Norwich striker ruled out of Millwall reunion after surgery

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FORMER Millwall striker Lewis Grabban will not return to The Den with Norwich City tomorrow after undergoing ankle surgery.

Grabban, who has scored 70 goals in 177 appearances since leaving the Lions in 2011, is the Canaries' leading marksman.

The 27-year-old was also absent for Bournemouth on the final day of last season.

Carrow Road boss Alex Neil said: "It's a huge blow. But we've got a big squad and we're now looking for the other guys to step up to the plate.

"It's not actually clear what the problem is, so once it's fixed, we'll have a better idea.

"He's done very well for us in the last six games, but he's struggling with his ankle."

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35 thoughts on “Norwich striker ruled out of Millwall reunion after surgery

  • March 6, 2015 at 10:52
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    Bottled it again, but im glad he isn't playing!

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  • March 6, 2015 at 10:56
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    Don't worry Lewis, you wont need to have any more excuses not to play against us at the Den for a while after this season. Amazing you're always injured, having operations or just ill when it's time to play the Lions in the away fixture!

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    • March 6, 2015 at 12:00
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      @REAL Supporter: Hello Lee i will see you on sat against Norwich.
      Thing is about Grabben,to be fair to him i think as with a lot of player's in the present team he was played out of position KJ,we let him go cheap to bournmouth,they realise his true potential and then get's sold to norwich for load's of money,we can knock him all we like,but i think it was our managment failing's as well as Grabben's that are at fault here, as they have been for a long time now.
      As a crowd i think we get on the backs of our player's much more than other club's,Kitch,harry and weller all had fan's slagging them off when thing's did not go right (before any one say's OH NO WE DID'NT,i will answer that OH YES WE DID),so perhap's we as a crowd need to look at our self as well.
      PS
      Before people start to s*** me off please note i use the collective term we so i am including myself in this critical post.
      As i said see you on sat Lee.
      LUV you
      POWDERPUFF 1
      LOL

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      • March 6, 2015 at 12:56
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        @jim1222: to be fair to him.you are serious about getting your PP1 back jim..i say cobblers to him the spineless sod.he was spineless when he was here and still is..by the way it was brentford who took him of our hands and made a few bob out of it.good work by thete ceo(who is now at the den and is in charge of rectriutment)..but you are right about the old den players..even merlin got stick for being to greedy..but its in our DNA somethings you cant change

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        • March 6, 2015 at 13:06
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          @Jim28: agree about grabban didn't have the stones to play for us. I will dominate Jim 1222 has no1 powder puff but he has his work cut out with your mate.

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          • March 6, 2015 at 16:54
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            @block 28: i forgot about him ..jim you've got no chance mate

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  • March 6, 2015 at 10:59
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    Another player treated like s****,ie Robbo, Craig, Lowery, we have let go of some proper good Wall players.
    And paying for that now. Fancy a 2 1 win tomorrow,!! got to be optomistic. COYL

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    • March 6, 2015 at 11:02
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      @lionrampant: I don't think you could count him with those sort of players. He never seemed very committed at Millwall and towards the end of his time here was like a frightened rabbit in front of goal. Personally I was glad to see the back of him.

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  • March 6, 2015 at 11:23
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    Got to look on the bright side that's one less to score against us

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  • March 6, 2015 at 11:31
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    "It's not actually clear what the problem is, so once it's fixed, we'll have a better idea."

    A severe case of aDENdicitis by the sounds of it.

    (My apologies for that awful pun)

    Anyway, less goal threat from them, so let's go and get that allusive home win! Strangely optimistic about tomorrow's game for some reason.

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  • March 6, 2015 at 11:34
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    Once more unto the breach,dear friends.once more,
    Or close the wall with our English dead,
    In peace there's nothing so becomes a man,
    As modest stillness and humility,
    But when the blast of war blows in our eard,
    Then imitate the action of a LION,
    Stiffen the sinews,summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard favoured rage.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The games afoot,
    Follow your spirit,and upon this charge,
    Cry "GOD FOR MILLWALL, ENGLAND AND SAINT GEORGE

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  • March 6, 2015 at 11:40
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    It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
    Winston Churchill

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  • March 6, 2015 at 12:03
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    So, we haven't had a striker all season, just got a inept money grabbing idiot for a manager.

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    • March 6, 2015 at 12:44
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      @sags: Hometruths about Hollaway
      When Hollaway was unveiled at the den I witnessed one of the biggest wankfests in 50 years of going wall.
      From the dockers stand the whole west stand gave him a standing ovation normally reserved for our servicemen and women when they come to the den and our second home wembley when they parade around the pitch. In the dockers I didn't see anyone with there arms folded going "ugh f*** Hollaway" they all applauded. The worst he should be getting is "thanks Ian you've tried your best but the results don't lie"
      So if JB got it wrong and ambler got it wrong we got it wrong also.
      Snidey comments like "hollowhead" and " coco the clown" make you look like muggy charlton and palace fans , we're above that !
      WE ARE MILLWALL

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      • March 6, 2015 at 13:14
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        @bollocky: not all of us wanted the mental one.i made it a point to be late for kick of that day..i was having a beer down stairs cos i knew what they was gonna do

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      • March 6, 2015 at 14:27
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        Vast majority (well at least according to the poll on NAD) voted Holloway as their first choice as manager. So when JB actually got him many were rightly very happy and dreaming of a Blackpool/palace type promotions down the line. Hence the warm welcome he got. (Wankfest? Really? Just because the fans had a bit of optimism and hope for once)

        Now things have gone very badly wrong and the crowd have turned against him. Yes we did get it wrong and most now want a change. They don't think he can turn it around, he doesn't look like he can, he has a terrible record but refuses to go. Does he genuinely believe he can safe us or as many of us believe (cynically perhaps) he's staying for the money.

        Agree the name changing hollowhead etc is embarrassing.

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  • March 6, 2015 at 12:06
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    Would have preferred him to play, would have been a focal point for the hate mob instead of our own and got the juices flowing !
    Looks like it's gonna be a nice sunny day tomorrow and spring is just around the corner, hopefully that feeds through to fans and players alike, i can't wait to get in arrys bar.
    Our survival push starts tomorrow !!!

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  • March 6, 2015 at 12:10
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    HaHa what a bottle job,maybe they can transplant him a backbone whilst his in the operating theatre.

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  • March 6, 2015 at 12:14
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    That's a shame I have waited a long time to see him have a good game at the Den , and yes he has turned into a good player but he must also take some responsibility for his time at Millwall always seemed to be giving about 70% at best which is a shame

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    • March 6, 2015 at 12:22
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      @mfc2u:

      He was a waste of space in our shirt, never gave 100% with his disgusting body language that stank.

      Glad when we got rid.

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      • March 6, 2015 at 12:36
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        He reminded me of Feeney he had one outstanding home game at the start of his time with us and then went backwards rapidly @Millwallsteve1972:

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        • March 6, 2015 at 12:44
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          @mfc2u:

          Must have missed that game then mate, I know I sat through enough of his performances and he showed he couldn't give a t***. We gave him more than enough chances.

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        • March 6, 2015 at 13:05
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          @mfc2u: Bit unfair on Feeney. At least Feeney never seemed to stop trying, he just seemed to lose his confidence.

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  • March 6, 2015 at 12:19
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    Won't have to worry about bottling it next season!!

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