Millwall boss rues missed chances after Blackpool defeat

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IAN Holloway bemoaned Millwall's luck in front of goal after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Blackpool.

Ricardo Fuller's 14th-minute winner came after the Lions had hit the bar and before Steve Morison saw his penalty http://www.ourhealthissues.com saved by goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

Gilks then tipped Martyn Woolford's shot onto the post as Millwall tried in vain to find a way back into the game.



And Holloway said afterwards: "I still can't believe we've lost the game. The last time I came here I lost to ten men and it feels like deja vu really.

"When you create as many chances as we did, you shouldn't lose the game.

"I really liked what I saw at the start. We hit the bar in the first few minutes and it looked like a matter of time before we were going to score.



"One set piece and a penalty save and the game is over. I couldn't keep Steve Morison on there because he had a stiff neck and maybe I should have chucked a centre half up front.

"In a game like that, when they're dropping deep and desperate to hang on to something, I need to be able to win a header and we couldn't.

"Blackpool kept breaking away when we should have been locking them in. We lost our cohesion and our shape and that can happen without a big man to win headers.

"Steve wanted to stay on and was a bit angry when I took him off, but a player's health is more important than anything.

"We had a great result at the weekend and we have just had a bad one, but that's the way things are going for us at the moment."

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105 thoughts on “Millwall boss rues missed chances after Blackpool defeat

  • March 11, 2014 at 23:22
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    Biggest missed chances were not going for Uwe Rosler last summer and Neil Warnock (till the end of the season) last January.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 06:04
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      @Micky Lions: have to agree Micky. Think we went for a cheap option in the summer and missed a trip in warlock who openly showed interest. We have got carried away with the madness of IH and it's blinded some to the situation.

      I said when he was appointed his actual record with clubs in trouble was poor and he got them relegated, I still hope to be proven wrong.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 09:42
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      @Micky Lions: MORNING EVERYBODY..............
      THE STORM IS BACK FROM HOLS..................
      PITY WE DID NOT WIN AT BLACKPOOL, BUT WE DID A GREAT JOB AT HIGH FLYING DERBY COUNTY.
      SO, LETS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT - SIDE....................AND THINK WE CAN SORT CHARLTON OUT AT THE
      NEW DEN ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AND ALL WILL START TO LOOK " ROSY " AGAIN.
      [ STILL PLENTY OF POINTS LEFT TO WIN !!!!! ]
      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      STORMIN' NORMAN

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      • March 12, 2014 at 09:54
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        @bermlion:
        ALSO VERY, VERY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF BOB CROW,
        A TREMENDOUS MAN WHO SAW THINGS LIKE THE ORDINARY
        FELLOWS WHO WALK THE STREETS [ NOT TO MENTION A DEDICATED
        AND TRUE MILLWALL FAN ]
        [ WILL NEVER FORGET SEEING BOB CROW IN THE FULL MILLWALL KIT ]
        " MILLWALL FANS WILL ALWAYS LIKE YOU, BOB "
        STORMIN' NORMAN..........................

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      • March 12, 2014 at 11:21
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        @bermlion: fort you were back cos we lost away,..bloody jinx..,.only joking i..you must be gutted missing the lads win at derby

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        • March 12, 2014 at 13:34
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          @Jim28: HA, HA, HA.....I LOVE IT ! WELL DONE JIM28. LETS HOPE WE CAN START TO TURN THE TIDE, AGAIN. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:30
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    Same old story , don't score goals don't win games. Been going on to long now, can't blame manager, thought Campbell, Jackson would score , baffles me , as other players go to clubs and score Billy Sharp. Maybe destined to go down, sure smells like it.

