Lomas: Millwall good value for their point at Hillsborough

© Brian Tonks
© Brian Tonks

STEVE Lomas claimed a point was "no more than Millwall deserved" after they fought back from 2-1 down to claim a draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

Andy Keogh's 87th-minute penalty denied the Owls victory and handed Lomas his first point in charge of the Lions.

Lomas looked to be heading for a fourth straight Championship defeat after goals from Reda Johnson and Jeremy Helan cancelled out Kamil Zayatte's own goal.



But Keogh converted from 12 yards after Richard Chaplow was hauled down.

"The point was no more than we deserved," Lomas said. "We played football the right way, passing the ball well. The performance today was something to build on but we keep making it difficult for ourselves.

"Sheffield Wednesday are a big, physical side and they put the ball in the box. Unfortunately Stephen Bywater makes an error for their first goal but he more than redeemed himself with a save at the end.



"We started well but another couple of individual errors put us on the back foot. I've got to commend the boys' character to come back after what could have been another setback.

"They could have felt sorry for themselves but they kept going. The majority of the second half, apart for the last five minutes, was played in Sheffield Wednesday's half – we controlled the ball and looked lively.

"We should have had another penalty when Jose Semedo rugby-tackled Scott McDonald to the ground. I don't know how the linesman didn't see that one, but perhaps that was on his mind the second time.

"We've still only got one point but it was a great battling performance away from home and a good comeback. We could have gone under but the lads that came off the bench made an impact."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

37 thoughts on “Lomas: Millwall good value for their point at Hillsborough

  • August 24, 2013 at 17:53
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    Well done lads - I know it's only a point but it's something to build on.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:01
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    Let's be positive about this, it has been a difficult start and losing our two best forwards it could have been a disaster. The team stuck to their game and deserved at least a point. So I am a happy bunny tonight.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:03
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    MUST get a result at Brighton. No pressure.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:06
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    I do worry that our first point was achieved by an own goal and a pen, as opposed to two blazing strikes from open play, though. Hopefully, this is the turning point where it all comes good and we start dishing out the 4-0 beatings...

    COYL!

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:07
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    Millwall had 54% of the possession which is good, how can they forget the kit? The kitman wants a bo******ng.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:12
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    I am not sure we forgot our kit from what I have read/heard??? It seems we brought the wrong kit (blue/white or both) which obviously clash with SWs blue and white stripes.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:26
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    Nice to score and get our first point!, onwards and upwards!

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:28
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    Leave the kit behind?I think it shows an unprofessional attitude and must be dealt with.Still on a positive note, our first point and a better 2nd half performance with Robbo at the centre of defence! Onwards !!!! #COYL

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  • August 24, 2013 at 19:16
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    It's a point. a very welcome point and a decent point but that's all it is. Stop treating it as if it's some sort of milestone sign of a team on the up when it's just a glimmer. I'd take the word of those there over Lomas's spin any day of the week and it seems we weren't great - stats of one shot on target (excluding the penalty) doesn't suggest a lot of penetration any more than constantly lumping it up to Keogh suggests much in the way of tactics or fluid football (you know all the stuff Lomas (it seems) first bullshitted the interviewing board with and then us). I hope for a vast improvement over the next 3 games and that includes Forest which will be a real test.

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    • August 25, 2013 at 04:32
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      @Old_Les: totally agree I'm not in the want lomas to fail camp but we need a huge turn around to win me over to hi m a point away to one of the weakest team in the league doesn't fill me with confidence

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  • August 24, 2013 at 19:18
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    Sounds like bywater played a shocker and what with the kit man he has 1 job to sort out and that is the kit. Making our club look like a circus act. On a positive note first point of the season something to build on but a goal from open play would be nice coyl we have the ability in the squad lets put it to use.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 19:31
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    Perhaps this result will gel the spirit more ... I am pleasently surprised .... Well done

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  • August 24, 2013 at 19:31
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    And leave the kit man alone - just a bloke )and loyal servant to the club) doing his job who mage a mistake. So f****** what leave him alone and perhaps pay more attention to more important things - like a team on one point down the bottom of the league and in fine relegation form. I'd worry far more about that than I would about some poor sod forgetting the kit. But then I daresay some of you more worthy w****** on here never make a mistake at work.

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    • August 24, 2013 at 19:44
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      @Old_Les: Did he forget the kit Les? Or did he being one that clashed? I know we have our banter on here but I totally agree with you here. Mistakes happen in every walk of life, I remember Tranmere wearing our white away kit at the old Den. The kit does not really effect the result/tactics/performance, worse case scenario it could have felt odd for a few minutes, professional players should be able to get through such minor issues.

