Millwall boss pleased with display despite Wimbledon draw

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MILLWALL boss Neil Harris thought his side dominated in the 1-1 draw with Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow on Saturday. 

The Lions, however, needed a last-minute equaliser from Sid Nelson, who headed in a Mark Beevers flick-on to preserve the unbeaten start to pre-season.

Wimbledon had taken the lead inside 20 minutes when Lyle Taylor slotted home seconds after Aiden O’Brien was stretched off with suspected ankle ligament damage.

And the Millwall manager said that, apart than the Dons’ small pockets of pressure, his side dominated the game and deserved at least a draw.

Harris explained: “I think, other than the three or four-minute spell in the first half, where Wimbledon were quite direct and obviously scored the goal, we dominated.

“And other than a 90-second to two-minute spell in the second half, where they had a couple of corners and efforts on goal, I thought we controlled the game.

“We just weren't as clinical as I would like but that comes with time.

“I never used to score goals in pre-season but found the net during the season and that'll eventually come from all over the park.”

Nelson headed home an added-time equaliser after Jack Powell, who looked threatening from corners after coming on in the second half, sent in another dangerous in-swinger.

“I'm pleased we scored,” Harris said. “The chances we created came from set-plays. We looked a threat and it just becomes the desire to want to score the goal. Sid Nelson showed us that.

“I was pleased with all the young players when they came on, that’s the crop of youngsters we have. I think both teams almost finished like an U21s game but I was pleased with all the young boys.

“Even in the first half we had chances, we could have scored a couple of goals.”

He added: “The game against Bromley, where we worked extremely hard before the game, was not going to be the sharpest exercise, it was about getting minutes in the legs. Today was a little bit fresher but, as you can see, we still have work to do.

“The important thing is that we need to learn from the little mistakes we are making and getting punished for and make sure they won’t happen during the season.

“That’s two games in a row we’ve conceded one opportunity and both teams have scored. We need to cut out those little errors and keep concentrating on what we are doing.

“We also need to be a little bit more clinical in and around the area, while making slightly better decisions in wider areas.”

O’Brien went down on 14 minutes after rolling his ankle inside the penalty area, and he was subsequently stretched off.

“I’m concerned – he won’t be fit to train Monday,” Harris said. “Where we go from there [with O'Brien] at the moment, I don't know.

“Aiden needs to be checked and he will have an x-ray and a scan as players do when they go off on a stretcher. We will assess the injury and hope for the best.”

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

110 thoughts on “Millwall boss pleased with display despite Wimbledon draw

  • July 18, 2015 at 20:35
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    "Where we go from there at the moment, I don't know" we go out and sign two strikers Bomber, our season hasn't even started and our players are already beset by injuries will this set the tone for a physical season in L1.

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  • July 18, 2015 at 20:55
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    I said ages ago they won't put there hands in there pockets one big struggle this season if anyone was coming in they would be there for the portugal trip squad to small to inexperienced injurys started allready it's getting messy

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  • July 18, 2015 at 20:57
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    Unfortunately most of this squad are not up to a physical battle which we will have in the majority of games this season.

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    • July 18, 2015 at 22:14
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      @harry2310: couldn't agree more- that'll be the oppositions tactics all season. Probably leak a lot of goals from corners and get kicked off the park. Hope I'm wrong with that but you can't expect the opposition not to do that when they can't out football us.

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  • July 18, 2015 at 21:04
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    AOB has a broken ankle so now we have to sign a striker surely.

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  • July 18, 2015 at 21:12
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    Bomber probably has more idea what is going on than us,but it appears he has been hung out to dry.What can he do but remain positive and do the best he can for Millwall.I only hope if the s*** hits the fan he doesn't unjustly bare the brunt of it.If funds were truly available for the Hanson deal why do they not seem to be available for other targets?Also why has nobody from board level addressed the fans to quell the despondency that is polluting the atmosphere around the club?

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    • July 19, 2015 at 21:48
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      @norris: Spoke to someone who is part of the setup at Bromley. Chatting to Bomber after the game, as he said there was little or no budget for players, hence the young players, so forget the Striker this year. Saying that, know O'Brien is f*ucked, what choice do they have but to add to the team. Loanee I feel is the only way.

