Millwall to host Bradford City in third round of FA Cup

MILLWALL will host Bradford City in the third round of the FA Cup.

The tie will be played at The Den over the weekend beginning January 3. The Lions were knocked out of the competition by Southend United last season.

Bradford are tenth in the League One table under manager Phil Parkinson.

Full draw:

Doncaster v Bristol City
Preston v Norwich City
Accrington or Yeovil v Manchester United
QPR v Sheffield United
Barnsley or Chester v Middlesbrough
Chelsea v Watford
Cambridge or Mansfield v Bury or Luton
Everton v West Ham
Scunthorpe or Worcester v Chesterfield
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Fulham v Wolves
Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion
Derby County v Southport
Millwall v Bradford City
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunderland v Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Cardiff City v Colchester United
Oxford or Tranmere v Swansea City
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Rotherham United v Bournemouth
Aston Villa v Blackpool
Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City
West Brom v Gateshead
Aldershot or Rochdale v Nottingham Forest
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool
Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace
Charlton v Blackburn Rovers
Stoke City v Wrexham
Southampton v Ipswich
Arsenal v Hull

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44 thoughts on “Millwall to host Bradford City in third round of FA Cup

  • December 8, 2014 at 19:28
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    Maybe this loss will see the end of IH.

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    • December 8, 2014 at 19:33
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      @LETEMCOME: I know we've been poor recently but it won't get any better if we just get on their and Ollie's backs... We don't have a great squad and we haven't had for ages we can't be a club who just get rid of the boss every time it sucks...

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      • December 8, 2014 at 20:30
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        @CrawleyLion: Ill never boo a player or get on their backs if they are giving 100% but IH just dont seem to have a clue,thats just my opinion it dont mean iam right unlike some p.ricks on here who think what they say is gospel.

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        • December 8, 2014 at 20:40
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          @LETEMCOME: I agree fully,I supported IH`S appointment but all the team changes,formation tinkering and things he says,I have lost faith in him.

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          • December 8, 2014 at 22:45
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            @Longfield Lion: I would have faith if I could think of anything he has done that warrants it.......... But i cant.

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        • December 8, 2014 at 23:55
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          @LETEMCOME: There's always method to madness... I don't mind having a poor season and struggling if he can back it up with results. The chairman looks like he's willing to stick with him. Totally respect your opinion and yeah the 'oh it's Ollie's fault' fans I watched him make some great choices at Bournemouth when he saw what we needed and it was the players that let us down... Time for them to start becoming more accountable for their poor performances and as Ollie has said learn what it 'means' to play for millwall

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          • December 9, 2014 at 09:17
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            @CrawleyLion: up till quite recently many agreed that we were seeing some of the best football at the Den for many years. That's still a great achievement with this squad.

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      • December 8, 2014 at 21:49
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        @CrawleyLion:
        Haven't you heard? It's the 'cool' 'in' thing at the moment to constantly s*** off our players and manager? Come
        On mate get with it, "Ollie, your a c***, Ollie Ollie your a c***"

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        • December 8, 2014 at 23:52
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          @82wall: Oh yeah absolutely... I was at Bournemouth the other weekend and when Ollie came over at the end to clap us I didn't hear one person abusing him then... Maybe the 'fans' who want to become a joke club and keep changing the boss even though the players aren't performing would like to have a go themselves

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      • December 8, 2014 at 22:37
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        @CrawleyLion: I don't really s*** players off on here and have seldom turned on a manager (Spackman was about the last one). But I honestly can't remember a manager who's been given as much leeway as Holloway. His record last season was awful until the late run kept us up. I thought he's turned it round, but then this season results have again been terrible, performances sub-standard and tactics possibly the worst I've seen since Peter Anderson. On top of that he talks complete and utter rubbish.

        Every manager deserves a chance and our backing, but Holloway has well and truly exhausted his. I hate saying it, but he’s taking us backwards and what’s worse I can’t see any sign that he really knows what he’s doing.

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        • December 8, 2014 at 23:21
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          @Micky Lions:
          I can see why people don't want him, everyone's entitled to an opinion I just personally really can't see the logic behind it until like I've said loads of times, he can ship out players he don't want, and get In ones he does want. Say we get a new manager tomorrow, he has the same squad to work with plus maybe a few loans in January. People seriously underestimate the amount of money we are wasting on players that either 1- don't have a future at Millwall 2- aren't playing 3- earn too much. Once this issue is addressed at the end of the season we will see more quality over quantity. For example, we have players who probably won't be here next year like, bailey hoyte robbo bywater wright marquis ranagie(still paying wages til jan) Chaplow maybe even shittu, they are costing us over 50 grand per week between them on wages. We could sign some real quality with that money available as long as we have a man who knows how to spend it. So then I look at who he's brought here already, Gregory, fuller, Edwards, williams, Briggs, Webster, upson, gueye and last year garvan(loan from palace), Jackson, maierhofer, DJ(loan from Blackburn), frederiks(loan from spurs) and bessone. Now, I'd say most of them other than 2 or 3 have improved us overall or did improve us at the time they were signed. The permanent transfers we have made are promising and despite recent results we have a better class of player available now than we have had in the last 2-3 seasons. Also some of the youngsters look promising. So overall I would say if we can stick together as a team on the pitch and on the terraces, and manage to stay up, then next season hopefully we can push on once we have got rif of a few and got a few in. If holloway f**** that up believe me I'll be the first one calling for him to go. What can't be questioned is that although we haven't won many, at times the football has been a lot better and the team have at least shown SOME backbone in coming back from the dead a few times. We just need some players asap because it's really hard to play 4-4-2 like everyone wants, with no wingers! It is true what holloway says. But then we don't have that forward who is cut out to play alone up top. The answer is to go out and get 2 wingers 2 strikers and 2 defenders but until we have that extra money available, we are stuck with what we have! I blame the people behind the scenes for giving Steve lomas the biggest budget in years and allowing him to spend it on what he did.

