Ollie’s deadly serious about his goal at Pool

Ian Holloway
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IAN Holloway says it is about time he was judged on results on the pitch rather than what he says off it.

As Pool go head-to-head with West Ham at Wembley today in a bid to secure a remarkable return to the top flight, the boss feels he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for what he has achieved.

As anyone in Blackpool knows, taking the club to the Premier League two years ago was nothing short of a miracle.

And today, incredibly, Holloway is attempting to repeat the trick as Pool – backed by more than 30,000 fans at the national stadium – take on Sam Allardyce’s Hammers for a place in the promised land and all the riches that come with it.

Yet, despite all that success, the manager claims what he has done in the last three years is often overlooked – and people still focus on things he says instead.