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  • July 18, 2015 at 21:15
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    NH was a great club servant but he needs to wake up and smell the coffee.....................
    He is supposed to be running a football club (in decline) - not a creche
    No one likes us - the club doesn't care

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  • July 18, 2015 at 21:18
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    We made three bids for Hanson,the last was accepted but the manager convinced him to stay. We should of had another one lined up or get Morison back he would do a job in L1.

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  • July 18, 2015 at 21:46
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    Jesus I despair at some of the comments on here at times.' Despondency polluting the atmosphere around the club' What f****** despondency? We've drawn two poxy preseason games FFS.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 08:56
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      @Still_Wall: I agree it's people like Norris who cause I'll feeling before the race has even started

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  • July 18, 2015 at 22:02
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    The first saturday nite ive not been out for a while, and ive got into the habit of posting pessimistic comments on here very early on sunday mornings, i dont know why but i get drawn to this bloody site, probably because i love millwall. Anyway im a bit earler tonite but ive slung down two large bottles of cobra and a virtually a bottle of cheeky merlot, my friends i really hope im wrong but we are officially fukked , no new signings , no hope of adding goals to the team , loads of unproven kids who might not get a game by the end of august , what a mess im in and so is my club

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  • July 18, 2015 at 22:17
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    Everyone knows what state the club is in and the direction Neil Harris has said he wants to take the club in. Everyone who wants instant success and money spent f*** off up the road to Chelsea. I love my club through thivk and thin and don't care if we lose as long as I can be proud and know that everyone gave it their all. We've had the s*** over the last couple of years and now NH is building a squad of Millwall players who know what it means to us to pull on the shirt. The majority of the team is going to be young and they will need all of us to back them regardless if they cock up or lose. Now stop all the f****** moaning about not scoring in a friendly, show some class and support your f****** team.

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  • July 18, 2015 at 22:36
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    We need strikers come on JB What did u say in your interview u will invest and help our beloved club MILLWALL back 2 the championship bomber do us a favour and ask our chairman 4 some money please 2 invest in some descent players hurry the f*** up not long now

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  • July 18, 2015 at 23:03
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    I'll say this for the last time. Ambler & Williams need to f*** right off out of our club NOW.

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    • July 19, 2015 at 13:57
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      @NO1LIKESUS: ambler is not responsible for who we sign so at least get your facts right about why we are where we are .

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  • July 18, 2015 at 23:17
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    We don't need any other supporters from any other club to s*** us off we got enuff of our own to do that call yourself supporters why do you bother if you think we are so crap total tucking joke

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    • July 19, 2015 at 00:03
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      @dave666:
      f****** doogooder liberal mugs! The board are taking the Michael. We don't need fancy hash tags & bull, we need proper player investment if we are serious about improving the club.

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      • July 19, 2015 at 08:45
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        @NO1LIKESUS: we all no what we need but I'll tell you one thing we all need right now loyal supporters add that to the list

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    • July 19, 2015 at 01:10
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      @dave666: no body is saying we are s***, most are just expressing our genuine worry... I'm excited to see the youngsters next season, but we have no depth or attacking threat.... Anyone who has been a regular for the past three seasons and knows our current squad will know it's going to be tough..

      I hope that I'm wrong and I do believe our youngsters will benefit massively and improve the long term success here, but the weight can be on their shoulders in their first season of senior football... It's not fair!!!!

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      • July 19, 2015 at 08:47
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        @JONO: I'm not saying all Millwall supporters are slagging us of but there like ficking cancer from within spreading there words of doom

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        • July 19, 2015 at 09:52
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          @dave666: anyone who has renewed is entitled to have a moan and until a centre forward walks through our front door I ain't gonna be happy, teams have to score 70, 80, 90 goals to get out this division and we don't look anywhere near there that ! You can make do any out field position except upfront so until until we sign our centre forward I'm gonna keep moaning cos our fans deserve a big player !!!

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          • July 19, 2015 at 10:39
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            @bollocky: moan all you like up to u. Sometimes in life we don't get what we deserve that's life

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        • July 19, 2015 at 10:45
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          @dave666: well you keeping spouting your crap and I'll keep spouting mine. This is a results business not a poxy gift shop!

