Ollie: Feeney exit gives Lions less options but more stability

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IAN Holloway believes Liam Feeney's loan exit to Blackburn Rovers will give Lee Martin more clarity about his role at the club.

Martin set up Millwall's winner against Derby on Saturday and was praised for his display by Holloway after the game.

The winger had not featured for the Lions in three weeks prior to the win over the Rams, with Holloway revealing last week that the 27-year-old was "working on one or two things."



Feeney, meanwhile, has moved to Ewood Park until the end of the campaign, but Holloway is not concerned that his departure leaves Millwall short of wide options.

"Lee was terrific, I have to say that," he said. "Feeney has gone off to Blackburn and I think we've almost had one or two too many in the squad who have confused the issue.

"Hopefully I can clear that and make sure everybody knows where they stand. We're going to be a little bit short because of injuries so people have got to step to the plate.



"Sometimes less choices gives you more stability to the group because certain players know they will get the chance to play through some problems."

Holloway was also impressed by captain Paul Robinson's substitute cameo after he replaced the injured Danny Shittu midway through the second half.

"Did I expect anything different from that young man?" the Lions boss added. "He's Millwall through and through. If you cut him in half, he's got Millwall in his blood.

"He will get a chance at Blackpool tomorrow."

Alan Dunne returned at right back at the weekend but Holloway will assess before the trip to Bloomfield Road whether the 31-year-old is ready to play back-to-back games.

"I've also got to look at whether Dunney can play two games in three days because he hasn't played for a while," he said.

"I could put Ryan Fredericks back in if I wanted to so that Dunney will be fresh for Charlton, so these are the kind of things I have to weigh up."

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28 thoughts on “Ollie: Feeney exit gives Lions less options but more stability

  • March 10, 2014 at 15:28
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    I'm happy for Ollie to talk all the b******* he likes as long as we keep on winning.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 15:36
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    Ollie u should shut yourself in a dark room until all the reporters are gone. Only joking well done sat

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  • March 10, 2014 at 15:39
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    So feeney going up north dont worry olly..well it dont worry me either uselesr s***..nice to see he took up his normal position on the bench...

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  • March 10, 2014 at 15:42
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    Last week there were 2 reports on here concerning Martin and Morisson. He was talking them up and setting them challenges and low and behold those 2 made and scored the goal.
    Carry on Holloway. I believe in what you are building.
    P.S. I will not miss Feeney one little bit.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 15:50
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    He was s*** anyway

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  • March 10, 2014 at 15:57
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    i genuinely believe that martin is 10 times the player feeney will ever be. let's hope he stays fit.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 16:05
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    If we stay up and on the basis that jackson, campbell and Morison wont be staying next year and Forde and Lowry dont sign new contracts......... we are fooked!

    I'd love to resign Tony Craig

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    • March 10, 2014 at 17:02
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      @millwall-loyal82: I'm assuming you're joking about Craig?
      Morison is really coming to the end of his career - what is he, 33? - I can't see us wanting to sign him for next season. Jackson might sign but the jury is still out on him for me, and Campbell is another one who is probably too old.
      I 'm fairly certain we will see some younger players come in the summer.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 16:08
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    Yeah, FEENEY crap, no footballing brain, be alright p****** around with a ball in the park on his own. MARTIN is a far far better player

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  • March 10, 2014 at 16:19
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    How can Feeney be rubbish? Blackburn were keen to sign him on loan and he has always given a 100% on pitch for us. Hope he does well.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 17:36
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    'More clarity'? So before Feeney left Martin wasn't sure he was a winger?

    Hmmm ok Ian. I will let this go as you managed a top result on Saturday.

    Repeat performance on Tuesday night and the table will look a lot less daunting.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 17:36
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    Jacket, lomas, Ollie, have all managed feeney and have all discarded him to the bench,and some of the time he didn't even make that, yes he gives 100per cent, but he just ain't been good enough.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 17:54
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    Strange one Feeney? Obviously a talented player, but he has very rarely been man of the match at Millwall has he? Holloway likes hard workers. Triers. Feeney will do well in his first few games at Blackburn. Then the inevitable dip in form will come. Glad he has gone. 2 or 3 goals a season is not good enough!

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  • March 10, 2014 at 18:02
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    @JUNKMALE: Morrison is only 30 mate, might still be a bit left in him hopefully.

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    • March 10, 2014 at 18:50
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      @bordersarebest0170: since his little spell in the prem..he has got better as a player. When he left pretty sure he was 28-29...he must be 32 at least..but that dont matter with olly...how old is kevin philips & tayler-fletcher both in there late thirties when signed by olly

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    • March 10, 2014 at 19:17
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      @bordersarebest0170: Out of all of our current FWDs, I would most like to see Morro staying with us next season. Just watched his post match interview on lionsplayer and it's great to see him upbeat and positive about the team, the manager and the direction we're going in. COYL

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  • March 10, 2014 at 18:36
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    Martin looks like a player that hasn't had any self belief for some time, and Ollie is the kind of bloke that could convince a player what they are worth. I like Martin, if he can find some consistency he can really be a good player at this level, he is definitely more mobile than Henry ever was and quick too.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 18:52
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    Seeing as Feeney always turned out to be the wrong option it's no loss in my opinion. Far sooner Martin played.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 19:08
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    I see in Feeney what we saw in Grabban, I think if he drops down a couple of divisions he could well be a better player in a couple of seasons, dunno, maybe I'm talking b*******!

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  • March 10, 2014 at 20:14
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    feeneys first sub appearance for Blackburn BOOKED in 60sec?

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  • March 10, 2014 at 23:19
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    Henry was the best winger we had at the club he had pace abit of skill and crucial for a winger he could cross a ball. The rest are lacking one of these qualities. I'm not saying Henry was spectacular but he was a decent championship winger the current crop feeney included look average at best for the championship

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  • March 10, 2014 at 23:40
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    Feeney played alot of his games on left..untill henry was injured..than he played on the right & had his best games...jthe goals he has scored for us have come about when he's been on the right side...have we missed a trick here

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  • March 11, 2014 at 00:54
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    Let's see how he gets on at Blackburn. He could come bk a better player. Then again pigs might fly

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  • March 11, 2014 at 07:32
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    if we stay up we should sign morro perm

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  • March 11, 2014 at 07:36
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    Morison should be signed up for next season. He's a quality forward when played in his best position ie: centre forward rather than out on the wing.
    As for Campbell and Jackson the jury is out but assuming we stay up I can't see Ollie signing them up.
    Good luck to Feeney. An average player at best but flatters to deceive at this level.
    Tonight, looks like the back four will be a last minute decision but fingers crossed they can all do what they are paid to do.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 08:01
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    I think we should of done more to keep Henry, I suppose he had his own agenda and really looked like he didn't care toward the end but still a big loss

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  • March 11, 2014 at 13:10
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    Seems like lee Martin was bullied at school or something, why does he have to be the only winger at the club so he's comfortable

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