Whenever a Huddersfield fan finds out that the upcoming fixture is Bournemouth it’s bound to send shivers down there spine. Flashbacks to all of those four-goal thrashings and the awful defensive displays. So the same would be expected after not picking up a single point in 2018 so far. However, it was far from it.
The big reason for the 4-1 thrashing of the Cherries on Sunday has to be down to the midweek thrashing of Birmingham in the FA Cup. It was the first time Huddersfield showed attacking dominance and I’m pretty sure they had more shots in that second half than they have done so far in 2018. Players such as Scott Malone and Tom Ince are finally showing what they’re worth and the new signings have perfectly slid into the squad. So could this be the start of Huddersfield’s revival?
I mean hopefully.
This was the point last season that got Town back on track and led the promotion push. Having dropped from first to seventh and then back up to fifth there wasn’t much hope for Town’s promotion chase, however, a midweek win against Brighton and a win over Leeds on the Sunday of the same week set Town back on the promotion charge where the dream ultimately came true. So this could be Huddersfield back to there best and considering the Terriers have scored seven goals in two games.
However, this year’s relegation scrap is turning out to be one of the greatest ever with nine teams still in contention to be below the dreaded dotted line come the end of the season. However, like the major revival, Huddersfield have been involved in one of the best relegation dogfights in there the first season back in the Championship in 2012/13 where it took till the final day for the Terriers to cement their second division status when they relegated Peterborough.
So overall Town find themselves in a familiar position to last season a hammering of a rival led to a pick up in form and a tie and a fight to return to the part of the table where they used to be. And with a cup tie coming up with Manchester United the future is looking bright for David Wagner’s men.
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