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          • July 19, 2015 at 10:54
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            @NO1LIKESUS: your full of s*** if you think your right give yourself a big f****** pat on the back sunshine

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  • July 19, 2015 at 00:19
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    Where's the money gone. Where's the money gone. (WHAT MONEY!!!)lol. When was the last time we spent more then 500k on a player? And no im not cxxxing off the team, im just worried about the 3 fold and ending up in league 2... Plus im not judging by the last 2 friendly's because we've done quite well. Im judging by the last 2+ year's..

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  • July 19, 2015 at 00:42
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    People calling for a striker and it's getting 5 dislikes??? Some wallets hit the dislike button for the sake of it.....

    We need a striker....

    Waits for the dislikes....

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  • July 19, 2015 at 00:43
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    People calling for a striker and it's getting 5 dislikes??? Some wallys hit the dislike button for the sake of it.....

    We need a striker....

    Waits for the dislikes....

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  • July 19, 2015 at 00:45
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    F me this cxxt JB, should of invested in the supermarket industry instead of football. They got all there slogans off him didn't they.
    Tesco - Every little helps...
    Sainsbury's - Live well for less...
    Aldi - Spend a little live a lot...
    Asda - Saving you money everyday... / Why pay more... / Save money live better...
    +Loads more lol Ronseal - does exactly what it says on the tin. Yhhhhhhh f*** all...
    Now that's why mum's go to millwall...

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  • July 19, 2015 at 09:06
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    This time last year we were all really looking forward to the coming season. A respected manager who seemed to have turned things around after a fabulous run in to the previous season when we had avoided relegation and who had won two promotions with two clubs, both like our own, to the Prem' on his CV. This year we have not lost in pre-season in two away games with almost a completely new untried squad and it is all doom and gloom. The honest answer is we don't know, that is what is so exciting, and I for one am much happier knowing we have changed things to how they are now especially with the hindsight of what happened last season.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 09:15
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    @ STILL WALL: some good points,well made in a sensible way, and you get called a moron.

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    • July 19, 2015 at 09:23
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      @bordersarebest0170:

      Just about sums up some of turnips we have following us nowadays. Constructive Criticism is one thing, totally unrealistic premiership wannabes is another.

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      • July 19, 2015 at 09:45
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        @Still_Wall: your right mate JB has put a lot of hard earned cash into the club, but he only has him self to blame for the poor advice he takes from Ambler and the money he has wasted on journeymen. I really hope we can pull through this season and stick together that's what the club needs.

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        • July 19, 2015 at 10:08
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          @JONO:

          Yeah I'd agree he's been badly advised, it's where we go from here thats important. Eight months ago I was dead against Harris taking over, club legend and all that, but I saw something in the last few weeks if the season. For a start a slow return to the spirit and togetherness that makes us strong, against charlton and Wigan it was encouraging to see players and fans singing from the same song sheet, and look at how them games finished up. Also Harris made intelligent like for like subs- the complete opposite to the crazy start a game with one forward and finish with FIVE madness under silly b***** Holloway. Bomber seems to have taken a lot of influence from the best managers he's worked with, not least KJ, and is clearly an intelligent man. He knows these boys coming through and obviously trusts them and is willing to put his a*** on the line to give them the chance, we have to back him and his team as much as we can, we might just be on the verge of a decent team here with a few sensible additions. A season of consolidation will do for me.

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      • July 19, 2015 at 16:02
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        @Still_Wall: what do you mean going nowadays..i've been going to millwall for over 40 years..never exprcted much from them in the way of ambition..screw the prem who needs it..our league is the 2nd tier.i've lost count on how many times we have dropped..wise bought us the dream i never thought i'd have in this life and that was the fa cup final.sith the backing of theo.i might of gone over the top by calling you a moron..but what you have wrote since kind of backs that claim up

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        • July 19, 2015 at 17:52
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          @Jim28:
          Bit of a wind up merchant are you? Fair enough if that what amuses you, but calling me a moron whilst coming out with the mostly unintelligeble dribble you do is a bit rich though, still, agree with you about the premier league, you might not be the coach one window licking spastic I thought you were after all.

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          • July 20, 2015 at 09:09
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            @Still_Wall: i could answer that with my own anidote but i feel this would run & run..so here's looking towards next season..by the way i go by train.lol

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  • July 19, 2015 at 10:35
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    Personally I don't read two much into friendlys. It's just a work out. We will only know the apple after about 5-6 games. But we do did a striker & a attacking midfielder. Maybe o brien getting injured might speed things up.

