Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Holloway To Play Waiting Game

Holloway To Play Waiting Game

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has spoken of his transfer market plans, stating that he plans to play a waiting game and wait for the right players to become available at the right price.

This comes despite fans pressure on Ollie to make his first signing for the club.

Holloway said: 'I want to assess every player and what they can bring to the squad. I know that we need to bring in players to add to the squad, but if anyone thinks I am going to bringing loads of players in the next week or two they need to hang on a minute.

'I am not going to be rushed. I have to know that whoever we bring in is the right sort of player for the club.

'We need a certain character of player who can fit into what is already a good dressing room, with good honest characters. That is what I want.'

Holloway's comments should go down well with Pool fans and players alike who are all too aware of the great impact the side's team spirit has had on their performances and results in recent times.

Holloway further emphasised his point by claiming that he has been beating off agents who have been offering him players that he didn't deem to fit the bill. Indeed, Holloway likened the amount of phone calls he has received from agents to a Tommy Cooper sketch!

It is not clear just how much money Holloway has to play with, but he made it clear that every signing must provide value for money:

I can't believe how expensive these players have become and I have said no to one or two because I genuinely don't believe they are good value for money,' he said.

'It has been so easy in the past for clubs to go and waste a lot of money on players who don't contribute to the season, and it has been so easy for clubs to get the money through banks and by getting into debt.

'But with the credit crunch, the banks aren't giving the clubs the support they once did.

'It would be so easy to make a mistake on a signing and overpay someone, and I am not going to do that. I am glad to be at a club that is not willing to do that.

'My last job was at a club that would do that and ultimately that cost them their place in the Championship.

'What we have to do is make sure we get value for money from the players we do sign.'



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday June 19 2009
Time: 10:42AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Hearn on AJ v Wilder

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital View - League One - Saturday 21st October 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, Saturday 21st October.

Vital Preview - League One - 21st October 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 21st October.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

Vital View - League One - 17th October 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek, 17th October.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackpool v Wigan Saturday 21st October
Suggested By: SeasideEssexXile
Pool Win100%
Draw0%
Wigan Win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile190
2.premier 1165
3.Bear1951102
4.Hastings38
5.SaskPool36
6.BobHatton17
7.suffolknwot14
8.themaclad13
9.nodrogaty12
10.whitey19429
The Vital Football Members League