Woolford: Millwall happy with underdog tag against Norwich

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MARTYN Woolford is glad that the odds are stacked against Millwall at Norwich.

The bookies have a Lions victory at Carrow Road down as a 5-1 long shot.

But Woolford is confident Millwall can spring a surprise at Carrow Road – because they tend to perform best when the chips are down.

"The onus is on Norwich to come and turn us over," Woolford said. "Sometimes teams just expect that to happen and that's when we can prove that we are a good side.

"If teams think they can take their foot off the gas against us, then that's when we've come into our own. We've shown earlier in the season that we can compete with the best.

"We seem to do well against the teams that are expecting to turn us over. We do well when we're the underdog.

"We have got two tough games in a short space of time, so we'll be looking to do that again. We need to make sure we are positive going into this period."

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15 thoughts on “Woolford: Millwall happy with underdog tag against Norwich

  • December 24, 2014 at 10:41
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    "We've shown that we can compete with the best", it's a pity they can't compete with the worst then we wouldn't be in the s--t we are in. Cut the stupid comments Woolford and get practicing where the goal is and how to get the round thing somewhere near it.

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    • December 24, 2014 at 10:54
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      @Sealion: exactly Sealion can't agree more, also when the team realise it's not all about passing the ball to each other you have to get stuck in and bully teams and win the mental strength over you opponent. I don't see this in this team the only player who has that ingredient is jimmy graft graft graft! Press press press! At least look like you are up for it for 90 minutes, I watch Sunday football and although some of it is poor ! They put 100% and they don't get a tanner for it,

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      • December 24, 2014 at 11:45
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        @lionrampant: That's the thing we always seem to raise our game for the top clubs but I am afraid to say that a hard earned draw away is no substitute for 3 points lost at home to most of the fellow strugglers that come down to the Den.

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  • December 24, 2014 at 10:50
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    Norwich's home form isn't great, so there's always hope.

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    • December 24, 2014 at 11:02
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      @Micky Lions: Yeah that's true Mick! And hope has become a big word for me lately. I remember the the days when I used to say!! I fancy us to beat these mugs today. Football is on the day, you know that. Who wants it the most on the day, they all have to be up for it couple of (don't fancy its)and your gonna struggle

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  • December 24, 2014 at 11:05
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    Good luck to the Millwall team and please give us Lions a nice Christmas !
    There's so many miserable sods on here griping and moaning! We've got a brilliant Chairman who puts more money in the club than anybody else. We've got players here on contracts with high wages due to end. Be realistic and look forward to the future. There's an old saying be careful what you wish for especially that lot near the dug out with heaps of negativity and misery spewing rubbish as the subs hears it all the time! Has it worked over the years? Has it made them better players with confidence?
    I've seen far worse teams and players over the years but I've always been realistic we are a small tough working class team with small attendances. Me and my mates most Saturdays meet up for Pie'n'mash a few beers and have a laugh and always have a realistic expectation. If you want glory then dream on or go else where.
    Time for the misery and moaning to stop as it never got you anywhere has it?

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    • December 24, 2014 at 11:40
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      @Lion: neither has blind optomism though. Looking into the future only sees relegation. I don't want that obviously but I can't see how Woolford can claim we will compete with Norwich after the Bolton game. I'm not a moaner though. I always cheer on and encourage the team from my seat in the stands. Great news too that Heskey has gone to Bolton. It means IH can't buy him as he pretty much would run true to IH current form of signings. Someone useless and over the hill, a target man.

      Merry Christmas to all on here moaners and optomists alike. We're all Wall and we all ultimately want the best for the club. Here's to a happy new year and hopefully safety in the Championship. COYL

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    • December 24, 2014 at 12:18
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      @Lion: lion I agree with most of what you say, it's just frustrating seeing what we see ! It's our club and we care. Supporters will always care more than managers and players unless proper wall players Harris/ Robbo to mention a few, it will always be like that. Apart from that we still haven't had the run of play in all honesty. A couple of wins and things can start to look better.I still believe we will be ok and always have done otherwise I might as well throw the towell in

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    • December 24, 2014 at 17:30
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      @Lion:
      Been here many years supporting the lions. Not going to keep watching crap performances perhaps THE THREAT OF 1ST DIV FOOTBALL DONT BOTHER YOU

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  • December 24, 2014 at 11:59
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    the only time I want to hear from players is when we have won, so all of you shut up a ckfuing win some matches then you spout off as much as you like.

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  • December 24, 2014 at 12:08
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    Correct me if i'm weong but weren't we the underdogs against Middlesborough, all be it we were the home side? Lets not talk about what could've been, should've and what might happen. Don't look at patterns or form. Just get some collective tunnel vision on how the team are going to go to Norwich and smash em. If a boxer were to go into a boxing ring thinking about the opponents recent form or his statistics he'd be K.O'd before the bout even starts. Don't talk anymore fart and just deliver please!

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    • December 24, 2014 at 15:02
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      @Millwaller: millwall last time i looked was playing norwich.not man city or chelsea.they are in this league cos they were'nt good enough for the BPL ..2 teams on the pitch so anything can happen

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  • December 24, 2014 at 17:16
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    We are going to be the underdogs in nearly all our games now so get used to it Woolford!

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  • December 24, 2014 at 18:57
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    @ jim28. I agree with you mate. What i'm annoyed about is that when something needs to be done in life let, alone just on a pitch playing football, you have to go into everything you do with the mind set that you will achieve your aim. No matter what obstacles come your way. You get the job done to the best of your ability without pre-empting what the odds might be. We all do it in our lives on a daily basis. These so called professional footballers, who get paid a decent whack don't have that mentality. It's too much pomp and show and not enough substance. Everyone from the manager down gives every opposing team too much respect. Don't think oh it's Norwich Away... we're going to be slaughtered. Lucky to get a point at best. Go to Norwich and think... I play for Millwall. We're going to turn you over or give a 110% trying. If they had that mind set we'd be higher up the table, beating more teams on a regular basis. If Millwall fans sat down and said " f*** it i'm not going to travel up to Norwich we've got no chance," then these alledged players wouldn't be getting paid. A little commitment and a little more passion from the players to match the supporters commitment and passion and i'm sure none of us on here would be unhappy. And stop relying on a referee's decision to impact a match. The players should be the ones making the impact on the game.
    Rant over and Merry Xmas to all Millwall. Even the sub standard players as well.just do the job on Boxing day.

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