Championship club Blackpool have said that they have not received a formal offer from Swansea for their manager Ian Holloway. Ian Holloway managed to guide Blackpool to the Premier league, despite having one of the lowest budgets a few seasons ago.
However, he failed to repeat the heroics this time around after his team lost in the play-offs final to West Ham. Following the play-off final defeat, it has been rumoured that Ian Holloway will be looking at the possibility of moving to a new club in the hope of enhancing his career.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has said that it will be extremely tough for his team to get past the likes of Birmingham City, West Ham and Cardiff City in the play-offs.
Ian Holloway has already experienced joy from the play-offs after taking Blackpool to the Premier league through this way a few seasons ago.
Hence, the tangerines are clearly the favourites to win the play-offs final, but Holloway reckons that it will be tough this time around as well. Blackpool finished in the fifth position in the league and they will be taking on Birmingham city.
Blackpool are extremely close to securing their place in the play-off position, as they look to bounce straight back into the Premier league on the first attempt.
One of the main reasons for their great season has been the form of Angel Martinez, who has become a first team regular after joining from Espanyol in the summer.
He was initially expected to be a bit part player due to the fact that he was coming into an entirely new league. However, he has adapted brilliantly to the Blackpool way of playing according to manager Ian Holloway.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has rejected an opportunity to return to English football with Blackpool.
Robbie Fowler has been training with Blackpool for a few weeks now and it was very much expected that he would sign a new contract with the club, which would confirm his return to English football after many years.
Robbie Fowler has been playing for leagues in Thailand and Australia over the last few seasons. Even though many have questioned his commitment to the game, his desire to return to English football clearly shows that he puts football ahead in the priority list.
Championship club Blackpool are set to hold talks with former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler over a potential deal till the end of the season.
Robbie Fowler has been training with the Championship club for quite a while now with a view of getting a permanent contract till the end of the season. Robbie Fowler was last seen in English football with Blackburn Rovers where he failed to score in six appearances in the Premier league.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has said that his team will be playing with their best efforts in the match against Everton. Blackpool will be facing Merseyside club Everton in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Ian Holloway will be aware of the fact that any progress into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup will mean that there will be like a distraction from the job at hand – returning to the Premier league.
Blackpool have entered into the last 16 of the FA Cup after comfortably beating Sheffield Wednesday.
Blackpool came into the match against Sheffield Wednesday with a real chance of getting into the last 16 of the FA Cup. Blackpool did not do well in the FA Cup last season mainly because of their priorities for the Premier league survival. However, this season, they are focusing on the FA Cup.
Millwall also entered into the draw for the last 16 of the FA Cup. Millwall have been drawn against Bolton at home, which is a fixture the London club will be looking forward to.
Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon says there have been offers for the striker Jamie Vardy.
Vardy has been the subject of many transfer rumours at the start of this transfer window, with Blackpool reportedly one of the first clubs to register an interest in the striker, but their offer of £ 750,000 was initially rejected.
It was immediately followed by interest from Scottish club Rangers, but the manager Micky Mellon has said that there have been no new offers for the striker.