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Report: Millwall 1-0 Ipswich Town

TOTTENHAM loanee Ryan Fredericks scored on his debut to hand Ian Holloway a win in his first home game as Millwall boss.

Fredericks, who joined the Lions on Friday morning, netted the only goal when his miscued cross deceived visiting goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

Lee Martin should have made the points safe midway through the second half but blasted over the bar from close range.

Holloway made four changes to the team that started against Huddersfield, with Fredericks, Liam Trotter, Scott Malone and Andy Keogh all coming into the side.

Millwall began the game at a quick tempo and, after Malone's bright run down the left flank, the ball eventually arrived at the feet of Trotter, who curled wide.

In the 20th minute, Martin was caught in two minds after cutting inside from the wing and his cross-shot drifted harmlessly wide of the far post.

Fredericks and Malone were both getting forward at every opportunity and the latter's first-time cross flashed across the face of goal, narrowly in front of onrushing teammates.

Martin shot tamely at Gerken in the 26th minute when perhaps he should have passed to Keogh or Steve Morison, who had made supporting runs either side of him.

David Forde denied Ipswich front pairing David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy with two saves in quick succession as the visitors began to establish a foothold in the match.

But the deadlock was broken at the other end when Fredericks' high cross looped over Gerken and nestled in the top corner.

Scott McDonald's snapshot sizzled wide moments later as Millwall pushed for a second goal. In first-half injury time Forde was forced off with an injury and replace by Stephen Bywater.

Ipswich came close to equalising four minutes after half time when Tommy Smith's header from a corner was cleared off the line by Martin.

But it was nearly 2-0 to the Lions in the 63rd minute when Morison's blocked shot fell to Malone, whose sweetly-struck half volley flashed inches wide.

Martin spurned an even better chance to double the home side's advantage when he somehow blazed over from inside the six yard box with the goal gaping.

Ipswich substitute Paul Taylor tried his luck with a 25-yard free kick but his shot failed to test Bywater and went a yard wide of the top corner.

Bywater was called into action five minutes from time to keep out Taylor's effort as the Lions ground out a well-deserved victory.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

58 thoughts on “Report: Millwall 1-0 Ipswich Town

  • January 18, 2014 at 17:10
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    Absolutely f***** brilliant, completely different squad !COYL!!!'

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    • January 18, 2014 at 18:22
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      @conor: OLLIE OLLIE OLLlE . BRILLIANT DISPLAY BY MILLWALL. CAPTAIN D. SHITTU ( MAN OF THE MATCH ) ! NOW LETS HOPE THE D.S.HATE CLUB IS REDUNDANT AT LAST. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN` NORMAN.... IS ALSO GETTING FIT!

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:16
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    confidence restored for players and fans alike. Jb f****d up big time with the appointment of that useless west ham muppet lomas but has redeemed himself big time with the appointment of ollie. Theres still work to be done but its onwards and upwards for wall. It may take IH a bit of time to mould the team but i have absolute faith in everything the man says and does.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:18
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    Yes yes f***** yes!!!

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:18
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    That's the way to do lt, well happy today what makes it more sweeter is we could be playing west ham next season, well done lads

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:19
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    Superb, I heard the BBC reporter who said the team well deserved their victory after their great work rate. She pointed ot Danny Shittuu who she said never stopped running asd lay exhausted on the pitch after the final whistle. Well done lads you did the club, manager and supporters proud! Well done Ian Holloway you have bought a new optimism to Millwall. Well done the board for taking such a wise decision in appointing the manager. The revolution has started!!!

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    • January 18, 2014 at 17:20
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      @Peckhamlad: What a crowd over 12,000 terrific.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:19
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    Over the moon with this result! In-form Ipswich are no match for our beloved Millwall! Get in! COYL!!!

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:22
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    Superb work rate every player put in a shift... Well done lads.. Come on you lions..

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:24
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    Well done lads. Great result can only get better. Hard work next week in Portugal and reap the rewards against the Owls. IH, JB, KJ, AA well done.

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    • January 18, 2014 at 17:29
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      @potty1: Also well done to a young Mr Fredericks, good on you son.

