2012–13 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
2012–13 season
ChairmanDean Hoyle
ManagerSimon Grayson (until 24 January 2013)
Mark Lillis (from 24 January 2013 until 14 February 2013)
Mark Robins (from 14 February 2013)
Championship19th
FA CupFifth Round
League CupFirst Round
Top goalscorerLeague: James Vaughan (14)
All: James Vaughan (14)
Highest home attendance21,614 vs. Barnsley (3 May 2013)
Lowest home attendance11,495 vs. Leicester City (26 January 2013)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Huddersfield Town's 2012–13 campaign is Huddersfield Town's first season back in the second tier of English football, since the 2000–01 season.

They qualified to play in the 2012–13 Football League Championship after they beat Sheffield United in the final at Wembley Stadium on 26 May 2012. After the match finished 0–0 after extra time, the Terriers won the penalty shoot-out 8–7, after every player on the pitch took a penalty. The decisive penalty was taken by the United goalkeeper Steve Simonsen, who saw his penalty go over the crossbar, giving Huddersfield the glory, and promotion to the Football League Championship.

This was meant to be Simon Grayson's first full season in charge of the Terriers, but instead he was sacked on 24 January 2013, following a run of 12 consecutive league games without a win. After Town legend Mark Lillis steadied the ship for 5 games, the Coventry City boss Mark Robins was appointed as the new manager on 14 February 2013.

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 Calum Woods
3 Scotland DF Paul Dixon
4 Northern Ireland MF Oliver Norwood
5 England DF Peter Clarke (Captain)
6 Republic of Ireland DF Anthony Gerrard
7 Republic of Ireland MF Sean Scannell
8 England MF Adam Clayton
9 England FW Lee Novak
10 England MF Oscar Gobern
11 England MF Danny Ward
12 England DF Tom Clarke
13 England GK Ian Bennett
15 Scotland DF Murray Wallace
16 Canada MF Scott Arfield
17 Scotland FW Jordan Rhodes
19 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Lee
No. Position Player
22 England MF Anton Robinson
24 England MF Keith Southern
25 Republic of Ireland GK Nick Colgan
27 England FW Kallum Higginbotham
29 England DF Liam Ridehalgh (on loan at Chesterfield)
30 England FW Jimmy Spencer
31 England MF Chris Atkinson
32 England DF Jack Hunt
33 Wales DF Joel Lynch
35 England GK Lloyd Allinson
36 England MF Matt Crooks
37 England FW Max Leonard
38 England DF James Burke
39 England MF Jordan Sinnott
40 England MF Israel Johnson
41 England FW Connor Loftus

Kit[edit]

The 2012/13 season was the Club's second with technical kit supplier Umbro, and their first with home sponsor Rekorderlig Cider. Radian B continued their away shirt sponsorship. The Club introduced new home and away kits, and retained the away kit from the previous season as a third kit. Alternate shorts and socks were available for all outfield kits in the event of a colour clash, however in away games where the home kit could have theoretically been worn, the away kit was worn instead.

The home shirt is the Club's traditional blue and white stripes but with a chequered pattern of light and darker blue within the stripes, and was worn for the first time in the pre-season friendly at Guiseley. It was worn with white shorts and black socks, except in the away games at Crystal Palace and Burnley, in which it was worn with white socks. The away shirt is dark navy with a broad white stripe across the shoulders and collar, and was worn for the first time in the pre-season friendly at Kilmarnock. The goalkeeper kits featured a striking geometric pattern across the front.

Supplier: Umbro
Sponsor(s): Rekorderlig Cider (home), Radian B (away)

Home
Home alternate
Away
Away alternate
Third
Third alternate
GK home
GK away
GK third

Last updated: 11 September 2012.
Source: Npower Championship 2012-12 - Historical Football Kits

Review[edit]

Town made their first signing of the summer on 22 June, with the transfer of winger/striker Sean Scannell from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee. On 27 June, Scotland under-21 international defender Paul Dixon signed on a free transfer from Dundee United. Young midfielder Oliver Norwood signed from Manchester United on a 3-year-deal, beating Championship rivals Barnsley to his signature. On 6 July, Simon Grayson raided his former club Leeds United to sign Adam Clayton on an undisclosed fee, just 2 years after bringing him to Elland Road. On 11 July, Welsh defender Joel Lynch joined after being released by Nottingham Forest. On 26 July, Blackpool midfielder Keith Southern signed on a 2-year-deal, reuniting him with Simon Grayson, who managed him at Bloomfield Road. On 7 August, defender Anthony Gerrard was signed on a 3-year-deal from fellow Championship side Cardiff City in a deal believed to be worth £350,000. On 24 August, Norwich City striker James Vaughan joined the club on a season-long loan deal. As the transfer window shut on 31 August, Town signed winger Adam Hammill on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until January 2013. On 28 September, after being snubbed by the club on transfer deadline day, Jermaine Beckford joined on a 3-month loan deal from divisional rivals, Leicester City. On 8 November, Welsh international striker Simon Church joined on a month's loan from Premier League side Reading. He returned to Reading on 31 December after his extension expired. On 8 January 2013, Beckford's Leicester teammate, Neil Danns joined on loan for the remainder of the season. On 22 February, new manager Mark Robins brought back a familiar face to the Terriers, by signing recently capped Jamaican international Theo Robinson on loan from Derby County for the remainder of the season. On 11 April, Town signed striker Daniel Carr from non-league side Dulwich Hamlet for £100,000, which will see the striker join up with the Terriers once this season has concluded. On 26 April, Irish youngster Jake Carroll was signed from St Patrick's Athletic on an undisclosed fee, and like Carr, will join up with the Terriers after this season is concluded.

