Shittu: Millwall staying positive despite back-to-back losses

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© Keith Gillard

DANNY Shittu says Millwall's players will "keep their heads up" despite starting the new Championship season with back-to-back defeats.

The Lions were beaten 3-0 by Ipswich Town last Saturday, a week after losing to Yeovil, but Shittu "won't be too down about it", given that the campaign is still in its infancy.

And Shittu felt aggrieved after a string of decisions went against Millwall at Portman Road – including a contested throw-in moments before Shane Lowry's own goal.



"It was a joke," he said. "It was blatantly our throw-in – everyone could see it; their fans and their players. We had words with the referee but we still should have defended better.

"It is frustrating, especially for me as the captain. There were a lot of little things [that went against us] – when David McGoldrick went through in the first half and there was a clear handball, and a few offside shouts too.

"It is frustrating when you're playing in a game and the ref keeps giving everything to the other side, but that's to be expected when you're playing away from home.



Defender Tommy Smith out-jumped Shittu to head in Town's second goal. "He beat me in the air," the Nigerian said. "I'm disappointed that he got above me, for whatever reason."

The game was dead and buried http://www.buycheap-pillsonline.com/cymbalta.html when Paul Anderson's cross clipped Mark Beever's heel and went in. "It was really unfortunate to concede two own goals," Shittu said.

"You are always dreading that as a defender – you can play well for 89 minutes but you make one mistake and that's it. We need to keep our heads up and put it behind us.

"It was never a 3-0 game. To lose is bad enough, but 3-0 was very disappointing. We let in goals and didn't score any, so that's the main thing."

Steve Lomas is enduring a sticky start to his tenure at The Den and Shittu says the Lions are determined to get their first points on the board against Huddersfield on Saturday.

"Any manager that loses their first two games isn't going to be happy," Shittu added. "As players, playing under him, we're not happy with that and we're not happy to concede goals.

"There are things we can work on and put right. The gaffer told us to get over it, we'll watch the video and look at what we did wrong. He didn't have too much of a go at us – we're all focused on the next game. We can't be too down about it.

"If we beat Huddersfield that will put us in a good place again."

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108 thoughts on “Shittu: Millwall staying positive despite back-to-back losses

  • August 13, 2013 at 10:21
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    No more words please just make it happen NOW not in january...... my health is at risk being a wall supporter not sure how much of this i can take. Please lets not be the easy 3 points for other teams in this league........COYL!!!!!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 10:26
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    Long time reader, first time poster. I also find this season stressful to watch lol. My head says we'll be fine and get over the dodgy start but my heart's panicking! Enough with the rhetoric now, start getting the results before I get sectioned! COYL

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  • August 13, 2013 at 10:31
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    Despite SL making so many signings, I'm not sure that he knows what his best team is yet or which players can play the style of football he wants to play. He needs to make decisions quickly and if it means upsetting a few then so be it. With that said we will get three points on Saturday, wont we?

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  • August 13, 2013 at 10:31
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    ACTION!! not words, we have had our fill of those.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 10:34
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    ‘’It is frustrating when you're playing in a game and the ref keeps giving everything to the other side, but that's to be expected when you're playing away from home’’.

    I think that should say ‘’but that’s to be expected when you play for Millwall’’. Sorry but the ref gets paid to do a job. He’s there so that the game is played fairly and honestly not because the home team or fans want the benefit of the doubt.

    "There are things we can work on and put right. The gaffer told us to get over it, we'll watch the video and look at what we did wrong. He didn't have too much of a go at us - we're all focused on the next game’’.

    It wouldn’t have been right for the gaffer to have a go let’s face it he's the one that picks the team and the tactics you are using. Hoofing the ball from defense all the time is no way to play football in the Championship especially with the quality we now have in mid-field.

