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Millwall FC in the Championship 2013-2014


Championship 2013/14

St Johnstone manager resigns and signs for Millwall. With 12 months left still left on his contract with the Scottish club Steve Lomas signs for the Lions and a new era begins. The signing of a ex West Ham player of eight years and captain for six of those years has upset a few that follow the Wall but I am prepared to see what this bloke can do. My first thoughts are " he cannot be as loyal as KJ as he has walked out on St Johnstone with a year still left of his contract"
I am wrong to think that? "dunno, don't care" and on reflection he has to prove himself twice over managing Millwall. If he fails he is going to get it right in the neck, he will have no chance. Time will tell.

I suppose if we look at the above in another way, who's more gutted.
Steve Lomas was eight years at West Ham with six years as team captain, he must have been a legend to many West Ham supporters and now he is managing Millwall they must be ripping the posters off the walls and tearing pictures out of their scrap books, unless he is a secret agent of course. We had one, a secret agent that is, we honoured him in a special fly by.


It's been a few days since Steve Lomas signed for us and reading through the local papers he appears to be a man of action. I think that I can safely say that he is 'over the moon" getting the chance to manage Millwall and if you think what a task that would be for any football manager I have to admire the courage of  an ex West Ham player who is willing to take this challenge on.
He is keen to extend existing players contracts and he is keen on signing new players such as Kyle Lafferty and Mehdi Abeid. He talks a good fight and he appears to know the 'Millwall Way"


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THE LARK SAINT, on 07 Jun 2013 - 13:57, said:
It will come as no surprise that i for one am gutted that Steve has left for pastures new, but not surprised as i knew it would happen one day.

Bit shocked that he has gone to Millwall with his
West Ham connections but im sure he knows what he is doing.

We have lost a very promising Manager to a bigger team for the third time in sucsession (History in itself) asa never in my life time have we lost 3 gaffers in a row to better things, but it has been proved one again that it is a sucesfull formula.

Hope Saints appoint Tommy Wright for continunuity , but wether its him or not, someone has a hell of a job on there hands matching , or even getting close to what Steve Lomas did in 2 short years

Good Luck Steve!!
According to London Evening Standard, Lomas swept aside the other candidates with his interview.
Just goes to show that he has managed to hone his skills while with us.
Good luck to him. 


Fixture list is out and we have Yeovil at home for the first game. I'll be looking for the three points.



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The Millwall board turn down a 200k sponsorship from a payday loan company QuickQuid. It was turned down because of ethical reasons and the board were unanimous in deciding that receiving money from a high interest loan company was something that they were not prepared to do. I agree with them 100%.



Neil Harris is back at the Den, but this time as a coach. Steve Lomas has shown nous to get Bomber back at the Den as he knows that he will be held in high esteem by the players and by us the supporters. This news has made my day.

Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater signs a two year contract and joins the Lions. The ex West Ham, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday keeper seems thrilled to join the Lions and he states that he wants to do well and he thinks that he has got to prove himself even more as like Steve Lomas he has West Ham ties.


After turning down a sponsorship deal with a pay day loan company Millwall have gave the opportunity for a charity, Prostate Cancer UK to have their logo on the new teams shirts for the 2013-14 season. Millwall say that this will increase awareness of the disease and make a few bob for the charity and the Millwall Community Trust. I think this is a unselfish thing to do and I am well proud of the club for doing this.


Steve Morison is back at the Den after securing a full season loan from Leeds United. Is this another good move by Steve Lomas? It could well be as another player who knows how Millwall tick is back in the fold. Steve Morison has gave me many happy moments as he banged in 35 goals in 83 league games and I look forward to him banging in a few more.



Lee Martin joins the Lions

I don't know much about this ex Ipswich winger Lee Martin apart from he joins the Lions on a free transfer from Ipswich and signs a one year contract. We are certainly getting the players in and with ex Millwall loan player Richard Chaplow in the pipeline things are getting interesting. We will have to see if we manage to sign him...more to follow.



Crawley 0 Millwall 2 att: 1,391, goals Easter 14, N'Guessen72

650 travel down to watch the Lions win this game with a steady solid display. Steve Lomas changed the team for the second half and Millwall finished the game with enthusiasm, grit and all the players wanting more. Things could be looking up!



Richard Chaplow signs and he is back at the Den. Steve Lomas is adding players almost weekly and the Lions are looking better and better on paper and we could be a useful side come the start of the season. I can't wait, I'm hopeful but I am never certain.


Free transfer Nicky Bailey moves from Ipswich and joins the Lions on a two year contract

Brentford 3 Millwall 0    I don't know why we bothered.
28/7/13 Saturday afternoon,a lovely hot day and the opposition Rayo Vallecano get stuck in traffic

Paul Robinson starts his testimonial game plays the whole of the first half and does alright. It was magic seeing him back on the pitch and hopefully he can chisel away at his match fitness, look sharp and work his way back to playing Saturdays and Tuesday nights.

Millwall 1 Rayo 0  att: 5.138

A decent turnout and the Lions secure a win when Steve Morison scores a penalty after it was given when we all including the ref spotted a blatant hand ball well inside the oppositions box. Steve Morison also gets booked after what appears to be his frustration with the tactics of the Spanish side who seemed to be constantly falling to the floor. I think we gave a good account of our selves and at times made this Spanish top flight side look very average and they hardly troubled us throughout the match.


3/8/13 League Game 1 Millwall 0 Yeovil 1 att: 12,404

Dare I say it? " Nothings changed. The Lions pay the price for not putting away their chances. With Yeovil visiting the Den in their first ever game in the Championship and Steve Lomas managing his first competitive league game in charge of Millwall something was bound to go wrong and of course it did. With Millwall's new signings making their start or coming on as a sub we were hopeful of a good start to the season but even with Steve Morison up front from the start and Richard Chaplow also back at the Den and new signings Scott McDonald and Nicky Bailey coming on as second half subs we could not even manage a draw.
I think I can safely say that the Lions faithful are very disappointed.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry, Henry Wright (Bailey 47), Abdou, Chaplow (Feeney82), Keogh (McDonald 69), Morison.

subs not used, Bywater, Easter, Robinson, Malone
Yeovil: Stech, Tate, Seabourne, Webster, Ayling, Foley (Hoskins), Dawson, Upson, Edwards, Hayter (Davis), Madden (Ngoo),

subs not used, Grant, Moore, Clifford, Stewart

Goal scorer:  Upson 89

6/8/13 Capital One Cup, 1st round Millwall 2 AFC Wimbledon 1 att:4,443

David Forde out of the team for a few weeks with a dodgy knee. Bywater starts and so does Paul Robinson, it's good to see him back.

The Den on a Tuesday, any win will do

A low crowd, rowdy Wombles who let off nautical flares and push a steward down the stairs.

Not to sure how to describe this game apart from the fact that Wimbledon done nothing to the last few minutes when they scored and tried to push for the equaliser. There was no chance of that and if it wasn't for Jermaine Easter squandering a couple of gold edge chances we could have sealed this game long before Wimbledon had thought they had a chance of getting something from this game. If Henry also had managed to beat the keeper it could have been double "happy days". I shouldn't be knocking the win as it takes us in the hat for the next round against N.Forest and Andy Keogh's goal from a very tight angle was superb. Nicky Bailey starts the game and I noticed the difference to the shape of the team when he was substituted in the second half, we looked much more competitive in the midfield when he was on the pitch. 

Millwall: Bywater, J.Smith, Robinson, Beevers, Malone, Henry (Martin 75), Bailey(Wright 71), Abdou, Woolford, Easter, Keogh (McDonald 78)

Goal scorers: Millwall Keogh  51, Woolford 76
                     AFC     Moore 89
8/8/13 Sean Derry signs on a months loan from this so we can have a look?
10/8/13 League Game 2 Ipswich 3 Millwall 0 att: 17,183

We have been told to keep the faith.

Two own goals, below par football and some "strange refereeing " see us lose again.
A team that looks good on player are not good in practice and we need to improve in all positions on the pitch. Just a couple of players are doing their full bit but the others are somewhat lacking, we must improve.
The Huddersfield game at home this Saturday is crucial for the team and I know it's crazy but after just two league games crucial for Steve Lomas. It's a must win game.

Millwall: Bywater, Smith, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry, Derry, Chaplow (Feeney 66), Bailey, Henry, Keogh (Easter 53), Morison (McDonald72),
subs not used, Dunne, Abdou, Marshall, Robinson

Ipswich:  Loach, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell (Berra 85), Hewitt, Tab (Tunnicliffe 63), Skuse, Edwards (Anderson 63), Hyam, Murphy, McGoldrick,
subs not used, Veseli, Taylor, Nouble, Gerken


17/8/13 League Game 3 Millwall 0 Huddersfield 1 att: 9.503

Still keeping the faith.....nought points

2nd home game of the season and yet another defeat. Oh such woeful finishing!
The warm up before the game was a good pointer to how we would fair in front of goal, we couldn't hit a barn door. The warm up shots from all players were going everywhere apart from the goal and I just knew that we weren't going to score. We created a good few chances but as per we couldn't even finish our breakfast. Steve Morison, Henry, Dunne and Bailey had efforts but alas...

A league goal would be nice

Millwall: Bywater, Dunne, Lowry, Bailey, Shittu, Beevers, Chaplow(Martin 59) Derry, Morison, Easter(McDonald 59) Henry(Keogh 70)

Huddersfield: Smithies, Gerrord, Clayton, Paterson(Scannell 56), Hammill(Woods 65) Vaughan, Carroll, Hogg. Lynch, Norwood, Clarke

Goal Scorer; Vaughan
24/8/13 League Game 4 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Millwall 2 att: 20.009 we take 409

Keeping the faith pays off as we earn our first point and climb off the bottom of the table. We had once again a few chances and one of these days we are going to score a hatfull but we only score one today, an own goal gives us two but Keogh's penalty gives us the point. We came without our away kit and we had to borrow the oppositions away shirt for last season for the first half. Our kit was zoomed up the M1 and it got there on time for Robbo to wear it for the 2nd half when he replaced Shittu and we started to dominate then get the penalty and finish the game strong.

