Ian Holloway: Please don’t disrespect us


Angry Blackpool manager Ian Holloway insists he was misquoted last week when it was reported that he had said he would not be too distressed if the Seasiders suffered relegation this season.

Holloway was speaking after his side had moved into mid-table by beating a West Brom side on Monday that had two men sent off in the first half at a wet Bloomfield Road.

Former Plymouth Argyle and Leicester City boss Holloway said after the 2-1 victory:"What I said in the week, I don't want to go down. I don't want to go down. What I said is most teams that come up go 'boing, boing'.

"If people want to give my fans the message I'm happy going down, I didn't say that. I would never say that. Listen to what I say and don't switch it around. I would never be happy going down and I don't think we will.

"Everybody else does. When you weigh up the facts, we had to build a ground, smallest budget by a mile, probably the worst team ever to come up, probably going to get the least points ever.

"Just keep adding it up. Fantastic. It's all stacked against us, I don't have a problem with that.

"But when I say something, don't switch it. I don't like that. Maybe I won't say anything in the future. Is that what you want?

"That's 13 points in 10 games. They might be the only 13 points we get, you said we were only going to get 10. Please don't disrespect us."

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