November Is A Gray(son) Month.

By Marco 4J on Nov 28, 12 01:39 PM in Football

The last few weeks have been something of a disappointment for the Terriers - 3 games without a win is never great, but the points tally is still healthy enough, and I'm not panicking just yet (though I have started to work out how far above the relegation zone Town are after every match - don't worry, I won't start tweeting it yet). There have been reports, I'm aware, of Simon Grayson managing teams that fade as the season goes on.

I dismissed these, initially, as Leeds fans being worried that Town were getting into a gear above them (which is rare indeed - 74 days and counting, and a draw on Saturday would make it the longest time since 1984), but recent results are certainly dragging down the points per game ratio of the 2012/13 vintage of Huddersfield Town and I thought it stood a little investigation.

We've got a few years' information to work on now, so I thought it might be instructive to band the results up month by month to see if there's a tail off after Christmas. Shall I take it to the graph?

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That certainly tells a story, doesn't it?

There's nothing in evidence to suggest a regular drop off in that, but I've done another graph dividing it up into its component years - which tells the same story, to be honest - strong in December, and generally better in April and May than January and February, but that's how most teams work - there's more draws in the winter months than the Autumn and Spring months, so the points per game are naturally lower there. There's nothing to suggest Simon Grayson's teams suffer more then than any other time.

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Roll on December, then, eh?

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Marco 4J

Marco 4J - Exiled Kilner-Banker now living in Medway. Season ticket holder for around 10 of the seasons between 1994-2007. Currently to be seen in the away end of London-based HTAFC matches. First Town memory: Scoring a penalty (1 out of 3) against Lee Martin at an open day. Best Town memory: the 2-5 win at Crewe in the Great Escape Season. Favourite Players: Danny Schofield, Steve Harper, Nat Brown.

Luke Wielgus

Luke Wielgus - Counting down the days till Saturday when I''l either be in my usual spot in the Kilner Bank or in some obscure little town (away day fund permitting!). One things for sure though - win, lose or draw I'l' be back next week to do it all again! TTID

Greg Marah

Greg Marah - I'm an exiled Huddersfield Town fan most of the year as i go to university on the wrong side of the Pennines. Despite that I spend far too much money and time following Town throughout the season.

Sean Makin

Sean Makin - Been a HTFC fan since 1994 and been a season ticket holder for the past 10 years and counting. Go to every home game and most away matches (finances permitting). Best experience - winning the play-off final at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff back in 2004. Worst - getting relegated on last day of the season from the championship in 2001 by a single point.