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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

No blood, but a certain leathering

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Date: 20th March 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 14,043 Referee: Georgios Kasnaferis

Peterborough suffered there biggest defeat in there history getting battered 5-0 by a Preston side under new management in Terence Griffin.

Terence Griffin didn't have the easiest of first games in charge of Preston as he traveled to London Road to face Peterborough who hadn't lost in 8 games before the game, but with some new faces joining soon before the travel down to Cambridgeshire, Preston looked good for a result.

David Beckham started the Peterborough nightmare as he turned smartly in the box to slot his strike under Polish keeper Tomasz Kuszczak who had been on fine form prior to the game. Sean St Ledger was then shown a yellow for raising his elbow up to the face of Krisztián Nemeth as Peterborough tried to start an attack. Only ten minutes later Preston doubled there lead, Kevin Phillips' splendid header beating Kuszczak at his near post to crash into the back of the net. Preston carried on to put Peterborough under pressure and a last ditch tackle from Gabriel Zakuani saved even more embarrassment for his side. Preston soon scored yet again another goal, Felipe Caicedo poking the ball into the net from the scramble in the box. Only second after the restart Preston got there fourth of the game and Peterborough looked dead and berried if they hadn't already. They still put up a decent fight back with both Krisztián Nemeth and Jobi McAnuff coming close for Peterborough.

Preston came out for the second half five minutes before the Peterborough players returned to the field, nothing was said about what Tomlins had said in the dressing room but whatever it was it didn't work, Peterborough continued to get dominated by Preston who maintained to create goal scoring chances and nearly made another goal when Felipe Caicedo nearly picked his second goal of the game on his debut. Sean St Ledger was sent off just after half time after receiving his second yellow card of the game. Gabriel Zakuani was working hard in the Peterborough defense with some excellent challenges. Peterborough soon began to find something when Preston where put down to 10 men and began to create chances, Krisztián Nemeth with the better of them but he was ruled offside by the linesman. Preston then continued there rout when David Beckham hammered home with only 10 minutes to play to make it 5-0. The game didn't end there, when Billy Jones was brought down in the penalty but claims where waved away by the Georgios Kasnaferis.
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Dan Tomlins, seemingly disappointed on the result

Tomlins said,
It was a tough game, we knew that before the kick off but to finish an unbeaten run so embarrassingly is a bad way to go about things, we need to get the players focused before another huge game for us this season against Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Boro come out on top, again..

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Date: 24th March 2010 Venue: Riverside Stadium

Attendance: 21,395 Referee: Asaf Kenan

A tough but a very close affair between Middlesbrough and Peterborough see' the The Teessiders come out on top in a 3-2 victory but the game ended in a injury to Peterborough defender Gabriel Zakuani who went off in the later stages with a dislocated shoulder

Peterborough went into this game in need of a victory after a harsh encounter at Preston witch saw Tomlins and his men loss in humiliation by Preston. Peterborough opened the game cautiously, passing the ball around before hitting Middlesbrough with the quality's of frenchman, Gregory Sertic who was causing havoc around the Middlesbrough box before they could clear and re-organize. Peterborough we're certainly searching for an early goal and nearly hit the back of the net when George Boyd headed just wide within the opening six minutes. Tomasz Kuszczak pulled of a fine save to prevent Middlesbrough taking the lead stretching to his right hand to claw away the strike from Gaetano D'agostino. Middlesbrough took the lead on the half an hour mark on the game, Massimo Gobbi created alot of space to get away from the Peterborough defense to hammer his shot into the corner underneath Tomasz Kuszczak. But within 10 minutes Peterborough grabbed there equalizer when Danny Guthrie launched a cracking strike from 15 yards out to see it smash down over the line of the crossbar.

Peterborough came out in the second half with the urge to grab a goal to increase some much needed confidence in the side. Charlie Lee nearly put Peterborough in the lead but his forceful strike was palmed away by Andrea Consigli in the Middlesbrough goal. Five minutes after Charlie Lee came close, Peterborough went ahead, a Gabriel Zakuani header crashed against the back of the net. The game wasn't over though, only a minute after Peterborough took the lead the game was level, Massimo Gobbi raced clear of the Peterborough defense to place his second goal of the game under the clearly angry Tomasz Kuszczak. Middlesbrough began to loss concentration of the game and nearly conceded again when Danny Guthrie's strike was tipped over by Andrea Consigli. The game was soon Middlesbrough's for the taking again after David Wheater smashed his strike into the roof of the net to see Middlesbrough take a 3-2 lead. But Tomlins' men weren't going to give up easily, both Shane Long and Danny Guthrie came close to bringing the game level but neither players could find the back of the net. Peterborough were then hit by a major set back when Congolese defender, Gabriel Zakuani was taken off with a suspected dislocated shoulder. The game was soon brought to an end by the Israelian referee. Peterborough had lost there second game in a row and things where soon looking bad for Peterborough.
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Massimo Gobbi celebrating his second goal..

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins:
It was a game we wasn't expect to win, but it was defiantly a game we wanted to win and by our performance we deserved to take at-least a point from it. We have a big challenge ahead. We need everyone to stick together and we need to improve our confidence going into our weekend fixture.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

Guthrie losses his cool

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Date: 27th March 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 13,353 Referee: Matteo Simone Trefolon

Leicester City continued there promotion push with a 3-1 win over Peterborough at London Road who stay 11th. However the game was overshadowed by a second half brawl including Danny Guthrie who was shown a red card for his cause in the incident

Leicester could of put them-self's ahead within the first two minutes but defender, Ananias Werley could only hit the woodwork and see the ball go wide from his effort. The home fans where elated when they saw Shane Long stroke the ball home within the opening seven minutes. However an equalizer was found ten minutes later when Ananias Werley hammered home a loose ball in the box past the floored Tomasz Kuszczak. Five minutes later Peterborough could of had a penalty when Danny Guthrie went down in the penalty area, but the referee waved away the claims and ended up giving Guthrie a yellow card for simulation. Peterborough could of well taken the lead from a swift counter attack until Jamaican, Jobi McAnuff clumsily fell over the ball.

Leicester looked more menacing after the break as Esteban Granero's header came back of the bar. Chaos then broke out on the pitch as Danny Guthrie was shown a straight red after leaping in with a two footed challenge towards Edson Braafheid. The game continued and so did Leicester with there troublesome ways. Esteban Granero nearly grabbed a second for The Foxes but his shot was fluffed due to the pressure he was under from the defense. Soon enough, poor communication and a lack of a player on the pitch was Peterborough's downfall as Leicester took the lead when Evgeni Balyaikin took advantage to place his strike home. Peterborough then decided to make a change and brought on both Tommy Rowe and Krisztián Nemeth to try and take advantage of the tiring Leicester defense, this strategy didn't work for Peterborough and Leicester grabbed another goal from Ki-Hyeon Seol to send the away fans back in full voice.
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Guthrie losses his cool and causes a brawl

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins said:
It's been a big blow. Not just for me personally but also for the team. Leicester were better shaped than us and dominated the game more than we could. It's been a bad day and i just hope we can bounce back before Birmingham on Monday.

Leicester manager, Matthew Humphrey's said:
Im very happy with how my team performed tonight we were fantastic in every area and thought we deserved our win, we went into the game not expecting too much from it as Peterborough are a good team and play some nice football i just hope we carry this performance through to the Ipswich game.

