Report: Rotherham United 2-1 Millwall

MILLWALL are now six points adrift of safety after suffering a catastrophic 2-1 defeat to relegation rivals Rotherham United.

The Lions had taken a lead into the half-time interval courtesy of Martyn Woolford's opener but the Millers turned the game on its head after the restart.

They equalised 90 seconds into the second period when the ball broke to Danny Ward in space and his drive deflected in off Jos Hooiveld.

Kari Arnason's towering header from a corner in the 85th minute completed the turnaround to leave Millwall in deep trouble.

With a trip to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough coming up on Tuesday night, the Lions' hopes of beating the drop could fade further.

Millwall had injury doubts over Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Woolford heading into the match but both players were deemed fit enough to start.

Taylor-Fletcher had been nursing a swollen foot while Woolford bruised his ribs during the midweek loss to Sheffield Wednesday but the duo put themselves up to play.

And it was Taylor-Fletcher who had the first effort on goal of the afternoon with a looping header over the bar from Dan Harding's cross in the fourth minute.

At the other end, Ben Pringle, who turned down a January move to The Den, tested David Forde with a 20-yard free kick which the Millwall keeper palmed away at his near post.

The Lions took the lead shortly afterwards when Taylor-Fletcher headed Shaun Williams' cross into the path of Woolford, who controlled the ball with his chest before stabbing a volley into the far corner.

Forde survived a scare in the 28th minute when he was charged down by Matt Derbyshire, with his kick ricocheting off the striker and wide of the Millwall goal.

A couple of Rotherham half-chances came and went as Jack Hunt's cross narrowly evaded Danny Ward in the box and Derbyshire glanced a header wide from 10 yards.

The Millers were doing most of the attacking but the Lions were always looking to counter and they carved out a golden opening in the 36th minute which should have seen them double their lead.

But Gregory, having beaten two defenders to Taylor-Fletcher's flick on, was denied from point-blank range by Adam Collin.

The significance of that miss became clear just two minutes after the break when Ward's deflected effort flew past a wrong-footed Forde to level the scores.

Woolford almost restored Millwall's lead with a far-post header from Diego Fabbrini's cross but the winger's effort was hacked clear just in front of the line.

A lapse from Harding in the 59th minute presented Hunt with a clear path to goal but the right back's sweetly-struck drive hit the base of the post and Forde saved Ward's follow-up.

There were half-chances at both ends as sub Ricardo Fuller saw an effort deflected just wide and Ward, looking for his second of the afternoon, was thwarted by Alan Dunne's last-ditch block.

Neither side was particularly free-flowing in the final third so it was little surprise that the winning goal came from a set piece – and it was the hosts who grabbed it.

Pringle's corner was floated to the back post and Arnason climbed unchallenged to power the ball into the bottom corner, leaving the Lions deep in the mire.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

98 thoughts on “Report: Rotherham United 2-1 Millwall

  • February 28, 2015 at 17:14
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    Ha but didn't Mr H say it was not a 6 pointe just look at the league table I reckon JB was getting ready for Div1 weeks ago and will look to get out of football now I can only see us ending up like Luton and all the others that have gone this way only thing that will keep us afloat is major investment and with our record not going to happen only have to look back at when we had Benny Fenton as the owner and we would do well but just needed a good striker but guess what we never bought one.
    50 years wasted following this crap

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:19
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      @kell:
      Actually Benny was the manager who very nearly got us into the top flight despite the parsimonious policies of then owner Mickey Purser.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:22
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      How do you waste 50 years.....same amount of time I've followed them and had some brilliant moments...ones I will never forget.....s*** happens because we are a smaller club than most and will always have these up and down times...thats what following Millwall is all about....taking some very good as well as some very bad.....myb50 years certainly not wasted!@kell:

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      • February 28, 2015 at 17:53
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        @lessibthorpe: totally agree with 56 years following Millwall starting in the 3rd division south like you had some brilliant moments the ups and downs of supporting Millwall ,can't compete with money clubs this as been on the cards for 3 seasons now,will still follow them its in the blood

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:24
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      @kell: we have an idiot in charge and still have morons in the stands trying to attack the opposing fans , this club is finished.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:56
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      @kell: exactly as my post last night I've walked away after 50+ years just goes to show what JB and co think of the supporters

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      • February 28, 2015 at 18:22
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        @southstand: just been reported that a female steward was hit by a brick , what a bunch of heroes eh , plenty of pictures of the trouble , easy for the club to identify them and ban them for life .

