Gateshead Posh and the U’s

jackanory08:21 Friday 16th May 2014
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[P]AUL STAINTON: Back to our story about Cambridge United heading to Wembley for the Conference play-off final against Gateshead this Sunday. We love our historical links here on the show with the clubs our Cambridgeshire side takes on. Last week we told you how Cambridge students were responsible for setting up Leyton Orient Football Club. Well today we’re at it again, because did you know there’s a Peterborough link with the U’s opponents Gateshead? Sit back, relax, and let Peter Swan tell you a story.
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Tomlin Transfer Talk

footie17:35 Wednesday 14th August 2013
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[S]TEVE JACKSON: Peterborough United Chairman Darragh McAnthony has reiterated that Lee Tomlin is not for sale, after he handed in a written transfer request. Posh have turned down the request. Speaking on Twitter, McAnthony says he’s looking forward to Tomlin helping the team challenge for the League One title this season.
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Epic Season Starts At London Road

tackle08:35 Friday 2nd August 2013
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[S]TEVE JACKSON: Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has ordered his squad to aim high ahead of the new League One season. Posh get underway against Swindon tomorrow. They’re among the favourites for promotion following their relegation from the Championship back in may. Given their quality, Ferguson’s urged his side to concentrate on their own performances. (TAPE)
DARREN FERGUSON: Other opposition, I can speak about them. Swindon, I know their strengths and their weaknesses, what I feel could be weaknesses anyway. It’s about us. It’s about us getting consistent in the season. It’s about us hitting the ground running. Before I would say March and December, really pivotal months. They still will be this season, but perhaps August could be the most important one this season. (LIVE)
STEVE JACKSON: Striker Lee Tomlin’s been passed fit ahead of tomorrow’s match, while record signing Britt¬†Assombalonga will also be included in the squad. Defender Mark Little penned a new one year deal yesterday, so could be involved. Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony says his club is fully prepared for what lies ahead. (TAPE)
DARRAGH MACANTHONY: I’m very confident they’re going to have a very good season. There’s going to be highs and lows of course, but we’ve got to find consistency. We’ve got to start well. We’ve got to finish strong. But we’ve got to be really consistent. Most importantly we all have to be in it together as well, because we know League One. We’ve been there, seen it and done it before. And it’s not all going to go to plan. It never does when you run a football club, but we’re very confident in what we have inside the football club, and the players with the bit between their teeth, that we’re going to be back in the Championship in nine months time.

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[P]AUL STAINTON: (MUSICAL PLAY ON THE NAME ASSOMBALONGA) It’s going to take a bit of pronouncing for our commentators. Edwin Overland our Posh commentator is here. Morning sir.
EDWIN OVERLAND: Good morning to you.
PAUL STAINTON: On the eve of yet another new season.
EDWIN OVERLAND: Yes. Yet another. Where did that summer go? It seems like a fortnight. Well it wasn’t much more really was it?
PAUL STAINTON: No. And of course the disappointment of the Championship has gone, and there will be many Posh fans listening this morning thinking it’s a foregone conclusion this, getting back up. Continue reading “Epic Season Starts At London Road”

Posh Championship Survival Down To The Wire

cliffhanger18:36 Thursday 25th April 2013
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[C]HRIS MANN: Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson says he won’t be keeping an eye on the other Championship results on Saturday. Posh kick off in their crucial game against Sheffield Wednesday at five twenty, but Fergie says he’ll resist the temptation of checking the progress of their relegation rivals. The Posh boss says he’s using previous experience to help him cope with the pressure. (TAPE)
DARREN FERGUSON: We’ve always had really important games at this end of the season, even last season. And there’s never been a year when we haven’t. In fact as a manager I’ve never had it. Even at Preston I was trying to keep them up, and things like that. I’ve never had a mid-table game that doesn’t matter. So I’m used to it, and I have to use all my experience. The players, a lot of them are used to it as well. And when it’s really come to the crunch, on the past that is, when we’ve been going for promotion, when we’ve been trying to stay in the league, we’ve always managed to succeed. And we have to try and do it again. Continue reading “Posh Championship Survival Down To The Wire”

