2010–11 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
2010–11 season
Chairman Dean Hoyle
Manager Lee Clark
League One 3rd
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Second Round
Football League Trophy Area Final
Top goalscorer League:
Jordan Rhodes (16)
All:
Jordan Rhodes (22)
Highest home attendance 17,024 vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3 January 2011)
Lowest home attendance 2,904 vs. Peterborough United (5 October 2010)
Home colours
Away colours

Huddersfield Town's 2010–11 campaign was Huddersfield Town's seventh consecutive season in the third tier of English football. After losing to Millwall in the play-offs in the previous season, many hoped that Town would gain promotion to the Football League Championship this season. After finishing in 3rd place with a club record of 87 points, the Terriers lost the play-off final at Old Trafford, by 3-0 against Peterborough United, meaning that they would stay in League One for another season.

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
1 England GK Alex Smithies
2 England DF Lee Peltier
3 Scotland DF Gary Naysmith
4 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson
5 England DF Peter Clarke (Captain)
6 England DF Nathan Clarke
7 England MF Gary Roberts
8 England MF Antony Kay
9 England FW Theo Robinson
10 England FW Joe Garner (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
11 Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Pilkington
12 England DF Tom Clarke
13 England GK Ian Bennett
14 Northern Ireland MF Damien Johnson (on loan from Plymouth Argyle)
15 England FW Robbie Simpson
No. Position Player
16 Scotland MF Scott Arfield
17 Scotland FW Jordan Rhodes
18 England DF Jamie McCombe
19 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Lee
21 England FW Lee Novak
22 England MF Lee Croft (on loan from Derby County)
25 Republic of Ireland MF Jim Goodwin
29 England DF Liam Ridehalgh
30 England FW James Spencer (on loan at Morecambe)
31 England MF Chris Atkinson
32 England DF Jack Hunt (on loan at Chesterfield)
33 England DF Leigh Franks (on loan at Oxford United)
34 England MF Aidan Chippendale
36 Republic of Ireland MF Graham Carey (on loan from Celtic)

Review[edit]

After the near miss in the play-offs, many think that Huddersfield Town will be one of the favourites for promotion this season. Just a week after the defeat to Millwall, manager Lee Clark made his first signing of the season, buying Scotland U-21 midfielder Scott Arfield on an undisclosed fee from recently relegated Scottish Premier League side Falkirk. On the same day, Clark released Dean Heffernan (who returned to Australia to honour his contract with Melbourne Heart), Robbie Williams, who later joined Stockport County, Lewis Nightingale, Taser Hassan and Phil Jevons, who joined Morecambe on a permanent basis on 3 July.

On 2 June, Icelandic international Joey Guðjónsson signed on a 2-year contract from recently relegated Premier League side Burnley. Two days later, Scottish international left-back Gary Naysmith signed for the Terriers after rejecting a new contract at Sheffield United. On the same day, goalkeeper Simon Eastwood left the club to join newly promoted Football League Two side Oxford United. On 17 June, goalkeeper Ian Bennett was signed on a free transfer from Sheffield United. On 22 June, striker Tom Denton left the club by mutual consent. The following day, defender Andy Butler also had his contract paid up and left the club. On 29 June, left-back Joe Skarz signed for Football League Two side Bury for an undisclosed fee. The following day, winger Lee Croft joined the Terriers on a 6-month loan deal from Derby County. He returned to Derby on 3 January 2011. On 1 July, defender Jamie McCombe, whose brother John, played for Town in the not too distant past, joined the Terriers for an undisclosed fee from Bristol City. The following day, after failing to reach a new deal, Krystian Pearce left the club after playing just 45 minutes for the Terriers. He eventually joined Notts County. On 6 July, midfielder James Berrett left the club to join fellow League One side Carlisle United on a free transfer. Later that day, midfielder Michael Collins joined Football League Championship side Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee. On 14 July, young Irish winger Graham Carey signed on a 6-month loan from Scottish Premier League runners-up Celtic. He returned to Celtic on 13 January 2011, after Town failed to agree terms on an extension to his deal. On 21 July, striker Joe Garner signed on a 6-month loan from Nottingham Forest. He returned to Forest on 4 January 2011. On 28 July, two of Town's youngsters, Jack Hunt and Leigh Franks, were sent out on 6-month loans to Chesterfield and Oxford United respectively. On 5 August, midfielder Damien Johnson was signed on a season-long loan from League One rivals Plymouth Argyle. The following day, striker Robbie Simpson joined Brentford on a season-long loan. On 25 August, striker Alan Lee joined the club for an undisclosed fee from Crystal Palace. On 31 August, Jim Goodwin left the club my mutual consent. He would join Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical on 6 September. On 8 September, Theo Robinson joined Championship side Millwall on an emergency 3-month loan deal, but he returned in November, after picking up an injury. He then rejoined the club on a permanent deal on 13 January, for an undisclosed fee. On 15 October, Town brought in expericened keeper Nick Colgan on a one-month loan from Conference National side Grimsby Town. He returned a month later, after making no appearances for Town. On 21 January 2011, he signed for Town on a permanent deal, after being released by Grimsby. On 1 January 2011, as the transfer window reopened, Town signed the experience Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on loan from Hull City for the rest of the season. On 10 January, Town signed Newcastle United's Hungarian international defender Tamás Kádár on loan. On 27 January, Town stalwart Nathan Clarke joined Town's League One rivals Colchester United on loan. On 31 January, as the transfer window was about to shut, Danny Cadamarteri returned to the Terriers on a short-term contract following his release by Scottish Premier League side Dundee United. On 26 February, Town signed left-back Stephen Jordan on an emergency one-month loan from Sheffield United, following injuries to Gary Naysmith and Liam Ridehalgh. On 15 March, a week after the sickening injury that curtailed Anthony Pilkington's involvement in the season, Town increased their attacking options by bringing in winger Danny Ward on loan from Premier League side Bolton Wanderers for the rest of the season. They then bolstered their defensive options by signing centre-back Sean Morrison on loan from Reading on 23 March. Just as the transfer window shut, young midfielder Aidan Chippendale was sent on loan to Conference National side York City

