Harris and Livermore named as Millwall's management duo

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

MILLWALL have today named Neil Harris as their permanent manager.

As reported by NewsAtDen, the Lions board wanted to move quickly to appoint Harris after relegation to League One was confirmed last night.

The 37-year-old has overseen just three defeats in nine games as interim boss and will now lead the club in a lower division next season.

Dave Livermore has also been confirmed as Millwall's full-time assistant.

In a club statement, chairman John Berylson said:

"When Neil took over we were already in a very difficult position, and the fact that we came so close to taking the season to the last game says a great deal about the job that he and David have done over the past few weeks.

"I have been greatly impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail Neil has demonstrated since becoming manager and he has undoubtedly inspired the players to produce some performances of real character.

"After five seasons in the Championship, relegation is undoubtedly a massive disappointment to us all.

"However, we started re-structuring back in February with the addition of a Head of Recruitment.

"Coupled with our flourishing Academy, which under Scott Fitzgerald has begun to produce good young players, there is a real sense of optimism going forward.

"I am fully commited to the future and know that our team is in the hands of men well versed in what it takes to make a successful Millwall side."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

67 thoughts on “Harris and Livermore named as Millwall's management duo

  • April 29, 2015 at 14:27
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    1 step back, 2 steps forward..

    Think we're in a healthy position to move forward. The likes of Fred, O'Brien, Nelson, Powell, Cowan-Hall have great potential, especially in a lower division. Think Gregory will find his feet in this division, then go from there (Similar to Morison). We need to make sure we get our transfer business done earlier, to give the boys playing together in pre-season

    Got to remember Harris also knows the U21 team like the back of hand so will have an idea of other youngsters who are close to coming through the ranks.

    Along as we don't totally rely on loans and oldies think we'll be fine, although i think a few experienced heads in the side would be beneficial for guiding the youngsters (Likes of Abdou) who will point the boys in the right direction.

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    • April 29, 2015 at 18:33
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      I hate to kick us when we are down and I feel the pain of the relegation. I am wary of bursting peoples optimism bubble, but.....Having had a look at the quality of some of the teams in league one and the set up we have now....everyone expecting too much from the mostly unproven kids....but above all Berylsons total ineptitude, we are more likely to drop in to league 2 than get promoted back to the championship.

      Yeovil beat us first game last season, we pipped them to stay up ....they have just gone down again, Millwall could easily follow, poorer gates , cant attract players, maybe sell the ground, these are all possible if not probable....I dont think the potential crises ahead is fully appreciated....in a few short years hindsight could show that harris and the kids never stood a chance. I do not trust Berylsons intentions, or one word he says....I hope I am wrong, but you could fit quite a big housing complex in the New Den

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        • April 29, 2015 at 21:12
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          @bonnie1272: didn't Berylson have a 10 year plan to get us into the Premiership? 7 years down the line we are back in league 1...maybe we'll do a Bournemouth...doubt it unless we get a 25+ a season goal scorer!

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        • April 29, 2015 at 21:29
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          pretty much every decision he has made of the last few years could be designed to our detriment...didnt back Kenny, kept Holloway far too long, not putting real money into the club which may have funded success and a dividend for him the other decisions, hiring Lomas and Holloway were mistakes...got most upset when the council scuppered his development plans. Why is he even involved in Millwall...a hobby? I think development prospects were his motivation, they have gone.....I have said before he will be gone soon...by fair means or foul I fear he will steer us to the brink before he goes

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          • April 30, 2015 at 07:58
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            @tonytowneronthewing:
            Didn't back jackett, correct. But he did back lomas with a decent budget and backed Holloway with an either bigger one. Ok the money wasn't millions, but it was enough if it had been spent correctly, to have kept us up. And yes lomas and Holloway were poor managers, but hindsight is a wonderful thing and the truth is, although people may have had doubts, NOBODY knew for sure how it would turn out with either manager, especially Holloway. Berylson is a human being. Humans don't like losing money, its common sense, so if your seriously suggesting berylson has put us in the s*** on purpose then your very naive and way off the mark.

