Berylson: Millwall boss still finding his feet in Championship

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

JOHN Berylson believes Steve Lomas is still adjusting to life as a Championship boss but is confident the Northern Irishman will be a success in the long run.

Lomas has won just three of his first 15 league games in charge of Millwall and desperately needs three points against second-bottom Barnsley on Saturday.

But chairman Berylson has complete faith in the man he appointed to replace Kenny Jackett during the summer.



"Steve is getting used to being a Championship manager but I'm confident he's going to be a success," he said.

"He is still working a few things out – every new manager has to do that. It's little things like how to get the most out of Steve Morison, for example.

"We all know that it takes Morison a while to get hot – he went 17 games without scoring in the first season we had him, but after that he averaged a goal a game.



"The start of the season has been similar to what happened with the baseball team out here in Boston – they were a terrible team last year, they unloaded the manager, a lot of players too and they rebuilt the team.

"They started off really slowly – didn't look very impressive for the first month-and-a-half – and then look what happened: they won the World Series.

"Barnsley is a crucial, critical game – the home game against them last season was a big turning point for us. Darius Henderson took a penalty instead of Liam Trotter and missed, we lost to a last-minute goal and things kind of unravelled from there."

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26 thoughts on “Berylson: Millwall boss still finding his feet in Championship

  • November 21, 2013 at 18:43
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    Whooosh !
    Never mind about the poxy world series. I just want my Millwall back.

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    • November 21, 2013 at 22:40
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      @NICKOLA: sorry nik i respect a lot of what you write, but what is your millwall,lucky to be in the championship because peterboro and a couple other teams messed up .what i want is change,a more adventurous millwall and if we are to get relegated i want to go down playing football,also if jacket had stayed we would be in more s h i t than we are now,we have a chairman who is backing lomas so should we.

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      • November 21, 2013 at 23:17
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        @jim1222: I agree that he deserves time and by that I mean at least until January. He needs to show consistent good performances between now and then. We are playing better football now than we have for years but just need that consistently.

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      • November 22, 2013 at 22:25
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        @jim1222:
        So where precisely is all this exciting, adventurous free flowing football then Jim - other than somewhere lost in the wilderness of SL's fantasy world. Cos I've seen naff all signs of it so far.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 09:13
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      @NICKOLA: All due respect to you Nickola,but to where do you want millwall back ? We are in the championship with a new manager etc.We are not going anywhere,our resolve is to stay up and as i have banged on about before...get behind the team and SL.No big name manager is coming to us and what goes on behind the scenes we will never know.Ten thousand mill fans at a game = ten thousand managers. Like you and all on here, i get wound up, have done for years and years and get p***** off sat nights if we loose.
      Could be,that come April you will be sticking your finger in my face and saying , told you so,until then give SL a bit more time.Big one sat and as the great Mill supporter,Winston Churchill said : Never....in our history....has so much been owed by so few to so many.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 19:15
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    Think most of that is fair. If we can survive this season in the Championship I can really see us pushing on next season (to mid table at worst)

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    • November 23, 2013 at 10:35
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      @Steve: I thought that last year and to be fair with all the new signings, I was expecting much greater things this year.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 19:20
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    He's right about Henderson missing the penalty and losing to Barnsley in the last minute being a turning point. Trotter didn't like Henderson for taking over penalty duties and under performed for the rest of the season. It proved that a team fighting relegation each year in the Championship can turn us over at home. The ref was equally woeful.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 19:29
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    this ain't boston and this ain't baseball , it's millwall and it's football . we're going down all because of one bad decision we're gonna lose 2-0 against shitty barnsley saturday and then it will all unravel again . we'll be swapping places with wolves before you know it . and you expect 15k gates when this sorta crap comes out on this site day n day out , i bet ya we will be reading the same bull in four months ....lomas needs time , this is new , he's new, the f****** burger van outside is new , tilly in the cafe burnt her first 6 hotdogs but she needs time to blend in with meril and dorothy coz they cook 4-4-2 hotdogs while tilly was insistent on a 4-5-1 hotdogs for free flowing service which takes time plus tilly doesn't go much on pie n mash so she's changed the menu to chips n gravy which has caused an uproar among loyal fans of the pie n mash . but lions fans will be glad to know tilly has recently been injured in training with a burnt saggy tit after the fatness coach tried to snatch a sausage off her she fought him off but left with a nasty injury which could keep her out for 2 weeks .

