Report: Millwall 0-3 Reading

MILLWALL were well-beaten by play-off chasing Reading as boss Ian Holloway suffered his first home defeat in charge.

Stephen Bywater's error was punished by Pavel Pogrebnyak five minutes before half time to give the Royals the lead, and the Lions never recovered.

Defender Alex Pearce hammered in the second goal before, moments later, the ball broke kindly for Daniel Williams to make it 3-0.



Holloway made five changes following the midweek draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Josh Wright, Liam Feeney, Mark Beevers, Shaun Williams and DJ Campbell all came into the side at the expense of Nicky Bailey, Lee Martin, Shane Lowry, Liam Trotter and Andy Keogh.

Visiting goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was called into action in the third minute to keep out Campbell's snap shot as Millwall made a bright start.



Jobi McAnuff's cross-shot rolled narrowly wide of the far post before Steve Morison's volley from a corner flew over the bar at the other end.

In the 17th minute, Jordan Obita's curling free kick was tipped behind by Bywater as the Royals began to tighten their grip on the game.

Top-scorer Adam Le Fondre should have done better when Garath McLeary stabbed the ball through to him inside the area, but the striker sliced wide.

Martyn Woolford tried his luck from distance after a mazy run down the centre of the field, but the ball bobbled at the crucial moment and he scooped his shot over.

Reading broke the deadlock out of nothing when Bywater inexcusably fumbled a high cross under pressure from Le Fondre, and Pogrebnyak steadied himself before scoring.

Le Fondre should have made it 2-0 in first-half injury time but he got his near-post header all wrong when it looked easier to score.

Six minutes after the restart, Feeney broke clear down the right channel but, under pressure, shot straight at McCarthy from a tight angle.

Holloway brought on Jermaine Easter and Lee Martin in a bid to inject some attacking flair into his side before replacing Beevers with John Marquis as he chased an equaliser.

But that gamble did not pay off and barely 60 seconds after Beevers was withdrawn, Pearce scored from close range after Pogrebnyak's header was parried by Bywater.

Williams' initial effort was blocked but the ball rebounded straight back to him and the midfielder stabbed in to make it 3-0.

Reading stopper McCarthy made his first meaningful save of the second period when he tipped Marquis' looping header over the bar in the 83rd minute.

Only Charlton's collapse at Wigan, where they were leading 1-0 but lost 2-1, prevented the Lions from slipping into the relegation zone.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

97 thoughts on “Report: Millwall 0-3 Reading

  • February 1, 2014 at 17:09
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    Rubbish!
    League One next season unless there is a big improvement.
    Ollie may be a good manager, but he can’t make bricks without straw.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:54
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      @SE14 Exile: Sorry Folks but the Match I witnessed - Millwall were sell on top for the entire first half. Readind took the lead against the general run of play. A again in the second half went 2-0 up when we were still playing well. In Holloway then decided to chuck extra forwards on for two reasons. 1/ to try and get a goal back 2/ then to give fringe players a run - out. ( as by then the game was lost ) . Sue and I will still go up to Burnley , because we saw enough to suggest we will start winning very soon, especially when 2 or 3 new players are included in the starting line - up. SO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN ...........SEE'S THE LIGHT STILL BRIGHT!

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      • February 1, 2014 at 19:55
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        @bermlion: thought Ollie put all the strikers on at 1-0 and we then conceded 2 in the next 10 mins???

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        • February 1, 2014 at 22:16
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          @MFC Lion: Yes I see what he's saying , Ollie saw it as a means to try out a few more and savage a goal. We did play well in the first 45mins.But what will be will be, all will be okay at Burnley.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 20:04
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        @bermlion:
        We played well for the first 10 minutes. that was it.
        Although Reading didn't look like scoring until that idiot Bywater's shambolic clown act they were on top for the rest of the half.
        It was still only 1-0 when we bunged on the forwards.
        But to be fair, we weren't playing well actually - the game had deteriorated into a complete farce from both sides.
        Finally - whatever the rights of wrongs of bringing on Easter for Wright (and I thought they were both poor) did anybody in the entire ground, including the players, know what the heck was in IH's mind when he replaced Beevers with Marquis? I mean quite apart from any questions relating to Marquis' ability to change a game what kind of bizarre setup did that leave us with?

