clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary Goal: 1
For Huddersfield Town, this was proof that football has a tendency to reward the teams who never give up. They had gone 738 minutes without a goal in all competitions on the road, but they are no longer weighed down by that unfortunate statistic.
It’s not always Huddersfield, but it does tend to be Huddersfield quite a lot. The notorious end-of-season calamity under Beppe Sannino was worse than this, except that it probably mattered less. Then there was an incongruous defeat in West Yorkshire during our promotion season when Miguel Layún got rinsed on his debut and promotion felt less than a done deal. And then there was this one almost exactly seventeen years ago; the nadir of the collapse of GT’s last season afforded appropriate disdain by my co-editor who had the good sense not to come up from Hastings on this occasion. Him and a good number of others, the nominal and now traditional 20k gate including a good number present in Season Ticket but not in body.
If the first Huddersfield goal had been scrappy, the second was a horror show. The Watford defence appeared to stop playing as Holebas allowed Quaner to escape and deliver a low cross which flew across the goal to Mooy who had the easy task of tapping it home. In the Rookery, we were looking at each other in disbelief at what we had just seen.
I don’t feel like today I should dedicate a huge amount of my time to writing this blog after such an unprofessional performance yesterday. The game I saw doesn’t deserve any of my time to be frank, as I have plenty of other things to be getting on with. A performance that saw us concede four to a team who haven’t scored away from home since the start of the season, and see us go down to ten men for the third game in a row.