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Ollie Hit With Touchline Ban

Ollie Hit With Touchline Ban

Ian Holloway has this afternoon been hit with a one match touchline ban and fined £9,500 for his remarks about referee Mike Dean following the Seasiders' 2-1 defeat against Blackburn last month at Bloomfield Road.

Ollie believed that Brett Emerton's late winner should have been disallowed for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher in the build up, but also criticised Dean's general performance after waiting for the official in the players' tunnel after full time.

He immediately announced his regret at his behaviour and publically apologised to Dean, but was still forced to admit a charge of improper conduct relating to his language and behaviour at a hearing today and was subsequently hit with the above punishment.

The ban is to be served with immediate effect, meaning that Ollie will have to watch Sunday's clash with Manchester City - live on Sky - from the stands at Bloomfield Road. Phil Dowd is Sunday's official.

Interestingly though, it would appear that 'Pool fans agree with Ollie's assessment of Dean's performance with the official averaging 2.1/10 on our Men In Black feature for the aforementioned game.



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Monday October 11 2010
Time: 4:48PM

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