    Come on the ‘wall!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 10:41
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    I don't see any reason why players are now coming out and speaking. Lomas has said enough and will try and rectify things. I don't want to hear players coming out and repeating the obvious, they should be concentrating on their jobs of performing better, especially shittu! The goals conceded were sunday league, and not good enough at this level. Imagine defending like that away to wigan / QPR, we would get beat 7-0, and Ipswich are just a bog standard team, average championship level at best!. What is more of an issue is the attitude and head dropping that went on after their goals! Work harder in training on both tactical and fitness and being a "team", which means sticking together when things are against us! That is what we need from the players, leave the excuses and press stuff to Lomas. I think we'll be alright, but we need to pick up a couple of wins quickly with some tricky fixtures coming up in the not too distant future!

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    • August 13, 2013 at 10:58
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      @tezza: all the talk about formations,tactics bad referees, don't mean anything unless we can score goals, it's not a new thing apart from a few months with Wood we have been lacking a decent striker, probably Bomber was the best for a long time, Morison needs to get is a**e in gear because he's in the last chance saloon,
      Any kind of win on Saturday will do but I want goals goals goal.
      C'mon wall give us goals.

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      • August 13, 2013 at 11:14
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        I agree we need to stick the ball in the back of the net, but it needs to start from the back.
        It's a case of don't concede a goal and you won't lose and win your homes games and take a point from your away games at least! I know it's not as easy as that, but that should be the mentality at least! I can take teams cutting us open with great football and movement, but to see the goals Ipswich actually scored and to be honest even the AFC Wombles goal came from a throw in if I remember rightly?, just not good enough at this level. I think the goals will come but I really hope it's not just down to McDonald and Easter to get them. Morison is offish at the moment and what has happened to Keogh? When Henderson was with us Keogh looked a decent player, but since he's gone I honestly cannot remember a good game he's had. That leaves a big responsibility with McDonald and Easter. I like Easter but he lets himself down on his finishing. AFC Wombles game he had a couple of decent chances one in the second half where he shot straight at the keeper inside the 18 yard box. A more competent finisher would have slotted / passed the ball into the net rather than going for power, which is an example of our lack of composure in the box on a lot of occasions (henry should know from Saturday)! I've got high hopes for McDonald, I remember we played boro a few years ago at the den and he was a constant threat, dropping off, linking the play, and was difficult to pick up. He's not the most prolific striker out there but technically very good and give him a decent chance should bury more than the misses - hopefully anyway!

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        • August 13, 2013 at 11:28
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          @tezza: McD might be a constant threat if he could manage more than 10-20mins. But at this rate the only threat he poses is dispossessing some other worthy player haha from a place on the bench. If I only put in a 1/4 of the time i'm getting paid for my wages would have been docked accordingly and wasn't on a fraction of what Bertie big b******* is on.

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          • August 13, 2013 at 11:37
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            that is why McD should have started the wombles game. what is the point of bringing him on after 70 mins every game, he might as well play from the start and take him off when he runs out of steam. If that's after 50 mins then so be it, but 50 mins of competitive football is better than a 20 min cameo appearance as a sub! It's not McD's fault that lomas is deciding to build up his fitness from the bench, but I think Saturday lomas will start with him and Morison, who on in my eyes in on thin ice to be dropped soon!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 11:18
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    We'e really glad you're not too down about it and Stevie's not been unkind to you. Bless. We on the other hand who are paying to watch this f****** dross are near suicidal. I appreciate it is early days yet, but up front we have seen no hint of progress. The big worry is the best part of the team from last year, our defense, the new management team has so far turned to s***. The only two worth their sort are Bailey and Chaplow and they can't do it all on their own. I agree with other comments about "all talk." Are you here to win football matches or to line yourselves up with a cushy number on a second rate radio show like Talkshite

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    • August 13, 2013 at 11:27
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      @Windsor Lion: Windsor mat the first thing I have laughed at in a few weeks, spot on I am also glad that the 16 stone CH is not too down, what he needs to do is get a few of the opposition forwards down so they cant score against us, p***k

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      • August 13, 2013 at 11:59
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        Hardly surprising he got outjumped. By the look of him he'd have trouble getting one foot off the ground.

