Holloway turns to DJ to fire up the ‘Pool and cook Campbell and NewcastleBy: Max | September 10th, 2010
Ollie Holloway has been sharpening his two centre-forward fangs with an eye on sinking them into Newcastle – a team whose results are almost exactly the same as those of the Tangerines. Newcastle, who are a team Blackpool will need to compete with and beat if they are to survive this year, will be looking to Sol ‘I’m not fat at all‘ Campbell, freshly back from his wedding and honeymoon, to make another bizarre Premiership comeback, and keep things tight at the back for Newcastle. Holloway – with his nippy pair of DJ Campbell and Marlon (The Pace,The Power, The Presence) Harewood – must fancy his chances. Solomon, who has recently celebrated his 48th birthday, is no spring chicken (he probably ate the spring chicken on his honey moon), and is likely to be relying on his famed positional skills and ability to read the game to not read the adverts and position himself as far away from McDonald’s as possible.
Holloway has been vocal about his support for his support stiker, who played such a pivotal role in Blackpool’s fortunes last season, suggesting that he ‘believes in him’, adding ‘he helped me last year, if you look at his record he’s scored one in two even in the Premiership but that was coming off the bench, I want to give him a run of games at that level and I think he’ll score because his record tells me he will’.Normally, Solomon would be able to eat stikers with Blackpool’s quality for breakfast (no pun intended), but considering the circumstances this game will be more than a fair match up.
His managers comments will mean a lot to DJ, who came from a non-league club straight to the top level, and has not really has time to justify himself at the top level. Partnered by Marlon, who is champing at the bit to get back at his former club where he was villified by the ‘Toon fans who didn’t see him as being good enough; Hollway will want to avenge the defeat they suffered at St James Park last season in the Championship.