Harris rues missed chances as Millwall lose at home again

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© Edmund Boyden

NEIL Harris backed his young players to turn Millwall’s form around after Chesterfield became the latest side to leave The Den with three league points.

Jay O’Shea’s double gave the Spireites the win as Millwall’s losing home run stretched to four games.

Harris acknowledged that the Lions were second best in the first half, but was frustrated that a much-improved performance after the break went unrewarded.

He had replaced Lee Gregory with Aiden O’Brien at half-time, injecting more pace into the side, and Jimmy Abdou almost equalised 15 minutes from time but Tommy Lee pushed his deflected shot away.

Harris said: “I thought we started okay but then their midfield dominated, possession-wise.

“After 35 minutes we got a foothold back in the game, came in at half-time and made a change to give us more of a link in the play.

“In the second half we were the much better team. I think what summed it up for me is Jimmy’s deflected shot is saved by the keeper going the wrong way, and at the other end their deflected shot ends up in the back of the net.

“We weren’t clinical enough, we created chances but weren’t clinical enough. It’s getting the mix right between being an attacking threat and creating chances and being solid at the back, and it probably wasn’t quite right today.

“I think the sucker-punch was the second goal, the first one was a great strike. If we had been more clinical in between then the result would have been different.

“Tactically we changed it with Aiden giving us that link in the play rather than being more direct and that certainly helped, it enabled us to make that extra pass at times.

“We were disappointed at half-time, we know we didn’t play well in the first half.

“We just said at half-time, go out and enjoy yourselves, express yourselves. We’re going to make mistakes with young lads in the team, they’re going to get things slightly wrong.

“But I hope we don’t get punished every time we make mistakes as a group.”

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

92 thoughts on “Harris rues missed chances as Millwall lose at home again

      • August 29, 2015 at 20:22
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        @millwallmark: If NH step's down where does he go, all the coaching job's are taken,would Millwall make position for him or would he leave the club.

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        • August 29, 2015 at 20:35
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          @jim1222: Yes leave the club and gain some proper experience then come back when we've got a chairman who really cares.

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          • August 30, 2015 at 10:20
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            @eddielarge: I am standing by NH now he has the JOB, but I thought from the outset that this job came too soon for him.

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      • August 30, 2015 at 12:54
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        @millwallmark: you and the rest who post negitive comments about the OUR CHAIRMAN , YOU NEED A PAIR BINOCULARS TO LOOK DOWN THE ROAD TO THE END OF THE QUE FOR THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WILLING TO PUT MONEY INTO THIS FOOTBALL CLUB , REALALLITY HE HAS PUT THE MOST MONEY IN OF ALL OUR CHAIRMAN , ITS A SHAME THE FAIR WEATHER FANS DONT ATTENED OUR GAMES THAT WOULD ALSO PUTREVENUE INTO THE CLUB LIKE US SEASON TICKET HOLDERS DO.
        ON N H THERE ARE 2 HE IS A LEDGEND AT THIS CLUB AND EVERY FAN HAS A RESPECT FOR WHAT HE ACHIEVED AS A PLAYER FOR US . I AND QUITE A FEW OF US FEEL HE IS BEING MADE A SCAPEGOAT DONT LET THIS HAPPEN HE NEEDS A MENTOR AND VERY QUICKLEY

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        • August 30, 2015 at 14:28
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          you need to turn the binoculars round mate, and just cause you type in capitals it does not make it right.
          Berylson stripped the club of its biggest asset when he let Kenny go, a decent promotion winning team could have challenged for the play offs with a bit of investment, Berylson was not interested ....he was only interested in the re-development plans.....when they were scuppered his interest in Millwall finished....people like you talk about the fabled 40 million ...where is it, he has wheeled and dealed as a business man....giving loans from one company, writing them off as tax losses etc....very little of his personal money , if any has ever been at stake....its fans like you who are standing by while the club dies, and helping the assasin to point the gun....you are the ones who will look back and regret that you were complicit when the yank played with our club.
          It cant be long now , he will be angling for an exit strategy ....like I keep saying not untill he goes will Millwall Footbal Club move forward, or even stop going backwards.....I hope he goes before we are playing Bromley in the conference, and believe me that is a real possibility.
          As regards who takes over if he gives the club away without trying to fleece it on his way out, then English Martyrs Parish Council would be a better option.........only saying

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    • August 29, 2015 at 19:59
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      @JonnyBanks: @beethoven5: The comments on this site are never worth reading when we loose - all doom and gloom.

