Millwall CEO fears FA action after coin-throwing incident

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© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL chief executive Andy Ambler has warned that the club is treading a disciplinary tightrope after Saturday's coin-throwing incident at Bournemouth.

Defender Steve Cook was hit by a pound coin thrown from the away end in the aftermath of the Cherries' fourth goal, scored by ex-Lions striker Lewis Grabban.

Earlier this season, Derby right back Adam Smith, a former Millwall loanee, was targeted by objects thrown from the Dockers Stand at The Den.



And Ambler now fears a reprisal from the Football Association, who have confirmed they are investigating the Cook incident.

He said: "However unjustly we feel we have been treated by officials, we cannot tolerate individuals throwing objects onto the pitch.

"Something is going to come [from the FA] if we are not careful – we will face a closure of certain parts of the ground or it could even be a points deduction.



"Too many incidents have occurred at our matches and it cannot continue."

An FA spokesman said: "We are aware of the incident and will be liaising with both clubs to get an understanding of exactly what happened."

It is understood Grabban's antagonistic celebration, directly in front of the travelling fans, is likely to be included in referee Lee Collins' report.

Bournemouth won the match 5-2.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

85 thoughts on “Millwall CEO fears FA action after coin-throwing incident

  • October 7, 2013 at 14:39
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    Really Andy? Did this club not get hauled over the coals for the bahviour of Liverpool fans at the Den? On this basis maybe it's Bournemouth in trouble. Stupid statement for Ambler to make as it looks to me as if he's suggesting sanctions to the FA and we all know what hypocritical lily livered fools they are. Welldone Andy - talk about offering them a coat peg (said with acknowledgement to Reg Burr). Wonder how long before someone comes on here wanted the coin thrower (if there ever was one) grassed up. Judging by a recent court case Steve Cook isn't so savoury himself so perhaps some Karma here.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 14:59
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      @Old_Les: I'm not with the grasses Les but these morons are killing us as a club. The world has moved on and some of our supporters are stuck in the dark ages. Yeah, we're not the only club with the problem but Saturday's incident is nothing short of pathetic. These are grown men and they need to man up. Pre match they are calling for one of our ex players to be given dogs abuse and, fair play, he gives it right back at them on the pitch and they behave like spoiled children instead of taking it on the chin. If Grabban was useless on Saturday then that's one up to us but he wasn't and you can't win 'em all. I don't see much wrong with AA's statement personally and maybe a points deduction that might cost us our place in this league will finally get the message through to the idiots. Then again, I doubt it.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 15:07
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      @Old_Les:

      First the club wants your money then soon as you try giving it to em, the police get involved n the FA want an investigation.

      Can I have my 50p back? 😉

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      • October 7, 2013 at 16:20
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        @Lions_claw:

        I'll stress now that was a crude attempt at humour

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    • October 7, 2013 at 22:56
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      @Old_Les: as much as I understand your views on this and I do agree with them only to a certain extent, however you have acknowledge AAs frustrations. Mainly more due to the fact that the FA cup semi final investigation is still pending. As you've pointed out about the FA, they love throwing the book at us and even though this as well as the derby incident are deemed trivial, it doesn't help the board maintain the upper hand when in talks about avoiding that charge. In my personal opinion I don't think that AA joining the FL board and the shirt sponsor for this season are coincidences. A cynical thought I know. You and the other bloke mentioned about having to change the views of other 'fans,' although not impossible you have to admit it's no walk in the park doing so. That is exactly what AA is having to do now. Best of luck to him I say.

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    • October 8, 2013 at 17:02
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      Sorry but you are wrong. Dimwits who throw things on the pitch are going to get us in trouble and the last thing we can afford is more trouble. There is a Reason we can never expand our fan base and it is idiots who think that throwing things makes them look hard that keep people away. Now I am not saying I want a load of plastic supports like Carlton but equally I am fed up of a few mindless morons ruining it of the rest of us so that all people read are bad things. Sure no one likes us and em don't care but we will care if. Get relegated because of docked points because some complete idiot can boast to his makes that he threw something at someone who was not looking.

