When Huddersfield and Peterborough are in town you are guaranteed goals, so the League One play-off final should be a great spectacle.
That spectacle won't be diminished by the fact the game is being held at Old Trafford, rather than Wembley. Speaking to the players, they're just thrilled to get an opportunity to play for promotion.
And of course, Darren Ferguson will get to manage at the home of his father. He's stopped Sir Alex from attending some of Peterborough's games because he never sees them win, but I don't think he'd be able to keep him away from Old Trafford!
Like his counterpart in the Huddersfield dugout, Ferguson is still in his thirties and it's good to see bright young managers doing so well in the Football League. The 30-year-old Karl Robinson also reached the semi-finals and it's a sign that football is changing.
He's stopped Sir Alex from attending some of Peterborough's games because he never sees them win, but I don't think he'd be able to keep him away from Old Trafford!
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These guys are willing to graft and take new ideas on board. They can also relate to their players very well and they have created an environment whereby they can go out and express themselves.
We saw them celebrating with their troops after the semi-finals and that was nice to see.
I was fortunate to be at both legs of Huddersfield's semi-final with Bournemouth and the second match was one of the best I've ever seen. Yes, I've seen games with more quality attached but for sheer drama it was unbelievable.
The attitude from both sets of players was incredible and the two teams kept dragging themselves back into the game whenever they went behind.
Just when you thought Bournemouth were going to make it, a wise tactical decision from Clark paid off as Antony Kay was pushed forward and scored a vital equaliser.
The Cherries ultimately went out on penalty kicks, but they covered themselves in glory after an incredible 24 months. In the end they came unstuck against one of the biggest clubs in League One and arguably the biggest in terms of support and finance.
Huddersfield extended their unbeaten run to 28 games and were extremely unfortunate not to be promoted automatically. They were denied by outstanding seasons from Brighton and Southampton and are hoping to avoid further heartache in the play-offs.
They have been spurred on by the pain of their two-legged loss to Millwall last season and Clark has ensured they are better equipped now, particularly when it comes down to mental strength.
There will be a lot of pressure on Gary Roberts in the absence of their key player Anthony Pilkington and I also expect Jordan Rhodes to have a big part to play in the final. He surely won't be as quiet as he was last Wednesday?
Those guys are their key players and with Roberts' high-quality deliveries, they possess a serious advantage from set pieces.
League One has produced some incredible goals and some incredible scorelines this year - and, more often than not, Peterborough have been involved.
They enjoyed a thrilling semi-final win over MK Dons and their big players turned up when it mattered. Grant McCann, for example, has been a key signing and they'll hope he is fit for the final because his set-pieces are always very good.
Lee Tomlin is another quality player and is similar in stature to someone like Robbie Blake; he plays just off the striker, has a low centre of gravity and two good feet. I can see him causing problems for Huddersfield's defenders with his pace.
But of course it's Craig Mackail-Smith who could potentially be their matchwinner.
If I could compare him to a Premier League striker, I would choose Andy Johnson. He's a manager's dream because his work ethic and fitness levels are fantastic and he doesn't mind selflessly running the channels.
He doesn't give the opposing centre-halves a minute on the ball and he turns some of his team-mates' bad passes into good ones because there's no such things as a lost cause in his mind. He's a very good finisher as well and works the goalkeeper all the time.
I don't know if he can go to the very top, but he could be a huge threat in the Championship next year - either with Peterborough or if another team comes in and takes him.
He will be the outstanding player in the final and the game will be all about how Huddersfield stop him.
PETER'S VERDICT: This is going to be a sensational game and I'm really looking forward to it. If Mackail-Smith doesn't score then Huddersfield have got a great chance and much could depend on how they cope with Peterborough's star man.
Now it's over for you. Let us know what you think will happen in the play-off finals. I want to hear the verdicts of all supporters, not just the teams involved, so add your comments in the box below...
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Wayne Brown (Huddersfield Town fan) says...
Totally agree with all this. My prediction 3-3 (penalty shootout)
Posted 07:38 27th May 2011
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