With the European Championships starting it has been quite a week.
The standard of play on the pitch out in France has been largely good.
I can’t remember the last time a Huddersfield Town player or ex-Town player played in the finals, so fair play to Oliver Norwood who had a fairly good game for Northern Ireland against a tough Poland side.
England played the best tournament football we’ve seen for many years, and were unlucky to concede late on to drop a couple of points to a poor Russia side.
Roy Hodgson will need to have a bit more luck in the next two games, and England should make it to the next round.
This week’s HTSA Legends come from our newest Board member, James Chisem.
He’s a lot younger than most of my Board colleagues, so his Legends will appeal more to our younger readers.
“My first choice is Marcus Stewart.
“Like a lot of Town fans, Stewart introduced himself to me with that goal he scored – a hip-twister of a volley – for Bristol Rovers in the 1995 Second Division Playoff Final.
“I was only six at the time, but I remember thinking that we had to buy this guy, certain in the knowledge that buying players who played well against us was the most sensible transfer policy around.
“I ended up being right, of course, and over the next three or four years Stewart couldn’t stop scoring in a blue and white shirt.
“I have fond memories of those last few seasons of the 20th Century, so much so that it seems almost rude to single out Stewart for extra praise.
“Nowadays, I have a greater appreciation for the defensive side of the game; back then, though, it was all about the goals, and Stewart was the man who provided them.
“My second choice, which I imagine might raise a few eyebrows, is none other than Alan ‘Alan’ Lee.
“Okay so he wasn’t a great footballer, but he was a bit of a character, and in this day and age that should at least count for something.
“He wasn’t a prolific goalscorer and he averaged just under a goal every eight games while he was at Town.
“Some people might use that as evidence to suggest that he was a waste of space, to them, I say that quality is far more important than quantity.
“I mean, who can forget his header against Arsenal at the Emirates? Or that scrappy goal against Middlesbrough in the thick Pennine fog?
“Even better, what about all of those times he threw a cheeky elbow or barged the opposition goalkeeper into the back of the net instead of the ball?
“If nothing else, being a football fan is about memories, and I think it’s fair to say that Alan did his best to leave us with a few.”
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Come on England, and UTT!