Peterborough have long-standing rivalries with surrounding teams such as Northampton Town (in the Nene derby) and Cambridge United (in the Cambridgeshire derby). They are known as "The Posh" since they have spent their whole history at London Road Stadium. The rivalry with Cambridge is especially strong because both clubs are based in the East of England.
There was once a time when Peterborough City and Peterborough Town played each other in what was then called the FA Cup. In fact, it was two games that were played during the 1874-75 season. Town won one match 1-0 at home before losing another match 1-9 away from home. These matches are the only ones to take place during this early stage of the FA Cup. Since then, both clubs have become professional so they no longer play in the amateur league system. However, Peterborough still compete in the English football pyramid system while Town now play in the Southern League.
Currently, these are the leagues that each team plays in: Peterborough United play in League One, which is the third highest division in the English football system. Meanwhile, Cambridge United used to play in the same division but now they are in the Conference Premier, which is the fifth highest division in the English football system.
Both clubs have had success over the years in the form of back-to-back promotions.
Peterborough United are known as "The Posh" across the football globe, and the term was very definitely borrowed from older, unrelated professional clubs in their hometown. Poacher's Corner is a location near Dorking in Surrey where many early soccer players were killed while playing the game. The name "Poacher" was applied to these young men.
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The origin of the name "Chelsea" is not clear but may come from the surname of a family that lived in a town now part of Russia. The family used to send children to be educated in London. When the children returned home they had better jobs and money than anyone else so the village girls wanted to go out with them!
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United of Peterborough Peterborough United are known as "The Posh" across the football globe, and the term was very definitely borrowed from older, unrelated professional clubs in their hometown. The nickname arose when Peterborough City FC was established in 1885 by a group of local businessmen who were also members of the Freemasons. They took the name from a famous battle in which King Edward II of England fought off the French army.
Freemasonry had a huge influence on early modern Europe and many of its leading societies used a crown or other royal insignia as their badge. This was particularly true in Peterborough where three of the city's major sports teams were named after important Masonic rites: the Freemasons' Grand Lodge, the Antient Order of Druids and the Royal Arch Chapter. It wasn't until long after these clubs began competing in serious games that they became known by their present-day names.
The original Peterborough City team played in the town's main stadium, Fenner's Field, but they moved away from here after just one season. In the fall of 1886, two new clubs were formed in Peterborough - Peterborough Athletic and Peterborough United - and they agreed to play each other twice during the season.
Our nickname Peterborough United are known as "The Posh" across the football globe, and the moniker was very definitely borrowed from older, unrelated professional clubs in their native city. In 1879, Peterborough New Street F.C. was formed, and they were immediately successful on the field. They went on to become one of the most popular teams in England, winning the FA Cup in 1882. The club finally folded in 1907, but they have been revived twice since then.
If you know anything about the history of soccer in England, then you know that Peterborough is not a common name. So when these new clubs were created in 1992, it was only natural that they would be called after the old ones. Even though they play in the same city, there is no relationship between any of the current teams and New Street or City.
The two original clubs were named after their home addresses: New Street for the newly formed team and City for another club that had existed previously. Both clubs were members of the Midland League and reached the first division in their first season. That year also saw the creation of a third club named after the main street in Peterborough; this one is also known as the "Posh".
Ipswich Town is the club's biggest local opponent. When Norwich and Ipswich meet, it is known as the "East Anglian Derby," or, more colloquially, the "Old Farm Derby"—a parody of the "Old Firm Derby" between Celtic and Rangers in Scotland. The two clubs have competed against each other since 1866.
Other significant opponents include West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Sunderland, and Wimbledon. In terms of English football leagues, Norwich has a long-standing rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur due to their proximity within the London soccer scene.
Norwich and Tottenham have met 98 times on league grounds with Norwich having the edge with 57 wins to Tottenham's 31. They also meet once every year in the FA Cup. The last time these two teams played was in the 2011 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium which Norwich won 2-1.
There is also a fierce rivalry between Norwich and Liverpool due to both teams' successful histories during the early years of the Premier League. The two teams have competed against each other 83 times on league grounds with Norwich having the advantage with 46 wins to Liverpool's 27.
The two teams have also met five times in the FA Cup with Liverpool winning three games and tying one game. The last meeting occurred in the 1963 FA Cup semi-final at Anfield when Liverpool defeated Norwich 3-2 after extra time.