Blackpool 3 Sheffield Utd 0: Holloway takes comfort as home run continues
21 October 2009 01:56
The prospect of Blackpool playing in the Premier League might seem unlikely, but tell that to the supporters who celebrated a sixth straight home league win.
They got to see three second-half goals, unlike manager Ian Holloway, who was on a 'comfort break' when Marcel Seip headed his second goal in four days to give Blackpool the lead after an hour.
'I missed that one,' admitted Holloway, who surprised everyone by making seven changes.
'I get so nervous these days after a year off, I sank three bottles of water and my bladder isn't what it used to be.
'I was going about my business when the roof came off and I thought we must have scored. I got a bit of stick from everybody and I'll probably be fined.'
Jason Euell stole in to lift the ball over Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Bunn for Blackpool's second after 69 minutes, before substitute Charlie Adam rifled in the third 10 minutes from the end.
Victory Blackpool's keeps Holloway's side in fifth place and he added: 'Who knows whether we can stay there or not but I'm going to have great fun trying because everybody else is under massive pressure. I'm not.
'I'm going to be given a bonus if I keep us up so what am I bothered about? I'll have a big cigar tonight.'
United manager Kevin Blackwell said: 'Everything that can go wrong is going wrong.
'That's life, it just isn't happening for us at the moment.'