Holloway: Millwall targeting "promotion" from mini-league

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IAN Holloway says Millwall are targeting "promotion" from the last 12 matches of their Championship campaign.

The Lions boss has banned talk of a relegation battle and instead wants his squad to view the remainder of the season as a bid to win a mini-league at the foot of the table.

By doing so, Holloway believes Millwall will approach their final dozen games – starting at Blackpool tonight – with a more positive mindset.



The Lions are currently two points above the bottom three but would slip into the drop zone if the teams below them, Yeovil, Barnsley and Charlton, win their games in hand.

Holloway said: "Sometimes you are better off accepting that you are completely in the mire and then you can climb out of it because the attitude is about where you are.

"Most seasons someone will drop in there towards the end and the reality is, if Charlton win their extra games, we'll be in the relegation zone.



"So the way I am looking at it is that we need to get promoted back to the Championship between now and the end of the season, and that's the gospel truth.

"That's an easier way for us to look at it. We need to get from relegation form to promotion form and I think we can do it.

"We have still got to play a few of the teams in and around us and it's all in our hands, so let's get positive, let's have a go and make sure the sun is out.

"We've got to win this fight at the bottom and judging by the results on Saturday everybody is giving it a real go.

"Some of the other teams have been used to getting out of trouble and I am not too sure we are, so I don't want us to think in terms of relegation."

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28 thoughts on “Holloway: Millwall targeting "promotion" from mini-league

  • March 11, 2014 at 10:04
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    We are already in promotion form, just need to bag sum goals to stave off the bad luck and sum times s*** decisions by the refs. Lots of really positive stuff goin on and goals will make the millwall madhouse go "OFF"

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  • March 11, 2014 at 10:15
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    Haha it would be great if all our remaining games were against the other teams in this "mini-league"!!!

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    • March 11, 2014 at 10:37
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      @alpha_dogg: took a glance at the headline..i fort blimey he's of his rocker olly dont mention promotion.,nuts...then i read all of it & agreed with some.. All it takes is 3 wins we have one lets do the next 2

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      • March 11, 2014 at 11:25
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        @Jim28: I agree, it's very do-able. We're getting there bit by bit. The fact that we are still out of the relegation zone shows how bad the teams are around us!

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  • March 11, 2014 at 10:32
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    bob crow dead

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    • March 11, 2014 at 10:45
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      Bob Crow R.I.P

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    • March 11, 2014 at 10:47
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      @timchimes:

      RIP. Minutes applause on saturday IMO.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 10:53
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    Sad news RMT union leader and passionate Millwall supporter Bob Crow passed away early this morning. Met him a few times, great character, always stood up for the under privileged and his class.
    He loved the den and Lions supporters. RIP Bob

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  • March 11, 2014 at 11:04
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    Great man and he will be sorely missed. One of the last great Union leaders.

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    • March 11, 2014 at 11:11
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      @glyngo: didn't know of the bloke but sounds like he dedicated his life to what he believed in and supporting those who most needed it. Looked like a hard unit! Sympathies to you all. Millwall to the end !! RIP

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      • March 11, 2014 at 11:31
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        @grassgrower: I didn't know him mate, but I did know of the work he did for his members and just how much he fought for their rights. You can't help but respect a man with that much conviction.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 11:23
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    RIP Bob Crow. There'll be respect paid at our next home game, no dout.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 11:26
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    Bob Crow (one of us) RIP.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 11:32
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    Given this is a 20:00 kick off, does anyone know if this is televised or available online?

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    • March 11, 2014 at 11:40
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      @SE14:

      don't think 8pm is significant - they just prefer to start at 8pm like palace do

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  • March 11, 2014 at 11:34
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    Bob crow legend. R I P

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  • March 11, 2014 at 11:49
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    "The only thing I would give up my job for is to be Manager of Millwall" Bob Crow.
    Please press the club to honour his memory on Saturday

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  • March 11, 2014 at 12:05
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    Ambler do the right thing for a change & let millwall honour one of their own.

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    • March 11, 2014 at 13:01
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      @block 28: ambler do the right thing...block ..ambler never does the right thing...he's probably more worried bout anorak fans..

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      • March 11, 2014 at 13:24
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        @Jim28:

        We do remember our own? Barry Kitchener and Jimmy Mizen are recent examples of that. I don't see how Ambler never does the right thing, he's been incompetent at times I'll agree with that, but I think he has grown into the job and played a key role in talks with Holloway. Saying he never does the right thing is just a lazy remark about someone you just don't like.

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        • March 11, 2014 at 13:29
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          @>Fuchs_Backside lets just wait until Saturday

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          • March 11, 2014 at 13:31
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            @block 28:

            Indeed. My hope is it's one of the occasions he gets it right.
            And we murder the anoraks 4-0.

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          • March 11, 2014 at 13:41
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            @">block 28 I'll hav a fiver on that.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 12:56
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    Thanks bob for standing up to the people in power.may your soul rest in peace.COYL!!!

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    • March 11, 2014 at 14:01
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      @333lions:

      Bob stood up to the political classes who take working class people for mugs. He represented his members and class. He is a reminder to those who s*** off unions that without representation as a normal worker you won't have any power to control your working life.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 18:18
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    Bob Crow and Millwall fans had this in common : Management / FA / Refs - don't like us , but we don't care !

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