UK time is: 17:47:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Oyston: 'Ian Has Done An Unbelievable Job So Far'

In an interview with the Blackpool Gazette, BFC chairman Karl Oyston has praised the work done by manager Ian Holloway this season.

Oyston appointed Holloway to the position last summer, but surely can't have expected the Seasiders to be in playoff contention at this stage of the season.

'It is a fantastic achievement to get where we have and Ian has done an unbelievable job so far,' said the chairman.

'For a club like ours to still be in with a shout at this stage of the season just shows that doing things properly bears fruit.'

However, the chairman said that he has banned all talk of promotion at the club. Asked if he had ever dreamed of promotion to the Premiership, Oyston replied:

'No, definitely not. Nor did I dream of it in either of the seasons we were promoted. I ban all talk of it and won't discuss it.'

Oyston also took the time to defend his running of the club ('I feel totally justified in how I've run the club') and speak about the opening of the South Stand tomorrow afternoon against Palace ('It will be a fantastic day for a fantastic man [Jimmy Armfield]').

However, one thing that Oyston is not happy about is the situation with the Number One club in the South East corner of the ground.

After a Blackpool Council u-turn, the club will now be turned into a casino despite Oyston's last-gasp attempt to steal the place for peanuts when it looked like the casino would fall through.

It is not yet known how this development coulf affect the future building of the East Stand, but speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, Oyston was far from happy:

'I'm very disappointed. When we made a formal approach to the council on the same issue we were told that this use (a casino) wouldn't be considered in this area.

'While it might sound like sour grapes I think there has to be some consistency. It renders the council's policy documents pretty useless if the officers recommendations are not followed.'




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 March 19 2010

Time: 7:23AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

Jacob Mellis joins Blackpool (Monday July 28 2014)

Cywka Joins from Barnsley (Monday July 28 2014)

Peter Clarke rejoins Blackpool (Monday July 28 2014)

Proposed friendly postponed (Friday July 25 2014)

Front Page Poll (Thursday July 24 2014)

Belokon Speaks out (Thursday July 24 2014)

What will it take to sign a player (Thursday July 24 2014)

Seasiders fans protest (Monday July 21 2014)

Full Time: Penrith 0-4 Blackpool (Saturday July 19 2014)

Bfc in crisis? (Saturday July 19 2014)

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 1 427
2. Bear1951 276
3. Poole-Pool 260
4. SmartBloke 244
5. Albert Ramsbottom 233
6. Bribaba 223
7. Layton_Seasider 190
8. SeasideEssexXile 177
9. BobHatton 129
10. bfcpete 116

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Leeds and Milan cannot agree on Benedicic deal
Leeds Utd : 29/07/2014 17:38:00
Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player?
Watford : 29/07/2014 17:25:00
Consortium release update on takeover
Reading : 29/07/2014 17:25:00
Brayford Set For League Debut
Cardiff : 29/07/2014 17:18:00
Steele Happy With Goalkeepers
Derby County : 29/07/2014 17:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Oyston spend the last Parachute Payment
Suggested By:  
Yes 7%
No 93%