Dunne: "Solid" Millwall are very close to being a good team

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ALAN Dunne believes Millwall's 12 clean sheets this season proves that they are "very close to being a very good team".

Only Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday, who are the visitors to The Den in midweek, have kept more shut-outs than the Lions.

Millwall added to their total as they were held to a goalless draw by Fulham on Saturday.

And after another solid defensive display, it's clear where the problem lies for Ian Holloway's side.

"It's a shame we couldn't put the ball in the back of the net but any point in this league is a good point," Dunne said afterwards.

"Everyone has to chip in with goals because it's something we're missing. We're getting a lot of half-chances but it's not going in the back of the net.

"We've got some great link play around the box but the end product and the final ball – someone heading it in or anticipating a cross – isn't quite there.

"It's difficult but we'll keep going until something drops for someone."

Dunne added: "We're pleased with another clean sheet.

"I thought it could have gone either way in the second half – Fulham went for it and changed to a diamond, which caused us problems. Either side could have nicked it.

"There weren't many clear-cut chances. There were a lot of half-chances, crosses and cut-backs but neither goalkeeper had to make a blinding save.

"We dominated the first half but the second half was pretty even. It's another point on our total."

As Millwall search for the right formula in the final third, Dunne says it is imperative that they remain tight at the back heading into the crunch stage of the season.

After hosting the Owls on Tuesday night, the Lions travel to fourth-bottom Rotherham at the weekend in a relegation six-pointer.

"Rotherham got hammered on Saturday and we could go level on points with them on Tuesday," Dunne added. "If we win, it makes the game at the weekend even more exciting.

"We've got to keep picking up clean sheets and points. With 15 games to go, a team that is keeping clean sheets is a good sign.

"The teams around us aren't really doing that so that's a positive."

Millwall have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches and Dunne believes that is down to a "stronger" spine in the team.

And many of the Lions' January signings are continuing to impress.

"Diego Fabbrini is creating loads and I really like him – he's the first Italian player we've ever signed and he's got a lot of ability," said Dunne.

"He reminds me of George Best with the way he turns and runs at people. He's got something about him and the other players feed off that.

"Michael Tonge coming in has helped us in the middle of the park because he's an experienced player who can create.

"His volley was going in [until it was headed off the line] and he's got that in his locker – he can score from distance. He works well with Shaun Williams.

"The spine of the team is looking stronger and Jos Hooiveld has made us more solid at the back as well.

"We're very close to being a very good team. We need to score the first goal because then we'll be hard to break down."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:10
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    "very close to being a very good team". What planet are you on? OK, I will concede that there is enough talent there to have ensured a mid-table finish this season, but the performances have not been great at all. We have had plenty of possession and chances and finished very few of them and we ahve let in goals that a well drilled U18 side would be embarrassed by. Get a grip, Dunne.

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      • February 23, 2015 at 17:14
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        @rogerclunn:

        but why does the club feel anyone needs to say anything - just shut up (in the nicest sense) and let the play on the pitch do the talking

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:16
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    Well we looked alright at the back on Saturday but I did not think they were a very good side but the thing that stands out like a sore thumb is that lack of someone who can put the ball in the net when we get a decent chance, which happened several times when Diego crossed the ball from the goal line.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:18
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    I would say that recently, the performances have been quite good but we just lack a goal.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:25
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    UNTIL ONE REALISES HOW 'BAD' ONE IS, YOU CANNOT IMPROVE!SO ALAN DUNNE THERE IS LITTLE HOPE.WE DID HAVE CHANCES ON SATUDAY, BUT IN EVERY GAME THERE ARE CHANCES, IF ALL WERE TAKEN EVERY MATCH WOULD FINISH 16 - 16, LOL.NOW, THE SUPPORTERS WILL STILL BE BEHIND THE TEAM AS ALWAYS, BUT THEY NEED TO DO THEIR BIT.NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN.PS.WHERE IS JIM1222? IF YOU ARE NOT WELL, D GET BETTER SOON, WE MISS YOUR 'POST'S ON HERE.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 09:52
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      @bermlion: I spoke to Jim1222 on Saturday. His pc is playing up and can't post on NaD. He's still keeping an eye on us though!
      Jim, see you tomorrow.

