Huddersfield entered the Football League in 1910, three years after they were founded. To stave off a proposed merger with Leeds in 1919 citizens of Huddersfield were asked to buy shares in the club for £1 each. They went on to reach the 1920 FA Cup Final and win promotion to Division One.
Under the leadership of Herbert Chapman and Cecil Potter they became the first English team to win three successive league titles 1924, 1925 & 1926 – a feat that only three other clubs (Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United) have achieved. Their largest home attendance was 67,037 against Arsenal in a FA Cup game on 27 February 1932.
First Division (top tier)
Champions (3): 1923–24, 1924–25, 1925–26
Second Division (second tier)
Champions (1): 1969–70
Third Division (third tier)
Play-offs Winners: 1995, 2012
Fourth Division (fourth tier)
Champions (1): 1979–80
Play-offs Winners: 2004
Winners (1): 1922
FA Charity Shield
Winners (1): 1922
The last time we lost away to Huddersfield was on January 16th, 1971. In fact since 1938, we have only lost two away games.
Our only away game against the Terriers in the Premier League just so happened to be Arsene’s final game in charge. Rather shamefully it was to be our first away win of 2018. Auba scored the only goal after some fine interplay between Lacazette and Ramsey.
Without Dr. Wagner to worry about, I expect nothing less than a resounding victory, but I’m often wrong.
From last post, I give you Holding, BR. That is three with a lot of benefit of doubt. 😉
Nice one, Gn5. You are the master of these and I can tell these posts keep you grounded now you live so far away from the home of football.
another brilliant gn5 post, thank you
There’s something mightily reassuring about you taking us back on little excursions into our fabulous history.
Maybe there has always been turbulence in the Club’s past. And it simply appears to those present at the time that the current ones are those of most upheaval.
Hey ho, not sure what I’m on about. 😁
Huddersfield away – I’ve literally got no idea what to expect.
Terrific work once again GN5, thank you.
There is nothing to dislike about Huddersfield and of course the HC connection give us a common bond … but still, we have to stuff them on Saturday! 🙂
Well done, GN5, another really well researched and fascinating Post, which is not surprising given the quality of your work.
Morning TA, 😁
I saw the disapproving comment you made about fans who said they were prepared to wait for the ‘deadwood stage’ part of the Arsenal regeneration to be completed before there can be any judgement made about the progress of the manager.
I haven’t been around the blogworld as much in recent times, so I have not noticed that sentiment being expressed.
In some respects it makes sense, in as much as a chef would wipe down his work surface before preparing his next meal, or an office worker would clear his desk before beginning work on his next spreadsheet etc.
For myself I think it is too early to judge UE, as there is plenty of evidence that a new manager following a previous long-term manager is in danger of sipping from a poisoned chalice, especially at a time when there is a disturbing flux in the senior echelons, with relatively new managers following the Chief Executive out of the door before they have got their feet under the table.
That said, it does not stop any fan from questioning the team vision of the new manager when he seems to be doing his best to usher one or two of our best players out the door, with confining Ozil to the bench, and Rambo being given the elbow. That to me is weird.
There can be no doubt that Emery, like all managers has to release players he does not find suitable for the style of play he wants to achieve, or who are just not good enough in his eyes. That makes him a hostage to fortune as many fans will simply not agree with him, and if the team do not play well that will increase the pressure on him.
The problem for him, in addition, is that the club seems to have fallen foul of the FFP rules, as well as the loss of considerable income from failing to qualify for the CL over the last 3 years, and frankly the dead hand of the multi-billionaire Kroenke must be, in part, behind the lack of funds being made available for transfers and also for the unsettling of high profile managers brought in to revolutionise the club after the departure of AW, and who clearly do not trust him.
As a fan, I do not trust that man at all — and maybe Unai doesn’t either.
With all that going on, who can ‘judge’ Emery?
[Sorry Fred — bit long??] 😳
Cheers RA 🙂
Nothing wrong with wiping the office desk or food preparing surface but I reckon you would not do the same with your direct reports when in you start a new job? Getting the best out of what you have, rekindle their enthusiasm and confidence in themselves, make tactical adjustments to get the best out of everyone whilst gradually seeing your vision through, is how I would like to see things happen. There is very few deadwood in the current team that is not going at the end of the season anyway. To not use two players in their very prime – the ones you mention – is a crime imo. To sideline Elneny and deprive him of any confidence left is very bad (unlike many here on AA, I rate him as a very good squad player). And as posted yesterday, to not improve many individual players, if any, is also not a good sign.
In a nutshell: rather than a clearance of players, I would like to see Emery get more out of the current squad, which in imo is pretty good in all areas, give an addition of one or two. I say it again that the scenario of a quality-depleted squad and a sacked Emery by Jan 2020 is a strong possibility. We should be worried.
Now before our fine friend, Rasputin, comes on and tells me to support the manager more, let me state again that I will not call for Unai’s sacking and agree he should be given time, but I cannot help feeling that we got the wrong man, and at a bad time for the club. I really hope I am wrong and will happily eat humble pie on this very fine Arsenal site. 🙂
Hi Total … my ears were burning 🙂
I think you’ll find that UE would say that he did exactly as you have described for the first third of the season. He gave several interviews where he said he was working with the players and giving them all time to see how they adapt to his style of play. He had turned Rob Holding into a first choice central defender. His injury was a big blow.
He stated from the start that he wanted to play out from the back and to press as a team. He wanted a higher work rate and more commitment on the pitch. His aim is to make us more solid defensively whilst maintaining the attacking flair .. but first priority was the defending and coaching the players in a new style. His plan has clearly been blighted by all the injuries, but I do believe he has made his aims very clear, and by the look of the players we’re linked with, adding proper wingers to the attack is a future part of his plans.
