League One Lowdown: Peterborough United

Vital Statistics

Founded: 1934

Chairman: Darragh MacAnthony

Last Season: League One - 11th

Nickname: The Posh

Rivals: Cambridge United, Northampton Town

Major Honours


Scheduled Matches

Portsmouth vs Peterborough: Saturday, May 5th (3pm)

Peterborough vs Portsmouth: Tuesday, November 21st (7:45pm)

Peterborough United: A brief history

Peterborough are a fairly new club, having been formed in 1934 to replace the old Peterborough & Fletton United which had dissolved two years previous. Posh were elected to the Football League in 1960 and won Division Four that season.

The club narrowly missed out on promotion to Division Two in the 70's but the 80's saw a lot of mismanagement and turmoil hit the club but the club peaked in 1992 when it was promoted to the second tier via the play-offs. Relegation came a couple of seasons later and another demotion to the bottom tier soon followed.

Under Darren Ferguson's management, Posh achieved back-to-back promotions to the Championship, Ferguson left, Posh were relegated, Ferguson returned and Posh were promoted to the second tier again, lasting two seasons before returning to League One where they currently reside, sans Darren Ferguson.

The Manager: Grant McCann

The 37-year-old midfielder spent a lot of his playing time at Cheltenham, Scunthorpe and Peterborough whilst he also has 40 caps for Northern Ireland to his name.

McCann finished his playing career at native Linfield before returning to Peterborough as a coach. He then took the top job on a permament basis having been caretaker at London Road twice.

The Ground: London Road (Capacity: 15,300 - Away: 1,800)

The last time Pompey went to London Road, the away end was still a terrace. This no longer exists and has been replaced with a brand new stand where home fans now sit. Here is a picture of the old terrace:

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The terrace for the home support, however, has been retained for those who prefer to stand at football games and not get shouted at by the stewards.

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Posh's Norwich & Peterborough Stand is the most imposing and is where all the corporate supporters go for their day out.

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Pompey fans are now exclusively held in the old Main Stand which has supporting pillars, the most basic of facilities and little leg room, so I'm told. It's disappointing that the terrace was removed as that was what made Peterborough a unique away day back in the Championship days.

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