Not to do ourselves out of a job, but the history of Huddersfield Town is already well-chronicled.
Below, you’ll find a selection of resources that shed further light on the club’s past, including websites and books. If you think we've made an omission, send us an email via heritage[at]htsa-web.com and we'll be sure to correct it.
And He Takes That Chance started off as a podcast in 2018, but has grown to encompass video, editorials, and much of the other trappings of modern fan media. Contributors often discuss Town’s heritage, while their YouTube channel contains a series of interviews with former players
Town’s website includes a history section that lists the club’s honours on and off the pitch, as well as a YouTube version of the Centenary DVD.
HTAFC Archive is an online statistical almanac that covers every imaginable aspect of the club’s history, from players and managers to goals and the women’s team. The website is updated every week.
Town’s YouTube channel has a fair amount of historical content, including multiple episodes of the wonderful ‘Boothy’s Beer and Banter’.
HTFC World is one of the world’s most unique fan-sites and is known well beyond the hills and valleys of Huddersfield. It contains hundreds of satirical cartoon match reports from the period 1999-2018.
Peter O'Toole is a renowned freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and Town fan. He has worked with the club on a number of projects in recent years, from clap banner designs and kit launches to branded mugs and t-shirts.
Curated by collector and author Roger Pashby, The Huddersfield Town Collection is the best source of club-related memorabilia on the internet. It includes everything from cigarette cards and photographs to fanzines and matchday tickets. For those interested in starting their own collections, the website also houses a ‘For Sale’ section.
Martin Sykes’ match reports have been entertaining fans since September 2015. Concise and honest, they provide a unique insight into the highs and lows of the past six or so years. And they’re very funny, even when detailing a 5-2 away loss to Blackburn Rovers.
Alan Hodgson, Ian & Gwen Thomas, John Ward
Huddersfield: Huddersfield Town AFC Ltd, 2007
Written by four of the club’s most noted historians, 99 Years and Counting is filled with statistics, from results and league tables to appearance and goal records. The book also includes a great deal of obscure trivia.
George Binns, Alan Hodgson, Ian & Gwen Thomas
Huddersfield: Huddersfield Town AFC Ltd, 2007
Billed as a companion to 99 Years and Counting, this mighty tome is an equally interesting narrative account of the club’s history.
Bradford: Great Northern Books Ltd, 2017
Rob Stewart tells the “inspirational story of Huddersfield Town’s record-breaking 1979-1980 season’, when Mick Buxton’s men clinched the Division 4 title in spectacular fashion. The book is based on extensive interviews with the players, their partners, and fans. Dean Hoyle also provided the foreword.
Huddersfield: Huddersfield Town AFC Ltd, 2006
Published in the centenary year, Straughan’s book is a straightforward directory of Town’s most beloved players, “as voted for by the club’s fans.”
George S. Binns
Huddersfield: Huddersfield Town AFC Ltd, 1984
Penned by then club secretary George S. Binns, 75 Years On is a season-by-season account of Town’s fortunes on and off the field from 1908 to 1983. The book is crammed with photographs, press-clippings, and statistics.
Derby: The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited, 1990
A Complete Record is a compendium of sorts. It tells the story of the club in chronological order, with biographies and statistics interspersed throughout. The book also includes a foreword written by former Town outside left, Vic Metcalfe.
Huddersfield: Pashby Publications, 2008
Written and compiled by Town historian Roger Pashby, this short but fascinating book recounts Town’s early history through cigarette cards, trade cards, and stickers.
Southend on Sea: Desert Island Books Limited, 2004
Jim Brown’s comprehensive account of the ‘Thrice Champions’ period is a must read, particularly with so many centenary dates approaching.
Durrington: Pitch Publishing (Brighton) Ltd, 2014
Packed full of Town-related trivia, facts, and statistics, the author’s 127th book on football is probably his best. We say ‘probably’ because none of his previous or subsequent efforts cover Huddersfield’s finest.
Nottingham: Tony Brown, 2015
Brown’s book provides full career details for every Town player who appeared in a Football League match from 1910-11 to 1960-61 or an F.A. Cup tie from 1909-1910 to 1960-61.
Huddersfield: Huddersfield Town AFC Ltd, 2018
Moment in Time commemorates Town’s return to the topflight of English football in 2017. It contains over 200 images from the 2017/18 Premier League campaign together with comments from then chairman Dean Hoyle.
London: Media House Books, 2019
Where Are They Now? includes a biography of every player who ever played for Town. The blurb says: “Re-live memories of all your favourite stars of yesteryear in this fascinating insight into life after Town.”