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Huddersfield Crush Woeful Rovers!

Bristol Rovers (H) - 28/11/09

Referee: Richard Beeby (ENG)

Huddersfield Town 7-0 Bristol Rovers

Jovetic 30

Sandro 33

Mounier 62

Pastore 64,68

Elias 77

Muriqui 87

Attendance: 17,052

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 9, Johnson 8, Sami 6, Carrico 8, Mangala 7, Sandro 9, Pablo Hernandez 9, Elias 9, Jovetic 9, Pastore 10, Mounier 9

Subs:

Muller 9 - Pablo Hernandez

Asamoah 9 - Sandro

Muriqui 10 - Jovetic

Sent Off:

Sami - 75

MoM: Javier Pastore

Huddersfield Town produced a performance of the highest quality in front of their own crowd against struggling Bristol Rovers. Young hotshot Jovetic opened the scoring after 30 minutes when he beat 2 defenders before scoring an emphatic finish. Talented midfielder Sandro then doubled that lead just 3 minutes later when he scored a well placed header. The floodgates really opened after half time, when winger Anthony Mounier turned in the box and scored a powerful finish. Just 2 minutes later inspirational forward Pastore scored a neat goal from inside the 18 yard box. Then just 4 minutes later Pastore scored the best goal of the game after showing some superb technique before blasting past the keeper. The game did turn sour for Huddersfield though when defender Joel Sami was shown a straight red card for headbutting an opponent. This didnt stop the one way traffic however, creative midfielder Elias scored after a goalmouth scramble after 77 minutes. Substitute Muriqui then completed the thrashing after he scored a deflected effort just 3 minutes from time.

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Tom Hateley 74<80

Ross Forbes 64<80

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Huddersfield Town Capture Spanish Attacker!

Huddersfield Sign Pedro Rodriguez

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Huddersfield Town have ended a hard few days of negotiations with Norwich City over the transfer of former Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez. The fee is meant to be in the region of £4.5 million, which some people belive to be a real steal. After manager Michael Eyre shortlisted the player some time ago the Norwich manager actually contacted the Hudds boss and offered the player, obviously for a higher transfer fee than eventually agreed. The Spaniard is not expected to play though, as it is thought players like Muller, Stoch and Carcela-Gonzalez will be ahead of him in the pecking order. In other news, Cardiff City accepted Huddersfield's opening bid of £5 million for Spanish center half Angel Dealbert - who could actually feature in the next game which is away at Southampton. However it seems 3 other players are in contention for just 2 spots, as it is assumed Glen Johnson will play. The contenders will be Corchia, Badstuber, Carrico and now Dealbert.

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Huddersfield Hotshots Batter Southampton!

Southampton (A) - 2/12/09

Referee: Roger East (ENG)

Huddersfield Town 9-2 Southampton

Badstuber 1

Pastore 15,32

Jovetic 33,65

Asamoah 44

Paulo Henrique 49,74

Elias 75

Attendance: 16,569

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 10, Johnson 8, Badstuber 9, Carrico 9, Sandro 7, Asamoah 8, Pablo Hernandez 7, Elias 8, Jovetic 10, Pastore 10, Paulo Henrique 8

Subs:

Muller 8 - Paulo Henrique

Mangala 7 - Badstuber

Muriqui 8 - Pastore

MoM: Stevan Jovetic

Huddersfield were at their sparkling best in tonights match away at Southampton, easily destroying them - plus they now have a +61 goal difference in division 3, more than double anybody elses. Things started Ominously when recalled defender Badstuber slotted home from 10 yards in the first minute. Then just quarter of an hour into the game inspitational signing Pastore finished into an open goal. Southampton pulled one back before once again Pastore showed some true genius to fire a shot past the helpless keeper. Just one minute later man of the match Jovetic showed good turn of pace before scoring a cool finish. Then some terrific wing play from Pablo Hernandez allowed industrious midfielder Asamoah to score a close range effort. The second half continued in much the same manner, when another recalled player (for the departed Mounier) Paulo Henrrique latched onto a terrible backpass and finished with ease. Then in the 65th minute Jovetic scored his second by scoring a powerful goal that deflected in off the post. The goals just kept coming and Paulo Henrique got his second after a poor defensive clearance left the goalkeeper stranded and the goal gaping open for a simple finish. Finally captain Mendes Elias completed the scoring for Huddersfield in the 75th minute after he rose to meet an inswinging corner. Southampton did score a consolation goal right at the death but it made no difference to the eventual result. Huddersfield remain 8 points clear after Plymouth also recorded a victory. The Terriers next play Wycombe at home.

