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Millwall close to finalising 93-day loan deal for Foxes striker

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LEICESTER City forward Martyn Waghorn is expected to sign for Millwall on an emergency 93-day loan deal in time to face Derby County at the weekend.

The Lions have edged ahead of Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United in the race to sign the 23-year-old and are finalising terms with the Foxes.

NewsAtDen revealed Waghorn was on the radar of manager Steve Lomas back in July.

The ex-England U21 international saw a permanent move to Wolves collapse on the final day of the August transfer window but will leave the King Power Stadium on a temporary basis.

Alex Aldridge

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83 thoughts on “Millwall close to finalising 93-day loan deal for Foxes striker

  • September 10, 2013 at 13:22
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    can he also play at full back lol

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  • September 10, 2013 at 13:34
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    Obviously Lomas has some loans close to finalisation for some of our players to go elsewhere.

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    • September 10, 2013 at 13:42
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      @NICKOLA: hopefully Waghorn in means Marquis out.

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      • September 10, 2013 at 13:52
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        Waghorn is certainly better equipped than Marquis at this level. I reckon we're going to see at least a couple going out. Whoever is going out on loan will hopefully come back better players and good luck to them.

        @Hedgehog:

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  • September 10, 2013 at 13:42
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    Why couldn't we sort this out before the window closed?

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    • September 10, 2013 at 13:51
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      @Surrey Lion: We need to leave the window open so that DNG could get out.

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      • September 10, 2013 at 19:13
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        @Barnlion: wouldn't dng coming out of a window alert the old bill?

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  • September 10, 2013 at 13:52
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    Now this is welcome but of news. Young, hungry and capable player. IMO should have signed him before the season started and will hopefully push Morrison (when fit) to produce the performances we know he is capable of...

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  • September 10, 2013 at 14:03
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    Great news, but makes me wonder why the hell didn't we just sign Waghorn in the first place? We were apparently interested in him pre season, now we'll end up with a Chris Wood situation. He'll come here, bang in the goals, and the price will go up. I suppose the one thing is Leicester can't nick him as he's their player! These are the sorts of players we should be signing...

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  • September 10, 2013 at 14:28
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    GREAT ADDITION TO THE SQUAD.WELL PLEASED.COYL!!!!!!!!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 14:39
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    We didn't sign him during the summer because Leicester want around £1.5million for him and that would have totalled SL's team strengthening budget.
    The parallels with Wood are clear, but beggars can't be choosers and clubs like ours have to use the loan system.
    Waghorn's strength and pace will give SL a lot more options upfront. Playing a lone striker is all very well away from home, but at The Den we need to take games by the scruff of the neck and pace is vital if we are going to break down sides who sit deep and try and hit us on the break.
    Waghorn's the right age, desperate to kick start his career after a frustrating spell at Leicester and he's already proved he can score at this level.
    Of course there's a danger that if he does the business someone else will try and nick him during the January transfer window, but hopefully by then we'll be on the fringe of the play-offs and he'll stick with us.
    Another quality signing, all SL's got to do now is turn them into a team.
    Keep the faith!!!!!

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    • September 10, 2013 at 14:49
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      Having just read this, I'm all pumped up again !!
      Team v Derby.....?
      Forde
      Connolly
      Shittu
      Robinson
      Lowry
      Henry
      Trotter
      Bailey
      Chaplow
      McDonald
      Waghorn

      @Lonz:

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      • September 10, 2013 at 15:19
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        @NICKOLA: Not wanting to deflate you Nick but no holding midfielder here,a cannot see that, Derry in means he can play Trotter in a three CM, Chaplow & Woolford wide Mcd up front, Waghorn to come on if things not going right in a 4-4--2

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      • September 10, 2013 at 15:27
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        @NICKOLA: Looking at past posts that you have written Nik, I would say you have something personal against Derry! He should be one of the first 3 names you have on your team sheet. Last three games he's been one of the better performers.

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        • September 10, 2013 at 16:38
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          @Windy: i agree 35 years old but still doing a good job

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      • September 10, 2013 at 15:32
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        @NICKOLA: please tell me you are joking with the Trotter shout. His the most laziest out of form player ( I know he's been injured) but how can his name even be mentioned whilst we have got Chaplow Derry and Bailey to fill that position. trotter brings nothing and as proved at Brighton is still his lazy self. His more worried about what his gonna wear Saturday night.
        Don't get me wrong his potential is unreal and he could be one of the best in the league. But not at the moment thanks.
        My 11 for Saturday would be

        Forde
        Connolly (smith). Shittu. Beevers. Lowry

        Henry. Derry Bailey. Martin

        Chaplow

        McDonald

        Then we have the options of bringing waghorn on if needed. still think woolfords not good enough for us but I hope he proves me wrong.

