Ollie: I got it wrong on Saturday

Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Tom Ince celebrate Blackpool's second goal
Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Tom Ince celebrate Blackpool's second goal
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IAN Holloway made a shocking admission after Saturday’s 6-0 win – he got his tactics wrong.

Blackpool maintained their 100 per cent record this season and are two points clear at the top of the Championship after three games.

But the Pool boss claims the Ipswich games could have easily gone the other way.

He said: “I personally thought I got it wrong.

“We looked a little bit tired in the first half and were very fortunate to be in front, particularly by two goals.

“They looked bright and fresh, and we didn’t. But the second half was much, much better. To do that to anyone you have to have some good players in your team.

“There was a fair bit of my tactics I got wrong. I should have freshened it up. We weren’t quite as fluent in the first half.

“I rewarded the lads for how well they have played, but I thought about freshening it up in a few positions after a tough week. With hindsight I wish I’d done it, though it’s worked out a treat in the end.”

Despite a slow start, the Seasiders found themselves two ahead at the break thanks to an own goal and a strike from Gary Taylor-Fletcher. The second half was a totally different story as Blackpool steamrollered Paul Jewell’s side.

Holloway said: “It’s been an excellent week. The lads have worked really hard. I’ve got all sorts of problems as they’ve all done so well.

“We didn’t win three in a row at all last year. We’ve done it now but there’s a long, long way to go. I don’t think it was as good a performance as the Leeds game, but once we did score the finishing was pretty unbelievable.

“The second goal was a sublime finish from Taylor-Fletcher, who gets better and better, but 2-0 flattered us at half-time. They passed it well and we couldn’t get the ball back off them quickly enough.

“We looked laboured and I gave them a bit of a volley at half-time. Luckily that worked.”