At last Posh players and staff can celebrate promotion! Darragh MacAnthony is back row on the left. Photo: Joe Dent/

From total despair to sheer joy in eight years - Peterborough United’s tough road back to the Championship

It’s been a long, arduous eight years in League One for Peterborough United after the pain of Crystal Palace in May 2013.

By Alan Swann
Friday, 14th May 2021, 2:22 pm

But after 359 League and play-off matches, 150 players, five managers and two new owners the club can finally look forward to Championship football again.

Before Darragh MacAnthony’s arrival as owner and chairman in October, 2006, Posh used to treat consecutive seasons in the third tier as success, but now they were seen as obstacles to progress.

Here are the ups and downs (mostly downs) from a frustrating period in Posh history...

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