Ollie calls for repeat display as Millwall head to Blackpool

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MILLWALL set down a marker with their winning display against Derby and boss Ian Holloway now expects a repeat performance at Blackpool tonight.

The Lions made a dream start to a vital week with three points at the iPro Stadium and can secure back-to-back wins for only the third time this season at Bloomfield Road.

"We have proved that we can win away from home – we have only done that once before this season – and we did it against a really good team," Holloway said.



"I liked the performance, the way we went about our work and I thought we looked a very good team. That result has been coming and we probably should have scored again.

"We looked pretty solid and we need to work as a unit like we did on Saturday. It is about work rate – the work rate at Derby, from each and every one of them, was excellent.

"The signs have been there and I think we've been playing much better than we were when I first took over in my honest opinion.



"I'll see how far we've come by the end of this game."

Blackpool are winless in 18 games but Holloway will not be taking his former club lightly.

He added: "It depends how you look at football – it could be a good time to play them, but they've also got to be due a win, haven't they?

"What you cannot do in the Championship is turn up and think you can win – and half of Derby's fans on Saturday thought they were going to do that.

"With the greatest respect to any team, on any day you can beat anybody. It's not like the Premier League where you get shock results.

"If Yeovil beat Leicester, you may think that was a bit of a surprise but anything is possible in this league.

"The top two teams have simply been more consistent than anybody else and that is why they are close to going up, I believe."

Injuries will force Holloway to make at least three changes to his line up but he is confident that the belief from Saturday's win will rub off on the players coming into the side.

"The players who aren't in the team practise exactly the same things as the ones who are, so everyone should know my structure and have the same attitude," he said.

"Our group spirit is growing and we're getting better. We did an awful lot of work last week – I trained them for half an hour longer every day, Tuesday to Friday.

"I had to be careful but I think that the extra work gave the lads some strength and they got used to our game plan.

"We denied Derby space and we did the same against Brighton. We've starting to believe that we can stop teams, that we can attack and now we just need to score more goals."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

9 thoughts on “Ollie calls for repeat display as Millwall head to Blackpool

  • March 11, 2014 at 14:25
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    Come on wall!!!! 3-1. Morrison with a hatrick

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  • March 11, 2014 at 14:34
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    4-0 to the. Mighty lions..COYL!!!

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  • March 11, 2014 at 14:34
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    just three points tonight boys, dont care how you do it just bring home the points

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  • March 11, 2014 at 14:37
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    This game is probably "The Game" of this season. Win, and momentum will carry us to beat the scum on Saturday. Lose, and our confidence drops and sets up a nervy encounter against a team with nothing to lose with 3 games in hand on us! We cannot afford to lose tonight, good thing is I'm confident we will score more than blackpoop!

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  • March 11, 2014 at 14:39
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    COYL!!! either 2-2 or 1-2 garvan to score 1st and morro with the 2nd MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL

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  • March 11, 2014 at 14:48
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    1-0 will do nicely again

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  • March 11, 2014 at 15:53
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    Be happy with 1 - 0 or 2 - 1.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 17:03
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    1-0 or 8-7 just 3 points please Ollie. All we ask is that everyone gives 100% and then our quality should prevail. 3 points tonight sets us up nicely for Charlton, who are becoming a joke with their new manager. The chairman clearly doesn't get English football.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 17:23
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    Don't give a t*** how you do it, but 3pts a must. If you want to 'cheat' like you did Saturday then good luck to you. I was there and the Derby fans were a joke, no passion at all from a team 3rd in the league. Only time they made any noise was when Malone went down and rolled onto the pitch...........classic. I am still nervy about the midfield 4/5, there didn't seem to be any pace. Back 4 looked OK except for my pet hate Dunne, but I am praying for a win tonight. COYL

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