Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pointless Posh

The season hasn't exactly got off to a good start for any of my clubs, but Peterborough are doing even worse than any of the others. Seven games in and Posh are still to register a point in the Championship.

Yesterday we went to see Posh take on Wolves at London Road and to be honest we didn't really expect Peterborough to get a win from a Wolves team who have made some good money in the transfer window and have reinvested it wisely in the squad.

It was good to get to a professional match though and we had a really good time even though the result didn't go Borough's way.

The first half hour saw Wolves in the ascendancy and although 'the Football League Paper' gave Mark Little and Gabriel Zakuani low marks both of them did well to keep the Wolves at bay for the opening section. Slowomir Peszko and Bakary Sako were causing the Posh all sort of problems, but they seemed equal to the attack. However, on 34 minutes Ebanks-Blake fell over Grant McCann's leg and then stepped up to put the penalty away. Wolves therefore went in at the break deservedly 1-0 up and it was mainly due to some solid defending and also some competent goalkeeping by Robert Olejnik that the Posh were still in the game.

Fortunately Posh started the second half with more intent and unlike the first half it was they who dominated. That said chances were few and far between with the passing more than a little bit wayward. Posh striker Tyrone Barnet was getting in some really good positions, but the poor passing in midfield meant that for most of the time he was chasing shadows. Typically of Posh, although things were going wrong and have been going wrong this season they still tried to play the game properly and refused to give up. They were dealt a hammer blow though on 82 minutes when substitute and new signing for Wolves, Bjorn Sigurdarson made the most of a defensive slip by Zakuani to slip home Wolves second and wrap up the match.

Posh are sticking to their guns and playing good attacking football, but they need to tighten up their sloppy passing and hopefully get a few lucky breaks or they might be relegated by Christmas. Unfortunately, the only thing we had to cheer was when giant rabbit Peter Burrow won the mascot race at half time. That said, with his amount of energy and commitment they might think of playing him up front with Tryone Barnet soon if things don't get better.

The picture below from the Wolverhampton Express and Star shows Sylvan Ebanks-Blake taking the penalty that put the Wolves 1-0 up.

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