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    • March 11, 2014 at 23:37
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      @sups8892: billy sharp has always been a good player , that's why

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    • March 12, 2014 at 11:04
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      @sups8892: trouble is Olly seems to be adamant to want to play with just a lone striker like international and prem teams do. Now we got McDonald, Jackson, Campbell and Morison who are all good strikers at this level BUT they don't work as lone strikers, we got no width that wingers would bring and nobody to cross the ball into the box so our strikers can get their heads on the end of them like Morison did against Derby. A rare straight forward move which was our bread and butter in 442 days. Just feels like IH is making things complicated for the sake of it right now. Get a big donkey in upfront now and we lump up to him and see where it takes us I guess (league one no doubt anyway)

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:33
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    Absolutely devastated. Saturday's game is huge. We may not have true belief in getting a result but we must get behind the team Saturday and bully Charlton at The Den! Come on you Lions.

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    • March 11, 2014 at 23:42
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      @lions404:

      we will all be there with full support but there are no excuses permitted Saturday - if the players and IH get it wrong it is because they are losers - some groups find a way to win and others don't

      I d not want to hear that we are unlucky

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      • March 12, 2014 at 11:57
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        @timchimes: Absolutely! We aren't the only ones in a dogfight down there! Barnsley, Yeovil, Charlton - all as bad as each other! Could have had 3 goals in the first half but that is what its like when your down there! You make your own luck though and we've got to go again, got to keep our bottle! Far too many on here throwing in the towel and not up for the challenge. Talk about a complete contrast, after Derby everyone is dancing and screaming, now everyone is doom and gloom. Sick as a parrot after yesterday but far too negative on here. Considering we've picked up 4 or 5 injuries from the last two games - not surprised we are struggling. Turning on Holloway would be just plain stupid, drafted in for a relegation scrap with a problem-ridden squad!

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        • March 12, 2014 at 15:40
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          @DanLion: With you all the way DanLion. IH had a proper task on his hands coming to us. low moral, lack of true skill, and generally a team of lazy sods. he has put passion back into the team and they are starting to believe. ok, we havent got the best squad, but when all are fit, we'll give anyone a go on our day. fully prepared for relagation, thought bringing in IH was too late but thats life. i dont remember a time other than when wisey was with us, that i actually believe we can be more than a south london whipping boys club. Behind you all the way IH, and lets do Charlton Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:33
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    same old B.S we're going down. we're s***. we can't score. and when we do it's rare! ipswich and derby we got lucky. yet again back to square 1 and it wouldn't surprise me if we get turned over by the anoraks saturday, it really f****** wouldn't.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:34
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    the mug from above

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:36
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    that is completely not what I want to hear Ollie - things shouldn't happen but they do - continually -

    if you don't learn lessons then what hope is there - so Morison gets injured and we don't have a big man , which Morison isn't really ; so what is you plan - you must have one for that situation

    ''One set piece and a penalty save and the game is over.'' what total rubbish - the penalty was 17 mins - 73 minutes to go - why say such s*** - Ollie's lack of assessment is beginning to worry me .-

    maybe put a centre half up front - too late now isn't it - its all you need to know - no strikers capable of holding the ball up - why haven't we got one then - Address these points Ollie

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    • March 12, 2014 at 12:23
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      @timchimes: he said he's looking to get a big striker in on loan.

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:45
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    I really wish the bozos on this site would stop telling Ollie how to do his job as though they're experts. He wants us to start scoring just as much as we do and complaining about what he's doing is pointless. Judge him when he has a clean slate rather than aollection of ancient wage-thieving has-beens. Keep the faith in Ollie. Alex

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    • March 11, 2014 at 23:51
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      @harryfabian: Most of the Bozos have spent a lifetime following their club and can tell b******* when they hear it. Respect has to be earned and in Holloway's position it takes a lot more than just being a real character.

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      • March 12, 2014 at 06:06
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        @Micky Lions: millwall cannot question the support offered, it's now time for action on the position that is lacking.

