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Peterborough (a) championship 22/10/11
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

This announcement might be quite a shock for some of you, so brace yourselves - Ferguson is a sourfaced c*nt  hgfhjgfjgfj
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A day out with top drawer lads watching Leeds United away is still up there as a perfect day out for me. Twatnav picked me up while it was still dark and we made our way through South Udders into South Yorks and eventually picked up the A1 for a rare diversion from the MI for a trip south.

The fading embers of Sunrise gave way to first light as V shaped formations of geese made their way North above us while we made our way to pastures South. I remembered a good café from our trip to Ipswich just off the A1 so we tarried a while over a splendid good value brekky just outside Peterborough on the Nene valley railway line in a place called Sibbinton or something like that anyway.

We parked up in some municipal popular place a leisurely walk away from the ground and joined the Peterborough fans for the walk. They’ll perhaps disagree but I think Peterborough, unlike say Burnley, Derby or Portsmouth aint a football town. There is not that underlying connection betwixt club and fans that breed utter commitment sometimes overstepping into parochial hostility. It makes for a nice trip but the Leeds fans who exploit this should ask themselves some serious questions. Thankfully it is only the slightest minority and the thousands who made the trip were impeccable I would say, albeit a little overly hostile to Fergie Jnr. But as the great bard once said, fuck him, the philandering bent twat.  

So through the tiny turnstiles and past the back of the stand in what I can only describe as a Life On Mars trip down memory lane with the bricks and smell of piss to meet Leb and Bestleftfoot with Garforth Mate D  standing in front of a barrier to the left of the central masses.

Peterborough kicked off attacking our end and their punt up was eventually collected by our keeper Rachubka. A venomous song towards Fergie Jnr suggestion hereditary traits with his father rang out loudly as the kids to our left in the Posh stand pretended not to hear whilst their dads struggled to contain a wry smile, possibly in semi agreement.

We made our first incision into Posh territory following a throw and a cross from the left. Keogh made a gutsy chase for a lost cause and gained a throw. Keogh must have been inspired by this, his next major contribution was a take under pressure, a turn and a well struck volley to give us the lead at 1-0. It was a superb goal and too early to tell if it was deserved or not but chuff me, one nil up away is good for anyone.

He followed this with an attempted solo break that fizzled out but demonstrated the confidence and strength of the lad. Meanwhile Posh tried to create some damage themselves but we headed the cross away. The Ref stepped in with a little help himself, giving them a corner that was clearly a deadball. We cleared and the ball found Keogh but his pass went astray.

Keogh was holding the ball up superbly but his distribution was going astray. Maybe due to the lack of width we were employing but every time our attack broke down Posh came at us. Clayton was caught in possession but the cross ran thankfully across the goal mouth unchallenged. Then it was the keeper and Connolly who conspired to put us under pressure and again we scrambled clear but we were dropping deeper and deeper.

The next Posh break saw the keeper out early to smother the danger and this time he quickly found Connolly with the move ending after McCormack’s speculative shot went harmlessly wide. By now we had regrouped and looked a little more assured. Another cross goal shot inspired some vocals from the Leeds fans before posh attacked, got a corner and the inevitable harmless set piece equaled the score at 1-1.

We responded with Keogh through on goal but the keeper was equal to it saving well. We continued to press patiently if not excitingly as the Peterborough fans sang who the fuck are Leeds Utd. Posh hit a speculative volley hopelessly wide and Odea showed some good strong defending giving it to the keeper. White picked up the clearance but was fouled with the offender receiving a yellow card as White raced forward, White eventually receiving his orders to leave the field much to his disgust for blood treatment.

Vayrynen  was a tad short of a great through ball as another inexplicable hold up extended the half before Howson and No 7 Vayrnyen exchanged positions jut as Leb suggested. Another good cross field move followed by us that saw Keogh receive the ball and turn only to be clattered by a ridiculous lunging tackle that rightfully saw a red card for the Peterborough player.   As usual this only seemed to confuse our players. Keogh made a break but had no one around him to support. Connolly let en easy ball slip through him into touch but finally after a patient build up we managed to create some pressure. A ball in from the right was sliced high and into the box by A Peterborough defender but we could not get on the end of it.

Still Keogh was chasing and pressuring, forcing a throw from some easy Peterborough possession. Clayton managed to split three Leeds united players out on the left with a ball that found touch. The half finished after another right wing break and corner that was too easily dealt with by the homes side and it was all square with perhaps us edging the game

The second half started with action immediately in front of us down our  right wing as we forced a throw but that was followed by us giving possession away twice in rapid succession until we finally managed to get round the back of them with a cross that found Howson only for him to blast over. Immediately after Vayrynen was replaced by Sam to give us some desperately needed width and creativity on the flanks but it was Odea that produced the first effort with a shot that went just wide.

