MILLWALL FC

1885---129th Anniversary year---2014 'We fear No Foe

Understood by those that matter

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MILLWALL BATTLING ON

Championship Game 42
12/4/14 Millwall 2 Watford 2 att: 10,851 (1,369)
Following on from the Wigan away win and the three points another win would have been nice but it was only a draw, but it felt like a win. The Tannoy man got carried away and played Rockin all over the World after the game. I don't know what he was thinking of apart from , he must have got so excited after our last minute equaliser that he thought "what the heck, have some of that"

Teeing one up 

That's four without defeat and the ninth game of "Ollies 13 cup finals" and only four to go.
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Championship Game 43
19/4/14 Middlesborough 1 Millwall 2 att:15,342
Goals: Ledesma 80            Maierhofer 16,30

We carry on winning away and there was a few smiley faces around my neck of the woods. The big fella scored a brace, both with his nut after on both occasions he had time and composure to pick his spot. Last five games=DWWDW=11 points. Now that's not bad, in fact it's very good considering that Holloway said it's do-able to win five of our last seven games. There was same raised elbows to that or comments like "is he sure" We are close to achieving the impossible soo bring on Doncaster Bank Holiday Monday.

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Championship Game 44
21/4/14 Millwall 0 Doncaster 0 att:12,026

High expectations for this one

Last six, DWWDWD=12 points, Just two games to go and the bottom looks like this:

Huddersfield played 44 and 50 points
Charlton played 43 and 45 points
Doncaster played 44 and 44 points
Millwall played 44 and 44 points
Birmingham played 43 and 43points
Blackpool played 44 and 43 points
Barnsley played 44 and 39 points
Yeovil played 44 and 37 points

For this seasons full page click on link>>Millwall in the Championship 2013-14

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

8/4/14 Championship Game 41 Wigan 0 Millwall 1

Two away games and six glorious points, who would have thought?

5/4/14 League game 40 Nottingham 1 Millwall 2 att: 20,077 (625)
8/4/14 League game 41 Wigan 0 Millwall 1 att: 14,124 (327)

That's the eighth game of Holloway's thirteen cup finals and these six points are something that we wished for but not fully committed in believing that we would get them.

The Lions battle to avoid relegation and hopefully it's not to late. Watford at home Saturday and dare I say it  "it's a must win"
The last eight, it looks do-able as Blackpool, Doncaster and Birmingham look catchable
Huddersfield P 41 pts 46
Birmingham P 41 pts 43
Doncaster P 41 pts 43
Blackpool P 41 pts 42
Charlton P 39 pts 41
  Millwall P 41  pts 39
Barnsley P 40 pts 36
   Yeovil P 41 pts 35

For this seasons full page please click on link in right hand sidebar>>

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Ian Holloway with not much to show and now just 7 games to go

TWO HOME GAMES AND ONE MISERABLE POINT

29/3/14 league game 39 Millwall 2 Blackburn 2
25/3/14 League Game 38 Millwall 2 Birmingham 3

That's fifteen games under Ian Holloway and his results are not that good. We have only picked up eleven points from these fifteen games and in the last five games of the fifteen we earn just two sad looking points.  We really are poor but at least we are scoring.


29/3/14League Game 39 Millwall 2 Blackburn 2   we can't defend against ten men

I think the players attitudes have improved over this period and they show desire to win but alas they do not show the skills, savvy or nous to win. We have had many injuries and Danny Shittu is one of those injured long term and his presence is missed as there is no commander taking control in our penalty box. Having no presence we concede many a soft goal while at the same time finding it difficult to score.

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25/3/14 League Game 38 Millwall 2 Birmingham 3 "Ollies" must win game


With the away end looking on we give it a go, but yet another home defeat

Monday, 17 March 2014

Leeds v Millwall 22/3/14 next game coming up


OUR TYPE OF GAME. COME ON MILLWALL BEAT THEM AGAIN

Charlton won last night 1-0, 90th minute
Saturday is now crucial


We lost this game 2-1 and we are now well in the mire. We have got to improve our finishing smartly as we are running out of games.We conceded two soft goals so we also need to tighten up at the back. Sounds simple really, score more goals and concede none, that's the way to do it. Can we do it? Ian Holloway is constantly changing the team and the formation to try to score more and concede less but it's not working. Perhaps we can't see the wood through the trees as some of the formations and the constant changing of formation throughout each game is confusing the players, it's certainly confusing me. Let's go simple, defend like your supposed to and nick a win.

I have this seasons full page on a separate page within this Blogspot. Scroll down and you will find the link in the right-hand sidebar.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Millwall 0 Charlton 0 15/3/2014 Championship

That's a W.L.D. in the last three games. After the Derby win I was really hoping that we would pull it off at Blackpool. It wasn't to be and although we done more than enough to win the game in the first half Blackpool somehow managed to sneak a 1-0 win.

We had a chance today to beat lowly Charlton at our place and with our new 6' 8'' Austrian International striker Stefan Maierhofer "the Hof" in the team. I was hopeful that we could cure the problem of not been able to score that much. Wrong, same old, same old.


Fred Challenges as the Hof looks on


We were not that good in this game apart from young Fred Onyedinma who moved from the youth team and started this game and was my man of the match. He showed the seasoned pro's how to play and that was the only good thing to come out of this game, apart from the point. The Austrian is tall and although he is about the same height of Peter Crouch he seems to have more control of his body parts. He should score some goals at this level and hopefully half a dozen for us.

For this seasons full page please see 2013/14 page link which is a short way down in the right hand sidebar >>>

Saturday, 8 March 2014

8/3/14 Derby County 0 Millwall 1 and our noisy 500 go home happy

A dogged display by the Wall and Derby go home frustrated and not like us **Happy** 

Are we at long last coming together so we can play and give a display of football we thought we should have had months ago. I have said and we have said many times that on paper we have a side that should should be at least challenging for the play-off and doing it in style. We have had nothing for over a year and I have never known such gloom or maybe more accurate it was such a long time ago that I can't remember it. I will enjoy these three points and there's another three to be earn't Tuesday away to Blackpool. It's do-able.

As I said with the Brighton post below, is this the Brink?

Ian Holloway before this game says we have 13 cup finals to go. That's one out of the way and we have won that one.

For the season so far please click on 2013/14 season within this Blogspot. Link in right hand side bar >>

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Millwall 0 Brighton 1 Game 33 1/3/14 yet another two bob referee

That's still one point off of the last relegation spot no thanks to a referee who must have had a bet on Brighton to win because that can be the only reason he gave them a penalty that never was. Mind you saying that, he might just spend his weekends down there.

