Millwall boss sees signs of progress despite another defeat

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

STEVE Lomas described Millwall's performance in their 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town as their "best of the season" so far.

The Lions suffered their third straight Championship defeat after James Vaughan headed in from a second-half corner to hand the Terriers a slender win.

And whilst Lomas was clearly frustrated by the result, he saw plenty of positives.



He said: "I thought that was the best we've played this season, we had a good week's training and the lads tried to implement what we had practiced.

"We started on the front foot and had Huddersfield camped in. We had about eight decent chances and you've got to convert one of them. To concede another sloppy goal from a set play is bitterly disappointing.

"Whenever you don't get that first goal it puts you on the back foot.



"I am bitterly disappointed for the fans who turned up, supported the team right the way through but didn't have anything to cheer about. I'd be even more worried if we weren't creating chances – at least we're getting in there and making things happen.

"If you look at the stats, we were the better team, it is as simple as that. But stats don't win you games and you have got to take opportunities when they come along. We were in some really good situations today and that's what is disappointing.

"If we put in the same performance levels that we did today, then we'll be okay. Over the course of the three games we have probably had 16 or 17 chances, so you've got to get your conversion ratio better than none in 16.

"The lads tried everything to get a win and we attacked at every opportunity."

The corner that led to Vaughan's goal came as a result of a mix-up between Shane Lowry and Stephen Bywater – although Lomas did not think that the goalkeeper should have claimed Hammill's delivery.

"It was a flat ball," Lomas said. "If he doesn't come and get it you have still got to defend. I don't blame Stevie – it wasn't a hanging ball.

"It was a sloppy backpass [from Lowry] but, after that, you cannot have a free header from five yards inside your box. You've got to do your jobs and we didn't do that."

Lomas decision to withdraw Jermaine Easter midway through the second half drew a furious reaction from the home crowd but the Millwall boss stood by his substitution.

"I wanted to get another attacker on and some fresh legs," he said. "I thought Jermaine did very well and worked ever so hard doing a dual role of attacking and stopping their deep-lying midfielder. I wanted to get Scott McDonald on to try and get a goal."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

86 thoughts on “Millwall boss sees signs of progress despite another defeat

  • August 17, 2013 at 18:23
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    Why on earth take off Easter?! Morison is about as much use on the pitch as that fat ginger ball-boy that's there every week, at least he'd show more passion. Henry had his first good game of the season but gets taken off! Not Derry who did nothing all game. Shittu toooooooo slow for this league, Robbo back all day long. Lowry is too predictable and Chaplow is out of position, AGAIN. If he plays okay at RM/LM, imagine him playing where he's f****** supposed to! Useless Lomas sort it out stop conning us with this 'positivity' s***. 3 games, no goals, no points, no clean sheets, no ideas.

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    • August 17, 2013 at 18:31
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      @harryfabian: You don't do a bad rant yourself Harry,haha

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      • August 17, 2013 at 18:39
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        @Sealion: I feel it's due. Fed up shelling about £££ to watch utter rubbish. Cheaper to watch Orient. How can Berylson blame the fans for not turning up?! My dad was right, we should change our name to Millwallnil

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        • August 17, 2013 at 18:50
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          @harryfabian:
          Agreed harry and it's perfectly within your rights to do so. Simply Mr Lomas, it ain't good enough!

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        • August 17, 2013 at 20:19
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          @harryfabian: agreed, JB telling us to spend down The Den in order to justify new signings now n next season when the FAs spending regulations kick in.

          Aimt being funny but if im spending what little money I have down Millwall, I at least want it to put a smile on my face, else I get it in the neck from thers too for being a miserable git.

          Chicken or the egg scenario mr chairman, I'll keep stumping up when I start seeing progress. Talk is cheap.

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    • August 17, 2013 at 19:10
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      @harryfabian: Well I posted last week after the complete embarrassing display from Morrison that I would rather have Lewis Grabban back than Steve 'I couldn't give a f*** ' Morrisson and I got told what a C*** I was for that comment, again Grabban scores for bournmouth and again scores the winner , I listened to the bournmouth game for a bit this afternoon and he was all over the Wigan defence , full of energy and showing a real desire to get something out of the game. I feel completed robbed again by morrisons display ?????????

