Report: Millwall 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday

MILLWALL conceded three goals to the Championship's lowest scorers on yet another desperate evening at The Den.

The game followed an all-too-familiar pattern for Lions fans as their side spurned four clear-cut chances before Lewis McGugan put Sheffield Wednesday in front.

Going behind prompted a shattering loss of confidence in the Millwall ranks and they got progressively worse over the course of the second half.

They were sliced open by a slick passing move for the Owls' second goal, which was converted by Atdhe Nuhiu, before Stevie May made it 3-0.

Diego Fabbrini scored a consolation in stoppage time but the Lions were booed off after yet another home defeat – their ninth of the season.

It has been four months since their last victory at The Den and with high-flying Norwich the next visitors to SE16, things could get worse before they get better.

On Saturday, Millwall travel to fellow strugglers Rotherham in a huge relegation six-pointer.

Victory would see the Lions draw level on points with the Millers, who lost to Watford on Tuesday, while defeat would leave them six points adrift of safety.

But after losing another game they could have won, time is running out for Ian Holloway's side to turn their season around and preserve the club's Championship status.

Holloway made just one change to the side that started against Fulham at the weekend, with loanee Gary Taylor-Fletcher included in the line-up for the first time.

Magaye Gueye, who had been dropped from the squad for being overweight, returned to the bench after Stefan Maierhofer was forced to pull out with an injury.

Millwall went close to taking an early lead when Gregory played a one-two with Taylor-Fletcher before blazing over.

Michael Tonge failed to hit the target with a 25-yard free kick before Wednesday left back Claude Dielna hammered a long-range effort high and wide of David Forde's goal.

Forde made his first save of the evening in the tenth minute when he showed safe hands to claim McGugan's well-struck free kick, which bounced awkwardly just in front of Irish stopper.

The Lions should have taken the lead in the 22nd minute but they were denied by a combination of excellent goalkeeping and last-ditch defending.

Fabbrini started the move with a clever through pass to Gregory, whose low effort was pushed back out into the penalty area by Chris Kirkland.

Taylor-Fletcher stuck out a leg to divert the loose ball back towards goal, only for Tom Lees to hack it clear at the last second, before Dan Harding's follow-up effort was also blocked.

Moments later, Martyn Woolford jinked past Dielna before crossing low for Taylor-Fletcher, whose instinctive back-heel whistled the wrong side of the post and into the side netting.

Taylor-Fletcher was at the heart of every Millwall attack and he shot narrowly wide in the 27th minute, hooking a bouncing ball a yard beyond the far corner.

Having survived a spell of pressure, the Owls worked their way back into the game and almost hit the hosts with a sucker punch when Will Keane fired over from 12 yards with the goal gaping.

Kirkland tipped a deflection over his bar and Forde palmed away another Dielna sighter as both keepers were tested in the closing stages of the half, which finished goalless.

Another golden chance fell Millwall's way in the opening minutes of the second period but again they failed to put the ball in the back of the net.

Gregory got in behind the Wednesday defence before crossing for substitute Aiden O'Brien, who was denied by a last-ditch tackle, and then Kirkland punched the rebound away from Shaun Williams.

And in the same passage of play, the visitors broke forward to the edge of the box before McGugan skipped past a challenge and drilled into the bottom corner.

In response to the goal, Holloway switched to three at the back but Millwall's reaction was limited to tame efforts from Alan Dunne and O'Brien.

And it was no surprise when Nuhiu made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute, calmly finishing off an incisive move down the Lions' right-hand side.

After sub Stevie May fired a third goal between Forde's legs, Fabbrini pulled one back with a well-taken strike at the far post but the outcome of the match had long since been determined.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

122 thoughts on “Report: Millwall 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday

  • February 24, 2015 at 22:17
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    Us or Rotherham in league 1 next season. If Ollie stays its us.

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    • February 24, 2015 at 22:38
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      @WestKentLion: a shambles tonight and all after being told we looked solid on Saturday! What planet are people on, sort it out stop the excuses and get a win on Saturday! ⚽️

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:17
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    Come on lads lets get ourselves up for another big performance at rotherham ! " nurse , i need some help please "

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:17
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    wonder what b******* we're gonna be fed this time? enough is enough now! no win at home in 4 f****** months and then topped off by the lowest scoring team in the league banging 3 past us!

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:19
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    Enough is enough surely?! This hurts too much now... the board need to make a real business decision here and pull the trigger on Olly. This is not improving and doubt very little it will if we get relegated. Get Brian McDermott in, hes a thinker like Jackett not a bullshitter like Olly and Lomas before who have constantly pulled the wool over the boards eyes and ours at times.

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        • February 24, 2015 at 23:04
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          @munchy: why why why won't he play 2 up front
          we are 3rd from the bottom and we need to score
          However I'm pleased Fabbrini scored

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        • February 25, 2015 at 11:13
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          He tends to always start very well before it all goes to s*** and he gets sacked.