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        • February 23, 2015 at 15:26
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          @Jim28: Jim, if Jim1222 is rolling in dosh why am I getting him a new laptop? ;-)

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      • February 23, 2015 at 16:03
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        @REAL Supporter: AH, CHEERS FOR THAT,WAS A BIT CONCERNED FOR OUR 'OLE MUCKKA',WE CAN ALWAYS RELY ON A REAL SUPPORTER TO HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, LOL! JIM1222 COME ON TO THE BLUE ANCHOR TOMORROW BEFORE KICK OFF.'NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE' THE STORM IS READY FOR 3 PTS OLLIE!

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      • February 23, 2015 at 16:13
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        @REAL Supporter: AH, CHEERS. WE WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT JIM1222. ONLY A REAL SUPPORTER WOULD HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, LOL! JIM1222 POP INTO THE B.ANCHOR BEFORE KICK OFF. 'NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE' THE STORM.....IS READY FOR 3 X POINTS, OLLIE!

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    • February 23, 2015 at 10:21
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      @bermlion: We will see how good we are next season in div 1 see if we can score there.

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      • February 24, 2015 at 08:39
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        @baz2262: Think we will still be in the Championship next season, baz2262, May not be a 'Solid' team, but, still second - tier.( NOLU, WDC ).ps. May also have the 'Detectives' posting on here, LOL!

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:31
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    We didn't dominate the first half, Fulham were the better side, we had a good second half though. Fabbrini need to create more chances. That being said the defence is much better than it was, so yes we are improving and need to start winning games.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 10:05
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      @glyngo: I agree in the first part of your post glyngo but laying it at fabrinnis door I have to disagree. Take him off the pitch and we virtually had nothing going forward. He cant be the play maker and a striker!

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      • February 23, 2015 at 11:18
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        @Geoff the lion: I'm not blaming Fabrinni for our lack of goals Geoff, but his fancy trickery is worthless unless it results in genuine goal scoring opportunities. He is a quality player no doubt, but he needs to ensure he doesn't hang on to the ball longer than he needs, to and get it into the area sooner. Gregory makes the runs and will feed off players like Fabrinni.

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        • February 23, 2015 at 12:00
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          Fabbrini gave Gregory a very presentable opening after some superb individual work in the first half but unfortunately he got it all wrong and nothing came of it. He also put over a superb cross which O'Brien didn't quite get to - other strikers, though not any at our club - might have got to it. We then might be talking about two assists, which in my book constitutes end-product.
          It's funny about very talented players; they end up being blamed for everyone else's failings, I remember the early days of Ronaldo in his step-over prime at United. "That's all well and good" was the clamour, but I always thought the end product would come when others were on the same wavelength.
          To be fair, I would have thought the other players see Fabbrini as a creative part of the team. He'll often lay off the simple ball if that is an available option (which very much depends on the running off the ball of his team mates). He's not going to get every moment or every decision right obviously, but he's the best we've got at the moment and with Tonge and Williams we have great strength in that part of the pitch. A good import by IH, so credit where it's due, as is Hooiveld of course. Less sure about GTF!!!

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        • February 23, 2015 at 13:22
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          @glyngo: I agree but Gregory didn't make those runs and on more than one occasion he was up there on his own

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        • February 23, 2015 at 17:49
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          @glyngo: Gregory is rubbish he missed two sitters on Saturday.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 10:25
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      @glyngo: Do you think so ?What do you think we have been trying to do all season?

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      • February 23, 2015 at 11:21
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        @baz2262: No doubt trying to win games, but my point relates to us overplaying the ball rather than getting early balls into the area when a good chance is opening up. It sounds obvious, like saying 'we need a striker' and I know the management know it as well, but we do have players that are not playing to their strengths. Get the ball forward with beautiful passing moves, but when in the final third the ball needs to go into the box early enough for players like Gregory and GTF to make their runs unmarked.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 11:54
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      @glyngo: I reckon Fab would create more if he had two strikers in front of him. I agree he does seem to hold on to the ball for too long but a lot of the times I found it was due to a lack of options. On one or two occasions on Saturday he was the furthest forward.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:33
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    Is it the 1st April already? Never mind 12 clean sheets. What about the wins colomn? What about the goals scored colomn? What about all the times we've shipped 3, 4, 5 or 6 goals. This is an embarrassing article Aldo. What an absolute joke. A good team doesn't languish third from bottom, play tentative football, show no flair in the attacking third or not win at home for nearly 4 months. Seriously Holloway's lunacy must be rubbing off on the players for them to spout the same sort of tripe he spouts on a weekly basis.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:36
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    I think the reason we kept a clean sheet on Saturday was because they were as bad as us up front. Other teams could have quite easily come away with two or possibly three goals on Saturday.
    If we go a goal down it's game over. We don't seem to be able to come back from a losing position now to earn a draw as we did earlier in the season.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:38
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    We're a long, long way from being a good team. I think of Millwall teams from the past who would thrash this mob.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:47
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    Dunny, on ya way 2 becoming a good team, try 2 win a few games and quickly or it's not gunna matter a great deal. Although the hard line supporters will follow wall 2 the gates of hell and beyond it,l be a sad drop unless ya put the wheels back on the cart in a hurry. Lookin back to the end of last season it seems we've gone backwards in so many ways. Injury prevention and maintenance is diabolical, team stability and selection is like x lotto. Seems like a rant but it matters a lot to a lot of people.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 09:50
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    We'll be lucky to score 10 more goals this season, so we need plenty more clean sheets to have a chance. As for tomorrow's game it has 0-0 written all over it.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 10:20
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      @harry2310:

