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Ollie: We Have To Stick Together

Ollie: We Have To Stick Together

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has spoken of his disappointment at the attitude of the players during half time on Sunday.

The Seasiders were trailing Champions Chelsea 4-0 at the break, which was shown live on Sky Sports.

Holloway seemed slightly surprised by the reaction of the players and called for calm.

'I was upset at my lads, with what they were saying to each other,' Ollie told the Blackpool Gazette.

'We have to stick together because there is a league within a league in this division.

'I think we've found that out already and Chelsea will probably be top of the whole lot. Anybody who beats them this year will be a fantastic team, I can assure you.'

The manager took heavy criticism after his team selection which saw Alex Baptiste operate in the middle of midfield.

But he changed personnel and tactics in the second period which saw 'Pool go with a slightly attacking outlook. The results were good, with the defence not shipping anymore and the attackers looking threatening.

Ollie continued: 'But it was important we improved second half and took some positives from the game.

'It was important we didn't get done eight, 10 or 12 or whatever it might have been.

'It did look ominous at times in the first half. We got an awful lot wrong in the first half, and against players as good as Chelsea's you are going to get punished.

'I reminded our lads at half-time of what we had spoken about before the game, and we managed to get our full-backs in the right place and the wideman in the right place.

'I actually played an extra striker in the second half and we drew 0-0.'

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Writer:Editor
Date:Tuesday September 21 2010
Time: 5:19PM

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i am sure we will stick together .. our team is built on spirt, hard work, a great manager and top fans..... we all knew, including the players that we would get nothing from the chelsea game.... those who think we did want to stop taking the drugs lol!!! we have had a tough start, hard away fixtures and only one home game.. what team has had a harder start, fixture wise???? i cant think of one.... and we are still sat in the top half of the table.... im not worried.... we are premier league and staying there!
bpooljon
21/09/2010 18:26:00
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It is most important that the squad stick together as a group with the common aim of establishing the Pool as a successfull permenant premiership side.I would ban the word relegation from the dressing room.The team & Ollie did gain from both the Arsenal and Chelsea they know the standard they need to reach not just to survive in the Premiership but to be successfull in it.It needs lots of hard work from both the squad and Ollie to attain those standards.
AndrewDuncan
21/09/2010 19:16:00
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Reality check is that even with a good team spirit there are going to be times when the squad falls out with one another - Its just natural when you are getting thumped! AS said above - hard start to the season playiny 2 of the top four early on- 3 points on Saturday will dispell any thoughts of relegation but we must put in a performance like the 2nd half against Fulham and we must play to a strengths rather than trying to hide weaknesses!
nunu
22/09/2010 12:20:00
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