BBC man blasts Holloway

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BBC broadcaster Alan Green seems determined to start a verbal war with Ian Holloway.

He has had a real pop at the Seasiders boss and says he isn’t shedding any tears over Blackpool’s struggle to stay in the Premier League.

Green wrote in his Belfast Telegraph column: “Most seem to find him (Holloway) ‘a breath of fresh air’ with his outspoken, at times outlandish comments. Thrust a reporter’s notebook, microphone or camera in Holloway’s direction and you can be sure he’ll give you a ‘quote’. Few ask if it makes any sense.

“And, boy, does Holloway crave the attention managers get in the Premier League. Trouble is, he’s forever butting his nose into areas that don’t concern him.

“Do you remember when Wayne Rooney wasn’t the greatest player on the planet and was still kicking down the financial doors at Old Trafford? I remember hearing more of Holloway then than Sir Alex.

“And the Charlie Adam transfer nonsense in January? Instead of putting his arm around the captain and perhaps asking that Adam stay until the summer to help Blackpool survive, Holloway only talked up the fee – remember he gets a ‘cut’ – and further unsettled a vital player.

“No, if Blackpool go down, we’ll see less of Holloway: no bad thing.”