      If you thought it was going to get turned around in a few games your the naive one!

      We have a few young talented players which a number of people on this site wanted to give a chance too last week.

      Fred, Nelson and O'brien need 40 games at this level not 45 minutes before some of you start moaning.

      All the negativity is what's dragging the players down at the den. The minute someone looses the ball were on our own players back.

      Yes it's bad at the moment - but we're just a few games in. We will do all right this season not great just alright.

      2 years from now - if we came keep the young talent we have got and see Neil grow into the job we will be a force to be reckoned with.

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        • August 29, 2015 at 21:36
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          @millwalltel: Too right! If you want bad support Blackpool that's a club in free fall. Neil needs some time and a bit of respect - KBO

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          • August 29, 2015 at 21:54
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            @TURBO_COYL:
            And would you be saying the same if it was any of our previous 2 managers
            Harris is a useless tactician
            So why show respect to him and let him drag our youngsters down with him
            Like I said on a previous post worst Millwall managers record and when you look at Tutles and andersons that's saying something
            A win rate of 15% is just not good enough at any level
            He knows his out of his depth and if he loves the club he would go now.
            But every time he left Millwall to go elsewhere he was useless
            So when he is sacked there will be no where left for him to go

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      • August 29, 2015 at 23:00
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        @TURBO_COYL: I thought Billy Smart went out of business many years ago, for those who don't remember he ran a circus! Step in Andy Ambler at Millwall a finance man who knows jack s*** about running a football club. He has the ear of the of the absent chairman, giving advice and probably spouting on about his business plans and restructuring etc etc and how indispensable he is. Lets be clear he was instrumental in signing donkeys like Hoyte appointing Lomas and Holloway. Dithering on when to surgically remove the bad appointments he no doubt recommended. A guaranteed recipe for disaster for any business is to appoint a finance man as a CEO. Take it from me I have been responsible for £100m per annum turnover departments in the past and been obstructed by finance directors who think they know how to run a business. Please please please all who post on here think deeper why our club is rapidly going down the toilet. It is not NH's tactics team selection, the ability of the players, the fans etc, its Ambler!! Really disappointed with that sycophantic Lions live broadcast last week. The only guy with any gonads is Joe the other two bumbling old buffons were so far up AA backside it was untrue. Unfortunately AA will continue to badly advise JB whilst continuing his own self promotion, whilst our club, NH's fledgling career and the up and coming players are being sacrificed. Where is the boards accountability to the supporters and I am not talking about the notional fan on the board. If you want proper change at this club start to press the board, have a good pop at Ambler, start a ground swell for fundamental change. Lets be Millwall again and stop taking this s**** from the board.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:17
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    Why oh why do the police let the away fans out with us onto South Bermondsey station? Why are they not held back like we are?

    What a joke with kids everywhere. The old bill certainly got told by me and a few others.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:18
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    I don't think telling the players to enjoy themselves when their 1 nil down.....at home was probably the right thing to do Neil.......telling them to get the fcking ball in the net would of been better!!

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:23
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    Missed chances we only had 4 shots!!! No excuses just not good enough. Had a full pre season with all the players and only brought a few in. Ex footballers don't always make good managers, particularly in their fist job. The lack of experience is obvious to all. You know when you're in trouble when you are lower in the league than teams like Gillingham. Be afraid, very afraid!

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    • August 29, 2015 at 18:32
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      @Lenjulians: the reason we're not clinical is because we have 4 hopeless strikers at the club .

