Preston may not have had much modern-day success, but don’t ever try and erase our history.
Yes, North End have never been in the Premier League. We haven’t even been in the top flight at all since 1961 – a whole 60 years.
You can’t talk about Preston without mentioning the history though. One of the founder members of the Football League, the first league winners, the first league and cup double winners… despite what some may tell you.
One Tottenham fan page attempted to claim on Sunday that Spurs became the first team to win the league and FA Cup double in England.
First they nick our kit – no, really, that is true – and now they try and nick our history too!
Tottenham did complete the double in 1961, that much is true. Just how they thought they were the first ones to do it beggars belief.
North End did it first in the 1888-89 season without even losing a game. Aston Villa even did it before Spurs, completing the feat in 1897.
We sadly go down this route all too often; the claims of Arsenal being ‘the only Invincibles’ provokes outrage from Preston fans every time, and rightly so.
This instance was no different, with North Enders rallying to defend the club’s history – here’s some of the best tweets as Preston fans hit back on social media.