Millwall talks with Charlton frontman Church put on hold

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TALKS between Millwall and Charlton striker Simon Church are on hold.

The Lions agreed a loan deal for the Wales international earlier in the week and manager Ian Holloway spoke with the 26-year-old on Wednesday morning.

Church agreed in principle to the move but personal terms have not yet been finalised.

It is understood the Addicks frontman is eager to line up a permanent contract at The Den for next season, whereas Millwall's preference is for a straightforward loan.

The deal is not dead and could be resurrected later in the transfer window, but Church won't join in time for the Lions' game at Blackpool tomorrow as planned.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

43 thoughts on “Millwall talks with Charlton frontman Church put on hold

  • January 9, 2015 at 15:54
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    To the end of the transferee window would be good.

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    • January 11, 2015 at 11:06
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      @Barnlion:

      In the last twelve months Holloway has signed Wilkinson, Hoyte, Williams, Upson, Jackson, Edwards, Gregory, Webster, Fuller, Gueye, Martinez, Briggs & Ranegie, does anyone really think his new transfer dealings will improve the team? Not me that's for sure.

      With his tactics and constant team changes it doesn't matter who he selects. Rather than make wholesale changes I would prefer JB to make one and get in a Manager who can at least get the best out of his players and have a settled team.

      How IH is still here is beyond me.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:00
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    If we sign Church we're relegated 100%.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:04
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    I cannot understand why we can't go to Europe and scout a young hungry talented striker? Maybe a Scandanavian? maybe this fellow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi%C3%B0ar_%C3%96rn_Kjartansson
    Let me know what you think? Agree for yes...Disagree for no...maybe I could get a scouting job at Millwall?

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    • January 9, 2015 at 16:07
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      @vonhardshaft: I thought we had that lumox Harford scouting abroad or was it just for some cheap Christmas booze. Why are we paying that bloke a wage?

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    • January 9, 2015 at 16:13
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      @vonhardshaft:
      33 appearances in 2014 and 31 goals i think thats a cracking shout would get him for nothing what would we have to lose

      jobs yours m8ty

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      • January 9, 2015 at 16:38
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        @MIGHTY: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/vidar-orn-kjartansson/profil/spieler/115607

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        • January 9, 2015 at 17:32
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          @joemetrezammit: great strike rate and yes on paper would be an ideal signing. But who's to say he is willing too move to England, very few British players move abroad so why assume signing any decent player from foreign leagues is so simple. Majority will expect big money to compensate the inconvenience of living away from family and friends, subsequently likely it will take time to settle and adjust to new league and new culture. This ain't champ manager?!

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      • January 9, 2015 at 16:38
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        @MIGHTY: Thanks guys, I watch alot of football from around Europe every weekend and have in the past highlighted players that had the potential...Hamsik was one of them and ended up from Slovan Bratislava to Brescia and now tearing up Seria A with Napoli...but what do I know?

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    • January 10, 2015 at 00:44
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      @vonhardshaft
      von you are having a laugh,yes he looks good i give you that but here are my reason's he is no good for millwall.
      1 He is young
      2 He can finish with his head and feet
      3 He look's cool when taking his penalty
      4 He makes space for himself
      Trouble is who have we got to supply him with that final early ball so he can finish.
      So sorry von if you want to be our scout you will have to look for player,s over 32years, player,s that run around in little circles trying to make space (gregory apart)
      so sorry mate i think your getting above yourself. LOL
      seriously he look's good ,so you have your foot on the first rung of the ladder to be our chief scout.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:13
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    Best news of the window so far!!

