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Thursday, 7 May 2015

The end result is relegation and the Lions say goodbye to nineteen 7/5/15

It looks like after Neil Harris has addressed the issue of parting company with many players and some of these have been playing fairly regular, we will be left with a young team with a few old hands giving the side some back bone. David Forde is staying but he may decide to go as League One pay is not going to do much to his bank balance. I hope he stays. I am surprised to see Alan Dunne's name on the list to go. He has been  22 years at Millwall and played nearly 400 games and I would have liked him to stay, he could have done a job in League One. It may have been his idea but I am sure we will see him again. Good luck elsewhere.

Some of these will be gone


The players that are not to be retained: Dan Harding, Carlos Edwards, Denzil Gerrar, Ricardo Fuller, Stefan Maierhofer, Alan Dunne, Josh Siafa, Magaye Gueye, Callum Webb, Martyn Woolford, Dylan Casey, Nicky Bailey, Justin Hoyte, Angel Martinez, Danny Shittu, Sofiane El Bekri, Jake Goodman, Richard Chaplow, Mathew Briggs

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Wolves 4 Millwall 2, Championship League Game 46, 2-4-15, att:24,480 (away 1300)


Championship Deep End

Lee Gregory didn't score which meant he finished the season on nine goals and not double figures which I presume he was hoping for. I would have liked him to get his tenth because although he hasn't been banging them in on his first season in the Football League he has worked his nuts off all season and his quality of play as been more than useful for the Championship and he held his own against "big names" in the division. League One next season and he should be staying and I would like to see him and Aiden O'Brien bring terror to the opposition defences which would be the spearhead of a Neil Harris onslaught. Wishful thinking some may say, but why not? I suppose it's all about who we keep.


The Game

We conceded four which made it seem like a bit of a hammering but that wasn't the case.We passed the ball around a bit and at times Wolves  were chasing shadows and Ed Upson was back to his best pressuring the Wolves defence while Lee Gregory and Aiden O'Brien were doing the same thing by pulling their defence all over the place.  Wolves were ok in spells and scored  in the 20th minute when Dico fired in after picking up a loose ball. He scored again early in the second half and that was that 2-0 down and we could have just give up after all there was nothing to play for, we did not and Aiden O'Brien scored up close in the 58th minute and we back in the game. Wolves scored their third in the 70th minute and at 3-1 down that seemed that .We was not finished with this game and youngster Jamie Philpot making his debut who had only been on the pitch three minutes was picked out by Ed Upson and slotted Millwall's 2nd goal and could we get a third. No we couldn't as Wolves got their 4th and the season was finished. I am gutted that we are down but next season who knows? I think they may be exciting times ahead.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Harding, Nelson, Powell (Cowan Hall 72), Abdou, Upson, Gregory, O'Brien, Martin (Philpot 80)(Pavey 89 Philpot injured),
subs not used, Archer, Cummings, Gueye, Thompson

Goals: O'Brien 58, Philpot 82

Wolves: Kuszczak, Colbourne, Edwards, Stearman, Sako, McDonald, Afobe, La Parra, (Price 64), Ebanks-Landell, Iorfa, Dicko
subs not used, Flatt, Doherty, Henry, Doyle, Jacobs, Hause

Goals: Dicko 20, 56 Ebanks-Landell 70, Sako 90

I can imagine that there will be a few more Academy players next season