Are Huddersfield right to part ways with Robins after just one game of the season?

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Huddersfield Town have parted company with Mark Robins following their opening day 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

Just one day into the new football season and we already have our first managerial casualty as Huddersfield Town have parted company with Mark Robins following an opening day 4-0 drubbing from Bournemouth.

One of the more recent sackings following an opening day defeat was in 2009 when Norwich City decided that Brian Gunn's time was up after a shocking 7-0 loss to Colchester United. The Canaries decided Colchester boss Paul Lambert was the man they wanted in charge, and two successive promotions followed.

Promotion probably isn't a realistic aim for Huddersfield this season but nevertheless a 4-0 defeat at home is never acceptable. However there seems to be a lot more going on behind the scenes that has led to the former Rotherham United, Barnsley and Coventry City manager leaving the club.

Reports suggest that there has been a disagreement with regards recruitment and the immediate plans for the club. Adam Clayton is close to a move to Middlesbrough but the board have already allowed Robins to bring in a replacement in Conor Coady from Liverpool who would have cost a considerable amount of money.

It must be remembered that Huddersfield's form in the second half of last season was very poor and that will have had a major effect on the board's decision. Although given the fact they have allowed him the whole of pre-season to try and develop the squad it is strange to look for a change after just one game.

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His appointment in February 2013 was a rather strange one given that he had just been at Coventry City for less than six months before they convinced him to make the step up. He did have a great impact at Coventry but his previous job at Barnsley was one where he struggled in the Championship.

The Terriers have a squad capable of pushing for a top-half finish but could easily find themselves in another relegation fight if it takes a while to find a new manager and get things back on track.

Are Huddersfield right to allow Robins to leave after just one game of the new season?

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