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Episode 40 · 3 months ago

Episode #40 Getting to know Olly Casey

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Tom Johnson and Ben Whetton meet new Blackpool F.C signing Olly Casey to find out about his style of play, life at Leeds and his development under Marcelo Bielsa, whether he’s Messi or Ronaldo and his favourite beer. Ahead of joining up with his new team mates on Thursday, we find out why he joins from his boyhood club and his aspirations for the coming Championship season.

Welcome to the one two podcast by TMEhad great Merian player relationship, an incredible it's. The Best Change inby mild. I've been in then kind of things made. The teamstronger, made the bomb and stronger made kind of play to the club. Thatkind of strange a little bit more enjoyable, a small unbelievers group. It was justabsolutely like a angers, a short reminder to let you all know that ourBS legend monks and Alan sale through our UMP, shot and also available on eBay to this is going to help us raise some money to improve our contentfurther and to go towards and running cost to. The website thing we caught with new San Ay case had ahen linking up to the squailes and training. Later this week only came through the ranks of Legionited learning his trade with the senior squad manager Marcel be also the lasttwo years, but jump to the chance to get thirstyfootball with a permanent initial free ear contract with biple molly. Hear you all right very well.Thank you all right, yeah good! Thank you! Good man. Are you in Letto themoment or you moved on to a I'm at leads of me, I'm going on Wednesdaynight. I think my you're going to be moving over to blackpond. You KnowPimienta, you are now I'm going to move over Nice. You got houseit anything. Iwas it you just can't start. Just just have been having a lot really beenlooking around living, pullin yeah to what comes up. I me and Betboron Pulton,so recommend ye a lot of players living little. Itmouthing a year, hopefully some it works out, but like a o tell for it orI think so, yeah, maybe for the first light week. Maybe very nice, Oh yeah,just today thanks a lot for coming arms to really appreciate it. I E look or togetting started on Thursday as well, but we'll just look at a bit of right.So a bit of your careers, how far obviously coming through a leads and sohow the move came about to baple and some of what you're looking forward toit, but on this season, but to you, obviously, on quite long term deal aswell and you so what you sort of. Thank you for that amount of time andeverything like as well. That's all right, yeah, that's fine! That's one!So Yeah! First of all, welcome to black all, obviously great, have signedreally good signing from our perspective, Ha just interested to findout sort of how the move came about if it was something you were looking to doin terms of leaving leads and getting regular football or whether it justsort of happened in terms of being the right club of the right time and Follinand Little Bit des Hide. It was the right thing to do so. I was initially looking to go upand play first, an football. Definitely this season, but maybe I'm like a lone,maybe and then one one day, my agent Dustrag me, and he said Oh but blackpolar interested, but they want you permanently rather er alone, Ighino atfirst when he said permanent, it was big. I was a bit of a surprise to befair, because I still got two years after at least well. I had two yearsafter at least I was thinking like do our daughter and then the more the morethought of it and the more advice I got off people there might just be a sensefor me to be honestly, because I think it's one thing going out to go and playB, a club like black pool, like you might as well go permanently,especially where the clubs going it's on the or eve got ambition. So why not? Yeah thanks sense did just speak toanyone. The call about Er yeah spot to a couple of players, at least like themore senior ones like coops and lo king and stuff, like that, because I thinkthey've they've been there themselves they've been on that journey and that'swhat they were just sort of saying to me. He said it's just just going to bea way up for you, especially a call black black or get promoted to thechampionship as well. No brain or really yeah. They are very sort of. Iguess, similar career pass Ivan they. I know, ailing the drop down to Joval,nothing Yeah Oval Yeah. So that makes...