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    • August 18, 2013 at 18:53
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      @harryfabian: Does this haver Spackman written all over it. Lots of signings but totally clueless. Spackman talked the talk and now Lomas is doing the same.
      Simple job. Pick your best players and play them in the correct position and stop humping the ball up the middle to a striker who cannot win the ball.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:24
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    Best performance of the season?!

    That's the first game I've seen so far and god help us if that's the best so far.

    Your subs today Lomas were terrible. Play Chaplow in the middle and when Easter is playing well maybe let him stay on next time. Just a thought, your the one who will lose his job so in your best interest to fix it sharpish.

    On a positive McDonald looked very lively when he came on. Hope he can last 90 mins soon.

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    • August 17, 2013 at 18:53
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      @MFC Lion:
      At the moment McDonald should be starting and Morison on the bench. Made me laugh in a pre-season interview with deano standing he actually said he thought that after his stint in the Premier league he is a better player than he was when he was here before. You must be joking mate!

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      • August 17, 2013 at 19:31
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        @NO1LIKESUS: No you misread it the statement actually said he was a better paid player.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:28
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    I fear Lomas is simply another Spackman, all style and no substance. He can talk the talk, impressed the board in the interview stages with his knowledge of the club (which can be acquired off Wikipedia or Millwalls own site under Team and History tabs) and so apparently that means he “gets us” but the SPL is more comparable to the English third tier than Championship level.

    Tactically it appears he simply does not have a clue, and the scenario also draws some similarities to Bristol City hiring Derek McInnes because he also did a good job at St. Johnstone (albeit inheriting Owen Coyle’s squad) and then once found to have limited managerial ability at Championship level, he was let go but unfortunately for Bristol City it was already to late, the damage was done relegation ensued.

    Perhaps Lomas will turn it around in after 10-15 league games into the season but it may also be too late to make up the gap come the business end of the season. I wouldn’t mind seeing 3-4-3 with Robbo, Beevers and Lowry at the back with Derry just sitting in front of them assisting the defense to play the ball out on the floor linking up with the midfield. Lomas may end up getting it right eventually but ultimately we could end up on leaving ourselves open to playing catch up in the league just to survive and like last season rely on other teams to get results just to keep us up again... I rather our destiny be in our own hands this time round.

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    • August 18, 2013 at 12:49
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      @Bexley_Lion: I thinks it's a false comparison to compare SL to Spackman, SL has a proven track record in management and has previously succeeded. Not sure Spackman could ever claim being more than an assistant, unless I am mistaken

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:28
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    McDonald on £10,000+ a week for a 20 minute run-out every week and even then forced to feed off scraps! I just don't get how we couldn't manage to score against a team with 3 defenders and would rather concede than kick it long. Embarrassing three of the easiest games and it's the Eurovision Song Contest Part 2: NIL POINTS

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:31
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    Fair enough but SL said he took Easter off and put McDonald on to get a goal! Why not take Morison off then? He has played 3 games missed a dozen chances and scored none. N'Guessan scored against Brentford give him a chance as well.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:39
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    Do me a favour lomas just go and we need a manager that can manage this team on paper we look strong i have an 14 hr day today travelling down to watch it was shocking be a manager and drop morison, sorry morro but it you dt want to play for us then go back brv totally gutting seeing wall with no passion

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:42
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    Resorting to throwing Shittu up front is a great improvement . Who are you kidding

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:43
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    its simple , we are without a leader in the side , robbo welcome back , watching the warm up today ,hartford can just about throw a ball up to morro , fitness coach is in shocking shape , these people are training professional football , is it just me , i am lost , OUT OF THERE DEPTH I THINK .

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    • August 17, 2013 at 18:47
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      @munson68: don't forget the goal keeping coach fatter than I am

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:50
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    Today's game was a joke! Lomas hasn't got clue! Bringing off Easter was a massive mistake as after that we didn't show any signs of getting a goal!

