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Court Case No Bearing on Adam's Pool Future

Court Case No Bearing on Adam's Pool Future

Ian Holloway has categorically stated that November's court case between Charlie Adam and Blackpool FC will have no bearing on the captain's future.

Adam took the club to court last year over an issue with unpaid bonuses.

The 25-year-old had a 'Championship status' bonus of £20,000 owed to him because the club staved off relegation to League One.

That wasn't paid, with the club acknowleding that promotion to the Premier League - and the reported £400,000 Adam received from that - superseded previous clauses.

In the end the midfielder won the case, but that won't be a factor on his Bloomfield Road future as the Seasiders continue to knock back bids for their star man.

However, rumours are circulating within media circles that this could now become an issue with Adam wanting away. Something which is strongly denied by boss Ian Holloway.

'Sometimes Karl (Oyston) doesn't give a monkey's about anybody when it comes to money but Charlie fought for what he felt was right,' Ollie told the Blackpool Gazette.

'I wasn't going to get involved in that, I didn't need to.

'It worked itself out and I wasn't going to lose Charlie over that because he loves playing for us.

'He loves playing football the way I ask him to play, and if he was somewhere else the players on the end of those lovely passes he hits wouldn't be much better than we've got - Taylor-Fletcher, DJ, Varney or Matty Phillips.'

Meanwhile, one of the players mentioned by the manager says it's imperative Adam stays where he is.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who has scored twice in the past week, said: 'Charlie is a massive player for us. When it isn't going right he always tries to drag us through.

'Everyone is still talking about us as little Blackpool, and with the players we've got and the way we are playing other clubs will no doubt be sniffing around our lads, so it is vital that we do keep our players.'

Striker DJ Campbell also fielded questions on the talisman's situation, saying: "We'd all love to see him stay but there are other good players here - it's not a one-man team. But we would love him to stay so that we can finish the job that we have started.

"Money isn't everything, we have an environment here where everyone wants to come to work and be part of what we are doing here. We could make history."

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

Date:Tuesday January 18 2011
Time: 2:05PM


im pretty sure darren bent, ashley young and steward downing are much better actually? hmm
18/01/2011 14:24:00
really.... not so far this season they are not....... young is a great player..... but id rather have adam in my team than downing..... bents not kicked a ball for you yet , so dont get to cocky.... tell me how good they are in may!
18/01/2011 14:30:00
Jacpool, ok we will, We will let you know how Adam's is getting on as well ;-)
19/01/2011 03:03:00
revua.... well why woul you want him... you all keep saying he is not that good........ i just cant see him coming in this window........
19/01/2011 07:53:00
the signing of Bent and Makoun really upset the apple cart, with regards to your lot giving us grief about not being a big club! bet your lookin forward to when your as **** as us, then you can put in a bid for Berbatov and Carrick!
19/01/2011 10:54:00
Jump ship quick adam! Come to a big cub instead of there part timers.
19/01/2011 16:56:00
yeah, yeah , yeah.............. cause ya might get a winners medal , 30yrs from now lol............ u can spend all ya like , u will still never win nowt......... im not saying we will , but you are big boy wannabes.......... no one talks about villa but villa fans..... nothing is happening ... you can open it when ya won something... until then ya just the same as everyone else........... how many places above you is our 3 million pound squad... ha ha ha
19/01/2011 19:32:00
i had to ask as your in the bottom half of the table and i cant see you!!!!!!!!!!!!
19/01/2011 19:34:00
Haha cant wait till end of the season when we have crushed the small part timers and this deluded jacpool is put back in his place. Next year we will see the fall of blackpool they cant even afford 1 of our reserves oh wait they took harewood haha HONK HONK!
20/01/2011 00:06:00
ha ha ... oh yes i remember , u just beat at reserves at villa park .. i was there , and yes u were lucky..... we dont want any of your first team , never mind your reserves.... they might want to come when your in the championship........... u never know!!!!!!!!! are you a goose by the way???
20/01/2011 08:04:00
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