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Millwall waiting for Bolton to meet asking price for Feeney

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MILLWALL have named their price for Liam Feeney but are still waiting to hear whether Bolton will meet their demands for the winger.

Feeney has been in impressive form since moving to the Reebok Stadium on loan but the Lions could recall him after the weekend.

The 26-year-old joined the Trotters for three months but Millwall will cut the deal short unless their Championship rivals agree to buy him now.

"Bolton know the figure we want," chief executive Andy Ambler said. "We are not giving away Liam Feeney for free.

"Liam wasn't playing for us and there was a good opportunity for him at Bolton. His contract expires in the summer so we need to make a decision soon."

Manager Steve Lomas is hoping for a speedy resolution to the situation as he wants to bring in a replacement for Feeney if he is going to stay with Bolton.

Lomas said: "We let Liam go out because he was extremely frustrated but, at the time, we didn't envisage James Henry going to Wolves, so if he isn't coming back then we need to go and get somebody else.

"I've always felt that there is something there with Liam because he's got the pace to be an exciting winger, it's just about getting the consistency. He wasn't playing regular football with us so it was hard for him to get that consistency.

"We let him out to get some games and it has done him the world of good. It is a win-win situation really."

Talks with free agent Stephen Hunt are on hold until Feeney's future has been resolved.

Hunt has been training with the Lions since the start of the month but is now very unlikely to sign a deal before the QPR game on Saturday

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

21 thoughts on “Millwall waiting for Bolton to meet asking price for Feeney

  • October 17, 2013 at 09:12
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    So what Lomas really means, is that if Feeney goes he wants to bring in Hunt? How is that feasible and worthwhile for the club?

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  • October 17, 2013 at 09:32
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    I'd rather have Feeney back if he's up for it, it will cost a lot more than we get for a similar or slightly better player. I now do not think Hunt is the man. Would like to see a lively hungry youngster who wants to show everyone what he can do, if Feeney wants out.

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    • October 17, 2013 at 09:39
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      @Sealion:
      Agree Sealion. Young and hungry Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaasssssssssseeeeeee Lomas. Go get one.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 10:09
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    What's going to happen here probably is that Bolton will call the bluff, Millwall will recall Feeney and Hunt will be on his toes.
    Which is where we were 3 weeks ago. What an absolute crock of s***.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 10:23
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    We all know how Feeney plays and how he has performed for Bolton recently, so we will sell him on to take on Hunt, who has not played since May, as his replacement. Hunt is not tried or tested and will have that old chestnut of having to gel with the rest of the team around his neck. It will also take Hunt a few games to get match and catch up with the rest of the team in match fitness, whereas Feeney is already match fit, and I am sure ready to fit back into the team. The only problem for Feeney is if Lomas plays him out of position. We have seen him take on defenders and put crosses in, so why not give him that slot at Millwall. I am sure Morison would love to feed off of Feeney's crosses.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 10:31
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    Surely we sent him out on loan to get games under his belt his doing well couple of MOTM performance bring him back he gets goals too more then Henry his young dont sell him.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 10:36
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    I'm beginning to lose patience with Mr Lomas. He's allowed henry to go to Wolves & now Feeney off to Bolton. Both these players are young and, imo, have a good future ahead of them. However, Mr Lomas would rather fill our squad with aging ex-prem players albeit with experience but not the legs to play 40+ matches. I'm now in the anti-Lomas camp & hope he goes before we have nothing but 30+ year olds in our entire squad.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 11:01
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    It seems on and off the pitch SL cannot make his mind up. Just because he has become the new manager does not imply he has to bring in new players and discard those already at the club. He also seems to have an age issue in bringing in players past their prime. He could have been patient with Liam and not played him out of position. Liam indicated at the start of the season that he wanted to work his way iinto the first team but Lomas did not really give him a chance preferring to play those he recently signed to justify his choices. Some like Waghorn and Mcdonald have been great aquisitions to be fair.
    I rather Feeney any day than someone like Hunt who is not tried and tested at Millwall.
    SL has still not done anything about the defence surely the most pressing problem at the moment.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 11:13
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    What's that about "not envisioning Henry's departure"?... Dot on the cards for weeks !
    England have just shown how valuable speedy wingers are. Keep the Feeney fellah !!!!!!!!!

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    • October 17, 2013 at 12:42
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      @frank: Frank no doubt that they were fast but the rest of there game was not as good as there speed hence they are out on loan, crossing and beating the last man was always a problem for them both.

      JH turned it on when here on loan just like many others we could all mention but when he got the contract the preformance levels dropped (look at Shittu) if they dont want to play for the Wall then ship um out.