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    • July 19, 2015 at 10:45
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      @block 28: Hello block,do we know the extent of O'Brien's injury yet.
      I see jim is getting well involved again,just go's to prove you can't keep a good man down.
      i look forward to seeing you and jim in the near future.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 11:34
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    The tone has changed greatly from the euphoric optimism that was evident when NH was given the job of manager to one of doom and gloom from some quarters but not all, I hasten to add and it seems it's all about the fact that we have failed to sign a quality striker well I'm as concerned about this as anybody is but in defense of the club the price players are going for at the moment is astronomical. I think we will just have to be patient stay positive and back the men and the boys 100% when they pull on the shirt and do battle on the pitch.
    I.N.I.A.I.S.I.A. I'm Millwall til I die.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 13:46
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      @john H: just worked out I.N.I.A.I.S.I.A. took me a while because it is I.K(Know).I.A.I.S.I.A. Happy now!

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  • July 19, 2015 at 11:45
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    I would not worry over two minor friendlies the team are just getting back into fitness and NH has to try to get them into the formation he wants. Remember doughnut Holloway was playing different formations every week and even changing in the middle of a game, he panicked all the time.

    A couple of strikers are needed no doubt, but to say who and where from is being defeatist, there are many out there. Jago and George graham found the right players from lower leagues. Kevin Bremner, Savage, Trevor Lee and even Justin Fashanu were no on the radar until they came to Millwall, and they did us proud. Hopefully the new Chief Scout will be out looking so give the guy some time. Maybe we are being impatient, me included, but it is understandable after all the crap Millwall fans have had to put up with.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 11:59
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    I'm fully supportive for the youngsters and what the manager is looking to achieve I don't think it's all doom and gloom but as a certain manager said along time ago B Shankly if your good enough your old enough friendly mean sweet fa . But I do think they will need older heads to guide them when it gets rough so fingers crossed the chairman and board give Neil the help he needs just a couple of experienceed players I think the Den could be a much happier place this time next yeat

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    • July 19, 2015 at 12:27
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      @S.A.S: we do get a few sensible post's on NAD, and your's is one of them.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 13:07
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    We may never be able to afford the striker we all crave for but if we , (as I believe we do) have got a good manager, we're in there with a chance we're definitely are not, no hopers. Good managers are priceless. Yet to be proved I know.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 13:42
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    With all the new backroom staff and longterm planning, I can´t see the big upturn happening before the 2018 - 2019 season. Feeling sorry for Chopper already, as it appears he has no money to invest in a decent striker that wants to come to the Den and the injuries mounting already!

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  • July 19, 2015 at 14:30
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    Everyone calling for strikers pop down to open training day and watch Lee Gregory and John Marquis. We do need a big lump up front granted but everyone screaming for a 20 goal striker we've already got them and with Harris coaching them will get the best out of them.

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      • July 19, 2015 at 21:30
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        @millwalltel: Did I say knock knock? Did you not see how m7ch Gregory improved when Harris tookover? Did you not hear about Marquis scoring regulary for Gillingham? What the f*** is there to joke about? Some people might be fans but they know f*** all about football.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 14:35
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    Everyone calling for strikers pop down to open training day and watch Lee Gregory and John Marquis. With Harris coaching these 2 I have no doubts either of these can score 20 plus goals but I do know that we need a big lump up front for these to play off like Hanson. Harris will be looking for a striker and with the scouting changing about it will take a while to build targets but we're still 3 weeks away from start of season.

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    • July 19, 2015 at 15:08
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      @Jimmy Abdous Hip: let's face it I doubt even Harris knows how we will fare this season with the young players moving up, what concerns me is how long we will be in this division with inexperienced squad, it shouldn't take an injury to ignite getting a forward in as we should have had a few in mind before Obrien got injured,if the worsted happens and relegation is a threat then berylson and Ambler will and should come under scrutiny,goals is what we need in attack and midfield as yet I don't see it and like last season it's a concern.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 14:55
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    Listen ands it's only a if. Morrison did return after the CRAP he had to put up with when he was here last time he would be like signing Messi if you get my pun he get a hatfull in that div that's for sure

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    • July 19, 2015 at 16:14
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      @S.A.S: dpot on he did a lot of good the last time he was here..probably the main reason we stayed up..people will say he didn't score enough goals.these are the same fans who thought fuller was good and what did he do ..sweet fa.couldn't hold the ball up or win anything in the air..and could he have played on the wing bloody doubtful..bring back morro

