What a week! Champagne celebrations and parades – it really doesn’t get much better for Town fans.
But what fine lines there are between success and failure.
It’s always said that history is always written by the victors, so I guess the Town archives would say they dominated the game and victory in normal and extra time was not achieved only because of an inspired performance by Sheffield United keeper Steve Simonsen.
It may even depict a fully deserved victory by the Terriers. The one thing it won’t mention will be how Town fans felt when they had missed the first three penalties.
Tears were flowing and the exits started to fill in the Huddersfield end and the resignation set in that Town were in League 1 for another year.
And the rest is history.
There’s a lot of back patting going on and rightly so, but the number one person who deserves the credit is the chairman.
We all know that his investment has put Town in this position in the first place, however it was Dean Hoyle’s belief that Lee Clark needed replacing that tipped the balance.
Yes he rode his luck, but he deserved the success for his determination and single-minded approach. At the time Mr Hoyle had to take plenty of flak, but his decision has been proved the correct one.
I’m sure at the moment you don’t really care that Town are 28/1 to win the championship as most of you will still have a hangover and worry about that another day.
Enjoy the glow of success and enjoy the promise of what might be in the Championship.
My congratulations to everyone at the club.