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    • November 21, 2013 at 19:35
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      @steveomfc5: Very good. My compliments.
      Don't forget about Jackett leaving a team behind that is the equivalent of shafting us all up the dirtbox with a quarter ponder.

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    • November 21, 2013 at 20:09
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      @steveomfc5: Oi,steve, keep to the footie and leave tilly and her saggy tits out of this,too personal.If you wanna pick,what about berts burnt saggy balls in the frying pan..........

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    • November 21, 2013 at 22:07
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      @steveomfc5: Please don't be so pessimistic, we will win 2-0 against Barnsley, the team is going to be different, the players have to prove themselves, and we must get behind them.

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      • November 21, 2013 at 22:15
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        @Peckhamlad: hope you're right mate i really do 🙂

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    • November 21, 2013 at 22:45
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      @steveomfc5: @steveomfc5: how long did you say you have been a season ticket holder, well take it else where, because what you pay in cash supporting millwall is far out weighed by your pessimistic rants.

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      • November 22, 2013 at 01:20
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        @jim1222: never said i was a season ticket holder . but i have been a member for the best part of a decade supported em through thick and thin for 18 years , just stating the facts whilst being comedic and sarcastic , don't take it to heart!

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      • November 22, 2013 at 13:11
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        @jim1222: he pays his money, he gets his say. Whatever happened to democracy?

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  • November 21, 2013 at 19:36
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    Make that a half pounder.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 21:22
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    'JOHN Berylson believes Steve Lomas is still adjusting to life as a Championship boss'
    ...you don't say!

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  • November 21, 2013 at 21:40
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    I'll swap Tilly for lomas any day

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    • November 21, 2013 at 22:49
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      @block 28: more likely to get food poisoning with tilly, than lomas@steveomfc5: @steveomfc5: how long did you say you have been a season ticket holder, well take it else where, because what you pay in cash supporting millwall is far out weighed by your pessimistic rants.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 23:19
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    I think is all about consolidation and re-building the club. Lomas has been brought in to give the club a face lift and early signs are that he has made a start. We have to be realistic and be happy with a mid-table / improvement on the season before approach for a couple of seasons. Let him do what he needs to do and then start challenging for promotion. This is Millwall, we don't get results through flair, we get them through heart, grit and determination. Im a fan of Lomas, you only have to see his passion to understand he wants the best for the club. Time to start giving him some support instead of slating him week in, week out! To be honest its getting really boring! Personally, I would like to see our boys win every week but that don't happen in the championship. Lets just pull together and give Lomas a chance. Im not talking games, Im talking two or three seasons. We are not ready to compete for promotion so lets just show some solidarity and get behind the club to give them the best possible support we can! Its work in progress people and the sooner the haters realise that the better as far as I'm concerned. 3 points Saturday me thinks! COYL!

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    • November 22, 2013 at 00:23
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      @kempo_123: good post kempo i could not have put it better myself.

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  • November 22, 2013 at 10:48
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    I find it very sad and disrespectful that Kenny Jacket gets stick regarding the squad that he left us with. This was the same crap squad that he managed to keep in the Championship punching well above our weight. Yes it went down to the last game of the season but we survived and did not get relegated. He was not backed anywhere near Lomas has been and in my humble opinion he did a fantastic job. You only have to look at where we was when he took over and where we were when he left and not forgetting all the great days out and success in between to see how great he was for Millwall. Even our chairman has little digs at him now he has left and I think it's out of order. If I was Kenny Jacket and I read some of these comments I couldn't help but be gutted. We are losing our class and I dont like it. Kenny Jacket is one of the best things to ever happen to Millwall Football Club and he deserves better from all of us.
    For the record I would take 4th from bottom right now and hope that Lomas is here next season to see what he's really made of.

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    • November 22, 2013 at 22:46
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      @wall2wall: Kenny will not care come the end of the season as he looks well on target to get Wolves promotion.

      Would fully expect them to finish above us next season should we stay up despite us having a better squad IMO.

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