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Monday, 27 October 2014

25/10/14 Championship Game 14 Millwall 1 Cardiff 0 att;10,135

LIVE ON SKY, kick off time 12:15

Millwall 1 Cardiff City 0

The word is belief, not relief ask 'Ollie'

I was in the posh seats for this one

Scraping the bar

We won nothing in the month of September

This game had a few talking points.

We broke our run of games without a win.The run carried on for eight but it wasn't a total whipping in those eight games. We did have some defeats that could be called "worrying" the 3-1 home defeat to Birmingham was I think the lowest point but on the other hand some excellent draws let us know that there was some hope. The Draw away to Derby County was a decent point and so was the point against Wigan. The Wigan point didn't seem much at the time but after this win it seems a bit more valuable

Scott McDonald, he's everywhere and yet again he's having chances that are close and spectacular and the goal posts down the Den are in need of a re-paint because some of his efforts have been so close that he is stripping the paint from them. I am impressed with Lee Gregory our signing from non-league side Halifax. I know that his two goals doesn't seem much but he has chances and he will score more, I am sure about that. It's a huge jump from non-league to the Championship and fair play to him for wanting to give it ago. He must have felt confident that he could cope and play at a standard that made him look good enough and watching him play I think that he does that. 
All the players done well and all of them had moments that could be positively talked about so maybe unfair to single out just a few, but that's football.

What can we say about Danny Shittu?  probably something nice so he didn't clump you. He's first League Game since March and only one cup game this season against Wycombe Wanderers on the 12th of August so not much playing time but he was back with a bang. He's presence on the field is  
immense and it rubs off on you and his team mates. We got stronger and stronger as this game went on and when he went up for a corner in the 54th minute he didn't disappoint as he connected with a Shaun Williams corner and his powerful header crashed into the back of the net and we went bonkers.
We finished the game strong and Cardiff and although a double save from David Forde stopped the Welsh club scoring we were rightly winners.

The big fella walks off to a standing ovation. 

Watford at their place next which will be a test as they are joint top with Derby. Hopefully another win to follow this one will be ours, I suppose it depends on the team Ian Holloway puts out but saying that what is our best team? I don't know.

A positive spin, we sit 15th with 17 points, that's six points off the play off's.

Millwall: Forde, Wilkinson, Shittu, Beevers, Briggs(Webster 72), Upson, Williams, Martin, McDonald, Gregory, Fuller(Woolford 78)
Subs not used, King, O'Brien, Chaplow, Onyedinma, Abdou
Goal: Shittu 54

Cardiff: Marshall, Fabio, S Morrison, Manga, Brayford, Pilkington, Gunnarsson(Ralls 33), Noone, Whittingham, LeFondre(Maynard 61), Macheda(R.Morrison 61)
subs not used, Moore, Connolly, Daehli, Gabbidon

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wigan 0 Millwall 0 Championship 21/10/14 att 10,201 away 268

Tuesday Night

If Ricardo Fuller hadn't have fallen over we would have won this game and that would have been a fantastic reward for the 268 Wall who made the journey on a crap night (weather wise). Just the one point was ours and only time will tell how valuable that one point is.

The last three games have all been draws and while that may not amount to much in the points tally it's still three games undefeated and it sets us up nicely for our game against Cardiff. I can smell the three points and I reckon we will beat them. I know, that's tempting fate, but I feel I should be bold about it.

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We sit eighteenth in the table:

18  Millwall  14 pts, 19  Wigan  12 pts,  20  Brighton  12 pts,  21  Birmingham  11pts,
22  Fulham  11 pts,  23  Bolton  8 pts,  24  Blackpool  6 pts

Sunday, 19 October 2014

18/10/14 Millwall V Wolverhampton Wanderers, Kenny Jacket returns to the Den

8The night before
I will curious to see the team we put out against Kenny Jackett's Wolves. Will we stick with the same players that earn't a decent 0-0 draw up at Derby, or will Ian Holloway make changes once again?
I must admit I was surprised to see the starting eleven against Derby but not surprised that it wasn't the same side that started against Birmingham. Up to the Derby game I thought I knew our best players but with some of them I was wrong.

18/10/14 Championship League Game 12 Millwall 3 Wolves 3 att:13,428

Wolves were 3-0 up by the 64th minute but they succumb to a late Millwall onslaught
We reminded the 2000 Wolves supporters of this just before the final whistle.
The song went something like this.....3-0 and you fucked it up...3-0 and you..........

