YOU and the team seem to take criticism very much to heart, but after Macc last season and Doncaster this, it seems to have had a positive effect? Chris, Huddersfield
Jacko says: IT is the ridiculous criticism which upsets us, not the constructive criticism.
I fully understand that fans pay their money and are perfectly entitled to their opinion, but sometimes the criticism from people goes way over the top.
The vast majority of our fans are fantastic and we are really grateful for their backing, but the odd one or two seem to want to stick the knife in every time we have a blip, rather than recognising we are a largely young and developing team who are going to have occasional blips.
The progress we've made in the last 15 months has been remarkable and the players will always give 110% for each other, for me, for the shirt and for the supporters.
I can guarantee that, whether we play well or we don't.
In the past, I think some people have just come and collected their money from this club, but not these lads. That's why the stupid criticism hurts us. The lads give everything.
WHICH of Pawel Abbott's goals at Port Vale did you think was best? Dave, Thongsbridge
Jacko says: PROBABLY the first one.
Pav was involved from the outset, with a delightful pass to Chris Brandon, and then Brando's back-heel was perfectly weighted.
Pav just took the ball in his stride and hit a crunching left-foot shot, so I'd say that was the best.
The other two were good finishes as well, though.
He had a lot of time to think about the second as he raced from virtually the half-way line and when the keeper advanced, he just tucked the ball under his body.
Full praise for the third must go to Chris Brandon, who played a ball to Rob Edwards and then made a great run to take the return, outpaced Sam Collins and flicked the ball across.
Pav couldn't have missed really but, after he took a touch to control, he smashed it home superbly for a tremendous hat trick.
Pav has had a word with the Poland `B' team coach, who has told him he will probably get a chance early next year, so that's great news.
I HEARD the players have been reading reports on their opposition. How much planning to you do? Janice, e-mail
Jacko says: I GET a report of 10 or 11 pages on each opposition team we come up against.
It gives details of the team formation, the set pieces they use and the strengths and weaknesses of each individual.
We also get details of general play and pattern play, but it's the individual reports and their direct opposition which the lads seem to take away and study.
It's all part of being as thoroughly prepared as we can be and we've been doing it for a while.
IT looks like this season's side is more solid than last, holding the ball more and being positive at the back, but do you feel we need a bit more pace in the side? Jack, e-mail
Jacko says: I HAVE no plans at the moment to add more pace to the side because I think we've got plenty in the team already.
If you asked Hull and Port Vale, I'm sure they'd tell you we're not short of pace.
I'm extremely pleased at the moment with how all the lads are performing - and especially the three midfield players.
Worthington has got strength and pace to get about the pitch, we've got the skill and guile of Schofield and then Brandon in the mix, with his pace and ability to attack people.
Up front, Pawel Abbott has got both pace and strength - look how he raced away from Pilkington down at Port Vale last week to score his second goal - and while Boothy isn't blessed with great pace any more, he wins his headers and holds the ball up and is a terrific centre forward.
At the back, Efe Sodje is quicker than most, Andy Holdsworth is quick and David Mirfin has got loads of pace. I wouldn't be surprised if he got a call-up for the England Under 20 team to play Holland at the Galpharm in a few weeks time.
Rob Edwards and Steve Yates aren't as quick as they were, but they've both got tremendous experience and use that to read the game well.
Overall, I don't agree we are short of pace and, at the moment, we've got both Junior Mendes and Akpo Sodje on the bench and they are both pacy frontmen who can be thrown on if we need to influence a game and get behind teams more.
Just now, we are having no problem with that and our football has been excellent.
WILL Graeme Souness's move to Newcastle be beneficial to Town? Surely Jon Stead will be a `Toon' player by the end of the season and do we have a sell-on clause? Paul Hinchliffe, Oakes
Jacko says: I CAN tell you a funny story about Graeme Souness this week.
I telephoned him last week to congratulate him on getting the job at Newcastle and left a message on his mobile wishing him good luck at a great club.
I was sitting in the garden at home on Wednesday afternoon reading the newspaper and an article about which players Graeme might fall out with first when my mobile rang.
It was him!
He was just ringing to say thanks for the good wishes and while the subject of Steady didn't come up, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he ended up at Newcastle.
I know how much Graeme Souness thinks about him and, when you bear in mind that Alan Shearer is coming towards the end of his playing career, they might be looking for a young striker quite soon.
There is no better prospect in England than Steady.
WHY has John McAliskey not been getting a look-in? Tracy Sanderson, W Yorks
Jacko says: HE was left off the bench last weekend because he had an extremely poor game in the Reserves against Scunthorpe.
Akpo Sodje was the better of our two strikers that day and that's why Akpo was preferred on the bench.
Macca hasn't found his best form this season, but I know what he's capable of and I've got really high hopes for John McAliskey.
CONGRATULATIONS on the season so far. Do you think we have now found exactly the right starting line-up? Colin Walton, Liversedge
Jacko says: YOU basically only look to make changes when you are struggling for form or struggling for results.
We made an okay start to the season, but the last two matches have given everyone a lot of hope for the season and, after annihilating Hull and Port Vale, I would be stupid to start changing things now.