Millwall: Bywater, Dunne, Shittu(Robinson 46), Beevers, Lowry, Chaplow, Bailey, Derry(N'Guessan), Martin(Feeney 56), Keogh, McDonald.

subs not used, Marshall, Abdou, Woolford, Smith


28/8/13 Capital One Cup 2nd Round  Nottingham Forest 2 Millwall 1 att:12,091  we take 179

Plenty of chances for Millwall and a good few for Forest but we succumb to a extra time goal as we say goodbye to the League Cup for another year.

I listened to this game on the radio while I was away on holiday and it took a while to get going but then the chances started to flow for both sides with Millwall having many chances to take the victory.
Scott McDonald had a sublime left shot curler that was superbly saved after a Jack Smith wonderpass set him up. Martyn Woolford seemed to be mentioned every other minute by the radio commentators and was immense through out the game and come so close to equalising deep into extra time.
It could have been Burnley in the next round, not to sure I would have fancied that because with Sean Dyche in charge of this northern outfit he's teams are always hard for us to beat.

Millwall: Bywater, Robinson, Smith, Beevers, Malone, Bailey(Chaplow 72), Martin(Keogh 62), Abdou, Woolford, Feeney, McDonald(Marquis 62),

subs not used, Marshall, Dunne, Henry Osborne    goal scorer Keogh 87

Nottingham Forest: De vries, Lascelles, Harding, Collins, Jara, Gillett, Abdoun(Halford 77), Moussi, Paterson, Derbyshire(Miller 66), Cox(Blackstock 60)

subs not used, Al-Rashidi, Reid, Guedioura, Majewski     goal scorers Derbyshire 59, Lascalles 94


31/8/13 League Game 5 Brighton 1 Millwall 1 att: 26,804 we take 1,778 

David Forde makes a quick return after knee surgery and has a blinding game.

She should have won this game but the girls of Brighton be it the team or their fans conned the ref and Alan Dunne got set off. While we were down to ten men Brighton equalised in the 87th minute cancelling out a 51st minute goal from on form Martyn Woolford. That's two games undefeated, it won't be long before somebody gets a drubbing.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry, Derry, Chaplow(Trotter 79), Bailey, Henry(Abdou 63),  Woolford, McDonald
subs not used, Bywater, Robinson, Keogh, Martin    Goal Scorer, Martyn Woolford

Brighton: Kuszcak, Calderon, Greer, Upson, Ward, Ince(Andrews 72), Crofts, Augustien,(Orlandi), Lopez(LuaLua 57), Buckley, Alloa
subs not used, El-Abd, March, Ankergren, Caskey   Goal Scorer, Leonardo Ulloa


2/9/13 Danny N'Guessan signs for Swindon and my Grandson said  "That's about he's level"
9/9/13 The Lions are three strikers down with Morison, Keogh and Easter. Steve Lomas is looking for a striker to bring in to provide some cover.


 12/9/13 Leicester City striker Martyn Waghorn joins the Lions on loan. Connolly trains with the Lions

14/9/13 League Game 6 Millwall 1 Derby 5 att: 9,523

New manager and new players and we can't string three passes together

We had some home drubbings when KJ was in charge and following on in this fine tradition we  had another one against Derby County, FFS.

Listening to Steve Lomas on the radio after the game he said "We need men to play for Millwall"
I thought we already had them, it must be something else. With 80% of the team under par or not performing we ain't going to win fuck all unless a miracle happens. LLLDDL is terrible stats and it is stats like this so early in the season that has many calling for Lomas to be shown the door. It does make you feel like that but coin chucking don't help. It's never a dull moment following the Lions and that's why I am still going Tuesday night.

Millwall: Forde, Connolly, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry, Bailey, Derry, Henry, Chaplow(Trotter), Keogh(Waghorn), McDonald, Woolford
subs not used, Robinson, Martin, Osborne, Bywater     Lowry sent off
17/9/13 League Game 7 Millwall 3 Blackpool 1 att: 8400     At long last we get a w

That's more like it.  A nigh-on solid proper Millwall display.

After going a goal behind we score three and win the game with ease. The eight thousand or so who turned up were loud proud and I guess they all went to bed with a smile on their face.
McDonald worked his nuts off in the time that he was on the pitch but a change of player or two saw Millwall dominate the second half and apart from Liam Trotter's superbly taken penalty we score two excellent goals. Nicky Bailey's side foot volley from a corner was different and Steve Morison scored one of he's classics as he powered a scorching shot that had the Blackpool Goalie clutching at air.

Unmarked Nicky Bailey scores a good un

Steve Lomas done all the right things which included using the subs to the best effect and has his first Championship win in he's pocket

 We move up to 19th spot and I do believe just 7 points off the playoffs. It's a funny old game. Charlton Saturday down at their place and if we play like that again we will beat them.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinsoeevers, Malone, Abdou, Bailey, Trotter(Chaplow 73), Waghorn, Woolford(Martin 82), McDonald(Mn, Borison 61),

subs not used, Bywater, Osborne, Henry, Connolly

Blackpool: Gilkes, MacKenzie, Broadfoot, Basham, Harris, Ferguson, Osbourne(Delfouneso 60), Bishop, Angel (Dobbie 77), Ince, Fuller(Tyson 74)

subs not used, Halstead, Orr, Chopra, Zeegelaar

21/9/13 League Game 8 Charlton 0 Millwall 1 att: 15,917 we take 3000

We didn't play like when we beat Blackpool, but we done enough to beat Charlton.

That's two wins on the bounce

That's two wins on the trot, 8 points and we climb to 17th, can it continue? The Lions arrive at the Valley hoping to improve on their amazing league win ratio against neighbours Charlton and they wasn't disappointed. With 67 league derby games gone before and Charlton only winning 11 of them the odds were on the Lions to win again.

After the fine Tuesday night win against Blackpool Millwall made sure that Charlton were out muscled and really did not compete against a "up for it" Millwall side.We filled the away end and although it was not a game that was slick or silky but more of a lets compete from start to finish the packed away end enjoyed the win and the bragging rights continue.The players crafted hard and it was good to see Martyn Woolford now a regular in the side show us what he can really do, I was impressed. Once again Steve Lomas done all the right things including substitutions that helped us gain another win.

Scott McDonald scored the goal on 38 minutes and Chris Powell calls it lucky

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Beevers, Malone, Abdou, Trotter (Chaplow 80), Bailey, Woolford, Waghorn (Martin 70), McDonald (Morison 60),

subs not used, Bywater, Connelly, Osborne, Easter

Charlton: Hamer, Wood (Stewart 57), Dervite, Morrison, Wiggins, Wilson, Stephens, Pritchard (Harriot 72), Jackson, Pigott (Sordell 72), Church,

subs not used, Gower, Alnwick, Evina, Cousins
Liam Feeney goes out on Loan to Bolton for 3 months.
John Marquis goes out on loan to Portsmouth.
28/9/13 League Game 9 Millwall 2 Leeds United 0 att: 13.063 Leeds fetch about 2000

And now we can string passes together. Who would have thought?

Is Steve Lomas getting to know his players and getting to know this division?

Martyn Woolford scores again. It seems like we had this hidden gem but didn't even know it. Steve Lomas has used Woolford to his best effect and it looks like with Woolford now that he has had the chance to play regular and tactically and play in the position that suits him best is quality. A very good signing by Kenny Jacket but it now seems that KJ might not have known Woolford that well.

 Another great weekend with 

Another signing by KJ is Scott Malone who under KJ and early Steve Lomas didn't get much of a start but due to Lowry being suspended Steve Lomas has had to use him, but it seems giving instruction to join the attack and it paid off as he was a pivotal part of a move that was champagne passing at it's best and Malone finished off the move by banging in the goal that resulted from it.That's now 11 points and in 16th spot.

I wonder if we have any more "hidden gems"

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Shittu, Malone, Bailey, Trotter, Woolford, Abdou, Waghorn(Waghorn), Easter(Martin),  Goals, Woolford 65, Malone 77

subs not used, Bywater, Connolly, Derry, Chaplow, Osborne

Feeney loaned to Bolton
Henry loaned to Wolves
1/10/13 League Game 10 Birmingham 4 Millwall 0 att: 13,133   279 travelling souls

I must be losing the plot, I fancied an away win-I must have been nuts

Inconsistent springs to mind. After three glorious wins we blew this one and you cannot just blame the players. With Birmingham using the wings to good effect we didn't come close in getting anything from this game apart from piss-taking from my work colleagues. With a slight  improvement second half we managed to get a few shots away but nothing spectacular. Morison was substituted second half and replacement Lee Martin done better.

I know we have not won at Birmingham for 45 years and there would be no shame getting beat 1-0 but 4-0 is hard to take. I'm saying no more apart from Steve Lomas called it sloppy.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Shittu, Malone, Trotter, Abdou, Bailey, Woolford, Waghorn, Morison

subs used Martin, Chaplow, Easter

7/10/13 League Game 11 Bournemouth 5 Millwall 2 att:9,624  we take 1378

That's two defeats on the bounce and we concede nine but there is some hope as we played well for 10 minutes and score two.


Another drubbing, another embarrassment and another ref with an agenda.

