The last Posh team to win promotion from League One included Craig Mackail-Smith, George Boyd and Lee Tomlin.
Darren Ferguson was the manager on an unforgettable day at Old Trafford when Huddersfield Town (who hadn’t lost for a very long time) were beaten 3-0.
So how do the current team match up to the class of 2011?
Obviously we’re guessing at Dave Robertson’s likely preferred starting line-up and we’ve discounted Gaby Zakuani, the only survivor from four years ago....
Paul Jones v Ben Alnwick.
Jones was nothing special and probably wouldn’t have played if Juggling Joe Lewis had been fit.
Mark Little v Michael Smith.
Little was decent, but never as good for Posh as he was last season for Bristol City. Smith is going to be a classy recruit.
Grant Basey v Kgosi Ntlhe.
Basey couldn’t run, Ntlhe can. Charlie Lee was better than both.
Ryan Bennett v Ricardo Santos.
Bennett is one of the best defenders to grace London Road in the club’s Football League history.
James Wesolowski v Michael Bostwick.
Wesolowski was a trier, but he lacks the strength, power and scoring ability of the new Posh skipper.
Grant McCann v Jack Collison.
McCann was a real class act and if Collison stays fit he will be also.
Tommy Rowe v Marcus Maddison.
Rowe scored important goals, tracked back and stayed on his feet.
George Boyd v Jon Taylor.
No-one could beat Boyd in a match-up, not even Taylor who isn’t bad.
Lee Tomlin v Conor Washington.
Tomlin was exceptional, although Washington is a nicer bloke.
Craig Mackail-Smith v Joe Gormley.
Gormley will have to go some to match the brilliant CMS. If he does, get a bet on Posh for promotion.
Verdict: Five ‘wins’ for the 2011 team, three for the current team and two draws.