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White Out: Peterborough Players Put In Shift To Clear Pitch Of Heavy Snow After League One Match Hit By Blizzard (Photos & Video)

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After failing to win in their previous six outings, Peterborough beat Walsall 2-1 on Tuesday night to keep themselves within a few points of the League One play-off frame.

All the more impressive is that Posh managed to do so despite London Road being enveloped by a thick blanketing of snow.

Don’t Believe The Hype: Crewe Alexandra Tease Fans With ‘Major Transfer News’ Only To Announce One Of Their Best Young Midfielders Has Left The Club

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With their team currently battling against relegation from League Two, Crewe Alexandra fans were buoyed to find that the club were bringing in January reinforcements to aid in their plight.

Indeed, Crewe's official Twitter account set tongues a-waggin' when they announced some "major transfer news" was imminent on Thursday.

League One: Peterborough Striker Marcus Maddison Performs Two Thoroughly Embarrassing Dives In Space Of 10 Seconds (Video)

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Peterborough forward Marcus Maddison filed a strong by which, of course, we mean 'bloody risible' contender for the 2017 Fallon d'Floor award in Sunday afternoon's 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon.

The stirring piece actually consisted of two dives, performed within 10 seconds of one another, in which Maddison first threw himself to the ground looking for a freekick before simulating a headbutt from Liam Trotter and hurling himself back down to terra firma in mock agony.

Conor Hourihane, Leeds and Ipswich stars… Names of the Football League, week 4

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We're well and truly into the new Football League season now. There's already been pretty much everything from 30-second red cards to Goal of the Season contenders. The only thing...

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Ruben Neves, Abel Hernandez and Sunderland’s main man… Names of the Football League, weeks 2 + 3

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We're really back in the swing of things now, aren't we? The second and third gameweeks of the season have been and gone, and as usual for the Football League it was filled with wonder...

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Dirty Den: Millwall Fans Attack Police During League One Clash With Peterborough (Video)

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During Millwall's 3-0 win against Peterborough at the Den on Saturday, a group of home fans decided to have a right old rumble with the local police.

Surrounded by the proverbial baying mob of Lions' fans, a group of police took a bit of battering before eventually retreating down one of the entrances to the stand.

‘I’m P****d Off With Everything’ – Peterborough Chairman Posts Scathing 11-Point Twitter Rant After Colchester Defeat

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By Chris Wright

Seething after watching his side go down 2-0 against Colchester in League One yesterday, Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony took to Twitter to criticise the team after the game.

MacAnthony, who took over from Barry Fry at Posh in 2006, posted a long, 11-point rant which detailed exactly how each player had annoyed him during the defeat, which took Peterborough's home winless streak to six games.

Match Of The Past: Peterborough United

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We continue our series of archive matches of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Peterborough United. Peterborough were formed in 1934 and were elected into the Football League in 1960 in place of Gateshead. They won the Fourth Division championship at the first attempt, but were relegated back to the Fourth Division in the summer of 1968 after serious financial irregularities were found in the clubs accounts.

The world is watching. A huge weekend for…

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Huddersfield Town When you have been the bridesmaid so often, it simply makes wedding day that much more difficult. For the third season in a row the Terriers have made the playoffs, but after a 3-0 thrashing to Peterborough in last season's final at Wembley, nerves will be jangling again. Huddersfield are the slight underdogs, [.

Conversations with Gabriel Zakuani

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Today at 1pm, a group of professional athletes and celebrities aiming to use sports as a way to raise funds for charity projects in Africa and other developing countries will come together to raise money under the banner of iPAY2PLAY. Two football league stars are heavily involved - Stevenage loanee Patrick Agyemang and Peterborough United's Gabriel Zakuani - and the Posh defender is heading to Ghana in June to take training sessions and deliver HIV information to under-privileged kids - a project run in collaboration with the Tackle Africa charity.

Leyton Orient

Which of Brentford’s Players Will Step Up?

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[H]aving recently conducted a player by player analysis of Leicester City's readiness for Premier League football, it's clear that the exercise is a markedly different one when it comes to the process of transition lower down the pyramid. Take League One – a division that has been fearsomely tough this year, with six teams dominating to the degree that the points total enjoyed by Preston North End would have been enough to challenge for the verytitle in League 2.

