Harris: Den wins the "starting point" for Millwall next year

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REGARDLESS of whether Millwall are playing in League One or the Championship next season, Neil Harris says the club's priority must be to improve results at The Den.

The Lions will drop into the third tier if Rotherham beat Reading tomorrow night.

If the Millers fail to win, Millwall will travel to Wolves on the final day of the season this Saturday knowing that victory could be enough for them to survive.

But Harris already has one eye on next year, and believes that picking up more points on home soil has to be the Lions' main ambition in 2015-16.

Millwall won just five of their 23 league games in SE16 this year.

Harris said: "It's not whether we're relegated or not – it's whatever happens and whichever league we're in next year, the squad will be dominant at home, young, hungry and athletic.

"It will play with a Millwall spirit.

"It's clear to see the home record hasn't been what it should've been.

"That's certainly not down to a lack of effort – everybody's had a right go – but that's going to be the starting point in the summer."

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74 thoughts on “Harris: Den wins the "starting point" for Millwall next year

  • April 27, 2015 at 13:47
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    If someone else gets the job he'll have the ghost of harris haunting him after every defeat .

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  • April 27, 2015 at 14:01
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    If the next manager isnt Harris it had better be someone special.......Think even then i would still want Harris...

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  • April 27, 2015 at 14:26
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    Reading between the lines I would say that Harris has all but got the job already.

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  • April 27, 2015 at 14:44
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    Four days before the season ticket deadline, we are talking about home form next season.
    Sales are obviously on a go slow, not surprisingly then!

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    • April 27, 2015 at 15:03
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      @kenfromtheden: Ken not sure that's the reason, all the lads I go with and that's 12 of us plus the people around us have already applied for next season, Its just that he and we know that was one big aspect of what has been missing since KJ left the club and home form is crucial if you want to gain promotion mate. But were still not done yet, the fat lady has not sung yet.

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      • April 27, 2015 at 16:05
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        @Barnlion:
        Was jesting mate really, will be getting mine Friday as the early bird price and Lions Card deduction makes it worth while to be honest. (and more games that we will hopefully win.)

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        • April 28, 2015 at 08:29
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          @kenfromtheden: Ken, Lets hope we can squeeze in the Championship tonight we will be down or still not know if they lose or draw, anyway lets hope we have a better season where ever we are.

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    • April 27, 2015 at 16:04
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      @kenfromtheden: I would obviously prefer it if Millwall avoided relegation, but it does not matter what division we are in next year (or any year) I will still turn up at The Den. Just want to go home with a smile on my face knowing that we have given 100%

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  • April 27, 2015 at 15:32
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    Georgie Graham was at the Arsenal v Chelsea game yesterday, bring him in as an adviser to Neil. I think Neil will make a great manager one day but he still needs to learn a lot more about tactical substitutions and defensive formations.

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  • April 27, 2015 at 15:36
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    I didnt see a lot of skill on saturday(apart from lee martins abortive attempt at a ronaldo-like stepover) but what I did see was heart and bottle, something the mad one appeared to manage out of them. Whatever division we're in next season I feel confident, with bomber at the helm, that Millwall will give us supporters what we want. Commitment, passion and especially victories. COYL

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  • April 27, 2015 at 16:35
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    Division one is really hard to get out of ... Can you imagine this bunch of so called profectional footballers on a cold wet night in Walsall . Crying because there no hot water.. " I going to speak to my agent about this " ... Lol... If I had my way , I'd make them walk there. Keep then fit lol

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  • April 27, 2015 at 17:17
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    there is nothing wrong with "this bunch" as you so mockingly put it, yes same players as under hollowhead but completely different attitude and commitment under harris, when was the last time you went to a game?

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  • April 27, 2015 at 18:11
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    give neil and david the job and get the best youth coach in the country at our club.our board needs to crank it up a bit for me,they are the decision makers.some of which have been pitiful.tomorrow nights result might cause some reaction from them.in a positive way.we do need certain positions filled when the loanees go .

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  • April 27, 2015 at 18:25
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    If Bomber is talking like this then it's pretty obvious the job is his next season and good luck to him. Wherever we are next season, a few people in the boardroom need to take a long hard look at themselves and stop running this club in an amateurish manner. It's riddled with ineptitude.

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    • April 27, 2015 at 20:40
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      @NICKOLA: exactly...the chairmen even tough he has bankrolled us treats his job as part time .leaving andrex in charge.& we know what a clown he is..

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      • April 27, 2015 at 22:52
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        @Jim28: Bankrolled - where did the money go then? Certainly not on decent transfers or staff appointments. The only proper money spent was to bring in silly-b***** as celebrity manager.

