A nostalgic night of laughs, memories and celebration
- A review of HTAFC's 1979/80 reunion event
- Mick Buxton and his squad took centre stage
- Check out our gallery from the evening
Members of the legendary Huddersfield Town 1979/80 Fourth Division winning side gathered to reminisce about old memories at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday night.
On a nostalgic evening, hundreds of Town fans gathered to listen to their heroes discuss a memorable period in the Terriers’ history.
The event sold out before Christmas, further demonstrating the appreciation supporters have for what this particular squad achieved for Huddersfield Town.
Steve Kindon and Keith Hanvey, both integral members of the famous side, were in fine form, presenting the night brilliantly as former players used the opportunity to personally reflect on a record-breaking season for the Club.
The introduction of Mick Buxton, the man who managed the team to success, brought the biggest cheer of the night, as the crowd were treated to behind-the-scene stories and humorous recollections.
Despite the obvious popularity and demand for tickets, all of the former players and management involved in Friday night’s reunion attended free-of-charge, further reinforcing the feeling of family amongst the title-winning squad.
John Haselden, who was Assistant Manager of the team in the 1979/80 season, described the delight of seeing his former colleagues:
“It’s the first time we have all met up properly to reminisce about the good old times for ages”, John said.
“You always get a warm feeling whenever you return to the Club and the facilities that are in place now are magnificent.
“I have had the privilege of being a physiotherapist at other clubs such as Sheffield United and Notts County, but what we have here is special.”
As well as winning the Fourth Division and securing promotion, the 1979/80 campaign will also be remembered by Town fans for the various records which were smashed along the way.
Mick Buxton’s side scored an incredible 101 goals, including the 7-1 thrashing of Port Vale, won 16 home games, a joint record and picked up 66 points, also a club-best (with two points for a win).