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Huddersfield Town’s Very Interesting Season So Far

November 7, 2009
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Huddersfield Town League Results So Far, Season 2009/10

The Mighty Terriers, Huddersfield Town, By Far The Greatest Team The World Has Ever Seen, are having a very interesting season indeed. We’re tucked into the last play-off place in League One, but that really doesn’t tell the full story.

So far this season, we have two 4-0 victories and a glorious 7-1 vs Brighton. And tonight we knocked Dagenham and Redbridge out of the FA Cup 6-1. In the games we have lost, we have been beaten by more than 1 goal just once, a 3-1 defeat away to Millwall. The rest of our defeats have been by a single goal. All the big victories have come at home, where we are unbeaten in all competitions so far this season. 12 players have scored for us, with Rhodes scoring 13 and Robinson 8, and Roberts, Novak and Pilkington chipping in nicely with 4 each. Our defence is tight, we know where the jugular is, and the goals are spread out throughout the team. All very promising.

On the downside, we have only won a quarter of our league games away from home, (2 out of 8), and our form against the sides in the top half of the table is a bit poor, ranking 21 in the league. And we went 5 games without a win, which saw us drop from third to ninth. We seem to have shaken that – we have won the last three games now, which has seen us rise to 6th.

Lee Clark, the ex-Newcastle, ex-Sunderland, ex-Fulham footballer with a notoriety for being a bit daft – his ‘Sad Mackem bastards’ t-shirt might demonstrate an admirable loyalty and might be generally very funny, but he did get caught wearing it! –  is a first-time manager yet it seems to be bearing out that he’s the lad for the job at Huddersfield. He’s clearly brighter than people take him for, he’s enthusiastic, he does things his own way, and more than anything he has built a fine young team with a lot of promise.

Maybe we won’t go up this year – Leeds seem a shoe-in for the first automatic place, Colchester or Charlton for the second, and the play-offs, as we know, are a lottery – but it’s proving to be such a fun season that whatever happens I’m very pleased with how things are set up. Mind you, I’m not a regular attendee – I’ve only managed one game so far, away to MK Dons, where we came back from behind (twice) to win 3-2. So maybe regulars at the games would prefer a less riotous season with a guaranteed promotion place. But me, as I sit by my computer watching the games update on BBC Sport, I’m thoroughly enjoying the emphatic victories, the confidence when we’re 2-nil up that we aren’t going to blow it, and the belief that even if we’re trailing with minutes to go we can still grab something from the game. It’s so long since we’ve had that at Huddersfield Town, and I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts.

(statistics from football365)

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