The Posh Weekly - 17-May-2017
Welcome to the first Posh Weekly as we look at the latest news coming out of Peterborough United, what their rival teams in League One are up to and general footie news.
RETAINED LIST ANNOUNCED
Posh were quick to announce their retained list and who were being placed on the transfer list.
Just one player departed the club after coming to the end of his contract. Paul Taylor actually left the club a couple of weeks before the season finished.
Eleven players have been put on the transfer list either as a result of having just one year left of their contract or that they are simply not wanted.
The most notable names on the list were Michael Bostwick and Marcus Maddison. Both have just a year on their contract remaining but it looks like Posh are happy to cash in on the pair should they get suitable bids.
The other players who find themselves on the list as a result of being in the final year of their contract are: Lee Angol, Jordan Nicholson, Jerome Binnom-Williams, Hayden White and Luke James.
There are four players though that have more than 12-months remaining on their contract but find themselves on the list. They are Michael Smith, Adil Nabi, Shaquile Coulthirst and midfielder Brad Inman. All four have been encouraged to find another club as they won`t feature for Posh if they are still at the club next season!
POSH SNAP UP NON-LEAGUE PAIR
Posh completed their first two signings of the summer by snapping up National League Player of the Year Ricky Miller from Dover Athletic and Danny Lloyd from National League North side Stockport County.
Miller, who hails from Peterborough, was hot property last season as he hit 42 goals in 43 appearances for Dover but those goals weren`t enough to get them into the play-offs as they finished one place and three points outside the play-offs.
Lloyd also helped his side to a finishing spot three points outside the play-offs in the National League North but they were also three places outside as well. Lloyd, who can play as an attacking midfielder or up front, hit 29 goals for the Hatters as well as assisting on 19 goals.
Hopefully both players can make the step up to League One easily as their goals and assists could prove vital for Posh next season.
IS ANGOL IMPS-BOUND?
Striker Lee Angol finished a disappointing season off at National League Champions Lincoln City before finding himself on the transfer list.
The striker scored five goals for the Imps in that two month spell but three of them came on his debut!
Posh Director of Football Barry Fry has suggested that Angol has turned down the chance to sign permanently for the Imps as the striker believes he can play at a higher level!
Will a League One side come in for him? We`re not too sure they will!
CAN FRY WORK HIS MAGIC?
One position Posh have to fill is the goalkeepers position.
Ben Alnwick started last season as number one after signing a new contract in the summer before having his head turned which saw him leave Posh on a free transfer so he could sign for a club closer to his Sunderland home. Strangely, the club closer was Bolton Wanderers!!
Veteran Mark Tyler stepped in until Posh signed Luke McGee on loan from Tottenham Hotspur who went on to play the majority of matches last season.
With McGee returning to Spurs, Posh have been looking at a number of options to fill the void. West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Jack Rose and young Birmingham City goalkeeper Jake Weaver both had a chance to impress for the Posh Reserves towards the end of the season but it now appears that Posh have made a cheeky offer to sign McGee permanently on a free transfer!
McGee is fourth choice goalkeeper at Spurs so his chances of making the first team any time soon is very remote. If Posh took McGee off the books of Spurs in exchange for a massive sell-on fee, it could work out in a win-win situation for both clubs and the player himself.
There are two main problems in any sort of deal though. Firstly, can Barry Fry persuade the tough negotiator Daniel Levy to let Posh have McGee on a free transfer? Secondly, if Fry does pull it off, would Posh be able to afford the wages McGee would be looking to get?
PLAYER OF THE SEASON WINNERS
The winners of the "positional" player of the season have been announced along with the Player of the Season.
Who won the positional categories?
Goalkeeper of the Season
Defender of the Season
Midfielder of the Season
Forward of the Season
Loanee of the Season
The winner of the Vital Posh Player of the Season was: RYAN TAFAZOLLI.
|Peterborough United Fixtures|
|Sat, 8th July||15:00||St Albans City||v||Posh|
|Tue, 11th July||19:30||Nuneaton Town||v||Posh|
|Sat, 15th July||15:00||Posh||v||Queens Park Rangers|
|Tue, 18th July||19:45||Posh||v||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Sat, 22nd July||15:00||Deeping Rangers||v||Posh|
|Tue, 25th July||19:00||Posh||v||Ipswich Town|
|Sat, 29th July||15:00||Stamford||v||Posh|
OTHER POSH NEWS
The following are a few other pieces of news to come out relating to Posh:
Keep, Sell, Loan or Release - The Results
foreverposh and Junior Posh Memberships Available
Pay on the Day for Ladies Match v Crystal Palace
LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP
Posh may have finished their season a few weeks ago but it`s still going for Millwall and Bradford City. The pair face each other on Saturday with the winner claiming a place in next seasons Championship.
The Bantams build up to the play-off final was suspended temporarily for a memorial service to mark the 32nd anniversary of a fire at Bradford City's Valley Parade that claimed the lives of 56 football fans. Bradford City were playing Lincoln City when the fire killed 54 Bradford fans and two Lincoln supporters whilst injuring more than 250 people on 11 May, 1985.
OTHER NEWS SNIPPETS
Former Posh players Gaby Zakuani and Charlie Lee have departed their clubs. Zakuani was in negotiations with Northampton Town over extending his contract but the defenders` wish to continue playing for his country scuppered any deal.
Lee has spent the last three seasons down the A1 at Stevenage but is now looking for a new club following his release alongside another former Posh left-back, Andrew Fox.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
The majority of League One and Two clubs have today agreed to keep the Under 23 element of the EFL Trophy for a further two years.
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