...sense. Do you know many of the lads atBatal or is it care awaken him next week? And now it's going to be? I don'treally know anyone so I'll, be just meeting me and all the lives which I'mlooking forward it to. We felt like a good group yeah and I his in thetraining ground. Yet is that going to be a new one? For You I say Alan do thetraining Gard. Yet I went into the stadium I actually played at thestadium for these last season. It was one twenty one verse the Fit Black Poster seen in the COP, so we got a bit of a butter in that cave, but yeah I beento the trailing round. Yer Yeah so be a funny one, because it's a bit of arunning joke for those fans about the fact they never show any players. Atraining ground, obviously is not much money spent on it for about fifty years,but obviously you'll be aware, as lots of plans at the moment to get a newtraining ground. Everything seems like a lots happen in the last couple ofyears, but I just just a funny one for a black ball fans as well yeah in termsof obviously, when you decided, okay, you'd heard the advice and you decidedyou were set on the move. Was that quite easy conversation with a club and-and I don't know if you spoke to a manager Mark El Il be also- and youknow, senior stuff there to say. No I'm thinking of moving is that okay kind ofthing or no all we really well to be fair, likemention it to victor who's, desideret or a like deals of all the chances andstuff like that, and to be honest to you, they all said like we're not goingto get in your way, because I think I think everyone sort of knows it's likeit's my time to go and you know go and play now, and I just I'm grateful tolead for that that they didn't want to stand in my way and they justappreciate what I wanted to do. An that's cool mentioned me are prettysuch one, I guess be also them. Is it mark it Mark Jackson to the on the emajor? How have they had an impact on? I guess how you get. You know you styleof play and how you play the game. Well, I've worked with Jack Os, the twentythree mine since I was about fifteen, so I've had a lot of time with him andhe's developing Massalia a player because we used to joke, and so when Iwas about fifteen, I couldn't had the pole properly and he because obviouslyhe was a center of as well he's all old of work with me and got me to likeplaces I e before I would like just love it in the Bolo and then obviouslyMarcellas. Well, that's been. It's been absolutely crazy, but it's made me sucha better player from from where I start with him to where I'm now is just thedifference is you can do, is massive yeah is that expose been, and we'vebeen quite involved with the first team in training an things a or is it justmore of the fact that his phase this style of, plays fed down to through theyouth systems as well, and you are playing the same way as well? No I'vetrained of them like quite regularly over these last two years now and I'vedone a load of them. The ball sessions and stuff like that and it's it's beenit's being crazy, but like it's hard work and it's so intense, but it's liketaks a lot getting use to a to a start, but once you get used to it you can youjust do it because you see the benefits from it yeah and the track recordsthere in Ephilese now he's seen some of the players like Lim Cooper, obviouslygetting and out of the team in the championship, and then it's gone to bea regular in the premier league in for Scotland as well. so that's yeathexposure to first yeah, exactly you can really see you can't really see. I knowa lot of people say what you can't see the massive differences he's made sincehis coming to the club for every player. I think every player was kicked onmassively the ones that I've stayed and trained and played has been regularly.You can. You can really see it, so I guess the BOT fine pay won't. Have youknow seen you play much. So how would you guess describe your and yourself,you know your style of playing yourself as a football I'd say: Bever ModernCenter off like playing off in the back stepping into play, but then I think Ido enjoy like the actual defending side of it as well. I like tackling like putmy body on the line it head in. Yes,...

