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Holloway 17:25 - Dec 17 with 5407 viewsNov77

Just released a long rambling monologue on Twitter (hardly the forum to do that). Haven’t followed what’s going on there, anyone know?

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Holloway on 17:37 - Dec 17 with 4721 viewsTGRRRSSS

No idea till now but a quik google search suggests he's not happy at the owners, but he's not planning to leave - which means they've got to pay me off I guess.
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Holloway on 17:44 - Dec 17 with 4681 viewsNov77

Holloway on 17:37 - Dec 17 by TGRRRSSS

No idea till now but a quik google search suggests he's not happy at the owners, but he's not planning to leave - which means they've got to pay me off I guess.


The planets are aligning, warburton gets the tin tack the same time as Holloway leaves Grimsby, be afraid, be VERY afraid.

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Holloway on 17:55 - Dec 17 with 4625 viewsBucksRanger

Holloway on 17:44 - Dec 17 by Nov77

The planets are aligning, warburton gets the tin tack the same time as Holloway leaves Grimsby, be afraid, be VERY afraid.


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Holloway on 18:15 - Dec 17 with 4529 viewsNov77

full statement:

To the fans of Grimsby Town Football Club. Let me say, first and foremost, that I’m not going anywhere unless I’m told to. The love that you, the fans, have shown myself and my family since my arrival has exceeded even my highest expectations, on and off the pitch.
However, of late, developments away from the football itself have made it increasingly difficult to work to full potential on a day-to-day basis and, most importantly, place this club on an honest, positive, front footing. This is as frustrating to me as much as any fan.

Those who own this club, and those who makes noises about wanting to own this club, have been playing politics with something that is very precious to this community, and it must stop now.

Mistakes have been made, undoubtedly, and while there is certainly enough mud to sling, I instead want to use this chance to appeal to everybody who holds the current and future fate of Grimsby Town in their hands to stand up tall, communicate candidly with the fans and make amends for the past few months. Earn back their trust and respect. This is your challenge.

We are where we are, but I’m not walking away from the fight. However, at the same time, I have been around long enough to know that you, the fans, need to know where I stand. And I stand with you.

Going forward, I shall use my social media more regularly to communicate. As manager of this club, I will now focus solely on the football and I ask all fans to rally behind the players, as I know you will.

It has not been the start to the season we had hoped for, but there is a long way to go, and we must all pull together. I genuinely believe in the potential of this club, but we need to do better, beginning at the top, and that’s the gauntlet I throw down today.

Finally, if speaking this openly brings about my demise then so be it. I’m not here for the money, and I’ve made mistakes in not communicating fully before in my career, and I won’t make that mistake again.

The most important thing to me is that the fans feel that they can trust myself and my team, win or lose, rain or shine. Up The Mariners.

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Holloway on 18:32 - Dec 17 with 4464 viewsRog

Price of Football reporting that...

Town Centre Living Ltd, the company partly owned by convicted fraudster Alex May, who was going to invest in Grimsby Town, is about to be struck off

Looks like Olly is caught in the middle of some more EFL ownership issues.
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Holloway on 19:03 - Dec 17 with 4367 viewsNorthernr

Club’s melting down. John Fenty the owner, now largely hated by the support, has just had to resign from the local council for doing a dodgy property deal with convicted fraudster Alex May - Fenty was deputy leader and oversaw the housing portfolio, eye roll. He’s apparently been trying to get May involved at The football club as well. Holloway was not only appointed manager but also put on the board when he went there, and that now looks like a Paladini-Dunga style move to provide a key deciding vote when the time comes. Ollie, typically, has gone rogue this week, voted against May’s investment, whacked out that statement. Think he’s smelt the coffee this week. Of course the team is also doing dreadfully, many of Holloway’s signings haven’t worked, he effectively sacked two players live on BBC Radio Roverside after a recent 5-0 defeat at Tranmere, and he’s already talking up his traditional huge January transfer window turnover. Fans have turned on him in recent weeks for, wouldn’t you know it, random team selections, substitutions, post match comments and signings. So this is as much a power play from him as anybody, trying to either firm up his position and align with the fans, or secure his reputation so he can glide back into TV afterwards.

Cod Almighty is their LFW equivalent, worth a Twitter follow.

