Once a product of Rangers youth system, Charlie Adam has began to show himself as a top flight Premier League player. After being include in the PFA Championship team of the season last year, and captaining Blackpool to the Promised Land, he has already received plaudits from respected pundits, in a league which is regarded as the toughest in the world.
Only costing Blackpool £500k this has to be regarded as a barging for a player of Charlie’s calibre, his passing ability can match the likes of Scholes and Gerrard, and he is often regarded as having the first five yards in his head, which has helped him to create endless opportunities for the likes of the DJ Campbell and Luke Varney. This bit of business could be the seen as the best part of Holloway’s reign so far. It is unlikely Blackpool would have been able to reach their current heights without, a commanding leader in Charlie Adam
If you look around at the top midfielders in the world, the likes of Gerrard, Xavi and Iniesta. They all have the same type of magic, as Charlie Adam brings to Blackpool, the ability to change a game in a split second, makes them stand out from the crowd, which is vital if Blackpool are going to remain in the top tier of English Football, a place they haven’t been since 1970, back when Jimmy Arnfield was gracing Bloomfield Road. His performances have even rewarded him with a Scotland Call-Up, and he is now regarded as one of Scotland Top Talents, a complete change from his younger days in Scotland.
This kind of magic helped to spark Blackpool into the Premier League, and it was Adam’s contribution from set pieces, against Notts Forest and Cardiff, that has allowed Holloway’s Tangerine Army, a shot at the big time. An opportunity they have revelled in so far this season. Charlie, has started the season in great form, and has adapted well into his new holding midfield role, which has allowed for Luke Varney and David Vaughan to have a free role, further up the pitch making The Seasiders, play a more attractive attacking style of football, which sees them lie 10th in the table on 22 points, which have proven doubters wrong, who predicted Blackpool to not win a game.
And with great performances, comes interest from the big clubs. With Everton and Blackburn, already declaring their interest in Charlie Adam, it will mean lots of hard work for Holloway and the Blackpool board, if they are able to keep hold of the top assets such as Charlie Adam, who would bring Blackpool some much need income, and who knows Bloomfield Road may even see the installation of under-soil heating.
Joking aside, if the Blackpool Band Wagon with Ian Holloway at the helm, is to continue rolling, it is vital they keep hold of their top assets if they are going to have any chance of establishing themselves as a top flight club. A title I can see Blackpool achieving – especially with Holloway’s motto of ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.