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  • August 17, 2013 at 18:57
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    Goals win games and we have none to our name! I may not of minded going down 2-1 or 3-2, thst way we could have taken the positive of hitting the target! As it stands we are yet to score in 270 minutes in the league which I'm afraid to say is not the way to stay in this league! GOT to start scoring to install a bit of confidence in the lads! Drop Morrison and start with Easter and Macdonald next. Morrison is clearly not living up to his high value profile at the moment. If he wants to play, he needs to fight and prove his worth as far as I'm concerned! Chin up wall!

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:00
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    At this rate Lomas will be out by Xmas! I don't think a goal is too much to ask in 3 league games! The guy is tactically retarded!! Sort it out now and we might just fill the den but the way we're playing now I don't even want to go!! Anyone want a season ticket?!

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:01
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    Dont get me wrong i still have faith in Lomas but i do pray that not only SL reads this site. If so then listen up millwall sort it the f**k out. You forwards need to bury these chances your getting at the moment your the most prolific strickers in the championship for hitting the fans in the upper teir ... Bomber kick these c••ts up the a*** do something to make them protential legends like you. Midfielders your ment to be helping the defence. Get in the box to defend set pieces and get up the other end to finish off what them w****** up front cant your ment to be the engine of the team!!!!! And defence yes it was only 0-1 and not another hiding like them f••king inbreads give us last week. And yes graft is hard when your on the back foot but you still have to defend for 90 mins (+injury time) you cant pick and choose when to let off steam or turn off no wonder bywater looks nervus ... Its because you knobs are full of holes.... Other managers are looking at videos of you lot so called defence and are putting there hand in a f••king hat pulling out ways to beat you. Become a unit you lot should be heard from the other side of the ground the oppersistion should be s******* themselfs when they see you lot but instead they are laughing. Come on wall your not f••king p**** cats your ment to be lions ..... Sort it out before the wall faithful sort you out COYL MMMMMMiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllwallllllllll

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:02
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    Pardon my rant folks passion spilling out all over the place!!! Wish i was in there before k.o

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    • August 17, 2013 at 19:59
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      @woodzymfc: Love a good rant, its a pity the players didn't show the same passion as the supporters show.

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    • August 18, 2013 at 19:02
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      @woodzymfc: good shout woodzy
      I wonder what was said at half time as we came out a completely different team that ended the first half
      We looked really scared.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:05
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    We couldn't cope with Huddersfield's very clever 3-5-2. We lost this game tactically. Lomas obviously doesn't know his best 11 or formation after 3 games......a little worrying.

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    • August 17, 2013 at 19:27
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      @Block 8: I dont think we did tbh, for the majority of the game we out played them and was creating chance as soon as they scored everything just went tits up

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      • August 17, 2013 at 19:29
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        @Lynchy...: But I agree that he hasnt got a clue about his starting 11

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        • August 18, 2013 at 08:58
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          @Lynchy...:
          your right on 2nd thoughts. , we were fine if not good 1st half. As soon as we went 1.0 down we had no back up plan. the game got easier for Huddersfield from then on.

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      • August 17, 2013 at 20:24
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        @Lynchy...: It was the tactics that caused all our problems today, most of the team played well enough to compensate for the obvious mismatches all over the park.
        But we were spending twice the amount of effort and energy just to match up with them today.

        Lomas' super secret tactical master stroke was to ensure we dropped one striker deep to defend (meaning he never got into the penalty area all game), and left one striker up alone against a back three. Then lumped the ball up to him.
        Part two of the plan was to ensure that our fullbacks were left 1 v 2 all game.

        Shambolic failure of common sense and football knowledge. Did no one at the club have the bottle to tell him he was being a right numpty in the team meeting?

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:07
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    Lomas sees signs of improvement, i thought he supposed to be a manager not a comedian.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:11
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    f*** off lomas today was what we are s***. we put up with this s*** week in week out, i'm angry so f*** off lomas i've spent 450 quid following us this season with my boy for what 7 league games no goals. i will never be embarassed being millwall i love em just annoyed a tad

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:15
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    I thought we started ok today, but they were always playing a better passing game and looked threatening as did we, I can't understand the slating of Morrison he is getting zero service ,long balls from the keeper and Lowry don't count. What concerns me is that we have been out passed by Yeovil and Huddersfield the tactics have to change, play the ball via midfield or this division will eat us up,there are very few sides in this league who won't be able to snuffle our long ball game, judging by the crowd very few people want us to play that way and its patently not working.

