Ratings: Millwall 0-2 Chesterfield

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RATE the performances of Millwall's players after Saturday afternoon's home defeat against Chesterfield.

The Lions have failed to win any of their four home games in all competitions this season as Jay O'Shea's brace gave the visitors a 2-0 win at The Den.

Now you have the chance to rate the Millwall players involved in Saturday's League One fixture with the Spireites.

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67 thoughts on “Ratings: Millwall 0-2 Chesterfield

  • August 29, 2015 at 19:03
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    I can't believe how slow we are in comparison to the teams we have played so far help help some one throw us a lifebelt please !!!

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    • August 29, 2015 at 19:58
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      @Mick the Pick: The ball is moved quicker!! Wall players take to long on the ball need to release it quicker! The teams we have played know where each other is before they have even received the ball. Also they look like they are playing 2 touch football, we can't wait to get the ball forward rather than the paitent approach (kick and rush comes to mind)

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:12
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    slow in thought and deed and ability to learn

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:20
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    Would a proven manager do better job with this squad.

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    • August 29, 2015 at 20:10
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      @LETEMCOME: Possibly. I would have to say Harris isn't exactly setting the world on fire with his decisions. But there are holes all over the squad. IMHO we don't have a single centre back who is good enough (Beevers on a good day, possibly). I am not sure about Joe Allen - if he can't get a game for Gillingham, is her really up to it? Cummings seems to get worse every week. In midfield we don't appear to have a player who can control things. Up front we don't have a striker who can be relied upon to be in the right place to score on the rare occasion that we create a chance. We got rid of what, 18 player? What have we replaced them with? Morrison, who is clearly past his peak; Allen (see above); and we've re-signed a 36 year old defender who hasn't played in a year. Whoopee! The rest of the division must be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of playing us. I don't know if it's Harris, Ambler, the board or Berylson but someone needs to sort this out before we lose track completely. If this goes on we will be out of league football in two years' time

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        • August 31, 2015 at 09:33
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          @LETEMCOME: Well, everyone is to blame at certain points.
          You could say Jackett never got the money he needed so Beryson was to blame for that. But then Jackett never liked spending money so maybe he didn't ask for it as much as he should have done.
          You Can blame the board for appointing Lomas, but he had a great record of achieving with St Johnson, a small budget club like us.
          You can blame Berylson for getting in Holloway, but again, we nearly all welcomed that as a bit of a coup in getting a rated manager.
          Again, you can blame the board for appointing Harris, who in my humble opinion, has taken on this difficult job too early in his career.
          You can blame the fans who go to Wembley but not to games at the Den for limiting the revenue and therefore the player budget.
          It will take an experienced manager with a track record of delivering on a tight budget who has the balls to stand up to the dressing room and the board to get Millwall back on track. Those managers are out there in the lower leagues, but which one of them would want the challenge?

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:26
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    We haven't won a game at home on a Saturday for nearly a YEAR, that's gotta be some sort of record surely in any division?

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:14
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    I said at the end of last season on this site that NH was not experienced enough to halt the slide. I got slated with about 30 dislikes, but now we can all see that we need an experienced manager at the helm and not a first timer with no tactical skills. Watch the dislikes mount up.

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    • August 29, 2015 at 20:24
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      @corunna17: not that's it's anything amazing but didn't we beat charlton on a Saturday - just being pedantic I take your point

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    • August 29, 2015 at 20:37
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      @corunna17: experience manager like Ian Holloway, I think the issue is the quality of the players in the squad, NH would win the league with better quality players. He needs time to get the youngsters enough experience and some decent campaigners who can fill the gaps. The problem is not the manager in my opinion.

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      • August 30, 2015 at 07:09
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        @glyngo: I think a reality check is in order!
        Harris' lack of experience is one of the major problem. These young kids need someone who can teach them how tough this game is and what is needed to survive as a professional player. Going out and having some fun on the pitch is not enough.

        We have some players with potential that need to be moulded into a team of hardened professionals. We need a manager and support team who are going to take us by the scruff of the neck and pull us out of the problems that we have found ourselves in over recent seasons.

        All is not lost and things can be turned around but as each week passes under Neil Harris the more the potential for change is evaporating. Neil's game plan and player management is not up to it. No amount of spin can change what is now so obvious.

