Poll: Who should Millwall appoint to replace Lomas?

MILLWALL are looking for a new manager again after they parted company with Steve Lomas on Thursday evening.

Lomas, hired in the summer to replace long-serving boss Kenny Jackett, lasted six months in the hotseat at The Den.

Neil Harris and Scott Fitzgerald will take charge of the side for Sunday's trip to Doncaster.



So who would be top of your shortlist of potential replacements? Have your say in our poll below – or suggest other possible contenders in the comments section.

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128 thoughts on “Poll: Who should Millwall appoint to replace Lomas?

  • December 26, 2013 at 20:37
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    Not Robinson or Appleton.....whoever has to have that Millwall edge.Big name as big as you like,doesn't mean he understands the brand.......

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    • December 26, 2013 at 21:57
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      @shoot ffs: I understand that Gardner Speirs has left his role as the Queen's Park manager in the Scottish div 2. He sounds perfect with a -20 odd goal difference. ;0)
      I wonder if all of those on here who wanted to get thrashed today so that SL would be sacked are happy? The only trouble now is, whoever takes over has got a bigger mountain to climb.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 06:22
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      @shoot ffs: Totally agree with you: the board need to get this one right ie someone who knows this div well and as you said ,we may still have enough time to get out out of trouble and he needs to know what we expect at the den.

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      • December 27, 2013 at 09:05
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        @Barnlion: Gary Megson would be ideal. Knows the division and got WBA promoted twice out of this league. A hard disciplinary no nonsense manager and most of all got the experience and track record. Either that all Warnock until the end of the season and then follow it up in the summer with the hiring if Steve Clarke when he finishes gardening leave next May from WBA but more than likely out of our price bracket.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:38
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    Uwe Rösler would have got my vote, shame he already went to Wigan, i will support Millwall whoever they pick and it doesn't bother me what clubs they have played for in the past, but please not Wise or Warnock.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:40
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    i think there should be a vote on who we don't want, maybe make the board decision easier 🙂

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:45
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    Holloway or Warnock. Harris not ready yet.

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    • December 26, 2013 at 20:55
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      @NICKOLA: what about Clarke? Not sure if we can afford the wages though?

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    • December 27, 2013 at 14:28
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      Spot on about harris. Not ready quite one for the future...wouldn't like 2c a legend slagged of every game....HEADLINE MALKY MACKAY JUST BEEN SACKED.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:46
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    i would like alex rae , as i stated in summer but still dont think he will come , maybe holloway with harris would be good need someone who knows the division alex done a good job when ince was banned

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:50
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    Steve Clarke for me..... Not that we could afford him. Tough and Scottish seems to do well down the den

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    • December 26, 2013 at 21:13
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      @les the lion:very fair comment les the majority of success has been with Scotsmen at the helm,its that type of pedigree that will do well again albeit the right scot.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 02:09
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      Swapping one orrible f**ker with another not the answer....your right about the lack of cash..that GINGER T#SSER has nicked it

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:51
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    Looks like holloway will win this vote, he's coffee with five sugars in my opinion but whoever it is has a job , we've got more deadwood than something with a lot of deadwood .

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:54
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    Harris not ready yet..... Please stop voting for him like dumb Geordies because if the board look at this they will 100% give him the job to save money and hope we back him for longer because of his legend status...

    We need a quality proven manager to get these lazy so called footballers working and not on the p*** at Bridge Bar in Beckenham every week

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:55
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    Warnock or Holloway for me. Would love Steve Clarke, but don't think that's ever going to happen!

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:58
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    Colin Cooper?

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    • December 27, 2013 at 10:55
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      @wongo: Agreed! Coops would be ideal.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 20:59
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    Where's AVB?

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:01
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    Being a cynical Millwall supporter, I bet it is no body from the above list.

    What we will hear is that we have many many fantastic applicants with massive experience, and then appoint someone from left field.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:06
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    whoever it is he will get dogs abuse as soon as he struggles,which he undoubtably will. any manager coming to us is either mad or desperate or both.

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    • December 26, 2013 at 23:41
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      @bordersarebest0170:
      So plainly Warnock. Mad, desperate, obnoxious, hated, difficult, bloody minded, determined, permanently angry, nasty old git that he is this can only be a marriage made in heaven. Bring it on.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 00:28
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      @bordersarebest0170: I'm not so sure borders. Some of this lomas bought on himself by talking to highly.