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    • August 18, 2013 at 23:02
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      @thecolumbusblock: if only Lomas would of come out andsaid something like that, can't help thinking I'd be less f***** off.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:24
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    Another performance that is clearly not good enough and once again Steve Lomas is trying to justify it; just admit that you f***** up and move on with better decisions in the future or there will be excuse after excuse every week.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:24
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    Another performance that is clearly not good enough and once again Steve Lomas is trying to justify it, just admit that you f***** up and move on with better decisions in the future or there will be excuse after excuse every week.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:26
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    is he taking the p***?

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:27
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    The ginger muppet is a joke of a manager. No idea tactically and all that b******* about passion. Do me a favour; vermin passion and Millwall passion are clearly different things. Apparently the stats are on our side (they’re not), but even if they were we’re still bottom and playing terrible lump ball. We were lucky not to get beaten by 2 or 3 today. We get outplayed and out battled again and again. All the divs on here going on about how we’re going up and going to make the play-offs shows what a bunch of mugs we’ve got down Millwall now. I’m looking forward to Lomas going, getting the inevitable relegation out the way and getting my Millwall back.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:27
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    Another performance that is clearly not good enough and once again Steve Lomas is trying to justify it! Just admit that your tactic and decision making are a complete f*** up and move on with better decisions in the future or there will be excuse after excuse every week.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:27
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    THIS MIGHT SOUND VERY HARSH , BUT I THINK MAYBE BOTH PARTIES IE LOMAS WHO SEEMS LIKE A NICE BLOKE , AND I WAS NEVER ONE OF HATERS , AND THE BOARD SHOULD THINK MAYBE THEY HAVE MADE A MISTAKE AND ITS NOT RIGHT , BEFORE ALL THE HATERS TURN ON HIM , THE LEVEL SEEMS TO FAR A JUMP FROM SPL FOR LOMAS , CAN ANY OF US SEE THAT SIDE TODAY LOSING THAT GAME UNDER KJ , WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO PB AFTER THEY DIDNT WIN THERE FIRST TEN GAMES , MILLWALL NEED TO STAY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

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    • August 17, 2013 at 19:31
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      @munson68: a very good point about jackett

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:27
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    Omg, did he really say that, someone call the men with white coats, god help us.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:33
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    Making SL manager is the problem we need younger eager players not what he's signed,F......S... .

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:35
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    The gentrification of Millwall has hit the buffers- thank God!

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:42
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    Result crap but harryfabians just cracked me up re ball boy u gotta larf.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:45
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    I was told to be patient with steve lomas ,DONT think so he could not fight his way out of a paper bag in a storm,3 games in and no win or sign of a goal what a joke PLEASE when will this end the chairman employed west ham explayer and now made us a laughing stock a BIG thank you

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:52
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    I have just got in and read Lomas's piece; I apologise if i am repeating anything but i wanted to have my rant before i explode;

    Yes we started well. The end.
    What the f*** do you say to them at half time to make them so bad in the second half.
    I have just spent an hour on the train between Waterloo and Windsor stuck with half a dozen or more Spammers. You, Lomas, are turning out to be the best wet dream they,ve ever had.
    No goals;
    No points;
    No idea;
    No f****** hope;
    Can we go back to the table with Weeds and swap you and that useless c*** Morison with Brian McDermott. At least he had the sense to ship him out for a year.
    As for your stats and statisticcs you can stick them up your ginger a***. We know what we are watching and it's not f****** good enough.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 19:58
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    I am keep having this recurring dream where two eunuchs are fighting over a perforated condom.
    I wake up and find Steve Lomas and Kenny Jackett wrestling over the Millwall manager's jersey.
    Under the pillow I take Mr Nine Millimetre. Decision: shoot the pair or shoot myself?
    Watch this space.

