Premier League probe Blackpool changes
Thursday 11 November 2010
The Premier League have confirmed they are investigating Blackpool manager Ian Holloway's decision to make 10 changes for last night's 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa.
Holloway fielded an almost completely remodelled starting line-up, which lost out to James Collins' late header, ahead of the newly-promoted side's clash with bottom club West Ham at the weekend.
Press Association Sport understands that the Premier League will write to Blackpool later this week before deciding what action to take.
The Premier League set a precedent last year when Wolves were given a suspended £25,000 fine after manager Mick McCarthy made 10 changes to his side to face Manchester United.
But, while McCarthy admitted he made the alterations in order to give his team the best chance of beating Burnley in the next game, Holloway insisted his side was not weakened and that he had no choice because of the club's busy schedule.
Asked what he would do if the Premier League impose the same punishment on his club, an angry Holloway said: "I'd pack in. I can't work for this madness. I would resign. They do not know what they're talking about."
Blackpool played West Brom last Monday and Everton on Saturday, and yesterday's match is followed by this Saturday's trip to London to face West Ham.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 2 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields
- 4 Amy Winehouse unpublished 2004 interview: ‘Ten years from now I’ll be 30, so I’ll maybe have one baby’
- 5 Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains