Peterborough United boss Grant McCann’s reaction to the first back-to-back League One defeats of the season was to recall his own promotion-winning experience from the division.
Some Posh fans were understandably concerned with last Saturday’s (September 30) second-half capitulation against Oxford, particularly as it followed a dismal defeat at the hands of Oldham.
But Posh are still fourth and that represents a decent start to the campaign.
McCann said: “What I know from winning promotion from this division three times as a player is that nothing is won in September and October. We will have more of an idea of our chances after 20 games, not 11.”
Football fans tend to lack patience and that was the case with some who responded to the Peterborough Telegraph’s call this week for six-word summaries of the season so far.
But others remain patient and have great confidence in McCann and his squad.
TalkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham, the club’s most famous fan, said: “Overachieving with the squad we have.”
A selection of fans’ comments as delivered to @PTAlanSwann on Twitter. Ohers are in the printed edition of the Peterborough Telegraph (October 5 edition).
Better than expected. Still quite fragile.
Overachieving with the squad we have.
Still wondering how they beat Wigan.
Good. Promotion is ours come May.
The good, the bad, the ugly!
Very poor - sack the useless manager.
Don’t get too excited just yet.
Very optimistic. Still work to do.
Plenty of goals for and against.
Great start, wobbling now, early days.
Don’t know our best formation, players.
Goals, entertainment, frustration. Same old Posh.
Certainly much better than last season.
Perfect August, mediocre September, consistency needed
Jack Marriott nine, Tom Nichols zero.
Same old Posh,ups,downs,despair.
Players playing out of position AGAIN!
Great start plenty to build on.
Promising, but old habits haunting us.
Tactical ineptness follows good start.
Mobility scooter required for static defence.
Progress is clear despite slight stumble.