Lomas to discuss January transfer plans with Millwall chief

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© Keith Gillard

STEVE Lomas is set to hold talks with Millwall chairman John Berylson about the club's plans for the January transfer window.

Lomas is keen to strengthen his squad in the New Year but admits he may have to wheel and deal to bring in new faces.

The Lions' budget will be boosted by the sale of James Henry to Wolves for £250,000.



The deal for the 24-year-old to move to Molineux on a permanent basis was agreed back in October, but cannot be completed until January 1.

But Lomas is yet to learn how much will be available to spend on signings.

"I am always looking to strengthen but I have got to be respectful of the chairman and the chief executive in terms of the budget," Lomas said.



"We will sit down for a chat, I will say my piece and see what's what. There might be a few going out to help fund some additions.

"The chairman has always asked me for ideas about players and we have worked well as a team to manoeuvre the budget to strengthen the squad.

"We have done quite well in terms of the wages that we have paid for players and those looking for silly money have always been turned away, so that won't change."

Lomas remains hopeful of buying Martyn Waghorn but hopes another of his strikers will be able to fill the void left by the Leicester City loanee's departure.

"Obviously Waggy is back at Leicester now and we'll have to wait and see if he returns," Lomas said.

"Our situation is that we've got four strikers, and can one come to the fore? Steve Morison has done that in recent weeks and the challenge is there for someone to nail down a starting position alongside him.

"We have faith in our current forwards to score goals – Jermaine Easter's done it and so has Scott McDonald. Andy Keogh hasn't had that many starts but between the four of them we definitely have goals there."

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103 thoughts on “Lomas to discuss January transfer plans with Millwall chief

  • December 19, 2013 at 09:25
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    SL, keep your powder dry on this rather than leting everyone know who you are looking at, regarding your statement in having faith in your strikers of the 3 that you have mentioned you hardly ever use McDonald any more either off the bench of from the off so not too sure about that being the case where he is concerned.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 09:42
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    I don't think it matters who we sign cos SL is clueless , imo, about tactics, best combinations up front or at the back or the team selection. I'm thoroughly disinterested now as we yo-yo from result to result without any pattern whatsoever. The best transfer we could possible make is in the Managerial list. The only difference between SL & Spackman is that for some reason, best known to the chairman, SL has lasted longer.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 09:59
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      @Bolland: I could not agree with you more. At the start of the season we were told that it would take time for all the new additions to gel, well thats not happened, now we are told that its back to the transfer market, we will be playing in league 1 by the time the team gels, if that ever happens. We are just lurching from one iffy win to a couple of defeats and back again.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 13:09
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      @Bolland: On the defensive side of things we have a lack of quality options at CB so why don’t we just blood the youngsters and put Jake Goodman (Didn’t Newcastle want him not so long ago?) and Thomas Bender in the squad. Both are over 6ft 3” no doubt have the hunger to prove themselves and stick some experience on the flanks with them Lowry at LB and keep Dunne or Hoyte in at RB, make Forde captain he talk to the youngsters throughout the game.

      Why not? It could work out or backfire and turn out disastrous but it may be prove to be a useful stopgap until the Jan transfer window god knows Lomas is still scratching his head wondering what to do with the Board in tow with blank face expressions.

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      • December 19, 2013 at 16:55
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        @Bexley_Lion:

        I agree with playing the youngsters & also having players in their right positions. It's stupid to play a left midfielder in the right back role, for example, as has happened under a few of our managers. It's like wearing your shoes on the wrong feet.

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      • December 20, 2013 at 00:13
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        @Bexley_Lion: Couldn't agree with you more Bexley Jake Goodman should be given a go before he ends up getting snapped up as I've said previously he's played 50league games so surely he's ready now and we are skint so give him a try Lomas!!!!

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    • December 19, 2013 at 18:18
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      @Bolland: bolland the only reason we are yo yoing from result to result is the defense, i have looked at all the goals against and %70 are down to rank bad defending,have a go at lomas for not sorting that out,but he is attack minded or do we want last seasons rubbish where we couldnt score a goal in the second half of the season,IMO if the defenders had not made so many bad errors we would not be in the position we are ,in the forwards and mid field we are reasonably strong, its the defense that is the problem.lets see what happens in january, if we can do some reasonable business then i can see us climbing the table very quickly

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    • December 19, 2013 at 21:31
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      @Bolland I don't know you but if I ever met you I'd shake your hand. You have hit the nail on the head and I too am totally disinterested. I cannot wait for this chapter to close. SL is probably a decent bloke, he certainly wasn't a bad player but he is out of his depth managing in the championship.