I’m still very confused by the various roles of head of recruitment, director of football etc. etc. Surely if a manager is defining the style of play and choosing the team, he should go to whoever it is and say “I need a two footed wide left player who is pacey and can chip in with 10 goals a season” …. rather than a Mislintat-type figure saying “I’ve found this guy, he’s really good and affordable, I’m going to give him to you and you’ll have to work with him”.
I know this all sounds very naïve, but take Leno. He was scouted before UE was appointed. I doubt AW had any part in bringing him in. So basically he must have been a player Mis thought would be good for the club without having any idea what type of keeper the future manager would favour.
“Hostage to fortune”….fans who do not agree with him……multi billionaire who doesn’t give a f***, and nobody ( possibly including, Dick) trusts” Sounds like a poison chalice offered post waterboarding!
Will we be like Manure and (continue) to go through a traumatic post Ferguson period including various managers, before the keel feels like it is even and the power can be turned on again? I suspect, and hope, not. We are The Arsenal and are better than most (all)! Give him time/windows/as much money as is available ( he needs) and see, please.
I can see your point, Rasp, even though I don’t agree with it much. Failure to incorporate and motivate the likes of Ozil and Ramsey into his plans is a weakness imo. Especially Ozil who he was fully aware of had signed a long term contract. For me it is a lack of vision and man-management skills.
Injuries is a decent shout, but boy we don’t do either press from the front on defend from deep as yet. More worryingly, we don’t seem to have a midfield in most games and only start to play footie in the second half, it seems.
But it could well be that given more time Emery will get it all right.
Hi again Total. It’s interesting that you assume it is UE’s fault that he feels he can’t include M.O in his side … could it be possible that he wants to be able to include him but M.O. is not (for whatever reason) prepared to play in the way he is asking? No manager can allow an individual player to dictate the team’s style of play to them.
I don’t believe for one minute that MO is being rebellious, causing trouble in the dressing room or trying to bring the manager down. He’s not that kind of character, he’s a very good person, of that I’m sure. It may just be that his personality and physicality means he is not capable of playing in that way.
It is black box for sure. But fact is that Mesut was top, second and top in producing key passes per game during the previous three season, and now he is not being used at all anymore. Key passes lead to goals and Unai said he liked scoring goals, so why not love our Mesut?
To me it looks like Emery demands a certain commitment and follow-me-blindly and do as I say that just doesn’t work very well with the Millennials. Klopp and Guardiola are far more comfortable with getting the best out of them and Unai may find that his methods will not work. But, once again, let’s give him more time.
Sorry I could not respond earlier to your 11:23 a.m.
I think, despite using different words, we are broadly saying much the same things.
Reading the Rasper’s comments at 12:10 and 12:17, he has said everything I would have liked to have said, but he has done so much more eloquently. 😁
Mind you, the manager/player relationship is full of complexity, and not just confined to Emery/Mesut.
From observation, it seems Emery does want a high press, and when we do it, we win well.
Mesut is just not that physical, altho I think he does try to do his bit checking back to help out in defence.
I have said on here some time back, I do not care much for Ozil being required to be a midfield defender, as well as a provider and goal scorer — he is brilliant in attack, — that surely cannot be denied, by anyone, but defensively he is not too good.
So sod his defensive duties, just let him do the biz in attack/support. That’s where his value is.
[In the first para, above, I was referring to the calamitous manager/player relationship at Manure.
Now that Moanhio has gone they have become a good, quality team, and that is especially true of Pogba]
Great stuff as always GN5.
Love the stats and particularly the pic of 60+k packed into the ground. I wouldn’t want to have to get my car out of the carpark!
Agree, great stuff again GN5, good research and nice pics.
Not wanting to get onto the Mesut debate, I do think he he should another chance on Saturday, against the bottom of the table team.
If he doesn’t, it really does spell the end.
guess we are back with the shorts posts
amazing how picture makes it seems long
10:40 am lol yep took me hours to read it
my only issue i have with Ozil being outcasted is that if emery is not the man for the job and is gone in 2 years and he has ruined one of or best players
It’s interesting to read the discussion on Ozil but none of us really have any idea why he is not playing.
Money, attitude, skill level and energy are most likely the key points , but only Emery knows why his playing time is so restricted.
All I can say is that I find it very disturbing that the signs indicate that we will start off 2019/20 without two of our top offensive players in Ramsey and Ozil. Compounded by what appears to be a lack of focus on the most porous defense we have had in our EPL history.
12:10 am my eyes was burning did Total imply we should keep Pharoah
Rasp he is German wouldn’t but anything past him
Thanks very much, GN5
Love the idea of a citizens buy-in. Wonder how much £1 in 1919 would be in today’s loot. Wonder what proportion of yer working man’s wage packet it would have been
Re your Mesut comment “I do think he he should another chance on Saturday, against the bottom of the table team”
Mmmm, not sure it’s his sort of game, what with being wet, chilly and up north on a less than perfect pitch 🙂
The Women are on BT Sport tonight if the missus is out and you’re starved of pig’s bladder action.
does the Women team play at the Emirates Colony
New deal with Intel – Intel Trust View Technology- despite being an agreement additionally with the Dippers and Shitty, to be used first on March 10th at Emirates for Manure game.
New perspectives for Chas ( and Fred) to use post match for our delectation! Trust we will turn over the oppo and produce some classic moments for the World to see.