...but I say I've got a mix of everythingreally and would you say O I typically played in back four or back three so toin what UN one part or three in the back D I say tychias been a for, but Ican I've played both sides. I can play right on left A. I feel likecomfortable on both sides by our plays in a back free, quite a few times likein the middle of a back free, and I don't mind that either it's nice tonight and then obviously I went through a lot of stage where matelas making meplay tend a defensive mis field for a bit, so that was that was interestingyeah. So I iously trust you with your feet as well. An you said: You went toKohat when you're a bit younger and you obviously developed that, but would yousay you've always been quite good with a bully fee yeah I've, always I thinkone of my strength is probably always been. My passing. I've always practiced that and nothingit's weird, because now like headings just my surnaturel mal oo et in so it'slike, I had it in passing. For me, you mentioned them that Yeah BiltonPush your bit into a Santini. I G, I imagine it's matter of followed youlast couple o years, but is a comparison there with, I guess BenWhite. I suppose, in terms of before I think when I Mamea of these funds aresaying, but it's not a small bad person to be compared to in the England Scottnow, but I think when he was at lead. I was quite close to him and I learned Ilearned a lot of him by the way he played was very similar yeah. It was agood lad as well, so we're looking at Neil Crichley as well. WHO's you'veobviously met or conversations with a head of you move to Batbori. We seesomeone you've heard of prayer to the negotiations or what were its tray sortof what the black poles he I move for you and what you can to a gain fromcoming to bipolar. Well, I knew I knew he was the manager, because when weplayed them a new as a manager- but I didn't know too much about his past andthen when I was here and Mike he was the was at Liverpool in the twentytrees. I I thought well that that could all be good for me if his work with youon players yeah and then I spoke to him, and he wants to give me that exposureand to be involved and stuff like that. So it could only help me and he was amassive factor in my widi call me a Blin, obviously a Captin on the playoffs as well, because I know he was obviously discussion before you knowbefore we knew what league were going to be playing in as well. So wewatching that with a keen eye yeah. I sat the missis down an ther and wewatch the payoffs really enjoy watching it to be fair, especially he the secondleg, when the black pool funs are in their seemed really good. So I'mlooking forward to me and then, but no the, I thought the team played a reallygood football and it was that was enjoyable to watch nice. What so yeahyou coming in three year deal if you got any sort of personal aims for theseason heard, I think just to be try and be involvedas much. I can I'm just going to try and hit the ground run in try and gettrim best to get in the team and just try ye just try getting the team andplay as Vega as yet come yeah, but I I'm guessing you feeling quite fitobviously about a couple of years with a te else is amazing. He must be righdthere in terms of fitness, but we feel cooing to pre season as well had alittle break now to an on holiday and gain started on Thursday yeah.Definitely I think the regime at leads. It's crazy, like you'll, be if you'rein your life off seas and like we are now, it was running every single day,hard runs and you have to have to record them and send them to some one'sbetrod em and all that so yeah, I'm definitely feeling fit I'd, probablysay working with be also as made me. I do feel the fitness I probably havefell in my life, but I'm looking I'm looking forward toget into something new now into black pool, like I said me, and everyone andyeah just get get down to business. I want to look at a fixest, Ivas, BristolCity, on the opening day and then there'll be a few returns to Yorkshirefor you, this season, as well for as field bonsai, united and a few localtasty local darbies, as well with...

...pressing and Blackburn of homing away yeah, I'm looking forward to them. I'veheard about the black pool press, the Games and the black pool black being on,so I had to look up to them when they were, and I'm looking forward to myexperience and that will help he will our funds backing like everyone allcapacity tully, so that that will be really good. Yeah. It's going to be arock in this year because I was of as you'll be aware about it, a tough fewyears off the field and things so I think everyone's been able to get backfor I one season, number Simon, Grayson and then coit up, and so I think thefans are itching to get back and it's going to be great back in thechampionship. Probably get some fall houses this year or close to as well.So I should be an amazing atmosphere, I'm thinking for this year, yeah, I think. Definitely football isdefinitely an offing without the funds and I think the difference betweenhaving no funds and funds is just it's mad. I I remember the first time heexperienced funds in a while was last game, and I was on the Ben Trask game.Last season for leads- and I think there was only like ten sand in there,but the difference is just it makes you feel so much better and yeah. I'veheard I've heard so much about these black pool fun, so I can't want toexperience it. Yeah would obviously I think one thing for because we are allasins on long is he in Dan Bel and a couple others who probably never playedin front of fans regular? You must be similar in. It obviously played a lotof youth football and the odd game here and there in front of big crowds, buthow does that feel to be obviously now going into playing? Hopefully we canweek out in front of light fans, obviously that the fat that seniorfootball you know is. It means everything to get the three points onSaturday versus youth football. So is that so in daunting in a way, or is itjust something you're absolutely going to grasp the both lands kind of thing?I think I'm excited to experience it. To be honest, I know there's going tobe pressures of getting getting free points every week, but that's footballand that's something I'm gonna have to get used to quickly, but I'm definitely looking forward tohaving the funds. I think there'll be an extra boo stuffing from the thingsI've heard in the conversations with quits, and I guess the call up did theygive to many indications of what the you know. The the am sort of internallyis a black pool for the potential in next couple of years. We Ah we spoke about stuff, the Oms of for me and like the way, theclub's going as well, and they were all positive and I think it just sued me asa player and as a person to. I think I can really kick on in these these nextcouple of years, and that's that's why I made made move to black pole. I hing.If I didn't see myself being able to progress here and the way the club wasgoing, then I want to have come so yeah, I'm looking forward to just kicking onand progressing yeah and then just going back to be alter as well.Obviously, the impact he's at on the club and an individual players like hesaid what in fact C Y give us on how how he works. I sort o day today likehow does that. How does that differ to other clubs, or you know the managersthat have been in leaded in the past so a lot? What special sort of recipe doesgive to like kind of club? Is it just a hard work? Is it you know what else isthe outer that that he brings? I think the way he works he's. He keepshimself to himself a lot of the time he doesn't really doesn't. You won't like come up to youand have like a conversation with do anything like that. But I'll get thegroup in and the ashes translator in your speed was and he's quite critical,which is is good because everyone knows exactly what they need to work on andstuff like that and then trainings a lot of train at these was a lot of likemanikin drills. There was none like there's. No possession or small side ofgames ran for matter right yeah. It's definitely been different toany in I've been used to in the past, but obviously as it s as it, showingit's working yeah when you say that move. I really lot about menable.Obviously, because I live in las myself they're all raising about it is itbasically, my understanding of is like it is likea small game. I you not eleven, be...