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      • January 18, 2014 at 17:43
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        @potty1: Absolutely, scoring the only and winning goal on your debut..and by all accounts have a smashing game, thanks and well done.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:25
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    Brilliant and a clean sheet to boot.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:32
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    F***** quality throughout! Every player raised there game 50%, lee martin was brilliant, apart from that miss! But Shittu who I've been very critical of on news at den was premier league standard today!
    We've now seen what you boys can do with a good manager in charge now so keep it up and enjoy Portugal !!

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    • January 18, 2014 at 19:05
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      @dpendet: agreed Martin and Shittu was buzzing with confidence both looked like different players, also full team and subs where great

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:41
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    Passion, quality, composure, hard work and a win! Some quality individual performances and great support. We've got our Millwall back!! Well done Holloway! COYL

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:45
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    Ipswich made to look poor from a team that wanted in more.

    Best display from a Millwall centre half for many a year.

    Did that donkey Nouble get a touch?

    Made up, made up!

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:48
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    Arise Sir Ollie.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:50
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    Shows attack can be the best form of defence. Our defence may be leaky but it didn't have to withstand a siege today because we were attacking them whenever possible and defence started with our strikers closing down and hassling. Today was better because we actually played football. When you smash the ball blindly down field the instant you get it, it's a confidence thing, you don't want the ball or think you can do anything with it. Today, in the heat of battle at the end, even the likes of Lowry were picking out passes and keeping it on the grass. There were two left-backs who liked to operate as wingers, Trotter was sitting further back so he had multiple options in front of him, McDonald was close to the midfield so he could collect the ball when the likes of Jimmi won it. Helpful that the Spurs link has been rekindled because those kids look like Lamborghinis in a team of Ladas. It hasn't happened for Martin yet because he hasn't had a run of games but he was fired up today and looked like he could take over the James Henry role. We weren't perfect, for the amount of crosses we put in we could have got more shots away and benefited from iffy Ipswich finishing, but there's signs of much better to come.

    The Holloway personality cult is verging on North Korea a bit, but if we play watchable football and never give up like we've been doing lately, I'm perfectly happy. I knew a few Tottenham who were sickened to get the self-promoting Redknapp but he was the only truly successful manager they've had in years, time Millwall had a bit of that.

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    • January 18, 2014 at 17:51
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      (Oh, and a warm welcome back to the Shittu of last season!)

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:51
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    Great result....but half these players don't change in my eyes. They've been short-changing the fans, the shirt, the club. I don't care who is leading them, if you don't get fit and play your heart out you don't belong here. Holloway it seems will quickly find out who's got that kind of mentality

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  • January 18, 2014 at 17:59
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    Where the hell did that performance come from? EVery one put in a shift today right from the off! After a high tempo start I was expecting it all to go rat sh*t but they just kept on going and against an in form team. Can't wait til Sheffield game after the session in Portugal we re gonna be even fitter and working even better as a team. Shame we have already played Leicester twice would've liked another shot at them under IH. Well done everyone involved with wall onwards n upwards

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    • January 18, 2014 at 19:36
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      @smudge: I'm chuffed with the win for us, IH and the players but the Ipswich team were not in form as you state, they had lost their last few games and we won by a miscued cross.
      I don't want to put a damper on it just trying to be realistic.
      All the players seemed to put a shift in and thats all we can ask for. Work in progress and a clean sheet brilliant. Well done all, onwards and upwards.

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      • January 18, 2014 at 22:30
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        @Sealion: can't disagree with your comments sealion, but we worked our socks off and played them off the park for the vast majority of the game.
        And if you'd please be so kind, let us have one night of minor celebration. I think we all been through the wrangle this year already.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 18:03
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    Soooo pleased with the effort made by the players, fans and above all Ollies enthusiasm
    Just goes to proove that the players are good enough to take us up the division place by place
    Everyone gave more than the rest of the season put together, WELL DONE!!!!
    That includes the crowd to, thanks folks for making it sooooo pleasing to watch

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  • January 18, 2014 at 18:09
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    yeah brilliant, but still no goals from our so called strikers

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    • January 18, 2014 at 18:30
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      @bordersarebest0170:
      Some people are never happy?
      Did you go to the game because if you did you would know the shift that all the players put in.
      They showed passion, commitment, they also out played Ipswich and that is all we want to see.
      Survival is the priority not who scores from where.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 18:11
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    Ian Holloway: "We fought, got stuck in and deserved it. You have to play from your defence, and Danny and Shane were outstanding."

