Blackpool boss Holloway says chairman Oysten belongs in Blackadder!

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says chairman Karl Oysten belongs in a storyline from Blackadder!

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says chairman Karl Oysten belongs in a storyline from Blackadder!

Holloway came up with a unique take on Karl Oyston's methods in the transfer market by quoting from one of his favourite shows.

Harking back to the second series of the BBC comedy, Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette: "I don't want Karl to change how he does deals because I agree with him. He is right.

"It is very much like one of my favourite ever programmes when you deal with Karl and that's what I love about it.

"Have you seen Blackadder? He was going to sail around the world and he found a bloke with a ginger beard and no legs, who said: 'All the other captains think you need a crew, I think you don't!' It's like Karl. I can hear him saying 'All the other chairman realise they have to do this, but I say you don't and I'm not going to do it' ... so God help me!

"And what happened to the bloke with the ginger beard was that Nursey ended up wearing his beard because he was eaten by cannibals – and I just hope my chairman doesn't get eaten by agents and all these people at other clubs.

"But do I think he will? Absolutely no chance. God help them trying to deal with him, I'm finding it hard enough myself!

"Anybody who has ever tried to knock any sort of deal out of him ... where do they get? Not very bloomin' far."

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