Steve Lomas receives dogs abuse and players look like they are not up to the task. Lewis Grabben rubs it in and Bournemouth player Cook gets struck by a quid.  Me I'm totally gutted, almost suicidal (where's the nearest cliff) and hate going into work Mondays. Supporting Millwall has never been so much fun, not. Alan Dunne Red carded again, this time for a highly debatable hand ball. I read that Dunne is the most sent off Player in Millwall's history, I will check that out.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Osborne, Malone, Abdou, Derry(Bailey 58), Trotter, Woolford(Morison 58), Martin, Waghorn(Connolly61),  Millwall goals, Waghorn 6, Trotter 10

subs not used, Bywater, Lowry, Easter, Keogh

 18/10/13 QPR at home tomorrow...the West London 'Palace
Can we beat them? I can't see why not
19/10/13 League Game 12 Millwall 2 QPR 2 att:13,727 
Goal scorers: Lions McDonald 51, Easter 90+3        QPR Krancjar 26, Austin 69

That's three on the spin at home without defeat against some of the Championships top sides

My thoughts before this game was 'we have got to win it as I couldn't handle yet another home defeat. I gave no thought whatsoever that it might be a draw but with us equalising in the last few seconds of extra time it feels like a win. Not a perfect performance but more of a battling display  and although there was room for improvement we played all right and my M.O.M. in a Millwall shirt is Scott Malone. He covered every blade of grass down the left and he has got better and better as he has started games on a more regular basis Once again we done our part and a crowd of a couple hundred short of 14.000 gave it a good London derby flavour.

As per, roaring the Wall on

That make QPR still unbeaten this season. They are a decent side and so they should be as the side is riddled with Premiership players. They scored a couple of good goals and so did we. I think we matched them in effort but we had more passion and had desire not to get beat. With four strikers on the pitch in the last part of the game I think the manager and the players were determined to give us something that would make our weekend feel a lot better, as for me, they certainty done that.

Joey Barton, once he started playing to the crowd, he lost it

Steve Lomas and his second half substitutions worked yet again as sub Jermaine Easter followed on from Scott McDonald and scored a super individual goal from a throw in that involved Harry Rednapp and Joe Jordan getting hit accidentally by the football.

That's 12 points and we sit in18th spot,  We have scored just as many goals as QPR (14) who sit in 2nd place and a play off place for us is 12 points away.
Millwall: Forde, Connolly, Robinson, Shittu, Malone, Abdou, Bailey, Trotter(Morison 70), Waghorn, Woolford(Easter), McDonald(Keogh 63)
 subs not used, Bywater, Wright, Lowry, Smith

QPR: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Henry, Barton, O'Neil, Kranjcar(Faurlin 72)( Jenna 82), Hoilett(Phillips 82), Austin,
subs not used, Murphy, Traore, Chevanton, Ehmer
Liam Feeney returns from being on loan with Bolton
26/10/13 League Game 13 Reading 1 Millwall 1 att: 18,245 we take 1022

13 games and 13 points

Who wants it? apparently we do as another hard won point sees the Lions once again finish strong and on a high. With one perfectly good goal disallowed and a late Liam Trotter penalty it was even more remarkable as we finish the last five minutes without Jimmy Abdou who was red-carded. I get the impression from reading about this game and having a look at a couple of Reading supporter web-sites that they think they are truly royal and they should be beating the riff-raff. As I said earlier, who wants it?

Liam Feeney arrives back from being on loan with Bolton and comes on as a 70th minute sub. He was playing regular for Bolton but he's loan spell as been cut short. Feeney is reported to have said 'I am disappointed to leave Bolton, but he wants to start games with Millwall. It sounds like he's covering the back door.

Millwall: Forde, Connolly(Smith 19), Robinson, Shittu, Malone, Bailey(Morison 76), Trotter, Abdou, Woolford(Feeney 70), Waghorn, McDonald,  Goal: penalty 90 Trotter

subs not used, Easter, Bywater, Derry, Lowry

Reading: Federici, Bridge,(Kelly 82), Pearce, Morrison, Gunter, Baird, Guthrie, Obita (McAnuff 68), McCleary, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre (Robson-Kanu 63),  Goal: Morrison 9

subs not used, Akpan, Taylor, Blackman, Gorkss

Sean Dyche come to London town next with his high-flyers Burnley, now there's a thing.

2/11/13 League Game 14 Millwall 2 Burnley 2 att:10,168 they fetch 1077


Even though I appreciated the last two games that resulted in draws the fact is we draw again and that's three points out of the last nine available and we haven't won in five. Am I being cruel?  Maybe, but then again we haven't lost in three.

This last draw was against a useful top side who considering their form and league position should have beat us, but they didn't. With us going 2-0 up I was hopeful of taking all three points from this game, but I wasn't hopeful of taking all three points at the start of the game. I recall thinking before the game I'll be happy with a draw, so in that respect I got what I hoped for. I Hope that makes sense. 

It's not easy to see that three draws against decent opposition represents success after all if we carry on drawing not many points would be gathered and we would be in Div 1, not good.
But it is a improvement that I feel that that extra sparkle and belief that will take us over the line where we will be spanking a few sides is just simmering away and shortly it will boil.

Scott Malone injured, bone bruising and could be out for a month. He went off early and his place was taken by Shane Lowry.
Scott McDonald buries a beauty and Millwall take the lead. 23 mins 
Danny Shittu gets lucky and his effort takes a deflection and in it goes. 38 mins

For one 1 minute we was 2-0 up against the divisions top side.

Vokes pulls one back for Burnley a minute later. 39 mins
Shane Lowry helps out Burnley as he scores a own goal 55 mins

2-2 and that's how it stayed

Millwall: Forde, Smith,  Robinson,  Shittu,  Malone (Lowry 7),  Derry (Feeney 57), Trotter,  Bailey,  Woolford

subs not used, Bywater, Dunne, Easter, Keogh
Burnley: Heaton,  Mee,  Shackel,  Duff,  Heaton,  Kightly ( Stock 83),  Edgar,  Jones,  Arfield,  Ings,  Vokes

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6/11/13 Shaun Derry finishes his loan spell and joins Notts County as manager. I cannot recall a Millwall player leaving the club to take up the position of manager. I wonder if that's a first?

Another loan signing joins the club, this time a 28 year old called Justin Hoyte. I have never heard of him so have no idea what he is like. He cost Middlesbrough 3 million from Arsenal so I presume he is more that Championship quality. Time will tell.

9/11/13  League Game 15 Bolton 3 Millwall 1 att: 14,830

Still not a win and Bolton win at home for the first time this season

I don't care what you say, it don't level it's self out over the course of a season, poxy referee decisions that is when Millwall are involved.  There has been a string of them this season that begger's belief and Nicky Bailey's head injury and the lack of stopping play is up there at the top of the pile. There are a awful lot of crap officials, or is there a agenda?

With gone backwards again. I really fancied a win up there Saturday but disappointed yet again. I think Barsnley next will be interesting as they are the only team in the division that have conceded as many goals as us. We didn't play that bad and had limited chances to at least get a point but it didn't happen and Bolton finished the game with a decent shot that resulted in their third goal and all three points. We are getting near the bottom again. 

Millwall: Forde, Hoyte, Robinson, Shittu, Lowry, Bailey, Abdou (Morrison 75), Trotter, Waghorn, Easter(Feeney 70), Woolford

subs not used, Bywater, J.mith, Chaplow, Beevers

Goals,  Easter 28            Bolton, Hall 5, Beckford 43, Moritz 90
INTERNATIONAL BREAK....time for a snooze
15/11/13  Central Midfielder Guy Moussi from Nottingham Forest signs on loan to Jan 2nd.
21/11/13  Josh Wright joins Leyton Orient on loan.

23/11/13 League Game 16 Millwall 1 Barnsley 0 att:9057  that's 17 points

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Wishing for the three points is all that matters but lets be honest, good health matters more

Beevers back, Malone back as well as Chaplow. I can understand those three being ring rusty but that doesn't explain why the rest of the players looked like they were playing in stodge. I had thoughts before the game that this might be a game to quickly forget and I reckon I was on the money with that prediction. League football is based on playing games but league football is all about winning games, so in that sense we got the three points and never mind how we played it. I presume we will take the three points. Purists will not be happy but the points total at the end of the season will look a whole lot healthier if we are scrapping for survival or going for the play off's.

That's a run of five at home with out loss

The white shirts defend a free kick

Next day

I have read today that amongst other things Lomas got the formation wrong and he was starting players that weren't match fit. I think it wouldn't have mattered how Lomas approached the game it was always going to be " what it was"

Short Table
Top Burnley 35 pts
Last play-off place Leeds 26 pts
14th  Blackburn 20 pts
17th  Millwall 17 pts
22nd  Sheff Wed 11 pts
Bottom spot Yeovil 9 pts

Millwall: Forde, Robinson, Hoyte, Beevers, Malone, Chaplow (Feeney 67) Woolford, Bailey, Moussi, Waghorn (Easter 89), McDonald (Morison 61),
not used, Bywater, Shittu, Martin, Smith

Barnsley: Rutland, Kennedy, Cranie, Wiseman, Mvoto, McCourt, O'Brien, Perkins, Etuhu (Dawson 80), Mellis (Dagnall), Pederson (Scotland 65),
not used, Hassal, Cywka, Dibble, Digby

30/11/13 League Game 17 Leicester 3 Millwall 0 att: 21,633

Out played and out gunned sums up this one. There doesn't seem to be much progress made over the seventeen games as we crash to the high-flyers who now top the table. We move to one spot away from the bottom three but at least there's a five point gap. Not much to add apart from they were very good and we were poor.

Millwall: Forde, Robinson, Hoyte, Beevers, Malone, Chaplow (Keogh 61), Abdou, Woolford (Morison 45), Moussi, Feeney, McDonald (Martin 61),

not used, Bywater, Easter, Lowry, Smith

Leicester, Schmeichel, Konchesky, Morgan, Wasilewski, Miquel, Dyer (Taylor-Fletcher 69), Drinkwater (Hammond 74), James, Knockaert, Vardy, Nugent (Wood 61)

subs not used, Moore, Logan, King, Sclupp

3/12/13 League Game 18 Millwall 2 Nottingham Forest 2 att.9029   away about 1000
Alan Dunne back in the side and Steve Morison starts,

It's true, it is a funny old game. Any other time a draw with Forest would have produced a superb gutsy display and we would have produced a standing ovation, everybody would be buzzing and we would have walked down Ilderton Road feeling well pleased with the point.