          With only 15? games to go, we could have him as temporary manager until end of the season. Survive the drop, thank him and wave goodbye. Then maybe try for Warburton as Brentford owners have clearly gone mad and don't realise why they are where they are.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 01:51
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      @Bexley_Lion: it's a nice idea Bexley and I like Mcdermott.. BUT is this realistic?
      Can we afford to pay off Ollie and at the same time, bring in another highly paid manager?? I think our luck might of finally ran out as far as money is concerned... Similar situation in the squad = spent most of our small budget (it seems- as we don't know figures) on a winger that gets injured 45mins into contract and a handful of players on loan.. (no choice) Half of which are injured or haven't played more than a handful of games for us... Or simply aren't good enough...
      STRIKER is the key word. Trouble is, we can't compete money wise. Look at Fulham, not far off where we are in the league, yet they can afford to spend £11m on ONE PLAYER. So in our situatuon, the only way to compete is to have a strong squad that creates for the strikers... But guess what, we don't.
      Too many injuries + strikers that don't take their chances = relegation.
      Will sacking Holloway really solve anything? Might make a few fans happy, but the underlying problems will still be there IMO.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 08:45
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      @Bexley_Lion: There is an old saying "be careful what you wish for" after my 5 month spell I was give my P45 by JB and he employed Ollie who has had the job 3 times longer than I was at Millwall, but as far as I can see there is no difference in the results, that I may have been able to change if I had the time.
      That is something we will never know, but I may send him some new grease paint and a one of those new 9 verities of Red Nose Day nose's that are on sale, because he may as well look like the clown he is.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:20
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    Sounds like a four goal thriller from this report. Bet we played well but just couldn't manage to get the four goals needed to beat the divisions lowest scorers. Hard luck Ian and the lads, you're almost there. If we go to Rotherham with the attitude that we can't afford to lose and put 11 men behind the ball I'm sure we could nick a less than honourable draw. Well played lads.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:21
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    You'll never notice how much I love you, until you take my Millwall away.......

    You've gone and done it Ollie.

    I have stuck by you, even caused near divorce talks but now it's done. Tonight was the final straw, 'Millwall has left the building'...... Turn the light off bomber when you go.

    I thought you were the mental one all along, that's why you fitted in, a nutter like all of us who loves Millwall with a passion other supporters simply don't understand. I was wrong.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:22
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    As the song goes, well my friends the time has come, surely for IH to go? This is the end now, dismal, s***, boring, un entertaining, etc etc, been going MFC for about 35 years this is the worst football I have ever known, it can't continue, Neil Harris to step in now, he can't do any worse!

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:23
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    He'll prob say we were unlucky again, & I've seen signs of improvement, jb pay him off coz whatever it is its gonna cost us a lot more with him still here next season, apart from fabrini every player he has signed on loan or permanent has failed us, no more of this after match crap get rid of him now jb

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:28
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    Numb , stunned , gutted and my patience have finally run out.
    Only 4 players that finished the game have contracts for next season.
    What does that tell ya ????

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:33
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    Every week since the start of the season I've put millwall to win on the prediction league. Don't know why I do it but just feel that every week we might get lucky. From now on think I'm gonna have to put the other team to win, at least I'm guaranteed a point!!

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:34
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    We are away Saturday to lowly Rotherham WHO will beat us 2 or 3 to NIL .Why because we all know that we do not have a goal scorer but mister I have a brain somewhere Holloway thinks we don't need one BECAUSE willy wonka told him so we just need a golden ticket and all dreams come true,Mean while in the real world Poor Millwall are in the s****

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    • February 25, 2015 at 09:56
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      @colin66: have to agree Colin. Maybe in div 1 we can start buildind again and stop being the biggest joke on red nose day

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:35
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    Fulham who we didn't score against let in another 3 and Blackpool who we didn't score against let in another 4 and Reading who we didn't score against let in 3

    do we need a new striker Ian ???

    it is hard to know where to go now - I don't think anyone from within can sort this

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:37
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    Just got home from the game and even more confused, second half he seemed to play everyone out of position, poor jimmy played right back, mid field, then got taken off, coco the clown please f.u.c.k off now.

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    • February 24, 2015 at 23:15
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      @foxy: YES,FOXY, YOU ARE RIGHT,BUT AT LEAST MOVING FABBRINNI AS A STRIKER WORKED!LIKE BLOCK28, I AM SHOCKED,GUTTED,NUMB & STUNNED BY THE DISPLAY OF OUR PRO - PLAYERS.NEVER MIND AS SUE TOLD ME ON THE WAY HOME, WE HAVE A CRAP CHAIRMAN,BOARD, MANAGER/COACH & PLAYERS! THE ONLY CLASS WE HAVE IS THE LION SUPPORTERS.

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      • February 24, 2015 at 23:18
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        @bermlion: ATTATCHMENT TO ABOVE: 'NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE' STORMIN' NORMAN. PS. NICE TO SEE YOU FOXY,EARLIER IN THE BLUE ANCHOR.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:37
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    Well this tells us all we knew anyway .hollow head is not up to the job. Andy ambler is the biggest charlition ever ! JB GET RID ! I make AA the biggest worm out the lot. We have become a laughing stock. GUTTED!

