To The Terriers - Huddersfield Town (Formerly ACRNATB - Stoke City)

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  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    Liam McGuire sent his team out to attack from the first whistle, in his first game in charge of Huddersfield.
    The did just that, causing a lot of trouble for Middlesbrough's back line.
    Nahki Wells was played through after 15 minutes, but Steele saved his powerful drive.
    James Vaughan had a chance at the back post, but his header was just off target.
    Middlesbrough made the game harder for themselves on 40 minutes, with Ryan Fredericks being sent off for a second poor challenge.
    Just before half time, Nahki Wells broke the deadlock.
    He controlled the ball brilliantly in the box, turned his marker, before firing his shot into the bottom corner. Some great play for Liam McGuire's first goal in charge of The Terriers.
    Huddersfield dominated the first half, rejuvenated by McGuire's arrival, and are good value for their lead.

    Conor Coady had the first chance of the second half, but his strike from 20 yards hit the bar and bounced away.
    Boro had a chance soon after, but **** couldn't guide his header into the net, just missing the far post.
    With the home side throwing everything forward, Hudderfield had the perfect opportunity to double their lead, and they took it.
    Adam Hammill's first strike was well saved by Steele, but the rebound bounced straight back to him, and he made no mistake with his second chance.
    Huddersfield withstood Boro's desperate attacks, to give McGuire his first win in charge of The Terriers.

    A very well deserved win, with some very good football. I'm very proud of the boys for the way the bounced back after recent results, and obviously the change in back room staff.
  • donjuan314
    173 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Sad to see you got sacked at Stoke.... you couldn't survive another slow start to the campaign
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    donjuan314 wrote: »
    Sad to see you got sacked at Stoke.... you couldn't survive another slow start to the campaign

    It was unfortunate, but it was always coming. The first 3 games ruined it for me. After that I actually only lost 3 in my last 12 games.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Due to Blackburn's awful clashing kit colours, The Terriers had to use their away strip for this game at the John Smith's Stadium. Liam McGuire made one change to the team that comfortably beat Middlesbrough, with Hogg coming in for Conor Coady.

    Huddersfield had the game's first good chance, with Wells playing in his strike partner, but Vaughan's shot was well saved by the keeper.
    Blackburn had a good chance before half time, but Jordan Rhodes' header struck the bar before bouncing away.

    With the first chance of the second half, Huddersfield opened the scoring.
    Wells played the ball into the box from the left, to Vaughan. His cheeky back-heel found Hogg, who poked the ball off the post and into the net.
    With just 3 minutes left, Blackburn levelled the game.
    Smithies couldn't hold Best's powerful drive, and King was there to poke in the rebound.
    In extra time, Huddersfield were given the chance to win the game.
    Paul Dixon made a run into the box, before being hauled down by Marshall. PENALTY!
    Nahki Wells took the responsibility, and smashed the ball down the middle, past the diving keeper.

    We deserved the win, but we were lucky to be handed the win.

    2 games, 2 wins!
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    Liam McGuire took his Huddersfield side to St Andrews' looking for his third win in his first three games.

    The visitors were given a great chance to do just that, when Hogg was taken out in the box.
    Wells stepped up, but only managed to blast the ball straight into the keeper's arms.
    Wells again had a good chance on the break at the half hour mark, but his powerful shot was well saved by Randolph.
    Again Wells got played through, but this time he dragged his shot wide.
    Huddersfield dominated the first half, but couldn't find a breakthrough.

    Ten minutes into the second half, Huddersfield got a lucky opener.
    Ward squared the ball to Butterfield, who struck his shot first time. The ball stayed low, and hit Rudolph's legs, before rolling over the line.
    Into added time, and Huddersfield seal the win.
    Gobern gets dispossessed in the box, but the ball falls to second half substitute James Vaughan, who smashes his first time shot into the bottom corner.
    Just seconds later, Birmingham had the ball in the net. However, Shinnie was well offside when the ball was played, so the goal was chalked off.
    That was the last kick off the game, with all three points heading to Huddersfield.

    Another brilliant, dominant performance by The Terriers, and a well deserved win.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    Huddersfield got the perfect start to this game.
    Without Brighton touching the ball, the home side opened the scoring.
    From the kick off, The Terriers passed the ball around for 3 minutes, before it was rolled to the left back Peltier, who smashed it into the corner of the net.
    Brighton had a great chance to level just before half time, but O'Grady's diving header from 4 yards out just went over the bar.
    Another great half for Huddersfield, who are fully deserving of their lead.

