Peterborough United

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is the all-time fans' favourite at Peterborough United?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 George Boyd 56%
2 Dean Hooper 17%
3 Dominic Iorfa 13%
4 Noel Luke 8%
5 Fred Barber 6%
     

The FL125 Fans' Favourite voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #FansFavourite.

The nominations were:

Dean Hooper - The tenacious right-back endeared himself to the fans with his no-nonsense approach. Nicknamed 'Psycho', he was a man not to be messed with.

Noel Luke - Long-serving defender who still works at the club today. Always sociable, Noel was always fully committed to the cause.

Fred Barber - Might not have been the greatest goalkeeper in the world, but was a firm fans' favourite due to his pre-match mask-wearing ritual.

Dominic Iorfa - An unpredictable enigma. The Nigerian could give Usain Bolt a run for his money but taking the football with him was often a challenge. However, fans loved his unorthodox style.

George Boyd - George, who spent six years with the club before moving on to Hull City in 2013, endeared himself to the fans with his flair-play and wondergoals from midfield.

 

  What is Peterborough United's best ever match?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Peterborough United 4-4 Cardiff City (2009) 49%
2 Barnet 1-9 Peterborough United (1998) 28%
3 Peterborough United 2-1 Stockport County (1992) 23%
     

The FL125 Greatest Match voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatGames.

The nominations were:

Peterborough United 4-4 Cardiff City (2009) - Posh were 4-0 down at half-time under the leadership of Mark Cooper but produced a stunning comeback to draw 4-4 with Josh Simpson scoring a last-gasp equaliser.

Barnet 1-9 Peterborough United (1998) - The biggest away victory in the club's history and a momentus day as Giuliano Grazioli bagged five goals while Matthew Etherington scored his first league goal for the club. Even Barnet's goal was scored by a Posh player.

Peterborough United 2-1 Stockport County (1992) - Posh were up against it but a goal from Ken Charlery gave Chris Turner's men the lead which they kept until the final minute when Kevin Francis equalised. However, Charlery latched onto a sublime pass and lobbed the keeper to earn Posh promotion.

 

  Who is Peterborough United's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Grant McCann 48%
2 Mick Halsall 40%
3 Chris Turner 7%
4 Steve Castle 3%
5 Norman Rigby 2%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Norman Rigby - Was captain of the side that clinched promotion into The Football League after several attempts to leave the Midland League. The first season, Posh scored a record number of goals which is still yet to be beaten to this day.

Chris Turner - Posh legend Chris Turner skippered the team during the 70s from the centre of defence. Turner scored 37 goals in 314 appearances for the club.

Mick Halsall - Mick showed true passion and pride wearing the captain's armband. He was the skipper during the early 90s and lifted the Play-Off winning trophy at Wembley in 1992.

Steve Castle - He might not have captained the club during the glory years, however he was a driving force in midfield, leaving from the front and providing all-action displays.

Grant McCann - Captain of the team that clinched promotion via the Play-Offs in League 1 and has been an influential character on and off the pitch since joining from Scunthorpe United on a free transfer.

 

  Who is Peterborough United's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Tommy Robson 46%
2 Dennis Emery 19%
3 George Boyd 18%
4 Craig Mackail-Smith 13%
5 Ken Charlery 4%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Dennis Emery - A member of the club's Hall of Fame, Dennis was a key player of 1960/61 promotion winning campaign.

Tommy Robson - Tommy is the all-time appearance holder at London Road. Is still a firm favourite with the supporters and works at the club on match days.

Ken Charlery - Enjoyed three spells at the club as a player, Ken is famous for his goals in the 1992 Wembley Play-Off Final that clinched promotion to the second tier.

George Boyd - Arguably the most naturally gifted footballer in the club's history, George made the step up from non-league in his stride going on to score superb individual goals during a six-year spell.

Craig Mackail-Smith - Craig scored 99 goals for the club and gained three promotions in just five seasons. His final goal came in the Play-Off Final win against Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford in 2011.

 

  When was Peterborough United's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1960/61 39%
2 2010/11 28%
3 1992/93 24%
4 2008/09 9%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1960/61 - First season in the League and club scored 144 goals with Terry Bly scoring 52 - a record that stands to this day.

1992/93  - The first season in the second tier with the club finishing 10th despite having the smallest budget in the league.

2008/09 - The club secured back-to-back promotions with a second-place finish in League 1.

2010/11 - Darren Ferguson returned to the club and led the team to Play-Off glory in a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the home of his father's club, Manchester United.

 

  Who is Peterborough United's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Chris Turner 43.5%
2 Darren Ferguson 42.7%
3 Noel Cantwell 13.8%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were:

Chris Turner - Chris, who was a former Posh player, was manager of the side that earned promotion from the Old Division Four followed by a famous Play-Off Final win in over Stockport County in 1992.

Darren Ferguson - Darren has three promotions on his CV with Peterborough United and led the club to 18th in the Championship in 2011/12 - the second best finish in the club's history.

Noel Cantwell - Noel was in charge when Posh won the 1974 title and was widely regarded as the most respected managers of his time. There is a hospitality suite named after Noel at the club's stadium.