Gibbs leaves Millwall with Livermore set to assist Harris

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NIGEL Gibbs has cut-short his time at Millwall following the sacking of manager Ian Holloway on Tuesday morning.

Gibbs, who joined the Lions initially as a first team coach in December, moved up to become Holloway's no.2 a month ago.

The 49-year-old was expected to move on at the end of the season anyway but has now stepped aside in the wake of Holloway's departure.

"Gibbo has moved on with Ollie, who brought him to help in the short-term," said chief executive Andy Ambler.

"Gibbo is probably the most honourable man I've met in football after Kenny Jackett, so we've accepted his decision."

Neil Harris, who will be in charge for the final ten games of Millwall's season, is expected to be assisted by former teammate David Livermore.

Livermore has been a youth coach at The Den since 2012, working predominantly with the U18 squad.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

94 thoughts on “Gibbs leaves Millwall with Livermore set to assist Harris

  • March 10, 2015 at 11:24
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    It's a shame Holloway wasn't as honorable as Gibbs and stepped away as oppose to hiding in the target knowing full well he get the tin-tac with hands in his pockets thinking about his 7.Figure payout for failure.... Wouldn't mind seeing Claridge brought back into the fold as Harris assistant short-term, got some managerial experiencing and knows the club inside out as well.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:27
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    Another one bites the dust, at least Livermore knows the Millwall way along with super Neil !

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      • March 10, 2015 at 12:13
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        @Barnlion: I think Aldo should make a list of all these nutters still backing Holloway and ban them. This site is meant for Millwall supporters – unless they’re mentally insane then they’re obviously fans of other clubs.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:27
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    Roll on Saturday! 2 people who know the club on the back of their hand! With Fitzgerald also guaranteed to be around. Gutted things didn't work out with IH, he clearly was passionate but was a headless chicken for a long spell here, in my eyes should have gone after the humiliation at Bradford! As for long term I feel Warburton is a bit ambitious for us plus I'm not sure how he will do elsewhere as he followed a plan set with Rosler. Would love Harris to come on full time but maybe too soon? Perhaps Warnock and Harris in for a season? God knows but lets get behind Chopper and see where this goes for the last 10 of a terrible season.

    SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPER SUPER NEIL!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:28
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    He was obviously in the middle of a chain reaction.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:28
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    Please, the loan players and ageing and disinterested players are never to play this season again.

    Pure U21 and it hardly matters if we lose 10-0. Nothing left to lose, need to make the most out of this.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:32
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    There is now no reason not to go down the Den, the club needs you and we need to support JB decision and probably, more so, Bomber and Dave. We as 'supporters' need to support the team and lose the despondence that has overhung the stadium this year. Now is the time to find the reasons to go and not, as a lot have been doing, reasons not to go. Next home game big crowd the away end will be full, big noise and lets get the Den rocking all over the world again.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:32
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    probably a good thing! i can see claridge being our next manager someone who loves the club, understands us and also affordable. coz let's face it poor j.b has taken another huge hit to the wallet with this one. what ever happens, happens all i know is im chuffed!!! COYL let's roar again MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:35
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    Out with the old and in with the new, and we have a lot of the old!
    Excellent on JB.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:38
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    Unfortunately, as much as I would like him to come, I think Warburton is a shoe-in for the QPR job. I certainly can't see him coming to a lower championship club with limited funds or, God forbid, League One side. I think Claridge should be invited back to the club in some capacity.

