It's taken some time to objectively look back at Saturday's drab 0-0 draw with Cardiff City at the John Smith's. Town picked up their first point of the new season and whilst it's a step in the right direction, many fans were expecting more. Does the season now start at Everton?
Here are our main talking points from what can only be described as perfect viewing for insomniacs.
1. Lossl finally returns, kind of.
One of the main discussion points since the new Premier League season has begun has been who is Town’s number one goalkeeper. New summer signing Ben Hamer has now started all three of Huddersfield’s Premier League games, with Wagner keeping faith despite two less than impressive performances.
We've debated this in our podcasts this season, fans have debated it on various social media platforms. The consensus is that Jonas Lossl should be the man in goal, so it was a surprise when the team sheets were released on Saturday.
However, Lossl finally got his chance with the former Leicester man, Hamer, having to go off early in the first half on Saturday after sustaining an injury. Lossl showed his class when he pulled off a fine save in the second half to keep the Terriers in the game.
We don't know the extent of Hamer’s injury yet, but it will be fascinating to see what head coach David Wagner does for the next Premier League match at Everton.
2. Should Hogg ever wear the shirt again
By the way that is not an opinion from anyone here at Thrice Champions but from certain sections of Town’s supporters.
Yes we know its a silly thing to say, but said it, they have. That's what happens with knee-jerk reactions to what can only be described as an idiotic sending off against Cardiff.
What looked like a headbutt was probably no more than an aggressive coming together. However, Hogg should have known better and gave Harry Arter the opportunity to get him in trouble with the referee. Perhaps Town's skipper should be stripped of the armband as punishment, but to suggest he should never wear the shirt again is ludicrous.
Hogg is an integral part to this team and club and without him we’d be far worse off.
3. Service still lacking
Well it shows that Cardiff are a tough nut to crack but as we know under Neil Warnock there is no surprises there. David Wagner has still yet to win against Town's former boss.
It also highlighted the lack of quality balls going into the box, and maybe the lack of good quality service has still not been resolved. Steve Mounie was again unfortunately working off of scraps. The one decent bit of service he got was in the first half, he got a superb header off towards goal, but it was tipped wide by Neil Etheridge in the Cardiff goal.
With that in mind...
4. Have our new wingers improved us?
Well realistically we are yet to find that properly out. Adama Diakhaby and Issac Mbenza have hardly had a fair crack of the whip. Mbenza made his debut vs Cardiff, but looked woefully off the pace and his inability to trap a ball is a worry.
Both new wingers look raw and do need time to bed in, but in the Premier League, that time is precious, as are points!
Having only scored four goals in the last nine games, it is an area of the pitch the Terriers need to improve on if they are to survive in the Premier League for another year. But we already knew that last season.
5. What happened to 'No Limits' and the 'Terrier Identity'?
Once again, it seemed that David Wagner set up his side more concerned about the opposition, rather thank trying to play with the identity that managed to get us up into the Premier League.
Alex Prtichard, so often our key to unlock defences last season, was left our for a three man centre midfield you'd expect to see against a more established Premier League side.
While you can be grateful about the work Wagner has done at this club and the riches he's brought with promotion to the Premier League, he's cannot be exempt from criticism. Unless we play to our strengths, and create more, we are going to be in for a very long season.
Hopefully, he has learned a lot from these first three games of the season so we can truly kick on in September.