    Meanwhile, with three away matches on the trot looming we could go into September after six league games without any points (and on this showing without any goals). Having attended my first game in 1955 I can't recall that happening before.
    Be prepared for a helicopter hovering over the Den at the next home game trailing a banner that reads: STEVE LOMAS: WEST HAM LEGEND.

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    • August 17, 2013 at 20:32
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      @Eddie Grace: Sorry mate, posted mine then read yours. Still, that makes at least two of us !

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  • August 17, 2013 at 20:10
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    Clueless t***. Easter was outstanding. a pest against huddlesfield all game and gets taken off. Was due 90 minutes last week after wimbledon performance. Fresh legs so he puts scotty mac on left wing. Absolute joke. LOMAS OUT

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  • August 17, 2013 at 20:16
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    I am bereft of words to described the utter rubbish set before me this afternoon. It was better than the DIRE showing against Yeovil, it was just dire.
    I'm not picking on playersm I can honestly say not one showed any strength of character or desire to be a winner

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  • August 17, 2013 at 20:21
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    Mistakes in abundance:
    Harris -- sentimental appointment.
    Fitness coach -- a laughing stock.
    Bailey and Derry -- signed on past reputations -- neither has played much first team football over the past season.
    Chaplow -- needs to play in position.
    Malone had a great pre season but cannot get in the squad and he does well going forward. Lowry looks out of sorts.
    If you want to hoof the ball forward, then buy a big lump who will trouble the defence -- this isn't Morison's role.
    Shittu looks a liability -- three balls over the top today and he was chasing shadows.
    Liam Trotter is the greatest.

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    • August 17, 2013 at 20:33
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      @Hannibal: Agree with all your points Hannibal but I think the jury is out on the last point, but I hope you are right, by god I hope you are right.

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    • August 17, 2013 at 22:40
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      @Hannibal: MIllwall does need Trotter back and Forde for that matter.

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    • August 18, 2013 at 20:44
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      @Hannibal:
      Thats it heard enough. ..Trotter the greatest!!!!????
      The whole stadium was slagging him off last season. .we really have short memories.
      Pre season..we gonnna make the play offs..we going up.best signings ever
      ALL ON THIS FORUM
      Are we all crap at making assumptions.
      Dont Blame SL for thinking these were good signings. .We all thought the same. Back the club..COYL

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  • August 17, 2013 at 20:27
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    Quote; " I wanted to get McDonald on to try and get a goal". So why not play him from the start "to try and get a goal"? The bloke talks in riddles, 16 odd chances and none converted say's enough. Sorry to come back and remind folk about parades being pi**ed on, but this all has echoes of the Nichol-Jock-Raith fiasco. The yank chappie is obviously relying on so called advice and probably won't mind if MFC disappear from the massively valuable real estate map ! Recurring nightmare............'steve lomas w**t h*m legend'.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 20:44
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    Is Spackman Lomas's scriptwriter?

    I've heard all this ol b******* before, I wanted him to do well, now, if we dont win the next two games I want him out..if the club sit on their hands til Christmas we are down.
    Ultimately its the clubs fault for employing the mug over the other 'outstanding' candidates..

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  • August 17, 2013 at 20:52
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    Morison hasn't had the services he requires to score goals ,when was he ever a target man ,he likes the balls play through the channels ,that's when he scored lots of goals to us not just lumping it up to him ,new tactics sharpish pleaser lomas

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    • August 18, 2013 at 08:42
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      @mitchlions: Strikers are supposed to take their chances no matter how they are presented - waist high; in the air; on the floor. It takes me 6 months to earn what these clowns earn in a week but you will never find me shirking my responsibilities.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 20:57
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    I actually thought we were unlucky today.

    I agree with the majority of supporters in that Easter deserved to stay on instead of Morrison but apart from that and one or two other things I saw a definite improvement against a good team today who, don't forget, drew with QPR last week and are no mugs - I think they will do well if they keep the same squad of players. Let's face it, we will not go from being diabolical to being brilliant in a game or two.

