Holloway's Bosman blast
By Chris Harvey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Plymouth boss Ian Holloway has attacked the Bosman ruling.
Plymouth manager Ian Holloway saw his side all but relegate Luton and then attacked the Bosman ruling which he claims is putting players' careers at risk.
The Pilgrims led 2-0 in a one-sided first half thanks to David Norris and Peter Halmosi before substitute Stephen O'Leary gave Luton a glimmer of hope.
But Holloway's focus after the game was on the Bosman system which caused the hosts to leave out Markus Heikkinen and the visitors to leave out Tony Capaldi, with both players looking at alternative options at the end of the season.
Holloway said: "I think it's a pile of donkey dung. FIFA should scrap the Bosman ruling and get back to the way it was where anybody who is out of contract should be owned by the club and he should be able to command a fee for them.
"What they don't realise is that players are risking their livelihoods.
"If one of them played today and broke their leg, they would be out of a job. It's not a case of them having the freedom of Europe, it's a case of them risking their careers.
"They should give the clubs power and not the agents and the players.
"I don't blame the players, I blame the people at the top and unless they sort it out I'm never going to be a happy man.
"If enough people talk about it something could happen - even a single-celled amoeba could understand it."
For Luton, who are now eight points adrift of safety with just three games left, there was not much to be happy about.
Boss Kevin Blackwell failed to speak to the press, instead sending assistant Sam Ellis.
Ellis said: "The players couldn't have been any worse than they were today, and we just hope that's not the level of performance they are capable of.
"I'm not slagging the players off, but we are very, very disappointed with the performance.
"We've not given up hope yet, and we hope they haven't."