Worst display rant by Hansen Infuriates Fans - Ollie set to learn from failure - Gilks Call Up
22 August 2010 10:43
Match of the Day Pundit Alan Hansen infuriated Pool fans after claiming the Seasiders display at the Emirates was the the most one sided display ever in the Premier League and that despite being down to 10 men and having 45% of the possession! After Hansen's tirade on last night's MOTD about Blackpool producing the worst display ever in the Premier league, left fans looking up Wigan's results last season, looking at Villa today and Wigan yesterday who capitulated against Chelsea with 11 men.Arguably Ipswich's 9-1 thrashing by Man U was the worst ever seen in the Premiership which is why Pool fans were left angered by Hansen's comments.Meanwhile Ian Holloway intends to keep his head no matter what happens during Blackpool's Barclays Premier League adventure - and will try to learn all he can from visits to places like Arsenal, whatever the result.The Tangerines, play-off winners at Wembley in May, marked their arrival in the top flight with a stunning 4-0 victory at Wigan on the opening day.However, the Premier League newboys were handed a harsh reality check by Arsene Wenger's men, who knocked them for six at Emirates Stadium, where defender Ian Evatt had been sent off when conceding a first-half penalty."I am not a person who likes losing, but I have to stay calm to help my lads because I believe in what we are trying to do," Holloway said."Are we going to be good enough? I honestly don't know - but I need to stay calm and try to play some modern-day football, like Arsenal."However, I also need some big, strong horrible lumps who can do other things, because I might have to throw it into the box every now and again. Whatever I have got to do, I will do it."Scotland boss Craig Levein has confirmed that Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks is under consideration for the Euro 2012 qualifying games against Lithuania and Liechtenstein next month.Rochdale-born Gilks, 28, qualifies through his Scottish grandmother and has been on the radar of Levein and Scotland goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart since last season.Gilks is understood to be desperate to pledge allegiance to Scotland."He is one we became aware of a while ago and have kept track of his progress," Levein told www.scottishfa.co.uk."Obviously he was a key figure in Blackpool's promotion to the Barclays Premier League and while I will not name my squad until Monday, he is one I think we need to take a closer look at."He comes highly recommended, is playing regularly for his club and the next logical step is for our goalkeeping coach to work closely with him."