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        • February 3, 2014 at 08:31
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          @The Humble One: Firstly Humble one I think the Storm is on planet Ollie cos thats not the game I was watching, also the Beveers for Marquis thing again very strange but proberly the same reason that he decided to give Marquis another years contract, like all things Ollie does only he knows and I think we will have to live with it, lets hope he starts to get some things right or Div 1 here we come.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:13
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    we need a good goalkeeper and a very good striker

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:37
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      @harrythelion: We've just given Marquis an extended contract, what more do you want? Four points out of twelve under the Holloway revolution and another thrashing at home - maybe we should have stuck it out with Lomas.

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        • February 1, 2014 at 17:52
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          @82wall: Nice one mate, shouldn't you be on HOF with that sort of considered riposte? It was actually said in jest, but it doesn't hide the fact its been a disappointing start. Plus extending Marquis's contract is madness.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 17:41
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        @Micky Lions: when play come to millwall they think we give out lots of money and they don't have to work for it

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:14
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    Wet spam knob between him and lomas we've had a hiding, hurry back Fordey, when are gona hit the back of the net.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:19
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      @mewall62: We have no variety in attack, Claridge said on player that if you have Easter, Campbell and Jackson on the pitch together they would look like triplets, all the same height and stature the only alternative option is Marquis. Don't bear thinking about. MK Dons here we come.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 17:41
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        @Sealion: go to a game then try to make a sensible comment

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        • February 1, 2014 at 17:42
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          @82wall: What like you did above haha.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:33
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      @mewall62: Bywater wasnt giving the ball away in midfield and he wasnt playing in the back four,there was plenty of mistakes made today so lets be fair. Forde is no better and ex west ham as well.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 18:56
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        @Eightieswall: Forde is a lot f****** better and the midfield mistakes didn't gift Reading a goal.
        Other than that spot on.

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        • February 1, 2014 at 21:43
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          @MFC Lion: Josh wright gave the ball away every time he had it, and nothing for the forwards to feed off from the midfield. Campbell was having to drop deep to get the ball.

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        • February 1, 2014 at 21:47
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          @MFC Lion: Forde is slow and gets beaten far to cheaply on either post. Good shot stopper though.

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        • February 2, 2014 at 08:37
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          @MFC Lion: Good Sunday morning People. Now it wasnt too painful. The future is Orange, Blue and White, once Ollie gets a few of the New Boys fit and playing MILLWALL will be Marvelous, NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN.

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        • February 2, 2014 at 08:41
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          @MFC Lion: Good Sunday morning People. Now it wasnt too painful. The future is Orange, Blue and White, once Ollie gets a few of the New Boys fit and playing MILLWALL will be Marvelous, NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN. I

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          • February 3, 2014 at 08:49
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            @bermlion: WHAT ARE YOU ON. not painful ???

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      • February 2, 2014 at 16:12
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        @Eightieswall: forde came ouer was picked up by whu...NEVER played a 1st team game so he gave it up & went back to ireland...& he is ten times the goalie than that p*at bywater which dont say a lot for the pair

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    • February 1, 2014 at 19:08
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      @mewall62: saw fordey after he said a week

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:15
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    went to a few matches last season but this year what with work and the distance I live its been hard to go but with what I heard I am glad I haven't been yet I am so sorry for the guys that go week in week out and watch this we have forwards that have not got a clue where the goal is and a oap in goal ho well league next season cant wait

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:15
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    BYWATER!!! f****** liability . GET RID! he has dropped the ball in every f****** game he's played in. the only thing id disagree with ollie on is we don't have two good keepers , we don't even have 1 forde is alright and bywater is f****** shocking!!!

