Click crest to navigate

Quick links   Home Diary Links Contents Fixtures E-mail Terrace Banter

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

Monday 16th October.

Finally the news has broken. Steve Bruce has left Huddersfield Town by mutual consent. Mutual consent must be a euphemism for being sacked but the result is the same, Lou Macari is in temporary charge for tomorrow night’s visit to Bramall Lane. John Deehan is still at the club despite being joined at the hip to Bruce, and I feel that the sooner he is given the big E the better. I don’t know how much it cost to get rid of Bruce but the transfer embargo has to be lifted for the new manager whoever he may be, and it is vital that we get someone in who brings some passion back into the performances of the players.

Following the unusual events after the Grimsby game I felt sure that something was going to happen, and spent much of the day trying to log onto the HTAFC website. Strangely, I just couldn’t get access to it until suddenly in mid afternoon there it was with the following statement issued at 3.20 p.m.

Huddersfield Town Football club today parted company with manager Steve Bruce. After talks held this morning between Bruce and Huddersfield Town chairman Barry Rubery it was agreed that Bruce would depart by mutual consent. Rubery said: “We have mutually agreed that it is in both the Club's and Steve's best interest that this amicable agreement has been reached.” Bruce will end his employment with the club with immediate effect and Reserve Team manager Lou Macari will take over in a caretaker capacity. He will also take responsibility for team training and selection for Tuesday's night's Nationwide League first division fixture at Sheffield United.

Great players don’t always automatically make great managers, and unfortunately Steve Bruce may fall into the category of top class players who flirt with club management and fail or fade away. I feel a little sorry for Bruce who must have expected to have more funds available this season, and might be the victim of Barry Rubery’s cold feet, but he was clearly failing to get the best out of his squad. Hopefully Macari with his greater experience will be able to kick-start the players into actually earning the high wages they are collecting.



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.

If you enjoyed this site ... send me a message

If not - tell me