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Millwall recall Feeney as Bolton fail to trigger buy-out clause

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© Keith Gillard

MILLWALL have followed through on their threat to recall Liam Feeney.

Bolton, who signed Feeney on loan at the end of September, were told they would lose the winger unless they exercised their pre-agreed right to buy him now.

Trotters manager Dougie Freedman refused to be pressured into a deal and consequently the Lions have triggered a 28-day recall clause.

Freedman said: "We're obviously disappointed to see Liam leave early. It's kind of backfired on us after how well he has played.

"It was supposed to be a three-month deal, but Millwall had a recall option. We have seen his quality and wish him well for the future."

Feeney will be in the Lions' squad to face Reading at the weekend and his return is a timely one with Lee Martin and Richard Chaplow struggling with injury.

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36 thoughts on “Millwall recall Feeney as Bolton fail to trigger buy-out clause

  • October 24, 2013 at 14:33
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    I think we've missed the width in recent games especially on the right hand side. As long as we give him a chance in the team to stake a claim it's worthwhile, otherwise....

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  • October 24, 2013 at 14:51
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    Well he hasn't got any competition for that side, just yet

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  • October 24, 2013 at 14:57
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    This recall only makes sense if he's part of Lomas's immediate plans or we have someone else lined up to loan/buy him.

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  • October 24, 2013 at 14:57
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    Fenney was playing for a contract at Bolton Now hes back with us It'll be back to his I want out attitude not good at all for us ---- I dont know if his contract is up for renewal --- If its not then his lack of interest will show immediately

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  • October 24, 2013 at 14:58
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    We need to chuck him straight into Saturdays game following his confidence at Bolton and we should see a quality player

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    • October 24, 2013 at 15:04
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      @Dazi: Good to see a bit of positivity!! It was always a win-win situation for us, now we have a better player back with confidence... what is there to be negative about??

      I can't believe there are people on this site who originally said it's win win, now saying negative things... what the f!*@ do you want??

      Good Luck Feeney, I hope you get some game time boy and show us what you have learnt at Bolton!!

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      • October 24, 2013 at 15:17
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        @Bradders: Well said Bradders - if Feeney went we'd probably go for Hunt, if we keep him we probably won't - if he comes back with confidence, great, if he wants to leave or fight for his place he'll be trying his hardest. Like you say win-win.

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      • October 24, 2013 at 17:15
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        @Bradders: again i could not agree more,you are one of the more intelligent posters.

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        • October 24, 2013 at 17:35
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          @jim1222: Yes Bradders is ever so clever

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          • October 24, 2013 at 21:17
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            @Old_Les: tut tut les one couldnt say that about you though,

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          • October 25, 2013 at 20:39
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            @Old_Les: I am loving your posts on this one Les. Not that my endorsement means anything, just saying I like what you said.

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      • October 24, 2013 at 19:06
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        @Bradders: A more confident player but better in a few weeks? Unless you meant that the confidence will improve his form rather than his ability?

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  • October 24, 2013 at 15:19
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    Do we play a system that can accomodate an out and out winger, I'm not sure that we do.

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    • October 24, 2013 at 16:02
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      @glyngo: Possibly, as we play 4-2-3-1 Feeney can be 1 of the three.

      As we have seen before with this formation is when we haven't got the ball, we stay compact so teams have to try and play around us, but when we have the pay the 2 on the ends of the 3 in midfield effectively make the formation 4-3-3

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    • October 24, 2013 at 16:18
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      @glyngo:
      I think you're right , we don't play that system. we play midfielders on the right . Feeney suits a 4-4-2 system

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  • October 24, 2013 at 16:06
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    2 wingers, yessssssss!!

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  • October 24, 2013 at 16:06
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    Welcome back Liam I hope you get the opportunity you deserve and play for us like you have at Bolton..good luck.

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  • October 24, 2013 at 16:23
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    To be fair here , how well exactly has Feeney played at Bolton ? how do we judge ? Who has seen him play every game , none of us here I don't mind guessing. He'll come back exactly the same , possibly a touch fitter for having played. I think he's behind Chaplow in the starting line up and he's had limited opportunities.

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    • October 24, 2013 at 17:17
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      @Block 8: also if he had played that well would bolton had wanted him to come back to millwall.

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    • October 24, 2013 at 17:25
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      @Block 8: sounds like he's done really well but Bolton hav'nt pushed the boat out to buy him, that said look whats happened to Townsend, none of us thought he'd be star man for spurs let alone England! just shows what confidence can do, we're badly lacking pace in the team so worth giving him a shot.

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    • October 24, 2013 at 23:00
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      In his second game for those northern p***** he must of set beckford up 5 or 6 times! And the p**** didn't put one away.If he does the same for us who ever is up front one of them will score.

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  • October 24, 2013 at 19:07
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    Confused. Com.....sorry lads dont mean to be negative...but if Feeney wasn't in Lomas' s plans to start with...whats changed...all Feeney has is pace !....no crossing ability....what will he bring to the team to improve us as a team ? Put him in the shop window as agreed with Bolton and honour the three....this smacks of desperation !