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          • December 9, 2014 at 08:35
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            @82wall: spot on.

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          • December 9, 2014 at 09:28
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            @82wall: absolutely right, on all points. Remember, 'they' want to see us turn on our own players so we completely melt down. Ollie does have much to learn about managing Millwall, and he is a rent-a-quote, but he is our manager till end of this season. Accept it and get behind him.

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          • December 9, 2014 at 10:14
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            @82wall:
            Great post.

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          • December 9, 2014 at 11:11
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            @82wall: If you'd have worded it like this on on Saturday you wouldn't of had to dish out your phone number for a row 🙂

            Well said that man, I want Ollie to succeed and for our club to be stable for years to come, I would just like him to keep his mouth shut for a few months unless necessary (after the match interview on football league show). Keep your head down get on with the task in hand and let the football talk

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          • December 9, 2014 at 16:12
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            @82wall: Well done mate top post!

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          • December 9, 2014 at 17:53
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            @82wall: Well said 82,cant disagree with you and like Brooks said if you worded it like that on saturday it would of sounded a lot better. I dont like having a pop at a fellow Wall supporter it aint right in my book. So next time iam in the Nelson ill be man enough to buy you a pint.

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        • December 8, 2014 at 23:50
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          @Micky Lions: Oh I agree he's being given a long time but maybe the fans need to realise we are a mid/low championship team. The signings he made weren't ones that would push for the prem they were to try new things and sometimes it takes a while for things to work. He's got to get his squad sorted and I agree with people saying he changes too much with the squad and formation but I don't know what else people want off him. He's obviously trying different things. It's a shame as at the end of last season he was 'hailed' for keeping us up. I still believe we can finish 12-14th in the league.
          I still have faith in the team and the boss. Love the good times and the bad... That's what millwall is all about and anyway even if we went down maybe a season or two in the JPT or pushing at the top of the league might help the confidence and bed the new kids in.
          (Not that I want to get relegated)

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          • December 9, 2014 at 11:22
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            @CrawleyLion: This season was all about building on from last seasons survival, get clear of relegation keep out of that scrap and aim sensibly 15th -10th, bring in 1 or 2 good championship players (age not an issue) and bleed youth whilst getting rid of surplus.
            If he has no intention or hope of renewing Malone's contract then bomb him and play Briggs every week. If Chaplow and Easter aren't going to get a sniff, then transfer them out or cut your losses and give them free moves to free up wages. we'd understand that even if it is wasteful. What do people want off him? just a settled team that tries and doesn't have to fight back from 2-0 down. However we finish a game and whatever he says to them to get them back in it, or whatever tactic they deploy to get back in it should be used from the start of games and we might be 2-0 for a change.

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        • December 9, 2014 at 09:19
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          @Micky Lions: don't underestimate the mess that Lomas and the board were in last season, it's a miracle that we stayed up. You can't repair that damage, with the same squad, in one season.

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          • December 9, 2014 at 11:09
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            @glyngo: I don't disagree with a lot of what's been said and I'd be more than happy to be proved wrong. I hate sacking managers - at the end of the day they're usually decent blokes trying to do their best for our club. I'll just say that when Holloway came to us I felt he was already on the wane and his mental state wasn't great. I haven't seen anything yet to change my mind.

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  • December 8, 2014 at 19:32
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    Didn't wanna go wembley anyway !!

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  • December 8, 2014 at 19:54
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    Couldn't give a monkey's about the Fa cup to be honest. Staying up has to be the one and only focus from now on.

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  • December 8, 2014 at 19:59
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    A cup run will only fuel the share holders and senior brasses pockets. It will take away the pain of us the supporters for them, this would be disastrous for the club. It's nice but not needed as far as I'm concerned. We have to stay up that's it for me. I had us as a mid table team this season but it's looking like my expectations were too much to ask for.

    COYL!!!!!!

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  • December 8, 2014 at 20:44
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    A nice long cup run all the way to wembley please, then we can all get off our faces and bash the f*** out of each other in front of the watching world

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  • December 8, 2014 at 21:11
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    at least this gives bradford a chance to rest some players loooooooooool

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  • December 8, 2014 at 21:38
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    They won't be selling james Hanson to us now. Lol.

