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Millwall boss hails "best display of the season" at Reading

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STEVE Lomas felt Millwall played their best football of the season in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Liam Trotter converted a stoppage-time penalty to earn a well-deserved point for the Lions, who had been reduced to ten men five minutes earlier when Jimmy Abdou saw red.

Sean Morrison had given the home side the lead but Lomas' men were good value for their point – and could have had all three had Danny Shittu's disallowed effort stood.

Lomas said: "Football-wise it was the best we have played this season in terms of using the extra man in midfield and passing the ball. At times it looked like we were the home team so I was delighted with how we played.

"The penalty was a stone-waller. It was a great bit of sharpness by Scott McDonald to get in front of their goalkeeper and a point was no more than we deserved. We were probably a bit unlucky not to win.

"People stand up and take penalties and occasionally they are going to miss, but thankfully for us Liam is ice-cool and it was a great finish from him.

"It was a poor goal to concede from a set play again but we regrouped and hung in there. We got ourselves into a lot of good lexapro generic name dosage situations in the first half but the final ball let us down. But we were taking the game to Reading, we weren't sitting back and soaking up pressure.

"The second half was more of the same; the goalkeeper made a great save with his feet from McDonald and Steve Morison put one narrowly wide when you'd expect it to nestle in the net, so we thought it wasn't going to be our day.

"We had a man sent off and a goal disallowed, which was very marginal. Linesmen have a very tough job but we do feel we're not getting a high percentage of decisions.

"We are certainly providing entertainment and talking points! We asked the lads to back up a really good performance against QPR with a good away performance and I thought they did that – and more."

Lomas had no qualms with Abdou's dismissal, which was Millwall's fourth this term.

He said: "I can understand why the ref sent Jimmy off – there was no malice in it, but he was diving in because he was disappointed with his heavy touch.

"We've got to look at ourselves because it's another red card and it put us up against it. But all credit to the lads and the spirit they showed to come back and create one more chance."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

67 thoughts on “Millwall boss hails "best display of the season" at Reading

  • October 26, 2013 at 18:45
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    These last two games have been our foundations.
    From now on, let's use them as secure stepping stones to go up the table.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 19:07
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    We're gonna mss jimmy to the nex couple of games but I'm sure jack smith can do a job?

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  • October 26, 2013 at 19:09
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    Great couple of results, we now need to play with that desire and passion against the struggling teams and make those 3 points ours.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 19:33
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    Really good result, coming back when your down to ten men shows a lot of grit. i'd be interested to hear how jack smith did at right back, i think he gets stick he does'nt deserve, also Morro as i'v slated him on here for being lazy. i think we can beat Burnley if we play as well as we have in these last couple of games.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 07:24
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      @macman:
      I think we'll do Burnley however we should take into account their result against QPR too. Either QPR are slipping or Burnley are also finding their pace.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 19:34
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    Best second half performance of the season so far and best trotter performance for over a yr
    Conelly a waste of space yes its only three games in but their left winger was murdering him in the first ten or so mins and i honestly think he bottled it he looks out of sorts and a bit lost to me.
    Cant for the life of me believe shittu's goal was dissalowed by the linesman not for offside on a corner especially as reading had a mam or two on the line so the only thing he could dissalow it for is ball going out of play.
    Jimmy deserved his red although going for the ball he's lucky it were'nt a straight red.
    Fordey pulled off a couple blinders and looked confident, mallone robbo shittu and smith all played well as reading really didnt threaten us much only the start of the first half and a ten minute spell in the second half.
    Jimmy usual performance waghorn will run his nuts off all day and looked good again. Bailey not too bad gave the ball away a bit and picked up another card. Trotter probably our best player. Woolford seems to be settled and playing consistantly enough to warrant a start.
    McD was again busy and on reading like a rash
    He should have scored when on one and one with the keeper poor finish more than a good save. He made the pen which i thought was fortunate, the lino gave it which probably tells you all you need to know about shittu's being dissalowed.
    Well played wall.
    Get your heads together early doors and we will be more than safe this season.
    Real s*** goal to give away again.
    Certainly moving on the right direction.
    How sweet it was to shut those orrible mouthy little mugs up in the corner today.
    Deffinately the most hatefull lot of mugs i've seen since westham.
    Now bring on burnley in a near full house next week.
    Good show stevie lo.

