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Millwall "not scared" of high-flying Derby, insists Holloway

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IAN Holloway would revel in another victory at the iPro Stadium after the ear-bashing he received from Derby fans last season.

Rams supporters accused the Lions of time-wasting and feigning injury during their slender 1-0 victory in March – even though Scott Malone and Danny Shittu came off with injuries.

That remains the last time Steve McClaren's side lost a game at home and they are currently unbeaten in nine.

But Holloway is not fazed by the prospect of taking on one of the division's form teams this weekend.

"Derby are a good team and we're going to have to chase the ball but we're not scared of them," he said.

"We need to quieten them down and nick a goal like we did last year. I ended up with ten men in that game but their fans were accusing us of time wasting.

"My left back had to come off with an injury and Danny Shittu hurt his Achilles and missed the rest of the season, so how were we feigning it? If I've got any issues with them, that's it.

"How dare you have a go at me when I had ten men because I had to take someone off after using all my subs. How can you say that we time-wasted?

"It would be great to go there and do the same thing again but first and foremost I'm talking about character and dealing with disappointment. We don't deal with that well enough."

The Lions are looking to pick up their first victory since August.

"At the moment, fate is giving us a nasty twist but that's all it is," Holloway added.

"We look pretty fragile if things go against us but we're not the only club like that – Ipswich were the same a few weeks ago and look at them now.

"I planned to be a bit higher up the division with another couple of wins but if we need to strengthen during the international break, my chairman will support me."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Millwall "not scared" of high-flying Derby, insists Holloway

  • October 3, 2014 at 14:32
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    COYL!!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 14:37
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    What about ffp ? Just saying , thats all ive heard all season?

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    • October 3, 2014 at 20:42
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      @DiggerWall: QPR and Forest rewrote the rules, let them try to fine us when those other teams get off Scot free

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  • October 3, 2014 at 14:40
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    Think we have all realised that there is the potential for a 3rd relegation dog-fight in a row. Any positive result at Derby would be very welcome. To quieten the crowd you have to prevent first half goals against. Trouble is we have been noisy off the pitch but too quiet on it. Fulham away seems light years ago!

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    • October 3, 2014 at 21:43
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      Light years are a unit of distance, not time. And Derby always have been a right bunch of w****rs!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 14:44
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    Strengthen!

    Another lot of old tosh. Maybe we should approach SAGA fro a shirt sponsorship, either them or Barry Albin!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 14:59
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    We do Ian,we do - NEED TO STRENGTHEN.

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  • October 3, 2014 at 15:14
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    Please don't sign any fit players it will disrupt the squad.

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  • October 3, 2014 at 15:32
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    I think we will be very lucky to get a point tomorrow.

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  • October 3, 2014 at 16:34
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    We're not scared of derby as long as they don't get a corner or free kick within 40 yards of goal!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 17:00
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    Be Afraid. Be very Afraid!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 18:00
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    Mr Holloway just make sure you play a team on there right positions and maybe we can get a result a draw away to Derby would be good so for ducks sake play Dunn at right back not Hoyte and bring Webster in .

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  • October 3, 2014 at 19:34
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    We can beat anyone,and Darby is no exception to this rule...

    COYL!!!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 21:41
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    WHAT DO YOU MEAN HOLLOWAY BY STRENGTHEN THE TEAM , ANOTHER BUNCH OF OVER THE HILL LOAN SIGNINGS , WHY NOT TRY STRETCHING THE BUDGET FOR ONCE AND BUY SOME GOOD PLAYERS .REMEMBER YOU PAY PEANUTS YOU GET MONKEYS.

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  • October 3, 2014 at 22:45
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    The only bad thing about MFC this season is Mr Holloway dont knw he's best starting 11 and he made a few bad signings. 2 tell the truth i would rather of had SM back then give RF a deal. I knw he was a bit lazy last season but SM in this team with a few of these players around him would of grabbed a few goals by now that's my opinion.

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  • October 4, 2014 at 00:12
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    Get a fuc@ing striker fast!! Easter fuller & ranegie wont get 10 goals between them all season I like gregory but its not fair to expect him to do it all!! Break the fuc@ing bank & get some tasty cu@t in sharpish!!

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  • October 4, 2014 at 03:57
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    where chasing the top half of the table already.. + we got a few decent teams 2 play in october hopefully this rot ends real soon and we can get back to winning ways. we proved at the beginning of the season we can compete at this level. so c'mon u wall lets F*&^ing have em starting at derby..

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