Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Hull v Posh - The Managers Viewpoint

Hull v Posh - The Managers Viewpoint


What did Nick Barmby and Darren Ferguson think about Saturdays match?

Hull City

The Tigers went into a game for the first time with Nick Barmby as permanent manager of Hull City and he was happy with the result at the end of the game especially as he felt Posh were the better team overall: "We rode our luck in the first half hour and maybe they should have had a penalty.

"If it had happened to us we would have been disappointed not to get a penalty. But we have had a few penalty shouts go against us recently, so maybe it evened itself out.

"Then in the second half I thought the shape of the team was a lot better. All credit to the lads as they worked it out what they should be doing and we showed what we can do. We could have scored a lot more goals than we did."

Peterborough United

Posh boss Darren Ferguson was disappointed with the result and the decision making of the referee but was delighted with the performance put in by his players: "The penalty incident is such a bad decision. When we asked the referee at half-time why he didn't give it, he said that the goalkeeper made an attempt to win the ball but didn't win it. So he was basically saying it was a penalty.

"The boy [Kearns] has got a six-inch gash in his leg. But what can you do? However, we were excellent and that is the best we have played for a while. We should have got a result.





"Emile had two great chances early on and did everything right. He was just unlucky. We were far more fluid in the first half, but we didn't test their goalkeeper enough in the second half.

"I'm happy with the performance as a whole though and there are a lot of positives to take from the game.

"Mark Little getting 90 minutes was definitely a highlight for me. It will do him the world of good.

"It was good to have Nicky Ajose involved again as well. He knows the seasons hasn`t gone well for him, but I never write players off and he has been excellent in training."

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony was also gutted about the penalty decision as he said on Twitter: "I watched the Football League show and if ever there was a penalty that was it. In front of the linesman as well. I always wonder if officials and their bosses watch the Football League show and think 'wow I got that wrong` or get embarrassed.

"I guess we`ll never know."

Looking ahead, Fergie believes the next two home matches should allow Posh to get back to winning ways: "We face two home matches which are both winnable. Our long-term target of reaching 50 points remains and we can go a long way towards that by picking up six points in the next fortnight.

"They are both teams we can expect to beat at home and I will pick the players up and make sure we are ready for them.

"The players shouldn`t take much picking up anyway as they were excellent at Hull. We were the better team over the 90 minutes and I told them that after the game.

"We also get a couple of players back next weekend. Tommy Rowe and Grant McCann should both be fit."


UP THE POSH

twitter Follow me on Twitter: @mwl1967



Photos courtesy of www.theposhpics.com

Join The Vital Debate



Join Vital Peterborough United!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


Vital Posh is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital Posh today?
It's easy to REGISTER HERE. Simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!.


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 Posh at peterborough@vitalfootball.co.uk .



Vital Peterborough is also on: facebook twitter



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

Writer:mwl1967
Date:Monday January 16 2012
Time: 2:09PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

Forrester Is The New Skipper

Peterborough United midfielder Chris Forrester has been named as the new captain

Beautyman Stays In UK

Peterborough United midfielder Harry Beautyman is left behind in the UK and transfer listed as the rest of the squad train in Portugal

Alnwick`s Keeping Put

Peterborough United goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has signed an extension to his contract

Aussie Signs For Posh

Peterborough United have signed what will hopefully be the first of two Aussies

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 new players should Posh bring in this summer?
Suggested By:
010%
10%
21%
36%
437%
517%
6+29%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)