Fergie knocks up a cen­tury of wins

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Posh Review Of The Year -

Posh won three of eight games this month to vir­tu­ally as­sure them­selves of safety. A 1- 0 win over Leicester meant they fin­ished March in 18th place, 10 points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zonewith­just­six­matchestogo.

Far more mem­o­rable vic­to­ries ar­rived at home to pro­mo­tion chasers Read­ing ( Fer­gu­son’s 100th win as Posh boss) andBlack­pool( the club’s 900th Foot­ball League win), but Posh were also ou­classed by West Ham, Mill­wall and the 10- men of Barnsley de­spite the ex­cite­ment of former Macclesfield strik­ers Bar­nett ( four goals in his first six ap­pear­ances) and Emile Sin­clair join­ing forces. It was a new ‘ Macc- at­tack’, but no­tone­like­lyto­force­mem­o­ries ofMack­ail- SmithandM­cleanto fade away.

Off the pitch Posh re­vealed a £ 2.8 mil­lion loss for the year end­ing May2011 and chair­man Dar­ragh MacAn­thony used the club’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing to threaten to stop paying rent to the his land­lords, the ev­er­ef­fi­cient Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil.

One of the stars of the sea­son, top scorer Paul Tay­lor, re­vealed that hewouldbe­seek­ing a move away from the club that ba­si­cally rescued his ca­reer.

Read­ing striker Ja­son Roberts is im­pressed with­the­newPosh­strike­force. Posh­didn’twinany­oftheir­fi­nal sixCham­pi­onship­matches, but still achieved their pre- sea­son tar­get of 50 points, which was enough for a cred­itable 18th place fin­ish.

There was sad­ness as Fer­gu­son made it clear Ge­orge Boyd (“the best player I’ve ever worked with”) would not be sign­ing a new­con­tract and was likely to leave in the sum­mer, but the ex­pected de­par­tures of goal­keeper Joe Lewis and Paul Jones pro­voked far less sad­ness.

There was also hope for the fu­ture as young­sters Joe Newell, Kgosi Ntlhe and Char­lie Coul­son were all give the op­por­tu­nity to strut their stuff as Fer­gu­son pre­dicted an even bet­tersea­son­next­timearound. Fer­gu­son keeps his feet on the ground.

Paul Tay­lor wanted out.

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