Dunne: Jackett's fury could inspire Millwall against Wigan

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© Alan Stanford

ALAN Dunne believes a furious dressing down from boss Kenny Jackett could inspire Millwall's players to victory in their FA Cup semi-final against Wigan.

Dunne revealed that Jackett had given the Lions "a rollocking" following their stoppage-time defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at The Den on Tuesday evening.

But the right-back hopes that will galvanise the squad ahead of their date at Wembley with the Latics on Saturday – although he did not disagree with his manager's post-match comments.



"Losing might not do us any harm," Dunne said. "Sometimes you can get complacent – if we'd won on Tuesday we might have been complacent going into the Wigan game.

"We have had a rollicking from the manager and that could fire a few of us up for Saturday, which is important, but it's still a very disappointing result.

"We have got three days now to prepare to play a side who have individual players that can change a game at any moment. It's going to be an interesting game.



"We have to make sure we don't get taken over by the occasion. The 90 minutes is for work – it's not a day out – and we want to get to the final again, which I think we can do."

Dunne felt Millwall did not build on Jimmy Abdou's early goal against the Owls and were punished when Miguel Llera equalised and Chris Maguire struck a cruel winner.

"A side who I think are very poor have taken six points from us this season, although you have got to give them credit for that," he said. "We're disappointed with the two goals.

"The first was an error and the second was a set-piece and they have scored a few like that against us now. Defensively we've been solid of late but we gave away two sloppy goals.

"The forwards are working hard and we have been creating chances, which is a positive, but we just needed that edge. I think if we had got a second goal it would have been 3-0 or 4-0."

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14 thoughts on “Dunne: Jackett's fury could inspire Millwall against Wigan

  • April 10, 2013 at 08:43
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    Thank goodness Wembley is an away fixture! We seem to have played better on the road this season, so let's hope it's the same on Saturday.

    One thing that nobody else seems to have mentioned is why there were only 9,084 at The Den last night. I know people have work and other commitments, but if a fraction of the 31,500 Wembley crowd could have turned up, then we could have created more of an atmosphere, outsung the Barmy Army, and been the 12th man.

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    • April 10, 2013 at 08:52
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      Max I mentioned the crowd in my post last night and like you I think it's b***** and 9000? No way was there that many
      We should have had a good 12000 last night to see the boys off for wembley, but I guess it doesn't meen that much anymore when your there as much as we are. But I blame the club for that again they fail to offer the stay aways any real incentive, last night should have been bring a friend for a fiver as should the remaining Tuesday night fixtures. Credit to A Ambler again.

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  • April 10, 2013 at 09:12
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    There was only 9000 but we got behind them last night, but there only a certain amount of support we can gave if they keep missing simple goal scoring opportunities. Last night was so frustrating.

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  • April 10, 2013 at 09:14
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    @maxwellhouse 'why were there only 9084 at the Den last night?' Do you really need that question answered? We've been a joke at home and teams and away fans are coming to our famous Den and taking the p***. There is so much wrong with us and so many reasons why the gates are s*** and the atmosphere is s***, its untrue. Virtually no singing, no passion from the crowd, we WERE the extra man, but its gone. Quite a few games its been silent...you can hear the players calling....also last night wednesday must have brought a thousand fans down by my estimation...so that makes 'our' crowd ever worse. Pretty poor turn-out for one of our most important games, if you think about it. Lots not going right al 'Wall at the moment, and their last-kick goal was a stab in the heart.

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    • April 10, 2013 at 10:19
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      @marshlion, I completely agree with you. Our performances on the pitch don't merit the support from the fans. Given that it was an important league game, one of our games in hand, and right before the Wembley SF, it would have been nice if a few more had turned out to give the lads a boost, despite everything which is wrong with the squad this season (lack of a decent striker, etc).

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    • April 10, 2013 at 11:01
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      Totally agree Marshlion. I think the only song we sung that stood out last night was 'We only get sh1t refs'! I also estimated about a 1,000 SW supporters who sounded more like 10,000.

