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Holloway: "We Wanted The Win Badly"

15 December 2012

After seeing his side let slip a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Birmingham City at St Andrews, Ian Holloway admitted that he felt like he'd seen it all before having witnessed his Blackpool side succumb to the same fate at St Andrews back in May.

Whilst he added that he was disappointed with the result, he was delighted with the Eagles' performance which saw them dominate the opening 70 minutes before Lee Clark's substitutions turned the game. 

"It feels like a bit of deja-vu," Holloway said. "The last time I was here we were 2-0 up and cruising but drew 2-2 so it feels the same as then. You have to give them credit but we made one or two mistakes in the whole game and we looked vulnerable when they brought Zigic on. All in all I still think that was a very good performance and we started with intent and scored two goals but unfortunately we let two in. I'm more disappointed with the second as it was a free header from a corner and we don't really do that.

"I thought Bolasie was sensational and Glenn Murray's movement in the box is probably the best I've seen for years but they're all disappointed as they wanted the win so bad. Sometimes it's my job to remain calm and tell them how well I think they're doing and the performance away from home was the best I've seen since I've been here.

"I'm delighted this group is looks as good as they are and I can't wait for January to try and help them by adding one or two players to make us even more threatening."

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