CHAIRMAN Dean Hoyle revealed his thoughts on Huddersfield Town’s plight in a meeting with fans hours before the club’s 4-0 defeat at Watford on Saturday.
But it was more what he DIDN’T say that spoke volumes.
Hoyle, chief executive Nigel Clibbens, head of football operations Ross Wilson and communications manager David Sykes all attended a meeting of the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA) Southern branch at a local hotel.
HTSA secretary and treasurer Robert Pepper, who attended the meeting, said: “The discussion proved very revealing.
“Dean was very supportive of the players but what he didn’t give was the standard club owner voice of approval for the manager.
“He certainly gave the impression he was not best pleased so what happened yesterday was not a major surprise.”
Grayson went after just 11 months in charge and Mr Pepper said Hoyle had acted quicker than when he dismissed predecessor Lee Clark, who was axed on February 15 last year.
“It is certainly a contrast to last year when he left things longer than he might have done. This time he has bitten the bullet.”
Pepper said it was “very fortunate” that Town had a good start to the current campaign and added: “Even after this disastrous run of six points from 36 we still have a cushion over the teams below us.
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“The gulf between League One and the Championship is huge on and off the field and relegation would be an absolute disaster.
“From a financial point of view whatever needs to be done has to be done.
“Dean Hoyle obviously took the view that unless things changed we were going to be dragged into a relegation fight and he had to look to change that round”.