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

The dream is over for Posh

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Date: 29th March 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,379 Referee: Pat Miller

Birmingham progressed through to the semi final's with a 4-1 victory over Peterborough at London Road to keep alive Birmingham's hopes of reaching a Wembley final.

Peterborough went into this quarter final tie knowing full-well that they were the underdogs and a early goal would prove all doubters wrong. And that they could make the cup semi's. They certainly proved they could but no goals where to show from it. Peterborough dominated the early stages of the game by both possession and chances but Peterborough couldn't hit the back of the net. The scores were broken just before the fortieth minute mark when Jhon Cordoba's poor strike squirmed under the keepers body. But this lead didn't last long for the traveling supporters as Chris Killen who was playing his last game for Peterborough suddenly produced some great movement in the area to put Peterborough level.

The second half started in similar fashion to the first half, Peterborough continued to progress causing problems for Birmingham until around the 60th minute mark when the manager made a change and took goal scorer Chris Killen and midfielder Charlie Lee off and replaced each of them with Shane Long and Tommy Rowe respectively, and seemed to change the formation around. This turned out to be the wrong decision from the manager nearly ten minutes later as Birmingham began to rule possession over Peterborough and soon took the lead for the second time in the game when Robert Gucher smashed home minutes after Jobi McAnuff hit the post at the other end of the pitch for Peterborough. Only five minutes later Birmingham pushed even closer to a semi final place when James McFadden poked the goal home from a goal mouth scramble to send the visiting Birmingham fans wild in celebrations. At this stage Birmingham were in full mode to go to work on Peterborough and Peterborough were lacking the kick to get the game going again and had more or less given up, manager Dan Tomlins looked disappointed and would soon look even worst when his side conceded another goal when Jhon Cordoba scored an absolutely wonderful bicycle kick from around 13 yards out.
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Birmingham fans (top of picture) travel home in full voice knowing that a semi final against Middlesbrough awaits.

Peterborough manager boss Dan Tomlins on his sides commitment and his feelings to there achievements so far this season:
"I think the players were great today, they out classed Birmingham first half and it was a real eye opener to some of the fans to how good we actually can perform."

"The achievements we've done this season have been outstanding, 11th in the league and we managed to make it to the quarters of the cup witch for a club of this size is a remarkable achievement. We need to now move our season on and concentrate on the league."

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Posh send Swans packing

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Date: 31st March 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,600 Referee: Richard Liesveld

Pre-match both teams we're the total opposites to each other, Swansea had been on a wonderful six game unbeaten streak where-as on the other-hand Peterborough had lost three games prior to the Swans visit to London Road. But Peterborough had already beaten Swansea in the season and were fully confident they could take something out of the game witch they did, finishing out 3-1 winners over the Welsh side.

The game took its time to get started with both sides playing a defensive game up against each other, but the game soon got under way after a cautious start when Dean Moxey began to cause some major hazards for Swansea at the back but was soon taken down smartly by Welshman Ashley Williams who managed to win the ball and play it out to safety. A forward ball from Fran Merida was soon charged down by the advancing, Tomasz Kuszczak who luckily managed to clear it out. Peterborough took the lead just before the twentieth minute mark when Krisztián Nemeth managed to head home a unchallenged header after breaking away from the Swansea defense to finish George Boyd's cross. And it was only six minutes until Peterborough managed to double there lead, Shane Long with brilliant movement in the box broke away and fired home past Dorus De Vries' near post. Swansea then came forward in search of a goal, with their first effort of the game. Colin Kazim Richards received the ball, beating Moxey to the ball with some ease and hitting a promising strike. But his effort hits the side netting, to the wingers frustration. A dangerous ball across the 6 yard box from Shane Long was failed to be tapped in my a number of his fellow team mates. Peterborough soon came close again when Kyle Naughton's shot was just glanced wide by the Englishman.
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Naughton described as "outstanding" as he begins his Peterborough loan spell with a special performance.

Five minutes into the second period and Kyle Naughton did the same thing again, the youngster cut inside to get away from his marker and leashed a corker only to see the Swansea keeper tip it around the post. Zoran Tosic could of brought the scores level but somehow his shot was seen go high and wide from only six yards out. Peterborough then brought on Jake Livermore and Paul Coutts who replaced Shane Long and Gregory Sertic. Colin Kazim Kazim came close on three occasions within four minutes, it was obviously not the Turk's day. Peterborough soon guaranteed the three points when a short corner was played short to the substitute Jake Livermore who curled a peach of a goal into the back of the net with only twenty minutes left to play. But only seven minutes after Peterborough had rapped up the three points Swansea fans had something to cheer about when Arouna Kone picked up his fourteenth goal in the same number of games. George Boyd could of added another goal to the Peterborough score line as he raced clear of the Swansea defense only to glance towards the linesman to figured out he had his flag up for offside. The game was coming to an end and Peterborough seemed to be living dangerously as Steven Warnock missed an open net. It just wasn't happening today for Swansea and Aidan Radford.

Dan Tomlins, Peterborough manager:
"Absolutely over the moon with that result, Swansea were great but just couldn't hit the target witch will be a huge disappointment to there fans and also a big blow to Aidan."

"It doesn't get any easier for us now though, so we need to keep a positive attitude and go into the Newcastle game the same as we went into this one."

Swansea manager, Aidan Radford replied when asked "If they can over come there next game against Coventry":
"Of course we can, there'll be one or two changes to the squad and we'll come out with a different attitude, possibly more attacking. We'll look to score and look to make the most of our chances going forward, which is what you have to do against a team like Coventry. The squads up for it, and as is the whole City."

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Williamson seals Peterborough move

Peterborough United have signed Mypa defender Mike Williamson for £2.3m in time for there weekend game against Newcastle United.

The 26 year old signed a 5 year contract at London Road yesterday after the successful sales of both Chris Killen and Craig Morgan prior to his arrival. Mike Williamson had a short spell at Portsmouth where he was sold for a free in the region of £2m in the opening days of the season and went onto Mypa where he wasn't to happy with playing his football in Finland. Peterborough where thought to have been interested in the Englishman for some time and where very happy with there business to have captured the player.
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Williamson outside the Peterborough training ground

However, Peterborough had sold Chris Killen and Craig Morgan before the deal of Mike Williamson could be complete after some difficulties within the financial region at the club. But both players had been looking for away out of the club before hand after a small amount of game time all season. Chris Killen's most memorable moment in his short time at Peterborough would of been his quarter final goal against Birmingham City witch saw Peterborough sadly drop out, but his goal gave the proud Peterborough fans something to sing about and give them hope for the rest of the season.

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Killen scored 2 goal's in only 8 appearances.

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Lincoln hits double as Newcastle edge closer to the Premier league

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Date: 3rd April 2010 Venue: St. James' Park

Attendance: 50,536 Referee: Brage Sandmoen

Peterborough were the latest visitors to the North-east to visit current promotion hopefuls Newcastle United on Saturday night where only Middlesbrough had been successful in being victorious over there local rivals so far this season.