        The clear out at the end of last season was supposed to leave us with a leaner hungrier squad, reality is we have a bunch of inexperienced unproven kids, a few older players some well passed their used by date and a manager who is like a rabbit in a spotlight.

        The Club's strategic plan for the future is not working, it hasn't worked for some time it is time for a major review. The past few appointments of successive manager not only haven't work and have been dismal failures. Those responsible need to reassess the type of manager and staff we need.

        To our board, our chairman and any other decision makers, please act now! The past few seasons have not been good enough. This season, even at this early stage has ominous warnings please act now.

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        • August 30, 2015 at 10:03
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          @lefonque: NH has managed lier ally a handful of games this season, no way he should be judged and sacked on that record. I remember Jacket's first season was very hit and miss, give you bloke a bloody chance!

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          • August 30, 2015 at 16:25
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            @glyngo: jackets first season wasn't hit and miss be saved us from relegation to the 4th tier

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:33
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    John Marquis comes on in the 89th minute and currently has a rating of 3.2. Just goes to show that these ratings are based on preconceived ideas and not what actually happened today.

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      • August 30, 2015 at 10:05
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        @timchimes: when was JM ever considered an impact striker???? He was only thrown on for a lack of other options in the bench. The impact striker is AO'B and he did well. Harris chucked JM on just to get another striker on the pitch.

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      • August 30, 2015 at 22:23
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        @timchimes: is he any worse than a 32 year old wage thief - or is that just another moronic statement?

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    • August 30, 2015 at 01:15
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      @glyngo: i think he got that rating cos he didn't touch the ball..if he had pretty sure it would be a lot lower

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:38
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    I think we have elivated Neil in to position were we thought he could create a miracle you cannot put a old head on young shoulders he needs help from a more experienced boss type person,Harris is still only one step from being a player and still is in the process of changing that mind set to being a boss and a manager he needs help .

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  • August 29, 2015 at 21:11
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    One thing i learned today.
    GIVE ARCHER AT LEAST A 3 YEAR CONTRACT,because he is going to be a very good goalkeeper,and as he only has a 1 year deal at the moment ,he will be gone at the end of the season.
    Even if we do give him an extention i think he will still go,so a 3 year deal will at least get us a transfer fee.

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      • August 30, 2015 at 16:23
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        @Jim28: I get your point jim but tying archer to a 3 year deal will be our reward when he goes. If archer and Fred make it till the end if the season without getting poached I'd be really surprised.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 21:14
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    Unfortunately another season of treading water and trying to keep in the division, I'm thinking there's got to be four teams worse than us, but I find that a sorry state of affairs not a month into the season,
    Respect The Chairman for money he's put in, but far too many poor decisions both financial and in personnel,
    That Buck must stop at Andy Amblers door,

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    • August 30, 2015 at 22:17
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      @Lion Cubs 1982: to be honest lion I expected no less this season. I got shot to pieces for saying this before but although NH was our legend, he's not exactly a football legend. Millwall is a little club, you can argue about jb's motives but he has still stuck a fortune into this club and I doubt there is a big cue of owners who would want to buy into millwall. The last two years have financially destroyed us and we are no longer the club we were. Even away supporters come down and openly take the p***. Gone are the days of sherringam cas and hillock , gone are the days of treatment halfway line and f troop. Oh to have those days back!

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  • August 29, 2015 at 21:44
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    I would say that Neil Harris hasn't exactly done what needs to be done and with a lot of time he can prove to bring the best out of the team and I know its still early days but we cant afford to take the risk of an inexperienced manager carrying on with the reputation he's worked so hard to build. I'd rather him be sacked now and leave us as the legend he was as a player and not put it on the line as a manager for us. If he goes off and does well for lower league teams and works his way up. then by all means bring him back for a second spell, but we cant risk getting relegated to league 2. But Berlyson has been leading us through this s*** and hired the farmer and scumbag and doesn't put enough money into the club. Which is a massive factor and means we cant afford to buy the players we need to. I cant even remember the last player we spent over 500k on if at all while ive been alive. So its either berylson or harris that has to go. Would prefer berylson thinks he knows whats best for the club but he doesn't the one good thing he has done is hire Kenny jackett best manager we had since ive properly gotten into the team and supported them so berlyson has to go and someone who is willing to put much much more money into the club needs to step in.