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      • August 24, 2013 at 20:57
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        @JonnyBanks: Agree with you, something of nothing. Who cares?

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    • August 24, 2013 at 19:57
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      @Old_Les: I say the kit man has to go - give the job to Ambler.

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    • August 24, 2013 at 21:22
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      @Old_Les:
      dont sack the kit man.

      clearly this was a tactical strategy by SL to forget the kit.

      As we never pass to those in blue and white stripes, the change in colour was clearly a master stroke.

      That would explain the 54% of possession.

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      • August 25, 2013 at 00:11
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        @bonnie1272: don't forget that the oppo scored a goal for us, again probably down to the kit masterstroke! Hooray for Lomas.

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    • August 27, 2013 at 23:31
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      @Old_Les: les youre a contrary old git but i cant help agreeing with you about the kit man, f*** me i think it might have even acted as a bit of a rallying point and we need that badly, interesting to see the kit man saying how much pressure the manager is under, i think we need to fess up and support the lions et al

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  • August 24, 2013 at 20:23
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    From my view sod the kit, It was a mistake, it happens. The game still went ahead and the most important thing is we're off the mark. Its a hard place to go, we've had a terrible start to the season, but things are looking up. Robbo got a decent 45 under his belt today. The secondhalf performance is a better standard and the right direction. No-one wanted Lomas, but he's here. So we need to stop bitching about him and concentrate on the lads Miiiiiiilllllllllllll............

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  • August 24, 2013 at 22:36
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    The wrong kit was taken, which is an honest mistake. It's not like they turnt up without a kit, which seems to be what everyone thinks...

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    • August 25, 2013 at 00:12
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      @Dazi: the media are having a good laugh about it but so what? Makes a change from them making up hooligan stories.

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  • August 25, 2013 at 04:39
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    One. Of the worst teams in the league and we scrape a point I don't believe we've turned are form around yet but can't be disappointed with are first point looking at this game pre season would have said we would 3 points at sheffield

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    • August 25, 2013 at 09:47
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      @bazzer: they got a point at Leeds last week, so can't be that bad. Give the guys a break and get behind them, I think Morison out for a while might give the others a chance to shine

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  • August 25, 2013 at 04:40
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    Apologies for my last post I'm p*****!!!

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    • August 25, 2013 at 05:59
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      @bazzer:
      50% off posters on here are,you've only got to look at old les!;)

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      • August 25, 2013 at 11:08
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        @dave: Shouldn't you have written "look at Old_Les's posts" or something else that made sense. You seem a bit simple.

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        • August 25, 2013 at 12:06
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          @Old_Les: there we go again think your abit off a bully don't ya .

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          • August 25, 2013 at 12:11
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            @bigale13: We are not to question or disagree with Old LESbian.

            I just tend to agree with her now. X

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          • August 25, 2013 at 12:26
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            @bigale13: You should know all about being a bully judging by your comments on the kit man. What was it you called him?

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    • August 25, 2013 at 14:06
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      @bazzer: dont say sorry you posted more sense than usual lol

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  • August 25, 2013 at 12:33
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    Forgetting to take the correct kit is of no consequence whatsoever. Some may wish to see it as a somewhat recalcitrant act simply as a reason to apportion blame for yet another less than acceptable performance, but we all know this cannot be the case.
    Lomas is clearly not the most sagacious Manager we have ever had, but he does have a squad of pretty decent players from which he can choose the most appropriate team deemed suitable for the task in hand (subject to availability) he also has others to seek advice from who have experience and have played at this level so by now he should be getting it somewhere near right, although sadly this is not the case. Perhaps the injuries have given him more of a headache with regard to selection than he would like, but to be truthful if this was January and we were in the top 8 when the injuries hit, the outcome would be no different than they are now, only we would accept the injuries as an excuse for potential failings as opposed to Managerial ineptness.
    We cannot alter things personally so we just have to keep the faith and get behind the players, even if we do consider the Manager to be the reason for the outcome. No matter how much it hurts us we all know that shows of denigration and disparaging remarks will never really help.

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    • August 25, 2013 at 15:52
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      @Den man: I thought I was on the wrong site after reading you post.
      Very nicely put.

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      • August 25, 2013 at 17:06
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        @Sealion: Thanks for your kind remark, two things I can't change and never make an excuse for are having a decent education and being Wall!!

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  • August 25, 2013 at 15:38
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    Pretty much agree with that but I do feel as if I've just left an English lesson at a private school.

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    • August 25, 2013 at 17:09
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      @Old_Les: Do me 200 lines!!! I will be checking them later... Lol

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