...eleven like it's probably than that,but you don't know when you're going to finish so you just like go in it couldbe five minutes, so it could be two hours or whatever is so went. I I'm arealize it depends really. Sometimes sometimeswe've done it on like eleven by eleven pitch and sometimes we'll do a fullteam. But then sometimes it could be like sixty six seven by seven, but on amassive pitch, an it's basically just like you said really excite in you.Don't really know when you're going to finish, and it's just so intense, likeyou have your man, you stay with your man. If you leave him and if you leaveyou any scares you in trouble yeah it someone gets injured. There's no filesjust play on someone could be laid out in Midleton's a a I S H. If the balldoes out, a ball gets truck straight back and it's just nonstop yeah. Soyour job, basically like as a defender as well you'd, be just keeping an eyeon that. Your striker and just follow is every move kind of thing yeah, butat least like some of the strikers. They'll go drop right in so after comein with them and they'll spinning the are falling, thin and stuff like that,but yeah. I think when you play in Burdeau, when you go for like thatrocky five minutes and a game y opens a bit chaotic, it's sort of sort of thingback to than itself helps you out a bit. I think yeah yeah. Obviously your training with someelite plays that leads as well. WHO's Portloe, who your man is for the bestplay, you've trained with probably say publind UNE. He was justdifferent honestly, like he could make you in you of your likesclothes. Honestly it was. It was ridiculous and I think, but then, whenI think Rapina came in this year, he was ridiculous. Like you can't get theball off him at all. He just makes you dance when you try to tackle in make sostrong yeah, but training with players likethat every day it makes you such a better player yeah and he wasn't beenencouraged to see Calvin, obviously in England squat as well, and will be nono surprise to you. I'm sure I haven't seen him at play every day, but I mustbe encouraging as well, then, why obviously he's been at leas and is inEnglish, quite as well, so just showing that gone has gone from playing thechampionship to stepping up to premier leg again stepping up again to Enius.If you worked upon that, you can step up quite easily to the other, you knowto the next level. Yeah. Definitely, I think just shows that nothing'simpossible. Really, I think especially seeing carls like do it every singleday, moting everyone at leads. We all knew it. He deserves his chance andeverything. But it's it's encouraging o see that when he's boys chances takingit and is been more best players that you're so of so it's just a it's reallyencouraging a to get in Tom Training as well is anything that you know what'scoming in terms of the pre season schedule and on going training, becauseI know we've heard a few players, a black pool, saying that the training onthe critias is different to what they ever had in the career. So I don't knowif you got any sort of in town what potentially is in stall there. I don'tknow too much to be honest with you about you. What train is going to belike as far as spout to kneel quickly when when I was joining- and he said hedoes a mix of things in training, but I'm not sure what that entails yet anhonest, yeah, probably keeping in a surprise for places a yeah, probably probably don't want toruin it for when you get in there? Yes, so it's somewhat different. You've hadquite a successful few years. We lead, so you I think, on the under eighteenleague in you and then the under twenty threes and then also on the PremierLeague, this division last season as well. How was that obviously yeah inweek end week on, must have helped good as well yeah. I think it's been. It'sbeen good, like I think they say academy lever, it's not all about widenand stuff, but of court. Of course you don't play not to win de Yeah and then,when you're winning things, one that under eighteen league and the undetwenty three ones. I was involved twice...