    Just minutes into the second half, O'Grady again had a chance with a header, but could only find the post, and the ball bounced away.
    For the fourth game in a row, Huddersfield tucked away a second goal.
    Just seconds after coming on, Nahki Wells was played through and used his pace to beat the defenders. Being one-on-one with the keeper didn't faze him, as he curled the ball into the corner of the net.
    Brighton created very few chances, and barely challenged Smithies.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    Butterfield had the first chance at The Den, but lashed his first time shot was deflected over the bar.
    Forde was on fire in the opening stages, making a lot of brilliant saves to keep the game level.
    Most of the first half was played in Millwall's box, but the game went into half time level.

    Huddersfield looked to continue their first half dominance, and did exactly that, opening the scoring 7 minutes into the second.
    Vaughan was played in brilliantly, before cutting back inside the box. His shot was weak, but hit Szukala and beat the diving keeper.
    Gregory had a good chance from 10 yards out, but couldn't guide his header under the bar.
    James Vaughan had a great opportunity to seal the game, but missed the open net from 5 yards out.
    But he did finish his next effort.
    He was played in by Ward, one-on-one with the keeper, and tucked the ball into the bottom corner.
    Vaughan finished off his hat trick in extra time.
    Wells used his pace to beat the defence, before playing the ball to his open strike partner, who managed to tap it into the empty net from a couple of yards out.

    A perfect performance, and a very well deserved 3 points.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    A slow start to this game, with the first good chance coming just 5 minutes from the end of the half.
    With the first chance, Leeds opened the scoring.
    La Cruz was given time to turn in the box, and smashed his shot into the top corner.
    Peltier took a chance from 25 yards, but his rising shot didn't trouble the keeper.
    Wells had a brilliant chance, weaving through the defence, but could only find the side netting with his shot.
    Leeds got their second, after Agbonlahor was played through, and curled his shot past Smithies and in.
    Huddersfield threw everything forward, but couldn't find a goal.

    Not a bad performance, but Leeds deserved their win.

    Unfortunately Sean Scannell was injured near the end of the game, and will be out for 3 weeks with a hyper extended knee injury.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Merry Christmas from Huddersfield Town FC!

    With one of the first chances of the game, The Terriers opened the scoring.
    A scramble ensued from a corner, and Danny Ward was in the right place to poke the ball home.
    Blackpool scored on the break 5 minutes later, but Delfouneso was rightly adjudged to be offside.
    Blackpool almost got an equaliser with 15 minutes left, but Cywka just couldn't guide his volley on target.
    After the home side threw everything forward, Huddersfield had the chance to break.
    Dixon played it forward to Wells, who just beat the keeper to the pass to poke the ball home.
    Wells had another chance on the break in added time, but the keeper pulled off a brilliant save to deny the visitor's third.

    Blackpool didn't trouble Smithies, with Huddersfield dominating all parts of the field. A great Christmas present for all Terriers fans!
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    Liam McGuire stuck with the same side that comfortably beat Blackpool on boxing day, hoping for a similar story here.

    Deja vu from the Blackpool game, with Danny Ward opening the scoring after 11 minutes.
    He found a yard of space in the box, and smashed the ball into the corner of the net.
    The home side were given the chance to get a second, when they were awarded a penalty for a poor challenge on Nahki Wells inside the box.
    Vaughan took the responsibility and smashed the ball into the bottom corner.
    The Terriers dominated the first half again, and could've had a 4 or 5 goal lead at the break.

    Within a few second half minutes, Orient were given a penalty. Dixon brought down Vincelot when he was through on goal, and was lucky not to be sent off.
    Simpson stepped up and chipped the ball down the middle.
    With 15 minutes left, the visitors equalised.
    A cross was cleared, but only to Vincelot on the edge of the box. He controlled the ball, and smashed it into the corner.
    With 5 minutes to go, Nahki Wells found the net.
    He used his pace to beat the defence, and sent his shot right into the corner of the net.
    Orient pressured late on, but The Terriers' defence held firm, to seal the win.