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    • August 30, 2015 at 11:56
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      @LucasMFC99: Trouble is though get shot of JB and who the hell is going to plough money into a club that has never shown any real ambition for as long as I can remember. Lets not forget we still have a bad reputation amongst all and sundry. Unfortunately it doesnt take long to bring a club down, but a long time if ever to build it back up. Its going to take a massive investment (if thats the right word)to get this club back on the right tracks. I can only see it getting worse. Sorry.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 21:48
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    We should be owning this league. At this rate we are going to 3 fold and end up in league 2. So disappointed at the moment. Where did it all go wrong?

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    • August 30, 2015 at 10:10
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      @JordieLion: no way we should be owning this league, 3 previous years of squad rot two failed managers, aging and disruptive squad to be cleared out and brining a crop of youngsters in for their first full season under a rookie manager....mid table would be a more realistic expectation.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 21:49
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    AA
    JB
    NEED 2 GO
    NHS
    NEEDO TO STEP DOWN...

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  • August 29, 2015 at 22:04
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    I think the majority of people on here are already debating about Neil Harris... I think we should all give him a bit more time with this young team. league one is full of expirence and that is a mistake we have already made by playing so many young boys. Im not saying the youth lot are bad, I'm saying they will not be able to compete with all these strong and expeirienced players. Today was definitely an example with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Sid nelson. Although Sid really got stuck in today, Sylvan really did out strengthen Sid a couple of times. But we can only think positive i think and lets just hope we start picking up form...

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  • August 29, 2015 at 22:14
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    COME ON BOMBER GET MONEY OFF JB INVEST IN PLAYERS WHO WANT 2 PLAY FOOTBALL NOT RUGBY AND FIGHT 4 THE SHIRT CHANGE YOUR f****** TACTICS ALL THESE HIGH BALLS IT NOT WORKING AND GO ON A UNBEATEN RUN NOT THAT HARD IS IT IF JB SAY NO JUST SAY OK BYE BYE SIMPLES COYL

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  • August 29, 2015 at 22:15
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    give NH time but we needs to see football that is interesting and progressive if we aren't going to win many
    we need a new idea about formations - i think play with one striker - get goals from midfield
    4, 2, 3, 1

    archer
    edwards bevers webster martin
    abdou upson
    fred aob powell (or thompson pch williams )
    morison

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    • August 30, 2015 at 11:28
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      @timchimes: The same was said about Lomas and Holloway, how much time does he need ? Harris must know his squad by now. The fact is NH has not got a good sense of tactics, his team cannot defend nor can they be decisive going forward. It's not only the players, he has to take responsibility and sadly he is simply not up to the demands of the task at present. An experienced manager needs to come in quickly (not a clown) but someone who knows this division well.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 22:32
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    Our club is a mess and you cant always blame the manager,we have had three now and each one seems worse. For me the rot starts with the chairman and the board. I dont care what people say about JB and AA,they have done nothing to move Millwall forward,if you think they have then please explain how. There our clubs with lower gates,less income and in smaller catchment areas that are doing things right and are being run in the right way,how the hell are Burton doing better than us ffs. Get rid of the board and the chairman because if they do not go soon it will be too late and we will have only one thing to boast about and that will be having the best ground in non league football.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 23:27
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    JB,AA,all the players don't give a f**k,so that's exactly how I feel right now. If you paid good money to go to any other event and was CONSTANTLY served up this s**t, you just wouldn't return.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 23:36
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    today a very low point in our history Chester who omg five games at home including friendly and silly cup and no win. What has happened reading the post previous it's not all the managers fault. JB and AA have to go or is it just AA on his selfish drive to be in the FA top committee using us as a route look what I have done etc etc.

    Boys won't cut the mustered in this league look at the older players in all the other clubs and we play youth thats because we look a cross the river at Canary Wharf and think some might fall our way it ain't going to happen.

    Anyway reading Dean Saunders pre match stuff he just answered every point that Bomber had made for ex high tempo~our players are as fit as any in this league? That tells loads

    The players went to Portugal ? How many other teams in this league went?