      FFS have passion by all means but have limits. Support the team don't always knock em and don't condone behaviour that will ultimately cost Millwall one way or another.

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    • October 16, 2013 at 21:43
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      @Old_Les: spoken like a true lion les

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  • October 7, 2013 at 14:46
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    I have to agree with AA it is stupid and cowardly to throw missiles at players and in the end it all comes back to the club as has been pointed out by AA, when are we going to leave our pass behind and move into the present, how would anyone wanting to invest money into and English club ever look at Millwall to put there money into it when this sort of thing is still happening.

    I am not asking anyone to grass people up but just think before you do anything that will reflect bad on our club, we have got enough going wrong on the pitch without this stuff off of it.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 15:10
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    You both need to stop getting your knickers in a twist. So some fool chucks a coin (that's if they did as it seems a truly prodigous throw) which is one fool out of how many away fans? Hardly a majority is it. One, two, three umpteen wrongs donlt make a right but this happens a football grounds everywhere and it all goes quiet very quickly. As in the missiles that rained down on Craig Bellamy at Old Trafford - that got written out in hours. Bit of perspective needed hre as well as some even handedness from the authorities - if they do that then fine f*** all punishment if they come down on us then it porves their bias qwhenit comes to Millwall

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    • October 7, 2013 at 15:26
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      @Old_Les: That's flippant to say the least Les. That one fool that threw the coin has meant that I have had to go in to work this morning and put up with the usual sh.te about 'you boys being up to no good again' e.t.c. from all the Man Utd and Liverpool wannabe fans over here. Multiply that by every other decent Millwall supporter that has to go through the same thing every time this happens and that's the image our club and, by default, us as Millwall supporters has across the football supporting and wider world. After nearly 40 years of supporting this club all over the country for many years and for the last 15 years from afar through thick and mostly thin, I for one am completely sick being tarred with the same brush.

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      • October 7, 2013 at 15:58
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        @lion.ie: Nothing flippant about it at all and I'm surprised at you. If anyone has a go at Millwall to me I have a go right back by putting them right about the club and it's fans (most of the fans not the grasses) and you should do the same. I'm happy to be associated with Millwall supporters and will defend them all to the death ( ecept teh grasses who have sadly crept in or slithered under the door). I'm not even convined there was a coint chucker at Bouremouth (has the offending coinbeen found? Can yu see it whizzing through the air on film? Only got Cook's word for it and he's not a plesant character is he - ask the young girl he and his mates had their fun with. Indeed on that basis it's a shame someone did'tt land him one with a fist as payback for that particularly nasty piece of work (which he admitted)

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        • October 7, 2013 at 17:44
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          @Old_Les: We're all on the same side when it comes to defending the club Les but it's time to draw the line on defending the idiots, for all of us. We can pretend what happened didn't happen and who the coin hit is irrelevant from the clubs perspective but nobody, even you, can deny the damage these incidents continue to do to our club, year after year after year. Other posters blaming Grabban and Bournemouth for what happened are just feeding the media myth that we are all Millwall scum.

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        • October 7, 2013 at 19:13
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          @Old_Les: perhaps you should stand for the fan on the board and support your fellow fans at any FA hearing?
          Failing that, volunteer for the MSC and voice your concerns that way.
          I think you may be swayed in your opinion when all of your good work goes to s*** in the back of one p****.

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          • October 7, 2013 at 19:17
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            Also, if we are going to hurl abuse at certain players, and I do the same. Why would you not expect them to wind us up when they get the opportunity, after all he used his feet to do his talking.

            If you give it, then expect to take it!

