Manager Harris “delighted” with Millwall’s first home win

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MILLWALL boss Neil Harris expressed his delight at securing a first home league win of the season.

The Lions had previously lost all four of their league games at The Den this campaign but saw off Rochdale 3-1 to secure their first of the new season.

And Harris has said it was a “relief” to finally win at home but wants his side to take their recent good form into Tuesday night’s trip to the DW Stadium when the Lions face Wigan.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be honest,” Harris said. “I thought my players were outstanding.

“We scored three high-quality goals. With the ball and without the ball I thought we were excellent.

“That is four wins in five for us so confidence is high. It is a weight off my mind because we are a long way into September and the first home win has not come.

“What has been bizarre is as much as we want to win here it has been difficult, not just for me, my staff and the squad but for the fans. I understand that because I’ve got friends who are Millwall fans.

“They get stick at work and things like that so I understand that, but as a group we’ve not felt pressurised that we haven’t won at home.

He added: “We played really against Southend last week and they scored two goals from two chances, so we knew it was coming.

“I must admit it is a bit of a relief to get it today, but it is another massive step forward for us.

“What we can’t do now is take two steps backwards, or even a quarter of a step backwards. We’ve got to go to Wigan on  Tuesday, take the game to them and make sure we continue our good away form.”

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

16 thoughts on “Manager Harris “delighted” with Millwall’s first home win

  • September 26, 2015 at 19:24
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    Well done chopper players and fans, 3.1 at home let's move on up we've had enough doom and gloom to last a life time. Chopper the restoration man.

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      • September 27, 2015 at 16:32
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        @JONO: Don't be a mug, mate. It's both. In fact, he prefers it when people call him chopper. Do some research if you don't believe me.

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  • September 26, 2015 at 20:50
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    Its great to show to home fans we can do it!!!

    Next games either home or away we can do it and win

    well done and super happy super Millwall.

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  • September 26, 2015 at 22:46
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    Well deserved today. Good feeling about Tuesday just need to keep foot on the gas

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  • September 27, 2015 at 00:59
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    What a great win and a big well done to all the team.
    NH say's we must not take a step or even a quarter of a step backward's,if so a few thing's have to be addressed ,
    1 Fred has to be coached on the defending side of his game,we cannot expect Carlos to keep covering two position's, when Fred should be doing his job and not leaving so much space for the oppo's winger.
    2 Tony Craig is not a full back he cannot get forward quick enough,i thought Fergie had a good game today,but it could have been a lot better if TC had a bit more in going forward,the problem for NH is,does he drop TC or doe's he break up,what is becoming a good CB pairing of Beaver's and Webster with Sid chomping at the bit to get his place back when he is fit.IMO NH has to bite the bullet and drop his captain to give a more attacking full back his chance.
    3 Along with many other fan's i do not have a lot of confidence in AA and the rest of the board,so as far as Archer and AOB are concerned we should be looking to tie them down to longer contract's,so if the do attract attention [I am sure they will] from other club's at least we will get a decent fee for them.We should at least offer both player's better term's,then it is up to them if they want to accept.The reason i pick these two out is simple,Archer without doubt is a very good goalie not only agile,but command's his box and IMO give our back four a lot verbal's ,support and confidence,as for AOB not only has he started to score goal's but when he is not scoring he is making the assist's, a hat trick of them today,he will surely get on the radar of other club's.
    If NH is to live by what he said above then i would like him to have a good look at the three thing's i have wrote,as we are on the front foot now and we have to stay that way.
    Sorry if i seem to be poring cold water on a great win,but we must keep the momentum going by tackling the thing's that are not as good as they should be.

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    • September 27, 2015 at 01:59
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      @jim1222:
      Very good post Jim.
      I would try Martin at left back first before we disrupt Beevers and Webster though. Also I would add Fred to the contract extensions as he got 2 assists today his very recent not form has started to dip but is undoubtedly a gd player. Finally with us finally getting our first home league win our season starts now there's nothing stopping us from having a proper go at this season now and pushing on from our recent run of good form.

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      • September 27, 2015 at 08:37
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        @spartacus: like coco i feel that bomber has made a rod for his back with making graig captain..i mean will he drop his skipper time will tell....p.s thanks coco for saying mfc would lose.keep on saying that

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    • September 27, 2015 at 08:34
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      @jim1222: good post and Quite Agree we have been caught a few times with player's walking away for sweet F.a any board with half amount of sense would have these kids sat at a table on Monday and tied down 3 . 4 year contracts before the wolves come sniffing around our door .But ain't things starting to look rosey under a manager that understands how we tick and all the Moaners are going Quiet on here . It's nice to be happy on a Sunday for once. Roll on Tuesday

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    • September 27, 2015 at 10:47
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      An excellent post Jim.
      You are certainly not pouring cold water over a good win with the valid points that you make.
      1. Fred does have to work on his defending but surely he will learn from the true professional Carlos. IMO since returning from injury Carlos is still demonstrating his excellent positional skills and experience to make him probably the best player on the pitch. Fred undoubtedly has talent, probably the most skilled player at the Den I have seen in my 45 years of supporting the Lions. This talent should not be stifled but he does need guidance. In addition he does also need to be tied down with a longer contract as I too do not trust AA.
      2. Bomber must ignore this Captain’s Tag he has put on Craig as at present Craig is not good enough either at Full Back or Centre Half to maintain a position in the starting line up. Beevers and Webster are improving as Centre Half partnership as they are developing an understanding that will serve us well. The position of Captain is often exaggerated but surely for commitment, professionalism and an excellent role model for the youngsters to learn from, there would be no better candidate than Carlos.
      3. This talent now coming through the ranks, of which there are several players not just the ones you have mentioned do need to be tied down to longer contracts. This is so that the vultures cannot just take our talent for a poultry sums with AA doing nothing to prevent it.
      As for the game yesterday Football is indeed a funny game. I missed the Barnsley game but out of all the opposition I have seen I thought Rochdale were one of the better sides. Clearly Bomber is learning but let’s not get carried away as 3pts in a possible 15pts at home is still an appalling return.

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  • September 27, 2015 at 09:39
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    A great team performance all round
    Morro worked his nuts off all game MOM imo
    Sick of fans calling him a lazy can't
    COYL

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    • September 27, 2015 at 09:48
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      @treatment: You are right ,also Morro and AOB seem to be getting a good understanding,and it help's if Morro score's,he smiles a bit more.

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  • September 27, 2015 at 10:04
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    Bomber done it a first home win of the season well done mate.

    keep it up Mr NH coyl

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  • September 27, 2015 at 11:41
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    Great win great performance and well done 2 all the players and 2 all the staff and 2 our manager I like how we played good football and great finishing no high balls they were dirty c*** we should of had a penalty doe keep this up MILLWALL im so happy COYL millllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll did he find he boot the c*** well done upson

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  • September 27, 2015 at 16:28
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    Jimmy Abdou or AOB should be Club Captain against Wigan next away game.

    enough said

    next game and its 2-0 Lions

    AOB and Carlos Edwards with the away goals

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