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:40
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    All these players out of contract smacks of a plan to reduce costs and sell up by JB

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:43
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    Well the way I see it, we are down. So get rid of Holloway and bring somebody in for the rest of the season who just might put some gusto back into the team and save them but if they don't save them it doesn't matter because we are all expecting relegation anyway.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:44
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    First half not too bad, but the second half, must be the worst performance for many a year. Dunne, Harding, Woolford were absolutely woeful, Fabrini tries too much, but at least he has a bit of class, Gregory is out of his depth, Tonge, no comment, Williams did as little as possible, and when we went three at the back, it was all over. Taylor-Fletcher didn't have a clue where he was supposed to play, tried but is obviously not fit. I could go on. Holloway has to go, we are going down with him, and probably would with another manager, but at least we might stand a chance.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:50
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    The list of bad decisions is too long, 24 contracts expiring simultaneously /signing a manager with questions about his mental state to a long term contract/ players of questionable commitment signed on permanent contracts/ allowing our player recruitment system to fall so far behind modern standards/ rebuilding a squad in a January transfer window. This all stinks of miss management

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:53
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    OAP strikers!!!! That's why we're going down

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:55
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    we are in a no win situation - if IH manages to pick up 5 wins or so and we pip Rotherham , he will stay - if we don't, we are relegated - some choice

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:56
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    Why why why won't he play two up front we are third from the bottom and need to score
    FFS

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:57
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    Why why why won't he play two up front we are third from the bottom and need to score
    F F S

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    • February 24, 2015 at 23:27
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      @munchy: Because Holloway has said he will never play 442 and believes its the worse tactic ever. He quoted that on Lions Live way back! He's got to go.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:57
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    What was the point in brining in more crap on loan - we should have stuck with the young talent we had and tried to get the lads confidence back by actually playing them in the right position. #Holloway has lost the plot.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:57
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    Why why why won't he play two up front we are third from the bottom and need to score

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:57
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    Even if we go down (and now looks likely),
    the clueless one ain't the one to lead the club at an attempt
    to get back up. Second half he was in his element moving players
    all over the place and out of position. Playing one up front at home
    just about sums the idiot up. In a sadistic way, I hope he see's the season
    out, and leaves with his reputation in tatters, because that's what his egotistical
    tactics and gobby b******* has done to this club.
    Hopeless, and the ridiculous thing is, the club can't afford to
    pay him off. Someone else has pointed out, it's 14 wins from 59 nine games now.
    One upon a time we went 59 games unbeaten at home,
    If he sees his contract out, it could well be 59 games without a home win.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 13:33
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      I partly feel the same way. If he stays the entire season and we go down it proves how useless he is and that he has failed massively. There are so many other poor teams in this divison that we should capable of finishing above.

      But that means relegation and there's no guarantee that will mean a new manager if his contract is as costly as some have suggested.

      If he keeps us up then the season will be seen by the board as a 'success' but we all know next season will be the same s*** we've seen for past 2-3 seasons.

      Future looking very bleak as it stands :(

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:58
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    Why why why
    won't he play two up front we are third from the bottom and need to score

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:58
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    Resign Holloway please let Gibbs take over.No more crap just go.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 22:59
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    Start Bailey next game, he may be our saviour

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  • February 24, 2015 at 23:04
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    Firstly, anyone who still believes holloway is the man to take us forward, or for that matter, anything this berk says, should seek medical help immediately. Secondly, I have NEVER left a Millwall game 20 minutes before the end in my life, and I'm nudging 50. The first half was very encouraging; until he changed it. In the second half, he threw all his cards on the table and lost it all! Where are we, almost 18 months into the reign of this moron; let's go through the squad; Fordey, no genuine competition despite two further goalkeepers being signed; Jimmy; possibly the best rightback at the club playing in the wrong position, despite spending money on a rightback; Dunney - Dunney???!!!; Hooiveld, a plus mark this far; Harding; functional; one underperforming gone, one brought in, and then gone; Midfield? Fabreze - needs an end product more often; Williams; quality but going backwards under this clown; Tonge, surprisingly good but not a matchwinner; Wooly; going backwards under this fool. Norman Stanley-Fletcher, nice touches early on but faded; Gregory; not good enough; Magaye, undermined; Hof, if you are going to play him, play off him; Fuller, game but old; O'Brien, Powell, Nelson; dropped in it then f***** about; Upson, needs a defined role within the team; Bailey and Martin; about as durable as the boy in the bubble. I know we can't afford to get rid of the clown but if enough people can persuade their female relatives to write to me inside (including saucy photos), I am willing to assassinate olly for the greater good,

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  • February 24, 2015 at 23:05
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    I saw JB at the end of the game and he had a face like thunder. Mrs JB was.also unhappy. This might be the moment when Ollie becomes acquainted with his P45.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 00:01
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        @Adsy77777: People like Berylson only think in money terms. He seems to have lost interest since the regeneration fiasco, but hopefully even he can see that the club will be worth a lot less in Division One.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 09:04
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      @Essexlion: he probably had a bad pie, because nothing else was any different !.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 09:28
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      @Essexlion: so would I be, Ambler is blowing his
      Money on short term non solutions, both he and Olly must go TODAY

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    • February 25, 2015 at 13:42
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      Don't count on it.