    "I love this crowd. I love everything about the place. It feels like I'm at home."

    tweets from Millwall.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 18:18
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    It was great to be back at the Den today. Holloway had me in fits like an orchestra conductor geeing up the fans. And his olli cuddle for the players as he ran on at the final whistle. Martins miss and Malones booking are the only baffling points of the match. Shittu had a good game defensively but ee need a centre back who can play as well as tackle. I ain't gonna complain too much as I'm so chuffed we finally won. Miiiiikk

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  • January 18, 2014 at 18:21
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    At least Lowry didn't get on the score sheet like last time lol

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  • January 18, 2014 at 18:38
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    great game,great atmosphere,great pressure great goal,,great turnaround,well done Ollie and the staff.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 19:06
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    @ millwallgra. i did not say i wasn't happy, cos i am very happy, and yes, i was at the game and saw all the stuff you speak of, and agree with you. i made the observation that still no goals from our strikers, which is fact.

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    • January 18, 2014 at 19:20
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      @bordersarebest0170: it will come good up front. Have faith. As long as we get one more than the oppo.

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    • January 18, 2014 at 20:47
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      @bordersarebest0170:
      I'm glad you went and I'm glad your happy.
      Like @potty1 says the goals will come up front.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 19:14
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    Forgot to say Lowry was spot on today also.... Holloway has boosted them with confidence and will embarrass any wallys in the squad 🙂

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  • January 18, 2014 at 20:00
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    Shittu and Lowry were immense at the back, so proud of all 14 players today and I haven't said that for a while.

    It's a simple game football, if every player in a team puts in a shift and grafts for each other then more often then not a result will follow and you generate your own luck.

    I couldn't even if pushed pick out a poor performance today and would even go as far as saying every player bar maybe Forde had their best game this season.

    Our crowd were fantastic, without sounding like a numpty it felt like The Den again. Even my 2 year old boy who is not feeling that well was shouting (no idea where he gets it from)

    Wouldnt you know we even had a decent ref and some may say even beneficial to us (yes, I know)

    Ipswich reminded me of a team I've seen a few times this season constantly lumping the ball up front to strikers who are being totally dominated in the air. We made them look very average.

    No one likes us, we don't care.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 20:01
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    Forde/Bywater - had little to do, hope Forde recovers soon, impressed by Bywater's impact
    Malone - brings confidence to the back 4, injects more of an attacking threat into the side
    Lowry - progressed leaps and bounds today, dominant and vocal
    Shittu - out of this world, won every header, like a rock and even had a bit of an attack, dominant
    Fredericks - a debut to remember, mirrors the attacking threat of Malone, another Spurs gem, sign him up before we lose him like we lost Smith!
    Martin - tireless work rate, gets in good positions, needs to work on final products
    Bailey - not my cup of tea, too old and a bit of a has been, but can't fault his effort
    Trotter - just gels the whole team together, so reliable and nonchalant
    Keogh - can't fault effort, but incredibly weak
    Mcdonald - done his job
    Morrison - useless, send him back to Leeds, doesn't look like he wants to be here

    Still early days but loving what I've seen so far. Regardless of how the players performed, 110% from everyone which is what we, as Millwall fans, all ask for. Chuffed with the clean sheet, defence are now looking solid.

    Really feel that we desperately need a proven goal scorer. Keogh & Morrison aren't cutting it and McDonald seems a bit out of form. And a little clear out is on the cards I think. Too many RB's.

    Congratulations Gents and Sir Holloway.

    Let's get some consistency now.

    Miiiiiiiiiii

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    • January 18, 2014 at 20:28
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      @HenryBaird_: cheers harry
      cracking report. I wasn't there today so appreciate a good honest analysis.

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      • January 18, 2014 at 20:40
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        @lukesmithmfc: harry ??????????
        Sory HENRY excuse my mistake

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        • January 19, 2014 at 09:57
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          @lukesmithmfc: No problem mate, you would have been proud of the whole team and Olly!