      Expectations grew, especially with his signings.

      What most of us want is someone who has a clue. Can get something out of the players at his disposal and accepts some responsibility for his actions.

      Not too much to ask. is it?

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:17
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    Lomas in

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:22
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    Definately Steve clarke 4 me not warnock,he talks a good game then blames everyone wen it all goes wrong!

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    • December 26, 2013 at 21:26
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      @333lions: sounds like someone I know!

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:31
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    the boards last appointment was bizarre,as I am sure there next appointment will be just as bizarre.they will not appoint who we approve that's for sure.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:34
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    Dont mind really who comes in. Im just glad that dip-stick has gone...

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:41
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    Warnock!

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:43
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    I'm liking the votes
    1. Holloway
    2. Clarke
    3. Rae

    P.s. Stop voting for Harris we want some one with experience

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:45
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    The current Wolves manager is doing well. Can't remember his name ...

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    • December 26, 2013 at 23:08
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      @max wellhouse: you can keep him at wolves walked out on us leaving a s h i t team behind him at millwall.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:45
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    JB won't want to pay compensation to another club for an existing Manager . Of the out of work Managers there is Coyle, Holloway, Kean, Jones and Zola. Having already got their fingers burned with Lomas they won't go for another Manager with no experience in this league otherwise I quite like the sound of Collin Cooper. They need to make a quick appointment before the January Transfer Window opens to enable a new Manager to rebuild the squad to have a chance of avoiding relegation..

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:48
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    Compensation to Lomas plus money already gone out (with none coming in) means...... CHEAPO !
    .....Which rules out at least half of that list.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:55
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    Should have got Peter Griffin in the first place. Couldn't be any worse off !

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:55
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    Dennis Wise has votes!!! FFS!!!

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  • December 26, 2013 at 21:59
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    Well I wanted pulis begining of season, but he's at palarse now, so holloway, can get us out the s*** were in, and make us play off chasers next season, lomas will get a pay off, but jb has to dig deep now, cos bringing in a s*** manger and get relegated will cost more in long run, then gettin a decent manager now, either way good luck bomber..COYL

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:02
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    I think 95% of that list we can write off for a start - 85% wouldn't come (or we couldn't afford them. 10% on that list there would be a riot if the board appointed them!!!!

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    • December 26, 2013 at 23:20
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      @Adsy77777: Adsy the search for a new manager is getting interesting,but will the new manager be able to get a new back four in place,i hope he can,as there is an old saying, you cant make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.Im afraid the back four we have are a pigs ear.
      We were led to believe many of the players could not play for lomas,well we dont have a problem then,as they can start to play properly for the new manager starting with bomber,so if it was all lomas fault we should now be climbing the table,because this excuse for a team are now going to show us that under a new management they can indeed play football.

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    • December 26, 2013 at 23:30
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      Just looked at poll results so far apart from alex rae who ever voted for the top eight are living in cloud cuckoo land

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      • December 27, 2013 at 00:30
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        @jim1222: what's with all the negativity jim

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        • December 27, 2013 at 01:11
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          @bonnie1272: not negative bonnie just stating facts now lomas has gone.
          I will have a little bet with you though,if we are unfortunate enough to be in a simular position under a new manager i bet im still tryng to be optomistic long after you start calling for his head.
          One other thing i am only being critical of our rubbish back four,so although i was a supporter of lomas i was critical of him from the yeovil game untill now for not sorting it out.
          so cut the sarky bit and lets start to tell the new manager what we want in a positive way,and not s*** him off because he might be ginger or had been connected to a club that some of the millwall fans dont like.
          oh and by the way even though i supported him ,in my eyes Lomas is now old news,just as jacket is who i personally did not rate,but i still supported him,and did not s*** him off whilst he was manager of millwall.
          happy new year onwards and upwards

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          • December 27, 2013 at 02:02
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            @jim1222: I got behind SL, as I think most did, but it was becoming increasingly obvious over the last few weeks that it was unlikely to work. I think the board have made the right decision, IMO, round about the right time - give a week or two. I'm usually in agreement with you, and I will concede our back four has been poor, but I personally feel that a better / more experienced manager would have got more out of the players, motivated them better, organised them better and shown more tactical nous. I, like everyone else, hope that the next appointment is the right one.