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    • March 11, 2015 at 07:09
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      @Adsy77777: I think if we go down we should bring in someone like Nigel Adkins who done great job with Southampton in that division and also took them up to the prem.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:42
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    I say go out and get ally mccoist he my like the job and he did good with rangers when they was in the s***

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    • March 10, 2015 at 13:25
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      @Millwallpad: He had far more money than any other club in his division, I reckon I could've won promotion with his squad.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 13:44
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        @glyngo: we all could off up there and on millwall money lol but they lost so much money and they have been in the s*** for longer then us and I know from there fans they was not happy when he went

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      • March 10, 2015 at 13:57
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        @glyngo: not 100% true.
        He had hardly any money so he put a load of kids in and a couple freebies. It worked wonders for 2 seasons. Beginning of this he had a good budget so decided to ditch most of those kids that got a double promotion for experience it bit him on the a*** big time hence their on field struggles this season.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:44
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    Now we have two people who are Millwall through and through as our first team coach and assistant. Good times could be upon us here. MIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLL

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    • March 10, 2015 at 15:17
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      @Lionzzz98: Not sure being Millwall 'through and through' is enough. People say Dunne is, but he is sh.ite, so as much as I would like Harris and Livermore to do well, they are on a hiding to nothing, and probably won't be the managers next season. Warburton has probably proved himself above our club, and we will end up with a manager sacked for poor performance at other clubs, but sadly that's football in this country for you.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:44
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    Not sure Claridge would want to come back after last time. Did the poor bloke even get to start the season?!

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    • March 10, 2015 at 12:45
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      @MFC Lion: no he didn't..dont know what really happened.
      how can a manager get sacked without the season even started..yet we had this bloke who started a season and finished it in one month

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:52
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    After the shower of s*** we've had to put u with the last 2 seasons there's only one way to go and that is ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:59
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    You lot happy now - Neil Harris great start to his managerial career relegation that will be good on his CV - makes sense -
    why could you lot wait until the end of the season for Ollie to go - club in total shambles now.
    I remember you lot slagging Livers off in the past as well.
    Ollie was a true Wall man and his heart in the right place.
    Neil H likes Southend more than Wall. HARRIS AND LIVERS OUT.
    PS Steve Claridge back after the way he was treated you are joking he has a nice job at the BBC.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 12:08
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        @The Roar: mekon is a pillock we know he is a charlton supporter just ignore him and he will go away.

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        • March 10, 2015 at 12:21
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          @jim1222: Aldo, can't you ban this sad troll. Nothing better to do than go other club's sites.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 12:18
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      @Mekongriver: talking crap if he was millwall and his heart was in the right place he would have gone in December with out a big payoff and how can sacking him now put us in a right shambles we already in a right shambles thanks to that nob head

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    • March 10, 2015 at 12:57
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      @Mekongriver:

      You can now take all your "In Ollie we Trust" Cheerleader s*** some where else.
      Not sure what has been more embarrassing, all that nonsense or Holloway.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 13:49
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      @Mekongriver: who are you mug your not millwall and we never say it was NH that put us down we all know it was that clown go back to charlton you trainspotting lol

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  • March 10, 2015 at 11:59
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    Anymore and it's like "Night of the long knives"
    Hold my hands up, this feels good.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 12:00
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    Don't you mean downwards then upwards !!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 12:22
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    No more talk about warnock. When it comes to spending silly money & then f****** it up he is top of the list. Plus he's a p****.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 12:28
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    what are you people on? want Claridge back here. No thanks what has he done? he is a cheap option and someone who will take us further down.
    we need experience to get us out of league one and i have to say good luck to super neil and i hope with us going down you dont get the blame.
    im sorry to see ollie go as i like many others wanted it to work out, but the right decision was made at this time apart from the payout of course. it just never worked out for him for whatever reason and it has to be said there is more happening behind the scenes we dont know about.
    just look at it like this if we go on a mad run and win the next 5 games in a row, is it the manager or is it the players mugging us off.
    as a professional you do your best and if you are prohibbited in doing so then you speak up so far they have all been behind him.
    lets hope we have our millwall back.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 13:01
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      @MFCBLOCK10: how many players will honestly come out and say that the manager is hopeless and not up to the job?

