Blackpool boss Ian Holloway admits he will be powerless to stop clubs coveting his best players - including skipper Charlie Adam - during the January transfer window.
The Tangerines have created a favourable impression in their first season of Barclays Premier League football, with former Rangers midfielder Adam in fine form.
But Holloway knows the success of his players in the top flight could rebound on him in just over two months when the transfer window reopens.
Holloway said: "I think there will be a few out there who are jealous that we've got Charlie. He's a wonderful player, improving all of the time.
"Will we have trouble in January keeping him? I don't know. I just know he's a very brilliant player and I've got a lot of good players who cunningly we're not paying a lot of money to!
"Others will see that and they'll covet them and then come in - and I won't be able to do a damn thing. That's why I was so vocal the other day. If Alex Ferguson is like that (with Wayne Rooney), then what chance have I got? Absolutely zero."