Millwall manager: Formation change backfired against Owls

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IAN Holloway admitted Millwall "did not respond well" to a change of formation in last night's 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Holloway switched to three at the back in an attempt to get his side back into the game but the Lions got progressively worse after the change.

"The information that I wanted to give to the players didn't get out there," said the Lions boss. "It is my fault, I shouldn't have changed it.

"They weren't ready for that but you've got to roll the dice. We've done it earlier on in the season and come back and managed to score.

"Ricardo Fuller was one who got two goals coming off the bench against Wolves but unfortunately that didn't happen again.

"We didn't respond well to the change of shape and I will hold my hands up for that.

"I changed the shape of the team – because we weretwo down – to try and go from back to front a lot earlier and put them under pressure, but then it was awful."

Millwall missed a hatful of chances before Lewis McGugan opened the scoring for the visitors.

"When we let a goal in we don't look the same team, so we've got to get stronger than that," added Holloway.

"Every time we let in a goal here it instantly feels like doom and gloom. We have to be better than that for our supporters.

"At the end of the day you make your own luck in football. People stopped doing the right things after they scored, and their second goal came far too quickly after the first.

"Like I've said before we look a very good side when we get the first goal in games, but for some reason it just hasn't happened for us at The Den recently.

"We have had two or three really good chances but couldn't get that all-important first goal, which can be so key in the Championship.

"We have to bounce straight back at Rotherham on Saturday. Our away form has been good so we have to continue that."

Millwall were booed off at full-time and Holloway said he accepted the reaction of the crowd after another home defeat.

"I can understand the crowds' reaction," he said. "But for me a huge part of that game, apart from scoring, was as good as we've been.

"I'm sure their manager will be very, very pleased with that score and he will be rubbing his hands on the way back up the motorway thinking how on earth did that end up like that."

Martyn Woolford (bruised ribs) and Stefan Maierhofer (tight quad) are being assessed by the Lions' medical staff.

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132 thoughts on “Millwall manager: Formation change backfired against Owls

  • February 25, 2015 at 12:00
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    thats not an up to date comment...he said that last night.....I still think hes going today....

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    • February 25, 2015 at 12:15
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      @SE17 Lion: This can't go on any longer - I've been expecting an announcement all morning. We're going down as it stands, so even if there’s no-one else lined up we might as well put Harris and Co in charge until the end of the season. At the very least it might get the fans behind the team again and help rejuvenate some of the players.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 12:39
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        @Micky Lions: totally agree Micky. Harris isn't a long term fix by any means but I think he would put pride and passion back into the squad, and give them a kicking if they don't respond. I'd rather go down fighting than go meek and mild with IH at the helm talking like the presenter on bullseye, "here's what we could've won"

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:02
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    We've been hearing the same b******* for over a year Ollie! Nothing has changed time to go.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 12:41
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      @steveomfc5: Fully agree with your sentiment, but at this late stage of the season and in our position in the league and with how tight money is at our club, the only takers would be more of the same as this and the previous manager.
      I hate to say it but if Saturday goes the way of last night then we are gone, so as soon as we know we could be down then's the time to pull the trigger, if JB can afford to pay him off as he has f**** as of both ways on the pitch and on the money side aswell.
      This will hopefully enable who ever comes in to clear out the dross and set about putting there own team together and so starts the 5 yearly cycle of Millwall going between the first & Championship, but if he is kept on I will be seriously think about not renewing my season ticket.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 15:35
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        He needs to be sacked while there is still time to save us!

        Anyone who can play a sensible formation with players in their correct positions has a pretty decent chance of saving us I feel.

        Might be too late if JB decided after Rotheham that enough was enough with the gap up to 6 pts if we lose.

        Reality has to be accepted that even if we win, this team is not destined for anything positive under Holloway. Why wait until we're league 1? Might even see some fans come back for the remainder of the season with a new man in charge.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 21:47
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        @Barnlion: accept your points but question:

        seriously, what five yearly cycle would that be?

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        • February 26, 2015 at 08:10
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          @bonnie1272: As I said going between the first (division) & the Championship which seems to happen on average every 5 years.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:03
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    3 at the back "backfires" every single time!! Would be very surprised if Holloway gets the boot this season let alone today!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:09
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    If you have any dignity resign now mr holloway you`re a f u c k i n g disgrace

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:11
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    Can't afford to sack him, he's the highest paid manager in the championship by a mile,believe it or not, reliable source, one of the directors!

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    • February 25, 2015 at 15:48
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      Surely even our inept board must have some clauses written into his contract!

      I'm thinking Moyes at United. He certainly didn't get 5 years pay when they sacked him.

      Only have to continue paying him until he gets a new job? With the way football is some bigger mugs than us with more money than sense will buy into his talk and offer him a job!

      Clutching at straws, I know, but all I can come up with.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 21:49
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      @dpendet: now even u know that ain't true. It's not the Millwall way!

