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Huddersfield Town 1923-1926


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Stadium: Leeds Road

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Coaches: :ENG: Herbert CHAPMAN (1923-25) / :ENG: Cecil POTTER (1925-26)




GOALKEEPERS:

:ENG: William MERCER
:ENG: Edward "Ted" TAYLOR


DEFENDERS:

:ENG: Edward "Ned" BARKAS
:ENG: Harry CAWTHORNE
:ENG: Roy GOODALL
:ENG: George SHAW
:ENG: Marshall "Bon" SPENCE
:ENG: Samuel WADSWORTH
:ENG: Thomas WILSON


MIDFIELDERS:

:SCO: William JOHNSTON
:SCO: David STEELE
:ENG: Joseph WALTER
:ENG: William WATSON


STRIKERS:

:ENG: George "Bomber" BROWN
:ENG: George COOK
:ENG: Ernest ISLIP
:SCO: Alexander JACKSON
:ENG: Henry RAW
:ENG: George RICHARDSON
:ENG: William SMITH
:ENG: Clement STEPHENSON
:ENG: Joseph WILLIAMS
:ENG: Charles WILSON




THE BEST XI:

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GK TAYLOR
CB GOODALL
CB T. WILSON ©
CB WADSWORTH
DMF WATSON
DMF STEELE
SS BROWN
SS STEPHENSON
RWF JACKSON
LWF SMITH
CF C. WILSON

Captain: Thomas Wilson
Short free kick: Alexander Jackson
Long free kick: Alexander Jackson
Free kick 2: -
Right corner: Alexander Jackson
Left corner: William Smith
Penalty: George Brown


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Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:29 pm
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Huddersfield never used 4-3-3 during that era, they used 3-2-5 system.
Btw, Richardson was a) a winger, b) only part of the 1923-24 squad and c) played only 2 matches during that season. On the other hand Clem Stephenson isn't in the best XI despite beeing probably the best player of their squad (+ second captain after Wilson)..
Most representative formation for that era should look like that:
GK TAYLOR
CB GOODALL
CB WILSON ©
CB WADSWORTH
DMF WATSON
DMF STEELE
SS BROWN
SS STEPHENSON
RWF JACKSON
LWF SMITH
CF WILSON

IMO one of the greatest (and most forgotten) British squads of all time..


Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:09 pm
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Thanks! I made the changes.
I always make a mess with old positions. :P
I also got tricked by the English Wikipedia page of Richardson which says it was a midfielder.
By the way do you think that he should be removed? In that case there would be too less midfielders..
And one last thing.. any suggestions for corner takers?


Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:28 pm
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Interista93 wrote:
Thanks! I made the changes.
I always make a mess with old positions. :P
I also got tricked by the English Wikipedia page of Richardson which says it was a midfielder.
By the way do you think that he should be removed? In that case there would be too less midfielders..
And one last thing.. any suggestions for corner takers?

Usually the corner were taken by the wingers during that era, in this case by Jackson and Smith.
I wouldn't remove Richardson but would move him to the strikers section.
And the reason for so "few" midfielders is simple: unlike many other British teams, Huddersfield only played with three defenders but only two midfielders (unlike most other British teams at that time), a system that Chapman succesfully also used at Arsenal in the years afterwards. And on those positions Huddersfield had Watson and Steele who both were incredibly constant. Just look at the matches from them:
Steele played 88 matches (31-39-18) but the reason for this was that he missed big part of the 1925-26 season due to injuries.
Watson played 123 matches and only missed three matches in those three years what is even more impressive considering the time he played..


Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:57 pm
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Yeah, I saw on wikipedia that they had only a few midfielders.
By the way I made the changes! Thanks :)


Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:19 am
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