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          • December 27, 2013 at 08:42
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            @jim1222: Jim, sorry for being sarky!

            although I was critical of lomas, I was not one who lamented him for his hair colour nor his connections.

            I just saw from early doors that he had no clue whatsoever.

            Alarm bells started ringing for me in august, when despite being the most financially backed manager at our club, he went on to request more funds.

            He knew nothing about our club, despite his assurances.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:05
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    Please not Holloway - he got lucky at blackpool and palarse - another one with no tactics or plan b.

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    • December 26, 2013 at 22:59
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      @Adsy77777: I would settle for a lucky manager.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:31
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    Why did you never do a poll on whether we wanted Lomas to be sacked?

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:32
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    Warnock for me as he got a couple of promotions under his belt

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    • December 27, 2013 at 00:17
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      @treatment: totally agree that we need experience not future potential

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:35
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    The timing is not very good he Should have been sacked weeks ago. A new manager would have been in by now and with the transfer window opening next week would have assessed whats needed. Now we have no manager and the window opening next week. How long to get someone in and will they have decent time to make a difference in this window? The board could well have f***** up more than we think here by not getting him out earlier.

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    • December 26, 2013 at 23:07
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      @Basingstokelion: imagine if they had left it any later?!

      We are still 3 pts clear of the drop and I honestly feel whoever comes in has enough time to improve the side.

      Put it this way, for all the stick lomas had got he has left us in 20th so absolutely no excuse for next man in if we go down.

      Sort the defence out and that's loads of extra points straight away!

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      • December 27, 2013 at 01:16
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        @MFC Lion: To sort the defense out is what i have been saying all season,but it is going to be difficult for who ever takes over,so we might have to put up with an ultra defensive set up in mid field so patience is going to be key.

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        • December 27, 2013 at 08:43
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          @jim1222: I don't disagree with you Jim, let's hope a new manager can get more out if the defence.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:35
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    I vote for the manager of the Bridge Bar in Beckenham.....at least he knows the players .

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    • December 27, 2013 at 14:59
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      GET THE MANAGER OF THE BECKENHAM BAR...TO GIVE THE PLAYERS SUM WIN VOUCHERS..TO BE USED AFTER THE GAMES

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:35
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    Anyone with knowledge of football tactics ! So when we are winning we close the game out and hold a lead, and when we are losing we can still give it a go and try for a result. So after every game we the fans can at least say "we gave it a go" , win or lose !

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  • December 26, 2013 at 22:42
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    Ave a look at this it says it all
    http://www.millwall.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=108760&posts=31

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    • December 26, 2013 at 23:29
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      @mfcmike: at least big Sam is doing a good job.

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      • December 27, 2013 at 07:10
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        @MFC Lion: Be careful, he could well be looking for a new one soon ! Especially if they get the rumored Malky Mackay.

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  • December 26, 2013 at 23:32
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    They're all as bad as each other. Bo**ox!

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  • December 26, 2013 at 23:40
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    Steve Coppell...Where you are,messiah???

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    • December 27, 2013 at 00:19
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      @Crazy4lions: director of football at Pompey, best place for him I reckon

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  • December 26, 2013 at 23:41
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    A pointless poll really, I don't mind who they get in as long as it is not that clown Holloway. Whoever it is has a tough job on their hands and has to be good at man management not only that has to clear up a club in a mess. Not a job for the faint hearted!

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    • December 27, 2013 at 00:21
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      @Peckhamlad: experienced, resilient and brave. Not untried, enthusiastic and gullible.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 01:03
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    Gotta between these 5! Holloway, Zola, Wise, Clarke or Coyle.... Holloway proven manager in championship. Zola great football brain and might get a few Italian gems with him. Wisey knows the club all too well and has the passion and attitude for the job. Clarke has worked with the best at Chelsea and I feel done a good job at WBA he's got potential and Coyle also a passionate manager proven at this level!! Choose the right guy AA & JB.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 01:08
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      @luke9566: and if not them well there is only one other option AVB.

