Karl Robinson just ahead of Darren Ferguson in the battle of the bosses, but not in matches against Peterborough United!

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson and Oxford United manager Karl Robinson have become familiar foes since their paths first crossed when managers of Posh and MK Dons in the 2010/11 season.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 10:15 am
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson (right) shakes hands with Oxford United manager Karl Robinson before a game last season.

That season ended in glory for Posh and Fergie who beat MK Dons in the League One play-off semi-final before winning promotion to the Championship.

The matches were actually shared two apiece that season (both sides won their home matches) and since then Robinson has stolen a slight advantage over his old rival and leads 7-6 with one draw in 14 clashes.

It was Robinson’s talented MK Dons side who ended Ferguson’s second spell as Posh boss in February, 2015. A 3-0 defeat at stadiu:mk prompteed Posh to let their manager go, while MK went on to win promotion to the Championship.

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Grant McCann celebrates a goal for Posh against MK Dons in a League One semi-final at London Road in May, 2011.

Robinson has also recorded wins against Ferguson in matches between Oxford and Doncaster, and Charlton and Doncaster so in Posh matches Fergie actually leads the head-to-head 6-5!

Robinson does have two 1-0 wins over Fergie this season, in a four-day spell in the first week of the season.

Posh host Oxford and Robinson at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday (February 8).


Darren Ferguson (Posh. Doncaster) v Karl Robinson (MK Dons, Charlton, Oxford).

September 2010: League One Posh 2, MK Dons 1

March 2011: League One: MK Dons 1, Posh 0.

May, 2011: League One play-off: MK Dons 3, Posh 2.

May 2011: League One play-off: Posh 2, MK Dons 0.

September, 2013: League One: Posh 2, MK Dons 1.

March, 2014: League One: MK Dons 0, Posh 2.

August, 2014: League One: Posh 3, MK Dons 2.

February, 2015. League One: MK Dons 3, Posh 0.

October, 2017: League One: Charlton 1, Doncaster 0.

February, 2018: League One: Doncaster 1, Charlton 1.

April, 2018: League One: Doncaster 0, Oxford 1.

February, 2019: League One: Oxford 0, Posh 1.

August 2019: League One: Oxford 1, Posh 0.

August, 2019: EFL Cup: Oxford 1, Posh 0.

Overall Robinson leads Ferguson 7-6 from 14 matches (11 in League One, two in play-offs, one in EFL Cup ) with one draw.