Holloway reveals penalty feud
Ian Holloway has revealed that he had to calm a feud between Charlie Adam and DJ Campbell.
By James Riach
Last Updated: 09/05/11 3:18pm
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has revealed that he had to calm a feud between Charlie Adam and DJ Campbell on the coach home from Tottenham.
The Seasiders earned a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane on Saturday but were undone late on as Jermain Defoe struck from long range to cancel out an earlier Adam penalty.
Controversy arose when Adam missed an initial penalty but stepped up to take another shortly afterwards when Heurelho Gomes brought down Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Striker Campbell felt he should have been allowed to take the second spot-kick, although Adam did keep his cool to slam it home to break the deadlock in the second half.
Holloway admits the argument continued on the way back to Blackpool but believes it all stems from a desire to do the best for the team.
"It is a little bit upsetting for me that they care so much they ended up with a little row going on," he told the Blackpool Gazette.
"I had to sort out a feud on the way home between DJ and Charlie, but that is how much they care.
"I actually would have agreed with DJ if they'd asked me. I thought he should have taken it.
"But it just shows what Charlie is all about, that he had the bottle to want it straight after missing one."
He added: "The bottom line is that DJ wanted to win so badly, so did Charlie, and that is what it is all about.
"You have to look at what is at stake. We are all so desperate to stay in this wonderful league.
"We had some things to say to each other in the dressing room afterwards. Everybody had something to say.
"But they have to remember how proud I am of them. Nothing will ever change that, and nothing will ever change how I feel about this place."
Blackpool slipped into the relegation zone at the weekend and have two games remaining, against Bolton and Manchester United, in which to save themselves from the drop.