      Oh stop voting warnock he's a d***.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 01:25
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      @luke9566: Luke coyle was kicked out of wigan before lomas was kicked of millwall and he had a better squad with more money to spend no way do i want him.
      holloway like jacket is a runner when the going gets tough,just like jacket.
      wisey left us in the s h i t.although i must admit i liked him.
      clark and zola,i dont think we could afford them,also i just could not see them coming to millwall,on saying that i would take either one if at all possible.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 01:13
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    I would love Sean Dyche but that's not going to happen lol. So I would like Steven Pressley the Coventry manager! He was recommended by sir Alex for the job at Coventry and he's done really well, even with a 10 point deduction! Apart from him there is no one I would really like. I know a lot of people are saying Zola but personally I wouldn't be going anywhere near him. He would bring his Italian staff with him and bring in loads of Italian players! no thanks this is Millwall!!!!! a proper English football club (just my opinion).

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    • December 27, 2013 at 01:23
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      @LewTheLion:
      Good post.
      I also dont want Zola anywhere near us
      Pressley not a bad shout but I do think that they will go with someone who has good Championship experience. My money would be on them convincing Warnock to take on the challenge of keeping us up till at least the end of the season.

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      • December 27, 2013 at 09:34
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        @jim1222: Zolas track record is not that good. Once bthe League closed the loophole stopping them from loaning playrrs from Italy and Spain, their performances were strictly average and Zola did not seem to know how to address it. He is untried in my opinion as he has never had to build a squad from scratch.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 10:35
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      @LewTheLion: I agree with that in principal but, to be fair, if Zola did come in, with his Italian staff and Italian players and we started flying up the table, I wouldn't be too gutted.

      COOL

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    • December 27, 2013 at 10:36
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      @LewTheLion: I agree with that in principal but, to be fair, if Zola did come in, with his Italian staff and Italian players and we started flying up the table, I wouldn't be too gutted.

      COYL

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  • December 27, 2013 at 01:14
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    Cant believe people want Clarke either. He inherited a good squad from Hodgson which was like a well oiled machine and then got found out this season when teams sussed him and he had no Lukaku and no plan b.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 02:21
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    I voted for Alex Rae.
    The Board will probably make some bizarre choice of (a) someone with a dodgy past, (b) no management experience at this level in England, (c) with West Ham or other unpopular connections. Possibly all three.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 02:48
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      PROBABLY TEDDY SHERRINGHAM

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    • December 27, 2013 at 09:37
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      @SE14 Exile: Alex Rae qualifies for two of those three bizarte criteria mate! 🙂

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  • December 27, 2013 at 02:41
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    CAN C 2MORROW'S HEADLINES FROM BALDY AA...WE WONT BE RUSHED 2 GET A NEW BOSS...WE WILL GET THE RIGHT MAN FOR MILLWALL...how did that work out last time....don't let ambler pick him jb

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  • December 27, 2013 at 04:17
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    As it stands the majority want Holloway, so if he was to get the job and it doesn't work out we can be in the unique position of having no one to blame but ourselves.

    But this would involve the board listening to the fans wishes and opinions so best ignore anyone in the top 10/on the list 😉

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    • December 27, 2013 at 09:40
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      @MFC Lion: Holloway is not the man for the job in my opinion. He struggled with signings at both Blackpool and Palarse. Also I question his ability to deal with pressure which will fall on whoever comes in.warnock for me, hes a d*** but he knows the lower leagues and has skin thicker than a Rhino's

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  • December 27, 2013 at 06:52
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    Take the picture of Harris down for this poll Aldridge are you trying to pull a PR stunt for the board to ease us into thinking Haris might be acceptable?

    Only a moron would accept the inexperience because they love him as a player.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 15:12
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      ONLY A moron..ambler

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  • December 27, 2013 at 07:00
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    ALS whoever gets job should firstly get Trotter in show him video of Boro when he passed to Feeny on the right who was instantly surrounded by three players, for Trotter to slowly walk ten yards forward not giving Feeny an option who was dispossessed.... I'd would say to him.... What was that???! What was that???! It happened all game... But everyone was plating him because of the pass he played for Easter to get winner the week before... 1 decent pass in four games is not enough.... These players need to start seeing the wrath of our anger too if they don't improve now Lomas is gone

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  • December 27, 2013 at 07:00
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    ALS whoever gets job should firstly get Trotter in show him video of Boro when he passed to Feeny on the right who was instantly surrounded by three players, for Trotter to slowly walk teen yards forward not giving Feeny an option who was dispossessed.... I'd would say to him.... What was that???! What was that???! It happened all game... But everyone was plating him because of the pass he played for Easter to get winner the week before... 1 decent pass in four games is not enough.... These players need to start seeing the wrath of our anger too if they don't improve now Lomas is gone