        @Barnlion:

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        • August 13, 2013 at 12:38
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          @NICKOLA: Looks like he should be on telly flogging George Foreman's grills for him.

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          • August 13, 2013 at 13:19
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            Well, he looks like he's swallowed a wok so might be the job for him.

            @Sealion:

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  • August 13, 2013 at 12:01
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    Robbo in for Saturday!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 13:01
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    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has plans to loan out his young players this season.
    Among them is Nathaniel Chalobah, who spent last season with Watford in the Championship. Mourinho expects a similar move for the 18-year-old this time around.
    "Chalobah, we are thinking will go on loan for one last season," said the manager to chelseafc.com. "That's our intention, he knows, we discussed that with him. He's a very, very good player and I like him very, very much. I am very impressed. For sure he is a Chelsea player [but] he has to play every weekend for the last year of his loan period. We think he is there. He could be in our squad already. But we think one more season and his last season on loan, because he's very good

    Come on Lomas, get on the'phone to Jose!

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    • August 13, 2013 at 13:24
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      @lion.ie: lion.ie old mate, dont you think that the people at Chelsea will think back to George Saville getting all them splinters up his back side last season, he has gone out again but not with us has he but Brentford.

      I would love to get him because he can score goals, but once again he is not a Millwall player and will either go back on move onto another club, but a season would do to get our season started not matter thats it is a few weeks late.

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      • August 13, 2013 at 13:40
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        @Barnlion: New regimes at both clubs Barn so it shouldn't make a difference. Smith, Wood, Kane all worked out for us so the policy was good under KJ, but I think Saville joined at a really difficult time and was another knee jerk loanee. If we could build relationships with Spurs, Chelsea et al and get a reputation for bringing players forward we could really continue to utilise this option. This is why a 35yo loanee from QPR doesn't make sense to me. It's not really the age but the fact that the player is past his best when there is so much young, hungry talent kicking around in the Prem U21 league. I've mentioned Patrick Bamford on here before, just go to Youtube and you'll see that he's a born finisher and MK Dons have a gem until January.

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        • August 13, 2013 at 14:19
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          @lion.ie: lion.ie with you there on the 35 year old mate and on the relationship thing its all good but we need something quick so we can all start to enjoy our Saturdays instead of dreading what might happen a ten to five.

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          • August 13, 2013 at 14:19
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            @Barnlion: at ten to five

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  • August 13, 2013 at 13:15
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    The problem isn't just with the new signings settling in but players from last season's squad not performing as well. Shittu was player of the season last year but this season so far he is s***. Lowry looks like he could get sent off every time he tackles. Henry has completely lost form and I can't remember the last time Keogh had a good game. Replace these 4 with Robinson, Malone, Feeney and McDonald from the start of a game and I am sure they would all want to prove that they are capable of keeping their places in the starting eleven. Get Martin fit to play wide left midfield and play Chaplow left central midfield with Bailey right central midfield in a 4-4-2 formation and I am sure the goals will come. BUT......PLEASE SL STOP FALLING INTO THE JACKETT TRAP OF USING PLAYERS OUT OF POSITION AND MAKING NUMEROUS CHANGES TO THE TEAM EVERY GAME!!!!!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 13:32
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    I hope Martin isn't going to be our Darren Anderton.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 13:43
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      @Windsor Lion: If he's as good as Darren Anderton we should all be happy!

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      • August 13, 2013 at 13:53
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        @lion.ie: The problem is when if ever are we likely to find out ?
        At this rate we will have Trotter back and playing before Martin and McD manage a full game between them. Probably saving them for the relegation run in

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        • August 13, 2013 at 13:56
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          @Sealion: Too true, you'd have assumed he'd have passed an extensive medical before signing though!

