Blackpool boss Holloway: I prefer to win games 5-4

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is adamant they will play attacking football next season. Holloway's tactics paid off for the Seasiders last season and he sees no reason to change.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is adamant they will play attacking football next season.

Holloway's tactics paid off for the Seasiders last season and he sees no reason to change.

Holloway said: "Next year we will try to attack the Premier League. I don't want to defend it, that's no good. We'll try to play entertaining football and score goals.

"I had a year out of football and time to think about what went wrong in my previous job. I was too fearful before in the way I managed and I decided I didn't want the players at my next club to be like that.

"Instead I wanted them to be fearless and to attack. And I wanted to entertain the fans who pay their money to watch. I don't want to bore my way to a 1-0 win. I want to win 5-4 instead.

"So I changed the way I play. For starters, I thought why do keepers always hoof the ball up in the air? It's crazy because it becomes a 50-50 and it strangles creativity.

"We got better and better as the season wore on, and if we keep working hard at the system we will continue to improve. So that's how I intend to play in the Premier League. I hope it carries on being the best ride I've ever been on. The last week has been the most unbelievable time of my life."

Have your say