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:18
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    I H wright starting don't get that one, there's better players in the crowd, and can't cross the ball Feeny you have to own this one IH

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:47
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      @mewall62: agree with you mate. Wright is one of the worse Millwall players EVER. Jimmy might be limited but he at least gets in their faces. Even Feeney has a go just happens that he's not good enough. IH 'tactics' were bizarre in the extreme.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 19:15
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      @mewall62: presume you never went today or you wouldn't have come up with such a stupid comment,everyone around me commented on how well Wright had played and some of them aren't his biggest fans.William's looked lightweight in midfield so hope he improves and with regards to Feeney he can look dangerous at times but the crowd seem to get straight on his case from the off, I think coaching more will improve his game .

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      • February 1, 2014 at 20:00
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        @millwallpete: wright in my humble opinion is sh.t league one if that, missed 2 games this season due to work commitments one being today, so I've seen enough to know the players who are pony, so unless you are his Dad, family or best mate I would only just about understand your football intellect

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      • February 1, 2014 at 20:01
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        @millwallpete: we've had much worse than Wright play for us.

        He's far from great but some of you need to look at the rest on the pitch and think again if Wright really stands out as being awful compared to the rest.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:18
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    Apart from the goals and the loss how did we play

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:18
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    Against a form team that had scored a dozen in their last two games taking off a centre half was a mistake. I'm sure Ollie wil acknowledge that in his post match comments. Having said that, tis team is not good enough. Period. Morison has started fo the last time and hope to see a Campbell Jackson partnership next week. Some wheeling in the loan market is a priority as is Forde's return.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:23
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      @NICKOLA: Who will get their head to the ball when Shittu and Beaver lump it up as usual because Campbell and Jackson won't be.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:19
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    Joke. IH is no miracle worker with this shower of sh1t. Pathetic and no backbone. We are in deep sh1t and transfer window closed. Trouble is who would want our lot anyway

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:22
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    3 hours ago every 1 was over the moon. Look what 90mins can do. Thought this was a no win game as reading are on fire. At least Wigan done us a favour

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:32
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      @TrueLion: Its not the loss its the manner of the loss.
      With Pisswater in goal it makes an already s*** scared defense even more nervy if that is possible, and with that midfield dynamo Josh Wright, and no first touch or even last touch Feeney its no wonder the forwards don't get a look in. Messi would struggle playing with this shower of s***.
      It doesn't matter who we sign we manage to bring them down to our level very quickly.
      It doesn't matter how you shuffle the pack you always get dealt a s*** hand.
      We can't even blame the officials this week.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:24
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    i would terminate their contract early

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:27
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    Anyone else feeling tearful?

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:28
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    How to beat Feeney in Tic Tac Toe let him be the cross

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:29
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    i think there are a lots of players taking the pi** out of our club and they have to go

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:37
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      @harrythelion: We would barely be able to enter a 5 a side league.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:31
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    It was a predictable reality check. The nucleus of this team have been crap for three seasons running. And it's going to take a while for Holloway's transition to work. It won;t be with most of these players and it needs a miracle for it to happen in time to keep us in this division. At this level now, it takes more than a big heart, gung-ho running and passion to succeed. You need technical know how