      they have one of the strongest defences in the league but they have a crisis with strikers - they will play the big lump upfront like last year and flood midfield so I think you are right - it will be a battle - but one we can win - stay patient and we can grind out a one -nil win or get an early gal and I am not sure they will fancy it - they have lost the last 3 away and wont have many fans (nor will we!!)

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  • February 23, 2015 at 10:10
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    It's all well and good pointing out the 12 clean sheets which is great but we've shipped 48 goals in 32 games take off the 12 clean sheets and its 48 goals conceded in 20 games! Only 4 sides have conceded more! Add to that the fact we've only scored 28 and you realise we're nowhere near being "a very good team" particularly at this level!

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    • February 23, 2015 at 10:22
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      @TheBermondseyBomber:

      it is about confidence - you cant go on the pitch thinking you are no good - got to stop expecting the worst

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      • February 23, 2015 at 11:32
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        @timchimes: what confidence they aint got any you been watching them lately they are usless.

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        • February 23, 2015 at 15:49
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          @baz2262:
          NOT USELESS _ DREW WITH FULHAM ,BEAT BRUM AND FOREST _ A USELESS TEAM DOESNT DO THAT
          WHY IS EVERYTHING BLACK AND WHITE - WE ARE LIMITED

          THAT DOESN'T STOP US FROM BEATING SHEFF WED

          MY POINT IS, PLAYERS HAVE TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES AND THAT IS A GOOD THING

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    • February 23, 2015 at 10:55
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: come on you dont expect him to say we're crap.any player has to look on the postives..
      but still got to sort that attack out..play the two we started with up front(and i mean up front not on the poxy wing).every game .
      and pass the ball to them faster from mid

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      • February 23, 2015 at 12:21
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        @Jim28: Oh no but I also don't expect anyone involved in the club to be making claims that we're close to being a very good team because clearly we're not! I'm right behind the team and the gaffer as you know mate but there's no hiding from the goals conceded column! we're so out of ideas going forward.... getting very worried now!

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      • February 23, 2015 at 12:36
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        @Jim28: Jim agree with what you are saying, but he could have said using his skippers tone, we are putting in a lot of extra work in training trying to put an end to this bad run of form we have been in lately and we expect it to produce results soon.
        Then maybe he would not be getting the reaction he has on here today from all of us, but I am not him and maybe he really does think are a good team even though for the third year running we are in a fight to stay in the division.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 10:10
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    ok, then prove it ffs, & keep us up.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 10:35
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    I rarely post on here but do read NAD most days. I could not believe what the manager said after Saturday's game that "the players are in the dressing room feeling good about themselves - and so they should". Was I watching another match? Now Alan Dunne says that we are not far short of being a good team. Maybe I am wrong, and I hope I am, but I did not see much to rave about on Saturday.
    We look at the most a very ordinary team and lack the passion that we are renowned for. Yes, we try to play some football but when we do, it is far too slow. We move forward, lose our way and then pass back and that is when we are far too ponderous. By the time our defence eventually pass the ball forward again (or often lump it), our opponents have reshaped. The constant changing of our forward line is confusing to the supporters and obviously the players. How can anyone expect a forever changing team to settle down without some consistency? What will the forward line look like tomorrow?
    I do agree that the back four look a little better but the panic at times on Saturday was there for everybody to see. This is the manager's team now so he can't blame anyone but himself. Re his comments about Fabrinni, well they are just unnecessary. We are very lucky to have him in our team and he must despair with some of those around him as they just don't read his game. Another match tomorrow and we will all go along again hoping that this dreadful and totally unacceptable home run will eventually end. It has to some time doesn't it?