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          • October 8, 2013 at 13:21
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            @bonnie1272: I daresay I have actively supported far more of our fans in trouble than you have or ever will

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          • October 16, 2013 at 20:39
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            @bonnie1272: les I would like to buy you a drink.for all of us true millwall fans whatever the charge.we are not noted for our superb footballing skill.and those who think we are a good side and have been for a good while.cuckoo cuckoo

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        • October 8, 2013 at 20:38
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          @Old_Les: and how would you know? Got a very old crystal ball?

          I've defended Millwall supporters many many times over the years!

          But now I'm running out if excuses for them les.

          What do you suggest? I keep burying my head in the sand and accept that it's the way forward?

          I think not.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 15:19
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    I'm sorry but Grabban should know better for a start having played for us! He knows all about our fans - secondly it was at Bournemouths ground so their security needs looking at! It's not right these fools causing drama at out games but I don't think action should be taken against our club alone if at all - identify the culprits and they should then face sanctions!

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    • October 7, 2013 at 15:50
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: Absolutley, Grabban should of known better, but then again, he isn't that smart bless him...
      If you decide to celebrate a goal infront of the opposition fans, well you're just asking for it.

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      • October 7, 2013 at 19:22
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        @Syd the Lion: for fear of causing a backlash - if LG knows better, then surely the wise supporters of Millwall should as well?

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        • October 7, 2013 at 19:27
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          @bonnie1272: wise supporters of Millwall don't throw coins! It's the not so wise muppets that do and sadly I doubt they'll ever know better!

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  • October 7, 2013 at 15:38
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    I agree that coin throwing is carried out by a cretinous minority all round the country, problem is, we all know that the powers that be are just waiting for an excuse to throw the book at us. Other clubs may suffer that same behaviour, but they are not the prefered kicking boys and we are. Our fans know that and that is why most of us refrain from throwing things on the pitch.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 15:51
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    I saw a pork pie thrown at Israeli Ben Haim a few years ago and he just munched away so why cant other players make a joke out of it!

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    • October 7, 2013 at 19:17
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      @darrenjamesdj: totally agree,I mean,there must be loads of amusement arcades in Bournemouth that Cook could of spent that pound,instead of rolling round like a Jessie!

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    • October 7, 2013 at 22:29
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      @darrenjamesdj:

      Fair enough about the pork pie...good luck to the bloke, but what would you do if someone dinked you with a coin while you was playing football?...personally I would have crowned (scuse the pun!) the c*** if I had found out who done it to me..Iv'e never condoned throwing coins, and I never will, its the work of a coward....and could have blinded him...for what, giving us what we had been giving them during the game..of course it was stupid to call it on, but its obvious what the repercussions could be..the press, like bent refs, like the FA have it in for us at the best of times
      But has a picture of it come out yet?....the way he went down you would think he would have a pretty big gash or a bump at least...wheres the evidence?

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  • October 7, 2013 at 15:59
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    This happens at every ground every week, not condoning it at all but we only have to sneeze near someone and it will be in the press the next day.
    Unfortunately these morons plague our club because they think they are hard so they latch on to millwall because of the reputation.
    On the other side of it, lions fans get herded around like cattle, we are all treated like thugs so it becomes a vicious circle.
    Don't know what the answer is, been following the club for 48 years and nothing has changed.
    All the club can do is identify and ban them, show the f.a we are doing all we can and point out all the same offences nationwide and ask the f.a what they are doing with these clubs fans.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 16:01
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    I was not there so cant judge too much
    A part of me wishes the fa will finally do what they have to do be it points closure fines either way get it over and done with so we can take the punishment and MOVE ON because all the suspended punishments they keep handing us are getting beyond a joke and who knows if we serve theyre threatening punishments they may stop sending us dodgy officials cause we certainly have paid for these incidents in the officiating in the past couple yrs.
    A couple yrs ago a player got done by the fa for inciting crowd disturbance/dissorder cause after scoring against his former club he decided to run up to em and give back to them what they had given him all game. Lewis grabban is the second player to incite us in little over a month, adam smith got rightly substituted but what of lewis grabban ? ive read three reports and they all say the same thing "the trouble started after grabban decided to celebrate infront of the millwall supporters" i really do not condone coin throwing but its a shame it didnt hit grabban as im sure he was the intended target.
    It would be nice for the.fa and clubs to punish players for inciting trouble on a more permanent bassis but just like the fa punishing us properly rather than the suspended threats they keep imposing on us, its just not going to happen.
    The biggest punishment for us at the moment is the management and backroom team like our defence its a joke just not a very funny one
    Maybe AA needs to address this first and perhaps these incidents really will be few and far between.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 16:27
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      @lukesmithmfc:
      good point , players get booked for taking their shirts off in celebration ( I don't understand why you'd do that anyway) but provocation of away fans isn't. Something needs to change. We're treating the symptoms here , not the cause

