ESP’s Peterborough United columnist Phil Adlam is back with the behind the scenes news and views from Posh…

We are now into April and it’s very much crunch time as the race for promotion hots up in Sky Bet League One with Posh still very much in the mix. I’m not too sure it will be good for my heart-rate if it goes down to the final day of the campaign, but if it means we can celebrate promotion to the Championship, I will sacrifice a couple of days to rest-up!

Many supporters will have had the opportunity to see us in action for the first time this calendar year with our 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Weston Homes Stadium televised live by Sky Sports over the Easter weekend.

It is sad that supporters were not able to be here to cheer us on in person, I have no doubts that pre-Covid that would have been a 15,000 sell-out, but we’re living in different times and we have to make sacrifices to ensure the safety of all.

There have been many times during this pandemic where I have felt we were coming to the end, so I am certainly not going to get excited about what lies ahead at present but one thing that is guaranteed is that we miss how things used to be and we all hope and pray that we can get back to that and not take anything for granted again.

As a football club, planning for anything is so difficult. We have more ‘live’ documents on our computers than ever before. They change every day. We have made the decision to put season tickets on sale for the 2021-2022 campaign because we firmly believe supporters will be back in the stadiums in some form or another.

Our co-owners and staff have worked hard to ensure that we are competitive with our pricing and what we have within the detail to give people confidence to purchase a season ticket and hopefully watch us in the Championship. Head over to to find out all the details.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Director of Football Barry Fry a happy 76th birthday (he celebrated it on 7th April). Barry has now been with the football club over 25 years and has had 60 years in the game he loves. He is a true football nut and he loves this club more than people will ever know.

Enjoy the run-in, keep calm and let’s hope next month’s column can be one of celebration.

Phil Adlam


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