WILL you be sending Keith Alexander a copy of the laws so he can read for himself why Pawel Abbott's goal against Lincoln rightly stood? Lee Fearnley, Mirfield
Jacko says: KEITH was obviously very disappointed and I suppose I would have been if the circumstances had been reversed.
But when you sit down and study the video, there is no doubt that it was a perfectly good goal.
A Lincoln defender (Paul Morgan) was the last man to play the ball so there is no way Pav could have been offside.
As soon as the referee went over to the linesman to discuss it, I knew we were going to get the goal.
The linesman only flagged for offside because he hadn't seen that the final touch came off a defender.
When Efe Sodje first headed the ball forward, Pav wasn't interfering with play. Had he collected the ball straight from Sodje or had Andy Booth flicked it on, then obviously he would have been well offside, but because the Lincoln defender nodded the ball to him he was fine to carry on.
Full marks to referee George Cain for sticking to his guns and giving the decision as he saw it.
In such a high-profile match it would have been easy to bottle such a decision, but he never had any doubt about it, having spotted the defender's touch.
Full marks also to Pav for taking the ball on and putting it in the net, especially as Lincoln's goalkeeper and defence had stopped playing.
Pav could easily have stopped himself and not bothered - how many players have we seen booked for putting the ball in the net when play has stopped? - so I thought he showed what all goalscorers should do.
After Jon Stead's departure, we needed someone who could score goals and Pav looks as though he fits the bill.
He got a cracking equaliser at Bristol Rovers, scored a controversial winner against Lincoln and now he'll be out to score again up at Carlisle.
Pav is also enjoying playing alongside Boothy, just like Jon Stead did.
Boothy will bring the best out in him and I already thought they were getting a good understanding last Saturday.
That's the value of having someone like Boothy in your side.
People said to me that Boothy wasn't fit and that he was injury prone, but that's not how I see him. He has been fit and strong and he is enjoying his football again - a really good professional.
ARE you going to get Abbott signed permanently from Preston? Graham Hoyle, e-mail; Mario, e-mail
Jacko says: AS I said in the Examiner yesterday, I would like to make Pav's move permanent and I'll be having some initial talks with Craig Brown at Preston during next week.
The loan was a good option for both parties.
It allowed me to have a close look at Pav on a day-to-day basis and it gave him the opportunity to have a look at us and to work out if we were an ambitious club looking to improve and move up.
I have been impressed with him and I believe he has been impressed with what he has seen of us.
He has certainly done what we brought him here to do - score goals - and he has helped us pick up four points from two tough matches on the back on an excellent win down at Torquay.
Pav is really enjoying it here and I would like to make the deal permanent.
We haven't opened talks as yet but I'll be speaking to Craig Brown at some stage next week.
WHAT has happened to Martyn Booty? He hardly seems to be involved and wasn't even in the Reserves on Wednesday? Graham Miller, e-mail
Jacko says: EVEN though he isn't in the first team at the moment, Martyn Booty is a tremendous help and influence in the club.
He does a lot of help behind the scenes, especially in supervising work done by the Reserves while Taff and myself look after the senior squad on the training ground.
Martyn is taking his full coaching badges at the moment, he has an excellent knowledge of football and he's a big help to the younger players as well as to myself at Taff.
He has done a fair bit of scouting for us, too, watching players and the opposition on occasions.
Most importantly, though, he's an experienced player we can call on at any stage and he's a fantastic character to have around the club.
Ask any of our players about Martyn Booty and they will all say what a great bloke he is and what a bubbly personality he's got.
He is an excellent pro and shows we are all in this together.
WITH Carss out tomorrow and Stead gone, who will take our penalties? Trudester, e-mail
Jacko says: THAT job will fall to Danny Schofield.
We have got quite a few lads who would willingly step up to take penalties but, should the need arise at Brunton Park tomorrow, then Danny will be the choice.
Funnily enough, Carssy missed his last one at Lincoln while Steady got the last one we scored, down at Cambridge in our 2-1 win.
Danny will take the spot-kick job tomorrow because it's a responsibility he's happy with, and if he's not on the pitch, we won't be short of candidates.
I've been pleased with our play from set-pieces overall this season.
We have scored more goals from corners than any other team in the division - witness Efe Sodje against Lincoln last week - and we have conceded only two, which is a fantastic record and a credit to all the work we do in preparing for games.
We spend a hell of a lot of time on Thursdays and Fridays working on our set-pieces for the weekend and it certainly seems to be paying off.
DID you enjoy the Giants match last Sunday and are you a fan of rugby league? Kevin, Lindley
Jacko says: I WENT to the game because I think it's important that both clubs are successful and I wanted to show my support for Jon Sharp and the lads in what was a big opening fixture.
I actually went to a couple of matches last season - I saw that terrific win against Leeds, for instance - and I do enjoy the atmosphere at the games.
I have to confess that I left before the end last Sunday, so I didn't see Brandon Costin get the winning try, but it was a fantastic win for the Giants and let's hope there are many more to come.
As for being a fan of rugby league, I've always had a keen interest because my best mate at school was Brian Noble, who is now the coach of Bradford Bulls.
As kids, we were inseparable and we always used to go to each other's houses for our tea on a Friday!
I have always followed his career and stayed in touch with him, but I hadn't seen Brian for a couple of years until the other week, when they were down at the McAlpine to prepare for the World Club Challenge against Penrith Panthers.
I saw him in the tunnel at the stadium and we had a good old chat. I bet I'm one of the few people around who can tell you that Brian was a goalkeeper when we played soccer at school.
Another connection I have with RL is that my dad, Les, is a big Bulls fan and has a season-ticket at Odsal these days.
He used to watch Town all the time but fell out with football when I got the sack. He's getting back on track, though!
ARE you finding it difficult to leave David Mirfin out of the team at the moment? John Rothery, e-mail
Jacko says: BIG Mirf is a talented and versatile player who I would be prepared to bring on in any position.
When all is said and done, though, he is really a centre-back with a fantastic career ahead of him in that position and, at the moment, we have three centre-backs in Nathan Clarke, Efe Sodje and Steve Yates who are doing pretty well.
That being the case, the answer to the question is no, but that doesn't mean that I don't rate him because I do - and very highly.
Mirf is a big strong lad, he's quick, he's good in the air and he's brave, in addition to reading the play well, so he's got all the attributes you need to be a top-class central defender.