...with that one and I got a Wen. We got common to the PREM. I got achampionship, winning metal and stuff like that and then obviously this year as well, so I thinkit's definitely important to to be to be successful and be better winning. Iknow the say is about players, development, but I think if you don'thave the mentality that you're playing that you play in to win and I think itpoless yeah, that's the best sign of player development as well. Everysingle players developed to be able to you know, win the League as well, soit's not like that's lost by winning games as it's like getting the best ofboth really so great yeah, exactly, I think at least alily. You get the development, but the way the way the acaloras been going.The last couple of years. You also get in the winning as well, which isputting you in good stead for the future really, and we just mentionedobviously best plays in training. You said Pabo, but what's not just at leastbut who's, your ideal sort of send off paring and either current players, oryou know your role model when you are growing up or you know, current playersas well, we would just say: is the idea of sort of partner to it set in off, say when I was younger, I used to watchreal fern and a lot because he obviously start as at leads yea andobviously kept track of his career when he went to to man new as well. I think he's Detothe I like. I like John Stones now the way he's playing in the formes inbecause I think Tirnan was ill, probably say more of an old schooldefender. A stones like ball playing can pass and can step out with a ball,but can also do the other side, so at'sa, probably a mix between them toI'd, say brilliant weery round off just with a few sort ofquick fire question for the you know, bottle fun gets to know or the case theperson has opposed to football. So yeah go with what was your first footballmemory. I remember when I was little my dadtaught me to it was lad days gonna. I think they were playing late in Orian.I remember tresors in a penalty, and I don't know I don't know why. I rememberthat, but I remember what was I o then yeah yeah I like, but I feel like it's goodthat your first NEMM is something bad. Isn't it is so set you for life, thendoesn't it you know yeah, but you pass mists football yeah right now, poislike as a lead fan, not just the winning. All these leagues would bealso last couple of years it was pretty honorable before that won it yeah thebad times that we've come through yeah. What's your go to curry? Oh An, I think, I'm boring basis tocall with me. Are you goin up favorite halday destination, Greece res? Not Some on the fill, your perfect festival, headliner, O I'll just go, go for it or wasis froma y yeah good child favorite pine, a Meson elder messy e, H, correct mercyor joy at Jerry has and then finally to cosy your dream,farocity so obviously you're in there who a for players thing renal dino's got me in there: okay, big in Althota, the old one, yeahlove Malden, an there I and I'll go for. I got back in there for a bit ofdelivery on the farther side. Pitches, Nice, yeah, very, very tenants, mantisearly. No, is that to tell you only...

...twenty one on Isis Lad was I you youtube video, Sama, Yeah Nice. I think if you throw in yourselfa net lab as well as put Lak yeah, I yeah and then finally touching on England aswell. He must obviously be even more interested with Calvin being in there,but you fancy our chances against Germany on Tuesday night yeah. I think I think we'll be Germany.I think I think that was a better time to play them than ever. Really, as Ithink what in a gainst home re Germany and I thought on thing- there were whatpeople are making them out to be, so I think, with our the way, we're playingnot consuming many goals as well, and then the attacking the attackingplayers we've got in the midst feel. I think I think we can be them yeahthinges, ground offully like it. Obviously it looks like it. That's thetoughest game in it. So if we beat there and then we've got a coup of easier on paper games in the courts inthe semi, so it be massive if you win that I'm sure I've all getting excited.But if we D it's all coming crashing down again and it yeah, I think Calvin Phillips for yeah scream itswine. I think that's good, well yeah, thanks for forcoming on, really appreciate chatting to you and obviously it's great to getto know you before you pull on the Tangerine shirt as well. We will be inyou through pre season, keeping in a getting on and hoping that youobviously have a really good career with this as well chest. Thank you and no El enjoyed thatthat's that's also get more involved in family action.Full News and further competitions make sure that you sin to our bok page andso follow our social media pages and twitter and face a.

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