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Ollie 'gobsmacked' by Seasiders progress

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05/10/2010 13:39 +0100

The Seasiders finished 19th in the Championship in the summer of 2008, the time when Leicester parted company with Holloway after relegation. One year later Holloway was named Blackpool boss and despite inheriting a team that finished in 16th place, he guided them to promotion at the first time of asking. Many expected Blackpool to be the Premier League's whipping boys, but, to their credit, they have held their own and secured one of their most famous wins last weekend after beating Liverpool at Anfield. Holloway is one of the game's characters, but even he is surprised as just how far Blackpool have come during his short successful reign in charge. "I am absolutely gobsmacked with this football club and how we've made progress," he told The Gazette. "I am gobsmacked by the boys - the people they are, how hard they are 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."

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