Jolly Jack enters Posh Hall of Fame

Jack Carmichael (centre) received his Posh Hall of Fame honour from Pete and Sandee Lane
Jack Carmichael (centre) received his Posh Hall of Fame honour from Pete and Sandee Lane
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Jack Carmichael - the third highest appearance-maker in Peterborough United’s Football League history - was inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame this week.

‘Jolly Jack’ made 420 first-team appearances for Posh after a £4,000 transfer from Arsenal in 1971 and before he joined his former boss Noel Cantwell at the New England Teamen in the United States in 1982.

Carmichael was an outstanding defender who was part of the Posh squad that won the Fourth Division title in the 1973-74 season. He won the Evening Telegraph’s Posh Player of the Year award in successive seasons in 1974-75 and 1975-76.

Carmichael scored seven goals for the club, five of them in the 1976-77 season when he played much of the campaign in midfield.

The Scot, who is now 64, was known for his tough-tackling and excellence at man-marking. Only Tommy Robson (559) and Mark Tyler (486) have made more Posh appearances in the club’s Football League era.

Carmichael was officially inducted ahead of Tuesday (April 16) night’s Championship clash between Posh and Brighton at London Road.

Full list of official Posh Hall of Fame inductees:

David Farrell

Tommy Robson

Chris Turner

Noel Cantwell

Freddie Hill

Norman Rigby

George Swindin

David Seaman

Ken Charlery

Terry Bly

Jim Hall

Leon McKenzie

Jack Carmichael

Plus the 1960-61 Fourth Division title-winning team.