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          • August 13, 2013 at 14:05
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            @lion.ie: Yeh Baccic probably looked at him and said 2 arms 2 legs you'll do, limp what limp ?

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          • August 13, 2013 at 14:20
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            Shittu got through his with 2 stomachs so anything goes.

            @lion.ie:

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        • August 13, 2013 at 14:31
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          @Sealion: Martin, McDonald and Robbo all playing v Brentford now - @accordingtoaldo

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          • August 13, 2013 at 14:40
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            Those three need to start on Saturday. Lomas on a roll !!

            @lion.ie:

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          • August 13, 2013 at 16:34
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            @lion.ie: But does that mean they now won't be available for Saturday due to player burn out ? haha
            Better keep that cotton wool round them, we don't want anymore injuries.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 13:51
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    I think we need to start taking our time when we are building attacks. we seem to just hoof the ball up front as quickly as possible. when we do occasionally pass to midfielders you notice that the opposition are always bang on to us when we get the ball, thats because they save energy by watching the ball go over their heads and win it back too easily. We should be making shoter faster passes that make their midfielders chase the ball a bit.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 14:02
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      We should be playing like a real Millwall team. What the opposition do would be of no consequence.

      @robprout:

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      • August 13, 2013 at 14:07
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        @NICKOLA: Now your talking Nick, Real Millwall, its got a ring to it.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 14:51
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    News at den, I dont understand why you are saying that my post at 14.00 si saying my comment is awaiting moderation, be glad if you could explain, so I dont make the same mistake in the future.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 14:55
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      Happened to me yesterday, hence a double post on previous item. Try cutting and pasting and trying again.

      @Barnlion:

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      • August 13, 2013 at 15:11
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        @NICKOLA: Nicola thanks but I still dont know what they mean when talking about sick note players but thanks for the info.

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        • August 13, 2013 at 16:44
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          @Barnlion: These are players who spend more time on the treatment table than they do on the pitch. Some of it genuine but just like you and me when we may throw a sicky after a heavy night on the turps they can fein injury just to have an easy time and still collect their dosh. I remember the great Dennis Law admitting to just that when he was at Man City towards the end in a programme about his career. It was quite common in those days and I have no reason to believe that it has changed that much.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 15:28
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    If only the manager and players could stop moaning about the ref, YOU LOST 0-3, FFS!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 15:49
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    I reckon the bad form has something to do with that ridiculous baseball kit JB has them wearing this season! We should revert back to the orange kit from last season, that one seemed quite lucky.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 15:59
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    Whats with all the negativity? I understand the frustration but after a very brief pre-season with a new manager and all the new boys joining the club it was never going to be an instant fix! I have every confidence we will find our feet and we have to look at this logically! This has to be a 2-3 year plan!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 16:18
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    Well apart from the journeymen signings which will come back to bite us in the a*** we still havent registered a goal in the league so unless we start scoring soon or dont concede another goal in the remaining 44 games well end up 44 points and relegated.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 16:21
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    F****** over reaction or what. 2 league games we have played! If we are still where we are come christmas I'll worry abit. It's all very palace like on here at times.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 20:51
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      @82wall: Exactly 82Wall - it is very early days - still the palarse forum must have been like this at the start of last season! COYL

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  • August 13, 2013 at 16:31
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    'It is frustrating when you're playing in a game and the ref keeps giving everything to the other side, but that's to be expected when you're playing away from home.'

