Briggs may have played last Millwall game after loan move

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MATTHEW Briggs will spend the final six months of his Millwall contract on loan at Colchester United.

Briggs has made 12 appearances under Ian Holloway since signing from Fulham last summer but it seems unlikely he will pull on the Lions' shirt again.

The left back has this afternoon completed a switch to League One strugglers Colchester and could make his debut against Leyton Orient this weekend.

"It's a great chance for me to play some regular football," Briggs told his new club's official site.

"As a footballer, you want to play all the time but the manager has changed the team around recently and this gives me a chance to further my career.

"I've heard Colchester are a good footballing team and I already know a few of the lads. I went to school with Craig Eastmond, so I'm sure that will help me settle in."

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26 thoughts on “Briggs may have played last Millwall game after loan move

  • January 22, 2015 at 14:15
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    And so another moves out the door to a lower league team,Right lets get some decent players in,who wants to fight for their place and get Millwall fighting out of relegation.

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    • January 22, 2015 at 14:41
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      how do u know he never fought for his place. With Hollowheads way I am surprised that many still play

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  • January 22, 2015 at 14:28
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    briggs, best of luck for the future. nothing more to add, onwards and upwards.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 14:34
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    While I'm not too worried about losing Briggs, doesn't this leave us a bit short of cover at left back?

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  • January 22, 2015 at 14:39
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    I can't wish him the best of luck, he didn't give a f.u.c.k. about our club the last few games he played, so naff off.

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    • January 22, 2015 at 14:44
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      He was young and learning his trade.... We all make mistakes

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  • January 22, 2015 at 15:19
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    Didn't get a regular run in the team and when he did play he was part of a shambolic defence.

    Unsure if he is decent or at least has potential as playing with 3 other poor players tends to mask over any positives. Seem to remember him getting very little cover from LM in games.

    He did play up to -21 for England right? Something's gone horribly wrong for the bloke at some point because he must have shown promise to achieve that.

    Better luck at Colchester in rebuilding your career.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 15:19
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    Right thing for all concerned. Presumably we are still paying a portion of his wage but it's better for him to be playing for a contract for next season elsewhere and it clears the decks for another player

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  • January 22, 2015 at 15:35
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    When holloway mentioned players trying to get the manager sacked, heard he was referring to Briggs, so he moved him out why else would he let him leave on loan when we only have one other recognised left back

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  • January 22, 2015 at 15:36
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    Signed because he was a cheap option,proved to be a waste of money.When will they learn?

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  • January 22, 2015 at 15:38
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    I'm sure there is a recall clause other wise it's would have been another canceled contract rather than a loan as much as you lot think he is holloway ain't thick

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  • January 22, 2015 at 15:41
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    Good luck briggsy all the best.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 16:43
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    I know as a supporter we require our players to show passion and commitment when wearing our shirt, but in the ever changing team and the unsettling element of some of our players, it is extremely unfair to judge a player that was never really given a chance. Also not knowing what goes on behind the closed doors of Millwall and also the closed nature of the training ground, we really don't know what he was subjected to. In light of this, I wish the young lad the best of luck and thank you for your efforts.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 17:18
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    Briggs was a let down, showed promise then went down from there and struggled to cope with the opposition right side, got caught out numerous times , millwall gave him the chance to regain what he didn't show at Fulham but he didn't take it otherwise he would have held down his place .

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    • January 22, 2015 at 17:25
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      @The Roar: I understand fully your reasoning, but if the rest of the team had been beforming better and we were winning games, do you think we would have been more tolerable and more supportive?

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  • January 22, 2015 at 17:31
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    The above picture of Briggs sums him up for me. Too frightened to put in a tackle, even when he gave the ball away against the oppo he wasn't bothered to get it back. Socks up over his knees. Ta ta son. All the best.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 17:38
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    yep did not thrill me so another goes.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 18:06
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    Whatever the reason's were for his poor performances in a millwall shirt, he's gone now and I wish him luck, now go and sign Tim Cahill, coz I've just seen his two goals for Australia and he can wonders with our current forwards with his experience & goals to get us out the s***, come on IH & AA sort it out

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  • January 22, 2015 at 18:20
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    He was pony.
    England under 21 regular.
    What a waste.
    All in his head.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 18:23
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    May be his last game, more like definetly his last!
    Was very poor IMO, league 1 about his level

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  • January 22, 2015 at 20:14
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    One thing I find ever so slightly perplexing is the fact the IH seems to massaged this mess into a new issue that has come out of left field. When he came in a good while ago now he laid it on thick about his requirements with regards to players attitudes, fitness, abilities along with all the other spill he spoutes. He has known what he had to do, He got his players in and a large percentage of those have been dreadful and worse.

    What happened to all the preforementioned attributes he said were a minimum requirement? We are basically scratching around as if it was preseason. We know how long it takes to bed new players in, especially multiple players regardless of how good or bad they are. What does IH expect will happen? I would guess more of the same tbh.

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    • January 22, 2015 at 23:27
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      @JonnyBanks: I think he realises that no matter what we were never going to be able to rebuild an entire squad in one January transfer window and he had better start to use what he has. So players that he cast aside are given a second chance. Anyone still at the club stands a chance of getting back into the team. Look at Jimmy/Shittu as good examples of players that appeared to be surplus but suddenly found their way back into the team.

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  • January 23, 2015 at 11:01
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    Ben Watson in talks with Watford over a loan deal, the lads a very good midfielder and a Millwall fan, surely we can scupper that deal?

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  • January 24, 2015 at 15:00
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    A big mouthed useless flash prickk good riddance

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