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      • August 30, 2015 at 13:07
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        @southstandview: THEIR NOT HOPELESS THEY DONT GET ANY SERVICE FROM THE MIDFIELD PLAY , OUR PASSING IS WOEFULL ,BASIC FOOTBALL IS A SIMPLE PASSING GAME TO THE PLAYERS IN THE SAME TEAM AS YOU IF YOU HAVE THE BALL THE OTHER TEAM CANT SCORE , LOOK AT COVENTRY THEY KEPT THE BALL AWAY FROM US FOR ABOUT 2 MINUETS IN THE FIRST HALF WHICH STARTED IN THE CORNER OF THE AWAY END WITH A SIMPLE 10 YARD BALL AND ENDED UP 28 PASSES LATER IN OUR 6 YRD BOX AND THEY REGANED THE BALL FROM A LONG KICK FROM D FORDE
        WE SHOULD TAKE NOTE AND LEARN THEN THESE STRICKERS MAY BE COME COME GOOD GIVEN THE CHANCE

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    • August 29, 2015 at 19:05
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      @Lenjulians:

      more than a pre-season - he had the 12 games at the back end - i think he has 3 wins from 18 games - frget the results though, it is the style of play - we are gong backwards

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:28
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    ''And still those that would see the club perish, continued to voice their support and admiration for Berylson....as the club hurtled towards the conference, the collaborators waved the stars and stripes''

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      • August 29, 2015 at 18:44
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        @mfc2u: that fukking status quo record will need some dusting off !

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        • August 29, 2015 at 22:35
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          @sweetzer:
          Perhaps" Let Em Come" and the lyrics are somewhat in the past ! along with Quo.
          No strikers! No defence! No manager exp! 3 things I learnt today!. Fenton/ Purser days still haunt.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:31
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    I know you cant demoralise your own players by being negative after every game BUT........ these comments are avoiding reality in a MASSIVE way

    we haven't been punished every time our defence fails, teams have missed loads of chances against us and scored 11 in 4 home games Neil - the point is, and one you never address is why do these chances keep occurring?

    Also it is not right of him to keep saying because you have young players you will expect mistakes - that is crap. If a players isn't ready ,don't play him - Do you think Alex Ferguson used to say to his young players, you just go and enjoy yourself and don't worry about mistakes . No I bet he said I am picking you on merit and I expect you to play up to this standard. Here is your role, now go and do it. Harris is hiding behind his inability to organise us as a team and break teams down with patience and quality.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:32
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    Better wake up soon JB, as the crowds are disappearing and we are heading for League 2.
    We are a shambles and the so called players are just not good enough.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:33
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    I want bomber to achieve great things as Millwall manager, but has he got the ability to get the best out this current squad, and I've seen all our home games this season, and hasn't seen us play good football at all, we lump it up far to often & get bossed at home, and only start fighting after going a goal down, can't blame the boo boys for that........has bomber got the tactical nouse??

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    • August 30, 2015 at 22:16
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      @sjk1768: no I don't think he has. Lumping the ball up is not the way. Coventry played us off the park, and didn't lump it once, unless it was to the unmarked left winger. We need footballers who can pass not Craig's who can hit it 30ft in the air. NH has to learn quickly or stand down.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:40
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    Come on Bomber, be honest. Don't give us all that 'narrow margins/slicke of luck' cobblers we got from Holloway and Lomas. Have the self respect to admit you are making tactical mistakes and you haven't been given the tools to do the job by the board.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:54
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    Didn't go (T F) so can't comment on the game but f*** me niel you making a rod for your own back. You have a team full of your mates and kids you developed for 2 or 3 yrs, it's starting to look far too predictable. the biggest decision you've made was dropping fordey but it was an obvious one.
    If your gonna go with the kids then bloody pick em and keep picking em as for mixing em with experience the only 2 who deserve anything is Carlos and Jimmy the rest of em are washed up and do not try hard enough.
    I'd rather us go down with "the kids" knowing that's exactly what they are than picking a handful to play with the dross you have at your disposal. All they seem to be doing is teaching them bad habits and how easy it is to pick up a couple grand a week for doing f*** all but hoofing a ball aimlessly as far away as f****** possible and walk off the pitch not giving a f****** t***.
    Sooner rather than later it will all be your fault Neil and I don't believe you deserve that.
    JB time you told the truth
    AA time to f*** off and join the draconian board at the FA
    BOARD time to finally f*** off as far away from our club as possible.
    We needed as mass player clear out but the same s*** is happening under the 4th consecutive manager, there is no way in a million yrs it can be the fault of every manager we're now employing. Without doubt the blame lays solely with JB and his two bob board.
    Horrible bunch of thieving lying mugs.
    Neil hold your hands up and walk away whilst you still have your love for our club cause the people your working for will happily sit back snd let you tske all the blame.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 18:59
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    I first went to the old den with my dad in 1959, he smuggled me under the turnstile money was tight then-still is) Benny Fenton, Gordon Jago, George Graham, John Docherty, we have had some great managers who performed miracles with a tight budget. The board are infamous for not spending much and that has always been the heart of the problem. We were told that everything will change when we moved from our old fortress to the new den- but it has not happened. There have been great players, Tim Cahill, Phil Babb, Brian Horne, Steven Reid to name a tiny few. It's easy to blame the players, George Graham took the club over when it was on the brink of relegation and turned it around. We need a manager with such tactical experience who can do that and given some money to build a good squad. Sadly I do not believe NH is up to the job. The trouble is the board seem a useless lot when it comes to appointments, any other board would have changed their CEO after the Holloway farce. What will they do now?