Eye Witness Assessment: Leyton Orient and Preston’s Summit Meeting

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[A]t the start of the 2012-13 season, blogger Chris Lines posited the theory that that year's League One title might be there for the taking and a shot shy Sheffield United, a Doncaster which bounced back far more easily than one might have expected and a Tranmere team that simply fell off a cliff did help the divisionlive up to that billing.

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 1 Preview

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[F]ollowing yesterday's start to pre-season, in which we looked at all 24 League 2 clubs, our intensive schedule continues as we move on to League 1. Tomorrow, attention will turn to the Championship. Bradford City Fairytale Bradford City have added a little sheen to their well built squad as they look to attack League 1 at a canter – Rochdale's Jason Kennedy and experienced winger Mark Yeates join the standout performers James Hanson, Carl McHugh and the quicksilver Nahki Wells in Phil Parkinson's promotion winning squad.


Oldham beat Peterborough 5-4 to Complete Remarkable Comeback in League One

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Sir Alex Ferguson's last game in charge at Manchester United was a 5-5 draw with West Brom before stepping down, but his Son Darren may not be as lucky as his team Peterborough threw away a 3-0 and 4-2 lead against Oldham today before losing 5-4.

With Swiss-Angolan defender Genseric Kusunga grabbing the 94th minute winner to complete one of the greatest comebacks of the season.

VIDEO: England youngster Crowley stars in Youth Cup win over Peterborough

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Craig Mackail Smith and Barry Fry deliver a baby together

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Brighton striker Craig Mackail Smith and former Peterborough manager Barry Fry have joined together to form an unlikely midwifery team. The Seagulls star is going out with Fry's daughter Amber. When she went into labour at the family home in Horsham, Mackail Smith and Fry had to deliver the baby. The family had been preparing [.

Wolves fans offered cutout prayer in local newspaper

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Wolves fans are heading into this weekend's match at Brighton on the verge of back-to-back promotions. They need to win and hope Peterborough and Brighton lose if they are to stay in the Championship. In need of a miracle, they've turned to God. The local Express and Star newspaper has got the Bishop of Wolverhampton, [.

Once More Unto the Breach: The Football League Season Draws to a Conclusion

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[T]onight, Watford travel to Leicester City at the onset of a nail biting weekend of Football League fixtures. With a great many issues still hanging in the balance, our two founding bloggers, Lloyd and Lanterne Rouge convened to discuss the prospects: ... Lanterne Rouge: As a Plymouth fan, you've mentioned to me that you are still worried about the drop - it's quite possible mathematically but will take a chain reaction of perhaps sub-nuclear proportions for Argyle to go down to the Football League.

Are You Experienced? Old Pros in the Championship

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The January transfer deadline is less than a week away now and message boards everywhere are heralding a cry for more experience to be added to Championship squads. The judicious addition of a central defender with a Premier League background or a proven striker could be enough to convert pretenders into serious challengers.

Campeonato Inglês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1º Leicester City 22 11
2º Cardiff City 22 11
3º Huddersfield 20 11
4º Crystal Palace 20 11
5º Wolverhampton 19 11
6º Hull City 19 11
7º Middlesbrough 19 11
8º Brighton & Hove Albion 18 11
9º Leeds United 18 11
10º Blackburn 17 11
11º Nottingham Forest 17 11
12º Blackpool 16 11
13º Watford 16 11
14º Derby County 14 11
15º Burnley 14 11
16º Bolton 14 11
17º Barnsley 14 11
18º Charlton 12 11
19º Millwall 12 11
20º Birmingham 12 11
21º Bristol City 11 11
22º Shefield Wendesday 9 11
23º Ipswich Town 7 11
24º Peterborough United 6 11

Campeonato INglês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1º Brighton & Hove Albion 16 8
2º Cardiff City 16 8
3º Wolverhampton 16 8
4º Blackburn 15 8
5º Leicester City 15 8
6º Huddersfield 14 8
7º Blackpool 13 8
8º Hull City 13 8
9º Leeds United 13 8
10º Crystal Palace 13 8
11º Middlesbrough 12 8
12º Derby County 11 8
13º Barnsley 11 8
14º Birmingham 11 8
15º Bristol City 10 8
16º Burnley 10 8
17º Nottingham Forest 10 8
18º Bolton 10 8
19º Watford 10 8
20º Charlton 9 8
21º Shefield Wendesday 7 8
22º Millwall 7 8
23º Ipswich Town 6 8
24º Peterborough United 3 8