      Value fir every penny and no ambition, now that us the Millwall way

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:13
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    U sent riccardo fuller on as a sub to go tell jimmy abdou to move to the centre with 3 at the back. Fuller dont care and it didnt look like the rest of them did. We would of had a chance to get a goal if he didnt change formation. Its so painful to see our lack of width and every game we look like being massacred. No fight not a millwall team and the atmosphere at the den the last 3 games is gettig worse and worse. I used to look forward to having a sing song but now im just sitting there on my own watching david forde pick the ball out the net

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:17
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    On behalf of the thousands of empty seats at the den,please shut up and go away.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:19
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    Classic. "This is as good as we've been" " I can understand the crowds reaction" I have serious doubts about this mans mental health. He obviously lives in a little world of his own. What really bothers me is the fact that we are sliding towards relegation and everybody seems to be accepting it. My ST is in block 9 and I stayed to the end last night. There were a few chants of "Ollie you're a c**t" and S**t then polite applause from a few. It is like the board, the manager, the players and now even the crowd are saying Oh Well never mind off we go to league one. In fifty odd years of supporting this wonderful club I have never experienced anything like this, it as if we have been sanitised. Maybe its because we have a chairman, who despite putting his hand in his pocket, does not understand football and does not understand what being a lions supporter is about. I can not see him sacking Holloway , because it will mean admitting he has made a another mistake. I do not agree with those that take view that we stick with Holloway as we will not get anybody decent in before the end of the season, every one at the club is demoralised because of his team set ups and tactics, it could not get any worse under Gibbs and Bomber. At least we should make our feelings known at the end of what could be a very embarrassing afternoon against Norwich.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 12:38
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      @rikkiatwall: It's not just apathy with Holloway that bothers me - I can't understand so many people thinking Berylson is the best Chairman we've ever had. Maybe he hasn't been a nightmare like some of foreign owners you can get, but he has to take a fair slice of responsibility for much of what's been wrong over the past 2-3 years at Millwall.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 12:58
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      @rikkiatwall: one word you said sums it up perfectly, 'sanitised'. Everything that I grew up with that is millwall is being eroded. Don't sing this, don't say that, don't do that. I love this club because the men and women on the terraces are my family. Like all siblings we don't always agree but we stand shoulder to shoulder in a fight, some of us literally. So what we have a reputation, it's what we do and I'm proud of what we are. IH may have knocked us down but we are wall, and we will always get back up for another go. Get this song in your heads and have pride in your brothers and sisters that are millwall by the grace of god. "Fight, Millwall, wherever you may be, we are the FAMOUS MFC, and we don't give a f***, whoever you may be, we are the FAMOUS M. F. C

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      • February 25, 2015 at 21:00
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        @Geoff the lion:
        Mate you are absolutely bang on. Couldn't have put it better. When I wear the badge it gives me a sense of worth, a proudness that I cherish.
        Millwall are renouned for their resilience in the face of criticism, for their tough thick skinned approach to opinions that in most cases damn us. I'm proud and thankful that a club and following with such history still has the lions heart at the core of every shirt, scarf, badge.
        We must keep this "heritage" in our minds through these times and never ever lose the faith this club and fan base is built on.
        f7ck the doubters as this pains me, I have chewed some dirt on behalf of my club in the past and hold no shame to it. I truly miss the old hat millwall come rain wind or shine.
        Enough harping on now and let's see you all at Rotherham on Saturday please.

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        • February 26, 2015 at 09:49
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          @lionindirtyyorkyland: those days will come again my brother, till then we'll keep believing until everyone fears the roar of the lion, both on and off the pitch

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:22
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    Sack the lot . Bring on the young lions. We have nothing to lose. Get ready for the dog fight that is League One.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:28
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    Can't you get th message Mr Holloway? The supporters want you to go, we have had enough of your lame excuses and whinging. "You might fool some of the people some of the time but you cannot fool all the people all of the time" and you have exceeded your time at Millwall. Please have the dignity to resign and take some of those hasbeen players you bought in with you.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:29
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    If you have any respect for the fans and the club you will do the honourable thing and GO you know our financial position so leave now knowing you had a s*** load of money from our club whilst totally under performing in every department . You say your an honest decent bloke lets see or is that just all talk as well time will tell .
    Also if by some miracle you stay and we stayed up I still think most fans would never back you as our manager for all the reasons I have mentioned above but mainly that you put your own self interests before that of our club and thats coming for someone who totally supported you up until about a month ago .