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Holloway on 19:14 - Dec 17 with 4329 viewsDixie_CT

Holloway on 19:03 - Dec 17 by Northernr

Club’s melting down. John Fenty the owner, now largely hated by the support, has just had to resign from the local council for doing a dodgy property deal with convicted fraudster Alex May - Fenty was deputy leader and oversaw the housing portfolio, eye roll. He’s apparently been trying to get May involved at The football club as well. Holloway was not only appointed manager but also put on the board when he went there, and that now looks like a Paladini-Dunga style move to provide a key deciding vote when the time comes. Ollie, typically, has gone rogue this week, voted against May’s investment, whacked out that statement. Think he’s smelt the coffee this week. Of course the team is also doing dreadfully, many of Holloway’s signings haven’t worked, he effectively sacked two players live on BBC Radio Roverside after a recent 5-0 defeat at Tranmere, and he’s already talking up his traditional huge January transfer window turnover. Fans have turned on him in recent weeks for, wouldn’t you know it, random team selections, substitutions, post match comments and signings. So this is as much a power play from him as anybody, trying to either firm up his position and align with the fans, or secure his reputation so he can glide back into TV afterwards.

Cod Almighty is their LFW equivalent, worth a Twitter follow.

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Does anyone else think Olly is a bit bonkers? Not in a ‘play up the madman’ part but actually mentally ill?

Some of the randomness is up there with the most abstract of personalities and the Ollyisms are genuinely odd. The stuff at Millwall away still haunts me as it was down right embarrassing.

Hope he is just Olly but I do worry about Ian Holloway.
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Holloway on 19:17 - Dec 17 with 4315 viewsNov77

Holloway on 19:14 - Dec 17 by Dixie_CT

Does anyone else think Olly is a bit bonkers? Not in a ‘play up the madman’ part but actually mentally ill?

Some of the randomness is up there with the most abstract of personalities and the Ollyisms are genuinely odd. The stuff at Millwall away still haunts me as it was down right embarrassing.

Hope he is just Olly but I do worry about Ian Holloway.
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I think he should have stuck to the punditry for his own sanity, sounds like he's jumped out of the frying pan and straight into the fire. had no idea what was on going at grimsby

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Holloway on 19:19 - Dec 17 with 4303 viewsstevec

It’s fascinating that most managers seem to have something in their DNA that results in them eventually succumbing to the same downfalls that took them before. Very few ever seem to learn from their weaknesses.

You could say some of the problems are beyond their remit but they do seem to follow them around.

Will be worth clubs keeping a tab on the wage capped leagues one and two in coming years and how individual managers cope with it.
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Holloway on 19:52 - Dec 17 with 4180 viewsbakerloo8

Man, I hope Ollie is ok. Some pretty inane ramblings there as we have seen before.....

Ollie is like an old flame u dumped after you realized she's a full bunny boiler. You still care for her and wish her the best and hope she can be happy going forwards but also hope she doesn't blow her own brains out and everyone else in the vicinity.

Good luck Ol.
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Holloway on 19:56 - Dec 17 with 4166 viewspaulparker

Holloway on 19:52 - Dec 17 by bakerloo8

Man, I hope Ollie is ok. Some pretty inane ramblings there as we have seen before.....

Ollie is like an old flame u dumped after you realized she's a full bunny boiler. You still care for her and wish her the best and hope she can be happy going forwards but also hope she doesn't blow her own brains out and everyone else in the vicinity.

Good luck Ol.


I would have him back here tomorrow managing us
Don’t get the disrespect he is shown, him and birch did a very good job here imo

And Bowles is onside, Swinburne has come rushing out of his goal , what can Bowles do here , onto the left foot no, on to the right foot That’s there that’s two, and that’s Bowles Brian Moore

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Holloway on 19:57 - Dec 17 with 4168 viewsAddinall

Holloway on 17:55 - Dec 17 by BucksRanger



Those were the days (Days)!
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Holloway on 20:02 - Dec 17 with 4139 viewsbakerloo8

Holloway on 19:56 - Dec 17 by paulparker

I would have him back here tomorrow managing us
Don’t get the disrespect he is shown, him and birch did a very good job here imo


Dont think anyone connected with QPR disrespects ollie tbh. Well, certainly noone old enough to see him play for us and the passion he had in his first spell in charge for sure.