The referee gave us a soft free kick for an opportunity we wasted with a dreadful delivery into the box. By now it was apparent Peterborough had deployed their dangerous No10 to a more defensive role as he dropped deep to close Lloyd Sam down but this didn’t stop Sam getting a decent cross into the far post that was not met. In fact it was Aidy White who was finding the space down the right with some great overlaps. His cross was received by Sam who laid it back for the advancing Clayton to hit a great shot in for 2-1.

Peterborough immediately sent the No 10 to his more advanced dangerous role and he immediately won a free kick that went harmlessly over the bar but it was a sign of their intent as they searched for an equalizer. They cut in through our Left back possession and only a great save prevented a goal as our keeper tipped it over the bar. Still White was bursting down the left and causing them problems collecting fouls and creating opportunities. Howson too got in on the act surging forward only for the keeper to collect after a slight fumble as the game took the usual pattern of the home side pressing whilst we looked for the decisive break to kill the game.

Alas and too often our final delivery was weak despite our possession and number of chances to break we had down both wings. Sam produced a fantastic take, turn and pass. Another cross followed from the right then a corner that shot through the box for a throw as we were unable to finish the build ups.

At the other end White was on defensive duty ushering a ball out for our dead ball as the game entered its final stages. Sam was getting plenty of ball but he just did not seem to have that aggressive determination Snods has shown recently or indeed Max did last year and he certainly is not much use in the tackling duties but still he was causing Posh problems and putting them on the back foot down our right wing straight in front of us.

Rachubka was not helping the cause either with some wayward kicking that is becoming a bit noticeable now. Another good break was spoiled by a weak Sam delivery. By now Posh were throwing everything they could at us and put us under pressure as we dropped deeper. They skimmed the bar with a header. Nunez replace McCormack who had looked to have run out of steam and he made an immediate impact getting a free kick that was cleared. A Posh break was stopped by Connolly but again we could not clear and break until Keogh produced a terrific collect using his strength and control to win us a free kick and relieve the pressure. Just as we were looking to have weathered the storm one of those harmless punts into the box seemed to cause no end of confusion and bounced between defenders and keeper and somehow rolled into the net for the equalizer to send the posh fans into a delighted but mild celebration. You could feel the resignation around us but worse was to come. A free kick following an Odea foul looked ominous and I was fully expecting to leave the ground pointless and despondent.  Rachubka punched the ball away when a few fans around us thought he could have caught it. Easy to say when you are in the terraces, he did what he had to.

We looked like we were the ones looking for the winner as 4 minutes added time was announced. We huffed and puffed, Becchio who had come on after their second goal lunged around but gave away a free kick in what looked like the last action of the game. I had started to think about the journey home when a ball came in from center and found a Leeds Player unmarked in the box. It was Odea, he swiveled on it and volleyed against the cross bar and I could not see where it landed, I was sure it had crossed the line and joined the uncertain celebration until Becchio pounced on the rebound and made sure to send all around us into frenzy. We had got out of Jail and it was a mixture of elation and comedy as the ref ended the game immediately after the re start. The Posh fans to our left could not believe it, nor could I as we stayed in the terraces for a while letting the elation and disbelief go a little

We walked back after a chat with some of the Griffin Branch with Leb and tried to find a pub whilst the traffic eased. Tragically the two we found were shut but by then the roads were clear and we made our way North out of town and stopped off at this country pub that looked a tad too grand for out liking but in we went. The solitary Ale pump was a Wadworth IPA so I had that and ordered a coffee for twatnav. The beer was insipid but the look on Twatnavs face when he saw the cafetiere and all the other paraphernalia combined to produce the simple coffee we ordered was priceless. WTF is that he said, how does it work he asked me as I led his hand onto the plunger and told him to push down. Fucking hell he said, what next? I only wanted a coffee. The journey home was good one, up the very picturesque A1 as the sun lowered and autumn hues glowed. We talked about how there is nothing else in the world that gives you what football gives. A last minute winner away from home is near perfection regardless of circumstances. By the time we had arrived in Yorkshire we had slipped from Third to fifth in the table such is the congestion in the table. Let’s not kid ourselves, we have collected points recently from average teams but our flaws are still there to be exposed by good teams. Lots of positives of course, we can score goals without Gradel or Snods for that matter and have shown slight improvement throughout the short season so far. If we can solidify in the center of defence and prevent the moments of disorganized uncertainty we can push on and perhaps challenge but we have to stop the leaks. Two very tough games coming up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which Shakespeare play did he write THAT in then?  

Great write up, thanks - I'm sure you'll be tired with such replies but I meaneth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant write up, LD. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took me there.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sheeps wrote:
Took me there.


I thought Twatnav drove.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smiling badger wrote:
sheeps wrote:
Took me there.


I thought Twatnav drove.


Ya see, there's the difference. I'm appreciating the pro's *leaves self wide open* and you young man are trivialising the great mans work.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta all, typed it up in a rush this morning, tidied it up a bit just now.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after the twatting 20sec advert


Posh v Leeds by Super_chris
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