Blackpool have been fined a hefty sum of £25,000 for fielding a weakened team against Aston Villa on the 10th November, last year.
Manager Ian Holloway had made 10 changes for the encounter and Holloway explained the reason was that “We’ve got four games in 12 days and the lads I’ve played every week are struggling to keep up the level.”
The match itself resulted in an Aston Villa win, with James Collins netting the winner in the last-minute to give the Villains a 3-2 win.
The FA took note of the large number of changes made and subsequently charged Holloway’s Blackpool as a result, a fine which has probably infuriated Holloway.
A similar incident occurred last season when Mick McCarthy’s Wolves were charged £25,000 for committing a similar offence when they fielded a severely weakened side for their visit to Old Trafford in December 2009.