In Brief: Huddersfield Away.

One for Fred:

Huddersfield. Kirklees Stadium.  AW’s last game, a win.

AFC not won in 5 away games. H’field won one of last 12 games. On longest losing run in all 4 leagues.

H’field not scored against AFC in PL. AFC yet to have an away clean sheet in 2018/19.

H’field have 3 Danish players in their squad.


David Wagner.

Ozil? Unlikely. Suarez? Very likely.  Young Greek Bloke/Mustafi?


Important 3 pointer.



40 Responses to In Brief: Huddersfield Away.

  1. chas says:

    Perfect, BR.

    Surprised it’s not on telly. 🙂

  2. chas says:

    I’m predicting a 0-0 draw, so expect a goal fest.

  3. Big Raddy says:

    Sure to be on Danish TV. Come over for the afternoon, I will get in the seal flipper and some cakes.

  4. chas says:

    Ta for invite.
    Not sure my new vegan diet will stretch to seal flipper.

  5. LBG says:

    Thanks BR
    Less reading time, more opportunity to walk the dog in the windy sunshine.

  6. RA says:

    An interesting new style of pre-match, BR, but it has its moments, thank you. 😳

    My concern — I always have concerns when most people are expecting the Gooners to win — is that we may very well not do so.

    The sickness bug that seems to be affecting some of our squad, (equine flu?) and the inclement weather that is blowing mighty gusts around could have a big impact on the outcome of the game.

  7. VP of Oz says:

    Brace for PEA and a Brace for Laca
    Hudders to score off a Mustafi error

  8. Rasp says:

    Short, sweet, Fred-type, bravo, ta

  9. fred1266 says:

    Unai Emery admitted it will be difficult for Arsenal to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

    Emery’s Arsenal are sixth in the standings ahead of their trip to bottom side Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

    Arsenal have lost two of their past four matches to fall three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea after 25 rounds.

    And head coach Emery knows Arsenal face an uphill task in trying to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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    “There are teams better than us,” said Emery. “Are we outsiders now for a top-four finish? Yes, we are sixth. That’s the reality.

    “We still have to believe we can finish in the top four even while knowing it will be ­difficult for us.

    “There’s a big difference between the top three [Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham] and us but we are a lot closer to Chelsea and Manchester United.

    “The gap to the top three is too big but the other two? The possibility to catch them is there because we are only three points ­behind Chelsea and one point behind Manchester United. We still have to believe that we can do it.”

  10. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning All,

    Short and crisp Raddy – Fred must be a happy man.

    It’s a difficult fixture to write about for sure, a win should be a given but with our defense we just as likely to lose.

    Undoubtedly the most interesting part of our history against Huddersfield was the 1930 FA Cup Final – goals by Alex James and Jack Lambert gave us a 2-0 win and Captain Tom Parker picked up the cup from the King – it was our first major trophy.

  11. GunnerN5 says:

    A very strange comment, about finishing in the top four, from Unai Emery “We still have to believe that we can do it”.
    It’s his job to make his team believe that they will finish in the top four and not to give them excuses for finishing lower.

  12. fred1266 says:

    Yea strange comments but honestly I don’t care much able top 4 I actually care more about winning europa right now especially since it allows us back into CL

  13. chas says:

    No idea if this is true.
    Auba was sick in the week, I read.

  14. chas says:

    Maybe that team can work.
    At least we haven’t got the Laca Auba thing where both are wasted because they never get a pass.
    A. M-N and Wardrobe down the flanks with both Micki and Wobbly creating.

  15. chas says:

    You’re weird.
    And that’s saying something coming from me!

