HolloWatch: Ollie makes his playing comeback

Ollie Irish

11th, October 2006

829518_2Madcap Ian Holloway made his football comeback last night seven years after retiring. In typically bizarre circumstances, the 43-year-old made his big return for Plymouth in a South Western League match against Liskeard Athletic during a thunderstorm.

The Argyle boss re-registered himself as a player because clashes with reserve, under 18s and under 16s fixtures left the club short of players. Sadly a more permanent return is not on the cards. "I’m going to put a nail through these," he said, threatening his boots. "It’s a young man’s game – my time’s gone. I only played because we didn’t have enough players and we didn’t want to risk anybody from the first team before Sunday."

Plymouth lost 3-0. Click here for a match report.

[Rob Parker]

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