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    • December 20, 2013 at 08:53
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      @Bolland: I hate the knee jerk sacking of managers I think it's usually counter productive but regretfully I think this manager still doesn't know his best team, underuse of Morrison and McDonald is puzzling for me although obviously defence is our problem, I've no problem playing two left hookers in the centre at the back , how can it be worse ? I read that we've used 30 odd players this season for a club our size it's ridiculous. Forde, hoyte, Lowry,beevers,Malone, Bailey, woolford,jimmy, feeney, McDonald, Morrison , or similar in 4-4-2 , and stick with it , or maybe that's why I'm not the manager .

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  • December 19, 2013 at 09:53
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    We have faith in our strikers ???? Yer full of goals ar`nt they!!!!!!!!!!

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  • December 19, 2013 at 10:28
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    This is going to be interesting, not sure if many clubs out there are desperate enough to take any of our players on board. Will be interesting to see who comes in, if you look at all of the loan signings SL has brought in so far this season only Waghorn has been a regular all of the others have been poor signings. 3 points on Saturday......COYL........

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  • December 19, 2013 at 10:39
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    Faith in OUR strikers - well Morison isnt ours and SL has shown little or no faith in Easter, Mcdonald or Keogh so why say it?! The man is a joke!! The only thing he's had faith in so far is the moody 4-2-3-1 formation he loves so much!! Why is he even talking about stikers anyway?!?! - its our backline thats the laughing stock of the football league right now!!!

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  • December 19, 2013 at 11:01
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    since lomas came here he has overloaded us with midfielders and forwards which, he now says he has confidence in, so he must be getting ready for an assult in the jan transfer market for some decent defenders, centre backs a major priority, and if he's not then that tells us all we need to know about this bloke.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 11:11
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    I am absolutely done with this plum.
    I thought it was great that he is quite open and discusses things, as Jackett kept most things quiet, but now he just sounds like a broken record. Same excuses every week. Now telling everyone our transfer plans every week.
    Continuing reports of player unrest. Henry has left, Feeney will leave, Forde will leave, Trotter will leave, Keogh will leave. We have all the pony players on longer deals.
    He's had 20 games, worst defence in the championship. Perhaps this gamble has run it's course. Let's get Holloway in and rescue the season before we throw even more money at the situation for the same outcome. Relegation. Holloway has a proven track record with worse players than we have! I also look forward to taking 15-20 players on trial, so they can get their fitness up and leave.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 11:14
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      @Joemillwall: I dream of getting Holloway in but I'm 100% sure we'll still have this knob in charge next season for our assault on league 1!!

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      • December 19, 2013 at 13:54
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        @TheBermondseyBomber:
        ALEX FERGUSON IS NOT WORKING AT THE MOMENT..............HE COULD BRING IN SOME
        USEFUL PLAYERS..................YOU GUESS WHO !!!!!!

        " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
        STORMIN' NORMAN

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    • December 19, 2013 at 11:28
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      @Joemillwall: Everyone already knows everyone else's transfer plans!! It's all common knowledge nowadays with agents touting their players!

      Nigel Pearson has already come out and said he wants a new striker or 2 for his collection and is looking at Ebanks-Blake, so clearly don't have Waghorn in their plans, a chance for us to publicly show how much we want him at our club!

      I don't see SL publicly giving out his January shopping list in this interview.... unless I have misread????

      Not sure what excuses he has come up with.... I know that we have the worst defensive record in the league but do you not think he has coaches working on the defence and attacking the ball at set-pieces!!

      I think the Players should be accountable for the sloppy goals.... of course unless you want Lomas to run on the pitch and clear it, would that make you feel better?

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      • December 19, 2013 at 11:47
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        @Bradders: I read Ipswich were close to signing Ebanks-Blake this morning!

        The buck for our poor form and defence stops at the manager every time! He has the same players as KJ had last year and we've gone from having one of the best defensive records to the worst!

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        • December 19, 2013 at 12:01
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          @TheBermondseyBomber: Hahaha I can't believe you have just put that... We had a great defence last season.... but did we finish 1 point outside relegation???