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:31
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    Are you still here? Wow! Seriously there needs to be an announcement today about this clown. So gutted he is still on here spouting his rubbish!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:33
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    We have heard this spill time and time again.
    Nothing changes so please just go.
    You have lost the plot big time.
    Take notice of the falling gates,booing etc.
    Our only slim hope of staying up is get somebody in who can organise the team,play players in their correct positions,play 2 upfront and get the crowd back onside.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:35
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    Get rid, have a rights issue to get some cash from us and Invest in the team

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:39
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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 12:43
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    He's got to go! 18 months in and we are worse than we was last year.
    Constant changing of the team and the tactics, the players have no idea what their roles are. He's been given more money than any other manager, this is his own team now and yet the performances are worse than before.
    Can another manager or maybe even Gibbs in charge til the end of the season really be any worse?

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:46
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    Holloway just go can't you see what your doing to millwall and I don't no why you keep trying to make millwall do things that you no they can't even do

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:48
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    roll of the dice is not the metaphor you want to hear - it implies luck - most probably accurate refelction of what IH does, but not helpful.

    we are going to need some pretty dreadful results from rotherham to stay up , but as i said before if we do stay up, IH stays

    ''a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions''

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:52
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    In the words of the Terminator-

    GET OUT

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    • February 25, 2015 at 12:58
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      @NICKOLA: Only thing Berylson should be saying to Ian is "hasta la vista baby" before dropping him out of his private helicopter on the way to the golf course today.

      If he is still here by end of today then I am beyond caring what happens this season. IH has sapped all the enthusiasm and passion from the club now and simply clinging on for dear life

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  • February 25, 2015 at 12:54
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    How can this p**** be allowed to come on NAD and spout more b*******, seriously !!
    KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS HOLLOWAY!!
    You have completely lost the dressing room te players & fans have lost all faith in you, so hold your hands up & you could possibly leave with what little dignity you have left

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:03
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    He ain't going to walk, Holloway did that with his last team.
    He would have a hard time trying to convince the next club he won't do it again.
    Financially he has this club by the balls, and he knows that.
    It's been a gamble since the start, signing him has cost
    a fortune to this club. His wages, all the wasted loan wages and the prospect of relegation.
    People up top need to have a hard look at the plan they all put together.
    Between them and Holloway, they have gragged this club into a financial nightmare.
    He has to go at some point, he has caused so much negativity around the club,
    supporters and players.
    Hopefully the Old Bill will arrest him before Saturday.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 14:23
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      @lowdown: The club will lose a lot more money if he stays and takes them down. Get rid now, cut the clubs losses and bring in the youth whether they go down or not.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 22:07
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      @lowdown: I don't get it. 95% of us thought it was a good move to install holloway. I don't know if u were one or not, so don't take this personally.

      And yet you say that the board gambled.

      Most people on here have been insistent on the board gambling whether it be over this transfer, that transfer, sack this manager, appoint this manager etc etc.

      When they do they are wrong.

      When they don't they are wrong.

      I guess the board are dammed if they do or dammed of they don't.

      What I will say though is I don't recall a board who dug as deep into their own pockets like JB has.

      Whether he has value for money, or whether he still has faith in IH, only he will know.

      But this whole shambolic era, cannot be laid at his feet in my opinion.

      Ask yourself a hypothetical question - would you be willing to lose 5 million a year of your own savings to support what amounts to a hobby.

      Maybe but then we are wall and it's in our blood.

      Should JB?

      Be careful what you wish for.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:04
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    Holloway wont go ...Berylson needs to push him....it just shows Berylson dont give a t*** about the fans or the club....just money ...I aint going to anymore games while Holloway is here ....we all need to stay away for the good of the club......its not Millwall now its Holloway United thats no good for me

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    • February 25, 2015 at 16:43
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      @SE17 Lion:
      f*** off then? We don't need your kind of support, we never have.. If your one who only goes when times are good, then I doubt you go much anyway, don't let the door hit you on the way out!

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      • February 25, 2015 at 18:17
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        @82wall: youre an angry man or woman if you think Ollie is a good manager it shows you know nothing about football...Ive seen Millwall hundreds of times and missed just 4 home games this season I support the players but can see Ollie makes them look bad ..you love Ollie I hate him

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    • February 25, 2015 at 22:10
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      @SE17 Lion: how can you say Berylson is interested in money.

      This is Millwall!!!!!!

      There is no f****** money - and what there is, is he's anyway.

      Jonestly

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      • February 25, 2015 at 22:28
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        @bonnie1272: Berylson is a harvard educated buisnessman worth 200 million dollars...Millwall is a tax dodge / collaterol scheme he was advised to purchase by his financial advisors ...similar of sorts to the Glazier family and Starbucks etc if you think Millwall is his love youre wrong its buisness his Savings interest is way more than he gives Millwall ...he probably pays less tax than you ...we are just his puppet

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        • February 26, 2015 at 23:21
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          @SE17 Lion: you're wrong. I reckon that's a good 10% of his net worth wasted then. Some businessman!

          As for tax dodge, wake up. It's seriously a hobby! How can losing millions be a tax dodge? U may as well just pay the bill in the first place.