On 16 June, Town were drawn away to Carlisle United in the first round of the Carling Cup. The following day, the new fixtures were released, with Town's first league game being against Football League Two champions Notts County on 7 August.

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
1 England GK Alex Smithies
2 England DF Lee Peltier
3 Scotland DF Gary Naysmith
4 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson
5 England DF Peter Clarke (Captain)
6 England DF Nathan Clarke (on loan at Colchester United)
7 England MF Gary Roberts
8 England MF Antony Kay
9 England FW Danny Cadamarteri
10 England FW Danny Ward (on loan from Bolton Wanderers)
11 Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Pilkington
12 England DF Tom Clarke
13 England GK Ian Bennett
14 Northern Ireland MF Damien Johnson (on loan from Plymouth Argyle)
15 England FW Robbie Simpson
16 Scotland MF Scott Arfield
17 Scotland FW Jordan Rhodes
No. Position Player
18 England DF Jamie McCombe
19 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Lee
20 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Kilbane (on loan from Hull City)
21 England FW Lee Novak
24 England FW Benik Afobe (on loan from Arsenal)
25 Republic of Ireland GK Nick Colgan
26 England GK Lloyd Allinson
29 England DF Liam Ridehalgh
30 England FW James Spencer (on loan at Morecambe)
31 England MF Chris Atkinson
32 England DF Jack Hunt
33 England DF Leigh Franks
34 England MF Aidan Chippendale
37 England MF Matt Crooks
38 England MF Greg Pearson
40 The Gambia FW Hatib Cham

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
24 May MF Scotland Scott Arfield Scotland Falkirk Undisclosed Fee
2 June MF Iceland Joey Guðjónsson England Burnley Free
4 June DF Scotland Gary Naysmith England Sheffield United Free
17 June GK England Ian Bennett England Sheffield United Free
1 July DF England Jamie McCombe England Bristol City Undisclosed
25 August FW Republic of Ireland Alan Lee England Crystal Palace Undisclosed
21 January GK Republic of Ireland Nick Colgan England Grimsby Town Free
31 January FW England Danny Cadamarteri Scotland Dundee United Free

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Expiry
30 June MF England Lee Croft England Derby County January 2011
14 July MF Republic of Ireland Graham Carey Scotland Celtic January 2011
21 July FW England Joe Garner England Nottingham Forest January 2011
5 August MF Northern Ireland Damien Johnson England Plymouth Argyle June 2011
15 October GK Republic of Ireland Nick Colgan England Grimsby Town November 2010
2 November FW England Benik Afobe England Arsenal December 2010
1 January MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Kilbane England Hull City May 2011
10 January DF Hungary Tamás Kádár England Newcastle United February 2011
13 January DF England Jack Hunt England Chesterfield Loan Ended
26 February DF England Stephen Jordan England Sheffield United March 2011
15 March MF England Danny Ward England Bolton Wanderers End Of Season
23 March DF Republic of Ireland Sean Morrison England Reading End Of Season
19 April MF England Aidan Chippendale England York City Recalled