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  • December 27, 2013 at 08:36
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    For all those who moaned to me about my post of possible relegation were are you now? However it could be salvaged if we bring in the right people. I reckon jb will jack it in now / by end of season, why? On lions player he was interviewed at the start of the season and said he didn't really fancy another season watch this space

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    • December 27, 2013 at 09:25
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      @mfcmike: that would be a worry mate.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 08:47
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    Most of the above is a fantasy list, how many of the above managers need funds just to stand still with their inherited role.
    We are a tiny little club with hardly any gate receipts and the new ruling omits the chairman keep funding the the club from his own wealth.
    We need a dogs body manager to work with dogs body ambitious players on short term contracts or loanees that want to impress their own club to fulfil their ambition.

    So what we need is someone that has a reputation of improving youngsters to enable trust from their parent club, we then need to isolate all the deadwood at the club and not allow them any influence on the new set-up in the dressing room.
    The in and out the game performers and the repetitive mistake makers should be made to train alone in the afternoons or sent out on loan.
    In essence we need a three year plan and not a quick fix and if it means dropping down to rid the club of all the toxic waste that we currently have then so be it.
    I did hear that a certain ex hammer stars son was to join us in January and the son was living on daddy's past reputation, at least that one's dead in the water.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 09:21
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    In terms of the vacancy, I know survival is priority, but taking the future into account, please instill someone who knows his football inside out, who's passionate and honest and will get Millwall playing good looking football, with the football on the ground, not having every second touch being a header. Personally I would love to see Hoddle or Clarke, I would rather spend our transfer kitty on getting one of their signatures as manager.

    And please send back all the crap we have on loan Moussi, Connolly, Hoyte etc.

    And sort out our embarrassing defence, I know Shittu, Robinson and Dunne are Millwall through and through but they've all had their day IMO - especially when they're getting red cards left, right and centre.

    I feel somewhat optimistic and excited about the second half of the season.

    I will be at the Leicester game, 3 points IMO.

    Miiiiiiiii

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  • December 27, 2013 at 09:31
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    I do not mind who takes over,as long as they get the side playing attacking football and sort defence out.NO PRESSURE THEN.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 09:34
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    Moody, is that tom ince lol

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  • December 27, 2013 at 09:39
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    Someone who knows Millwall, former international manager, out of work as far as I am aware..........Hope Powell

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    • December 27, 2013 at 11:13
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      @alh: only a matter of time before she gets her chance but I think its too soon for her to manage in the Championship.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 09:48
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    Holloway 20-1 with victor chandler might be worth a punt

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  • December 27, 2013 at 09:48
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    Warnock until end of the season
    he's said he wants to get back asap and an interim job at a struggling champship club will more than interest him
    He also said the challenge of steadying the ship is one he relishes.
    The possition we now find ourselves in his will be the perfect appointment. He has a great track record at this level
    and he wont break the bank.
    All talk of the next man must know millwall and what we want is ok but not a necessity, championship football comes first and any experianced manager will have an idea of what we want especially warnock. Theres a lot of names on the list above some with as little experiance than lomas so will be pointless talking about them.
    holloway's a good shout but he's best mates with kj so doubt if he'll be up for it.
    coyle has experiance and will want to prove himself but will take the job for the wrong reasons.
    dont want wise again he's been out too long.
    Rea is a legend and want it left that way.
    I dont really want most of the others mentioned but it's not my decision.
    good luck jb and the board I certainly do not envy you but I'd to say thanks for yesterdays decision and really showing us fans where your loyalties ly.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 10:00
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      @lukesmithmfc: Agree in part Luke. I say Warnock until the end of the season, and then Holloway. Warnock can steady the ship and keep us up, and Holloway can keep an eye on things from a distance as he's currently out of work.

      If it were me making the decisions, I'd make the offer to Holloway now on the above basis, it means he can review the players from his armchair without any of the stress and know exactly who he does and doesn't want when he's formally appointed in the summer. As for Warnock, he won't take any s*** from the dressing room and I believe would be strong enough that if the players did revolt (for a third time) that he'd kick a*se and knock their heads together.

      I've said before and I'll say again, I'm pleased that Lomas has gone, he didn't do it for me, but the players have an awful lot to answer for. For me personally, they need to put in a few storming performances before I'll forgive them for the last few months.