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      • July 20, 2015 at 05:15
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        @Jim28:
        OK....let me enlighten you about Steve f u c k in morrison. ...my pals a cab driver an the last time morison was down here on loan my mate picked him up after he was apparently injured....he had no idea my pal was a millwall fan and after a lengthy discussion with him as my mate carted him from the training ground to the betting shop morison confided that he was in actual fact feigning injury as he couldn't be bothered with the standard of football down here any longer an was only here for the money...whereupon my pal told him he was taking him no further an that if it wasn't for millwall the f u c k e r would still be playing non league football....the geezer is a complete s l a g an should never come within a million miles of the den ever again.

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      • July 20, 2015 at 05:16
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        @Jim28:
        OK....let me enlighten you about Steve f u c k i n morrison. ...my pals a cab driver an the last time morison was down here on loan my mate picked him up after he was apparently injured....he had no idea my pal was a millwall fan and after a lengthy discussion with him as my mate carted him from the training ground to the betting shop morison confided that he was in actual fact feigning injury as he couldn't be bothered with the standard of football down here any longer an was only here for the money...whereupon my pal told him he was taking him no further an that if it wasn't for millwall the f u c k e r would still be playing non league football....the geezer is a complete s l a g an should never come within a million miles of the den ever again.

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        • July 21, 2015 at 07:05
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          @Hurlocksgonnagetya:
          Don't believe that for a second. 1- No pro footballer would be stupid enough to give such information to a cab driver, 2- He couldn't really fake an injury, what with all the scans, doctors, physio's and technology involved, 3- He probably could of got a lift if he was at training.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 15:59
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    Hollowhead done a lot of damage to this club
    on and off the pitch, and financially put the club in the mire for while,
    with his payoff and his deadwood loan mates he secured.
    This kind of stuff takes a while to even it's self out.

    Harris and the board won't rush into rash signings at the moment,
    the right strikers at the right price will eventually arrive.
    New coaching staff with their ideas, will need a little more time to get a team
    to play their way. A handful of games at the end of last season (with coco's w******)
    and a couple of friendlies where most players ain't at the top of their game yet, is hardly
    enough time to start getting suicidal. I get the feeling half the people on this board
    don't get down to the Den that much, because if they did, this club smells a lot better
    than when that midget money grabbing w*** merchant was around.

    If you want to get all suicidal. at least give it another two or three months.
    Let's face it, with this squad and no money, we were not going to fly out of this league.
    There is a good chance we will be hanging around L1 for a couple of seasons (hope I am wrong).

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  • July 19, 2015 at 16:09
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    Your vitriolic statements regards your undying love for the club, are admirable, but no more than the rest of us feel.
    The real villain of the peace, Berylson, is relying on guys like you, who would go over the cliff instead of taking a step back and seeing the situation for what it is....the same way the Generals got all the poor baskets to go over the top in the war....they had a sheep like mentality and could not, or would not , step out of line...they gave unquestioning devotion to the cause.....and paid the ultimate price.
    Its passed you by but Berylson is ruining our club ...the conference beckons....he came to exploit the business possibilities offered by the chance of developing ground around the club, the council said he can't, he does not care about the club. Berylson got lucky with Kenny Jackett, and then failed to capitalise by investing properly.
    Neil Harris may be our record goalscorer and deserves his place in the clubs history for that....but....his record with the u21's was not great, his caretaker role no inspiration either. Neil Harris would not get a job with any other league club. We are left to talk about the 'kids' as if we have some kind of vintage crop like Man Utd team of 92, truth is we aint....God bless em all, but their place in and about the team/squad, is as much a reflection on the weakness of the club, as is is a reflection of their promise or potential.....The big clubs snap up any promising players long before they have reached 18....how many bids have we turned down for our lads.
    Berylson wont spend a penny ....has the big sceen been fixed yet I wonder. Berylson is looking for a way out....I hope we are still in the league when he is pushed, or he jumps......
    I have been banging this drum for over a year , it wont be long now before the banners are out and the protests begin....I wont say I told you so then .....but I am telling you now.
    I understand your wanting to chastise the 'moaners', but they are feeling the pain of whats going on, they, like you should channel their displeasure in the right direction, before it is too late

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    • July 19, 2015 at 16:28
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      @tonytowneronthewing: I could not put so well your right, Berylson is and has been the problem for too long. I see a very long battle in the lower six or seven places this coming season, all down to the boards inadequacies, I've been a supporter since 1956 and have never seen this club in such a sorry state, I guess Berylson and co are blaming the fair play rules, I dont see that I see Greed for as much as can be got.