      Ambler will probably ballshit JB into believing we were playing in our new yellow kit.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 23:07
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    Yeah we are going down ...lets get use to it Holloway will go and I look forward to next season...yhis season has been so depressing I have to tell myself its only football f u c k it

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    • February 24, 2015 at 23:20
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      Ian holloway turn it in now you have been exposed as a person who talks a good job. But you have not the faintest idea how you are going to go about it! Take your money and f*** off , mind you ,You talk a good game. After dinner speaking is your mark.

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  • February 24, 2015 at 23:17
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    We had the chances but instead of taking the chances millwall lets the bullet bite there arses time holloway walked

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    • February 25, 2015 at 13:47
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      tue 9:30pm Samaritans receive 7,400 additional calls

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  • February 24, 2015 at 23:27
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    If the chairman watched this game surely he must realise the total failure and ineptitude of Holloway. Surely the board have to relieve him of his duties and send him out to grass. Holloway will probably thank them for it as he has lost all hope now. He might as well give Ambler his cards as well because he has been part of the problem. The fans deserve better than this bunch of clowns.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 00:07
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      @Peckhamlad: The reason they've stuck with him so long is cos they know they made a big mistake in appointing him, just six months after the inspirational capture of Lomas.

      The board needs to grow some balls and act now to stop this madness. Then we need to get some proper football-people in to advise the club about appointing a half decent manager this time around.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 09:49
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      @Peckhamlad: Absolutely right, we all know how bloody difficult it is to get out of League 1 and with this moron in charge we will be in another relegation fight next year at the bottom of League 1. This is criminal what Holloway has done to this club, the home record is now utterly embarrassing, we are a really easy touch and the way he has treated our promising youngsters is appalling, they are praised after one appearance and then replaced by some useless ageing loanee. It really is time Berylson woke up to the situation and fired the manager and Ambler.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 10:03
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        @tribute to cripps: You are so right about div 1 we still have to score goals there and not collapse plus with all the contracts ending we may have to enter a 5 a side league.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 00:04
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    clueless, i was sat behind all our reserves and they were hiding in the hoodies when the flak was flying towards olie, Bailey and Edwards made a quick exit. That second half was the worst collapse i have seen this season , the players had no idea about where the madman wantedthem to play. Brought Gregory off when he was crying out for help. Took jimmy off who was our best player. I am gobsmacked after us playin well first half

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  • February 25, 2015 at 00:17
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    I dont blame the players Holloway is making good pros look bad with his chopping and changingevery game and during games he is a nightmare to play under the players must be thinking that he fooled us all including me with his philosophy crap and it got him a good contract with great wages....if by some miracle we do stay up I would hate to think of another year of his nonsence...he wont leave because of the money so Berylson needs to sack him and pay the c u n t off

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  • February 25, 2015 at 00:21
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    I like some others on here were taken in by your hype at the beginning of the season Holloway, but the bookies weren't. You said on here that you were disgusted they could suggest we would be the second worse team in the division. When the season ends they are not gonna be a million miles away, are they. Had your card marked before a ball was kicked.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 00:24
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    There cannot be another club in the country who's board of directors would put up with such a poor run like we are having!

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    • February 25, 2015 at 09:59
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      @Eamon Dunphys tackle: Ollie has got us over a barrel, he managed to screw us down to a ridiculous contract (highest paid manager in the Championship) when he could smell our desperation. Don't bank on him walking because he may be unhinged but he's not that mad to walk out and leave all that money behind ( who would employ him now anyway?). Hoyte has probably had a word with him.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 00:25
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    shocking , players all over the place , the board has to act now , people not turning up , over age strikers ollie telling us when he took over group had to many old players , he has made himself look stupid with his signings , can accept div1 , but no chance of getting back up with him in charge, his record as millwall manager has to be the worst ever, much better millwall have been sacked for less ,we had 2 home games we should have got 4 points out of , if the board acts now we may stand a slim chance , far to much wages been wasted on poor players by ollie , ie martinez , fletcher, hoff, webster, gay, upson never plays enough, fab is a good player but not in a bottom 3 side , he has got his own players now and it aint worked , youve had your chance do the right thing and resign

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  • February 25, 2015 at 00:51
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    Just frozen my b***** off and only just got in after watching one of the most tactically inept millwall teams I've ever seen. After losing a goal we went three at the back. Or was it 5 with harding and gueye as wingbacks? Im not sure, the players didn't look like they had a scooby either. Always stood up for holloway but I have given up on him now sorry to say. We play good football until we go one down and as soon as we let one in it always looks like its gunna be a cricket score. Plus for anyone who couldn't make it fabbrini and hooiveld looked like they were from a different league compares to the rest of our players, and next year they will be

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  • February 25, 2015 at 00:59
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    The straw that broke the camels back. We may have Rotherham on Saturday but I have lost all hope. I take my 3 kids to every home game and have done for the last three seasons. My son is now 3 years old and will be mascot against Wigan when he turns 4. But but this team and manager is disgraceful.