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:35
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    Dead wood needs moving on there's a few to pick from, loan window opens next week, get em out earning there wages, bring in a lump upfront who can play.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:38
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      @mewall62: It makes what we were paying Hendo seem a bargain.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:39
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    We made it easy for Reading,who did not have to do much to win.Errors again and we just did not look like scoring all match.Wright,Feeney just not good enough.IH will have to be a miracle worker to keep us up.Just lucky that Charlton lost,but we will run out of luck in the end if things do not improve greatly.Very disappointing.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:42
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    I didn't expect to win but ouch, how you got this one massively wrong mr Holloway, 20 odd mins to go you can't go with 4 out and out strikers and leave only 3 at the back against a team that cant stop scoring and have a striker who has scored 2 hattricks in three games and with it expose the midfield.
    no excuse on this pls in your post match interview and pls dont be predictable like the man before you I cant bare to hear the words " I can't fault my lads for effort today" cause its time for doing, enough of the effort talk we all know the minimum now so lets crack on with the results.
    I'm not turning on holloway as I know he's the right man and it will take time but just think we are now in need of results so lets forget the talk and get on with it.
    gutted to say the least. It was only 0-1 at the time of the crazy tactics.
    Move on and concentrate on next week.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:21
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      @lukesmithmfc: agree, Holloway you made a major error. At 1-0 with 20 mins you cannot have 4 strikers on the pitch, maybe if it's last 5 and we still didn't look like equalising but I doubt even lomas would have done that! Crazy in the extreme.

      Bywater terrible error, no danger from Reading until then. Not that we looked like scoring today but 0-0 certainly beats what occurred.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 18:44
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        @MFC Lion: yes - you cannot give a team better than you a goal start - if Forde isn't fit next week , Bywater can't play for me - how many ridiculously soft goals have we given away this year?

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        • February 1, 2014 at 18:58
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          @timchimes: I dread to think but probably 60-70% of the goals we've conceded have been gifts. It feels like that anyway.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:24
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      @lukesmithmfc: the best comment on here , ok bywater made a cock up , but got to say the same ollie got it wrong big time , at 1.0 down i thought we was in it , ok bring one striker on , but to take beevers off and bring another on was suicide , no midfield , watch the players they were tackling each other where was bailey , why wasnt jimmy on for wright , i hope ollie is big enough to hold his hands up , it was school boy stuff we where lucky not to get proper tonked

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      • February 1, 2014 at 18:47
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        @munson68: BUT Bywater will keep making them because he is useless - again no proper back up in place - not thought through

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:43
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    We've just lost to one of the best teams in the league. Holloway still don't know his best starting 11. And this site is in meltdown already. Turn it in. Some of you are acting like 12 year olds. Give it time!

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:50
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      @82wall: If Reading are one of the best teams they did not show it today.They were very ordinary to say the least.And you are right it needs time - BUT we have not got a lot of time and games to turn this round.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:51
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      @82wall: agreed but ave we got a starting 11 ? Lol

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    • February 1, 2014 at 20:11
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      @82wall:
      They never looked like scoring until Bywater's effort.
      Nor did they look like scoring again until IH's almost equally odd decisions
      Of course against that we didn't play at all after the first 10-15 minutes but I'm not inclined to give the credit for that to sterling work by Reading - we were just rubbish.
      So if they are one of the best sides lord help the rest of us.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:43
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    Probably stupid to say, but February could be make or break, forget today, I couldn't see us getting anything against a side in form who we never beat. The next four games three of which are away are huge.

    Burnley / Yeovil/Barnsley, Burnley can be written off already, it's Yeovil and Barnsley where we MUST get something and in between those two fixtures Bolton at home is a must win. Anything less than 5points from those three and we will be going into March in serious trouble.

    Charlton at home aside I can't see where a win will come from and even that's not a given!

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:46
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    The new lads will make a difference but we desperately need a good winger that can get to the bye line and cross a ball. The likes of feeney and wright are not championship players. Lomas has done a lot of damage and it will take time to put right. As for bywater!!! id play the youth keeper while forde is injured.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:58
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      @the verminhater: verm we were as s*** and as in much the same sorry state as before lomas came. Granted he brought loads in but he then reverted to the old tosh. The only way we can move on is by getting completely shot of all the old players from last season and replace with players who want to play for Holloway, then we will see a massive improvement. Until then expect pretty much the same s*** football.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 18:20
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        @lukesmithmfc: agree mate about having to get rid of a lot of old s*** but being realistic that cant happen until the end of season. IH cant fix in a couple of games what lomas has broken in a couple of months.

