Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end - we won the league three times in a row.

It’s 90 years to the day since Huddersfield Town completed a celebrated first-ever hat trick of Football League titles.

Only Arsenal (1933-35), Liverpool (1982-84) and Manchester United (1999-2001 and 2007-09) have matched the feat.

Supporters long ago adapted the Mary Hopkin hit record - and the Town version is still sung at the John Smith’s Stadium .

Town, of course, were based at their former home Leeds Road when they ruled the English game.

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And fittingly, the history-making third title was clinched on home turf.

Bolton Wanderers were beaten 3-0 on April 12, 1926 with goals by Billy Smith, Alex Jackson and Clem Stephenson.

All three were internationals and household names at a time when Town were talked about all over Europe.

Sadly, there was no continental football in those days, other than club tours.

So it remains a matter of conjecture whether Town would have won the Champions League!

What is beyond dispute is that Herbert Chapman built the best team in England, just a few years after the club had almost gone out of existence.

Town survived their financial crisis of 1919-20 and went on to win promotion from the Second Division and reach their first-ever FA Cup final that season, losing 1-0 after extra time to Aston Villa in the final at Stamford Bridge (Wembley wasn’t opened until 1923).

Chapman replaced Ambrose Langley during the 1920-21 campaign and made an inspired signing from Villa in the shape of Stephenson.

At 31, many thought the inside-forward’s best days had gone.

But at Leeds Road, he formed a fine left-sided partnership with winger Smith and proved the perfect on-field leader.

Huddersfield Town legend Billy Smith

He helped Town win the FA Cup in 1922, when Preston North End were beaten 1-0 by Smith’s penalty back at Stamford Bridge.

Chapman’s side finished third in Division I in 1923, when Liverpool won the title and Sunderland were runners-up.

But the following season Town edged out Cardiff City to take the honours on goal average, which was used until 1975.

It was also two points for a win in those days, and that was the margin by which Town won the 1924-25 title from West Bromwich Albion.

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Before the celebrations had subsided, the club were rocked by the departure of Chapman to Arsenal (he was to die midway through their second title season).

But his successor Cecil Potter, who had previously managed Hartlepool United Derby County, was to orchestrate the most impressive title win of the three.

Town, inspired by Scottish wing wizard Jackson, their club-record £5,000 signing from Aberdeen, took the crown by a five-point margin from Chapman’s Arsenal.

George ‘Bomber’ Brown set a new Town top-flight record of 35 goals, taking his tally over the three title seasons to 63.

Billy Watson missed only three and fellow half-back Tommy Wilson four out of a possible 126 games.