          We are scoring and conceding goals for fun at the moment, but playing this way we will win more games than we lose... and as I keep saying they are mainly from set pieces which needs to defenders to commit themselves to attack those... which Shittu done last season but him and Robbo look a shadow of their former selves!!

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          • December 19, 2013 at 12:03
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            @Bradders: *which needs defenders to commit

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          • December 19, 2013 at 12:12
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            @Bradders: yeah laugh it up all you want its fact!

            "playing this way we will win more games than we lose" - oh really?!
            P - 20 W - 5 D - 6 L - 9 GF - 25 GC - 40

            So I make that 5 won and 9 (yes NINE) lost.... the stats don't eactly back you up!

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        • December 19, 2013 at 12:20
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          @TheBermondseyBomber: Thanks statistician for those interesting facts!! I certainly do laughable because that is a comedy right there!

          The real fact of the matter is if we finish this season by staying in the league what's the problem? We had one of the best defences last season yet only finished 1 point outside relegation (great stat for you) and if we go and concede and score more goals which keep us up this season what's the big deal??

          Silly defensive mistake have cost us dearly or bizarre refereeing decisions which have not helped us, (I'm sure SL would have the players out on the training pitch running over set-pieces but it is the players who have to commit themselves!!!)

          We have not had that little bit of luck needed to really propel us up the table, as we have had countless injuries, suspensions and stupid referring mistakes!!

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          • December 19, 2013 at 12:30
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            @Bradders: Where's the comedy?! Your grammar is laughable!

            The big deal (for me personally) is that we are spending so much more money on Lomas and his signings than we were last year and not doing very well at all.... yes we finished last season terribly and rightly so the club has backed the manager by signing all these players he wanted - now they're not producing the goods!

            You've said (repeatedly) that you're sure Lomas is on the training pitch working on set-peices... why are you so sure? Because this alledged work isnt being shown on the pitch!

            Yes we've had some injuries and used many different players granted but we do have a much larger squad than usual and the refereeing decisions are nothing new - referee's have never favoured us as a club and they never will!

            Are you Steve Lomas' agent by any chance?

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          • December 19, 2013 at 12:46
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            @Bradders: Well done Berm... so you have to get personal, changing from opinions to personal digs... I applaud you, c**t!

            I'm neither for Lomas or against Lomas!! I'm sure Lomas certainly wouldn't run defensive drills because he definitely wants to get sacked and be an absolute failure....

            If you go to games then you will see the problem is clear as day... the centre backs need to commit to getting their head or feet on the end of set pieces... nothing wrong with the midfield and strikers as we are scoring on average more than a goal a game (SL must be doing something right).

            If we cut out the goals from set-pieces we would have a healthy number of points on the board, but as it is we need to sign new centre-backs!

            If you go to games you will see issues with the players

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      • December 19, 2013 at 11:53
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        @Bradders:
        Just seen this. I'm not referring to just this interview. it's just the latest to post on.
        He has had 20 games, we are still getting turned over conceding up to 5 goals every game.
        I'm sure Lomas has already told 'Waggy' how much he wants to keep him. I'd have thought telling the world how much you want something would bump the price up? Shirley?
        It's a broken record every week, silly mistakes, it was silly mistakes. Not good enough, silly mistakes. Does that make it easier for you to read? 'Don't worry lads! it was silly mistakes this week'. I want him to do well, of course I do. Just extremely frustrating for all of us. Whatever the coaches are doing with the defence, it isn't working.

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        • December 19, 2013 at 11:59
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          @Joemillwall: 1st of all defensive coaches... like who have we got?? Harris, Lomas, Harford.... not defenders and we need a defensive coach!

          You will see they are silly mistakes, week in week out... and no doubt they practice set pieces week in week out... so who is at fault?? I feel the players are mostly accountable for this but also we need a new defensive coach!

          It won't bump up his price as we already know Pearson is after another 24 strikers to add to his collection so clearly isn't a fan of waggy! At the end of the day it is down to the player where he wants to go as long as we offer what is acceptable to Leicester as they will want to get him off their books to sign someone else (especially with the FFP rules).

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          • December 19, 2013 at 17:32
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            @Bradders: yes they are silly mistakes, but that's because the attacking plans aren't helping support the defence and they are being overrun at times.

