Ian Holloway believes Blackpool have proved their critics wrong no matter what happens on Survival Sunday.
The Tangerines begin the day inside the relegation zone but, with goal difference likely to play a big part, they could lose to Manchester United and still stay up.
Boss Holloway plans to attack the champions on the final day, as his side have done so entertainingly all season, a style pundits predicted would do them no favours.
"The thing I am most proud of is they type of football we have played," Holloway said in his column with The Independent.
"We have tried to continue doing exactly the same as we did in the division below, despite everyone saying we couldn't.
"It has worked. We've got 10 wins when many said we wouldn't get 10 points.
"This group of players I have are very special and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.
"I've had players give me effort before, but this lot have been outstanding."
Unbeaten in their last four games, including an epic 4-3 win over Bolton last time out, Holloway has no intention of trying to restrict United.
"What fills me with hope is how well we have played recently," said the former Leicester manager, who admits survival would be his biggest feat.
"The Bolton performance last week, for instance, was better than any other I've seen, so I am very optimistic.
"If we can get something at Old Trafford and it makes us safe then there isn't any better achievement. So instead of fearing it, we need to seize the moment and make history."
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