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        • April 29, 2015 at 22:57
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          Sheff U, Doncaster, Mk dons, swindon, peterborough swindon, Barnsley Wigan, Burton, Bradford....there is a more aspirational top ten without us

          The idea that aiden o brien and sid nelson are almost gonna walk to the title on their own is lunacy...we do well to make the play offs

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          • April 30, 2015 at 08:08
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            @tonytowneronthewing:
            League 1 is a poor league. You only have to Look at the top scorers list to see that. It's nothing like before when we were there when you had the likes of leeds, southampton, charlton, Huddersfield, norwich, brighton. Don't be so downbeat. None of the teams you mentioned are worth worrying about. If Sheffield United and Preston go up we will be arguably the biggest team in that league along with the 2 we came down with. And blackpool could easily drop again. Bomber knows what will be required and I have every faith.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 14:40
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    Excellent news! They have proved that they deserve the opportunity and League 1 will be an easier platform for them to improve their managerial skills than the Championship. At what is a difficult time for the club following relegation this is the only sensible course namely getting in real Millwall people who understand our club and what it stands for.

    Good luck to them both!

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    • April 29, 2015 at 15:14
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      @Reg Ilderton: Good luck to the two of them. They're both Millwall blokes who understand the club and hopefully will get the time and support they deserve.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 14:50
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    Finally after a few years of uncertainty, it feels like we are moving in the right direction again, with this appointment.
    Steve Evans you disgraceful fat piece of obesity... " I've got 12 bottles of the finest pink champagne that i'd really like to open by wrapping them around your fat head! Lose 31 stone. Sort your clubs admin out. Refrain from cheating and ensure you keep team up in the Championship next season so we can smash you when we get back up. Lee Gregory said he hopes Rotherham bottle it. He didn't say you've got no bottle you illeterate fat northern chip and gravy eating oversized oompa loompa. You are a disgrace to professional football, yet a good advert for all that is wrong with Northern Pie eating scum.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 15:04
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    @ MILLWALLER: so what is it your trying to say ?? Lol

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  • April 29, 2015 at 15:18
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    Oh what great news, you mugs! I tell you what is great news, is that your in league 1, where you belong! I can't stop laughing and smiling! Steve Evans - I love ya baby! Super Rotherham

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    • April 29, 2015 at 15:28
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      @Fmac: Can't stop smiling and laughing? Probably cos you're a simpleton.

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          • April 29, 2015 at 22:51
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            @Adsy77777: no the sex fiend that grooms and shags 12 year old girls while in the employment of Rotherham council!

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    • April 29, 2015 at 15:59
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      @Fmac: I see you did not use your real name or what club you follow ,If you lets know we can point you in the direction of the village that lost its idiot.

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      • April 29, 2015 at 16:38
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        @colin66: hey don't be like that lads! From reading your posts, this is a great day, with all your 1 step back, 2 forwards b*****! How's about getting it right and 5 steps backwards! It most certainly is a great day in the history of the mighty lions haha

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          • April 29, 2015 at 16:53
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            @Adsy77777: got to go lads, just heard Steve Evans is on talksport right now. You should have a listen, it's great! Hahahaha

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          • April 29, 2015 at 16:54
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            @Adsy77777: got to go lads, just heard Steve Evans is on the radio right now. You should have a listen, it's great! Haha

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        • April 29, 2015 at 16:57
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          @Fmac: Going to listen to Talksport? You must think we're stupid, your mum's just come in and found you on the computer with your grubby little pants round your ankles.

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          • April 29, 2015 at 17:11
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            @Adsy77777: Super Stevie Evans has just finished! Ah I enjoyed that! He was double patronising about your two-bob striker Gregory. Enjoy League 1 boys, I'm off to have a great big cigar

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        • April 30, 2015 at 08:19
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          @Fmac:
          Yes, this is a great day actually. We have a manager who is a legend, and who will hopefully lead us back up in a season or 2. We have a lot more to to look forward to than you lot. You will be relegated next season and your fat heart attack waiting to happen manager, and peado fans won't be smiling then will you. Abit like after the game at your place when your lot melted outside the ground, and on many occasions en route to the station. The highlight of my day was seeing a few of your lot getting sparked on the bridge, and by that big metal fence as we came out the ground. Don't remember any of your lot giving it the biggun whilst you were scattering all over the place.

