PNE Supporters Initiatives

Update posted by John Kelly On Jul 04, 2013

Just a little update for you all following the threads over the summer regarding both the supporters flags and a concept for a banner in the IPS. Following the support and donations which I received at the back end of last season I have been able to get all the supporters flags cleaned and repaired following two years of weathering at the top of the IPS. Also I have been able to get all the flags that needed re/fireproofing done during the summer break. This is very expensive and would not have been possible without your support. As you may remember it had been agreed that from next season the flags would be placed on the netting at the front of the Town End. However following a trial of this earlier this week and subsequent meetings the club have decided that they would prefer for the flags to go back up in the gap on the IPS. Personally I agree with this as we were still left with huge black gaps and fixing the flags down was proving more difficult than anticipated. Obviously with this being a supporter area it was vital that we got this right for Ground Relegation's etc. Also with the flags all being different sizes it just didn't look right. However the very large Union Flag (with Preston North End on it) and Surf's One & Only North End flag will be staying on the netting as these are large and cover the space well and give a good visual impact. However due to us having two games on Sky early in the season the club have requested I wait until after our 3rd Home game against Oldham on the 9th September to put them back up. With the kind donations I received I have been able to purchase many more special clips etc and will be able to buy more ties etc to get me through the whole season keeping the flags neat and tidy. I realise that this is not the perfect solution to filling the gap but hope people agree it is good to have an area where supporters can show there support for the team and I thank the club for their support with this. We will have a some spare room now too, so if you have a flag you would like to be displayed at Deepdale just let me know and I will make sure it is hung up for you.

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Update posted by John Kelly On Jun 04, 2013

Just a little update for you.

Im currently about halfway through cleaning all the flags. Most are coming out well but are taking quite a few washes with obscene amounts of deturgent and stain remover. (Two years being hung in the IPS have not been kind). 

The flags will then have any little repairs that need doing completed to make them look as good as possible ready to be placed on the Town End next season.

Thank you once again to all who donated, the cleaning alone has cost a small fortune and I without your help it would not have happend. 

The most expensive outlay today has been for the Fire Retartdent Spray which will make sure the flags pass Ground Saftey Regulations.

Some of the flags have already been fire proofed, however for those that haven't and also to add that extra peace of mind they will be re-sprayed. 

I have already recieved a couple of new flags to be added and if you would like to add yours pelase get in touch.

With regards to the IPS banner idea I'm currently awaiting a response from the club.

Thanks again.

JK

 

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Update posted by John Kelly On May 02, 2013

Jimbo from www.pne-online.net has come up with a concept idea for the proposed banners which we hope to have placed in the IPS next season.

Please join in with the debate and let us know what you think.

 

IPS Legends Concept

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Update posted by John Kelly On Apr 26, 2013

Following discussions with the club this week it has now been agreed that the flags which are currently hung on the Invincibles Stand are going to be moved.

It is felt that it will be better both for visual and for practical reasons that they will be put in place on the Black Mesh at the front of the Town End and also in other areas where it's possible (No Advertising boards etc).

I think we are all in agreement that the mesh looks poor and hopefully the flags will add a bit of something to the Town End and make it a bit more of a "home end". I apologise for any confusion regarding this and hope that this will still have your support.

The generosity of our supporters who have donated to my Supporter Initiatives has been overwhelming and this money is still being put to good use. I have already ordered ties and special clips which will still be used to hold the flags in place and the repairing and cleaning of the flags will start next week.

I have agreed with the club that we will have two NEW LARGE BANNERS made up which will be hung in the IPS.

This is where your help is needed.

We would like to have slogan, phrase, or historic comment that defines Preston North End. This is in a similar way to Man Utd and other clubs have on banners over hanging the stands referring to past players or times in their history etc. We all know we have references to The Gentry, One and Only North End etc, but can you do better? Or should we just keep it simple?

Go to the PSG Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Preston-Supporters-Group/124237367677149

Or visit PNE-ONLINE to have your say.

Obviously we are short on time to get them made up so get your thinking caps on.....

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Update posted by John Kelly On Apr 22, 2013

Thank You for all the donations and offers of help which I have received in the last few days.

It is great to see that the PNE Community is just as strong as ever. 

I have already ordered some new clips and fixings this morning.

Just as a side note if anyone would like to add their own flag to the stand now would be a good time to order one and I can make sure it is in place for the new season. Just give me a shout.

Thanks 

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Jimbo's idea is inspirational, original and visually very impressive. Go for it!

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Bob & Darren Pilky

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Bangerbob

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happy to help!

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Guest

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Well done John Kelly

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We are superior should be on any flag

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