• Posted on: 15 November 2012
  • By: isport

The Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has said that the referee is to take the blame for the defeat they suffered at the hands of Leicester City. Blackpool have made a 100% start to the new season, but this excellent start finally came to an end after they were defeated 1-0 by Leicester City during the weekend.

Speaking after the match, the manager of Blackpool, Ian Holloway said that he is extremely sad after the match because they had to lose as a result of refereeing decisions. Ian Holloway has said that his players and their efforts they put in certainly deserved three points.

Despite this defeat, Blackpool still remain top of the Championship after having played four matches. They have scored 10 goals and have just conceded two goals in these matches. The defeat suffered at the hands of Leicester City comes on the back of three consecutive victories against Millwall, Leeds United, and Ipswich town. The 6-0 win over Ipswich town was one of the best performances put in by the Blackpool players. Holloway suggested that their performance against Leicester City was a similar level, but the result clearly wasn't. This is not the first time Holloway has suffered a defeat against Leicester.

"If the fellow in the red shirt did his job as well as we did ours, we'd have got a point. Someone of his quality and experience shouldn't be influenced by the crowd. The boy's blatantly dived. If someone's pushed, they don't go up in the air. The ref's made a human error and he shouldn't be allowed to. If it looked rude, I apologise," said Holloway later. Blackpool will now face matches against Barnsley, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield and Cardiff city. Ian Holloway has said that he is extremely confident that his players will recover from this loss.