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    • October 26, 2013 at 19:42
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      @lukesmithmfcgood report mate, i'v never seen smith let us down though a lot of people dont like him, you did'nt mention morro, did he break sweat today?:

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      • October 26, 2013 at 20:40
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        @macman: sorry mac just for you mate.
        Subs, feeney looked good when he came on, think it was for woolford,
        Got a nice turn of pace about him and he put a peach of a cross over which landed inch perfect for morro who missed a sitter.
        Morro came on for bailey,which was more about protecting bailey from a red card. We reverted back to 4-4-2 but to be honest i would have brought him in with feeney. He didnt do a great deal tbh
        He had a couple chances won and list a ciuple headers but he should have got atleast 25/30 mins. Cant really judge him on todays game.

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        • October 26, 2013 at 20:49
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          @lukesmithmfc: fair enough, thanks for that, would love to see feeney do well we do lack some pace down the flanks.

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          • October 26, 2013 at 21:17
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            @macman: i agree mac but who would you drop ? woolford ? who's proved to be a decent player in the right formation this season and more than deserves his starting place. If not then that leaves waghorn who works extremely hard and can play right left and center so has to start imo.
            I did like the look of feeney today. Imho he's a good impact player and offers something else when coming off the bench. if waghorn dont sign then feeney should stay and fight for a starting place, but he certainly has the potential.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 19:55
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    @benzo are you sure about jack smith in midfield ! Played there last season and wasn't that good? We've moved on from these players now. Hopefully chaplow will be back and play in the position he was bought to. If not then derry

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    • October 27, 2013 at 09:40
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      Yes, I think that now Abdou is suspened that Chaplow will come into the frame.
      I think he'll stick with the away formation vs. Burnley at the beginning as a point would be a good result given they're the divisions form team. Reverting to 442 would see Feeney on the right. Another opportunity for a player to do the biz and hold onto that place. Jack Smith is not a midfielder in my opinion. He's number three for the right back place given Lomas's recent forced selections. If Connolly isn't fit for the next game will be interesting to see if Smith keeps the shirt. Lomas still needs to invest in the defence. He obviously doesn't think a lot of Osborne.
      Right back and centre half positions are where the investment is needed as the left back, midfield and forward positions are now looking good.

      @dpendet:

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      • October 27, 2013 at 09:56
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        @NICKOLA: You are right there Nick but the only other addition I would like to see if the opportunity presented itself would be a CF who was powerful in the air as I think that is where we are weak at the moment. We get punished on a regular basis by the opposition in the air from set pieces but never look like doing the same. If we want to play with the wide man then we need someone who can get on the end of the crosses and put them away.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 21:09
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    The Lomas out mob seem to have gone a bit quiet lately. Lol

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    • October 26, 2013 at 22:10
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      @Sealion: to true i have always thought he would be a success at millwall even been called stupid by some but time will tell if i was stupid or not to support sl.

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      • October 27, 2013 at 11:26
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        @jim1222: Whether he is a success or not only time will tell Jim but we have a new manager, an almost new side and we are playing a new type of football for us (on the deck) so a lot of time and patience is needed it will be a roller coaster ride but it all takes time.
        You cannot do all this in 10 games as some on here as some expect. Hopefully this is the beginning of good times at MFC, it may be frustrating at times but it won't be boring thats for sure.

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    • October 26, 2013 at 22:42
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      @Sealion:
      So they should. It's always been ridiculous judging him far too early and finding fault after games. Opinions are fine and totally upto the individual but , I feel SL has been scrutinised far too much and far more than KJ ever was who I feel really struggled tactically at this level. We'll be fine and finish higher than last season......FACT !

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      • October 26, 2013 at 22:46
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        Millwall are 80-1 to get promoted.
        Hmmmmmmmm

        @Block 8:

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        • October 26, 2013 at 23:52
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          @NICKOLA:
          I'd only want us to go up if we were ready & able to stay in the Premiership.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 11:25
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      @Sealion: Thats because we aint throwing 2 goal leads away and getting beat 5-2 and 4-0 in the space of a week. Lets hope thats well behind us now.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 22:16
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    Well done Wall
    Jim you gotta stay on ya feet.
    Too many yellows and reds for my liking we're either too awkward and clumsy or just too slow in the tackles
    Keep up the move forwards and up the league

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    • October 26, 2013 at 22:35
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      @aeojt: Each game the opposition have committed more fouls than us but we end up with a disproportional amount of bookings, funny that !

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  • October 26, 2013 at 23:05
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    suspensions are killing any momentum the side gets - more changes, although hopefully gives chaplow a chance to get a run in the team, has much more quality than wright, smith or abdou. good point, 3 next week and i think the wall of old is back.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 23:06
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    Thanks for the reports, they are very comforting and at last it seems the team is beginnng to gel together. In Trotter we have one of the finest midfielders in the division he has brains and intelligence and keeps his cool. I am glad Shittu was so involved and by all accounts had a good goal robbed from him. Like to see Easter involved a lot more no doubt he has ability too. I dont think we need fear anyone now, and can take this league by the scruff of the neck. All past doubts I had and admit to being wrong are evaporating. Well done SL and the whole team.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 00:38
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    I would like to add my thanks for the match report luke. Well done Lomas. Team is starting to look hard to beat whilst also being a threat to the oppo. Mcdonald and Trotter looking a real handful for teams . Very promising. Well done Millwall.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 11:21
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      @wall2wall: no wories wall.
      Expect that rom every away game i go
      Which is usually ones ive never been.
      So leicester is my next one.
      As you've rightly put it, very promising indeed.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 08:50
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    What the Lomas out brigade failed to appreciate is that this season was always going to be a work in progress. The squad is significantly stronger than last season - when the team almost picked itself- and once all the new players settle in and everyone adapts to the new formation I think we'll start to see real progress.
    A mid-table finish would represent real progress and lay the foundations for a serious crack at promotion next time out!

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    • October 27, 2013 at 09:25
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      @Lonz: have to agree with you lonz
      Yesterday we played reading off the park for long spells my only concern is the amount of chances we create in those spells. We deserved three points yesterday and we would have got them had we created more. That said we looked organised and willing to fight for each other and was full of ideas, if we keep that up then for sure someone will cop a right hiding off us.

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      • October 27, 2013 at 09:45
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        @lukesmithmfc: in reply to your post last night mate, i would,nt leave anyone out in midfield for smithy but for me he's always done a job at r back, sort of a poor mans lee dixon! do feel strangely confident we can beat Burnley. hope there's a really good turn out for em. Funny look at the table and it does'nt look great but had we beat yeovil like we should have we'd be mid table!

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        • October 27, 2013 at 11:17
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          @macman: i actually like jack smith (not the poxy beard) he's proveda reliable versatile utility man but thats as far as it should go. Reliable when called upon just not a regular starter. Dunney will get the shirt after serving his ban as conelly is not up to it
          Something dont fit with that boy always looks nervous. smithy's a good short term fix.
          As you have said i'm also confident of a result next week but only if we win the t*** otherwise its good night irene.
          Ney bother about the table just yet mac
          In a couple months we'll be sitting pretty up in mid table.
          January is an important month for us in terms of who we let go what contracts are renewed and who we bring in as it will shap us up nicely for the run in and set us up for next season when we really should push on nicely.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 10:20
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      @Lonz:
      I agree mid table should be a realistic target, but I also expect a rollercoaster season if you add in the potential impact of injuries and suspensions.
      We as supporters need to be patient during the matches and not have a go at our players, because they play much better when our supporters are not having a go at them.
      The way Burnley are playing they are far more dangerous than Blackpool, Leeds or QPR and if you add to that Sean Dyche knows all about Millwall, we are in for a very difficult game on Saturday.
      As long as we play with pride and passion I will be happy to walk away with a draw.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 10:18
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    Absolutely fantastic performance, it would have been easy to cave in after conceding an early goal. but we were by far the better team and could have come away with all 3 points. As I said earlier when we were struggling SL needed time to sort out his best team and we are starting to see a determination not to accept defeat. Can't wait for next Saturday COYL........