I'm sure that Holloway knows that we are on the brink

We are on the brink. The brink of relegation or the brink of turning this season around. We dominated this game but if only we could score. There is 39 points up for grabs, we could do with them all


Friday, 14 February 2014

Millwall v Bolton tomorrow-- and then Barnsley away

This has got to be won. I sense that things are starting to come together. Millwall have not been playing in a stiff, scared to lose type of way, in fact the opposite, I wouldn't say cavalier but we are finding chances and with a Ian Holloway's tactic of playing four or five strikers, goals I'm sure will flow. We have been lively but we do concede and that is probably the product of leaving our self exposed at the back due to half the team playing up front. This system can work as long as we are disciplined and put the effort in to cover most of the pitch. Individual mistakes will leave us short. There will be a game when we all click and I'm hoping it will start tomorrow.

Centre Half Alan Dunne still wearing his number 2 looks on as we pile it on

As we now know this game finished in 1-1 draw, not a bad game but we should have won it.

For this seasons full page including the poor performance up at Barnsley please visit the page within this Blogspot click on link>> Millwall in the championship 2013-14 which is my contribution to the season so far.

14 games to go and we have got to start being Millwall again.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Yeovil 1 Millwall 1 Championship Game 30 11-2-14

That's one win, two draws, and three defeats in Ian Holloway's first six games which means that the eighteen points that were up for grabs we get five. We can compare with this to Steve Lomas's first six league games in charge and there is a slight improvement.

Ian Holloway L W D L L D =5 POINTS
S. Lomas      L L L D L D =2 POINTS

The single point from this game doesn't seem much but more importantly Yeovil drop two after leading this game and as they are a team below in the table we have got to be happy with that. Holloway once against changed the formation and changed it within the game and he started with four strikers, Steve Morison scored with his head and it might be the start of a bit of a goal flurry from him, I thinks he deserves it. That's three points above Charlton and two points below Bolton, that make it a very big game against Bolton Saturday
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416 make the trip

Full this seasons full page including my blog contribution for the 3-1 defeat at Burnley Saturday please click on link to this seasons full page>> link in right hand sidebar

Friday, 7 February 2014

Millwall shafted by Lewisham council, property developer gets the land

Letting property developers anywhere near a football ground’s bound to end in tears.



With a rainbow above Zampa Road and the Den at a recent home game against Reading I was hoping in was a sign of good things to come. It wasn't we lost 3-0 and now we know that Lewisham Council shafted us three days before Christmas  

A dark back room or maybe 'let's do lunch

Why do I feel that there's been a shady deal in some back room down Lewisham Town Hall. That may not be the case but something feels fishy.

Millwall has to be one of the most community based club in the country and has been striving to stay like that by wanting to acquire the land that the Millwall Community Scheme Trust Lions Centre sits on and also other areas around the ground. After years of negotiating with Lewisham Council and spending 3 million pounds in fee's and the like supporting the regeneration project it appears it's money down the drain. Lewisham Council sell the land behinds Millwall's back to a property developer who of course has brought the land for one reason and one reason only, personal wealth. I have read in the local paper the South London Press that John Berylson our club chairman is appalled and bewildered at the councils decision.

John Berylson feels betrayed by Lewisham council and I have support for him. I know that there is a monetary gain for the chairman by purchasing this land from the council but I think we all know him well enough to know that, yes, he can get something back on the 30 million pound he has put into the club but also and very important to him is that the Lions Centre can stay where it is and under control of Millwall FC and also the club can have a revenue stream 365 days year from rent from being involved in the regeneration scheme which will secure the existence of the club for years to come.

I am not sure what's going to happen next apart from that we the supporters are looking to field candidates in the Borough of Lewisham May council elections and the Fan On The Board member Peter Garston has stated that he might be one of them. Below is a statement from Peter which he gave me permission to publish yesterday,

 FOTB REPORT FEB 2014 (REGEN)

We have two major issues at the moment that need which will need us, the fans, to get behind the club when the time comes as both the issues threaten our club in different ways.

Firstly the regeneration which has been going on for the eight years I have been on the board.

There have been times when it seemed it was dead in the water, and others when it looked like the club it would achieve its goal of getting the finances required to secure our future for many years.

All along, Lewisham Council have been afforded hospitality and support by the club in many council driven issues such as the recent Save Lewisham Hospital campaign. We, as fans, along with the club threw our weight behind the campaign and played a key role in helping keep Lewisham A&E open.

The council publicly and privately led all at Millwall to believe that we would be key in any redevelopment, but in recent months we have noticed the council distancing themselves from us and then the final blow was them indicating their support for Renewal without any explanation or much notice.

So now we are in a position where an external property developer could hold the key to our future, given to them by the council who claims it champions community.

The only positive to come out of this is the fact that once again when we are challenged by external forces the Chairman shows his resolve and commits himself to the future of our club.

I know John Berylson very well and one thing he will not do is shirk a challenge. He will fight our corner to make sure that Millwall Football Club continues to play football at The Den for years to come.

When called upon we will need to do whatever is required to fight for our club. I hope the people of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign return our support if needed as well.

Once I know what is needed by the club to fight the developers, I will co-ordinate all fans via the MSC, Trust, Websites and Fanzines to ensure we are there to make our voices heard.

We do not roll over easily when it comes to our club.

Well said Peter, I'm with you all the way

Millwall Supporters Club sign our petition, click on link>> www.DefendOurDen.com



For now and forever

A Wrexham fan wrote this and it is well worth a read http://wrexhamfan.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/support-millwall-fcs-cause-and-do-wrexham-fc-a-favour/?


After a period of quiet when not much seemed to be going on JB comes out with both barrels and lays down the gauntlet, we are behind you 100% 

Default FOTB Regen Statement

The pressure of the petition has had the desired effect and meetings have been planned well done to all.

Below is the statment I promised from JB to counter balance Renewals claims

Pete FOTB

STATEMENT BY JOHN BERYLSON, CHAIRMAN OF MILLWALL FOOTBALL CLUB


17 February 2014

I am most surprised to find Renewal, a private property developer, issuing a statement apparently on behalf of Lewisham Council about Millwall’s dealings with the Council over the potential sale of land adjoining The Den. In its statement Renewal refers to correspondence and meetings between Millwall and the Council. This seems most irregular.

I have made it clear elsewhere, and I shall make it clear again here, that Millwall has been open and transparent in all its dealings with Lewisham Council. Jordana Malik, a director and spokesperson of Renewal, is quoted as being “perplexed as to why those in charge at the club are claiming they have had no knowledge of the land sale”. I’m perplexed that she should say that. Millwall has never made such a claim. Indeed we have made it clear that we were fully aware of the Council’s plans to sell the land.