    I really liked Martin when he came on (another positive and I'm excited to see more of him) and I think we have great depth in our midfield now (even more so when Trotter is back) and some good attacking options (perhaps Morrison needs to be brought off so that he fights harder for his place).

    My main concerns now are our defence. We have good tacklers/headers (although the headers went missing for the corner) but we need to distribute the ball better from the back, not just hoof it. That is hugely important and the quality of Huddersfield's defenders' distribution of the ball is what enabled them to counter attack so dangerously today.

    Lomas is building a team with good quality individuals. If he cannot make them play well together then hopefully someone will come in and get the most of our now impressive squad. However, I personally would like to see him given a little longer to see what he comes up with. I certainly won't boo him or any player whilst they are working for Millwall.

    P.S. I saw a palace fan tweet today saying something like 'crazy to think this time last season we were in the same position as Millwall and now we are in the Prem'.

    you never know....

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  • August 17, 2013 at 21:03
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    head banging

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  • August 17, 2013 at 21:16
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    #LomasOut utter rubbish

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  • August 17, 2013 at 21:17
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    WOW!!!! I was highly critical of this appointment but having seen some of the signings and listening to the pre season rhetoric I apologised and gave Mr L and the board the benefit of the doubt. And I know we're only 3 league games in but ........ WHAT THE F*** IS GOING ON?
    Clueless.
    Inept.
    Lacking commitment.
    And who knows where the goals are gonna come from?
    It's too early for a sacking but my worst case s scenario is coming back to haunt me.

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  • August 17, 2013 at 21:33
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    Well lets not wait to long one more game with no goals then its time for SL to go so gutted was really looking forward to this season. GOYL

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  • August 17, 2013 at 21:40
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    signs of progress - what f****** game was he watching!

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  • August 17, 2013 at 22:06
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    You know your teams in trouble when the fans know how to win games better than your own manager!

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  • August 17, 2013 at 23:47
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    of all the players on the pitch today the only one showing true millwall guts was dunne the one who always gets slagged off went down the line beat more players than henry put in more crosses than henry and had more shots on target than our strikers maybe the rest of the team should look at him to see what we really need to do

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    • August 18, 2013 at 07:44
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      @davep263:
      In large part that's because for most of the game Henry was, bizarrely enough, playing as a left hand withdrawn striker. Frankly I don't know what the hell we were doing with somebody in that role at all but if SL was determined to pick that damn fool formation Keogh, Chaplow or (preferably) Martin would all have been a better choice.

      Meanwhile though it's increasingly apparent that SL is struggling tactically - and that's compounded by his apparent inability to use the right players in the right slots. Most of the team look competent enough (although Danny needs to spend a week or two at a fitness camp) but SL seems clueless as to how to use them.

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  • August 18, 2013 at 00:39
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    What a load of old s*** I watched today
    I will start with positives
    4-3-3 with chaplow Derry and bailey
    Top three of Henry Morison and Easter
    Lomas got his preffered formation for the first time. Easter looked very good full of running and created loads of space. Henry had his best game for a while. Chaplow was also very good. Now for the negatives no shape no ideas no support in attack no urgency especially when we had grow ins.
    I can not believe lomas took the three best players off and yes I was one of the many who booed the decisions. Morison absolute s**** couldn't win a flick on all game funny how Easter won plenty. he blamed everyone but himself sndvwas more interested in arguing with the linesman. Lomas is so one dimensional it's beggining to p*** me off the only time he changed it was in the five minutes of injury time when we had eight up front f****** schoolboy s***. Bailey Played his worst game his passing was woefull at times and when chaplow came off he may as well have been a center half as he was that deep.
    We did look ok in the first half and perhaps deserved to be a goal up but we came out a different side in the second half. I've supported lomas but three games no points is bad enough but to be no goals and minus 5 goal difference is shocking. I said a couple days ago that winning is a habit but unfortunately so is losing
    If anyone still thinks we're not in the brown stuff then you're deluded we have not got a goal in us and that's the most worrying stat.
    It's gonna be a very long unhappy season but I'll still waste money for the cause as I love my wall. Not going Wednesday but I've got me Brighton ticket so I have a deserved week off from that s***.
    Oh I've got to say they're keeper pulled off a peach of a save I think it was a rare Morison header in the first half. Why are we getting so many injuries in training we had another in the week with marshal pulling up. Someone really needs to do something about it.
    Dissapointing yet again

