Huddersfield have been a bane of the bookies lives this season and that’s not just due to their performances on the pitch. Each summer the bookmakers try and call who a team’s going to sign and give odds on them, however Huddersfield’s business has left everyone bamboozled and thrown the football bets odds all over the shop! Instead of following the tried and trusted “sign 11 premier league failures” route that most promoted teams follow, they’ve been signing players from as far afield as the German second tier.
Do you think you know your Ravj van La Parra’s from your Steve Quaners? If you do you’re in luck because we’ve decided to put together a quiz that shines a light on Hudderfield’s crazy squad – not many you’ll have ever have heard of – let us know how you get on!
3) Every time new clubs are promoted to the Premier League we seem to see the exact same thing, they buy a group of mix-matched players from the clubs being relegated and hope that they can use those same footballers and achieve a different result. What’s the definition of insanity again?
So whilst it’s refreshing to see Huddersfield try to buck this trend and turn the premier league odds in their favour they have gone a really different way about it. Many of the players they’ve bought this season haven’t just been relative unknowns to people outside of the business but literal unknowns to even the most prudent of scouts. What they’ve done is buy players unknown and unfancied by anyone else on the planet and so far, it’s gone pretty well for them, sitting in relative safety at 15th in the league.
Do you think you can name their starting 11 though?