Plymouth boss Ian Holloway was understandably not best chuffed as his side were thrashed 4-0 by Burnley last night. Ollie resorted to talking about ‘Ian Holloway’ in the third person as he read the riot act to his squad.
He said: “There are some massive decisions to be made involving the whole squad. The only ones exempt from either the kindness or the wrath of Ian Holloway will be the players on contract until 2009.”
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He added: “There’s no point in ranting at them because they know how I feel. There’s an apathy about the place that I can’t stand. It looked like we were playing a testimonial game and they were playing a real match. There’s nowhere to hide and if a few of mine had a spade or shovel, they’d have dug a hole to hide in.”
Holloway also suggested that his players cover the costs of the travelling Green Army following the poor performancee. He said: “My lot were an absolute joke. It could have been five, six, seven or eight and I’m embarrassed for the people of Burnley to see that as an Ian Holloway side. It’s unacceptable and I apologise wholeheartedly to the fans. I suggest that the players pay for their tickets and their travel.
“We’ve come here for nothing because the club have paid but we owe them for paying all the money to come up here, with their petrol money, to watch that crock of rubbish. It’s not a testimonial match. Who the hell do [the players] think they are?”