THERE’S just a week to go!
Yes, the European Championships may be taking centre stage at the moment and England are due in action against France later today.
But next Monday the npower Football League fixtures for the 2012-13 campaign are announced – and that means Town in the Championship.
This is the first time in 11 years that the Terriers have been looking forward to matches in the second tier of English football, their last game there being a 2-1 home defeat by Birmingham City on May 6, 2001.
Andy Booth scored that day in front of 19,290, but Town finished 22nd thanks to surprise away victories for Portsmouth and Crystal Palace and were relegated.
Kevin Gallen, Ben Thornley and David Beresford were released at the end of the season and, later on, goalkeeper Nico Vaesen was sold to Birmingham for £700,000 and Dutch midfielder Dean Gorre departed to Barnsley for £50,000.
A failed bid in the play-offs the following season brought Lou Macari’s departure and the appointment of Mick Wadsworth, but Town slipped to the bottom division and into administration.
Cue Ken Davy’s takeover and promotion under Peter Jackson – but it’s been a long haul to here!