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Huddersfield Town
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:16:28 AM »

Long before the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool domination of English Football, Huddersfield Town was the major force in English football.

But what was the record Huddersfield Town first set in the 1920’s; who was the major driving force behind that successful period and what specific tactic did this visionary man incorporate into the Huddersfield Town team that others went on to copy.

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 09:41:10 AM »
No idea but I have one: which Prime Minister supported Huddersfield?

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 09:43:11 AM »
Herbert Chapman and fitness, tactics, shirt numbers and floodlights - almost you name it and he initiated it-  and the PM was Harold Wilson
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 10:07:34 AM »
I  remember Huddersfield in the old  First, the top, division -early 70's.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 10:08:10 AM »
That's what I like about FoF. Educational and informative!

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 10:09:19 AM »
Was it Harold Wilson who was a fan of the Terriers?

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 10:14:42 AM »
Yes - wasn't he their MP? or he came from round there. He always wore a Gannex mac - was the factory up there?

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 10:22:13 AM »
I thought Harold Wilson was Huddersfield Towns manager up until he went into hospital for an operation to have his pipe removed.

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 10:36:02 AM »
Didn't they win the League title three years in a row round about the 1920's.


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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 10:50:51 AM »

Yes indeed. The great Herbert Chapman who led Huddersfield Town to three consecutive Football League Titles – the first time it was ever done – before leaving for Arsenal where he repeated the feat again.

He was also the inventor of the classic WM formation – although some now doubt this – and used what he called “the third man” tactic using his centre-half as a deep lying sweeper, long before the Italian cantenaccio came to light.

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 10:50:55 AM »
Yes - wasn't he their MP? or he came from round there. He always wore a Gannex mac - was the factory up there?
He came from Uddersfield but his constituency was Huyton in Liverpool.

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 10:55:28 AM »
Yes - wasn't he their MP? or he came from round there. He always wore a Gannex mac - was the factory up there?
He came from Uddersfield but his constituency was Huyton in Liverpool.

And his first forename was James.


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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 10:57:28 AM »

Yes indeed. The great Herbert Chapman who led Huddersfield Town to three consecutive Football League Titles – the first time it was ever done – before leaving for Arsenal where he repeated the feat again.

He was also the inventor of the classic WM formation – although some now doubt this – and used what he called “the third man” tactic using his centre-half as a deep lying sweeper, long before the Italian cantenaccio came to light.

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and the circumstances in which he left to join arsenal were not altogether savoury if i recall correctly.

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 11:20:02 AM »

Yes indeed. The great Herbert Chapman who led Huddersfield Town to three consecutive Football League Titles – the first time it was ever done – before leaving for Arsenal where he repeated the feat again.

He was also the inventor of the classic WM formation – although some now doubt this – and used what he called “the third man” tactic using his centre-half as a deep lying sweeper, long before the Italian cantenaccio came to light.

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Can you confirm that WM formation stands for Woolly Mammoth ?
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 03:30:06 PM »
Yes, as a boy, my father (born 1918) was therefore a Huddersfield Town supporter from the comfort of his home in London.  He grew out of it once they slumped out of it, but at the time there were plenty like him at school apparently -- the Cockney Man United fans of their day.  Herbert Chapman was indeed the Fergie of his time and then some.





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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 11:03:35 PM »
Harold Wilson came to watch Huddersfield at the Cottage while Prime Minister:

https://www.fulhamfc.com/history/timeline/1967

(see second story on page)

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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 11:34:24 PM »
Harold Wilson came to watch Huddersfield at the Cottage while Prime Minister:

https://www.fulhamfc.com/history/timeline/1967

(see second story on page)

Yes I remember him lighting his pipe up, the Stewards thought somebody had let off a smoke bomb.

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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 11:38:29 PM »
There's a statue of Harold Wilson right outside the station. The main station building is one of the finest railway buildings in the country.
The nearby George Hotel was where the Rugby League was founded.

The old Huddersfield Town ground, Leeds Road, was enormous. By Leitch, of course, its main terrace was almost as big as the Kippax at Maine Road.

Huddersfield, which is nowhere now, was a big place when we had a woolen industry and some of the buildings reflect past glories.