Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Hartlepool v Posh Preview

Hartlepool v Posh Preview

This Saturday Posh take the long road north to take on Hartlepool United.

It`s a fixture that, if we win, will see Posh hang onto that second automatic promotion place. However, if it is a Posh win, for a few moments we`re bound to become public enemy number one for a certain Hartlepool supporting Soccer Saturday icon, Jeff Stelling.

After our recent midweek triumph at Brisbane Road, there could be a case for keeping a settled side but Darren Ferguson, after the game, openly admitted that it was a poor second half performance and that Posh were hanging on in the second half and were fortunate that a late effort was saved by a combination of keeper and post.

It`s difficult to predict exactly what changes Darren will implement but there`s a degree of certainty that Gabriel Zakuani, fresh from become father, will resume a role at the heart of the defence. Whether he`ll be partnered by Charlie Lee, Chris Westwood or Shane Blackett remains to be seen.

Up front, Darren took the surprise decision to leave out our leading scorer, Craig Mackail-Smith, and the rumour mill is suggesting his replacement, Sergio Torres, could hang onto his place with Mackail-Smith having to be content with a place on the bench again.

As for our hosts, Chris Turner will be hoping that his on loan forward, Lewis Guy passes a late fitness test although one of Jeff Stellings` favourites, Joel Porter, looks likely to miss the fixture with a groin problem.

So what about predicting a result? My heart tells me it is going to be a Posh win but my head isn`t so sure. The biting wind off of the North Sea that sweeps across the Victoria Ground can be a real downer. Cheered on by Jeff Stelling, the home side, who quite often fall behind before making dramatic comebacks, will be strong opposition. But, what the heck, fortune always favours the brave so I`ll go for an away win by the odd goal in three.

Join Vital Peterborough

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Peterborough.



For the very latest League One odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:PoshPete
Date:Friday March 6 2009
Time: 4:00PM

Comments

0
I've got this down for a score draw!
merlin
06/03/2009 19:19:00
0
I've got this down for a score draw!
merlin
06/03/2009 19:19:00
0
never underestimate Posh merlin!
PoshPete
08/03/2009 19:47:00
0
never underestimate Posh merlin!
PoshPete
08/03/2009 19:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

Posh v Rochdale - Sky Bet EFL League One Predictions

What do you think the score will be in the Sky Bet EFL League One match between Peterborough United and Rochdale on Saturday?

McCann`s Musing - Post-Southend United

What did Peterborough United manager Grant McCann think about another poor performance and another four goals conceded in the defeat by play-off hopefuls Southend United in League One?

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 22/2/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Archived Vital Posh Articles

Vital Posh articles from

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many points will Posh get from their 7 February matches?
Suggested By:
016%
1-413%
5-822%
9-1236%
13-169%
17-200%
214%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 33 19 8 6 65 24
2 Scunthorpe 32 17 9 6 60 25
3 Bolton 31 17 7 7 58 19
4 Fleetwood 33 16 10 7 58 15
5 Southend 33 14 11 8 53 11
6 Bradford 33 12 16 5 52 11
7 Millwall 32 14 9 9 51 7
8 Rochdale 31 14 6 11 48 4
9 Peterborough 33 13 8 12 47 1
10 Oxford 31 13 7 11 46 5
11 Bristol Rovers 33 12 10 11 46 -2
12 Walsall 33 11 13 9 46 -2
13 Charlton 32 9 15 8 42 6
14 Wimbledon 32 9 13 10 40 0
15 Northampton 33 11 7 15 40 -4
16 MK Dons 32 10 9 13 39 0
17 Shrewsbury 33 10 8 15 38 -11
18 Gillingham 33 8 12 13 36 -10
19 Oldham 33 8 11 14 35 -12
20 Bury 33 9 7 17 34 -11
21 Port Vale 31 8 10 13 34 -16
22 Swindon 33 7 9 17 30 -18
23 Chesterfield 33 7 7 19 28 -21
24 Coventry 32 5 10 17 25 -21
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Rochdale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Oxford United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football