Holloway sets record straight

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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway hit out at reports this week that claimed he would be content even if his newly-promoted side suffered relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Speaking after his side's 2-1 win over nine-man West Brom, which moved the Tangerines into the top half of the table, Holloway made it clear he was not impressed with some sections of the media.

"What I said in the week, I don't want to go down. I don't want to go down," the 47-year-old said. "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."

He added: "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?"

The former Plymouth boss also pointed out Monday night's win, their first at Bloomfield Road this season, moved them past the lowest points haul in a season - set by Derby when they could muster just 11 points three seasons ago.

"It's a wonderful situation to get a couple of points off our chest," he added. "Ten points, the lowest points ever, we aren't going to be that team so shut up the lot of you whoever wrote it.

"That's what I feel like. It's unfair. They judged us far too early. I think we're a good bunch of lads, we're a good team.

"I think we've got to improve, I think we'll try to. But 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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