Campeonato Inglês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1º Brighton & Hove Albion 16 7
2º Huddersfield 14 7
3º Blackburn 14 7
4º Blackpool 13 7
5º Hull City 13 7
6º Wolverhampton 13 7
7º Cardiff City 13 7
8º Leicester City 12 7
9º Middlesbrough 12 7
10º Bristol City 10 7
11º Nottingham Forest 10 7
12º Leeds United 10 7
13º Barnsley 10 7
14º Bolton 10 7
15º Crystal Palace 10 7
16º Burnley 9 7
17º Derby County 8 7
18º Charlton 8 7
19º Birmingham 8 7
20º Watford 7 7
21º Shefield Wendesday 7 7
22º Millwall 6 7
23º Ipswich Town 5 7
24º Peterborough United 0 7

Campeonato Inglês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1º Blackburn 11 5
2º Brighton & Hove Albion 10 5
3º Blackpool 10 5
4º Hull City 10 5
5º Cardiff City 10 5
6º Nottingham Forest 9 5
7º Middlesbrough 9 5
8º Huddersfield 8 5
9º Leeds United 7 5
10º Wolverhampton 7 5
11º Bolton 7 5
12º Shefield Wendesday 7 5
13º Barnsley 7 5
14º Bristol City 6 5
15º Burnley 6 5
16º Leicester City 6 5
17º Millwall 6 5
18º Watford 6 5
19º Crystal Palace 6 5
20º Derby County 5 5
21º Charlton 5 5
22º Birmingham 5 5
23º Ipswich Town 5 5
24º Peterborough United 0 5

Campeonato Inglês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1º Blackburn 11 5
2º Brighton & Hove Albion 10 5
3º Blackpool 10 5
4º Hull City 10 5
5º Cardiff City 10 5
6º Nottingham Forest 9 5
7º Middlesbrough 9 5
8º Huddersfield 8 5
9º Leeds United 7 5
10º Bolton 7 5
11º Shefield Wendesday 7 5
12º Barnsley 7 5
13º Bristol City 6 5
14º Leicester City 6 4
15º Burnley 6 5
16º Millwall 6 5
17º Watford 6 5
18º Crystal Palace 6 5
19º Derby County 5 5
20º Charlton 5 5
21º Birmingham 5 5
22º Ipswich Town 5 5
23º Wolverhampton 4 4
24º Peterborough United 0 5

Amos To Hull On Loan

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Ben Amos has joined Steve Bruce's Hull on a season long loan and is set to join them on their pre-season trip to Portugal. Bruce had initially gone for Tomasz Kuszczak but the Pole agreed a deal with Brighton instead.

Amos signed a three-year deal in May at United and is set for his third loan period following stints at Peterborough and Oldham.

TTU Awards

TTU Awards 2012-13: Young Player of the Season

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[W]hen we announced the winner of the loan signing of the season on Tuesday, friend of the blog and author of The Long Way, A. E. Greb mischievously commented that Wilfried Zaha could perhaps have been in contention. As I remarked at the time, the Ivorian born youngsterwould have been a worthy winner of anumber of our awards but as it turned out, he was always going to be a shoo-in for the Young Player accolade.

TTU Awards 2011-12: Loan of the season

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In January, Lloyd conducted a thorough overview of the loan system calling for a 5 point plan to lead to fairer competition. In 2010-11, Craig Bellamy's spell at Cardiff seemed grotesque given the way Manchester City continued to pay his wages and that was just one example of a number of transformative deals carried out in recent times.

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Incredible George Boyd Goal v Huddersfield

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Peterborough's George Boyd served up this incredible strike from the centre-circle against Huddersfield in Peterborough's 3-1 home win last night.

