Yorkshire news Huddersfield Town accentuate positives just when they needed them most MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Questions still need answering, as a topsy-turvy 24 hours make clear, but deservedly winning away to an otherwise-unbeaten promotion contender should not just be shrugged off
Breaking News ! There are times when every omen seems to be going against you. Dogs take a sudden an inexplicable dislike to you. The last bus for another hour goes speeding past. That vital bit of paperwork just doesn’t quite get there on time. We’re sure you know the feeling. Sometimes that is just your rotten luck, and there has certainly been plenty of that for Huddersfield Town over the last few years. That feeling of the rug being pulled out from under your feet has cropped up on the pitch plenty, with last season’s 3-1 defeat at this very ground in south Wales standing as a prime example. For many fans, some things off the pitch have left them with that feeling too – and plenty more anger besides. So it’s reassuring sometimes to be reminded that there is no great conspiracy against you, and that things are actually capable of falling in your favour from time to time. In that regard, this season’s trip to the Liberty Stadium stood as a positive affirmation that the gods do not hate Huddersfield Town. On another day this game could very well have gone Swansea’s way; they certainly had enough chances, after all, with a combination of Ben Hamer’s saves, some excellent work from the defenders and sheer blind luck helping Town ride out many of their hairier moments. I’m not entirely convinced Swansea should have been awarded the penalty they were given and equalised from, but hey, you can’t have it all. Sign up for the Huddersfield Town newsletter Why you should sign up? We will bring you all the best and latest Huddersfield Town news and analysis direct to your inbox. Every day we'll send you a roundup e-mail of all the latest news from the day. We'll also have the latest features, nostalgia and opinion as we bring you the best coverage around the Terriers. How do you sign up? It's easy and takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article or any article on the Huddersfield Town section of Yorkshire Live - and that's it, you're all set. You can unsubscribe at any time and your data will not be shared with any other party. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. For full details, click here. That feeling that the jinx might finally be lifting is important. You don’t just lose that sense that everything is against you overnight; in fact, it’s easy to become so cynical and jaded that you actively dismiss the signs that things might be turning around.
. We have addressed those in the past, and will continue to do so in the coming days. But for a moment let’s take the opportunity of these three points (isn’t that the whole point?) and try a little bit of glass half-full. Town have taken seven points in their last three games for the first time since December. They have scored in three games in a row for the first time since February. They have won their first away game in six. Looking at league tables at this stage of the season is nothing but vanity, but nonetheless, Town are in the top half of the Championship for the first time since they were promoted out of it in 2017. Town’s failure to sign an attacker on deadline day was greeted as a disaster and led plenty of people to write off the window as a whole as one too, but the early evidence is that in Pipa and Naby Sarr they look to have made two really superb signings, while Carel Eiting offers plenty of promise once he feels a bit more confident in himself. For all I completely agree more attacking reinforcements were needed, we were already encouraged by Josh Koroma even before his first ever goal for the Terriers finally went in here after several games of promising movement but a lack of clinical finishing.
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Most importantly, in Carlos Corberan they have a coach who every player looks to be behind. The players who played well last season are still playing well – as Harry Toffolo’s name on the scoresheet will attest – and the players who were not so hot are generally doing better. This was Christopher Schindler’s best game for a long time, and – for the second game running – arguably Isaac Mbenza’s best game yet for Town. Oh – and Lewis O’Brien is back from injury, too. That’s a bit good. The point of this is by no means to make out like everything is great and rosy and fantastic. The first quarter of the game saw Town consistently penned into their own penalty box to the extent I started to worry we were going to have another Brentford on our hands with the midfield backing off and backing off. Despite going ahead against the run of play from a well-worked set piece, it was only really in the second half that Town really got going and started to look at all dangerous. And as we’ve said, on another day, this really could have been Swansea’s win. But it wasn’t, and if you can look me in the eye and genuinely tell me you think Town did not deserve these three points over one of the best sides in the Championship, I will kindly ask you to get out of my garden before buying you a can of pop of your choice. When Town came up with these kinds of wins last year – as they did against Brentford and West Brom and Nottingham Forest – it felt like a kind of minor miracle had occurred. If this performance and this result feel like a step down from that, perhaps that’s not a sign that things just aren’t as good anymore. Maybe it’s a sign that some things, at least, are actually getting better.
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