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Holloway Reacts To QPR Draw

Holloway Reacts To QPR Draw

Ian Holloway was happy with a point after the Seasiders ground out a 1-1 draw against his old club QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.

Ben Burgess' first goal since November, against the run of play, had looked to give Ollie a fantastic return to Loftus Road and a fantastic start as Blackpool manager, but a freak goal from Rangers full back Peter Ramage meant that the Pool had to settle for a point.

Holloway said: 'My boys are disappointed we didn't win but I have to say I'd have felt like a complete robber if we had won. A draw was a fair result.

'We did okay. We did some good things are there are also some things we need to work on. I'm just looking forward to getting on with it.

'Football's all about swings, ebbs and flows - and I expect after that QPR will be more pleased with the outcome than we are.

'Our goal settled us down and we did some good things, but in the end Rangers kept going and got the goal - which was definitely meant to be a cross.

'I wasn't surprised we scored, although I was a bit surprised QPR didn't defend the situation better.

'My team just need to change their mindset. We're not a small club in this division and we are not punching above our weight.'

The Seasiders supremo added: 'It was probably a fair result and we did well. We were organised but we could probably have been better.

'It's a work in progress but results like this can only help us. We will move on and improve.

'You get to the next level by putting in a bit more practice, learning about each other and having a few more choices in the squad. We are endeavouring to do that.

'The boys are very disappointed, which shows they want to win, but I am very pleased with them. QPR is a tough place to come.

'The next league match is at home and I'd like to begin with a bang and beat Cardiff (who hammered Championship new boys Scunthorpe 4-0). That is a tall order because they are a good side but four points out of six won't be bad.'

Holloway also explained the thinking behind shaving his head: 'I did it because I can't stand it when I see myself.

'I saw David Moyes last week and he still has his hair, but I've got a head like a fried egg.

'My hair has gone in the middle. If my hair was a team shape I'd be all over the place, with no midfield, the wingers tucked right in and my back four horse-shoeing. I'd be like Max Wall if I let it grow.

'So I think I'm better off having a shiny head. My wife doesn't like it but who cares?'

Holloway also spoke about attack being the best form of defence, that he sees new signing Neal Eardley as an attacking full back, that his target is to improve on last season and that he is still looking to spend money in the transfer market, preferably on lower league gems.

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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Monday August 10 2009
Time: 11:26AM

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