SO CLOSE TO ALL THREE POINTS BUT BRENTFORD PULL IT BACK
Spearheading our attack Lee Gregory and Aiden O'Brien score a goal each and it looks like we are on our way of getting our Millwall back. Neil Harris in his third game at the helm nearly pulled off a glorious win at promotion chasing Brentford. We took a good few "Wall" down the river to see this game and apart from Brentford pulling it back to 2-2 they must have enjoyed their day out. There is no more chopping and changing the team unless its for injury of fine adjustments and the players now know what they are supposed to be doing and they appear to be more happy and secure playing within the team and being part of the squad. Is it the honeymoon period still? will Neil Harris get a rude awakening when it reverts back to the dross that has gone before? I don't think so, we are playing the way Millwall should play and the way that has carried as through various divisions for 130 years and Neil Harris knows this and he is applying it well, We will get some bad performances that's inevitable but it won't be for nigh on every game as it's been for the last couple of seasons I am sure. It's pleasing as well to feel and see better vibes around the Den and on the message boards and forums.
WE HAVE A VERY GOOD BUNCH OF YOUNG PLAYERS
Do we want to stay up? of course we do and with our players from our academy in and around the first team and some doing well out on loan there is a school of thought that relegation and League 1 would not be a bad thing as as we could re-build with our youngsters and then make our bid for promotion. My view on this is no, we need to stay in the Championship and I think it has been proved that our academy players such as Jack Powell, Sid Nelson, and Aiden O'Brien can cut it in the Championship. Jamie Philpot has made it on to the bench and Jake Goodman, John Marquis and Fred Onyedinma are doing well on loan and what ever division we are in next season these young players will be a good basis to take us on to our next adventure. John Marquis may move on as he has enjoyed his time at Gillingham and is scoring goals but Neil Harris maybe be able to change his mind.
Now here's a young man who after completed his first eight games for the Lions comes across as a wise and experienced player.
I read this in the Southwark News ( 40p on a Thursday )
The fans want to see the Millwall way, a Millwall side playing proper football. This does not mean playing out from the back, over playing and passing into stupid areas. The fans want to see 100% passion, commitment and hard work. If you do these things the rest will follow.
Now there's a bloke who's bang on the money and coming from a Millwall family I am going to enjoy watching him become a Den favourite for years to come.
Last six: Reading 44 pts, Fulham 43 pts, Rotherham 40 pts, Wigan 35 pts, Millwall 33 pts, Blackpool 23 pts
Millwall: Forde, Cummings, Harding, Abdou, Nelson, Hooiveld, Williams, Woolford, O'Brien (Taylor-Fletcher 76), Gregory, Upson,
subs not used, Archer, Beevers, Gueye, Philpot, Maierhofer, Fabbrini
Goals: Gregory 38, O'Brien 64
Brentford: Button, Bidwell, Dean(Smith 71), Douglas, Odubajo, Dallas(Judge 60), Gray, DiaGouraga(Toral 71), Pritchard, Jota, Tarkowski
subs not used, Bonham, Craig, McCormack, Long
Goals: Pritchard 85 pen, Odubajo 90+1