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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?



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

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Well said, Ollie!
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27/05/2011 11:10:00
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