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Poll: What do you make of Steve Lomas' arrival at Millwall?

MILLWALL'S search for a new manager is finally over with the news that Steve Lomas has decided to leave St Johnstone and take up the reins at The Den.

Given that he is a former West Ham captain, the 39-year-old's appointment has provoked a mixed reaction – but are you prepared to put the past to one side?

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40 thoughts on “Poll: What do you make of Steve Lomas' arrival at Millwall?

  • June 6, 2013 at 21:25
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    I would have preferred "the right man" to be someone without an affinity to the Vermin, but I don't want to put my name to any of the 3 available voting options. Only time will tell whether Mr Lomas as manager is a good/bad appointment. I'll be supporting Millwall long after Mr Lomas's reign comes to an end, and there was never much I could do about who got the job of replacing Mr Jackett. It is what it is! I certainly don't want Mr Lomas to fail...... I want Millwall to succeed.

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    • June 6, 2013 at 21:45
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      @Lord Piggy: I'm sure the vermin would have not preferred an affinity to us, but Allardyce aint done bad for them. And as you have wisely said it's about us getting behind the team, not any one man!!...... YOU LIONS!!!!!!

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    • June 7, 2013 at 01:48
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      @Lord Piggy: For those of you that have none this is a largely common sense comment.

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    • June 9, 2013 at 12:59
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      @Lord Piggy:

      Steve Lomas what can you say
      we could have got anyone Which we have done
      instead we got a manager that is managing somebody like a second division team in England But
      in the Scottish Premier
      But Millwall did not want to spend more compensation than they got from Wolves
      So that ruled out a Manager with a bit of knowledge about the div the players etc
      Uwe Rosler Karl Robinson Gary Johnson to name a few could go on .
      I am glad i never purchased a season Ticket and wont be purchasing a membership either
      Berylsson comments in the Evening Standard friday if you dont like it Tough and don"t come
      to the Den. Well the general feeling is THEY WILL NOT BE COMING !!!!!!! So dig deep in your
      back pockets and pay the difference.
      + He has VERMIN ROOTS enough said
      The Waller

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  • June 6, 2013 at 21:31
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    The club could of chose anyone

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    • June 7, 2013 at 13:00
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      @Big Millwall:

      "The club could have chose anyone"

      Yep because all the best managers in Europe were dying to manage us.

      Steve Lomas is an ambitious young manager from a, socially, similar background to most of our fans who has already made it perfectly clear that he knows how we want our players playing.

      That seems a good enough choice for me but please feel free to apply for a refund on your season ticket if you're not willing to get behind him and the team in what will be a crucial year in our history.

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      • June 8, 2013 at 11:07
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        @SE16 Wall:

        All I was saying is the club could of chose anyone, I will get behind the team and manager as i always do, people that are asking for a refund probably haven't enjoyed going Millwall for some time now, to blame the appointment of Lomas for wanting a refund is pathetic, the club seemed to of overlooked the fans a bit with this appointment, they have upset a lot of our fans but they will get over it, it only took me a couple of minutes, I am exited to see how Lomas will get on, what style of football we will play, what players we will sign and mainly what dead wood he will get rid of, good luck to Lomas, like I have said before wanting Lomas to fail is wanting us to fail and that would be stupid!.

        Sorry if you misunderstood and thank you for the offer of getting a refund on my season ticket, its to late now I'm in to deep, Millwall is etched into my heart.

        Steve Lomas welcome to a better life!

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  • June 6, 2013 at 21:34
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    GREAT COMMENT PIGGY , WHY WOULD ANY BODY WANT HIM TO FAIL , IF HE FAILS, MILLWALL FAIL AND NO REAL FAN WANTS THAT, IF US THE FANS DONT BACK HIM WHATS THE POINT

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  • June 6, 2013 at 21:40
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    He was doing his best to earn a living, the same as he'll be doing at 'Wall. Anyone would think he had stabbed somebody !

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  • June 6, 2013 at 21:50
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    I am open minded with the appointment only time will tell. Best of luck to Steve Lomas. If we're better than mid table I will be happy for the first year, but I fear the worst if the Board dont back him to the hilt, as the money is'nt there to improve things yet. let us see by christmas, or maybe the preseason friendlies, as to the boards commitment to the new man in charge

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  • June 6, 2013 at 22:02
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    lets get behind him and the team, give him a chance. if at xmas it's s*** we'll root the ginger little hammer out

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    • June 7, 2013 at 09:20
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      @steveyboy83: We cant get rid of him after 6 months if hes not doing well, give him a year let him settle and get the team he wants, set the U21s and the youth academy up properly and get more back room staff in as Amblers said he will do in a previous thread, you cant work miracles over night at our club, admittedly hes no kenny jackett and he'll never be seen in the same light as king kenny even if we won the champions league, just sit tight for a year and see where we stand

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      • June 7, 2013 at 11:03
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        Sensible shout that Banksy. He can't possibly transform the place in such a short time, unless he does a Spackman of course. It's got to be a project. The place is being rebuilt from youth to first team and it has to be done sensibly with stability.