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      • February 28, 2015 at 19:30
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        @southstand: the fact that 2 thirds of fans disliked my above post is very depressing , looks like the hooligan element has more support than a loyal fan who doesn't throw bottles and coins at families . After 46 years supporting the Lions through thick , thin and even thinner that is a worrying statistic . I was at Tuesday's game and went home as fed up as anyone and after the scenes today that will be my last ever game . It's been hard work and at times hugely enjoyable . Hopefully the idiots will one day grow up and realise the damage they are doing to their club , but I doubt it , let's hope Holloway leaves with me as well . Bye all .

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        • February 28, 2015 at 21:27
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          @southstandview:
          Really gutted for you after reading that.
          Hope you reconsider. It is your club as much as anyone else's.I will have a beer with you at the Den if you change your mind.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:09
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      Next Season

      New keeper

      New right back

      Nelson

      Goodman

      New left back

      Fred
      New centre midfielder

      Powell

      New centre midfielder

      Cowan Hall

      New striker

      Peavey

      Holloway has said in the press conference tonight he believes we'll stay up and that we stayed up from a worse position last season,the man is clearly deluded

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:16
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      Please dont publish his b***** tonight .....I cant be the only one who finds it a real insult

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:36
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      I doubt it 50 years wasted. Spending time with my late Grandad ,, MY Late Dad and brother at the Den and then the New Den, then taking my own 2 sons and daughter to a Fa cup final, and then a semi final . And don't forget the playoffs and that silly cup final about 15 years ago. These kind of moments are memories no Millwall fan will ever forget. At Millwall we take a lot of bad times but hell it make those other moments great. I only 53 now but hey what a journey Millwall give us. COYL.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 22:12
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      @kell: How does the song go!
      " You never know just how much I love you until you take my Millwall away"

      well I believe my Millwall has been taken away, chewed up & spat out, but I'll still be here when it comes back, my love for this great club runs deeper than any player/manager or chairman, I will support this club forever come rain or shine, if we go down so be it, but there is still time to get ourselfs out the s***, this is Millwall FFS we don't di anything easy- we'll be back -

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:15
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    Can't blame Lomas and KJ anymore.
    This is your team, Lunatic.
    I can't believe you would ever contemplate showing your
    face at the the Den again.
    Do everyone a favour and miss the coach home.
    You ain't wanted anymore.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:17
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    May just be a snap reaction to the result and the way this season has been in general but I seriously can't bring myself to watch league 1 football with Holloway in charge.

    If relegation happens, looks bloody likely, then so be it but he has to go!

    New manager in or watch the gates plummet. I'm sure others will grin and bare it and go regardless. Fair play to you and you have my upmost respect.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:17
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    There is no point calling for the p***** head,no one will listen.There is not a single person in a position of influence at the club who gives a f*** about Millwall as a football club or it's tradition and history.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:17
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    What a terrible day. I am not so angry about us in the relegation and soon to go down, as this has been on the cards for years and we don't have the financial backing like other championship teams. (Becoming a strong league now).
    What has really p***** me off this season has been the lies and crap talk. Start of the season 'to many old players' need a freshen up new faces new way of playing. I understand that takes time i am not a idiot. However, nothing has changed. NOTHING. If anything Holloway has bought in more old crap, were not capable of scoring, threatening or nothing in general. We are a nothing team. No team must look at us and think oh god got to keep him off the ball etc. We have no way of playing. We need a huge clear out. Holloway will be in charge in league 1 if he is not sacked which i doubt. Get Fred back and start him constantly. Get paris in as soon as he is fit and start him. Give gregory a strike partner who scores goals, a partnership and something to give us a reputation for. KEEP woolford if we can. Good player underated in my opinion. Dunne needs to go we need a new Centre back. Whether that be Nelson or not. We need consistency so need a new defence, a solid one who play together constantly (win,lose or draw). All i want as a fan is some excitement and genuine enthusiasm in our team. Some pace, trickery and attacking threat instead of lumping up to some old farts and hoping for the best. Holloway has been a disaster but he wont be sacked as we all know. As fans we deserve better than all this dross. Thats what everyone is so angry about is we know we probably are not a championship team but there is no legacy or no idea what is going on or who to play or sign. A serious turn round is needed next season or i seriously fear for Millwall. I feel sorry for our amazing fans who have been mugged basically by a crap manager, sorry but mostly crap players. Like i said i CAN accept relegation but not under these b***** circumstances. Well done to all the fans who have stuck with us as its been painful.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 17:48
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        @mfc2u: I don't understand the hold Holloway has over Ambler and Berylson - the bloke is obviously a walking disaster, but they still insist on backing him.