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          • April 30, 2015 at 20:53
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            @82wall: Is that right? Corr your boys are tough! Who said I support Rotherham? I couldn't give two f**** about them until the other day. Adios mugs. Millwall chairman, keep up the good work hahahaha

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    • April 29, 2015 at 17:13
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      @Fmac: I would sooner support a team in league one than live amongst a community of sexual deviants.

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    • April 29, 2015 at 17:24
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      "Steve Evans - I love ya baby!"
      So you want him to roger you and give you a baby? Interesting!
      The rest of the country know about your goings on behind closed doors in Rovrum.
      Just a shame you are all still walking the streets - A disgrace to the human race,
      the lot of you.

      Good news on Bomber, and good luck (although you won't need it)

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    • April 29, 2015 at 22:27
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      @Fmac:

      I wouldn't worry about what league we're in, should be more concerned you come from Rotherham.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 15:19
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    At least Harris knows what Millwall is all about and will get them playing for the shirt.

    Lots of people seem very optimistic about our chances next season but I think it'll be a struggle, league 1 is a very tough division and we've nearly been relegated again the past two times we were relegated.

    The youngsters will get their chance but you need experience in that division.

    I'll be more than happy with a top ten finish, I'd love Harris to succeed, I have a feeling that just as another Millwall legend Keith Stevens did in 98/99 & 99/2000 bringing though youth and tuning things around, he'll ultimately pave the way for a more experienced man to lead us back up.

    Hope I'm wrong because Rhino got some bad abuse by fans just before being sacked, I really don't want Harris to have to go through that.

    IF he can take us back up they'll have to name a stand after him and build a statue outside the CBL!

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  • April 29, 2015 at 15:24
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    Rotherham are bad winners and behave unprofessionally from top to bottom. If Harris done the unthinkable and kept us up I doubt his first thoughts would be to berate Rotherham. Roll on August. Hope we dont sell any of our youth products, a full season in league one could be beneficial to development for all.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 15:39
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    The next headline I'd like to see is...

    "Millwall have a major clear-out of all the dead wood. A mini bus is in the car park...

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  • April 29, 2015 at 15:44
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    Think this was nailed on from the moment he took over from the clown,hope he does well next season with a whole new team but please please please PLEASE do NOT bring back marquis!! Got a terrible feeling he will

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  • April 29, 2015 at 15:47
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    Great news Bomber and Dave from what ive seen so far they deserve the chance .
    Bomber & Dave (got a certain ring to it )

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  • April 29, 2015 at 16:28
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    You want to get your facts right Steve Evans you fat pie eating c**t , do yourself a favour and keep your big mouth shut !!! You might lose 20 stone then !!

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  • April 29, 2015 at 16:31
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    Surely if Birmingham city owners are in administration we should challenge them legally - the money involved must be worth a punt - dock them 20 points i say - or every point they've won since going into admin!

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    • April 29, 2015 at 18:46
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      @lancslion: Can't see the FA giving us two lifelines. More likely outcome is that they will get docked ten points at the start of next season.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 16:42
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    A lot of posters are rightly talking about the youngsters that should be in team next year with a few seasoned pros to guide them......just hope one of the oldies is Carlos.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 16:45
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    @ FMAC. Go and smoke some chips and gravy through your crack pipe son. And ask yourself this... when's the last time Steve Evans saw his own d@ck? And you hanging off the end of it doing yoga so your little toe sticks out past his over hanging belly doesn't count!

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    • April 29, 2015 at 16:54
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      @Millwaller: I heard that during a survey in rotherham town centre when asked their favourite men's grooming product most of them said 'Haribos'

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  • April 29, 2015 at 17:29
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    Looks like Ford is here till he retires so there will be plenty of goals conceded again.Old pals act.

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    • April 29, 2015 at 19:15
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      @baz2262: ford is taking a lot of the blame when as a team, we haven't been good enough..
      Bit harsh I think..

