The club’s best-ever sign­ing who went on to de­liver the most suc­cess

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

The Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph asked lo­cal peo­ple to com­men­ton­adecade­ofDar­ragh MacAn­thony at Peter­bor­ough United. From Peter­bor­ough I nde­pend­ednt Sup­port­ers As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Adi Mowles: “As an in­de­pen­dent or­gan­i­sa­tion­we­have­had­dis­agree­ments with Dar­ragh, but over­theyear­swe­haveal­so­had a healthy and mu­tu­ally pro­duc­tive re­la­tion­ship.

“Long may it con­tinue and let us hope he wins a 27 week euro mil­lions rollover.

“Happy an­niver­sary Dar­ragh.” Peter­bor­ough MP Ste­wart Jack­son: “We owe Dar­ragh a huge debt not least for de­liv­er­ing within two years on his prom­ise of backto-back pro­mo­tions be­tween 2007/9. I con­grat­u­late­hi­mand wish him well” Peter­bor­ough United’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of fi c e r Bob Symns: “Many years ago a rel­a­tively young Ir­ish­man from Dublin rocked up­atLon­donRoad­with­a­nen­toura­ge­of­black­BMWsand­in­tro­duced a post-mil­len­nium roller coaster of foot­ball at Posh that would cause cre­ativ­ity, Cham­pi­onship foot­ball and a touch of chaos.

“When­look­ing­for­word­sto briefly de­scribe DMac’sim­pacton the foot­ball club i n his 1 0- year ten­ure, I found my­self l ook­ing for an old Latin proverb that I had cob­bled to­gether some years ago when wew­erelook­ing­tochangethe club logo.

‘Erit For­tis et Fuge’ were the words, but we were never go­ing to mess with ‘Upon this Rock’.

“Th­elooseEnglish trans­la­tion is ‘be brave and fly.’

“I think we were, I think we are still at it and I cer­tainly know he wouldn’t have it any other way!” Posh di rec­tor of foot­ball Barry Fry: “Dar­raghismy, and the club’s, knight in shin­ing ar­mour. He saved me from an early grave by tak­ing the club on, mak­ing it fi­nan­cially sta­ble and­by­de­liv­er­ing un­prece­dented suc­cess.

“He’s put the foot­ball club firmly on the map and we are very lucky to have him.

“His en­thu­si­asm, pas­sion and knowl­edge of all lev­els of foot­ball im­pressed me on the first day I met him and he still im­presses meinthe­same­way now.

“He is with­out doubt Peter­bor­ough United’s best-ever sign­ing.” Leader of Pet e r bor­ough City Coun­cil John Holdich: “Un­der Dar­ragh’s own­er­ship the club has en­joyed the most­suc­cess­ful pe­riod in its his­tory with the most pro­mo­tions and a record num­ber of goals.

”I wish Dar­ragh MacAn­thony and the team every suc­cess this sea­son to mark his 10th an­niver­sary.”

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