            The whole team is responsible for defending and attacking.

            It's the managers job to identify the weaknesses and correct them.

            All lomas wants to so is have a pop at anyone except his tactics.

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      • December 20, 2013 at 00:19
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        @Bradders: bradders you see things as they are, others see it as they want it to be im afraid your logic is beyond the comprehension of a lot of posters on this site.and your logic is correct and i support your views.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 11:18
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    One or two may head out. That's most likely to be Lowry and Feeney then or accepting an offer for one of the out of contract players like Forde, Trotter & Keogh. Almost (ALMOST) hope Boro embarass us so we get rid of this clown before he does any more damage in Jan.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 11:23
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      @wonky thicklips: pathetic that you ALMOST want us to get embarrassed by Boro, especially as the game is on TV!!

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  • December 19, 2013 at 11:19
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    Let's clear up some things which SL has said in this interview which maybe people can't see -

    - All of our strikers have been injured at 1 time or another or returned back to their parent club this season so cannot keep a consistent forward line.
    - If he does have faith in all strikers to score, it doesn't matter as he can only pick 2 (or all 4 but play them out of position and no doubt people would moan about that too).
    - Everyone knows what club wants to sign what players, in fact it's a good thing to go public with it as then it shows your level of interest in that player!
    - 442 is our best formation for scoring goals and creating chances but with the players we have 4231 is a very good formation as it brings defence to attack (a modern football formation)... which many of our current crop of players would never have played in before this season, so it is them who need to get their head around it!

    I can't stand managers who constantly get sh*t from fans when maybe it's players who should be accountable!

    I haven't ever seen us as a team create so many chances in games before (So SL must be doing something right), even when we aren't playing great.... granted we let in sloppy goals (but that is down to the players to commit themselves) we need defenders who can commit themselves to clearing the ball, whether it's with their head, feet or body!! A shame as this is what Robbo was known for, but since his injury doesn't look committed to getting on the end of set pieces!

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    • December 19, 2013 at 11:36
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      @Bradders:
      It's not just this interview though, it's every week. It honestly seems like he is throwing ideas out there and seeing what sticks. Perhaps I'm still reeling from CW with the public interest in players. I was taken in by all the positivity and players we signed pre season, of course I wanted him to do well. I've even put bets on us winning the championship as the surprise outfit (I know). What do you have to say about him losing the dressing room? I've heard all sorts of things flying about. Most of it could be a load of rubbish, but there is smoke without fire. He doesn't have any experience above the SPL managing a team equivalent to a league 2 side. As for the players being accountable, I agree, however it is surely up to the manager to get the best out of them, which is not happening at the moment.

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      • December 19, 2013 at 11:54
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        @Joemillwall: Throwing ideas out?? like what?? He has only used 2 formations.... he gets asked questions by news reporters and has to answer those questions and they get posted on here!

        If SL gets asked the same question within a week or 2 you would only expect the original article to be published but it get's posted twice (even though SL has given the same bloody answers over and over) which isn't his fault, but makes him sound like a complete t**t.... but what is he to do, say no comment and walk out?!

        He has signed some very good players.... all of which have been injured at 1 stage or another throughout the season, so hasn't been able to keep a consistent 11 playing together and getting to know each others game.

        Losing the dressing room... you said it yourself, rumours!! Not being funny when we have a squad of players you cannot keep everyone happy... Look at the difference between Keogh and Woolford for instance, Keogh most probably expects to play and is F'd off at Lomas and Woolford has worked hard to get in the team because he must have thought his days were numbered in the summer!

        You contradicted yourself there... you said the players should be accountable yet Lomas needs to get the best out of players?!?! As I'm sure you are aware you can practice for something, anything for days/weeks on end... but when it comes down to the crunch you have to step up and put that practice into action, if the players aren't doing it then it is there problem!!

        I'm not for or against Lomas at all as he has not been given enough time to prove himself, what I have seen so far is promising, especially going forward! I genuinely believe we need a defensive coach... as we have a Midfielder (as manager) and 2 strikers as coaches (Harris & Harford).