        I've no doubt that if Holloway's still in charge in Division One, we'll be facing the same sort of relegation battle again. He's by far the worst manager in my nearly 50 years watching Millwall.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:22
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      Top post can't disagree with any of that.
      Just to add I would rather turn up and pay the wages of some of the youngsters, than some of dross we have seen this season.
      Get Fred back, no one will be on his back if he does not perform, he is not stealing a living.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 21:58
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      @SLloyd23: You should be a writer mate. Anyone else reckons he should write the articles on this site and not Aldridge?? :)

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:18
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    What a mug you are holloway tactically inept pure rubbish u are killing our millwall. Respect to everyone who went today. I am a long time season ticket holder and don't even feel like going why this fool in charge too painfull

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:19
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    he will say the game changed on a deflection and a set piece , ignoring they hit the post and were better than us and that we have ben s*** in 90% of our games this year

    if he isn't sacked I would not like to think of the crowd at the next home game

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:20
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    All things considered.......we are down unless we change tack

    if we carry on as we have been we will be relegated....so Mr Holloway the only thing to do is change the way we have been playing...........obvious.
    We do not have a recognised goalscorer but as the old saying goes 'the best form of defence is attack'..

    you have a philosophy of how you want the game played...but it is not working...........plain to see for everyone............it is not working

    so if it is not working, you know what you have to do......

    don't want to play two up front ?.......that is fine
    play 4-3-2-1.................

    but play the '2' alongside the '1'.................
    you save face..............we get what we want ( an outside chance of escaping the drop)...
    everybody is happy

    This is your chance to 'step up to the plate'...............show the players how to 'step up to the plate'
    We only have one chance ( a dog's chance) to escape from our current position..........but you/we must grasp the opportunity.....

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:25
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      @eio:

      but these players are not good enough - if cowan hall stayed fit he might have made the difference if he is that good but the rest are second rate at this level - Gregory missed at 0ne nil - this is what happens

      mass clear out coming - we have fred, cowan hall , powell etc to build around

      need a manger that can organise a team and get in a few experienced committed pros

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      • February 28, 2015 at 17:35
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        @timchimes: Even if the players are not good enough....they can show some fight............

        or we could play all our young kids instead of the s*** we have.............

        they will have nothing to lose.............everything to gain..........

        small amount of tinkering will not do it......

        we need something extraordinary to happen..........

        listened to radio commentary.........and they said that second half......Millwall were poor, not at the races...........(seems to be a recurring theme............s*** second half.............and the manager must know the reason....)..

        we need a revolution...............NOW

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        • February 28, 2015 at 22:22
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          @eio: we go a goal up - fall apart!!
          We go a goal down - fall apart!!
          We go down to 10 men - fall apart!!
          They go down to 10 men - we fall apart!!
          Face it Holloway everything you've tried has fallen apart, be the bigger man and admit defeat, We can still stay up with some new input and fresh ideas, just not yours

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      • March 1, 2015 at 09:54
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        @timchimes: What ever happens keep Hollowhead away from the kids, he has already turned formerly ok players into s*** and before you all jump on that it's funny that when we get shot of someone they usually perform ok for their new club, so what is going on down here?

