Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has drawn the anger of some Ipswich fans with a rather barbed attack on them keeping his Posh side off the top of the table.
Peterborough are currently third in the League One standings, behind Wycombe Wanderers and Ipswich Town. However, Ferguson told Peterborough Today that wouldn’t be the case if his two rivals hadn’t played Bolton Wanderers whilst they were at a low ebb.
“Twenty-eight points from 15 matches is a decent return and let’s not forget if Ipswich and Wycombe hadn’t both played against Bolton’s youth team we might well have been top of the table,” said the former, former and current Posh boss.
That, of course, has brought fans to social media to poke fun at him as well as have a go back. Wycombe only beat Bolton 2-0 and would probably achieve a similar result against them right now. Ipswich did put five past the hapless Trotters, but Posh have played both of their table-topping rivals and failed to beat either.
That’s one of the points Ipswich fans have since made on Twitter, although one or two are going down the ‘Roy Keane’ route and questioning whether Darren would ever have had a career if it wasn’t for his Dad’s success.
You can read what they’re saying below.
But we would still have a game in hand so…
— Kes Hawkins (@KesHawkins) October 30, 2019
Sounds like Darren has discovered that football isn’t fair sometimes… like him getting winners medals under his dad when, as a player, he was bloody awful.
— Matt Thomas (@Iamspartacus73) October 30, 2019
I’d be pretty sure he’d never have played for Man Utd had his dad not been manager! He’s lived off his dads name.
— Steve Lewis (@lewyitfc) October 30, 2019
The more pertinent argument, Mr Ferguson, is this:
If your defence hadn't enabled Luke Chambers to score a 94th minute equaliser, you'd be top right now.
Don't complain about what you can't control and concentrate on what you can.#itfc
— Darren Campbell (@DGDCampbell) October 30, 2019
'If I wasn't Fergie's son, would I still be managing?' is what he should be asking. How many spells has he had at P'boro now? 100? 🤣
— Thomas Seggons (@TheSegITFC) October 30, 2019
If they’d have won one of their winnable opening games….
He should learn to tidy his own back yard first!!
— Krissy 'Kit' Day (@Drinksbitch180) October 30, 2019
Had we had our full squad available when playing them, perhaps we would have taken all 3 points! Ifs Buts Maybe’s, had they not been shit against Coventry, dodgy decisions etc etc etc (YAWN!)
— BlueBloodTilIDie (@markdbliss) October 30, 2019
Don't worry, it's about the time of year for him to be sacked historically.
— jim hazell (@hazell_jim) October 30, 2019
He's too busy sipping – or chewing – a bitter lemon.
— Rodney Marshall (@RodneyMarshall1) October 30, 2019