ONLY 12 months ago who would have thought a day out in Cardiff would be on the cards for the Terriers?
May 2003: Town were relegated to Division Three but the biggest worry was the club's bank balance. With debts of £17m there was grave concerns the club would not be playing at all the following season.
June: Things were starting to look up for the battered club when fans favourite Peter Jackson returned as manager. He said: "It is Huddersfield Town and everyone knows the passion I have for the club. It only took me five seconds to say yes."
July: After much hard work from Terry Fisher and Ken Davy, Town were officially saved and planning for the season ahead could begin.
August: The new season kicked off at the McAlpine on August 9. Jacko and his new team got a rousing reception from the fans.
Jacko said: "Myself and the team got a fantastic reception at the start of a new era for the club - something I will never forget."
A good run in the Carling Cup with a win against Derby in August.
September: The cup form continued with a great win at Sunderland keeping the McAlpine buzzing.
October: After some inconsistency, a wonderful run of form from 22-year-old striker Jon Stead saw the Terriers start to motor towards the play-off places.
November: A sorry 6-2 defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe United.
December: The woe continued at Macclesfield, leaving boss Peter Jackson making a New Year's wish. "If I was to ask for one thing in the New Year it would be for more consistency," he said.
January: Jackson got just what he wanted as Town won all four of their games in January and lifted themselves up to fifth in the table.
February: Jon Stead, who had fired 18 goals in 31 matches for Town left for Blackburn Rovers. He described the move as a "school boy dream".
March: Stead's departure did not halt Town's climb up the table.
April: Town were in the automatic promotion spots and looked odds on for Division Two until disappointing results against Mansfield and Cheltenham meant Torquay nicked third place on the last day.
May: Town battled on and reached the play-offs giving the 23,000 travelling Terriers a day they could only have dreamed of 12 months earlier.