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      • December 27, 2013 at 13:05
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        @crossenoughtogrowl: as yourself I agree in part
        holloway is a good shout I think he'd be superb but if it's him then it will have to be straight away as thats what he'll want. It will be very difficult for someone sitting at home to take notes, he'll need to be on the training ground every day to see what the players attitudes are like and to see their fitness and technical levels are.
        as for the players well they can hang their heads in shame I havent witnessed a calender yr like the one we've just had, absolutely disgusted with all of em shocking attitude and a complete p*** take I havent hated a millwall team as much as this.
        but we now move on and I will support the new guy as much as I can providing he's experianced at this level

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  • December 27, 2013 at 10:09
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    Whoever we get in will not have any money to play with in the January transfer window, so we need somebody with 'connections' at a big club, and proven coaching experience, that does not need to be bought out of a current contract.
    Forget the likes of holloway and warnock et al, IMHO they are football dinosaurs

    If we could persuade somebody like Mike Phelan to take the reigns, with access to up and coming Man Utd players needing playing experience and also trusted by MU to take care of their up and comers then we should be busting a gut to get them.

    As for the players who 'didn't want to play' for SL, they should be shipped out at first available opportunity....don't care who they are....they are a f****** disgrace....

    and then ship out players who are not up to the job...........we know who they are...as do the board

    COYL

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  • December 27, 2013 at 10:25
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    Whoever gets the job needs to be a millwall type manager understand our limits make us hard to beat and play with passion. We need to get better wide players who can beat a player and get dangerous crosses in.. as lets face it we cant play arsenalesue football

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  • December 27, 2013 at 10:29
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    Holloway for me

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  • December 27, 2013 at 10:41
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    steven pressley is interesting.Done blinding at coventry under difficult circumstances and is an ex- central defender which can only be a good thing looking at the goals we concede. (with harris as he's no2 ). Was a real spirited player and looks like he is the same as a manager.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 10:49
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    no way justin edindurgh or stuart pressley they don't even have any experience at this level especially justin

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  • December 27, 2013 at 10:50
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    i meant steven

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  • December 27, 2013 at 11:04
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    Harris has done well with the youth so far.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 11:04
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    Give Glen Hoddle a go, he has proved he can work and be successful with clubs in a worse state than we are!
    The plus is that if all fails ha can take the team around his Auntie Eileen's for a cuppa and self analysis!!! Win win in my book!

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    • December 27, 2013 at 11:16
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      @alh: only a matter of time before she gets her chance but I think its too soon for her to manage in the Championship.@Den man: hoddle is also excellent at developing youth talent

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  • December 27, 2013 at 11:05
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    I think we need a passionate,tactically gifted manager that is very determined and knows the league very well. Ian Holloway, Neil Warnock or Zola would get my vote as they know to make a team to play football 'on the ground'. They have experience which is exactly what we need to move forward.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 11:17
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      @alh: only a matter of time before she gets her chance but I think its too soon for her to manage in the Championship.@Den man: hoddle is also excellent at developing youth talent@Wall4DaWin: warnock, pressley or hoddle for me.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 11:09
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    i think the waterboy should be the next manager lol

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  • December 27, 2013 at 11:09
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    The different opinions about who should take Lomas's place are very evident by the posts on here, and whoever it may be not everyone will be satisfied. We all have a part to play however small by giving the new manager a clean sheet and total support. All this childish and neanderthal claptrap about West Ham connections or being a foreigner running our club has to be forgotten. If someone from abroad is given the job he may turn around our fortunes; I have no qualms about it if the team excels on the pitch. Some new blood would do the team good instead of the stale players Lomas landed us with.
    The club is going through a crisis and if the board get it right the new manager can overcome its problems, bring back the supporters in droves and propel us up the league. So no slagging off the new appointent before he has even had a chance to start the job, which has to be soon and hopefully not the long drawn out process like before.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 11:31
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    I said in the summer we needed an experienced manager. The squad needed a major overhaul and a new style of play implemented. If we had a squad playing well and pushing top half and Kenny left for a bigger club I would have been all for trying a young manager with potential. In our situation, with our finances, we need someone who has done well in the championship, can work on a small budget and get the best out of the players at their disposal. For me Holloway is the standout unemployed candidate, Warnock also has what we need but will he really give his all now?
    Of the employed (which i can't really see us paying much compensation for) i would rule out Dyche as Burnley are doing well and compensation would be too high so Mick McCarthy would be my choice. He knows the club, has got Ipswich doing well, has always done well in the championship, and i have always felt he has unfinished business with us.
    Alex Rae and Bomber are highly regarded but taking this job with no managerial experience could damage their status with the club and also affect their managerial careers. They should work their way up IMO.
    Finally, I was not happy with the players attitudes as they clearly were not giving their all under Lomas, which isn't right but, now he's gone, I want to see how they perform for the new manager before calling for a mass clear-out.
    The job is almost the same as the summer really, New manager that can motivate his players and implement a succesful playing style in a short space of time. The only positive difference now is that the squad is POTENTIALLY better than the summer.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 12:25
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    well this makes great reading , i'v read all the nominations and read all the post's written on here, and so far all of em are not wanted and no good for all manner of reasons by all of you. hollaway for example, he's top of the pole, but half of you can't stand him, so he's doomed before he starts by the half that didn't want him, hence my earlier post ""must be mad or desperate or both"". some on here say they don't want holloway cos he" runs when the going gets tough" ,but lomas was being rubbished on here cos he wouldn't, so your dammed if you do, and dammed if you don't

