UK time is: 09:09:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Crewe Reaction

A heavily changed Blackpool side snuck through to Round 2 of the Carling Cup on Tuesday night with an edgy 2-1 win over League Two Crewe at Gresty Road.

'Pool manager Ian Holloway made seven changes to the side who'd drawn away at QPR on the opening day of the league season as he looked to rest players as well as giving fringe players a chance to impress.

The result was a far from brilliant display, but nevertheless, Ollie was pleased with the result:

'There were some very bright things out there and I am delighted to win a cup game after making so many changes.'

Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, Holloway also added how he was going to consult Crewe's Dario Gradi for advice on how to develop Blackpool's youth teams in a similar vein to the way that brought Crewe so much success.

Gradi is no longer manager at Crewe, but is still employed as a technical director and sits on the club's board.

Holloway said of Gradi:

'The way he tries to develop footballers is legendary and I will be travelling back to Crewe and talking to him about the youth set up he has going.

'I want to try and emulate that at Blackpool.

'I am sick and fed up of losing some good kids to Premier League sides and then having to borrow players instead.

'I'd rather have them for us and then sell them on.

'We would be a rich club and getting richer if that was the case.

'Dario has done that and he is an absolute legend in the game I believe.

'We lost one the other week in Bobby Robson but there is another one still living at Crewe in Dario Gradi and I wish his club all the very best for the remainder of the season.'

Of course, David Vaughan is one of the many to come off the Crewe production line... but are Dario's best days now behind him?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!






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

The journalist

Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 14 2009

Time: 12:58PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Pool attempt to send back Lewis (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Rothwell In, No O'Donnell (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Meet the Ref : Brighton and Hove Albion (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Rothwell joins Blackpool (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Ticket News: Blackburn Rovers (Monday January 26 2015)

Clark Embarrassed By Watford Defeat (Sunday January 25 2015)

Blackpool MotM v Watford? (Sunday January 25 2015)

Stats: Watford v Blackpool (Saturday January 24 2015)

Opposition View: Watford (Friday January 23 2015)

Nosworthy Stays At Bloomfield Road (Friday January 23 2015)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 312
2. Bear1951 283
3. SeasideEssexXile 168
4. Layton_Seasider 141
5. BobHatton 119
6. Albert Ramsbottom 117
7. SmartBloke 94
8. Hastings 86
9. whitey1942 74
10. SaskPool 73

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 27 8 7 12 -11 31
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Rotherham 27 6 11 10 -10 29
21. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26
22. Millwall 27 5 9 13 -19 24
23. Wigan 27 4 9 14 -10 21
24. Blackpool 26 3 7 16 -29 16

Breaking League News

Kermorgant: Working hard to get back my place back
Bournemouth : 28/01/2015 09:02:00
Fraser: Fitness work starting to pay off
Bournemouth : 28/01/2015 09:02:00
LUFC On This Day - January 28th
Leeds Utd : 28/01/2015 07:21:00
Norwich 1 - 0 Borussia
Norwich : 28/01/2015 07:00:00
Rampant Millers Get First Win Of 2015
Rotherham : 27/01/2015 23:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Parish 20%
Nosworthy 68%
Clarke 0%
O'Dea 0%
McMahon 0%
Orlandi 4%
Perkins 0%
O'Hara 4%
Ferguson 0%
Miller 0%
Davies 0%
Sub - Maher 0%
Sub - Delfouneso 4%
Sub - Feruz 0%