Something From The Weekend: Huddersfield Town; Issac Luke; Friends reunited

The Good, The Bad and The Odd
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The Good: Huddersfield Town

High praise must go to Town for this weekend breaking the Football League record for the longest unbeaten run – a mind-boggling 43 games, surpassing the mark set by Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest 33 years ago. Lee Clark and his team haven't lost in League One since December last year and are now just (just!) six games from the English record set by Arsenal's "Invincibles" in 2003-04. Loyalty in football is of a fickle nature and many were surprised when Clark said he wasn't interested in moving to Leicester City recently, but he's clearly got a good thing going in Yorkshire. If it ain't broke ...

The Bad: Issac Luke

Family feuding reached a new level in rugby league when the New Zealand hooker Issac Luke admitted trying to break the leg of his cousin, Rangi Chase, in the recent Four Nations defeat to England. Chase was born in New Zealand but chose to play for England, which angered his cousin. "When you play against your family, you want to outplay them," said Luke. "I didn't, so I tried to break his leg. I just saw red." All in all, rather pitiful behaviour.

The Odd: Friends reunited

Despite just the two obligatory League meetings per season, a magnetic attraction in cup draws has conspired to pit Chelsea and Liverpool on a regular basis – yesterday's match was, remarkably, their 29th encounter since 2004, with the 30th coming next week in a Carling Cup quarter-final – so it might be thought they have each other worked out tactically by now. In this time, only Scotland's Rangers and Celtic have faced off more often in top-flight football, 36 times in all.