Bircham: Millwall fans don't know how important they are

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

DEPARTING Millwall assistant Marc Bircham believes Lions fans have a huge role to play in the club's battle against relegation.

And Bircham reckons those on the terraces at The Den might not realise just how vital their support has been recently – and the impact it could have during the final 18 games.

The 36-year-old is leaving Ian Holloway's coaching staff to take up a position with Chicago Fire in the MLS, where he'll be working under his former Canada boss Frank Yallop.

Bircham's parting message to the fans is to continue backing Holloway's new-look team.

He said: "The fans have been magnificent. I've played for Millwall and the fans can be over-critical at times but I don't think that's been the case recently.

"There've been times when they've had a moan – but I was moaning when we lost 6-1 to Norwich and 4-0 to Bradford.

"There have been results which they've had every reason to be up in arms about.

"But there have been a lot of games which haven't gone our way when they've stuck with us – especially the Ipswich one.

"We were 2-0 down after 15 minutes but the fans could see that the lads were trying.

"I told the players at half time, 'the fans are with you until the end today, I've played here before and they won't turn on you'. That was excellent from the crowd.

"I don't think the fans realise how important that is to the players. At 0-0 against Forest, they were right behind us and you could even sense that before the game.

"Some of the new lads don't know about Millwall and maybe they'd hearc bad things about the fans, so the support they've had has been a big boost for the dressing room."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

25 thoughts on “Bircham: Millwall fans don't know how important they are

    • February 4, 2015 at 14:55
      Permalink

      @LETEMCOME: every time I see one of your posts I think that somewhere a village is missing its idiot .

      Like (81)
      Dislike (2)
          • February 4, 2015 at 16:24
            Permalink

            @LETEMCOME: you carry on window licking mate I've got work to do COYL

            Like (5)
            Dislike (0)
          • February 4, 2015 at 16:17
            Permalink

            @southstandview: Not half as much as you. Some of the crap you spout on here is laughable. Maybe your bircham in disguise. Seemed to of hit a nerve when giving him some stick.

            Like (0)
            Dislike (17)
          • February 4, 2015 at 16:30
            Permalink

            @southstandview: Window licking,did you steal an old joke book from the seventies. Carry on doing your work. Homework I take it then off to bed.

            Like (3)
            Dislike (8)
      • February 4, 2015 at 17:12
        Permalink

        @southstandview: Well said Southstandview. He didn't understand the article Marc Bircham was saying about the supporters not only suffering when things are bad but still supporting and cheering the team on ! Good luck Marc .

        Like (17)
        Dislike (1)
        • February 4, 2015 at 17:25
          Permalink

          @Lion: yeah mate I don't think he's the full ticket

          Like (10)
          Dislike (0)
  • February 4, 2015 at 14:45
    Permalink

    Bircham left us in the sh** in 2002 and has done the same again!! No wonder why the 1st team wasn't massive fans of you Mark!

    Like (5)
    Dislike (5)
    • February 4, 2015 at 14:59
      Permalink

      @Bradders:
      He ain't left us in the s***.
      The s*** has just left, along with a lot of other s***.
      It sure is starting to smell a lot nicer down the Den?

      Like (10)
      Dislike (2)
  • February 4, 2015 at 15:02
    Permalink

    YOUVE GOT BIRD s*** ON YOURE HEAD!

    Like (2)
    Dislike (2)
  • February 4, 2015 at 15:26
    Permalink

    Nothing to worry about - you can see he's hailing a taxi in the pic.

    Might have a bit of a wait though ...

    Would YOU have him in the back of your cab?

    Like (2)
    Dislike (0)
  • February 4, 2015 at 15:35
    Permalink

    A great cabbie would always leave you with he's old saying , " keep those doors locked son and if in dout keep them out " rest in peace mate

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)
  • February 4, 2015 at 16:11
    Permalink

    Shut up Sit down Bircham. You're a mug and always have been.

    Like (2)
    Dislike (10)
  • February 4, 2015 at 16:52
    Permalink

    Good luck mark..personally i dont blame you for the s*** we're in ..the mental one is solely to blame for the crap we're in..i admit you were'nt up to the job.
    s*** i'd go to the usa to get away from ambler and co

    Like (7)
    Dislike (3)
  • February 4, 2015 at 17:11
    Permalink

    Never saw the point of his appointment, has shown more tactical ineptness than any coach i have ever seen and I would put that down to his intellegence. Wasn't even an intellegent player and has always seemed to be in the shadows until a fight brewed up!! Unlike Harris who looks more than capable of learning and stepping up. Has shown bags of potential!! See you Marc, will not be missed and will be easily forgotten (Don't care if you have a Lions tattoo on your arm, which has probably been lasered away!)

    Like (2)
    Dislike (4)
  • February 5, 2015 at 01:09
    Permalink

    Stronger together? Not judging by this forum.
    Personally I am behind ollie and the players that have survived the cull

    Like (5)
    Dislike (0)
    • February 5, 2015 at 09:47
      Permalink

      @wappinglion: We are stronger together, but after 3 years of struggle, I feel that we are all becoming fustrated and opinionated due to the wish of putting our finger on why we are so plop!! I will still go to football on Saturdays because what will I do otherwise...in reality when it comes down to it, we are together, together in wanting the Lions to Roar again!!

      Like (1)
      Dislike (0)
  • February 5, 2015 at 19:48
    Permalink

    Have a safe journey and enjoy all the plastic tits

    Like (0)
    Dislike (0)

Leave a Reply