Holloway's relief at missing fashion show

THERE is a positive side to Ian Holloway's touchline ban for tomorrow's clash with Manchester City – he won't be up against Roberto Mancini in the fashion stakes.

The Seasiders boss will watch the televised clash from the directors' box after his FA charge for improper conduct, writes STEVE CANAVAN.

And as gutted as he is at not being able to shout instructions from the dugout, there is one bright side. "At least I won't be out-dressed by Mr Mancini," the Pool boss joked.

"I was a bit worried about the standard and style of his clothes the other day, but now it means I can wear what I like and nobody can compare me to him.

"He doesn't half cut a nice figure on the sidelines, especially with that new mac he has got. You can tell that it's Italian and it's expensive."