1983–84 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1983–84 season
Chairman England Keith Longbottom
Manager England Mick Buxton
Division Two 12th
FA Cup Fourth Round
Milk Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Mark Lillis (11)
All:
Mark Lillis (14)
Highest home attendance 25,101 vs Newcastle United (7 May 1984)
Lowest home attendance 5,190 vs Mansfield Town (13 September 1983)

Huddersfield Town's 1983–84 campaign was Town's first season in the second tier since their dreadful campaign in the 1972–73 season under the management of Ian Greaves. They had a very good first season, finishing a respectable 12th place, although without the mid-season slump, Town might have finished nearer the promotion places.

Squad at the start of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Brian Cox
-- England GK Keith Mason
-- England DF Kevin Bird
-- England DF David Burke
-- Wales DF Steve Doyle
-- England DF Keith Hanvey
-- England DF Paul Jones
-- England DF Brian Laws
-- England DF Steve Stoutt
No. Position Player
-- England DF Dave Sutton
-- England MF David Cowling
-- Wales MF Daryl Pugh
-- England MF Brian Stanton
-- England MF Phil Wilson
-- England FW Roy Greenwood
-- England FW Mark Lillis
-- England FW Colin Russell
-- England FW Kevin Stonehouse

Review[edit]

Following their impressive promotion campaign the previous season, many Town fans were hoping that Town would return to the promised land of the First Division and Town had a fairly good start to the season, with the exception of losing their 34 match unbeaten home record, which went back to the end of the 1981–82 season, when they lost 3–2 to Chelsea in September.

Following Christmas, Town suffered a dramatic lost in form, going on a run of 9 matches without a win, which seemed to put Town in a downward spiral right back to the Third Division. So Mick Buxton decided to bring in some more strikers on loan to help Town in their time of need.

Peter Eastoe (on loan from West Bromwich Albion) and Mel Eves (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) helped bring up a mini-revival which eventually got Town clear of the relegation mess and finished in a respectable 12th place with 57 points, the same amount of points as Fulham and Charlton Athletic.

Squad at the end of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Brian Cox
-- England GK Keith Mason
-- England DF David Burke
-- Wales DF Steve Doyle
-- England DF Keith Hanvey
-- England DF Paul Jones
-- England DF Brian Laws
-- England DF Steve Stoutt
-- England DF Dave Sutton
-- England MF David Cowling
No. Position Player
-- Wales MF Daryl Pugh
-- England MF Brian Stanton
-- England MF Phil Wilson
-- England FW Graham Cooper
-- England FW Peter Eastoe (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
-- England FW Roy Greenwood
-- England FW Mark Lillis
-- England FW Liam Robinson
-- England FW Colin Russell

