Millwall's 1987-88 promotion heroes return for Dockers' Day

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PLAYERS from Millwall's 1987-88 promotion-winning side will be at The Den on Saturday for the club's annual Dockers' Day.

Former Lions captain Les Briley, who led the club into the First Division for the first time, will be joined by the likes of Terry Hurlock and Brian Horne.

Also set to attend the event are Alan McLeary, Dave Mehmet, Sean Sparham, Jimmy Carter, Wesley Reid, Nicky Coleman, Kenny Cunnigham and Paul Sansome.

The ex-players will be presented with commemorative medals, sponsored by the Southwark News, before kick-off by Hazel Kitchener, wife of late Millwall legend Barry.

Kitchener, who made an incredible 602 appearances for the Lions, making him the club's longest-serving player of all time, passed away two years ago this weekend.

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36 thoughts on “Millwall's 1987-88 promotion heroes return for Dockers' Day

  • March 28, 2014 at 10:39
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    Hurley and burley get on that pitch and show em wots it like to be millwall

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    • March 28, 2014 at 15:33
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      @jim28

      If IH reads these posts, his team talk this w/e should be easy, just show them some videos of games from that era, show Baily & Chaplow how Hurlock & briley used to boss the midfield, 1 to win it, the other to spray it about, show Carlos what Jimmy used to do, going round fullbacks for fun, show waghon how to cross a ball like Cally did, and show Morison how to get on the end of it like Cas did. Or am I talking b*****'s

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      • March 28, 2014 at 20:41
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        @sjk1768: met th in hotel in cardif, fa cup final.the man bought us all a drink.top player top man.
        i wish he was a few years younger wed be singing aint no stopping us now againCOYL

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        • March 29, 2014 at 21:24
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          @gatecrasher:

          I was there ..he was supposed to do the after dinner speech ....but he was a tadge inebriated and could not speak

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      • March 29, 2014 at 12:28
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        @sjk1768: You are sort of talking boll0cks mate coz bailey and chaplow are crocked and waghorn is at Wigan on loan

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:41
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    Ollie you ougjt to sign a couple of these lads as they cant be much older than Carlos Edwards and some of the others you have signed recently,They must be thinking what has happend to Millwall since the played with honor for the club.

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    • March 28, 2014 at 10:45
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      @Barnlion: barry kitchener wal fans shall allways honour you

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      • March 28, 2014 at 10:49
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        @Jim28: Seriously, What would Kitch make of what is happening at the moment.?

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      • March 28, 2014 at 15:42
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        My old man was groundsman at the Old Den when he played I used to watch them all play from the tunnel when I was young, his training number was 35, I think I still got his shirt and shirts somewhere , what a legend he was, he'd be turning in his grave if he watched what we have now. RIP Kitch#mfclegend

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:45
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    Bring your boots lads, you couldn't do any worse, even at your ages.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:47
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    Get Hurlock on the pitch, even if he only last fifteen minutes he will show more effort than our shower of s*** players have put in all season.

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    • March 28, 2014 at 11:02
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      @Davey: Davey just for 5mins he would show them what is expected of a Millwall player.

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      • March 28, 2014 at 11:36
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        @Barnlion: Make you right, can't wait to see the line up for tomorrow. trying to predict who plays and in what position is harder than winning the lottery.

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    • March 28, 2014 at 21:02
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      @Davey: Be funny hearing Terry's gonna get ya one more time give him 5 mins in the changing room do a proper team talk eh

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      • March 29, 2014 at 08:18
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        @millwallpete: I remember the so called hard man Steve McMahon bottling it against Hurlock at Anfield, so funny to watch him spend the rest of the game keeping out of Terry's way

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:49
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    Ah PROPER players on the pitch at last this season !!!!

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:52
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    Kit up boys and get on that pitch, or just let hurlock loose in the changing room......

    COYL!!!!!!!!!

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:57
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    Some of these players were the best to ever play for Millwall, compared to the shower that now represent us. On that topic, I see that Charlton have signed Davide Petrucci on loan from Man Utd. Oddly enough, he's not 6'8" or 35 yrs old but 22.
    Nuff said.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:58
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    For lion ie says
    lion please read my reply on previous thread where you have an apology.
    once again i hope you will accept the apology.

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    • March 28, 2014 at 19:13
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      @jim1222: Saw it Jim and responded, no problem here mate.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 11:01
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    Ironic that our guests of honour who gave us some of our greatest ever days out and memories should have to bear witness to what we have been served up all season. I feel embarrassed for them!

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  • March 28, 2014 at 11:06
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    Let them give the team talk. If that don't work nothing will. Thanks boys still remember hull away.

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    • March 28, 2014 at 20:37
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      Hull away will live with me forever mate ! I was only a kid and me old man took me up there, grown men passed me over them nasty spinning spikes to get me on the pitch at full time.. Never get them days back, still gives me goosebumps at 36 .. They could do worse than show our current squad a video of that game

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  • March 28, 2014 at 11:08
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    I wonder what the current crop feel when they come face to face with revered legends of our past and no-one will remember this bunch the minute they walk out the door for good.
    I can still mentally visualise most of the differing styles of play of our bygone hero's but what will I remember of this bunch of misfits, would I shake their hand with fondness in ten years time.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 11:29
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    It makes you feel proud again hearing those names. Different era different values. Real football not the prostituted version we have now.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 12:38
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    Looking forward to seeing the proper Millwall Players.

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    • March 28, 2014 at 13:02
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      @BUSHWACKER14:our heroes will walk in look at the team & p*** themselfs laughing

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  • March 28, 2014 at 12:59
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    Proper players from an era of proper football. Having said that, as a youngster I picked up a lot of proper naughty words listening to my dad watch Nicky Coleman play 🙂

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    • March 28, 2014 at 13:26
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      @roders: We have always had players that make you swear but never a whole bloody team of them like now.

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    • March 28, 2014 at 16:16
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      @roders: Not the most gifted player ever, but he was certainly a proper part of that 87/88 team.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 14:55
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    Look on the Brightside , it's the first time in ages we'll see Millwall players on the pitch with medals !
    Best Millwall side ever in the late 80s.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 14:57
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    Timing seems ironic.

    'Hey lads you've failed miserably this season and will probably seal our fate after today's game. Who are those fellas on the pitch? Oh that's one of the best set of players to ever wear a Millwall shirt!'

    Having said that at least I will get to see some decent wall players this season so thanks I guess.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 15:12
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    Let's give Mrs Kitchener the fab reception she deserves,there's only one Barry Kitchener,COYL!!!

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  • March 28, 2014 at 15:27
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    theses were proper players who knew how important it was to pull on a millwall shirt and not one loan player amonsgt them ripping the heart out of the club.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 21:54
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    No Sheringham, Cascarino, O'callahan, Chicken George, Ian Dawes, Rhino???

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