In this section of the museum we share with you some books that have been written about Peterborough Utd, or by people associated with the club over the years. There’s even an ‘unofficial’ Superclubs book.
The majority of these books can still be purchased either at the club shop, at good book stores or at a well known online auction and shopping website. You can even buy from Amazon via the Shop On-line facility on our website (http://www.spendandraise.com/theposhtrust/shop/retailers/) which means the Trust will earn 1% commission!
If you know of any more books that we could add, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 23rd January 2018
Official History of Peterborough Utd FC
Written by Andy Groom and Mick Robinson
The book charts the history of the Posh from 1934 to Sunday 24th May 1992 when the Posh were promoted to the second tier of the football league following the win at Wembley against Stockport County.
The book was published by Yore Publications.
David Seaman’s autobiography.
David made his league debut in a Posh shirt and went on to play for Birmingham City, QPR, Arsenal and Man City as well as represent England in the European Championship and World Cup.
In this book David makes references to his time at the Posh.
The book was published by Orion Media.
The Sergio Torres Story
By Juan Manuel Lopez
The story of Sergio Torres who was at the Posh from 2008 to 2010.
The book was published by Pitch Publishing.
Written by Matt Hill.
This book contains details (and 100 illustrations) of the first 499 players who represented the Posh from joining the football league in 1960.
The book was published by Desert Island Books.
Goals Goals Goals
Compiled by Paul Donnelly and Paul Mitchell.
The story of the Posh’s successful 2010/11 season as told by Posh fans.
Published by Whire Dragon Publishing
From Hobby To Obsession
Written by Darragh MacAnthony.
Darragh’s story about buying the Posh and turning the club around.
Published by The Posh Book Company.
There or Thereabouts
Written by Rob Bradley.
The story of Keith Alexander.
Published by Vertical Editions
Running Through Walls
By Dave Langan, Trevor Keane and Alan Conway.
This book tells the story of Dave Langan. He recalls becoming the first Posh substitute to be substituted, being homeless oh and playing against a guy called Diego Maradona.
Published by The Derby Books Publishing Company Ltd
The Official Peterborough United Quiz Book
Compiled by Chris Cowlin and Kevin Snelgrove
If you want to test your knowledge about the Posh then this quiz book will do that for you.
Published by Apex Publishing Ltd
Young Gifted & Posh
By Kit Carson
Tells how Mark Tyler, Tony Shields, David Billington, Adam Drury, Grant Haley, Anders Koogi, Daniel French, Simon Davies, Mark McKeever and Matthew Etherington realised their football dreams.
Published by Lance Publishing Limited
My Fight With Life
By Leon McKenzie
Leon talks about his time at the Posh, Norwich, the depression he suffered, his suicide attempt and his time in jail.
Published by MacAnthonyMedia
The Official History of Peterborough United FC
By Mick Robinson and Andy Groom
Charts the story of the Posh from 1934 to the end of the 2011/12 season.
Published by DivisionFour Publishing
Ebdon to Charlery
Compiled by Jamie Jones
Details 50 of the great Posh heroes over the years.
Published by DivisionFour Publishing
Peterborough Utd The Modern Era
By Matt Hill
Tells the story from the 1973/74 season to the end of the 2000/01 season.
Published by Desert Island Books
Boyd Sweat & Beers
Edited by Paul Donnelly and Paul Mitchell
The story of the Posh’s 2008/09 season told through the eyes of fans.
Published by White Dragon Publishing.
Superclubs Unofficial Soccer Yearbook 98/99 for supporters of Peterborough Utd
A book for fans to make diary notes to keep track of progress throughout the season.
Published by Dempsey Parr
Posh Away Days
Compiled by Paul Donnelly
Fans stories of Posh games spanning more than 50 years and covers grounds from Bishop’s Stortford to Wembley.
Published by Upfront Publishing Ltd
Barry tells many stories of his life in football particularly his management days at Barnet, Birmingham and the Posh.
Published by Willow.
Posh The Success Story Of Peterborough United Football Club
Edited by Paul Mowforth (research and special writing by Philip Hoare, Melvyn Beck and Tony Elsby).
The book charts the history of the Posh from 17th May 1934 to the end of the 1973/74 season when Posh were promoted as Champions back to the old League Division 3 (League 1 in today’s terms!).
Published August 1974.
Printed by Warners (Midlands) Ltd, Bourne + London.
Bend it like Bullard
The book charts Jimmy’s journey from painter and decorator to the England squad and includes stories of what he got up to at West Ham, Wigan, Fulham, Hull, Ipswich, MK Dons as well as the Posh.
The book was published by Headline Publishing Group.
A Posh Boy First
An exile’s diary of Peterborough Utd.
Forewords by Peter Boizot and Noel Cantwell.
By Francis Devine (November 1997, PB Publications)
Posh Quiz Book
Compiled by David Clark.
The book contained 24 quizzes with sections such as Non-league, They played at London Road, Goalkeepers and The FA Cup run of 1964/65.
The book was a Herald & Post publication.
You’re So…We’re So…
Written by Toby Wood.
The book is Toby’s look at the Posh’s 1994/95 season.
Published by The Peterborough Effect and New Chapter Publishing.
Another book written by Toby Wood.
This book is Toby’s look at (as he puts it) ‘The Tragic Story of Peterborough United’s 96/97 Season’.
Published by Pecker Press.
BUTCH: The Wings of Football
This book was dedicated to Richard Butcher, who played for the Posh in the 2006-07 season who sadly passed away at the age of just 29 in January 2011.
Published by Gail Butcher.
RRP £12.99. The proceeds from this book went towards a football pitch and clubhouse to help young footballers of the future in Northampton to follow their dreams.
The Sash He Never Wore
Derek Dougan, tells the story of his see-saw fame from Belfast, to the football fields of Portsmouth, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Peterborough, Leicester and Wolverhampton. The ‘Doog’ writes about the early days in Ulster, his chance to escape through soccer, and then about the clubs he played for, discussing their management, training, finances, and his story is coloured with behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his fellow players.
Published by Mayflower
An Unusual Brief
Roger Terrell has practised as a lawyer for over 25 years as well as being a football agent and subsequently chairman of two football league clubs. The book tells the controversy and politics involved in the acquisition of two football league clubs and his subsequent appointment as chairman of both clubs, one appointment lasting just one day as their fans rioted.
Published by Upfront Publishing
Mr Pizza And All That Jazz
PizzaExpress’ founder Peter Boizot has done a lot in his lifetime. Apart from being Posh Chairman, he stood for parliament, was captain of a merchant ship, a jazz club owner and raised millions to stop Venice from flooding.
Peter also lived a full life away from work, he hosted lively parties that shaped Soho, befriended a dictator’s son and even found time to have a spat with a Spice Girl.
Published by FastPrint Publishing
In Sunshine Or In Shadow
Another Derek Dougan book.
Author David Tossell retraced Derek’s life through a series of over 70 interviews. The books tells you about Derek demanding a transfer on the eve of an FA Cup final, quoting Voltaire and falling out with various clubs. As chairman of the PFA, he fought for freedom of contract; as a club executive, he introduced shirt sponsorship; and ‘The Doog’ saved Wolves from extinction.
Published by Pitch Publishing Ltd
Never So Posh
Written by Paul Mowforth
The book details the disappointments and success of 26 years of football in Peterborough from the clubs formation in 1934 to when we were elected into the football league in 1960.
The book was published by the Peterborough Standard.
RRP 2/6 (£0.12½p)