Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Posh - A Dying Dream!

Posh - A Dying Dream!

It seems along time ago when we were looking forward to the season ahead.

We harbored dreams of challenging for a play-off place, we harbored dreams that in three years time we`d be knocking on the Premier League doors bellowing we`re Peterborough let us in.

Now, some six months down it all looks much like too much bravado, instead of nestling nicely in the upper reaches of the Championship we`re odds on to go straight back down to League One.

Our season hasn`t really got going, victories have become a rarity and our current points total, when compared to points totals that have meant survival in the past few seasons, means we`re going to have a heck of a good second half to the campaign to survive.

So where have all our aspirations and dreams died?

Were we prepared for life in the Championship or has our inexperience caught us out?

Reflecting upon how I perceive, from reading between the lines, things have turned out, I have a suspicion our business plan was always going t make things hard to do anything other than survive.

We pride ourselves on being a club that sticks to a rigid pay structure, we`re never going to pay wages that would lead us down the road to financial ruin, therefore, we were never going to attract players who were familiar with what is needed to survive and prosper in this division.

Also, our much heralded policy of plucking rough diamonds from non-league football and polishing them into players that have prospered found that the once rich seam was now mined out.

Instead, and this isn`t meant as a slight on those mentioned, we persisted with a policy of recruiting young players from the league beneath us in the hope that a side capable of prospering in the Championship could be moulded.

An admirable plan but one, so far that hasn`t come to fruition. Now, despite promising not to vent any displeasure towards Mark Cooper, I can`t help but think we`re plucking at straws with an influx of players that stink of pushing the panic button.

Whilst not wishing to sound negative, I can recall when we`d achieved back-to-back promotions, Darren Ferguson proudly announced that those who`d carried us this far would be given a chance to take the Posh dream further, now, with Martin, Russell, Westwood and Keates already gone (along with a host of fringe players) and Mclean soon to join them, I can`t help wondering if that aforementioned chance was jettisoned too early!


Bookmark and Share




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.




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

Writer:PoshPete
Date:Monday January 11 2010
Time: 4:30PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Peterborough United Articles

McCann`s Viewpoint: Pre-Bolton Wanderers

Peterborough United boss Grant McCann looks ahead to the final clash of the Sky Bet League One season at Bolton Wanderers and reflects on the season

Facts and Figures On Our Hosts - Bolton Wanderers

Peterborough United make their final trip of the season to former Premier League side Bolton Wanderers. Find out facts and figures about our hosts the Trotters

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

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 of the final 10 games will Posh win?
Suggested By:
038%
18%
214%
311%
417%
55%
60%
70%
82%
90%
105%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 45 14 16 15 58 -4
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 45 12 12 21 48 -25
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
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)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football