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    • January 18, 2014 at 21:35
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      @HenryBaird_:
      Think you missed the point with the forward players Henry...The reason our keepers had little to do was because the boys up front were the first line of defence. Granted Moorrisson did not score a hat trick but his all round play was superb. We wont have Messi type players at the Den we must play to different strengths...Keogh and Morrisson were tireless and more than contributed to the win...I thought McDonald was excellent, tricky all game...the best you gave the three was that McDonald did his job....sub standard reporting Henry

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      • January 19, 2014 at 09:56
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        @tonytowneronthewing: Absolutely, I agree with their defensive efforts, but I felt they didn't do what they're on the pitch to do - SCORE/ASSIST. I'm content with McDonald and Keogh (as a sub), but Morrison, considering the large wage he most probably is on, offers little for it. After every attack or when the ball went out of play, he sauntered back to help the defence, unlike Keogh and Mcdonald who were tireless as you and I both said. Anyway, it all worked yesterday to get the three points. But when we come up against play off contenders, lacking that goal scoring threat might come back to bite us. But I am absolutely chuffed, and I think we can both agree that that was our best performance of the season so far yesterday.

        MIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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      • January 19, 2014 at 11:26
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        @tonytowneronthewing: i have to agree with you when you say it was a stupid assesment by henry...we should of had a 2nd when morison had a shot blocked & malone missed from the Assit... It was morro & keogh pulling the backs wide for martin to have a free hit on goal... Keogh likes to play of a proven goalscorer last year it was wood didn't look the same player without him..now he's along side morro...i feel once they return..we will see the goals we know they can give us

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    • January 18, 2014 at 22:39
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      @HenryBaird_: too harsh on all three strikers mate. All three of them worked tirelessly for a combined team effort today.

      Morison huffed and puffed and won many headers which unfortunately went into space.

      McDonald was his usual niggly self, getting in the oppos way.

      Keogh ran himself into the ground but I do agree he is a little weak in possession.

      None of the three had very good service from wide areas today, but that don't matter, patience is needed, it will come.

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      • January 19, 2014 at 09:58
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        @bonnie1272: I agree, still early days, and it's not necessarily their fault, it's Lomas' in my opinion, he never coached them efficiently, but I am chuffed to bits with what I saw yesterday, from all 11. All we ask for is effort and that's what they gave.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 20:18
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    Great commitment, Great performance, great crowed sums up today quite easily. One of our Player's text me and said,

    "Today was great noise, fans need to relax when we try to keep the ball as that's what he wants us to do, not just get it forward without quality" let's be patient people and let them play although my response was "we are not used to players who can keep the ball, that's why we panic"

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    • January 18, 2014 at 21:57
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      @ThatsWhatWeDo: just read a verry similar text myself
      hmm, I wonder, leafy

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      • January 18, 2014 at 22:45
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        @lukesmithmfc: got to say my daughters show was well worth going

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        • January 19, 2014 at 00:28
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          @lukesmithmfc: well you can bring em dahn the Den again now. Teach them about the pride of lions!

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  • January 18, 2014 at 20:35
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    I must say that I think everyone of those players put in a shift today.
    Arise SIR OLLIE You have just started on your journey to becoming a Millwall Legend.
    P.S
    Welcome home SIR OLLIE You have just found the Family you have been looking for.
    Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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  • January 18, 2014 at 21:03
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    We got our team back today, a propper Millwall performance. Man of the match? can you have two? Shittu and Lowery. Holloways done this in 10 days, what will they play like when they get back from Portugal!! Great support well done the 12th man.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 21:57
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    what can i say, the boys worked their nuts off all game, how nice was it to see decisions going our way, did Holloway have something on this ref, even the lines man at the end saying it was a goal kick rather than a corner, times are a changing... Come on the WALLLLLLLLL 🙂

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  • January 18, 2014 at 23:32
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    I do hope Forde ain't out for too long thiugh

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  • January 19, 2014 at 09:17
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    No Dunne, no Jimmy.....at last a manager who knows a s*** player when he sees one

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    • January 19, 2014 at 11:42
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      @beedoscores: After writing dunny & jimmy of..you have jinxed it again..every time you do this they are both back

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  • January 19, 2014 at 09:21
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    And before you all start shouting I know Jimmy came on but he would have started under Lomas. And I did go to the game!!

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  • January 20, 2014 at 12:10
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    Trying not be get carried away but it was the best Millwall performance I have seen for a long long time. Can't wait until the team is fit!

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