Bob Burrows Says Posh Can Do It

Bob Burrows BBC Summariser08:28 Monday 16th May 2011
Peterborough Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PAUL STAINTON: Well not quite the weekend Posh fans were looking for, but five thousand of them swamped Milton Keynes on Sunday for the big match, the big play-off match against MK Dons. 1-0 up at half-time, of course Joe Lewis had to go off injured. Charlie Lee tackled him for some reason. Then it all started to go wrong. Paul Jones had a bit of a ‘mare. And in the end, Charlie Lee sent off. MK had a man sent off. And Posh ended up losing 3-2. Cracking atmosphere, cracking game. Bob Burrows, enjoy it?
BOB BURROWS: I did enjoy it. I was a little disappointed at the end, because I know in my own heart, very much the same as Darren Ferguson, 5000 Posh fans, and even the Posh players, know they didn’t play as well as what they could have done.
PAUL STAINTON: Well they can rectify that on Thursday night.
BOB BURROWS: I firmly believe that they can. And I think they will. So yes, I await with great joy.
PAUL STAINTON: Is there away goals in this?
BOB BURROWS: I’ve a gut feeling that away goals don’t count.
PAUL STAINTON: They don’t?
BOB BURROWS: I stand to be corrected, but I don’t think that they do.
PAUL STAINTON: Well we’ll check it. We’ll find out.
BOB BURROWS: I’m certain that Darren Ferguson won’t be going on that line anyway. He will want to win that game, and win it well, on Thursday night.
PAUL STAINTON: It’s going to be difficult though, isn’t it? We’ve got Gaby Zakuani. this is him saying he’s going to play on Thursday, speaking to Ben, when he came off. (TAPE)
GABY ZAKUANI: Well my shoulder popped out, and it’s still out as I speak. (LAUGHS) Tomorrow hopefully I’ll pop it back in, and if I need to get an injection I will, you know.
BEN STEVENSON: So you will .. you’re still up for playing then, whatever the condition?
GABY ZAKUANI: I’m saying I’m playing. Yes. (LIVE)
PAUL STAINTON: He says he wants to play. This is the thing. Charlie Lee is going to be suspended. He was sent off.
BOB BURROWS: Yup.
PAUL STAINTON: That’s two big players who are probably not going to play.
BOB BURROWS: No, I would think so. And obviously a question mark over Joe Lewis. I think that he’s going to have a scan at some stage today. So yes, things didn’t go right.
PAUL STAINTON: It’s not the best preparation for this return leg, is it?
BOB BURROWS: No it’s not. But I believe with Darren Ferguson, Kevin Russell, Mark Robson at the helm, they’ll have the 11 players that they’ll select to go out there, and give of their very best. And not to forget, we will have 12 men on that field, because of the fans, and at home. You must have heard it yesterday.
PAUL STAINTON: Well I’m going to be there on Thursday. I can not not be there.
BOB BURROWS: No. It’s a big big occasion, and we desperately need to win. The money involved is just unbelievable. It’s millions.
PAUL STAINTON: It doesn’t matter if we go up and come back down. It’s worth it, isn’t it?
BOB BURROWS: Of course it is. I’m one of them people who say, can we stay up, I don’t know. Possibly.
PAUL STAINTON: We can try.
BOB BURROWS: We can try. We can give it our best shot. I think we’ll give it a better shot than what we did last time. I think we’ll be wiser for the occasion.
PAUL STAINTON: Well we should be.
BOB BURROWS: And I think that yes, let’s go. And if we give it our best shot, and we fail? Paul, is that not life? If you give it your best shot, and you fail, you can’t do any more.
PAUL STAINTON: Bob, that’s beautiful.
BOB BURROWS: Thank you Paul.
PAUL STAINTON: That’s beautiful this morning. (LAUGHS) That really is. That’s poetry. That’s poetry. So, Thursday night then. The atmosphere inside London Road. We’re going to be looking at, what, a sell-out crowd, aren’t we, I would have thought?
BOB BURROWS: Well I hope so. But I understand there’s 8,000 plus tickets been sold. So guaranteed that.
PAUL STAINTON: Come on Peterborough! Get down there.
BOB BURROWS: Yes. Hear hear. They’ve got to get behind the Posh. An early goal, it’s 3-3, game alive. The whole world’s going to be, Wow!
PAUL STAINTON: If we can get 11,000 or 12,000 people inside that ground, making a heck of a racket ..
BOB BURROWS: Yes. If we don’t get any more Paul, than 8,000, whatever, what we’ve got now,. those Posh fans are awesome. We’ve a (UNCLEAR) mike as you know, and it picked up, they were miles away from us. It’s a fantastic stadium. An unfinished stadium, but it’s fantastic what’s done so far. And those Posh fans, however many were there yesterday, were just, well they brought me to tears almost. They were just awesome.
PAUL STAINTON: Love having you on here.
BOB BURROWS: Thank you Paul.
PAUL STAINTON: Love you to death. Bob Burrows, Mr Posh. Well you are. There are two Mr Poshes, and you’re one of them.
BOB BURROWS: I’ll tell you, I am just a humble servant of this earth that loves the Posh. But Mr Posh, what a job he’s done. And I hope he enjoys his retirement. Likewise with Keith (Sharp) that’s just left. What a job he’s done as Mayor.
PAUL STAINTON: Brilliant.
BOB BURROWS: Brilliant. Lovely to follow him, and sit in this seat.
PAUL STAINTON: There are no away goals rules in the playoffs. So we’ve just got to win it.
BOB BURROWS: Right. That’ll do me. Positive thinking. Let’s go out and win it, and win it we will.
PAUL STAINTON: So you’ve got to win it by more than 3-2 then? So 2-0.
BOB BURROWS: Yes. 2-0. Score a goal, 3-3, an early goal, and them game on.
PAUL STAINTON: Extra time possibly, and then penalties. I don’t need that on Thursday night. I’ve got to get up at quarter past four.
BOB BURROWS: 90 minutes it’ll be all over. We will win.
PAUL STAINTON: Keep the faith.

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