A Posh Night Out?
Posted by chris_saxon on January 29 2008 10:40:13
We are on our travels again tomorrow evening, this time we head south to London Road, Peterborough.
After a rather scrappy win at Chester City, this fixture will surely provide the biggest test yet as we aim to cement our place in the top three.
Our opponents are the big spenders of this division and if money brings success then promotion is a certainty for Posh given their financial clout. Just a few weeks ago they splashed out some £400,000 on a goalkeeper, a young Norwich reserve Joe Lewis and have shelled out over and over again in a bid to bring success.
Their manager is well thought of although Iím not so sure that his name is rather bigger than his managerial record and with a millionaire Chairman the only way appears to be up!†Having said that about the man in charge, Darren Ferguson is the son of Alex and has a big reputation to live up to.
To date, his record is unspectacular and if he fails at Posh he might just slip away and out of football management altogether such is the lot of the average football manager.††
In my humble opinion, anybody with serious cash ought to do well at this level and should be able to win promotion. Posh were everybodyís favourites to go up at the beginning of the season and despite a few setbacks look on course for at least a play-off berth.†
Last Saturday Championship side West Brom, in the Cup, out played them but their home league form of late has been impressive and big wins against Brentford 7-0 and Accrington Stanley 8-2 should have those warning bells ringing for any opponent at London Road. Peterborough will therefore surely provide our sternest test for some months and may answer quite a few questions that one or two Millers fans may have had about our team.
In this mediocre league, Iím not too sure just how good we are or how bad many of the teams in this division are? However, there are a few decent sides and Peterborough are most definitely one of them.†
Automatic promotion is beginning to look a real possibility after our remarkable run, particularly on our travels. Games against Hereford, M K Dons and Wycombe are all on the horizon and I reckon that by the end of February we will know much more about our chances of winning that swift return to Division One. Starting with the Posh tomorrow letís hope that we can take another giant step towards that goal.†