That’s why our lawyers wrote to the Council on 25 September 2013 challenging the decision to sell the land to Renewal, and why our property advisers wrote to the Council on 7 November formally confirming the Club’s wish to be permitted to bid for the land. On 13 November the Council responded refusing to provide Millwall with the information we required in order to make our bid. We were told that the Council had secured the best deal for the land even though Renewal was the only permitted bidder. We made one final attempt on 6 December when our lawyers wrote again to the Council asking them to stop the sale. But the Council ignored us again and exchanged contracts with Renewal for the sale of the three parcels of land on 20 December. They informed us three days later.

I read that the Club “failed to provide any meaningful detailed evidence of its proposals”. This is of course nonsense. Millwall commissioned architects to draw up plans for the area around The Den as long ago as 2006 - before any sale of the freeholds materialised and before planning permission for the whole area had been granted. In order to ensure that our plans were fully in keeping with the overall agreed scheme for the Surrey Canal Triangle, we commissioned leading architects Mackay and Partners last year to review our existing plans and refine them into a revised proposal for the development of the three areas of land adjoining the stadium.



Those plans were presented to the Council on 15 August 2013 in as much detail as could reasonably be expected at that stage. It was made clear that the plans fitted with the outline planning permission, that Chestnut Hill Ventures (Millwall's largest shareholder) had more than enough money to carry out the development without recourse to any third party funding and that the Club could offer legally binding guarantees that the development would be completed within an agreed timescale.

What other business case could the Council possibly have wanted at that stage?

If the Council had deigned to consider the Club's plans, the next stage would have been to refine the business case in conjunction with the Council and its advisers but there was no point in doing that – given the considerable further costs involved – if the Council wasn't prepared to play ball.

Renewal said on 5 February that they had never even been shown our plans, yet they seem to be full of opinions about them.

Chestnut Hill Ventures is not a property developer. That’s why, in order to strengthen the Club’s finances, we have engaged top professional advisors who have managed property developments of this size. We are attacked for not submitting planning applications and not acquiring land. We aren’t interested in acquiring land other than the areas adjoining The Den. Once the Council made it clear that those areas were to be sold, we formally asked to be allowed to bid for them. We had no need of planning permission because it had already been granted for the whole area.

We have invested more than £3 million in helping that whole process and in our own plans, as well as in protecting the interests of the Club.

Assurances are being given about our community scheme. But the Council and Renewal don’t seem to understand the nature of its funding and how it operates. Although the Council and Renewal can match our offer of a new home and new sports facilities, only we can guarantee the financial support and access to the Football League funding on which it depends. Furthermore, the viability of the Millwall Community Scheme is not just about its funding. It’s also about its direct links to the Club and our resources – the provision of coaching staff, player involvement, the use of our facilities and tickets for our matches. We are very concerned about its long term future.



Finally, I will reiterate the point that is behind all of this. Chestnut Hill Ventures has supported Millwall for the last seven years since I became Chairman and I have expressed my personal commitment to the Club, and to its home at The Den, many times. I am a huge fan and I have the most expensive season ticket! In the long term, Millwall Football Club needs to be a viable commercial enterprise, and that means that it needs non-football income that is stable and secure.

We always assumed that we would be left to develop the land adjoining our stadium. The Council has said that we are at the heart of the community and core to their strategic plans for the Borough. So in good faith we have played our part, and incurred substantial costs, in supporting the overall plans for this urban regeneration. We haven’t been greedy. We have offered the Council a stake in our proposed developments.

As things stand, we have been excluded from the benefits of the Surrey Canal Triangle development. Our stadium is shown at the core of the plans and we are expected to carry on staging football matches and investing more money in The Den. Meanwhile, the Council does deals with a private property developer and expects us to stand on the touchline and cheer.

That’s not my style. I don’t want a fight with anybody, but I shall stand up and be counted for Millwall Football Club.

John Berylson
Chairman


15/3/14

Default FOTB REGEN MEETING FRIDAY
The meeting between the club and the Council took place on 
Friday 14 March as planned. Both John Berylson and 
Demos Kouvaris flew to London to be present, such is the 
importance that they attach to this matter. The Council 
wished to focus the meeting on the future status of the 
leases held by Millwall on the two areas of land adjoining 
the Den that the Council wishes to hand over to Renewal.

We made it clear that we did not wish to relinquish these 
leases and that we remained keen to be permitted to develop 
the land ourselves within the overall regeneration plan for 
the Surrey Canal Triangle.

No offer was made by the Council to Millwall Football Club 
regards the leases, but sadly the Council threatened to seek 
compulsory purchase orders to reclaim the land for Renewal if 
it could not reach an agreement with Millwall.

The council and Millwall agreed to have another meeting to 
discuss further, the date to be confirmed

Obviously the above is an overview, I am aware of the clubs 
stance and long term plan, I cannot go public at the moment, 
all I can say at this time is that the club are trying to get 
the best for Millwall which in turn means the long term 
future of the club and that’s what we the fans want.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Millwall's recent in's and out's 2/2/14

There's been a lot going on, January window last few days

DJ Campbell signs on loan from Blackburn
Shaun Williams signs and joins Millwall from MK Dons
Liam Trotter leaves Millwall and joins Bolton on loan.
Andy Keogh leaves Millwall and joins Blackpool on loan.
We sign Simeon Jackson to end of season after he became a free agent from German club Eintracht B.
Ed Upson signs from Yeovil.

I've never known it so busy

Millwall 0 Reading 3 Championship 1/2/14 att: 11,174 Reading fetch about 1200

After the high energy 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday Tuesday night I was hoping or should I say expecting the Lions to carry on and carve out a result against on form reading, I was wrong.
 For my full contribution please visit >>This seasons page click to take you there
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This was two big step backwards as goal keeper Stephen Bywater made a dodgy goal keeping error and Ian Holloway  confused me and many others as he put on five strikers and weakened the midfield. After Holloway's tactics we conceded two quick goals and that was that..I am sure he has learnt from that.


Expecting a treat but once again we are served a defeat

Monday, 20 January 2014

Millwall 1 Ipswich 0 att: 12,125 Championship Game 26

A first win for a while and the team up their game

Saturday evening was a enjoyment as I enjoyed a glass or two

With more of a Millwall like tempo the Lions deservedly claim all the points. Our old manager Mick McCarthy was reported as saying 'the den is not intimidating as it used to be. I thought he would know better as he's words come back to haunt him. His side was harassed and made to work hard just to get a period of play never mind a goal and the Den atmosphere was back to a decent level as we roared the Lions on.