Not tonight, we muddled our way through and was sloppy at times all over the pitch. We couldn't head a ball to another player and our passing was not up to much. Any ball that we won we soon lost but there were some pluses such as two well taken goals. Steve Morison scored the first goal and played the full 90 and Martyn Woolford scored our second with some good work to beat the Forest keeper Darlow. The match officials are not on my Christmas list as they were blind to the obvious and missed a lot including a penalty or two.

Woolford scores and we lead again

Going on some recent games and the defeat at Leicester I think it would not have mattered how Steve Lomas approached this game, it was always going to be "what it was"

Goals, Morison 8, Woolford 56
          Reid 37 Chalobah 66

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Beevers, Malone, Martin (Feeney 75), Trotter, Abdou, Woolford (McDonald 86), Morison, Waghorn (Keogh 68)

Forest: Darlow, Hobbs, Halford, Lichaj, Harding, Chalobah, Jara, Mackie (Derbyshire 76), Reid, Cox,
7/12/12 League Game 19 Millwall 2 Wigan 1 att:9.500  Wigan fetch about 150

As usual I was keen on us to win this one and I wasn't disappointed. Reflecting on the Forest game, if we could tighten things up and play with a bit more style we would overcome Wigan. It ended up a good typical Millwall home performance where sheer persistence and a go for it display gave us the much needed three points. That's seven home games on the spin un-defeated and we reach 21 points

Have they the same expectations as me?

If we can take our play to the next level we can make decent headway and start to climb the table.
Thirty points would be nice to start the new year so a win at Blackburn this Saturday would be the dogs do-dahs..

Morison starts again and super-sub Easter scores again

Goals: Morison 3 Easter 83
          McArthur 84

Millwall:  Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Beevers, Malone, Feeney (Keogh 67), Trotter, Abdou, Woolford, Morison, Waghorn (Easter 79)

subs not used, Bywater, Moussi, Shittu, Hoyte, McDonald

Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Rama, Barnett, Crainey (Espinoza 81), McClean, Watson, McCann, McArthur, Powell (McManaman 54, Holt

14/12/13 Game 20 Blackburn 3 Millwall 2 att:12,642  we take 249

We can't win away

We concede our customary three goals due to poor defending and yet again playing away we go home with nothing. It's getting a bit same all, same all. Can we blame poor form, poor tactics or poor players. It may be the case that although it appears on paper that we have a team good enough to do well in this league in reality we don't. We can score, six in the last three games but we can concede at more or less the same rate. We can add the referee was once again making us question his competence as he missed a blatant foul on Steve Morison inside the box and a ruthless stud tackle on Alan Dunne went unpunished.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Beevers, Robinson, Malone, Feeny ( Easter 71), Abdou (Keogh 77), Trotter, Woolford, Waghorn, Morison

Goals, Waghorn 42  Morison 89

subs not used, Bywater, Shittu, Hoyte, Moussi, McDonald

Blackburn: Eastwood, Henley, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Marshall, Lowe, Cairney, King, Taylor, Rhodes

Goals, Rhodes 22, Marshall 48, Dunne 85

Martyn Waghorn returns to Leicester
21/12/13 Game 21 Millwall 0 Middlesboro 2 att: 11, 178

There's anger at the ground and anger on the forums

Stewards surround the home bench as Steve Lomas receives advice!

More to follow, but I can't be bothered at the moment.

26/12/13 Game 22 Watford 4 Millwall 0 att: 15,471, nearly a thousand travel

Crap Watford win their first game in eleven matches which proves how bad we were.

Danny Shittu sent off on eight minutes they score from the penalty and after that Millwall just couldn't play with ten men. Steve Morison on his own up front won many headers but nobody to head it to. All in all clueless.

One of the most miserable days in Millwall's history.

A short while after the game, Lomas sacked

Millwall: Forde, Hoyte, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry, Moussi (Robinson), Abdou, Trotter(Smith),  Easter(Chaplow), Morison, Woolford
subs not used, Dunne, McDonald, Malone, Bywater

Watford: Almunia, Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand, Cassetti, Thorne(Ireney), McGugan(Battocchio), Murray, Anya(Bellerin), Forestieri, Deeney,
subs not used, Fabbrinni, Smith, Bond, Nosworthy,

goals, Deeney 10 pen, Forestieri 26, Anya 48, McGugan 60 pen


Neil Harris and Scott Fitzgerald will be in charge of the Doncaster Rovers game this Sunday.

29/12/13 League Game 23 Doncaster Rovers 0 Millwall 0 att: we take 400

22 points
That's half the season gone

That stopped the rot, hopefully we can add a win on New Years Day. With Neil Harris and Scott Fitzgerald taking charge of the team for the first time no goals were conceded and although we couldn't score we kept out (with the help of the post) relegation battlers Doncaster. I know this game had nothing really to write home about but it will do for me. I am looking for a bit more zest and purpose for the home game against Leicester and maybe this draw will help.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Beevers, Lowry, Malone, Chaplow (Martin 76), Bailey, Abdou, Woolford, McDonald (Easter 81), Morison

Rovers: Turnbull, Wakefield, Quinn, McCullough, Stevens, Woods (Robinson 67), Furman, Duffy, Wellens, Cotterill, Peterson (Macheda 67)


1/1/14 League Game 24 Millwall 1 Leicester 3 att:10,014  they fetch 1800 ish

Kasper Schmeichel wasting time and a referee that's a waste of space

Another wet and windy day on and off the pitch. The second game of Scott Fitzgerald and Neil Harris at the helm and poor defending as well as the most worst refereeing that you will ever see. With some of our players needing to man-up and our finishing below par Leicester claimed the three points.

We looked brighter in attack and had numerous chances but a good few of our shots were outside the box and Schmeichel was equal to them. We didn't do too much inside their penalty box apart from Chaplow's goal. I did think that at 2-1 down we could have at least got something from this game and we were trying for it.

The officials for this game were as I said earlier a waste of space and allowed two Leicester fouls to continue which resulted in two goals and missed a blatant hand ball and were even missing simple things like giving the right decision when it came to awarding corners.The ginger linesman had his flag taken from his hand by what looked like a over age ball-boy which produced a scuffle with the stewards who removed him from the ground. I can understand this persons frustration as like the referee the Linesman was useless.

Not the best picture, the over size looking ball boy is slung out

We've got to raise our game have a bit more tactical nous and defend more stoutly if not relegation looms. The good thing about this day was I have after many months got a heater in my car and even though I drove home yet again miserable at least I was warm and my teeth weren't chattering.

That's one point off the relegation spot FFS

Millwall: Forde, Beevers, Lowry, Dunne, Malone,(Smith 65), Chaplow, Bailey, Abdou (Easter 75), Woolford (Martin 56), McDonald, Morison,

subs not used, Shittu, Pavey, Wright, Bywater

Leicester: Schmeichel, Moore, Morgan, Wasilewski, Miquel, Hammond, King, Dyer (de Laet), Knockaert, Nugent (Drinkwater 80), Taylor-Fletcher (Schlupp 74)

goals: Chaplow 68
          Knockkaert 6, Nugent 48, Schlupp 90-- with thanks from the ref.


With Scott and Bomber still leading the pack Southend should be interesting. Away from the pressures of the league we could give them a spanking or get beat ourselves. A good display is needed and I know it's in there somewhere and if our defence is not worked to hard we should be able to cope. 

4/1/14 Southend 4 Millwall 1 att: 7,923 we take 2200

Who was that team that turned up at Southend? I have no idea, it wasn't Millwall, they don't play like that! Another four goals conceded. With a non-performance like that the team have shit on Millwall FC, John Berylson, Neil Harris and us. I'm beginning to wonder if Steve Lomas got the rough end of the pineapple as he was blamed for everything but appears the players or at least some of them should have walked and cleared out with him.

This game had it all but nothing for us, floodlight failure, a sending off and us down to ten men, plenty of rain and 2200 travelling Millwall. The Southend manager Phil Brown said that this shows how far Southend have come, wrong, it shows how far we have gone backwards.

We used to be better than that.

Semi final last year, out in the 3rd round this year

Millwall: Forde, Smith (Marquis 78), Lowry, Shittu, Dunne, Chaplow(Onyedinma 62), Bailey, Martin (Woolford 45), Abdou, Easter, Morison
Goal, Woolford 64
subs not used, Beevers, Wright, McDonald, Bywater

Southend: Bentley, White (M phillips 89), Prosser, Coker, Thompson, Timlin(Eastwood 84), Leonard, Clifford(Laird 70), Corr, Atkinson, Straker
Goals, Corr 22, Atkinson 45, Timlin 57, Leonard
subs not used, Woodrow, Payne, Hurst, Smith

a season to be tearful-part 1
a season to be cheerful-part 2

6/1/14 John Berylson pulls a rabbit out of the hat and Ian Holloway signs as manager

Never mind his past history and where he has been, at this present moment in time he is like a breath of fresh air. I think I can safely say that he must be the most high profile successful manager we have ever had.

I know in the past we have had some big names but nobody with already such a pedigree in football management.

Roll on this Saturday and the Huddersfield Game.

10/1/14 Ian Holloway and the job in hand, to improve on what's below

From the 1st of January 2013 to December 31st 2013

Millwall are near the bottom of the list and have the near worse points total record, only 41 points. Stevenage have the worse which is 35.

We are the second highest team to concede the most goals which is 74, Crewe have the worse, which is 77

We have a record of the third lowest goals scored which is 39 Stevenage and Plymouth have worse at.38 each.

We come fifth in the list for the amount of defeats which is 23, Stevenage had the worse, 30 defeats.

Looking through that lot it certainly has not been a good last year, it could be worse especially if your a Stevenage supporter.

On top of that we have only had two wins in our last 16 games and haven't won away in the last 8.

Our current position in the Championship after 24 games.

