Welcome back, Warnock-loathers. It’s the 2001-02 season, Niall Warnock is in Cheltenham, there’s no Mike Duff and form is proving hard to come-by. Let’s go!
Here’s how the squad is looking twelve games in; Loanee’s Alex Inglethorpe and Russel Anderson are joined by Hernan Hreidarsson and Tim Sherwood.
We play Rochdale at Spotland and win thanks to a late Dean Windass goal. Three valuable points on the road to recovery.
We wave goodbye to John Barnes Jr (Russell Webster) for a tidy £1.3m. It gives us a chance to reinvest in the team.
In the league we head down the A1(M) to Cambridge and are two up and flying. A late conceded penalty [cheers Razor] and late goal from Scully sees two points dropped.
We play our second Windscreen Shield game against Argyle and despite a tight game, come away with three points. That was needed, after a draw in the first game. Four points is enough to see us through to the second round.
We stay at home and take on Oldham in the league. Another Windass goal gives us the draw in a tight affair.
We have a new-boy in squad as we face fellow non-league risers, Bishop Auckland. John Barnes jr helps pave the way for this Premier League goalscorer. Welcome, Stan Collymore! New-boy Stan-the-Man gets a goal on his debut.
Collymore’s scoring run continues at Chester – though it’s youngster Foster who nets the winner.
We fall in the League Cup Third Round to Southend United. I don’t mind, as it’s not a winnable competition. We can concentrate attention elsewhere.
Stan Collymore makes it four-in-four as Peterborough are hit for three! The win moves us into the top eight and playoff places for the first time
A Dean Windass hattrick helps us to a comfortable 6-1 win over non-league Southport in the FA Cup first round. It’s five-in-five for Collymore, too.
We get beaten by Rotherham at Millmoor and suffer a setback in the league.
We get back to winning ways with two goals in either half in a convincing win at Dean Court. Bournemouth had no reply.
Veteran Jim Magilton scores the only goal in a narrow 1-0 win over Bradford.
We play Leyton Orient in the Windscreen Shield second round. Bruce Grobbelaar Jr has a MoM performance in a 3-0 win.
Dean Windass breaks Hull fans [and his own] heart as we dump Hull out of the FA Cup second round.
We take our FA Cup form back into the league and hit Birstol City for six! Mark Kinsella has certainly been putting in a shift in recent weeks. We have to fend off bids from Division 1 clubs. Thank goodness he’s not got a release clause!
Hartlepool burst the bubble a week later with two late goals. Dean Windass breaks his nose, though is only out for a few days. Could be worse.
We bring up game week 24 with a comfortable win at current league pace-setters Southend. Collymore scores against a side he turned out for in the 1992-93 season [scoring 15 in 30]. Collymore incidentally is the current ‘football strategist’ at Southend, after supporting the board with a managerial appointment in 2021.
The win pushes the team up the table and into third place. We find ourselves only two points behind Southend thanks to our win.
Join us next week as we play though to game week 36. Can Stan Collymore and Mark Kinsella lift us up the table? Until next time.