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Belokon Speaks

Belokon Speaks

In an interview with the official club website and the Blackpool Gazette yesterday, club president Valeri Belokon spoke about Ian Holloway, transfer funds, the return of Normunds Malnacs to the club and the Jimmy Armfield statue, amongst other things.

Speaking about Ian Holloway, Mr Belokon was quick to praise the charismatic manager:

'We had high hopes for Ian Holloway when he joined our team in May 2009, and I can proudly say that he hasn't disappointed us.

'I can safely say that Blackpool Football Club has significantly improved under the leadership of this outstanding personality.'

In relation to transfer funds, he said:

'Yes, I did create a fund to purchase new players... yes, there is money in the fund now available to the manager to sign the right players.'

Whilst on the topic of selling players, he added:

'I do not think that anyone in this world would be against selling at a higher price something that he bought cheaper.

'Seriously, I say it again - selling players is not the main goal for us.'

Speaking about the return of Normunds, rumoured to be back at the club because Valeri had some concerns with chairman Karl Oyston, Mr Belokon stated:

'It is very important for me that there is a person who knows my interests and is able to reconcile my views with the opinions of other leaders and shareholders of the (sic) Blackpool Football Club.

'We have expanded his powers and I am sure that he will make a great contribution to the goals we had set.'

On the topic of the statue for Jimmy Armfield, the president said:

'Of course I support this idea, because I know very well about the merits of the famous captain.

'But I want to state that I would prefer to meet Jimmy Armfield in person, eye to eye than to see him in bronze or stone!'

To read the full interview with the president, click here.



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday January 15 2010
Time: 12:59PM

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