Jackett: Hero Dunne showed Millwall's strikers how to finish

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© Keith Gillardt

MILLWALL manager Kenny Jackett praised Alan Dunne's composure in front of goal after the defender struck a late winner against Leicester City on Friday night.

Dunne swept home Richard Chaplow's low cross in the 87th minute at the King Power Stadium as the Lions won back-to-back league games for the first time since November.

Jackett felt his side should have been out of sight after Foxes captain Wes Morgan was sent off early on – but was delighted that Dunne stepped up at the crucial moment.



"After the red card we should have been a couple of goals ahead by half-time," he said. "Not taking those opportunities did look like it was going to cost us. The game was petering out into a draw.

"I changed the formation and brought on a couple of players from the bench, but the game stayed in the same pattern. I'm very pleased for Alan, who has come back into the side in recent weeks.

"He's done very well for us defensively but to pop up and finish with such composure – I think that's his first goal in three years – was terrific. He passed it into the net with real quality.



"When we were going forward in the second-half, we couldn't make it pay because of our final pass until one moment of quality changed it. Alan showed our forwards how to do it.

"The last goal he scored was a cracker against Walsall, so when he does score they are good ones. To get the winner was crucial – it's not his job – but he produced the composure we lacked."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

21 thoughts on “Jackett: Hero Dunne showed Millwall's strikers how to finish

  • March 29, 2013 at 23:43
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    The boy dunne good : )
    COYL

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  • March 29, 2013 at 23:43
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    Off course Dunne is showing our forwards how to finish when Rob hulse is starting CF, he shouldn't be near the starting line up nor should trotter in his run of form

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    • March 30, 2013 at 11:53
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      I see the BBC are doing a remake of the old program Can't cook, Won't cook.
      This ones called Can't play Won't play and the first two guests are Rob Carthulse and LB Trotter!

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  • March 30, 2013 at 00:00
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    Hulse to old and Trotter looked unfit we can all see it why is Kenny leaving him on the pitch he was a liability tonight we could of kept JSmith and took off Trots we also played with 10 men he gave the ball away all the game if he did get sent off it wouldn't have made any difference to our performance, but what a victory fox's were sick bye bye Pearson and eat that Wood you w*****!!!!

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    • March 30, 2013 at 00:26
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      Agreed, very disappointed with trotter, he could well have walked. But, watching the game in N.E. London pub amongst a***-anal & yids, I've arrived home with THE smile. As they say in this neck...HALLELUJAH. wood what ?

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  • March 30, 2013 at 00:15
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    I agree Henry, but got a feeling there's a clause in the loan agreement with hulse.
    I was hoping trotts would play better after trimming that poxy beard of his.
    But Alan fcuking Dunne, what the f*** is going on with him ? He's like a man possessed, absolutely loving him right now. He's showing some b***** to come back in the way he has.
    I thought I'd seen the last of him to be honest, but hats off to the fella. He definately deserves his testimonial. Shame the others couldn't take a leaf out of his book, but then I guess you have to be millwall to do that.

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    • March 30, 2013 at 06:50
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      Aaaah. Short & sweet but couldn't agree more.

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      • March 30, 2013 at 08:41
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        Bon bonnie, that longest post will be coming soon but it will be on the most random article that mr Aldridge can post, with the most random opinion.
        ; )

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  • March 30, 2013 at 07:46
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    Get in there Dunney!!! You're playing out of your skin man, and I love ya! This victory just tastes that bit sweeter, doesn't it? Trotter simply doesn't want to be here, time to offload, just get him GONE...look at him compared to Dunney, polar opposites. You need the skill, ability, attitude, blah blah, but you also WANT to play, quite clearly he doesn't. Anyway, good on ya Dunney and good bye Leicester, I have always hated them, just have 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • March 30, 2013 at 08:14
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    That can only bring about confidence the sign of a good teamis when youu play bad and still win,first half we played em off the pitch we were the better side, second half very scrappy. COYL

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  • March 30, 2013 at 09:01
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    Was it only me, but did anyone see Dunney blank Wood in the hand shake farce, if you have taped it have a look.y

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    • March 30, 2013 at 11:13
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      Yes, I noticed it. In fact I was looking to see how the rest of the players were going to react to the hand shake bit before the start but it did seem it was only Dunney that had the problem with him. Obviously, something must have gone on while Wood was with us.

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      • March 30, 2013 at 15:51
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        I noticed that as well. And if u take another look u will see that trotter was pleased to see him. All smiles and an alright mate!!

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  • March 30, 2013 at 09:48
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    Trotter couldn't run a bath at the moment let alone our midfield.

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  • March 30, 2013 at 10:02
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    Just watching the replay on the tele. Going to have to paint numbers on Jack Smith and Chaplows heads can't tell them apart.

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  • March 30, 2013 at 10:20
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    Dunney has played out of his skin recently, if u asked me who to dump at the beginning of the season I would have said Forde and Dunne, but both players have proven to be real additions to the team, and real Wall players. I know trotter is still non existent on the pitch, but at least he knows he's playing crap! Well done lad, keep it up!

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  • March 30, 2013 at 10:32
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    Get rid of Trotter in the Summer and try to sign Chaplow permanently to replace him.Keogh had his best game for ages although he played out of position on the right. Thought Easter looked promising but Hulse was useless again. Dunne is proving all his critics wrong at the moment and when Beevers returns from suspension and Lowry reverts to Left Back he should retain his place with A Smith on the bench again. We were far the better team in the firat halh and could have been 3 or 4 up but for their goalkeeper. Thought we should have brought Woolford or N'Guessan on in the second half to give us more width on the left because although A Smith made a couple of good runs he is not a natural left footer.

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  • March 30, 2013 at 11:33
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    Most of us have said that the way Trotter was playing it was more like ten against ten but I think with Hulse in the side it was more like ten against nine. What a complete waste of time he is. He scores one friggin' goal and that was off-side. He gets a good shooting position and then whacks it straight at Schmickeymichael. Kenny, me old mucker it really is time to get rid of these two. Although, it just goes to show that we have beaten a team on their own turf that are looking at promotion with only nine effective players and kept another clean sheet. Even though the game probably shortened my like by a couple of years it was well worth all the shouting and effin' and blindin' at the tele. God knows what the neighbours must have thought but I DON'T CARE!

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  • March 30, 2013 at 12:29
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    Just heard sofa makers LazeeBoy have brought out a new addition to their Premiership range it's called the Trotter suite, it will be available in the summer.
    So if you can't head or shoot down to your local supplier and you don't want to tackle the crowds or can't pass up the offer it will be available on line.

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  • March 30, 2013 at 18:26
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    I really would like to see what Rob Hulse does in training all week. He's huge yet he can't head, can't hold it up, can't pass, can't run, can't shoot, can't finish, can't score and doesn't seem interested. I know Marquis would run his socks off if he were a lone striker. Hulse does my head in!

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    • March 30, 2013 at 22:55
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      To say he was sh1t would be disrespect to the brown stuff!

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