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        • September 10, 2013 at 15:45
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          Ahhh. But I didn't say it was my team. It's the team I think Lomas will play especially as he's been creaming his pants over Trotter since he became manager. Woolford seems to be coming good under Lomas but he's been insistent on playing Chaplow out wide also.

          @Pie and Mash:

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          • September 10, 2013 at 17:14
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            @NICKOLA: I agree and hopefully he can get the best out of them which he seems to be proving with woolford although I think it might be a lucky start for him hahaha. Hope not, hope he carrys on doing well, but last season he was diabolical. As for trotter, unless he changes his way, which maybe SL can do, then I wanna see him shipped.

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        • September 10, 2013 at 15:49
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          @Pie and Mash: Share you sentiments to a certain extent re Trotter, although i watched him against Swansea development squad and he was superb, but like i said it was against Swansea's Kids.

          My Eleven:
          Forde
          Connolly, Robinson, Beavers, Lowry
          Derry
          Henry, Bailey, Chaplow, Woolford(Cant believe i'm saying that)
          McDonald

          Basically the same eleven that played against BHAFC minus Dunne.

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          • September 10, 2013 at 15:52
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            @Windy: Sorry, Shittu instead of Robinson. Played out of he's skin against Brighton.

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        • September 10, 2013 at 15:51
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          @Pie and Mash: Trotter on form is one of Millwall's best players, still young and has great potential. he is quick and certainly a qaulity passer of the ball. When all the strikers are back fit I think we will be a real force in the league.

          Hope the signing comes off!

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          • September 10, 2013 at 17:11
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            @harryfabian: Retarded??? Nice one dopey, bet you don't even know what the den looks like. Mwah x

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        • September 10, 2013 at 19:18
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          @Pie and Mash: double double with liquor,can't get that where I am #f****** belmarsh food!

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    • September 10, 2013 at 15:11
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      @Lonz: He is also left footed. So will add some much needed balance to the starting eleven if Woolford's form proves to be a flash in the pan. There has been some talk about this kid not being prolific!!! he's only 24 and most of he's games have been as sub so he hasn't really been given an opportunity.

      I'm with you on this, we don't have a budget, we need cover and he is probably the best we can get.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 14:47
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    22 goals in 129 games WTF is everyone getting excited about doesn't scream prolific goal scorer to me i hope he proves me wrong but we could do with better he is a tad better than marquis and no doubt will be another bench warmer once the others are fit

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    • September 10, 2013 at 14:57
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      @steveomfc5: Who were you expecting, Messi or Ronaldo? We haven't got any money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • September 10, 2013 at 16:00
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        @Lonz: no but sharp or becchio would of been much better

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        • September 10, 2013 at 16:08
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          @steveomfc5: What another Leeds/Norwich reject to drain the walls coffers.

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          • September 10, 2013 at 16:13
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            @Barnlion: yeah but they are still better than him that's my point lol

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    • September 10, 2013 at 15:14
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      @steveomfc5:

      50 of those matches were sub appearances.

      He's had loads and loads of sub appearances, out of 33 games in 2010 / 11 he was sub 22 times. I think if he got a good run in a team and got played consistently he'd become a good little player. Still young and will develop.

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      • September 10, 2013 at 16:01
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        @Kennyp: that's as maybe but it's still not a great record especially seeing as we need goals quickly

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        • September 10, 2013 at 17:11
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          @steveomfc5:

          Chris Wood scored 25 in 111 before us, so Waghorn has around similar record. Just saying.

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          • September 10, 2013 at 18:41
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            @Kennyp: hense why they have wood and we got waghorn obviously not in the same league or he would be starting with him instead we have the second rate s*** again lol don't get me wrong i really hope he proves me wrong and bangs in 20 plus goals but i just cant see it

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    • September 10, 2013 at 19:16
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      @steveomfc5: Well said Steveo. Nothing to get excited about, just read up on him and he could be a young Nathan Tyson, 92.5 days on the treatment table with a ruptured hamstring. As ever I hope I am completely wide of the mark and that he bangs them in for fun before joining a 'bigger' club in the January transfer window.