Peterborough knew there was a challenge on there hand's to beat one of the strongest sides in the division and went into the game witch full confidence after there midweek 3-1 victory over Swansea at London Road. This confidence didn't begin to shine from the Peterborough players as within the opening minutes Newcastle forward, Joao Kleber Pereira rifled his shot over from ten yards out. Cassio Lincoln could of put the Magpies ahead just before the hour mark, but the ball in the box lacked the final touch from the Brazilian. Peterborough soon enough took the lead after hitting Newcastle on the counter when they were claiming for a penalty at the other-end, a cross into the box from Gregory Sertic was heading in by George Boyd for his sixth goal of the current campaign. And the Scot soon came close again with another header just going inches wide of the left post. And he continued to come close again ten minutes later when he managed to pull away from his marker, but his strike wasn't hit too truthfully. However, Five minutes later and Newcastle were level with the Post when Cassio Lincoln made up for his mistake earlier in the game and finished it off with ease just before half time.

It took nearly five minutes for the first bit of action to happen in the second period, Shola Ameobi racing through but crashing in to the advancing keeper who managed to force the ball wide. And again ten minutes later when a twenty yard strike from the Englishman went two foot wide. The two wasted chances where soon cancelled out when Cassio Lincoln scored his second of the game and his twelfth of the season. And ten minutes later he could of had his hat-trick but in disbelief the Brazilian missed the open net and the ball bubbled out past the post. In the dyeing minute's of the game some nice one to passing from Peterborough failed to see George Boyds strike on goal go in as Steven Harper was more than equal to it.
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Lincoln celebrates making it 2-1

Dan Tomlins, Peterborough manager on the poor second half performance and promotion:
"Disappointing result as our first half performance proved we can out play clubs such as Newcastle, but as of a number of occasions this season we lack that second half mentality and begin to loss possession more often."

"I think promotion is still a possibility but a very slender possibility now, we still have some huge ground to make up on the teams above us and need to begin to hit some good form in coming games"

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Robins keep up playoff hopes

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Date: 7th April 2010 Venue: Ashton Gate

Attendance: 17,016 Referee: Jacek Granat

Peterborough slump to there twelfth defeat of the season as they lost 3-1 to a strong Bristol City side who kept there promotion dream alive as they closed the game within the first forty five minutes.

Dutchman Cedric Van der Gun failed to pass a late fitness test before kick off, this saw 28 year old midfielder Jobi McAnuff take his place in the side and play his sixteenth game of the season.

Bristol could of been a goal ahead within the opening four minutes, but Georgios Samaras failed to poke home to put Bristol ahead. They soon nearly regretted there missed chance when Danny Guthrie hit the woodwork twice within five minutes to the 22 year olds disbelief. But Bristol soon hit back and took the lead minutes later when Georgios Samaras headed home after a wonderful delivery from Hugo Viana was headed in by the former Celtic player. Danny Guthrie failed to hit the target at the second chance of trying as Lukasz Fanianski parried the ball into his path, but to the Pol's delight he managed to block the Englishman's second chance on goal. George Boyd soon could of put Peterborough level as he was left in plenty of space but Lukasz Fabianski rushed off his goal line to leap onto the ball. Peterborough hit the back of the net on the half hour mark, Shane Long with the tap in after a long drive from Danny Guthrie was beat off by the Bristol keeper, Lukasz Fabianski. However, The score line didn't stay level for long as only 30 seconds after the restart Bristol were ahead again, Lucas Moya nodding home after a brilliant run down the flank by Graeme Dorrans equaled by a great delivery. Then Bristol suddenly made it 3-1 only five minutes later when a short corner was picked up by Georgios Samaras a looped around the unsighted keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak in the Peterborough goal.

Bristol looked more certain to score within the opening minutes when Hugo Viani headed just wide of the post. Peterborough then created a brilliant chance to revive there hopes of a victory when Gregory Sertic made a dash into the box and was played in only to have the flag raised for him to be offside. Krisztián Nemeth then followed Gregory Sertic's chance up by hitting a shot from 20 yards to just see it go a foot wide of the post. Peterborough brought on Aaron McLean and Tommy Rowe to try and boost there forward options and it nearly brought a goal, but Aaron McLean skied his shot over the bar.
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Samaras celebrates his first on Wednesday night..

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins said:
"Games have been tough lately so there's no need for us to kick our-self's, we currently sit in a comfortable position with still an outside shot of the play offs"

"Coventry won't be any easier at the weekend but we need to take every game as it comes and not to get our hopes up"

Bristol City manager, Tom replied when asked "How important was Samaras to the win tonght, and does he sometimes carry the team?"
"No, he doesnt carry the team, we are a team of 11 players thanks,"

"But he certainly made a cutting edge for us tonight," "Georgios is a striker. A striker scores goals, they are employed to do that - so a good striker will do their job, and score goals....," "If he didn't we wouldn't have him here - simple!," "Credit to Peterborough, theyre a good team, and everyone expected them to struggle this season, and theyre challenging along with us for a top 6 place, which is good for them,"

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Boyd goal holds Sky Blue's

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Date: 10th April 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,324 Referee: Alexandru Deaconu

A late George Boyd header holds league leaders Coventry to a draw as Peterborough continue there remarkable season proving all doubters wrong who had them tipped favorites to go down at the beginning of the season.

Peterborough made one new change to the side that lost at Bristol midweek bringing back Cedric Van der Gun who missed the Bristol game after failing to pass a fitness test. Coventry on the other-hand played the same side that beat Newcastle on Wednesday.

The game was very even in the opening stages, with both sides setting up goal scoring chances and coming close to putting either of the two sides in front. Tomasz Kuszczak's safe hands saved Peterborough an embarrassing slip up as the defense miss read a refereeing decision. A wonderfully timed challenge from Ieroklis Stoltidis saw the ball out of play for a corner to Peterborough, the resulting corner brought a brilliant leap from Mike Williamson but the header was punched wide as it looked certain to hit the top corner. A low cross is failed to be tapped home into the net by Cristiano Lucarelli on the half hour mark. This was soon followed by Berto Carlinhos Paraiba who made an impressive run into the box but the Brazilian failed to get the ball out from beneath his feet.

The second half Peterborough were the much brighter side and opened the second period the better side, with George Boyd coming close within the opening minutes just heading over the bar to frighten the away fans. A vicious 25 yard strike ten minutes later from Chedjou was enough to panic the Coventry keeper, Arthur Boruc who just managed to pick it from midair before the ball could find a way past the Polish international. Coventry then took the lead, a goal from nothing breaking from Peterborough's half into there's in a matter of second and then a right footed curled strike by Marko Arnautovic just outside the area curled past Tomas Kuszczak and into the back of the net to the applauds from both sets of fans. Peterborough were on the back foot and Coventry's lead was nearly doubled five minutes later when Leon Barnett drilled his shot straight past the post to the Peterborough fans delight. Only minutes later it was Peterborough creating a chance at the other end, Krisztián Nemeth with the strike this time from thirty yards out but it was seen over by Arthur Boruc in the Coventry goal who wasn't tested. But then ten minutes later and an equalizer was in, only a couple of minutes left in the game and a headed goal from George Boyd was enough to sent London Road into delight.
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George Boyd celebrating his seventh of the season

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins on the result and George Boyd:
"Its a good result for us, but it could of been better if we had taken many more chances, but it could of been a much different result if Coventry had taken there's too."

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Peterborough capture Campbell

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Peterborough yesterday confirmed they were on the verge of signing 22 year old Fraizer Campbell, it was yesterday evening when the Englishman completed his move to Peterborough.

