Ian Holloway hits out at possible fine


Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has threatened to resign if his club are fined for fielding an under-strength side in the 3-2 defeat Aston Villa.

Holloway made a host of changes from the team which drew 2-2 with Everton at the weekend, having taken a leaf out of Wolves boss Mick McCarthy's book – with Wolves having been fined £25,000 by the Premier League last season for the side which played at Manchester United.

"I'd pack in, I can't work for this madness. I would resign," Holloway fumed."They do not know what they're talking about.

"You haven't got to be a genius to work out what happened to Wolves last year and how wrong that was. Mick can pick whoever he likes.

"We deserved at least a point and how dare anybody tell me the players I've been working with, I can't treat them with respect and give them a chance.

"Because they should have played before now. I wasn't sure they were ready, tonight they have enhanced their reputation with me.

"Let some person from the Premier League even try to tell me who I can pick. I am the manager of Blackpool Football Club and I select people to come to the club and play them whenever I want.

"I'm going to come here and try to beat Aston Villa and I'm going to go to West Ham and try to beat them and all. If I pick a different team, I've got every right to do what I like.

"Let them try and fine me, it's an absolute disgrace. I'll show the Premier League. We were a credit to football and let the Premier League try to tell me otherwise."

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