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Oyston open to still stepping down at Blackpool

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston says he's still prepared to step down if the board feel his transfer policy is not the right way to go.

Six players finally arrived at Bloomfield Road last week including Marlon Harewood, scorer of two goals in Saturday's joyous 4-0 demolition of Wigan, and Oyston will try to add more names on Holloway's wish-list - but on his and Blackpool's terms.

They are terms which are at odds with the current Premier League practices that have soured his view of the promised land.

He said: "The offer to step down as chairman is still there. I've told the board. I'm very serious because I'm not sure that I've got the right approach for this division. The more I talk to people at other Premier League clubs, the more I realise that I'm a lone voice.

"There was some accord with some of the things that I did and said in the Championship but there doesn't seem to be any in this division. Everyone else seems to subscribe to the way that business seems to be conducted and things that I find unacceptable.

"I expected the landscape to be a lot different and the way that people behaved to be a lot different. There are people who we should have given short shrift to earlier on. It's a shame the way that agents get in the way of football sometimes. They stymie their players' careers rather than enhance them and I think that needs to be resolved.

"I don't feel we have to compromise and do things differently, no. We are the employers. We are the ones offering the terms, the contracts. It's up to us what we do and the way we go about things.

"No deals should be about the agent. It should be about the player and giving the player a platform under a wonderful manager to perform on one of the best football stages in the world. And agents are sometimes denying their players that chance."

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