Famed also for (as subsequently reported) by The Independent the "behind the scenes" (so to speak ) revolving around our then manager and our then Chairman
The Independent "...Holloway recalls, he was at home, suffering from chronic diarrhoea, when he answered a call from Paladini.
"I was sat on the toilet - actually I couldn't leave the toilet. I had this virus. There had been rumours about me going to Wolves. Three days before, I'd bought flowers for some ladies in the office. Gianni assumed they were a leaving present." So you were on the toilet...
"And Gianni was going: 'You f***ing bastard I am going to kill you. I am going to kill you, you f***ing bastard... where are you, you f***ing... f***ing hell where are you.'" And you said...
"I am on the toilet. My wife is in the house. Ask her. He said: 'She could be at f***ing Wolves with you.'"
In the end, Holloway says, he had to drive up to Leeds, to reassure the Italian. It was a journey he remembers.
"It was a terrible virus. It was coming out of both ends. I had to stop at every service station. I shouldn't have gone. It was horrendous. I was totally dehydrated. My lips were stuck to my teeth. I ended up in hospital, the following day. I was in for a week. I had six drips put into me."..."