Holloway savours winning feeling after Millwall beat Forest

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IAN Holloway hopes Saturday's 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest can prove to be a turning point in Millwall's season.

Ricardo Fuller struck late on to snatch a priceless victory for the Lions at the City Ground.

And Holloway said afterwards: "Winning is a wonderful feeling and it's so long since we've had it.

"That's now four points from the last six – we looked solid and like we knew what we were doing.

"We had to come to a team that had just beaten Derby away and battle for our lives.

"There were a few problems evident because we haven't played together enough but I'm delighted for the players in the dressing room. They've worked really hard.

"We kept a clean sheet with ten men in our last game and hopefully we can turn the corner now.

"Everyone of the players deserves a huge pat on the back. They've all played their part and I'm delighted for everyone.

"Hopefully we can get some confidence from that to take into the next few games. I'm sure our fans will love the effort everybody gave."

Millwall's supporters were chanting Diego Fabbrini's name after the Watford loanee produced another standout performance.

"It's great to see what he can do," said Holloway. "If there was a myth about what makes a Millwall player, he's broken that, hasn't he?

"He's as slight as a feather but he's got all sorts of skill. Hopefully we can integrate him into the team and he can enjoy his football."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

47 thoughts on “Holloway savours winning feeling after Millwall beat Forest

    • January 31, 2015 at 20:17
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      @fred: I agree. But let's not forget how by being attacking (Fabbrini) resulted in their players not being able to attack confidently.

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      • February 1, 2015 at 10:04
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        @SE14: Fabrini is the best player I've seen in a millwall shirt for years! Yesterday he ran the show

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:22
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    Buy him now cos all the other greedy mega rich sides in our league will,if we don't, or even watched will keep him, ps get rid off that large lump up front he's hopeless

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    • January 31, 2015 at 20:43
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      @mfcjon:
      Nice thought, but we can't afford him mate. Unless we smash our record transfer fee of £800,000, and we won't.... However I reckon a bid of £1.3-£1.5 million would get him signed up. He cost watford over £2 million so they won't be giving him away cheaply. If he performs well for us and watford don't go up, they will more than likely keep him anyway. Enjoy him while it lasts! Because this will all end in tears when people realise we can't afford or won't spend, on that sort of quality.

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      • February 1, 2015 at 03:56
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        @82wall: does also depend on FFFP and Watford have a lot of stars who they are paying loads for. They may be keen to offload him, bit I agree that he will cost > £1M

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:23
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    Congratulations to all who went today YOU GOT YOUR REWARD for being true supporters

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:24
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    Sorry meant to say watford Instead of watched

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:24
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    So happy we won today! Think this could be the turning point just like last season! Let's get a nice win next Saturday at home and start climbing this table! COYL!!!

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:26
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    Buy him now cos all the other greedy mega rich sides in our league will if we don't, or even watford will keep him, ps get rid off that large lump up front he's hopeless

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:31
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    Well done wall and fuller but olly it don't change the matter we still need a striker fuller can be are supper sub

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:32
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    What a game fab day out fantastic spirit and performance, best bit now is I'm sitting in my local just by Nottingham with forest supporters and I have the bragging rights.....coyl

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:36
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    BIG 3 POINTS COME ON YOU LIONS made my weekend now so long I was this happy on a Saturday

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:40
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    Make Hooiveld captain asap!!! Don't care if he is on loan, proper leader!! Best defender we have had for years!!

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:45
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    Berylson should make a statement along the lines of : If the gates increase I will attempt to buy Fabbrini and Co

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:45
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    The difference today is clear: Fabbrini and Hoover.

    The last class player we had was in Wood. 2 class players might see us safe, and 4 class players might see us above average in this division.

    Pity they are loanees. We can never buy this quality so need to develop it and this takes time. So whatever division next season, we won't have another 2004 kind of team for 2 or 3 more years.

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  • January 31, 2015 at 18:46
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    Going to eat humble pie I posted yesterday no way would we win at Forest but we bloody well did Dont know how but it's made my day/weekend well done Wall and all the supporters who made the journey

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  • January 31, 2015 at 19:05
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    i posted we was gonna lose 4-1 well i got the 1 bit right!! so happy to be proved wrong well done to olly and the players.

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  • January 31, 2015 at 19:05
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    all I can say is made my morning.......waking up to hear / read we have beat forest.... sounds like a close game but we had the run of play and for once we nicked the chance when it came along.

    Glad the new signings are coming together (loanees or not) its good to see. Lets hope we can continue.

    Nice job already.........we have been looking for this all season lets hope its time to look forward and forget the first half of the season (JUST LIKE LAST SEASON).....

    We have the workings to do it, We have the supporters to do it, Now it may seem we have the players believing they can do it to....

    Come on MILLWALL

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  • January 31, 2015 at 19:10
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    Well well well.
    I've only just seen the result and very very pleased. I was happy for a point but f*** me we've come home with all three. Well done boys for giving the travelling faithful a super journey home. Sounds like Alan Dunne needs a pat on the back, good on ya. Also to ollie. It's looking like the hooi and fab show at the minute and long may it continue. As for signing them are they not out of contract in the summer? Hope so as they could be the best free transfers we've had for a long time.
    Anyway let's enjoy the moment it's been a long time coming and let's keep our feet on the ground and not get carried away.
    Well done wall

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  • January 31, 2015 at 19:12
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    Best feeling. The fight back is well and truly on.
    Following on Twitter it sounded like all of them played really well - (not sure about the hoff - but lets not judge on one bad game). Team spirit, bit of fab magic, lead by Hoov - and the noise of the den faithful tells me we've got more than just a chance of staying up!! COYL

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  • January 31, 2015 at 19:14
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    I posted that we would win and got dislikes. Just shows that to many non Wall on here who secretly love us. Onwards and upwards. F**** all non Wall who visit our site. We will still be in this division next year.

