Jes Hibbert

July 5, 2018

Huddersfield Town ey? The club does funny things to us fans, and has a much bigger impact on our lives then it probably should do. I despise Peterborough because of football, whereas before, I wouldn't have had any reason to know about the place, let alone hate it and everyone in it, but that's what football does to you.

 

Today's fan story is from someone with a disliking for Peterborough too, someone who had to suffer the taunts and jibes from the Posh fans first-hand following play-off defeat. Here's Jes Hibbert's story, enjoy!

 

 

 

So, when did you first start supporting Huddersfield Town?

 

"1962!"        

 

Are you Huddersfield born and bred?

 

"Born and bred in Dewsbury."

 

What made you become a Town fan? Pushy parents? Or was it just a love the club?

 

"My dad was a Town fan so it was a natural move to support Town."

 

Do you remember your first game? The result, the atmosphere or the overall experience?

Apart from the obviously amazing last two years, what would you say has been your highlight of your time supporting Town?

 

"My first game was a seventh birthday present against Leeds in the old Second Division. It was a draw but I think it was being part of an experience alongside grown ups that appealed to me.

 

"My highlight would be our last promotion to the top flight and going to away matches in the First Division; Anfield, Old Trafford and St James Park for an early afternoon kick-offs because of power cuts."

 

Let’s just accept that David Wagner is the best manager Town have ever had (since Chapman), and I doubt you remember him! Who would you say has been the second best manager during your years supporting Huddersfield?

 

"Ian Greaves for the last promotion to the First Division."

 

Give us your favourite starting 11 made up of all the players you’ve seen in blue & white.

"Terry Poole Derek Parkin Geoff Hutt Jimmy Nicholson Christopher Schindler Trevor Cherry Anthony Pilkington Les Chapman Marcus Stewart Frank Worthington Jordan Rhodes ( although to be fair with that lot he might never have the ball!)"

 

What would you say makes Huddersfield’s fans and the club unique?

 

"The connection between the club and the area. Big enough to matter small enough to care."

 

Can you tell us your worst memory supporting Town?

 

"Worst memory by a mile was the defeat against Peterborough in the 1992 play-off semi-final.You see, I have lived in Peterborough for nearly 40 years and the day after I was asked if I would organise a trip to Wembley for the final for work colleagues. My reply was unprintable."

 

What one thing are you afraid of for the future of Huddersfield?

 

"I am only positive about the future, although my big fear is not being able to drive up the A1 to be there"

 

What would your dream season be?

 

"Dream season would be to beat Peterborough in the FA Cup Final."

 

Thanks to Jes for his fan story, if you'd like to be involved in this feature you can do so by emailing us at terrierblog@gmail.com.

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