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Huddersfield Town story posted by Garfield (Admin) on 24/03/2005
Efe Sodje, Town's former skipper and likeable character, left the club to join Yeovil Town yesterday after being told he would not have his contract renewed by Peter Jackson. The Nigerian defender had plenty of memorable moments at Town and will surely be remembered for many years to come!Show your appreciation to Efe!

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In an interview with the official site, Sodje reminisced on his short career at the Terriers. He added: "I have so many fantastic memories from last season including my fifty yard pass to set up out this goals against Yeovil last year. It wasn't so much the goal or the pass but the banter with the gaffer afterwards because in all his playing days at centre-back he won't ever have played a pass like that!

"I am very sad to leave Huddersfield because the players, the fans and the staff are all very close to my heart and if I'm honest, it was a dream come true for me to play for Huddersfield Town. When I got the call from Peter I was over the moon because I had wanted to play at the stadium for years and I was being given the opportunity to do that.

"It is like a second home to me, even though I didn't live in the town because everyone at the Club was like a big family. In all the time I have been playing football in this country I have never known such a great bunch of people and bunch of players. It is a real pity that I won't get chance to play with them again.

"I cannot fault any of them and it has been a pleasure playing with such talented young players such as Nathan Clarke, Andrew Holdsworth, David Mirfin and John Worthington, who I'm sure will make an excellent captain, although he has a way to go before he's as good as me! But perhaps the player I will miss the most is Phil Senior, purely because the guy is as non-stop joker.

"I can remember every minute from every game that I played, from my debut against Derby in the Carling Cup which was one of the best games I think I played to Macclesfield away. Even though we got beat 4-0 at that game it really announced our arrival in the Division it gave every body the spur they needed to aim for promotion. No-one could touch us from then on.

"The game at Oxford was another special one for me when I got booed from the moment I stepped off the coach. I remember them cheering as I got carried off at half time so it was really special to come back on and head home the winner.

"Other games stick out, like the Scunthorpe game at home. I think I broke some kind of record that day because I scored an own goal, gave away a penalty and got sent off all at different times. The reason that it sticks out for me however, is that it was the making of McAliskey and I always look back on the positives.

"The play-off games are also stand out matches. I have said before that my biggest regret in the whole of my career, apart from leaving Huddersfield, was not being able to lift the Cup at the final whistle at Cardiff because I was being taken to hospital. However, I was just delighted that we'd won and that Andy Booth was there to lift it in place of me.

"I hope I can help Yeovil get promotion now and hopefully I will be returning to the Galpharm sooner rather than later. If there is anytime I can get across I will do because I know I will miss the people there, I will certainly miss the banter with the lads and of course, the Gaffer."

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