What It Means: Either Oeder's field, or old English for a shelter in the fields. By the Domesday Book it was Oderesfelt.

Why It's There: The classic Pennine mill-town - woollen mills where three river valleys meet, with coal galore nearby. Now the lovechild of Billingham and Darlo - ICI and Cummins and an ever-expanding university. And still lots of mills, some full of wool, others electronics.

Why They're There: A ground without a team instead of the usual team without a ground, the Huddersfield Association Football Ground Company was founded in 1907, in the home of Rugby League. The club followed a year later.

The Field of Dreams: The John Smiths Stadium (nee McAlpine, then Galpharm from 2004-2012), beat the Riverside by a year. It started life just as the club did, a ground without a team, dreamed up in a German bar, shown at an architectural exhibition and bought by Town. Leeds Road (1907-1994), scene of all Boro's games until Boxing Day 1997 (and one against Bradford after the fire), is now B&Q and an Comet. A plaque outside B&Q marks the centre spot.

When It All Began: December 1920, Huddersfield's first season in Division One when they were FA Cup finalists, too. Boro won 1-0 in a Christmas double, two days after beating them 2-0 at Ayresome Park.

Local Heroes: Herbert Chapman, Clem Stephenson, Bill Shankly, Peter Doherty, Denis Law, Ray Wilson, Frank Worthington, Trevor Cherry, Jordan Rhodes.

Local Villains: Ian Ayre, cost-cutting former chairman now running Liverpool, posed in a Liverpool shirt before the teams met in cup-tie; Neighbours Bradford, Barnsley and especially Leeds, which is why Boro had to play at Birmingham on a Friday night for Sky after the police moved Huddersfield v Leeds to Saturday lunchtime this season.

Boro Highs: 4-1 (October 1987), 4-2 (April 1928), 3-0 (March 1986).

Boro Lows: 0-6 (August 1965), 1-5 (March 1959), 1-4 (February 1936), and 0-4 (February 1928) in the FA Cup.

Hello to: Maurice Webster (May 1922), Reg Freeman (August 1923), Sydney Jarvis and Bert Hall (April 1928), Gordon Hepple (May 1947), Neville Chapman (May 1962), Frank Spraggon (March 1964), Dickie Rooks (August 1965).

Goodbye to: Norman Malan (May 1947), Dickie Robinson (March 1959), Peter Taylor (March 1960), Mel Nurse (August 1965).

Hello and Goodbye: Harry Hawkins (February 1936). Always the saddest stat, a single game.

Boro Cult Hero: Bernie Slaven (October 1987) hat-trick in 4-1 win.

Boro Bete Noir: Alan Gilliver and Les Massie (August 1965), both got hat-tricks in that 6-0 defeat; Jimmy Richardson (February 1936) hat-trick in 4-1.

Boro Bad Boy: Don Ratcliffe (March 1964) the 13th Boro player to be sent off and soon to become only the second to go twice.

Typical Boro: 4-2 (April 1928), a double for Boro. Town finished second, Boro went down; 3-2 (February 1951) 3-0 up in 20 minutes and nearly threw it all away.

False Dawn: Bertram Hall, (February 1928), goal on debut in 4-2 win, but only one more. Unfortunately played in George Camsell's position. Somewhere in Barcelona is a left-sided forward with the same problem.

Inevitability Drive: Brian Laws (October 1987) out for a year and returns with goal against his former club; Jim Lawson (October 1968) sold to Huddersfield in the summer, plays 15 games without a goal, then gets two against Boro in 3-0 win.

Nearly Boro: The ground is on an old decontaminated chemical storage site. And right next to a river.

Big in Belgrade: A film called Hadersfild, about a post-Yugoslav War exile who comes home after 10 years in Huddersfield, is currently wowing them in Serbia.

Terriers: Huddersfield Ben was the first recorded Yorkshire Terrier in the 1860s, but the nickname was only adopted by the club a century later. Pale, hairy creature fathered by a Paisley Terrier and therefore possibly related to Bernie Slaven.

Your Boys Took One Hell of a Beating: Harold Wilson, James Mason, Jodie Whittaker, Simon Armitage, George Hirst and Wilfred Rhodes, and the unlikely combination of Gorden Kaye and Patrick Stewart - Rene from Allo Allo, and Professor X and Captain Jean-Luc Picard.