      He decides whether they get to play or can stick them to play in the reserves. Now Ollie is gone don't be surprised if a few players let their true views on his management be known.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 14:16
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        @MFC Lion: I was speaking to one of the players on Friday who told me the players on the whole were still with him(???), said that they had lost a bit of respect for him because he apparently was bad mouthing McDonald to other prospective clubs after he left us. Bit un-necessary but shows you the measure of Ollie. So happy he has gone!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 12:36
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    Looking at the fixture list we should be able to get at least 12 from our last 10 games .... I think Fulham will also get at least 12 but I can only see Wigan getting 9 and Rotherham getting 3 so we can still beat the drop hopefully Harris hits the floor running !!!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 12:44
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    I want to see us go with a fight. Harris, knows us inside out and can hopefully restore some kind of pride back. What is their for harris to lose, hopefully he can turn it around. Maybe he is going to learn the hard way, winning 4 games and a decent little run and still go down? Who knows... only time will tell

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  • March 10, 2015 at 12:57
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    Harris to save us from the drop.then ambler employs.a knob for next season..

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  • March 10, 2015 at 13:02
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    I think the "honorable" quote from Ambler about both Jacket and Gibbs is a backhanded slap about Holloway's "sit it out and cop the money" strategy. I think the slimey dog probably did the same thing at Palace as well. The difference being you don't mind shelling out a million in compensation to stay in the Premier whilst that figure will really hurt us. Whilst he claimed to have walked away with nothing at Palace, I never bought it. The good publicity was all part of his severance package in order to get another job quickly. Worked didn't it? Hope he never gets another job in football. Complete wrongun.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 13:38
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        @lowdown: I suppose there's stuff goes on that plebs like us will never know.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 14:21
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      @Menorca Millwall: what d*** gave him the long contract. Yes it was dopey b******* ambler. Trying to pull the wool over everybodys eyes as Usual.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 14:48
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        @block 28: Agree completely Block 28. If you're stupid enough to give someone a contract like that, you have to pay it up. Having said that in any business you sometimes have to take a punt and rely on someone's dignity. Sadly, I feel that Mr Holloway was somewhat lacking in the dignity stakes and has been looking to get himself sacked since before Xmas.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 13:11
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    Harris/Livermore, is this the new Stevens/McCleary?

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  • March 10, 2015 at 13:13
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    So many dislikes just because I said give ally mccoist whatsoever wrong with him did he not do a job for rangers when they was in the s*** or do we go for a manger that what's to do well for him and us as I don't think NH will get it

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    • March 10, 2015 at 14:13
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      @Millwallpad: Haven't we just got rid of a showbiz manager who can't keep his face off the tele? A Kenny Jacket type who keeps his mouth sht and gets on with the job for me. I hope that it's bomber, but have my doubts. Uwe Rosler spends a lot of time on Mallorca and is rated as a potential Real Mallorca manager at the end of the season. I'd be talking to him as feel that the Brenford miracle was down to him and not Warburton.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 15:48
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      @Millwallpad: we don't exactly have a great record with managers coming from the Scottish league ..Jimmy Nicholls who took us down & not so long ago a certain Lomas also try the same feet, think best to leave Scottish managers alone

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  • March 10, 2015 at 13:46
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    Harris and Robbo will be the dream team when the time is right.
    I have it on good authority that this has already been planned for further down the line and with Robbo leading.
    Be great when it happens,probably in a few years.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 13:50
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    Just a thought what about big Sam? he will be looking for a job next season.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 14:01
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      @lennie the lion: lennie you are putting your head on the block with this suggestion,personally i like the bloke (in a manly way of course ),but even if he were to be accepted by the majority we could not afford him.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 14:14
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        @Sealion: hewas a millwall player long before he became manger of tbe vermin scum

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        • March 10, 2015 at 14:18
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          @Jim28: was said a bit tongue in cheek. My vote, would be Nigel Atkins his teams always seem to do us.

