Squad members from Peterborough United’s last title-winning squad to attend fundraising night for club legend Tommy Robson

Peterborough United historian Peter Lane and the Posh Supporters Trust are holding a ‘We are the Champions’ reunion night to raise funds for club legend Tommy Robson’s fight against motor neurone disease.
The Posh 1973-74 squad.The Posh 1973-74 squad.
The Posh 1973-74 squad.

Left-winger Robson was a key man in the Posh team managed by another legend Noel Cantwell that won the 1973-74 Fourth Division title in thrilling fashion.

Sadly Cantwell and star defender Chris Turner are among those to have passed away in recent times, but Peter and wide Sandee Lane are trying to get as many of the squad as possible to attend Robson’s night at the Post Office Club, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough PE1 2AU on Thursday, April 16 (7pm start).

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Tickets are priced at £15 each which includes a buffet. Tickets are available from Posh on 01733 865674 or www.theposhtickets.com.

Among the players who are hopeful of attending are Bert Murray, Dave Gregory (a guest at Posh’s home game with another of his former clubs Portsmouth last Saturday), Mick Drewery, Jeff Lee, Eric Steele, Dave Llewelyn, Mick Jones, captain John Cozens and of course Robson.

The team’s first-team coach John Barnwell has also been invited.

Cantwell’s daughter Kate Cantwell-Roach and Turner’s widow Lynne are planning to attend.

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The organisers are trying to assemble club memorabilia or prizes to put in an auction or raffle so if anyone, or indeed local businesses, would like to donate please contact the club.

Posh have only won two League titles in the club’s Football League history and none since Cantwell’s heroes went through an entire season at London Road unbeaten as they finished top by three points ahead of Gillingham.

Posh effectively sealed the title by beating Gillingham 4-2 at London Road in front of over 17,000 on an unforgettable night.

Robson, the Posh record appearance holder, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year and has been humbled by the number of fund-raising events held by the club and by fans to make his life more comfortable.

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