Bottom six
Charlton 24pts
Sheff Wed 22pts
Millwall 22pts
Doncaster 21pts
Yeovil 17pts
Barnsley 17pts

Yep! he's got a job to do, I can't wait
11/1/14 League Game 25 Huddersfield 1 Millwall 0 att: 12,651

Ian Holloway's first game in charge and it is same as, yet another defeat. We nearly done it, so close to a point and not the usual heavy defeat but it wasn't to be. Huddersfield new signing Nahki Wells who cost them 1.3 million managed to be in the right place at the right time to pick up a ball which was a wayward header from Jack Smith and beat David Forde from close range with just a few seconds on the clock, it had to be, it was written.

With this game out the way Ian Holloway can now begin to see what's what, I can imagine there will be a big reminder from Holloway of what is needed and what they should not be doing, A few changes could also be on the cards as with the worse defensive record in the division some ones got their work cut out to stop the rot, but after this game he should be a little bit wiser to see where the problems are. 

Ipswich at home Saturday, can we win it? There's a few reasons why we can't but it may be getting as cold as Siberia as the winter starts to bite but we the supporters must do our bit as well. Let's make the Den hot, red hot! A place where the Lions will love to play and a place where the opposition don't want to stay.

Millwall: Forde, Smith, Lowry, Shittu, Dunne, Chaplow, Bailey, Martin(Woolford 62), Abdou(Trotter 72), McDonald(Keogh 64), Morison
subs not used, Bywater, Wright, Matquis, Beevers

Huddersfield: Smithies, Smith, Gerrard, Wallace, Hammill, Dixon, Clayton, Hogg(Wells 56), Norwood, Paterson(Scannell 87), Ward(Holmes 56),
subs not used, Woods, Gobern, Southern, Bennett

One of our old players Marc Bircham joins Ian Holloway's coaching team and took a pay cut after leaving QPR to join us. Bircham has worked with Holloway at QPR. Forgive my ignorance, but 
I have never heard of a chap called Des Bulpin but now he is our first team coach. He has worked with Ian Holloway on numerous occasions and reading Bulpin's credentials he is a man that has done most things football around the world. Around the world he may have been but to get to us he only come as far as Palace where he was coaching their u18s. Ian Holloway said he wanted help and now he's got it.

It looks like these three could raise the players to the level we expect them to be. Most of us have said or written on the forums and the like that we have a good team on paper, it now looks like the time we have a coaching team good enough to lift them off that paper and on to the pitch. I'm really hopeful that the rest of this season is going to be nothing like 2013.

Ipswich at home tomorrow

18/1/14 League Game 26 Millwall 1 Ipswich 0 att: 12, 125 away 1,298

We even left early for this one, it was a good job we did. Roadworks everywhere and a reduced rail service. Who planned that nonsense?

Ollie's on the cover and his influence is on the pitch

The man with a plan gets a rousing reception and make no bones about it we were up for this one and the buzz is back. It wasn't just us, the players were well up for it and from the start to the finish they worked their socks off. A few went down with cramp in the last few minutes as they really did put in a shift. We did tire in the last few minutes and a new fitness regime has started under Ian Holloway's leadership.
Our new loan player from Spurs Ryan Fredericks scores the winner after a run down the right and a lofted ball into the box. The Ipswich keeper Gerken totally missed the flight of the ball and the Den went into orbit.

David Forde had to come off just before half time due to a thigh injury and Bywater took his place and done his job. Somebody else who done his job was Danny Shittu who looks to be near his old self, he was my man of the match and looking at the Millwall Forums many others feel the same. The rest of the team have turned their performances up a couple of notches and it is noticeable. Shane Lowry gives credit to the manager " he makes us feel ten feet tall"  it is reported what he said, I can imagine that Ian Holloway has that result on people because after that I feel ten foot tall myself.

We deserved the win and could have scored more and on another day with better finishing some other team will be getting a spanking.

Millwall: Forde (Bywater 44), Fredericks, Malone, Shittu, Lowry, Martin, Bailey(Wright 61), Trotter(Abdou 69), Keogh, Morison, MaDonald,
subs not used, Feeney, Woolford, Beevers

Ipswich: Gerken, Cresswell, Chambers, Smith, Bierra, Edwardes(Taylor 62), Skuse, Murphy, McGoldrick, Tunncliffe, Hyam(Tabb 12)(Nouble 73)
subs not used, Loach, Anderson, Hunt, Mings

20/1/14 DJ Campbell joins the Lions on loan and teams up with his old Blackpool manager. With a spot fixing charge and a court case hanging over his head he is carrying some baggage. Hopefully it wont stop him banging them in.
Shuan Williams joins the Lions as we pay MK Dons a quarter of a million.
28/1/14 League Game 27 Millwall 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1 att; 10,624 

What a game that was.

We could have won it, we could have lost it
It was a good battling display but not sharp up front, I'll take the draw.

What a game that was, it even had a opposition goal keeper that tried to referee the match. Kirkland the goal keeping ref made a superb save from Steve Morison just after the start of the second half nothing could beat him to new loan signing DJ Campbell come on as a sub and scored close range with his head while Steve Morion was laying injured on the six yard line. Morison recovered and finished the game. He worked hard all night and I would say he was our man of the match. It would have have been magical if he has scored our winning goal but instead we were treated to a corner flag scuffle where all 22 players were involved, Lowry was sent off and so was one of theirs, that's Lowry now out for three games.

Bucketing down with rain, Morison injured, but we equalise as Campbell scores

The Summary:
I enjoyed it. A high tempo game with mistakes and Sheffield Wednesday falling over a lot.Our midfield could have done better and we had some scares in front of goal. Danny Shittu handled their big lump up front and had a decent game..
The Den was loud and proud and referee decisions made it louder. We should have had at least one penalty and god know how he missed a blatant sly and deliberate hand ball by Kirkland when he was well outside of his box. It should have been a red.

One of them plastic bottles landing on the pitch away from any play but Kirkland made a drama out of it and passed it to the ref. I suppose that once again this will get Millwall back in the dock.  

Millwall: Bywater, Fredericks, Shittu, Lowry, Malone, Trotter, Bailey(Williams 60), Keogh(Campbell 56), Woolford, Martin(Feeney 65), Morison

Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Llere, Loovens(Lavery 45), Onyewu, Palmer, McPhail (Coke 59), Lee, Helan, 
Semedo, Maguire

Goals, Campbell 80
          Coke 69

2/2/14 Lowry's ban withheld and he will serve a four match ban, Ian Holloway is not happy
That's 26 points
There's been a lot going on, January window last few days
DJ Campbell arrives on loan from Blackburn
Shaun Williams joins Millwall after signing from MK Downs 
Liam Trotter leaves Millwall and joins Bolton on loan
Andy Keogh leaves Millwall and joins Blackpool on loan
We sign Simeon Jackson to end of the season after he become a free agent from German club Eintracht B.
Ed Upson signs from Yeovil on a two and half contract.

1/2/14 League Game 28 Millwall 0 Reading 3 att:11,174 away 1200 'ish

That's still 26 points and still stuck near the bottom

I was hopeful going to this game that we might scrounge a draw against play off placed Reading but we had nothing to offer in the way of goals to at least give us a point. When Byfield in goal failed to grab hold or clear a lofted ball and we concede our first, I knew then it as going to be one of them days.

We give it ago

Make no mistake we did try to get something from this game but once Ian Holloway on 70 minutes took off Beevers and put on Marquis and new signing Shaun Williams is moved from the Midfield to the centre back roll we were weak in midfield and Reading quickly scored another two goals and that was that. I cannot get my head around this tactic and I know it was the reason we lost this game 3-0.
It all seemed strange to me and I think that Ian Holloway jumped the gun and what he done was something that you would do in the last five minutes when you are chasing the game but with 20 minutes to go we was still in it and who knows? we could have nicked one.

That's another home loss.

Millwall: Bywater, Beevers,(Marquis 70), Shittu, Malone, Fredericks, Woolford, Wright,(Martin 58), Feeney(Easter 58),  Williams, Campbell, Morison
subs not used, Gerrar, Abdou, Robinson, Dunne

Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Gorkss, Pearce, Obita, McAnuff, McCleary, Akpan(Taylor 33), Williams, Le Fondre(Robson-Kanu), Pogrebnyak(Blackman 82),
subs not used, Hector, Drenthe, Kelly, Federici

Goals, Pogebnyak 39, Pearce, Williams

Burnley away for the next one. On the cards this looks tough but you never know we could sneak a 1-0 win
8/2/14 League Game 29 Burnley 3 Millwall 1 att:11,502 we take 365

That's Sean Dyche keeping up with his wins against us. That's one win in our last eleven games.

Sorry to say, this was expected. We just didn't have it in us to get anything from this game and all though we took the lead when Woolford finished well in the 27th minute Burnley who are flying in this division proved to be just too strong.
That's six goals conceded in the last two games which may well be the product of a unsettled back line with Lowry's suspension and Beevers injury. Shittu even missed this one and Paul Robinson found himself back in defence after being away from the team for the last seven games.We did have a spell of chances late in the goal but not even lady luck come our way.

Millwall: Bywater, Robinson, Williams, Malone, Fredericks, Campbell, Martin(Jackson), Abdou(Chaplow), Woolford, Upson(McDonald 68), Morison
subs not used, Gerrer, Feeney, Easter, Dunne

Goal, Woolford 27

Burnley: Heaton, Shackell, Duff, Mee, Trippier, Kightly, Marney, Jones, Arfield(Stanislas 84), Ings(Wallace 89), Vokes(Barnes 76)
subs not used, Cisak, Long, Edgar, Treacy

Goals, Ings 29, 62   Marney 45

11/2/14 League Game 30 Yeovil 1 Millwall 1 att:4,463  416 take the trip

There's heavy rain and floods in Somerset

We started this game with four strikers and a formation of 4-2-3-1 and the plan was to all work for each other,I think it's nearly there, Bolton beware.