Campbell was sold to Corinthians at the beginning of the season in a part exchange deal witch was Sunderland gain Bruno Bonfim Dentinho.

Fraizer said:
"I know for a fact that this won't be easy for me, coming back to England after time playing in a different league in a different Country. I now need to adapt to life back in England and the English game. The first thing i want to do i is show the manager I'm good enough to make the first team."

Campbell is expected to make his debut on Wednesday night against relegation threatened Ipswich and said this on the matter,
Ipswich is a great game for me to start off, despite them having a relatively good squad it hasn't seemed to work this season for them, with them sitting in 19th position i expect there confidence is low, and i think its a great game for me to start my goal scoring tally if i make my debut.

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Fraizer seen in his first training session on Monday morning

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Peterborough shown by teen sensation

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Date: 14th April 2010 Venue: Portman Road

Attendance: 14,709 Referee: William Collum

Peterborough suffered there thirteenth defeat in the league this season last night as a Connor Wikcham brace saw the Posh go back to Cambridgeshire in disappointment.

Fraizer Campbell made his club debut but didn't make any difference to the result as the 22 year old has alot of expectations on his shoulders after his mid week move to Peterborough.

Peterborough began on the back foot as Ipswich pressed from the kick off and came close just before the second minute mark but midfielder Danny Guthrie managed to divert it out for a corner. However, the resulting corner lead to the opening goal, the corner was wiped in by Milan Badelj and was then headed into the path of Ipswich youngster Connor Wickham who cut inside the box and rifled home a shot straight past Kuszczak in the Posh goal. Peterborough new boy Fraizer Campbell could of brought the scores level around the thirteenth minute mark but the 22 year olds lob attempt landed on the top of the goal. This chance was followed by another great opportunity for Peterborough to grab an equalizer when Mike Williamson broke clear of the Ipswich defense only for his touch to be over hit and leaped on by the out rushing Geoffrey Jourdren. Just after the half hour mark Ipswich doubled there lead, another shot from teenager Connor Wickham was put into another goal from six yards out.

Peterborough could of pulled themselves back into the game minutes into the second period, Gregory Sertic smashing a strike towards goal but to see if clip the cross bar and go over. Just after the hour mark Tomlins made two changes taking off both Sedric Van der Gun and Fraizer Campbell and bringing on Jobi McAnuff and Shane Long. Minutes after the change Ivan Rakitic was shown his way after receiving a red card for abusing language towards the referee and for kicking the ball away in disgust. This gave Peterborough an advantage and they took there advantage and ten minutes later they scored, Shane Long teeing the ball up for Krisztián Nemeth to hammer the ball home. Peterborough nearly grabbed the equalizer four minutes from time but George Boyd couldn't find a way past the goal keeper with his effort on goal.
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Wickham hits brace as he begins his Ipswich tally

Dan Tomlins on the result and promotion chances:
"Now i didn't expect that, we came into this game with full confidence after our draw with Coventry, we came into this with new blood in Fraizer [Campbell] and we slip up. Full credit to Ipswich they did superb but this is a huge set back for me and the boys."

"Promotion is still possible, but our chances on getting that top 6 place is slim, i mean its very slim when you look at it. I don't see many teams slipping up 10 points now to allow us to creep into the play offs, i think Peterborough will still be a championship side next season. A disappointment you can say, Yes, but it'll give us more time to prepare for the future and maybe a premiership spot in seasons to come."

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Dutch winger to depart from Posh

Peterborough tonight have confirmed that they have accepted a bid for Dutch winger Cedric Van der Gun after only just over half a season at London Road.

The ex Swansea man is expected to travel home to Holland tonight to finalize a deal for his new club Ajax after he plays his final game for Peterborough as they take on Watford at London Road at 8:00PM tonight.

The 30 year old signed for Peterborough at the start of the season for a fee of £4.4m where he delivered 21 appearances bringing two goals to the Peterborough promotion push. He's now thought to be on the verge of signing a rolling contract at Ajax believed to be worth £5.7m.

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Van der Gun set to say goodbye..

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Hornets put a sting into Posh

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Date: 17th April 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,587 Referee: Bernardino Gonzalez Vazquez

Peterborough's promotion push took a massive blow on Saturday as they were trashed 2-5 at home by Watford thanks to goals from Toni Kroos, Dani Pacheco, Angel Adrian Gonzalez and Cuevas Miguel for the Hornets.

The golden boys were in-front within the opening ten minutes, Toni Kroos converting a fabulous ball into the area by tapping it into the net delicately to open the scoring. Not to long after and they had doubled there lead, Dani Pacheco smashing the ball home to reach double figures for the season and to double Watfords lead over Peterborough. Only a minute later and they're lead would of been even bigger if Adrian Gonzalez could of beat the woodwork. Peterborough's first chance on goal was converted into a goal, Fraizer Campbell scoring his first goal for the club from just inside the box past the keepers right side. Five minutes later and Watford were down the other end coming close but on loan Manchester United goal keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak was at hand to get a finger tip to the ball to push it over the bar. From the resulting corner Peterborough broke Watford down to grab the equalizer, a wonderful counter attack from the boys in blue began at the hand of Kuszczak who launched a through towards the left flank where some handy passing between George Boyd and Danny Guthrie saw Goerge Boyd in at goal and he couldn't miss from 10 yards and slotted the ball straight past Soslan Dzhanaev. Then a touch of pure class put Watford back into the lead, Angel Adrian Gonzalez received the ball out on the right, took it inside and drilled a wonderful strike into the top corner from 25 yards out. Certain contender for goal of the season. Dani Pacheco was stuck doing somebody else's duties at the other half minutes later, clearing the ball from a goal mouth scramble. Four minutes later and the game was getting tiring for the held down Peterborough, a fourth goal for Watford completely drowned Peterborough when Cuevas Miguel rounded the keeper to side foot the ball home with ease.

The second half began, and Peterborough seemed to be raring for a fight back, but Watford didn't have the same plan as they looked for there fifth goal of the game, a 35 yarded scorcher from Andrea Poli was punched over the bar by Tomasz Kuszczak and the resulting corner was out jumped by the Polish keeper. But he couldn't keep them out with the efforts that was coming his way, an awful back pass by Mike Williamson was picked up by Watford man Dani Pacheco and drilled home past the helpless Kuszczak. Peterborough began to come desperate, and the anger was showing as Danny Guthrie drove a strike towards goal in anger with the ball clearly heading towards goal until a safe hand from Soslan Dzhanaev punched the ball behind. Charlie Lee had another spectacular strike on goal for the Posh five minutes later but his over head kick was again stopped by Dzhanaev in the Watford goal. Tomasz Kuszczak was again being tested at his end of the pitch when a near post headed was heading straight towards him for a easy save but none the less an attempt on Watfords behalf. A cross into the area was failed to be reached by Kyle Naughton. George Boyd followed up five minutes later with the final chance of the game by smashing his drive onto the crossbar!
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A wonderful performance by 19 year old Dani Pacheco shows Peterborough what they're missing.

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins said:
"We knew this was a difficult tie, but now i think our promotion chances are even slimmer than first thought, this result will knock the players confidence levels and thats what we look to rebuild in the coming weeks." "Expectations have been fulfilled this season but it was a challenge we wanted to try and get by getting a top 10 finish, this is getting less and less possible with results like todays, the players really need to buck up."