    *playing for millwall

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  • August 13, 2013 at 16:35
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    It is obvious Millwall need pace and bite up front, width as well. Feeney should be playing as well as Easter IMO. Hopefully when Trotter is back the midfield will look better. What worries me slightly so far is the apparent lack of decisiveness by SL. Keep flitting around changing the side, listening to too many "cooks" beside him. George Graham would have none of that nor did John Docherty. They stood 100% by there selections and come down hard on anyone not pulling their weight. They kept to their formation and tactic and both manager used fast wide men.
    There seems an awful lot of talk but it is action that is needed. Hope we see a better display on Saturday with 3 points in the bag.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 16:56
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    On paper , we've signed some good championship footballers. But , at the moment we're not a good championship side. I reckon within the next few games someone will take a good old fashioned thumping from us and we'll be up and running. .........keep the faith gentlemen , keep the faith....

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    • August 13, 2013 at 17:24
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      @Block 8: On paper they look good but the problem is on grass they look rubbish, that is the ones who manage to make it to the pitch. (these comments are not aimed at Bailey or Chappers who are doing the shirt proud)

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      • August 13, 2013 at 18:16
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        @sealion
        I like you style , "on paper/grass" lol
        I hoped we'd have 5-7 points after our 1st 3 games. Now , 3 from 3 is a must.

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        • August 13, 2013 at 19:37
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          @Block 8: Cheers Block 8, I have almost run out of negative comments so I will try and be positive for a while or shutup. Hope the boys can make it easier for me on Saturday haha. COYL.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 17:18
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    SL should a side that he thinks will compete if they r training every day they have enough players to
    split things up and try new things he needs to find a team that want it not a team that r just there cos they ant got no where else to go we will get there I no we will I can feel it .

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  • August 13, 2013 at 17:20
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    Keogh off on International duty tomorrow. Shittu, Morison and Smith had mares at Ipswich. So, assuming the game today vs Brentford enabled the players to come through unscathed, I'd reckon Easter, Robinson and McDonald to start on Saturday in place of those three. Dunne for Smith and Martin should start. Bailey and Chaplow in the middle. Derry a sub. Likely ?

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    • August 13, 2013 at 17:26
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      @NICKOLA:

      Derry can play at right back but will Lomas play him in that position? If Loms aint gonna play Chaplow as a left winger then derry might only be at the den for a month before returning to Qpr.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 17:33
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      @NICKOLA: How on earth can Keogh get called up again, on his current form I can't work out how he is still wearing a Millwall shirt. Perhaps Twitchy recommended him.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 17:27
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    good call there I was shocked to see derry start on sat must of p***** of a few of I mid players

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  • August 13, 2013 at 17:38
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    Time to walk the walk!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 17:43
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    millwall beat the bees

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  • August 13, 2013 at 17:53
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    Morison scored only 13 goals in two years in competitive games since leaving us for Norwich in 2011. In the two years he was with us he scored 35 goals. So has he deteriorated or was it that he fitted in with us better. If so, what were we doing then to bring out the best in him that we are not doing now? Anybody any ideas?

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    • August 13, 2013 at 19:31
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      @Profiler4: yeah, we played the ball on the deck and played it into feet. At the time he was the big man up front with Harris from recollection.
      He didn't win arial balls but did run the channels.

      With regards to Henry, I can tell whether he will be valuable over 90 minutes in the first ten - why can't the managers - and yes that's plural deliberately. He is a confidence player for sure, does anyone remember the first home game In the championship when we beat recently relegated Hull. That was IMO the best game he played for us.

      I haven't seen the crap we are playing and can't get to Saturdays game either despite having season tickets.

      However, I can read.

      Lets hope SL can as well and it may give him an idea or two.

      Still very early days and I hope on Saturday night I can read something positive for once!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 18:25
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    We are pony!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 19:23
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    @profiler4, on the subject of morrison, i'v noticed that when he was here before he would pull out wide pick the ball up and push it down the line and run around full backs and then cut in from there,now i notice he stays stricktly down the middle, at ipswich he never once pulled away from the middle,plus he used to win a lot of headers, now he does'nt ,so theres two reasons he's less effective,he's 29 now so that may be three

