PETER JACKSON normally says he cannot fault his players' commitment.

Unfortunately, after watching Town at Bristol City, he will not be able to say that in this instance.

I would suspect that the players have had a strong meeting regarding discipline and the result was there to see on Saturday.

The players, Jon Worthington apart, seemed to be afraid to get stuck in.

Jacko also needs to look at how he is going to break down teams who put 10 players behind the ball when we have possession.

Our set-pieces were a joke, we broke at a walking pace and then held the ball up so the said 10 players could all get back.

All of the players need to look at their performances at the weekend and think about their desire to win.

If they can't beat these teams, we will drift off into mid-table obscurity, as has been the case so many times over the years.

Wake up Town, this is your chance to step up to the plate and become a great team!



Lacking up front

WELL, I was there on Saturday in that dump of a ground called Bristol City.

They don't even let you have a back rest on your seat to lean on.

We have been in this scenario before and it is starting to reappear again I'm afraid.

We haven't got the strength in depth and we are sadly lacking up front yet again.

Pawel Abbott didn't look at all interested and Andy Booth couldn't jump off the field in the second half.

No penetration, no ideas, and no hope at all of promotion on this showing.

To compound it all, the manager puts a 17-year-old to mark against Steve Brooker - one of the wiliest characters in the game.



Bounce back

IF Jacko is honest about mistakes made, then the problem is our opinion of the game is often totally opposite to his.

Surely we should all see the same problems and have a difference of opinion on how to solve them.

In this column we appear to be seeing the play differently to PJ.

Against MK Dons last week, PJ said there wasn't a bad tackle all night, but we saw a team committing fouls all night.

PJ said his team were strong to the end, but we saw a team giving 101% but tiring fast for the last 15 minutes.

My question would be, with all the staff standing and sitting down on the touchline and nobody in the stands, where do you get a better overview of the flow of the match?

Is PJ not in the best position to make tactical decisions?

It was a bad result from Bristol but we have the character to bounce back.



Get experience

I WAS disappointed with the result on Saturday but that's gone now.

I think that Phil Senior should be given a chance between the sticks as I don't think Paul Rachubka's kicking game is the best, plus a little competition for the place can only be good for Town.

As far as strikers go I think we need someone like Luke Beckett who took chances and the outcome was usually a goal - something we are lacking at present because of players trying to pass the ball into the net.

It's nice to see the return of Adnan Ahmed who by my reckoning is a player that likes to get stuck in, much like Jon Worthington.

Hope all goes well for him for the rest of the season.

The transfer window is looming Jacko, let's add some experience as we have enough talented youths who just need that final push in the right direction to be great.

Forget the sceptics Jacko, they only watch results, not the performances


Ainley Top

Show belief

AT Bristol on Saturday, Gary Taylor-Fletcher was outstanding in the first half, by far his best game for Town.

Bristol beat us but it was far from easy. We dominated possession but just lacked the killer punch to beat them. I was sat among a group of exiles who were amazed at the good football that we played.

Once the players start believing that they are the best then we really will fly.



Don't panic

I THINK we are all panicking a little too soon.

We are still second in the league and no team can expect to win every week, no matter what position they are in.

I have to agree that if MacIntosh isn't on the mend then we need an old head at the back and we could also do with a new forward to take some of the pressure off Abbott, Booth and GTF.

Unfortunately I don't think McAliskey or recalling Mendes from Northampton is the answer. We should get rid of Mendes, Lloyd and Fowler and try and bring in a forward and defender that are going to challenge the current players we have. Putting them under pressure to perform can only be good for Huddersfield Town.



Call for help

MR DAVY please help!

Jacko could be throwing away our promotion.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Mark Hudson aren't good enough and Ahmed should be in the centre of midfield.



Need a pick up

HERE we go again with the excuses coming out of Huddersfield Town.

I said about a couple of months ago that the team were showing tendancies not associated with winning sides.

Just look at our results against Milton Keynes and now Bristol City - another team languishing at the bottom of our division.



Chelsea must wait

BRISTOL were the biggest laughing stock in English football - seven defeats in a row - and they beat us easily.

Let's stop thinking about Chelsea and concentrate on winning this division rather than telling the players they are the best and simply have to turn up each week.

This result may hopefully bring you down a peg or two from the arrogance tree.

It's not good enough Town!



Moving on up

I WOULD like to congratulate the Giants on winning the Marketing Award, this shows we are moving upwards and onwards on the merchandise front.

I also can't wait to see the boys back in action, because I know it is going to be a great season for us.

I hope the people in Huddersfield will come and watch them at the Galpharm and lend their support to them.

Mandy Beevers


Great initiative

NICE to see we are heading up a youth forum. Tahir Ashraf may be able to encourage our ethnic minorities to discover the delights of Rugby League.

Huddersfield has a very large ethnic population and somebody should be encouraged to tap into it.



Thanks Jeff!

I'D like to thank former Examiner angling correspondent Jeff Bell for all the years of interest and advice he has given in his column.

I'd drifted away from fishing and it was Jeff's column that re-ignited my interest.

So thanks `Dinger' and the very best in your retirement.

You will be missed.

Rupert Battye