League table after this game, the bottom seven

18 Birmingham 33 points
19 Bolton         29 points
20 Doncaster   29 points
21 Millwall      27 points
22 Charlton      24 points
23 Barnsley      22 points
24 Yeovil         21 points

There's something there, are the Lions beginning to put something together? It didn't seem it as Yeovil took the lead in the 64th minute but it didn't last long as Steve Morison scored with his head in the seventy fifth minute and pulled the game back to 1-1. We could have won it. 
The single point from this game doesn't seem much but Yeovil have dropped two after leading this 
game and as they are one of our threats we have got to be happy with that.

Alan Dunne come on for the last 15 minutes and plays at centre back, now that's a first.

Millwall: Forde, Fredericks, Malone, Williams, Shittu, Chaplow(Dunne 71), Campbell(Easter 72), McDonald, Morison, Woolford, Jackson(Feeney 60)
subs not used, Bywater, Robinson, Abdou, Martin
Goal, Morison 75

Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Duffy, Webster, McAlistar, Lawrence(Morgan 84), Edwards, Lundstram, Grant(Ralls 53), Moore 57)(Hayter, Miller
subs not used Dunn, Dawson, Lanzoni, Foley
Goal, Ralls 64

We play Bolton tomorrow

This has got to be won.I sense that things are starting to come together. Millwall have not been playing in a stiff, scared to lose type of way, in fact the opposite, I wouldn't say cavalier but we are finding chances and with a Ian Holloway's tactic of playing four or five strikers, goals I'm sure will flow. We have been lively but we do concede and that is probably the product of leaving our self exposed at the back due to half the team playing up front.This system can work as long as we are disciplined and put the effort in to cover most of the pitch. Individual mistakes will leave us short. There will be a game when we all click and I'm hoping it will start tomorrow

15/2/14 League Game 31 Millwall 1 Bolton 1 att: 10,007

Prelude to a busy game

I found a pound coin in the car park before this game and I took it as a lucky sign. Looking back on the game I am wondering if it was, after all we didn't lose but if it wasn't for Martyn Woolford coming up yet again with one of his well taken goals we could have lost. With four strikers on the pitch for most of the second half we tried to pull the game back to 1-1 after Bolton had scored in the 15th minute but yet again it was Woolford who knows where the goal is. Bolton's goalwas due to the fact that Alan Dunne played at centre half while Paul Robinson sat on the bench. Not to sure what Robinson thinks of that but if it was me I'll be gutted. Alan Dunne didn't get near the ball for Bolton's headed goal.

We tried and tried again

Overall it was a busy game and Bolton looked like they came for a point and I think they were surprised to take the lead. In the second half Danny Shittu accidentally handled the ball in side the box and Bolton were awarded a penalty but David Forde was equal to it as he went to his right and smothered the ball. We turned the volume up after that and eventually the four strikers worked out what they should be doing only for our top scorer Woolford to sneak in and score from a tight angle and cue: we all went bonkers. I still wonder about bringing on another three strikers all at once because it seemed to take 10 minutes till they sorted their selves out and worked out what they were supposed to be doing, it's a good job that Woolford does. I was surprised that Upson was subbed as he and Williams looked good in midfield. It may seem that I have been critical on a few things but it was my observations on some aspects of the game but overall I see the signs of things to come. As I said I enjoyed the game and we looked lively throughout the whole match and on another day some team will get a spanking.

Bolton's "hardcore" gang of ten are kept in the naughty boys corner

That's two without defeat and the lowest crowd in the Championship on the day.

Millwall: Forde, Shittu, Dunne, Malone, Fredericks, Easter(McDonald 56), Martin(Campbell 56), Woolford, Upson(Jackson 56), Williams, Morison,
subs not used, Robinson, Bywater, Feeney, Powell,
Goal: Woolford 82

Bolton: Bogdan, Mills, Baptise, Wheater, Ream, Pratley(Chung-Yong Lee 89), Eagles(Danns 73), Davies(Knight 79), Medo, Spearing, Jutkiewicz
subs not used, White, Hall, Vela, Lonergan
Goal: Jutkiewicz 15
Jack Smith, Josh Wright and Justin Hoyte have been made available to go out on loan.
Paul Robinson may be made available to go out on loan to get some match fitness. Ian Holloway still wants Robbo as part of his sqaud and is happy with him.

We sign an Argentinian on a free. Left back Dederico Bessone who was with Messi at Barcelona joins the Lions and is keen to start. Ian Holloway is a fan and he states that he will help him achieve his vision. 
21/2/14 11.45pm Times are a changing. I believe that we are just hours away of producing a win up in Yorkshire. We should have beat Bolton, we were energetic and looked dangerous in front of goal. The free flowing football is refreshing and the team is adapting to 'Ollie's way but I'm not sure we the supporters all are yet. Some of us are but there's still a few moaners.

22/2/14 League Game 32 Barnsley att: 1 Millwall 0 we take over 500

Well that all went pear shape and there's only 14 games to go

Federico Bessone comes on in the 85th minute and is quickly booked.

Dear oh dear oh dear!  We go 1-0 down in only the 4th minute to a Barnsley side that have done nothing all season so we should turn this game around. It wasn't to be and once again multi substitutions and the appearance of all the strikers on the pitch still couldn't muster a goal between them. We are in a relegation dogfight and need heart, desire and the Millwall way from now on in. We are not Barcelona and we must change our play to survive in this tough division. All the pretty fancy Holloway stuff has it's place but not at the moment.

Enough said, apart from a few players get slagged off by some of the 500 odd travelling Wall. Steve Morison and Scott Malone give some back. Malone apologies after the game, but did he have to?

Millwall: Forde, Malone (Bessone 85), Lowry, Shittu, Fredericks, McDonald (Jackson 73), Campbell, Woolford, Upson (Feeney 57), Williams, Morison,

subs not used, Bywater, Abdou, Dunne, Easter

Barnsley: Steele, Kennedy, Cranie, Ramage, Hunt, O'Brien, Mellis (Dawson 45), Frimpong, Jennings, O'Grady, Proschwitz (Shea 83),

Goal, O'Brien 4

subs not used, Turner, Cywka, Lawrence, Woods, McCourt

Owen Garvan signs on loan from Crystal Palace. This Palace player fell out with Holloway last year but it seems they have kissed and made up.
1/3/14 League Game 33 Millwall 0 Brighton and the referee 1 att:12,149

A Brighton player falls over and Danny Shittu concedes a penalty. The referee was absolutely duped and couldn't wait to give Brighton a helping hand. I have noticed this particularly more this season as the opposition seems to get more favourable decisions. Is this a Football League decision, or am I being stupid? Maybe I am, maybe the referee's have a pre-conception of the stereo type Millwall and think that oh! this is a nasty place I must help the visitors. It could well be.

David Forde goes the wrong way. We lost this game due to Brighton being awarded a very soft penalty kick.

The defeats continue.There is another way to look at it, we lost this game because we are not being able to score or not being able to set someone up to score. We dominated this game but apart from Jermaine Easter hitting the crossbar we had no clear cut chances unless my memory fails me. This is a common theme that has been with us for most of the season and it was on full view today. McDonald's finishing was woeful and it seems like it's a big mystical secret of the art of scoring a goal that the players have never learned. A few weak shots made it into the arms of the Brighton keeper and a few powerful shots flew wide or over which got us excited but not much else. As it was said on one of the Millwall Forums "you have to score to win games, we don't"

Get in that net
Ian Holloway
I did feel that our performance deserved more. He saw spirit and said that's more like it, the effort from the team was unbelievable. 

We did put the effort in, it wasn't a bad performance but we have not got the forwards who can beat players or move into space and create that something special.

On the plus side every team below us got beat soundly and it seems that we were only team that took the game to the opposition and could have come away with some kind of a result. To the referee I say,don't come back down here again.

Millwall: Forde, Lowry (McDonald 59), Shittu, Malone, Fredericks, Garvan, Woolford, Upson, Williams, Easter (Morison 58), Jackson (Feeney 72), 
subs not used, Abdou, Beevers, Bywater, Dunne

Brighton: Keuszcak, Bruno, Upson, Ward, Greer, Orlandi (March 79), Stephens, Andrews, Lingard (Caskey 65), Lopez (Buckley 58), Ulloa, 
subs not used, Calderon, Dunk, Rodriques, Brezovan

Goal: Lopez 39 a right dodgy penalty

Referee, Geoff Eltringham

8/3/14 League Game 34 Derby 0 Millwall 1 att:22,835 which includes the glorious 500

*31 points*

This makes for a happy weekend, a win at last and a win away. Steve Morison scores.

We have not been having the luck and we have been threatening to beat somebody and under different circumstances it could have been Bolton or Brighton but to beat the leagues top scoring side and also keep a clean sheet is "get out the rum bottle time".

I cannot say it didn't surprise me as I thought, why not. We have been unlucky but also we have been trying recently to get a result and today it come off. We get them quiet and frustrated them and ended up with a few injuries and all they done was moan about us wasting time. Us, wasting time? they are having a laugh. I think our injury list speaks for it self and to finish the game in the last few minutes with ten men as we had used up all our subs adds extra weight against the wasting time rantings of Derby County
 Lee Martin put in a superb cross in the 61st minute and Steve Morison rose above the Derby defence and this was enough to take all three points and 3rd place Derby beaten. Ian Holloway said after this game that Paul Robinson is Millwall through and through as he come on for a injured Danny Shittu in the 56th minute and played like his old self and put in a very good shift. Holloway said he will start Tuesday against Blackpool at their place.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu (Robinson 56), Lowry, Malone, Garvan, Martin (Woolford 65), Upson, Williams, Campbell (Chaplow 75), Morison
subs not used, Bywater, Fredericks, Jackson, Abdou

Goal: Morison 61

Derby: Grant, Wisdom, Forsyth, Hendrick (Ward 62), Keogh, Buxton, Bryson, Hughes, Sammon (Bennett 80), Bamford, Dawkins (Russell 63), 

subs not used, Legzdins, Eustace, Whitbread, Thorne
11/3/14 League Game 35 Blackpool 1 Millwall 0 att: 12.412 we take about 300

Still *31 points*

Feeling good didn't last long, that's eleven games to go  
we are still just above the bottom three

Paul Robinson starts
That emotion of buzzing after a win lasted three days as we lost this game psychologically. In the second half we were produced a flat nothing type display. It should have been cut and tried first half when Steve Morison had his penalty kick saved and we hit the woodwork twice. Blackpool had not won in eighteen and it just happened to be good old Millwall who provided them with the three points.

