HUDDERSFIELD Town aim to hit the 30-point mark when they host Brighton in their 17th game of the Championship campaign tomorrow.
But how does the start compare with other seasons?
Last time around, Lee Clark’s League I side, who were on their way to a Football League record of 43 games unbeaten, had 34 points from the first 16 games. They were to finish fourth.
The season before, when Town finished third, it was 27 points from 16 matches, the same as the current level.
Back in 1999-2000, when Steve Bruce’s side ended up eighth in the Championship, the opening 16 games yielded 28 points, while under Peter Jackson the season before that, Town had totted up 27 points and were 10th in the final table.
In 1995-96, when Town were playing in the second tier under Brian Horton following Neil Warnock’s play-off success over Bristol Rovers, the 16-match mark was reached with 22 points.
The last time Town were promoted to the top flight, under Ian Greaves in 1969-70, it was two points for a win, but had it been three, Frank Worthington and Co would have been on 31 points after match number 16, a 3-2 win at current Championship rivals Hull.
In the days of two up, two down, Greaves’ side went on to win the title from Blackpool.
Town have enjoyed two other promotion successes in this division.
Sixteen matches into the 1952-53 season, when the entire defensive line went unchanged all through, the team bossed by Andy Beattie would have had 35 points under three for a win.
They went on to finish runners-up to Sheffield United.
And way back in 1919-20, when Town overcame a major financial crisis to go up alongside champions Tottenham under Ambrose Langley, they would have had 30 points after 16 games.