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Millwall boss: Lions showed fighting spirit against Owls

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MILLWALL'S 95th-minute equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday underlined the Lions' fighting spirit, manager Ian Holloway said.

Magaye Gueye's first goal for the club sparked wild celebrations in the away dugout – and prompted a celebratory dance from Holloway on the touchline.

Millwall's 11-game unbeaten run looked to be coming to and end at Hillsborough after Shaun Williams missed  a penalty.

But Gueye struck deep into stoppage time to cancel out Chris Maguire's free kick.

And Holloway hailed his players for their never-say-die attitude.

He said: "What a fantastic game it was. A draw was probably a fair result at the end of it all.

"Was it a handball for their free-kick? I'm not so sure. Was it a penalty for us? I don't know about that either, but they were both given and it made the game all the more exciting.

"I had to give the lads a bit of a rocket at half-time because we were trying to move the ball almost too much.

"There was a lot of sideways and backwards passing when we should've got it forward a bit more. Lee Gregory made some great runs but we didn't really look for him.

"From a coach's point of view, what a fantastic goal it was that we scored.

"I'm delighted for Magaye because he came on and made a big impact.

"It was a fantastic finish and a great ball from Ricardo to pick him out when he could easily have had a shot himself.

"The players are starting to believe that we're a decent team. I'm delighted with the spirit they have shown yet again."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

14 thoughts on “Millwall boss: Lions showed fighting spirit against Owls

  • August 20, 2014 at 11:50
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    Fantastic point right at the death.
    Team spirit, good football, top manager and the most passionate fans on the planet as they showed yet again last night.
    This is going to be a special era in my humble opinion.
    Loving and savouring every second.

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  • August 20, 2014 at 11:52
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    I think next two games will tell us so much more about us this season.. two winable home games against average to poor opposition. We struggle to beat teams consistently like this. I have more faith in us against top opposition we always match them it would be nice to win both games at home and prove a point we are up for anyone and everyone this season. Holloway is perfect fit for millwall though we have needed a high profile respected manager so much in recent years.. top ten finish would be brilliant this year lets hope we can aim for it!

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  • August 20, 2014 at 11:59
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    Strange how things work out in life and football maybe the Lomas appointment was in a strange way was the kick up the a*** our fantastic club needed , after that farce the club and chairman realised we needed to be more ambitious so we went for Olly and he has brought a whole new mentality to the place .
    As previous posts have stated last season we would have lost that game but he has shown that working hard and doing what is asked of them can pay off you can see the players believe in it and now most of us do .
    Well done to the fans that travelled up to Hillsborough last night and who played their part in our noisy Revolution

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  • August 20, 2014 at 12:11
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    Watching that video clip makes me think we need to check Ollys contract so he doesn't f*** off on tour with Riverdance any time soon

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    • August 20, 2014 at 13:50
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      Where Can I find the video of ollie's celebration dance please mate ?

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      • August 20, 2014 at 14:18
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        its on this page but I know some computers wont show it ? @gman:

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  • August 20, 2014 at 12:11
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    Just a point, Feeney missed a open goal last night that would have put Bolton, 2-1 up. Then they lost 2-1. Shame !

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    • August 20, 2014 at 12:33
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      @sups8892: and bywater scored a own goal..

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  • August 20, 2014 at 12:12
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    Ollie dances like a man climbing a ladder.......

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  • August 20, 2014 at 12:13
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    A good point gained, 12 months ago we'd have lost that! We've come on in leaps and bounds since the Lomas debacle and I for one am loving the way we're performing its so good to believe in the side again!! COYL

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  • August 20, 2014 at 12:33
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    After 3 games last season - 0 points.
    It took 8 games to get 8 points.
    So different now.
    We have real team spirit.
    Never know when they are beaten.
    Playing for the Manager - so important.
    A real connection between players and supporters.
    If we can add a striker to squad - who knows where we can go.

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  • August 20, 2014 at 12:51
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    7% into the season with 15% of all the points gained last season.

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  • August 20, 2014 at 17:24
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    Ollie just make sure that palace scum don't come & poach ya mate. You is on a good thing with us 🙂

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