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Blackpool boss Holloway: Beckenbauer has lost my respect

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says Franz Beckenbauer did England coach Fabio Capello a huge favour with his criticism last week.

Holloway says Beckenbauer has lost dignity with his ridiculous tirade, writing in his column for the Independent on Sunday: "If I was England manager, I would pin Franz Beckenbauer's comments on the dressing-room wall and say: 'Here you are lads, look at what this fella is calling you.'

"I have a massive amount of respect for Beckenbauer, a fantastic player, but I've lost a bit of it now. Why is he suddenly piping up about England being stupid and tired and a long-ball team that plays kick-and-rush football?

"One of the reasons I hope we win today's game is so that we can completely ram those words down his throat. What on earth is the matter with him? I'm being serious. Where has his dignity gone?"

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