Blackpool play-off win will boost whole town - Holloway
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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway said his team's Championship play-off win over Cardiff will boost the whole town.
The Tangerines twice came from behind to seal promotion to the Premier League with a thrilling 3-2 win at Wembley.
The victory puts Blackpool in the top flight for the first time since 1971 and is said to be worth about £90m.
"I cannot tell you what a difference this will make for people in Blackpool. They're going to get so much money from the Premier League," said Holloway.
Tourism officials are expecting the local economy to receive a significant boost, estimating the figure could run into tens of millions of pounds.
And Holloway, who will lead his team on an open-bus parade on Monday, added: "We spoke about all sorts of things before the game.
"We knew about the quality Cardiff had and we're learning as a group that we have to believe in ourselves.
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"I'm so proud, not just for my team but for the area we come from. I can't believe this. It's outstanding.
"I have never worked with a group of people who deserve this more. I can't put this into words. I'm bursting with pride."
Cardiff, bidding to become the first Welsh side to play in the Premier League, led twice through Michael Chopra and Joe Ledley.
But the Bluebirds were pegged back by a goal apiece from Charlie Adam and Gary Taylor-Fletcher before veteran frontman Brett Ormerod cracked the winner in first-half stoppage time.
The victory seals one of the most unlikely promotions to the highest tier in English football in recent years as Blackpool, who were in the bottom division just nine years ago, had been tipped as favourites for relegation from the Championship this season.
"I can't put it into words, it's unbelievable," stated Adam.
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