Gueye's exclusion "not a big issue" says Millwall manager

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MAGAYE Gueye's absence from the Millwall squad at Leeds last weekend should not be made into "a big issue" according to manager Ian Holloway.

Gueye was left out as a result of his body fat percentage being too high.

But Holloway insists he has no issue with the winger and the says the equation for him returning to the side is "simple".

"There are rules," he said. "If you haven't got rules, you've got no organisation. If he comes back into those rules, then no problem. It's very, very simple.

"You have to be moving the right way to earn a position in the team and you can't play well if you're not heading in the right direction weight-wise.

"If someone doesn't stick to the rules, that's their fault. I've been bending the rules since I've been here but I'm not going to do that any more.

"I've not got an issue with it and it's not a big issue. It's quite straightforward and I'm sure he'll make the right choices now."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

22 thoughts on “Gueye's exclusion "not a big issue" says Millwall manager

  • February 20, 2015 at 12:32
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    What's the point of rules if Holloway is the one bending them. Hope our new signings body mass is ok

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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:35
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    Too fat you say........... Shittu, if Carlsburg make diets I sugggest you try it. Otherwise I don't think we will see you in a wall shirt again.

    Some will be happy if thats the case but we have seriously few CBs left once this season ends!

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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:38
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    I don't think it is good man managment to make these issues public knowledge.However i suppose discretion won't grab the manager another headline.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 12:46
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      @norris: He Holloway made it a big issue. As you say bad man management

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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:45
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    Holloway is damned by "Fans" no matter what he does - he's been asked the question about Gueye's absence and he's given the honest answer - I don't see what the issue is! At the end of the day these players are athletes and they've got to keep themselves in the best possible condition! Maggies put a bit of fat on - he can lose it again just as quickly! Much ado about nothing!

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    • February 20, 2015 at 14:36
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: the only issue i have is the manager gobbing of to a tabliod newspaper and one that dont like mfc.this should of been kept within the club.

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      • February 20, 2015 at 15:06
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        @Jim28: Afternoon Jim! You going tomorrow? I think it depends on the manager as a person some are honest some are all cloak and dagger! Personally I think Holloway would be slated no matter what he had done in that situation - that being said how long do you think it would have been before Alex and Co got wind of it and published a piece on here anyway?

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        • February 20, 2015 at 16:42
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          @TheBermondseyBomber: i'll be there as always cheering them on. I cheered shittu on(you cant get any bigger them him).
          you have a fair point about news leaking out.
          i miss the bizzare stories the papers used to make up(like the clock at highbury story classic)

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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:45
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    He's been unlucky to be honest, as the only manager he has played under at Millwall is Ian Holloway.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:49
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    Got no problem with this. If he's overweight he's no use to us. If Gueye has the IQ of a toilet seat which he obviously has, he's brought it upon himself. Another one to get the elbow soon. Good riddance.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:59
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    These players are slowly learning they can't take the p*** out of our club anymore.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 13:02
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    Gueye slim in comparison with Taylor-Fletcher!

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  • February 20, 2015 at 14:20
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    Make up your mind, first you say he's fat and then it's not a big issue!

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  • February 20, 2015 at 15:16
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    So he's finally making waves and we take him off for being too fat? I put that down to training.
    Usain Bolt had Kentucky Fried Chicken before winning gold in the Olympics!! But then if we train them too hard they get injured. if he can give it his all in 90 + minutes, if he is a couple of % over his prime weight then whats the trouble? When we were kids and we played football, it never made a difference about our weight...we played until it got too dark or were absolutely shattered!! Great way to motivate your players and instill confidence...and that is why we are going down, because Coco makes up things as he goes along!!

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    • February 20, 2015 at 16:21
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      @vonhardshaft:

      It's comments like this which leave me speechless. You are comparing the Championship which is the second tier of Professional football in England, to playing with your mates in the park when you were a child....! Do you think maybe there is a little bit of a difference? I mean, when we played Sunday league 90% of the team had a cigarette at half time and were turning up p***** from the night before. Is this also acceptable for MFC?

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  • February 20, 2015 at 15:30
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    I see yet another of Holloway's signings falls out of favour with him, add this to the list of Webster, Upson, Briggs, can he really be trusted with JB's cash. His man management skills seem to be akin to a menapausal woman, constantly falling out with different players on a weekly basis. One minute Woolford is not required and is being shipped out then all of a sudden he is back in Ollie's good books, this kind of thing seems to be a regular occurance it does not seem to be the act of a rational person. How on earth can we get the best out of our players when the manager has such mood swings? I realise players need to meet certain fitness criteria but body fat 1% over? How is he going to get Bailey back in the side, I would imagine that he has rarely been in limits since signing and if that picture of GTF is anything to go by then this is another case of Ollie changing his tune when it suits.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 16:25
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      @Sealion:

      When you are searching through the bargain bin, this will happen. If you can spend £7 Million on a striker and then you can't get the best out of them... Well.... That's a different conversation.

      Too many fans here want BMW reliability for Maestro money.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 15:58
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    This is the second time that Gueye has been found overweight, that is not acceptable. If he wants to be taken seriously as a footballer he can use some of his generous salary to pay for a dietitian to help control his weight instead of letting it get out of control. I am running out of patience with this bloke and his excuses.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 17:27
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    I wonder if we had gazza at his pomp whether he would get a game under holloway? Or would his body mass rule him out?

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  • February 20, 2015 at 18:15
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    Good job Cloughie didn't drop John Robertson , They wouldn't be twice European champions if he did !
    Anyway , whatever....................

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    • February 20, 2015 at 19:30
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      @Block 8:

      I believe the game has moved on and players need to be a lot fitter. In the 70s it was acceptable to have a beer and a fag after the game. Not something that should be adopted by the modern pro.

      Also... I think it shows a poor attitude from Gueye and is indicative of why he didn't succeed at Everton. He isn't Gazza or John Robertson and needs to apply himself. IH got him in on a short term deal at relatively small outlay. So... He can easily be cleared off at the end of the season. Unlike a lot of the wasters who have been here on a 3 year contract, previously.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 18:59
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    Evening all.

    Not rocket science is it, sticking to an acceptable weight as a professional to perform to the best of your ability!!

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