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Holloway will not change Blackpool playing style

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway will stick with his attacking style of play after early season success.

Blackpool emerged from the second tier playing football, and Holloway sees no reason to change that approach.

He said: "There are three points at stake every week and we are going to have a go. What's the point of going into a game to try to get one?

"Where does your game-plan go once you let one in if you go in with a negative attitude?

"Next week, I have got Chelsea, who can rip teams apart, but for me, so can Newcastle.

"It's all about us trying to do what we can do, and we don't know yet, we don't know what we are going to get next week - they might be quicker, stronger all over the place.

"We don't know, we haven't done it together yet, so I'll see that as it goes and I might have to adapt my tactics sometimes to help my boys out.

"But my philosophy won't change. Sometimes, we might have to go long, we might have to squeeze in, we might have to play old-fashioned.

"But it won't be a long straight ball, it will be a long diagonal ball and I will get my full-backs pushing in and my midfield players supporting it, so hopefully we will win the knock-down.

"I don't like big, long, ugly balls down the middle, I don't think that's the future of the game.

"Why risk it? Why smack it and be 50-50? Sometimes people push on you like Arsenal did and with only 10 men, we had no chance against them - but even with 11, we probably had no chance because the quality of what they have got is vastly different to us.

"But as long as you try your best, as long as you are proud of the day's work you have done, then I will never get upset with my boys."

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