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:21
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    I was told the second half for millwall was like watching a pub side. I don't think IH is a bad manager - it just hasn't worked out for him with us. What do we do? A difficult and testing time for all until season end. It's the impending doom I can't handle.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:38
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      Forgetting a now seemingly flukey year with blackpool (look at them now)....on all known evidence since he began to preside over the dimantling of our club, can you tell me what you draw on to say that you believe he is not a bad manager......I missed it

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:21
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    WE HAVE TO START GETTING POINTS NOW, SO NORWICH, MIDDLEBOROUGH AND OTHERS, HERE COMES THE REAL FIGHTING MILLWALL! I FEEL WE ARE READY,NOBODY THINKS WE WILL STAY UP, BUT WE DO.AS I SAID, THE SAFETY RUN STARTS NOW.NO ONE LIKE US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN SAYS CHEER UP AND WATCH US RISE!

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:23
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    Before the Forest game I said we needed 13 points by the end of February (seven games) just to stay in touch and give us a fighting chance of staying up. We managed seven and are now six adrift. On current form we’d do well to get more than seven more points by the end of the season. We have Middlesbrough away and Norwich at home next. Even Holloway must accept that just one point from those two is now optimistic.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:52
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      @lion.ie: Today's game was possibly the most important one of the season, a match we just could not afford to lose. I think the defeat and performance says everything about Holloways tactical abilty and nouse.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:23
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    2 shots on target today. Says it all really.
    Once again I feel for the 1300 that travelled up to support the team.
    Keep thinking it can't get any worse, but week after week, it does.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:24
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    Well we're down thats a fact. Berylson kept his faith in Holloway but some of the fans had lost faith after the Middlesbrough game, some more after the Norwich and more after Bradford. I was at the Norwich game and some fans started chanting 'Ollie, Ollie, Ollie, Out, Out, Out' but i had faith in him still at that point. But now all that faith has just gone down the drain. I know people want him out now but what's the point in making the change now? The sacking of Holloway should have happened after the Bradford game where we lost 4-0. I know people will hate me for saying this but wait until the end of the season THEN sack Holloway and get a new face in before pre-season begins so that whoever the new manager is will see where we need to improve (STRIKER!!).AND now there is a 99% chance we will be in league 1 next season. I hate it when we lose but i've got use to it because we have lost so many times this season. It's just horrible to see this club go down but that's the way it's going to be I'm afraid. Hope Holloway goes at the end of the season.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:25
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    don't waste ya time interviewing the clown aldo. we don't want no more f****** b******* excuses we want our millwall back! the only post involving that c*** i want to see is if he's walked out the door!

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:31
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      @steveomfc5: totally agree mate, I've never said this before at this stage of a season as I'm always optimistic, but we're doomed, league one next year, but I'll still be there just hope IH isn't.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:26
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    Crap players because we pay crap for them and can only get over the hill players to join us no pride no passion no pace no skill what more can I say oh nearly forgot our crap reputation and all the other rubbish that gets reported about us if it had been our supports that acted the way the Chelsea and spurs were reported as doing they would of been shutting our ground down we are just not fashionable enough and can't compete withe even Brentford Bournmouth and teams that we used to consider a smaller clubs than us ever since we moved to the new den thanks
    Ks for some great memories Millwall cannot see us ever getting any more

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:28
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    History always repeats, third division beckons - time to be big fish in a small pond til the next time we get promoted and the cycle begins! Is it just me who sees that?

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:34
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      @savaloy: We will not be a big fish in league one iam afraid and will find it even harder to get out of.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 17:46
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        @LETEMCOME: you could be right, but as I said there ain't nothing new in what's happening, sooner or later we'll come back stronger - at least for a few seasons!

