Preview: Rotherham United vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL could be without seven injured players when they take on fellow strugglers Rotherham United in Yorkshire tomorrow.

Carlos Edwards (knee), Paris Cowan-Hall (knee), Lee Martin (foot) and Shaun Cummings (groin) are definitely ruled out.

Lions boss Ian Holloway also has concerns over Stefan Maierhofer (quad), Martyn Woolford (ribs) and Gary Taylor-Fletcher (foot).

Holloway is unlikely to risk Nicky Bailey either, despite the midfielder playing 90 minutes for the U21s earlier this week.

If Woolford and Taylor-Fletcher are unavailable, the likes of Aiden O'Brien and Ed Upson are likely to come into contention for a starting berth.

Magaye Gueye made a substitute appearance against Sheffield Wednesday in midwek and could also be an option.

Rotherham's only absentee is Lee Frecklington. The Millers have conceded eight goals without scoring in their last two matches.

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67 thoughts on “Preview: Rotherham United vs. Millwall

    • February 27, 2015 at 15:47
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      Are you joking. That fat wages cheat offers nothing but shouting and pointing , he has only got one pass the long right to left diagonal he cant even do left to right. All he does is point and blame people for the running that he should have actually done. This bloke ain't fit when he is fit never mind after a 6 month burger fest. There is a long queue of players before we have to pick him , Williams , Upson Tonge , Jimmy, Powell, Martinez, Thompson. I hope never to see him in a Millwall shirt again

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    • February 27, 2015 at 17:23
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      Bailey don't bring anything just pointing and telling other people what to do but not do it himself time to get rid Tonge far better

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      • February 27, 2015 at 19:05
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        @Millwall59: I think we have missed Bailey all season long and the sooner he comes back the better.
        Name me just one player at uour club who can match Bailey when it comes to tackling and controlling our midfield .....
        he is the only player at Millwall who is an enforcer allowing others to play.

        For me Bailey on subs bench and then put him on for last half hour, and if no adverse reaction he is readyy for Boro and Norwich games

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        • February 27, 2015 at 19:28
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          @eio: I hear what you are saying, Bailey at his peak yes but he has only been available for a handful of games each season he has been here, so it is no use pinning our hopes on him. He has hardly ever been match fit since signing and when he does play it is only for a couple of games before he breaks down again or is sent off for a mis timed tackle.

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          • February 27, 2015 at 19:43
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            @Sealion: at this very moment, when beggars can't be choosers, two or three games with Bailey ( and two or three wins) will do me just fine

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    • February 27, 2015 at 21:36
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      @benzo: we should risk Bailey we pay his wages, let him f***** earn them, he's out of contract in summer and I doubt it will get renewed cos he is a big earner and a proper sick note, so let's get some worth out of him before then

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    • February 28, 2015 at 11:15
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      @benzo: Aldo that photo says it all - for a professional footballer this guy is in the worst shape I've seen for a player at this level - there's probably fitter kids with better skills working at Macdonalds. Why sign Geuye and say he's fat but play this useless turd!

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  • February 27, 2015 at 15:28
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    A MUST WIN.NO FAFFING AROUND. NUFF SAID

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  • February 27, 2015 at 15:31
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    Getting the first goal is vital.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 15:47
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    Ollie is gonna get lucky and stumble onto a good un will be forced to play a 4-3-3 / (4-5-1) and we will smash em and he'll keep the same team til the end of the season, go on a run and keep his job

    Forde
    Dunne beevers hoove harding
    williams jimmy upson
    magaye gregory obrien

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    • February 27, 2015 at 16:04
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      @brooker: scrap that we fabrini behind gregory and obrien so swap upson for Fabrini

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  • February 27, 2015 at 15:59
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    Forde
    Abdou Dunne Hoover Harding
    Upson Tonge Abdou Gueye
    O'Brien Gregory

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    • February 27, 2015 at 16:22
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      @junkmale: No one runs more than Jimmy but picking him at right back and central midfield might be a bit much even for him.

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      • February 27, 2015 at 16:27
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        @Kinet: Haha Yes, fair point
        Forde
        Abdou Dunne Hoover Harding
        Upson Tonge
        Fabbrini
        O'Brien Gregory Gueye

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:00
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    Is he sure Taylor Fletchers foot is swollen and not just fat?

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:16
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    How many of these players would have played with olly's record of tinkering .probably just woolford.either greggs or o'btien will be dropped aswell.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:20
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    After the anger subsided on Tuesday, it has taken till now. There were a few positives from the game.

