Millwall boss: Abdou a "shining light amongst the gloom"

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IAN Holloway says midfielder Jimmy Abdou has been a "shining light" for his Millwall side in recent weeks, despite their dire form.

Abdou has been one of the first names on Holloway's team sheet since the turn of the year.

The 29-year-old was praised for giving a committed performance during the 4-0 defeat to Bradford in the FA Cup last week – unlike the majority of his teammates.

Abdou's return to favour has prompted speculation he could be offered a new contract.

"I've been very impressed with Jimmy all along," said Holloway.

"He accepts every decision I make, he cares about the team and he does his work. I was very impressed with him against Bradford when almost everyone else fell to bits.

"He is a shining light in amongst the gloom."



52 thoughts on “Millwall boss: Abdou a "shining light amongst the gloom"

  • January 21, 2015 at 13:35

    Not a great passer, not quick and his shooting is worse than mine. Yet one of the first names on the team sheet because he gives 100% and actually cares.

    Tells you a lot about the rest of them.

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    • January 21, 2015 at 14:10

      Is this the same Jimmy Abdou who Holloway left out the teams for weeks. Holloway hasn't a clue.

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      • January 21, 2015 at 14:31

        @rogerclunn: It seems to me that some decisions are made after extensive reading here..If I was running a business and he was the MD he would have been sacked yonks ago,,it all done on the hoof me thinks

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      • January 21, 2015 at 14:58

        @rogerclunn: Agree with you mate - said at the start of the season Jimmy couldn't pass the ball well enough for how he wants to play. Jimmy is a good squad man and deserves a new contract. It says something about how 'Experiment Holloway' is going that he is now the first name on the team sheet; after the amount of money and players lined up to replace him Jimmy should not be making the first team IMO.

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    • January 21, 2015 at 17:29

      @millllllllll: your right it does say a lot about the squad and even more about the manager! he's the one who's created the gloom, no one else. I dont think i'v ever seen any manager at any club cause such complete chaos and still keep his job. He's had over a year and we are in a worse mess, complete and utter bonkersness from selection to formations to the Dunney at centre back and captain saga to bringing people in who aint fit down to his latest stunt of making a 19 year old with 2 senior games under his belt captain. i think we picked the team last week, he got it off here!! They did play with a bit more spirit sat, god knows it could'nt have been worse! a measure of how far we've come under Holloway people have gone home quite happy after losing 3.1 at home. If only we could send him out on loan to one of our rivals, they would be sure to be relegated!! Word is we cant afford to sack him but not playing Chelsea has cost us £500,000. can we afford to keep him???

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  • January 21, 2015 at 13:38

    get him signed up on a new deal ASAP, will always run his heart out 100% every game even when
    all the other so called 'proffesionals' are walking around looking like they should be on blackheath
    playing for the Nags Head

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