Millwall captain happy to keep clean sheet against Charlton

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PAUL Robinson took solace from Millwall's second clean of the week following a derby stalemate with Charlton.

Robinson, who has featured in the Lions' last three games, felt the two sides "cancelled each other out" on Saturday but insisted the mood in the camp remained positive.

And the 32-year-old was especially pleased that Millwall did not concede a goal, having also shut out Derby the previous weekend.

The goalless draw with the Addicks followed a 1-0 defeat at Blackpool last Tuesday.

"As a defender, I will take the clean sheet and be happy with that, and a draw was probably a fair result on the day," Robinson said.

"The whole squad deserves a lot of credit. We're working really, really hard as a team on our shape – especially the front players – to keep the ball out of our net.

"We need to find an attacking edge going forward and then it will be the perfect balance.

"Afterwards there was a bit of optimism really.

"It has been a tough week and we would have liked one more win, but we have put a lot of hard work in and our performances are steadily improving.

"We've been competitive in almost all of our games under Ian Holloway and things are very close and very tight.

"We've got to make sure over the last ten games that we edge more games than we lose."

Robinson added: "We had a lot of pressure in the second half especially but we just could not find that cutting edge at times.

"It was a very hard-fought and honest local derby and both teams were working incredibly hard to try and get the points.

"Maybe that resulted in the two teams cancelling each other out. We had some chances and some set pieces but we didn't capitalise on those."

A draw left Millwall three points ahead of Charlton in the table but the Addicks have four games in hand to make up that gap.

Speaking after the game, Robinson's opposite number, defender Michael Morrison, claimed the Lions would rather be in Charlton's position as the two clubs battle to avoid relegation.

But Robinson said: "They may have games in hand but we've got more points than them.

"They have got a lot of games to play now in a short space of time and that pressure builds as each game drifts by.

"We were in exactly the same situation last season, thinking we were okay because we had games in hand, but we didn't win any of them and it caught up with us towards the end.

"It's a difficult one – I'll tell you at the end of the season which position I'd rather be in, but obviously we'll be trying our hardest to stay in this division."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

41 thoughts on “Millwall captain happy to keep clean sheet against Charlton

  • March 17, 2014 at 09:24
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    I have to remind you it is not all about Charlton, 3 teams go down and it looks like us and 2 others.

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    • March 17, 2014 at 14:58
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      @Sealion: thanks for that I thought it was only us that went down

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      • March 18, 2014 at 10:02
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        @Lincolnshire Lion: I was replying to Robbos fixation to what Charlton's chances were!

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  • March 17, 2014 at 09:24
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    WHERE IS " LOMAS THE LEGEND " ?...................
    AFTER NOT MANAGING TO BEAT CHARLTON AT HOME, AND THE DISPLAY
    BEING PRETTY " POOR " [ APART FROM 2x PLAYERS ] , WE ALL ON THIS SITE
    NEED A BIT OF CHEERING - UP .
    [ THE BEST WAY I HAVE SEEN ON HERE IS WHEN EVERYBODY STARTS TO GIVE
    " LOMAS THE LEGEND " PLENTY OF STICK....................
    IT REALLY MAKES ME " SMILE " , WHEN I SEE SO MANY POSTERS ON HERE, CALLING
    HIM ALL THE " NAMES UNDER THE SUN ".................IE: YOU FU**ING CU**T, YOU RUINED
    OUR TEAM YOU PRA*T, PI*S OFF YOU W*NKER.......................JUST TO MENTION A FEW OF
    THE THINGS THAT ARE THROWN AT " LOMAS THE LEGEND " ...ON HERE.
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    STORMIN' NORMAN.........................WAITING FOR A LOMAS - LAUGH !!!!

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    • March 17, 2014 at 09:52
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      @bermlion: Here I am, so Millwall are now being managed by an ex Palace and Rangers manager and they are in a position that is below the one when I was paid off with a rather large sum of money, thats a pity that as Ollie could have used it to pay big wages to some more useless laon signings.

      I hope this does the trick for you Storming and you get the reactions that make you laugh because from where I am sunning myself (using factor 50) it looks really funny.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 09:25
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    Robbo if you are right and we stay up due to Charlton not taking advantage of there games in hand, I would take that and be very very happy, but that would once again paper over the problems with the squad and possibly the club if we really have the sesire to move forward, as we the Fans want to.