    Jimmy looked pretty good at right back and looks like he is learning quickly.
    GTF showed flashes of real class.
    Fabrini!!!
    O'Brien looked again that he is a clever player
    Woolford got injured so he wont be picked
    Ollie looks like he might have finally might have lost patience with Gregory so might pick a striker that can actually hit a barn door.
    Hooiveld is class when not hamstrung by Ollie moving to a 3 at the back
    Forde did not have a howler
    Ollie seemed to realise that we really cant play 3 at the back

    All of the above are positives but the most important positive is that if we do win then we have the same points as Rotherham to have been so poor and to realistically just to do better than Rotherham from now until the end of the season gives us chance that we don't really deserve of staying up.

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    • February 27, 2015 at 16:25
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      @Kinet: do me a favour, Jimmy was missing for their first two goals. He is not a full back. Dunne is a full back. For crying out loud.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:20
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    when i look up at all the suggested formations people are proposing for tommorrows line up im getting more depressed than i am now!!

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:23
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    What's the risk with Bailey, make the lazy git play.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:36
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    Bailey? Do me a favour. I wouldn't even risk putting him on the coach in case he pulls a muscle let alone putting him on the pitch.

    Can't believe JB has stuck with this mug in charge. Can't believe the optimism on this thread either. I wish I had your faith but we won't win simply because we can't score goals. 1 up front again won't cut it. It hasn't all season. We let three in against the lowest scorers in the league and have become a laughing stock. It's a sorry state of affairs to be in. IH Out!

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:46
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    Got a draw written all over it. We'll play with one up front. We can't score and they've conceded eight so they'll be tighter than a crab's a*** at the back.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:50
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    Actually, on reflection, this is the best team for Saturday, despite their respective ages:

    Keller
    Cunningham Stevens Cooper Dawes
    Carter Cahill Hurlock Ifill
    Sheringham Fashanu

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    • February 27, 2015 at 16:57
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      @junkmale: Not bad- You're not as old as me that's for sure-
      King
      Evans Kitchener Cooper Dawes
      Carter Hurlock Briley Hill
      Sherringham Cascarino

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      • February 27, 2015 at 19:38
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        @NICKOLA: Nice one Nick, but Coco wouldn,t play Cas up front with Teddy, he would probably stick him on the wing.

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      • February 27, 2015 at 19:54
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        @NICKOLA: keffie keffie welleeer la la lalalarla don't forget the master COYL 3 points tomorrow ???? Fingers crossed Oh bye the way hollow head F O

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      • February 27, 2015 at 20:56
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        @NICKOLA: Alex Stepney
        Kenny C, Cooper, Kitch, Thatcher
        Dunphey , Hurlock, Kieth Weller, Hill
        Teddy & Cas subs King, Dawes,Carter, Rae, Maranello & C Armstrong, Tony Hazell, Cahill, put this team together with the help of my old man who worked down cold blow lane for 12 years as the groundsman! Mon u Lions!!

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    • February 27, 2015 at 18:04
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      @junkmale: keller
      rhino , emblem, cooper, dawes
      hurlock
      cahill, rae
      m, allen
      teddy, c, armstrong

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    • February 28, 2015 at 11:22
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      @junkmale: Good picks but make sure you have Alex Rae and Neil Harris ready to come on!

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  • February 27, 2015 at 16:57
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    fash can f*** off, (awooga) cascarino every day with Harris

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    • February 27, 2015 at 23:34
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      @brooker: f*** Cascarino (the rat who left a relegation ship) Harris and Teddy up front.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 17:19
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    Shall we vote on what excuse post match the d*** rolls out
    I confused the team with my subs
    After going on the attack they caught us on the break
    Holloway b........ks p I s s. Off give our wall back we don't want you

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  • February 27, 2015 at 17:32
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    Forde
    Dunne Hooveld. Beevers. Harding.
    Tonge. Williams
    Gregory. Obrien. Fabrinni

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  • February 27, 2015 at 17:34
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    See all you boys up there should be some noise from the wall fans coyl.

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      • February 27, 2015 at 20:13
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        @Jim28: Yeh, R.Fuller showed 2 x Fingers again, got a Red - Card in the Tunnel, LOL. ( NOLU, WDC ).

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  • February 27, 2015 at 18:01
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    Looking forward to tomorrow, the 12 hour round trip had better be worth it! My team tomorrow:
    Forde
    Dunne/Abdou, Hooiveld, Nelson, Harding
    Williams, Tonge
    O'Brien, GTF (if fit), Fabrini
    Gregory

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      • February 27, 2015 at 20:24
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        @glyngo: one or the other! Although a hybrid of the two would probably the most commited player this world has ever seen!