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          • March 10, 2015 at 15:03
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            @lennie the lion: i know but i dont think sealion got the joke

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        • March 10, 2015 at 16:25
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          @Jim28: Yeh I know Jim, but as soon as anyone seems to have a WH connection they get pillaried on here. Apologies Lennie the joke went over my head, you never know who is being serious on here. lol

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      • March 10, 2015 at 15:11
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        @Menorca Millwall: Must admit never knew that Menorca. Are you sure just checked google and it is not mentioned but never the less always seems to be a proper manager.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 13:54
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    I love NH to get the job full time as if anyone knows the millwall way I can see two up top and the kids getting a good go Powell my get more games as he likes him a lot

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    • March 10, 2015 at 14:22
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      @Millwallpad: Hopefully next season we will see Powell, Siafa, Onyedinma, Goodman, O'Brien and Nelson in the side plus a new left back and goalkeeper.
      If I was Harris I would play Williams with Hooiveld at centre back and Jimmy in front of them.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 15:54
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        @junkmale: I agree with Williams at the back. It's where he was playing when we brought him. May get us playing through the middle instead of bypassing them too!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 14:07
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    How quick will people start on Neil and David? I wish them both all the best and hope/pray they succeed but all they have is wot IH left behind. Goodluck guys. Wall through and through

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    • March 10, 2015 at 14:36
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      @TrueLion: I hope you are proved wrong regarding that statement, first they cant do much worse, Second most of us know that it is going to take not only us winning the last games but we also need others to drop points, Third if they put a team out that gives a performance of a Millwall team that we recognise I am sure everyone would back them and they know what we expect of players who where the Lions Shirt. Good Luck to them both & thanks JB for shelling out again possibly more than Paul Goddard cost us.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 15:08
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      @TrueLion: i for one (& you can jot this down).will never get on bomber's back or slate him like i did with ginge..as for livermore hes s***..lol

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  • March 10, 2015 at 14:23
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    We may be defeated this year but no longer divided!
    COYL

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  • March 10, 2015 at 15:06
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    Yes we are in much better shape now to see out the rest of season!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 15:36
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    With all the euphoria about IH going,we must now get behind the team,obvious i know but we do have some idiots who will expect an instant turn around,and get on the player,s backs if we dont.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 15:59
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    One pairing i would like to see given a good run of games is O'brien and gregory,i know they have both missed good chance's but they were getting into good position's,i think given a good run in the team together the goal's will come.
    I remember against birmingham 2-0 down IH brought on O'brien and he gave their back 4 a lot to think about before laying on gregory's goal.
    The pair have linked well in other game's as well,as i say give them say 5 games to prove them selves and the goals will come.

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    • March 10, 2015 at 19:08
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      @jim1222: In agreement with you on this. We just need to play on the front foot, with a bit of urgency and desire, get the ball thro to the front two a lot earlier. O'brien and Gregory have the pace, they simply need the correct service

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  • March 10, 2015 at 16:02
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    Good luck to Bomber & Livers, wish you both the best , I hope all agree with me is that were not expecting any miracles , we don't expect that, but what we want is some pride put back into our club , something which you both know about ..... NOLU

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  • March 10, 2015 at 16:03
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    This time the board has to get it right with the next appointment of manager, hopefully if Neil can prove he can do the job it might be a no-brainer but no more silly contracts please. Holloway has robbed the club and left it in a terrible state. Whoever takes charge has a job on his hands, the players need to respond too and give it all. If they do the fans will give hem all the support they can. I hope to make it to the den as soon as I can.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 16:56
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    We need to get Ambler out!! We got to accept we are going down and for us to rebuild and move forward we need to take it back to bare bones. I can't stand that good for nothing grease ball all he gives a F**K about is his wage

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  • March 10, 2015 at 17:11
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    Neil please dont put dunne in the team for old time sake

