‘I want my players to never stop attacking and this new system I’ve brought in is wonderful to watch.’ (Aug 2009)
Ian Holloway has a question to answer. It’s not from a journalist hoping to prompt another madcap turn of phrase ( “Rory Delap is like a cake!”), or his sage advice on the state of the game (“Let’s have chimpanzees as referees!”). Instead, the question he faces is can his new system really withstand the examination of the Premier League? Holloway has always maintained his preferred style is a combination of winning and entertaining. But with Blackpool now bottom of the form table, off the back of five straight losses, his conviction is set to be tested until the end of the season.