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  • December 8, 2014 at 22:12
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    If James Hanson scores a brace I bet IH will buy him straight away

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    • December 9, 2014 at 07:34
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      @boblion: they wont sell to a club in there own league..sorry not there yet

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  • December 9, 2014 at 07:48
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    fu-k knows what system and players he will play in that one. try this bywater hoyte nelson dunne cos ollie loves him, bessone cos he probably still around somewherre, fred chaplow wright martinez cos we aint never gonna see him pavey otherwise
    marquise

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    • December 9, 2014 at 09:48
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      @DELBOY64
      I think you are being unfair to Nelson,Fred and Pavey by lumping them in with that lot. LOL

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  • December 9, 2014 at 11:28
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    I wouldn't mind if he played the youngsters in all cup games from now on.
    Just promote Harris to Asst manager with his current role, and let his team play while Ollie sits next to him in dug out watching for prospects.

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  • December 9, 2014 at 14:14
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    Amazing how quickly the tide has turned. Less than six months ago IH was hailed as our Houdini by keeping us up when we looked doomed.. And now with a non existent budget people are surprised that we are struggling again this season?!! I agree that his constant tinkering is frustrating but what would you do if every week you pick a team and they all or numerous individuals keep making mistakes/poor games.. You'd want to change it?!! IMO we don't have a championship standard centre back in our team, we miss Bailey massively and we need a multi million pound striker.. To fill them voids would take at least 3-4million, where is he expected to get that from??? Instead he has gambled on unprovens we could pick up on the cheep cheep such as Webster (needs a lot of work), Gueye (looks good but got personal issues?), Gregory (was playing 3 divisions below last year, how much can we expect?). We have to face facts, we don't have the squad, budget or attendances to be pushing the top end of this league. IH pulled off a miracle last season, he is stuck with the same generally s*** squad and until many of the not good enough players contracts expire he will struggle to change it up. Give the man a break because I can not see who can improve us unless we they bring a big transfer budget or a magic wand with them!!!

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    • December 9, 2014 at 14:58
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      @davesavagesleftfoot: Certainly agree up to a point but even struggling teams in the Championship do not lose 1-5 at home.
      What this has done is sent out a message to other teams that the Den is no longer a place to be feared and points can be picked up.
      If we are to get better players then it's a simple matter of improved performances equates to larger attendances and more income. The reverse is only true with 1-5 losses at home.

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      • December 9, 2014 at 20:11
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        The den hasn't been a place to be feared for years. We've been regularly beaten at home and often by very big scores for many seasons.

        Even back in league one I remember orient turning up and sticking 3 past us in the first 10 mins, we pulled back 2 but then went on to lose 5-2!

        Fortress Den! Haha, yeh right!

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    • December 9, 2014 at 15:58
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      @davesavagesleftfoot: Dave you made some very good points, the changing of players and formations as we all know is 'mind boggling' there are lots of players out of contract end of season so is IH doing all this to give the players a chance to earn a new contract? for him to see which ones he wants to keep? for the fans also to have an opinion on who to stay? if any of this is true then come January he will have to say to ten players or more that they are no longer going to be involved, IH can then go to JB and say look I am not keeping these players so that will free up 3/4 mill give me 2 mill to spend on a striker and a center half, any team must have a ' core' of 7 or 8 players that play every week whatever the formation, tinker with 1 or 2 players only, if we are to have any chance of staying up, from January this has to be the case

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  • December 9, 2014 at 15:51
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    These players should be able to play where ever ollie puts them they are meant to be pros, can't keep looking at the manager he is a good manager and history shows that I think the fans who s*** him off obviously expected it to happen over night if only that would of been great, I reckon we will still finish mid table have a clear out in the summer strengthen for next season and push for promotion, come on ollie do your magic

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      • December 9, 2014 at 21:27
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        We're not even in the drop zone and you've given up already.

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      • December 10, 2014 at 02:48
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        @MFC Lion: @wallchef: we are no where near down a run of 3 wins and we are back in the mix, like I said mid table no problem

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  • December 9, 2014 at 18:27
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    Never wanted Holloway and still don't. It doesn't matter how you dress it up he is no better than Lomas right now. That said, he IS the Manager and like others above I think that changing the Manager now can do a lot more damage than keeping him. We just about got away with it last season. Let's see where we are post the Bradford game

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  • December 9, 2014 at 22:30
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    The Den is an easy place for tesms and supporters and the over zealous attitude of the stewards makes it a s*** day when we are losing as the fear we used to instal in away teams and fans is is for them like taking candy from a baby, i am not saying for one minute we should chase supporters around the ground but ffs its like colditz. they come and take the p*** the awaydays are much better

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    • December 10, 2014 at 10:57
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      @DELBOY64: Yep, been saying this for years ( away matches are the best ). NOLU, WDC . PS. If you have not been ..... TRY IT !

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