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          • February 26, 2015 at 23:54
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            @bonnie1272: you only pay tax on your profit ,and he is using our club on the sayso of his financial advisors....he owns 70 per cent actually if you read him up on the web youll find like all of his like hes a greedy c*** who buys for gain...he spent millions on John McCanns run against Obama to become president which means hes got the white house on his radar ..hes got his fingers in a lot of pies and Millwall is our equivilent of buying a new television....read up on him the truth is out there...Ollie and Ambler are just 2 of his pimples

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:05
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    Can you believe what your reading? He's f u c king off he's head, he has got to go today, if they haven't sacked him by the end of the day that's me lot until we get a new manager, I've had enough.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 14:09
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      @foxy: I can understand how angry you are foxy, so are a lot of MFC supporters, but we will still go and watch them, no matter what , I know! After all, as Geoff said above, "We are the Famous, the Famous MILLWALL! and we will always support each other and the "LIONS - SHIRT" . ( NOLU, WDC ).

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      • February 26, 2015 at 10:01
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        @BUSHWACKER14: with you on that one bush. People are just angry on here, and rightly so. A win or two will help relieve the pain and the support will return. The trouble is we are in a catch 22 situation. If the gates remain, then it could be perceived as support for IH. If people boycott the games, it could harm us financially. I resect both sides and it breaks my heart to know we are in this situation in the first place. At the end of the day, it's OUR millwall, not JB or IH. They will go in the fullness of time, but we will always be wall, in this life and the next

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    • February 25, 2015 at 17:00
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      It's painful to watch and I respect your decision to stop going.

      The main reason I will continue to go is that I have a season ticket so I've already done my money!

      Secondary reason is that I still have that glimmer of hope that I will watch a great game of football, well a home win at least, battling draw, a goal perhaps.......

      I can see next seasons ticket sales being at an all time low if Holloway

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      • February 25, 2015 at 17:01
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        And league 1 football are all that fans have to look forward to.

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        • February 25, 2015 at 22:16
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          @bonnie1272: that's honestky@MFC Lion: you name yourself MFC LION, now I ask ya, does it really matter what league we are in next season?

          Does it?

          If you answered yes once fair enough, a minor relapse.

          If you answered yes twice, then maybe you should buy a lighter blue shirt and join the merry band of champions leaguers.

          Always WALL, in whatever league!

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          • February 26, 2015 at 22:17
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            @bonnie1272: what you on about?

            The league we're in does matter in the sense I want us to be competing in as high a league and position as possible.

            I will still support the team if we get relegated but I have higher ambition than just accepting that's league 1 is ok.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:09
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    I wish holloway would stop hitting the dislike button and pi.. Off

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:16
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    Been waiting for someone else to do this so I'll do it.

    I AM NOT GIVING MILLWALL ANYMORE OF MY MONEY UNTIL THE CURRENT MANAGER IS REMOVED.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 13:37
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      @NICKOLA: I said that after Saturdays game.so glad I didn't go last night.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 13:46
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      @NICKOLA: I also said that after Saturdays game and did not go last night even though I have a ST.
      Was hoping for a very small crowd last night to show JB that IH is not wanted.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:16
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    we have heard this all before Ollie the only thing we haven't heard is that you are on your way bye bye

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:29
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    No one is listening anymore!

    Just stand down

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:31
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    Holloway walked out on Palace in similar circumstances but he left them with more of a chance of survival than he will leave Millwall.
    But if he leaves Millwall a failure he will never work in football again so he will hang on to prove he is not a failure. But he is, and always has been.
    There is an old saying "empty vessels make the most noise" and Holloway has the noisiest of heads.
    He should not have been appointed, should have gone in November and should walk now.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:32
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    JB I think is being a sensible chairman and will not rush into anything without having looked at all the options. Much that I like Harris, when he took over briefly before he didn't do much, so I think JB is talking to those that know (perhaps KJ) for advice and to see who's available before sacking Holloway.
    I agree he has had his chance and should go.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:33
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    Can i put this point across to you , as much as i agree that Holloway's tenure at this club is evaporating with every kick of a football and he,s tasked with getting the player's up to perform every week, do you not think that off the field is just as much to blame ie players out of contract ?, scouting for players out of date ?, its not as though its just this season's home form has been abysmal ,its been coming since jackets last reign..reason ,well does sending a message to the fans at the start of the season by getting that prolific scorer FULLER show our ambitions ..no !! This season weve ended up with players ie tonge, GTF , fuller , harding ..and nearly that p*** taker transfer target pennant , All players that we all would have been raving about 5 YEARS AGO !!, The problem is this club is still way behind in its thinking , AMBLER has to take the brunt of criticism for the HOYTE ( wage thief) deal and dreadful scouting policy, i dont like having a moan at BERYLSON for what hes achieved at millwall and keeping us afloat , we cant compete with the bigger clubs on the pitch and off it at the best of times with transfers but with the smaller so called clubs like brentford and bournemouth splashing millions , next season parachute payments to clubs relegated to our division if were still in it, This is the dilema our chairman faces , does he get his cheque book out and show he means buisness by getting marquee signings? this should all have been solved at the start of the season along with out of contract players , Ambler has been a shambles , we have quite a few loan players and the cynic in me says their easy to off load if we get relegated , i beleive were the Barnsley of the championship , and barnsley is where were gonna end up if we go down , sorry its the nature of the beast ,money rules, we need better quality and that costs , Berylson over to you!!.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 13:45
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      @The Roar: JB is a very successful businessman. He hasn't made his money be being an idiot. That title belongs to Ambler. The boardroom has been a shambles ever since Heather Rabatts left. Holloway looked to be a good signing. Someone who came across as being 'one of the lads'. Now, the issue is that any of these 'lads' including me could do a much better job than he is. it is time for him to go. He'd make a good TV football pundit or could try a journalistic route. He is no manager. This season has proved that.

