Turning Conference Straw into Championship Gold
Peterborough’s rousing comeback against the Albion last night will perhaps go some way to reassuring their fans that they have a future in the Championship although some of the more outlandish predictions that they could reach the play offs now look forlorn. Eye witness accounts suggest that their array of ex-non-league forwards have retained their potency: Craig Mackail-Smith (ex-Dagenham), Aaron McLean (ex-Grays) and George Boyd (ex-Stevenage) seem unbothered by the hike up in class and could follow in the footsteps of Barry Hayles and Geoff Horsfield in turning conference straw into football league gold.
It’s further back, however, that the Posh show signs of a soft underbelly. The goals against column doesn’t look good for their Birmingham City-derived defenders Gabriel Zakuani and Krystian Pearce and although Paul Coutts shows promise in midfield, Toumani Diagouraga looks raw at the level. Still, Posh look bright and breezy and it’s very welcome having them back.