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  • January 31, 2015 at 19:31
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    I went today i was so proud to be part of the wall faithful , we made some proper noise and grabbed 3 point florist were very poor and the big lump was too Hoover and fab were different class hope we can get them both permanent well done wall and ollie today bragging rights as i live in notts now but love my wall till i die and hoov came over to us at the end and grabbed his shirt and said we are in it together pukka coyl milllllllllllll

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  • January 31, 2015 at 19:53
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    After the Reading match I posted ' Green shoots of recovery' and since then posted De Hoover instructing Dunne and Beevers was way to go...

    We now need all the believers to get down to The Den and SUPPORT MILLWALL

    Lets have another 'HANDBALL' atmosphere.....every game

    COYL

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  • January 31, 2015 at 20:41
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    How much would hooves cost to buy in the summer?

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    • January 31, 2015 at 20:56
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      @benzo: Isn't he out of contract in the summer? I would ahve thought that wages are going to be the issue, but he's probably worth the money

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  • January 31, 2015 at 21:12
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    Thank-You Fordey for sticking with us when I know for a fact that you turned down 2 other clubs to stay with us 2 weeks ago. Hopefully now we've got a defence worthy of playing in front of you the so called fans will show you the respect you undoubtably deserve. Best keeper we've had since Kasey.Come rain or shine.. #irelandsno1

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  • January 31, 2015 at 21:31
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    So proud of wall today, the train journey home Was a happy one back from Nottingham. Diego was class and Jos is the boss. But when Harding returns please put beevers in with the Hoover not Dunne.

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  • January 31, 2015 at 21:47
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    Happy days are here again , what a lovely weekend I am going to have. I am so happy , son can borrow car and wife may have my credit card to go shopping . I love you millwall

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  • January 31, 2015 at 22:14
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    SE14 said it all..........difference is Fabbrini & Hoovield.
    Best 2 players on the pitch.
    Williams now has POTS rivals!

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  • January 31, 2015 at 22:24
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    Took my chelski supporting nephew with me today and he loved being in a real atmosphere and was even giving it to the forest fans.

    He wants to go to Rotherham and Bolton with me,lets get the den rocking next week.

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  • January 31, 2015 at 22:26
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    Took my chelski supporting nephew with me today and he loved being in a real atmosphere and was even giving it to the forest fans.

    He wants to go to Rotherham and Bolton with me.

    Lets get the den rocking next week.

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    • February 1, 2015 at 07:55
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      @golden lion: I took my mate who's an arsenal fan to Bournemouth last season and watford away this season. He was a bit worried the first time because he's black and there was the racism b******* in the news recently. Now he can't stop talking about how much he loves millwall fans, and I agree! Let's continue to those amazing fans to the end of the season and drag our team to safety!

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  • January 31, 2015 at 22:53
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    Superb result.
    Well done Holloway and all the players.
    Still a massive 54 points to play for which is why it amazes me that people were giving up on staying in this league especially as lots of the old guard were leaving and new blood was arriving.
    Promising signs since the major changes by the manager.
    Let's keep it going.
    Up The Wall.

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  • January 31, 2015 at 23:11
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    One game at a time. Big three points today and another ten points at least by the end of February and we're on our way out of trouble. Anoraks dropping like a stone as well......

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  • February 1, 2015 at 02:28
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    C'mon smash our record transfer fee nd snap up Fabbrini what a talent outstanding display 2day

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    • February 1, 2015 at 10:22
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      @JordieLion: As everyone who was there agrees, Fab was fab, but I'd rather be realistic. I don't believe there's any more chance of getting him here on a permanent basis than there is of us going back to Harry Kane and saying, come back to us, you know you want to really.....

      Great effort yesterday, especially at the back, thanks to the Hoov. Shaun Williams played really well I thought, and Shaun Cummings had a much better game than on Tuesday night. And well done Beevers and Dunney (there, I've said it!) Ed Upson did very well coming on for Martin, who I'm not a fan of, hard worker though he is, and the balance in midfield looked good. But big problems up front still, with very few openings being created. The Hoff was disappointing to say the least - Fuller was a significant improvement when he came on, but as people have said, he's best used as a sub.

      Bit of a lucky ground for us, the City ground, with 3 wins in the last 4 if I remember correctly. It's one of the few away games I get to. Perhaps I should go to more.....

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  • February 1, 2015 at 16:40
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    I was there yesterday , the hoff needs jumping jacks someone tell him he is allowed to jump. A nd well done to the team that finished the game. Must say beevers at left back was a good move , played well and gave us a little more hight at the back . PLEASE keep the same the same team with paris in there as well

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    • February 1, 2015 at 18:10
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      @little h:
      Not sure if you've now heard or not but it looks as if Paris will be out for the rest of the season.

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  • February 1, 2015 at 20:25
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    great win well done to the players

    Been silly bolxxxxs biggest critic but he seems to be doing what we have all wanted and clear the decks

    Haven't been for a month as work commitments but be there next week the faith has been tested severely lately

    Hope we all enjoy the there points this weekend but let's not get carried away we desperately need more and I mean our players not loans cause fabrini will go back to Watford and maybe Hoover as well and we will be in the same shix close season trying to rebuild a squad

    I know quality ain't cheap but nor is getting promoted again

    Plus can we get that poxy training ground Uncursed fuxx knows who's buried under there !!

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