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        • April 28, 2015 at 01:10
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          @Micky Lions: when a bloke puts in £40m into the club .i call that bankroll..what do you call it?

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          • April 28, 2015 at 10:58
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            you live in cloud cukkoo land ...when did Berylson tell you he put £40million in, I suppose you chat with him over a cigar and brandy....it dont matter if he put 400 million in if he has been no good for the club....the bournemouth chairman saved them with 100 grand cheque ...they now reportedly get 100 million in the prem. Remember my prediction ....if Berylson stays we are nearer to the conference than the championship

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          • April 28, 2015 at 19:50
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            @Jim28: £40m - are you serious? I appreciate our gate receipts, TV money and commercial income isn't huge, but where did the extra £40m go? I know Berylson wasted lots of our club's money on Lomas & Holloway, not to mention employing Ambler, but I can't remember a chairman who's been so frugal on the transfer front.

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  • April 27, 2015 at 22:48
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    I reckon Gregory will bag 20+ goals next season and the following year we will be fighting 2 keep him but 2 tell the truth looking forward 2 nxt season no matter what division.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 08:07
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    We all need a rest from this nightmare season.....lets treust Neil to get rid of the deadwood and bring in 5 or 6 good squad members....20 players is enough not 36 like this season our youngsters will do us proud and I m looking forward to our comeback......

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  • April 28, 2015 at 09:06
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    Should get the job.
    We don't have multi million pound backing ( to be thrown at the team) so he's the natural replacement.
    He needs to learn how to close a game down though, giving 2 goal leads away with minutes to play twice is a bit of a tactical flaw which could be argued could possibly have kept us up but he's positive & will have success down a division.
    Don't see a player on the pitch not playing for the shirt & he's definitely had an affect on the moral of the squad. Problem is we haven't still had the quality either end of the pitch to radically effect results.
    That's not his fault though.

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    • April 28, 2015 at 10:22
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      @Millwallsteve: dont have multi million to throw at a known manager either..so jb knows he has to give the job to neil..

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  • April 28, 2015 at 10:09
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    come on Reading do us a favour and get a draw - it is not over - wolves are very unlikely to make the play offs and they know it . As the scores from other games come through they might lose focus and we might pinch it

    need Reading to show up tonight though

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    • April 28, 2015 at 10:25
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      @timchimes: the only downer is that probably cos of there cup run.they are in freefall.bout time you woke up reading and performed

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  • April 28, 2015 at 10:58
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    Maybe Rotherham will field someone else's player again and secure our place in Europes 5th biggest league

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  • April 28, 2015 at 11:04
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    The general consensus is Harris has the job, if we stay up, how can the board get rid? he has managed the team into safety.
    If we go down 2 points
    1) its the perfect division for young inexperienced managers to start (and he can take the last 3 months experience with him)
    2) what decent amazing tactical genius is taking over a L1 club?

    Harris has proved he talks sense, motivates players and has got them working as a team, if he'd got 3 extra games we would definitely be out of this scrap.

    The only area i have any doubts with Bomber will be the transfer market, he has only had to deal with what he has, hopefully he takes to this part of the job and has a keen eye for decent talent.

    whatever happens, if he gets the job and results go against him, let him slip back down to the under 21's and let him keep his dignity.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 13:09
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    Being a bit realistic here, I'm sure we are down now and that Neil should be given the job. With the clear-out, the youngsters coming through and a bit in the pot for strengthening we will be a force in Div 1. That said, soon will come the time when the vultures swoop and offer bigger deals for our youngsters. If they go then we will be stuck in that league as we are now seeing with O'Brien who is being hunted. Its a critical time now and hope that Neil can keep his squad together for promotion.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 13:11
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    Just noticed if Rotherham lose the next 2 games, we draw with wolves, a Wigan win on Saturday can see them jump above both on GD and relegate both Millwall and Rotherham, how depressing :(

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  • April 28, 2015 at 13:17
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    Does anyone know the contract situations at the club?

    Magaye only a 1 year deal with the option to extend so could be off
    Have webster and briggs ended the contracts or just loaned out with the view to shifting them on?
    Could either do a job in league 1???
    Dunne out of contract, Harding back to forest, Hoiv back to Saints, Forde probably going to get some cash.