  16. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks Erik

    Big fan of the short post. All the facts we need, no waffle and padding. Job done 🙂

    Thanks for team news Chas

    Can’t say I’m overly excited but you never know

    My God that Emery talks bollocks 🙂

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  18. RA says:

    AFC on non appearances,

    Mkhitaryan and Maitland-Niles return as we line up with three at the back

    Auba and Ozil miss out (illness), Ramsey (knee) and Xhaka (groin) also out

  19. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh ok, RA, so Mesut misses out on a certain start through “illness”


  20. mickydidit89 says:

    Soon they’ll have to change the record. Mesut couldn’t get to game on time. Dog ate bus pass

  21. Big Raddy says:

    Bizarre. Should we not garner 3 points Le Grove will be unhappy

  22. fred1266 says:

  23. fred1266 says:

    Another offside goal for Liverpool

  24. Big Raddy says:

    Week after week we see awful refereeing. This chap is a clown

  25. fred1266 says:

  26. Big Raddy says:

    Decent half. Not too much to get excited about apart from the goals. Loved Iwobi’s pass to Mhiki to set up the second, could AW be right that Iwobi’s natural position is attacking central midfield?

    Second half will surely see Suarez get some pitch time

  27. Big Raddy says:

    Time to hook Mhki for Suarez

  28. mickydidit89 says:

    oo er, Suarez on

  29. Big Raddy says:

    It is my honest opinion that Mustafi would not get into the Huddersfield side, The man is a complete waste of €35m.

  30. mickydidit89 says:

    He’d probably get into their side as a striker. Bit like anyone 🙂

    That was awful, at least what I saw when I wasn’t sneaking out to watch Scotland Ireland 🙂

  31. fred1266 says:

    you know BR will we even be able to off load him next season, if am a club i wouldn’t purchase him even if he was paying me

  32. Big Raddy says:

    So we beat both Cardiff and H’field 2-1.

    Onwards and Upwards.

  33. LB says:

    Zzzzzzzzzz, well that was average.

    Kozza, MOTM, the new TA out there.

  34. fred1266 says:

    Unai Emery accepts Champions League qualification is “difficult” for Arsenal but hailed a 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town as getting his side on the right track.

    Saturday’s victory was Arsenal’s first away from home in the Premier League since November, although Sead Kolasinac’s late own goal stopped them recording a first clean sheet on the road in the top flight since Emery took charge.

    A single point separates Manchester United in fourth and Arsenal in sixth, although fifth-placed Chelsea will go back into the top four if they avoid defeat away to Manchester City on Sunday.

    And while Emery accepts his side face a challenge to leapfrog both United and Chelsea, with nearly a third of the season to go he is in confident mood.

    “Day 26? We are at the moment one point off Manchester United,” Emery told a news conference when asked if Champions League qualification was realistic.

    “If we ask is it easy or difficult for us, it’s difficult. But we can [finish in the top four] and day 26, we are on our way.

    “Our motivation is very great and every player wants to struggle every match and be consistent in the Premier League over 38 matches. We are moving closer, with our target, to the other clubs.

    “We won – the clean sheet is important but above all is to win. You can take a clean sheet and draw only. We spoke before in the dressing room with the team, above all after [the] win, after take individual targets.

    “The most important thing first is to score one more goal than them and after, the clean sheet. Every player worked well and the last action, unfortunately for us, they scored and also maybe they deserved it.

    “This victory was very important, three points and to be closer to the top four. And our target is this, knowing we need to take the regularity [consistency] at home and away above all.

    “Today this victory can give us confidence, it can give us also the possibility to continue with our target in the Premier League.”

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    Bernd Leno twice had to deny Adama Diakhaby, while the goalkeeper also saved from Juninho Bacuna after Kolasinac’s 93rd-minute error gave Town their first goal in five Premier League games.

    And Huddersfield coach Jan Siewert hailed his side’s showing despite another defeat leaving them 13 points adrift of safety with only 12 matches remaining.

    “The first half didn’t make the situation easy, but I think everyone could see that we put up a big fight,” Siewert said.

    “Mistakes happen in football, but you could really see what we were working on. I think our supporters could see that too.

    “I’m proud. We played against Arsenal – a top side – and you would not know it was a team at the bottom against a team in the top part of the table.

    “We still have a lot to do, but you can see that the players are willing to learn. We are working as much as we can. The players proved that. The fight comes first.

    “We have some young players here and we have to accept they will make mistakes, but I think you can see that they will benefit from playing games consistently.”

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