You welcome your former club Bradford to Huddersfield on Sunday. How much sympathy do you have for the Bulls right now?
Everyone knows how special my time was at the club. We enjoyed an incredible amount of success.
So I do feel for them, obviously.
To be honest, it is a very sad situation, but unfortunately it’s an indication of the state of the game.
It’s clearly not up to me to comment on the rights and wrongs of the whole saga.
I just hope they can sort themselves out and get things turned around as quickly as possible.
But I’m sure that sympathy ends at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, doesn’t it?
Yes, I’ve got sympathy for the Bulls’ plight before kick-off and after the game is over.
But for 80 minutes all I’m concerned about is seeing us play well and get the two League points.
That’s when we’ve all got to be completely professional, because one thing the Bulls are doing is playing well and playing with a lot of emotion and aggression.
I don’t want to see us match it, I want us to out-do it.
It’s not a case of meeting fire with fire, it’s case of being professional and making sure we get the job done.
Having said all that, this weekend is again all about us rather than the opposition.
While so much focus throughout the game has been on the events at Odsal, this weekend is all about ‘us’.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been concentrating a fair amount on ourselves, whereas in the past we’ve probably looked a lot more at he opposition and what they’ve been doing.
I’ve always said that if we get our own house in order we’re good enough to challenge anyone in the competition. I stand by that.