I don't see it that way...
Huddersfield had a pretty well established manager and a stable squad that have been playing together for a while.
Villa changed managers partway through the season and made significant personnel charges in both transfer windows. Naturally some players took longer to settle than others. Our star striker was also unavailable for selection in January, which damaged our promotion chances even further.
Huddersfield had some shocking results towards the end of the season, and you could argue that they blew the chance to get automatic promotion and just about squeaked through via the playoffs.
I think we'll be much, much better next season.