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Holloway feared for life after Leicester

Holloway feared for life after Leicester

Premier League brace yourselves - Ian Holloway and Blackpool are coming to town.

Yes that man who oversaw that dreadful relegation to League One will be managing in the top tier of English football next year. How times change.

Coincidentally Saturday's victory over Cardiff in the play-off final marked the two year anniversary of his sacking from City (apparently), a canny omen for redemption if there ever was one.

Holloway himself admitted that he feared for his future after his inevitable departure from the Walkers.

"In my darkest moments after Leicester I thought I would never get another job. That`s the truth' he said.

"It was pretty ruthless, what happened to me. I didn`t get a job for a year, but it didn`t break my spirit. I had to bounce back.

"You`re only as good as your last job, and I learned that the hard way. I was devastated for the Leicester people who bought their ticket and saw their team bow out like that.

"I had to look at myself and my part in it - and it didn`t go well.'

And probably going with him will be DJ Campbell, the striker who simply would not budge in the eternity he has been at the Walkers Stadium. Which is totally our fault in fairnes - that obscene wage packet would keep anybody here.

Premier League linesmen will have never exercised their right arm so much with that man DJ in town.

Away from all the bitterness, Holloway's achievements with Blackpol are nothing short of incredible.

How he has managed to take a team assembled for a paltry £815,000 to the dizzy heights of the Premier League nobody will ever know. The astute signing of Charlie Adam for half a million has gone a long way to achieving it.

The Seasiders have waited a long time for this moment, and even I was touched by the sight of club legend Jimmy Armfield in the stands supporting the club he played for all his life.

So we here at Vital Leicester say congratulations to Blackpool. But I think it goes without saying that we're expecting to meet again sooner rather than later - so go out and prove everybody wrong again...



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Writer:JBFox
Date:Monday May 24 2010
Time: 10:02AM

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