Went to Deepdale today for Sir Tom Finney's funeral. It was a sad day for Preston North End fans and Prestonians everywhere as as our most treasured posession was laid to rest today. He will always remain in our hearts even though he has gone.
I think the club should retire the No7 Shirt as a mark of respect.
Rest in peace Sir Tom, you are and always will be a Legend and a Hero.John Smith
Sir Tom, when I watched my first PNE home game I sat just behind you in the directors box , at half time you made time to say hello from that moment forward how could I support any other team. Just a good all bloke RIP MarkMark Craig
A man who's skill on the pitch was enthralling to witness. A man who despite his fame and achievements remained humble and modest. A man who was proud to be a Prestonian and who made Preston proud. A man who should be a model for all who seek fame and fortune.Richard Hubberstey
May you rest in peace Sir Tom Finney.Reunited with your beloved Elsie.What a send of for Prestons football legend xxnicola wade
62yrs, born and bred Preston and introduced to PNE in 1958, I can still image Sir Tom ghosting past two mesmerised defenders on the right wing. I was introduced to the game by my grandfather who was one of those who did not attend the game with me if Sir Tom was not playing.I saw Tom at the end of his career but my father watched Tom throughout his entire career and he left me in no doubt that he was the finest footballer the world had ever seen. I saw Tom through my life after the game and saw him working for charities, the rotary club,and through the courts and being the perfect gentleman he was totally devoted to the city of Preston and its people. All I can say in final tribute to Tom we have lost a beautiful human being and not a bad footballer also.
RIP Sir Tom.Jim Skipper
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have watched the BEST football player the World has ever seen. A TRUE GENTLEMAN in every sense of the word.
Melvyn Banks EcclestonMelvyn Banks
I was only 4 years of age when Sir Tom played his last game for Preston North End so I never actually saw him play but I have had the privilege of meeting this great man on a couple of occasions. What a lovely gentleman. Sincere condolences to his family.
R.I.P. Sir Tom.Mick Smith
Honoured to have met Sir Tom Finney when he was the Preston plumber.He was a lovely man and perfect gentleman who was also a football legend hie own time and forever. Sadly missed.Sandra England. Malaga
As a salesman for Unifix I visited Tom's plumbing company 1971/1975. He always gave me his time but we never spoke about football until the day after England's elimination from the World Cup following the famous game v Poland in 1974. After arriving home in Leyland at 04.00 in the morning I went Preston to see if I could sell my products to Mr Finney. During our meeting I coughed and apologised to Tom explaining that I was still hoarse from the previous evening. "Did you go" Tom asked "Yes did you not". "No I had a visit to the local Women's Institute as a JP and I did not want to let the ladies down". That sums Sir Tom up and I shall remember his words and the kindness he always showed to me forever. Sadly I never saw him play.
Ken PegdenKen Pegden
Sir Tom a great great footballer but an even greater man.Such an inspiration to so many people.The Sudell Family