Arsenal FC – our home record against the Terriers

Here are our all time home results starting with Division 2.

Our first home game against Huddersfield was in Division 2 on February 14th 1914 we lost 0-1

Our history with Huddersfield would be incomplete with mention of Herbert Chapman, he was manager of Huddersfield from 1921 to 1925 and won the FA Cup in 1921/22 and the First Division Championship in 1923/24 and 1924/25.

In the 1925 close season, Chapman had already set about improving his squad for Huddersfield to seek a third successive title (something which had never been achieved before). At the same time, Arsenal was looking to replace Leslie Knighton, who had been sacked. Arsenal chairman Sir Henry Norris placed an advertisement in the Athletic News:

โ€œArsenal Football Club is open to receive applications for the position of TEAM MANAGER. He must be experienced and possess the highest qualifications for the post, both as to ability and personal character. Gentlemen whose sole ability to build up a good side depends on the payment of heavy and exorbitant transfer fees need not applyโ€

Although Arsenal had been fighting relegation in both the two previous seasons, and despite the chairman’s restriction on spending, Chapman nevertheless moved to Arsenal soon afterwards, attracted both by the London club’s larger crowds and a salary of ยฃ2,000, double what he earned at Huddersfield Town. At Arsenal, Chapman immediately made an impact by signing 34-year-old Charlie Buchan, an England international and Sunderland’s all-time record goalscorer, whom he made Arsenal captain.

During his time at Arsenal he won the FA Cup in 1929/30 (our first trophy) and the First Division Championship in 1930/31 and 1932/33, he passed away of pneumonia on January 6th 1934.



26 Responses to Arsenal FC – our home record against the Terriers

  1. chas says:

    Thanks GN5. Excellent as ever.

  2. chas says:

    The story about Arse players sniffing a hippy’s crack are ridiculous. Who’d do that by choice?

  3. LBG says:

    Good work GN5. Thank God (aka GN5) for a new post!
    The Terriers should be up for the battle, but I still think we will win comfortably.May we all float away from the Emirates tomorrow on a laughing (gas) cloud of appreciation for our super Gunners.

  4. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Thank you GN5.

    As I recall the 5-0 last season was not the easy victory it appears on the score sheet.

    Arsenal players mucking about with nitrous oxide pre-season. Even if true, who cares?

  5. LBG says:

    Think I may have gone over the top with the God tag! Perhaps “Father of the House”, GN5?

  6. GunnerN5 says:

    I think “dedicated old Gooner” is more appropriate LBG.

    I convincing win with a first half lead would suit me just fine.

    We now have a run of four relatively easy games – lets hope the team take them seriously – I know Emery will.

  7. GunnerN5 says:

    Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger joked he now “gets a trophy every week” after being honoured by the League Managers Association (LMA).

    Wenger left the Gunners in May after winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups in a 22-year spell.

    He was awarded the LMA Service to Football Award at Wembley on Thursday.

    “The LMA is proud to recognise Arsene’s remarkable career in football management,” said LMA chief executive Richard Bevan.

    “The role of the football manager has changed beyond recognition since Arsene’s first match at Highbury in 1996, but his profound influence on the game over the past 22 years means he truly deserves the admiration of his fellow practitioners in football.”

    Wenger, 68, was presented with his award at the LMA’s President’s Dinner by England boss Gareth Southgate.

    “Since I don’t compete any more, I get a trophy every week,” Wenger joked.

    “How stupid was I not to understand that earlier?”

    Outgoing Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth was also presented with a special award to recognise his achievements during his time at the organisation.

  8. Red Arnie says:

    Thank you, GN5. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful stuff.

    “Gentlemen whose sole ability to build up a good side depends on the payment of heavy and exorbitant transfer fees need not apply”

    I wonder how many of the current crop of over-hyped “helicopter money” managers would qualify. Hmmm.


  9. GunnerN5 says:

    Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Huddersfield Town, here’s the latest team news update from our medical team:

    Rob Holding
    Left knee. Returned to London during match on Wednesday night. Will have further tests and assessments over the next 48 hours. Further updates will be communicated in due course.

    Aaron Ramsey
    Right ankle. Being assessed ahead of Huddersfield Town (h) on Saturday, December 8.

    โ€จLaurent Koscielny
    Played 85 minutes for the under-21s against Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. Came through match without complications. Being assessed ahead of Huddersfield Town (h) on Saturday, December 8.

    Mesut Ozil
    Back. Being assessed ahead of Huddersfield Town (h) on Saturday, December 8.

    Nacho Monreal
    Right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Huddersfield Town (h) on Saturday, December 8.

    Dinos Mavropanos
    Groin injury. Expected to return to full training in December.

    Danny Welbeck
    Right ankle. Recovering after surgery.

    Copyright 2018 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source.

  10. LB says:

    Always appreciated GN5, thank you.

  11. GunnerN5 says:

    This is a massive OH F**K

    Further to the injury sustained during our match at Manchester United on Wednesday night, we can confirm that Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.

    Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months.

    Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Rob is back on the pitch as soon as possible.

    Copyright 2018 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source.

  12. Aaron says:

    Thanks GN% really enjoy reading these pre-game histories.

    Yup, looked at the replay like 10x and Rob is out! Damn……

    He was turning into a proper defender. We have no one to come in immediately and replace him Kos, Mon and Mav are not ready. Mus and Sok are 1 yellow away from a game suspension. This game is going to be really difficult I fear.

    If the Arsenal do not sign a true CB in January window they can kiss top 4 or Europa goodbye. Not being negative just a realist with how many goals the D has been shipping. Will say it again without a solid run of games for a back 3 or 4, it is impossible to get any continuity or communication developed in that short of time.

  13. Aaron says:

    Sorry about that GN5…
    My ole’ keyboard and 7 year old computer is on it’s last legs..

  14. chas says:

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  16. LBG says:

    Do it for Rob!

  17. LBG says:

    Prefer Old Reliable to calling you a Dog!

  18. GunnerN5 says:

    You know best LBG.

    I envy you being able to attend so many home games, it was the joy of my life being at Highbury when I lived in England – especially when I was an Avenell Road urchin. My memories are still rich with knowledge and details of those days but I sorely miss attending. Mind you watching on my son’s 120″ home theater screen is a pretty good alternative.

  19. GunnerN5 says:

    l got a leaflet through my letter box last read,”if you are an alcoholic ring this number,”l did,and it was the Off licence,,,

  20. LBG says:

    I understand “joy of life”, and certainly am very grateful for myself and my Bros that our Dad insisted on funding our first season tickets many years ago, and that we have managed financially to continue with our passion. We will toast you tomorrow. COYG

  21. Big Raddy says:

    Oi, toast all us chaps and chapesses who cannot attend.

  22. Red Arnie says:

    yes, indeed, Raddy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. LBG says:

    No slight meant AAers! We will toast you all…..but you do realise this means more alcohol!

  24. Big Raddy says:

    Put it on Rasp’s account ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New Post

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