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History of Peterborough United FC.

History of Peterborough United FC.

This club is relatively young compared to Charlton. Formed in 1934 at Peterborough Angel Hotel to provide a replacement for the then Peterborough and Fletton United who folded two years previously. The Posh as they are known had to do things the hard way when they played in the old Midland League. They won this on six occasions, including five seasons in a row from 1956 to 1960. Winning the then forth division they were elected to the Football League for the beginning of the 1960-1961 season.

They languished in the third division for seven seasons before being relegated for financial irregularities the summer 1968 back to the fourth division. It took them a further six seasons to return to the third after winning the fourth as champions. In 1977-1978 the club narrowly missed out on promotion to the second division. In 1979 Posh was relegated again and spent twelve years back in the fourth division. There is an irony about this club: they struggle in the League but has relative good Cup success. In the League Cup however they knocked out Newcastle and Wimbledon and then went on to beat Liverpool 1-0, but were finally beaten by Middlesbrough 3-2 .

With three managers coming and going faster than bullets during 2005-2006, Darren Ferguson took over from 2007. He led the club back to promotions from League Two to Championship! Ferguson departed and more managerial changes were juggled on board, until Ferguson returned in 2010-2011 to have a second spell at the helm. Peterborough`s goals against is seventy, but hundred and three for, a record in Division One, when they again found themselves back in this division in season 2011-2012 after losing on the last day to Crystal Palace 3-2. This club has certainly been through the mill.

Charlton`s head to head has not been too shabby either. Over a period 1974/1975 to 2012/2013 seasons winning six drawing two with one loss. Charlton, just like Peterborough, spent many seasons in the Third when bad results caused us to be relegated from the Premiership straight through two divisions where we struggled to make any progress, but that is history. Our goal scoring successes are very good against Peterborough. We had two 5-1 successes scoring in total twenty three to nine in reply.

This Peterborough side should not be taken for granted. With us rebuilding a meaningful squad for this coming season, there is always the danger that we might not have the perfect recipe to mix in when the time comes to deliver. Friendlies are a good way to test the resolves and give managers a chance to see what they have on offer.



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Writer:Michael Tucker
Date:Monday July 28 2014
Time: 9:58AM

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