Blackpool scored in the 34th minute and went into the break with the lead. We couldn't believe it and it showed second half as we produced nigh on nothing. Morison went off with a shoulder injury early second half which didn't help as we appeared to have  no plan B. All in All back to the gloom, and hoping for a win home to Charlton Saturday.

Millwall: Forde, Bessone (Onyedinma 64), Lowry, Robinson, Fredericks, Williams, Upson, Martin (Chaplow 75), Garvan, Woolford, Morison (Jackson 57)

Blackpool: Gilks, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Broadfoot, McMahon, Bishop (Haroun 89), Basham, Perkins, Haliday, Fuller (Davis 60), Goodwillie
After Morison's injury Ian Holloway fills the gap

14/3/14 Austrian striker Stefan Maierhofer joins the Lions on a short term contract. I do believe he has been with out a club since last summer. He has played for his home nation and turned out for Bayern Munich and Rapid Vienna and it was while he was at Vienna he had his best spell scoring 24 goals in 38 starts. He played twice for Wolves in the Premiership and scored in a 3-1 defeat. He's tall, nearly 6ft 8''
in his socks.

Charlton tickets going like hot cakes. Friday lunch time only block 20 in the Dockers and only the lower Cold Blow Lane. I suppose that this will mean the "big gamers" will be there ruining the atmosphere with their abuse and moaning and leaving early.

15/3/14 League Game 36 Millwall 0 Charlton 0 att: 16,102  away support, 2,431

*32 points*

The biggest home crowd of the season. 
We hardly mustered a shot but Charlton was even worse

I suppose it was on the cards that this would be a 0-0 but I didn't give it thought. I desperately  wanted us to win it and that was my thinking before the game. The hi-light of the game was watching young Fred Onyedinma shine and dazzle as he was mine and everybody else's man of the match. He had no fear as he sparkled out wide or cutting inside and generally had Charlton on the back foot. He looked a good player and a goal threat and can only get better.

Not this time, young Fred down

The rest of the team were their normal selves and done about the same as they done at Blackpool which wasn't very much. Our new signing Stefan Maierhofer come on early in the second half and done al-right. He looked skilful and because of his large size gave the Charlton defence something to think about. I can see him scoring in this division.

With Charlton having five strung out across the back we had no hope of poking one in

With Charlton sitting bottom they done nothing which was thankful because once again scoring a goal for Millwall is a mystery and a forgotten art. What's more to a point we couldn't get into a decent goal scoring position. Morison managed a glancing header which was scrambled away and I cannot think of much else. All in all a poor game but I suppose relegation slog outs are not for the connoisseur. 
The other two teams below us lost so this result could have been worse.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne (Fredericks), Robinson, Lowry, Williams, Upson (Maierhofer), Garvan, Jackson (McDonald), Onyedinma, Woolford, Morison
subs not used, Beevers, Malone, Marquis, Bywater

Charlton: Hamer, Wilson, Morrison, Dervite, Wiggins, Pritchard (Church), Poyet, Jackson, Harriot, Ajdarevic (Cousins), Sordell, (Ghoochannejhad),
subs not used, Green, Wood, Thuram-ullen, Nego
22/3/14  League Game 37 Leeds 2 Millwall 1 att: 23,211

Ian Holloway's 13 cup finals are not going to plan. That's four and it's not looking good

V Derby County won 1-0
v Blackpool lost 1-0
v Charlton draw 0-0
v Leeds lost 2-1          That's 4 points out of 12 and we take a relegation spot

I have said this a few times recently " we should have got something from this game" and apart from conceding two soft goals. I know enough to say this was a decent away display and with some lady luck coming our way Leeds were there for the taking. It wasn't to be and Leeds supporters walked home the knowledge that they had survived conceding three or four goals, if they are honest enough.

Birmingham at home Tuesday night and I just hope our tactics are right.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Lowry, Beevers, Upson (Campbell 59), Garvan, Woolford, Onyedinma (Jackson 59), Marquis (Maierhofer 58), McDonald

subs not used, Bywater, Fredericks, Abdou,

Goal: Campbell 73

Leeds: Butland, Byram (Wootton 89), Pearce, Lees, Pugh, Mowatt (Tonge 84), Murphy, Austin, Wickham (Hunt 86), McCormack, Smith

subs not used, Cairns, Warnock, Poleon, Stewart

Goals: Smith 19, McCormack 41

25/3/14 League Game 38 Millwall 2 Birmingham 3 att:9,268

"Ollies" Cup Final no 5--still not looking good as we take bottom spot

This was a must win game, just like the rest of them but alas we done Birmingham a favour and gifted them the three points. We are such a easy touch these days its embarrassing. We are playing with effort but we don't know how to win a game. This is when writing a blog is depressing as you need to recall the game in your mind and this is when the "long face" kicks in. Defend we cannot and we miss chances like it's going out of fashion. I suppose that's a improvement as awhile ago we wasn't creating chances so there must a time when we start banging them in.

Trying to bang one in

We go to the foot of the league table after this home defeat and if we don't improve drastically we are going down, We changed or shape for this one and had a few chances to take the lead but didn't and Birmingham took the lead in the eighteenth when a low driving shot beat David Forde. Steve Morison scored at last in the 30th minute and yesssssss, that's have another one. Five minutes later Birmingham got another one and then another one and cue the "long face" We should have a penalty after a blatant handball but we didn't but we were awarded one in the 88th and Jackson buried it.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne (Beevers 45), Robinson, Lowry (Jackson 45), Fredericks, Abdou, Garvan, Woolford, Morison, Campbell (Maierhofer 61), McDonald
subs not used,
Goals: Morison 30m, Jackson(pen) 88

Birmingham: Randolph, Blackett, Martin, Robinson, Caddis, Shinnie, Ibe (Ferguson 86), Reilly, Spector, Burke, Zigic

Goals: Ibe 18, Shinnie 35, Zigic 52


Carlos Edwardes signs on loan from Ipswich to the end of the season

29/3/14 League Game 39 Millwall 2 Blackburn 2 att: 8,840

Not much of a crowd for this one as those that believed that we could stay up made the journey and turned up.


Lowest league gate of the season for "Ollies" cup tie number 6

So close, we nearly had the whole three points but if only we could defend. Two soft goals conceded, and it seems like things will never change. We blew a 2-1 lead going in to the final few minutes of this game as ten men Blackburn pressure and take a point. The atmosphere in the den It would be happy if we had that ref for every game as he awarded us two penalties scored by Shaun Williams and Simeon Jackson. Williams scores from the spot on 57 minutes as Steve Morison is fouled in the box by Grant Henle; Williamsy who cops a red card. The second penalty come with minutes to go and we thought we had the game, but ten men Blackburn didn't give up and made us panic and with no Shittu to command the defence we flapped, panicked and conceded.

Pressure from the Lions

We have over ten players injured and Danny Shittu is one of them. He is the one we miss the most as we are not commanding our box and suffering by conceding goals that are on the soft side. Ian Holloway seem to make more orthodox substitutions which mad us more balanced and we had good possession  and more of the ball in the midfield throughout the game. That's five goals scored in the last three games but only one point.

When Ian Holloway took over for the 25th  game of the season Millwall were in this position:

Bottom six
Charlton 24 pts, Sheff Wed 22 pts, Lions 22 pts, Doncaster 21 pts, Yeovil 17 pts, Barnsley 17 pts

Holloway's record:
Game 25 L, Game 26 W, Game 27 D, Game 28 L, Game 29 L, Game 30 D, Game 31 D, Game 32 L,
Game 33 L, Game 34 W, Game 35 L, Game 36 D, Game 37 L, Game 38, L Game 39 D

Two wins in 15 games plus 5 draws = 11 points

Millwall: Forde, Beevers, Lowry, Williams(Malone 82), Fredericks, Onyedinma (Jackson 59), Garvan, Abdou, Edwards (Maierhofer 83), Mcdonald, Morison,
subs not used. Bywater, Upson, Robinson, Woolford

Goals: Williams 57 pen, Jackson 88 pen

Blackburn: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Dunn (Taylor 59), Conway, Evans, Williamson, Varney, Rhodes (King 76),
subs not used, Dabo, Olsson, Cairney, Eastwood, Kane

Goals: Keane 65, King 90


Alan Dunne gets the Captains armband has he proves to the team and Ian Holloway that he is the man for the job as he rips into the players with a few choice words as Holloway's "first team" is done 6-0 by Holloway's 'reserves.
5/4/13 League Game 40 Nottingham Forest 1 Millwall 2 att:20,077  'following us 625

"CUP TIE NO 7"                                          36 pts

Lets win at Wigan Tuesday night and these three points will seem twice as good

Ian Holloway talked about the last seven games and how we need to win five. A long shot I know but we have started with a win and only four more to go. Is this a false dawn or has how fortune turned?
I think we have been playing better and I have said in early posts and we finally get a result from it. We had a few changes for this one with Nicky Bailey back in the side, the Hof started as did Scott Malone. The Lions first goal came in the 18th minute when a powered shot from Malone took a wicked deflection and the Forest keeper had no chance of keeping it out. We scored another before half time when a beauty of a shot from Lee Martin who had been ill in the morning curled into the bottom corner. The whistle went and we were close to a nose bleed going in at half time with a 2-0 lead. Forest pulled one back in the second half and although we still had chances Forest made it interesting waiting for that final whistle. It's still tight down there but we have gave our self a chance.