    I honestly do not know where to start. But I will try.

    David Forde: not to blame today but his form has been atrocious, he is never dropped and does not command his area which leads to far to many chances created with in the area, he is capable of a blinding save but also a clanger. Should have been sitting on the bench at least for a couple of games and let our Tottenham loanee have a chance.

    Jimmy Abdou: Constantly works his nuts off, will always be respected by our fans because he actually epitomises a wall player but and this is a big but he certainly isn't a right back and was often out of position. His passing hasn't improved enough to be a championship player. Would still rather his name in the line up than most.

    Alan Dunne: Clueless as a centre back, often out of position, makes needless tackles and does well not to get sent off. Was not really at fault for tonight's game but he is a liability.

    Jos Hooiveld: Looks like a leader, tackles well and looked safe at the back until Holloway changed tactics at Half time for no reason leaving defence exposed. Obviously will not be at the club next year.

    Dan Harding: defends well, takes up good defensive positions but is toilet going forward. At the moment being sturdy at the back is more important for my full back. Passing is seriously lacking.

    Michael Tonge: Nice touches sideways but never seems to play forward, broke up the play well but lacked stamina in the second half when the game got streched, will not be here next year.

    Shaun Williams: Had a complete non event of a game, normally our cleanest passer of the ball but seriously struggled. Looked like he wasn't to bothered which is out of charachter, an off night. Team should be built around him.

    Diego Fabbrini: potential in abundance, needs to mature as a player because he is wonderful on the ball and we haven't seen that kind of player at Wall for many a year, however he doesn't play the easy pass often enough and fair to often feels the need to go back past someone he has just dribbled around. He is excellent on the ball and I would love him here full time playing in a side that is actually ticking. Won't be here next year.

    GTF: forgive me for this one because I thought he showed some composure on the ball in the first half and was unlucky not score with a neat flick but what the hell was he doing as a wide man (not literally, although does fit) he is a striker for gods sake and has the pace of a teenage boy running from a group of scantily clad strippers. How you start him on the wing is beyond me.

    Martyn Woolford: Useless again, does not get enough stick as he generally completely losses his head in the final third, never goes in for a challenge, has no real pace and only occasionally beats a man. Not sure what he actually brings to the team. He had a stinker and would have been better being subbed after his collision in the 30th second.

    Lee Gregory: Needs support up front, has good movement but often losses the ball to easily. Struggles to hold the ball up but more importantly when he does actually get a chance does not look like he has any confidence and wastes the opportunity. Should have scored tonight, simple.

    IAN HOLLOWAY: Needs to do the right thing and resign, he shouldn't cost our club anymore than he has. I was delighted with his appointment (I was wrong) and I had also given the benefit of the doubt but that has gone. I hear the question that who would we have in his place and the answer to that is I couldn't care less if it was his mum as long as it wasn't him. He has no tactics, the players seem to have no idea where the hell they should be playing. Teams carve is open time after time. He never sticks with a side to give them confidence and I know that isn't helped with injuries but for gods sake.I have a lot of time for JB and do not think he is at the club for the money but he needs to do the right thing. Sorry for my rant but it's hard enough for me seeing this rubbish week in week out but my 3 year old boy goes to school in bloody Essex, we need to change it now. We are never going to be a big club but I just want my club to fight for the shirt that I wear so proudly. Rant over. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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    • February 25, 2015 at 09:01
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      @dragonflymfc: Agree with everything you say there. I would add that I think Williams should be given a rest. I am not convinced by his last few performances at all.
      We have been unlucky with injuries to wide players but we clearly should have had more cover in there. I have had a lot of sympathy for Ollie with the contract issues etc., but my patience has expired. I am not sure what advantage could be gained from getting a different manager at this stage but if I was him I'd be asking myself some serious questions. I don't think our Chairman will give him the tin tack yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if he bites the bullet at the end of the season.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 02:12
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    I've been based in Australia now for over 2 years, it's hard for me to have an opinion on post match talk considering I only have the reports on NAD, twitter, and various tabloid websites (that are usually poorly written.) not NAD of course.

    More times than not, I've been really frustrated with the comments regarding the manager as it's seemed very fickle from times. I am a strong believer in allowing the the manager time to put his own stamp on the team/club and his track record has given him 18 months to do so.

    Where has it left us? Aging team, no fight, wages on poor loan signings, staring an embargo in the face, leaving our youth in the dark.

    Ian Holloway, I've supported you even on some of your strangest decisions. But sadly I was wrong. You are a great manager in your own right (blackpool, palace, QPR) but you're not the right fit for Millwall football club. Please recognize this, resign from your post and allow us the chance to save ourselves with appointing someone now that has knowledge of creating a tough resilient team (the Millwall way!) instead of relegating us, facing the sack which dries up our funds to appoint a replacement and recruiting an entire squad.

