Holloway is going to make lots of cash out of Adam sale

Is the mask slipping? Is there a mask? Hmm…


And Hmm… again. The plot thickens. Apparently there is a sell-on clause in the contract of players Ian Holloway buys for Blackpool, meaning the cheeky chappy stands to pocket a percentage of the profits when the player is sold on.

Is this why Holloway is so keen to get mega bucks off Liverpool for Charlie Adam?

For the record, The Spoiler has faith in Holloway and believes him when he says he’d rather hang on to Adam and try to stay in the Premier League than get his mitts on some dirty dollars. By all accounts it’s pretty common practice. However, perhaps more worrying for Blackpool fans, is the fact that Holloway is getting increasingly ratty in his interviews.

When not talking in a trade union-baiting terms about Man Utd “owning” Wayne Rooney he’s asking Gerard Houllier to step outside.

Speaking of this latest story in The Sun, Holloway said:

“I do get rewarded with anybody I coach and make a profit on.

“My chairman looked at my record of producing players and helping players and selling them on and he wanted that at Blackpool.

“That’s not what I’m doing it for. I’m on a far bigger bonus to keep us in the Premier League and Charlie Adam can help me do that.

“If you’re saying I’m doing this because I’m getting 20-30 per cent of the Adam money I’ll not be very happy – it’s miles away, absolute nonsense.”

A couple of weeks ago he probably would have said something like:

“I honestly don’t know what the fuss is about. I haven’t been this confused since I went to B&Q with the missus to buy a wall plug to hang a picture and you could only buy a pack of 100. £4.99 it cost me! I only wanted one! Mental it was! Couldn’t believe it! Sort it out B&Q! I’m well crazy!”

Is it just inevitable that the pressure is starting to get to him? Is a Phil Brown-esq fall from grace on the cards?

The Spolier hopes not. We like watching Blackpool doing their football stuff.

5 responses so far
  • david // January 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    May i recommend you change your disgraceful headline, He gets a whopping 2% of any sale, Meanwhile rangers get 10% and his agent 20%.

    He is not the only manager to have this clause, but the only one brave enough to admit it.

    Don’t make him out to be a bad person, give the guy a break

    wonder who leak that part of Charlie Adam contract to the press. umm let me see or his agent that has been trying to sell Charlie before Blackpool even kicked a ball this season

  • matty // January 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    he actually gets 20-30% not 2 lol

  • jimmy // January 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Even if it was 2% – that’s 40 grand!

  • captain obvious // January 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    40 grand is 2% of 2M, i thought the rumours were Charlie Adams for 10M?

  • Chris // January 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    The thought of ole Ian asking the delicate Gerrard Houllier to step outside – HA!
    Yeah, 20-30 percent is the report going around and he has said he values Charlie at 16 million! I think he should keep his price up- I want Charlie at Blackpool.

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