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