Millwall players can't be scared of criticism, insists Martin

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MILLWALL need to "man up and go again" after dropping into the Championship bottom three, according to winger Lee Martin.

Martin says the Lions will need "thick skin" over the coming weeks to deal with the pressure of their situation and the flak coming their way from the stands.

Ian Holloway's side have won just two of their last 19 games and conceded eight goals in back-to-back defeats to Norwich City and Bournemouth over Christmas.

And Martin told the Southwark News: "We weren't anywhere near good enough at Norwich. We were looking better against Bournemouth until they were given a penalty.

"We didn't look like scoring but that's the same with any team lacking confidence. We were in the game and that was the key point.

"It didn't look like we were going to get thrashed again.

"There are things that we need to work on but we know that we can do it. We turned our season around last year.

"We have to take the criticism that we deserve because we haven't been good enough.

"You've got to have thick skin and come back from that in the right way. We need to man up and go again.

"We don't look very confident at the moment. We were confident at the start of the season – we were playing the ball around and we knew we could create chances.

"We just look a little bit flat in that area. It's down to us to turn it around. We've been here before and know what's expected.

"We can't be scared of a bit of criticism. We're going to get stick and that's understandable because we're not doing as well as we could do."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

56 thoughts on “Millwall players can't be scared of criticism, insists Martin

  • January 2, 2015 at 15:02
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    Lee did you forget the Bolton game at home on the 19th Dec that was a loss as well.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 15:55
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      @Barnlion: To be honest mate I have tried to erase that match from my memory too!

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  • January 2, 2015 at 15:17
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    Get the new blood in now Ollie! COYL!!!

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  • January 2, 2015 at 15:35
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    Who's gonna come on this Site next and plead innocence and that they are going to start trying hard ? " Get shot of most of this lot " : we need Proper - Millwall players now after over 20 x games.If 'OLLIE' does Not bring in some New Boys very soon, and gives the Usual - Promises that we have heard all season, WE ARE DOOMED ! So we all know what we MUST DO, and Imediately. ( NOLU , WDC ).

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  • January 2, 2015 at 15:41
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    Its not just about being good enough,anyone who has been going to Millwall long enough will know that if they give there all,show some fight and passion for the club then even after a loss or 19 we would still get behind the team.Its not a lot to ask.COYL.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 15:52
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    Shut up Martin. If you're a winger who's too scared to tackle, bottle job in the air, lack awareness and keep going backwards when there's a simple, attacking pass forwards on offer, then you better get used to criticism. Can't wait to be rid of half our team. I really hope IH puts some youth out tomorrow so that when I get on the train home, I can have some glimmer of hope for the future of my club. COYL.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 16:00
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      @southlondon1885: Well said southlondon1885, nice to see good fans brave enough to 'Stand - Up' and NOT SCARED, to speak their minds or opinions. ( NOLU, WDC ).

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      • January 2, 2015 at 20:33
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        @BUSHWACKER14: seriously mate how many more times are these mugs gonna come on here giving it the biggun about how we're about ready to give someone a good hiding on the pitch. This mob couldn't beat the lionesess at the moment. Major change is needed and I'd group Martin in several other players I'd like to see the back. I'll be there tomorrow God willing and if he plays his usual terrible gameI'll let him know. COYL.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 16:03
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    I'm getting really tired of these players coming out with this kind of b*******! Just crack on and stop the 2 bob excuses! Grow some and give it your all! Any player should know we as millwall fans that is all we want to know you give it your all!

    And martin, you need to look at your own game before coming out with this s***!! you are 1 of a number of bottle jobs in this team!

    It would be nice to have 11 players giving it their all then we just might be surprised!!!! That should be a minimum requirement anyway! But then again I shouldn't even have to say it!

    On my life I could do a better job than any of the bk 4 we have!! I'm waiting for the chance! I'd p*** all over them.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 16:23
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    We have made what appears to be 1 decent signing so far,lets hope we get more in before our next league game so they can buck the old ones up,Before the old ones get the chance to drag the new ones down,,,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Just read the deal to take Malone to Cardiff could see Nicky Maynard come our way thoughts ?