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        • February 25, 2015 at 14:04
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          @The Roar: I can disagree with an important bit, Holloway never looked to be a good signing. He is a serial failure, as the facts of his career - not the bits he picks out - clearly show. He is and always has been, useless.

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          • February 25, 2015 at 16:48
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            @Jzero:
            He hasn't though has he? How many managers have won promotion to the prem twice? Ok palace wasn't all his work. But blackpool was, people might not like the man now, but 90% were happy when he came and thought we were going to be doing ALOT better than we are. Still, least we have loyal fans who are prepared to go, whatever the weather.......... Unless you read this site ofcourse which is full of little b****** screaming "I'm not going anymore". Good, don't bother! Just don't complain when we can't spend no money on players!

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          • February 25, 2015 at 22:26
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            @82. I'm right with you mate. Come rain or shine. But then we've probably seen it all before and don't take ourselves too seriously.

            It's been ages since I've read a post with which I 100% .

            And b4 the juveniles wet themselves that they have found an Ollie lover to hang, I'm merely agreeing with the above post.

            SUPPORT THROUGH THICK AND AN AWFUL LOT OF THINS!

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          • February 25, 2015 at 23:21
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            @82wall@ : Sorry but he is useless, he failed miserably at Palace as Pullis demonstrated and his win ratio over his career is one of the lowest - from memory a poor 26% but you can check on line.
            I was not happy when he came but I would have been delighted if he had proved me wrong. But where is the enjoyment in watching the team he has created? You can accept losing if the loss is with effort and spirit, but not losing like they do.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:35
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    Last night was a long journey home back to Dover, talking about the game on the way back the only plus's were apart from brighton everyone else lost. Enough people have criticised Mr Holloway already since last night & I cannot add anymore to that apart from where is the petition to put my name down for the demise of Mr Holloway from Millwall FC .

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:35
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    Lack of leadership, passion and determination will see us relegated. Last season bailey, edwards and malone all stuck in and we survived. Don't think we have the players to do it this year. Need bailey back. Loosing paris and cummings has f***** the right side of the park. I did feel sorry for Holloway until the second half yesterday. Then I realised we wernt getting bad luck every week, it is our managers tactical ineptitude. So bored of the long diagonal which gets headed clear by the oppo fullback everytime. Only chances came from when fabbrini ran at defenders. Yes hes young weighs 6 stone wet and don't always get his head up and only on loan but hes our best chance of goals and the classiest player to wear a millwall shirt in years, felt sorry for fabbrini yesterday coz he was surrounded by s****.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:36
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    Does anyone think that Mr Holloway is a crappy palace plot to take us down ??

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    • February 25, 2015 at 17:11
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      If it was it certainly isn't crappy.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 17:17
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      @Jingles: Unfortunately the Millwall board doesn't need any help from Palace to take us down.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:37
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    I left after we went 1-0 down.... not because of how the team was playing because of the tw**s sat near me!! 1st Tuesday night game in years because of work commitment but was more like a morgue, atmosphere was very flat, felt like we would lose before we kicked off!!

    I thought in the 1st 30mins we was unplayable, they didn't have a chance and we should of had 3!! If we had scored it WOULD have been a different game but same old story, we concede and instead of supporting the players/club (win/lose or draw) start abusing players (and surprise, surprise the players start losing their way).... happened on Saturday against Fulham, Fuller was warming up and got abuse from 3 lads in the lower west stand... I'm sorry but you lads are not Millwall!!

    Going back 3-4 years it was sing when we were winning, sing when we were losing and the players got a buzz off it... which is why the den WAS a fortress!!