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    • August 13, 2013 at 19:41
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      @bordersarebest0170: is that then down to SL playing him differently or maybe like you say at 29 he might have lost a bit of pace. Either way it appears that we have a different Morison on our hands to that of before. Which kind of puts the ball into McDonalds and Easters hands. I think we still need another striker after we.ve shifted some of the deadwood. lol.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 19:49
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    @nickola. its very very rare nick that i don't agree with your posts,they are always sensible and informed,but i have to disagree with your comments about jack smith at ipswich where you say he had a mare,thats your opinion and of course your entitled to give it ,so i would like to give mine,for a start i was at ipswich and it's true smith f****d up for their first goal,but in my opinion he was comfortable on the ball, always passed to a teamate(which non of the others did)and generally had a decent game,and again it's only my opinion but he was the only one in that defence that did.just wanted to redress the balance but smith's ok by me its those other palookas in defence i'd like to see the back of

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  • August 13, 2013 at 19:51
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    The deadwood will only amount to small change if sold - hardly enough to pay for the goal nets let alone a goalscorer!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 20:01
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    @profiler4. yes spot on, i do get the impression lomas wants him down the middle knocking balls off to whoever is up there with him, hence the long ball type system. don't know if you were at ipswich but was very impressed with easter and then mc donald when they came on,both looked quick and lively,i'd like to see both start and as neither are particulaly big it could cut down on lumping the ball up

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    • August 13, 2013 at 20:21
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      @bordersarebest0170: wasn't at the game but read posts from all of you who were. I agree that McDonald and Easter should start. A spell on the bench might make Morison realise his place is not guaranteed. Mind you, if McD and Easter works, then perhaps SL might keep them together on a permanent basis. Sounds like we need a strike force that is quick and lively rather than lazy and ponderous. And SL did say he wants more of a passing game. Let's hope the Huddersfield game is where he gives it a try.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 20:12
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    we can play sum quick attacking football with them to up front but we need a lb and rb that can give the wingers help to u don't see them attacking with the wingers we r to flat at the bk any1 agree

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    • August 13, 2013 at 20:27
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      @bigale13: I for one agree. Read the reports on the Charlton/Middlesbrough game and it seems Mowbray is well pleased with Frazer Richardson (SL let that one get away). IMO we do not have anyone who can do what you say and attack with the wingers. Surely the passing game that SL says he wants is dependent on the sort of defenders who are happy on the ball and know how to go forward as well as defend. I think we are some way off that at the moment.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 20:36
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      @bigale13: I think a flat back four would be a step forward given what I saw from Saturday's highlights. Despite the torrid end to the season the back four were pretty solid, despite the obvious limitations. Apart from Bywater coming in, it's the one area of the team that shouldn't need to gel, but they looked like they were strangers the other day.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 20:25
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    Apologies for mentioning them, but remember how Palace lost their first 3 games of the season last season? And yet people are panicking saying ''LOMAS OUT'' as though our seasons over already! I understand it's frustrating to have lost our first two games, especially considering the optimism before the season started, but we still have 44 out of 46 games to look forward to! I think we could do with Martin being back to full fitness as soon as possible! I think we lack flair, skill and pace at the moment and thats what he gives a team. I also personally would play Easter up front. Yes he may not be the best finisher, but his movement and energy will cause problems to defences and encourage our midfield to get forward and support him, leading to more goals from midfield. Sorry to go on but my team for Huddersfield would be....
    Bywater
    Dunne, Beevers, Robinson, Lowry
    Derry, Bailey
    Henry Chaplow Martin
    Easter

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    • August 13, 2013 at 20:30
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      @James_SE16: Palace won 11 and drew 3 of their next 14. I'd like to see us win three or four of our next seven with a draw or two thrown in to put us in a comfy mid table position!

