Peterborough 0 – 3 Albion


Soon to be disappointed home fans queue for tickets before kick-off

First off, London Road is one of the few authentic football experiences left in this country, and that’s purely down to away fans being given the Moy’s End Terrace to stand and watch the beautiful game the way nature intended – on one’s feet. Nostalgic? Unashamedly. It also helps when the team you’ve followed up there from Sussex is playing so well, and that your big support is full of noise.

We like this ground a lot here at The Hovian, floodlight pylons, terracing, good atmosphere

This one was even sweeter than Charlton at the Valley. The game was well under control before Posh golden boy George Boyd saw red for a reckless lunge and grapple on Ashley Barnes. A goal from Calderon and a brace from the on-song Barnes didn’t tell the whole story – Peterborough were completely outclassed by a rampant Albion, there were looks of confusion dotted around us, no-one could believe how easy it was.

A slightly misty (eyed?) view inside the away terrace

Man of the match is a tough one, looking throughout the line-up again, I could have scored each player 8 or above. Ankergren – settled as number one now, safe as fuck. Greer/El-Abd/Painter/Calderon – a well functioning defensive unit, with the two full-backs marauding at will down each line.

Game on

Up front Murray and Barnes were brilliant, with Big Ash silencing a few critics with his cool penalty after Bennett hashed his earlier spot kick. But Barnesy should have had a hat-trick, instead of skying it over the bar from 8 yards out near the end.

The South (main) Stand

Midfield. Ooooh, our midfield is the bollocks, and remember LuaLua was on the bench for the whole game. Bennett was just eased out of Man of the Match by the neatest, most effective player on the park – Liam Bridcutt, a ten out of ten display for me. The only better player on the day was Posh keeper Joe Lewis, he alone denied a complete rout.

Not looking through rose tinted glasses, but a flare going off

So, it gets better and better, unbelievable to be honest, to the point of being embarassing. Can we go the whole way from here? Too early still, but following the team away this year has been second to none, literally.

The Hovian’s Team performance :  9 out 10

The Hovian’s Man of the Match : Liam Bridcutt

Npower League One table

Sunday, 31 October 2010 00:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Brighton 14 16 31
2 Huddersfield 14 6 23
3 Colchester 14 3 23
4 Bournemouth 14 11 22
5 Peterborough 14 2 22
6 Charlton 14 -1 22
7 Sheff Wed 14 8 21
8 Oldham 14 4 21
9 Southampton 14 4 21
10 Carlisle 14 6 20
11 MK Dons 14 -2 20
12 Bristol R 14 -2 20
13 Rochdale 14 4 19
14 Exeter 14 -4 19
15 Brentford 14 -1 18
16 Swindon 14 -1 17
17 Hartlepool 14 -6 17
18 Leyton Orient 14 -2 16
19 Notts County 14 -5 16
20 Tranmere 14 -6 16
21 Plymouth 14 -7 16
22 Yeovil 14 -10 15
23 Dag & Red 14 -9 12
24 Walsall 14 -8 11


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3 Responses to “Peterborough 0 – 3 Albion”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    heart was right then.
    just watched the highlights and it could have been double figures and 8 (eight) points ahead of second and sailing
    self satisfied, smug yes and loving it
    Wifey thinks I’v gone silly (nothing different there then)walking around with a grin all day
    good times and best we enjoy them now as next season might be a struggle ……or not if Gus is still in charge


  2. The Hovian Says:

    I’m thinking “Championship” more and more each week mate


  3. 19sixtysix Says:

    Peterborough is a proper footballing day out, easy to get to on the train, plenty of pubs, big terrace, and, a few mad locals. Always had fun following Grimsby there!

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