He is bonkers though.
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Holloway on 20:08 - Dec 17 with 4125 viewsDannyPaddox

Holloway on 19:03 - Dec 17 by Northernr

Club’s melting down. John Fenty the owner, now largely hated by the support, has just had to resign from the local council for doing a dodgy property deal with convicted fraudster Alex May - Fenty was deputy leader and oversaw the housing portfolio, eye roll. He’s apparently been trying to get May involved at The football club as well. Holloway was not only appointed manager but also put on the board when he went there, and that now looks like a Paladini-Dunga style move to provide a key deciding vote when the time comes. Ollie, typically, has gone rogue this week, voted against May’s investment, whacked out that statement. Think he’s smelt the coffee this week. Of course the team is also doing dreadfully, many of Holloway’s signings haven’t worked, he effectively sacked two players live on BBC Radio Roverside after a recent 5-0 defeat at Tranmere, and he’s already talking up his traditional huge January transfer window turnover. Fans have turned on him in recent weeks for, wouldn’t you know it, random team selections, substitutions, post match comments and signings. So this is as much a power play from him as anybody, trying to either firm up his position and align with the fans, or secure his reputation so he can glide back into TV afterwards.

Cod Almighty is their LFW equivalent, worth a Twitter follow.

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In a word ... fishy!
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Holloway on 21:05 - Dec 17 with 3946 viewsGloryHunter

Cod Almighty. That's a brilliant name. I'll put that as my second favourite after the Darlington fanzine - Through Thin and Thin.

Is Holloway just charmingly eccentric, or stark raving mad? - I suspect he might be sliding further along the scale as he gets older. Hopefully his family will persuade him it's time to retire gracefully.
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Holloway on 21:34 - Dec 17 with 3867 viewsstowmarketrange

Holloway on 19:56 - Dec 17 by paulparker

I would have him back here tomorrow managing us
Don’t get the disrespect he is shown, him and birch did a very good job here imo


As managers go he wasn’t the best but at least we got him home in the taxi.
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Holloway on 21:55 - Dec 17 with 3811 viewsngbqpr

Holloway on 19:56 - Dec 17 by paulparker

I would have him back here tomorrow managing us
Don’t get the disrespect he is shown, him and birch did a very good job here imo


I love him - but thought the Onouha interview was pretty telling on his second spell.

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Holloway on 21:56 - Dec 17 with 3811 viewsloftus77

Holloway on 19:52 - Dec 17 by bakerloo8

Man, I hope Ollie is ok. Some pretty inane ramblings there as we have seen before.....

Ollie is like an old flame u dumped after you realized she's a full bunny boiler. You still care for her and wish her the best and hope she can be happy going forwards but also hope she doesn't blow her own brains out and everyone else in the vicinity.

Good luck Ol.


Nice analogy - and probably very accurate, sadly.
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Holloway on 23:06 - Dec 17 with 3656 viewsCiderwithRsie

Holloway on 19:14 - Dec 17 by Dixie_CT

Does anyone else think Olly is a bit bonkers? Not in a ‘play up the madman’ part but actually mentally ill?

Some of the randomness is up there with the most abstract of personalities and the Ollyisms are genuinely odd. The stuff at Millwall away still haunts me as it was down right embarrassing.

Hope he is just Olly but I do worry about Ian Holloway.
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There were moments in his last spell with us when I was worried for him.

EDIT: He still did what was asked of him when no-one else would touch us and I'll always be grateful.
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Holloway on 01:22 - Dec 18 with 3495 viewsmylot50years

Holloway on 17:55 - Dec 17 by BucksRanger



Holloway has always been about promoting himself irrespective to whom that may effect in the process.
His Millwall meltdown that night amounst many others in the past , was all about himself with no respect for the club that were paying his wages at that particular time .
I believe that he is unstable and I also believe that he is a very devious person.
Due to the present difficult times we are going through and the way he promotes himself with his undying love to QPR and his vision of being some sort of messiah that had in the past been so badly treated by the club on the occasions when he has been released by us. and at those times never excepting any possible flaws in his management that led to those dismissals, it was always something away behind the scenes that led to his demise.
I fear we may be hearing a lot more in the Media of his unrest at Grimsby particularly in the event of our results not improving rapidly.
As in his unbalanced mind he may be starting to have visions of the possibility of the messiah returning to our club.
It only goes to emphasise how important we need to get some positive results very quickly, because the mentioned alternative is unthinkable, I also think Warburton who I consider hasn't done to bad in the past certainly now needs to press the reset button and freshen up his approach to our present situation starting Saturday.
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Holloway on 02:42 - Dec 18 with 3443 viewstimcocking