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      • March 12, 2014 at 15:46
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        @Micky Lions: @Micky Lions: thats true Harry but Ollie needs time, some decent strikers and the occassional ref that doesnt hate us. it takes years to build a good team and Ollie has had minutes! keep the faith mate. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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    • March 11, 2014 at 23:57
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      @harryfabian:
      Mr Fabian
      so he wants a loan striker - well he had better do it soon and it needs to be superior to Jackson and Campbell - they are his recruits aren't they or have I missed something - it is not about complaining - it is about being constructive - if you hit the bar and post and miss a penalty it is not unlucky - we have not scored more than one goal under Holloway in any game and we have played all the worst teams in this league (apart from Charlton and wait for Saturday )

      - it is not good enough - What you have missed is that it s actually Holloway that keeps complaining about different things after each match - He will never get a clean slate - in Div One he won't have any money - besides why not get rid of Jackson and Campbell now then if they aren't part of his long term plans - he can't have it all ways

      I am so angry at our inability to be resolute and get two results in a row

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      • March 12, 2014 at 00:58
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        @timchimes: You're right Tim, the results aren't good enough and lots of work still needs to be done in making us resilient. But you cannot ignore the circumstances of the previous games - I think IH has had good reason to moan. Some of the results that didn't go our way were beyond belief- brighton, sheff weds, etc. Then when we do win, we lose more key players through injury.
        Plus, I think the problem atm is that IH's preferred strikers i.e. Easter and DJ are out.. which leaves him with 2 'hit and miss' midgets and Morro. And like I said earlier- if you take Morro off - McD and Jackson are always gona struggle against big CB's... From what I heard on the commentary- it sounded like Williams didn't have a very good either tonight- and that is probably key- because he's been a big part of our recent progress in possession. Oh well, I'm still looking forward to Saturday- all we can do- is back em to the end. COYL

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:48
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    I really wish the bozos on this site would stop telling Ollie how to do his job as though they're experts. He wants us to start scoring just as much as we do and complaining about what he's doing is pointless. Judge him when he has a clean slate rather than aollection of ancient wage-thieviac-beens. Keep the faith in Ollie.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 06:11
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      @harryfabian: @Micky Lions: @harryfabian:

      The concern is that this clean slate will be in league 1. The fact remains he gets paid to get results, the support and faith is there for hollway. It just cannot be blind faith.

      Based on games played Saturday match is a do or die, a lost I fear will be the beginning of league 1.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 10:00
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      @harryfabian: i wish millwall wouldn't keep getting player who know one else wants

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  • March 11, 2014 at 23:48
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    get rid of dj and jackson cos they are sh1t. bring back marquis and let him jyst make a nuisence of himself and bring in akie pavey ffs

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  • March 12, 2014 at 00:11
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    If we needed a big man up front to win headers why bring in two of Snow White,s finest instead. If we are now sticking to what we've got I'm with Delboy, give Pavey a go. I've been getting ready for league one since the Bolton game because I just can't see where the goals will come from. Derby was just another false dawn like the other wins this season. Roll on the cricket season.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 00:14
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    We re-group and we go again.
    Roll on Saturday.
    COYL.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 09:22
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      @Luke ColdBlow10: that's all we can do Luke, it's a f***** position but they're not goin out to lose! I just hope that John Berylson has the ticker to ride this out cause ya get the feelin were f***** if he walks. Need the bloke to do a bob crow and stand for the battler. Everyone's p***** of but it's better to be p***** off than p***** on.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 00:19
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    Great day out...then we went & messed it up.blackpool didn't beat us we managed to somehow do it ourselves...just have to take it out on charlton...i think i better get a train...logging out

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  • March 12, 2014 at 02:27
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    I am fast losing faith in IH. He talks of putting a Centre Half up front to win headers when we have only Morison who can win headers. The other clowns up front are not only too short but **** at scoring goals too. Really wish DJ and Jackson were elsewhere and free up wages for someone who give a t*** as they are never going to set the world alight. I stated a while ago we needed a big centre forward and now maybe IH is seeing this but his plan is coming unravelled as perhaps now he realises we can't play pretty football and score goals with the mediocre at best bunch of misfits we have acrued! Start again and have a clear out in the summer - too many past it players who don't want to play for us just an easy pay day.

    As for the set-piece - I was worried every time they had a corner and the second one in they score! We have leaked goals all season from corners especially so no surprise there Ollie and yet again still haven't stopped that whilst offering no aerial threat up front still.

