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GETTING TO KNOW: Huddersfield Town

Here's the info on the Terriers...

20 August 2020

With the countdown on for the start of the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship, we're getting to know our opponents for the season ahead. Next up, we take a look at Huddersfield Town…

Huddersfield Town

Stadium: Kirklees Stadium

Capacity: 24,121

Year Formed: 1908

Nickname: The Terriers

Most League Appearances:  Billy Smith, 574.

Most League Goals: George Brown, 159.

Record League win: 10-1 v Blackpool, 13th December 1930.

Record defeat: 1-10 v Man City, 7th November 1987.

 

Last Five Years

2019/20: 18th in Championship – 51 points

2018/19: 20th in Premier League – 16 points

2017/18: 16th in Premier League – 37 points

2016/17: 5th in Chamionship – 81 points

2015/16: 19th in Championship – 51 points

 

Manager – Carlos Corberan:

After spending two years working with Marcelo Biesla at Leeds United, Carlos Corberan was selected to be the man to replace Danny Cowley at Huddersfield Town.

The 37-year-old grew up in the academy at home town side, Valencia, but was never able to break into the first team and after his departure he retired at the age of 23.

Carlos then went into coaching, working for Villarreal and then becoming assistant manager under Manuel Pellegrini.

He then took his first managerial job when he took charge of Doxa in the Cypriot First Division, spending a few months there before taking charge of Ermis Aradippou.

In 2018 he then made the move to England as Under 23s Head Coach at Leeds United, spending two years with the Lilywhites.

 

Squad:

Following their relegation from the Premier League two season ago, Huddersfield have been able to hold onto a portion of their side in the Championship.

The likes of Terence Kongolo, Karlan Grant, Alex Pritchard, Jonathan Hogg and Christopher Schindler all remain at the Kirklees Stadium.

However, a poor season last year saw Huddersfield flirt with relegation to League One, which is a reason behind the appointment of Carlos Corberan.

 

Familiar Face – Danny Ward:

It’s a second appearance in the space of three previews for Danny Ward, as he completed his move from Cardiff City to Huddersfield earlier this week.

Ward signed for Coventry in September 2010 at the age of 18 on loan from then Premier League side Bolton, three days after agreeing a new deal at the then Reebok Stadium.

Ward debuted in a 1-1 draw with Leicester at the Ricoh Arena on 11th September 2010 and would make four more appearances for the Sky Blues before injury cut his spell short.

He moved to Huddersfield in loan in March 2011, making the transfer permanent in July of that year. While at Huddersfield, Ward’s managers included current Sky Blues boss Mark Robins.

A spell at Rotherham followed from 2015-17, before Ward joined Cardiff in 2017 on a three-year deal. He would go on to  play 68 games and score 12 goals for the Bluebirds before returning to Huddersfield.

 

Connections:

Alongside Danny Ward, the likes of Lee Fowler, Robbie Simpson, Martin Cranie, Ian Bennett and Jordy Hiwula have represented both sides.

 

CCFC v Huddersfield Town Head-to-Head:

Won – 5, Drew – 2, Lost – 8

 

Last Time We Met – Huddersfield Town 0-2 Coventry City, 30th August 1977, League Cup.

The last meeting between the two sides was 43 years ago, when they were drawn together in the League Cup.

On that day, goals from Jim Holton and Ian Wallace were enough to book City’s place into the next round.

Team: Jimmy Blyth, Mick Coop, Graham Oakey, Jim Holton, Bobby McDonald, Tommy Hutchinson, Barry Powell, Mick Ferguson, Ian Wallace, Terry Yorath, Ray Graydon.

 

Fact:

In 1926, Huddersfield became the first English club to win three successive league titles (back when it was Division One).

It's an achievement only three other clubs have matched - Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.


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