Peterborough’s George ‘The White Pele’ Boyd Scores From Centre-Circle vs Huddersfield (Video)

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By Chris Wright

When he arrived at Forest on loan a season or so ago he came billed as 'The White Pele' though I've no idea who by and/or why, as he didn't appear to bequite in that league but never-the-less, here's Peterborough's George Boyd cracking on in from inside the centre-circle against Huddersfield in the Championship last night.

The Unsung Championship Team of the Season 2011-2012

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The Unsung Championship Team of the Season 2011-2012 is a post from: Just Football

With the climax of the Championship almost upon us, Just Football's James McMath picks his unsung XI – the players who caught the eye but failed to make the cut at the official Football League awards.

In a 4-2-3-1 formation, with no two players from the same club:

Goalkeeper: Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)

The seventh-best defensive record in the division was a major factor as Palace, with limited resources, stayed clear of danger all season.


The last games

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With the season coming to end yesterday (May 19th) below are photo slideshows of the final four games of the season:

1) Saturday 12th May 2012
Ketton 6-1 Warboys Town
(Peterborough & District League Division 1)

2) Sunday 13th May 2012
AFC Sporting Charnwood 3-1 E.

Bank holiday weekend games...

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Two games over the weekend. Ground and match photos below from:

1) Pinchbeck United 10-0 Alconbury
Peterborough & District League Premier Division

2) Wigston Car Breakers 0-2 Syston Midland Railway
Leicester Sunday League Premier Cup Final
(@ Hinckley United FC)

Recent games...

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With no reports from the three games since my decision to call All Roads Lead Somewhere a day at the end of the season, below are slideshows of the photos I took at them:

1) Saturday 14th April 2012
Castor & Ailsworth 3-2 Sutton Bridge United
Peterborough & District League Division 2

2) Sunday 15th April 2012
Syston Midland Railway 4-0 Groby Memorial
Leicester Sunday League Premier Cup Semi-Final (@ Ratby Sports FC)

3) Saturday 21st April 2012
Buckminster United 1-0 Greyhounders
Grantham & District League Senior Cup Semi-Final

The Rest

Sunderland sacking, Fulham, Derby and Bolton stars… Names of the Football League, week 13

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The Fall Of Sean St. Ledger, the Irish Defender Who Was a Potential Superstar

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For those of you who do not know him, Sean St. Ledger is an Irish defender who was once tipped to become one of the Premier Leagues elite. But now at 29 years of age, he is yet to play a game in the top tier of English football and at the moment he is without a club.

He began his career at Peterborough and broke into the first team with ease.

Getting one over on God!!!

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PETERBOROUGH ROVERS POST OFFICE 2-4 WITTERING Saturday 25th January 2014 Peterborough & District League Intermediate Shield 2nd Round Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (access via Tennyson Road)
With what seems like an eternity of low pressure weather systems crossing the Atlantic Ocean, it is case of trying to figure out where the weather is to be best, what time during the day it will rain and what games are going to be postponed due to waterlogged and / or flooded pitches.

first games of 2014

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After a four week break from watching football due to work, the weather and a case of c.b.a, this weekend saw me watch two games of football and taking photographs at one of them.
First up was a game on Friday night (10th January) in Peterborough:
Peterborough Sports 3-5 Peterborough Northern Star Reserves Northamptonshire FA Junior Cup Quarter Final @ Peterborough Sports & Leisure Club, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Admission: £3 including programme
My interest in this game was primarily the ground.

Arsenal’s new sensation is revealed

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By Ian Brookes

I had the pleasure of watching the Peterborough vs Arsenal U18s in the FA Cup on Monday night. It was a 7pm kick off and as I have family that are Season ticket holders at Peterborough I thought it would be a nice evening out.

As the players came out the teams [...]

Referee dropped from Barnsley vs Peterborough after email hacking arrest

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The referee due to take charge of last night's Championship match between Barnsley and Peterborough was pulled from the fixture after being arrested for allegedly hacking the email account of an FA colleague. Dean Mohareb, aged 29, was arrested on Sunday at his home by Greater Manchester Police. He is suspected of accessing the emails [.

New Season; Same Old Problems for Posh

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I've had a number of opportunities to see Peterborough United in action in recent seasons and on each occasion, the story has been the same. From a 3-2 defeat against Newcastle United in April 2010 to an identical reverse against Reading last autumn, a buccaneering attacking display has been let down by shoddy defending.