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Millwall boss pleased with "composed" display at Wigan

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IAN Holloway was satisfied with a point at Wigan and praised his Millwall side's "calm and composed" performance in testing conditions.

The Lions and the Latics couldn't be separated in swirling wind and rain at the DW Stadium, with neither team creating enough chances to win the game.

But Holloway felt encouraged by Millwall's display and especially Andy Wilkinson's debut at right back less than 24 hours after he signed from Stoke.

"It seemed like after a lot of jousting, nothing really happened," Holloway said.

"But I thought it was quite a good game considering those conditions. With the weather and the wind out there, I was very pleased.

"We looked calm and composed at the back. There were a few moans from the crowd about the time we were taking over things but I wanted to win.

"We probably played as well as we have done in the last couple of weeks but without really threatening the goal that much.

"We did everything but get the goal and I'm sure their manager will say the same thing.

"Wilkinson turned up at the hotel last night – we couldn't even train him on the grass – but he looked like he'd been with us all his life.

"From that point of view, I was delighted.

"One of two of the lads looked a bit tired – Martyn Woolford was a bit jaded when he came off I decided to rest Jimmy Abdou tonight.

"But overall, I was pleased with what I saw – we passed and pressed the ball really well."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

23 thoughts on “Millwall boss pleased with "composed" display at Wigan

  • October 21, 2014 at 22:59
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    That's 8 without a win...I'm not that pleased!

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    • October 22, 2014 at 11:26
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      @drifter: But that's 3 without a defeat against some tough opposition and 2 of the games we deserved to win. NOLU WDC

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  • October 21, 2014 at 23:22
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    A midweek point away is never to be sniffed at but we are now only three points off the bottom three. Be interesting to hear how Dunne played from those that went considering it's another clean sheet with him having been 'found out' at centre half.

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    • October 21, 2014 at 23:40
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      @lion.ie: played well looked solid. Wilkinson was good also.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 23:38
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    No Oliie I was there and it was a Tuesday night stroll out. Created nothing.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 07:29
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    ollie saying one win away from a good run we are also one defeat away from the bottom 3 so where is the win coming from, dont get me wrong i am pleased with a point away so saturday is a must win against one of the leagues faves

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  • October 22, 2014 at 08:15
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    I think last nights result will either look good or bad depending on what we do Saturday, if we lose, then this was a game against someone in poor form which we needed to take 3 points from, win, and this will be a solid point away from home midweek on tough conditions which we have built on. Ignoring Watford away next week where we never get anything, 7 points is a must from Blackburn H, Brentford H and Charlton A.

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    • October 22, 2014 at 09:07
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      @dobbers22: you are right but the trouble is if we get nothing Saturday and nothing at Watford, we could be in bottom three going into these three games and that adds a lot of extra pressure.

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      • October 22, 2014 at 11:42
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        @Glasshalffull: Very true, and I have to admit I am a little nervous about Saturday, Cardiff seem to have the "new manager comes in and goes on a crazy rampage of wins" syndrome

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  • October 22, 2014 at 09:05
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    Away from home we defend better as a team, hence the clean sheets at Derby and last night. At home away teams get more space and attack our back four more directly. When this happens, Dunne turns to Jelly. If we are going to progress we need to sort out the centre back pairing - and quickly.

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    • October 22, 2014 at 10:33
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      @Glasshalffull: and Dunne should not be part of it, he has to be one of the smallest centre halfs in all four divisions!

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  • October 22, 2014 at 10:06
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    You cant knock an away point in midweek, its the home points we dropped like Rotherham and Birmingham and even Derby (maybe not them), but last night he seemed to be playing for a point with 3 defenders on the bech as well, But Saturday is a different animal Cardiff are looking a different side under Russell Slade.
    We need to start on the front foot and press and move the ball forward quickly, but at the same time the back four (who knows who that will be) needs to be tight on them unlike Saturday when no one picked anyone up in the box for 2 of there goals. I dare say that Ollie's favorite CB will be picked again and Bev vers will be on the bench. This will be a big game not only because its on TV but ollie needs to start to deliver home points and get us into a safe position a.s.a.p. cant go through a third end of season like the last two.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 11:22
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    Said it last week and many times before, Dunne has been a loyal and committed Millwall player. But it has now run its course, just like Robbo. If you go back, he was never a regular under Kenny Jacket, and we had several loan right backs, and Jack Smith. So how he has now become a centre half, in front of Beevers is beyond me. He is to small, cant pass, and panics under pressure, which normally leads to him getting booked. We have 3 centre half more suitable, one on loan and two on the bench. Cant work it out. Club captain I suppose ?

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  • October 22, 2014 at 11:36
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    Dunne was booked so I think that's his fifth of the season and a one match ban.
    If so, it will be very interesting to see who gets the captain's armband, what defence we put out against Cardiff and, if it works, whether Dunne will walk back into the starting eleven...

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    • October 22, 2014 at 11:49
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      @mervpayne: Problem is that whilst personally I don't rate Dunne, he is a Millwall type and Ollie wanted someone out there to bully everyone. Making him captain was a big mistake because he feels he has to play him. You'd think that he'd put Webster/Beevers in there which is our best but he can't now can he?

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  • October 22, 2014 at 11:55
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    @NICKOLA makes you wonder though if Ollie might secretly welcome Dunne's enforced absence this week through the ban, meaning he can replace him without it being his decision?

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    • October 22, 2014 at 12:04
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      @mervpayne: Suspension or injury it's going to be difficult for him not to recall the captain when available. Big problem.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 12:11
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    Can't understand why if anything goes wrong it's always dunneys fault. Good job he wasn't about when Kennedy was shot he'd be in the frame for that.

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    • October 22, 2014 at 12:29
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      @block 28: I think its already been said several times before today that (1) he is not a CB (2) he lacks height to be a CB (3) we have better full backs at the club than him (4) as team captain he is forst on Ollies team sheet (5) so how can he leave him out it wont look good on the manager if he did that, so a suspention gives him a get out of jail card. (6) Just hope his replacement makes it easy for Ollie to keep him out, or the skipper will be stright back in the side.

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      • October 22, 2014 at 15:39
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        @Barnlion: that was my point you cat keep laying the blame at his door

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  • October 22, 2014 at 13:21
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    I said it yesterday and I will say it again, dunne is not good enough, millwall always play with 9 men thats why we're no good, even poor old woolford had to come off for being to tired, I bet the taffs are not tired saturday.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 16:25
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    enter shittu who has been captain . about dropping Dunney ollie let Robbo sit on the bench so why cant Dunney

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  • October 23, 2014 at 09:14
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    Bottom 3 here we come!

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