The opposition view: Huddersfield Town

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 12th November 2018

'A game of two halves' was the general consensus from our friends in the north following Saturday's stalemate at the John Smith's, who take centre stage in the latest edition of the OV...

"Thought it was a great game. Was quite open and enjoyable to see us creating more chances than we have done for a while. West Ham didn't particularly create much but they punished us for missing our opportunities. That was my only disappointment from today, we should have won with the chances we had and feels like two points missed. Our decision-making in the final third and finishing is all thats missing for us."
- WirralTerrier

"Today was the best I have seen Town play for a good while. Me and mine thoroughly enjoyed the game. I feel very much that we should have had a penalty but I will wait and watch it again (if it gets shown) before moaning too much. Four points from six this week is a great turn around."

"T'was a cracking match. West Ham fans may not agree, but it was. Maybe short on quality but chances, thrills and spills, end to end, atmosphere. I got my moneys worth."
- 6703728901

"Bad decisions again cost us at the back. Ball or player or both get shunted. Overall a decent display and we could/should have won. Given some of the ref's decisions, I can now officially say they have never played the game and guess, badly, at a lot of their decisions. We have to do better with our chances and we have to be much more 'professional' when taking out opponents on a dangerous break near halfway. We got enough defenders back who unfortunately all went and stood next to Lossl, allowing West Ham three goes at it. Simple bad defending, the rest was fine."
- galpharm2400

"We played the best I've seen us play for quite some time today against tricky opponents.
Pritchard was immense and when Wagner took him off it changed the game in their favour.
Our defence looked good at times, although when West Ham attacked with pace we struggled. Overall? A great performance against a good team."
- Dr Knowledge (MOIST)

"I want to come in on Anderson. I wasn't that impressed. He took the goal well and lashed it home but I thought that he let the ball run away from him too much when he could have been a lot more direct. Saying that, there's a lot more to come from him and he might be one of the superstars of the PL. Talking of superstars, Arnautovic is some player. OK, he moans and groans but he covered every blade of grass and you sensed imminent danger whenever he got the ball, even if it was in his own half! If you put him in our team, we would survive comfortably."
- Anon

"The point is not whether Anderson cost more than two, three or ten of our players. The point is that he's a Champions League player that we could never afford, who will be on twice the wage our highest earner is on, and that's the sort of quality we're up against with half of the teams in the league."
- Baby Ate My Eight Ball

"Great game today. Could/should have won. But - a much improved performance compared with the same fixture last year. Felipe Anderson cost more than our entire squad so the fact we are competing with West Ham speaks volumes. Four points, a good week. The great escape is on schedule - keep the faith."
- drumriggend

"It's a minor criticism but in the second halves of both games this week we've stopped playing out from the back and given up possession. Against Fulham it didn' t matter, but against better teams (like West Ham) it can cost points. Now, it can be argued that we drew today because we missed good chances, and I would agree with that. But we also drew because we handed the initiative to West Ham at the start of the second half. We were 1-0 up at half time, and had caused West Ham plenty of problems with good progressive football. Surely with a narrow lead we would have been better to continue playing the same way, press our advantage home and get that second goal? I would argue our decision to play defensively at the start of the game enabled West Ham to get back into a game we really should have won."
- AndyCWright

"First half yes, crap second. Great start to the game, high pressing, tackling, harrying. Good chance for Mounie with the header, his other shot which Fabianski saves, Billing hits the post. West Ham limited to nothing. We know we need another goal. Second half, boy what a different story; ball retention crap, no pressing, passing crap, tackling crap, Sunday league shooting, no game management at 1-0 up and Mbenza should never play for Town ever again. I'm furious about that second half."
- arterrier (EPBS)

"I thought in the first half we were superb. Played some great football, created chances and were unlucky to be only 1-0 in front. The team played very well against a West Ham side who were always a threat, but generally kept quiet by an impressive Town performance. I'm not sure what was said at halftime, but as we did versus Fulham, it appeared we came out in the second half determined to hold onto what we had. The goal had been coming when it came as we'd been giving up too much possession. That all said, a generally very good performance from Town. A marked improvement from the 4-1 defeat last year and all in all, a good week to be a Town supporter."
- AndyCWright

"I thought we were great, it seemed like the fire, the 'terrier' spirit was back in the squad. Gutted we didn't get three points but we look like we're capable of picking up more wins. Yesterday was also yet another great example of how desperate we are for a goalscorer. One of the best things of yesterday was seeing Charlie Austin bitching and whinging. After the Lossl stamp, I just think he's a complete cock."
- ponteterrier

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