Council Talks Cast A Cloud Over London Road

black_cloud08:08 Friday 15th March 2013
Bigger Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[P]AUL STAINTON: According to our sources, talks have been held with the landlords of Nene Park in Northamptonshire, to consider whether Peterborough United might relocate there. Since we’ve been on air, Posh Chief Executive Bob Symns has been in touch to deny that they are currently considering a move to the former home of Rushden and Diamonds, and that they are not currently in negotiations. Peterborough United’s lease of course at London Road, which is owned by Peterborough City Council expires in 2014, and discussions over a new lease have been described as ongoing. And none of the building work which was supposed to happen on the Moys End has actually happened yet. Paul Froggitt is Board Member of the Posh Supporters Trust. He’s with us this morning.
PAUL FROGGITT: Morning Paul.
PAUL STAINTON: Are you surprised that according to our sources talks have taken place on something like this? Continue reading “Council Talks Cast A Cloud Over London Road”

Adi Mowles Remembers John Devaney

posh_logo08:35 Wednesday 16th January 2013
Bigger Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[P]AUL STAINTON: We’ve got Adi Mowles on the line, who’s the Chairman of the Posh Independent Supporters’ Association. John Devaney, what sort of a man was he?
ADI MOWLES: Well fundamentally he changed the Club. We’d been through some awful awful times previously to his arrival. If you imagine, we spent a million quid on a waste of space a few months ago, Tyrone Barnet. Well it was equally earth shattering when we spent ¬£100,000 on a player. Dave Robbo (Robinson) came in. He turned out to be a complete legend for the Club. And Mr Devaney made that happen. Personally I’ve got some great memories of him. We were running The Peterborough Effect at the time, the fanzine, and fanzines, as they were meant to be, were quite controversial. So very often he’s come storming out of the ground at two o’clock on a match day, tell us that we couldn’t sell TPEs either in the Club shop or on the London Road property. So we would walk across to Britaly Travel, stand out there and sell them. And then Bernie, his lovely wife. would come out, buy 30 off us, take them into the Club shop and sell them, and said the silly old fool should know what the fans want. .. And they were just really funny together. Very nice bloke. .. He was a massive influence on the football club. ..
PAUL STAINTON: He was the man who appointed Chris Turner, wasn’t he?
ADI MOWLES: Oh absolutely. And they got on great. I think Turner thought the world of him. And let’s not forget, our most succesful ever place in the Football League was under Mr Devaney, and obviously under Son of God.
PAUL STAINTON: (LAUGHS)
ADI MOWLES: We were 8th or 9th in what is now the Championship. So yes, he’s got a great place in the history of Peterborough United Football Club. He might have a great place in the future of the football club, because his development company still own all the shops at the front of London Road. So watch this space.

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Middlesborough A Big Ask For Posh

18:45 Thursday 6th December 2012
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CHRIS MANN: Posh are facing a striker shortage ahead of the home tie with Middlesborough. Tyrone Barnett and Emile Sinclair are out on loan and can’t be recalled. Today it has been revealed that Saido Berahino has gone back to parent club West Brom, whilst Darren Ferguson told our Sports Editor Nick Fairbairn the young forward had picked up a serious injury. Continue reading “Middlesborough A Big Ask For Posh”

Posh Solid For Six Point Clash

18:19 Friday 2nd November 2012
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CHRIS MANN: Peterborough United go in search of their fifth win in seven matches when they travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. .. After yesterday’s press conference, our Sports Editor Nick Fairbairn started by asking Darren Ferguson about the injuries to Michael Bostwick and George Boyd. (TAPE)
DARREN FERGUSON: Well Boyd and Bostwick are fit. They’ll train this afternoon. Tommy Rowe’s a fifty-fifty.
NICK FAIRBAIRN: Did Mark Little pick up a bit of a knock at the weekend as well? Had a bit of treatment? Continue reading “Posh Solid For Six Point Clash”