Jackett furious with defending in Peterborough hammering

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

KENNY Jackett pulled no punches after Millwall's shock 5-1 defeat to Peterborough at The Den on Tuesday night.

Jackett was left furious by his side's defending as bottom-of-the-table Posh ran riot in South London to send the Lions spinning to their fifth straight league defeat.

He said: "We did not have the awareness that Peterborough were capable of breaking at us – they were incisive and looked like they had goals in them from start to finish.

"You could see the danger from the sidelines – not enough players on the pitch could sense that danger and were able to react or cut the ball out – probably Jimmy Abdou apart.

"Their finishing was ruthless and our defensive awareness as a side was really poor when the ball broke to them. We didn't do enough with the ball and I didn't think we had any cutting edge.

"We had nowhere near enough defensive awareness to keep them out. At half-time, I was looking for a big second-half and a big win to come back from 2-1 behind.

"We did not have enough – anywhere near enough. This was a key game bang in the middle of two televised matches and it was probably the most important one.

"We are in a situation now where we are in this run and our game against Middlesbrough can not come quickly enough. We have to produce a positive reaction and face up to what we have to do."

George Boyd inspired a devastating Posh performance, laying on two goals for Lee Tomlin either side of another assist for Tommy Rowe before scoring the fifth and final goal himself.

Jackett added: "Boyd gave Adam Smith and Alan Dunne a lot of trouble – the first two goals came down his side and his goal summed up his night, because he was the best player on the pitch."

Conor Sefton

(@ConorSeftonNAD)

42 thoughts on “Jackett furious with defending in Peterborough hammering

  • February 19, 2013 at 22:44
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    Blame the players YOU bought Ken!

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  • February 19, 2013 at 22:48
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    Osborne played people onside for two goals tonight and almost three if an incorrect linesman decision had been correct. League 2 player at best.

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  • February 19, 2013 at 22:53
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    What the hell was that Kenny Osbourne Dunne Woolford ain't good enough in this league, mind you if we keep em they will be ok for next season when we are in league one. We are again in a relagation battle we ain't gona win nothing like that what a waste of money that's the general consensus around the ground tonight

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  • February 19, 2013 at 22:58
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    The team looked inept and clueless. KJ's been a great manager for us but they're your signings, loans or not and the squad looks deplete. The last 8 games last season glossed over our problems then and Woods goals have done the same this year. The buck stops with KJ!!! You can forget the playoffs and BLackburn will be a lot better than Peterborough ?

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  • February 19, 2013 at 23:08
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    Sorry to say this, but, Kenny bought the vast majority of these players to the Den, he picks the team, he selects tactics and decides where players play. It is his job to motivate the players. If players are not prepared to play 100% for the club, they should be gone. To me he and the team have just run out of ideas. He had money to spend during January, but could not find anyone, bought in two players at the end of their career and a young lad. We all congratulated Kenny when he stabalised the team and got us promoted, he therefore must take the criticism when things go wrong. Please Kenny no more pathetic excuses. 4 points since Xmas day. Sort it out before we get relegated.

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  • February 19, 2013 at 23:23
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    What a pity no-one at the post-match press conference had the guts to ask if we made a move for George Boyd during the January transfer window - I'd love to know the answer! Forest's owners knackered Alex McLeish's bid to sign him because he failed an eye test - yet he had better vision than all our midfielder's put together. Trotter, in particular, should watch Boyd's performance. If he's ever going to get a move to the Premier League that's the sort of performance he needs to produce week-in, week-out.
    If I was a Premier League scout I'd cross Trotter's name off my list of players to watch and put Boyd's on it. He totally destroyed us, with that sort of supply even our strikers might be able to get a goal or two!!!

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    • February 19, 2013 at 23:28
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      Excellent point Lonz, £500k or an emergency loan - what put us off or were we ever seriously interested?

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      • February 19, 2013 at 23:47
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        The infuriating thing is we could probably have flogged Trotter to Norwich, Southampton or Fulham, bought Boyd and still had money in the bank for a striker.
        I have huge respect for KJ and I'm well aware that signing players isn't anywhere near as easy as some fans think, but I am baffled by all the mixed-messages we got during the January transfer window.
        The Woods/Henderson/Hulse debate seems to have distracted people from the fact that we are desperately short of quality in the centre of midfield.

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  • February 19, 2013 at 23:23
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    Boro couldn't come quick enough haha.
    blame the defence and AS so bring on dunne. Play a young fresh center forward on the left and leave a left winger on the bench. Keep playing the ever unreliable Liam trotter instead of dropping him. Send a decent CM out on loan to a club that's in dire straights haha, promise your fans that you'll be playing a passing game and keeping the ball on the deck. Promise your fans that you WILL replace wood no matter what. Come on KJ time to be honest with us and the team YOU assembled, there's only so much blame we can give the players but its been 5 league games now and anymore performances like tonights then your gonna have to take the s*** that will come your way, in KJ we trust ?
    Before you all jump on me of course I'll be singing his name if he pulls us out of this s***. voicing my concern that's all.