Click on link and hear a few minutes worth >>. More like this please

Friday, 17 January 2014

Ian Holloway has been busy all week

11/1/14 League Game 25 Huddersfield 1 Millwall 0 att: 12,651

Ian Holloway's first game in charge and it is same as, yet another defeat. We nearly done it, so close to a point and not the usual heavy defeat but it wasn't to be. Huddersfield new signing Nahki Wells who cost them 1.3 million managed to be in the right place at the right time to pick up a ball which was a wayward header from Jack Smith and beat David Forde from close range with just a few seconds on the clock, it had to be, it was written.
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17-1-14 Friday night

Ian Holloway as been busy in the week following this game, the squad was formed into two teams of 11 a-side so they could be assessed. A lack of fitness was hi-lighted amongst other things and John Berylson is paying for a trip to Portugal for a mid season mini break and a stamina work out. This is excellent in my opinion and a chance of getting together while working and probably chilling in the evening. I wonder if JB will fly in.

He has now got his back room staff in, people he knows and have worked with. Marc Bircham from QPR and Des Bulpin who was also at QPR. He can now delegate duties to people he knows and can trust.
I am feeling, change that to, '"I am buzzing"' about the future and tomorrows game. Millwall supporters as I know are never that optimistic because in my case, always in the background that feeling of "something is bound to go wrong" haunts us and I don't like to tempt fate but something is brewing down at the Den. We talk about the fact that we have a good team on paper but not on the pitch and Ian Holloway knows this and he will sort it, I'm sure.

Ian Holloway joins the Lions after we stumble at Southend and lose 4-1

After all the recent defeats and the dross that was served up which resulted in a 4-1 defeat against a league 2 club I really couldn't be bothered to write anything regarding this Southend FA Cup game but pulled myself off the sofa and gave it ago especially after Ian Holloday signed as manager a couple of days later. You will find my contribution within this seasons page which the link can be found in the right hand sidebar>>

There was gloom in my house and even the dog was hiding, With the Southend game following on from league defeats at home and away and only a single point gained at Doncaster there wasn't much enthusiasm from me to even turn the laptop on and when Wet and Windy Monday arrived it was going to be a long week. Then I got wind of the fact that Ian Holloway was about to sign and the dark turned to light and roll on the Huddersfield game. A bit over the top some might say, but I make no excuses because after the recent defeats and the shoddy display served up in the 4-1 defeat and the gloom that followed, this is a top-notch moment in the history of me supporting Millwall FC.

John Berylson shows the way--let's hope we get our bite back 

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Millwall FC 2013-14 season

29/12/13 Doncaster Rovers 0 Millwall 0

01/01/14 Millwall 1 Leicester 3 

For all my posts regarding this season please click the 2013-14 page link in the right-hand sidebar>> you will need to scroll down a bit


Thursday, 26 December 2013

26/12/13, League Game 22, Watford 4 Millwall 0, shortly afterwards Steve Lomas sacked

Embarrassing or what?

Following on from our crap display at home this Saturday gone where we lost 2-0 to Middlesboro we now go to Vicarage Road. .
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Watford have not won at home since September so they must have thought in was Christmas as we struggled after we went down to ten men and gave the game to them. Danny Shittu was sent off after eight minutes after he had just got back in to the starting eleven and it all went pear shape after that.
No plan B

A short while later, Steve Lomas sacked.

He had his chance but blew it, Hopefully the misery and doom will ease, after all it cannot get any worse. Can it?

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Blackburn 3 Millwall 2 14/12/13 att: 12, 642

We are not travelling that well and conceding a lot on the road. Mistakes in defence cost us this one. Can we rely on our home form to keep us up and perhaps an away draw here and there?  We are unbeaten in seven at home but if the home form drops off we will be in the mire.

For all of this season please visit my page, 2013/14 season. The link is in the right hand side bar >>

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Millwall 2 Wigan 1 Championship Game 19 7/12/13

UN-BEATABLE AT HOME FOR SEVEN GAMES, JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS

Morison starts again and scores. Jermaine Easter gets the second

We didn't get a look in when Leicester City beat us 3-0 at their place last Saturday, we were better with the 2-2 home draw with Nottingham Forest Tuesday just gone and we raised a game a couple of notches to overcome Wigan. If my memory serves me right we have not beat them for a good while which includes Wembley, so happy days.

There was a bit more nous from the Lions and with the extra graft all the team put in resulted in enough to beat this ex Premier league side. They have a new manager taking this Wigan side on but I can see it will be awhile if not never that Wigan grace the top flight once again.


They fetch 150


For this seasons full page please see link in right-hand side bar>>

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Millwall 1 Barnsley 0, A bit of a slog this one, but thanks for the own goal

A bit of pressure, a couple of corners and Barnsley do us a favour. Sub Steve Morison gets an assist so that's a positive. Att:9057

PROSTATE CANCER DAY AND WE PLAY IN WHITE
It looks about 300 away, but like their team they didn't have much to offer.

It felt like my toes where dropping off, it was bordering on freezing and this dull affair generated no heat in the Den until we went 1-0 up with about 15 minutes to go. There's no way that I can sex this game up apart from the taking of all three points and if it was ugly I don't care, we got the three points. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Millwall and the Bogey Man. Bring on Burnley

Oh no! not Sean Dyche next. Do I fancy our chances? A while ago I would have said no but now I think, it's time, it's time to beat him and his team. He hasn't lost any of the twelve games he's played us while in the role of the oppositions manager, in fact he's won eleven of them games but even so he's not our Bogey Man, more like our Bogey Nan.

The Bogey Man don't scare me

3/11/13 League Game Millwall 2 Burnley 2

The Bogey Man-Sean Dyche's good fortune continues as Burnley come back from being 2-0 down and take a point. We have never beat him yet in his role as football manager but that day will come, not sure when, but it will come. For a full seasons overview please see the 2013/14 page within this Blogspot. Link in right-hand sidebar >>

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Millwall 2 QPR 2 League Game 12 19/10/13

Scott McDonald hits in our first goal after good work by Trotter.

To see the goal click: http://youtu.be/UcbmKzOTGys .

For my contribution for the whole of this season and much more please visit this seasons complete page there is a link in the right hand sidebar>>


Zampa entertains

Friday, 11 October 2013

A English boys dream

Arsenal's Jack Wilshire is reported as saying that only English players should play for England and for stating the obvious he gets called a racist. I shall repeat Jack's words,

"ONLY ENGLISH PLAYERS SHOULD PLAY FOR ENGLAND"

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Millwall, winning in style

Copied from my other Millwall Blog 7Windmills

Where do I start?  

