Fanzines, Newsletters, Magazines etc.
This section of the museum tells the story and provides copies of the fanzines, newsletters, magazines, handbooks, etc. that have been published by the club or fans of the club.
PS If you have copies of any other Posh fanzines, newsletters, magazines etc. you would like adding, please contact us at email@example.com
Page last updated: 24th June 2015
Posh Monthly was a magazine published on behalf of the Posh by Lance Publishing Ltd. The magazine ran from October 2000 to August 2002 (as far as we can ascertain) and included information on away travel, views from local pubs, competitions, statistics etc.
This is a copy of the February 2002 magazine.
The Peterborough Effect
In the 1980’s supporters of the club turned to ‘Fanzines’ in order to express their feelings at how their club and football in general was being run.
The first Posh fanzine was ‘The Peterborough Effect’, the name being taken from the slogan of the Peterborough Development Corporation.
‘The Peterborough Effect’ had everything, crosswords, cartoons, quizzes, facts ‘n’ figures and best of all it gave plenty of stick to two rival teams (Cobblers and C**b Utd).
This edition (No. 6) was the April / May 1989 edition.
The Peterborough Effect
This is a later version (No. 25) with a different look and was just after our promotion in 1992 to Division 1.
Two of the contributions in this edition came from PISA’s Adi Mowles and the Posh Supporters Trust’s own Peter Lloyd.
The ‘The Peterborough Effect’ continued throughout the 1990s and was last published in the 2000-2001 season.
If you have any more information on the Peterborough Effect that you would like adding, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Posh Post
The Posh Post was produced by the Peterborough Utd Supporters Club committee to provide information to their members.
Through the publication, members of the Supporters Club were given the opportunity to exchange their own ideas and opinions.
This edition was from 1999 and included articles entitled ‘On the buses’ (Mick Bratley’s story of his coach trip to watch the Posh at Torquay) and ‘Hitman H to be a hero?’ (an interview by editor Darren Peake with Howard Forinton).
After ‘The Peterborough Effect’ we waited several years before our next fanzine came along. Titled “Blue Moon is a Man City Song for f**k sake” the fanzine was first published in the 2003-04 season.
Like many football fanzines Blue Moon contained incredulous stories, jokes and cartoons.
Throughout the fanzines life the editors were Paul Donnelly, Andrew Gardner and Dave Nicholson.
This publication was from the local Peterborough Herald & Post newspaper.
Having achieved promotion to Division 3 in May 1991 the paper produced a special programme style publication for our first season back in the 3rd Division (we’d spent the previous 12 years in Division 4!).
The preview included a brief history of the club, our fixture list and line up for the 1991/92 season plus an article on our turnstiles which according to our then General Manager Arnold Blades, we had one of the fastest sets of gatemen in the league handling on average 1 fan every 6 seconds!
Another official Posh magazine edited by Chris Brewer at the club.
We could only find two editions August 2007 (this one) and November 2007.
In this edition there were articles on the Posh training camp in Marbella plus interviews with former Posh players Peter McNamee and Martin O’Connor.
The Posh Supporters Trust Newsletter
We couldn’t miss the opportunity of promoting our own newsletters!
Since 2003 the Trust has published a printed newsletter at least twice a year providing updates on what initiatives the trust are working on, progress at the club and now generally includes a ‘down memory lane’ article.
The newsletter which is free is sent to every member of the Trust and copies are handed out to any interested fan at the home game following its issue.
Copies of our newsletters can be found by clicking on the following link http://www.theposhtrust.co.uk/membership/newsletter-archive
The Posh Supporters Trust e-newsletter
As well as our printed newsletter, in August 2013 the Trust started to issue a monthly e-newsletter giving an update of all things Posh.
The newsletter (again free) is sent electronically to all Trust members as well as anyone who is interested in the Posh. If you would like to be added to the distribution list please send your email address to email@example.com.
Copies of our e-newsletters can be found by clicking on the following link http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/home/?
The club used to issue official handbooks.
Here’s a copy of an official handbook published by the Posh at the start of the 1973/74 season.
The handbook contained previous seasons player statistics & results, the 1973/74 fixtures, pen portraits of the players and all our FA Cup results from 1935/36.
Champions – First Time
A thirty-five page brochure produced by the Posh players to mark their success in winning the 4th Division Championship in the clubs first season in the Football League.
Contributions in the brochure are from Jimmy Hagan (Manager), George Swindin (former Manager) and skipper Norman Rigby.
The brochure cost 3 shillings (15p).
The Original ‘Posh Post’
Although we have already shown a copy of a magazine called ‘The Posh Post’ on this page of the museum, here is a copy of the original ‘Posh Post’ which had the strap line of ‘Official organ Of Peterborough United F.C.’. The very first publication of the Posh Post was dated 13th March 1963.
Our thanks to Howard Cornell who provided us with a copy of the publication.
A Posh Youth Teams Journey
A booklet that charted the Posh Youth Teams successful F.A. Youth Cup run of 1997/98.
The booklet provides details of the teams victories over Doncaster, Bury, Wycombe, Southampton and Crewe as well as our semi final defeats (there were two legs) to Blackburn.
Players who represented the youth team in these games included Matthew Etherington, Simon Davies, Tony Shields, Matthew Gill and Gareth Jelleyman all who went on to play regularly for the first team.