    Derby was a blip but can only see relegation unless a miracle happens as the squad have no guts or skill to stay up. Like Berylson said - losers won't get contracts - he is one of the few that gets my respect at that club.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:03
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      @dude: @dude: I know what you mean dude but there is more to this than meets the eye. i think sometimes people forget who we really are. we arent man u or liverpool of chelsea, than can attract good quality players, we are a club that is concidered a players waiting ground to die. we dont have endless money, nor a fan base worthy of mentioning, that is if you dont count the arm chairs that turn up for the occassional wembley visit. what quality player would really want to come to us? now, like him or not, IH has a good reputation, and its that that will attract better players in the future. the likes of DJ and SJ are probably all he could get, and the fact that he places so much importance on morrison, who was crap before, and still crap now, gives you an idea of what IH is facing. our defence has been decimated this season, hence the leaking goals like no tomorrow, but our general ball play is better than its been in decades. we just need to find a couple of half decent stikers, and stay injury free, and you'll be suprised what IH can do. big ask i know, but hes done it before. personally, I'd kneel all our stikers down and cut there throats, but IH will come trough, even if it means dropping down to div 1 to come back stonger. keep the faith mate. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • March 12, 2014 at 06:39
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    Frustrating as f*** by the countless missed opportunities in the recent weeks which if converted would've gone a long way towards us bein in a safe position, it's horrifying to think of the drop but that could be a definite possibility now. It's a game of percentages isn't it, wot if the team had of been unchanged today and been relatively unchanged in the last month or so, injuries, suspensions etc have played havoc but at least the resolve of the supporters remains unchanged. Let's box on til the fat lady well and truly has her a*** out in the breeze. We never give in!

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  • March 12, 2014 at 06:39
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    The problem is that it has nothing to do with bad luck, after all you can not be this unlucky every week. We just have to accept that the majority of this squad are not up to it. Holloway has brought in players he believed would help us escape relegation this season, but unfortunately it's looking more likely that he'll have to start again next season, probably in league one. There are far too many players here who just don't care.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 06:41
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    Pile of old horse...!

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  • March 12, 2014 at 07:50
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    All over im afraid . total dog s*** ! Not good enough never will be. Still be there for the train spotters. Not looking forward to it now, GUTTED!

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    • March 12, 2014 at 08:12
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      @DiggerWall: i said last week after the brighton game..if we get a win away & win our home games we'll be safe well we won away now for the home games...i would have liked to win last nite..cos we were all over em..

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      • March 12, 2014 at 09:06
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        @Jim28: Hope your right Jim. Thing is I cant see us winning many at home either.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 07:56
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    Get sick of hearing all this 'bad luck' crap. So what's the problem- players don't give a s*** or just not good enough for this league? I suspect both. As for suggesting putting a CB up front, they don't win headers in their own box so why would it be any different at the other end?

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  • March 12, 2014 at 08:02
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    If Derby and Blackpool had been draws we would be more optimistic somehow, we are a half point up on that so let's not give in.

    Charlton now that Powell has gone are a complete unknown!

    The Belgian seem to want to use them as a nursery and rehab for his home clubs.

    All for giving Pavey a go.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 08:10
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      @wongo: Three points is a great return from Derby and Blackpool, especially away from home. What doesn't fill me with confidence is the inability to score goals, particularly against a side like Blackpool who have failed to win in 18 attempts. Having said that we have to remain positive and hope for a minor miracle.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 08:30
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    Beat Charlton and it's 6 points from those 3 games which all of us would of taken.
    I think we are going to smash Charlton and score more than one goal for a change.
    At least we are creating chances even if we are not taking them.
    Looking forward to Saturday more than ever.
    I know it's desperate but keep the faith. 33 points to play for.
    1 game at a time.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:01
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    Look at the facts:
    How many games has DJC played and how many goals?
    How many games has Morro played and how many goals?
    How many games has SJ played and how many goals?
    How many games has SMcD played and how many goals?
    How are we any better than the Yeovils and Barnsley's of this world when we can't beat them? Its Div 1 next season and lets not kid ourselves.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 09:23
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      @AireLys: granted our strikers need a sat nav to find the goal..this is the times you ask the wand in mid to stand up..where was he hiding when we got a pen..trotter would have steped up ..not havin a pop at the lad..cos he dont me t6get on his back...

