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The Terriers Have Some Bite

Melissa Wharton sees Huddersfield in the ascendency and a new generation of stars

Published on February 9th 2011.


The Terriers Have Some Bite

Interesting times ahead for the Terriers, as Lee Clark looks to continue the footballing revolution in the town. It's been a season full of promise with classy football to boot. Results and the beautiful game don't always go hand-in-hand but Huddersfield fans are getting the best of both this season.

‘The academy has been unearthing some real potential too. In December, midfielder Jake Charles was called up to the Wales Under-16 squad against France. The grandson of the late great John Charles has shown good genes and hard work are an ideal combination’

Clark is quietly building a very good footballing side down at the Galpharm. Not even the recent departure from the JP Trophy can deflate the buoyant mood instilled at the club.

Indeed, Lee Clark's men had all but ended the tie on a cold night in Carlisle. Conceding four goals with no reply – despite that astonishing game at St James' Park - this was one failed fight back which went painstakingly close. A valiant effort saw the blue and white men hit three past a forlorn Collin in the visitor's goal but it was too little, too late from Lee and Pilkington.

That aside and it's been going swimmingly in the league. Five games and no defeats has seen Huddersfield cement third in the table with Bournemouth and Brighton very much in sight. In fact no other club is on a better run at present, proving form is very much the key. The promotion push is most certainly on.

The academy has been unearthing some real potential too. In December, midfielder Jake Charles was called up to the Wales Under-16 squad against France. The grandson of the late great John Charles has shown good genes and hard work are an ideal combination – his future looks extremely bright.

Stopper Jordan Porter is another to watch after being selected by the Football Association to take part in a two day 'Goalkeeper Development Course'. This pilot scheme has been created for goalkeepers of 'international promise' and is fronted by England's national goalkeeping coach, Martin Thomas.

Off the pitch, Town's new training complex Canalside is now up and running. For just £9 a year you can become a member at the club located on Leeds Road. That allows full use of the club's bar, on-site snooker tables and use of the car park on match days.

This is another example of the value the club prides itself on. The FA has once again nominated them for Family Club of the Year, an accolade they have won twice before in the three years it has been running. It's testament to the club’s work with schools and in the local community. Coupled with that, the club's matchday magazine, 'Give Us An H', being shortlisted for Best Matchday Programme.

It is visible in the lanes of Lindley, the mews of Marsden and the pavements of Paddock, football is very much back on the Huddersfield menu. Maybe the biggest test is nearly upon the Terriers. On Saturday, Feb 19th, an away day to fellow league high-flyers, Bournemouth.

Huddersfield are headed in the right direction. Just keep it to yourself.

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