    I too was delighted he originally came to us and thought it was a mad enough appointment that it might just work. It hasn't and I was wrong. Now please go!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 04:49
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    I am sick to death of staying up in West Australia to watch this rubbish. Breaks my heart everytime. Can and will we do it again? The grim reaper is coming I fear.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 07:26
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      @benzo: it's a desperation formation, Eddie Howe said so when we played them and on that occasion it helped us to get 2 goals back. But as Howe said, good teams should take advantage of that formation and finish us off. IH always uses it when we are behind and teams have worked it out.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 07:19
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    Second half, the tinkerman set about his work.
    This has been the story of his life as Millwall manager.
    If he don't get the bullet, expect him to waste more of the clubs
    money on OAP loan signings.
    He has gone past doing the right things for the club,
    he is now trying to save his own reputation.
    Holloway as manager of Millwall in league one is not an option.
    There has not been anything to suggest that he can operate
    in any other way, other than tinkering and messing around with
    team selections and tactics - Oh and he don't seem to have an eye
    for goals and goal scorers - The idiot is a disaster.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 07:26
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    If Mr Holloway doesn't go now we may as well get smashed at Rotherham, then relegation we be all but done and dusted. We can then forget about football for the rest of the season and do something more interesting. Enough is enough and I have had ENOUGH.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 08:18
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    Well I can't believe it after watching that last night he's still in charge, I really thought I would wake up this morning put me phone on and read he's been sacked, but no, JB WAKE UP.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 09:03
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      @foxy: I think JB is a bigger p*** then Ollie for not sacking him, you can see not what JB wants and it not millwall it's the ground to build on

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      • February 25, 2015 at 09:28
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        @harrythelion: I always wanted to believe harry that jb loved the club but it does make me wonder, he should sacked him by now and give someone else a chance to save us from the drop.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 08:34
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    Forget WHERE'S WALLY..... WHERE'S THE FARMER?

    where is the spin, the balloaks, the excuses. What a massive mess.

    Should walk... WON'T!!!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 08:40
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    I said it the other day, we are doomed,Holloway for the sake of decency please just sneak out the back door and go.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 08:58
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    Facts-
    The current squad is an improvement on what we started the season with. Ok, there's still some wage thiefs there but at least they're not playing anymore.
    The supporters have stuck with it so far.
    Last night was the final straw for me.
    We WILL get relegated and at the moment we're dead and buried. BUT if Holloway is removed NOW and Bomber is brought in until the end of the season we might just make it. Afer that, I'd be looking at Warburton.
    Going to cost money to get rid of Holloway but I'd look at next seasons gates in league One to forget about that.
    We're toast anyway. I don't see what there is to lose.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 08:59
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    Ollie must have some pride and realise he isn't up to the job and walk now. A few are saying no one else would do better. We only need a manager to pick 11 players and play a simple game of 4-4-2 football. Ollie thinks he is managing a top European club, he doesn't have top top quality players to tinker and change and over complicate things. The best 11 players can do a job in this division and be a mid table team. This clown just complicates everything.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 09:06
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    As a ST Holder I did not go last night as I have had enough.
    IH should of resigned a while back (after the Middlesborough farce).
    Then a new Manager would have had time to bring his own players in.
    But IH is to stubborn and up his own a**e.
    So come on JB,bring some pride back into the Club and do the right thing.
    I think we are down but what have we got to lose and with a new Manager,we may at least win a HOME game ?

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  • February 25, 2015 at 09:49
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    Yet again the tinkerman, tinkers with the team and suddenly from showing a bit of promise in the first half we go to a complete shambles in the second.

