Martin: Millwall have to put Blackpool defeat behind them

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MILLWALL were left "baffled" by their 1-0 loss to Blackpool on Tuesday but Lee Martin insists the players will not allow their heads to drop.

The Lions spurned several guilt-edged chances at Bloomfield Road and were punished for their profligacy when Ricardo Fuller headed the only goal of the game.

But Martin says the dressing-room atmosphere will remain upbeat ahead of Saturday's vital south London derby with Charlton.

"Frustrating is the word to describe that game," he said. "When you don't take your chances, sometimes it just happens like that.

"The boys dug in and tried to play the right way on a dry, bobbly pitch, but it didn't come off for us. We had enough of the ball but we couldn't break them down.

"We are baffled as to how we've lost 1-0.

"We are bitterly disappointed but we have again showed that we are playing the right way, so we've got to lick our wounds and go again."

The winger added: "There is a real togetherness in the ground – and I am not just saying that because I have to. The boys are really, really pulling together.

"We have gone from a massive high at Derby to a massive low but that will be forgotten by Saturday because we've got a massive game against Charlton.

"We can't get carried away with disappointment – we've got to bounce back and be positive.

"We're bitterly disappointed for the fans and for everyone involved but what I can't stress enough is how hard we're working to correct things.

"Sometimes you can be the better team and lose and it racks your brain, but that is just football and it will continue to happen throughout the leagues.

"All we can say is that we're sorry for the result and we are trying to turn it around."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

30 thoughts on “Martin: Millwall have to put Blackpool defeat behind them

  • March 13, 2014 at 10:29
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    MR MARTIN, LETS GET 3 POINTS ON SATURDAY, AND LET THE FOOTY RESULTS
    DO THE TALKING........................
    SUPPORTERS ARE GETTING FED - UP OF PLAYERS COMING ON AND SAYING THE SAME THINGS ASYOU ARE NOW SAYING.
    WE NEED WINS AND VERY QUICKLY.
    STILL PLENTY OF POINTS TO WIN, BUT WE WANT THEM SOON.
    "NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE"
    STORMIN' NORMAN........................RIDES AGAIN IN PRINT

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      • March 13, 2014 at 11:51
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        @Lion of the North: Footy is Football my ole 'cocker'. ( soccer ) , where you been all your life?

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    • March 13, 2014 at 12:07
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      @bermlion:

      sorry for the result...they should come out now and state that if they lose to charlton they will give their weeks wages to the MSC!

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      • March 13, 2014 at 13:42
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        @drifter: Now theres a great Idea! If the really feel like they say, the they could sacrifice one weeks wages for MSC. ( anybody else agree with this suggestion ? ).

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  • March 13, 2014 at 10:32
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    "Baffled" it's easy score more than the other team!

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  • March 13, 2014 at 10:39
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    The storm is back , yes sir eee , if we don't stop f****** around it,l be last one out please turn off the lights n shut the door!! Please please please don't let this happen.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:19
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    Really? I thought as professionals you were gonna come out on Saturday in front of a big crowd feeling sorry for yourselves!!!
    Get on with it and stop coming out with stupid statements

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:20
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    Yes, yes, yes Martin, we know. "Baffled......", "Can't explain it.....", "Need to do (insert inane comment here) better......". We've heard 'em all before. Bottom line is this weekends set of games are massive, we host the anoraks whilst Yeovil & Doncaster visit Q.P.R & Forest. Barnsley also have a dodgy game @ Watford so it wouldn't be a shock to see all three of 'em lose. The big winner could well be the victor at The Den come 5 o'clock Saturday so stop chucking out f****** clichés & go & get three points! C'MON 'WALL!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:35
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      @MickyMillwall: well said micky. shame we cant get 11 of millwalls finest from the stands to play, wont win but what a proper fight we'd make it. keep the faith mate. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:55
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      @MickyMillwall: That's it Micky, mate! Not too much to ask.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:29
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    Defence and midfield are getting better, its the Donkeys up front that can't produce. No more has beens IH, get someone in with talent (if you got any money left!)

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:33
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    No Martin, it's not you lot that have to get over it, IT'S US.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:37
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      @NICKOLA: well said Nicola. lets just hope im not crying in my lager again!!! mind you, after the blackpool game, took me 4 hours to drink my pint!! cheap night out!

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:59
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      @NICKOLA: yes, that is the message the players MUST UNDERSTAND! ( we pay lots of money to get to these places, so start playing and winning matches ).

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:41
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    Being as our strikers have an average height of 5ft, what about Jimmy Krankie on loan until the end of season?

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    • March 13, 2014 at 11:58
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      @the verminhater:Notice Chopper Harris is keeping quite during all this, can't he tell the forwards where the goal is?

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      • March 13, 2014 at 14:45
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        @AireLys: Like Chopper really new where the goal was himself!!!!!. lets get real, he is only a legend cos he was one of the best of the worst. all huff and puff but i didnt see him blow many houses down. why is it that people get all excited cos a player claims he is Millwall through and through! do they think thats all it takes to excuse them for playing s***?

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  • March 13, 2014 at 11:51
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    baffled??? quite simple lads put the ball in the f****** net. fed up with all the b******* now! excuses and what if's all the f****** time. better beat charlton you c****.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 12:18
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      @steveomfc5: dont you hold back you say wot you really mean...

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  • March 13, 2014 at 12:02
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    Need to be patient Saturday - Charlton won't be attacking much (largely becase they can't) If we need to grind out a 1-0 so be it

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    • March 13, 2014 at 12:04
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      @timchimes: Are you saying a 1-0 win against the bottom club is good enough?

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  • March 13, 2014 at 12:04
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    What on earth is baffling about it? We look terrified of the opposition goal and we lose nine times out of ten. Derby was the baffling one.

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    • March 13, 2014 at 12:57
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      @jamie: to tell the truth i was baffled for about 5mins ( mainly due to d.vodkas )..then i remembered robbo was playing..& as usual skying the ball all the way through

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  • March 13, 2014 at 13:17
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    Dunno why he was baffled? Second half was poor! Probably baffled how we didn't lose 2 or 3 nil

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  • March 13, 2014 at 13:51
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    Baffled. Dry bobbly pitch were sorry. For f*** sake grow a pair

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  • March 13, 2014 at 15:20
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    This 11 year old boy who is suffering from Neuroblastoma Stage 4 Cancer has more go in him then all of you 30 players put together, you have been given the gift to play professional football and not many people have this, you should be ashamed of your self, because this little boy will not see he's 13th birthday.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 16:12
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    oh yes good one mr martin wer'nt you bought here as an attacking goalscoring midfielder? well can you please stick to your description and score a f--king goal

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  • March 13, 2014 at 21:09
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    At least we now know what the problem was lads and lasses. It was the dry bobbly pitch.

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