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  • April 10, 2013 at 09:32
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    Another home defeat, but the concern I have is that the coaching staff dont seem to have a plan "B" when tatics are not working, as again this was woefully evedent last night. What do they do on the traing ground all week with the first team squad, as again they look like they did not know one another out there.
    I know this will not be a popular thing to say but maybe both KJ has just run his course at this club and does not have the motivation and desire for it at the den, also he does have a financial restrante here as we only seem to get players that are in the last chance saloon and well by the sell by date.

    I do fear for us on saturday if we put in a performance anything like it was last night, as Wigan are not as bad as the position in the prem, they have sa few very good players, so to end on a positive not KJ get some tatics sorted for Saturday evening and those lucky 11 who will be on the pitch remember WE R MILLWALLand play like it matters because it really does for all of us.

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    • April 10, 2013 at 10:28
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      @barnlion, I don't think KJ has run his course at the club, but JB needs to set his stall out and let people know what his intentions are. If he wants us to do well and progress, then he needs to make a further investment in the squad and I think KJ is the man to manage that investment. Hopefully a better squad will lead to better performances and bigger crowds. However, if all JB wants to do is break even and recoup some of his existing investment, then nothing will change. KJ can only do so much with limited resources (ageing 'strikers', loan signings, and so on).

      On another point, who was KJ telling to 'f_off' last night? During the game, I quite clearly heard him shouting but couldn't tell who it was aimed at.

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      • April 10, 2013 at 10:38
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        Spot on max

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  • April 10, 2013 at 10:47
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    Max,
    What you are saying regarding the chairman is correct, but as far as I know he does not get involved on the training ground and I would also think that he does not tell KJ who to buy or get in on loan and I know that KJ can only get the players he has enough in his budget for and the Chairman holds the purse strings with regard to that.

    But the job of the manager/coach is to prepair his team to compete for the 90 minutes of there next game and also have them aware of where we can gain an advantage over them and where we need to be able to cope with there strengths, regarding telling Kenny to go I did not hear it last night and I have not heard it before.

    The chairman seems to not want to spend large sums of money on good standard players for this division, so the only thing we as a club can do is trying through scouting find some talent in the lower leagues and coach what we have to preform to a much higher standard.

    On your comment about the crowd size last night next tuesday game you can bring a friend for £ 15.00, but when we win on Saturday there will be a big crowd there, so that should have been on offer for last nights game and not next Tuesdays.

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  • April 10, 2013 at 11:48
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    Fury ... You guys have absolutely no idea what us fans are feeling at present. We are all so p***** off, and you say that the loss didn't do us any harm? Well it does to the fans, it kills me everytime is sit through a performance like that and watch us lose... Whether it was wed, hull, posh, barnsley or wolves, all season we have had to put up with this s***.
    We need changes and we need them now! Clearly our strikers are not performing, give a chance to wilkinson or o'brien, the answers you are looking for might just be under your nose the whole time, if not what have we got to lose, can't be worse than watching hulse every f****** game stealing wages.

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  • April 10, 2013 at 12:14
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    Your so right Glen they look like they dont care, sure I understand that they may have been looking towards Saturday's game, but we are too close now to once again gouing out of this division, You are also right about the strikers last night would have been a good time to blood one of them just to see if they have what it takes.

    Sitting there last night after the first 20 minutes we did not play like a team. I did say earlier on in the day that this could be another home game where a team that is below us come to the once inteimidating Den and take all 3 points away with them, and KJ shows no emotion or passion and is just standing on the sidelines and seems to accept it.

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  • April 10, 2013 at 18:34
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    Jacketts full fury ??????? Must be like a damp lettuce it doesn't make a jot of difference to this current squad. At home in front of your own again you where pure S***..... If it was me you wouldn't get paid until you win at home..... Get yer fingers out you shower of s****.......... Oh and good luck for Saturday .....I'm the bloke in block 130 you have been warned.

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