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    • February 23, 2015 at 10:54
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      @Longtimer:

      Watching us try and play passing football is embarrassing. We are so slow on the ball, we just end up going back to Forde. Fabbrini tries hard, but has to do it all himself. Woolford just runs inside constantly, and is often in the box when we're trying to work the ball out wide, which is where he should be...

      As for our defending, I think Dunne played well, as did Harding and Jimmy. But as a team our defending was pretty bad, we kept getting countered in the first half, and only due to Fulham's inability to find that final ball did we not concede.

      As for strikers, I can't see why IH keeps playing Gregory on his own. He isn't a lone striker, he needs someone up front with him to feed off of. If he gets chances he will score. Fuller is just a joke of a striker, clearing the stand is pure lack of technique....

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    • February 23, 2015 at 11:01
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      @Longtimer: I hope you're right about tomorrow, I really do. The real problem is that this is the third consecutive season where we find ourselves in this position. There's something very wrong with that. Some amateur mistakes at boardroom level, the panic in bringing in players on loan who are either not fit enough or to put it bluntly, not good enough. We saw that with Jackett, Lomas and now Holloway. How any manager who plies his trade at this level can sign the players that we have is beyond me. The Hoff is crap. I'm sorry to say that when he's wearing a Millwall shirt but he really is. He's not alone either. The great new hope was bringing in a striker. Lack of funds being cited for not getting a 'marquee' signing. Understandable, given the money we've doled out in wages to garbage. I would say a lack of ambition - but I know we have to cut our cloth accordingly based on attendances etc. That said, I don't think there is one person on here or one who hasn't watched us this season, that wouldn't agree on where we've gone wrong. If we can see it why can't the so called 'professionals' who run, manage and play for Millwall ? Sad to say, but wherever we find ourselves next season I'll guarantee it's going to be the same again unless someone gets a hold of Millwall and sorts it out.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 11:24
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    Are there three teams worse than Millwall in the league? I think yes. Blackpool/Wigan/Rotherham and Brighton are all worse or as bad. That is why we have a good chance of staying up, but if any of those teams hit a run of form, we are damn well gonna need to as well.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 11:41
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      @glyngo: How did you workout Brighton are worse than us?Check the table they scored 4 goals Saturday Millwall haven't scored that many in 10 games.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 12:00
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      @glyngo: unfortunately, until we're above them, they are not worse than us. I'd like to think that those 4 teams are worse but the table tells a different story. I fear the worst and have done since November.

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      • February 23, 2015 at 18:13
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        @southlondon1885: Brighton have only won big in one game, that doesn't mean they are going to maintain the run, their performance against us was poor and they have predominantly performed to that standard rather than thumping teams every weekend. I don't think they are out of the relegation battle at all. Our performances have been improving, we are letting in less goals than before. IF.....we find a way to start scoring our defensive base will get us points. I stand by my comment, I think we have a 50:50 chance of staying up.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 12:24
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      @glyngo:

      But Brighton have a manager who might just turn it round, unfortunately I don't think we have. Hope I'm wrong, again.

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    • February 24, 2015 at 09:10
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      @glyngo: Just to back up your assertion, read this unbiased article, and see where they think we will finish the season
      http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/how-championship-look-come-end-8703635

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  • February 23, 2015 at 11:40
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    Dunne , to quote we are nearly a good team .. please look at the league table , it doesn't lie, were 3rd from bottom , simples, we haven't won a game at home since last October, truly I don't have to dribble on as it gets embarrassing for all, its not good. Going forward ( sorry for the pun as were not good at that either) we need to start winning these games with teams around us & not accepting a draw is good enough because its not , were now coming into the final third of the season & in the bottom three of the league, this is where you the players / manager / board have put us, so unless something starts happening were going down, so were not a nearly good team.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 11:51
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      @Jingles: Agree with you completley your not in dreamland like a lot on here.

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      • February 23, 2015 at 13:44
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        @baz2262: thanks Baz, as said its simples really, I think we have 15 games left , 15 nil nils not going to do us any good

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    • February 23, 2015 at 12:30
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      @Jingles: Agree 100%. We need to find where the goal is NOW!!! Its great that were are now not getting steam rolled every week but goals win games!!! Last time I checked you don't get extra points for trying hard. Every club is trying hard at this stage of the season. We need to find goals...NOW!!

