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Holloway: Second Half Was More Like Us

8 December 2012


Ian Holloway gave his thoughts to the press after seeing his Crystal Palace side held to a 2-2 by his former club Blackpool.

"It's not easy, it really isn't when you've been somewhere a long time and had some great times. Some of those lads worked with me for three and a half years but you've got to move on. I recognised a lot of the stuff they did and how they were doing it and I wanted my new team to hurt them a bit more. I had to wait until the second half until we managed to do that. We wasted the first 45 minutes, we didn't get at them so they deserved a point."

A poor first half display was followed by a dominating performance in the second half as the Eagles took the game to the Seasiders.

"The second half was much more like us. Again I took a risk playing a centre-midfield player at right back and it almost worked. It got me an extra forward on there and we made it very difficult for their full-backs. In the end it's taken a wonderful save from one of my favourite Blackpool players Matt Gilks. If Glenn would have left it maybe it would've rolled on and been a tap in but it was a brilliant run from Bolasie who beat three players."

The Palace manager also spoke of his pride at seeing both his former club and his current club produce such an exciting game of football.

"I am (proud). Both teams tried to play good football, we've got exciting wingers and footballers there who gave their all for a shirt. That's what life's all about to me."

Watch Ollie's full press conference on Palace Player.

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