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      • July 19, 2015 at 17:34
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        @aeojt: how anyone can have a go at JB is beyond belief , you clearly don't have a clue how much he has spent bailing this club out .

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        • July 19, 2015 at 19:19
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          Maybe you could enlighten us Southstand ...I aint no financial wizard and dont have the inside knowledge of JB's finances that you enjoy....but no transfer fees...( allow for hollowheads pay off) ...mostly journeymen and kids that no one else wants, cant attract players in front of the likes of rotherham and barnsley...because we dont pay wages....was there one serious bid for any of our playrs this summer, no, ....if you take the revenue...(just paid £70 for my grandaughters replica kit) away from the operating costs how much is left that we are indebted to BJ for....and how much of it is loans that he will leave us with....if there is a massive operating loss how long before people like you appreciate that the buck stops with Berylson....This idea that we found a yank who is a benevolent benefactor to a little south London soccer team aint fooling all of us....How embarassing every time we had a game and the big screen was fkucked....would the repair bill have broke his bank

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          • July 19, 2015 at 19:54
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            @tonytowneronthewing: 40 million just keeping the club afloat and even if we did spend a million on a player he would want silly wages which in turn would push up the wages of all the other players, we're a small club and if we have to yo yo between the championship and league 1 so be it .

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        • July 19, 2015 at 22:39
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          @southstandview: Who's in charge? not me, Many of us cant be wrong, no club no matter how small cant run without investment, because our support is low then to compete with teams with gates many thousands greater than ours, we needs monetary investment of great proportions otherwise we will slowly sink into oblivion which the authorities would like. Are you going to invest I guess not, as a retired gent on mega income I cant.

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          • July 21, 2015 at 07:08
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            @82wall:
            15****** not 50. Jesus, I wish it had been 50, wouldnt be looking forward to a season in league 1 if he had. And marquis wouldn't be up front.

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    • July 19, 2015 at 17:23
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      @tonytowneronthewing:

      A good read mostly, but, good grief, liking WW1 troops and Football supporters in the same sentence
      is hardly comparable, is it? Or indeed, suggesting that they had sheep like mentality.

      All I was saying, was, it's a bit early in the season for folks to start drum banging
      and playing chords of doom. Although, deep down, I suspect that in about three months time,
      your words might be more on the money....lol...

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      • July 19, 2015 at 18:58
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        bit of confusion mate...I was actually replying to Jimmy Abdous Hip, which suggested that those of us who did not agree with him should start supporting Chelsea......cant see no positives in that. If You read Jimmy Abdous hip comments they reminded me of the poor Tommy back in the day....full of guts and bluster, but not able to see past his own nose....bless em all

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        • July 19, 2015 at 19:45
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          @tonytowneronthewing:
          Oh right, that.
          Ok, then I agree...lol....

          One point you made about the loans is a bit of a dark cloud.
          If JB does thrown in the towel - his company wouldn't write of the loans,
          Millwall would still be saddled with them, and that would be a big worry.

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        • July 19, 2015 at 21:35
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          @tonytowneronthewing: My point was if you want to be a glory hunter then you can f*** off up to Chelsea, if you want to support your team then do it by backing the club thick or thin.

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          • July 20, 2015 at 07:36
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            I suppose this boils down to how you best serve your club.I wish nothing but the best for the players and NH...I hope they storm the league by twenty points...but I do believe that JB's intentions are not pure....he has no real ambition for the club, his record of inactivity and bad decisions show that.

            No doubt you wish the best to the players as well, where we differ is you want fans to support Chelsea and you are willing to defend jb who is the cancer at the club....in the last two years we have had pretty much a 100% turnaround in playing coaching and managerial staff....the one constant is Berylson and his closest allies...do the maths .....we will not go forward again while BJ is here

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        • July 19, 2015 at 21:40
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          @tonytowneronthewing: My point was if you want to be a glory hunter then you can f*** off up to Chelsea, if you want to support your team then do it by backing the club through all the s*** we're going through. We been through plenty of dark times and always pulled through and this is no different to any other time. If JB kept his hands in his pockets we'd be f***** and after shelling out on the p***** that Lomas and Holloway brought in I can't blaming him for being a bit cagey. We've now got a new chief scout and we're close to getting structure right but I do think Ambler needs to be out for thr club to be able to move further forward.