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  • February 19, 2013 at 23:27
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    I agree Luke but with away games at Boro and Leeds it doesn't look like will climb Ba k up the table any time soon?

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    • February 20, 2013 at 00:16
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      It's relegation for me rob lets face it all our ?s got answered tonight, what midfield options do we have - none.
      What full back options do we have - none. What can hulse bring - the lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggg ball.
      Why did we sign hulse - cause we have no CM. why did we sign afobe the CF - so we can p*** DNG, woolford and Malone off by sticking him on the left of a bank of 4, if your gonna do that then surely you'll play 3 up top instead. Can't wait for Taylor to come back and dread to think what'll happen if fordey gets injured or suspended. Without a shadow of doubt one of the worst squads we've had

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  • February 19, 2013 at 23:34
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    Further to my previous comment. I don't know why we write things here, Kenny and the players never read it, or any one who can make a difference. I love this club it has been a big part of my life for a very very long time. My season ticket was bought with money I did not have and a home game is a round trip of more than 8 hours. If we lose and the players have all given 100% I really do not mind, but tonight was Pub standard (Thats being generous). I think I deserve better than this.

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  • February 19, 2013 at 23:34
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    Maybe Middlesbrough can't come quickly enough for Kenny, but I've started dreading every league game. I'd love to be proved wrong, but I can't see anything other than another heavy defeat. Something has to change to get us out of this free-fall.

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  • February 19, 2013 at 23:46
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    Come on Kenny do not blame the team you bought them and you dictate the tactics. All we seem to play is the long ball straight up to the same side every time then the opposition bring it straight back, posh tonight brought the ball up not many long kicks from the keeper if they can do it why can't we .

    There keeper was very suspect when put under pressure but did we put him under pressure no. There was only one player on the pitch who made the effort tonight and that was little Jimmy he run his socks of and where is Tam surely he is fit now let's get him back in to midfield. All that said surely it is time for KJ to go he has completely run out of ideas we need some fresh blood in there to get us out of trouble Atkins is free come let's make the change.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 00:03
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    why would he come here what can we offer him what we can't offer KJ we can't promise him funds for next season cause we'll be paying for relegation. The only change that will happen is the league we'll be playing in.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 00:11
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    Two of the weakest positions was trotter CM and Osbourne CB today... And yet we have a former player of the year in Tam McKanderwire that can't even get a look in.
    I am sick of watching Forde hoof long balls throughout the game... We play long to a forward on his own that works with wood and sometimes Hendo, those players are gone and there is a lack of creativity in the middle of the park. Drop the players not pulling their weight!

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  • February 20, 2013 at 00:11
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    We were utter s**** and they tore us to pieces, AT HOME. No guts, no passion. No energy, no invention, not fit to wear the shirt. Time and time again we just punt the ball up in the air and running around after it embarrasses them. We looked clueless tonight against the bottom club, who have leaked goals for fun. I don't want to seem to over react but I believe the team has lost its way, and if the manager refuses to change certain players, then maybe the chairman should change the manager. Same old cycle of events keep happening......we win a few, KJ is king, then we freefall. I don't mind if we played nice 'on the floor ' passionate, passing football,. With sensible future proof signings, but we don't, do we? We play s**** and sign old s****. Thankyou Kenny, it's been fantastic and Iwish you well, I truly do, but it's time for a change.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 00:17
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    Jackett needs to get them in first thing in the morning. No day off after that shambles

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  • February 20, 2013 at 01:02
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    KJ needs to have a look at his team selection and tactics first before digging the players out.Then find out why Trotter has done fu-k all since he boasted about what dance he will do at Ipswich if he scored, which he did not. Why has Wrigt not been given a run, where is Tam, Why has NGuessan not been given a run, why has Woolford looked so ineffective yet looked so dangerous against us, Hulse and Tyson? Well I will leave KJ to give us his reasoning on those 2, Our defending since the New Year has been terrible, Beevers looked classy before Xmas, now he looks like a mistake is going to happen, Lowry is going to cost us because of his disciplinary record. Berylson who offered so much yet so little has come since the Wood affair. Sort it or we are paying Gillingham next year ffs

