AFTER beating Hull last season we lost only two of our next 16 games. Can we do the same this season and establish a solid challenge in Coca-Cola League I? Keith Lonnen, Holland
Jacko says: IF we continue to play as well as we did on Sunday, there is no reason why we can't go on that sort of run.
The key is being consistent in our form.
After Christmas last season we were particularly consistent and that's why we ended up just missing out on automatic promotion and going up through the play-offs.
We have made an indifferent start this time, but the performance against Hull on Sunday was excellent and, if we can keep reproducing that and remaining positive, we are well capable of climbing up the table.
Our fitness is very good and, when you combine it with the sort of football we showed last weekend, it's a very effective blend.
Looking at the other results, too, and the way the table is shaping up, there is nothing much between any of the teams in our division.
We are just four points off second place and three points behind Port Vale, who are in third, so we've got everything to play for.
If we can string a run of wins together, we will be right up at the top end of the table, which is exactly where we want to be.
ALL four goals against Hull were scored because a wing-back or midfield player advanced beyond the two main strikers. How will you ensure that happens in every future game? Martin, Manchester
Jacko says: I ALWAYS encourage my team to get forward and will never change that approach.
On Sunday, there was great movement throughout the team, with Schofield and Brandon doing well in midfield and, as you point out, the wing-backs joining in well.
That is exactly how I want us to play as an attacking force.
I thought Andy Holdsworth was terrific and Rob Edwards scored a tremendous goal, but it is also important to do the defensive side of the game solidly as well.
I have watched the video of the game three times since Sunday and we defended superbly as a unit.
Right from the strikers doing their leg-work, we denied Hull time and space in all areas of the field and that was essential to us playing as well as we did.
We have the quality to attack from all areas of the field, but it's important we are tight defensively as well.
I've said before that we kept 17 clean sheets last season yet, up until Sunday, we had kept only one.
That's a record we've got to improve and we will do so by cutting out the silly mistakes.
By keeping clean sheets, we will achieve a lot this season, but I was delighted with the overall performance against Hull and it's certainly one to build on.
DO YOU agree that a little bit of self belief goes a long way in football? I'm not sure we always go out with the attitude we have nothing to fear, but we did against Hull. Dave Herbert, Shepley
Jacko says: THERE were very few positive people around after the Doncaster game, but myself and the players were always positive.
I always believe that when we play well, no-one can beat us.
I always have total belief in my players, too.
We have good days and we have bad days, but the belief is always there that if we play well we can beat anyone we come up against.
There was a lot of rubbish said about us after the Doncaster defeat, but I never doubted our ability and the players never doubted themselves.
To come out and play like we did against Hull shows the character and spirit in this club.
When it comes to spirit, we are top of the League.
IAN GRAY was back to his best v Hull and was congratulated by Phil Senior and Lee Martin on the pitch. How did he feel after the game? Tracy Sanderson, West Yorks
Jacko says: TRIGGER didn't really have a lot to do in the game, but he did make an excellent penalty save and kept out a goalbound header soon after.
He was the first to acknowledge we had defended well in front of him, but he was obviously delighted to keep the clean sheet, his first since overcoming the serious hand injury he got last season.
I have always said that Ian is my No1 keeper and I do rate him highly. I would put him above Paul Rachubka, for instance, and we are fortunate to have an excellent back-up in Phil Senior.
Sticking by Trigger through his injury problem gave him a lot of confidence and he is repaying us with some very good displays.
He has worked extremely hard to get back to full fitness, because there was a stage towards the end of last season when we didn't know if he would ever wear the shirt again. It's great news that he is.
That's due to his hard work and the support he's had from our physio, Lee Martin, and all the doctors and specialists who have seen him.
He has been rewarded for his patience and has now come through to look a top-class keeper again.
As for how he felt after the game, well he was £50 better off for starters!
I bet him £50 before the game that he couldn't keep a clean sheet against Hull. I won't say I was delighted to pay out, but I can't complain can I?
The fact he was congratulated by Phil and Lee shows the camaraderie we've got in the whole squad.
All 23 players are in the dressing room before games and all 23 are in there afterwards.
Anyone who isn't in the team is 100% behind myself and those players who are in the team.
As I've already said, we are top of the League for spirit.
YOUR substitution of Pawel Abbott to send on Junior Mendes was a superb change. What made you take the decision? Tracy Sanderson, W Yorks
Jacko says: FIRST of all, Pav scored a fantastic goal to get us off on the right foot and, in common with all the lads, he worked extremely hard in the baking hot conditions.
I just thought Pav was beginning to tire a little in the second half and felt that a fresh pair of legs would be a benefit to the whole side for the final 20 minutes or so.
Pav, Boothy and the rest caused problems for Hull all afternoon, though, and I was very happy with them.
Junior is extremely quick, however, and he showed with his first touches in setting up Chris Brandon for his goal what a quality player he is.
Having found some space out on the left, he supplied a perfect pass for Chris to score first time.
It was just a pity that Junior didn't wrap up a terrific team performance by notching a fifth goal, because he deserved to.
As I said in the Examiner last night, Junior is a tremendous pro, a great lad to work with and I am sure he will get among the goals very soon.
He understands why he's been left out of the team and he has shown a brilliant attitude on the training ground and when playing in the Reserves.
Junior is a superb addition to our squad and he was delighted to make a contribution to the win v Hull.
With his pace and power, I'm sure he will make a lot more positive contributions this season.