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      • September 11, 2013 at 17:09
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        @lion.ie: same only time will tell i don't mean to be negative but facts are facts like ya said the history on the player doesn't exactly set the world alight but he could fit in perfectly and absolutely ruin teams but we will see fingers crossed im more than willing to give him a chance like anyone

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  • September 10, 2013 at 14:49
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    Shhh - Dont tell Leicester!!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 15:15
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    Can we pinch more Leicester players!!! They deserve it.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 15:35
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    If Waghorn signs does this mean we will go back to playing 2 up front? If so, I would argue as pointed out by stevomfc5 his scoring record isn't very prolific. Keogh has a better goal ratio than him so why not play McDonald and Keogh up front together? Sl will never find his best team if he keeps chopping and changing the players and formation. If we do play 2 up front how will Bailey,Chaplow,Derry and Trotter fit into midfield? Morison should be fit soon so don't see why Waghorn is needed. A right back is more of a priority with Dunnne suspended and Smiith injured. Connolly is a free agent so hasn't played for a few months and won't be match fit to slot into the team immediately so why not play Osborne there? At least he has been training regularly. Derry can also play at right back so if he played there that would solve the problem of fitting 4 into 3 in midfield.

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    • September 10, 2013 at 16:06
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      @denslions: Dens not a problem here, you cannot play everybody so he picks what he thinks is his best team SL quoted as liking 4-5-1 away & 4-3-3 at home, which really is the same so he can play three CM and two wide players, just depends on how he sees his best team

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  • September 10, 2013 at 15:38
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    Waghorn is a work in progress but just needs a run in the first team to prove his talent. This is a great acquisition and well done to the club for signing a young talent.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 16:10
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    Only one thing what's his goal scoring record ,!!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 16:36
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    When Chris Wood signed for us his strike rate was approximately 1 in 4 - he then scored 11 in 19 for us. If we get Waghorn I'm sure his strike rate will improve considerably for us.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 16:41
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    have we actually signed connelly as previous posters are putting in their team predictions

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  • September 10, 2013 at 16:49
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    Calm down lads - he aint even been confirmed yet!

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    • September 10, 2013 at 17:09
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: fingers crossed he will sign, it's only Tuesday! The thing is will England win tonight?

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      • September 11, 2013 at 07:53
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        @Peckhamlad: No, we didn't. We were crap. Effin' 'ell the joys of being an England AND a Millwall fan!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 17:19
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    Lets hope he doesn't turn out to be foghorn leghorn !

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    • September 10, 2013 at 18:04
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      I I I I say, you boy!@mfcjon:

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  • September 10, 2013 at 18:14
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    I didn't mind signing unproven/hungry/young players when KJ was boss because he usually got the best out of them. Waghorn has scored 8 in 60 for Leicester, which means he may be a little raw and rough around the edges. Has Lomas got what it takes for him to make an impact. To be honest, I doubt it...He has enough on his plate getting the rest of the side pulling in the same direction. Fingers crossed

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  • September 10, 2013 at 18:51
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    I've got an open mind on this one. I'd never heard of Chris Wood when he signed but he instantly became a "millwall" player. Our style suited him perfectly. You never know , lightening may strike twice with Waghorn.

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    • September 10, 2013 at 20:11
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      @Block 8: I heard of Wood loud and clear before we had him on loan the day he smashed a hat trick against us for BCFC.

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      • September 11, 2013 at 15:58
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        @JonnyBanks:
        I was at the game but had no idea it was him to be honest. so many people score against us in so many games I lose track of it all.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 18:58
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    Good player. Happy with that. With this squad the first win must be just round the corner (mustn't it?)

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  • September 10, 2013 at 20:11
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    For f sake I bet anything you like waghorn does really well which will really rub salt into the wounds considering we were considering buying him during ore-season. Would be just our luck

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  • September 10, 2013 at 21:00
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    Is James Milner looking for a loan move to a Championship club? If not, he should be!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 21:02
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    Also as regards to my earlier thread church who went to that pile of s*** down road is scoring for them, no doubt he will score on the 21st

