By John Fernandez (Peterborough United supporter)
10/09/2011- Peterborough United 0-1 Hull
Ryan Tunnicliffe started his first game for Peterborough United after impressing in his substitute cameos and what a game for him it was. We may have lost but the game can only be seen as a success for Tunnicliffe who was awarded the Man of the Match award for his showing. He showed off his particular style with an all action display, with crunching tackles galore for the home faithful to enjoy. With the ball at his feet as well he looked comfortable and he showed a maturity way beyond his 18 years of age. Scott Wootton also managed to grab some game time from the bench after Gabriel Zakuani limped off injured. However he never looked comfortable and subsequently earned himself a silly booking late on.
17/09/2011- Peterborough United 2-1 Burnley
After his Man of the Match display against Hull it was obvious that Tunnicliffe’s name was going to be the first on the team sheet. He continued to show what his game is all about with some good tackles, however he struggled in the system we played in this fixture. Our midfield diamond revolves around slick passing and keeping possession and this was something which Tunnicliffe found difficult at times. However nobody can fault his dedication to the cause though, the boy has bags of energy and used it all in this game. Wootton managed to come on in the last 5 minutes but obviously had little time to make an impact.
24/09/2011- Peterborough United 0-1 West Ham United
Tunnicliffe only managed 45 minutes for this game in a 5 man midfield. Very little went right for the lad that day and no matter how hard he battled we needed to keep possession and in that task he failed consistently. The usual high energy levels were apparent, however nothing really came off for the Manchester United man. It’s a shame as Stuart Pearce was at the game, but it wasn’t Tunnicliffe who caught the eye.
27/09/2011- Peterborough 3-2 Portsmouth
Tunnicliffe was sadly dropped for the game but on 69 minutes he was introduced and his introduction proved pivotal as he set up the winning goal for Posh with a burst of speed down the left. He looked sharp after he came on and proved that as an impact man he can also do the business.