Blackpool Boss Further Criticises Swans Team

Monday, 26 October 2009, 13:34
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The Blackpool boss had earlier crticised Craig Beattie for allegedly diving in the first half, but Holloway says that the whole Swansea team were going down ‘like a sack of ‘taters.’

He was also angered by the team not giving the ball back to a Blackpool player after the ball was put out of play for an injury.

“Football’s about challenges, it’s a man’s game,” Holloway told Wales Online.

“I know (Leon) Britton is little, but you’ve got to stand up, haven’t you?

“I had to calm down when Alex Baptiste cleared the ball because it must have been the wind that sent their players down like a sack of ‘taters.

“I’m looking at some foreign players who have taught our lot to do it. But I don’t do that and none of my players dive.

“You have to stay on your feet and I thought the referee spoiled the game to a point with some finicky decisions.

“If we’re not careful football will very soon be a non-contact sport. Players will be fancying around and you won’t be allowed to touch them.

“They got so many free-kicks given to them by a fussy referee, but when you’re away from home that happens.

“You need the mentality of a police horse to put up with it!

“I was disappointed by that (not giving the ball back),” stressed Holloway.

“In this country what we do is when you kick it out you kick it back. They did it once, they didn’t do it the second time.

“There’s a few seconds left so it’s a case of: ‘Oh, I’m sorry.’ Rubbish. I don’t like that.

“It’s a sport – and you shouldn’t have to gain an advantage like that.

“I wouldn’t like to have scored a goal like that myself.

“I spoke to Paulo and he said he wasn’t very happy about it. My team would have done it twice, I wouldn’t have to remind them.”

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