There's been a lot going on

Apart from winning the last three games in style there has been a few other things since last season finished. Long serving manager Kenny Jackett resigns and John Berylson's goes for his pick of the bunch Steve Lomas who takes over the managers hot seat and before the last three wins this hot seat was getting hotter. There was a few of us who questioned this signing while others such as myself were willing to wait and see. It did not look good for awhile when Millwall could not buy a win but with the last thee games we have now played nine and have a total of eleven points.

Last 3 Games   Millwall 3 Blackpool 1,       Charlton 0 Millwall 1,          Millwall 2 Leeds Utd 0 


SEE IT, FEEL IT, FEAR IT
Lomas in the hot seat



Our owner JB has been prepared to continue with his ownership and give it another go and has put yet more money into the club and with Steve Lomas fetching in a raft of quality new players that didn't start that well but after recent success on the pitch are now looking like a tight, solid, skilful team who now I believe can beat on their day anybody within this division. I am not to sure how long JB is going to finance the club but I know crowds of 15-16k will help him to stay longer. I am beginning to feel that the players are now realising what is needed as a Millwall player. I do not mean just the new players but also players that have been with the club for awhile but overtime seemed to forget what playing for the Lions is all about. Steve Lomas is aware of what's needed playing for Millwall and you cannot say that Lomas is not trying and is not to far away from a finished product that just might surprise a few and JB just might get a return on his investment.

We mustn't return to this 


Goal mouth pressure from the Lions but a home defeat to Huddersfield


A run of home defeats that have been going on for about a year. If Millwall get beat away it's hard to take, but if they lose at the Den it hurts and then it hurts again.
The 5-1 defeat at home to Derby County was the turning point and after the jeers and misery that followed this game a rise of 100% was needed by the team and a rise of 100% was needed by the supporters to beat Blackpool at home three days later.
We beat Blackpool and we did it in style.From time to time Millwall serve up a home dismal display such as the Derby County game and hopefully it's a one off. I cannot see the players letting it happen again and hopefully the bulk of the Lions support don't go down the misery road again. It was just a short time ago that we were bottom of the league and being there was embarrassing and it was lousy. I feel as though we are a established Championship side and should be wise and experienced to deal with this league.

Birmingham away tomorrow night.

Did I say earlier that we were looking like a tight, solid, skilful team? I was wrong we got done 4-0.
Back to the drawing board.

5/10/13
League Game 11 Bournemouth 5 Millwall 2 It's all gone Pete Tong.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Millwall 2 Leeds 0 28/9/13 Championship League Game 9

A superb second half display gives us three wins in the last three games and Leeds go home with nothing. A very pleasing day all round as we done the business but elsewhere WHU lost, Charlton lost and Palace lost, a wonderful day indeed.




After the game, JB looked over the moon with this win


This was our first Saturday Home win since last December. This win was secured by two superb second half goals by Woolford and Malone.

For my this seasons complete page within this site please click on link in right-hand sidebar>>

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Charlton 0 Millwall 1 Championship game 8 21/9/13

Steve Lomas after the Charlton game told all that this would be the first time he could enjoy drinking a coffee while reading the Sunday papers. I know how he feels, it would be nice to do that next weekend as well.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

MILLWALL 3 BLACKPOOL 1......NOT BOTTOM NO MORE

17/9/13 Championship Game 7

With me and the rest of the 8000 roaring them on the Lions carve out a honest and hard working spirited win. With Jimi Abdou back in the side and at his best this was just the sort of performance that would beat Charlton this Saturday.


 At the final whistle not a soul (apart from the Blackpool 400) had left the ground

Goals from Trotter (Pen 45), Bailey 72min and Morison 75min do us proud.

This win zoomed us up the table five places to 19th spot. Not quiet nose bleed time but it's a start.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Milwall FC The Rock Bottom Boys

SIX LEAGUE GAMES=4 DEFEATS AND TWO DRAWS
IS THE MANAGER FLOUNDERING?
ARE THE PLAYERS UP FOR IT? 
WILL WE WIN AT HOME?
WILL JB GET RID?
CAN WE?
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Paul Robinson Testimonial 28/7/13

28/7/13 Saturday afternoon,a lovely hot day and the opposition Rayo Vallecano get stuck in traffic

Paul Robinson starts his testimonial game plays the whole of the first half and does alright. It was magic seeing him back on the pitch and hopefully he can chisel away at his match fitness, look sharp and work his way back to playing Saturdays and Tuesday nights.


Millwall 1 Rayo 0   att:5,138   
A decent crowd and the Lions secure a win when Steve Morison scores a penalty after it was given when we all including the ref spotted a blatant hand ball well inside the oppositions box. Steve Morison also gets booked after what appears to be his frustration with the tactics of the Spanish side who seemed to be constantly falling to the floor. I think we gave a good account of our selves and at times made this Spanish top flight side look very average and they hardly troubled us throughout the match.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Richard Chaplow signs for the Lions 15/7/13

15/7/13

Other clubs were interested but last seasons loan player Richard Chaplow signs and he is back at the Den as a Millwall player. Steve Lomas is adding players almost weekly and the Lions are looking better and better on paper and we could be a useful side come the start of the season. I can't wait, I'm hopeful but I am never certain.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Steve Morison is back at the Den

Yet another player comes "home"

This time on loan
OK' maybe not home as he played less than a hundred league games but his time playing for Millwall was eventful and he certainly left his mark.

2009-2011 - 83 league games and 35 league goals according to my calculator that's a goal every 2.3 games. We could do with that again.


Pre-Cardiff game March 2011

Monday, 24 June 2013

Neil Harris back at Millwall

Former Millwall striker Neil Harris is returning to the club as a coach


"Welcome home Bomber"

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Steve Lomas joins Millwall as manager and West Ham link upsets a few.

8/6/2013



St Johnstone manager resigns and signs for Millwall.  With 12 months left still left on his contract with the Scottish club Steve Lomas signs for the Lions and a new era begins. The signing of this ex West Ham player of eight years and their captain for six of those years has upset a few that follow the Wall but I am prepared to see what this bloke can do. My first thoughts are " he cannot be as loyal as KJ as he has walked out on St Johnstone with a year still left of his contract"
I am wrong to think that? "dunno, don't care" and on reflection he has to prove himself twice over managing Millwall. If he fails he is going to get it right in the neck, he will have no chance. Time will tell.
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I suppose if we look at the above in another way, who's more gutted?
Steve Lomas, eight years at West Ham with six years as team captain, he must have been a legend to many West Ham supporters and now he is managing Millwall they must be ripping the posters off the walls and tearing  pictures out of their scrap books, unless he is a secret agent of course.

