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Holloway: Millwall games must be entertaining for fans

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

IAN Holloway says Millwall must play entertaining football – win or lose.

Despite Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to Reading, the Lions manager insisted he was "proud" to have been involved in such a high-scoring game.

Holloway believes the Lions must justify the rising price of match tickets by playing an exciting brand of football.

He said: "I want people to say: 'have you seen Millwall play lately? Wow, didn't they make that a fantastic game.'

"Because whoever bought a ticket on Tuesday night surely wouldn't mind watching my team again.

"We let three goals in but it was entertaining wasn't it? We tried to win an away game. I would have bought a ticket to watch that game.

"The price of a ticket these days is scary so we better be entertainers.

"Is that the sort of game that I want to be part of? Yes it is. I'm very proud of it."

Holloway believes how Millwall play is just as important as the results they get.

"I came here to produce performances and a way of playing," he added. "The overall performance was completely fantastic.

"It gives us a chance to believe in ourselves. Look at last year and you'll see the progress we've made.

"When we played Reading at home, we lost 3-0 and we didn't look like opening them up. I made a tactical change in that game and it shook my team.

"On Tuesday, I made a substituion after 20 minutes and we got stronger."

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10 thoughts on “Holloway: Millwall games must be entertaining for fans

  • September 19, 2014 at 12:16
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    You don't win any points for entertainment and five goal thrillers are only great if you score more than two.

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  • September 19, 2014 at 12:18
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    Would have been entertaining if we had won 3-2! COYL

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  • September 19, 2014 at 12:22
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    I have to confess my main priority is the result. It's great when we play attractive football and I certainly don't want to see us playing Wimbledon-style stuff. But the main thing for me is seeing Millwall win. I’d have gladly taken an ugly win at Reading rather than looking pretty and losing. We can enjoy all the plaudits once we start achieving some success on the pitch.

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    • September 19, 2014 at 12:48
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      @Micky Lions: its a sad fact but at the end of the day its wins what attract the extra fans..if you had a poll a win oor pretty football..win would come first everytime.

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  • September 19, 2014 at 13:15
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    I will take 46 1-0 wins a season!!

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  • September 19, 2014 at 13:54
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    Perhaps Ollie should have a chat with George Graham instead of Kevin Keegan about tactics and how to avoid committing footballing suicide.

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  • September 19, 2014 at 14:35
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    The first goal was an unlucky bounce and poor attempt at a save by Forde. The second was a penalty and the third was shi.te defending. The rest was pretty good, so I am happy we are trying to play attractive football, and I am sure we can sort out the defending

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  • September 19, 2014 at 14:52
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    There's only one way to entertain the fans, and that is Score Goals regularly, we ain't doing that at all

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  • September 19, 2014 at 17:46
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    Playing bad and losing is hard to take and playing well and losing can be harder to take. Losing to sloppy goals isn't entertaining for us but is for the opposition. IH - we need results not clowns on the pitch thankyou. We had enough of a circus last season.

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  • September 20, 2014 at 09:55
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    Hi all

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