DO YOU agree that selling Stead is kissing goodbye to promotion. This is Stewart all over again? Mario, Huddersfield
Jacko says: NO I don't agree.
The Jon Stead sale is a completely different scenario.
When Marcus was sold this club was in the First Division and looking towards the Premiership.
He didn't want to go and yet he was sold to our biggest promotion rivals (Ipswich) which, at the time, looked like Town were saying `you go and win promotion because we're not bothered.'
It annoys me that people are comparing the Stead sale with that.
We are a Third Division club who has sold a player to a Premier League club, not someone we are in direct competition with.
Steady wanted to go at this moment in time, too, while the chance was there, and that's another difference to the Stewart situation.
In today's market as well, Steady went for a hell of a lot of money - cash which will help to stabilise the club over the next few years.
We did our utmost to keep the lad at this club, but with him wanting to go and a seven-figure sum being offered, circumstances dictated he moved on.
It does not mean we are giving up on promotion, far from it.
We have an excellent young squad here who are very determined to succeed for Huddersfield Town and for the fans, and they have put in too much hard work already to let it all go by the wayside.
IS bringing in another striker to replace Stead key to Town's success this season? David Wood, Marsh
Jacko says: I wouldn't say it was key, although even before Steady went the strikeforce was the weakest part of our squad in terms of numbers.
We've got plenty of central defenders and midfield players and we could possibly do with another striker, but I wouldn't say it's absolutely key.
Nat Brown is playing well, Jon Newby and Andy Booth are both on their way back from injury and we've got people like Danny Schofield who can go up front, not to mention Dave Mirfin!
I will be looking to strengthen, though, over the next couple of weeks.
IS John Thorrington fit and are you going to use him in the rest of the season? John Marmelstein, California & Tracy Sanderson, Huddersfield
Jacko says: JOHN has been in and out of the side and he hasn't really had a run of games in either the first team or the Reserves.
He is out of contract in the summer and he's just got to work to break back into the senior side - it's as simple as that.
John has been on the bench a few times and, while he wasn't involved at York, I know he can play in a number of positions for us and, when the chance comes, it's important he takes it in the way Phil Senior and Anthony Lloyd have.
HOW do you think this team compares with the one you had in 1998-99? Dom, Huddersfield
Jacko says: IT'S not the same at all, really.
We are playing two divisions apart and this is a very young team compared with a pretty experienced one back then.
I enjoyed working with the old squad and I'm loving working with this one.
You can sense when you walk in the dressing room that it's a very happy place and, what pleases myself and Taff most of all is that the lads enjoy playing for the club, they enjoy turning out both home and away and they take pride in the shirt - experienced pros and young lads alike.
They all get on very well and they want to succeed. There is a hell of a lot of determination in the camp.
On paper, in fact, I don't think there is a better young crop of players coming through in the entire Nationwide League.
In the space of six months we have seen a lot of very good young lads emerge into the senior ranks and another very good one move on to the Premiership for a lot of money. It's very encouraging.
NOW the transfer window is closed to Premiership clubs, do you expect our squad to stay intact to the end of the season? David Wood, Marsh
Jacko says: JON STEAD'S move has eased the financial pressure somewhat, so I certainly hope to keep all our remaining young players here at the club.
I would be very disappointed if one of them left, especially to someone outside the Premiership.
Ultimately, they are all working to do what Steady has done and make that step to the top flight.
WHEN do you think John McAliskey will be ready for a good run in the Reserves or first team? Is it fair to throw him straight in the deep end now Stead has departed? Chris Preston, e-mail
Jacko says: YOUNG John has got a lot of things going for him.
He played well in pre-season, he has featured in the Reserves and he is developing well.
I don't think he is quite ready to make the step up, but that could change quickly as he gets stronger and gains in experience.
John and all the young lads can be encouraged by what has happened here this season.
I remember going in before the first Academy match of the season, when people like Andy Holdsworth and Anthony Lloyd were in the side, and telling them all that if they did well, they would get their chance.
The fact that so many have already come through means we are more likely to attract players to the younger age groups because they know the opportunity is there.
It really does look very good for the club in future.
WHEN Ian Gray and Tony Carss are fit again, will you drop Phil Senior and Anthony Lloyd to put them back in the team? Jacqueline Hughes, e-mail
Jacko says: PHIL SENIOR has come into the team and done extremely well.
There is maybe only the Mansfield game away where he hasn't been at his best, but other than that he's been superb.
That is exactly the sort of response you want from someone stepping into the team, especially when they are replacing a player like Trigger (Gray) who I rate very highly indeed.
Phil's record speaks for itself, he has claimed the shirt for the moment and it would certainly take a couple of very bad games from him for me to consider putting Trigger back into the line-up.
As for Lloydy, he probably came into the team as a stop-gap measure, but he has proved to be outstanding for us.
He is a terrific lad and, when we were struggling for left-sided players, he steped forward and took his chance.
Now, Rob Edwards and Tony Carss are going to have to play extremely well to push Lloydy out of the team.
CONGRATULATIONS on becoming Manager of the Month because you deserve it, but are you worried about the `curse' which often means you lose the next game? Derek Jones, Penistone
Jacko says: NO, I'm not worried at all because, as regular readers will know, I'm not at all superstitious.
People were getting all worked up about the black kit, but it wasn't even an issue as far as I was concerned and, of course, we've now gone on this great run.
To be named Manager of the Month is a nice honour and one I'm proud to receive - but then I think everyone knows how proud I am to be manager of this club.
It is the first of my career and it would be wonderful if it wasn't the last.
I remember being in the running once when we were in the First Division, but I got pipped by Colin Todd, so this one is nice and it's a testament to how well the lads have played.
They have done marvellously for me this season and I know they are all fiercely determined to see through this job we've started.
Our first task now is to make sure we put three points on the board against Darlington, even if it has to be with a last-minute winner.