    Sheffield Wednesday were there for the taking, they have scored the fewest goals in the league and yet manage to score 3 against us the problems lies with the formations he plays, 352 this does not work what so ever, we dont have the players to be playing this formation at all, as some will have seen from last night, the moment IH reverted to this we fell to pieces. 4231 This is ok against certain teams or away from Home when you are trying to nick a 1-0 win like against forest, birmingham etc, however, i dont believe Gregory knows how to play this, to many times last night he was running into the channels with no other player breaking sweat to back him up in the middle, once or twice maybe with Taylor Fletch in there we nearly scored but you need the other midfielders in there to pick up the scraps or the knock downs. I would say go 442 and play Gregs and the Hoff up front, or Gregs and Taylor Fletch (he last night showed a little bit of quality but not much). We cannot do any worse then we already are.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 09:58
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    I came out last night thinking we must be nailed on for relegation along with Wigan and Blackpool.
    Sheffield Wednesday (like Fulham) came to us on a bad run and in all honesty we looked the better team, but as par the course this season, we couldn't finish. We had a glorious chance which Gregory rather than try to finish himself squared. They cleared, broke and scored and in my opinion Olly lost the plot and in doing so handed the initiative to Wednesday who took full advantage.
    I have defended Olly this year, his luck with signings (Sean Scannell, Matt Smith, Jamie Patterson, David Vaughan) and Injuries has been horrendous but you make your own luck as do we, all bad luck.
    Last night I didn't feel the players did too much wrong but teams come to us thinking, right Millwall 4-2-3-1 can't score so we defend deep and counter. If we can grab a goal they'll go gung ho 3-4-3 and then we try to exploit the space behind their full backs and bingo. For anyone there last night (I salute you) did last nights game not remind you of Reading at home last year when the same gung ho attitude cost us big time. The same attitude that Olly said "I won't do that again"
    So where do we go from here. Balance and shape something we do not possess. GTF a striker playing wide in the three? WE NEED AN OUT AND OUT STRIKER and not a fully paid up member of Olly's old boys. Olly comes out with the same old excuses which I can understand because he makes the same old mistakes. Watching Millwall has become a chore but I still keep going and I hate it because despite being mathematically possible I can't see us surviving because A) We can't score B) Teams have sussed us out C) We are there for the taking. Sack Olly - no point now but he should go if we are relegated and then someone needs to rebuild the club from the bottom to the top. Nelson, Powell, Fred, Pavey there is hope fellow fans.
    If I'm wrong (and if ever I hoped I was wrong it's now) I will hold my hands up but after recent performances all I can see is a slow painful relegation and that's not pessimism that's realism.
    COYL - ever hopeful.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 10:14
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    Didn't go last night as I was working, and this result very nearly cost me my job as I told the owner to f*** Off when the 2nd goal went in, luckily I'm a great worker and a smooth tongued devil, but at the time I could easily have walked out the door into the night and I wouldn't have given a f***, and this is how I feel about us now, I've tried to see the bigger picture, the problems that have hampered us BUT I have to say Olly has to go, the main reason is the confidence of the team, he's lost it from them, and the only way to get it back is to make a change at the top, so in my opinion IH gone and Gibbs til end of season see what happens then, but I'm thinking that whatever happens we're in serious trouble, financially we might never recover!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 10:15
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    From 3 of us who went last night Bye Bye Millwall we won't return with that knob there
    Good luck God help you

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  • February 25, 2015 at 10:31
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    Unusual not to of heard from Holloway post match by now.
    I have a feeling that he is going to leave today and they are all probably working out the best way to do it financially. Probably by mutual consent.
    I will be surprised if he survives the day.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 11:16
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      @wall2wall: Holloway is on the official site spouting the same rubbish that he has been all season. Go now holloway, and be a man and do not ask for compo. COYL!!!

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      • February 25, 2015 at 11:32
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        @corunna17:
        Thanks for that.
        Surprised NAD hasn't reported anythinng from him since the final whistle yesterday. Usually have something within the hour.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 10:50
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    Nothing from IH yet again. Seems to be ever so quiet when we lose. Maybe JB has killed him?

    Anyway the one good thing to come out of last night's result is it now seems that it is the majority of people who want IH out rather than a few who then get slated on here for saying so. If there is anyone left in the pro IH camp can you please lend me a thousand pounds. I promise I'll give it back. I only ask as if you still believe him you'll believe anything.

    Time for him to go now. I've supported this team for many years now. I turn up and cheer the players on however after Saturday, I couldn't bring myself to go last night even though I work in London. It has become so hurtful to watch now I can't face it. I've booked the day off work to go to the Norwich game but now I'm thinking I'd be better off doing something at home or actually going to work instead. I hope JB reads this. If he wants bums on seats he'll need to get shot of IH today. If he is in charge we will lose on Saturday and Norwich will be a masacre. Everyone knows it too.

    I shall wait patiently for the next article. Will iy be Martin saying he can't wait to get back into the team.

    Bailey saying the same thing.

    Perhaps more philosophical insights from Dunne about hoe we're almost the finished article.

    The only one I want is "Holloway parts company with Millwall"

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:07
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    Berylson has to sack Ollie ....he has to show the fans he cares about our club ....maybe not as much as us but financially for himself.....to stay in this division Holloway has to go today and maybe Fitzgerald or Harris have to take over.....I think the players are good enough if theyre allowed to play without Ollie confusing them....Berylson must know Ollie is finished at the club

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    • February 25, 2015 at 11:13
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      @SE17 Lion: Berylson flies back tomorrow. If Holloway is going to get pushed then today is the day.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:13
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    I think you have got it wrong there.
    Anyone who supported the manager got slated not the other way round. We were told we were ass lickers,deluded and thick. I thought Millwall supporters stuck together. Obviously not. Everyone is entitled to there opinion without personal artacks from their fellow supporters is my opinion.
    I wanted to see what Holloway could do with his own team but he is clearly not up to the job and I believe his time as our manager will end today.
    He obviously wanted to succeed but failed badly.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 11:30
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      @wall2wall: Millwall is our club the fans are our family ...we will follow them all our lives...and we dont do it for money.....Managers and Chairmen come and go depending on how much money they can get out of it.....Millwall is important to all of us equally

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      • February 25, 2015 at 12:10
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        @SE17 Lion:
        And we are always better off standing together whatever our differences.
        We all love this special unique club.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 11:33
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      @wall2wall: Hi mate. I think recently the pro IH have taken a bit of stick. I'm talking about early on. I wanted him gone in November and got stick and told I shouldn't support millwall. Like you said, people should stick together as we're all Wall. Might have different opinions but no need for personal abuse on here. That being said I imagine there's plenty of kids and maybe some opposition fans who post just because they aren't old enough to call babestation from their mobiles.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 12:08
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        @southlondon1885:
        Let's hope we can still get out of this mess 1885.
        Unbelievably we are still only 3 points from safety with 13 games left. A new manager may still have a chance to keep us in this division.
        Up The Wall.