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Tomlins delighted with signings

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One of three new signings, Martin Olsson jokes with new gaffer in training this afternoon

Peterborough United boss Dan Tomlins was delighted with the triple capture of defender Martin Olsson, midfielder David Meyler and striker Zavon Hines who all agreed permanent deals with Peterborough over the past week.

In a season witch has seen disappointment, upset but at its upmost determination by Peterborough staff and support, things have been doom and gloom in recent results but manager Dan Tomlins promises something special from his new look side in the final stages of the current season as they push for a top half finish and maybe even a play off place.

Olsson is believed to be a big part of the Peterborough side from now till the end of the season after his 3 million pound move from Russian side Kuban, and is expected to make his debut against Sheffield away this week. His new manager Dan Tomlins had this to say about the Swedish defender:
"Martin is a very good player, his abilities both defending and going forward with the attack are great and should add something different at this level and in the future at a even higher level. He brought alot of interest from other clubs from both sides of our division witch just shows how well wanted he is currently."

Whereas David Meyler is believed to be taking a place on the bench until needed as he'll begin to raise up the ranks in the Peterborough squad after being brought back to England after his Winter move to his homeland Ireland. The youngster didn't seem to enjoy the football at Galway United and had numerous interest from Sunderland, Leicester and Sheffield.

Zavon will take up a similar role at Peterborough until he's establish himself in the squad but Tomlins is believed to be waiting for the right moment to allow the 21 year old a starting role in the side at a important time in the season.
"Zavon and David are both talented players, but i wouldn't say they've established a starting place at the moment, but they'll be a starter in a couple of seasons but don't get me wrong they're both talented players on the up in the game. "

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Blades shine back in

second half comeback

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Date: 22nd April 2010 Venue: Bramall Lane

Attendance: 28,986 Referee: Martin Hansson

Peterborough slumped to there fifteenth league defeat of the season on Wednesday against Sheffield as they hunt down for results to confirm there league position for next season as they begin to get nearer and nearer to the relegation scrap.

The blades began well with Aaron Hunt coming close within the first minute rounding two defenders but slipping before he was able to get his shot away.

But Peterborough went down the other end and created a perfect chance when Fraizer Campbell's headed chance was tipped over the bar by Mark Bunn. Steven Quinn was then shown a yellow card for time wasting, witch would later see him sent off. The Irishman then missed a simple finish for any other player but Steven Quinn blasted his shot wide from a yard out. Then seven minutes later and a moment of utter brilliance by Peterborough man Fraizer Campbell put Peterborough ahead when the young Englishman knocked the ball away from himself and curled an absolutely stunning ball into the top corner from 25 yards out. Steven Quinn was then shown red, this time for an awful challenge in the middle of the park on Paul Coutts witch saw the Irishman sent to the changing room earlier than he probably expected. Ten minutes after the deadlock was broke Peterborough defender Martin Olsson made an incredible run into the opposing sides area and was brought down, the Peterborough players, staff and fans were outranged by the referee's decision to wave away the claims as replays showed it was a clear penalty.

Peterborough were hit with a massive blow when they came out in the second period as Sheffield United equalized less than 40 seconds after the restart when Amr Zaki ran clear of a un-organized Peterborough defense to smash home past on loan Manchester United goal keeper Tomasz Kuszczak. Sheffield United decided to make a change a couple of minutes later bringing on Kyle Walker, Sotoris Ninis and Peter Crouch. Kuszczak pulled a wonderful save of five minutes later to keep the scores level but the Pol didn't seem to happy about his defenders poor communication again. But the Peterborough keep couldn't keep the goal clean for too longer when a delicate chip was fumbled by the Polish keeper which saw the ball agonizingly roll over the line. The blades soon got another to make Peterborough's day even worse when Didier Zokora's long rang effort was helplessly watched into the back of the net by Kuszczak. A wonderful ball into the box from Aurélian Chedjou lacked the finishing touch from one of his team mates in the oppositions box. Peterborough were playing there best as they looked to claw a two goal deficit back in the final stages but two single strikes from Gregory Sertic and Krisztián Nemeth skimmed past the post to there disbelief.
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Zakora's goal was only his second of the season

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"It wasn't the result we wanted, and we still can't hit form but the first half and the last couple of minutes of this game we dominated going forward and it just shows when we concentrate we can create goal scoring opportunities." "I understand why the fans are so outraged at how the season has turned out to be but we still have enough game to turn this season back and start to gather some points." "We've shown on more than one occasion this season that we can beat big teams and we can win games but we just need to make that more regular if we wish to play in this division next season."

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Tomlins: Finally!

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Date: 24th April 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 10,788 Referee: Oleh Oriekhov

Peterborough picked up there first win in seven games on Saturday as they hit a on form Doncaster 3-0 at London Road.

Peterborough went into Saturdays game with only 4 points out of a possible 30 from there past ten games and knew if a top ten finish was to be reached the players had to buckle up now and start to put points on the table.

A decent early start from Peterborough saw an early chance, but George Boyd got in-front of a Charlie Lee strike to see the ball bounce of the Scotsman and to then be put into the side netting by Martin Olsson. Who received a yellow card five minutes later for pulling Edgar Davids shirt which the referee didn't seem to happy about. A hard but fair tackle by Mike Williamson regained possession for Peterborough who pushed forward in the attack and finished of fine when Aurélian Chejou's wonderful break from defense and darting run forward saw the Cameroonian head home his third Peterborough goal since joining and starting in seventeen games. Tomasz Kuszczak was then tested at the other end but the Pol didn't seem to struggle with the save. Peterborough could of doubled there lead, as Charlie Lee pushed forward but the 23 year old couldn't find away through the Doncaster defense alone.

An off the ball incidence between Fraizer Campbell and Brian Stock saw youngster Fraizer shown a yellow card soon after the restart. David Trezeguet came close soon after Fraizer Campbell was shown yellow, but his touch was over hit by the Frenchman and ran out of play past the goal keeper. Peterborough managed to double there lead two minutes later when Mike Williamson's positioning was perfect as a strike from George Boyd was parried by the Doncaster keeper, Neil Sullivan but Williamson was there to smash the ball home to score his first goal since his £2.3m move to Peterborough. There win was secured ten minutes later when George Boyd's determination managed to force away through the Doncaster defense for him to place the ball under the advancing Doncaster goalkeeper. Peterborough forward, who hadn't been himself all game was soon shown a second yellow card after spitting in the face of an opposing player and was then shown red in his manages disappointment. Two late chances for both Martin Olsson and George Boyd could of seen Peterborough's victory even more sweeter but both the post and side netting both denied them.
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Referee, Oleh Oriekhov showing Fraizer Campbell red for his so called "foolishness" by his manager.

Doncaster manager, Chazza Bones:
"Well I don't have much to say, they were the better side and they totally dominated and deserved the win. I'd still like a playoff place, however, the chances are becoming very slim. I will need to change the formation to try and see what would fit better for the team"

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"Finally! Victory at last, the players confidence levels over the past couple of weeks has been dreadful after that defeat at Preston, but now we've improved on result performances which i knew would come and it came today" "The players, well most of the players showed passion but Fraizer didn't seem his self and we hope he can make up for his pathetic foolishness today"

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Late McCormack goal

saves Bluebirds blushes

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Date: 28th April 2010 Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Attendance: 19,270 Referee: Tom Sawyer

Peterborough's top ten push took a major blow on Wednesday night as a late Ross McCormack goal denied Posh the three points which we're much need in a 3-3 draw.