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        • December 19, 2013 at 12:26
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          @Bradders:

          My point is, a good manager will get better results from players. So Lomas is ultimately responsible, he picks the team buyssells the players makes the subs. Someone posted on here about the best defensive going to the worst. What's really changed? We basically have the same back 4. A change in manager. I agree on the defensive coach side.
          An extreme example of this is Alex Ferguson and David Moyes. A title winning side when Ferguson left. An argument being he left a poor side for Moyes to manage, again they are the same players!? and still a title winning side. He even bought the giant microphone, and they are still struggling for what United should be achieving.

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          • December 19, 2013 at 12:56
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            @Joemillwall: Where's the substantial evidence that if we have a good manager we will get better results???

            He does pick the team, but if the players don't follow through with what he wants them to do then it's clearly his fault.

            Wow, I can't believe you have brought up Manure in this.... they have changed dramatically since Ferguson left! All the backroom staff has been changed, director left (David Gill) who was responsible over the years for signing players wanted by Alex.

            Moyes is a good manager, so what you are saying is he became a bad manager overnight? He done very well at Everton over 10years as he got backing from club.... he will no doubt get 2 seasons to prove himself at Utd even if they finish 8th in the table this year mark my words because it's all about transition.

            Still a title winning side but everything has changed, from tactics to staff to the tea lady!

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        • December 20, 2013 at 00:23
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          @Bradders: Another great post bradders,your logical views again are above most who submit posts on this site,i will say again if lomas can get the defence sorted we will fly up this league.

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          • December 20, 2013 at 08:49
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            @jim1222: Absolutely Jim, as long as we get that defence sorted there is no reason why we can't go and win to propel us up the legue

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  • December 19, 2013 at 11:34
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    SL's priority surely must be to keep hold of Liam Trotter the best midfielder at the club, find a decent defender or two, and stop fussing around with the formation and team. Why is it I am still unconvinced by SL as i was say George Graham or John Docherty? Those guys just got down to hard work every day and had a a clear objective in their minds as to what they had to do. Nor did they keep making statements, they wrote notes in the programme and that was it. Let's hope for a good victory over Middlesborough on Saturday.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 11:48
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    I'm finished with this bloke, never wanted him in the first place wrote to the club and told them they had got it wrong before a ball was kicked, so SL by all means chat with JB but organise your own transfer out of the club I support please, the bloke's clueless. You'd have to win the Champions League to win me over.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 12:05
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    TWO CENTER BACKS PLSE MR LOMAS .

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    • December 19, 2013 at 12:07
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      @DiggerWall: Couldn't agree more Digger!!! We need a Shittu from last season or Robbo from 2/3 seasons ago

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    • December 20, 2013 at 00:26
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      @DiggerWall: Digger you are correect,as you know i support lomas,but this defence is my only gripe about him,but then they have to take a long look at them selves,and ask are they worth their wages, i think not

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      • December 20, 2013 at 09:03
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        @jim1222:
        I'm not for Lomas, I'm not against Lomas.... but I'm for Millwall and all I want is us to do well, that includes patching up a very leaky defence... once that is done what's the problem?? We create and score goals consistently... in fact we have scored for goals the QPR!!!

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  • December 19, 2013 at 12:06
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    I've just had a great idea... why don't we sack Lomas, get a new manager who will no doubt want to make his own changes by bringing in new staff, new players and then when that doesn't work out we'll be in league one and can sack that manager too.... Oh I love a good merry-go-round!! (sarcasm intended if somebody didn't quite get that)

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    • December 19, 2013 at 13:55
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      @Bradders:

      I cant reply to your last message for some reason.

      A poor example with United then. I think they should get the old tea lady back to improve results.
      Have we had that big a turn around in staffing behind the scenes? KJ and JG, as well as Jamie Johnson as far as I knew. No Moyes isn't a bad manager at all. Just big shoes to fill, and it is a massive step up from Everton. For me, Lomas didn't have enough experience to take this job in the first place. Only time will tell and I hope I'm wrong. I look forward to you putting me in my place again.

      Take it easy Bradders!

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      • December 19, 2013 at 14:11
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        @Joemillwall: Cheers Joe, I'm taking it easy just would love people to see we are in an ok position compared to the end of last season.... where I would have accepted 3rd from bottom (relegation) rather than losing every game, not scoring any goals and finishing bottom.

        KJ, JG left, but we brough in Lomas, Harford, Harris and ploughed money into the youth set up so Scott Fitzgerald's position changed albeit slightly and Tim Breaker took on a new role.