There is a link in the right hand sidebar>>> 2013-14 season

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

KENNY JACKETT RESIGNS AND I DIDN'T SEE IT COMING 7/5/13


7/5/13 Kenny Jackett resigns and that wasn't expected. I should say 'that it wasn't expected by me' and in fact I gave it no thought at all and here's me who prides himself on having he's finger on the pulse.
I have no idea at this time who I would like to take the job. I know that there is a few managers out there looking for work but I am sure that JB will not rush the appointment, he will make sure that who ever he gets will fit into his budget plans; I am sure that will be his main criteria. As for KJ, I and many others wish him well and I am sure he will always get a warm welcome back at the Den or maybe not if he is managing the opposition, Cheers KJ.

A few words of encouragement, in fact nearly six years worth 

15/5/13

Nothing heard yet, plenty of rumours but nothing fact. As you can imagine plenty of chit-chat on the Millwall forums and some of it is total crap. One bit of news, Youngster Jake Goodman signs a new one year deal.
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16/5/13

Danny Shittu signs a new two year deal which I am happy to hear. Our player of the season is the king-pin within the team and it would have been a big loss with out him.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Millwall 0 Crystal Palace 0 Championship League Game 45 30-4-2013

At least we didn't lose at home again which seems to be a common theme at the moment. We showed lot's of effort but the same old story, nobody can finish.


That's the last home game finished. Now it would be handy to get something at Derby

Go to this seasons page within this blog for more

Friday, 19 April 2013

James Beal and Jake Ryan The Suns "Two Bob" Reporters

18/4/13 A exclusive report from James Beal and Jake Ryan
If these two journo prat's like lurking around in toilets they can take both of those pictured above with them as they will come in very handy as they can both be used for the same thing.

Their exclusive story is....they accuse Millwall supporters of using coke, which is a massive accusation in it's self, but also add as their headline states, Footie yobs snort coke at Millwall stadium
How the hell do they know it was yobs who supposedly snorted this so-called coke, it could have been a lawyer or any type of person which includes reporters and journalists. This is a deliberate stereo type derogatory description of us that follow Millwall.
I would like to take a swab or two and wipe it the around the premises of News International, I would be curious to see the results.

Some might say "these swabs were contaminated by the people who's pockets they were in or where they were stored back at Wapping" I would say that they might be right.

Monday, 8 April 2013

2012 FA CUP SEMI-FINAL MILLWALL V WIGAN ATHLETIC

Not to long now and we will be at Wembley for the semi-final. I must admit I am looking forward to it even though it's not the final and I am not really a fan of cup semi-finals at Wembley.
Wigan will be a big ask, but not a task that we cannot over come if we are on our game and the reward for being on our game is a final with "minnows"  Man City or Chelsea.

With a 5.15pm kick off it leaves a long day to sink a few pints so hopefully the majority of us Wall can keep conscious and be able to roar on the Lions.


The hottest tickets in town

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Charlton 0 Millwall 2 Championship 16/3/2013

New Loan signings Jermaine Easter and Richard Chaplow play

What a happy day, I wasn't sure how we would perform after our knackering FA Cup game Wednesday night win against Blackburn but my worries were squashed as our brand new new loan player Jermaine Easter scores after he just comes on assisted by a excellent pass from our brand new Richard Chaplow.  Shane Lowry scores a wonderful 35 yard free kick that may be top of the list when it comes to voting for "goal of the season"  I have watched it about ten times now and it just gets better, what a cracker.

Three thousand made the trip and I was wondering if we would  hear "that's what we do"
I need not have wondered, it was heard. Big Dan loved it.

Three more points that are gratefully received which now makes a total of 47
A few more wins like that and no need to look over our shoulder.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Millwall FC in the Championship 2012-2013 full page

See this seasons offerings which includes the FA Cup run posted by me on a separate page within this Blogspot, if you fancy click on the link in the right hand sidebar to take you there.


Brighton at the Den

Early season in the sunshine but not a win

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Millwall 0 Wolves 2 Championship 5/3/13

Yet another home defeat and it's quiet in the car on the way home


att: 8,727 
The crowds are getting sparse, but 15,000 tickets sold for the FA cup game Sunday. Some of us seem to have our priorities wrong.


Monday, 25 February 2013

Middlesboro 1 Millwall 2 Championship 23/2/12

We're back

That's better, a proper solid, take no prisoners type of display with more than a touch of finesse thrown in from new loan signing Benik Afobe. After five defeats this was welcome and it was good to see Martyn Woolford get his first Millwall goal.

Well done all





Wednesday, 20 February 2013

SKY MILLWALL ATTACK--MSC RESPONSE


Default MSC Letter to Sky Broadcasting & OfCom

13th February 2013


Dear Sir

This letter has been written by the Millwall Supporters Club in response to a Sky Special Report into racism in football which was first broadcast on Monday 11 February.

The show was advertised as an in depth report going into the heart of football to reveal the extent of racism inside the game.

Unfortunately, the journey to the heart of football was not as extensive as it should have been as it completely centred on Bermondsey featuring almost entirely footage from one medium sized Championship football club.

It seems that your journalists take the usual narrow minded approach of laying all football’s problems at the door of Millwall, which in reality is a club watched regularly by relatively small crowds of around ten thousand.

For a programme concerning such a serious problem, it is a shame that you were not able to bring yourselves to investigate recently reported serious incidents of racial abuse in the Premier League at grounds such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham; clubs that have a high profile in English and world football, where incidents of racial abuse will be witnessed by a much greater number of spectators.

The programme seemed to have little balance, with the main aim of vilifying Millwall and its supporters. There was no acknowledgement that the five perpetrators of abuse were a tiny fraction of those attending the games where undercover filming was carried out, thereby leaving a slur on the thousands of decent law abiding fans the club attracts.

There was no recognition that the club is at the forefront of the ‘Kick It Out’ Campaign or of its work in the community in a deprived inner city mixed race area. At one point it was claimed the club’s captain Danny Shittu was racially abused but you provided no evidence of such abuse leaving it as another slur for the club to deal with. We wonder that you did not attempt to speak to our current team captain, our current player of the year or last season’s player of the year, all of whom are black, for their views.

You showed incidents of bottle throwing by Millwall fans but of course you could not bring yourselves to report the vile chanting of Leeds fans, or Charlton fans throwing seats and lighting flares from the away end at the games you filmed.

