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Holloway's angry tirade at Houllier

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has stepped up his attack on Aston Villa's Gerard Houllier for making public his interest in signing midfielder Charlie Adam.

The Tangerines have already rejected a bid of £3.5m from Villa for Adam. But Holloway has the "raving hump" that Houllier has spoken about Adam, who has 18 months remaining of his deal. And he insisted that the Scot will not be sold to Villa.

Holloway was speaking after his side were beaten 3-2 at West Brom via a last-gasp goal from Peter Odemwingie -- his second of the game.

He said: "Mr Houllier should not talk about someone else's player when he hasn't put up enough money to buy him. Will I honestly sell him (Adam) to Aston Villa? The answer is no, because I'm managing his career. I've told him where I think he's good enough to go and again today I think he's hit the best pass I've ever seen.

"Don't insult me by talking about my players. I got the raving hump about it. It's not etiquette and it's wrong."

Yesterday, Blackpool went 1-0 up through David Vaughan before West Brom hit back with goals from Odemwingie and James Morrison. Gary Taylor-Fletcher looked to have rescued a point for the visitors, but Odemwingie pounced late on to win it as the Baggies ended a five-game losing sequence in the Premier League.

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