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Huddersfield Record Comfortable Victory!

Wycombe Wanderers (H) - 5/12/09

Referee: Keith Hill (ENG)

Huddersfield Town 4-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Jovetic 25

Perotti 38

Pastore 41

Elias 82

Attendance: 17,005

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 7, Johnson 8, Badstuber 7, Carrico 7, Sandro 7, Asamoah 8, Pablo Hernandez 9, Elias 10, Jovetic 10, Pastore 10, Perotti 10

Subs:

Muller 9 - Perotti

Mangala 8 - Badstuber

Muriqui 10 - Pastore

MoM: Stevan Jovetic

Huddersfield kept their charge for the division 3 title in full swing after beating Wycombe 4-2 at home tonight. The game got going after the 25th minute when forward Jovetic beat 2 defenders before slotting past the despairing goalkeeper. New signing Perotti then scored a debut goal in the 38th minute when he thumped in a low 20 yard drive. Then just 3 minutes later Pastore angled home a close range header. Things were much more even after the break, and Wycombe even looked like they could cause an upset after pulling two goals back but in the end it was not enough as in the 82nd minute Elias scored after a swift counter attack from Huddersfield.

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Huddersfield Storm Closer To Title!

Exeter City (A) - 9/12/09

Referee: Gary Lewis (ENG)

Huddersfield Town 3-0 Exeter City

Pastore 30,52

Sandro 60

Attendance: 6,330

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 8, Johnson 8, Badstuber 6, Carrico 8, Sandro 10, Asamoah 8, Pablo Hernandez 9, Elias 10, Jovetic 8, Pastore 9, Perotti 9

Subs:

Muller 10 - Pablo Hernandez

Souza 9 - Asamoah

Muriqui 9 - Pastore

MoM: Ranieri Sandro

Huddersfield moved even closer to the division 3 title tonight after their 3 points maintained the 8 point gap to closest chasers Plymouth. With just 6 games remaining, Michael Eyre's Huddersfield only need to win 3 more games to make the title mathematically certain. In this match Exeter played quite well but just didn't have the ability or talent to match Huddersfield - Pastore opened the scoring after 30 minutes after beating the offside trap and sliding the ball past the keeper. After half time Exeter started to tire and chances became for frequent, Pastore scored his second in the 52nd minute when he blasted home into an empty net. Man of the match Brazilian playmaker Sandro was sent clean through on the hour mark and he rounded the goalkeeper skilfully and slotted home from an acute angle.

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Huddersfield Record Yet Another Win!

Tranmere Rovers (H) - 12/12/09

Referee: Andy Penn (ENG)

Huddersfield Town 3-1 Tranmere Rovers

Pastore 29,69

Jovetic 87

Attendance: 16,681

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 8, Johnson 7, Insua 7, Carrico 8, Mangala 8, Asamoah 8, Pablo Hernandez 9, Elias 7, Jovetic 8, Pastore 9, Perotti 8

Subs:

Muller 9 - Perotti

Dealbert 9 - Carrico

Sandro 9 - Elias

MoM: Javier Pastore

Huddersfield moved one step closer to claiming the division 3 title witha hard fought victory over strugglers Tranmere tonight. Javier Pastore opened the scoring in the 29th minute after he poked home as a result from a goalmouth scramble in the Tranmere 6 yard box. Against the run of play Tranmere equalised from a corner but the reaction from the Huddersfield players was sublime when Pastore popped up in the 69th minute with a low strike to restore Huddersfield's lead. Jovetic then sealed all 3 points just a few minutes from time after he powered one home. Plymouth also won, keeping the gap at 8 points, with Huddersfield just needing 2 more wins to secure the title mathematically.

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E.Insua 83<88

K.Walker 75<82

Z.Hines 74<80

D.Moxey 73<80

J.Buxton 70<75

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Huddersfield Complete Signing Of Inter Wonderkid!