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    • August 29, 2015 at 19:28
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      You forgot one the best post-war: Billy Gray with 2 promotions, back to back!!

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:04
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    Took a day off work,days pay gone to watch cr*p it's clear to see they the players don't respect him nor don't want to play for him

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:27
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    Gueye is without a club get him back scored few goals at end of last season

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    • August 30, 2015 at 08:24
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      @boston19801: Gueye better than Lee Martin.... Yes. Dunne better than Cummings....yes. Any more you can think of, maybe even getting Fuller back.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:28
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    Gueye is without a club get him back scored a few and played well at end of last season

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:32
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    Enough is enough now! Fed up with being fed f****** b*******! Club is being run by a bunch if c**** and there's even more c**** on the playing field! This club is a f****** joke a laughing stock! I'm s*** now! Wrong players wrong manager and most of all wrong chairman! The club is backwards! I will not follow these c**** no more. Palace win at Chelsea and west ham win at Liverpool while we lose at home to who??? Think everyone should boycott the club then maybe something will get done! Who really wants to watch s*** week in week out! Poor b******* even bought a season ticket! f*** knows why!! any way rugby World Cup coming up! Happy days millwall can go f*** itself! And any die hard muggy fans want to slate me for having a life other than this s*** then maybe take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself how f****** sad are you!

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    • August 29, 2015 at 19:46
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      don't sit on the fence @millwalltel: neil can turn it around to survive this year got lots of decent players coming back carlos joe martin Fergie and kris so don't be doom and gloom too early

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      • August 29, 2015 at 19:55
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        @blue thruandthru: I've been saying that for 3 seasons now! I'm sick and tired of it! We can't even prize a piece of s*** like Hanson from Bradford! Need I say more! And we wonder why support drops! If the club showed ambition then fans will match that by attending and that means splashing the cash! Not on debt but I mean half decent players! Writing is on the wall already I'm afraid! Fist game was a fluke.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:34
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    This home form needs to be sorted and fast apart from the die hards that go now all the kids that go r the fans of the future and I'm fed up with seeing all my friends and family's kids upset because "we lost at home Agian " I know teams don't win every game at home but cannot even manage a draw at the moment I fear for the Future!!!

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:34
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    Know it's early days but Fred has been Sussed out already need to play him in the middle and have him play direct put Morrison on the wing he has the power to muscle his way through also the youngsters are learning but need to stop all the step overs and actually take the shot Fred and o brown biggest culprits seems like we are scared to shoot from distance and want to walk it in got to start taking our chances around 18 yard box

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:41
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    Haven't posted on here in ages but felt I had to after today's shambles.

    Harris has to go, as well as Livermore, or we will definitely go down. Harris is out of his depth, it's not his fault, he should never have been offered the job, but at the same time he couldn't turn it down. We need either an experienced manager with a proven record or a manager who is hungry and knows this division. Someone like Dave Jones or Gary Megson or give a chance to someone like Tisdale at Exeter or even Martin Allen at Barnet. The team has no structure or shape or plan, they are playing like they have no idea what they are meant to be doing and unfortunately neither does NH or Livermore. I agree with the post earlier that said some of the players are good enough. They are. Quite a few of them are proven, we have some young talent that can only get better, but we also need at least three or four players with experience at this level who are leaders and men.

    As for the tactics, people saying long ball doesn't work or that we should play football are missing the point. Any tactics can work if you drill the players in training and tell each player EXACTLY what you want them to do. Pulis plays long ball and is successful because he knows how to set a team up and how he wants them to play. So long or short, whichever way, you have to be organised. Harris doesn't know what he is doing and he knows it, but he is fronting it out. It won't work. The man is a legend at Millwall and that won't change because of this, but he has to go. The writing is on the wall so something has to be done.

