Euell goes back to school

BY foxsports • September 18, 2010

The Tangerines have made a bold start to life in the top-flight with two wins and a draw from their opening four games. But their impressive start has come as no surprise to the midfielder who reveals they are meticulously prepared by manager Ian Holloway. "There are times when we have gone into training and not even gone out to the training pitch," Euell told ahead of Sunday's trip to Chelsea. "We stay in a classroom and we go through the tactics for the whole morning, rather than going out onto the training pitches. "The manager was out of the game for a while before he got the Blackpool job and that has helped to change the approach that he now has to the game. "I've been at clubs where we will go through the game in a classroom setting after we've lost. "But he will do that even if we have won to show us the good and bad points." Blackpool have earned plaudits for their attacking style of play this term, which has surprised many. It has raised questions about whether, against quality opposition, their expansive playing method will see them come unstuck, but Euell insists they can adapt. He added: "We play a 4-3-3 which is an attacking system, but there will be times when we might have to tweak it a bit. "We did it a few times last season and it worked. We will be playing against a better quality of team than last year, but the manager will prepare us well. "He's not naive to think that we can go to Old Trafford and Anfield and play an open 4-3-3, but he will tweak it ever so slightly, so that we are a bit more compact. "The benefit of this is that we are not working on a totally new formation in the week before a game. We all will know our jobs - the manager will make sure of that."

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