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  • February 27, 2015 at 18:34
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    @BLOCK 28: you have picked a team with only 10 in it , what's even funnier is you've got 2 likes for it. Great on here init.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 18:39
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    This is the site where everybody knows better than the manager, at least he picks 11 to start. I know they're s*** but there are 11.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 20:52
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    Decided to go and watch my now local team Dover as of next weekend seem to be in with a shout to make play offs
    50+ years watching Wall is more than enough and the way the clubs going JB backing IH tops the lot with all the crap players Hes brought in with any luck 2/3 seasons down the line Dover could be playing Wall
    Strange and sad but 140+ round trip not appealing anymore and the cost also makes no sense
    Can honestly say never watched another team but what evers going on at Wall can and will continue without me
    Will always be Wall at heart but my loyalty has been tested to the point of no return so thank you JB and IH and AA for destroying my lifelong team
    And my admiration and good luck to all that continue to support Wall I will still post on here but my presence at the Den will be no longer

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    • February 27, 2015 at 21:20
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      @southstand: I also live in Dover and will be making the trip tomorrow. I feel your pain, it's not cheap although I'm not at the point where I'm going to give up on the team (I'm only 31 so not up to the 50 year mark yet!). Dover playing well, got some good players this season. Would be good to see then in the league although the Crabble needs some serious investment

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    • February 27, 2015 at 21:22
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      @southstand: Yeah I know what you mean. I've been to Totton AFC a good little team in Hampshire. It's one man and his dog but it's real football. BUT you can't be really thinking of ditching the boys in blue? Things change, teams and managers come and go. How many have you seen? I've seen the likes of Peter Anderson and if I can get through that then so can you. Don't give up. Hang in there. Championship or league one in September it's still Millwall. The name that you can pick out in an instant from a plethora of literature. The name that hangs in your heart. The name that will continue long after the clowns that are currently in residence have wilted away. Stay true to your heart.

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      • February 27, 2015 at 23:00
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        @NICKOLA: I've been to Dulwich Hamlets recently which is great. Don't think I can quite give up the Millwall habit though

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      • February 28, 2015 at 09:46
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        @NICKOLA: I know what you mean Nick, it's like Malaria, you get bit and it's in your blood for life, it may go dormant for a while but it's still there.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 22:36
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    We really can't afford to play 2 holding midfielders against Rotherham. They won't be a goalscoring threat, and our defence is strong enough to cope with them. My XI:
    Forde
    Harding, Hooiveld, Nelson, Abdou
    Williams OR Bailey
    Gueye, Fabbrini, O'Brien
    Taylor-Fletcher, Gregory

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  • February 27, 2015 at 23:29
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    Even the contributors on here are so flummoxed they cannot select a team for tomorrow from the weak squad Millwall have, how do we expect the bumpkin in charge to? Just live and hope.

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  • February 27, 2015 at 23:41
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    When you lads pop into your local teams, if you see any decent players, for f*** sake let Harford know. You can contact him by addressing your correspondence to The Useless Lurch Looking c***,
    Lost In Space, Somewhere On The Continent. He'll get it.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 10:24
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    'We're playing for the people who hate their jobs, who'd love our lives. Let's give them something to cheer about.' -Robbo, 29th May 2010

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  • February 28, 2015 at 10:51
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    I don't give a f*** how it happens, just win. Good luck to all. COYML.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 13:06
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    Desperate for us to win today. Don't care how. We need some hope going into the tail end of the season and any defeat today would be hard to come back from.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 13:21
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    So Olly is made our manager does a s*** load of talking and a s*** load of us start believing him (Guilty your honour ) he then cant find his best team and ships out MOST of the dead wood , relegation yet again is decided on the last game of the season we beat Wolves and stay up .
    Then JB decides to keep him at the club a s*** load of supporters decide not to renew their season tickets and fans vote with their feet , ten games in our new look youthful team with a hint of experience is starting to look like a very good team we hang on to our youngsters by offering them better contracts and slowly the fans start coming back as the new look Millwall push on for a promotion place .
    Who would have believed it just before we were thrashed at Rotherham that Olly would turn from villain to hero BANG BANG BANG the postman at my door wanting me leave me a parcel for next door
    never eat a s*** LOAD of cheese sandwiches just before you go to bed as the dreams will do your head in when you wake up
    Good luck today boys

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