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  • February 20, 2013 at 06:56
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    Terrible team selection but the players MUST give more than that. They play the game not the manager. Our best spell last season was with wright and Abdou in the middle. There's your answer to that one ken. Malone needs to play left back for a few games to once and for all see if he is good enough. Lowry and shittu are our best centre backs, Beevers is over rated there's a reason Sheffield Wednesday didn't want him. Osbourne couldnt pass wind or stop a midget with 1 leg running at him. Smith had an off day, different class 90% of the time and too good for us. Henry will be one in the summer, too good for us. Woolford is w***. Hulse is well past it , league 1 level. Nguessen DID have a run in the team, proved he was OK nothing more nothing less. Impact player at best. Feeney is again, impact player last 20 mins to run at defence. Keogh completely shot of confidence needs a f***** miracle to get him back to normal I think, gotta keep playing him though there's no one as good as him up front in our team on his day. Forde is looking decent again, no complaints of late about him. If we never had jimmy Abdou putting a tackle in every week we would be getting hammerd every game. Wish he could pass and shoot. Basically after all that I think its clear we need a fair few players, a complete shake up of the squad. Not too sure if the chairman gives a s*** anymore either. Bad times but we will bounce back.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 07:47
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    Im tired of the excuses, the problem with last night was 3 things, No guts, no passion, no clue, 3 players had a half decent game Abdou, Henry and Hulse but that is 3 out of the 11, What i dont understand is why did he change a winning team from saturday? why not leave the same 11, KJ is becoming a bit of a tinker man he does not know his best 11, I think without Shittu the defence is shaky, we need to get Osbourne out and quick he has pace but no positional sense, Beevers is quality with Shittu but without him he looks dodgy, Smith god knows what has happened to him last night worse game i have seen him play this year, what he needs to do for saturdays game is go with Fordey, Smith, Beevers, Jack Smith, Malone, Henry, Wright, Abdou, Feeney, Hulse and Keogh. I was going boro on saturday but have now changed me mind as of last nights performance.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 08:09
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    Like that team other than Jack smith. In no way would I play him centre back. I know he's played there before but now ain't the time for f****** about with risks like that. If theres no shittu then osbourne has to play, was awful last night so should be ready to try and put it right, weather he is good enough is another question. Jack smith won't play anyway, no where to be seen recently.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 08:12
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    Kenny Jackett "I'm so angry I could crush a grape". Enough words lets have some action! Still too angry myself to write anything else!

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  • February 20, 2013 at 08:33
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    i think this is a tough job for kenny great manager in league one with all his loan signings but its not working in the championship,we need players with fire in their bellies and desire to play for millwall the players last night looked lost and leaderless,no hunger,to me kenny got the formation wrong and you could tell that when went behind so early.What is going to happen saturday at boro lets hope its not 6 or 7 past us come on kenny sort it out now before its to late.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 08:39
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    We all know the problem and so does jackett
    but his hands are as tied as the players f****** feet.
    Dannyboy as s*** as we are I'm still going up to boro I don't think we've sold more than 300
    So it should quite relaxed and getting a pint before the game and half time should be stress free and we'll be able to stand without some c*** moaning to sit down,
    God it feels good to get out the house. Lol

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  • February 20, 2013 at 09:30
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    I personally thought we were doing fine until their 2nd goal. Even when they went 1-0 up i thought there was only going to be one winner. Their 2nd goal killed us. Their 3rd & 4th goals should never of been allowed as well, though that would be papering over the very large cracks. far too many bad personal performances. Forde, Osbourne, Beevers, Trotter(as usual), Keogh & Woolford were pony

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  • February 20, 2013 at 10:04
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    How can we keep the faith? Is that comment for real? We're gonna get relegated if we keep the faith? KJ has lost the players here, its a cycle that keeps coming round. We can't 'keep the faith' because we won 4 or 5 games in the league. His signings have been dreadful, KJ sanctions everything at the club....scouting, signings, tactics, positions, substitutions, changes, training, organising the defence, every single thing that goes on, on that pitch, KJ sanctions it, and he's lost it. I like the bloke, don't get me wrong, and it has been a good, successful period in the clubs history, but I believe its over now. Its no use blaming the players, they are the very players that the manager, buys, picks, trains and motivates...he must take the rough with the smooth, and when its rough, KJ is accountable, harsh, I know, but true. We'll go down if we continue like this and I can't see it improving, we're just getting worse. Hard pill to swallow, but we need a stable, reliable 'non-tinkering' manager who plays the ball on the floor.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 10:16
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    We are in trouble Kenny we need 9 points out of 14 games, after that last night we are going down mate. Need to take Trotter for an exray to see if he's got any life in him mate, get Osbourne out of the squad he a liability Sell the driftwood for god sake get Tam back he came to us as a centre half and can play instead of Trotter, get wright playing in front of the defence, the long ball has been rumbled Hulse please don't buy him at the end of the season, this is a wake up call KJ the best we can hope for is 9 points to stay up god save Millwall

