Personalised Football Calendar - Preston North End
The Perfect Gift Idea For Preston North End Fans!
Preston North End originated as a cricket club in the 1860s. Although there was a move to form a rugby team in 1877, this soon ended in failure, as local competition was considered too strong. Football was becoming increasingly popular at the time and many sides had begun to form in Lancashire, creating a buzz around the sport for locals. In 1880, Preston North End officially became a football club and they embarked upon an incredible domination of the sport during their opening years. The Lilywhites were the first ever professional English football champions in 1888, completing the first league-cup 'double' in the process. The club finished this terrific season unbeaten in both competitions, winning fifty-nine matches out of the sixty-four played.
The Lilywhites have been on a fascinating football journey since their historic start. Our Personalised Preston North End Calendars look back at some of the best games from the past century, featuring reproduced match reports from our newspaper archives. Starting from the month of your choice, these A3 Calendars are a great gift idea for any fan of the club.
These Personalised Calendars begin with the Lilywhites' FA Cup run of 1922. Victories against Barnsley, Newcastle United and Arsenal had earned the team a place in the semi-final and the club went on to face Cup holders Tottenham. Preston won the game 2-1 following a brilliant performance and our A3 Calendar includes two articles on this terrific match. We also feature an article on the FA Cup final, which was played against Huddersfield. Unfortunately, the Lilywhites lost 1-0 following a Huddersfield penalty, but sixteen years later, the club would get its revenge.
In 1938, Preston North End again faced Huddersfield in the FA Cup Final. The match was played in front of the King and Queen of England and fans of the Lilywhites flocked to Wembley Stadium in their thousands. A defensive game would keep the supporters on the edges of their seats and by full-time, a goal had still not been scored. In extra-time, a penalty was awarded to Preston North End following a foul on George Mutch and the conversion would end as the winning goal. Preston had won their second FA Cup, reversing the result of 1922.
Our Calendar Gift also features the 1954 FA Cup semi-final victory against Sheffield Wednesday, in addition to various league highlights. For example, in 1956 Preston North End thrilled the Deepdale crowd by thrashing Sunderland 6-0. In 2000, the club won the Second Division title following a 3-2 victory against Millwall. Finally, a fantastic performance by David Nugent helped the Lilywhites beat Derby County 2-0 on aggregate in the 2005 play-off finals.
Calendar Contents At A Glance
Each Preston North End Football Calendar contains the following reproduced newspaper reports:
26th March 1922 - 'Preston surprise Cup Holders' (Preston beat Spurs 2-1 in FA Cup Semi-Final)
26th March 1922 - 'Huddersfield and Preston North End carry off honours in Semi-Final Cup ties' (Pictures from the FA Cup Semi-Final)
30th April 1922 - 'Huddersfield scores the winning goal in yesterday's Cup Final from a penalty' (Preston lose 0-1 to Huddersfield in FA Cup Final)
2nd May 1938 - 'Unhappiest Man in Football' (Preston beat Huddersfield 1-0 in FA Cup Final)
28th March 1954 - 'It's Albion v Preston' (Preston beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 in FA Cup Semi- Final)
4th November 1956 - 'Finney, Master Mind' (Preston beat Sunderland 6-0)
31st August 1960 - '3 New Boys Rock Arsenal' (Preston beat Arsenal 2-0)
22nd August 1975 - 'We Back Bobby' (Bobby Charlton quits as Preston Manager)
1st May 2000 - 'Champs pay tribute to Tom' (Preston beat Millwall 3-2 to become Division Two Champions)
22nd October 2001 - 'Jon's wonder goal is in the Beck's class' (Preston beat Manchester City 2-1)
20th May 2005 - 'Billy tells his heroes to nail the Hammers' (Preston beat Derby 2-0 on aggregate in the play-offs)
1st November 2006 - 'Sub role ensures a Brett profit' (Preston beat Leeds 4-1)
Alternative Football Gifts for Preston North End Fans
We have an exciting selection of alternative football gifts that are designed especially for Preston fans. These include our Personalised Diaries and a unique Personalised Football Book, in addition to genuine Football Shares. Other more general football presents include our Stadium Tours and Spoof Football Headlines.
I Just Love It also has a range of attractive Personalised Image Calendars that cover a variety of themes, such as Best Dad, Football, Golf, Rugby and a special Xtreme Sports edition. Each A3 Calendar includes twelve colourful photographs, all of which cleverly incorporate your recipient's name.