It’s exactly 50 years since Huddersfield Town made their debut on the flagship football programme Match of the Day.

Now, the cameras are everywhere, and fans of all clubs can watch their favourites within hours of the final whistle.

But back in 1966, way before the Premier League, televised football was in its infancy (many clubs were totally opposed to he concept as they feared a drop in gates), and usually, only one game from the whole of the Football League was screened.

Five-minute clips were shown from 1955 onwards in the Saturday-night BBC programme Sport Special, and Town’s 3-0 home defeat by Sunderland, for whom Brian Clough scored twice, was the selected game on December 8, 1962.

Match of the Day, which provided extended highlights, was first shown on August 22, 1964, and featured Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Arsenal.

The 47,620 crowd inside Anfield outnumbered the audience on BBC2 – only available in London at the time – two to one.

The programme was still on BBC2 when Kenneth Wolstenholme and the cameras, situated behind the goal at the open Dalton Bank end of the old ground, came to Leeds Road to capture the Division II (now Championship) clash with Coventry City on May 7, 1966.

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Both clubs were firmly in the promotion mix.

But Town’s hopes of making Division I under Tom Johnston were dashed by a 2-0 defeat in front of 24,997.

In the event Coventry, managed by future Match of the Day presenter Jimmy Hill, also missed out.

The Sky Blues finished third, with Manchester City and Southampton taking the two promotion places (there were no play-offs).

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Within months, Wolstenholme was to famously sum up England’s 4-2 World Cup win over West Germany at Wembley.

“There’s some people on the pitch, they think it’s all over ... it is now,” he said as Geoff Hurst completed his hat trick in the final minute of extra time.

Match of the Day moved to BBC1 at the start of the following season.

Two games per programme were shown from 1969-70, when the first colour edition was also produced and slow-motion replays were introduced.

Town’s most memorable appearance was probably their 2-1 home top-flight victory over Arsenal on January 16, 1971.