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Oyston: No Pressure On Holloway

Oyston: No Pressure On Holloway

In an interview with the Blackpool Gazette, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has said that he has set no targets for new Pool supremo Ian Holloway.

Instead, he thinks that Holloway will pile on the targets and pressure himself.

Oyston said: 'I'm not going to put any pressure on Ian.

'I don't need to - I think he is the sort of guy who puts his own pressure on himself, and the supporters will grow to understand that.

'He doesn't need me to set him a target or say I'm expecting this or that.

'I see my role as supporting him in the overhaul and implementation of new policy in the areas where there are deficiencies or where we can do better.

'Whatever happens there is going to be maximum effort and maximum science behind the policies we are putting in place, and I do think this is a major step towards us becoming an established Championship club.'

Oyston also used the interview to appeal to the supporters to back the club through attendances - perhaps an indication that season ticket sales are going slower than expected?

'I think that without support we will struggle. But to get an increased support base the club has to get its act together in the way we do certain things off the pitch - only then can we expect people to buy into what we are trying to do.

'There needs to be a fundamental shift in how we approach a lot of the things we do - certainly with marketing and trying to bring in increased support.

'New facilities always enhance what we can do for families and corporate packages.'

However, in a move that may anger Pool fans, Oyston has appeared to make somewhat of a u-turn in regards to the South Stand by admitting that away fans could be housed in it:

'The south stand can't come online soon enough to give us a bit more space and better facilities - maybe even for the away supporters if we don't manage to fill the three new sides and two corners with home fans, which is our aim.'

Of course we Blackpool fans have heard such soundbites from Oyston before... the question is does he mean them this time? Only time will tell.



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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Tuesday June 16 2009
Time: 9:57AM

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