Three matches remain, and in light of Chelsea's spot in the Champions League final, third place
has now become crucial for ensuring a spot for Arsenal in next year's competition. If the Blues win
the European Cup, third will no longer guarantee an automatic group stage spot, but if the
qualifying round is what's available, we need to grab the opportunity with both hands.
Huddersfield Town have just announced the sacking of manager Lee Clark and all his coaching
staff with the club lying in fourth place in League One; a decision which initially seems shocking
considering the relative rude health Clark leaves the club in, but becomes altogether less so once
you consider the managerial jobs currently going begging.
When OTP heard that Lee Clark had today been sacked as Huddersfield Town manager, our first
thoughts were: "Hmmm, thought they were doing pretty well. We must have lost track of their recent
results." But after double-checking our facts, the League One table and the Terriers' results, it
turns out we were right.
The Guardian called it a low-rent performance. I'm not one to argue with such a
statement. However, thanks to some inept officiating and a micro-flash of brilliance from Fernando
Torres, it's three points gained from a match we likely would have lost a month ago.