Thursday, November 24, 2011

Terrific Terriers

Congratulations to Lee Clark, whose Huddersfield side set a new Football League record of 43 games unbeaten on Saturday by beating our nicknamesakes Notts County. It's an astounding achievement, albeit one which still hasn't been quite enough to secure them top spot in League One (too many draws).

Clark has been well backed in the transfer market, admittedly, but he's clearly making good use of those resources and showing the potential to become a great manager. Not something that escaped the attentions of Leicester, who were reportedly keen for him to replace the ousted Sven-Goran Eriksson, but Clark stayed put and the Foxes opted to bring another Toon old boy, Nigel Pearson, back from Hull instead.

The Terriers' success this season has been largely founded on the goalscoring exploits of Jordan Rhodes. The young Scottish international has inevitably attracted the attentions of bigger fish, ourselves apparently included, against whom he scored in the League Cup during our brief Championship sojourn. Rhodes bagged back-to-back league hat-tricks last month, the first one away at Exeter - nice to see he's already well versed to banging them in at St James' Park...

In other old-boys-in-Yorkshire news, Habib Beye (our player of the year just three years ago - seems hard to believe now) has joined Dean Saunders and his motley crew of out-of-favour Premier League loanees and short-term signings (including the delightful El-Hadji Diouf) at Doncaster to help bail water out of their sinking Championship ship. On his way out of Leeds, meanwhile, is Andy O'Brien, who's angered manager Simon Grayson for refusing to play for the club. The big-conked defender may still be feted in the stands of St James' Park for doing you-know-what down at the Dark Place, but it seems the Elland Road faithful have been rather less kind or appreciative of his admittedly limited talents...

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