Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Posh are living high today

For a club called "THE POSH," PETERBOROUGH UNITED have certainly spent years struggling as English football's poor relations.
I read about the club's history this morning, while watching on television as Tommy Rowe, Craig Mackail-Smith and Grant McCann scored the goals that lifted the Posh over HUDDERSFIELD TOWN, 3-0, in the FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFF FINAL.
Peterborough entered the league in 1960, and eight years later were docked 19 points for financial irregularities. That punishment condemned the club to six seasons in the league basement.
After a brief improvement, the Posh were relegated to the fourth division again in 1979, and spent the next dozen seasons in the bottom tier.
More bad news came in 1988, when the Football League appointed administrators with the club heavily in debt and oblivion a real possibility.
Peterborough seem to keep bouncing back, however, and today marked another high point.
Next season, the Posh will aim to equal or better their highest-ever finish -- 10th in English football's second tier. The club reached that milestone back in 1992-93.


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