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:15
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    Millwall will attempt to rescue the deal to bring Rotherham Star player Ben Pringle to the den after the deal collapsed last night after the South London club had had a bid of £175,000 accepted by the Yorkshire side. The lions had offered more money but the winger wanted a longer deal and the lions could be willing to add another year to the deal to push the deal through to get there man

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      • January 9, 2015 at 21:39
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        @foxy: lets see if wall have the balls to offer pringle what he wants

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      • January 9, 2015 at 22:57
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        @whiteliont: @foxy: Millwall CEO Andy Ambler is to meet with with Ben Pringle to discuss another contract offer to gt the Winger to sign for the lions before the end of the transfer window

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:20
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    Church might be a good player for us just like all the s*** we get rid off who go to other clubs and become top scorers, defenders etc, come on lads and COYL

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:21
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    Pringle would be a fantastic signing for the club why do we always fook about with these type of players and end up losing out get him in now and tell church to do 1

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    • January 9, 2015 at 17:56
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      @MIGHTY: Pringle is the man to go for, if he came to The Den he would be a star......... Get him in now, pay the money.... At the end of the day good players on good wages are cheap, s*** players on s*** wages are always more expensive

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:21
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    Church we do not want you.
    Just stay at the Anoraks.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:24
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    if we get Pringle and a DECENT striker we will be a whole new team a good team

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    • January 10, 2015 at 00:49
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      @MIGHTY
      Not quite a whole new team centre backs still a problem.
      Our first disagreement ,divorce is on the card;s LOL

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:34
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    Hi all I am new hear, reading all this about Church reminds me of when we signed Gordon Bolland from Charlton every one was saying then if he is not good enough for Charlton why do we want him. what a player he turned out to be. We tried to sign him from Norwich but he turned us down and signed for Charlton but could not get in there team.

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    • January 9, 2015 at 16:41
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      @allwayswall: welcome to nad..but have to disagree ..bolland was a great player church is dire and he aint got the barnet to match gordon..lol

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  • January 9, 2015 at 16:38
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    F#$k off and join the dole queue Church

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  • January 9, 2015 at 17:22
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    This is not too sad, there is no rush and gives us time to explore other options.. Church could be useful but would of hoped we could attract someone with a bit better form.. Eoin Doyle please?!!

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  • January 9, 2015 at 17:25
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    Only reason church wants a permanent move so he don't have to prove himself by scoring goals while on loan.

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    • January 9, 2015 at 21:14
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      @block 28: exactly. Take the offer Church and prove that you're worth a contract!

      Nothing you've done so far suggests you do and I would rather you stayed at Charlton not scoring and costing them money.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 17:40
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    Why cant we get someone decent. Ciftci from dundee utd is good.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 18:35
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    Allwayswall

    You must remember the wrong Bolland than me big hair big shot on him agree terrified of a tackle and bit like Billy Neil twinkle toes

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    • January 9, 2015 at 19:48
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      @<a href="#comment-62546@kell: I remember that when he came off at the end of a game it didn't matter how muddy it was his was the only kit that was still clean.

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      • January 9, 2015 at 20:59
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        It's true enough that Gordon almost never put himself about a bit but he was skilful with good vision and passing ability, qualities which have never been top of many supporter wish lists at the Den but produced a lot of both assists to add to his goals.

        The exception was of course when we played Charlton - he self-evidently loathed the club and was prone to kicking lumps out of them.

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        • January 9, 2015 at 22:25
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          @The Humble One: IMO he was not necessarily a bad player but he was fortunate to play in a much stronger team than we have now. With the likes of Dennis Burnett, Alan Dorney, Barry Kitchener, Harry Cripps and Bryan King in the team in those days we could get away with carrying a few passengers or players that would hide.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 18:37
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    Why does IH want church,what does he see. His goal record is so poor,what makes IH think its going to change. Does my f.ucking nut in.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 19:49
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    We should snap up church lively other wise real Madrid will get him. First if not he is on his way to Cardiff

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  • January 9, 2015 at 20:42
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    ffs move on he aint no better than what we got

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  • January 9, 2015 at 22:26
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    Billy Neil must read this site he gave me a dislike for my Gordan Bolland comment

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    • January 10, 2015 at 08:37
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      @kell:
      In fairness to Billy it did take two of Bert Head's p**a*e thugs acting in concert to effectively end his career.

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  • January 10, 2015 at 19:55
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    After the recent loss to Blackpool in regards to moving to Millwall Simon Church was quoted as saying "I'm absolutely desperate for a club and frankly at the point of taking anything on offer however I have to draw the line somewhere!'

    This quote may or may not be accurate

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