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
24 May DF Australia Dean Heffernan Australia Melbourne Heart Pre-signed agreement
24 May MF England Taser Hassan N/A Released
24 May MF England Lewis Nightingale England Bradford Park Avenue Released
4 June GK England Simon Eastwood England Oxford United Free
22 June FW England Tom Denton England Wakefield Free
29 June DF England Joe Skarz England Bury Undisclosed
3 July FW England Phil Jevons England Morecambe Free
6 July MF Republic of Ireland James Berrett England Carlisle United Undisclosed
6 June MF Republic of Ireland Michael Collins England Scunthorpe United Undisclosed
26 July DF England Krystian Pearce England Notts County Free
2 August MF England Lionel Ainsworth England Shrewsbury Town Undisclosed
6 August DF England Robbie Williams England Stockport County Free
6 September MF Republic of Ireland Jim Goodwin Scotland Hamilton Academical Free
12 November DF England Andy Butler England Walsall Free
13 January FW England Theo Robinson England Millwall Undisclosed Fee

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Expiry
13 July FW England James Spencer England Morecambe January 2011
28 July DF England Leigh Franks England Oxford United January 2011
28 July DF England Jack Hunt England Chesterfield January 2011
6 August FW England Robbie Simpson England Brentford June 2011
8 September FW England Theo Robinson England Millwall December 2010
15 November GK Republic of Ireland Nick Colgan England Grimsby Town Loan Ended
3 January MF England Lee Croft England Derby County Loan Ended
3 January FW England Joe Garner England Nottingham Forest Loan Ended
13 January MF Republic of Ireland Graham Carey Scotland Celtic Loan Ended
27 January DF England Nathan Clarke England Colchester United May 2011
22 March DF England Stephen Jordan England Sheffield United Loan Ended
25 March MF England Aidan Chippendale England York City May 2011
19 April DF Republic of Ireland Sean Morrison England Reading Recalled

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Date Competition Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
9 July 2010 Pre-season Friendly A.F.C. Emley A 5 – 0 Simpson [24], Roberts [44], Ainsworth [53], Rhodes [67, 70] 1,500
14 July 2010 Pre-season Friendly Bradford Park Avenue A 3 – 0 Rhodes [2], Arfield [58 (pen)], Robinson [80] 522
15 July 2010 Pre-season Friendly Frickley Athletic A 0 – 1 412
17 July 2010 Pre-season Friendly Bury A 1 – 1 Carey [11] 1,704
21 July 2010 Pre-season Friendly Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 0 Guðjónsson [17] 6,651
24 July 2010 Pre-season Friendly Barnsley A 1 – 3 Robinson [84] 4,478
31 July 2010 Pre-season Friendly Scunthorpe United A 0 – 2 1,484
4 August 2010 Pre-season Friendly Fleetwood Town A 0 – 1 526