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      • February 28, 2015 at 18:07
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        @LETEMCOME: Peterborough went down with 54 points last year and are now 15th in League One. They lost some good players in the summer but the shell of their side remained. We have 31 points and on current form will be lucky to finish with 40 points and once our loan players go back what are we left with? I already fear for us next year if we go down to League One, especially under Holloway.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:29
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    McDermott, JB and Ambler? And you can keep the back room staff, namely Gibbs

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:29
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    JB I understand you have pumped millions into this club already and u have kept us a float 4 years but shorly u need to get on a f****** plane, back to the UK and sort this f****** s*** out. Ffs

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:30
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    You would think that IH would do the decent thing and walk away. I know that it probably won't get us anywhere but with him we are going backwards all the time. Surely he should do the right thing and go. Why does the board have so much faith in such an under performing manager. It just goes to show that the people in charge of our club don't have a clue.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:30
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    its time for harris to take over , and just plan for next season, at least we will back him , a shocking second half , what team talk did he give the players, never got going , he cannot be incharge of us anymore he will take us to div 2 guttedtoday , please jb give us back our wall , well done to the fans today who sung there hearts out u didnt deserve that second half s***

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:30
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    anyone with the slightest bit of football nous new IH should have been sacked months ago but like i'v said on here before having an owner who knows nothing about football was always gonna be difficult. Not gonna go over all the reasons why IH should be sacked, i'd be on here all night! needless to say i'v never seen any manager anywhere get away with this s___t! I reckon he's costing the club 50-60k a week in cash through the gate, cost us 500k not playing Chelsea and how much more when we go down? i'm a builder and if i built houses that kept falling down i'd prob get the sack. Love this club born round the corner, been coming for over 50 years but dont think i'v ever felt this bad. dont feel like i can go again this season if this idiot stays (which i think he will) so sad.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:38
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      @macman2: Any chance of rebuilding that house that you built that fell down.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:45
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      @macman2: I could have written that post. I've been saying it for ages. The writings been on the wall since November. Sadly a lot of people couldn't see it coming but most frustratingly, the board couldn't either. I've been faithfully attending for over 20 years. Sheffield Wednesday midweek is the first time I haven't bothered going when I had perfect opportunity to, in all those years. I can't bring myself to go next Saturday. Could be a cricket score. So so sad to see my club in this situation.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:18
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      @macman2: Aside from my joke Mac you talk alot of sense and I couldn't agree more. Fair play to you geez.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:34
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    Millwall are just like the wife! - Love her to bits but they f***ing annoy me -

    The team to old??? Blimey we have swapped Fred for Tonge and marquis for taylor-fletcher!!!

    Those wondering where the goals are going to come from?? I dunno lets ask Wycombe and Gillingham???

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:36
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    Why are people on here surprised at that result? Did anyone really think we had a chance of coming away with all three points?

    And guess what, IH will still be our manager in the morning. I was hoping he'd be gone months ago but it seems it doesn't matter what result we get he's here to stay.

    This club is finished.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 17:43
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      @southlondon1885: To be honest, I'm not surprised, but held out hope that a team coming off two bad defeats were there for the taking. For all the talk of Holloway's man management and motivational skills, he can't get his team up for a must win game even when leading one nil at half time. For all the player sound bites that we are getting fed he evidently has no influence on the dressing room.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 18:14
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        @lion.ie: I gave up hope many months ago. He has basically talked his way out of every defeat and poor performance all season. What a sorry state of affairs this is.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:41
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    Every week we hope,most end like this. Nother weekend ruined.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:44
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    Other than getting relegated, the worst thing is that even if by some miracle we stayed up, I have no confidence in Holloway's ability to make the club better. I cannot see any method to his team selections or tactics. I've never really known it where one week you in the starting 11 the following you're not in the squad. All bizarre and very frustrating. Still don't understand how we got in the position of having so many players out of contract at the same time.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 22:47
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      @Singapore Lion: hello Singapore, I used to live in Hong Kong but had to move back coz I missed my beloved 'Wall too much :(

      Any chance of summoning IH out to Singapore for one of your territories infamous canings? He's killing us.....

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:53
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    if the mental one leaves or gets the boot. who you think would be a good replacement?

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:55
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    if hollnoway leaves or gets the boot. who you think would be a good replacement

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:00
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      @harrryy21: Warburton. Convince him that he will enjoy getting another team promoted from league 1.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:02
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      @harrryy21: harris and gibbs no question no need to pay any money out harris deserves his chance alongside the experienced gibbs recall JM FROM PIKEYS , PLAY 4 4 2

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:56
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    I would be surprised if we survive this season now.Today was massive and again we wasn't up to it. The morale and confidence must be rock bottom. Hard to seeing us having enough to turn this around.
    P.S Hurry up and extend Fred's contract. What the f*** are you waiting for?