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  • August 13, 2013 at 21:04
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    All you internet football managers make me laugh. Lomas completely f**** up for two games and one of his biggest cock ups is to expect Steve Morison to be a target man which he never has been. Yet you want Morison dropped because he looks lazy and disinterested (note I said looks) and that is something often said about Teddy Sheringham. Morison is a quality forward who will score goals once Lomas gets his head out of his a*** and plays his best player in their best positions which may mean you won't see Derry and Martin in the same team - as Chaplow and Bailey have to start. That is unless the ginger cock plays yet another silly formation which from where I'm looking with leave MacDonald on the bench - and he's another who should start with Morison - just don't lump the ball up to their heads from the back - instead have the good sense to take the easy option and give the ball to someone who can play eg Bailey Chaplow Martin and Henry (if the fat little Reading c*** has got the lard o his a*** and a*** into gear otherwise play Feeny average though he is because itwould at least represent a sensible formation.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 21:13
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      @Old_Les: I might not have put it so nicely but spot on Les, although as I said in an earlier post, from the highlights I've seen, all the good stuff going forward seems to have come through Henry. It is only Lions Player highlights though!

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      • August 13, 2013 at 22:42
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        @lion.ie: Les you have blinding points mate, the problem is with your delivery of the points. You can not stop yourself being aggressive or insulting. Is Henry a Reading c*** when he does enough to reach your high standards???

        Make your often interesting/valid points without the insults dude???

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          • August 14, 2013 at 06:05
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            @Old_Les: well said Les. This is fast becoming a board for the 'new' millwall supporter!

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          • August 14, 2013 at 08:30
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            @Old_Les: Haha nice one

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        • August 13, 2013 at 23:02
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          @JonnyBanks: The main problem with my delivery is that the spelling and grammar was s*** or in other words reached the usual standards of News At Ben rather than my standard high ones. For that I apologise and also for calling James Henry a Reading c*** when I meant to say flash lazy little unfit fat c***.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 22:38
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      @Old_Les: Totally agree Les, especially re Henry, why was he in the centre getting in McD's way. No wonder we have no width.

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      • August 14, 2013 at 06:08
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        @Sealion: coz he knows he can't beat his man on the wing. He is no more a winger than you & I.

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    • August 13, 2013 at 23:43
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      @Old_Les: what was that about internet football managers?

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      • August 14, 2013 at 09:47
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        @Profiler4: Don't see any where I've played at being a manager and chosen the line up

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  • August 13, 2013 at 22:14
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    les u can be the next millwall manager I think lol I don't think his playing players in the rite pos he needs to get it sorted pronto

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  • August 13, 2013 at 22:43
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    Give Lomas a chance FFS! Changing manager is not an option (yet!) and wouldn't help the club at all, nor does all this negativity - we're not palarse! I'm as disappointed as anyone by the results and the way we've played, but I still think we've made some good signings. Poor Lomas is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't; if he kept the same 11 we started against Yeovil people would be saying he couldn't see what we could see; he changes it and is accused of not knowing his best 11. Pre season and friendlies are one thing, there's no substitute for competitive games and SL has had to train with live bullets. As 82Wall said, if we see no improvement by Christmas then I can understand. Until then I hope the fans stay behind the players (the one's who are staying!) and the manager and give us every opportunity of turning it round. COYL

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    • August 14, 2013 at 06:11
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      @Adsy77777: Let's put up & shut up then watch our demise in the knowledge that we did all we could to avoid it. Yeah, right!

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      • August 14, 2013 at 06:54
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        @<a href="#comment-14744"NO1LIKESUS: so slagging the team and manager off will improve things? Sorry, I didn't realise!

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    • August 14, 2013 at 10:09
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      @Adsy77777: If there's no improvement by Christmas then we'll be relegated.

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      • August 14, 2013 at 11:35
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        @Old_Les: the leagues tight, if your in the relegation zone at Xmas you can still be 10 points off the play offs! Not that I'm suggesting being in the relegation zone is a good tactic for making play offs...!!!

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  • August 14, 2013 at 07:13
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    I'm a c*** , we're all c**** !!!

