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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Millwall 1 Birmingham 3 30/9/14 Championship League Game 10 att,9,086

I really was expecting us to win this game

I don't understand this side. They all speak about happiness and they all speak about how great it is working for Ian Holloway but they don't produce in a constant manner form that is good enough to beat teams that we should be beating and beating them especially at home. I can understand the misery and the gripes which effected performances last year and players not on their game but I am confused. Is it because we are just not good enough and what you see is what you get? I know that we are "not one of the big boys"  and we cannot spend dosh like the big boys but that as always been case and what the Lions lacked in "superstars" they more than made up with a lion like performance with plenty of  grit and determination. We hardly lost at home and now it's a common occurrence, perhaps it's us the supporters and we need to go to another level or just maybe it is what it is and with our funds we will always struggle in this division.

Dockers Stand looking sparse with ten minutes to go

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

27/9/14 League Game 9 Huddersfield 2 Millwall 1 att:11,712, I think we took about 370

That's still eleven points

Huddersfield had not won at home since March so I thought we may get something from this game.,I should have known better. Ed Upson pulled it back to 1-1 but that only lasted 15 minutes. Nicky Bailey challenged Huddersfield's Harry Bunn in the penalty area and Bunn managed to con the ref with a dive that would have scored a 10 in the 2012 London Olympics. There was still 34 minutes to play for  but we didn't achieve much apart from a Beever's shot that was saved well. We gave the ball away to much. Our passing game was below par and we gave the ball away at every opportunity

Millwall: Forde, Abdou, Malone, Dunne, Beevers, Bailey(Renegie 73), Williams, Upson(Hoyte 74), McDonald, Fuller, Woolford(Gueye 74), 
subs not used, King, Webster, Gregory, Chaplow

Goal: Upson 41

Huddersfield: Smithies, Lynch, Peltier(Holt 64), Hudson, Hogg(Scannell 85), Butterfield, Coady, Robinson, Wells(Wallace 89), Smith, Bunn,
subs not used, Murphy, Dixon, Ward, Stead

Goals: Wells, 37, 56 pen

Monday, 22 September 2014

20/9/14 Championship game 8 Millwall 0 Nottingham Forest 0 att:12,034

Jimmy Abdou after five minutes into the game moved from midfield to right back after Carlos Edwards was stretchered with a bad knee injury and Millwall from that point was the only team that was going to win this game. Far fetched wishing some my say but after a scrappy dull first half Millwall kicked on and dominated the scrappy but a bit more exciting second half.  Jimmy Abdou in the right back position nullified the threat of the Forest striker Michail Antonio and I can only remember the striker having one effort on goal.

We did push hard right to the end to get the winning goal but although we did have at least three good chances.  Martyn Woolford, and Mathias Ranegie must be wondering how they missed the chances they had. The table toppers Forest came to Millwall and I presume thinking they would win but we we bossed the game and they didn't really threaten and fell short of out playing us. I know it was just a 0-0 draw but I saw a few positives which tells me we are not far off from being as good as those that are in and around the top spot. That's 11 points and mid-table

Ian Holloway won't settle for mid-table and nor will the team. Me? I'll except anything as long as it's a lot better than last year.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Reading 3 Millwall 2 Championship League Game 16/9/14 att: 15,091 away 871

Like the Ipswich game the stats prove that we didn't roll over.

That's five goals conceded in the last two games and after the 2-0 defeat away to Ipswich Saturday a quick Tuesday night  game away to Reading did not fill me with much confidence but as normal always hopeful that we can get a win. From the start a five minute flurry of good play by the Lions quickly turned to crap and was 2-0 down by the 15th minute but a change of formation and the early substitution of Bryon Webster for Martyn Woolford tightened us up and we begun to threat the Reading goal. We scored just before the break when Ricardo Fuller cracked one in. The second half started and it was not long before we drew level when Mark Beevers headed. As  draw looked on the cards or maybe a Lions win as we pushed on for the winner but Reading won the spoils with six minutes to go as we succumb to a header from a corner. Bloody cruel this football lark.

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Fulham 0 Millwall 1 16/8/14 and a few other games

16/8/14 League Game 2 Fulham 0 Millwall 1 att: 18,988

That's two wins and six points

I bet that upset them over in West London as South East London comes to town and opened the fault and nicked the three points. We are now unbeaten for eleven games and Martyn Woolford carries on from last season by scoring yet again. He scored in the eleventh minute after receiving the ball from Ricardo Fuller. We took 4000 to this this game and what a fine sight they were.

Fulham  spent thirteen years in the Premiership and I presume they have lots of money and although they were relegated last season they still have supposedly a premiership team. We defended strong and defended well and kept a clean sheet after Fulham did make a game of trying to get a goal but they weren't good enough.

Millwall: Forde, Edwards, Malone, Dunne, Beevers, Williams, Abdou(Gueye 78), Martin, McDonald, Woolford(Bailey 61), Fuller(Easter 72),
subs not used, Gerra, Webster,

19/8/14 League Game 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1 Millwall 1 att: 20,636 (361)

Sheffield Wednesday supporters must have thought they had won this game but the Lions played right to the end and scored 5 minutes into extra time. It felt like a win and I was jumping about like we had won the FA Cup. Footballs great sometimes and nice thoughts to take to bed with you on a Tuesday night. Shame that the wife had a headache.
Both teams ended up with 10 men and both both undefeated.