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  • September 10, 2013 at 21:57
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    Why don't you make sure we've got our man before making it a headline on here? Close ain't close enough. I'd rather you told us he'd signed just in case the deal is hijacked!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 22:00
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    Could be a great little player for us IF it all clicks before the January window re-opens!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 22:14
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    Lomas has been making excuses all season about how the players need MATCH fitness and now, when he is (we are all) in desperate need of a win, he is apparently considering putting in a less than well known full back who was released by his club in June and a centre forward who hasn't played all season.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 00:59
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    Emergancy signing. See what he's like then
    Pass judgement.
    And for christ sake leave Woolford alone.
    He's earned his place

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    • September 11, 2013 at 09:09
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      @ozeyn117: i agree with your commen sense,it just goes to show the stupidity of some fans when you need to defend woolford when he seems to be getting it together and playing well,when they should be praising him to keep his confidence going in the right direction.not knocking him.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 04:44
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    Waghorn is a young championship pedigre player imho. His name aint been batted about too much of late but when i listen to matches on the radio or watch the commentary for the football on a saturday on sky and waghorns name is mentioned i honestly do think to myself "yeah mate good player, would mind him in a wall shirt" so personally i think well done SL and the wall board this is good signing..... All we need now is a RB, get some deadwood out on loan, let them shine for other clubs in lower leagues, then come january get a pretty penny or two for em and start showing some signs of a serious push for them playoff places ...... Oh yeah did i mention goals? COYL

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  • September 11, 2013 at 08:57
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    At least we're still going for decent players.

    Saturday's game is crucial for us ( particularly Lomas ) as Derby are beatable.

    We need our first home win despite our loss of forwards.Scraping a scrappy close 1-0 would do us but after a long long break the players should be well up for it & Lomas has had some time to gel ( gel:) the players. Anything less than 3 points will put him back under pressure.

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    • September 11, 2013 at 09:42
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      We'll do well on Saturday if lomas has been playing his first choice eleven together, as a unit, on the training ground. He must know what his best starting team is now, even if it doesn't correspond to yours or mine. Given the injuries to Smith and the suspension of Dunne then Connolly must start. I'm more interested in the formation, and given the injuries to Easter, Keogh and Morison then McDonald and Waghorn ( if he signs) must start also.
      I'm also waiting for news on the departures, which hopefully will be forthcoming sooner rather than later.

      @Millwallsteve:

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  • September 11, 2013 at 10:28
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    Cant wait till Saturday.I really hope we all get behind the team and concentrate on giving the oppo our famous welcome.It really is worth a goal. 4-4-2 for me. I reckon we are gonna score more than 2 goals and win. Let's get the season up and running and then look forward to the anoraks and dirty weeds., COYL

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  • September 11, 2013 at 11:19
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    Sorry, but I don't share the enthusiasm here. I've lost count of the number of players at the club currently. Waghorn is what - the 6th striker that we have (excluding youngsters)? And Lomas has a clear preference to play with 1 upfront. OK, we have some injuries but none of them is serious, all our strikers will be back soon. Taking Waghorn as a cover for 2-3 games is a luxury and I'm not sure that we can afford that. Hopefully SL knows what he is doing.
    I just don't get how do you deal with the 15+ players that train with us knowing for sure that the best they can have is a place on the bench. That's a bomb in the dressing room and a nightmare for our budget. And how SL will keep his promise to give a fair chance to everyone is also not very clear to me. We need players out urgently!

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    • September 11, 2013 at 14:53
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      @bgwall: surely its how they impress in training and showing good attitude might give them more of a chance in starting or being brought on as a sub.and the players that think 15 plus players as a bomb in the dressing room are no good to us anyway we want players who are not in the team to fight for a place,and players in the team to fight to keep their place,its called competition,woolford is an example and he now has to perform every game to keep his place else there is some body ready to take his place,competition is what this club needs.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 11:40
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    Fair shout 'bgwall', but drastic surgery was needed and although the patient is still recuperating, I think there's a good chance that we'll end up with a squad that's capable of competing in a league that gets tougher every season.
    Man for man the players SL have bought in are all better than the 'deadwood' (as people on here like to call them) which proves the squad is stronger - as does the fact we have not exactly been inundated with offers for the players who don't feature in SL's plans.
    Managing change is always difficult. There'll be winners and losers and the losers will moan like hell, but something had to be done because last season's squad was clearly not fit for purpose!!