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    • February 25, 2015 at 14:26
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      @Bradders: what a pathetic reason for walking out..you complain about proper fans then you walk out and turn your back on the team.a little two faced dont you think

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      • February 25, 2015 at 14:32
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        @Jim28: I agree Jim it is a little two faced, but it was either that or I lose my rag, have a go at the 10-15 idiots around me and get battered. I think I made a sensible choice.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 16:51
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      @Bradders:
      Glad I'm not the only one who can see it. Our support sadly, is filled with w****** who think screaming abuse at your own players helps. It really doesn't.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 18:17
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        @82wall: thats not the point.have you ever turned your back on the club because of it.(doubtful).
        And all the other moaners on here who say there not going anymore cobblers to the lot of em..(not referring to you by the way)

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:40
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    This is becoming so frustrating, the first half on saturday we looked good so coco changes it at half time only he knows why and we then loose momentum.

    Last night again first half we looked promising and when Gary taylor fletcher was in his correct position up front he created a few openings but rather than push on coco changes it again, we had atleast 4 players playing out of position in the 2nd half. And i did see gary taylor fletcher and diego looking at each other in the 2nd half saying where are you supposed to be playing and i also saw tonge giving dunne instructions but dont get me going about Dunne, it's so comical now that the players just dont have a clue where they are supposed to be playing.

    Gary taylor fletcher can only playing in the strikers role, i assume thats wht we signed him to get the goals we need to stay up, so play him and aiden.

    I was looking forward going to rotherham on saturday but now im just hoping amongst hope we dont get a hammering and face a despairing journey home but i do have my chelski supporting nephew coming who saw us win at forest, im hoping he is a lucky charm.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 17:35
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      Shouldn't be a hammering as Rorherham are also s*** and away from home we seem to do better.

      Less pressure?

      Also if you're travelling there by train tell your chelsea supporting nephew to behave himself!

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:42
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    last was last night and we have sold over 1100 tickets for Rotherham Saturday lets give the players our support like we did at Hartlepool a few years back when jackets first season when Simpson scored lets give them the Millwall roar.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:42
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    Bradders

    People have had enough some go down there and call everyone a cxxx

    I just prefer to not go at moment which is something I don't like doing as I miss it all but people are sick of being treated like cxxxx by the club we have had to watch this tripe served up wrk in week out

    We know what needs doing the club are not listening

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    • February 25, 2015 at 14:00
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      @Millwall1979: I don't agree Holloway should be gone, I think the January transformation should have happened a year prior or in fact Lomas shouldn't have been appointed as he was the one who spent lots of money on sh** overweight players who have no use to this club, leaving the next manager with bare bones money to get new players in!!

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      • February 25, 2015 at 14:09
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        @Bradders:

        Sorry mate that's your opinion which your entitled too but more and more want him gone

        The sound bites he comes out with either he is constantly misquoted or he really hasn't got a clue he plays players out of position all the time his tactics are poor how many times do we have to listen to him day I got it wrong

        The players are confused and so are we , we are leaderless from boardroom level down to the pitch

        Where's Sid gone, Powell, etc they came in to his plaudits then dropped like a stone

        Last nights game he came out with how to integrate abdou at RB this is the sort of shxx people are now seeing through

        He and those above him are making this proud club into a mess and a laughing stock

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        • February 25, 2015 at 14:40
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          @Millwall1979: Of course, the world is full of opinions which is why I don't get why you are speaking on behalf of others "more and more want him gone".

          This all stems back to the last few years of Jacketts reign in charge, I wanted him gone when others thought I was crazy (opinions) because it was NOT our Millwall anymore.... we played a lot of hoof football, the youth set-up might as well not existed... but Jackett will just be remembered for getting us into the championship, while behind the scenes a lot was wrong with his management!!!!

          I love how we are getting back to playing decent football, on the deck stuff and bringing through youngsters which we was known for BEFORE Jackett came on board... Look at the lack of youth, I know some of the youth we had then, Under 21's for some lesser European countries who were all binned in favour for loaning Hulse....

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          • February 25, 2015 at 14:41
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            @Bradders: Basically we didn't end up in this place because of Ollie... it started many years ago and gradually got worse because there was no future planning (Youth).... which Ollie is now pushing through!!

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          • February 25, 2015 at 15:13
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            @Bradders:

            I am no ones mouthpiece just read what others are putting that's why I stated more and more want him gone ??

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          • February 25, 2015 at 15:30
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            @Bradders: Bradders i will agree with you that our problem started under KJ,that is why i was not a fan of his,mainly for not giving kids a chance.When i said this on NAD some time ago i nearly started a war.
            You are correct when you say KJ and lomas had no plan B,the problem with IH is he brings in plan B when he does not need to.
            In the huddsfield game they were down to 10 men he kept his back four and took a mid-fielder off for an attacker,this gave their mid-field the chance to compete and they made the most of the situation and scored 3 goals,with sheff he went to three at the back against 11 men and they made the most of it and scored 3 goals,so in IMO he got this the wrong way around,he should have gone three at the back as they only had one striker up,but by taking our mid-fieder off he gave their mid-field the time and oppo to support that lone striker.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:44
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    we are a laughing stock . Teams who used to quiver down here now take the p*** and even celebrate in front of ours fans cos our inept policy of idiot stewards f****** getting in our faces when we stand up, f*** that i want to stand up all game and sh1t up the teams that come here taking the p***, its what we have always done rightly or wrongly, its a nice day out for away supporters whp take the p*** out of us for not being scary anymore, did you here much singing from us last nigh? no because the management dont want us to be the aggressive peopke and salt of the earth, away games are so much better, npw ollie please fu%k off and let someone who knows the millwall way, fight, passion, young and raw not the hapless old guys who wont be here next week

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:44
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    When we had Lomas... we would be losing and he would not change formation at any stage during the game to get us back in it, instead wilting away on the bench!!

