Palace boss: I must learn
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway admits he must control his emotions after being charged with improper conduct by the FA.
Holloway has been charged with improper conduct and bringing the game into disrepute by the Football Association.
Holloway blamed the match officials for Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Tottenham as the Eagles' return to the Premier League ended in disappointment at Selhurst Park.
A Roberto Soldado penalty vigorously disputed by Holloway gave Spurs victory, but it was the failure to spot what he viewed as a deliberate foul by Nacer Chadli on Stephen Dobbie shortly before the spot kick was awarded by referee Mark Clattenburg that really infuriated the Palace boss.
"It's going to be a long, hard season for me with these people (referees). I had this with Blackpool. Certain clubs get fouls and others don't," Holloway said after the match.
Speaking at his press conference to preview Saturday's trip to Stoke, Holloway accepted that he must be more measured should a similar situation materialise in the future.
"I know what I meant on Saturday, it has cost me some money and I need to learn quickly how to deal with things that happen," he is quoted as saying on the club's official Twitter feed.
"All my life I have tried to be an ambassador for this game and I will continue to do so, but just need to learn when and what to say.
"I don't like losing and don't like not getting my own way. At times I get too emotional and say too much. Oh well, it's cost me.
"I have been on the end of bad decisions in this league before that have cost us, but I have to let it go and move on."
Holloway has until 4pm on Friday to respond to the charges that were issued by the FA on Tuesday.
"Firstly, it is alleged that Holloway's language and/or behaviour in or around the match officials' changing room at the end of the game amounted to improper conduct," read the FA's statement.
"Secondly, it is alleged that Holloway's post-match media comments questioned the integrity of the referee and/or match officials and/or implied that the referee and/or match officials were motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute."
Holloway was significantly delayed in arriving for his post-match press conference after waiting 38 minutes to speak with Clattenburg.