Millwall boss focused on Blackpool despite Chelsea draw

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

IAN Holloway says Millwall cannot be distracted by the prospect of playing Chelsea in the FA Cup, with a crucial Championship clash against Blackpool coming up this weekend.

And after the Lions' trip to Bloomfield Road on Saturday, they then have to beat Bradford in a third round replay before they can look forward to taking on Jose Mourinho's Blues.

"From my point of view we have a big job to do," Holloway told the club's official site.

"We're not thinking of Chelsea and, at the moment, our only focus is on Blackpool because Saturday's match is a huge one in the league for us.

"We have got to go there and get a result.

"Once the Bradford replay does come around there is, of course, an added incentive knowing that Chelsea await in the fourth round.

"It doesn't get much bigger than travelling away to the club who are top of the Premier League and our fans deserve to watch their team in a game like that.

"Bradford have shown great cup pedigree in recent seasons and they will be up for it, so it will be down to the players to show how much they want to progress to the next round.

"But it is important that we stick to task and keep our targets in mind.

"We will only ever take each game as it comes because if you have your eye on something in the future then you can easily fail in the present."

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19 thoughts on “Millwall boss focused on Blackpool despite Chelsea draw

  • January 6, 2015 at 10:46
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    Must win against Blackpool it is as simple as that!

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  • January 6, 2015 at 10:54
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    The Chelsea cup draw is the chance for IH to concentrate the mind,s of the player,s for the blackpool game.
    A simple straight statement from IH.
    "If you do the business against Blackpool ,you will be selected against Bradford and if you do the business again you are in for the Chelsea game".
    Just might see that extra commitment against Blackpool.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 11:15
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    I H Says Millwall cant get distracted by the prospect of playing Chelsea in the FA Cup, then 3 paragraphs later he say's "It doesn't get much bigger than travelling away to the club who are top of the Premier League and our fans deserve to watch their team in a game like that".

    I think I know where his mind is, we need 3 points on Saturday even more than the Cup we need to stay in this division ffs!! start moving us up the table COYL!!!!!

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    • January 6, 2015 at 11:25
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      @Barnlion: absolutely spot on mate, the cup run would be nice for the club financially but lets be honest where never gonna win the poxy thing, we need 3points saturday more, thats the truth of the matter.

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      • January 6, 2015 at 11:42
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        @foxy
        Morning foxy
        The blackpool game is so impotant,IH must use the chelsea game to gee the player's up,he should not have to,but seeing the buzz it has already given the player's IH must use it as a carrot.( not an ice cream,ice cream's are for tart's).
        By the way i hit the dislike button for your post (as i normally do) but i do not think my dislike button is working ,so consider your post disliked LOL
        BE Lucky mate

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  • January 6, 2015 at 11:21
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    Agree must win game at Blackpool.
    No excuses like the s**t pitch etc.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 11:53
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    Thinking about this...I bet Malone wishes he stayed now instead of travelling of to the valleys to play hide the salami with dolly!

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  • January 6, 2015 at 13:48
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    Sounds like the mental one is getting excited. Witch can only be a good thing might rub off on the players but agree 3 points sat is a must.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 13:49
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    We are concentrating on Blackpool and Bradford, otherwise Chelsea means fuckall but s pipe dream.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 13:52
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    I got my ticket for Bradford this morning, but how is it there are only 500 available? Is this all the club requested? Is it an initial allocation? Or is this the work of West Yorkshire Police on the Safety Advisory Group? FA rules state an allocation of up to 15% of the stadium's capacity. Valley Parade holds 25,000, so 500 tickets works out at only 2%. Answers, please.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 13:52
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    Goalscorer before saturday would be nice.then you can smile olly

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  • January 6, 2015 at 23:42
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    I'd focus on improving our team's morale, attitude and performance instead of dreaming of trips to Chelsea. The way we are at the moment Bradford are the favourites to go through.

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  • January 7, 2015 at 06:17
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    If you want to win IH then why are you still playing that s*** dunne can you answer that please because for the life of me that man would not get into my pub team

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