Raj Baines con UNDERDOG : The Inside Story of HUDDERSFIELD TOWN and their 2016-17 Promotion Campaign (English Edition)
The Inside Story of
and their 2016-17 Promotion Campaign
Foreword by DEAN HOYLE
Underdog is the inside story of Huddersfield Town's remarkable 2016-17 promotion campaign.
Perennial stragglers in the Championship, the introduction of
David Wagner as head coach in November 2015 was the catalyst for
change the club desperately needed.
Hired from Borussia Dortmund's second team, Wagner set about changing the culture of the club, its playing identity and ideology, capturing the imagination of the entire town as he did so.
In his first full season in charge, Wagner led Huddersfield to the top flight of English football for the first time in over forty years, finishing fifth in the league before coming through the rigours of the play-offs. Underdog looks into every kick, decision, win and loss that went into gaining promotion: from losing to Wigan Athletic at home to Christopher Schindler's crowning penalty at Wembley, via several failed attempts from other clubs to poach David Wagner away from the Terriers.
Speaking to the key personnel involved in Huddersfield's historic achievement, author Raj Bains provides an all-access pass into the 2016-17 season. With searingly honest testimony from chairman Dean Hoyle, members of the playing squad, long-serving members of Town staff and Wagner himself, Underdog tells the tale of the club's unprecedented journey to the biggest sports league in the world.