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DARREN BULLOCK: ON ‘THAT’ NIGHT IN

18 September 2020

Interviews

DARREN BULLOCK: ON ‘THAT’ NIGHT IN

18 September 2020

Bullock recalls Town’s 1995 Play-Off Semi-Final against Brentford

- Darren Bullock reflects on the 1995 Play-Off Semi-Final against Brentford
- Midfielder discusses the winning penalty kick
- Bullock on how his love for Huddersfield Town was like no other

Ahead of Town’s game against Brentford, HTTV caught up with Darren Bullock to take a look back at that famous night in the 1995 Division Two Play-Off Semi-Final.

Bully and the rest of Neil Warnock’s Huddersfield Town side faced Brentford over two legs after clinging on to a 1-1 draw at the McAlpine Stadium in the former.

Going into the second leg at Griffin Park, Bully expressed how Town were more determined than ever to come out on top and get to Wembley.

“They (Brentford) thought they’d won already, we could her them laughing and joking in the dressing room after the first leg.

“It really spurred us on and made us make a conscious effort that we were going to give it our all and get through to Wembley, which we did in the end.”

It was one of the biggest games of his life but in his mind, Bully thought of the fans who so desperately wanted to see the Terriers get to Wembley

“It was for the fans as well, that was it for me really, it was more for the fans and I wanted to get them to Wembley.”

Get them to Wembley he certainly did, after another tight game that went down to the wire. It was Bully’s thundering spot-kick that sent Town through to the final after the penalty-shootout.

“I thought to myself, don’t change your mind, just turn around, run back and smash it as hard as you can.

“I felt confident, my heart was going a little bit but as soon as I took the penalty and scored the emotions hit me.

“I was bouncing in the dressing room but I had about five minutes on my own when I was physically sick.

“The adrenaline and emotions all hit me at once and I realised what might have been if I hadn’t scored but what did happen, happened, and the rest is history!”

Bully’s love for the Club is what drove such strong emotions that night but even he admits he’s never experienced anything quite like the incredible fans of Huddersfield Town.

“I’ve never played in front of fans more passionate, loving and vocal than Huddersfield Town fans.

“Nothing can take away that Brentford moment, I can’t describe it, I wish I could bottle up those emotions and keep them for the rest of my life.

“I can always look back at that and say, that’s what I did and that what we did as a club.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!


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