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  • January 2, 2015 at 16:31
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    You're dead right martin,you know its coming but not against Bradford because no c*** will be there.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 16:31
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    minimum outs, chaplow, hoyte, bailey, malone, marquis, shittu, bywater. could pick a couple more but for now that will do. that will save between 75-100k pw. thanks danny but the game is up. ollie pick a settled back 4 , stop chopping and changing the team.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 16:41
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    Different players spouting week after week that we'll turn things around. Sooner or later one might, just might be right.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 18:00
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      @harry2310: We want to see Martin flying down the wing and taking players on a pinging crosses in. Instead of getting into the final third thinking about it!!!then playing the ball backwards! Just start getting at the backs

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  • January 2, 2015 at 18:09
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    read that bit in the paragraph where it said getting flak from the stands. ask your self this question does it help those players respond positive? we all and they know the team has been woeful and it ain't nice to take. we all know they get paid good money and should do better. what can you expect in an atmosphere of abuse, bile, loathing and insults screamed at them. in the dictionary it says supporting is to cheer and encourage. if I had a bloke doing that to me at work with bile and insult he'd be shown the exit door with the sack. would anyone else like to be with people like that around them? the point I'm making is do you believe negative vibes does wonders as opposed to positive vibes? would you thrive to do your best under moral support and encouragement? I think the only person who has the right to be insulting, miserable and negative should be john berylson who has put in far more money in the club than anyone else I know £40 MILLIONS compare to what we pay for our season and match tickets. always the optimist me but I hope things will come good and whatever happens me and my mates will always follow the LIONS!

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    • January 2, 2015 at 18:41
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      @Lion: @Lion: I totally agree Lion!! It's just that a lot anger has built up and they are very frustrated ! And find it hard not to vent their anger! They love their club and can't believe we are in another dogfight again I'm an old git supporting for 55 yrs, and as you say ill always support the wall it's in the blood, I couldn't support any other club. Ups and downs of supporting the best team in London COYL

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      • January 2, 2015 at 19:00
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        @lionrampant
        on the subject of player's confidence,like you im an old timer been going since 1952,im sure you can remember our two best loved legend's cripps and kitch,even they got stick when they were not performing to their normal game,only difference between them and today's player's is the massive difference in wage's by comparison harry and kitch were way behind,so my view is if they took stick,this lot today deserve even more stick

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        • January 2, 2015 at 19:36
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          @jim1222: course they deserve stick Jim I'm sure they expect it! But does that make them perform better? It's a hard one.

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          • January 2, 2015 at 20:51
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            @lionrampant
            It is a hard one to fathom,but what makes player's loved by fan's is when they are having a bad game or bad period ,which they all do at some time,is the way they handle it,take harry he was once affectionatly described as the slowest,right footed left back in football yet %100 effort every game,remember k weller fantastic player but when it was not going right he sulked a bit and he could not handle abuse from the fan's like harry and kitch could.

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          • January 2, 2015 at 21:06
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            @lionrampant: Good players can take stick, its modern football now that makes players think they are better than what there are due to having the world thrown at them without achieving sod all which make some fans act the same way,ie how dare we s.lag them off it wont do any good for there self confidence. B.OLLOCKS.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 18:44
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      @Lion
      Sorry lion you are barking up the wrong tree,the very nature of the relationship between player and fan is,the player play's well he get's cheered,if a player is rubbish he get's Jeered,bood,slagged off,money does not come into the equasion . Granted JB is investing a lot of money.
      Now ask bushwacker,jim28,block28(got it right this time im sober LOL) ,storming norman and sue about investment in the club,these along with many other's have invested much money and time home and away. So whilst i accept JB has the final say,us fan's have every right to tell the player's when they are not doing what they are paid to do.
      If said player's cant take it then move on and give someone else a chance simple really.