    Spending money (we never have in comparison)6+million for a striker in the championship there lays the problem we want youth and don't want to spend? Hence why I will not spend 200 quid a month to travel in and have a beer and get demoralised

    Sorry dislike all you want take head out of sand and face fact relegation looms

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  • August 30, 2015 at 00:51
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    At what stage do we stop the denial? Take the positives out of our fourth consecutive home defeat and admit we are already in crisis? Some fans say it's only 5 games in. Well soon it will be 15 games in, then 25 and so on. At what stage do we stop the rot and go on a run? Because we've all been fed this pump before. As I said in a previous post... Only 48 hours left of the transfer window. We need to tweak the squad with improved players in some positions and look at an advisor to the management team or a new manager. Love the legend that is NH but League two is even less appealing than league one. No anbition or belief or appropriate funding. After 4 years of sh*t,we deserve better.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 01:58
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    Jordan Archer is man of the match!

    Dissapointed yet again another Defeat at home against another time

    yet i wounder we need a LB and Left Winger maybe Fede Bessone could be what are looking for

    Marquis should have played more minutes alongside Morison

    Super Millwall will bounce back its a must

    COYL

    NOLU WDC

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  • August 30, 2015 at 04:51
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    JB should of sold up when he had the chance. We need a chairman with a bit more money and commitment. Let's be honest he's pumped quite a few million in club but it's clearly not enough. We have never spent over £500,000 on a player. We've been to Wembley a few times over the years. The Morison money. + A few more things. Surely he's made a few bucks back even if it's a little percentage he ain't had a total loss. If he was losing so much £££ he would of walked ages ago. So there must be something keeping him at the den. f****** american's are sneaky c**** lol. The only reason Jackett left is because he never had the financial backing I believe. I also believe if he did he could of been the man to take us to the prem. Also I was watching a Harris interview the other day and he said a draw against Scunthorpe was a good point if he believes that he's deluded as much as IH is.
    What I'm trying to say is JB needs to go and Harris need return as the under 21's manager. Might just go on strike and call a protest against JB also f*** off AA. JB you need to call the AA and get that bike running. On your bike son lol..........

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    • August 30, 2015 at 11:19
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      @JordieLion: Agree with your thoughts but it is also possible that JB has been very badly advised by other persons at the club.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 05:02
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    I also know a rich chairman can't always but you success take QPR a few seasons back from example but Chelsea and Man city seem to be benefiting. dream on lads... But we do honestly need our millwall back....

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  • August 30, 2015 at 06:44
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    This bunch of c**** couldn't score in a brothel.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 07:44
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    Never mind lads have an International break and regroup perhaps go to Portugal for some bonding or you could watch the Lionesses and get some tips on effort and commitment. Bet Harry is spinning up there looking down on that crap promotion favourites bookies got that one wrong lump on for relegation a cert - 4 home losses on the trot and when cup team Boro win on Tuesday that will be five as I suppose our saviour NH will play all the youngsters. YEP WHAT A HYPE THAT STATEMENT IS. Oh yes where is all the 20 goals a season Morrison and Gregory in your dreams. Yep onwards and upwards Wall well done the management top team I suppose you are not really bothered JB, AA and all the other hangers on. NH go now because your CV will be destroyed at the start in your management career. Lions led by donkeys springs to mind Sorry about being negative but I am afraid that there really is no hope whatsoever - disjointed, doesn't know best team, no goals doesn't know best centre backs etc etc at least the HOFF tried and got amongst it.
    Well it will be York next year and teams like that. Still our stalwart supporters who go to away matches will get a good trips going around England. Rubbish with a capital R. Always been Wall and always will be but this is definitely the worse period I have ever known. Never mind plenty of repeats
    on the tele today - mind you watched the film The Warrior the other night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    NH could show that and the Rocky films instead of going on the training pitch might be better!!!!!!!

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    • August 31, 2015 at 09:04
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      @Mekongriver: agree with most of that Mekong but are you really suggesting we look to the Hoff for inspiration hahaha haha good one

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  • August 30, 2015 at 09:44
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    What has happened has happened and we need to be positive going forwards and Tuesday is the beginning,

    Its only the JPT so lets see if we can learn something by starting with the youngsters : Archer, Mario, Sid, Fred PCH, Ben, Jimmy, Powell, AOB, Philpot and Farrell.