    Jackett, again didn't really have a plan B or C, we would lose by 1-0 or 2-1 which doesn't sound too bad but it's the same as losing 4-0 (still 3 points on offer).

    I respect anybody who can come out after the abuse Holloway and the players came under to hold his hands up and say "I got it wrong".... he try's to get us back into the game, takes risks which is why we have drawn 2-2 and 3-3 when we have been 2-0 & 3-0 down, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    When he chats the same bo*****s week in week out, he is taking the pressure and talk away from his players, which any good manager does so the attention is on them leaving the players to do their jobs with the least amount of pressure possible.... I got tired of it until I actually realised what he was doing!!

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    • February 25, 2015 at 15:35
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      @Bradders: Bradders in my first reply to ,i should have made it clear,that it was against huuddersfield that we should have gone three at the back and stayed with four at the back against sheff.
      sorry about that.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 22:08
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      @Bradders: you are either the best comedian on here or the best defence lawyer....perhaps both

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:48
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    meant to say next season. It makes me rant

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  • February 25, 2015 at 13:55
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    lets try and replicate the atmosphere at fulham away on saturday, we were well and truly the 12th man that day but it's a great turn out 1100, the 10.58 from st.pancras will be rocking, well i will have a sing song on it, haha.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 14:26
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      cant wait for Saturday, just down the road from me. 1100 strong lets sing our hearts out KEEP THE FAITH

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  • February 25, 2015 at 14:14
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    And I don't belive all this lack of money we have been quick to splash the cash on overweight good for nothing wage theifs again and again and again when we can all see where the money needs to be splashed up front

    And please don't come back with players don't want to come players are motivated by money if we made it worth their while they would I genuinely now believe that we don't want to stay i. This league

    Time for our missing fan on the board to start providing us with some answers as to how this club moves forward as people need to have a reality check if they think we will pxxx league one

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  • February 25, 2015 at 14:19
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    Just go all you done is killed Millwall IH your a mug same old s*** evertime I never been this down about millwall plz plz plz go that's the best thing you can do now and if you did keep us up still go we don't what you no more

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  • February 25, 2015 at 14:20
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    A question to any Millwall player reading this. WHERE IS YOUR PRIDE?

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    • February 25, 2015 at 15:13
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      @malcolm03: My pride is still there but it's very red and soar ! And I think that many fans pride will be similar(nothing worse than seeing my fellow supporters leaving the ground with very sad confused faces like mine(frustrating that our hands are tied and we have got to watch this man make the strangest selections and substitutions I have ever witnessed and this has been the big Question for me and a lot of my pals! And we just have to except what he thinks is a good system ( not happy)

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  • February 25, 2015 at 14:49
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    Why do you keep going over the same old stuff. JB will not get rid of IH as there is a 3 year plan in place, obviously JB thinks if we go down this season we come straight back up next season, massive job that is probably harder doing that than it is keeping us in the championship, so we need to ride the storm and its going to be a big one over the next 2 months, I love millwall but I don't think I'll be wasting anymore if my hard earned cash for the rest of this season and I think the players need to step up and do their f****** jobs probably.....coyl

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  • February 25, 2015 at 14:59
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    I think we have enough players to do the job.
    But watching the second half, along with many other occasions,
    they seem to be at a loss as to what that is at times.
    Sorry, that comes from Holloway,
    not KJ, not Lomas - Remember these are mostly Holloway's lot.
    A balls up, only going one way, and the wrong way.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 15:32
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    Dear (as in expensive) Olly,
    The majority of us know it is your fault.
    No, we won't blame the players, because for their varying degrees of talent and application; you bought the majority, you pick the team, you decide (and then change) the tactics and formation. Our general play is pretty in the wrong areas, that is, until we concede the usual sloppy goal when it usually goes all to pieces. Our attack is about as threatening as Desmond Tutu, I can't remember the last time we scored from a set play. Our defending from set plays is abysmal. Our loanees generally smack of desperation on the part of both parties, us and them, and usually played for you before. We long for the days when our loan players were of the calibre of Chris Wood, Benik Afobe, Steve Morison (what I wouldn't give to have him back now). Harry Kane (what I wouldn't give.....).
    You are not being gallant when you say 'blame me, not the players', you are being delusional, 'IT IS YOUR FAULT COMPLETELY'. You are in denial if you think otherwise.
    You claim to have an affinity with our club and our fans. If you are so in tune with us, do as we (nearly) all hope, please resign and for the sake of maintaining whatever dignity, pride or decency you have remaining, forgoing any pay off.