On 10 August, Antony Kay became the first departure of the season, when he left to sign a 2-year-deal at Milton Keynes Dons. The following day, defender Jamie McCombe had his contract terminated, which paved the way for a move to Doncaster Rovers. On 24 August, defender Liam Ridehalgh rejoined Chesterfield on a one-month loan deal. His teammate, Chris Atkinson joined him on 12 September. On 30 August, Town fans were left distraught after their prized possession, Jordan Rhodes was sold to their Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers for £8 million, a record selling fee for Town, as well as a record purchasing for Blackburn, and it was also the highest fee paid for a player between 2 non-Premier League clubs. Kallum Higginbotham joined Carlisle United on a 3-month loan deal on 20 September. On 16 October, young striker Jimmy Spencer joined Brentford on a month's loan. On 22 November, as the loan window shut, Ridehalgh was recalled from his loan at Chesterfield and sent on loan to their divisional rivals, Rotherham United. On 5 December, youngster Jordan Sinnott, joined Conference North side Altrincham (managed by his father and ex-Town player, Lee) on loan for a month. On 7 December, young duo Matt Crooks and James Burke joined Radcliffe Borough on a month's loan. Young strike duo Max Leonard and Connor Loftus were sent out on a month's loan to Garforth Town and Mossley on 21 December. Following his return from Carlisle, Kallum Higginbotham still found himself out of the picture at Huddersfield, so joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell on loan for the rest of the season on 9 January. The following day, Jimmy Spencer went out on loan for the second time, joining Crawley Town for the remainder of the season, but he returned to Huddersfield on 6 February with a knee injury, making no appearances for the Red Devils. As the transfer window shut on 31 January, midfielder Anton Robinson joined League Two leaders Gillingham on loan for the rest of the season. However, he returned to the club on 11 April, after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments, which will rule him out of football for 9 months.

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 Calum Woods
3 Scotland DF Paul Dixon
4 Northern Ireland MF Oliver Norwood
5 England DF Peter Clarke (Captain)
6 Republic of Ireland DF Anthony Gerrard
7 Republic of Ireland MF Sean Scannell
8 England MF Adam Clayton
9 England FW Lee Novak
10 England MF Oscar Gobern
11 England MF Danny Ward
12 England DF Tom Clarke
13 England GK Ian Bennett
15 Scotland DF Murray Wallace
16 Canada MF Scott Arfield
17 Jamaica FW Theo Robinson (on loan from Derby County)
18 England FW James Vaughan (on loan from Norwich City)
19 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Lee
20 England MF Neil Danns (on loan from Leicester City)
No. Position Player
21 Jamaica FW Jermaine Beckford (on loan from Leicester City)
22 England MF Anton Robinson
24 England MF Keith Southern
25 Republic of Ireland GK Nick Colgan
26 England DF Tom Smith
27 England FW Kallum Higginbotham (on loan at Motherwell)
28 England MF Duane Holmes
29 England DF Liam Ridehalgh (on loan at Rotherham United)
30 England FW Jimmy Spencer
31 England MF Chris Atkinson
32 England DF Jack Hunt
33 Wales DF Joel Lynch
35 England GK Lloyd Allinson
36 England MF Matt Crooks
37 England FW Max Leonard
38 England DF James Burke
39 England MF Jordan Sinnott
40 England MF Israel Johnson
41 England FW Connor Loftus

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
22 June MF Republic of Ireland Sean Scannell England Crystal Palace Undisclosed Fee
27 June DF Scotland Paul Dixon Scotland Dundee United Free
29 June MF Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood England Manchester United Undisclosed Fee
6 July MF England Adam Clayton England Leeds United Undisclosed Fee
11 July DF Wales Joel Lynch England Nottingham Forest Free
26 July MF England Keith Southern England Blackpool Undisclosed Fee
7 August DF Republic of Ireland Anthony Gerrard Wales Cardiff City £350,000
11 April FW England Daniel Carr England Dulwich Hamlet £100,000
26 April DF Republic of Ireland Jake Carroll Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic Undisclosed Fee