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  • October 27, 2013 at 10:53
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    The BBC league programme barely showed a few minutes of the game last night, none of the near misses Millwall had although they did show the Reading near miss. I would have liked to have seen Shittu's "goal" again as it did not look offside to me. The way Liam strode up for the penalty confidently and slammed the ball into the top of the net was sweet. Burnley look dangerous and took QPR apart (perhaps they had not recovered from their ordeal at the Den the week before) but judging Millwall's performance yesterday we will not cave in and I fancy that if they come to the Den over confident they are in for a nasty surprise.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 22:45
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      @Peckhamlad: I watched the Shittu goal several times and he is on-side when the ball is crossed into the area.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 11:03
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    The Lomas Hater baiters put in their predictable appearance no doubt complete with smug expression.

    I agree - two very deserved draws against fancied opposition show a forward step in upward mode.

    Then I apply exactly the same logic but including the two preceding games and it don't look quite so good.

    But then I add the three before that and it looks better again.

    Finally I factor in the start t this season.

    Result - 2 points from the last 12 available, still hovering around the relegation zone and with, at best, a Jekyll and Hyde team that could go either way - could even be overtaken by Charlton if they win their next game and some of you have said they are likely to be relegated.

    Like all the non sycophants who dare to have the balls to criticise Lomas to the faces of the blind faith merchants I also have the b***** to admit I constantly hope he gets the results so my own words are shoved down my throat - because (as with all the Lomas critics) first and foremost I want Millwall to win every game. That's without spewing out the watery half baked namby pamby silly formation football theory many of you are so fond of.

    How many of you licking his a*** this windy (but sunny) October morning will be screeching this time next week if we've lost to Burnley. Probably need to replace "will be" with would be as I expect a win next week - if only on the law of averages that I'm taking a grandson who's yet to see Millwall win a game.

    Be a long time before I call the jury in on Lomas as a football manager. His behaviour elsewhere I don't feel able to comment on.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 12:58
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      @Old_Les: Cracking post old bean.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 14:06
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      @Old_Les: Best post of the day Les. Also, I don't see a single mention of Le Fondre missing an easy chance to put Reading two up from anybody above. Like last week, it's a good point against decent opposition that's all.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 11:09
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    PS We are either one point better off, or one point worse off than at this stage last year - can't remember which. Not exactly the progress some of you are claiming is it?

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    • October 27, 2013 at 11:40
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      But look at the squad Les. You have to admit it's a lot better than what we had last year.
      The players that have gone have been replaced by superior players.
      It's wet glued together at the moment but once the glue has set we'll be ok.
      Is Lomas a better manager than Jackett? Wait until January then we'll see.

      @Old_Les:

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      • October 27, 2013 at 22:49
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        @NICKOLA: I think we are playing a nicer style of football than we have done since we came back into the Championship, so that is progress of a sort. I also agree the squad is stronger, so if they can get consistent we should see a vast improvment by end of season. IF they don't gel then relegation is a real possibility. I don't believe that will happen though

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  • October 27, 2013 at 11:56
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    No one would dispute that the squad appears to be better than last year. I stress the phrase "appears to be" because very often a great squad on paper doesn't deliver - something that would apply to other teams in the league in the past. So are they superior players? Perhaps but not yet a superior team which is what matters most as it wins games. Kenny Jackett did a wonderful job for this club and I'd put him up their with the best managers of my lifetime (on achievements) so he's up there with Billy Gray, Benny Fenton, George Graham, John Docherty and Bruce Rioch. Lomas is so far behind those right now I'd put him in the Anderson and Petchey league.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 13:38
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      @Old_Les: i expect there's a few going billy who, benny who? sadly i remember em well. do think kenny is prob best we've ever had. jury still out on lomas, little while back i was starting to think he's out of his depth, we'll see, massive game saturday.

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      • October 27, 2013 at 13:44
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        @macman:
        John Doc has to be the best if not most successful manager ever based on the fact we gained top flight football under him. The most exciting period of time being a Millwall fan came under his leadership.

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        • October 27, 2013 at 13:52
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          @Block 8: Great times those Block 8, we used to be on the Big Match a lot in those days. Probably one of the best teams we have ever had.

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          • October 27, 2013 at 14:42
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            @Sealion: most definately my most memorable times
            But id throw mark mcghee in the ring he got us playing superb football and that promotion winning side for me is better than that of the doc's simply cause of the football the age and most came through our ranks, different gravy that team.
            Statisticly graham has the best record followed by jackett.
            What will be of the current crop time will tell.

