bestkinky

Martin: Millwall can replicate Burnley's surprise promotion

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

LEE Martin believes Millwall can follow in Burnley's footstep next season.

The Clarets, managed by former Den defender Sean Dyche, surprised everyone last year by finishing second in the Championship.

And Martin insists that, with Ian Holloway at the helm in SE16, anything is possible for the Lions in 2014-15 – including promotion to the Premier League.

"The manager is so focused," the winger said.

"I said at the time he was the right man for the job. We had to go through a sticky patch to get to where we finished last season but I reckon we'll be right up there this time.

"Burnley were the underdogs and they went up last year so we're looking at promotion. It think healthcpc.virusinc.org/ambien/ that's realistic with the level of players that we've got.

"Anything is possible under Ollie."

Millwall returned to pre-season training last week and Martin revealed that the squad is in excellent physical condition after a six-week break.

"The level of fitness on the first day was phenomenal," he added. "Some of the boys have really kicked on over the summer.

"It takes me a little bit longer to reach peak fitness but within two weeks I'll be there or thereabotus. I just can't wait to get going and all the boys are fighting fit.

"There's good competition in the squad and we'll do a lot on the training field this pre-season. I can see exactly how the manager's thinking."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

15 thoughts on “Martin: Millwall can replicate Burnley's surprise promotion

  • July 2, 2014 at 12:22
    Permalink

    Why can't we be the team that surprises the rest this season? If we give it a good go this season and end mid-table then I still think everyone will be happy.

    If the players believe it then we should, it's all about having a good mentality!! Going into games with the mindset of winning the game rather than trying not to lose!

    If you believe you can win then you have won half the battle before stepping onto the pitch!

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 12:22
    Permalink

    Think this calls for a.. MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 12:26
    Permalink

    Martin..., don't talk to much please mate, you strung us out for this deal and time to prove your worth. Nobody else wanted you and we have shown faith. We can do well if everyone plays for the shirt... Including yourself

    Good luck this season see you at the den

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 12:51
    Permalink

    Just avoid another relegation battle and I will be happy. Anything else will be a bonus.

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 13:03
    Permalink

    It won't be a surprise if u keep telling everybody. Do your talking on the pitch & we will be more than happy.

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 13:06
    Permalink

    Off subject I missed the Argie game last night I was told shearer said something about millwall can anybody tell me wot he said

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
    • July 2, 2014 at 17:22
      Permalink

      @block 28: ........think he was referring to the Argie's & the fact that 'no one like's 'em' . 😉

      Like (0)
      Dislike (0)
      Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 13:23
    Permalink

    At this moment in time I will settle for a decent start and not start to get carried away

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 13:32
    Permalink

    Didnt the muppet last season only win 5 of our first 22 games, Im sure Ollie can do much better than that.
    Reckon we will be safe by Christmas....then onwards and upwards..

    Heres hoping

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
    • July 2, 2014 at 15:51
      Permalink

      @MIGHTY: total agree Mighty , lets get to Christmas & see where we are before talking of promotion , first & almost is securing our position in the Championship without leaving it to the last couple of games

      Like (0)
      Dislike (0)
      Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 13:41
    Permalink

    Well Lee you had better start hitting the onion bag a bit more and not the corner flag then we may have a better season in prospect. All the Burnley forwards knew where the goal was.

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
    • July 2, 2014 at 13:47
      Permalink

      @Sealion: true mate , their strike force are on a different planet to ours , if we can find two quality strikers then anything is possible COYL

      Like (0)
      Dislike (0)
      Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 14:12
    Permalink

    First glance at that photo and I thought we'd signed Marco Reus!

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 2, 2014 at 18:16
    Permalink

    Burnley finished 11th the season before last not just above the relegation zone. Nothing wrong with ambition but it needs to be tempered with some realism. If we finish top half next season it'll be a great achievement.

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • July 3, 2014 at 10:16
    Permalink

    what shearer said was " nil all " regarding the match, I had to rewind 2-3 times to get it.

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *