Millwall's Ferguson celebrates – but Forde faces play-off wait

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THERE were contrasting fortunes for two of Millwall’s internationals last night.

Shane Ferguson came on as a 71st-minute substitute to share in the glory of Northern Ireland’s qualification for the European Championships for the first time in their history.

They had already secured their place at the tournament next summer but a 1-1 draw in Finland also ensured they topped Group F to end their remarkable campaign in style.

David Forde, who has dropped behind West Ham’s Darren Randolph in the Republic of Ireland’s pecking order, was on the bench as Martin O’Neill’s side lost 2-1 to Poland and they now face a two-legged play-off in November for a place in France.

Meanwhile, John Marquis’ first outing on loan at Leyton Orient was a losing one.

The striker was sprung from the bench at half-time with Orient 3-1 down at Crawley and though they pulled it back to 3-2 they couldn’t snatch a point.

Former Lions defender Alan Dunne was also sent off as Ian Hendon’s side slipped from third to seventh in the League Two table.

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68 thoughts on “Millwall's Ferguson celebrates – but Forde faces play-off wait

  • October 12, 2015 at 06:53
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    You got a keeper who cant get a look in for millwall and a loan player who has never done 90mins..mucking our away fixtures up how does that help us..

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    • October 12, 2015 at 10:15
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      @Jim28: It helped last time Jim when Neil said after the Chesterfield defeat they had work to do on the training pitch. Coincided with four wins one loss and a draw last month.

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        • October 12, 2015 at 10:38
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          @Jim28: That is why I think the international break could come at just the right time Jim. As you say lost our way a little in the last couple of games, although I think we were unlucky at Wigan and we beat Northampton quite comfortable, so nothing to much wrong at the moment, I would suggest, and it has given Neil and the team time to regroup especially how to cope without Jimmy and give Saville time to learn that position.

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          • October 12, 2015 at 11:05
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            @lennie the lion: the problem with the international break is we fall further down the league & saville was emergency 28 day loan whether he plays or not so we ain't going to see much more of him unless we can extend his loan. Still think we need another midfielder as Williams keeps picking cards up.

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  • October 12, 2015 at 08:41
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    Oh, what a surprise, Dunne sent off for Orient, and Marquis not scoring, bit of deja vu??

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    • October 12, 2015 at 10:31
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      @beedoscores: dunny's first sending of in a year hardly deja vu..as for jm did you expect anything then not scoring?

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      • October 12, 2015 at 13:48
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        @Jim28: well my comment was a bit 'tongue in cheek' but saying that, the majority of players go their whole career without getting sent off, so the fact its Dunne's first for over a year is nothing to be proud about.

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          • October 12, 2015 at 18:33
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            @Jim28: Difference is Hurlock was quality and Dunne wasn't. Not proud of Williams, done nothing to deserve it yet.

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  • October 12, 2015 at 11:14
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    That is right Block I am not saying it is all good news but I do think that given the injuries to Jimmy, Upson and to a certain extent PCH, the extra week may be an overall advantage. The trouble with this bl**dy league is almost all away matches are such long drags so the big disadvantage is another midweek game away followed by a Saturday away, I suppose the only way we will know is by the results. As for falling down the league you have to admit that we all assume we will win every game in hand so that will put us on 17 just outside the play offs!

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    • October 12, 2015 at 12:55
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      @lennie the lion: yes the form we was in prior to the peterboro game was good..then jimmy(who i rated this far as our most key player).gets injured early in the game and millwall soon started to fall apart..this is a player we will badly miss for 2 mouths..so like you say bomber better get the others down that training ground if they are gonna come close to abdou..block made a fair point bout slipping down the league..cos its a lot easier to play in our current position then looking up the league from a low place..
      and len mate i do expect us to win these games..

