Day: October 22, 2012

Match Of The Past: Peterborough United

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. Our six matches are from the years between 1963 and 2011, kicking off with an FA Cup match against Watford from November 1963, introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme, whilst our second match sees them at home againsst Middlesbrough in a Division Two match from 1975. Our third match sees Peterborough United at home against Manchester City in an FA Cup Fifth Round match from February 1981, and we then skip forward to the 1989/90 season for two matches from the First Round of the FA Cup against non-league Hayes. Our fifth match sees Peterborough at home against Cardiff City from the 1990/91 season, whilst the final match in this post is a match that will still likely be fresh in the memory of most of the clubs supporters, the home derby match against Ipswich Town from the start of the 2011/12 season. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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100 Owners: Number 80 – Brian York & Arthur Eastham (Cambridge City)

The story of a non-league football club sitting on a valuable piece of land but vulnerable to take-over by those with less than honorable intentions has become something of a morality tale in modern football, but few clubs have fallen prey to it in such a protracted manner as Cambridge City of the Southern League. The story of how this particular club found itself in the High Court battling against two of its former directors in order to save its ground is one that will sound familiar to the supporters of many smaller clubs, and this is a story that has not quite yet reached its conclusion even as 2012 draws to a close. Such is the legacy of Brian York and Arthur Easthams time in charge at Milton Road. It has been said that there was a time when the more likely of the two senior football clubs in Cambridge to find a way into the Football League would have been Cambridge City rather than Cambridge United. Having already turned down an invitation to join the Football League in 1936, at the end of the 1962/63 season City won the Southern League championship by finishing three points ahead of United. They had the crowds Рregularly  averaging in excess of 3,000 for home matches Рand they had now acquired, it seemed, the ambition that had been missing...

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