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  • August 18, 2013 at 09:16
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    If that was our best game of the season then were in trouble for this season. Route one to Morison every time. How is he even expected to control and make something happen from this?
    Shittu was awful and will cost is goals as he's not up to it, should put in Osborne as Robinson won't be the same player he was 2 years ago.
    Glad we made our views clear when e took Easter off as that was a joke.
    The most disappointing thing for me yesterday was that Lomas said this was our best game of the season..... DENIAL

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    • August 18, 2013 at 11:00
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      @Joeed:
      Even more "disappointing" is the fact he was right!

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  • August 18, 2013 at 09:46
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    Morison is not the same player, Lowry and Beevers are not good enough, Derry and Bailey are too slow and McD needs to start. COYL

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  • August 18, 2013 at 12:23
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    F*** OFF NOW LOMAS U VERMIN C***

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    • August 18, 2013 at 14:30
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      @millwall0501: No need! So he used to earn his money playing for a neighbouring team. Big deal! He's Millwall now and needs everyone on side including us lot! He ain't gona get very far without us so lets give the man what he's asking for! All he wants is a bit of backing and Im confident we'll turn it round within the next few games! Keep your chin up Steve and keep the faith! It's a new look wall and about time everyone got used to that!

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      • August 18, 2013 at 15:40
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        @kempo_123: your mate well said come on millwall let stick together there is loads of room for improvement from both the sl n players and supporters .

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      • August 18, 2013 at 16:20
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        @kempo_123: what are your thoughts on players being played out of position and our most effective players being subbed? If he is getting it wrong the crowd will boo and show there frustrations as they did with kenny jacket who had nothing to do with west ham. Where i sat yesterday there was plenty of support for the team until he made changes and even less when shittu ended up as a striker.

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  • August 18, 2013 at 12:58
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    I can't believe what a bunch of panicking jessie's we have become, it's not a good start granted, but SL signed some great players preseason and is introducing a new system. Three games folks, that's all it is. Try calm down and give the guys chance to develope as a team. Come Xmas I would be concerned if there is no improvement.

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    • August 18, 2013 at 14:35
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      @glyngo: Here, here Glyngo! At last someone on here talking sense! Sick of the haters now! Its about time they dropped the whole Lomas Hammer thing. To be honest, I couldn't give a t*** he used to play for them. All I'm interested in is what he puts into us now!

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  • August 18, 2013 at 15:12
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    I think we did play Better.... Definitely our best show to date, especially in the first half. We had all the ball when we got Bailey and Derry in the game quicker. Made some half chances. Why he took Easter off, I do not know ? I was booing ! He looked sharp and wanted the ball, unlike moro who constantly moaned, clearly thinks he's big time and doesn't seem to be wearing the shirt with any pride. I would have taken him off. Bailey looked a bit tired towards the end but still moved the ball well.... Trouble seems to be, we don't give enough options to the man on the ball. We're flat, on our heels and got played around by yet another team that will be down the bottom of the table with us come April.... God knows how we are going to fare against the decent teams at this level if we don't turn things around. SL has brought in some quality, about time they showed it and took on some responsibility and learn that you don't just turn up and put on a millwall shirt and think you'll be able to get away with below par performances.......come on you lions....!!

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  • August 19, 2013 at 01:23
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    To be fair the whole place lacked passion on Saturday the biggest noise we made all game was when we booed the substitution of Easter...

    Im never the first to get on a Manager early on but them substitutions had us all scratching out heads...

    Give them time they will gel, but things need to happen before we play some big teams and loosing becomes the norm and the manager starts claiming the "well earned point" b*******!!!

    I will be there believing... but thats what being a Millwall fan is about!!! COYL!!!

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  • August 20, 2013 at 16:22
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    Fully with Kempo in this. The Lynch mob need to back off, SL need the support he's wall now stop winding yourselves up and everyone else.

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