An excellent start by Peterborough which saw two goal scoring opportunities go wide of the Cardiff goal was deflated when Cardiff took the lead twelve minutes into this crucial game, Peter Whittingham finishing of a slick passing move in style as he calmly slots the ball into the net. But there lead didn't last, the first chance after Cardiff took the lead and Peterborough were level, a miss hit strike from defender Martin Olsson squirmed under the Cardiff keeper, Ben Foster and travelled over the line for Olsson's first goal of his Peterborough career. Peterborough nearly put themselves ahead again five minutes later when Cardiff defender Gavin Rae's poor defending allowed Shane Long to get in on goal and smash a shot low only for Cardiff goalkeeper, Ben Foster to get a hand to it to direct it out for a corner to his relief. There was no major pressure on either goal for a good twenty minutes until a goal mouth scramble eventually came to an end when Danny Guthrie managed to poke the ball home to Cardiff's frustration. The goal gave Peterborough a push to go and double there lead and the goal to do that nearly came soon after when Mike Williamson's bright run forward and ended as soon as he received the ball by the linesman who raised his flag for a tight offside decision which could of gone either way.

Cardiff managed to equalize after the break, Mark Kennedy's leap high to head home from a Paul Quinn corner to bring the Blue boys level for the second time in the game which infuriated Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins who seemed disgusted at his sides costly defending from the sideline. Matin Olsson was shown yellow on 49 minutes after a rash challenge on Ross McCormack. Ten minutes later Peterborough boss Dan Tomlins decided to make a double change bringing bother Danny Guthrie and Krisztián Nemeth off and replacing them with Jobi McAnuff and Zavon Hines. Jobi McAnuff made the difference as a through ball into Charlie Lee who strike it hard and low to put Peterborough ahead with only fifteen minutes to keep up the tempo on Cardiff and cancel them out of getting another equalizer. Peterborough were lucky to not double there lead ten minutes before full time as a Kyle Naughton drive was tipped over the bar by Ben Foster. Cardiff began to put pressure on Peterborough who couldn't seem to get the ball away to safety, this soon nearly cost Peterborough as Stephen McPhail strike hit the side netting to Peterborough fans relief. But that relief turned into disappointment within a minute when a brilliant through ball was latched onto my Ross McCormack who only had the keeper to beat which he did wonderfully to save Cardiff to there 16th defeat of the season.
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McCormack delighted, runs of to celebrate with the home fans after a manic match

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"Tough result to take, we should of won, we had the better chances but credit to Cardiff for not giving up and we have to go back to Peterborough and regroup ready for Queens Park Rangers at the weekend" "We just need to get some more points on the table before confidence begins to dry up and we slip into the dreaded relegation spots which is something we all want to avoid"

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Peterborough knock

Rangers off there perch

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Date: 1st May 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 10,551 Referee: Peter Walton

Peterborough proved critics wrong as they pushed on to continue there championship tag for next season after many had them down for a league 1 place next season.

Peterborough began on the front foot, creating two decent goal scoring opportunities within the first ten minutes but both Mike Williamson and Kyle Naughton respectively couldn't find the back of the net to put Peterborough in-front. Mike Williamson was shown yellow twenty minutes into the tie after bringing down Wayne Routledge. A brilliant performance from Martin Olsson continued when an outstanding challenge was made on Ben Watson who only had Olsson to beat until he was in on goal. The first part of action for on loan Manchester United goal keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak was an easy one, as a feeble shot from Robin Soder was caught at ease. Peterborough took the lead just after the thirty minute mark, a fine peace of team work building up nine passes before putting midfielder George Boyd through on goal for the Scotsman to net his tenth goal of the season in all competitions. And Tomlins' men could have doubled there lead only five minutes later when an unsure Queens Park Rangers defense reacted late to clear a Peterborough long ball forward.

Rangers began the second period much better than the first, but a simple tap only minutes after the break was put wide by Rangers midfielder, Mikele Leigertwood. And the Antiguan international picked up a yellow card five minutes later after committing a stupid challenge on Peterborough man Danny Guthrie. A wonderful individual effort from Charlie Lee a minute later was enough to double Peterborough's lead as the midfielders strike rocketed past QPR goal keeper, Željko Brkic who didn't have a chance. The goal scorer was brought off five minutes later, and was replaced by youngster Zavon Hines as Queens Park Rangers replaced Damion Stewart with Fitz Hall. The substitution was followed up by a dangerous two footed challenge by Mike Williamson on Robin Soder which saw the Englishman dismissed. The red card didn't help Peterborough as Rangers' man advantage began to tell as Robin Soder came close two times within five minutes to bringing Queens Park Rangers back into the game but luckily his shots were rushed thanks to the Peterborough pressure on the Swede. Rangers then called upon the youngsters as Jay Simpson and Marcus Olsson replaced Robin Soder and Danijel Pranjic as they tried to get back into the game with fifteen minutes left to play. But, Peterborough managed to hold off until the final whistle to the managers relief making it there 11th league victory of the season.
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George Boyd (above) celebrating his 10th of the season in all

competitions as well as picking up man of the match

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"I'm over the mood with the result, and same with the performances. But, i think we had more to give, and i call upon my players to give that little 10% extra against Blackpool on Wednesday as they'll be expecting a good performance from us after todays result."

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Peterborough form halts

at Bloomfield Road

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Date: 5th May 2010 Venue: Bloomfield Road

Attendance: 8,655 Referee: Tony Bates

Peterborough's push to keep there championship league status next season hit a brick wall on Wednesday night as Tomlins and his players failed to beat Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Tomlins' team talk went out of the window within the first 50 seconds of the game when an early Blackpool goal forced Tomlins to more or less scrap his game plan if he had one. Martins Diego Tardelli with the early goal, scrambling the ball under the goal keeper for the Brazilian to put Blackpool ahead. The 24 year old was soon on the ball going forward again, contributing to attack wonderfully. But, again 5 minutes later and Peterborough were yet again under enormous pressure but Polish goal keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak prevented embarrassment for the sleepy Peterborough defense. As Peterborough recovered from there early shock, it wasn't long until the boys in Blue came close to getting the equalizer when top goal scorer, George Boyd's header was inches away from ending up in the net. Kuszczak was forced into another save 20 minutes later, punching Mendes Elias' strike away to safety. 10 minutes before half time, and Peterborough's main man this season, George Boyd, was at it again. The Scotsman ran onto the ball just outside the box, and let leash a rocket for it to just go wide of the right post. But, seconds before the break and Peterborough equalized, the man again, George Boyd smashing home the equalizer in venom and seemingly very happy after his past chances had gone wide.