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  • February 20, 2013 at 10:38
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    What a absaloute shocking display last night, osbourne was out of he's depth, keogh has lost he's ability to take players on, lowry can't go a game without getting booked (sent off) trotter is to unreliable and lazy, afobe showed promise but once again just like tyson he is playing a striker down the left/right, it was clear to see the defence was woeful without shittu, woolford and dunne at half time what was jackett thinking there, and just when the games over he brings on marquis with 7 mins to go, letting hendo go was silly for me seen as he scores goals unlike hulse (except luton) I think henry is the only player worth a startin slot frm the performance last night, we have been playing the same game for to long now its time for change which may meen a new manager I'm affraid, within the next 4 games it wouldn't suprise me if we was way down in 19,20 in a proper relagation battle, disgusted

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  • February 20, 2013 at 10:48
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    We need shittu back ASAP.

    Why does he not drop trotter? Everyone thinks he is s*** lately and we can't all be wrong?

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    • February 20, 2013 at 10:59
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      There are various theories why KJ still plays trotter. One sugestion was that Trotter is holding KJ's family hostage to ensure he plays every game, another is that Trotter is KJ's love child, but I doubt that for obvious reasons, Kenny's half Welsh. So.... any other ideas?

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  • February 20, 2013 at 10:49
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    Drop trotter and put Henry in centre midfield. Nguessan on left wing and I don't know about right wing but stick to 4-4-2 for f**** sake

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  • February 20, 2013 at 11:08
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    Why, oh why do we get this thrashing at home every season? Birmingham last year - yes, I know we only had nine on the field for most of the game but they put six past us. Watford the year before that with another six and now this. I had a bad feeling prior to the game last night and wasn't really surprised to go 1-2 down. I didn't think it would be a walk-over for us, afterall they did beat Leicester the week before but not five for f*** sake! Now, I'm absolutely dreading the games we've got coming up even poxy Charlton and Palarse. What on earth is going on? I think I'll be near suicidal if we go down although, I have got a friend in the Samaritans perhaps she'll help me. Just as well we didn't get Arsenal or Man U in the next round of the cup. Good grief, it doesn't bear thinking about what the score might have been on the 10th March. Kenny, Kenny, Kenny, you have just got to sort it out and fast!

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  • February 20, 2013 at 11:31
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    s*** happens, get over it

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    • February 20, 2013 at 11:57
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      Who's this aimed bordersarebest? If it's me, then no, I won't 'get over it'. Not for a while anyway! I've been a supporter for over 50 years, when my dad first took me at the age of five - blah, blah, blah, so I don't need anyone and I mean anyone telling me to get over it! I don't care what anyone thought about the way we played and consequent result BUT I do care about getting thrashed and humiliated by a team bottom of the league!
      If this wasn't aimed at me . . . er, well. forget the above.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 17:45
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    KJ has done a good job, but with limited funds
    The chairman will be reluctant to sack him, the board should take a risk and buy someone, Wood, should have been that gamble.
    I detest loans, no commitment, can walk away like Wood did when someone bigger came along.
    Gutless last night and time to go KJ, it's your team and tactics, never seen so many people talk about a new manager but time is running out.

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  • February 20, 2013 at 18:20
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    Crap...a summer clearout needed,just hope we stil in this div nxt year.

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  • February 21, 2013 at 01:00
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    Every season we have a bad run. And every season during that bad run people want jackett sacked. Same old s*** different season. So glad some of the people who comment aren't in charge or we'd be league 2. Fukin jack smith centre half , Henry centre midfield, nguessen in starting 11. Jesus wept

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    • February 21, 2013 at 10:21
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      Half agree but the last time we were this bad we got relegated and I'm going back to our last season in the old 1st division. yeah we have a bad run every season and last season was similar with the hard run of games but the difference this time isn't 3/4 players playing bad it's 8/9 playing bad. we've been found out big time, if bottom of the league manager has done his home work on KJ then you can be sure top of league and top 6 chasers will also do their home work. Your right about some of the comments though.
      One things for sure though and that's there's no chance of us playing that bad again.

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  • February 21, 2013 at 13:54
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    I don't want kj out I want him to pull his finger out of his a*** and drop a few players and grow a pair!! Trotter needs to be dropped also keough both have been non existent since November, he should have invested in better players than he did in january stop p****** around with the swuad and tactics, you laon a striker you play him there!! not one person can have any excuses for playing so badly if I wa being paid even 2k a week if run my b******* off and I hear trotter is on 12-14k a week! I ducking hope not he ain't worth 12-14 quid a week!! If millwall would have taken the chance to do all they could to land wood and he would have continued scoring at the rate he did, if things didn't work out like promotion or some sort of challenge then you would have easily doubled your money if they needed to sell!

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