1885---131st Anniversary year---2016 'We fear No Foe

Understood by those that matter

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Millwall 0 Bradford 0, League One, Game 16, 31/10/15, att: 9,367 (away was about 850-900)

A point in the bag and our unbeaten run continues, as for the game itself I think I will apply some physics.

Like repels like

If anybody has ever played with magnets you will know what the above means. We seemed to be equal in our approach to this game which resulted in both sides being repelled when they approached each others goal. It all resulted in very few chances for either side and perhaps a tactical change was needed, it may have happened but if it did I did not see or notice it. We did have a go and had a very good chance in the second half when some good inter-change play resulted in a nifty Shaun Williams shot was superbly tipped over by the Bradford keeper.

Man marking

That's just two defeats in the last thirteen and it was good to hear the Den start to have that "edge" again and after this game the point seems to be worth more than it did when we were earning it.

A little bit of trivia :
We had the second biggest gate in the division with a crowd of  9,367. The biggest gate was at Coventry City which was 11,853, not surprising considering that Coventry spent nine seasons in the Premier League and 25 years before that in the old Division One, I presume they have still kept hold of a "few" supporters.

Making up the numbers


Millwall:  Archer, Edwards, Craig (Webster 56), Beevers, J.Martin, 0'Brien, Williams, Saville, Ferguson (Onyedinma 62), Gregory (Pavey 90), Morison
subs not used, Forde,  Cummings,  L.Martin,   Powell

Bradford:  Williams, Darby, McArdle, Burke, Meredith, McMahon, Liddle, Evans, Reid (Marshall 72), Hanson, Cole (B. Clarke)
subs not used, N. Clarke, Knott, Leigh, Cracknell, James
Tony Craig was injured in the 53rd minute after he chucked himself in to block a Bradford shot and
was replaced by Bryon Webster.