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  • April 29, 2015 at 18:49
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    Actually thought we would stay up when he took charge, we were even in the position to get at least four more points. But it's happened so we go on, bit more fight next season lads for us.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 19:11
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    I would rather be a southern league side than support rotherham or charlton. scumy nonce cases both of them.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 19:25
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    S@&t night but the inevitable happened !!!! I now have a smile on my face ??? Bromber in charge gee the kids up !!! Already started putting my loose change in a bottle saving up for our trip to Wembley ,, as some one once sang ,,,,,, The Only Way IS UP ,,,,,,,, C O Y L ONWARDS

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  • April 29, 2015 at 19:32
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    It's far too soon to make judgements but one relief is that Neil will not be making any ludicrous speeches and comments like Holloway did. Neil has his feet on the ground but in my thinking he still has much to learn. Team selection. tactics and when to make a substitution. Let's wish the lad all the best and give him as much support as possible. Its not going to be easy and he has to learn from any mistakes he might make. There is no better way to aquire knowledge and skill than at the "coal face"
    Good luck mate.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 19:59
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    Well done Neil for getting the job. Still gutted that it didn't go to the last game would of made sat more interesting hope to see all the usuals if I don't have a good summer. & see u all next season. As for Evans what a turd. Enough said.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 20:02
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    To be fair, I think most of us accepted that we were relegation bound back when the clown was in charge so it seems to have lost its sting. The news that Bomber has got the big job has taken the sting out even more. Bright times ahead. COYL!

    And regarding all these little runts that keep coming out of the woodwork, it cheers me up that they hate us so much. The fact that in a day or two they will be forgotten about by us but Millwall will always be in their heads seems to be an irony that is completely lost on them. It's almost sad.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 20:47
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    Relegated - and I've never felt more optimistic. Everything feels right all of a sudden. JB is making the right noises, Harris and Livers have been brilliant and League 1 is the perfect place for our young squad to develop and prepare for life in the Championship and beyond. Relegation doesn't feel like the end - feels like the beginning.. COYL.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 20:57
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    I think the fat man from Rotherham, he obviously knows we are an easy bunch to wind up and therefore he is hoping the next time he comes to The Den we will all throw our Pie and Chips at him which he would convienitly stash away to eat at half time. Unfortunately what he will get is a load of verbal abuse and a chance to tuck into humble pie as Gregory bangs in a couple of goals against his beloved team from a town full of degenerate muppets.

    Mr Pie Man, we will be back and you will probably have had some kind of food episode so enjoy your year extension in the championship. No one likes us, we don't care.

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    • April 29, 2015 at 22:45
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      @dragonflymfc: Just imagine we draw Rotherham at home in a cup match next season.
      Mr Evans will be most welcome!
      Mind you, I don't think even he would chance a pie from our gourmet catering canteen!

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  • April 29, 2015 at 21:30
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    Steve Evans is just a fat Ian Holloway. Media clown. I would say that he's all mouth and no trousers but I bet his fkin trousers are huge.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 21:46
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    http://twohundredpercent.net/?p=8698

    Read this article about Steve Obesity Evans. The man is riddled with fraud!

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  • April 29, 2015 at 22:09
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    We should get promoted we got great talent in our youth and some good senior players aswel let go back up COYL

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  • April 29, 2015 at 22:18
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    Congratulations to bomber and livs.i think they will do an excellent job.have you noticed in the past it's always been down to an incompetent manager spackman,Holloway etc That has resulted in relegation to league one.with a proper millwall boy at the helm we are in for a good future! COYL!!!

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  • April 30, 2015 at 03:08
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    Why rise to the Rovrum bait. Due to an incompetent Millwall manager they did the double over us. Time to move on with a proper wall management team..

    We wont go straight back up but lets get rid of the wage thieves and get some honest players playing for the shirt

    COYL

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  • April 30, 2015 at 07:54
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    @Jzero: Yes mate it should. It shows that he's cheated his before. The mans a cheat. I don't think it was an admin error now that lead to them fielding an illegible player. This mans cuts corners on everything other than meal times and portions!

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