      We may have to take a few years to get the team right and it may not be the manager we have at the moment, but we have done it before and I dare say we will do it in the future again but this is our club and and like it our not its part of supporting them" its what we do".

      If you dont like what happens at the club then you can go else where but you will never get an atmosphere like you get here or the banter, so lets back the guy in charge to see if he can change it, but not for too long.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 11:59
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    We have asked for 2 bob and Amblers BFH (Bus fare home) That's normally the going rate for decent players we have, aint it ?

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  • October 17, 2013 at 12:57
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    I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this. Firstly, why are we looking at Stephen Hunt? The blokes best playing days are miles behind. Shouldn't we be offloading our deadwood to Wolves, not vice versa.
    Saddest part about this whole affair is we're happy to sell a young player who has lots of skill and ability to pave the way for a 'has been'.

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    • October 17, 2013 at 14:27
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      @Syd the Lion: I'm not too bothered about selling Feeney as long as we get a decent price. He hasn't really made the grade with us, but good luck to him if he can develop his career at Bolton.

      What I do object to is bringing in more has-beens on big wages. It rarely works and is not the long-term answer to developing a good team at this level.

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      • October 17, 2013 at 15:24
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        @Micky Lions: Micky, all I'd say to that is S.L must of been impressed with Feeneys display for Bolton against Birmingham. So much potential there and definetely worth a run in our team.
        I just don't understand why we're looking at Stephen Hunt, a 'has been' that hasn't played football since last May.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 13:16
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    NEVER REALLY SHOWED A GREAT COMMITMENT OR CONSISTENCY WITH MILLWALL GOES TO BOLTON AN PLAYS OUT OF HIS SKIN THAT TELLS ME HE DOESNT WANNA BE HERE SO THERES ONLY ONE THING TO SAY TO THAT STAY UP THERE WE DONT CHASE ERM WE REPLACE ERM HAHA

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  • October 17, 2013 at 13:30
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    One minute Ambler is saying Millwall is the place for youngsters to kick start their career, the next he's doing deals to get rid of youngsters and bring in one of Lomases aging mates. We are a poor club financially. We need good coaches and good scouts to unearth the talent at lower levels and non-league. They are out there. In recent times soeone found Morison. Good managers and coaches get the best out of average players and make them a team, Clough and Taylor the prime example. If we are such a good prospect for yougsters, why did Conor Wilkinson f*** off to Bolton, where Feeny wants to go?

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  • October 17, 2013 at 13:52
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    Now I simply cannot stand Lomas being manager of this great club, not because of any petty WH connection but because… well… he is just not very good manager! Forget the St. Johnston ‘success’. Jamie Day manager of Welling United (decent manager actually) could be a SPL legend eclipsing Wrights, I mean Lomas achievements up there given the level of football.

    But this new decision debacle is making me physically sick, why offload Henry AND Feeney, two solid young championship right-wingers and bring in a 30+ left back/winger to fill a role in our strongest positions by far this season! Really? You just can’t make it up can you and to top it all off Ambler is all right to sanction this along with JB??

    Just bite the bullet and please bring in an experience manager that can provide us with some vision, leadership and stability on the pitch, forget all this “wait till Christmas”. Every time I see Lomas on the touchline throwing his hands up I just think “You really don’t know what you got yourself into and you got no idea what the hell you are doing do you?”

    Can we not just offload Feeney, forget Hunt and give one or two of youth players a shot at filling the role? Was it a distant dream when we saw an excellent talented young team with some of the best players we have had at the club in recent years put together through shrewd deals and very good scouting (Ifill, Reid, Cahill, Harris) in the season of 1999/2000 add to that 3 or 4 EXPERIENCED players Mr Lomas to compliment the youth not an entire team of the over 30s club, players such as Nethercott, Dyche, Moody and Warner worked a treat.

    Look at the current England squad Hodgson is experimenting with, mostly youth with a couple of experience players to add a little more composure. Make not mistake about it, we are in dire straits and survival is the absolute key aim this season.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 14:34
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    Missed call from Loma on my phone this morning. Not calling the d******* back because I'm not a right back.

    Hope it don't upset him too much or he'll be off to Surrey Quays to get p*****

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  • October 17, 2013 at 15:21
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    OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE SEEN THEM COME AND GO . IF THEY DONT WANT TO PLAY FOR US THEN LET THEM GO . (GET A FEE FIRST)

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  • October 17, 2013 at 17:00
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    AA MAKE SURE U GET THE RIGHT MONEY FOR HIM! THAT DONT MEAN A LARGE PACKET OF RIZZLA AND TWENTY BENSONS! I PERSONALY THINK U R A C***, WITHOUT A CLUE. PROVE ME WRONG!

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