    If we lose playing well no complaints but it can't be any worse than the last 4 games at The Den.

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    • August 31, 2015 at 09:06
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      @ohcomeallyefaithful: I've been really impressed with PCH when I have seen him, wouldn't give Martin a game over him. I have said this a hundred times though, our best two centre backs are Beverston and Webster. Not just for one game but give them a run in the team to build an understanding together.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 09:59
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    On a earlier post Toepunt said it is time the board took responsability for the position Millwall are in,when i look back and see that we have been on a downward spiral since the last two season's of KJ reign [without wood's we would have been relegated].the board's decision's have been woeful ,so i am agreeing with Toepunt the pressure should be aimed at the board to do some radical thing's to get Millwall out of the mire we are in.for some of them to resign may be an option,after all three manager's since KJ is a disgrace.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 10:15
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    Just remembering that we let a promising centre back in Jake Goodmanham go during the Summer, that is increasingly looking like a bad decision.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 11:28
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    I said before we kicked a ball this season that after 8 games we would be in the bottom 4 with this squad looks like after 7 games can't see any way back for this lot after 50 years following them totally given up unless major overhaul from top to bottom. I also said JB was not just in this for the club and got slated people saying Lewisham council own the land etc JB is first of all a business man why is he still around ? I don't think it's for the love of the club or the game afraid to say I still believe in ulterior motives also if he had an offer for the club at the start of the season why didn't he take the money and run wit AH with him (dislikes please) they say the truth hurts

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  • August 30, 2015 at 12:10
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    Unfortunately it looks like NH has been given the job of trying to hold on to a place in division 1 without spending too much money to recoup the large amount of money spent on Holloway. If NH does not think he can hold on to a place in this league he should say so now before it's too late. The only good thing to happen to the team this year is the emergence of Jordon Archer, if the board wants MILLWALL to succeed they should give him a longer contract now.

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    • August 30, 2015 at 12:32
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      @skelly53: I think his main goal was to build a squad that would give the youngster an environment in which they can muster experience and go into next season with seasoned pro's.

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      • August 30, 2015 at 19:13
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        @glyngo:

        well he has failed

        7.800 millwall fans turned up - who on earth is going on tuesday

        and what about Southend if dont win something before then

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        • August 31, 2015 at 09:07
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          You have to look at the team set up and senior players, none of which seem right to me..

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  • August 30, 2015 at 16:27
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    Since Bomber has been in charge players have been let go players have been brought in. Thus far this season the team is not doing as well in league1 as the team did at the same stage last season in the championship. That says something in it's self.
    Who's to blame?.
    I'll wait until all players are fit before I think about an answer.

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  • August 31, 2015 at 00:06
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    Fact remains that we are a low we haven't seen for a few years.
    We wanted a Millwall man & they don't get more Millwall than HH, problem is he's no better than our previous managers so ww have to look for someone else. Someone experienced who can motivate players & get them to pass & move & not be 2nd to the ball all the time.
    We just don't look like any semblance of a team whatsoever.

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  • August 31, 2015 at 08:29
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    Regarding those ratings i think 4.9 for cummings is a tad harsh, he kept going second half and was always looking to play an intelligent pass rather than aimless crosses, it didnt always come off but he was trying to play football, i reckon he'll be alright .

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  • August 31, 2015 at 13:38
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    Our problems will all be over with the signings we are going to make before the end of tomorrows's transfer deadline. Whoops!!! I just ducked in time to miss being hit by a flying pig!!! Seriously, I honestly don''t know what can be done to solve the current crisis. We only avoided relegation on the final Saturday of the season in the last 2 years of Jackett's reign. Lomas and Holloway were complete disasters and Harris is going the same way. That's over 4 years of misery we have suffered.. The youngsters in or on the verge of the first team came through the under 21 squad managed by Harris so if we sacked him and brought in another Manager the whole process of assessing the players would start all over again. There are Managers out there like Nigel Clough and Darren Ferguson but I really don't see that a new Manager is the answer because there is something fundamentally wrong with the structure of the club and I don't think the most successfull Manager in the world would be able to turn it round.

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