        I absolutely agree with you that Lomas didn't have enough experience to take this job, I wanted Babbel or McClaren... but we have who we have and there is nothing much we can do about it apart from just keep supporting our club and backing our players... even if you aren't in full support of the manager.

        The ultimate decision rests with the chairman who has been very good to our club over the years.

        A good example would have been our very own Kenny Jackett who took on a team lacking in confidence and in the relegation zone in League 1 and guiding us to safety in his 1st season (just about)... after we gave him time and money he got us where we are today.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 20:15
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      @Bradders: There are plenty of managers in and out of work that would do a much better job with this squad than the muppet we have at the moment.

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      • December 20, 2013 at 08:52
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        @Eightieswall: You cannot categorically say any 1 manager will do better than another as you don't know that for fact!!

        What if he does worse, what then?? Oh yes, the joys of league 1 football!!

        Just look at Owen Coyle for Wigan, an absolutely good manager and Wigan have outstanding championship players if not premier league players.... but he couldn't get them to play football the way Martinez did!

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        • December 20, 2013 at 09:27
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          @Bradders: *What if we do worse, what then?
          *absolutely a good manager

          Best sort my grammar out before the grammar police arrive.....

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    • December 20, 2013 at 00:29
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      @Bradders: Sorry bradders this post will go right over the anti lomas brigades heads.Keep at it though as you might educate them in time.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 12:46
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    completely disinterested with millwall as a whole this year! this has been the worst season i can remember for a very long time and i can't wait till it's over . supposed to be a club full of passion instead we're a club fulla bullshiters , bad decisions and we're the ones that have to wear it . so i won't be contributing this year and it will stay that way until the board just admit they have made a major F*** UP!

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    • December 20, 2013 at 00:31
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      @steveomfc5: You have a short memory steve we only survived last year because peterboro cocked up,we were 9 minutes away from relegation ,or have you forgotten that already.

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      • December 20, 2013 at 08:55
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        @jim1222: The way we finished last season was horrendous, every single player looked shot and couldn't score a goal!! Now we are scoring and conceding for fun... I'd rather that than losing every single week without a sniff of a chance!!

        Remember 7 unbeaten at the Den and just take a look at the teams we have played during that time!!

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      • December 20, 2013 at 10:52
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        @jim1222:
        Let's continue to knock Kenny jackett who done so much for this club and not have a bad or constructive word said against our new manager who has achieved nothing. Classy.
        Steve Lomas would not of kept us up with last years squad in my opinion .
        I dont s*** Lomas off for the sake of it but neither do a lot of other posters. I think most people give good football reasons for their opinions and they are not less intelligent for having views that may be different to yours or others.

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        • December 20, 2013 at 19:03
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          @wall2wall: well said wall, but a few on here are so far up lomas's anal passage that all they can do is have a pop at anyone who disagree with their opinions.

          There's democracy, welcome to Russia

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  • December 19, 2013 at 12:47
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    i take your point bradders, but i'm pretty sure theres a lot of managers(not premier) who would love to manage the group of players we have, and would want to keep the majority of them. people are losing faith in lomas because he hasn't reacted quickly enough to problems that arise. if you are leaking goals at the rate we are,you don't encourage your full backs to bomb on as he has . the good managers identiyfy the problem and do something about it quickly. a rock solid back four is essential and he's done nothing there, just throws another midfielder at the problem.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 13:01
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      @bordersarebest0170: We can't comment on what Lomas is or isn't doing unless you are on that training ground with him... otherwise it's all hearsay.

      The full backs have got forward more this season but our problem has been set-pieces, nothing to do with opposition teams getting down our flanks and crossing the balls in or scoring from the wide areas.

      We haven't had a rock solid back four because of injuries and suspensions or lack of fitness.... which has been a problem for every single defender at the club this season, not sure what we all expect... I clearly don't have as high expectations as everyone else does this season and happy just for survival this season and push on next!

      If no progression next season then Lomas should absolutely go.... I'm not his biggest fan at all, but don't hate him either! I thought we was doomed even if we had Alex Ferguson as manager with the way last season ended!!

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      • December 19, 2013 at 13:07
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        @Bradders: "We can't comment on what Lomas is or isnt doing" - well may I refer you to your earlier comment where you said you're sure SL has the players out on the training ground running over set-peices - the comment just before you called me a c***!