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        • February 25, 2015 at 13:44
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          @wall2wall: It goes to show how bad the quality of tjis division actually is now. Soon football will be a reserved privilege foe the rich.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 11:34
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      @wall2wall:

      People have been caned on here mate for slagging off holloway

      Like a lot of others on here am sick of watching sub standard shxx and pixs poor excuses

      Have been going a lot of years and am not a millwall tourist and only go for a day out at Wembley

      I generally make 15 home games a year but I have been less and less lately and one reason only - holloway

      For someone who has "done everything" in the game I can't see how he lasted so long as a manager just get rid JB

      Give us out club back

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      • February 25, 2015 at 12:05
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        @Millwall1979:
        I'm sick of it too mate.
        Shocking management from Holloway. I never dreamed it could be this bad. I was one of the 96% happy with his appointment. I was obviously wrong.
        I would just love us all to have an opinion without getting slaughtered for it either way. No need for any abuse to get a point across.
        Hope your back at the Den soon mate and hopefully with a new man in charge.

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        • February 25, 2015 at 12:43
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          @wall2wall:

          I was happy with his appointment too mate I genuinely thought he was a "millwall" manager

          Just been too many trigger points this year I knew as soon he appointed dunne captain that was a huge mistake and his criticism of the fans after the chanting at home to Leeds that started his decline with me

          I will be back I ain't ready for divorce yet some fans blame people who don't turn up every single week as a cause for our decline but to be honest I have better things to spend my money on than paying his wages

          Once he goes the trial desperation will be over

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          • February 25, 2015 at 14:45
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            @Millwall1979:
            You have summed up everything that i was going to say!

            Hopefully we can go back to be one of the hardest teams to beat at home ... that would be a start, & push on from there ... even if that is in League 1(Hopefully not)

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:15
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    Saturday's teM should be.
    Archer
    Safia
    Nelson
    Hooiveld
    Harding
    Fabbrini
    Powell
    Williams
    Fred
    Pavey
    Gregory

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:17
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    I'm sure JB is as sick of this as all of us, maybe more as it's his money and investment going down the khazy. Surely he has to do something NOW!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:31
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    It has to be club before Holloway surely ? The future of our great club is paramount not Holloway's and its time the chairman and board woke up to that fact. Holloway has failed and been a disaster this season. Everyone on this board whatever the differences of opinion has the future of Millwall at heart, clearly this situation cannot continue and the manager has to be removed. Will Berylson see sense? Holloway cannot remain in charge for any more games, whatever codswallop he comes out with.
    If the board fail to sack him then perhaps only fan power can do it.
    SAVE MILLWALL;SACK HOLLOWAY NOW!

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    • February 25, 2015 at 12:26
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      @Peckhamlad: Holloway is nothing more than a snake oil seller, I am amazed he has got away with it for so long.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:40
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    its 11-30 and no word from Holloway or Berylson which is good news ....something is happening behind closed doors and we will hear soon.....The fat lady has nearly finished singing

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:43
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    This clown has to go, all the years following Millwall this is an all time low. He is tacticly duliud he should be doing time for what he is guilty of killing OUR MILLWALL.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 11:50
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    JB - 'Ian, it hasn't quite worked out the way we thought it would. Unfortunately due to recent results we are going to have to terminate your employment'
    IH - 'Okay, but I want a decent pay-off'
    JB - 'What about if we get you an annual ticket for Charlie and the Chocolate factory'.
    IH - 'That would be great, it's a deal'.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:54
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    Hi Fella's, i see you guys post all the time ... whilst im at work eating my lunch, and ive been itching to get involved! & after last nights performance, i thought f*** it, im going to make an account to get my point across.

    To be honest with you, i dont think theres much of a chance of us avoiding relegation ... that being the case, if we were to get relegated, in a way it could be a good thing(Although not the best)! However, if we were to be relegated to Lge1, then surely that would give us the chance to progress our young players? they would surely be in the first team, and all proven players in the leagues below! & the players who we have brought in, the likes of Paris, Shaun & Gregs... In Lge1 our "youth" players, such as Fred, Powell, Sid, Marquis, King and the rest would easily fit into that league, leaving us in a great position to get promoted in the near future.

    I'm only 18, what do i know aye?

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    • February 25, 2015 at 16:19
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      @JD1996: Div 1 is tough for young players.....Bradford are Div 1....it would take 3 years to get back and Im a lot older than you.....I might be dead by then

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  • February 25, 2015 at 16:48
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    BERYLSON: time to start refunding SEASON tickets.

    Won't get fooled again.

    Next season (in League 1 relegation battle) you can whistle for it.

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