Huddersfield Town Sign Forward Mario Balotelli

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Huddersfield manager Michael Eyre clearly believes his side will be competing at a higher level next season as he has brought in highly rated Inter forward Mario Balotelli for a fee reported to be in the region of £9 million. It is thought that Eyre had been tracking him for a while as he looked for the ideal partner for Jovetic. This leaves the boss with a selection headache though, as both current strikers Jovetic and Pastore are in terrific form. Michael Eyre had this to say, "I have been chasing Balotelli for a while now and i am delighted at the successful outcome, he is a great talent both for now and the future." He also added fuel to the fire by stating there would be more incomings in the next few days. With the division 3 title not yet wrapped up, Eyre is clearly confident that his side will not relinquish their 8 point advantage.

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Huddersfield Make Second Major Transfer!

Huddersfield Sign Palermo Defender Simon Kjaer

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Huddersfield Town unveiled Simon Kjaer as their second shock transfer of the day, just when fans of the terriers thought things couldn't get any better, manager Michael Eyre kept his efforts in Italy high as he sought to bring in another hot young talent from that division. It is thought that Kjaer will play in the middle at the back in Eyre's preferred 3-5-2 formation, with Glen Johnson and Emiliano Insua as the full backs. Eyre had this to say, "I am delighted that we have captured Kjaer, he is a top defender and just what we need for next season. I am very pleased with how today has gone and expect tomorrow will also be very satisfying, but you will have to wait and see". Huddersfield have been linked with midfielders Dzagoev, Busquets and Banega.

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Huddersfield Sign Ex-Barcelona Star!

Huddersfield Town Sign Sergio Busquets From West Ham

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Huddersfield Town have landed yet another extraordinary transfer deal, this time in the shape of talented defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets. The player had joined division 1 highflyers West Ham but when Huddersfield made their interest known he had set his heart on a move. Manager Michael Eyre had this to say, "I am delighted to have signed Busquets, he is a fantastically talented player and just what we need in midfield." The deal bringing Busquets to the club is reported to be around £10 million. He is expected to start in tonights game against Brentford along with Simon Kjaer. Kostas Mitroglou is also expected to debut as Balotelli is only fit for the bench.

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Huddersfield Rise To See Off Brentford!

Brentford (H) - 16/12/09

Referee: Matthew Breeze (AUS)

Huddersfield Town 5-0 Brentford

Perotti 18,49

Sandro 50,69

Balotelli 83

Attendance: 17,420

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 10, Johnson 8, Insua 8, Kjaer 5, Sandro 8, Busquets 8, Pablo Hernandez 8, Elias 7, Jovetic 9, Mitroglou 9, Perotti 7

Subs:

Balotelli 10 - Mitroglou

Muller 8 - Perotti

Mangala 8 - Sandro

MoM: Nestor Muslera

Huddersfield Town racked up yet another win tonight in a comfortable 5-0 victory over Brentford at the Galpharm Stadium. On a day where there were 4 debutants in the side (Kjaer, Mitroglou, Busquets, Balotelli) the team worked well as a unit and Brentford never stood a chance. Argentinian winger Perotti opened the scoring with a well placed header in the 18th minute. However, it was after half time when Huddersfield really got going, with Perotti again popping up in the 49th minute to score a fantastoc overhead kick. Then, just one minute later Brazilian midfielder Sandro got forward from the kick off and was rewarded when he rolled the ball into an open net. Then in the 69th minute Sandro popped up again and hit an early shot which beat the keeper at the near post. However, the headlines were stole when Balotelli struck home from 10 yards on his Huddersfield debut in the 83rd minute. There was more good news to come, as Plymouth lost their match which leaves Huddersfield 11 points clear with just 12 to play for - and automatic promotion mathematically secured, so Huddersfield fans will be rewarded with division 2 football next season. Hudds next play Charlton away, where they need just one point to secure the title due to their far superior goal difference.

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Huddersfield Wrap Up Title Despite Failing To Win!

