MILLWALL FC

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

Understood by those that matter

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Millwall 0 Coventry 4, League One, Game 2, 15/8/15 att: 11,197 (1,547)

This is misery, beat at home against Barnet and now a 4-0 beating at home against Coventry. I had hoped we would have survived in the Championship, on this form we will be lucky to survive in League One.

I cannot be bothered to spend time on this, so here is the team  that performed so badly.

Forde, Cummings, Beevers (Ferguson 46), Craig, Webster, Martin 9Thompson 46),  Upson (Cowan-Hall 77), Williams, Gregory, Morison, Onyedinma

Coventry's goals, 6, 19, 24, 80   We missed a penalty (Lee Gregory) after only 3 minutes

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I'm sticking this on the here, may as well make a bunch of it.

18/8/15, Millwall 2 Barnsley 3, League Game 3, att: 7,656 (304) Tuesday night

A big drop in the crowd

We concede right at the death and blow three points...soul destroying.
Neil Harris made three changes from the team that failed against Coventry. We got at them from the off and Fred Onyedinma scored and gave us a 27th minute lead. We then proceeded to go  2-1 down, we tried for the equaliser and it paid off as Fred got his 2nd and a point was ours. Oh no it wasn't and the happy time didn't last long, Barnsley scored 90+2 and the rest of the weak bloody miserable.

Millwall: Forde, Cummings, Nelson, Craig, Ferguson (L.Martin 89), Fred Onyedinma, Abdou, Williams (Thompson 61), Abdou, Upson (O'Brien 61), Gregory, Morison
subs not used, Archer, Webster, Cowan-Hall,  Marquis

Barnsley: Davies, Bree (Wabara 58), Roberts, Manson, Nyatanga, Scowen, Pearson (Rothwell 84), Hourihane, Watkins, Winnall, Crowley
subs not used, Townsend, Smith, R. Williams, Digby, Wilkinson
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That's an improvement

22/8/15, Scunthorpe 0 Millwall 0, League Game 4, att:3,382 (387), position 15


NOT YOUR NORMAL 0-0 DRAW BORE

Scunthorpe missed a penalty in the 79th minute by firing it out of the ground via clear over the bar. Jordan Archer replaced David Forde for this game and the keeper done his self proud with some excellent saves. Ben Thompson was given his full d├ębut and made himself busy in oppositions box and elsewhere on the pitch. A lively match in the sun and both sides had chances. The game finished with Jordan Archer pulling off a wonderful save with timing running out and then Steve Morison smacking the oppositions wood work. A entertaining game and not a 0-0 draw bore. We could have done with the three points though.

Millwall: Archer, Cummings, Craig, Beevers, Nelson (Webster 61), Abdou, Williams, Thompson, Morison , Gregory , Onyedinma

subs not used, Forde, Cowan-Hall, Upson, Martin, Marquis

Scunthorpe: Anyon, Laird, McAllister, Madden, van Veen (McSheffrey 57), Henderson (Hopper 59), Bishop, Adelakun (Wootton 67), King, Goode, Clarke

subs not used. Daniels, Wiseman, Mirfin, Dawson

29/8/15, Millwall 0 Chesterfield 2, League One, Game 5, att: 8,374

WE AIN'T HAPPY

If this keeps up nobody will be coming, maybe that's not true as there will always be me but I may have to force myself. Dismal really and that's the third home loss on the bounce. Where's our fortress gone? Is it us? Is it them? Them being the players or more to the point the senior players who are not putting in a good enough shift. I will put my neck out and say it's 'time that is the factor. We are just not used to winning at home. A strange statement as we are well known historically of playing in a fortress and oppositions did not enjoy making the visit but now it's a easy three points for them. The stuffing and belief has been knocked out of us after 3 or 4 years of dross. It will take time to get this belief back on both sides of the fence. I reckon we will do al-right against Crewe. There is a international break coming up and it will give us time to regroup and hopefully kick on from there.

As for the game we lost 2-0 and once again conceded right at the death.

Up the Wall

Millwall: Archer, Cummings (Marquis 86), Craig, Beevers, Nelson, Powell (Cowan Hall 76), Thompson, Abdou, Morison, Gregory (O,Brien 46), Onyedinma

subs not used, Forde, Williams, Upson, Webster

Chesterfield: Lee, Jones, Hird, Morsy, Evatt, Gardner (Raglan 87), Martinez, Ebank-Blake (Gnanduillet 72), O'Shea, O'Neil, Ariyibi (Dieseruvwe 72),

subs not used, Cairns, Humphreys, Raglan, Harrison, Banks

Goals: O'Shea 17, 90


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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

MILLWALL 1 BARNET 2, after extra time CAPITAL ONE CUP 1ST ROUND 11/8/15 att: 4, 454


I thought we had seen the last of that

After the excellent 2-1 win at Shrewsbury Saturday it's Tuesday night and we take on newly promoted Barnet who are back in the Football League. We were very flat and didn't create much, Steve Morison missed a penalty. We were severely lacking in any kind of midfield dominance and possession that gave support to the strikers. It was good to see Fred and Paris Cowan-Hall running the wings but we still kept sending in diagonal balls that did not come to much. Hopefully this display was part of this game and not a prelude to how this season will pan out.


That's two in two for Steve Morison, a little bit of joy

Goals

Morison 76

Akinde 11(pen)      Yiadom 102

Millwall In League One (again) 2015-16 season and Neil Harris now in charge from the beginning

No London Derby's in the league this season but we draw Barnet in the Capital One Cup.

I will quickly forget this game if we beat Coventry on Saturday

Millwall 1 Barnet 2, 11/8/15, Capital One Cup, Round One att 4,454

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Shrewsbury 1 Millwall 2, League One, Game 1, 8/8/15, att: 6.671, (we take 1500)

ALMOST IN WALES

We take 1500 away and we are up and running. Shrewsbury who are fresh up from League Two and have a very good home record at their new ground looked a good test for us and I was not confident that we could win this game. I would have been happy with a draw so to take all three points is stamping our mark on the division. I didn't know before the game that we had not won a game coming from behind in the last two years and I suppose as soon as Shrewsbury scored it would have been "that's that then" I am glad I didn't know.

When Shrewsbury scored in the 55th minute it was just the reminder the Lions needed  that games don't earn you anything unless you put the sweat and effort in and they came back and won this game and Steve Morrison who signed yet again for Millwall a few days ago scored one and was awarded a penalty which Lee Gregory took and buried in the 67th minute gave us the win and the three points. A big shout from me to mention young Fred Onyedinma who had a game that must be classed as one of his best as he was beating Shrewsbury players with ease, he run some of them ragged.. Is this all a sign of things to come? I hope so.


Millwall;   Forde, Cummings, Beevers, Craig, Webster, Williams, Upson, Martin (Ferguson 73), Gregory (Marquis 84), Morison, Onyedinma
subs not used, Archer, Cowan-Hall, Nelson, Powell, Philpot

Goals: Morison 59, Gregory pen 67

Shrewsbury: Leutwiler, Tootle, Sadler, Grandison, Goldson, M Woods (Brown 67), Alpa Akpro (Whalley 74), Ogogo, R Woods, Collins (McAlinden 78),  Barnett
subs not used, Burton, Lawrence, Ellis, Vernon

Goal: Collins 55

Here is a few more teams we are playing this season........Burton Albion, Bury, Barnsley and the only F in the division, Fleetwood Town. Can't wait