HUDDERSFIELD ARRIVE AT THE BRIDGE

By Toby Brown
Feb 15th, 2008

I asked around the writing staff to see if anyone could give us a good overview of our opponents, and it turns out no-one really could, or they were too lazy, one or the other. Luckily for us, we were then approached by a Huddersfield supporter; Ben Hopkins from www.datm.co.uk, offering to give us a run down of his team, and maybe some idea as to what we may face this Saturday.

Huddersfield will probably line in a 4-4-1-1. Barring injury the team will probably be: Glennon, A back four of Williams, Clarke, Page, Sinclair. Schofield, Worthington, Holdsworth, Collins. Jevons will play behind Beckett. At Present Worthington is 50/50 for the game and Beckett has a back problem.

Goalkeepers: Matty Glennon, who after being erratic when he first came, he’s now developed in an absolutely 1st class keeper, He is backed up by Simon Eastwood the England U19 keeper and Alex Smithies who is the England U18 Keeper.

Left back we have a one time pop star now turned footballer, Robbie Williams! Robbie is a very good left back who is also a free kick specialist who would give Beckham a run for his money. 18 year old Joe Skarz is Robbie’s backup at present but he won the league one academy player of the year last year.

Right back, is ex-Chelsea legend Frank Sinclair. You lads know all about him and at present he plays right back for us and has done well.

Center back: Rob Page, who’ve we’ve only just signed from Coventry city but has already shown what a good player he is by organising the Huddersfield back 4 into a tight efficient unit and putting in successive man of the match performances. He is a Welsh international.

Center back: Nathan Clarke. A couple years ago the big premiership clubs were all talking of coming in for him; however he did his knee ligaments and is now only starting to get back to the form that had Lou Macari saying he’d play for England one day.

Center back: David Mirfin: Mirf is known as the OX! Big strong, quick and brave, Mirfin is unlucky not to having a starting place at present.

Left wing: Danny Schofield who has great feet and is two footed. On his day has so much skill he could match Joe Cole. However to often Danny just disappears from the game! Danny’s our luxury player.

Right wing: Malvin Kamara is bloody quick and a powerful runner. However he is still working on his end product and needs to work on his crossing.

Chris Brandon is a hard working and quick player who can play on either wing. He is famous for his back-heel shuffle, but as a player he is essentially limited.

Center Midfield: Andy Holdsworth switched this year from right-back to central midfield and has been a revelation! He is full of power and running; he breaks down play and then sets things up. Holdsworth leads League One for goal assists and from centre midfield, that’s saying something.

Center Midfield: John Worthington. Worthy runs and kicks everything and has a poor record for yellow cards. However he is a damn good player who shuts the opposition midfield down and then passes the ball well. Be warned, Ballack, wont know what’s hit him! Worthy’s boot probably!

Center Midfield: Michael Collins, I rate as the most technically gifted players we have. He’s got everything to make a premiership football player think of Steven Gerard’s surging runs as a comparison. He has recently been appearing on the right wing. He is a republic of Ireland U21 player.

Center Midfield: James Berrett is our latest academy product to break into the 1st XI this year. He made his full debut in the cup game against Birmingham City was voted Man of the match. He’s 18 and easily matched the premiership players like Muamba and Larsson he was up against that day. He has the potential to be very good, but it is too early to say at present. He has played for the Republic of Ireland U19’s.

Strikers: Andy Booth is Huddersfield born and bred and a fully fledged Town legend, BOOTHY, BOOTHY!!!! Sold for a club record 2.7 million in the mid nineties he is now back at his beloved Huddersfield. He’s slow, his knees are shot, but just you try winning a header against him. He is still the best header of a ball in England and for once I actually mean it!

Strikers: Phil Jevons is a bit like a quicker version of Teddy Sheringham. He drops off and links play but also knows how to finish in the box. Jevons helped Bristol City to promotion to the Championship last season.

Strikers: Luke Beckett is a bit of a legend in the lower leagues. Where ever he’s been he’s always done the same thing, scored goals! 100’s of them. He’s not quick or even that good at holding up the ball, but give him a chance in the box and he’ll put it in the back of the net.

Strikers: Danny Cadamarteri. The ex-Everton starlet was signed by Huddersfield in the summer. When he has played, Danny has looked very good. However Danny doesn’t have the tag “sicknote” for nothing and has spent most of the season sidelined with one injury or another.

Strikers: Danny Broadbent. Is an England U18 striker who has made one substitute appearance for the terriers so far in his career. He is quick, powerful and direct with a great eye for goal. However Danny isn’t ready for the first team yet, but he might get a run out against Chelsea for the experience.

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