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  • February 28, 2015 at 17:58
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    We have played around 60 matches under Holloway (including cup games). We have only won one of those by more than one goal. I doubt if any other manager has ever done as bad, if so would they have still been in charge???

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:01
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    Holloway f*** off and f*** off now and don't wait to be sacked for a bigger payoff. Do the decent thing for the club and fall on your sword to cost the club less because by god you'll cost us £4.5m in TV revenue by relegating us.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:02
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    I notice that Chris Woods has gone out on loan from Leicester to Ipswich. Matt Smith prefers to play in a lower league on loan at Bristol City. John Marquis , who hasn't exactly covered himself in glory at Millwall, is scoring freely at Gillingham and has no interest in coming back. Feeney wanted away and is winning good reviews at Bolton, Trotter wanted away, Onyendima is scoring now he's on loan, Henry didn't want to stay, the lad at Scunthorpe is scoring freely. Can it be a coincidedence that players dont seem to want to stay at Millwall or come to Millwall , or that players who get away on loabn suddenly seem to thrive. Not making a statement here , just an observation.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:08
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    Soon as I saw that line up I knew we were f*****.
    No firepower upfront as usual & poor defending 2nd half.
    We really have had it now.
    No way of making a 6 point gap up with this lot plus we've now got some key players injured.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:12
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    Well. Blame whoever you want. In my opinion it's game over now.
    Now , league one and getting out of it is a specialist Job.
    Who and how do we do that ?
    I ask cos in my opinion we're in a worse state on the pitch than we were 5 years ago and promotion then was only by the skin of our teeth via the playoffs.
    I'm not so sure how and if we can recover from relegation.
    Bleak times ahead I'm afraid.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:14
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    If the trouble after is as bad as im told it was then we could be shipping a few more points !

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:26
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    IH you are a clown full stop get out off millwall as soon as you can just tell JB you think you can't do the job he what's if your going to do something for millwall fan's is that you can't stay no more let's get a young manager someone who what's to do well for millwall and as a manager there is a lot off good ones in league 1 2 someone who will use the young players we have and start again I know it will be hard but we can make a good team like when we had Tim CHILL and the rest we could do it again

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:26
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    You know what it is like when Wall travel up north. Treated like scum. So act accordingly. Give them northern nonces back what they dish out. Respect to all who travelled. Best supporters in the land

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:45
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      @LETEMCOME: the police had no restrictions today it's just the usual idiots who think that throwing coins at kids makes them hard men , his has been going on for years and they are like a cancer that is slowly killing our club . Anyone who defends them is an idiot and can have no complaints when they eventually destroy the club that they claim to love .

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:29
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    Not sure what's worse, Holloway can't run a tap and trying hardest to get us relegated or the p***** at todays game trying to get us kicked out the league. Sack Holloway and give Harris the job til end of season. Damage already done now so pressure and nothing to lose and chance to get some pride back.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:31
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    I've supported Millwall since 1972 and it's been a roller coaster ride. The last four years have been tough but despite this we still had a day out at Wembley but I think we've forgotten who we are. We are a small London club with a small but passionate crowd who on their day can create a noise louder than any 60k crowd. We like our players to be honest and loyal to the cause. We want them to feel the same pain as we do and we want it to mean as much as it does to us. That's the Millwall way. Kenny Jackett understood it and took us as far as he could but in the end couldn't take us any further and left us in a poor state. Lomas well he didn't have a clue and Olly talks a good game and has done some good things regarding the structure of the club but has failed dismally on the pitch. He's insistence on playing a 4-2-3-1 has hurt us and while I still believe we have some good players at the club he is not using them to their abilities. It could be a "I'm the manager and I know what I'm doing attitude" (look at Allardyce at West Ham) or he really has lost the plot. Either way we are going down, not because I'm a pessimist but simply a realist.
    Anyway the point I was trying to make "No one likes us we don't care" and after today most will be glad to see us go but we are Millwall and we defy the odds by always bouncing back (eventually) but we do it the Millwall way. A simple 4-4-2 with a manager who's not a superstar but knows what Millwall are all about Docherty was never a great manager but he achieved great things and he kept it simple "The Millwall way" We don't buy big names we either grow our own or buy 'rough diamonds' It's the Millwall way. Our crowds aren't massive but they are passionate (not at the moment they are not) but that's the Millwall way.
    So it's a relegation season (I would rather go down than endure another season like this one) so we get a new manager in and build a side round Cummings, Nelson, Williams, Powell, Abdou, Fred, Paris-Cowan, Gregory, O'Brien and we build a new group of players committed to the cause and then maybe we can have our Millwall back.
    Rant over