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  • October 7, 2013 at 16:14
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    i agree with you 100 percen

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  • October 7, 2013 at 16:16
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    I remember a bit of paving stone being lobbed at the ref out side the old den many moons ago, its only coins now so there is progress. Joking aside Millwall have enough problems without this happening. How on earth can the club attract investment and sponsors everytime some idiot plays the fool, we know elements of the media hate Millwall so why give them ammunition to attack the club? As for the FA they know sweet FA as Harry Redknap complains. Anyway Mr Ambler ought to be more concerned about the teams performances rather than this small incident.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 16:22
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    Grabban & co. provoked the incident by being cocks. That's not to say the coin thrower is right to do so , far from it. If they never had the "security" of the barriers , he and his team mates would never have approached a section of millwall fans in the street and acted like that. You can't light the touch paper and walk away pleading ignorance. There's blame all round here. Maybe the coin thrower will get away with diminished responsibility on the grounds of severe provocation.....;)

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    • October 7, 2013 at 23:57
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      @Block 8: Hopefully the idiot who threw the coin will be identified and banned - another parasite dealt with and better for us all.

      As for overall responsibility, Bournemouth have to look at their own security and the conduct of their players. It's not right what happened, but common-sense tells you that a former player doesn't over-celebrate in front of the opposing fans.

      Just as an aside, Grabban did well out of Millwall. He earned a good wage and gave very, very little back in return. He might be Bertie Big B******* at the moment, but he should remember what an unmitigated disappointment he was to us.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:08
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    F*** OFF AMBLER USELESS C*** COULDN'T EVEN GET HALF A MILLION FOR JAMES HENRY

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:10
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    BOURNEMOUTH SHOULD BE DONE FOR ALLOWING THEIR PLAYER, TO INCITE THE AWAY CROWD.ALSO AA GET YOUR HEAD OUTTA THE FA'S A***. WE ALL KNOW YOU WANNA WORK FOR EM. YOU SHOULD BE THINKING HOW THE F*** HAVE YOU EMPLOYED A GINGER NOVICE TO RUN OUR CLUB! NOW CRAWL BACK UNDER YOUR STONE YOU REPTILE!

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:27
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    i was there and not saying its right to throw coins , but ive said this after i got back from the game that eddie howe , should of dragged grabban off , his actions , were childish , and not once but twice , it was right in our faces banter he says , rubbish , when will the FA STOP THIS , even our players were saying to him WHY , as for AA , he needs to sort out stuff on the pitch then we wouldnt have this nonsense ,

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:32
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    IF, a coin was thrown, surely with all the f****** cameras, stewards and police about these days the individual could be traced and punished, instead of the club and us supporters. If something happens in a pub, the landlord deals with the individual. He doesn't chuck out all the customers and bar the whole f****** street. With Lomas blaming the referee and now ambler crying about the FA may slap his bell end, it stinks of not trying to deal with the real issues "We are crap," and the manager and his coaching staff, who you and JB employed, Ambler, don't know how the f*** to correct it.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:41
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    I wish I could afford to throw money!!!!!!!!! Seriously though, Referees, the FA, the press want us in the conference!! And why, because of our reputation and the idiots who call themselves supporters, if they were they would stop bringing this club down and playing into the hands of Refs the FA and the press!!!!! STOP IT please, lets get behind the players the manager and the board and start being positive!!!!!! We are Millwall. I've supported Millwall for 55years!!!

