Houllier backing for Holloway

12 November 2010 02:34
Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier would "very disappointed" if the Premier League fine Blackpool following their team selection in midweek.[LNB] Holloway made 10 changes for the midweek clash at Villa Park which the home side won 3-2 via a last-gasp goal from James Collins.[LNB]Last season Wolves were handed a suspended £25,000 fine after manager Mick McCarthy adopted the same approach against Manchester United at Old Trafford.[LNB]But Houllier believes it would not be appropriate for Blackpool to be fined.[LNB]Houllier said: "For those who were at the game, you wouldn't think Blackpool were playing some of their reserve team.[LNB]"It is always a tricky situation because the players who come into the side want to prove a point and they raise their level of game.[LNB]"We just won right at the end. Whether the Premier League is right or wrong, is not for me to say.[LNB]"All I can say is the players who played against us were good and some of them have Premier League experience before."[LNB]Houllier added: "I would very disappointed if they (the Premier League) fine Blackpool.[LNB]"He (Holloway) played to win the game. We have a squad of 25 players, we can use all the players.[LNB]"Otherwise you'll just have to say the rule is to have 12 or 13 players and that's all. You can use the players you want."

Source: Team_Talk