But, the game didn't stay level for too long, after the break it only took 12 minutes for the seasiders to take the lead again when some-more poor Peterborough defending gifted Blackpool the lead for the second time in the game. Both teams decided to make changes to there side's minutes later, Peterborough replaced Jody Craddock and Charlie Lee with Jobi McAnuff and Gregory Sertic, and were then followed by a triple Blackpool change who brought Mendes Elias, Diego Tardelli and Victor Giuliano off and replaced the trio with Roberto Firmino, Araújo Tinga and Canedo Correa Caio. However the three changes for Blackpool did not change much in the side, and 10 minutes later and 21 year old, Krisztián Nemeth could of put Peterborough ahead when some wonderful footwork from the youngster almost saw him in on goal, but the advancing Rogerio Ceni leaped onto the ball before he could be tested. A similar bit of footwork minutes later ended in Blackpool doubling there lead, when substitute Canedo Correa Caio finished a brilliant piece of play with some smart footwork to slot it under Tomasz Kuszczak. 24 year old, Johnathan Spector was given his marching orders after a late challenge which resulted in the American picking up his second yellow card within 5 minutes. The red card gave Peterborough a slight glimmer of hope, and when Krisztián Nemeth scored a stunning 20 yard strike minutes before the end, Peterborough knew one goal would see them take a point from the game, except the fight-back was called off when the referee called the game to an end to Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins' frustration.
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Tomlins looks on as the season comes down to its final 7 games, crucial to Peterborough

A disappointed manager, Dan Tomlins:
"Very harsh, we started bad, no doubt about it, but i think we deserved more from this game. However, we have to look onto the next game against Shorpe with clear heads and forget this result" "It's going to get tougher now, even though its already tough now, but i had belief in my players, and i think we can escape this bad form"

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Posh victorious over Irons..

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Date: 8th May 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 11,772 Referee: Roger East

Peterborough got back to winning ways after there midweek defeat at Blackpool as the only goals came in the opening 16 minutes to give Peterborough the three points with only five games to play this season

Peterborough manager Dan Tomlins described the match as crucial to his sides hopes of pulling away from the relegation battle, he only had to wait 6 minutes until the pressure was taken off the Englishman's shoulders when youngster Fraizer Campbell hammered home an incredible third goal since joining Peterborough last month. Shorpe got the equalizer 6 minutes later when a Alexander Tettey strike was parried by the Tomasz Kuszczak for Alexander Tettey to follow up and smash the ball past the scrambling goal keeper, the goal gave the Irons a better chance now to go on to win the game, and take the much needed 3 points to continue the attempt to pull the Irons out of the relegation zone. But Peterborough didn't give up there, and only 4 minutes later and George Boyd had Peterborough fans celebration when Danny Guthrie's 20 yard drive smashed against the bar, to fall to the feet of George Boyd to hit home the rebound to collect his 12th of the season in all competitions. George Boyd was at it again just before the 20 minutes mark when his shot was palmed away by the busy Jorg Butt. Shorpe began to find there tempo for a short period later, setting up many decent chances but Luuk De Jong, Lucasz Piszczek and Stefanos Siontis failed to beat Peterborough goal keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak.

The second half didn't see any action until the hour mark when a lightning run from Martin Olsson down the left flank nearly created a goal scoring opportunity for Peterborough until the ball was intercepted as Olsson cut it back to feed it into Charlie Lee. Shorpe to the warning to good effect, taking the ball back down the other end the pitch after the scare at the other end, but Tomasz Kuszczak managed to deflect the ball away from goal after Alexander Tettey's strike at goal looked to be going in. Shorpe then brought on Mwaruwari Benjani and Louza Luan on for Luuk De Jong and Seong-Hyun Choi. Martin Olsson was in the action again 20 minutes later, but the 21 year old couldn't reach the ball to direct it in with his outstretched leg. In the final stages of the game, Peterborough fans were on there feet when Hungarian striker, Krisztián Nemeth was in on goal, only to be called back for offside, to the youngsters frustration.
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Fraizer Campbell smashing home to opening the scoring,

is the 22 year old set for an England call up?

Peterborough boss, Dan Tomlins:
"Very good result, i told the players before the match what i expected of them, which was a win and they produced what had been asked of them." "I wouldn't say we're safe yet, but we're certainly close to saying we'll defiantly be here next season, which is a great achievement for myself, but also the players who have shown many critics who said we were certain to go down, but we're literally on the verge of staying in this division, which is great for the club, and hopefully we can build on this and take the club forward"

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Fraizer does it again...

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Date: 12th May 2010 Venue: Selhurst Park

Attendance: 11,466 Referee: Grant Hegley

Peterborough confirmed there Championship status last night as a second half comeback thanks to Fraizer Campbell saw Posh prove they're worth it in the league.

Peterborough started on the front foot like they have many a time this season, starting off the opening chance three minutes in when a delicious cross from defender Jody Craddock traveled across the box without a single touch from either Shane Long or Fraizer Campbell. Penalty claims were waved away two minutes later by the ref when Shane Long crumbled under Paddy McCarthy's crunching tackle. After a great start by Peterborough, they soon faded just after the ten minutes mark when Crystal Palace took the lead thanks to a Dries Mertens goal, but Palace had the Peterborough defense to thank more after some poor communication left them bare. However, after an all Palace ten minutes after the goal Peterborough finally found something that nearly lead to a goal, when 24 year old George Boyd had a crack from distance to see his strike go inches wide. Peterborough followed up another goal scoring opportunity, but 22 year old Fraizer Campbell's overhead kick just went over the bar. Nathaniel was called into action as the youngster was hurried into making a quick clearance after Peterborough threatened to score with the ball in and around the 18 yard box. Martin Ollson was at hand at the other end to pull of a remarkable tackle, world class quality!

Twelve minutes into the second period, and Peterborough got the much needed equalizer as Englishman, Fraizer Campbell rolled the ball into the net as some poor defending by Palace ended in Campbell taking his chance to bring the game back level. Tomasz Kuszczak was tested minutes later, as Palace searched for the much needed goal to try and keep up there survival hopes, but Freddie Sears shot was safely parried by Kuszczak. Peterborough came ever so close to taking the lead at the other end four minutes later when a lovely cross by George Boyd was matched by Shane Long but the Irishman could only watch as his header bounced back of the post. Peterborough began to find there footing in the game again with only twenty minutes to go, finding as much confidence as possible as they looked for that elusive goal to take them ahead and to more or less confirm there Championship status for next season. Tomlins decided to bring some fresh legs on, and brought both Gregory Sertic and Jobi McAnuff on, who replaced Dean Moxey and Charlie Lee. A cheeky chip from George Boyd was watched helplessly over the bar by the Crystal Palace goal keeper, Nestor Musela. Peterborough soon queued the traveling supporters celebrations with seven minutes to go when ex Sunderland man, Fraizer Campbell popped up to grab his second of the night and his fifth since joining Peterborough with a wonderful headed goal. The eagles began to put more and more pressure on Peterborough, but the Peterborough defense stood firm, but Palace broke free with a minute left to play, but youngster Freddie Sears failed to direct his strike in at goal.
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Campbell celebrates making it 2-1 with minute to go..

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"It's just breath of fresh air. It's not as-if we haven't deserved this cause we certainly have, the players give 100% week in week out, and tonight they showed that, we now can start to look towards next season, and set some expectations."

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'Flattered' Tomlins rejects Hull

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Tomlins say's he wants to stay at Peterborough..

Dan Tomlins this morning rejected the vacant managerial job at Hull City after receiving a phone call early this morning from director of football, Adam Pearson. It's believed the phone call was to ask Tomlins wether he'd be interested in taking the job but Tomlins declined the Premiership job.