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      • October 12, 2015 at 13:23
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        @Jim28: As far as Jimmy is concerned Jim, I have no doubt that Peterborough would not have had such a field day if Jimmy had stayed on the pitch. Watching Saville though, against Northampton, I thought he was a natural replacement especially if you consider he had only been with us a matter of hours. It looks like Jimmy is out for a couple of months at least time to get George signed for the season I think.

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        • October 12, 2015 at 15:19
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          @lennie the lion: just seen sky sports news and jimmy is out until the end of december and upson wont return until the end of nov..so we have toget that loan extended until at least the end of the year..

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          • October 12, 2015 at 16:10
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            @Jim28: Jackett will know that as well Jim so the price of an extended Saville loan may go up but I have a sneaky feeling Kenny will be OK with us and do the honorable thing, we fans and the club always treated him well and I think that stands us in good stead.

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          • October 12, 2015 at 16:44
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            @Jim28: Quote from the Club Harris brought in George Saville on a short-term loan and he confirmed it could be extended if the 22-year-old impresses and a deal can be agreed with Wolves.

            So it looks like we do have that option sign him now until the end of the season and give the lad a sese of stability.

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  • October 12, 2015 at 13:28
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    I agree with the comments about it mucking up our fixtures but this weekend we were actually at home! I'm not too fused when the home games get moved because teams have to travel to us mid-week and suffer what we usually have to!

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  • October 12, 2015 at 14:04
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    Just bring on the next game,sod the break ,we should be beating most of the dross in this league anyway. Like I said before get the tactics right and have the belief. COYL.

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  • October 12, 2015 at 20:13
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    Comments are closed on the next article! What's that all about NAD? thought police taking over again! COYL!!!

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    • October 12, 2015 at 23:24
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      @333lions: now kelly dont want us to disagree with his thoughts or bless him s*** them of...

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      • October 13, 2015 at 07:33
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        @Jim28:
        Just seen the comments are closed on the Shaun Williams article as well, what's going on? Has Ambler took over the administration of this site? An explanation would be nice NAD staff. The comments section really add to the site, I've had many disagreements with people on here but they've always been constructive and well argued points, sort it out NAD!!!

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        • October 13, 2015 at 13:42
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          @Still_Wall: hi mate, apologies, most of the comments are fine but unfortunately to keep bringing you content we've had to close them - otherwise that might not have been possible. However, you can still comment on our Facebook page as all articles are also posted there: https://www.facebook.com/NewsAtDen

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          • October 13, 2015 at 13:51
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            @Admin: Interesting... We don't get much 'inside information' on here like you do on some fan forums sites. Just the general comments posted in relation to whatever the article content is about. I wonder who from the club has been reading the comments section and got a bit offended?? The JM articles did seem a little 'hot topic' perhaps...

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          • October 13, 2015 at 14:12
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            @Admin:
            Appreciate the reply mate, disappointing though TBH, it seems NAD will just be another mouthpiece for the club, thus losing any independent point of view it may have held-the very reason I was attracted to the site in the first place. Oh well, the gentrification of our club continues..........

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          • October 13, 2015 at 14:16
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            @Admin: When did" Kim Jung Un" become editor of this site, if we the fans don't have a voice, then its not worth bothering with the site. There is hardly any real news posted on it since Southwark News took over anyway.

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          • October 13, 2015 at 16:17
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            @Admin: Is this a short term problem with the site, or will it be the norm from now on?

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  • October 13, 2015 at 19:04
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    Who wants to go on bloody Facebook im to old for that rubbish my boy set it up for me all of a sudden I got like 1 million people want to be my friend haha not for me sorry

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      • October 13, 2015 at 20:29
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        @scottwall: I don't comment much but like to read what others think might have to find another site also can't get to games no more seem to get some decent comments on here. Pity

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        • October 13, 2015 at 20:36
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          @bobthelion: much the same situation as you bob.i cant get to games anymore and not the one to post comments.like to read others thougth

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  • October 13, 2015 at 22:03
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    @admin will there be no more posting on this site

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  • October 13, 2015 at 23:08
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    the one thing which made this site stand out from the rest was the fans posting there thoughts. Yes there was clashes of opinion but that's what makes millwall fans stand out from the rest of the sheep. coyl.

