HOW much responsibility do you believe the captain has in motivating and keeping the team focused? Is it an attribute of Jon Worthington (because it doesn't appear to be)? Also, where realistically do you think we will finish this season, and do you think it will be an achievement? David Ward, Huddersfield.
Jacko says: I WOULD disagree on Jon Worthington.
There were a few choices I could have made after stripping Efe Sodje of the captaincy, and in the end it came down to Jon or Nathan Clarke, who took over the armband when Worthy was forced off at Hull.
I wanted a young up-and-coming player to be captain, a role which I know, having skippered Town myself, carries great responsibility.
Jon is really enjoying the job and I am pleased with his response to being handed it.
He is very competitive, he has a never-say-die attitude and he hates losing, all good attributes for an on-field leader.
Jon has come on unbelievably in the last 18 months.
When I took over the summer before last, he was going nowhere, but he has forced himself into the team and he is now one of the first names on the sheet.
Obviously the captain has to play regularly, and Jon fits that bill.
Motivating and keeping a team focused isn't always about shouting and bawling on the pitch. It can be a quiet word during a match or a chat during or after training.
Worthy is in the thick of things and as a midfielder, is in an ideal position to see what is going on.
Believe me, he's not afraid to tell a teammate what he thinks. Even though he's only 21, he'll give a more senior player a rollicking.
Regarding the second part of the question, I think if we'd have been looking ahead at this time last year and we thought we could have been in the top half of the division above for most of the first half of this season, we'd have been fairly happy.
I am disappointed where we are at the moment (13th) because I think we should be in the top eight, given the football we have played.
We are conceding silly goals, and until we start keeping clean sheets, we will remain in mid-table. If we can stop letting in goals, we will finish a lot higher than we are now.
I DON'T think I've ever seen a Town side concede so many stupid and preventable goals. What is being done about it? Tom, Huddersfield.
Jacko says: AS I'VE said, it's important we are strong at the back, and the difference between last season and this is 17 clean sheets (including the play-off final) as opposed to the four so far this time.
That adds up to a lot of points thrown away, and you only have to look at the last two games, with goals conceded just before and after half-time at Hull and right at the end against Bristol City at home, to see how two potential wins became a defeat and a draw.
Clearly, we are in a higher division and so facing better sides than we were last season, but a lot of the goals we have given away have been down to individual errors, such as Nathan Clarke's own goal against Bristol, and there's not much you can do to compensate for them.
Hours and hours of work on set-piece situations on the training field won't stop an otherwise excellent player like Nathan heading past his own goalkeeper.
We do work very hard on defending set-pieces, and we will continue to do so while trying to improve players' concentration levels for the duration of matches.
WHY did you bring on Junior Mendes against Bristol City. Surely Lee Fowler would have been the ideal man to help retain possession? Nigel, Mirfield.
Jacko says: HAVING started off playing two frontmen down the middle in Pawel Abbott and John McAliskey, we responded when they changed formation to 4-3-3.
Their left-back was getting too much freedom, so we brought on Junior for Macca and pushed him out wide. Chris Brandon pushed out on the other flank and Pav played down the middle by himself.
WHY, when we had four games in eight days, did you send out virtually the same side in them all? The two goals against Bristol City were accidents waiting to happen because of fatigue. Dave, Huddersfield.
Jacko says: I DON'T think faitigue was a factor, because I have a fit group of players and the team has played well for phases of all the last four matches.
We beat Port Vale, played well for all the game at Bournemouth and did well in the first half against both Hull and Bristol City.
I have been pleased with the team, although not with the way we have given away silly goals at silly times.
We know we can do better still and our time will come.
WE still believe you are doing an excellent job, especially considering where we have come from and the resources we have. Do recent calls for your dismissal from an extremely small section of small- minded fans affect you? Nic Beevers, Andrew Jagger, Huddersfield.
Jacko says: TO BE honest, I find such calls astonishing.
From being in a situation where Huddersfield Town were close to extinction, we have built a club that we can all be proud of.
We sold a player for £1m, still got promotion and have a terrific group of young players who will only get better in the future.
Yet some people clearly still aren't happy with the situation.
I wouldn't mind if we were struggling in the bottom three, but we're mid-table and not too far off climbing further up.
I often wonder whether Dave Penney at Doncaster and Leroy Rosenior at Torquay, both of whom were promoted last season and are below us in the table now, get the same sort of stick?
Saying that, I know that as a manager, criticism goes with the territory, and I remember similar calls last season after we lost heavily over at Macclesfield.
We responded positively then and we will do again.
You have to take criticism on the chin, and when I think about what we have achieved and what we can still achieve, it drives me on.
The main thing is that I know Ken Davy and the board are pleased with what we have achieved and I know the players are behind me.