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        • December 19, 2013 at 13:20
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          @TheBermondseyBomber: You are absolutely right we can't comment on whether Lomas is or isn't doing something, but what I said has some weight behind it as Lomas even came out himself (article is on NAD) and said that you can practice defending in training week in week out as you do, but it is down to what the players do on the pitch... I doubt he would have said something long those lines if he hadn't of actually been training the players on how to defend.

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          • December 19, 2013 at 17:42
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            @Bradders: the thought of letting lomas waste more money is criminal.
            Eleven new players that has increased the wage bill by a considerable amount, and no better than last year.

            It's time JB said no and make do with what you have brought in.

            You know all them "millwall type" players that lomas had identified before he got the job!

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          • December 19, 2013 at 18:54
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            @Bradders: I doubt anyone is naive enough to think that they are not working on it in training but the point is whatever they are doing in training is having very little effect on our goals against column.

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      • December 20, 2013 at 00:35
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        @Bradders: Again bradders commen sense is what you are speaking,lomas can only tall players what to do
        ,he cannot physicaly go and do the job for them,ie jump and head the ball when a cross comes in set piece or not

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        • December 20, 2013 at 08:58
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          @jim1222: Exactly... If the players don't respond get rid of them and replace them, then the rest of the squad will buck up there ideas after seeing players who don't listen be told to leave!!

          I'm not for Lomas, I'm not against Lomas.... but I'm for Millwall and all I want is us to do well, that includes patching up a very leaky defence... once that is done what's the problem?? We create and score goals consistently... in fact we have scored for goals the QPR!!!

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          • December 20, 2013 at 09:25
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            @Bradders: *scored more goals than QPR

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          • December 20, 2013 at 19:42
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            @Bradders: you say Bradders if the players don't respond get rid of them...

            Unfortunately that costs money, something that is on very short supply.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 13:28
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    Time for Easter to get a few starts and prove himself

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  • December 19, 2013 at 14:42
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    Not wroth saying anything on here. The thought police take it down within minutes because they cannot tolerate opinion.

    Happy Christmas

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    • December 19, 2013 at 15:12
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      @old_lessays: KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN MATE. HAPPY CHRISTMAS LES.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 18:29
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      @old_lessays: oi get back on Hof just popped on here for my regular peak at this very mediocre site and here you are.

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      • December 19, 2013 at 18:45
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        @Lincolnshire Lion: Do you stand across the road from shops you don't like and moan about the window display? If you don't like the site why have a log in and make comments? Personally this site is my preferred point of Millwall news for the simple reason that in the most part people keep it to football and the embarrassing closet racism, homophobia, and EDL propaganda crap is nowhere to be seen.

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        • December 19, 2013 at 18:46
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          @lion.ie: Although gingerism seems to be prevalent (-:~

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        • December 19, 2013 at 23:12
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          @lion.ie: I believe my post was directed at Les note the @ I have actually been commenting on this site from day one, when there where only one or two comments to each news report. I think you need to get a sense of humour sunshine. You are welcome to rly to my posts any way you like, it's a free country.

          Ps looks like you protest too much about your closet racism and homophobia, if you are a black poof then it's ok by me.

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          • December 20, 2013 at 07:33
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            @Lincolnshire Lion: Good for you, medal is in the post. As for the last comment, thanks for proving my point for me. Sometimes it's just too easy.

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        • December 20, 2013 at 09:05
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          @lion.ie:
          WELL SAID MATE !!!!
          THIS IS WHAT THE SITE IS FOR................
          A GOOD OLE FASHIONED MOAN !!!! .......... [ HA HA HA ]
          NOW WITH A 3 - 0 WIN AGAINST MIDDLEBOROUGH, SHITTU AT THE BACK,
          EVERYBODY WILL HAVE A MERRY , MERRY, MERRY XMAS !!!!!

          " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
          THE STORM'S, IN THE MOOD FOR CELEBRATIONS !!!!!!

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        • December 20, 2013 at 10:57
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          @lion.ie: @lion.ie:
          Well said. Same reasons I am on here and nowhere else.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 14:53
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    If we finish 5th from bottom, lomas would ave improved from last season's finish, and will be kept on the finish his mega plan that he fed in in his interview..... We're stuck with the ginger goon weather we like it or not.... I'll still buy my season ticket ad normal... Coyl

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  • December 19, 2013 at 15:09
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    IMO. The situation we are in at the moment is all down to Kenny Jackett taking his eye off the ball when he was approached by Wolves towards the end of February. Let's face it, he mentally checked out, and he obviously had a word with James Henry and started planning to take over at Wolves. Now, poor SL is fighting complacent players and a failing team spirit. Why isn't John Marquis on the bench rather than scoring goals for lowly Torquay? It's gonna be tight.