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    • February 23, 2015 at 12:31
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      @Jingles: I beg to differ, we are nearly a good team, another 10 or 11 players and we should be there.

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      • February 23, 2015 at 13:31
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        Nah, you could give the mental one the Real Madrid squad and he'd bugger it up

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  • February 23, 2015 at 11:55
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    good to see dunne has still got his sense of humor! looooool i nearly fell off my f****** chair! i can't be f***** to trawl through all the drivel that's been posted up on this site but im pretty sure he said this exact same thing 6 months ago loool f****** joker mate! we're in the relegation zone wake the f*** up. you're all deluded!!!

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  • February 23, 2015 at 12:28
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    Reminds you of George Best.
    Now you have to be joking.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 12:54
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    "were doomed Mr Mainwaring were doomed"
    I think that I am possibly the biggest optimist I know but even I now have to concede, WE ARE FUKCED.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 13:03
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      @terry the turk lion: Any one who thinks like Dunne for example ,who reckons' we are nearly a good team', who thinks Fabbrini is like 'George Best' or according to Holloway that 'we're almost there' is in serious need of urgent medical help.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 13:50
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      @terry the turk lion:
      We're not down yet Tel.
      Lots of points up for grabs still.
      4 clean sheets in the last 6 games is encouraging. Goals needed but it's definately not over for us yet.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 13:00
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    we need bigger goals what ever end we are kicking at

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    • February 23, 2015 at 13:57
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      @harrythelion: They should give us a goal if we can get the ball between the corner flags, we may scrape a couple of 2-1's then with maybe even Woolford getting on the score sheet.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 18:27
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      @harrythelion: A goal as big as an Aircraft Hanger would still be too small for Fuller if his second half shot was anything to go by.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 18:31
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      @harrythelion: there is a simple answer. Put a goal on top of the CBL and even fuller will score from inside the box

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  • February 23, 2015 at 13:06
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    i wish i could vote on this site it like saying i wish millwall could get a win

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  • February 23, 2015 at 13:11
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    In the last few weeks ive posted very negative posts about Dunn and I stand by all of them but I must say the last few games he has played really well I still want him to go at the end of the season but he is doing a job for us right now and hopefully he can help us stay up
    But some of the comments he makes crack me up at least when his playing days are over he has a massive future on the comedy circuit

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    • February 23, 2015 at 13:25
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      @mfc2u: What you taking about? He is on the comedy circuit now. He's doing a very bad impression of a defender.

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      • February 23, 2015 at 14:02
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        very funny you should be onstage just before him ive got to say watching our defence at times this season it has brought me to tears but unfortunately they were not in the laughing sense @NICKOLA:

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    • February 23, 2015 at 13:27
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      Haven't been getting down there much recently what with living in Spain. How bad is it compared to our rel dross eras such as the Peter Anderson, George Petchey and Spackman periods. On the face of it, I think I've seen much worse than this mob wearing the blue shirts at the moment.

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      • February 23, 2015 at 17:36
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        @Menorca Millwall: the Donachie/Lee/Tuttle era was much worse. They even had Dunne playing in midfield! The current squad is much better than a lot in the last three decades. The problem is we've only had the current squad for 4 weeks and it hasn't clicked with time running out

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  • February 23, 2015 at 15:19
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    I know and there is slight improvement kind of, but it's like a slow torture, Without doubt I was IH'S biggest fan but were dying on the inside, it feels like having a tooth extracted over 10 hours or some shi% like that, it hurts, Fuc it if we beat Wednesday on Tuesday we will be looking forward to Saturday and that would make for a good Sunday and no p*** taking from work mates on Monday but it all starts on Tuesday, wow.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 16:27
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    No real attacking play, no real forwards and boring. Does Ollie & co really think they can keep conning us and take this dross?