    At boardroom level we are just as bad, Ambler has been a joke for years, the recruitment side is an absolute fiasco and maybe Berylson is losing interest as fast as he is losing money.
    I have been a supporter since my first game aged 8 and have been going for 30 years. I can take the bad times, we're not Man United, but what's happening this season is unacceptable.

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    • August 29, 2015 at 19:50
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      @dave_cusacks_left_foot: can you tell me which players you think are proven??? Our squad is a nothing squad! 2 bob players and a Mickey Mouse boardroom! It must of got to people's heads because they seem to be saying funny things!

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      • August 29, 2015 at 19:57
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        @millwalltel:

        Beevers, Williams, Abdou, Upson, Martin, Morison, Edwards when he gets back, all have done it at this level and higher. that's half a team. That is without question. As for the youngsters, Fred, O'Brien, PCH, Powell. All have something about them. Archer could be good for us, not convinced about Nelson, his attitude is great but he is too impulsive to play centre back and has not progressed positionally. Not sure about Gregory, but I think with the right service he will score. Craig was a bad signing. We need four players that are leaders, but most of all we need an experienced manager that knows how to set a team up.

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          • August 29, 2015 at 20:07
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            @millwalltel:
            Not right now I don't, but they are proven. Williams for example, is a quality footballer, but he lacks confidence. He has done it at this level. Beevers is a good centre back, he was under Jackett. Abdou could have gone to a championship club but stayed. Martin is inconsistent but he can be really good. Morison is past his best but is more than capable at this level.

            The point is, if the players don't believe in the manager and his plans and his coaching then they won't respond, unfortunately. There are teams above us in this division that haven't got the players we have, but they have better managers. That's why Harris has to go.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:42
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    Sorry, there is enough promise and talent in this squad to make a fist of things in this league.
    There has started to become an uncanny similarity with NH's
    substitutions and strange tactics, that we witnessed with Holloway.
    Watching today (second half better, although more in desperation),
    we seemed to lack any kind of unity, like under the clown.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:42
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    My heart say's stick with Harris but my head day's he is to close to being one of the lads and not a boss ,it is with regret we need a manager who has a bit more experience sorry but it is the way I see it .

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  • August 29, 2015 at 19:43
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    Good Managers are not always good coaches, look at Rednapp he always had 5 or 6 coaches wrapped around him and he took care of the man management side of things. I'm not protecting the players but you can't blame them for the long ball tactics as thats obviously there instructions before they go out. Playing with passion and commitment is not enough to win you games, we need an experienced coach to work with Harris to help him and our promising young players develop into a strong squad but that takes times and thats something we don't have the time or patients for that to happen. Hopefully Carlos and Martin coming back into the squad will help strengthen our weakest back 4 we've ever fielded.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:14
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    the board are making mugs out of all , we have a manager with no squad , having to play all the kids
    we all have to remember harris is a rookie , and it shows, we have got rid of 18 players , who were poor ,
    but the board aint give a bean to bring in some old heads to help these kids , its like macca and rhino all over again , tactics are going wrong but this where good old pros would help , if i was harris i would walk and save his status because this board are taking him for a ride , they new he would take the job , and put him in the deep end , feel for my club , div 2 would finish us , with this ground round our neck, sid,, thompson ,fred, aiden , good players , but need leaders to help them who have been there and done it ,

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:28
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    4 home games 4 losses 11 goals conceded, 2 goals scored, 2nd worse goal difference in division, enough said

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:29
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    Gutted tonight, I'm fed up taking my boys every week and looking at their faces as we leak goals.
    Gregory isn't good enough, most of us have been patient with him but it's time to face facts, he's a defenders dream and offers no threat at all! We need to get rid.
    Craig is a pub player and shouldn't be anywhere near the first team!
    Cummings had a better 2nd half today but the sooner Edwards is match fit the better.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:32
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    I don't buy this missed chances rubbish. We were unlucky with jimmys chance and Fred should've buried the one chance he had that wasn't offside. But let's be honest - they missed 2 absolute sitters in the first half. We were completely played off the park by f in Chesterfield Fffs. Let's say that again f in Chesterfield!!!!! I'm already thinking about burning my ST I'm really not sure how much more of this I can take. Much as I love im I really think NH is out of his depth. Experienced managers are rubbing their hands at the prospect of exploiting his niaive tactics!!

