Big-screen highlights banned by angry Ollie

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DON’T expect to see any highlights of the Seasiders’ 2-0 win at St James’ Park shown on the big screen at Bloomfield Road before Saturday’s rematch with Newcastle.

Ian Holloway has banned that after revealing he was fuming that Pool’s goals from their 4-0 opening-day victory at Wigan were screened before kick-off last Saturday.

The Seasiders won 4-0 at the DW Stadium on the opening day.

Holloway didn’t like that one bit and reckoned it gave Wigan extra motivation ahead of the return match which they won 3-1.

The manager said: “The whole day was annoying for me because we put our goals against them on the screen before the game started. What are we doing?

“I think showing our goals wound them up. You just don’t need to do that.

“We have already had a word with whoever did that because it is just useless for me. You have to be respectful.

“Wigan are a good team and they were very organised on the day, like they have been for the last few weeks.

“Their form has been a little better than ours and we have to dig ourselves out of it.”

Holloway did warn the visiting fans not to get carried away with the three points.

The Wigan supporters, understandably ecstatic at climbing out of the bottom three, were chanting at the end.

Holloway said: “Their fans were singing, ‘We are staying up’. Well, let’s wait and see because you haven’t done nothing yet, if you don’t mind me saying, you really ain’t.

“This division is frighteningly hard and we are finding that at the minute.

“I hope the Wigan fans are right. I hope they do stay up, and I hope we do as well and some other poor blighter goes down.

“But to chant that is a bit premature, if you ask me.

“Well done to them –they had a nice day. But let’s have a look at the end of the season. There are still five games to go.”