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Expiry
24 August FW England James Vaughan England Norwich City End of season
31 August MF England Adam Hammill England Wolverhampton Wanderers January 2013
28 September FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford England Leicester City December 2012
8 November FW Wales Simon Church England Reading December 2012
21 November FW England Jimmy Spencer England Brentford Loan Return
22 November DF England Liam Ridehalgh England Chesterfield Loan Return
26 November MF England Chris Atkinson England Chesterfield Loan Cancelled
7 December FW England Kallum Higginbotham England Carlisle United Loan Cancelled
8 January MF England Neil Danns England Leicester City End of Season
6 February FW England Jimmy Spencer England Crawley Town Loan Cancelled
22 February FW Jamaica Theo Robinson England Derby County End of Season
11 April MF England Anton Robinson England Gillingham Loan Cancelled

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
29 May DF England Greg Pearson Released
18 June MF England Gary Roberts England Swindon Town Free
21 June FW England Danny Cadamarteri England Carlisle United Free
21 June MF England Tommy Miller England Swindon Town Free
18 July DF England Nathan Clarke England Leyton Orient Free
25 July MF England Aidan Chippendale England Accrington Stanley Free
1 August DF Scotland Gary Naysmith Scotland Aberdeen Free
10 August DF England Antony Kay England Milton Keynes Dons Free
11 August DF England Jamie McCombe England Doncaster Rovers Free
30 August FW Scotland Jordan Rhodes England Blackburn Rovers £8,000,000
25 February GK Canada Simon Thomas Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Free

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Expiry
24 August DF England Liam Ridehalgh England Chesterfield September 2012
12 September MF England Chris Atkinson England Chesterfield October 2012
20 September FW England Kallum Higginbotham England Carlisle United December 2012
16 October FW England Jimmy Spencer England Brentford November 2012
22 November DF England Liam Ridehalgh England Rotherham United December 2012
5 December MF England Jordan Sinnott England Altrincham January 2013
7 December DF England James Burke England Radcliffe Borough January 2013
7 December MF England Matt Crooks England Radcliffe Borough January 2013
21 December FW England Max Leonard England Garforth Town January 2013
21 December FW England Connor Loftus England Mossley January 2013
9 January MF England Kallum Higginbotham Scotland Motherwell End of Season
10 January FW England Jimmy Spencer England Crawley Town End of Season
14 January MF England Adam Hammill England Wolverhampton Wanderers Loan Expired
31 January MF England Anton Robinson England Gillingham End of Season

Statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 Blackburn Rovers 46 14 16 16 55 62 −7 58
18 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 10 20 53 61 −8 58
19 Huddersfield Town 46 15 13 18 53 73 −20 58
20 Millwall 46 15 11 20 51 62 −11 56
21 Barnsley 46 14 13 19 56 70 −14 55
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 2013. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 15 13 18 51 71  −20 58 7 10 6 26 24  +2 8 3 12 25 47  −22

Last updated: 4 May 2013.
Source:[citation needed]

Result round by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHHAHAAHHAHAAHHAHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHAH
ResultLDWDWWWLLWWLLWDWLDLLDLDDDLDLWLDLDWLWLWLLDWLWWD
Position1920121486268636977681011141517151516171718161718212018191618161922211922191819
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 2013. Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 4 May 2013
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Alex Smithies 50 0 46 0 3 0 1 0
2 DF England Calum Woods 30 0 20+7 0 3 0 0 0
3 DF Scotland Paul Dixon 40 0 29+8 0 2 0 1 0
4 MF Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood 43 3 37+2 3 2+2 0 0 0
5 DF England Peter Clarke 47 0 42+1 0 3 0 1 0
6 DF Republic of Ireland Anthony Gerrard 43 1 32+6 1 4 0 1 0
7 MF Republic of Ireland Sean Scannell 38 3 22+12 2 3+1 1 0 0
8 MF England Adam Clayton 46 5 43 4 2 1 1 0
9 FW England Lee Novak 39 6 23+12 4 1+2 2 1 0
10 MF England Oscar Gobern 17 0 13+2 0 0+1 0 1 0
11 MF England Danny Ward 29 2 17+11 2 0 0 1 0
12 DF England Tom Clarke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
13 GK England Ian Bennett 2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0
14 MF England Adam Hammill 16 2 6+10 2 0 0 0 0
15 DF Scotland Murray Wallace 7 1 3+3 1 1 0 0 0
16 MF Scotland Scott Arfield 26 1 9+12 1 4 0 0+1 0
17 FW Scotland Jordan Rhodes 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
17 FW Jamaica Theo Robinson 6 0 4+2 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW England James Vaughan 37 14 31+2 14 2+2 0 0 0
19 FW Republic of Ireland Alan Lee 25 2 1+20 2 2+1 0 0+1 0
20 FW Wales Simon Church 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
20 MF England Neil Danns 18 2 17 2 1 0 0 0
21 FW Jamaica Jermaine Beckford 22 9 14+7 8 1 1 0 0
22 MF England Anton Robinson 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF England Keith Southern 30 1 24+5 1 0 0 1 0
30 FW England Jimmy Spencer 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
31 MF England Chris Atkinson 9 1 3+4 1 2 0 0 0
32 DF England Jack Hunt 44 0 39+1 0 3 0 1 0
33 DF Wales Joel Lynch 22 1 20+2 1 0 0 0 0
39 MF England Jordan Sinnott 3 0 0+1 0 2 0 0 0