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  • August 29, 2015 at 20:48
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    Every team we play seem to have two full backs who are built like brick s*** houses, centre backs who dominate in the air and midfielders who are calm on the ball, snap into a tackle and have a bit of devil in them and forwards that are a nuisance... Additionally they appear to have a game plan

    At present we have none of the above... Our back four do not have a clue... Our midfield is non existent and our forwards do not get any service

    Neil Harris is living on another planet if he thinks we are competitive with this squad in this division

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  • August 29, 2015 at 21:04
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    we need a leader oranising back 4 hoov?.a man controling midfield a fit bailey?a attacker not afraid to run at defence n try from anywhere gueye?3 mistakes lettin em go

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  • August 29, 2015 at 21:28
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    Harris just go im so happy I didnt go 2 day save 30 pound put the prices down f****** joke paying that much 2 watch this s*** Harris the player's don't want 2 play 4 u 4 shot at home is s*** please go listen 2 the fans we know what best

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  • August 29, 2015 at 22:39
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    Rather than do a complete s*** off the team, manager etc. Thought I would have a few beers and post in a more chilled state.
    So let me just say along with the other 8000 odd mugs I turned up today (I might add being very patient Mr Morrison as we have been for three years) and would love to go home happy for once.
    So to the game, righting was on the wall everytime they crossed a ball in the first 20 mins, the normal waiting for us to concede feeling. Thought their goal was well taken, but what was really depressing was after all the hype/b******* through the week (like normal) we managed one shot against Chesterfield! and then checked percentage of possession, 40 per cent at home.
    So then 2nd half I'm thinking what time I will leave and all of a sudden we appeared to be a able to play a bit of football.
    Now ok no chance of a goal, but a little bit of belief they could create something and by no small coincidence Powell seemed to be the instigater of most attacks.(So why was he taken off I might add)
    Anyway walked away at the end very impressed with Archer, Powell and a couple of the other younger players. So maybe there is hope for the future with or without Bomber, but I would prefer he was given a chance with the players back from injury.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 22:52
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    I sat here after the game and thought, Harris is a legend we love him, but he can't do it. Income on tonight and the amount of people that agree.
    I don't want to hit the panic button, but we can't wait until it's too late (again).
    We need the transfer window shut, the Physio room empty, the best team available, then X amount of games with no excuses to get it right.

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  • August 29, 2015 at 23:14
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    I think what Bomber has in heart and desire , he lacks tactical awareness.
    We need cover at left back on a permanent basis. Plus a decent left sided winger.
    On paper we have a decent squad. On the pitch we need tactics and know how.

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    • August 30, 2015 at 14:16
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      @Block 8: not sure if I completely agree Block 8, I do think Neil is tactically naive but we did look much better is the second half once he had made the changes.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 01:50
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    1. Give Jordan Archer no1 gk spot

    2. Carlos Edwards should feature into next game

    3. Marquis has to play minutes on the pitch

    if that dont work-out to be then Neil Harris OUT!!!!

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  • August 30, 2015 at 07:15
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    Send a boy out to do a man's job and they will pinch his bicycle!

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  • August 30, 2015 at 08:38
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    “We just said at half-time, go out and enjoy yourselves, express yourselves. We’re going to make mistakes with young lads in the team, they’re going to get things slightly wrong.

    Really!

    We need a manager who is going to shape and mould this group of young men into a hardened group of professionals. Neil these comments along with your throwing blame at the supporters for not creating a positive atmosphere show you are simply not up to the job.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 08:53
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    Chesterfield also missed two one on one effectively open goals, Harris needs help, what happened to the Coppell thing?

    Most of us bought into the crowd pleaser (and cheap option) of Harris being appointed but it just hasn't worked, midfield overrun in the first half and a bit more possession but no end product in the second.

    Harris knows it's a results business many the clocks ticking, Harrsis doesn't fancy Upson but he hold the ball better than most, Williams seems to be going backwards and Gregory sorry to say is out of his depth in pro football.

    Trouble is that decades of under investment has its inevitable consequences,.

    When McCarthy is sacked by Ipswich, should we approach him?