In reality, your in depth report was a limited piece of work as it really did not disturb or uncover any racial problems that undoubtedly exist at our top clubs and between top players. It is a shame you did not have the courage to complete concealed filming at Premier League games and you probably will not have the courage to revisit Millwall to highlight the positive work the club does for its community and race relations.

Finally, we wonder at the timing of this transmission. The principal incidents took place last year, plenty of time for you to produce a topical report, but the transmission was five days before the club’s high profile FA Cup tie. ... Further, if Sky’s interest was to help the fight against racism, you would surely not have concealed your evidence for nearly three months before reporting the crime that was witnessed. Our club works tirelessly to address this issue, to be part of the solution, not the problem. Clearly this is not your agenda.

Racism is a serious problem and it is very frustrating for the thousands of decent Millwall fans that our club along with virtually every other League team has its small minority of racists. However your tactics of merely kicking and tarnishing the image of this small Championship club that is battling to root out offenders, does little to help or solve the much wider problem in the game.

We are all football fans keen to deal with this issue and eradicate racists. Indeed, some responsible for writing this letter are also Sky subscribers so your thoughts on the points made will be appreciated.

Yours faithfully



Bob Asprey
Chairman – Millwall Supporters Club


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Ofcom

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Darius Henderson Talking to Forest...OFFICIAL

This could free up some money which might mean KJ can purchase a new striker or two to add to the front line  A few if's, but's and maybe's with all of this, including the if's, but's and maybe's that are associated with Darius Henderson's game.
If he hadn't been silly and ended up in court.
He hasn't scored many goals lately but if he carried a lot less injuries he may have scored many more.
And maybe if he hadn't blown it with all of the above, he would be one of the top scoring strikers in the division and on the way to becoming a Millwall legend..

Mind you he may still do all of the above and become a Forest legend, but I doubt it.

Come the next day and he's gone. Thanks for the goals.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Bolton 1 Millwall 1 Championship 12/1/13


An inflated ego

There is us and then there is them and there is now and there is then, welcome to now.

Danny N'Guessen should have had this game sown up but it all went begging as he missed some very good chances. We go ahead from a early Andy Keogh penalty and dominate the first half but our good play was wasted when Bolton also score from a penalty shortly before half time. Bolton picked up in the second half and at least created chances but the Lions defended stoutly and David Forde was superb. Superb also was the travelling eleven hundred....loud and proud

Friday, 4 January 2013

Millwall and loan players-we must move on

Jamie O'hara, Jason Puncheon, Harry Kane, Mark Beevers, Chris Wood and Adam Smith.

We have had all of these players listed above on loan and all of them we have wanted to keep. It's frustrating when we take to players that are on loan with us but see them go back to their contracted club or elsewhere. Grudgingly we have to accept this and move on .Chris Wood has moved on and he must think that he has made the right choice, he may be right but I believe that he cannot say he didn't enjoy his time at the Den. He done fantastic and I was gutted to see him go, but such is life.
Now for a permanent signing, I do believe there is a few bob available.

Managing to sign Mark Beevers on a permanent deal is the exception and most welcome, quality defender.  We still have the talented Adam Smith but I see no way that we will manage to sign him from Spurs.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Nottingham Forest 1 Millwall 4 Championship 3-11-12

Best kept secret

After the Huddersfield game there was negative statements about the Wall  which was followed up by Forest and their supporters i.e. these other supporters have a pre-conceived idea of Millwall supporters but know absolutely nothing about Millwall as a football team.  "we should be beating teams like Millwall" is a common theme on their forums and by some of their players and even after their teams defeat they stick to the same attitude and conclude that their team didn't play well and must have had a bad day.

I think this suits us, so let them carry on, we can keep it a secret that we are one of the best sides in the division.
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Took this from a Nottingham Forest Forum just after the game.

Pretty equal game, Millwall took advantage of some poor defending and a very attacking Forest in the last twenty on the break.


1-4 and it's equal!!


*That's seven without defeat*
and another four goals
More goals from Trotter, Wood, Henderson and Keogh
att. 24,160 (we take 707)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Millwall 4 Huddersfield 0 Championship 27-10-12

It's been awhile since I have been able to scribe a post when we beat the opposition soundly and play solid enough to keep a clean sheet. Huddersfield who are much fancied by some pundits played reasonably till the second Millwall goal was scored but after that for the rest of the game they didn't really threaten and ended up scurrying home with their tails between their legs.

After losing a three goal lead to Birmingham Tuesday night I am not sure if we knew what to expect for this Huddersfield game. but in we go.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Crystal Palace 2 Millwall 2 Championship Game 11 20/10/12

We took 2600 -should have been 5000- but the police wouldn't let us.

Palace player Moxey got sent off and later got Twitter abuse from his own fans

Due to restricted ticket sales for Millwall I missed out on this one. I found a link on the internet. What a link it was, never seen so many adverts and pop ups. Plenty of buffering but that could have been my pc. Good to get the point but all three went begging.,we were unlucky but lucky but we should have beaten ten men. Chris Taylor played his first full debut and had a good game, shame he didn't score.
Played 11....Won 3....Draw 3....Lost 5....Goals For 16... Goals Against 21... Goal Diff -5... Points 12

Four without defeat, lets keep this going.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Marvin Sordell And His Millwall Supporters Twitter Dig

6-10-12 Millwall 2 Bolton 1

Struth, this got some coverage-it must be Millwall

A good atmosphere at the Den as the Lions beat last seasons premiership side Bolton. With Chris Eagles getting plenty of stick for behaving like a wally, Marvin Sordell the Bolton benchwarmer  must have felt left out so he posted something like this on Twitter, I was racially abused and so were my bench warming team mates.

I was in the stand above the benches and heard nothing of that nature.
With Lionheart Danny Shittu having a blinding game and with the Shittu chant ringing around the ground I couldn't here much else apart from as I said Bolton's Chris Eagles being made welcome.


Two facts come to mind with Sordell's twitter rant:
1) The police were nearby, heard it and done nothing.
2) My team mates were also abused.

With the police nearby and allegedly hearing it but doing nothing surely the police are never going to admit this and will of course say that they heard nothing. So if they heard nothing and they were nearby it couldn't have happened.

Where are his team mates? have they backed him? did they really hear it?

