Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Blackpool Would've Disrespected Europe

Blackpool Would've Disrespected Europe

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says the youth team would have played in Europe - at least for the early rounds.

Ollie, who looks set to remain as manager at Bloomfield Road, reckons that it wouldn't have been fair if the players came back into pre-season training a matter of weeks after relegation.

Fulham pipped the Seasiders to the fair play spot in the Europa League by 0.01 points.

But Holloway thinks that's a good thing: "We couldn't possibly have played in Europe because no-one could have asked these players to start playing again in two weeks. Our youth team would have had to go over.

'And to me we wouldn't have earned a place in Europe. We weren't good enough to earn it on the pitch, so why should we get in just because we are a nice respectable bunch of lads? I didn't want that.'

It does beg the question as to why the club applied for, and received, a UEFA licence if they had no intention of playing in Europe?



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

Writer:Editor
Date:Friday May 27 2011
Time: 10:37AM

Comments

0
Well said, Ollie!
COYS_TSB
27/05/2011 11:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital Preview - League One - 21st October 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 21st October.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

Vital View - League One - 17th October 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek, 17th October.

Safe Standing's About To Be Real

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackpool v Wigan Saturday 21st October
Suggested By: SeasideEssexXile
Pool Win100%
Draw0%
Wigan Win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile157
2.premier 1149
3.Bear195167
4.SaskPool36
5.Hastings27
6.BobHatton14
7.suffolknwot13
8.themaclad12
9.nodrogaty11
10.whitey19429
Write for Vital Football