bestkinky

Millwall cover cost of players' hotel stay for Fulham derby

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

IAN Holloway has given his players the choice of staying at home or in hotel rooms ahead of Saturday's derby at Fulham.

And Millwall will pay to put up those who choose the latter option.

For previous away matches in London, the Lions squad would either do one or the other – and a majority decision would be taken before each game.

But after consulting with his newly-formed player committee, Holloway has agreed to be more flexible and allow each member of his squad to make their own plans – at the club's expense.

The Lions boss said: "The travelling is a little bit different for this game – some of them are going to book a hotel and we've agreed to pay for that, which is different.

"Normally they pay for themselves [if only a few stay in a hotel].

"I have asked my committee about this. It's only Fulham away, so where are we going to go before the game and what are we going to do?

"One or two of them would prefer to stay in a hotel overnight. We will all meet there in the morning for pre-match, but personally I don't want everyone to stay overnight.

"I think they're better off in their own beds if its a local game.

"But some of them are staying in a room and were going to pay for it themselves, but I've said that they can do that.

"We'll make sure things are done professionally. We did something similar last year before QPR when some stayed over and some didn't.

"It's about what we all want and what suits us. The players have a say and it's working.

"We're working together. They have an input but there's no moaning. If I can't change things, that's that but this is a little bit I can do."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

8 thoughts on “Millwall cover cost of players' hotel stay for Fulham derby

  • August 15, 2014 at 13:27
    Permalink

    As long as they are all up for it doesn't matter where they kip.

    Like (15)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 13:27
    Permalink

    A happy player is a good player

    Like (13)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 13:29
    Permalink

    So basically we will have 9 players staying at the Dorchester the club has said that's fine as long as its the Dorchester B&B Fulham palace road £35 a night

    Like (14)
    Dislike (0)
    Reply
    • August 15, 2014 at 14:08
      Permalink

      @mfc2u:
      That's £35 a night for all 9 of them I hope in that toilet.

      Like (2)
      Dislike (2)
      Reply
      • August 15, 2014 at 14:36
        Permalink

        @wall2wall: if we can afford to travel & sometimes stay overnight.i'am pretty sure the players can

        Like (3)
        Dislike (0)
        Reply
        • August 15, 2014 at 15:23
          Permalink

          @Jim28
          Does make me wonder how far away some of them actually live.
          I would make a deal with them for local games where they want to stay in a hotel.
          The deal is as follows.
          Lose and you pay for your own room.
          Draw and you go 50/50 with the club.
          Win and the club pays.
          Easy Sorted.

          Like (21)
          Dislike (0)
          Reply
          • August 15, 2014 at 19:15
            Permalink

            @wall2wall: seems fair to me

            Like (2)
            Dislike (0)

Leave a Reply

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