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      • January 2, 2015 at 19:45
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        @jim1222: ypu are spot on..its true i and many others may not have put in £40m..but over the years i must have invested a small fortune in the club.plus if you compare the ordinarys fans income.% ways we have spent more then jb..so lion excuse me if i have my say..if the players cant take it ..jyst proves they have no spine

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    • January 2, 2015 at 20:28
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      @Lion: I can understand your post and relating it to our working life but there are some stark differences. If any of us turned up to work and put in half hearted performances we would be shown the door. Martin is supposed to be a winger yet he won't run at people, cross, tackle or head the ball. He shouldbe shown the door. He's either not good enough at this level or he doesn't want to play for us becaise I can't believe anyone would be that poor. He's not the only one he's just the latest to spout off a load of nonsense on this site. As fans we're entitled to have an opinion and tell a player what we think when they don't do what they should be able to do. We do it with the ref each week.
      Secondly comparing players to our normal secular work because they live in a dream world bubble. It's a job we'd all love to do, earning thousands to play football. Lile politicians players these days are totally out of touch and can't understand why people get so frustrated with them earning so much and trying so little. Remember these players probably earn many times over our annual salaries so we are quite entitled to have a pop if they ain't up to scratch. If they don't like it they can clear off. COYL.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 20:47
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    What do you do when your team are playing poorly,looking like they have no clue,only winning once every 20 games and there seems no end to it all. Oh yeah keep being positive cause you would not want to harm the positive energy and vibe that we all love to show to bunch of no hopers. And people wonder why the old atmosphere from the Den has gone.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 20:59
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    I hope I did not hurt any ones feelings.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 21:24
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      @LETEMCOME: certainly not mine LTC if we can't have our say we might as well call it a day miiiiiiiiiiilllll

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  • January 2, 2015 at 21:53
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    I can remember at the old den on the half way line in the north stand when we were so s**** and had crowds of around 3000 and don't ever recall any one being like they are now. after george graham left and john Docherty took over remember that period. what about before that with petchy era or Anderson era??? fast forward to the new den we had irwin, bonds, spackmen, tuttle or donnachie and lomas . were they all happy days compared to what's happening now????? or have some of you out there got selected memories???

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  • January 2, 2015 at 22:52
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    Google is such a wonderful tool. Some of us were actually there.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 23:31
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    I thought Jimmy Nichol came from raith rovers.

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  • January 2, 2015 at 23:36
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    Bless you lion but next time you read google at least get it right and stop pretending you support Millwall. Now go to bed and behave you little charlton freak. nite nite.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 23:42
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      @LETEMCOME: so I made a simple mistake! slight memory mistake. think that proves google is not what I'm going on for information and then again you don't allow for mistakes in your world. oh by the way looking forward to meeting you at the blue anchor.

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      • January 2, 2015 at 23:47
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        @Lion: BLUE ANCHOR thats slang for what you are son. Just name the time and describe what you look like and ill be there.

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        • January 2, 2015 at 23:56
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          @LETEMCOME: as your so cocky and all up front about it why don't you say the time and what you look like oh and don't forget to involve some people to back you up as I guess that the sort of kind you are

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          • January 2, 2015 at 23:58
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            @Lion: I love it, every time you post you mug yourself off. you are so funny. Keep it coming nut case.

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          • January 3, 2015 at 00:04
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            @Lion: Ill get the smurfs to back me up. least that way you will feel at home.

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          • January 3, 2015 at 00:04
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            @Lion: take a look in your cracked up mirror it said it all sad pathetic moron and good night

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      • January 2, 2015 at 23:50
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        @Lion: Your class, not going on google or memory just making it up. Proper nut case.

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      • January 3, 2015 at 00:28
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        @Lion: How can your memory bring up a name that never managed our club.?

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  • January 3, 2015 at 00:10
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    Poor old liar has to go to bed before they lock him up again. How many times can someone escape. We love you charlton we do.

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    • January 3, 2015 at 09:16
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      @LETEMCOME: oi see you next Tuesday that song we all sing let em come your taking the p*** arnt yer? when it said we all come down to cheer ! all you do is jeer you moaning moron. had a nice sleep last night and dreamt your a scum from upton dump. so I will not give you the satisfaction of ambushing me on my own today you claret and blue puke.

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