Date:Friday May 7 2010
So he may have somehow managed to get us relegated two seasons ago, signing Barry Hayles and a ridiculous pair of Hungarian loanees on the way. In reality Holloway simply added the final hammer blow to an already sinking ship.
But as we say this the same man is preparing to take unfashionable Blackpool into the play-offs, an incredible achievement which perhaps has not been credited with the praise it deserves.
I could be writing this filled with loathing remembering the events of two seasons ago, and this probably would have a very different outlook were we not in the play-offs ourselves.
But in a twisted way we have Holloway to thank for it too. Had we not suffered on that fateful day at the Britannia Stadium we might never had hired Nigel Pearson, the man who has unquestionably had a huge hand in getting us to where we are right now.
Holloway himself is reasonably confident going into Saturday's first leg with Nottingham Forest, saying: 'I've just said that someone's got to win it, why can't it be Blackpool? There wouldn't be a better story anywhere.'
And he's kind of right. Blackpool have been impressively consistent all year, and head into this season's play-off battle in good form, beating Forest themselves recently at Bloomfield Road.
It may be said through gritted teeth, but there's no denying that Holloway has done a brilliant job with extremely limited resources. Many had the Seasiders down as relegation fodder once again for this campaign, but they have defied the odds yet again to produce a spectacular season out of the blue.
Seeing Ian Holloway lift the Championship play-off trophy would not make pleasant viewing for City fans that is for sure, but I for one take my hat off to a fine job this campaign.
But putting an ideal scenario out there, nothing would make us happier than beating him and his side in the final. He still owes us remember...
Date:Friday May 7 2010
Pearson Already Had January Targets (Monday December 22 2014)
Pearson - We Will Turn This Round (Monday December 22 2014)
Schlupp - We'll Stick Together (Monday December 22 2014)
Logan Suffers Serious Injury At Rochdale (Sunday December 21 2014)
Pearson Continues To Believe Despite West Ham Loss (Saturday December 20 2014)
Stats: West Ham v Leicester (Saturday December 20 2014)
West Ham v Leicester: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)
Pearson Gets One Match Ban (Friday December 19 2014)
Leicester To Be Screened Twice In February (Friday December 19 2014)
Pearson Pleased With Hamer (Friday December 19 2014)
|West Ham||2||-||0||Leicester City|
|Leicester City||0||-||1||Man City|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Leicester City|
|17. Crystal Palace||17||3||6||8||-8||15|
|19. Hull City||17||2||7||8||-9||13|
|20. Leicester City||17||2||4||11||-14||10|
|Pearson Already Had January Targets
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|Pearson - We Will Turn This Round
» Leicester City : 22/12/2014 20:24:00
|Schlupp - We'll Stick Together
» Leicester City : 22/12/2014 20:08:00
|De Bruyne And Ramos?
» Man City : 22/12/2014 19:23:00
|Silva - Pressure On Chelsea
» Man City : 22/12/2014 19:12:00