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          • July 20, 2015 at 07:42
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            when Millwall fans used to talk about structure you could understand that they were talking about the youth set up,,,,,cant really say that now cause they are all in the first team...not because of their stand out talent but because there is no one else to put on the team sheet...why...cause we are not investing in the club there is no ambition from the top, and even if jb stumped up the fee and the wages the players still aint coming.

            tell us some more about the new structure that is giving you so much hope....sounds like you are pinning a lot of hope on a new scout....vicious circle though...if he identifies some new talent , will they come to the club anyway

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    • July 19, 2015 at 17:47
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      @tonytowneronthewing: Some sound comments, but it is just not Berylson or Ambler, it is the board as a whole who are living in their comfort zone. There have been good directors, sadly many have passed away now. But the present lot seem pretty facile and gutless.
      An offer was apparently made by some eastern consortium last year who so it was said offered to put a million quid into team building. It was turned down. But that's history, NH has been given a tough job with next to nothing resources, it's not very fair on him, lets hope that the board give him the resources he needs.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 17:24
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    marquis will never be a 20 goal striker had 2 many chances KJ didn't fancy him we need a STRIKER we wifi have some good youngsters but they will struggle for strength and stamina in this division playing all these games and the amount of injuries we will pick up

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    • July 19, 2015 at 21:48
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      @kell: Scored 8 in 18 games. Average that out over 46 games and that is 20 goals.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 20:14
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    @lowdown: My point was that unlike Southstands assertion that BJ has put £40 million into the club.....(terrible business that would have been) did we not get our ground on the cheap due to developing the old CBL....what has anyone spent £40 million on from When Kenny engineered us into a relative position of strength.....my guess is that it is bank loans etc propping us up not Berylsons dollar....when Berylson is gone we will still have to service the debts...but our ability to do so diminishes on a weekly basis now ....its classic, our plight gets worse no investment, further despondency , administrators called in, docked ten points....who do you think is closer to the truth at the moment...me, southstand, or jimmy abdous hip....I think we are staring another relegation in the face...three years max....Jimmy abdous hip thinks we are on the verge of something big ...premiership perhaps, champions league, barcelona etc ....and southstand thinks Berylson is father xmas

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    • July 19, 2015 at 20:18
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      @tonytowneronthewing: without JB we would be non league by now and no one seems to want to mention the fact that the reputation our moronic element have given us is probably why a lot of players won't come here .

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      • July 19, 2015 at 20:37
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        your comments are noted and rejected ....I dont think either of them hold water

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        • July 19, 2015 at 20:47
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          @tonytowneronthewing: you're clearly deluded , you don't have a clue about the club at all so I'll leave you in your total ignorance.

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          • July 19, 2015 at 20:53
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            thats a bit selfish southstand, do you celebrate all your debate victories in this fashion....you now have thousands of us waiting with bated breath for you to give us the low down on Berylsons finances and the clubs true position....tell us the secrets you hold, bring us out of the darkness and save us from our ignorance

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  • July 19, 2015 at 20:41
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    how do you know so much about Berylson and his financial input....what kind of breakdown would you give to the fabled £40 million....have we not sold any season tickets, merchandise, hot dogs (not cheap), no sponsorship in that time....your thinking would suggest we have lost 100million in thw last three years, thats as much as Man city.......I dont know why you have such misplaced loyalty to Berylson but you need to do some joined up thinking

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  • July 19, 2015 at 22:08
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    It's obvious that a lot of fans are still caught in the spiral of negativity from the last few years, it's understandable- it's been dire, soul destroying even. The disagreement about JB seems to be about trust, do you think he has ulterior motives or not? Personally I trust him, others don't, only time will tell who's right and who's wrong.