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    • December 27, 2013 at 14:30
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      @bordersarebest0170: whoever we get will be a terrible appointment as far as some are concerned. No changing that.

      He will have half a season to maintain our championship status and sort out the defense, were still clear of the drop zone so basically would have to do worse than lomas to get us relegated.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 14:07
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    Harris has been smart and pulled out of the running 🙂 Malkay been sacked another possible runner for the job although could we pay his wages same as Clarke Zola etc

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  • December 27, 2013 at 14:23
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    Alex is a no brainer for me, he knows the club he's tough and he knows what's required, and he's making the talentless goon ince look decent

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  • December 27, 2013 at 16:17
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    On another note, now Lomas has gone, let's hope the fat a*** fitness coach goes too!

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  • December 27, 2013 at 20:35
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    What lovely list of manager's to pick from.......at 1st no way wanted Lomas but we had to give him a chance he blew it hot and cold then the team froze , so we can now move on.....personally I would give Steve Claridge the chance, a chance to prove himself as a manager he is good at football talk and knowledge so now give it all as a real manager for Millwall...good luck Steve... but looking at other names that could be avaliable , what about Steve Clarke what a pedigree for Millwall..could Denis Wise be hungry for the job......Ian Holloway would be good bet but he might be still bitter from Palace....for me if possible the two Steve's a double act Claridge and Clarke............thank you

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  • December 28, 2013 at 10:18
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    The club have got to sit down and think about where they want to be whether we want to just plod along in the championship or actually push for a promotion. Personally I think Steve Clarke will take us to the promise land, he can draw in players from more or less anyone in the premiership and he's got that no nonsense approach that I think the players need but he would come with a budget or for a manager that will just keep us mid table to relegation quite comfortably on a small budget you would be looking at Dean smith from Walsall. He's proved season after season that he can work with a small budget and a small squad and he gets them top half every year.

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  • December 28, 2013 at 11:33
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    Colin Cooper is in with a shout I reckon

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  • December 28, 2013 at 11:43
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    so.. 86 of you have voted for stuart pearce, WHO di he used to play for ? I assume none of you
    86 disliked Lomas because of his past

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  • December 28, 2013 at 18:26
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    Lots of interesting comments on this thread. One name not mentioned at all (believe me, there are LOADS not mentioned as well) is Bothroyd. I think he's absolutely useless BUT knowing our beloved AA, there's a fair chance he'll end up getting picked. In other words, we will appoint someone that no-one other than the board rate or want. I do hope I'm wrong, obviously, but it would be typical Millwall if we did choose him. (personally, I'd appoint Colin Cooper - yes, ok so he's at Hartlepool, and not yet managed at this level, but he's a bit of a legend down here IMO, and when I hear him interviewed this season, sounds well grounded, and motivational).

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  • December 28, 2013 at 19:24
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    Bring back George Graham or Johnny Doc and Mclintock !

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  • December 31, 2013 at 12:44
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    We reportedly interviewed Paul Clement in the summer. He is my choice (if he wants to come back to London and take his first managers job). I would love a manger who makes us play football. Before I die I want to see a Millwall side pass the ball and retain it - not hoof it.
    I don't think we will ever take a risk on a technical coach all the time Ambler is here. He picked Lomas!

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