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:09
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    If we'd have beaten blackpool last night we would have dragged them into it with us which would have put another team in the position of needing results. As it stands it now looks increasingly like 1 of 4 teams escaping instead of 1 of 5 and if results go against us with the games in hand we are bottom. If we had lost to derby and beaten blackpool we'd have been better off and if we beat the anoraks it would have been a good return from the last 3 games. As it is, our inability to beat the teams around us makes our position all the more worrying.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 09:12
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      @Adsy77777: I meant to say 2 of 5!!!! Is it my fault or just bad luck?

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    • March 12, 2014 at 17:09
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      @Adsy77777: It's a definite worry that we're not beating teams around us- this needs to end against the anoraks on Saturday.. But as far as the table goes, it is by no means over...
      Charltons games in hand will come at em thick and fast- and with the way they've been playing- I can see them struggling. Also, Birmingham and Doncaster are still not quite out of reach and we've still got to play both of em at home... So there's still hope lads. But the players really have to show what they're made of now- Charlton is now a MUST WIN game- simple as that.
      COYL!!! Getting ready to fracture my voicebox on Saturday.... MIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:12
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    Same old s*** from a manager, go and get a young striker who is hungry and eager to impress, rather than 30+ year olds that are f***** useless!
    Andre Gray of Luton 21 years of age and probably on crap wages, can't be any worse than the 4 or 5 we have that are probably on a combined wage of £50k+ per week, sort it out IH.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 09:35
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      @dpendet: would it been legal to let keogh take the pen..just a thought

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      • March 12, 2014 at 09:47
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        @Jim28: nah mate, he's another donkey or rather headless chicken cos all he does is run round!!!!

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        • March 12, 2014 at 13:25
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          Should feel right at home with olly then

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:31
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    I have to say it doesn’t look good and we need to be far more clinical in front of goal. Bearing in mind that Charlton currently have 5 games in hand, then these games still needs to be won. Once you are down there in s*** those five games will rarely give 15 points let alone 10 points. It’s all too easy to say that we should have got another manager than Ollie. I think the fact that we have used nearly 50 players this season says it all, and I find it hard to come up with a manager who would have changed our situation from day 1. There are 4 poor teams in the bottom who are probably saying the same things as we are, but only three can go down, and we need to believe that we won’t be part of that trio. Keep the faith (or pretend to at least) the club needs it!

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    • March 12, 2014 at 17:13
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      @wise19: Spot on Wisey!

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:32
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    We should of done everything we could to get Rosler in at the beginning of the season, I seemed to be the only one who thought that though. Now look what he's doing at Wigan! At the end of the day though, we need to get behind Ollie and the club!!! I fully believe we'll stay up and push on next season. One team near the bottom usually has a miraculous run and that will be us this season! At least we're creating chances! F****** weren't under Lomas and conceding 3 or 4 a game. Realistically the turnaround already has been quite amazing if we're all honest with ourselves.

    We'll batter Charlton 4-0, and then win 2-1 away to Leeds, then we'll kick on in the next two home games . . . . EASY!!! Come on you Lions!

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    • March 12, 2014 at 09:48
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      @alpha_dogg: I also said we should have gone for Rosler.Always impressed when he was interviewed and not surprised he is doing the business at Wigan.I had a decent bet about us getting him and think we missed out big time not going for him.

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      • March 12, 2014 at 10:33
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        @Longfield Lion: Rosler was also my choice but I was shouted down by others because he had no experience on the Championship.