Charlton Athletic (A) - 19/12/09

Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

Huddersfield Town 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Balotelli 79

Attendance: 23,073

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 7, Johnson 6, Insua 6, Kjaer 6, Busquets 6, Sandro 5, Pablo Hernandez 6, Elias 7, Jovetic 7, Balotelli 8, Perotti 7

Subs:

Dealbert 7 - Kjaer

Mangala 7 - Busquets

Asamoah 7 - Elias

MoM: Mario Balotelli

Huddersfield Town wrapped up the division 3 title today despite producing a rare poor performance away at Charlton. The home side were far superior to a lacklustre Huddersfield in the first half but missed many clear cut chances, until the 35th minute when LLoyd Sam headed in a deserved goal. Charlton looked good value until Huddersfield new boy Balotelli popped up to head in a delightful corner from Pablo Hernandez which secured them a point and the division 3 title. They could have even won it at the death but ever present midfielder Elias screwed his shot wide. Sandro capped a poor performance by getting booked which means he will be suspended for the home game against the MK Dons. Manager Michael Eyre had this to say on his teams title victory, "I am absolutely thrilled, over the course of the season the team has gone from strength to strength and this achievement is just what the players and fans deserve. I am looking forward to the challenge of division 2 and i'm sure everybody else involved at the club is as well. It shows how far we have come as when i was appointed the budget was tight and the strength in depth was poor, but now we have a big and hugely talented squad with plenty of cash in the kitty if i should so need it, i've really enjoyed the season and hope the success will continue into the future".

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Huddersfield Town Continue To Strengthen!

Huddersfield Sign Russian Playmaker Alan Dzagoev

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Huddersfield Town have caused yet another transfer stir as they today completed the signing of CSKA's Russian midfield prodigy Alan Dzagoev. It is believed that the club had to fork out a club record £11 million to secure his signature. However, he comes with big pedigree as he has already tasted champions league football with CSKA. Many believe this player to be the final piece of Michael Eyre's division 2 team, but he was unavailable to comment and has said nothing about his plans for next year as of yet. In other news, young defender Alexis Machuca has joined the club while German winger Manuel Junglas has rejoined his former club Alemannia Aachen for a fee of £1.4 million. He didn't make a single appearance for the team.

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Huddersfield Defeat MK Dons In Comfortable Style!

Milton Keynes Dons (H) - 23/12/09

Referee: Carlos Chandia (CHL)

Huddersfield Town 5-1 MK Dons

Dzagoev 2

Insua 53

Jovetic 63

Mitroglou 81

Balotelli 89

Attendance: 16,423

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 10, Johnson 8, Insua 7, Kjaer 9, Busquets 7, Dzagoev 10, Pablo Hernandez 9, Elias 8, Jovetic 9, Balotelli 8, Perotti 7

Subs:

Muller 8 - Pablo Hernandez

Mitroglou 10 - Jovetic

Asamoah 9 - Elias

MoM: Alan Dzagoev

Huddersfield recorded another clear and comfortable victory tonight with debutant creative midfielder Alan Dzagoev putting in a star performance, but the match was overshadowed by a severe injury to new defender Simon Kjaer, which looks likely to keep the talented Dane on the sidelines till at least February - a blow that puts Michael Eyre's defensive plans for division 2 under the spotlight, but he has yet to comment on the situation. Huddersfield got off to a flyer when new boy Dzagoev found some space 15 yards out and made no mistake with the finish after just 2 minutes. The game then struggled to produce anything special for quite some time, until after the break when full back Insua broke forward and curled home a delightful goal after 53 minutes. Wonderkid striker Jovetic then added a third in the 63rd minute when he converted a well placed cross into the bottom corner. The MK Dons quickly pulled one back but substitute striker Mitroglou made sure of the 3 points when he thumped in a low drive from 20 yards in the 81st minute. Yet another recent signing Balotelli completed the scoring in the 89th minute with a signature powerful finish from inside the area. In other news, Huddersfield have completed the signings of Livorno winger Antonio Candreva and Inter central midfielder Rene Krhin, these were funded by the recent outgoings of Germans Junglas and Langkamp.

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Huddersfield Serve Up Festive Treat!

Nottingham Forest (A) - 26/12/09

Referee: Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

Huddersfield Town 7-1 Nottingham Forest

Perotti 17

Balotelli 19,23

Jovetic 36

Elias 46

Busquets 67

Mitroglou 81

Attendance: 24,202

Team Line Up: (3-5-2): Muslera 9, Johnson 6, Insua 7, Dealbert 7, Busquets 7, Dzagoev 6, Pablo Hernandez 7, Elias 8, Jovetic 10, Balotelli 10, Perotti 7

Subs:

Badstuber 8 - Insua

Mitroglou 10 - Balotelli

Sandro 7 - Dzagoev

MoM: Mario Balotelli

Match Report to follow later.

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