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  • February 23, 2015 at 17:07
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    look on the bright side

    Chris Kirkland is playing tomorrow

    things change so quickly - remember last season - DJ's late equaliser and Lowery sent off - feels like a million years ago

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  • February 23, 2015 at 18:13
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    I actually think Dunney is right, I know it does not appear to be the majority view but we do look better. Last six games four clean sheets and four goals, three of those against Huddersfield granted against ten men, when they got a second goal when we looked like the only team who was going to win and a mistake by Jimmy then Forde after a nasty bounce, that is football. Saturday Gregory missed a sitter at 0-0, we had one cleared off the line granted Fulham had chances but did not score with two strikers which cost in total £14.000,000! We need someone to put the ball in the net, that is obvious, and Ollie is aware of that but how many 20 goal a season players are out there that we could afford and would come to us? Even if we do go down I would prefer that to the dross we watched for the most of last year the pinnacle being the Middlesbrough home game last year. We could do with just a little more of the 'rub of the green' The new players, which without exception, we all agreed were needed, are better, I believe, than those we had, if they are good enough, only time will tell but we still have a chance to get out of it and I genuinely believe if we can survive we will be a much better team next year. I have put on my tin hat and my head is down to avoid the flax.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 19:38
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      @lennie the lion: FACTS:
      6 goals in 11 matches.
      3 points adrift of safety.
      No excitement going forward
      Gates dropping
      Atmosphere going
      Revenue falling
      Holloway insistent that he will never play 442 (he quoted that)
      Holloway insistent he will never pay over the odds for a load quality player (he quoted that)

      Where does that lead us?

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      • February 23, 2015 at 21:02
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        @AireLys: As I said we need a consistence striker but so does every club, at the start of the season we all applauded the capture of Gregory, he missed a sitter on Saturday the coaching team can only get them to be in those situations as he was in the right place and looking at the stats we beat Fulham in all departments. Ollie an Gibbs are trying to change the club and I think we all agree that something drastic needed to be done.
        Yes we are three points adrift, four if you count goal difference, but that can be turned around within this week, not saying it will, but could be, it is not last chance saloon just yet.
        I have actually been amazed at how the fans have stuck to the chore, and it is a chore at the moment, of cheering the club and gates will drop if all we get are defeats even the most optimistic bloke like myself gets fed up with it all but this again changes if we start winning. All clubs go through this cycle we as fans can only stick with the team. Listen to Chelsea fans the world is against us, Arsenal moan all the time, United fans moan that they are not winning and talk to Newcastle, Sunderland, Villa about their season all have spent over £100,000,000 on their squads. I think most Premier league teams apart from the Stripy Nigel's and West Brom both with new managers and possibly Burnley are up in arms about what is wrong with the club. When Holloway was appointed it must have been 98% approval on this site but now it seems, after the biggest shake up we have had for decades and because it has not gone as we thought it seems the board are all idiots for appointing him. Hindsight is a great thing and we were not saying that at the end of last season. As supporters all we can do is support and keep attendances up make the noise and hope all comes good. Bottom line is though if we do go down it is not the end of the world, we do not have dodgy owners in fact we probably have the best Chairman certainly in this league if not all the leagues and we still live to fight again.

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    • February 23, 2015 at 20:38
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      @lennie the lion: Given time to gel this present team is more than good enough to get out of trouble.

      Question is do we have the time ?

      We have seven games at home..wendies, trainspotters, brighton and wigan are definitely winnable with this squad

      Winnable away games at rotherham, cardiff, bolton

      Just takes one incident/goal/stroke of luck to get us up and running...and then The Millwall Express will start charging up the table......

      but sorry to say this and I am sure that I will be called every c* nt under the sun for saying it, but if we had the wholehearted support that Palace have we would be unstoppable ..... Sadly we have a bunch of foul mouthed idiots at home, who take pleasure in insulting any and every player who make a mistake

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      • February 23, 2015 at 21:10
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        @eio: It is a small bunch of idiots Eio, but It does amaze me that anyone who thinks having a go at our own players helps. If you turn up to work and do your best as I believe most of our players do most of the time, and was consistently sworn at and barracked we all would say "whats the point" and either leave or sit back, take a wage, and laugh at whoever was paying it.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 19:15
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    We ARE very close to a good team - just need a good striker, a consistent goalkeeper and to get Dunne out of the starting 11! F*ck sake. Dunne of all people commenting on the quality of the team when he is one of the worst players on the pitch.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 20:49
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    Ollie does not have a clue and is not going to admit he has got it wrong, he will be here till the end of season even in league 1 because that is where we are heading fact, there is no proven goal scorers in the team to get us out of trouble. So you can have 14 0-0 drawers till season ends, but it isn't enough to help, I do agree the defence has got a better shape, but a proven goal scorer and two wide players with two up front is better. Why don't you listen to the fans Ollie.

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  • February 23, 2015 at 23:20
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    We can't orchestrate a goal from open play, so I would like to see more pot shots. May get a lucky deflection, it may ping about the area and fall favourably for one of our players or even god forbid go straight in.

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