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:48
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    Totally agree with Peckhamlad, we are a small club that always needs new investment / sponsers. We do have massive potential though. Look at the numbers that go on our trips to wembley. Maybe 'big' investment is never going to happen cause of our on-going problem with small sections of our fans not 'growing up'.
    Yes I know other clubs do it and its not mentioned but its millwall we are talking about. We all know 'no one likes us' but for f*** sake don't give them any more ammunition to shoot us with.
    How people can 'trivialise' a missile being thrown at a player absolutely baffles me. Yes Grabban may have provoked our fans, grow up, deal with it. Does he or any other player for that matter deserve to be potentially blinded over a f****** game of football.
    If the stupid juveniles who do throw coins want to give money away may I suggest they donate that money to a good cause such as Prostate cancer research or Help for Heroes. The club is linked with both of these and our reputation is actually enhanced by the generous donations we all make.Work it out .

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    • October 7, 2013 at 18:01
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      @SE11 Lion: I dont think some of us r trying to trivialise wit went on. BUT IF GRABBAN DID NOT ACT LIKE A FOOL,WOULD THERE BEEN ANY PROBLEMS NO. SO THE ROUTE OF THE PROBLEM IS WITH HIM NOT US. THATS ALL IM SAYING.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:49
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    Difficult one this, I can see where AA is coming from, we are Millwall so there is every chance that we'll end up being thumped with a fine or points deduction, its what happens and we have to live with it. But equally, I was there on Saturday and LG's behaviour was a disgrace. I don't think it would have mattered if he was an ex-Charlton player playing against Charlton, he'd have got the same reaction as he did from us. He didn't just celebrate, his actions were deliberately provocative. I'd argue that if we end up getting punished then he should to. I heard somewhere that its possible he will be charged by the OB for his behaviour, so if the FA don't do anything perhaps they will.

    On a slightly different note, if I were Steve Cook and I did get hit with a coin, I'd have lamped Grabban as I was making my way down the tunnel - it wouldn't have happened if he'd have just celebrated rather than provoked.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 17:53
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    this cr** is so depressing and we all know its never going away, the guy who threw the coin just made certain (in case there was ever any doubt) that no one with any money will ever invest in this club, i'm amazed that JB bothers with it , i mean why would u! I'v loved this club all my life and the ferocious passion and atmosphere but theres always some halfwitt that has to go to far and tar us all as scum and i guarantee he's really chuffed with his self. ask yourself why do players not want to come to us, why dont we get bigger crowds, ask the the coin throwers and the tw** that ran across the pitch the other week they really would'nt get it because there braindead. sadly it will be this club that will be dead if it goes on much more, though i know it will. like some of u have said it does go on elsewhere but there not Millwall with sun reporters loving every minute of it!

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  • October 7, 2013 at 18:14
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    What does he expect if we have a manager like Lomas?!

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    • October 7, 2013 at 21:47
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      @tomking1: What does that mean. So we have a poor manager, so lets all run on the pitch, chuck coins, smash up seats etc etc. Grow up!!

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      • October 8, 2013 at 09:35
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        @beedoscores: Its what has been said earlier, there are certain elements that see nothing wrong in their moronic behaviour, they feel it is justified, f****** p*****.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 18:22
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    Diggerwall.
    You've only got to look at Old Les's posts to see what I mean about people trivialising the coin throwing. We all know Grabban is a p****, you've just got look at that 'thing' under his lip to know that. But to blame him wholly for the incident is wrong. I weren't there to see what happened but if I was in the crowd it would have taken a lot more than him giving it the biggun for me to lose my rag and act like that.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 18:28
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      @SE11 Lion: ha ha you lot crack me up ....Les is playing you like a fiddle.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 18:32
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      @SE11 Lion: I except what your saying mate. But is LG a pro footballer yes. is he meant to set the right example yes.HE KNEW WOT WOULD HAPPEN. SO GO,S AND WINDS THE AWAY SUPPORT UP THEREFORE HE MUST BURDEN SOME IF NOT ALL THE BLAME.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 19:55
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      @SE11 Lion: Exactly where and how did I trvialise it? Come back and explain please do. Another fool who reads what he want to see regardless of content. God help us if the supporters ever had to be defendedby you.