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    • October 24, 2013 at 23:39
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      @millwallphil: Feeney started strongly for us when he first came but went off the boil. I have always thought his dead ball delivery lacked accuracy as well. I sincerely hope he comes back full of confidence and a better player but not hanging my hopes on it.

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  • October 24, 2013 at 21:16
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    Now the club have recalled Feens I hope he gets to play and is not fu#*ed about again. COYL

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  • October 24, 2013 at 22:49
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    We need players who can play in the right positions,and feeney is one! It's good for us, he will come back the player we need. And if given the chance he will provide the service our forwards require,as long as no f****** keep on giving him s***.

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  • October 25, 2013 at 09:10
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    It's all well and good people posting messages about "confidence" and "win win" but in my eyes a player can't go from being out of contention (i.e. he's either not good enough, or the manager thinks so even if the fans don't) and therefore not playing, and therefore going out on loan, and then coming back and he's some sort of world beater. Feeney was/is NOT a regular starter under either KJ or TGN (The Ginger Nut) because he isn't up to scratch. When was the last time you heard of ANY club sending out a 1st team regular on loan? And I don't mean a regular who then got injured and needed game time etcetera - I mean a fully fit, almost automatic first choice player. It doesn't happen. I do not subscribe to the notion that just because a player goes out on loan that all of a sudden because his "confidence" has improved / come back / been found (even, like he never had any in the 1st place) that he's better for it. You can have all the confidence in the world, but that doesn't make you a better player. Confidence just allows you to do what you can without fear - not do things you can't. I can't see Feeney being any better than before just because (according to the noises I read coming from Freedman) he's "done well" since he's been at Bolton. What else realistically would you expect him to say then? That he's a pile of sh*te or something and he's glad he's gone? Of course not! Football is not about confidence as much as it is about natural ability, passion, and playing to instructions in your designated position. Players like Cantona (for example) weren't good because they had confidence, they were good because they had ABILITY. I do not dislike Feeney, but if he wants to stay at Millwall and be a 1st team regular then when he plays he must do the business on the pitch. I think he DOES have the ability, but he's never really fully shown it. Now's the time matey. As others have noted, Chappers and Martin are unavailable and what with Henry being at Wolves (another player who abused his position and never stepped up to the level required, despite being given loads of game time, well certainly compared to Feeney that is), the "winger" berth is just begging for someone to grab it and make it theirs. Anyone remember Doug Allder? If you do, then you tell me who was there to push him off his pedestal if he didn't play well? Nobody, because he made that position his own - that's the mentality required from ALL the players. I dare you to drop me if you like, because I'm at the top of the tree and deservedly so. So, I hope that Feeney can grasp the opportunity and play so well that Freedman squirms at the thought of not buying him, and that he becomes one of the indispensable’s.

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    • October 25, 2013 at 09:35
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      DOUG ALLDER NOW WE ARE TALKING REAL FOOTBALLER AND YES IM OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER

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    • October 25, 2013 at 09:42
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      @robsep2b: Good post, I believe Gordon Hill finally pushed Dougie off the pedestal but I know what you mean. Good player Dougie the dive, he won us so many penalties, he could be fouled 3 yards outside the area and still land inside and get the penalty, great times.

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      • October 25, 2013 at 11:27
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        @Sealion: Indeed - Merlin! Golden era those 2 played in.

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    • October 25, 2013 at 10:59
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      @robsep2b: That's a good well thought out post (rare on here) though I would add it struck me (when watching Feeney play for Bolton v Birmingham) was perhaps Freedman had instructed Feeney exactly how to play - run fast down the flanks and whack it over without even looking but expecting your forwards to come in on the cross - which they did. Maybe Freedman exploited Feeney's assets where Jackett/Lomas could/would not. Still don't see how Feeney fits in with the current soundbites coming from Lomas and co but then the ginger touchline scarecrow does play his philosophies a touch ad hoc. Dougie Allder was a good winger and I understand he was unwell a little while back so I do hope he is fully fit again.

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      • October 25, 2013 at 11:29
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        @Old_Les: Didn't know about him being unwell - hope it's not serious. he was one of my favourite players in that era, along with Gordon Bolland (SO under-rated) and Dennis Burnett. GREAT days!

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        • October 25, 2013 at 11:39
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          @robsep2b: Sat next to his son in West Upper season before last (I think it was then) so being that long ago I'm sure he's much better (fingers crossed). We had a lot of good players at that time and around then - do you remember Alan Dorney? George Jacks - then George Duck and Frank Petersen who got stacks of goals (40 plus) for the res's and never made the first team. George Duck did go on to become a legend for a non league side but cannot recall who it was

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          • October 25, 2013 at 12:06
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            @Old_Les:
            I think he played for Dagenham, before they became a FL Club and when the were just Dagenham FC.

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  • October 25, 2013 at 10:39
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    @robsep2b. Just read sir Alex's autobiography quicker than your post!!!! COYL

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  • October 25, 2013 at 10:52
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    @Old_Les: tut tut les one couldnt say that about you though,

    @jim1222 - they have, several times. So no marks for you for observation or memory

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    • October 25, 2013 at 12:03
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      @Old_Les: your getting sharper in your old age lol love you really.

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