Millwall: Forde, Edwards (Robinson 79), Dunne, Beevers, Malone, Garvan, Bailey (McDonald 72), Martin, Woolford, Upson, Maierhofer (Robinson 61)

subs not used. Bywater, Williams, Abdou, Jackson

Goals: Malone 19, Martin 39

Forest: Darlow, Harding, Halford (Wilson 40), Collins, Jara, Osborn, Greening (Henderson 69), Peltier, Majewski (Lansbury), Paterson, Mackie

subs not used, De Vries, Derbyshire, Gomis, Cox

Goal: Paterson 53

Bottom 8
Huddersfield p 40 pts 46
Birmingham p 40 pts 43
Doncaster p 40 pts 43
Blackpool p 40 pts 42
Charlton p 38 pts 38
Barnsley p 39 pts 36
Millwall p 40 pts 36
Yeovil p 40 pts 35

8/4/14  Championship Game 41 Wigan 0 Millwall 1 att: 14,124  we take 327

What I read on the message boards after this second away win on the spin

"I'll kiss Holloway's arse if he gets us out of this

He can borrow my girlfriend for the night
Me? I'll be well happy
The Lions battle to avoid relegation and hopefully it's not to late. Watford at home Saturday and dare I say it"it's a must win"
We have got to follow on from these two fantastic away wins and beat Watford Saturday and then some decent results in the four games left after that. With Nicky Bailey back in the side after recovering from his back injury and with Ian Holloway sticking with the same side after the Forest win a sent of order and belief prevails. Alan Dunne is wearing the captains arm band and is doing his part to rally the troops. Dunne does amaze me how he keeps bouncing back. Under a succession of managers he has been looked at then dropped from the team as a first team regular but he all ways makes his way back into the team through hard work and the willingness to play different roles.   He's playing at centre back these days and he is doing well. I am sure if he was asked he would even play in goal.
I haven't felt much pride in the team all season but along with the "chink of light" it's started to show itself within the team and within me. Hopefully it will last. I didn't give up and it looks like nor did the players that played in the last two games. Hopefully, let's not mess it up and fight to finish the season strong. 

That's game eight of Ian Holloway's thirteen cup finals and the tally so far is L3 D2 W3 with no defeats in the last three.
The last eight, way down there
Huddersfield P 41 pts 46
Birmingham P 41 pts 43
Doncaster P 41 pts 43
Blackpool P 41 pts 42
Charlton P 39 pts 41
Millwall P 41  pts 39
Barnsley P 40 pts 36
Yeovil P 41 pts 35

Millwall: Forde,  Edwards (Fredericks 45), Dunne, Beevers, Malone, Garvan, Bailey, Martin, Woolford, Upson (Williams 66), Maierhofer (Morison 67),

subs not used, Bywater, McDonald, Robinson, Jackson

Goal: Edwards 22

Wigan: Carson, Barnett, Boyce, Beausejour, Kiernan, Waghorn, Collison, McClean (Powell 63), McEachran (McArthur 45), Maloney, Maynard (Fortune 45),

subs not used, McManaman, Rogne, Nicholls, Caldwell

12/4/14  Championship Game 42  Millwall 2 Watford 2 att:10,851 away 1369

It was only a draw but it felt like a win

We didn't pull off a home win to compliment our recent away success it still sent me home happy wondering if we could continue this undefeated run when we go far up north to Middlesboro next Saturday.

I enjoyed that, well apart from conceded the two goals and going through some agonising last few minutes after Watford took the lead late on. It looked like another home defeat but the Lions are now playing with a new found vigour and chances late, late on eventually provided the winner from goal scoring machine Martyn Woolford. Equalising deep into added time put us through the ringer and those last few minutes and the feeling of"'another home defeat'" was on the brink of returning when, goal! and the Den went into orbit.

Pressure, as we put one in

Back in the side Nicky Bailey played a decent role in producing a Millwall non-stop 'up and at em type of display that made sure we pushed right to the end of the game, it paid off. That's four without defeat and all the other results went our way and this one point could cancel out any better goal difference from our close opposition, because after all ours is crap'

That's "Ollies" cup tie number nine and so far it reads WLDLLDWWD, three of everything.

Millwall: Forde, Beevers, Edwards, Dunne, Malone, Garvan(Morison 45), Bailey, Martin (Jackson 62), Woolford, Williams, Maierhofer (Easter 74)

subs not used, Bywater, Federicks, Robinson, Abdou

goals: Morison 64, Woolford 90

Watford: Almunia, Ekstrand, Angella, Hoban, Tozser, McGugan (Murray 83), Abdi, Faraoni, Riera (Pudil 67), Anya (Forestieri 47), Deeney

subs not used, Bond, Ranegie, Merkel, Beikalem

goals: McGugan 17, Abdi 86

19/4/14 Championship Game 43 Middlesbrough 1 Millwall 2 att:15,342, we take 335

"Ollies" cup final number 10
We carry on winning away and the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be brighter, and closer. Anybody with Millwall connections was buzzing after this win and my work place was full of smiley faces, a glorious win.

The big fella scored a couple with his nut and had time and composure to pick his spot on both occasions.


We deserved this victory and three wins and two draws from the last five games is good, in fact it's very good considering that Holloway said "we can win five of our last seven games. This win took us out of the bottom three and surprised a few pundits. Did it surprise me? no, I always believe that we can beat anybody and when you have a centre forward who can use his nut with such precision anything is possible. I should add that the Midfield gives me confidence and Martyn Woolford on another day he will add to his goal scoring tally as he came very close today.  We are close to doing that and bring on Doncaster Monday, lets have a good Bank Holiday..

Millwall: Forde, Edwards, Malone, Bailey, Beevers, Dunne, Martin, Williams (Morison 62), Garvan (McDonald 85), Maierhofer (Abdou 72), Woolford

subs not used, Bywater, Robinson, Easter, Jackson

Goals, Maierhofer 16, 30

Middlesbrough: Konstantopoulos, Omeruo, Chalobah, Tomlin, Adomah, Butterfield (Williams 61), Woodgate, Ledesma, Graham, Whitehead (Friend 85), Leadbitter (Main 73)

subs not used, Steele, Varga, Hines, Morris

Goal, Ledesma 80


David Forde receives suporters player of the year award 

26/4/14 Championship Game 45 QPR 1 Millwall 1 att: 15,725 we take about 1200

We nearly come to close to losing this game and that would have been adjust. We gave high flying Rangers a run for their money and on another day we could have took a 2-0 lead and perhaps nicked all three points.

League Game 45, our unbeaten run continues
That's seven games undefeated

Only one game to go and we are still not safe. Their is a few permutations  regarding the outcome of this relegation battle but we really only have one target and that is to beat Bournemouth this coming Saturday and we are safe. If Doncaster or Birmingham lose we are safe but let's not rely on others and carry on with our unbeaten run, I know we can do it, end of.

QPR knew that had been in a game with us as once again we didn't give up and played the game right up to the final whistle, We had chances from the first whistle and good possession throughout the game and should have scored at least another goal. A penalty that never was gave QPR the lead and after that they were singing that they was sending us down, Bang! a Scott Malone equaliser with minutes to go shut them up and we finished the game with a point but it could have been all three.

Millwall: Forde, Malone, Beevers, Dunne, Edwards, Bailey, Williams, Martin (Morison 16), Garvan (McDonald 65), Woolford (Jackson 53) Maierhofer

QPR: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Barton, Carroll, Benayoun (Hollett 63), Morrison, Kranjcar (Zamora 74), Austin (Doyle 84

3/5/14  Championship Game 46 Millwall 1 Bournemouth 0 att:15,779

And No! we are not going down with the Yeovil

48 points last eight games DWWDWDDW
Game 13 of 13 "Ollie's Cup Finals"

Bournemouth fans sing 'you are going down with the Yeovil. They don't know us do they?
Two days of drunken daze followed this one, then I remembered that we have just avoided relegation and not won promotion so two days was enough. Up the Wall

A while back, seven games ago to be precise Ian Holloway wanted four games to be won and a odd draw. This mounted to thirteen points and enough to keep us up. We done all that was required and earn't a few extra points on top. We finished the season unbeaten in eight games and have the third best current form in the division.

A bit of a knees up, John Berylson and David Forde light up a cigar

Martyn Woolford scores again to finish the season with nine goals and it could have been more as he had other chances within this game. Maierhofer come close, Morison hit the woodwork, Jackson come close (twice), Scott Malone executed a superb scissor kick that the Bournemouth keeper finger tipped away. Bournemouth had three or four chances but David Forde was in good shot stopping form and kept them at bay. The Den was electric and with the 2nd best home gate of the season Bournemouth knew they had been in a game and the single goal won the game. We started this game with us the supporters and the team knowing that to keep our season safe we had to win this one. That we done with a spirited and battling display and deserved to take the three points. We did rush things at times playing with high energy and constant pressure it did mean that a rushed bad pass looks twice as ugly.  Missing some very good chances kept a edge to the game as we defended just a single goal lead and with the Den loud and proud we welcomed the final whistle. Thanks to the players and Ian Holloway who contributed to this amazing finish to the season, for me it goes a long way to make up for the dismal performances that went before.

In the end others lost and we had a gap of four points between us and Doncaster who occupies the 3rd relegation spot.
48 pts Millwall 
46 pts Blackpool 
44 pts Birmingham 
44 pts Doncaster   
39 pts Barnsley
37 pts Yeovil
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The team for this one was much about the same as the recent other games but still no Lee Martin.

Let the party begin

 Millwall: Forde, Edwards, Dunne, Beevers (Robinson 34), Malone, Bailey, Williams, Morison, Garvan, Woolford, Maierhofer (Jackson)

subs not used, Bywater, Abdou, Easter, McDonald

Goal: Woolford 29

Bournemouth: Camp, Daniels, Cook, Ephick, Smith (Francis), Fraser (Pitman 72), O'Kane (McDonald 45), Surman, Ritchie, Kermorgant

subs not used, Allsop, Pugh, Harte, Coulibaly

Bournemouth's No.1 scorer and ex Millwall player Lewis Grabban didn't travel. I have been told "he needs to man up"
That's the lot for this season apart from David Forde has been voted supporters player of the season.