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Bradford survive

Pre-season tour
Gallen signs
Hornets sting Town
Owls shot down
Gray returns
Wijnhard crashes out
Worthington woe
Ayre departs
First home point
Bye Bye Brucie
New manager announced
Fans show anger
9 points to safety
First home win
Ndlovu at first sight
Town leap to safety
Macari wins award
More cup woe
Ndlovu joins Blades
Jamie jumps ship
Town hit rock bottom again
Morris' McApline move
Prodigal son returns
Biggest win
QPR doomed
Nearly there
The bitter end

Thursday 7th September.

Nineteenth in the league and knocked out of the Worthington Cup by a second division team, you’d think that any backroom casualty might be the manager but no, this is Huddersfield Town and the Chairman is leaving. Yes, the lovely Ian Ayre has found another job at Telecommunications Company NTL, starting at the end of this month.

I am quite surprised to see Barry Rubery’s protégé leaving the club, but not in the least bit sorry. His PR skills did nothing to win over the fans, and he admitted that he will miss the supporters more than they will miss him, how true.

Funnily enough, Town were supposed to be in talks with NTL recently with regard to some kind of cash injection for the club, and Ian Ayre must have impressed them so much they simply had to have him on their team. Perhaps it was all just a smokescreen for an interview. Anyway, we now have the required departure from the club to enable us to make a signing, and guess what, we have! Following the imminent departure of the scouse one, we have signed right back Rob Kozluk on loan from Sheffield United.

Bruce’s previous signings from his former employers have been mixed, George Donis was a waste of a shirt, but Martin Smith looks a bargain and a good one at that. Hopefully Kozluk will be more in the mould of our precious defensive acquisition from the Blades, Tom Cowan, who in my opinion was released too soon and is the sort of gutsy player we need right now. With two home games looming against Bolton on Saturday and Wimbledon on Tuesday, I’m sure we’ll know soon enough.



All words and thoughts by Chris except where stated.

A big thank you to Machala for putting up with me doing this and Ian for his support and my Mum for her proof reading.

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