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        • October 27, 2013 at 14:36
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          @Block 8: the doc did well but if you remember the season we went up was the first time we'd ever had some funds to go and buy a few people like, cas. stephenson, lawrence etc and it reaped instant reward.did great in that first season but were completely found out in the second and finished bottom. that money we spent then would be like having 10/15million to spend now, so hard to judge how kenny might have done with that kind of cash, kenny did bring a lot of respect with him and was a good ambassador for the clubs image, so spose i'm looking at the whole picture here.

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          • October 27, 2013 at 15:34
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            @macman:
            Gray and Fenton before my time but my Dad spoke highly of them.
            Graham was probably our most talented manager and probably saved us from oblivion.
            Doc got us to the promised land, great times.
            Rioch's teams played great football at times.
            Wise got us to an FA Cup Final.
            Jackett is a legend for keeping us in this league, in the modern spending era, with the budget he had.
            If Lomas turns out to be as good as any of them we should all be happy, but he's a very long way to go.

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        • October 27, 2013 at 14:36
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          @Block 8: No it didn't. The most exciting times were during the great unbeaten run and just after with the great sides and great players of the Fenton years. We had support then that made a noise. Some of the tear ups with Portsmouth etc etc were exciting as well but lots on here would most likely run to teacher about them

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          • October 27, 2013 at 14:42
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            @Old_Les:
            the great unbeaten run didn't culminate with top flight football. I only started going to home regularly in the mid 80s when I left school and funded my own admission prices so cant comment from memory on anything earlier I'm afraid.

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          • October 27, 2013 at 22:54
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            @Old_Les: Mick Mcarthy did a good job as well, some of the football we played under him was superb, and didn't he get us to the Div 1 playoffs on merit 2-3 times? I reckon George Graham was also quality for us and would KJ in that bracket.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 13:22
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    Our last 10 league games produced 9 points last season. Our last 10 league games this season have produced 12 points. Would anyone agree that's progress regardless of who is in charge ? I certainly do. Last season , few people on here attached our poor form to KJ. This year , one stray pass and SL's tactics induce mass comment...............He's had 3 months not the 5 years our previous manager had of which 3 were in League One.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 14:28
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      @Block 8: No I wouldn't agree, progress would be 16-20 points. If you and others can't admit to Lomas' limitations as a Manager in the Championship then you are blinkered. He has an embarrassment of riches compared to KJ in those last 10 games and on several occasions this season has made a complete mess of things.
      That said, he seems to have a more settled first XI now and that is helping and Berylson will give him time as there is absolutely no danger of us going down this year given the dross already below us.
      Mid table finish and we'll see how good Lomas can be in the later stages of this season and next.
      He could still be a top Manager for us, but not any time soon.

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      • October 27, 2013 at 14:45
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        @lion.ie:
        Well I consider progress being a 25% point increase based on the last 10 games scenario I've given. We've gone from 9 to 12. That's a significant increase , therefore progress.

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        • October 27, 2013 at 15:15
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          @Block 8: Your argument is full of holes, especially as you have selected, deliberately or not, a sequence to support it rather than making a genuine analysis.
          We are three points worse off after 13 games than last season.
          At this stage last season we were six games into a 13 match unbeaten run and had only been tonked once, away at Premiership bound Hull.
          By Xmas we had 37 points on the board.
          Lomas needs 24 points from 11 games to match that.
          Do you really believe we'll only drop nine from our next 33?
          The current forecast for our final points tally based on this seasons form is around 54 points based purely on stat analysis.
          My heart tells me, with this squad, that that's under cooked and we'll hit the 60+ mark and that will be progress against last seasons 56 point haul.
          In short, your 25% of something is meaningless.

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          • October 27, 2013 at 15:34
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            @lion.ie:
            I'm not arguing , I just picked the last 10 of last season and the last 10 of this . I didn't do it to make my point appear stronger or weaker , I simply thought it was an easy way to make a comparison. My 25% improvement point is accurate based on what I presented. That surely can't be meaningless can it ? You've gone on to forecast and speculate. I cannot answer your question re dropping 9 from 33 . Time will tell how we do , not hearsay , conjecture and analysis.

