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