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:34
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    Post match comments seem to indicate that he sees the club firing him, but he knows full well that we can't afford that. IH should walk and as every one thinks the sun shines out of his nether regions, let's let Nigel Gibb coach till the end of the season. We are going down anyway so nothing to lose for the bloke . Maybe his brothers will help out too.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:39
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    Get rid of the clown now, that's what I'll be shouting if he is still there next Saturday. I want to see Neil Harris in charge because we are going down anyway, give him a chance.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:48
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    Open letter to Mr. Berylson,
    Today whilst you were back in the USA, your manager pushed us closer to oblivion.
    I understand that you have a heart for Millwall but to me, you are banking on the likes of Mr.Ambler keeping you informed and up to date. I note that you have invested heavily in Millwall and also wish to state that as a successful businessman you are no idiot. Having said that, your decision to stick with a CEO who couldn't run a bath and a manager who has developed -at your cost-a team that has the backbone of a garden hose.
    As a long standing Millwall supporter let me please give you two pieces of advice-
    1/These people you employ are p****** on you, and us, and are laughing during the pRocess.
    2/ The real people that matter are us. That means the supporters that have been loyal for years and who raise their children to follow a team that historically hasn't exactly set the world alight but does have a place in our hearts and in the world of Football.
    As a consequence, your decision not to fire a manager who is bluffing his way towards retirement, we will get relegated. We will miss out on TV money, attracting better players and enter the FA Cup at the first round. Our gates next season will average 6,000 if you are lucky.
    Have a nice day.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 22:01
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      @NICKOLA: open letter to nickola
      I've got to say as a season ticket holder and going wall for 50 years you are the the most miserable c*** i have ever come across, every thing you ever post is doom and gloom !
      i could not give a f*** what division we are in i will be there next season, and hopefully miserable c**** like you will be amongst the the missing 3000,4,000 you predict who no show next season !
      have a nice day

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      • February 28, 2015 at 22:07
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        @bollocky: and while am at it all the "internet fans" can f*** off as well, go and support arsenal or chelsea with all the other glory hunting c**** and tourists !

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        • February 28, 2015 at 22:18
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          stop beating about the bush mate....what is it you are actually trying to say

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      • March 1, 2015 at 10:47
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        @bollocky: It's people like you who through their loyalty and investment in season tickets form the heart of any club. Trust me, I've seen some very good times at Millwall but the last few years have been dire. I haven't made it up. I'd much rather be singing Millwall's virtues but my voice is croaked. There's nothing wrong in voicing an opinion on here, it's subject to positives and negatives of course. My opinion comes from the heart. If you don't like it then fair enough and you can continue to watch Millwall as they slide down the divisions without having a problem with it. I do have a problem with it and that's the difference between you and me.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 13:07
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          @NICKOLA: erm apologies for the colourful language, the situation is making me extremely vexed and there was alcohol involved. have a nice day

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  • March 1, 2015 at 00:43
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    Dose'nt do our cause any good with trouble inside and outside the Rotherham ground up in Yorkshire, just confirms the Yorkshire police policy of the voucher system in place for leeds ?! That's if we're relegated by then, shoot oneself in the foot comes to mind lol

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  • March 1, 2015 at 06:01
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    Gregory is not good enough to be starting every game. We needed someone better.

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