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There was a sorry feeling around the John Smiths Stadium as town fell well short of Fulham on the opening day of the Championship campaign. A 5-1 drubbing at home is not what you want to see to inspire confidence for the new season, but Town have since bounced back.

A well needed, if slightly lucky 1-0 victory against Preston North End under the lights followed for Carlos’ men, and that result has seemed to be the tonic that both the players and the fans needed to instil a little bit of belief back into the club, and what this season might entail.

What looked to be a tough trip over to South Yorkshire followed next, as the Terriers met the Blades at Bramall Lane. This was the first time that Town had played Sheffield United since the 2012 League One Playoff final, with Town once again running out eventual winners, in a match as tense as that under the famous Wembley arch 9 years ago.

The bounce back offers a beacon of hope for the season and Town are in a significantly more comfortable place on and off the pitch, with supporters finally being able to see some results worth cheering for. In terms of on the field of play, the boys in blue and white now find themselves sitting pretty in 10th place in the Championship.

Premier League outfit Everton followed in the Carabao Cup, and Town lost out 2-1, however they really stamped their mark on the game and took the match to the star-studded opposition XI.

We have Reading at home tomorrow, and the lads will need all the support that we can give them to keep this good run going. Now is the time to back the boys, as we have so well since this campaign kicked off.

Up The Town


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