Premier League - Holloway regrets referee rant

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is disappointed in himself for the behaviour that means he will be banished to the stands at Manchester United this weekend.

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Ever the eccentric, the outspoken Eagles boss kicks off a two-match touchline ban at Old Trafford for comments made on the opening day of the season.

Holloway was charged with two separate counts by the Football Association for comments made about officials following the 1-0 defeat by Tottenham - charges he chose not to contest.

It means the Palace boss will also be stuck in the stands for next weekend's clash with Swansea after a lack of discipline he admits he "should have grown out of" by now.

"I am disappointed in myself," Holloway said. "I am disappointed when I don't get what I want and with how I behave sometimes.

"I've got to learn how not to do that, but I can't help being passionate.

"It is only a touchline ban, they can hardly hear me standing there anyway.

"I'll be able to do my job before the game, be at the hotel with them before the game, in the dressing room and in there at half-time and after the game.

"It is only a touchline ban, but the rules being what they are I was deemed unfit to be on the bench, in that area, and that hurts me more than you'll ever know.

"It has cost me an awful lot of money and an awful lot of pride, really. I would love to have been stood on the sidelines."

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