Ollie: Why all the fuss over £11m?

Ian Holloway is backing the Oystons and focusing on football.

Ian Holloway is backing the Oystons and focusing on football.

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IAN Holloway insists he can’t understand the furore about the way the Oyston family run Blackpool FC.

But he says any outraged fan has the choice not to attend games.

Ahead of tonight’s Championship clash at Derby, the manager was only too happy to talk about the controversy surrounding the club’s £11m payment to owner Owen Oyston.

And there is no doubt where his support lies.

Holloway said: “Anybody who runs their own business will know that if they make a profit they can do what they like with it. It is totally legal, totally right and totally above board, so what is the talk about? I don’t understand.

Click here to read the FULL STORY: Oyston hits back over £11m.

“And what on earth is it to do with anyone anyway? If you don’t want to pay your money, if you don’t think that money will help me as manager, then don’t come. It’s as simple as that.

“Every time I have asked for support I’ve got it and every time things have gone wrong I haven’t been sacked. What more can I ask for?

“I honestly can’t understand what the fuss is about? Who knows how much someone has put in over the years? That might just be what he (Owen) was owed. But who cares anyway? What is it to do with anyone else?

“I am very proud of what we are all trying to do here – me, the supporters, the team, the board – everybody. I am perplexed by anyone moaning about any of this.

“It is all right griping and saying some money has gone somewhere, but who gives a monkey’s? What has it to do with you anyway, with the greatest respect?

“You are either a supporter or you’re not, and if you don’t want to carry on supporting, that is your choice.”

Holloway’s public support is a timely boost for the Oystons, who continue to be criticised by some fans and within the media.

SEE TUESDAY’S GAZETTE FOR ALL THE BUILD UP FOR TONIGHT’S MATCH WITH DERBY AND A LOOK AT BLACKPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB’S MILLIONS AS WE DELVE INTO ITS ACCOUNTS.

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