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      • October 7, 2013 at 21:49
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        @Old_Les: I think that most people don't see the point of defending a f****** idiot.

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        • October 8, 2013 at 09:12
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          @beedoscores: Yet another fool who reads what he wants to see. Where exactly have I defended the coin thrower? The bloke above couldn't answer and you won't be able to. Idiot.

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          • October 10, 2013 at 15:29
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            @Old_Les: Read your own posts, and you will relaise who the idiot is.

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          • October 10, 2013 at 15:30
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            @Old_Les: Realise. OOhh a mistake on my post, have a go at that as well if it makes you feel better.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 18:38
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    I highly doubt the will find the individual on cctv but we will still get the blame even tho there's no proof! You never no it could of been a Bournemouth fan that chucked it trying to hit our fans 🙂

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  • October 7, 2013 at 18:40
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    Ambler should f--k off.Always leaves us out to dry. Has he been in touch with Bournmouth to ask them what they are gonna do about that fucjing p**** Grabban and that he incited the away fans. He gotta come to the Den yet idiot .

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  • October 7, 2013 at 19:03
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    Whilst not condoning the action, the article gives me the impression he is offering little in the way of a fight against any action the FA may think of taking - even to the point of suggesting what they could do! I do also feel that the potential troublemakersss won't listen to reason and will fall on deaf ears. This news looks as though its also a distraction from the last two dire performances of which little is forthcoming apart from SL blaming the ref regardless of how we couldn't score and capitulated defensively.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 19:25
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    I looked at three posh newspapers today and the BBC website, all mentioned the coin-throwing in what little they had to say about the game. Once again anything negative that can be said about Millwall, is said. I don't know how close the Bournemouth player was to the Millwall, but if it was intended for him, it was a remarkably well thrown coin. Why should the club be penalised for the actions of one man, even if it can be proved that he was aiming it at the victim? Do the FA intend to ban all supporters of all clubs from having coins in their pockets at games?
    If it had been some northern club v Bournemouth, I bet it wouldn't get mentioned.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 23:23
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      You're missing the point.
      We all have coins in our pockets.
      I expect you do when walking down the street or at a football game. I bet you don't throw it at anyone though.

      @SE14 Exile:

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  • October 7, 2013 at 20:54
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    Those of you slagging AA have short memories. He went head to head with the FA and won following the West Ham cup tie in 2009. The club were cleared of all charges by the FA. I'd say you'll all get your wish soon and AA will be sick of having to defend our position again and again and will be off to pastures new.
    An example of AA 'hanging us out to dry'
    Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler defended his club saying: 'We will be pleading not guilty to all charges and defending our position vigorously. It is our contention that the charges are not justified.'

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  • October 7, 2013 at 21:26
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    Woah Daddy.
    I've got to say that I'm not the biggest fan of Andy Ambler.
    I do have an issue however with negative comments about his own viewpoint.
    Here's a man who is the CEO of a problematic club-Let's not kid ourselves here, it is. He is the one who has to constantly face the music over these persistent issues.
    The FA, The press and anyone else will happily see Millwall dragged throught the dirt over this and any other issue. Posters on here, quoting problems with other clubs and their supporters make a bone fide case but it's Millwall we're talking about and unfortunately, that does make a real difference. Like it or not.
    How many times have you met strangers at weddings, meetings etc. and asked who you support to be given a furled eyebrow and a condescending look? There's a reason for that and we all know what it is. To deny that is sticking your head in the sand.
    Until the scum that masquerade as supportes of our club are outed permanently there's always going to be a guillotine over our heads waiting to fall. Think it won't happen ?
    Wait and see.

