An emotional Ian Holloway admitted today had been one of the worst days of his life, after seeing his fall to a 2-1 defeat against Harrogate and learning that one of his best friends had committed suicide.
On the game, he said:” I thought second half we were a lot better. I knew they were good, they’re very practised at their shape, and I wanted to give my lads some belief with how they’ve been playing.
“Really we don’t know that back five well enough to move it quickly enough against their good pressing, their tenacity, and really they could have been two or three up before we gave them a goal.
“We weren’t quite good enough in the first half. When you look at it, they’re very, very professional. Edwards had to come off straight away – was that an accidental knee in his leg or not? Probably not.
“But well done to them. I think they’re winners, I think they understand what they’re doing, and I’ve had one of the worst days of my life.
“One of my best mates killed himself, and it really just puts all of this nonsense in its place, to be honest.
“I feel for his family, I feel for his wife and his children. It’s just absolutely soul-destroying. If you looked at him, you’d never think he’d do anything like that.”
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