The big talking point in Huddersfield at the moment is who is going to be the next Town manager?
If anyone has a clue, can they please let me know!
A mass of names have been put forward with many people expecting a quick appointment, but in fairness to Dean Hoyle and everyone at the club there are still 40-odd games to go.
It’s an important appointment with a whole squad and set-up to take charge of and it needs to be the right person, so I don’t blame Town at all for taking their time.
Nothing, however, will stop fans speculating or wanting to have a bet and, with the advent of social media, whenever an agent mentions their client may be interested it becomes national news.
Wherever the Patrick Kluivert link came from earlier in the week I have no idea. There was money for Billy Davies from day one, Alex McLeish has been very popular in the betting and Chris Powell and Neil Lennon are the two new favourites.
I can understand why people look at the betting markets and wonder what on earth is going on. What happens with bookmakers when a rumour starts is that every single bit of money is for that one person – so you immediately get a false impression of a massive move in the market.
Unlike a horse race, when you get money for all the runners, in the manager markets – and on transfers – as soon as a rumour takes hold on social media, fans’ message boards and the like, it is single-lane traffic all the way as people want to back the name mentioned.
So don’t take all the moves in the manager markets seriously – they are often just rumours which have got out of hand (but feel free to have a punt, obviously!).
It would be wrong of me not to say a massive ‘well done’ to Mark Lillis and the boys for the win down at Reading.
Everyone pretty much dismissed Town in the build-up to the game, but Mark has shown once again he is the perfect man to be at the club, to come in and get the players focused and to get their minds on the job.
Let’s hope they can see it through again this weekend against Charlton and, on Tuesday, against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup.<p/>