    We really need someone to assist build a brand new defence.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 13:55
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    All you experts keep going on about the youngsters when we get relegated. There are some very tough and big teams in Div 1, 2 and Conference. Do you think they will let the youngsters play football get real. There are also some very experienced managers in these leagues as well.
    Please get used to the fact the ground will get sold off to build yuppie flats on, JB seemingly will become a mega millionaire and we will be playing at Dartford, Bromley or Hackney Marshes.
    The times are a changing - as readily said on here two very bad managerial appointments costing Wall thousands of pounds and rubbish loan permanent transfers MARTINEZ, TONGE, I ask you the list is endless has helped put the magic Wall in this situation. I cannot see anything else than a Rotherham win tonight the worst a draw and they will draw with Leeds on Sat - there is no way Wall will stay up now had the chances but blew them in the last few games - a good turnaround but lacked the cutting edge please a new goalie whatever happens. Thanks for reading this thread lots of likes please.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 15:40
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    Once again I am troll on this site just for my opinion .. I've been there before in division one and it's a hard division. Some people think we will walk it.. So to tery the Turk ,, or should I say musthaveashit.. This is a free country my old china. People can voise their opinions .

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    • April 30, 2015 at 08:07
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      @teddy.T: your feeble attempt at humour regarding a Turkish name is laughable only for it's childishNess, also I get a feeling that you were somehow trying to say something about me not being from this country, well me old China let b me tell you that I was born here in 1958 in ilderton road and probably more English than you and as for freedom of speech I am exercising that right by saying that your comments were s.h.i.t. VOICE.
      listen mate we may not agree with each other but I would die for my and your right to to allowed to say them.
      We are millwall brothers together.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 15:46
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    Mekong you are so wrong ,Reading can win tonight you are not a lions fan just a northen monkey jerk

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  • April 28, 2015 at 18:06
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    Well d day has arrived I think after 3 poor years our luck as run out and tonight ww will drop to league 1 but to be honest think we all know in our hearts ita what we deserve and better is around the corner

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  • April 28, 2015 at 20:12
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    I was not sure if Harris was ready for the job yet but I think I was wrong. He has improved us,not that was hard after the last muppet but why not give him the job, unless we get someone very special to take over which I doubt then he is the ideal candidate, as long as he is given time and people stay off his back then we are a great place for him to learn his trade as a manager. With the right guidance and backing he could be our Eddie Howe,young,loves the club and he will play the youngsters. Good luck Neil. We could do a lot worse.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:14
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    Rotherham winning 2-0 Millwall and Wigan are relegated tonight!

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:15
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    Just remembered how much i hate coco

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:17
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    Holloway hope you fall down the stairs and break your f****** neck you no good cxxx

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:18
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    Why do some sad c**** come on here to tell us the scores???? Is it like we don't know??? Get a f****** life! We deserve to be down without worrying about a proxy f****** result elsewhere! Got some right c**** at our club! Why don't you go n wath the train spotters!

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    • April 28, 2015 at 22:02
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      @millwalltel: hmmmm lets see. Maybe because the result of that game was highly significant in whether we got relegated or not!

      What on earth where you expecting to read on this site comment wise whilst The Rotherham game was taking place?

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:19
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    So Rotherham go 2-0 up and it's all over. We go 2 goals up and look shaky. Players aren't up to it, if only they had a tenth of the passion the fans have we'd do alright.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:22
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    Millwalltel calm the f*** down you c***!

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:22
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    On the brightside i bought a suit in marks at bluewater yesterday and it was 40 quid off

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:23
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    Thats it, were down. Pressure off now, lets go down with a thumping performance against Wolves. A new beginning for the Wall next season,Harris and co. in charge, clean sweep of the deadwood. Summer break regroup and a fresh start. COYL

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:27
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    Millwalltel wheeling out the old f*** off to Charlton line! What's the deal with some of our fans telling us to go to the Valley? No wonder Charlton get bigger crowds than us, probably a few who have decided to take that idiotic advice and f***** off!

    I'm Millwall through and through and tonight I'm as gutted as the rest of us.

    Harris for manager, regroup and rebuild!

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    • April 28, 2015 at 21:31
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      @North London Lion: I'm millwall thru n thru! What a t***** you must be that's why u live in North London then u melt! Some little p**** who thinks he is hard behind his laptop. Go get a life u moron!

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:29
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    Going down going down hahahahaha, get down you scum

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:29
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    The only thing worse than going down would've been going down with Holloway in charge.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:44
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    Finally, put out of our misery. 3rd time unlucky.
    Not going to be the doddle to get promoted but it could not get any worse than the last 2 years. Looking forward to better times.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 21:52
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    Got my s/ticket..and will be at wolves saturday..mfc may be down but not out.
    NOLU WDC

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  • April 28, 2015 at 22:11
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    Millwalltel you really are a thick little c*** aren't you! Giving it the big un on here, how about you come and find me at the Den and tell me I'm a North London c*** to my face? You worthless piece of s***!!!

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  • April 28, 2015 at 22:13
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    We will still beat the charlton in the cup next season. They will still be worse than us. Watch out woolwich gypos.

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