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Big Sam pays homage to opposite number

Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has put Ian Holloway's achievements alongside that of more fabled names such as Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho ahead of tomorrows match against Blackpool.

No, Sam has not finally lost the plot, he merely regards what the man known as Ollie has done for the Tangerines as good an effort as what the two famous names have done for their clubs... in terms of the resources they have at their disposal.

Sam has nothing but respect for the comedy joker that is the current Blackpool boss and feels Ollie should be very proud of what he has managed to achieve.

As long as what Ollie achieves is not a positive result against Allardyce's boys tomorrow then this clear back slapping is all hunky dory.

Sam spoke to Sky Sports about Holloway and said - 'He has been a good manager for many years,'

'This is a major achievement and there are not many managers who have done what he has done and he should be very proud of his successes.

'When you look at what resources they have we don't give them the plaudits they deserve because they are a small, unfashionable club.

'But in terms of resources and finance it lies alongside anything Alex Ferguson or Jose Mourinho has done, in reality.

'Ian probably thought he was written off as a manager but got the opportunity to go to Blackpool and he has put all his experience together.

'He created enough energy and management know-how to take the players that he put together and make them play as a team and they thoroughly deserved what they got in the end.

'It is a fairytale story. Now the hard part is trying to maintain their status in the Premier League.'

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 24 2010

Time: 3:27PM

Your Comments

Good to see Holloway get some recognition as he deserves it, but I hope he is not a happy chappy tomorrow!!!
Mikey Delap
Everyone likes Ian Holloway, he's ace.
Stubbs
Maybe we will get a comedy interview afterwards?! Hopefully with some funny excuses...
Mikey Delap
 

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