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        • March 12, 2014 at 11:02
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          @denslions: Well give yourselves a pat on the back for wanting Rosler, the difference is he has a good squad at Wigan and Holloway doesn't at Millwall. There were and are a lot of players that were/are not good enough, of which we have got rid of some, Henry, Feeney, Trotter, Keogh, all mediocre Championship players IMO, and we still have a few in the squad. I am not saying IH is the God he was made out to be, but even Jesus would have a problem with this lot.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:41
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    We've got McDonald whose head ' isn't in the right place'. Morison who's been played out of position for most of the season until recently - 'The only ball winner in attack'. Campbell, Jackson who haven't done anything and now we're looking to get a striker in on loan. Let's hope he's not the same standard as Jackett's last two. Like Feeney, Wright, Smith etc. most of these players are simply not good enough. What is worrying, is that we're playing a style with so few games left that the players still haven't got to grips with it. I reckon a real blood and thunder type of formation would have got us a result last night. It aint pretty, but neither is looking like relegation certs at the moment. I'd agree with others on here that if we don't beat Charlton we've had it. Pains me to say that but I can't see any other outcome.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:44
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    Charlton have only scored 24 goals - which is LESS than us.
    We cannot hit a Barn Door from 2 paces.

    Saturday looks like a 0-0 draw.

    League One here we come.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 13:34
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      @Longfield Lion: Can't say how I can agree with that as I'm not a pessimist. Always positive and would like to see a win over those anerak trainspotters! A one nil would make me very happy!

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  • March 12, 2014 at 09:46
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    From the very start of the season the major problem has been the failure to find a decent striker or forwards, neither Lomas or Holloway have resolved the problem. They seem to have tinkered about with every other position but failed to deal with the most important, that is to bring in a goal scorer. That is my main criticism of both managers. Holloway made matters worse by allowing Trotter to leave. At least he new how to convert a penalty and could score the odd goal or more. He was a creator in midfield and IH should own up into admitting he made a mistake. I know people say Trotter wanted to leave, but why was that? I would rather he stayed than bring in Campbell and Jackson who have made no difference at all.
    Millwall need a striker, very quickly. They also need some of the Bob Crow spirit and we may stay up.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 10:10
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      @Peckhamlad: Trotter had to go. His casual style of play only looked good when the rest of the team are putting the graft in and we were getting results. Millwall don't need part-time players like that.

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      • March 12, 2014 at 10:12
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        @alpha_dogg: He's also not even starting at Bolton. I'm scared they won't keep their part of the bargain and we'll lose him on a free at the end of the season!

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        • March 12, 2014 at 10:46
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          @alpha_dogg: No matter he would have scored that penalty yesterday and his class passing is missing in midfield.

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      • March 12, 2014 at 21:51
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        @alpha_dogg: I'd take eleven 'part-time' players as good as Trotter.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 10:14
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    Just to put the football match in context and relevance, we lost a good supporter of Millwall yesterday, Bob Crow. He will be sadly missed by the TU movement and by his members, who did very well by him. Whilst trade unionists were being attacked and suffering reduced terms and conditions, and losing their jobs, he actually increased his membership and ensured that his members got the rate for the job. No posts please criticising his retention of his council house. If more people had down what he did we would not be in the housing mess that we are now in. Besides, a lot his critics have at least two houses.

    Bob Crow RIP

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    • March 12, 2014 at 10:44
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      @sierraleone: "Bob Crow was a working-class hero. That's something to be, as another such hero, John Lennon, put it. Everything about the RMT leader shouted: "I'm a union man!" He didn't keep whippets, but he certainly followed Millwall FC whose slogan might have been his at times of trouble: "We are Millwall, no one likes us, we don't care."
      From Today's"Guardian"

      Bob Crow was a peoples hero as well as a lifelong supporter of Millwall, the team need the same resilience and battling spirit as he gave to his union members,

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      • March 12, 2014 at 11:04
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        @Peckhamlad: they also highlighted his actions to help the lowly paid cleaners. A working class hero indeed and to keep the theme going, 'No more heroes anymore, whatever happened to the heroes?'

