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Holloway gobsmacked by Blackpool's start
05 Oct 2010 - 14:46:23
Ian Holloway has admitted to being "gobsmacked" by Blackpool's start to their first ever season in the Premier League.
The Seasiders are currently ninth in the table after winning three and drawing one of their seven games since winning promotion to the top-flight via the Championship play-off final.
Holloway's side were predicted to struggle in the Premier League but so far they have taken the scalps of Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United and Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield in their finest hour so far on Sunday.
"I'm absolutely gobsmacked with this football club and how we've made progress," he told the Blackpool Gazette. "I'm gobsmacked by the boys - the people they are, how hard they're working and how much they care about others, not just themselves. It all bodes well for the future.
"What we don't want to do is let any outsiders in who aren't like-minded and I don't want any fans coming along who expect us to start winning because they are wrong and shouldn't expect.
"Our skill and our strength is that we don't expect. Expectations cause problems. They cause people to be frightened and give the ball away. My boys showed no fear because we've got great fans who don't put us under that sort of pressure.
"Maybe we put ourselves under pressure at times, then we lose to the likes of Blackburn, but we've got to keep bouncing back and goodness gracious me did we do that against Liverpool."