Millwall: Forde, Edwards, Dunne, Beevers, Malone, Williams, Abdou (Gueye 59mins), Martin (Easter 89mins), McDonald, Martin, Gregory (Fuller 59mins).
Subs not used: Gerrar, Wright, Briggs, Webster.
Scorer: Gueye (95 mins ) phew that was close  

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood, Mattock, Hutchinson (Coke 66mins), Loovens, Semedo, May, Palmer, Nuhiu (Madine 71mins), Maguire, Lees, Maghoma (Helan 78mins). 
Subs not used: Kirkland, McCabe, Zayatte, Corry.
Scorer: Maguire (56mins) 


23/8/14 League Game 4 Millwall 0 Rotherham United 1 att: 10282 (410)

There goes our unbeaten run

I have heard the performance from Millwall in this game described as Lomasesque as a flat Millwall couldn't beat Championship new boys Rotherham United. I am not sure what happened to the Ian Holloway effect but there was no sprinkling of "Ollies sparkle"
This defeat did surprise me as I didn't see it coming. Perhaps me and others including the team thought we were better that we actually are. I do not think we were wrong to think that because we have had a decent start and of course it was carrying on from last season.

A blessing in disguise? this may turn out to be as it's certainly opened my eyes. Ollies Magic? Fine up to a certain point but at the end of it all it's just about hard work and creating chances and putting a few away.

Millwall: Forde, Edwards, Malone, Dunne, Beevers, Malone; Williams, Wright (Gueye 50mins); Martin (Easter 71mins), McDonald, Woolford; Fuller (Gregory 84mins). 
Subs not used: Gerrar, Briggs, Abdou, Webster. 

Rotherham United: Collin, Broadfoot, Arnasan, Morgan, Skarz (Wood 81mins); Frecklington, Pringle (Brindle 90mins), Wordsworth, Smallwood; Taylor, Revell (Bowery, 87mins). 

Subs not used: Loach, Tidser, Swift, Derbyshire.
Bookings: Skarz (56mins), Taylor (90+3mins)
Scorer: Pringle (49mins) 


26/9/14 Capital One Cup round 2 Millwall 0 Southampton 2 att: 6014 (1011)

The Lions sunk by two second half goals

We changed nine players from the team that lost to Rotherham but still managed to give Southampton a run for their money. We finished the game with five academy players on the pitch and they done all right. A good display by the  Wall and all things considered 'the Capital One Cup, there's always next year.

Millwall: Forde, Hoyte Briggs, Williams, Webster, Powell, Abdou(Thompson 76 mins0, Chaplow (O'Brien 63 mins), Gueve(Onyedinma 63 mins), Easter, Marquis
subs not used, Gerrar, Siafa, Goodman, Gregory

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Long(Ramieez 91mins), Davis, Wanyama (Cork 46mins), Ward-Prowse, Pelle, Isgrove (Tadic 29mins), Targett
subs not used, Davis, Gardos, Taider, Stephens
Scorers, Cork 53mins, Pelle 94mins


Striker Mathias Renegie joins the Lions from Watford on Loan to January. This player has played for Sweden and can score goals. He is a big man 6' 5" I do believe and it could be just what we are looking for.

30/8/14 League Game 5 Millwall 2 Blackpool 1 att: 9877

Back to winning ways

I am sure that Ian Holloway will tell the players that the game lasts for 90 minutes and not 70. We could have blown the 2-0 lead and if this was the same time last season we probably would have.
Blackpool finished the game looking for a equaliser in the last 20 minutes but we kept them out.

We do we keep slagging off players like Lee Hughes, Marlon King and Nile Ranger it nearly always comes back to haunt us and it was written that Nile Ranger would score and he did.  It wasn't all gloom and we won this game because of two well taking goals one from Scott McDonald on 33 minutes and a well crafted goal from Scott McDonald after a assist from Jack Powell  who  delivered well from a free kick.

That's the fifth league game and not bad, 3 wins, 1 draw and one defeat, 10 points

Last season after 5 games, 2 draws and 3 defeats, 2 points

That Jack Powell looks useful. He could and probably will become a star. He was let go by West Ham last year and I must say "their loss".He has a point to prove and he is proving it. He has already "starred" for Millwall this season and I believe that he can go on to be a force to reckoned with.
Millwall: Forde; Edwards, Beevers, Dunne, Malone; Powell (Webster 81mins), Williams; Woolford, McDonald, Martin (Gueye,78mins); Fuller (Ranegie 61mins). 
Subs not used: Gerrar, Wester, Briggs, Easter, Gregor. 

Scorers: McDonald (33mins), Malone (51mins)

Lewis, McMahon, Daniels, Clarke, J Oriol, Perkins, Lundstram (E. Oriol 74mins) Orlandi, Zoko, Delfouneso (Ranger 56mins), Miller (Davies 65mins). 
Subs not used: Parish, Rentmeister, Zenjov, Cywka

Scorer: Ranger (71mins)


We are getting very cosmopolitan as we sign our first Spaniard ex Espanyol and Blackpool midfielder Angel Martinez. I am struggling to remember some of these new players names let alone pronounce them.

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