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  • March 10, 2015 at 17:15
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    I read with interest the views of the supporters and the situation we are currently in.
    I agree with the reason the majority of supporters wanted to get rid of IH after such a bad run of results and a complete change around of personnel in January 2015.
    I do kind of sit on the fence with this one as I know the one up front does not work I also agree the constant change of players does not help the stability of the team. However some of the players must also take responsibility for the continuing lack of effort in performing for the club. I must admit looking at players IH brought in Cummings very average player. Hosveld sorry no better than Beevers in my opinion Harding again no better than Malone. Tonge different type of player to Mcdonald but sorry do not rate him. Fabbrini yes like him very good on the ball no end product. IH brought in Webster since loaned him to Yeovil. He brought in Briggs loaned him out to Colchester.
    Brings back the Hoff sorry not up to the standard for the championship.
    Edwards a big loss through injury. We have no leaders in the team only Shittu but even he is now passed his sell by date for the championship. Unfortunately I think this is a little bit late as we have already had the NH and SF looking after the team when Lomas was sacked before IH joined us.
    Was it one draw and a loss?? Neil Harris is not at management level yet assistant yes but to early for championship level.
    IH has not had the run of the green with Paris getting injured and also Lee martin but I think we need to play with 2 wingers when Marin is fit and Woolford. this way we can get behind the defence of the opposition
    My line up would be.

    Forde
    Abdou or Dunne Hoseveld Williams Harding

    Martin or Gueye Powell Fabrinni Woolford

    Gregory Obrien
    Subs
    Archer
    Taylor Fletcher
    Beevers
    Abdou or Dunne
    Martin or Gueye

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  • March 10, 2015 at 17:32
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    The first thing Sir Neil should be doing is speaking to Wycombe and Gillingham about getting our players back, we're looking for goal scorers and that's what they have been doing.
    next thing to do is pull GTF and Fuller up and ask them are they with us or not of not then p**s off and put players in who want to play for the club.
    as for Tonge I thinkhe has done ok since he's been here, get chappers back and get him playing for us because if it was a manager thing then that has now been resolved.
    Now is the time to prove your worth.
    also give Dunne and Forde a massive kick up the a**e and tell them to get their s**t together and also get shittu involved, the way he and others were dropped was out of order.
    its time to get our Millwall back.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 17:34
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    The first thing Sir Neil should be doing is speaking to Wycombe and Gillingham about getting our players back, we're looking for goal scorers and that's what they have been doing.
    next thing to do is pull GTF and Fuller up and ask them are they with us or not of not then p**s off and put players in who want to play for the club.
    as for Tonge I think he has done ok since he's been here, get chappers back and get him playing for us because if it was a manager thing then that has now been resolved.
    Now is the time to prove your worth.
    also give Dunne and Forde a massive kick up the a**e and tell them to get their s**t together and also get shittu involved, the way he and others were dropped was out of order.
    its time to get our Millwall back.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 17:34
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    The first thing Sir Neil should be doing is speaking to Wycombe and Gillingham about getting our players back, we're looking for goal scorers and that's what they have been doing.
    next thing to do is pull GTF and Fuller up and ask them are they with us or not of not then p**s off and put players in who want to play for the club.
    as for Tonge I think he has done ok since he's been here, get chappers back and get him playing for us because if it was a manager thing then that has now been resolved.
    Now is the time to prove your worth.
    also give Dunne and Forde a massive kick up the a**e and tell them to get their s**t together and also get shi77u involved, the way he and others were dropped was out of order.
    its time to get our Millwall back.

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  • March 10, 2015 at 17:53
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    Who made the Fred and marquis loan agreements? Surely if it was IH we can recall them now! Look what happens when Kane went back to Spurs! New manager, all loans called back. Sure that happened with Townsend too. I know they might not be 100% ready for a championship dog fight but give em a chance! Unlike the current squad there full of confidence at the moment and it might just rub off!!! IN HARRIS WE TRUST!!!!!

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  • March 10, 2015 at 17:58
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    Can we get webster and chaplow back from their loans if Harris wanted, anyone know?

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  • March 10, 2015 at 18:46
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    Got to be claridge still fit knows the Millwall ethics and the supporters can bring in good players and apply the passion him and Harris would make a great team in management should we go down which seems inevitable with so few games and deficit in points at least we can reorganise and mount a challenge
    Millwalllllllllllllllllllllllllllll for ever

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