Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Posh v Seagulls - The Managers Viewpoint

Posh v Seagulls - The Managers Viewpoint


What did Darren Ferguson and Gus Poyet think about Saturdays match?

Peterborough United

Posh boss Darren Ferguson was disappointed yet again with the result and the poor performance of his team.

"Brighton are close to the play-offs, but they are no better than us. Yet they`ve beaten us twice this season and that`s disappointing.

"We fell well short of the standards the players are capable of achieving and well short of the standards I expect, but we`ve been scrambling to results lately. We haven`t had the sort of dominance we enjoyed in games earlier in the season and we need to get back to that.

"That was a very poor day at the office for us," Ferguson continued. "That was nowhere near as good as we can be or as good as we will need to be.

"We are much better than we showed here. Our midfielders passed the ball very badly, the tempo to our play was all wrong and we lost our way very quickly.

"They players need to show more belief in themselves and in the way we play. We want to keep the ball for as long as possible, but in this game we were rushing passes and trying passes that were just too difficult.

"Barcelona never change the way they play when they are losing and nor should we. If we keep the ball for long periods the chances to score will come so we don`t need to force the play all the time.

"It`s also a fact that the opposition can`t score if we have the ball, but Brighton did a job on us and they did it very well.

"They just sat deep and waited for us to make mistakes and we obliged them too often. It was simply a very disappointing performance."

Brighton and Hove Albion

Having won four games in a row against Posh, it is hardly surprising that Brighton enjoy playing Posh.

"For some reason we enjoy playing at this ground against this team. It brings out the best in us." Poyet said.

"We are slowly getting back to our best form and this was another positive step. We were very good in the first half and reacted well after Peterborough equalised.

"I`m particularly pleased as I have probably just experienced the hardest week of my managerial career. It`s been a tough time, but the players were excellent today.

"We are starting to play the football we know we can play and the football that I want them to play.

"We deserved the win over the 90 minutes and if we had scored a second goal when we were dominating the match we would probably have won more comfortably.

"I`m not thinking about the play-offs. There is still a long way to go, but we are playing well again now and I am confident we can win many more matches."


UP THE POSH

twitter Follow me on Twitter: @mwl1967



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:Tuesday January 24 2012
Time: 1:01PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

McCann`s Musing - Post-Bury

What did Peterborough United manager Grant McCann think about seeing his side concede five goals at struggling Bury?

Vital Posh MOTM v Bury Poll

Rate the Peterborough United players as the Vital Posh Man of the Match Poll for the Sky Bet EFL League One match at Bury is now up and running

Rate The Ref - Bury v Posh - Seb Stockbridge

What did you think to Seb Stockbridge`s refereeing performance in the Sky Bet EFL League One match between Bury and Peterborough United?

Stats: Bury v Peterborough United

All the stats from Bury (5) vs (1) Peterborough United, Gigg Lane, 14/01/2017 3pm Att: 2,820

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 4 remaining January matches?
Suggested By:
016%
1-328%
4-628%
7-928%
100%
120%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 24 2017 7:45PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League