    A great first half, a poor second half, but a very good comeback for all three points.
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
    Shame to see you sacked. :(

    Great to see a quick turnaround at Huddersfield though. That team was massively under performing before you came in.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    Alastair wrote: »
    Shame to see you sacked. :(

    Great to see a quick turnaround at Huddersfield though. That team was massively under performing before you came in.

    It was always going to happen unfortunately. With the young team I had, the objective of getting to Europe was always going to be a big ask.

    We have a very good team, but they just needed a boost to get the results. Climbing 11 places in 8 games shows that. A win in our next game and we could climb a further 3 places.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Due to the busy Christmas schedule, Liam McGuire had to make three changes from the side that scraped past Leyton Orient. Conor Coady replaces Jacob Butterfield, Harry Bunn comes in for Danny Ward, and Jake Carroll makes his first start under the new manager, replacing Paul Dixon.

    A very poor first half, with sloppy passes, poor dribbles, and no real chances created.

    The game looked to have changed after the break, with Hogg forcing Bond into a diving save at his near post.
    From the resulting corner Bond had to make another save, this time pushing Wells' looping header over the bar.
    Krejci had a great effort on the volley with a few minutes left, but Smithies' acrobatic diving save kept the scores level.
    Watford had a chance to win it near the end, but Fabrini's first time strike hit the post and bounced away.

    A poor game, but a good result against a top side.
  • theodom101
    484 posts Sunday League Hero
    Bit unlucky to get sacked at Stoke IMO. Some great results so far at Huddersfield though. Best of luck
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    theodom101 wrote: »
    Bit unlucky to get sacked at Stoke IMO. Some great results so far at Huddersfield though. Best of luck

    The board had high hopes because of the team I'd built, so it was always going to be tough.

    I'm loving it at Huddersfield, some very good players and the results are coming in nicely.

    Thanks buddy! :smiley:
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
    A good draw against Watford, especially considering the changes you made.

    It sounded like a boring match though. 97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    Alastair wrote: »
    A good draw against Watford, especially considering the changes you made.

    It sounded like a boring match though. 97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif

    I'm happy with that result, and yes, it was one of the most boring games in this career. :s
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
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    For the second season in a row, Liam McGuire faces Bournemouth Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup. His Stoke side only managed a draw at The Britannia Stadium, and just scraped a 2-1 extra time win in the replay against The Cherries. He'll be hoping his Huddersfield team will have better luck today, and can get into the hat for the fourth round.

    Bournemouth got off to a good start, controlling the early play, but it was the home side who had the first shot. Oscar Gobern's shot from the edge of the box was dipping, but just missed the crossbar as it went over.
    Tommy Elphick had to be helped off the field after quarter of an hour, with a suspected ankle injury. Nahki Wells' challenge was hard, but the striker won the ball cleanly.
    Carroll had a go from 25 yards, but his volley was just wide.
    In a good spell for The Terriers, Butterfield also had a shot from the edge of the area, on the turn, which just missed the top corner.
    Finally, just before half time, Huddersfield opened the scoring.
    Nahki Wells picked up the ball on the halfway line, and ran at Bournemouth's defence. His pace and agility caused them havoc, and he found himself through on the keeper. He made no mistake, and slotted the ball past the keeper at his near post.
    Bournemouth had no reply at the end of the half, and Huddersfield go into the dressing room with their heads held high.

    Wells had another chance after the break, but his header was well saved by Lee Camp.
    But it was The Cherries that got the next goal.
    O'Kane chipped the ball across the box, and Wilson was there to volley it into the corner.
    Huddersfield were denied claims for an obvious penalty, after Vaughan was taken out in the box. The referee said no, much to the dismay of the home players and fans alike.
    The Terriers pressured for the last 10 minutes, but couldn't find a goal.

    McGuire will play an FA Cup Third Round replay at The Vitality Stadium for the second consecutive year.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    The Terriers traveled down to Charlton, looking to get over their disappointing FA Cup draw.
    The home side had a lot of early pressure, causing Huddersfield's defence to make mistakes at the back.
    Jonathan Hogg had a great chance after being laid off by Vaughan, but he lashed his shot over the bar.
    Both teams had good chances in the first half, but neither could find the net.