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    • September 11, 2013 at 21:05
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      @Lonz: It's not often I disagree with you Lonz, but, only for a better strike force (probably as little as three more goals) in 2013 we would have survived very comfy with our 'deadwood'. We seem to be like the Championship footballers version of Dogstrust at the moment and in my very humble opinion Lomas should be getting on with doing what he needs to do with the embarrassment of riches of a squad (compared to recent times) that he has. I've not been a supporter of him so far but only in the fact that he needs to prove himself first, but if he fails to WIN this weekend, whatever the formation, the pressure will just continue to build.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 13:16
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    Has Millwall signed Waghorn yet? Nothing on website so best wait and not rely on speculation.
    I think we may see a much better [erformance on Saturday, and hopefully we may be turning the corner. (Ever the optimist!)

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    • September 11, 2013 at 14:23
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      I think he's earmarked to sign on Friday.

      @Peckhamlad:

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      • September 11, 2013 at 14:58
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        @NICKOLA: What and go straight into the side? Not the best of circumstances so expect on the subs bench.

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        • September 11, 2013 at 15:03
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          No Easter, Keogh or Morison-all injured at the moment. So Lomas either goes for one up front or partners McDonald with Marquis or Waghorn.

          @Peckhamlad:

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  • September 11, 2013 at 16:29
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    I'm feeling optimistic this week, hopefully we can grab three points. COYL!!

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  • September 11, 2013 at 17:08
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    We have too many League 1 standard players lying there at the minute that we need to get rid of first, before we sign Waghorn.

    Anyone else think it's strange that no-one's come in to take Onyedinma on loan? He does need experience, after all.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 20:00
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    No one wants our League One standard players and if they were were still first teamers that's exactly where we;d be next season!!!

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  • September 11, 2013 at 20:36
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    Excuse my ignorance, but being 400 miles away across the Irish Sea I'm reliant on my 2013 Sky Sports coverage and my 'bandwagon' trip to Wembley. My question, how bad is Alan Dunne? Loadsa people harping on about the need for a decent right back but from what I saw on the Sky covered games last year, Alan Dunne can hold his own at this level and would not be my priority to replace. Willing to be educated, constructively, by my betters.

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    • September 11, 2013 at 20:58
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      @lion.ie: I think Dunny does alright and has had some really good performances in the past. He does worry me though! I just think his passion, loyalty and commitment to the club out weighs his skill and struggles to keep up with the times. 6 years ago, that challenge that got him sent off against Brighton would may not even of been a foul, but clubs have adopted continental managers where the playets are told to go down. Just have to be careful now and can't really be doing that in the modern game!

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      • September 11, 2013 at 21:12
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        @kempo_123: You're probably right Kempo, IMO the second yellow was more of a joke than the first, but hey, modern Championship refs watching Chumps League and dull internationals must be getting a bad influence. From a detached point of view I get the impression that Dunny is the new Rhino. Loadsa fans didn't rate him but every Manager brought him back. He definitely has more pace than Rhino (-:~ Lomas has everything to prove but I do believe we are only one head turning signing away from a decent team/squad at this level.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 21:19
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    Dunne attracts mixed feelings on here and that's for sure.
    On a personal level, I think he is unquestionably a 100% Millwall man and is extremely good when called upon to do a man marking job-Zaha for example-but he is prone to recklessness which translates to a poor disciplinary record, and also lacks some technical skills.
    However, I think the real problem is that since Lomas came on board and totally revamped the midfield and attack that our poor start is apportioned to the defence, and we all need a scapegoat.
    The other problem is that every season, the Championship becomes more competitive. Parachute payments, a cap of a 25 man Premiership squad -allows for a downward drip feed of good players, and foreign investments all enhance some teams and allow the purchase of better players than the incumbent squad, and the latter is certainly true of Millwall this season.
    In goal we've got an International, Centre halves are Robinson-and I've never seen a bad word on here about him, Shittu-player of the the year, Beevers-who does a good job in my opinion. Naturally, when the seive is leaking, you look for the holes. The full backs are currently in the frame. Whether that's correct is purely a personal opinion.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 22:23
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    We all know what cheating the foreign influx has added to our game. I feel the coaching staff should be making sure the players don't commit to unnecessary challenges and get cautioned. We see too many bookings and sendings offs when the opponent has been no danger to us.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 23:50
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    I am a Dunne fan and always feel that he is scapegoat for many bad team performances. Way is see it we are more secure at the back with him in the team and he is still developing his attacking game even at his ripe old age! He is improving with age, and criticism for his last sending off is undeserved, the first yellow was ridiculous and the second came from a perfectly acceptable challenge which the winger won for his side and a better ref would never had carded him for.

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