I WOULD like to know exactly what is controversial about the Turkish-Cypriot FA's representative team.
Huddersfield Town say: "We have withdrawn from the trip because we do not want to cause offence to any party."
What about the offence and disappointment caused to the Turkish-Cypriots and their football team? Not very nice!
In 1974 Greece attempted a military coup in conjunction with the Greek National Guard in a bid to achieve ENOSIS (the idea of union with Greece).
On July 20 1974, Turkey, after consultation with Britain, intervened military, namely a peace-keeping action to protect the Turkish-Cypriot community.
Since this time the island has remained divided.
On November 15 1983 The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was founded.
It is a fully democratic state and with the exception of a few border incidents, internal peace has been established.
Worth the trek
IT WAS well worth the visit to Brentford, long journey but great to see Town win.
It was very hard for the lads because the referee appeared to be totally on Brentford's side and was one of the worst I have seen this season.
Well done to all the lads for a superb win, and for joining in the `easy' chant at the end.
It was great just to go and wind the Brentford fans up!
WE have had a good season, but I wonder whether Peter Jackson and Terry Yorath have had sleepless nights over those horrific seven straight away defeats?
We now have the four best young centre-backs in this Division. Let's keep hold of them.
TOWN produced another great result at Brentford.
We've now beaten three sides on their own patch (Luton, Hartlepool and Brentford) - the `best four home form' teams in the League.
The play-off ambitions were not lost against Colchester (though I adamantly believed 72 points would be enough), they were lost between December 8th and March 25.
We took one point from 24 away from the Galpharm in this period.
During this time we played 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 and saw opposition full backs having the freedom of Oakwell, the Bescott and Prenton Park to attack us wide.
Ironically, Luke Beckett's loan may have cost us ultimately, because Jacko didn't know who to drop and played all three up front.
I would advise everyone to lump on us for the title next season, because when we play with wing-backs away from home, we look as solid as a rock.
CREDIT has to be given to John McCombe on Saturday. He came in late and performed admirably.
Praise for Clarke
I WENT to the Brentford game where we won superbly.
Pawel Abbott was great in the first but never seemed to get the ball in the second half mainly because Brentford had every player camped in our half except the goalkeeper. Chris Brandon and Andy Booth were also exceptional.
But Town's man-of-the-match has got to be young Tom Clarke at the back.
Whenever Brentford had a sight of goal and looked like scoring he was there and when Paul Rachubka miskicked it he pulled off an outstanding tackle to rescue Town.
He really proved himself filling in for his brother and the others at the back. What a game he and Town had!
THE decision by Ken Davy and Andrew Watson to introduce categorisation of matches next season is a backward step.
I remember the rows we had with Bradford City when Geoffrey Richmond was chairman when they had the Kid for a Quid scheme but allowed only their supporters to benefit from it and charged our supporters' children full adult price.
Instead of playing tit-for-tat games, they should be taking a stand and championing fair prices for all supporters whichever team they support .
I believe such a two-tier scheme was introduced at Burnley when Andrew Watson was there.
It wasn't popular there at all. It is not only away fans that are being affected by this ill thought-out pricing policy, it's all of us.
Bring it on!
HAS anyone else woke up this morning and begun to think about what a brilliant season it's going to be for Town next year?
We have a nucleus of a side that would make many Championship teams drool.
Add to that some astute signings in the summer and the further development of some youngsters and we're going to go like a blooming steam train.
Town have my season ticket renewal in the bag already.
JOHN McCOMBE has been a key player for us this season.
He is the fourth of four very good young centre-backs at the club. Danny Adams has also done well, far, far better than Rob Edwards.
To all those of you demanding experience, ponder this . . . if young Tom Clarke and Adnan Ahmed had been brought in six months earlier instead of the out-of-form Efe Sodje and Tony Carss, we would now be guaranteed a play-off spot.
Experience is important but it has to be better than the youth available and, at the minute, that is damn good!
Salute for Town
ANOTHER great win on Saturday against the Bees.
Let's give the Town players the end of season salute that they richly deserve by making Saturday a carnival atmosphere.
Reviewing the season we can all identify when and where we've dropped points (ripped off away from home v Bristol C and Barnsley to name but two instances), and rank bad performances against Bradford home and away!
However, the young 'uns have been tremendous and I can't sing their praises highly enough. We must keep the `young guns' and go pistols blazing right from next season's kick off.
Additional players are going to be required to replace the players who haven't made the grade or those whose tired old legs have simply `gone'.
Not good enough
IN a nutshell the Giants are simply not good enough for a top six place, dream on.
Bulls are better
TWO of us have started supporting the Giants - mistake!
The Bulls experience is much, much better, and the pre-match banter at the Galpharm was non-existent.
You're going to have to do much better to attract the supporters you hope for as we two will not be back and we're from Huddersfield.
IT makes no difference whether you lose by one point or 20, you still lose.
Three attempts at the Saints and still can't win. The Giants can not beat the top sides when it matters.
Top quality forwards are needed before this team start to beat or even compete with the Leeds, Bulls or Saints of this world.