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Vital QPR takes a look at the Championship`s newest additions - this week looking at League One runners up Peterborough United

FACTS AND FIGURES

Founded: 1934

Nickname: The Posh

Ground: London Road - 15,460

Manager: Darren Ferguson

SELECTED HONOURS

Third Division - Playoff Winners - 1991-92
League One - Runners Up - 2008-09
Fourth Division - Winners - 1960-61, 1973-74
League Two - Runners Up - 2007-08
Division Three - Playoff Winners - 1999-00
Fourth Division - Promoted - 1990-91

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 30,096 v Swansea Town (FA Cup 5th Round, 1965)

Record victory: 9-1 v Barnet (Division 3, 1998)

Record defeat 0-7 v Tranmere Rovers (Fourth Division, 1985)

Record Buy: Joe Lewis - £500,000 from Norwich City

Record Sale: Simon Davies - £700,000 to Tottenham Hotspur

Record Appearances: Tommy Robson - 559: 1968-1981

Record Goals: Jim Hall - 122: 1967-1975

RECENT HISTORY

London Road has overseen a complete overhaul of fortunes in recent times as a combination of Darragh MacAnthony and Darren Ferguson have lifted the Posh from the bottom tier into Championship prosperity.

Their plight was highlighted by the television programme, Big Ron Manager in which experienced boss Ron Atkinson was drafted in to help the ailing fortunes of Steve Bleasdale`s side both on and off the pitch.

With money at a minimum and Bleasdale prone to spontaneously combusting at any second, it made for compelling viewing, certainly for the Irishman MacAnthony who invested soon afterwards ushering a new era at London Road.

In his first full season of management Darren Ferguson saw his Peterborough side rise to the occasion and big money buys including goalkeeper Joe Lewis saw them to a runner-up spot in League Two and subsequently promotion behind the similarly ambitious Milton Keynes Dons.

Speculation ensued surrounding their most prestigious talents including former non-league striker Aaron McLean, who was in the form of his life as Posh gained promotion. He wouldn`t have to wait much longer before the second successive promotion was complete.

A victory on the final day was enough to ensure that Peterborough saw off the Milton Keynes Dons and secured another runners up spot, this time to Leicester City. Speculation surrounding the future of boss Darren Ferguson was called into question with Queens Park Rangers, West Bromwich Albion and Reading all reportedly vying for his signature - it was to no avail as he remained at London Road.



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Writer:Boxer
Date:Sunday July 5 2009
Time: 12:00PM

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I have a feeling Peterborough could surprise a few people!
merlin
05/07/2009 14:49:00
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