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    • October 14, 2015 at 00:09
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      @block 28: i'am pretty sure it say newsatden ..bloggers
      well we got nad but no bloggers so whats the bleeding point.and as for facebook u van stick it

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  • October 14, 2015 at 10:14
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    Shame Admin hasn't replied to all the questions.

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    • October 14, 2015 at 11:18
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      @Peckham exile: We're still an independent voice from the club, that's not going to change. We've implemented new features this season that are opinion-based and analyse the latest results objectively. But there was a danger that the club were going to limit access to the manager and the players if the comments were left on. It's unfortunate because we also think it's a great forum for fans. However, to emphasise again, we will continue to try to bring you all the latest news and reports, as well as those new, more in-depth features.

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      • October 14, 2015 at 12:34
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        @Admin: So by the club taking away any decent from fans which is basically censorship how is this the still the independent voice "from the club" as we will no longer have a "VOICE" even though you think this is a great forum for the fans.

        Looks to me that the club are try to cut our manhood off and NAD is just accepting it.

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      • October 14, 2015 at 12:38
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        @Admin: so now the players can say what they want whether we like it or not. It was only a matter of time u was goin to suck up to ambler & co. But what do we matter we are only the fans they pay there wages. s*** on again.

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      • October 14, 2015 at 13:49
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        @Admin: So that's a longwinded no we aren't going to be able to comment then? If so what a load of old pony, I'm sure we will find a decent alternative.
        Just reading the party line on here doesn't appeal to me. That's me off, enjoyed it while it lasted.

        Thank you to all the wall supporters that made this site. Maybe we can find or make another site?

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  • October 14, 2015 at 10:26
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    So closing the comments section on all future articles looks like its here to stay... for now... So I'm just going to say if we are short of midfielders why not go in for Gillingham's Bradley Dack - Cash plus Jack Powell who is of the same age, decent technically but don't think NH feels he has all the attributes to make it as a CM. Also sounds like a Striker is coming into the club... Please god let it be a player with lightening pace!

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  • October 14, 2015 at 13:09
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    Really disappointing that the comments are now closed. I thought this site was really good. A refreshing alternative to HOF, which seems to be populated by racist trolls. This site was somewhere you could actually talk about Millwall the FOOTBALL club.
    It's not clear from the comments above whether the reason is not being able to fund the servers or not wanting to upset the club hierarchy. Given the closer working relationship between NAD and the Club announced a few weeks back I suspect that NAD has been pressurised to shut down comments.
    If that is the case, I can't see the point of this site. Aldo used to provide occassional exclusives but all we get now are recycled quotes from the official site. What is the point of NAD now?
    There's obviously space for a fan's site that actually has an agenda of talking about football rather than immigration or 'sausages'. But where do we go now?

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    • October 14, 2015 at 13:21
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      @junkmale: We have exclusive weekly interviews with players and always look for different angles - they certainly are not the same quotes as those on the club website. Of course there will be some overlap as it's one squad of players at the end of the day and NAD and the club's press office will often end up talking to the same players in the same week, particularly if it's topical (Aiden O'Brien's hat-trick, for instance). By 'occasional exclusives', do you mean in terms of transfer news?

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      • October 14, 2015 at 14:12
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        @Admin: Yes, transfer news is one thing, but there hasn't been much of that lately either (which is hardly surprising as the club haven't signed anyone, so what can you do). It's just my opinion but it just looks like you are shadowing the official site. For example, Joe Allen did video on the OS and a piece pops up on here a couple of days later. It just looks like you are recycling, which is hardly a USP. These articles don't look like something that the OS doesn't offer. IMHO you need to at least be interviewing people the club isn't highlighting on their own website. If they aren't giving you that access, and you shut down comments because they have objected to some of them, then you don't have to be a genius to work out they just want NAD to fade slowly away.
        The ability to comment on articles brings the site to life and I can't see how you will survive without it, if I'm brutally honest.

