Huddersfield town striker Alan Lee raised his elbow to Sam Sodje in last week's clash with Notts County. He was sent off and the FA have refused to rescind his two game suspension, meaning that he will not be available to play against the Addicks on Monday.
This grossly unfair decision shows a lack of recognition for the tremendous contribution that the new invincibles have made to English football, leading some to suggest that League 1 should be renamed the Huddersfield Town League (until such time as they occupy their rightful place in the Championship and then the Premiership).
It is understood that the football authorities may look again at the rule which gives only one point for a draw. A new rule called 'unbeaten points' whereby a team that has been on an unbeaten run would provide, after a designated time, receive two points for a draw. To maintain proportionality, they would get four points for a win. This would recognise the unique contribution of Huddersfield to English football which is now the talk of families up and down the land and provides a welcome distraction from stories of media intrusion.
In the meantime mighty Town have to deal with London posers Charlton Athletic and they are busy strengthening their squad ahead of the exhibition match: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2065416/Huddersfield-sign-Jon-Parkin.html
When I was in Aberdeen yesterday, I was talking to the taxi driver about football and he said that he always had Charlton on his fixed odds coupon. Oddly, he did not mention Huddersfield Town but rather the two Sheffield clubs. One can only assume that Alex Salmond has ordered a ban of the exploits of Huddersfield out of shame that there is no Scottish equivalent.