Wal­sall love ‘Turk­ish Messi’

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Come on Boro -

Just one League One foot­ball jour­nal­ist be­lieves Posh will win pro­mo­tion this sea­son. And it wasn’t the Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph’s Alan Swann. Rich Sharpe of the Stoke Even­ingSen­tinel wasthe­man with Posh at heart.

He cov­ers Port Vale when reg­u­lar cor­re­spon­dent Mike Bag­gu­ley is ab­sent.

It makes the PT a lit­tle guilty about pre­dict­ing Port Vale will go down, along with AFC Wim­ble­don, Swin­don, and, vir­tu­al­lyev­ery­one’sbankers, Old­ham Athletic.

Of the 24 League One re­porters can­vassed for this fea­ture, 17 tipped Old­ham to be rel­e­gated.

No-one tipped Posh to go down­which­will please chair­man Dar­ragh MacAn­thony.

Four jour­nal­ists tipped Cob­blers to get rel­e­gated which will please Posh fans.

The PT have pre­dicted Sh­effield United, Charl­ton and Scun­thorpe to win pro- mo­tion. The Blades and the Ad­dicks at­tracted al­most uni­ver­sal sup­port with 20 and 19 votes re­spec­tively.

Con­versely Scunny, who fin­ished last sea­son in ter­rfic form, have been tipped to go up and down, as have new­lypro­moted Bris­tol Rovers.

The Wal­sall FC re­porter had no hes­i­ta­tion in nom­i­nat­ing new sign­ing Erhun Oz­tumer as their player to watch.

Joe Masi of the Ex­press & Star said of the free trans­fer cap­ture from Posh: “Erhun may only be 5ft 3in, but the man nick­named ‘Turk­ish Messi’ by Peter­bor­ough fans looks des­tined to shine in the num­ber 10 role. Pre-sea­son suggests he will be cen­tral to Wal­sall’s at­tack­ing play.”

The League One re­porters we­re­also asked to state anunusual fact about their clubs. We­haven’tgot room­torecord them here, but Swin­don Ad­ver­tiser man Matt Ed­wards de­serves a nod for his con­tri­bu­tion.

Ap­par­ently’Swin­donTown are the only team in the Foot­ball League who don’t have a let­terthat­ap­pearsinthe­word ‘mack­erel’!

Erhun Oz­tumer in ac­tion for Posh last sea­son.

Dar­ragh MacAn­thony. 20 Sh­effield United 19 Charl­ton 14 Mill­wall 5 MK Dons 4 Bolton 4 Scun­thorpe 2 Brad­ford City 2 Ox­ford 1 Bris­tol Rovers 1 Posh

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