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    • December 20, 2013 at 00:40
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      @Mickey Modern: Well said mickey,my sentiments as well,some people think he is a millwall legend,not IMO as he ran out on us and left us with big problems.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 16:04
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    Bit of a side step from the original posting, but just seen on twitter that Josh Wright has been recalled early from his loan.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 18:26
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    We need defenders, defenders defenders, get it defenders left right and central . ........now go and sign a striker.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 18:36
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    Heard a rumour today that WHU are looking at Trotter, probably paper talk but as sad as I'd be to see him go he is probably the only player we've got that could raise a decent amount of cash to finance squad (defence) development. 250k for Henry ain't going to buy us much in the way of quality and personally I think Jackett has got he's transfer mojo back on that one! A good deal for Wolves.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 23:15
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      @lion.ie: oh dear , that rumour site is not real you know, it's a bit like face book friends.

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      • December 20, 2013 at 07:37
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        @Lincolnshire Lion: Heard this from a West Ham season ticket holder and as I said he probably read it in the paper. as for the rumour site and your other social networks, enjoy. Maybe you can tweet somebody about this?

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    • December 20, 2013 at 00:43
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      @lion.ie: Good deal until he gets fed up.im glad he has gone to much of a moody player for me.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 18:37
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    DEAR MR LOMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS. KNOW YOU THICK C==T START THINKING ABOUT YOU BACK LINE! COS I WANT MY MILLWALL BACK. PS HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 18:50
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      @DiggerWall: KNOW YOU THICK C START THINKING ABOUT YOU BACK LINE - priceless

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  • December 19, 2013 at 18:41
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    250k for Henry. Is that enough? He was a promising young player who was never settled and loaned over and over. Since we signed him his stock must have risen long with his value?

    If the boot was on the other foot and we had this situation with a loan player having a fruitful 9 games (like with WBA and Wood) we would be facing paying more than 250k?

    Henry has more quality than what we have imo.

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    • December 19, 2013 at 19:04
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      Absolutely argree. We should be getting double that. Once again ambler f**** up. First thing we did is someone who cares about millwall running the club.

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      • December 19, 2013 at 21:29
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        @block 28: Said if before and I stand by it..... Palace would have got more without a shadow of a doubt.

        We sell cheap, always have. If its because contracts are running low then that is our fault regardless.

        Cahill to Everton at that price still the best value signing in modern history for me.

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      • December 20, 2013 at 10:48
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        @block 28: £250k is a good price for a player who is out of contract in six months time. i think Jackett is doing us a favour paying us that much when he could wait, but I suppose purchase was a condition of the loan

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    • December 20, 2013 at 00:44
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      @JonnyBanks: Henry not in the same class as woods

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  • December 19, 2013 at 18:57
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    Don't have much faith in SL finding any gems. Save some money and send the two RBs who aren't good enough back. This set of talks will show just how much confidence the board really have in him by measure of how much he's allowed to spend. Given wages are tight too it may be more prudent to be looking for rough diamonds lower down the league but then again what is the scouting setup like now?

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    • December 20, 2013 at 19:48
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      @dude: it's done via floppy disc these days apparently. Lomas and harford just play championship manager and think its real life.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 23:18
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    £250k for a player out of contract at the end of the season, who said he wanted to leave, had put on a stone or more and was playing the worst football of his career, sounds like a good deal to me , now for £250 k for Feeney and we are rid of the useless wing wonders. They won't be missed.

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  • December 20, 2013 at 09:21
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    I'm not for Lomas, I'm not against Lomas.... but I'm for Millwall and all I want is us to do well, that includes patching up a very leaky defence... once that is done what's the problem?? We create and score goals consistently... in fact we have scored more goals the QPR!!!

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  • December 20, 2013 at 10:47
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    Lomas has brought in some half decent players this season but he fails to get them to consistently perform and the league position backs that up There's no guarantee it will improve our fortunes should he find yet more 'on paper' decent signings.

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