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Oyston: 'Pool Set To Appeal Fine

Oyston: 'Pool Set To Appeal Fine

In the last hour, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has given an interview to Talksport in which he criticised the Premier League for fining the Seasiders for fielding a weakened team against Aston Villa earlier in the season.

The chairman also confirmed that the Seasiders are likely to appeal against the decision, and stated that 'Pool manager Ian Holloway is fuming about it, but that he would not allow him to follow through on his threat of resigning.

Oyston said:

'I've got real difficulties grasping the logic that's been applied to this on several levels.

'This game has been turned into a squad game by the Premier League, not us. We've named our squad in good faith and we intend to use all of that squad and the manager should be allowed to.

'It wasn't that we put players out that weren't competitive. We lost the game 3-2, quite narrowly.

'If you win and make changes is that OK and if you lose is that not OK? I think they need to clarify things.

'We have to nominate 25 players ahead of the season, that's what we've done. If the Premier League think those players aren't good enough to appear on our behalf then maybe they should tell us that as we nominate them and maybe they should pick our team for us.

'I think for Ian to even consider resigning when he's done so magnificently well for us since he was appointed is something that I certainly wouldn't preside over.

'I'll do everything in my power to ensure that Ian stays with Blackpool as long as I can keep him there.'

To listen to the full interview with Karl, click here.

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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Thursday January 27 2011
Time: 7:04PM

Comments

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good on ya .. tell them to go ****** themselves and to send there refs to specsavers.... waste of space... the lot of them!!
jacpool
27/01/2011 19:41:00
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Best to give an interview to the slackjaws that populate TalkMoron, who will not point out the rules, that your club signed up to and agreed at the beginning of the season. Why not let your manager resign in protest, and then you can trouser the cut he would have had when you sell squad player Charlie Adam for a club record fee? That's the same Mr. Adam who was not good enough to get in the team versus Villa, wasn't it?
lordjohnny
27/01/2011 21:12:00
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The same player that you have tried to buy!
nunu
27/01/2011 21:23:00
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To my knowledge I have never tried to purchase a footblah. If I do require something of similar worth I will consult an RSJ specialist at my local builders merchant.
lordjohnny
27/01/2011 21:44:00
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charlie adam played at villa , came on in the second half... and the rules dont state the number off players.... the what the arguments about... it states weakened team... and surely that is down to opinion....
jacpool
27/01/2011 22:10:00
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We signed up to and agreed to the rules at the start of the season that we registered a pool of 25 players, along with a few U21's, whom we may call upon AT ANY TIME during the season to make up our match-day squad of 18/19. We make 10 changes, 25k fine. Arsenal make 8 changes and drop points to a club in peril... nothing. Consistency?
Jerry
28/01/2011 01:29:00
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Should be fined, wolves did so should blackpool simple.
P.Avfc
28/01/2011 08:17:00
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did you go to that game... P. Avfc.//// did you think is was a weak side...... did you win 6 nil??? ... why would we throw points away , >>>> was the 25 man squad rule in place when wolves were fined?
jacpool
28/01/2011 11:14:00
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Can you correctly put a sentence together?
P.Avfc
28/01/2011 12:55:00
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why are blackpool not fined every game for putting out a weak team lol
black-messi
28/01/2011 13:36:00
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