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    • October 7, 2013 at 22:48
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      @NICKOLA: indeed. You will be on old les's list if grasses now!

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    • October 8, 2013 at 12:46
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      @NICKOLA:Couldn't agree more. Stupid behavior has consequences - it's not rocket science. We have been labeled a 'problem' club and we are always going to be scrutinized more than anyone else. So even isolated incidents like Bournemouth are going to harm our already battered reputation more than they would other clubs. If those boys breaking seats and chucking shrapnel spent their energy by singing up and cheering the team, we wouldn't be having this trouble.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 22:00
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    F*** em all................

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  • October 7, 2013 at 22:08
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    It is in my opinion a mindless and stupid act. If a ballboy or girl had been hit and lost an eye would anyone still want to defend it . I wouldn't.
    It is though still important to remember that it was one supporter. To punish all of us cannot be right.
    AA should be publicly backing the vast majority of fans who never responded to Grabban's incitement.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 22:21
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    Is it ok if I coin Old Les?

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    • October 8, 2013 at 09:13
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      @JonnyBanks: Spoken like the t***** you appear to be. Why don't you act like a man and suggest something that isn't form a distance.

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      • October 8, 2013 at 10:50
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        @Old_Les: How about I force feed you Werther's Originals? I will be in Block 2 against QPR.

        Les mate I like the banter on here and most of what I say is done with my tongue firmly in my cheek.

        But you consistently mug yourself off by posting daft narrow minded twaddle and then you claim that whoever takes umbrage with them misinterpreted them. You may well be a decent bloke and you clearly love Millwall. Sort it out pops ffs.

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        • October 8, 2013 at 13:29
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          @JonnyBanks: Being as you're so young and bold why not pop up to block 5 and save my old legs the strain. As for daft narrow minded twaddle I'd ask you to qualify that. You along with others on here seem to think I have supported coin throwing (although there is no reason whatsoever to suppose that) when all I have done is criticise Andy Ambler for effectively opening the door by suggesting all manners of punishment that could be imposed. What he should be doing is defending the club by quoting the untold incidents at other clubs where little or anything has been the sanction. This applies especially to the Premier League where everything is swept under the carpet to protect their brand and their nice little earner. Show me one word on here where I have supported coin throwing - ever. I think, like the others I have asked on here constantly for the proof of their suggestions, you'll find nothing.

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          • October 8, 2013 at 20:07
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            @Old_Les: "I f***** love you Gumbo" x

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  • October 7, 2013 at 22:36
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    If we were in the Premiership, and our team had England stars, and if we had celebrity supporters, rather than Danny Baker and Bob Crow....
    No One like Us!

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  • October 7, 2013 at 22:39
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    Correction to my last post.
    No One Likes Us!

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    • October 7, 2013 at 22:47
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      @SE14 Exile:
      No need for a correction Exile as both statements were correct. No One Like Us and No One Likes US.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 22:52
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    Its a shame this has reflected more important issues about the current state of affairs we find our club in this evening and a deeper shame that such incidents get our current ceo in the s*** from some of our own supporters
    All the man has said from the article above is that he's worried the f.a are going to throw the book at us this time how many times has he been up defending us since to got appointed ?
    he must be like a bad rash to some in the corridors of the fa, f*** knows what he must really think, i wouldnt be surprised if he had a permanent seat on their board simply cause of how many times he's been infront of em.
    Unfortunately it wont be the last time for him and the nect brave soul will be up as many if not more than himself. Its a sad fact that going up before the fa is a thing of the norm for a millwall exec. The issues where here before my time and will be long after i'm gone.
    As a poster above said it's s*** having to go to work to hear cocky hammers liverpool man u arsenal chelsea supporters going on about s*** they get second hand from the papers or the bbc but tbth its f****** boring the s*** out of me trying to defend it. I'm back to work tomorrow and am expecting the same s*** i always get but this time i have my answer be it right or wrong, atleast it'll be the truth.
    "It's millwall, it's what we do".