Once again lazy journalism by the whole lot of the media bandwagon, reacting to unsubstantiated twitter rants as though it's fact, printing and spouting nonsense and then just fading away without gathering any actual facts but leaving a nasty stain behind them. I thank them all for labelling me and my two sons and grandson a racist, after all we were at that game and we are Millwall supporters so we must be guilty.  That's Twitter, that's the media

No one likes us.....
If Sordell or anybody else feels like they are being discriminated against, they should try being a Millwall supporter. After a while you harden to it and sod em all ....we don't care(ish).

Statement
7/11/12 There has been a development with this involving Millwall FC and a 13 year old boy. There is confusion over Millwall's statement and it looks like the media is using the vagueness of this statement to put this young lad in the frame for being a racist when Millwall FC did not actually mention that. I have read a version of events from a family member and it reads somewhat different from what was reported by the press. The family member version is that Sordell abused the young lad by calling him you fat little c*nt after the boy said 'you look like a fish.

This all stinks to me.

Frustration
13/11/12 This has grown, The Millwall statement is so vague and confusing that it asks more questions than it answers. There has been a banner shown in the Dockers Stand at the Derby County game that accuses Sordell of being a c*nt. This banner is not the thing that I would do myself but I understand why it was done. There are many angry about this sad episode in Millwall's history and if it is not clarified as soon as possible the stain that Millwall's original statement has left will grow huge and on top of that piss off every one of us that follow the Wall.

2nd Statement
16/11/12
After the supporters fierce criticism of Millwall's first statement the club  released a second statement hoping to clear up the confusion,

Just to draw a line under all the publicity surrounding the young lad involved in the Marvin Sordell incident at the Bolton match, representatives of the club, along with the Community Scheme, Millwall for All and myself, met with him and his parents earlier this week.
We agreed as a positive way forward, and with the agreement of his family, that the boy would take part in an educational course. While he has admitted to abusing the Bolton player, and has apologised in writing, he continues to deny that there was any racial element to that abuse. 
There is no concrete evidence to support or contradict that claim, a fact that may not have been clear in a previous statement. 
I would like to think we can all now put some closure to this incident and with the team performing so well at the moment look forward to the visit of Leeds on Sunday.
Millwall FC will continue to maintain contact with the family and all parties have requested that the individual is given the opportunity to undertake the course without further intrusion or speculation and hope that on completion he can return to watching the team.

I am sorry to say....
Still somewhat confusing. If there is no evidence of racial abuse why does the lad still have to go on a course. I doubt if there is a football supporter in the land who hasn't said or shouted something at a football player. Marvin Sordell has never made a official complaint to anyone and all this nonsense has come from his Twitter post. As for the club management telling us that we can now put some closure to this, they seem to forget that because of this unsubstantiated Twitter rant and the vagueness of their original statement the media and certain people within the media and elsewhere rubbished all of us Millwall supporters and apart from calling us all racist we are all animals as well. The club has made no statement regarding this. We will never let this drop but as for now I am going back to the football...bring on Leeds.


18/11/12  Millwall 1 Leeds 0
It just don't stop....after the Leeds game the Mail Online prints rubbish regarding Leeds player getting racial abuse. The Mail Online had to quickly withdraw this allegation as the supposedly abused player El-Hadji Diouf  spoke to Millwall and said that this did not happen. Not one of my favourite players but fair play to him, bothering to put the record straight.
Where did the Mail Online get this crap from, was it Twitter or did they just make it up, probably a bit of both knowing that shower of sh*t. This is another example of biased, lazy and incorrect news reporting. I would not insult the name of journalism as it doesn't even come close, they are scum of the highest order with a crooked agenda.

MSC letter to FA
Dear Sir

As you know, Marvin Sordell recently made a very serious allegation of racist abuse against a Millwall supporter on Twitter. This started a chain of events, including an FA and club investigation, a mass of critical comment regarding our club and ALL its supporters in the national media, and a ban for a 13-year old fan.

No evidence to support the allegation of racist abuse was found in the investigation. Clearly an unpleasant altercation took place between the child and Sordell. The FA seems satisfied with Millwall FC’s actions: to ban the child, offer him an educational programme, and for the child to send an apology to Sordell.

It appears, however, that Sordell has not been required to make any apology for abusing a 13-year old child, nor has he received any censure for, at least, choosing to use social media to make an allegation that he didn’t see fit to report to any of the appropriate authorities at the time of the incident. Players have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute for far less and for causing far less damage.

A player has made an unsubstantiated allegation on a social network, as opposed to the appropriate authority, the FA has acted on it and an investigation has been held, which has resulted in a supporter receiving a ban. This sets a very dangerous precedent. I understand the FA aims to protect players, but surely this should not be at the expense of supporters who turn up and pay good money to see them, when the player is far from blameless.

Is it the FA’s intention to censure this player in any way?


Best regards


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Millwall FC-Championship 2012-13 "a few tweaks needed"

SIX POINTS IS NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH

Seven league games gone, only two wins and it looks like same old moans from last season mixed in with this seasons moans and groans at Liam Trotter and calls for KJ's head. I understand the disappointment of already losing three games at home when the old "Wall'  would not have lost three home games a season, I understand the moans at KJ's tactics which is the way we play out of defence to the midfield and from there it goes sidewards. On paper this team can do twice as much better as they are doing now and this can be achieved by a few tweaks.

1) Look for forward options when playing out of defence or midfield.
2) Don't stay off the opposition, close down quicker, don't let them boss the midfield
3) Try a tackle every now and again, I do not recall a Lions tackle throughout the Brighton home game
4) Let's all turn the volume up.................

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What's happening?
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6-10-12 League Game 10 Millwall 2 Bolton 1 att 10,169 Bolton bring about 500. 

Danny Shittu was rock like, James Henry was on the boil and played some lovely balls, Darius Henderson is climbing the goal scorers chart by scoring another two.
We done all of what I mentioned above and a bit more and the Lions take the three points.


The Away End......not enjoying life outside the premiership

Friday, 17 August 2012

I left My heart at Cold Blow Lane Magazine

Brand new off the press


I Left My Heart At Cold Blow Lane – FIRST edition on sale Saturday 18/08/12 from 12.30pm @ Zampa Road

Nick the past NOLU editor introduces his newest challenge......

Afternoon all – well it’s not often that you get to launch a completely new magazine, but that is what we’re doing this Saturday with Edition 1 of CBL Magazine. The first edition will benefit the Nicole Kitchener appeal.

To celebrate both the launch of the new title and the 25th anniversary of the 1987-88 championship season, the magazine will include a FREE insert magazine containing every match report from that momentous season. Two 40 page magazines, written by Millwall fans - for Millwall fans. Fantastic value I hope you will agree. 

See you Saturday and remember, you’ll never take the Cold Blow…

Nick