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Peterborough United
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Cambridgeshire
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Peterborough United F.C. is nicknamed 'The Posh'. Their main rivals are Northampton Town and Cambridge United, according to whether you are an older or younger fan (respectively). Their home ground is the London Road Stadium which holds over 15,000 fans. The club was formed relatively recently compared to many Football League Clubs, being founded in 1934. The decision was made to start a new professional club to fill the void left by the collapse of Peterborough and Fletton United two years earlier. The team played its early football in the Midland League. They almost didn't get into the league after it was found that the delegation from Peterborough did not have the required entry fee and 20 deposit. In the end Grantham Town loaned the team enough money to pay the fees and the problem was solved. In 1960 Peterborough finally managed their dream of Football League status (which meant the return of the original 20 deposit from the Midland League!), replacing Gateshead. The team has played mostly in the lower two divisions since joining the Football League with a brief spell in the second tier in the early nineties. Their best major cup performance was reaching the semi final of the League Cup in 1966.


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