    We have had to put up with sub standard proformances for nearlt 2 years now and on Saturday well 2 very poor sides who were afraid to lose rather than try to win the game, if Chalton can pick up a point on us in Just 3 of there games in hand we are down because of our goals against, but I agree they have some hard games coming up but so do we.

    But if IH can come up with a formation that works even with the players we have availible we can maybe muster enough points to give Charlton the jitters and trip them up, COYL!!!!

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  • March 17, 2014 at 09:27
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    The charlton game is gone , let's go full hammer at leeds and take everything thats positive an make it work. It has tightened up at the a*** end and were not leaking goals like before but someone has to take charge and restore the confidence in attack by putting a couple in the net. Wish the big shittu was back but we go with what we've got and leave nothing in the locker room. Absolutely 100% and nothing else will satisfy us.

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    • March 17, 2014 at 09:47
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      @grassgrower: You can't go using phrases like "full hammer" on this site you will start a riot. haha

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      • March 17, 2014 at 11:17
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        @Sealion: I make a mistake like that in the most hostile environment on the planet, bloody keypad, always playin up!!!

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  • March 17, 2014 at 09:35
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    Come off it Robbo, we nearly lost the game against Charlton, if they finished better. We are missing Big Danny Shittu an Beevers playing at the back. ( At least the go forward and try to support the forwards ). Start to fight for your place, not get it cause of injuries.

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    • March 17, 2014 at 10:02
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      @BUSHWACKER14: if you cant keep a clean sheet against anoraks you mite aswell quit...another thing who put that charlton prat on our site

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  • March 17, 2014 at 10:13
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    I justwant t this season to end(hopefully with us still in this division) we willsee a much better millwall side next season,trust me on this one COYL!!!

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    • March 17, 2014 at 11:11
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      @333lions: Holloway will have all summer to sort it out and bring players in who will fight for this great club,I hope we are still in this league if not then we have the perfect manager to bring us back up.

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      • March 17, 2014 at 11:23
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        @colin66: I am sure he will as his statement seems to imply that no matter what JB is sticking with him (spent too much already) but regading players who fight for this club, I would sooner have players who can actually play football for this club.

        Using that term seems to me to ba an excuss for players who are really not good enough to play for Millwall and I also think that we the fans have been brought up with this and lets be honest it helps feed our seige metality.

        There was a player who played for Forest down the Den this year nothing like real wall but he mugged us big time Andy Reid, I know he played for Chalton but would love him at the Den, but that wont happen, too many players will not even consider us when a move is offered, so maybe after a long time we can start to bring some young blood into the side.

        Fred did well IMO on Saturdy one of the few good things about that day would also like to se Pavey blooded this season, not rushed because I doubt if they can save us this seas thats up to others to trip up like last season.

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        • March 17, 2014 at 12:03
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          @Barnlion: that's what I like about Ollie he will play youngsters where as Kenny never seem to bother,would like to see if Ollie keeps fred in the side to play to play leeds Saturday

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      • March 17, 2014 at 13:35
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        @colin66: couldnt agree more colin66, IH Will turn it round.COYL!!!

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  • March 17, 2014 at 10:20
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    we may as well play our forwards at the back cos they cant fu-king score and robbo happy with a clean sheet is no good if we cant score the other end mate

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    • March 18, 2014 at 02:27
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      @DELBOY64:
      It's actually very good to keep a clean sheet when you can't score, otherwise what happens?

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  • March 17, 2014 at 10:34
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    Robbo u no as well as I do we needed to beat the trainspotters Every time we hav the chance to pull clear Bolton. Brighton. Yeovil. We f*** up. We shows the players haven't got the stomach for it. & who wants to hear from opposing players on this site. F****** not me.

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    • March 17, 2014 at 11:07
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      @block 28:we allways seem to do things the hard way.just to make us suffer..i'am like you dont want to see a clown from charlton here...take the article of aldo

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  • March 17, 2014 at 11:14
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    A clean sheet against a team worse than us with the least amount goals scored in the football league!!!! Wonderful !!!!!!!

