“Preston fans are the best, they´re the gentry!” The words are by former Preston gaffer Alan Ball and every North End fan knows them. Every season there´s even a Gentry Day were Prestonians dress up i bowler hats and suits to look the part. So why start of this blog post stating the obvoious? Because we´re in quite a unic situastion at the moment. Blackpool are already relegated and promotion is looking good at our end. So how will this play out? Will the gentry show them selves as that or will the need to rub it in take us to dark places while possibly celebrating our trip back up to the 2nd tire of English football?
Sometimes you´re enemy inflicts damage to itself in a matter you couldn´t possibly dream of being able to. Blackpool has done just that this season. The way the clubs owner has treated the fans have made it hard to look away. The destruction of what was left of a Premier League club has been almost as satisfying as watching Preston win every saturday (ok, not every saturday). So how are we going to celebrate these (hopefully) two grand events? Not surprisingly the banter that has been going on all through the season took off after yesterdays end of Blackpools stay in the Championship. And that´s how it´s supposed to be – but I urge my fellow fans to show some class. The picture of the tosser showing off a tangerine shirt at the Rotherham game is back to haunt him and his fellow lashers. I just hope that we could keep them embarrassing pictures to a minimum.
– You´re not from here pal, you don´t know what it´s like! Well, we might not be born and raised in Preston, Lancashire but rivalry is kind of an international thing – and so is class. Showing class states your superiority in a better way than petty banter. So hate Blackpool and be proud to be the bigger club in Lancashire – but show some class while doing it.
We´re after all the best fans, we´re the gentry!