Millwall boss calls for high-tempo display against Brighton

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IAN Holloway wants Millwall to rally the support of the Den crowd with a high-tempo performance against Brighton on Saturday.

Holloway says the onus is firmly on his players to get Lions supporters back on side after a damaging 1-0 defeat to Barnsley last weekend.

And the Millwall boss believes only an energetic and committed display will do the trick.

"It's important that the team sets out in a fashion that gets the fans behind them," he said.

"We can't turn up an expect the fans to support us if we're not doing what we need to do. We have to play at a tempo that shows we care and that we mean it."

Holloway, who has hinted there could be several casualties from the line up that started at Oakwell, wants the Lions to play with more width.

"We have got to make more of our wide areas because we're not quite getting that right," he said. "We've been working at getting more crosses into the opposition's box.

"The enormity of last weekend has hit home because a win in that game would have put us in a much better position. We've got 14 games left and each one is a cup final.

"We have got work our socks off – work, work and more work. That's all I will accept. I'm glad we've got games left and I'll endeavour to sort things out.

"I watched Brighton lose to Hull on Monday. They try to pass it but they were out-passed a little bit. They've lost their last two games, why can't we make that three?"

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

25 thoughts on “Millwall boss calls for high-tempo display against Brighton

  • February 28, 2014 at 09:41
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    I wish you were playing Ollie.

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    • February 28, 2014 at 10:21
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      @NICKOLA: ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH DEAR FRIENDS ONCE MORE

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  • February 28, 2014 at 09:47
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    Need people to put crosses away which with our relatively short forwards is hard to see.

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    • February 28, 2014 at 09:49
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      @dude: It smells of playing Feeney and/or Matrtin to me with Woolford up front.

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      • February 28, 2014 at 09:56
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        Why would anybody in their right mind would play feeney..hopeless.useless.& clueless

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        • February 28, 2014 at 12:18
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          @Jim28: Yet he went to Bolton, it was reported he played three blinding games, assisted in two goals and Bolton won all three he played for them. Lomas recalled him played him in ONE game and then stuck him on the bench. Who's clueless? I would play him and drop a so called goal scorer who is not scoring goals and maybe, just maybe Feeney can supply the crosses for the other goal scorers left on the pitch to score a valuable, rarely seen, goal.

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          • March 1, 2014 at 13:21
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            @CavanLion: you are he is absolute pony .

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    • February 28, 2014 at 13:57
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      @dude: don't have to all be in the air, just quality balls into the box and let the forwards get on the end of em.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 09:52
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    Just desperate to see a win really, I couldn't care how that happens. Best wishes to all.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 09:54
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    We need to win stop all the talking and win!!how hard can it seriously be. I'll be there praying that we at least dont let a goal in the first few minutes and maybe just maybe score.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 10:04
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    I thnk the more this team will play together the better it'll get unlike when Lomas was here. You can see a difference in the teams style of play, but that is only good when results follow... Tomorrow's all about three points and I believe it's our turn to taste a bit of fortune.

    COYL!

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  • February 28, 2014 at 10:04
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    Come on MILLWALL. Fans stop feeling so negative..4-00 to the lions

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  • February 28, 2014 at 10:48
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    Get out and get AT them boys! I would say they don't like it up em but this is brighton after all!

    COYL!!!

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  • February 28, 2014 at 10:52
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    He wants players to get wide but like Lomas does not use wingers, the forward line is as effective as a wet pancake. Sorry to disagree with the optimists but can't see Millwall getting much change out of Brighton who have just signed a Man Utd 21 yr old forward on loan who scored 4 goals for Birmingham on his debut against Shef Wed. We have to face facts Millwall does not have a proven goalscorer so where are our goals going to come from? I truly hope I am wrong and we get a result, the facts and odds are stacked against us though.
    A win would be a tonic for us all.

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    • February 28, 2014 at 12:03
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      @Peckhamlad: I agree Feeney went out on loan to Bolton and was their MOTM, twice, but not used at Millwall with the same effect. Also Millwall's goals dried up the day when Chris Wood went to Leicester, now he cannot get a regular game with them. How much extra would it have cost to have kept him? and can we not get him back at least on loan?

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      • February 28, 2014 at 13:02
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        @CavanLion: quote by jb in todays south london...BERYLSON: LOSERS WILL NOT GET CONTRACT EXTENSIONS...also he was concerned bout losing henry...7.players may be looking fos a new deal are forde feeney smith jackson martin lowry & Djc..they have to start winning before he even thinks on it.

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    • February 28, 2014 at 13:58
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      @Peckhamlad: Morrison and Campell are proven goal scorers.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 11:08
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    YES....THIS IS A BIG - ONE GANG..................LETS REALLY GO FOR IT !!!
    PLAYERS, SUPPORTERS AND ANYONE CONNECTED WITH MILLWALL FC,
    GIVE A MASSIVE PUSH FORWARD TO WIN THIS ONE.
    MY MESSGAE TO THE FANS WHO WILL BE THERE IS :
    [ AND I DON'T REALLY NEED TO SAY IT !!!! ]
    LETS SING, CHANT THAT ONE NOTE & ROAR LIKE THE TRUE LIONS SPIRIT !!!!
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    STORMIN' NORMAN..........................IN THE B. K. WEST UPPER STAND.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 11:20
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    Blah Blah Blah
    Just go out and get the win if we lose our next 2 games
    Lomas will have a better win ratio than holloway

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    • February 28, 2014 at 11:31
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      @woolwich lion: I agree, just win and we'll all be happy. Like always, whether fans of Ollie or not, we will all be behind them at The Den. Lose, and no amount of cliches can hide the fact that we are deep in the proverbial.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 12:19
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    He finally admits we are not doin enough in wide areas. Probably coz we ain't got a decent winger. Put one of the youngsters on the wing young fast & full of running.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 13:28
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    Getting fed up hearing the same old remarks from Ollie. There are no excuses for our performances against Yeovil, Bolton and Barnsley so do you think its going to radically change against Brighton? These strikers cannot score Ollie.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 13:37
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    I agree, we need a rub of the green for once, if we played as much as ollie talks we would be mid table ?

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  • February 28, 2014 at 14:19
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    And remember not to switch off at any given moment. When we've got the ball attack, without it defend. Simple.

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  • February 28, 2014 at 14:50
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    Another defeat looming what will be the the follow up statement from IH and players, im tired of it all its becoming a circus .

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