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  • March 17, 2014 at 11:30
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    Well done Robbo. You hadn't played for a while and have come in and done what you needed to.
    Carry on talking the squad up. 30 points still to play for.
    Defence is a lot better under Holloway and with Fred and the Austrian we may even start to score.
    I am not throwing the towel in and will be supporting you all the way to the wire.
    Roll on Leeds.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 11:49
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    He's a defender, of course he's happy with the clean sheet, and to get a clean sheet at Derby too, who are a much better side. You can't blame him for that. Especially after some of the shockers we had earlier in the season. Our defence has definitely looked tighter of late, even now we are without Shittu, and it always seems to be a makeshift back four. It's just everything in front of the back four that's a shambles...

    Maybe we'll get there this season, maybe we won't. I still think there are enough win/draw-able game left for us to limp to safety... just...

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  • March 17, 2014 at 11:52
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    Lets be honest, the game was dire, as were the performances of both teams. The only bright spot, if there was one, is the 0 goals against. Sorry, there was another, young Fred. Problem is the anoraks do grind out results every now and then, as we did against Derby, so I am not optimistic at all about us staying up. I hope I'm wrong.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 13:01
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    I read IH says Fred played a good game....over many years I have seen youngsters come in an play well and then drop out...lets hope and pray IH doesnt drop him immediately as it can ruin somebody as young as him..give him a good run and DONT mess his head

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    • March 17, 2014 at 19:40
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      @peter2545: With the way he played on Saturday - he's earned his chance of a good run- it's great to see. But it's a bit of a balancing act with young players - as much as you want to play them - you don't want to burn them out early either.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 13:38
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    I know robbo has to come out and be positive,try to install belief,but if the players really are patting themselves on the back and feeling optomistic after a 0-0 home draw against a team who started the day at the foot of the league,it says it all about the mentality that pervades through the dressing room!

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    • March 17, 2014 at 14:03
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      @norris: Norris, Spot on we lost 2 points and Charlton moved off the bottom and they are incharge of there own destiny and the same is true of Barnsley & Yoevil who have a game in had plus superior goal difference, so to be happy with a home draw is being satisfied with mediocrity IMO, and this does not show enough desire to be a winner.

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      • March 17, 2014 at 14:41
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        @Barnlion: A draw was not what either side wanted, but certainly worse for us than for the Anoraks.

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    • March 17, 2014 at 14:47
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      @norris: Couldn't agree more, think it shows that this squad is League 1 standard.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 16:06
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    I can't see the point in bringing marquis back & then putting McDonald on. Wot we needed late in the game was someone with energy.

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    • March 17, 2014 at 19:46
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      @block 28: Agree, don't know what the f**ks going on with Mcdonald - his form has really dropped off lately. Not just with his finishing - but his creativity as well. At least with Marquis you know you're gona get a shift out of him - plus, he hates the anoraks as well!

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  • March 17, 2014 at 18:05
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    I know it ain't over till the fat lady sings but I'm sure she is making steady pace towards us for a big concert. Lg 1 nxt season, get rid of all the dead wood ( which is alot of them) then Ollie rebuild & put your Mark on our history

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    • March 17, 2014 at 18:27
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      Stay up..is the best way to attract the players he'll want

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  • March 17, 2014 at 18:52
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    I would gladly let in 5 goals a game and win 6-5 thank you. Clean sheets and tightening up should have been the priority 10 games ago not with 10 games left!!!! Time for wins/points not attractive football and stats!!!

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  • March 17, 2014 at 20:05
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    The Dagenham Girl Pipers could have kept a clean sheet against both attacks.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 21:38
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    the guy who offered to buy everyone a drink if we go down...been a bit quiet of late....does the offer still stand

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    • March 18, 2014 at 08:22
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      @tonytowneronthewing:anybody know what is local is...anoraks got bouremouth..com on grabban bag a couple you little s***...com on bournemouth

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    • March 18, 2014 at 09:25
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      @tonytowneronthewing:
      I offered to buy everyone a drink and the offer still stands. I posted on this thread already so not sure if your thinking of someone else but I definately haven't given up like most on here seem to have and I still think we can stay up.
      Roll on Leeds.

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  • March 18, 2014 at 08:34
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    Let's f***** win this week, we've gotta solve this problem ourselves. F*** everyone else! And good morning!

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