Viva La Revolution

On November 9th 2015, Huddersfield Town appointed David Wagner and from day one, every single Town supporter believed he was the right the man to bring success to the club.  Almost immediately Wagner revived an optimistic mindset that had long been forgotten in this quiet little corner of West Yorkshire. It’s one thing for an…

You only sing when you’re winning

With the club backing supporters association ‘the North Stand Loyal’ and their tenure of, for now, at least half of the south stand in an attempt to increase the atmosphere down at the John Smith’s, I take a look at some of my favourite football chants from years gone by, sadly these are not exclusive to…

Pre-Match Predictions – Wolves

The August bank holiday may signal the end of the summer but don’t worry the football is coming thick and fast. We’re already 4 weeks into the Championship season and haven’t they just flown by. Like most football writers I’ve polished my crystal ball and I am GOING to predict the outcome of this weekend’s…

Not For Sale

Rumour after rumour. “Bid” after “bid”. £7m, £8m, £9m. Of course, I’m talking about the speculation surrounding the departure of Nahki Wells to Derby, Norwich or Fulham. You name the club; I’ll show you the tenuous transfer link. As journalists and punters alike are becoming increasingly desperate to be the first to ‘break’ the latest…

The Terrier Identity

The Yorkshire Terrier is, in it’s description extremely intelligent and always eager and willing to please. They sometimes possess an attitude, but in the right hands and with the correct amount of attention they can form strong bonds. Put aside the geographical connection, this animal embodies qualities that could prove very useful on the pitch….

Revenge is a dish best served cold

The memories of the stuffing we received at the hands of Brentford during the final stages of last season are still fresh in the minds of the blue and white army. At the time we made excuses, “we’re safe anyway”, “the players looked like they were on holiday”. Nevertheless 5-1 is a defeat, and an…

Great Expectations

The pies have been ordered. The programmes printed (hopefully without any spelling mistakes this time). The shelves stocked with this seasons kit. Its here. Preseason is over and Football proper is about to begin. On the eve of the 2016/17 Championship season, like so many football fans and pundits alike, I am willing to put…

The rotation game

Despite teams such as Leicester City and Burnley, amongst others, proving an exception to the rule, I and David Wagner, still strongly believe that football is a squad game. Throughout the season you need good quality players to call upon in the Christmas period when games come thick and fast, to call upon when there’s…

Starting XI season opener

With some fans still screaming for more, it would seem as though Huddersfield Town’s transfer business is finished, but then again this is football, so never say never. I would think that David Wagner and his staff, along with the blue and white army can be extremely happy with the acquisitions made this summer. He…

Home, Sweet, Home

Some call it the McAlpine, others the Galpharm, and the latest generation the John Smith’s. Call it what you like, this is the place we go week after week, month after month, year after year. This is the place we experience pure exhilaration and devastating heart break. This is our home. A home built to…

Young Guns, can we expect another DVD?

“In May 2004, Huddersfield Town were promoted from the Nationwide Third Division with the youngest squad in the club’s history. 12 months later, after their best finish to a season in more than 80 years, Town ended up just one point away from the Coca Cola League One play-offs – with an even younger squad!…

A Game of Numbers

Football has always been a numbers game: 3-5-2, the big number 9, 50/50 challenge and a 6 pointer. But what if up until now we’ve been focusing on the wrong numbers? With our pockets getting deeper and our arms getting shorter, can we afford to go to the football anymore? For a long-time I have…