IAN Holloway had to deal with a dressing-room row after the Seasiders secured a point in their fight to stay in the Premier League.
Pool secured a magnificent, gutsy 1-1 draw at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane, only denied victory by a last-minute Jermain Defoe strike.
The shine was taken off it a little by Wolves’ 3-1 victory over West Brom yesterday, which puts the Tangerines back in the bottom three.
And also by some bizarre scenes on the pitch, with DJ Campbell fuming he wasn’t allowed to take the penalty which put Pool ahead.
Charlie Adam, who had missed a spot kick 60 seconds earlier, grabbed the ball and wouldn’t give it to Campbell.
The striker was still seething afterwards.
But the manager wasn’t taking it too seriously – he was too busy delighting in earning a point at one of the top teams in the division.
But he said: “It is a little bit upsetting for me that they care so much they ended up with a little row going on.
“I had to sort out a feud on the way home between DJ and Charlie, but that is how much they care.
“I actually would have agreed with DJ if they’d asked me. I thought he should have taken it.
“But it just shows what Charlie is all about, that he had the bottle to want it straight after missing one.
“The bottom line is that DJ wanted to win so badly. So did Charlie, and that is what it is all about.
“You have to look at what is at stake. We are all so desperate to stay in this wonderful league.
“We had some things to say to each other in the dressing room afterwards. Everybody had something to say.
“But they have to remember how proud I am of them. Nothing will ever change that, and nothing will ever change how I feel about this place.”