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      • March 12, 2014 at 11:11
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        @Peckhamlad: ambler has decided not to have a minute's applauase on sat...he's gonna put a note in the programe..he should be bloody ashamed

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        • March 12, 2014 at 11:19
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          @Jim28: yes, I couldn't agree more with you Jim28.

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        • March 12, 2014 at 11:40
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          @Jim28: Where have you heard this?

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          • March 12, 2014 at 11:59
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            One of my family Saw it on thames news last nite...

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        • March 12, 2014 at 12:15
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          @Jim28: There nothing stopping us from doing it as there is enough of us he write on here and even more read and vote on here as well so if every one tells someone who they know and are going on Saturday I am sure he will have a good reception, maybe as they are t****** the coin (remind every one of AA at the moment as well)

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        • March 12, 2014 at 12:19
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          @Jim28: Disgusting if true, hope the fans will take it in there own hands to do so and bring banners and signs to express their condolences.

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          • March 12, 2014 at 13:15
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            @Peckhamlad:
            He ain't no working class man! He was a hypocrite FACT! On a £150.000 per year and living in a council house that's supposed for poor working class family to live in. If you think he was honest and genuine then your just another mug that believes in anything!

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    • March 12, 2014 at 13:27
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      @sierraleone: On a £150,000 a year sounds like a hypocrite to me living in a council house. Why should that be overlooked ?

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      • March 12, 2014 at 14:31
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        @Lion: So bleeding what? Does that mean working class blokes must not earn that money? Bob worked himelf into an early grave because he fought like a Lion for his members and the poor. It is no coincidence that Tube workers earn some of the best money in London, thats because they never gave in to the bosses. When you think of all those greed bankers and city parasites that feed off us and caused the recession it makes me sick that people decry someone like Bob who came up the hard way and begrudge him the salary which was not decided by him but by his union. He never sold out and was a diamond.

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        • March 12, 2014 at 22:36
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          @Peckhamlad: Yeah right you mug and keep a poor working class family living in cramped conditions. That's all right with you ain't it!

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  • March 12, 2014 at 12:15
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    What I saw last night was 2 teams with virtually no confidence. We started really brightly, and the really annoying thing is that we could so easily be sitting here today celebrating a 3-1 win, with Morison on 3 goals from 2 games and looking forward to Charlton on Saturday and third win on the bounce.

    The trouble is, as soon as we missed that pen and then Woolford's shot hit the post when he looked certain to score, we seemed to lose confidence and suddenly changed tactics and started hoofing it.

    Their number 5 McKenzie was the biggest donkey I've seen in years and panicked when we were playing it around on the deck for the first 20 mins, but once we started lumping it forward we made him look good.

    Whether we ran out of ideas or they changed their tactics to counter us, either way the second half performance was dire and Blackpool actually looked comfortable. Even when Morison went off injured and was replaced by Jackson we still just played it nervously across the back and then hoofed it forwards. On the couple of occasions we got the ball down and used Fredericks or Jackson made a smart run we scared the life out of them but we didn't do it enough.

    The Blackpool fans outside afterwards literally couldn't believe their luck!

    That said, had we lost 1-0 at Derby on Saturday and won 1-0 last night we'd all be feeling much better now, but you can't help feeling things are just against us this season and you can't see us scoring enough to keep us out of trouble.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 12:16
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    On tv it said millwall was goin to honour one of their own by putting a note in the programme what a kick in the teeth to all supporters.they can take your money but can't be bothered to do a minutes applause. How low can u get

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    • March 12, 2014 at 12:20
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      @block 28: Ambler is probably a Tory

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    • March 12, 2014 at 12:38
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      @block 28: I have emailed Millwall saying that I expect Bob Crow's death to be commemorated in an appropriate manner and not a footnote in the programme. I await their response but urge all to contact Millwall either by twitter, Facebook, email or telephone, pressing them to do justice to Bob Crow's life and achievements.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 12:21
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    Just watched the goals on lions player. Wished l had not, they gifted us two golden opportunities to score and we blew them both. Morrison attemp to chip the keeper was hit to hard, and it was easier to score than hit the bar. Woolford was clean throught , keeper made a good save, but a decent striker would have burried it. The penalty was pony, hit right where the keeper likes them. And there folks is the reason why we are where we are. The bottom line is, our whole forward line are not up to it. Fed up with keep hearing our luck has changed, because it changed last night and we did not take it.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 12:25
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      @sups8892: Millwall goals on Lions Player? Should sue them under the trades descriptions act ffs.