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        • June 7, 2013 at 11:11
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          Unless he does as bad as Spackman I should have said.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 22:41
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    After my initial feeling of deflation I'm actually quite optimistic and wish him the best. He must have nads of steel to come and manage us and that counts for something with me. Let's hope he brings in fresh ideas and turns out to prove us all wrong. Hopefully he'll clear out all the dead wood and have faith in bringing young hungry players through. As always, like the past 37 years, I'm behind the club, let's hope for the best and get behind him.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 22:49
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    I'm willing to give him a chance, as I have with every new Millwall manager. Hopefully he won't get any abuse until/unless he properly deserves it.

    The last two years haven't been great and we knew something was needed to freshen things up. He obviously knows he needs to strengthen the side - its up to the club now to provide the proper resources.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 23:01
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    Forget the ex-hamster stuff, he's young, ambitious and knows exactly what we're all about, so let's get behind him & the team every week.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 23:07
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    Good luck to him

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  • June 7, 2013 at 00:46
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    The proof is in pudding, over to you Mr.Lomas.

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  • June 7, 2013 at 00:46
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    The proof is in the pudding, over to you Mr.Lomas.

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  • June 7, 2013 at 06:49
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    I think we should back him

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  • June 7, 2013 at 08:10
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    Just forget the whu thing good luck Steve

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  • June 7, 2013 at 08:20
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    Right Steve Lomas is now the manager of Millwall FC lots are not happy some are okay with it, so lets get behind him and hope that our board has made the right appointment, we need to see what he does when he gets his feet under the table,

    We need to be having this conversation around the begining of October, but we may get some idea of whats to come if he moves into the transfere market then we will see if the club want sucess for the club as much as we do.

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  • June 7, 2013 at 08:25
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    We have to give him a chance, Lomas wasnt my first choice but neither was Jacket Some people didn't want Jackett when he took over and I admit I was one of them, and I was proved wrong he did a great job for us. Not everyone was going to be happy whoever we appointed. If he does a great job for us most people won't care about he past links.

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  • June 7, 2013 at 09:17
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    "COME ON YOU LIONS" Steve I hope you prove the doubters wrong, you have a hell of a job!!!!!

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  • June 7, 2013 at 09:44
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    If he succeeds he will very quickly become one of us, if he doesn't he will constantly be reminded of his former allegiance. Good luck Steve and COME ON YOU LIONS!

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  • June 7, 2013 at 09:53
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    Over many years we had connections to WestHam so why now do we have to behave like school kids...and deride the man. Harry Cripps, Billy Bonds, Jim Standen...why not grow up and accept what we have and get behind the man..Good luck Steve Lomas

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  • June 7, 2013 at 10:21
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    just found this http://sport.stv.tv/football/clubs/aberdeen/227250-the-99-spl-players-available-on-a-free-at-the-end-of-the-season/ pretty sure he could pull in any of these names, and there all on frees, some are pretty decent!

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  • June 7, 2013 at 10:21
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    Good luck to the ginger ninja f*** the west spam connection!! COYL

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  • June 7, 2013 at 11:59
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    "In 'shaggy' (apparently that's his nick name) we trust" Lets give the geezer a chance and get behind the boys. Lets not turn into a Blackburn or Newcastle and treat OUR manager in the same way they did (Keane/Allerdyce) from the off, which was disgusting.....We're better than that, lets face it, he is already showing the Lions traits and spirit already......."No one like him, No one likes him.... he don't care... " Come on lomas, show us what you've got boy! I for one will get behind you starting at Crawley Town on the 13th July.....COYL

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  • June 7, 2013 at 12:10
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    To the people thinking its a bad appointment - what is your logic? Because if it's purely because he played for West Ham 10 years ago, you are making yourself sound like a bunch of morons. And if you are prepared to vocalise your negative opinion and put banners up on the gates of the ground before the man has even arrived, then you don't have this club's best interests at heart.

    The fact he played for West Ham has nothing to do with his ability as a manager. If he succeeds or fails, nothing will be attributable to West Ham. This isn't WWE, its not like he has been planning this his whole life and at some point in the season he's going to rip off his suit to reveal a West Ham shirt. Do you seriously think he wants to come here and deliberately do the club an injustice? This is his career on the line here. He has sacrificed a cosy ride in the SPL to come here and prove himself under the spotlight - his fate is now tied to ours - if he doesn't do well, he will be back to square one in his managerial career, so he has a very personal interest in Millwall succeeding.