League One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance Position
7 August 2010 Notts County A 3 – 0 Pilkington [32, 72], Rhodes [35] 10,342 1st
14 August 2010 Tranmere Rovers H 0 – 0 13,707 3rd
21 August 2010 Peterborough United A 2 – 4 Rhodes [22], Carey [33] 6,647 10th
28 August 2010 Charlton Athletic H 3 – 1 Rhodes [39], McCombe [42], Roberts [82] 13,858 6th
4 September 2010 A.F.C. Bournemouth H 2 – 2 Kay [45], Roberts [48 (pen)] 12,426 8th
11 September 2010 Leyton Orient A 2 – 1 Arfield [3], Rhodes [78] 3,918 4th
18 September 2010 Yeovil Town H 4 – 2 Arfield [49], McCombe [66, 68], Roberts [75 (pen)] 13,479 1st
25 September 2010 Swindon Town A 0 – 1 8,652 4th
28 September 2010 Rochdale A 0 – 3 6,121 8th
2 October 2010 Bristol Rovers H 0 – 1 12,344 11th
9 October 2010 Colchester United A 3 – 0 Novak [34], Pilkington [42], Rhodes [78] 4,211 6th
16 October 2010 Southampton H 2 – 0 Pilkington [6], Guðjónsson [45] 14,769 5th
23 October 2010 Plymouth Argyle A 1 – 2 Pilkington [19] 7,048 5th
30 October 2010 Walsall H 1 – 0 Pilkington [35] 13,062 2nd
2 November 2010 Sheffield Wednesday A 2 – 0 Carey [23], Pilkington [34] 20,540 2nd
13 November 2010 Oldham Athletic A 0 – 1 7,723 5th
20 November 2010 Exeter City H 0 – 1 13,108 9th
23 November 2010 Milton Keynes Dons H 4 – 1 Kay [24], Roberts [36], Rhodes [47, 66] 12,773 5th
11 December 2010 Brighton & Hove Albion H 2 – 1 Rhodes [56], McCombe [84] 14,398 3rd
26 December 2010 Hartlepool United H 0 – 1 14,813 3rd
28 December 2010 Southampton A 1 – 4 Novak [15] 24,483 3rd
1 January 2011 Carlisle United A 2 – 2 P. Clarke [23], Arfield [63] 5,904 6th
3 January 2011 Sheffield Wednesday H 1 – 0 Pilkington [27] 17,024 4th
11 January 2011 Plymouth Argyle H 3 – 2 Árnason [18 (og)], Rhodes [29], P. Clarke [32] 11,462 4th
15 January 2011 Walsall A 4 – 2 Kilbane [19], McCombe [25], P. Clarke [77], Rhodes [90] 3,827 2nd
22 January 2011 Colchester United H 0 – 0 12,689 3rd
1 February 2011 Carlisle United H 2 – 0 Roberts [39, 45] 11,572 3rd
5 February 2011 Exeter City A 4 – 1 Cadamarteri [55], Roberts [67], Pilkington [81], Kilbane [88] 4,786 3rd
12 February 2011 Oldham Athletic H 0 – 0 16,176 3rd
19 February 2011 A.F.C. Bournemouth A 1 – 1 Cadamarteri [89] 7,923 3rd
22 February 2011 Dagenham & Redbridge A 1 – 1 T. Clarke [28] 2,336 3rd
26 February 2011 Leyton Orient H 2 – 2 Rhodes [3], Novak [49] 13,527 3rd
1 March 2011 Hartlepool United A 1 – 0 Pilkington [12] 2,857 3rd
5 March 2011 Yeovil Town A 1 – 1 Kay [58] 3,620 3rd
8 March 2011 Rochdale H 2 – 1 Afobe [25], Roberts [33] 12,531 3rd
12 March 2011 Bristol Rovers A 1 – 0 Rhodes [5] 7,380 2nd
15 March 2011 Brentford A 1 – 0 P. Clarke [90] 4,402 2nd
19 March 2011 Swindon Town H 0 – 0 13,907 2nd
27 March 2011 Notts County H 3 – 0 Rhodes [36, 61], Roberts [58] 13,661 2nd
2 April 2011 Tranmere Rovers A 2 – 0 Afobe [39], Novak [87] 6,438 2nd
9 April 2011 Peterborough United H 1 – 1 Hunt [90] 16,431 3rd
16 April 2011 Charlton Athletic A 1 – 0 Guðjónsson [83] 15,879 3rd
22 April 2011 Milton Keynes Dons A 3 – 1 Arfield [23], Peltier [35], Cadamarteri [70] 11,857 2nd
25 April 2011 Dagenham & Redbridge H 2 – 1 Rhodes [9, 32] 14,072 3rd
30 April 2011 Brighton & Hove Albion A 3 – 2 Afobe [8, 61], Ward [90] 8,416 3rd
7 May 2011 Brentford H 4 – 4 Ward [14, 15], Novak [52], Afobe [63] 13,977 3rd

Football League Play-Offs[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
14 May 2011 Semi-Final 1st Leg A.F.C. Bournemouth A 1 – 1 Kilbane [22] 9,043
18 May 2011 Semi-Final 2nd Leg A.F.C. Bournemouth H 3 – 3 (aet, 90 mins: 2 – 2) Peltier [26], Ward [45], Kay [105] 16,444
  • 4-4 on aggregate. Huddersfield won 4-2 on penalties.
    Penalties  
Novak Penalty scored
Ward Penalty scored
Kilbane Penalty scored
Kay Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty scored Symes
Penalty missed Feeney: Bennett saved
Penalty missed Robinson: hit crossbar
Penalty scored Cooper
 
Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
29 May 2011 Final Peterborough United N 0 – 3 48,140