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      • February 25, 2015 at 17:26
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        @jim1222: Don't you realise Holloway is doing the job becasuse he loves our club & fans so much - he really cares. Its not just for the salary that makes him by far the best paid Millwall manager in our history.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 15:41
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    Well it would appear that the majority want the man to go but nothing is happening. We need make our collective voices heard. While we are all passionate about Millwall, the base line is that they are in the entertainment business and we are not being entertained at this time. We have a fan on the board who says nothing and clearly does not represent us. Let's make ourselves heard by protesting. If you can bring yourself to do it, do not go to the next game. They need paying customers but we must show that we will not pay for junk. If you cannot bear not to see the team then to mark the 14 months that IH has been in charge (as of 6th March) then on the 14th minute, turn your backs to the pitch and collectively chant 'Holloway out' for 1 minute. If you agree, share this on twitter, facebook etc and let us, the fans show that we have had enough.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 15:58
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    I've got to go to the next game as my son is a ball boy. After that s.h.i.t.e last night, I vowed to not go again until IH is out, but forgot about the ball boy thing. If he had any self respect and respect for the club and supporters, he would resign. I don't think JB would try to talk him out of it, as he was also there last night and saw that garbage. Trouble is the players we have on contract were the worse players we had, Dunne, Woolford, Gregory, woeful. I am so fed up with this now, its painful, and I have lots of mates who now can't be bothered to go because of the dross dished up. Get rid now please.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 16:25
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    if Ollie is the highest paid manager in the Championship that means all the others would come here

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  • February 25, 2015 at 16:27
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    At the end of the day we can't afford to sack IH because even if we go down we'll be a blinding team in league one come straight back up with a huge amount of momentum with us and we can seriously challenge top 6 so I don't want him to go
    go

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    • February 25, 2015 at 16:33
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      @LucasMFC99: With which players will we be a blinding team, very few on contract at the moment, and the ones that are, are not the best I would suggest. (or is your comment an early April fools?)

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      • February 26, 2015 at 07:56
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        I take ot you are Bradders sidekick

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      • February 26, 2015 at 07:57
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        I take it you are Bradders sidekick

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    • February 25, 2015 at 19:52
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      @LucasMFC99: We still have to score goals even in divs 1+2, who do you think will get them apart from Fred? You also saw how easily Bradford rolled us over and they lost last night to Swindon. So if you are not being sarcastic I suggest you go and get some kind of therapy somewhere and put your rose tinted specs on e-Bay.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 16:47
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    AGAIN! EVERYTIME YOU SAY FORMATION CHANGE DIDNT WORK IT PROVES YOU
    JUST DO NOT LEARN, ------ THIS TEAM IS A 4-4-2 TEAM AND THATS IT.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 17:20
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    Its been backfiring since october

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  • February 25, 2015 at 18:33
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    As much as it pains me to say it and hate doing it, and being a fan for over 35 years plus a season ticket holder for over 20 + years we may need to go down and consolidate ourselves, first get rid of the manager, second let the players who are out of contract go, third let Ambler walk, fourth get rid of Harford and his so called scouting see up,. Appoint a decent manager with league 1 experience or select Fitzgerald, , nurture the kids coming through ie Nelson, Powell, Goodman, O'Brien, sign Archer if his any good, let the current no 1 between the sticks go if you can get shot of, also bring back Gerrar, plus with a few experienced lower league players you will have a blend of experienced to bring through the kids. Let's face it, we have been punching above our weight for the last 3 years, and although we are a championship club by name, we are not by the team, this lot are about as good as the team when Tuttle and co were in situ. Hope not to offend.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 18:34
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      @dady71: and yes I was there last night for the record, and have for each home game, and it pains me to see what I watch every game.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 18:33
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    Keep saying it they won't sack him we have got to vote by not attending anymore matches
    Don't F.....g GO

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  • February 25, 2015 at 20:55
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    Kills me watching millwall now and sad that now my 5 year old daughter says daddy I don't want to go football with you anymore because you are always so angry after
    Cheers IH

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  • February 25, 2015 at 20:56
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    Does me in watching millwall now and sad that now my 5 year old daughter says daddy I don't want to go football with you anymore because you are always so angry after
    Cheers IH

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  • February 25, 2015 at 20:56
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    Does me in watching millwall now and sad that now my 5 year old says daddy I don't want to go football with you anymore because you are always so angry after
    Cheers IH

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  • February 25, 2015 at 20:59
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    I would like to say thank you IH
    Because of you the one time I get to spend all day with my child is now ruined because she says daddy I don't want to go football because you always leave so unhappy
    THANK YOU .....

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