Starting XI[edit]

No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
1 GK England Alex Smithies 50
32 RB England Jack Hunt 43
5 CB England Peter Clarke 46
6 CB Republic of Ireland Anthony Gerrard 37
3 LB Scotland Paul Dixon 32
7 RM Republic of Ireland Sean Scannell 25
8 CM England Adam Clayton 46
4 CM Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood 39
11 LM England Danny Ward 18 Neil Danns has 18 starts
18 CF England James Vaughan 33
9 CF England Lee Novak 25

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW England 18 James Vaughan 14 0 0 14
2 FW Jamaica 21 Jermaine Beckford 8 1 0 9
3 FW England 9 Lee Novak 4 2 0 6
4 MF England 8 Adam Clayton 4 1 0 5
5= MF Northern Ireland 4 Oliver Norwood 3 0 0 3
MF Republic of Ireland 7 Sean Scannell 2 1 0 3
7= MF England 11 Danny Ward 2 0 0 2
MF England 14 Adam Hammill 2 0 0 2
FW Scotland 17 Jordan Rhodes 2 0 0 2
FW Republic of Ireland 19 Alan Lee 2 0 0 2
MF England 20 Neil Danns 2 0 0 2
12= DF Republic of Ireland 6 Anthony Gerrard 1 0 0 1
DF Scotland 15 Murray Wallace 1 0 0 1
MF Scotland 16 Scott Arfield 1 0 0 1
FW Wales 20 Simon Church 1 0 0 1
MF England 24 Keith Southern 1 0 0 1
MF England 31 Chris Atkinson 1 0 0 1
DF Wales 33 Joel Lynch 1 0 0 1
Own goals 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 53 5 0 58

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
18 England FW James Vaughan 10 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
8 England MF Adam Clayton 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
3 Scotland DF Paul Dixon 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
6 Republic of Ireland DF Anthony Gerrard 7 1 1 0 0 0 8 1
33 Wales DF Joel Lynch 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
32 England DF Jack Hunt 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 1
2 England DF Calum Woods 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
24 England MF Keith Southern 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
5 England DF Peter Clarke 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
9 England FW Lee Novak 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
4 Northern Ireland MF Oliver Norwood 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
20 England MF Neil Danns 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
21 England FW Jermaine Beckford 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 England MF Oscar Gobern 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 England MF Danny Ward 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 England MF Adam Hammill 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 Scotland MF Scott Arfield 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
19 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Lee 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1 England GK Alex Smithies 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 Wales FW Simon Church 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 94 4 9 0 1 0 104 4

Results[edit]

Pre Season[edit]

Championship[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Under 21s[edit]

U21 Professional Development League 2 North[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Leicester City U21s 22 14 5 3 52 28 24 47 Knockout Stage
2 Huddersfield Town U21s 22 12 4 6 36 28 8 40
3 Derby County U21s 22 11 4 7 32 31 1 37
4 Nottingham Forest U21s 22 10 5 7 24 25 -1 35
5 Birmingham City U21s 22 9 5 8 36 30 6 32

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Knockout stage[edit]

Under 18s[edit]

U18 Professional Development League 2 North[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Leeds United U18s 22 15 2 5 52 28 24 47 Knockout Stage
2 Huddersfield Town U18s 22 11 5 6 46 34 12 38
3 Sheffield Wednesday U18s 22 11 5 6 41 37 4 38
4 Nottingham Forest U18s 22 10 7 5 44 35 9 37
5 Crewe Alexandra U18s 22 10 3 9 42 38 3 33

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Knockout stage[edit]

FA Youth Cup[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U21 Professional Development League 2 Bulletin 39" (PDF). The Premier League. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  2. ^ "U18 Professional Development League 2 Bulletin 38" (PDF). The Premier League. 16 May 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Academy Fixtures". htafc.com. Retrieved 27 May 2013.