Tomlins has said he wants to see out his current contract at Peterborough, which expires at the end of the current season but he's said he'd love to continue his current job at Peterborough for season's to come.

Hull soon appointed a new manager later today, as Sam Wainwright took hold the reins at the KC Stadium as he looks to pull Hull out of the relegation places were his new side currently sit.
Tomlins said:
"The situation was, and is, that i was flattered to be offered a job in the top flight, but like i said i want to see my contract out here at Peterborough, and if Peterborough want me to continue my current job at the end of the season then ill sign a new contract, hopefully long term as i'd like to stay at this wonderful club."

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Royals rule over Posh

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Date: 15th May 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,321 Referee: Gary Lewis

It only took one goal from Peruvian forward, Claudio Pizarro to give Reading the victory, however Peterborough fans could celebrate at home with there players after there survival was confirmed on Wednesday.

An early chance for Peterborough saw George Boyd fail to follow up on the rebound which would of put Posh ahead within the first five minutes. However, 10 minutes later and Reading took the lead, a goal from nothing finished by Claudio Pizarro who's 20 yard thunder bolt crept past the post. Reading attempted another long range shot five minutes later, after they failed to break the tough defense of Tomlins' men. Another wonderful save fifteen minutes later saw on loan Manchester United goal keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak pull of a brilliant save after an unexpected header from Valeri

Bojinov was clawed wide by the Pol. Peterborough thought they had scored minutes later when Martin Olsson looked to be in on goal, only for him to look back and notice that he had been called offside by the referee's assistant on the far side. An offside was called at the other end only minutes later when Valeri Bojinov strayed off the last man to just be ruled offside.

Szabolcs Huszti tumbled under the tackle of Mike Williamson in the box but the referee waved play on to the Hungarians frustration. Peterborough replaced Williamson and Charlie Lee with Jobi McAnuff and Gregory Sertic fifteen minutes into the second period as they searched for the equalizer. A strike from George Boyd looked to be on target, until 22 year old Fraizer Campbell got in the way of the ball, and deflected it out of play. Substitute Jobi McAnuff was shown a yellow card after he was judged to of dived in the box. Peterborough began to put extensive pressure on the Reading goal, as they forced Fernandes Bruno into five saves to keep the goal clean in the final stages of the game as Peterborough searched for the equalizer which didn't come in the end.
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Claudio Pizarro celebrates after breaking the deadlock

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"We deserved more, we deserved more from our second half performance anyway, however a game is won over 90 minutes, and Reading won the game over a 75 minute period."

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Owl's flattened by Posh

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Date: 19th May 2010 Venue: Hillsborough

Attendance: 16,152 Referee: Michael Oliver

Goals from Danny Guthrie, Charlie Lee, Kyle Naughton and Gregory Sertic helped Peterborough to a comfortable victory against strugglers Sheffield Wednesday

The first shot of the game gave the game its first goal in the twelfth minute when a wonderfully crafted effort by Danny Guthrie put the away side in-front. Krisztián Nemeth followed up the goal with nearly another two minutes later, however his 25 yard drive went just side of the left post. A good chance for the Owls was created seconds after the restart when Sean McAllister making a wonderful run down the wing, but his cross was poor. Peterborough's lead doubled just after the thirty minute mark, when a strike from Charlie Lee took a deflection to wrong foot the misfortunate Lee Grant in the Sheffield Wednesday net.

Despite Peterborough's 2-0 lead, there's second half didn't start as well as they wanted when defender Aurélian Chedjou attempted a poor challenge on Tom Soares who was lucky to come out from the challenge without a bad injury. Some wonderful play by Marcus Tudgay nearly saw Wednesday bring a goal back, however some good positioning by Tomasz Kuszczak helps out. with half an hour left, Peterborough replaced Krisztián Nemeth and George Boyd with Shane Long and Gregory Sertic. Another wonderful effort for the Owls to bring a goal back minutes later saw Marcus Tudgay sliced his shot wide. Again, minutes later the 24 year old was in on goal again however this time the linesman rose his flag to award Tudgay offside. Peterborough made it 3-0 seven minutes from the final whistle, Kyle Naughton scoring possibly the easiest goal he'll score in his career. Peterborough snatched another minutes later, when a long ranger effort by Danny Guthrie was parried into the path of Gregory Sertic for the young Frenchman to notch his third goal of the season.
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On loan Newcastle midfielder, Danny Guthrie after picking up his fifth goal of the season

Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"The results summed up how we've preformed this season, remarkable, we play until the final whistle, even at 2-0 we still wanted more goals." "I wanted to come here and win tonight, and the players did exactly that. Two more games to go, however we can now begin to plan for next season knowing we're safe."

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Re: EC5579 - Peterborough Telegraph

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McAnuff saves

Peterborough defeat

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Date: 22nd May 2010 Venue: London Road

Attendance: 12,634 Referee: Juan Pablo Pompei

An 82nd minute Peterborough goal from substitute Jobi McAnuff dented West Bromwich Albion's survival push after a second half goal from Italian, Sebastian Giovinco looked to have kept the Baggies championship status, until the Jamaican international Jobi McAnuff notched his fifth of the season.

Sebastian Giovinco failed to capitalize on a wonderful chance in the first half even though the Italian had plenty of time and space to put the Baggies ahead. Penalty's claims were waved away by referee Juan Pablo Rompei when Peterborough midfielder, Paul Coutts was tripped in the box by Jonas Olsson. Sebastian Giovinco had a second chance to net a goal for the Baggies, however the 23 year old failed to hit the target, and blasted wide of the net. Peterborough goal keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak breathed a shy of relief five minutes later when a goal mouth scramble was almost turned in by Aleksey Ionov until Kuszczak pounded on the ball. Peterborough's best chance of the half came when a wonderful cross by Dean Moxey was failed to be capitalized by Fraizer Campbell, all the young Englishman could do is head the free ball onto the top of the net.

Peterborough were put under extensive pressure again in the second period, and seemed to struggle with the far superior side that West Bromwich Albion had struggled to show this season. However, Peterborough's weight was lifted of there shoulders just after the hour mark, when Tomlins seemed to go to an all out attack approach, and brought both Gregory Sertic and Jobi McAnuff on, this sudden change in tactics saw Peterborough begin to create more goal scoring opportunities, the first effort was an outstanding one by on loan Tottenham defender, Kyle Naughton who curled his shot inches wide of the goal. A wonderful double save down the other end by Tomasz Kuszczak brought many plaudits when the on loan Manchester United goal keeper just proved how wonderful he is. However, like many times this season, he couldn't keep out everything and he couldn't keep this out when Sebastian Giovinco slipped the ball into the net after some fancy footwork. But Peterborough fought back like many times this season, and five minutes later they equalized when a wonderful bit of play between Danny Guthrie and Jobi McAnuff saw the Jamaican in on goal to get his fifth of the season. Peterborough could of snatched the three points in the final minute of the game, when a strike from Fraizer Campbell was tipped over the bar by Scott Carson who was forced to stretch to tip it over.
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Sebastian Giovinco and team mates celebrate after the

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Peterborough manager, Dan Tomlins:
"We decided to do something different tonight, and the first half it didn't seem to work, but we made changes second half and things began to look up. Yes, West Brom put us under pressure when we made changes but we managed to create enough chances to take a point from the game."

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