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  • August 14, 2013 at 07:46
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    Millwall team at Brentford last night Won 2-1
    Marshall, Dunne, Robinson, Osborne, Malone, Feeney, Wright, Woolford, Martin, McDonald, N'Guessan.
    A run out for some of the fringe players but looks like Robinson, Martin and McDonald got through ok.
    On that basis, Saturday's team IMO
    Bywater
    Dunne Robinson Beevers Malone
    Henry Bailey Chaplow Martin
    Morison McDonald.
    Is that our current strongest team ?

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    • August 14, 2013 at 08:19
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      @NICKOLA: Dodgy looking defence if you ask me !!

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    • August 14, 2013 at 09:25
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      @NICKOLA: That will do for me Nick.

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    • August 14, 2013 at 11:15
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      @NICKOLA: On paper maybe, but IMO Easter would be better than Morison on current performances

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  • August 14, 2013 at 08:24
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    So McDonalds 4th appearance ! Albeit mostly as a sub, but no goals - looks like we have broke his record of 1 goal in 3 games !

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    • August 14, 2013 at 09:33
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      @bleachy81: Thats the problem when you get someone on the strength of what they have done in the past, it costs you a lot of money and there are no guarantees that they can reproduce it. A bit of a clue is when the club lets them go for nothing (but still cost a fortune in wages).
      If you had someone producing top form you would make a great effort to keep them not wave bye bye.

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  • August 14, 2013 at 09:42
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    Probably time to draw a line under the first two games and see how we do on Saturday. Win or lose against Huddersfield we still won't know enough about Lomas and his squad. Lomas has made some strange decisions so far and certain players aren't performing but he/they might come good with time and most of the sensible people on here are prepared to give him that.

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  • August 14, 2013 at 10:35
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    What's wrong with putting D N'Guessan back in the squad? He scored again, is fit and quick, passes well and eager to get the fans back on his side. He played well with Easter and can do no worse than some of the others. Up to now with the exception of Easter the forwards have been slovenly and have missed a host of chances that could have changed the course of the previous two games. I hope the manager has the courage to give DNG at least a subs spot and those who s*** him off a break.

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  • August 14, 2013 at 10:36
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    Scott Parker joining QPR. Different league.

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  • August 14, 2013 at 11:29
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    Is there seriously nothing of any positivity to say about us! Sick of reading all the negative s****, two games played, thats it! FFS! You could say we have signed Rooney and some of you lot will still f****** whinge and moan! Next story please Aldo!

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    • August 14, 2013 at 11:38
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      @kempo_123: our fans never learn. At the end of the season it was panic stations, then it was lomas out because he's a west am caaant, then it was lomas is god because he's signed good players and now 2 games in its lomas out!! I'd of been happy with championship safety 6 weeks ago!!!

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      • August 14, 2013 at 11:58
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        @crayfordlion: Absolutley Crayford! If we beat Huddersfield Saturday, they'd still be moaning about something. Said it before, its like starting all over again and being football fans you would think people would understand that. Its a 2-3 year plan and ghis is just the start! Patience is all SL will be asking for and to be honest, Im willing to give him mine.

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        • August 14, 2013 at 12:34
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          @kempo_123: I agree to some extent kempo but surely it's a one season plan to keep us in this division? Once SL has achieved this, and it could be well before the season ends, he can start on years two and three. I was never convinced that he was the right appointment but have said all along that we will have no idea where we are or how good SL can be until nine or 10 games in at the very earliest. As I've said above, most sensible supporters are willing to give him a chance despite any personal opinions or reservations. I sincerely hope that he becomes the best manager we've ever had.

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          • August 14, 2013 at 14:23
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            @lion.ie: I would like to think that as well, the best help the fans can give is to support the team in a positive way. Stop referring to players as "deadwood" and give the manager a breathing space to get the team right. They have enough pressure to deal with as it is.

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