    In the meantime we have a big season coming up, surely it's best for everyone to pull together and get our arses to games and back the boys, yes there's quite a few young 'uns in there, but our support can make the difference. I know for a fact that all Alfie Pavey has ever dreamed about is playing for his beloved Wall at The Den, or how about young Ben Thompson who had to deal with the tragic loss of his brother last year yet still turned out for the club next game he could. Did any of you read Jamie Philpot passionately defending us on twitter the night Rotherham sent us down against multitudes of other fans taking the p***? Then we come to Sid, yeah he's raw, yeah he makes rash tackles( he'll learn) but I tell you what, he's the sort of fella you'll want in the trenches with you when the going gets tough. Fred already has shown he's benefitted massively from being at wycombe last year, and Twardek played like a man possessed at Bromley, keep an eye on him for sure. My point is these lads deserve a chance, a bit longer than 2 friendles anyway, back them, encourage them, don't associate them with some of the t****** we've had recently, you know the ones, mouthing off to fans, fuller/ Malone, ones sending derogatory tweets whilst the teams getting pumped ,chaplow, or just simple wrong 'uns- too many to mention. It's gotta be a clean slate gents, we just might surprise a few people, after all it can't be worse than the tripe we've watched the last two years.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 23:06
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    remember the days millwall best side n south london. filled back page south ldn press every week.great sats down the den...millwall has lost its attraction to players and young supporters.the board have a short time to sort things or will be to late..

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    • July 19, 2015 at 23:53
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      @johnspain:
      It's sad but we live in an era where kids no longer support their local team. It's more appealing for a London lad to support chelsea, arsenal, man utd etc, so it's important people get the Millwall bug installed into kids from a young age. I won't be a hypocrite as I do enjoy sky sports, but it hasn't done lower league clubs any favours at all in the last 20 years. The gap in quality between some teams, especially in the championship, is a disgrace. It's no longer a level playing field with all these parachute payments and rich foreign owners.

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  • July 19, 2015 at 23:44
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    Biggest investment ever last season and subsequently the biggest financial loss. We will not spending anything this season or the next. Manager = £0, youth players = £0. Have to make do with what we got.

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  • July 20, 2015 at 08:08
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    Have a look at the annual reports for last year and you can all decipher whether Berylson isn't putting any money in or not http://www.millwallholdingsplc.co.uk/SKMBT_C28014111912230_2nd_.pdf

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    • July 20, 2015 at 09:27
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      beyond me....what does it all mean.....would not trust any accountancy figures anyway.....go to the ground, look at the last league table, and last years reports, and see it all unfold in real life

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  • July 20, 2015 at 08:11
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    All this talk about no money why did they tell us that after NH was appointed for a couple of weeks that they had identified 3 to 4 options of players for each position that needed re inforcement am I synicle or was it to get season tickets sold they should of kept quiet and not said anything or told us the truth that we have no money for new signings that we could only have freebies who nobody wants or Loanee,s again that don't give a monkeys about our club. maybe JB should have taken the money he was offered for the club we totally lake any ambition. every Business that shrinks and does not expand eventually goes under

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  • July 20, 2015 at 08:47
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    I cannot believe some of the posts on this site and I appreciate everyone as an opinion whether you are a pessimist or optimist we all have one thing in coming we all love and support Millwall and care about our team. I for one get misunderstood on here as JB as supported the club in many areas. I still feel he needs to invest money in quality experienced players. The rot started many moons ago when KJ walked he had gone as far as he could and struggled over the last two seasons of his reign as no money was available to bring in better players. The writing was on the wall. A successful Millwall team at the time playing good football. This would have brought more revenue in by gate money. However bringing in quality players increases the wage bill so even though the gate revenue is up the wage bill cancels this out. As supporters we cannot be held responsible for the club on appointments such as Lomas and CoCo who in my opinion any decent manager would have wàlked rather than wait for his £1mil payday who ever accepted that amount of compensation needs shooting. We need to seriously look for players and hopefully TB will look abroad for a striker who scores goals. We do not have any money and the kids are not quite ready yet for the challenge over 46 games this is league 1 football not great but real men not under 21 stuff. I have respect for JB, NH and all fellow supporters and their opinions but we are where we are only due to lack of investment in the team. We will not wàlk league 1 with the squad we have and desperately need a striker and someone who can hold the ball in midfield and score goals yes these players cost money but they are out their somewhere and we need to find them. I also feel like me as a supporter of Millwall my concerns are we do not get relegated again and lose some of the youngsters to other clubs?

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