From the Finney Meets… Richard Cresswell


For this episode Jake caught up with former North End striker, Richard Cresswell. We spoke him coming through at York City, his “big money” move to Sheffield Wednesday in the Premier League and then how his move to North End came about from Leicester. Initially on loan, with a debut goal, then signing a 4.5 year contract so that eh and his family could start to put some roots down.

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We discuss the different managers he worked under in David Moyes, Craig Brown, and Billy Davies. We discuss who his favourite manager was from his time in Preston, his partnership with David Nugent in the season that we got to the play-off final against West Ham. We discussed the fees that clubs had paid to sign him and what it might have been worth in today’s money and what Ken Bates’ wife said to him after he signed for Leeds United.

There was also a bit of a chat about him featuring against North End for Leeds in the play-offs after being out injured for months and also the red card on his return to Deepdale.

We rounded off by talking about his move from Leeds United to Stoke City and we touched a little bit on his time driving in with Jon Parkin over 2 years before finishing up by talking about his return to York City.

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