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance Position
27 August 1983 Blackburn Rovers A 2–2 Lillis, Stonehouse (pen) 7,739 9th
3 September 1983 Charlton Athletic H 0–0 8,113 16th
6 September 1983 Crystal Palace H 2–1 Lillis (2) 7,814 10th
10 September 1983 Oldham Athletic A 3–0 Stanton, Cowling, Lillis 8,543 5th
17 September 1983 Swansea City H 1–0 Stanton 10,116 3rd
24 September 1983 Carlisle United A 0–0 5,461 3rd
1 October 1983 Chelsea H 2–3 Stanton, Lillis 13,280 7th
8 October 1983 Grimsby Town H 0–0 8,897 7th
15 October 1983 Barnsley A 2–2 Lillis, Russell (pen) 14,096 8th
18 October 1983 Cambridge United A 3–0 Lillis, Stanton, Russell (pen) 3,513 6th
22 October 1983 Derby County H 3–0 Lillis, Russell, Cowling 10,752 5th
29 October 1983 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 27,824 5th
5 November 1983 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1–3 Sutton 11,063 5th
12 November 1983 Shrewsbury Town H 1–0 Wilson 8,798 5th
19 November 1983 Fulham H 2–0 Stanton, Russell (pen) 8,914 5th
26 November 1983 Cardiff City A 1–3 Russell 6,067 5th
3 December 1983 Portsmouth H 2–1 Pugh, Stonehouse 8,724 5th
10 December 1983 Newcastle United A 2–5 Wilson, Jones 25,747 6th
17 December 1983 Middlesbrough H 2–2 Cowling, Stonehouse (pen) 7,889 8th
26 December 1983 Leeds United A 2–1 Russell, Lillis 23,791 6th
27 December 1983 Manchester City H 1–3 Stonehouse 23,497 8th
31 December 1983 Charlton Athletic A 2–1 Hanvey, Russell 5,972 8th
2 January 1984 Carlisle United H 0–0 10,621 9th
14 January 1984 Blackburn Rovers H 0–2 8,203 9th
18 January 1984 Swansea City A 2–2 Pugh, Lillis 4,944 9th
4 February 1984 Chelsea A 1–3 Doyle 17,922 9th
11 February 1984 Oldham Athletic H 0–1 8,162 9th
25 February 1984 Derby County A 1–1 Stanton 13,525 9th
3 March 1984 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0–1 6,985 10th
10 March 1984 Shrewsbury Town A 0–1 3,627 11th
17 March 1984 Crystal Palace A 0–0 5,003 12th
24 March 1984 Cambridge United H 3–0 Eves (2), Jones (pen) 6,037 11th
31 March 1984 Grimsby Town A 1–2 Jones (pen) 7,541 12th
7 April 1984 Barnsley H 0–1 9,657 13th
14 April 1984 Fulham A 2–0 Lillis, Eves 5,265 12th
21 April 1984 Leeds United H 2–2 Eves, Doyle 16,270 13th
23 April 1984 Manchester City A 3–2 Jones (pen), Pugh, Wilson 23,247 10th
28 April 1984 Cardiff City H 4–0 Jones (3, 2 pens), Pugh 5,599 11th
1 May 1984 Sheffield Wednesday H 0–1 18,488 11th
5 May 1984 Portsmouth A 1–1 Robinson 7,738 12th
7 May 1984 Newcastle United H 2–2 Cooper, Carney (og) 25,101 12th
12 May 1984 Middlesbrough A 0–0 5,687 12th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance
7 January 1984 Round 3 Queens Park Rangers H 2–1 Lillis, Stonehouse 11,984
1 February 1984 Round 4 Notts County H 1–2 Stonehouse 13,634

Milk Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance
30 August 1983 Round 1 1st Leg Mansfield Town A 2–1 Sutton, Russell 3,734
13 September 1983 Round 1 2nd Leg Mansfield Town H 5–1 Lillis (2), Jones, Stanton, Sutton 5,190
  • Huddersfield won 7–2 on aggregate.
4 October 1983 Round 2 1st Leg Watford H 2–1 Cowling, Bolton (og) 10,631
25 October 1983 Round 2 2nd Leg Watford A 2–2 Sutton, Jones 13,006
  • Huddersfield won 4–3 on aggregate.
8 November 1983 Round 3 Stoke City A 0–0 14,175
22 November 1983 Round 3 Replay Stoke City H 0–2 14,191

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals League Cup Apps League Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Kevin Bird  England DF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
David Burke  England DF 42 0 2 0 6 0 50 0
Graham Cooper  England FW 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
David Cowling  England MF 40 (1) 3 2 0 6 1 48 (1) 4
Brian Cox  England GK 23 0 0 0 6 0 29 0
Steve Doyle  Wales MF 34 (2) 2 2 0 4 0 40 (2) 2
Peter Eastoe  England FW 8 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 8 (2) 0
Mel Eves  England FW 7 4 0 0 0 0 7 4
Roy Greenwood  England DF 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3) 0
Keith Hanvey  England DF 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 1
Paul Jones  England DF 36 7 0 0 6 2 42 9
Brian Laws  England DF 31 0 0 0 5 0 36 0
Mark Lillis  England MF 36 (1) 11 2 1 6 2 44 (1) 14
Keith Mason  England GK 19 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
Daral Pugh  England MF 19 (10) 4 2 0 1 (1) 0 24 (11) 4
Liam Robinson  England FW 4 (1) 1 0 0 0 0 4 (1) 1
Colin Russell  England FW 23 (2) 7 0 (1) 0 6 1 29 (3) 8
Brian Stanton  England MF 33 6 1 0 6 1 40 7
Kevin Stonehouse  England FW 15 (2) 4 2 2 2 (1) 0 19 (3) 6
Steve Stoutt  England DF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Dave Sutton  England DF 34 1 2 0 6 3 42 4
Phil Wilson  England MF 41 3 2 0 6 0 49 3