    Nahki Wells used his pace to beat the defence just after the break, but sliced his shot wide of the target.
    Henderson was on fire in Charlton's net, stopping everything Huddersfield shot at him.
    Smithies responded at the other end, denying Tucudean from close range.
    After being on for only a matter of minutes, Harry Bunn won a penalty for Huddersfield.
    Vaughan stepped up, but Henderson got down well to turn the ball away.

    Henderson was definitely man of the match, making some brilliant saves to earn the draw.
  • Decent results with Huddersfield. You'll get them out of the bottom for sure.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Despite the congestion of fixtures for Huddersfield, Liam McGuire sent out one of his strongest sides possible at Vitality Park, looking to get through to the fourth round of The FA Cup.

    It was a bad start for the home side, losing Wilson to injury after just 15 minutes. The striker had to be taken off after landing awkwardly jumping for the ball.
    Just seconds after, Nahki Wells had a great opportunity. Sean Scannell played the ball into the striker in the box, but Wells just hooked his ball wide of the far post.
    Despite losing one of their strikers, Bournemouth opened the scoring just after the half hour.
    Rantie weaved his way through Huddersfield's defence, before poking the ball over Smithies and in.
    The Terriers upped the pace after the goal, but couldn't create any more chances in the first half.

    Bournemouth looked the more dangerous of the two sides in the second half, and caused a lot of problems for Huddersfield's defence.
    With just over 10 minutes left, the visitors had to go for it. Liam McGuire put on two more forwards, changing The Terriers to a 4-2-4 formation, looking for any way to grab a late goal.
    And of course, the opposition have perfect passing in the last few minutes, leaving me no chance of even getting the ball. Completely killing the game.

    This game... :s
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    With no win in 4 games, Liam McGuire brought his team back to the John Smith's Stadium, looking to gain some valuable points.
    After The Terrier's midweek disaster at Bournemouth, the Huddersfield manager made 6 changes to his side, due to tiredness and hoping for a change in fortunes.

    Burnley started off brilliantly, keeping possession in Huddersfield's half, not allowing them a touch of the ball.
    Due to their great start, it was the visitors that opened the scoring.
    Nathaniel Chalobah was allowed too much space on the edge of the box, and he fired the ball into the far corner, giving Burnley the lead after just 7 minutes.
    The away side continued their dominance, and were rewarded with a second before half time.
    Fred managed to split The Terrier's defence to break through on goal, and slotted his finish past Smithies perfectly.
    The visitors didn't give up there.
    Smithies saved Chalobah's close range volley well, but the striker was in the right place to get his own rebound, and slotted away Burnley's third.
    The half time whistle was a blessing for Huddersfield, stopping the rampage for at least 15 minutes.

    Liam McGuire made two half time changes, taking off Lynch and Coady, and replacing them with Wallace and Holmes.
    And the changes looked to halve worked.
    Just 2 minutes into the second half, Huddersfield grabbed a goal back, through Jacob Butterfield.
    The midfielder played a great one-two with Vaughan to get the ball into the box, before Butterfield smashed the ball into the roof of the net.
    Vaughan had another chance just minutes later, but dragged his shot wide of the post.
    The striker had another great chance, but just missed with his header.
    Going into extra time, Huddersfield threw everything forward, trying to get the goals to tie the game.
    Despite their efforts, the home side couldn't find a chance.

    The worst first half under McGuire for Huddersfield, but they regained at least some pride in the second, with a good fighting display.
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
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    Huddersfield traveled to the West Country, looking for their first win since the start of the month.

    A poor first half created no real chances. Very dull.

    A blatant foul against Sean Scannell, which was completely ignored by the referee, led to an injury time goal for the hosts.
    Williams' header across goal left Smith with the easiest of touches, to win the game.

    The ref was awful all game, and gifted the win to The Robins.
  • theodom101
    484 posts Sunday League Hero
    Struggling to get results recently :( Really unlucky in that last one though by the sound of it.
  • Wow man, sucks to get sacked. Results weren't coming your way, not before and not now either. Hoping for a quick turnaround!
  • ZzxL14MxzZ
    567 posts Sunday League Hero
    theodom101 wrote: »
    Struggling to get results recently :( Really unlucky in that last one though by the sound of it.

    I started my spell at Huddersfield so well, but results have really dropped off lately, which is very disappointing.
    Definitely, we should've won it!
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