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        • February 1, 2014 at 18:46
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          @the verminhater: that was my point verm.
          I think it will take a good 12/18 months before we really get going. Very rare to bare fruit in such short time. I'm expecting little but hoping for a lot. We have a very little chance of staying up so thats all we can hope for verm, but I really do believe it will come good though, just not this season

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    • February 1, 2014 at 22:03
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      @the verminhater: our youth keeper I am afraid is way below bywaters standard and not very tall.in preseason friendlies he let a lot of goals in.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:47
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    Whilst it's very encouraging that we've made new signings, it's going to take time to gel and adapt to a new system and manager, all this whilst being involved in a relegation dog fight.

    I reckon IF we stay up it'll be by a point or two again, I'd say the REAL Ollie revolution will start in the summer, just depends if it's the Championship or league 1 that he's preparing for!

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:55
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      @North London Lion: it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so predictable - I said on here after Ipswich that Bywater can't deal with crosses - why is he playing? - play gerrar, anyone else - why is josh wright brought back in - everyone knows he is not good enough - this lad Upson better be good and Jackson has to do something or we won' t be winning may games - I think we need 20pts - 5 wins and 5 draws - doesn't look likely

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:52
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    We got swatted aside today, they kept their shape and we always gift people the lead and have to go chasing. With Reading's recent form Kenny would have played 7-2-1, by the end we were more like 2-1-7. If Millwall and Reading play a very open game of football there's only likely to be one winner. Holloway's right to want to build a watchable passing team but staying up would be nice too.

    Typical Millwall really, bright for the first 5 min of each half then we lose heart. Morison keeps trying to make things happen even when we're at our worst but Campbell made Rob Hulse look influential. Put Upson and Jackson in for Wright & Feeney and we'll hopefully look better, but I dread to think what people would have said if Lomas started Josh Wright or made that Marquis for Beevers sub.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 17:54
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      @jamie: also, the new signings are exciting, but if you told me we'd bring in 5 people and no central defenders...

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      • February 1, 2014 at 20:14
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        @jamie:
        That's the big one - no centre backs! The world and her husband can see the problem but apparently the management haven't got a Scoobie. Go figure.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 17:53
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    Say bye to bywater please IH and take Feeney away too - he couldn't pass wind! Maybe extra training needed rather than tip toeing around this bunch of 'players'. Time for a rocket for them.

    Hard to see how we are to stay up unless a miracle happens.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:56
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      I honestly think we'll be alright dude, there's other teams that are in a worse state than us- on and off the pitch. Thank f**k Charlton are so s***!! Feeney really needs to sort out his delivery- (passing and crossing) - does all the running and it comes to nothing, but he did show some improvement today. Also, nice to see Williams force a save from the free kick at the end- last time I see one of those go in was lowrys at Charlton!

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  • February 1, 2014 at 18:09
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    I'm not too disheartened by the result today- we still have a lot of work to do on the training ground- in really drilling IH's tactics into the players.
    Reading were nothing special but very organized and confident. I thought we were looking good up until Bywaters shocking mistake- everybody's head dropped and I don't blame em really, coz they were working hard to keep a good side at bay- and that s**t happens. He made me nervous early on when a high ball came in and he caught it under arm instead of in the air- the man's got no confidence and the goal mistake confirmed it. I didn't get on his back for the rest of the game though- as I don't think it helps. But we do desperately need Fordey back.
    After that, the odds were stacked against us and I felt Reading did get the run of the ball for next 2 goals.. We need to give IH some time to really get the ball rolling here- done some good business yesterday and our new look team needs time to gel. The sooner the better! Chin up lads! COYL

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:20
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      @Luke ColdBlow10: fair to a point but why do we have to learn the hard way? Bywater showed he was no good in the pervious matches - why wait for a f**k up before doing something? Plus and a big plus - we didn't score regardless of the stupid tactics - marquis wright feeney, not good enough ; stop playing them