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        • October 27, 2013 at 15:44
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          @Block 8: B8, like Les I do want Lomas to do well, but all of this Lomas In/Lomas Out nonsense is doing my head in. He's going nowhere so like you said time will tell. My point is, you can select any group of games to make an argument for progression or against progression.The facts are we are three points behind our 13 game tally of last season so points wise that's regression. However, looking at our current squad, we should all be pretty confident that we will have a good enough overall season, without the extremes of form we had last year, to comfortably stay up.
          Anyway, a good away point for us and Palace are now bottom and the only way is down, so not a bad weekend all told.

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          • October 27, 2013 at 16:01
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            @lion.ie:
            Yeah , any comparison to be fair can be mis leading. Oppositions change , our team has changed , the weather changes , injuries etc ! I really don't care who's in charge as long as we do as well as we can expect. What I will not say as yet is , whether or not SL is or is not doing a good job. For me it's still far , far too early. In truth , we're probably no better or worse than we've been in years , typical unpredictable Millwall at Championship level

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    • October 27, 2013 at 14:43
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      @Block 8: Ludicrous comparison. The only sensible one is to compare our points tally so far this season with the corresponding period last season. I suggest you do that and come back and tell us what it says. Kenny Jackett did much for this club and most certainly stabilised it - had he got Wood last season and kept Henderson I daresay our finish would have been a lot higher. Perhaps he did get stale in the end (we all do that in all jobs) and made a few mistakes. That's no reason to condemn him any more than it's good reason for suggesting Lomas is a decent manager. He's got a long way to go yet and already made his fair share of f*** ups

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      • October 27, 2013 at 15:37
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        @Old_Les:
        Making any comparison is difficult and mis leading based on different opponents , home or away games , current players etc. I just used the last 10 and 1st 10 scenario in an attempt to compare continuity and that of 12 months apart. By and large , I'm not surprised at our start this season other than the couple of heavy defeats.

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      • October 27, 2013 at 19:40
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        I've got a very good memory. George Graham in my opinion is the best manager Millwall ever had. He took a very, very poor 3rd divsion team, got them promoted, completely overhauled the whole set-up and set the stage for the ultimate promotion to the promised land. Docherty did indeed make some very astute signings and on that basis alone I'd say he was up there but he couldn't keep them there and if Graham had still been in charge I think he would have done. The problem we're always going to have is investment. Unless the Saudi Arabian government suddenly take an interest in SE14 then that's always going to be an issue because Millwall just do not attract that kind of investment.
        @Old_Les:

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        • October 28, 2013 at 09:19
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          @NICKOLA: You're right about George Graham. But the Golden Years were Fenton's

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  • October 27, 2013 at 14:11
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    For the first 35 minutes, apart from the goal, which was yet another peice of terrible defending, we stopped Reading playing. The second half I thought was even, we gave as good as we got. Jimmy's sending off was correct, which will be a real blow next week. Couldn't see from where I was standing if Shittu's goal was off side. Brilliantly taken penalty, by Trotter who is improving every game. Hands Up, I was one who said that I thought that Lomas was out of his depth, humble pie maybe. If you look at someone like Rodgers at Liverpool, how long has it taken for the quality players he has, to play his way and now it is paying off, the same will happen to Moyes. At least now we are fighting for everything, which for me is the wall way. I still beleive that the defence needs strengthening and may be a target man up front, but hopefully we are on the way.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 15:23
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    Anyway, handy point for the Lions away and Palace are now bottom and the only way is down, so not a bad weekend all told.

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    • October 27, 2013 at 19:14
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      Yes, and a terrible shame about Charlton too. Relegation beckons for them both because they didn't re-invest in a good product.
      With the return of Feeney I now assume that Hunt will be looking elsewhere. I can't see us signing anyone until January now either on loan or permanently. We'll have to have solidified our position to mid-table at least by then to see any more dosh from Berylson. Interesting that Leeds have signed Blackstock, albeit on loan, which indicates that Morison is no longer in their plans. I think Morison has been chastised on here recently but he's just had double hernia operation,and at this level is a bloody good option.
      I previously posted Millwall at 80-1 for promotion. I already had a bet pre-season but at those odds got to be worth what you spend on beer in one week. Don't say I didn't tell you.
      @lion.ie:

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      • October 28, 2013 at 08:15
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        @NICKOLA: I'll save my beer money for some Fuller's Nick but if Lomas can get this team up the table and into the top 12, with a couple more additions next season could be quite interesting.

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