Can we kick on from here? I think so

Ricardo lurks

Kenny Jackett returns back at the Den and receives a proper Millwall welcome to one of our own. Once the game started he didn't get sod all else apart from three gifted goals that resulted in the Lions looking dead and buried. That didn't happen and one of the best Millwall come backs in many a year resulted in the Lions earning a point.

Lee Gregory's goal meant something as it stirred the Lions to achieve a classic Millwall comeback. He's goal against Birmingham didn't amount too much for the team or for us as it just ended up being a consolation. I suppose it must have meant a great deal to him as it was his first goal scored in the Championship.I wonder how many times he has watched it.

Ricardo Fuller buried a couple of goals that had quality written all over them and he's two goals and Lee Gregory's one goal stunned Wolves and their supporters and they left the ground shoulders hunched and thoroughly gutted. We play Wigan away Tuesday night and it seems a bit of a trudge for a midweek game and you have to ask, who comes up with the fixture list?

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Webster, Williams, Briggs, Chaplow(Malone 67), Abdou(Fuller 57), Aiden O'Brien(Martin 56), McDonald, Woolford, Gregory

subs not used, King, Shittu, Upson, Beevers

Goals: Gregory 67, Fuller 82, 87

Wolves: Ikeme, Doherty, Batth, Ebanks-Landell(Stearman 86) , Rowe, McDonald, Van La Parra(Henry 54), Edwards, Sako, Dicko(Sagbo 80),

subs not used, Flatt, Golbourne, Saville, Jacobs

Goals: Batth 23, Ebanks-Landell 62, Sako 64

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Millwall FC and Headley Court Rehab Centre remembers those that have fallen by attempting to raise 20k

We show our support for the military establishment, Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre near Epsom. We will be wearing a camouflage coloured kit for our remembrance weekend when we play Brentford and his is history in the making as no football club ever before has worn army camouflage colours. Headley Court Logo will be on the front of the shirt. The football league has given Millwall the nod to do this and I'm sure the kit won't clash with the referee. This seasons sponsor Euroferries have gave up their shirt logo for this game. The proceeds for selling this shirt will go to Headley Court Rehab Centre and we are looking to raise 20k by selling the shirts. We have made a short video on Youtube which is remembering the fallen of the first world war and the fallen and injured ever since. A very moving dedication and the team and Ian Holloway have done us proud. I have always known I chose the right football club to support but this cements my belief even do us proud. Up the Wall.

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It's getting to be a long list

I had no pre-knowledge of Millwall doing this but it doesn't surprise me. We are known for our community work hosted by the Lions Centre and of course our support in trying to save the A and E at Lewisham Hospital which in the end was successful. We always give generously to the Help For Hero's charity. Last season we gave up our shirt sponsorship revenue and gave the shirt space to the Charity Prostrate Cancer which helped the charity spread the message to us blokes to get ourself checked out, I did.

alternative link Forces TV

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Derby County 0 Millwall 0, Championship League Game 11, 4/10/14, att:27,749

Last six W L D L L D

We matched Derby County throughout this game apart from falling on the floor. This was a good solid display by the Lions and considering the changes made which included , Adein O'Brien, Bryon Webster, Richard Chaplow, and Mathew Briggs making his full league debut we frustrated a Derby side who have been tipped for promotion. Lee Gregory is looking sharper and he's relishing playing. He looks like a player that needs regular starts and he is certainly adjusting to this division and although he didn't score in this game he looks like he will if he's given the chance. He should have had a penalty in this game as he was blatantly pushed in the box.

""FIRST ELEVEN'' have we got one? Has Ian Holloway found the solution to mend our "problem" which has been reported as "our soft underbelly

With the changes within our team and re-positioning of some of the players we held our own against Derby and played a lot tighter than we did against Birmingham. As I mentioned earlier Bryon Webster started and played a blinder and it must have made up for the disappointment of being subbed early against Reading.

Our starting Eleven against Derby

Forde, Briggs, Webster, Williams, Dunne, Chaplow, Abdou, O'Brien, McDonald, Woolford, Gregory

subs, Fuller for Gregory 74mins,,,, Malone for O'Brien 67 mins

subs not used, King, Shittu, Upson, Beevers, Powell