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      • February 1, 2014 at 19:21
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        timchimes, I see what you're saying mate- we all knew Bywater was dodgy from before, but I don't really know what's available on the market as far as keepers are concerned so I can't really judge IH's selection there. I'd personally like to see Forde back in goal and Bywater replaced. My cousin summed him up well today 'Bywater couldn't catch aids in an African brothel!!' made me chuckle!
        I was also surprised at some of his 1st team selections, but they must be doing something right in training for him to pick em. Difficult opposition today didn't help things.. But remember lads, we've still got a couple of new faces to see in Upson and Jackson. Really hope things come together.. COYL

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          • February 1, 2014 at 22:37
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            @Sealion: Upson's sh*t in goal... Me and him were playing ends down the cage in Deptford the other day... I beat him 15-3, no word of a lie! MIIIIIIILLLLLL

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  • February 1, 2014 at 18:16
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    a lot of lads on here really have got calm down and be a little more patient. the manager has to try all the players he has , and then decide who is not good enough, he probably now knows,as we do the likes of wright,feeny,bywater are not. he has had players coming in and leaving all the time, and he's only been here 3 weeks. so many on here were writing "in ollie we believe" "loyalty was mentioned","best supporters anywhere","we back you" ,all written on here recently, so this is the time you show it, give him respect,give him time to do his job, judge him and the team he puts together at the end of the season,after all he only has to keep us up,and we are still well on track for that.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 20:47
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      @bordersarebest0170:
      Totally agree borders.
      It sounds to me like most of us are chucking the towel in and resigning ourselves to relegation. Lots of points still available. He has shipped some out and got some in and two of them couldn't play today.
      At least there will be no more silly talk of play offs.
      One game at a time and I'm sure we will be fine.
      As you rightly say give him time and get behind what he is building.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 21:58
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        @wall2wall: for the rest of the season every win we will be ecstatic and every loss will be like today's reaction.

        Still above the drop zone and 2 or 3 above us that we can overtake with a single win.

        Chin up, we still got a good chance of staying up.

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        • February 2, 2014 at 10:30
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          @MFC Lion:
          We will survive Lion. I have no doubt.
          I am so confident that if we dont I will buy everyone on here a drink.
          As you say Lion chin up all and let's get the fighting spirit back on the terraces and not just the pitch.
          Holloway has held his hands up and we will not see him do that again so onwards and upwards.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 18:18
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    Run through the team:

    Bywater - West Ham t*** - 3/10
    Fredericks - Needs to get forward more and is very susceptible when defending. Turns his back often. Poor final ball. - 5/10
    Shittu - Decent once more - 7/10
    Beevers - Okay but couldn't handle Pogbrbebbjnedk,nwkjnd? - 6/10
    Malone - Found out again today, needs to work on his defending. - 5/10
    Feeney - Battled well first 20 mins then disappeared - 5/10
    Wright - Looked good at times and bad at times, not cut for this level. - 5/10
    Williams - Looks very composed, happy with him today. - 7/10
    Woolford - Consistently composed, perhaps didn't get involved enough today but positive. 6/10
    Morison - Our MOTM, won many headers and played through Feeney, let down by others - 7/10
    Campbell - Should have got at least 1 today, pretty anonymous throughout - 5/10
    Easter - Not enough time but not good enough in any case - 4/10
    Marquis - A different option but Championship player? No chance. - 4/10
    Martin - Crap. Always has been always will be. - 4/10

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:20
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      @Alan.F: 3 too many for bywater

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    • February 1, 2014 at 18:25
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      @Alan.F: upson in for wright - Jackson perhaps out wide for feeney , and hope we don't get any injuries

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  • February 1, 2014 at 18:26
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    Interesting, just read snippets of holloways post match report on twitter and the good news is that he blames himself for the result saying "we ended up playing 5 strikers, I wont be doing that again and am happy to take that on the chin" he also has told bailey and mcdonald to get fitter and said after the Portugal training he felt he couldn't risk playing bailey but admitted we missed his organisation. He also said the new signings will help in the way he wants to play, and he wants more structure in the way he wants to play.
    Boom there you have it, no need to read the next bit of news.
    sorry Alex, haha liking your tweets though mate. Lol