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  • October 7, 2013 at 23:07
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    let's not forget the police car with a smashed window in Bournemouth after the match, the aggro being given to solitary Bournemouth fans in King's park after the match, the aggro at the railway station, the intramillwall fans fighting (what's new here!) on the train back to London and police intervention at Brockenhurst....shall we carry on? Oh yes, the police helicopter after the match!
    fell sorry for the genuine fans

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    • October 7, 2013 at 23:59
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      @pussylion: well how dare they leave it til 3 I clock on a Saturday to stage a match and let everyone go to the pub......

      Same s*** different day!

      Been there, seen it, got the t shirt... Yadder yadder yadder!

      Boring that all the "sensible" fans have to rise to defend the morons again and again and again!

      But we all get tarred with the same brush.

      And once again we will just out up and shut up and then all moan about any sanctions forthcoming.

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  • October 8, 2013 at 00:24
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    I saw a bloke at London Bridge getting coins thrown at and he didn't make a big deal about it. Instead he got his revenge by playing more Paul McCartney songs till they p***** off. Actually he seemed quite happy about it....

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    • October 8, 2013 at 01:10
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      @glyngo: Should have been throwing pound notes at him to stop playing that ****!

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  • October 8, 2013 at 11:38
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    FACTS:-
    1)We lost a major sponsor because of what happened a Wembley and will be fortunate to negotiate future sponsorship with a reputable commercial company in the future because they won't want to associated with Millwall.
    2) Decent players are reluctant to sign for us because of our reputation and this could have repercussions on their families especially if they have school age children.
    3) We will never get decent crowds because residents of the surrounding areas are reluctant to attend our matches with their children in case of crowd trouble like there was at Wembley.

    I have been a Millwall supporter for nearly sixty years and there has always been incidents going back to the fifties so the problem will never go away. Ambler is simply stating the obvious and the bottom line is that we will always be associated with morons who incite trouble and don't care about the repercussions their actions have for the club.

    WHAT IS THE ANSWER? I DON'T KNOW BUT GENUINE SUPPORTERS SHOULD BE CONDONING THESE IDIOTS BEHAVIOUR NOT DEFENDING THEM!

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    • October 8, 2013 at 12:53
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      @denslions: I think you mean "should not be condoning", but you make a very valid point.

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    • October 16, 2013 at 21:12
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      @denslions:do you remember my mate getting over the half way line fence and walking on to the old den pitch and swiping at a full back for constantly chopping down tiger.hes still my mate and hes still a staunch fan.every one makes mistakes look at our board.

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  • October 8, 2013 at 17:01
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    Not condoning coin throwing but it happens week in week out at many grounds around the country. I can recall PL matches on SKY where it happens frequently, particularly on corners or when a player scores a goal. Because its us everyone jumps on the bandwagon. I was particularly disappointed with Eddie Howe's comments who I thought was an intelligent man. Lets hope we are not made the proverbial scapegoats yet again for what is a nationwide problem.

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  • October 16, 2013 at 21:35
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    its a well known fact and has been for as long as the club has had trouble incidents ranging back to the thirties up to modern day that the f.a. and police have a hidden agenda against millwall fc.bad referees,media leeches when anything sceptical occurs,police heavy on our youthfor instance.i know a few young millwall lads who were attacked and outnumbered 8 hours after playing our neighbours in a pub.the police got it football related and got our mfc lads nicked for affray.and the lookhards with the coathangers still in their jackets got off with a much lighter charge.i hear this happening on a regular basis'i live in Bromley and my local publican was advised that if he persisted to show live mfc matches in his pub if in future there was any trouble.they would not attend he has written to the commissioner of police and has not had an answer yet.surprised.

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