Holloway on 19:03 - Dec 17 by Northernr

Club’s melting down. John Fenty the owner, now largely hated by the support, has just had to resign from the local council for doing a dodgy property deal with convicted fraudster Alex May - Fenty was deputy leader and oversaw the housing portfolio, eye roll. He’s apparently been trying to get May involved at The football club as well. Holloway was not only appointed manager but also put on the board when he went there, and that now looks like a Paladini-Dunga style move to provide a key deciding vote when the time comes. Ollie, typically, has gone rogue this week, voted against May’s investment, whacked out that statement. Think he’s smelt the coffee this week. Of course the team is also doing dreadfully, many of Holloway’s signings haven’t worked, he effectively sacked two players live on BBC Radio Roverside after a recent 5-0 defeat at Tranmere, and he’s already talking up his traditional huge January transfer window turnover. Fans have turned on him in recent weeks for, wouldn’t you know it, random team selections, substitutions, post match comments and signings. So this is as much a power play from him as anybody, trying to either firm up his position and align with the fans, or secure his reputation so he can glide back into TV afterwards.

Cod Almighty is their LFW equivalent, worth a Twitter follow.

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'So this is as much a power play from him as anybody, trying to either firm up his position and align with the fans, or secure his reputation so he can glide back into TV afterwards.'

Hmmm, perhaps.

To be fair to Ian Holloway, though, if there's ever a manager who has the guts and integrity (or stupidity) to stick his head above the firing line and say exactly what he wants to say because he believes it's right and just, it's Ollie. So i have to consider your take on that a bit cynical. This is textbook Ollie. I don't think he thinks like regular people.

Once again, the entire situation with clubs that were around long before any of us is just terribly depressing. Good on him for making some kind of effort to help, even if it's counter-productive.
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Holloway on 03:26 - Dec 18 with 3443 viewsBushman

Holloway on 19:52 - Dec 17 by bakerloo8

Man, I hope Ollie is ok. Some pretty inane ramblings there as we have seen before.....

Ollie is like an old flame u dumped after you realized she's a full bunny boiler. You still care for her and wish her the best and hope she can be happy going forwards but also hope she doesn't blow her own brains out and everyone else in the vicinity.

Good luck Ol.


Or turn up on your doorstep ....Again 🙄

I know almost nothing about the Premier League even though I try to catch the big games every now and then at the end of the season. But I will say this, Queens Park Rangers is just a fukking sick ass team name. Just sounds so cool.

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Holloway on 09:20 - Dec 18 with 3242 viewsfrancisbowles

Holloway on 19:03 - Dec 17 by Northernr

Club’s melting down. John Fenty the owner, now largely hated by the support, has just had to resign from the local council for doing a dodgy property deal with convicted fraudster Alex May - Fenty was deputy leader and oversaw the housing portfolio, eye roll. He’s apparently been trying to get May involved at The football club as well. Holloway was not only appointed manager but also put on the board when he went there, and that now looks like a Paladini-Dunga style move to provide a key deciding vote when the time comes. Ollie, typically, has gone rogue this week, voted against May’s investment, whacked out that statement. Think he’s smelt the coffee this week. Of course the team is also doing dreadfully, many of Holloway’s signings haven’t worked, he effectively sacked two players live on BBC Radio Roverside after a recent 5-0 defeat at Tranmere, and he’s already talking up his traditional huge January transfer window turnover. Fans have turned on him in recent weeks for, wouldn’t you know it, random team selections, substitutions, post match comments and signings. So this is as much a power play from him as anybody, trying to either firm up his position and align with the fans, or secure his reputation so he can glide back into TV afterwards.

Cod Almighty is their LFW equivalent, worth a Twitter follow.

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When he joined Grimsby, he was supposed to be investing his own money. Do you know if that happened?
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Holloway on 09:38 - Dec 18 with 3197 views2Thomas2Bowles

Love the man, I said it when he came back, a crazy guy for a crazy club a perfect fit.

Only those above were/are crazier.

Two stabbings in the back are more than anyone should stand but if we go down I would want him back.
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When willl this CV nightmare end
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Holloway on 11:52 - Dec 18 with 3066 viewsTacticalR

Anyone who has read Michael Calvin's 'Living on the Volcano' knows that it's football that is mad. The book begins with a description of Martin Ling getting ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy) after his mental breakdown at Torquay United.

Air hostess clique

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