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    • October 14, 2015 at 17:01
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      @junkmale:
      HOF shits all over NAD. NAD Is full of people who go around licking windows for a living.

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        • October 14, 2015 at 23:44
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          @junkmale:
          And if you had half a brain you'd realise the overall level intellegence of this site is far inferior to most normal human beings.

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      • October 15, 2015 at 19:52
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        @82wall: Your out of order at times. Think you know so much but really you just have an opinion like the other window lickers on here,which you are one but you seem to think what you say is gospel. You need to get a bird or get out more. Stop believing your own drivel . A bigger know it all who knows f. Uck all I've ever come across. If you hate NAD do one you sad b******. Go and support your true love. Palace c. Unt

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  • October 14, 2015 at 15:13
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    Well guys how sad, perhaps the club ( a peoples club ?) will allow the comments to return when we have the perfect team playing perfect football and winning the lot !!!!! until then i would like to wish everyone one of you all the best for the future, i have enjoyed reading all your comments whether i have agreed with them or not, and i have enjoyed the humour that only us Millwall fans understand. COYL

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  • October 14, 2015 at 16:42
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    Better without all the cringe-worthy, verbal diarrhoea comments in my opinion.

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    • October 14, 2015 at 17:08
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      @benzo:
      Spot on. Some of the drivel posted on this site is beyond laughable. Never knew how many idiots, and clueless people we had supporting us until I read the comments on here.

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  • October 14, 2015 at 19:13
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    Has NAD never heard of censorship, or do they not bother reading the comments before they let the post go up.

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  • October 14, 2015 at 20:18
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    If it wasn't for the attitude of one or two on here, one in-particular, with constant foul language and gloryfing of the minority we should not be proud of (you know who you are), we'd still have our comments. There are disagreements, and then there is thuggery.

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    • October 15, 2015 at 01:17
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      @SE14: this post shows what a coward and spineless mug you are ..at least refere me by my nane..
      as for gloryfing the minority i take your talking about fellow millwall supporters.well yes i'll back them anyday rather then a so called fan who only goes once every now and then....glory hunters like you we can do without..

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  • October 15, 2015 at 10:31
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    I don't do Facebook. Goodbye.

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  • October 15, 2015 at 13:39
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    Disappointing and poor decision to remove the comment section from the site.

    I enjoy reading the views of other fans even those with completely contrasting views to my own. Good to see a different point of view and the debates that follow.

    No comments will lead to less visits and less revenue from adverts so the site will end up going the same way the football club has been going over the last few seasons.

    I truly do not understand what goes through the minds of those involved with our great club be it the actual club or this site. Sad times.

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  • October 15, 2015 at 15:03
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    It's not just us:

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/jul/15/fa-must-intervene-to-stop-journalists-being-banned-by-football-clubs

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  • October 15, 2015 at 19:48
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    thanks for the warning nad.take it non of us were worth it

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  • October 15, 2015 at 22:33
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    Where is the best millwall chat forum now,? any suggestions please.COYL!!!

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    • October 16, 2015 at 01:14
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      @333lions: We are not powerless. I am a qualified editor. Other fans know web design. No one works the docks now. We have the technology and skills amongst us. Meet at Five Bells at 12 on Saturday and wear a flat cap if you want a voice and journalists not controlled by commercial club deals. No sell outs please.

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      • October 16, 2015 at 08:35
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        @Canterbury pilgrim: Well said. Can't make the pub meet, however happy to help out though. apd13 at the hot place in that company in the UK.

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  • October 20, 2015 at 14:09
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    Apart from HOF and Not606, can anybody else suggest a half decent Millwall forum?

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