    And to those of you saying he doesn't have the experience or connections to do well in the Championship: A lot of you wanted Owen Coyle - he came from a very, very similar managerial background - leaving St Johnstone to come and manage in the Championship. We all know what he did with Burnley. Some of you have even said you would have preferred Warnock - do we have to list the amount of rival clubs he has been at before p*ssing off and leaving them in the sh*t?

    If you are going to have a negative opinion and you are prepared to sacrifice the club's chances of doing well to voice it - let's at least hear you come out and defend that opinion with some reasoning that actually makes sense. Otherwise, bite your tongue and get behind the team and the manager.

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    • June 7, 2013 at 12:36
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      @StanLDN:
      Well done, very well written thought out comment.... There will always be a section of the support that will never come round, I suppose that's the same for every club for whatever reason.

      Look at the list of players that have played for both clubs:
      Andy Impey, Anton Otulakowski, Benny Fenton, Brian Dear, Charles Ambler, Charlie Dove, Clive Allen, Dale Gordon, Dave Mangnall, David Forde, Dennis Burnett, Don Hutchison, Frank Neary, Fred Griffiths, Frederick Shreeve, Gary Alexander, Gary Bowes, Glen Johnson, Graham Paddon, Harry Cripps, Harry Obeney, Jack Burkett, Jim Standen, Kenny Brown, Lawrie Leslie, Lucas Neill, Moses Ashikodi, Neil Ruddock, Paul Allen, Paul Goddard, Peter Buchanan, Roger Cross, Teddy Sheringham, Tommy Moore, Tony Cottee, Wilf Phillips, Willie Stewart. Allerdyce played for us and is the current manager for West Ham. Wont mention Billey Bonds...doh!

      Like it not the fans on here talking nonsense about where he played etc, etc need to realize that there will always be a connection between the two clubs purely down the type of clubs we are.

      Would they give the same response to Harry Cripps?, Teddy Sheringham or Gary Alexanda? i dont think so...It utter madness...

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    • June 8, 2013 at 03:08
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      @StanLDN: great stuff stan
      And it's interesting that you pick up on Owen coyle as it was him who recommended lomas to st Johnstone so who knows he may just have a lot more contacts than people think.

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  • June 7, 2013 at 12:51
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    Fordey was at West Ham. My immediate reaction was nothing to do with his connection to the hamsters, although I do worry that as someone else put it 'he will have less wiggle room' with some sections because of this. I wasn't worried because he wasn't a 'big name'; I didn't want a has been or someone who wouldn't be into it in the long term. I am also aware that our budget might not be the most attractive. In reflection and after reading more about him, and his and the boards comments, I have started to believe that this could be a very good appointment. I'm looking forward to next season.

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  • June 7, 2013 at 18:32
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    I think this will be a good appointment, not bothered by our boo boys , not looking for an easy ride. He's got the balls to do the job......well done for taking us on.

    Ps the Vermin thing is getting very boring. Just ignore them they don't talk about us every five minutes .....sounds like some on here have been watching too many hooligan Hobbit films

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  • June 7, 2013 at 19:21
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    He's got a job to do, leave him alone and he will deliver, so what he was at wet spam that was a ten stretch ago, at least he's got some nads you will here him from the touch line he will play attacking not the KJ way make the den a fortress again, we need to have faith lets see who he brings in this summer and who he keeps should be an indicator, of what's to come,

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  • June 7, 2013 at 21:08
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    just gotta say im loving the vibe about ' it is all about millwall' well said 1 and all, lets remember how many gd players billy bonds brought in, lets get behind steve, i reckeon we could be in for a few nice surprises, i think he done a great job at st johnstone, what was he's budget there i wonder, hope your getting the picture, hopefully this could be the start of a real gd move forward for our beloved lions, COYL

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  • June 8, 2013 at 16:31
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    If things go pear shaped, you ain't got no idea what's coming Steve so get it right ASAP, that's why I have faith nobody is that stupid, are they ? good luck SL

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  • June 10, 2013 at 02:55
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    Unfortunately Mr Berylson has made a big mistake with this appointment.

    I have supported the club for 40 years now and it's very frustrating to see the same mistakes being repeated. Lomas is the new Jimmy Nicholl but has the whole season to get us relegated whereas Nicholl did it in 5 months.

    Not looking forward to the new generation of Steve Crawford, Paul Hartley and Jason Dair playing in a lions shirt next season.

    But I will still go to the Den (even on a Tuesday evening) and support the genuine players but not the WHUFC loving manager.

    4/1 are the currently the longest odds on us getting relegated.

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