Would Peterborough Benefit From Stepping Off The Rollercoaster?


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. Chopper says:

    I’m not a Peterborough fan but isn’t it true that Ferguson left as much by his own volition as the desire of MacAnthony to get what he wanted. Undoubtedly appointing Mark Cooper was a mistake but it seemed to me this was something the Chariman realised and attempted to correct. Jim Gannon was a good appointment and whilst his decision not to take the job on may well be an indication that all is not well at the club, Gary Johnson seems to be a manager in the same mold. Someone with experience at the right level of football, who can help to turn the club into one that can compete in the Championship.

  2. I was at London Road on saturday and a decent performance coupled with the appointment of, in my opinion, the excellent Gary Johnson does provide hope. Jim Gannon’s programme notes were ludicrously self regarding and oblique. Johnson will, as you say, instil calm.

    I think the front trio were let down by a leaky side behind them. George Boyd in particular has enhanced his reputation this season even if he is now plying his trade for Forest on loan. McLean is currently injured and Mackail-Smith has been very lively when I have seen him.

    I think many Posh supporters question the continued presence of Barry Fry at the club and having seen him behaving like a proper wally in an interview with the BBC’s Mark Clemmit on saturday, I can see that this theory might hold water.

  3. Martin says:

    Four managers in a season and early relegation.

    Good to see MacAntony is having the “fun” he wanted…

  4. Martin says:

    Fifth “most watched league”, surely?

  5. Jertzee says:

    Oh I am so glad we told MacAnthony what to do with his money….

  6. Dermot O'Dreary says:

    Given the way in which they bent the salary capping rules a couple of seasons ago to purchase promotion – something like a £3 million sponsorship deal for a 4th divsion club as I recall – I suspect sympathy for Peterborough United is somewhat thin on the ground, particularly at clubs who were hammered by the footballing authorities for breaches of the rules that brought far less benefit to their clubs.

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