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      • March 12, 2014 at 12:41
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        @NICKOLA: forgot the golden word CHANCES ! easy mistake, have a look and tell me i am wrong.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 18:31
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      @sups8892:

      Well said. We are getting more elaborate verbiage from IH than the previous mgr.

      A little less conversation, a little more action please.... to quote a lyric from a song!

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  • March 12, 2014 at 12:26
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    Millwall players should take a leaf out of bob crows book & fight for the working glass fans of millwall starting with a win over the annaraks

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    • March 12, 2014 at 13:23
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      @block 28: That Bob Crow is not a working class bloke. He was a hypocrite on £150,000 per year living in a council house that's meant for working class families.
      Millwall supporter he may be but not a bloke I would respect. Can't stand hypocrites and there's a few of them on here and I have to read their rubbish all the time!

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      • March 12, 2014 at 14:19
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        @Lion: Rubbish he was born in a poverty ridden slum and worked all his life and having met the man a few times know he was devoted to the people, anyway why shouldn't he earn a crust or two? At least he gave everything to improve the living standards of his unions member and was not a hypocrite or thief like the bankers and politicians who hoard away their money in secret tax havens. He loved Millwall too which in my book makes him one of us.

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      • March 12, 2014 at 14:38
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        35133">Lion<l so the bloke made a few bob. Didn't see anybody else taking on the management & his private life should stay his private life. So stop moaning for sake of moaning.

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        • March 12, 2014 at 16:05
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          @block 28: got to agree..lion is obviously boris's mate.. & council houses are no longer for the working class..its probably costs more to run than private house...i on average spend more than the pm to live .,

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      • March 12, 2014 at 18:13
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        @Lion: So you define class by earnings? You need to get back to the Daily Mail website. Bob Crow was a legend, even his enemies recognise this.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 12:42
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    Still plenty of games left, though with some of the comments on here you wouldn't think it.

    We can and will beat Charlton!!!

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    • March 12, 2014 at 13:16
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      @MFC Lion: Its not the commitment, it's that we haven't got the talent to say up. Our forwards are all has beens or maybe good in lower divisions not the championship. I like Ollie but he has bought in some rubbish.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 13:17
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      @MFC Lion: Please leave your full address and postcode on here so we can all come over at 5.45pm on Saturday and introduce your windows to a couple of house bricks. Only if you're wrong of course...

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      • March 12, 2014 at 23:19
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        @NICKOLA: I would love to but will be down the pub celebrating a famous Millwall victory.

        Even if we lose that doesn't equal relegation, just seems many on here have given up already.

        Negativity breeds failure.

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        • March 13, 2014 at 09:20
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          @NICKOLA: @MFC Lion: too true you blokes, get depressed for a bit and then fight on! Good cultures make good clubs.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 13:32
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    Some good games next season..... Walsall, Crawley, Port Vale, Colchester, God I'm depressed already.

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    • March 12, 2014 at 15:27
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      @AireLys: That is just a example of WHY it will be a disaster to get relegated.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 14:20
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    Who would have been happy with a draw away to derby and blackpool ?

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  • March 12, 2014 at 19:16
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    Ah, you can all get f*****! (Just joking) when are we playin at derby again? We,l win sat and I don't want my windows broken either. Like always, and in the words of AFDC, Shoulder to shoulder we gunna stand we gunna fight until the very last man!!!

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    • March 12, 2014 at 23:21
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      @grassgrower: can't see many making it to your house by 5:45 if it goes tits up against Charlton

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