the season of the League One programme of the year, The One And Only.

All this and 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’.

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