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  • February 1, 2014 at 18:33
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    Still too many poor players in this squad. Not gonna bore everyone by naming all of them (Wright, Easter etc) but we all know who they are. The game passes them by and they have proved before that the Championship is too tough for 'em. We can only hope that with Jackson and Upson added to the side we will improve. If not League One beckons, simple as.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 19:11
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    Olly made 5 changes today two of them were new players and it showed. it will take a while for the team gel and settle, but from what ive seen in the last four games we will be fine. Holloway will have learned a lot about us today and i expect quite a few changes to be made for the Burnley game. Keep the faith !

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  • February 1, 2014 at 19:46
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    Nice points system Alan F. Do you do the away games as well ?

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    • February 1, 2014 at 21:53
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      @BUSHWACKER14: I wish my budget stretched to away games, they've become a luxury this year if I'm honest.

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      • February 1, 2014 at 22:32
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        @Alan.F: I'm just about copping with watching our home games Alan.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 20:45
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    I travelled 280 miles to watch todays game the first I have seen with IH in charge. I was sat near the dugout, the guy is a nervous wreck and needs to calm himself. Having said that here are my subjective impressions. The goalkeeper was a bit nervous and made one costly mistake. Danny Shittu was my man of the match he was simply magnificent and little got past him, his passing has improved and he is 50 times fitter than earlier in the season. Fredericks is keen, hard in the tackle but still has a lot of learn in the way of covering, Beevers had a good game and Scott Malone was also good in the first half. Our midfield was overun, no one there to win the ball, Willliams for me was disappointing, We miss Trotter's creativeness, Our front 3 are too small against the back four that were all 6 ft, DJ worked his socks off bu at times was running all lover the place to no effect,. The worse player on Millwall's side for me was Morrison who barely broke into a sweat, I saw him bottle a tackle when he could have won the ball. He could play out there all week and never score.
    IH made a terrible tactical error in pulling off Beevers and putting on Marquis.
    Reading played 5 in midfield and we had no answer. They looked stronger physicaly and their right sided winger was mustard.

    It will take a miracle to keep us up, and sorry folks I can't just see it after today unless the new signings can bring something to the side and they ain't actually giants either. Now for a drink I need it.

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    • February 1, 2014 at 22:23
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      @Peckhamlad: Ex Peckhamite here. I'm with you on Trotter PL, wish he was still here. We can only hope that Upson can feed the new front line with some decent passes. Very nervous times ahead for all Lions fans.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 21:32
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    Read my views at
    thelionsdenmillwall.blogspot.co.uk

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    • February 1, 2014 at 22:31
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      @Joe Maguire: Decent blog, some good points made.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 22:07
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    We need time but tbh we don't have time, we need points fast. Feeney, Wright and Bywater are shocking. Noone in our f****** team takes a shot so how are we meant to score?

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    • February 1, 2014 at 22:52
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      @millwallstephane: Very true. Campbell and Martin both guilty today of failing to shoot. Martin tried doing tricks when the keeper's off his line in the 90th min! Pathetic.

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  • February 1, 2014 at 23:07
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    You can't make chicken soup out of chicken s***. P*** of bywater ild rather bring in willy gueret

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  • February 2, 2014 at 18:46
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    You can't get peaches from a cherry tree! But just watch Ollie and Milwall FC.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 09:38
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    HEY !! I LIKE THAT !!!! [ Barnlion ]
    " PLANET - OLLIE "........................
    NEARLY AS GOOD AS " KRYPTON "...................
    LOTS OF ROOM ON HERE, SO JUMP ON BOARD EVERYBODY,
    THIS IS THE ROCKET TO THE UNIVERSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MILLWALL RISING TO THE TOP..............HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    STORMIN, NORMAN

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