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    • August 30, 2015 at 14:14
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      @wongo: Funny enough Wongo, I have a very close friend and Millwall supporter who does corporate functions and on numerous occasions Mick has been there. They have spoken about the football and Mick made it very clear he has great affection for the club and looks on his time at the Den as some of his best in football.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 09:34
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    I bet if millwall started playing behind closed doors they would get some results. There's a proportion of wall fans who do nothing but moan like old women and spread there doom n gloom around the place. I've said it before shut-up and put up or stay at home if you don't like it. I'll guarantee you we will take more points away this year cus the players get less grief from away fans!!!

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    • August 30, 2015 at 10:19
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      @Lions88: I bet they wouldn't. The rot has truly set in at our club. I'm f***** off with us fans being blamed for our teams s*** performances week after week, month after month, season after season, decade after decade...... Any fans watching the shut we have been subjected to for so long would have am element of this and rightly so. Millwall is our turf, it's our club and the manager and players represent us. They are f****** shameful performances. If Tottenham or Chelsea don't score after 10 minutes their fans are on their backs. We have the worst home record of any team in the football league over the last 3 seasons plus this. It's not us, it's poor management and I'm taking lomas, the wicker man and now Harris. The players we have are experienced enough and better than the performances Harris is getting out of them. As for the kids, they aren't kids they are young men Alexander the Great led the Macedonian army to victory at 16! Get some perspective people - these aren't kids. At their anyway kids play with no fear according to all the pundits. Mowbray and Saunders have wiped the floor with Harris. Above all we need a manager with experience

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    • August 31, 2015 at 08:18
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      @Lions88: so by that logic when the team was doing well, think back long and hard, the last time we were in league 1 it must have been us fans that were responsible for the positive results.

      To a small degree you are right that negativity from the fans doesn't help but frankly s*** performances and p*** poor tactics over the last 3-4 seasons are why we are in league 1 and why the fans dread going to the Den. I currently enjoy going to work more than football!

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  • August 30, 2015 at 10:13
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    neil i have never heard so much b*****k coming out of this club

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  • August 30, 2015 at 10:19
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    The only way we'll start getting results is if we sort our defence out & not look so exposed everytime a couple of players run at us.
    Fact is we got rid of Dunne who is as good if not better than any of our current defenders bar Sid.
    Bailey despite being unfit can get a grip of the midfield like no other current midfielder & Archer should have started from the off!
    Neil is tactically brain dead I'm very sorry to say.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 10:33
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    In Bomber we trust, mmm that mantra seems to have disappeared, rightly or wrongly who know? only time will tell.
    I hope wrongly but hope is all there is atm and that is fading fast.
    I.K.I.A.I.S.I.A. I'm Millwall till I die.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 11:43
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    How many more seasons will we hear we need to be more solid at the back? There is another way how about them scoring 2 and us scoring 3. Instead of getting the whole team working on defending how about applying that same intensity to attacking and giving the opposition some thing to think about rather than us chasing them for 75% of the game. Until we have Fred, Paris, and Obrien, on the pitch for 90mins we will not be giving ourselves a chance of getting the season back on track.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 12:12
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    You can tell NH is clueless the bollaks he talks after we have lost instead of blaming the idiots he is playing he sees good in them. What a Pratt.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 19:03
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    Anyone remember the terrible start Birmingham City had last season? When did they start to turn it around, was after they changed managers? The reason I ask the question is because if as a lot of people are saying NH is tactically not doing well at all, could imply that we have the players to do better if they were to be given a better game plan and thus a change of leadership would be advisable.

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    • August 31, 2015 at 08:28
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      @john H: we certainly need a Birmingham style turnaround. We got a win there last season didn't we? Was that when they finally decided to change manager ;)

      While I want to give Harris a chance we mustn't get into a Holloway scenario where it's left far to late to make any difference. If after 15 games we are in the drop zone and the home form is still dire then Harris will have to go. League 2 is a drop too far for me. I haven't enjoyed going to the Den for a long time and paying good money to feel depressed every match day is madness.

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      • August 31, 2015 at 11:30
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        @MFC Lion: That's quite funny in an ironic fashion and it's the first time any post has made me chuckle so far this season, thanks for the respite MFC Maintaining a sense of humor, now that isn't easy atm but it's certainly needed and appreciated.

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