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
6 November 2010 Round 1 Cambridge United A 0 – 0 3,127
16 November 2010 Round 1 Replay Cambridge United H 2 – 1 Peltier [90], Roberts [90] 3,766
27 November 2010 Round 2 Macclesfield Town H 6 – 0 Rhodes [19], Pilkington [35], Afobe [45], McCombe [49], Kay [53], Roberts [73] 4,924
8 January 2011 Round 3 Dover Athletic H 2 – 0 Arfield [7], Roberts [8] 7,894
30 January 2011 Round 4 Arsenal A 1 – 2 Lee [66] 59,375

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
10 August 2010 Round 1 Carlisle United A 1 – 0 Rhodes [89] 3,475
25 August 2010 Round 2 Everton A 1 – 5 Heitinga [40 (og)] 28,901

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
31 August 2010 Round 1 North East Bye
5 October 2010 Round 2 North East Peterborough United H 3 – 2 Carey [6], Pilkington [12, 24] 2,904
9 November 2010 Quarter-Final North Rotherham United A 5 – 2 Rhodes [1, 23], Afobe [28, 72], Arfield [52] 2,185
14 December 2010 Semi-Final North Tranmere Rovers A 2 – 0 Rhodes [18, 67] 2,598
18 January 2011 Final North 1st Leg Carlisle United A 0 – 4 3,706
8 February 2011 Final North 2nd Leg Carlisle United H 3 – 0 Pilkington [30], Lee [70, 81] 6,528

Carlisle won 4-3 on aggregate.

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 29 May 2011.

Squad No. Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals League Cup Apps League Cup Goals FLT Apps FLT Goals Play-Off Apps Play-Off Goals Total Apps Total Goals
1 Alex Smithies  England GK 22 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 27 0
2 Lee Peltier  England DF 38 1 5 1 2 0 5 0 3 1 53 3
3 Gary Naysmith  Scotland DF 13 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 18 (1) 0
4 Joey Guðjónsson  Iceland MF 29 (8) 2 2 (1) 0 2 0 4 (1) 0 1 0 38 (10) 2
5 Peter Clarke  England DF 46 4 5 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 59 4
6 Nathan Clarke  England DF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 Gary Roberts  England MF 34 (3) 10 4 3 2 0 2 (2) 0 3 0 45 (5) 13
8 Antony Kay  England MF 21 (6) 3 4 1 0 (1) 0 5 0 3 1 33 (7) 5
9 Theo Robinson  England FW 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
9 Danny Cadamarteri  England FW 2 (9) 3 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 2 (12) 3
10 Joe Garner  England FW 10 (6) 0 0 0 1 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 11 (8) 0
10 Danny Ward  England MF 5 (2) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 8 (2) 4
11 Anthony Pilkington  Republic of Ireland MF 30 (1) 10 4 1 1 0 4 3 0 0 39 (1) 14
12 Tom Clarke  England DF 3 (2) 1 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 (3) 1
13 Ian Bennett  England GK 24 0 3 0 0 (1) 0 3 0 3 0 33 (1) 0
14 Damien Johnson  Northern Ireland MF 14 (2) 0 3 0 1 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 20 (3) 0
16 Scott Arfield  Scotland MF 33 (7) 4 2 (3) 1 2 0 4 1 2 0 43 (10) 6
17 Jordan Rhodes  Scotland FW 27 (10) 16 3 (1) 1 1 1 3 (1) 4 1 (1) 0 35 (13) 22
18 Jamie McCombe  England DF 31 (3) 5 2 (2) 1 2 0 4 0 0 (1) 0 39 (6) 6
19 Alan Lee  Republic of Ireland FW 17 (11) 0 2 (2) 1 0 0 3 (1) 2 0 (2) 0 22 (16) 3
20 Kevin Kilbane  Republic of Ireland MF 23 (1) 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 30 (1) 3
21 Lee Novak  England FW 12 (19) 5 1 0 0 (2) 0 2 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 15 (24) 5
22 Lee Croft  England MF 0 (3) 0 0 0 1 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 (5) 0
22 Stephen Jordan  England DF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
24 Benik Afobe  England FW 14 (14) 5 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 21 (14) 8
25 Nick Colgan  Republic of Ireland GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
28 Tamás Kádár  Hungary DF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
29 Liam Ridehalgh  England DF 15 (5) 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 21 (5) 0
31 Chris Atkinson  England MF 2 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1) 0
32 Jack Hunt  England DF 14 (5) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1) 0 17 (6) 1
34 Aidan Chippendale  England MF 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
36 Graham Carey  Republic of Ireland MF 18 (1) 2 3 (1) 1 0 (1) 0 2 1 0 0 23 (3) 4

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