Osborne disappointed to score first goal for Millwall in vain

© Alan Stanford
© Alan Stanford

KARLEIGH Osborne had mixed feelings after Blackburn Rovers' 2-1 victory at The Den ensured his first goal for Millwall ultimately counted for nothing.

Osborne broke his duck for the Lions by hooking in a half-volley after just 14 minutes and his strike looked to have given Kenny Jackett's side a solid foundation to build upon in the second-half.

But the tide turned after Rob Hulse's own goal and Jordan Rhodes' penalty and Osborne was left to bemoan referee Gavin Ward's decision that lead to the visitors' winner from the spot.



Osborne said: "It's a very disappointing result. The boys worked hard and it's a tough defeat to take. We've had a penalty given against us that for me wasn't a penalty.

"From what I saw, nobody touched Grant Hanley – he fell over. It was never a penalty but the referee made his decision and there's nothing we can do to change that now.

"It's a costly decision because I thought it was the wrong one. The referee claimed Hanley had been clipped and I think we were hoping that linesman would say something.



"Blackburn know it wasn't a penalty – they have seen the replays. But they're in a relegation dogfight and they're not going to be be honest in a situation like that and give up points.

"I was pleased to score the goal and I hoped we would push on to get the win, so it's tough coming away with nothing. The ball was there to be hit, it dropped nicely and I struck it well.

"But I feel we've been robbed. We had chances, even at the very end, but things didn't go our way."

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15 thoughts on “Osborne disappointed to score first goal for Millwall in vain

  • April 25, 2013 at 10:16
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    It's gone, can't do a thing about it so lets move on. Saturday is another day. Fortunately there's fixtures that are making the fa pull their hair out this weekend cause they can't fix em to stitch us up. So there's one thing to look forward to.

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  • April 25, 2013 at 11:30
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    Forget about Tuesday night, nothing we can say or do about that now.
    Both Forest and Palace have sold out there away allocation, so it's time to 'strap on a pair' and go to work lads! COYL.

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  • April 25, 2013 at 13:18
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    Two more home defeats coming up?

    A very bad time for KJ - he don't exactly have a full squad to pick from - the only ones all fit are out 7 non scoring strikers

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    • April 25, 2013 at 22:29
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      @Old_Les:

      I hope you are wrong Les.....expect you do as well

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  • April 25, 2013 at 18:58
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    Karliegh blue square Osbourne good goal time to move on with the drift wood if we stay up.

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    • April 25, 2013 at 22:30
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      And we've got loads of money to replace you !

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  • April 25, 2013 at 22:16
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    Why don't anyone rate osbourne? I know his not been great but his finding his feet in a new division. His tall good in air strong and fast which is rare for a cb. Yes he gets caught out of position but every defender we have does at least he has the pace to get back and do sumin about it. Not good enough just yet but has potential and still relatively young for a centre back anyway.

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    • April 25, 2013 at 22:39
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      And he's fit and fresh enough in the legs to have the pace to at least keep up with the Forrest forward line.
      Definitely has potential. Maybe he's looked bad in a bad team. He was excellent up at boro. If we stay up
      he'll have to get Lowry a couple beers for getting some game time under his belt.

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  • April 25, 2013 at 22:27
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    He's ok loads rate him, got a few edges but he's a good squad player and he will get better.

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  • April 25, 2013 at 22:51
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    Just gives me bad nerves

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  • April 25, 2013 at 22:51
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    I really don't see why Osborne isn't rated? He has certainly seemed astute at holding the line, his ball skills seem adequate and his pace is more than enough to get us out of trouble. He has scored more league goals for us then hulse and Tyson and has the same amount as Easter, marquis and Batt.

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  • April 26, 2013 at 07:06
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    He is good in the air and quite fast, terrible distribution though like most centre backs, seen him slice a few into the stands on more than one occasion. But I don't mind him and I think he will come good, was rated very highly in league one think he got in the team of the year not too long ago. More potential than shittu now obviously, due to shittu's age he will only go backwards now.

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  • April 26, 2013 at 07:53
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    Yeah he is a work in progress but i have seen enough to think that he has good potential. He will get games now Shittu is suspended.

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  • April 26, 2013 at 09:02
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    Also has a good game against Villa considering there forward line, worth persevering with.

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  • April 26, 2013 at 10:14
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    Osborne is a decent player who will get better though some of you are too thick to see that. Nothing too much wrong with our defence - Forde has found better form after being dropped for Taylor, Alan Dunne is reborn and will also put it all on the line for Millwall unlike Hulse and other over paid w******, the middle of defence is decent though vulnerable to pace but what defence in this league isn't, once Lowry stopped getting himself booked every 5 minutes he's a future skipper and Adam Smith is the best attacker at the club.
    Look upfront and in central midfield for the problems. Seven strikers that can't score (is this Berylson's definition of "striker rich" which would need added "goal poverty struck") and a central midfield that cannot win a raffle.
    Bad management

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