It’s been a tough 2012 for Posh as re­called by Alan Swann

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

Op­ti­mism and hope her­alded the start of the year.

Posh­were15thintheCham­pi­onship onJan­uary1andwere de­niedaw­ininthe­firstgameof the mon­thonly­byalast­minute Birm­ing­hamCi­typenalty. Man­ager Dar­ren Fer­gu­son had in­sisted all his stars would re­main at Lon­don Road and that the play- offs were a pos­si­bil­ity.

Three league de­feats in a rowan­datames­ur­ren­derinthe FA Cup at the hands of Sun­der­land were fol­lowed by the sale ofRyanBen­nett­toNor­wichCity to con­firmthatFer­gu­son’spun­ditry ex­per­tise wasthe equal of Lee Tom­lin’s pub­lic re­la­tions ex­per­tise.

Tom­lin was banned from Twit­ter af­ter reg­u­lar run- ins with Posh fans ( and re­porters) on the so­cial net­work site be­fore of­fer­ing a care­fully- word- ed ( by some- one else prob­a­bly) apol­ogy.

De­spite their poor form Poshfin­ishedthe­mon­thin17th place, but nine points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

witty Peter­bor­oughTele­graphre­porter Alan Swann. Posh splashed out a cool £ 1 mil­lion for the first time in their his­tory as striker Ty­rone Bar­nett ar­rived from Craw­ley. Bar­nett headed a last- minute equaliser on his de­but as a sub­sti­tute at Don­caster, an­act­wor­thy­ofacel­e­bra­to­ry­drinko­rtwo in the city cen­tre.

Posh won for the first time in eight Cham­pi­onship match-

Craw­ley’s opin­ion­ated man­agerSteveE­vans.

Gran­tMcCann whenFer­gu­son­de­liv­ered­some bad news.

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