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Millwall manager praises Wycombe after narrow cup win

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IAN Holloway is relieved to be in the draw for the second round of the Capital One Cup after Millwall avoided a potential banana skin against Wycombe Wanderers.

Holloway was full of praise for the League Two side's performance, describing the Chairboys, who are managed by Gareth Ainsworth, as "men possessed".

The ten-man Lions defended a one-goal advantage to go through at The Den, having taken the lead through Matthew Briggs only for the left back to be sent off in the second half.

Holloway said: "I didn't expect the game to be as frenetic. The fitness levels of their boys was excellent, especially as they named the same team that played on Saturday.

"It was nice to see Gareth and his team was a mirror image of him because he challenged for everything as a player and he's a very encouraging man.

"Wycombe had some really good players as well, so it all made for a very http://www.cgfp.org/buy-celexa-online/ exciting evening.

"That was the toughest game against a League Two club I've ever been involved in.

"Wycombe didn't give us an inch – they were like men possessed."

Millwall made seven changes from their weekend victory over Leeds United and named six academy graduates on the bench – three of whom came on after the break.

"I respected the competition by playing a strong side, including the three lads who came off the bench at the weekend, and I wanted to win," Holloway said.

"I was really pleased with the young ones as well – Fred Onyedinma, Josh Siafa and Jack Powell – because that was a tough game to play in.

"I would have hated it to have gone to extra time because that would have been far too much for us, so I'm delighted.

"There were lots of positives for me – and only a few negatives."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

15 thoughts on “Millwall manager praises Wycombe after narrow cup win

  • August 13, 2014 at 11:53
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    Nice one. Keep it up, Ollie

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  • August 13, 2014 at 12:31
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    Ollie is getting a good squad together,another striker is a must but all in all ollie has my 100% support unlike a FEW others on NAD who seem to want to s*** him off when something does not go right or he say's the wrong thing
    So come ollie keep going the way you are and ram the FEW doubters word's down their throat's.
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    and keep on saying what you think when you want to and if some of our thin skinned fan's cannot take it tough on them,

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    • August 13, 2014 at 22:02
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      @jim1222I agree to all the doubters stop bitchin and get behind your club have an opinion yes but stop cxxting the lads off for every mistake which will happen from time to time they are all dong well praise em end of.

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      • August 14, 2014 at 01:27
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        @mitchamscaff: mitch if he cannot voice his opinion who can,if some fans are so thin skinned then that is tough,
        After all i thought millwall fans could take critical remarks,i know i can.
        Answer me a question,who would you sooner have as manager,holloway with all his faults,saying what he thinks,giving a straight answer to a direct question,contradicting himself or jacket?
        GIVE ME OLLIE every time with all his faults

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  • August 13, 2014 at 12:47
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    Ollie out!!!

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      • August 13, 2014 at 13:18
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        @James_SE16: I think no1likesus is taking the p*** out of the earlier post by jim1222

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      • August 14, 2014 at 09:47
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        @mfclions: You can ask why mfc,but i doubt if you will get a sensible answer,some poster's on here can only take the p*ss or abuse other poster's who they dont agree with,they also believe that ollie [ who i think is doing a fantastic job] has to get every thing right all the time.
        For example lion ie thinks ollie is over hyped and is an egotistical media chaser.{ollie dont deserve such abuse]
        How can he be over hyped when he has taken two different clubs up from the championship to the premiership,one could argue that he is not a premiership manager,but he has evolved into a bloody good championship manager,and who know's if he does get us up.with his past experience's with blackpool and palace he might make a good premiership manager.
        We just dont know what will happen,but one thing i do know i prefer ollie over and above our last two manager's by a long way.

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  • August 13, 2014 at 13:05
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    Maybe he will have seen a player or two in the WW side he might consider signing?

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  • August 13, 2014 at 17:53
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    I have a feeling now that weeds have signed sharp there will be room for smith to move on, might be down to ollie factor again if we do go after him

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  • August 13, 2014 at 18:26
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    Nice pic Aldo, looks like Ollie's giving Durso a slap! He f**king needs it!

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  • August 14, 2014 at 06:52
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    WW could be a decent side for some of our young ones to get some loan experience, especially given IH & MB's connections with Ainsworth.

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