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Re: Darragh

Postby bristleposh » 18 Jan 2017, 18:16

fat gibbo wrote:The FA Cup win at Lincoln, who were in the equivalent of today's Championship while Posh played in the Midland League, remains one of my treasured memories of that golden giant-killing era. I asked my boss for the afternoon off (no floodlights in those days) and when I told him why he said that he fancied going too and drove me from Stamford in his smart Rover. One standout moment from this epic tie was when centre-forward Andy Donaldson took the second half kick-off and from the centre circle blasted a huge shot at goal which caught everyone by surprise, including the flat footed Lincoln goalie.
Those mainly younger Posh fans who delight in ridiculing the memories of we old timers should check back through outstanding results like this and when we went to Ipswich Town to knock out Alf Ramsey's star team. Posh were such an outstanding Non-League club with a massive following that we could equal many League teams. This was proved when the League finally dared to admit us in 1960 and Posh blitzed through Division Four at the first attempt with record numbers of points and goals.
OK, I must concede to the young cynics that football wasn't as fast or skilful then as it is today - but it was a darned sight more exciting and entertaining.
The triumphant old Posh sides of the 1950s and early 1960s can only be judged by standards in that era, in which they were a truly outstanding lower level club, feared by many, beaten by few. Imagine the thrill of watching them week in, week out! Would the all-conquering 1960-61 side fare as well in modern football? We will never know, but I'm certain that the likes of Jack Walls, Terry Bly, Denis Emery and Billy Hails would quickly adapt and be worth a few quid. I also know which era I would rather watch. For a few years it was simply magical and I feel sorry for those younger souls who missed it.

:stupid: before my time but I agree with your sentiment about the 60/61 team
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Re: Darragh

Postby Brianposh » 18 Jan 2017, 18:29

It had soul, it had feeling, it was entertaining, it was fun, it was enjoyable, it had beautiful football. Dennis Emery was God.

It seemed people were nicer.
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Re: Darragh

Postby bristleposh » 18 Jan 2017, 18:52

Brianposh wrote:It had soul, it had feeling, it was entertaining, it was fun, it was enjoyable, it had beautiful football. Dennis Emery was God.

Ihought you were going to turn into Brian Jacks, we had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun 8)
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Re: Darragh

Postby Chompy » 18 Jan 2017, 19:04

Only if Terry Jacks has turned into a Judo legend.

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Re: Darragh

Postby Wycliffe » 23 Jan 2017, 08:07

Chompy wrote:Only if Terry Jacks has turned into a Judo legend.


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Re: Darragh

Postby bristleposh » 23 Jan 2017, 10:42

Chompy wrote:Only if Terry Jacks has turned into a Judo legend.

Silly me
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Re: Darragh

Postby Chompy » 29 Jan 2017, 02:05

Fair play to DMac for breaking his non-tweeting rule today.

"Has today and previous games changed the plans for the remaining couple of days of the window?"

YES

Phew!

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Re: Darragh

Postby tonyp » 29 Jan 2017, 06:22

He also said -
Id say its easy to write us off after Jans performance but I know Grant McCann & wouldn't bet against him so early like that.
That was in response to-
do you think we are out of the play offs now or do you think we still stand a chance.
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Re: Darragh

Postby superposh80 » 29 Jan 2017, 07:11

That's fair enough Darragh saying our transfer plans have changed....

That won't mean a thing if we don't bring the right players in.

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Re: Darragh

Postby tonyp » 29 Jan 2017, 07:17

superposh80 wrote:That's fair enough Darragh saying our transfer plans have changed....

That won't mean a thing if we don't bring the right players in.

Exactly.
Where's he going to get them from? League 2 or non league seem to be his only options. Who in League 1 or the Championship would want to play for the Posh?
My Barnsley supporting mate sent me an email this morning "I think it might be a good time for you to follow a proper team. 0-4 at home?" Bast*rd.
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Re: Darragh

Postby superposh80 » 29 Jan 2017, 07:24

Lots of young players want to sign for us Tony....

They see it as a stepping stone.

Their heart isn't in the club....They just want the big money move.

We have enough of them at the club already.

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Re: Darragh

Postby tonyp » 29 Jan 2017, 07:28

superposh80 wrote:Lots of young players want to sign for us Tony....

They see it as a stepping stone.

Their heart isn't in the club....They just want the big money move.

We have enough of them at the club already.

I just listened to McCann's post match comments and he obviously feels the same. But he doesn't seem to think he can do anything about it.
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Re: Darragh

Postby superposh80 » 29 Jan 2017, 07:38

Then he's the wrong man for the job .

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Re: Darragh

Postby tonyp » 29 Jan 2017, 09:49

superposh80 wrote:Then he's the wrong man for the job .

But if the players are intent only in getting their next job and have no special interest in the club I have to wonder if any manager has a chance.
McCann hinted in that interview that some of those players would be lucky to still be here after Tuesday 31st.
I hope he's strong enough to tell Barry and/or DMac that.
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Re: Darragh

Postby pie58 » 29 Jan 2017, 10:02

I heard it as a dig at the over hyping of some players that had turned their heads.
I still think we need a proven experienced striker to help the youngsters and the same in midfield. There must be a few out there that are coming to the end of there careers and are looking for a move to coaching. This could be a first step.

We seem happy to pay £250-£300k for lower league players why not get a free transfer and pay him a decent wage, what difference?
I give you Jimmy Quinn and Freddie Hill as examples
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