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Holloway content with Millwall's winning start to pre-season

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IAN Holloway praised Millwall's work ethic in their 1-0 win at Dartford.

The Lions ground out a narrow victory at Princes Park in their first pre-season friendly of the summer and Holloway was pleased with the professionalism of his side.

Holloway fielded a different team in each half and the Millwall manager admitted that led to a disjointed performance.

"I'm pleased it's over," Holloway said afterwards. "I don't like these type of games because basically it's a banana skin and we're working everyone really hard.

"We've had one injury strain which we didn't want in Justin Hoyte. He was looking pretty tasty on the right side.

"They're all trying to show me what they can do in 45 minutes and there's no continuity. But I was pleased with the attitude and how hard we worked.

"A lot of our shape was wrong when we got in behind them. We got into good areas but that pre-season tiredness cost us a bit. Our movement has to better.

"But the atmosphere is great in the group. We've come here and been very disciplined. I think we behaved professionally on and off the field.

"They gave me that work rate and we'll take that all day long. It's not every day you plan two lots of set-plays just to get a good workout under your belt.

"That dusts down the cobwebs."

Holloway was quietly impressed with trialists Matthew Briggs and Magaye Gueye.

"I thought they did really well considering they've been with us a couple of days," he said.

"One of them [Gueye] doesn't speak the same language as us. He looked very promising. Briggsy – I can't believe he's on a free transfer."

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

29 thoughts on “Holloway content with Millwall's winning start to pre-season

  • July 16, 2014 at 11:20
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    I listened to interview on Lions Player and he did not seem very happy about a Lions fans comment at game and that he could not get a player or more to join him at Club.

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  • July 16, 2014 at 11:22
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    that's something for the lad to look forward to first learn English and then Cornish .....bet he cant wait

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  • July 16, 2014 at 11:31
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    IH if hes on a free then sign him up. If you can save a couple of hundred thousand on a transfer fee then its all good to maybe pay a little more for some of these players.... lets get these guys in even if Fuller is who IH wants...sign him up on a pay as you play with a heavy Goal / win bonus........that way it gives him motivation to score or to set up others and we can get the best out of him. If these other two looked ok then get them in..........get them to training and build a great little squad to take the championship by storm...............

    As a bare minimum, these all need to be sorted a few weeks before the season so we have the best starting line up from day 1 of the season and not leave it until March 2015 to start playing football.

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  • July 16, 2014 at 12:21
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    Hope he signs them both

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  • July 16, 2014 at 12:35
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    a fit and motivated justin hoyte could just be a surprise package for all of us - lets see eh?

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    • July 16, 2014 at 12:37
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      @lancslion: Can't understand what's gone wrong with Hoyte. As a yougster he was very highly rated. Let's hope Ollie can sort his head out

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      • July 16, 2014 at 16:11
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        @junkmale: Don't think he's had much of a chance to show us his best really... To my knowledge, he has only been used during Lomas' time, at which stage it was well known that he wasn't fit and NOBODY in the team knew what the f**k they were doing anyway... I think we should see what he's like with improved fitness and under a manager with a real game plan - before we give him any more bollockings!

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  • July 16, 2014 at 12:37
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    Got to say I love the things coming out of the club this summer, from top to bottom we seem to be trying to build a club with a future and its been far to long since we could say that. Ollie says that the group is all together and pushing in the same direction and fighting to play for our shirt, our club. I know you can't take any notice of the results in the preseason and its all about Weeds down The Den.

    Briggs and the ex Everton boy look like they can offer something and we may even push Bugsy down the left flank. But please don't write Malone off, him, Wooley, Dunnie and Fordie are a few that stuck with the club and commitment when many thought they were bigger last season.

    A brighter future lies ahead. roll on the new season
    Let Em Come

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  • July 16, 2014 at 12:38
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    "One of them [Gueye] doesn't speak the same language as us...."

    Love that IH comment.

    Gueye - just get your feet and attitude do the talking ... and you'll down proper good in Sarf Bermondsey

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  • July 16, 2014 at 12:42
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    So this fella from Everton has been on Merseyside for 4 years , has been earning his living here and still can't Speak any English . What's going on here FFS .

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    • July 16, 2014 at 16:18
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      @bordersarebest0170: Have you been to Merseyside recently? I never have understood Merseysiders ...

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  • July 16, 2014 at 12:44
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    I went last night and have to say I was surprised by hoyte was a willing runner got close to the byline and put in a couple of decent crosses.

    The French lad looks good even in the warm up he was striking the ball better than all the others and poor denzil had no chance with most of his shots. During the game he looked a bit Lightweight and for a big lad got pushed off the ball a fair bit. You could see he was trying hard and his one shot of note skimmed the crossbar and almost took out a couple of people.

    Briggs looked great I'll happily chip in for his wages fast good with both feet and so much space ollie sign him up immediately

    I thought lee Martin didn't really play well and Gregory barely got a touch in the second half. I though marquis although he gets a fair bit of grief on here looked good bit missed a sitter. Shame we only got Fred on for the last 15 mins but sid nelson has a great cross on him one definitely for the future.

    Last word on robbo man's a legend hope that's not the last we see of him a true millwall player

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  • July 16, 2014 at 13:10
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    Good news regarding hoyte'a injury; I thought it was Edwards that was injured.

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    • July 16, 2014 at 13:43
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      @benzo: they both had to come off due to injury but edwards is nothing serious.

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    • July 16, 2014 at 18:02
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      @benzo: what a vermin comment

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  • July 16, 2014 at 13:37
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    It looks like Hoyte is going to be about as much use as he was last season, 30mins in and gets a strain, would much prefer he got a train, back to Boro. What a contrast between Hoyte and Carlos. One a true pro and the other well .............

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    • July 16, 2014 at 14:11
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      @Sealion: i couldn't agree more..poxy half a hour & everyone thinks he's great..dont know about you but a 1-0 win over a 2bob team is hardly something to jump up & down about..as for the everton bloke..about his english..if you spent 4 years on merseyside.you wouldn't be able to speak english@border

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  • July 16, 2014 at 14:04
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    IH comments re dartford game, pre season tiredness played a part in the performance. 2 trips to portugal, and they are still tired you talk a lot of b******* IH

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    • July 16, 2014 at 14:14
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      Also past comments from IH, thrilled with fitness levels, a couple of @caravan1885: weeks ago ????

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    • July 16, 2014 at 14:16
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      What about the comments from IH about 2 weeks ago, he is thrilled with fitness levels.

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    • July 16, 2014 at 14:49
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      IH said about 2 weeks ago that he is thrilled with the fitness levels????.

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  • July 16, 2014 at 14:11
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    Also past comments from IH, thrilled with fitness levels, a couple of weeks ago ????

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  • July 16, 2014 at 15:56
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    Sorry I've got a stutter.

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  • July 16, 2014 at 17:03
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    FFS, He was probably happy with the fitness levels at that time. It gets better as the preseason moves on, especially after games. These comments are p****** me off.
    PS: Get Briggs, he looks quality

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  • July 16, 2014 at 18:14
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    So when will they be fit ? Xmas, coach carter

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  • July 16, 2014 at 19:20
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    Why be rude?

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