Report: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Millwall

MILLWALL recorded back-to-back away wins for the first time this season to give their survival hopes another major boost.

Carlos Edwards' deflected first-half strike proved to be the winner on a nervy night at the DW Stadium.

Wigan poured forward in the second half in search of an equaliser but substitute Steve Morison went close to scoring a second when his effort was cleared off the line.



For the first time in his Millwall reign, Ian Holloway was able to name the same starting line up for successive matches.

The Lions boss kept faith with the side that beat Nottingham Forest 2-1, but Wigan made eight changes ahead of their FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal this weekend.

Lee Martin, whose fine strike helped Millwall secure that win at the City Ground, won and took a free kick in a dangerous area but curled over.



Ed Upson's low cross was nearly turned in by Mark Beevers in the tenth minute before Leon Barnett made a vital defensive header to prevent Stefan Maierhofer from reaching Scott Malone's centre.

Martyn Woolford then headed Martin's cross into the arms of Scott Carson as the Lions continued to create the better chances.

And their bright start was finally rewarded in the 22nd minute when Edwards burst forward unchallenged and his low drive deflected over Carson and into the net.

Martin nearly produced a carbon copy of his weekend goal to double the visitors' lead, but his effort drifted wide after he cut in from the left flank.

Former Millwall loanee Martyn Waghorn headed wide for the hosts before a mix up between Edwards and Alan Dunne let in Nicky Maynard, but the striker fluffed his lines.

In the 41st minute, Upson's defence-splitting pass found the overlapping run of Malone, whose dangerous cross into the box was cleared under the noses of a trio of Lions attackers.

David Forde made his first meaningful save of the evening on the stroke of half time to punch clear a corner and then repel Jack Collison's follow-up strike.

Goalscorer Edwards was forced off with injury at half time and replaced by Ryan Fredericks.

The hosts also made a change at the break, with manager Uwe Rosler introducing James McArhur and Marc-Antoine Fortune from the bench.

It was Fortune who had the first effort on goal of the second period, nodding a looping Collison cross wide of Forde's post.

The Latics brought on Manchester United loanee Nick Powell soon after and he spurned two chances in quick succession to draw his side level.

Wigan's best opportunity fell to the feet of Collison in the 75th minute but he curled wide with the goal gaping and Forde rooted to the spot.

And Millwall nearly added a second goal on the break when Malone's drive was parried by Carson and sub Morison twice had efforts cleared off the line.

The 327 Lions fans behind the goal felt that Morison's second attempt had crept into the goal before being cleared by a defender.

Forde held onto a late Emmerson Boyce effort as Millwall dug deep to seal successive wins away from home.

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55 thoughts on “Report: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Millwall

  • April 8, 2014 at 21:49
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    May rethink Watford on Saturday now. I hope this isn't a false dawn. COYL

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:14
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      @southlondon1885: JUST LEAVING WIGAN CELEBRATING, BUT OUR COACH HAS BEEN ATTACKED BY SOME IDIOTS, STONES AND A FEW BRICKS, PLUS EGGS HAVE HIT IT. EVERYONE IS OKAY AND STAYING HAPPY WITH ANOTHER GREAT WIN. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. PS. NO POLICE ABOUT.

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      • April 8, 2014 at 22:24
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        @bermlion: Sore losers Berm, SORE F****** LOSERS!!!! HAHAHAHA! F*CK EM ALL!!! MIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
        Safe journey back to you and all the gang! Could hear you lot loud and clear on lions player- LEGENDS!!
        What a result! COYL.

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      • April 9, 2014 at 00:14
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        Me and a few others popt into a offy to get some tins for the train..few locals startting gobbing of ..they got a slap .with that got on the train singing & drinking..

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      • April 9, 2014 at 00:57
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        @bermlion: don't mean to have a go but I'm sure the bricks would've put some of the windows through and all there is is milkshake up the side of the coach?

        Oh well doesn't matter as we got 3 points!

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      • April 9, 2014 at 10:27
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        @bermlion: We parked our Van in the Home car park next to the ground, and was following the Supporters Coach, we stopped behind, when those Wigan fans appeared to throw things at the coach from that Park area near the road. A couple of our chaps got out, but the coach started to move again after about 5mins. So we carried on as well. Another Brill away win.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:50
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    Errrrrr what's going on hahahahahaha hahaha GET IN MILLWALL..............

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:51
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    Easy double. Never had any doubts about Ollie-boy.

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    • April 8, 2014 at 21:52
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      @Micky Lions: Yeah like 90 percent of all of us here......lol

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:53
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    2 tough away wins results in our favour could wall actually pull it off !!!!!!!.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:54
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    Cheep fares to Sunderland next year & I know a great little pub on the way to Fulham ,,,,,,,
    On cloud 9 C O Y L ,,,,,,,,,

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:54
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    YOU ARE MY MILLWALL - MY ONLY MILLWALL - YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN SKYS ARE GREY - YOU'LL NEVER KNOW JUST, HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU - UNTIL YOU TAKE MY MILLWALL AWAY!!! LAAAA LAAAA LAAAA LAAAA LAAAAA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH!!! COYL.

    BRING ON WATFORD!

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:54
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    Millwall are back, Millwall are back, Hello Hello......
    Give me a Wubble U

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:55
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    2 tough away wins results in our favour could wall actually pull it off !!!!!!!

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:55
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    1-0 was my forecast and the fat lady still sings

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:14
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      @Davey: The fat Lady is singing...

      Yeovil and Barnsley arrivaderci
      Blackpool we're gonna catch ye
      Not pie in the sky
      Never say die.
      Never say die.

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:34
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      @Davey:
      I always thought it was over when the fat lady sings....surely she is still gargling and doing her exercises to the left of the stage

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  • April 8, 2014 at 21:57
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    Do Do, Do Do Do Do Do .. Do Do ...De Do De Do De Do De Do Do Got home at 7 tonight, spent the evening cooking enough quiche for a full house ( I know but I needed to be alone) Were on our Holloway now.( sorry) STORMING NORMAN get home safe tonight and 3 points await Saturday. MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:00
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    Get in Millwall! Fantastic result! Shame the anoraks won, but still a brilliant result! I can see us catching Blackpool! COYL!!!!!!

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:08
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      @MillwallLad123: they're fans were protesting tonight.

      Good to see them imploding at this vital time of the season.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:01
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    Really hope people start to give holloway a break i think he has done a great job whatever happens, we are no longer easy to beat much sturdier and even nicking wins now.. Bloke will be brilliant for us next season!

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:13
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      @SLloyd23: we now have a realistic chance of survival so whatever you think of Holloway we need to back him and the lads.

      Still need to keep winning games and they must be full of confidence now that they can actually do it.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:10
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    We can come good! That was a massive result tonight and one like that against Watford would do just nicely!

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:12
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    great stuff on cloud nine , looking at blackpool next three games , leeds burnley , brighton , cant see much there , we must carry on and we could do the impossible coyl

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:13
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    Credit where credit due. Well done to Ollie and his team, coming good at last. Lets not worry about Chorlton we can catch Blackpool and Donny at this rate COYL

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:18
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    I've been all over the gaf following the lions, I've watched 'em on the box & listened to radio commentary. I even dabbled in some teletext noncing back in the day but tonight was a true first. 94 minutes of utter purgatory watching a feckin' clock tick on Paddy Power! What a reward though. Proud of the players for digging in & the fans that went for getting behind 'em. After checking out the table a 4 point haul from Watford & 'Boro leaves a mouth watering game at home to Donnie on Easter Monday. This is doable!

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:21
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    Unbelievable result.
    lets keep our feet on he ground chaps and not get too carried away as there's still plenty to do.
    barnsley have a game in hand which is against the spotters and if we can keep this up then blackpool doncaster and Birmingham are bang it it with us.
    massive game against watford coming up.
    For now we enjoy the moment.
    get in there COYLs miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:37
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      @lukesmithmfc: Luke, we win our games f*** the rest. Any three from six going down in my book. Aint gonna be us. I didn't believe it a week ago. I can't lie. I don't think 99% of us did.
      I'm now off to the raid the fridge of some Tuborg. Got my Millwall shirt on ready to dance. We are unique because we are Millwall supporters. We are what we are. I'm going out onto the patio now to enjoy the moment. So I will dream and I will wish for a result on Saturday ,but tonight; ahh tonight is our night.
      Palace have got " Glad all over". The following represents IMO what we are all about. We're unique. We are Millwall. You'll probably hear me. Hear we go......
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LdVFzdRZF0Q

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      • April 8, 2014 at 23:05
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        @NICKOLA: put a bit of steely dan on and i might come and join ya

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:24
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    Just had a look at the table and our goal difference with Blackpool is now down to 6 goals. With 5 games left and the way they are shipping goals that is very achievable.
    They must be s******* themselves.
    Roll on Saturday.

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:27
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      @wall2wall: imagine the draw at Blackpool we would be level with them

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      • April 8, 2014 at 22:49
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        @timchimes:
        And not to mention that last gasp goal for Blackburn the other week.
        Fighting chance now though despite all the so nearly's.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:25
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    F****** brilliant - it was agony listening to it - well done all the travelling fans - don't know how it was for you. 3 points on Saturday and the momentum will really be with us.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:28
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    Haha loving this! the fact that Doncaster, Birmingham and Blackpool are falling in as well just makes it sweeter

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:30
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    Made up for Alan Dunne..... took bucketloads of abuse on this site.....and then two massive games in the middle of defence, and captain....has stood up and been counted in two of the toughest games of recent years. The Dunne knockers have gotta eat humble pie and show a little love

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    • April 8, 2014 at 23:25
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      @tonytowneronthewing: What about the Holloway knockers? Seem to remember you slagging me off the other week for sticking up for him!

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      • April 9, 2014 at 07:41
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        @Barnylion:
        he is just lucky he switched Dunne to the centre !!
        I will eat a nice dollop of humble if he keeps us up barny, I will be happy to....cant bare the thought of a west ham plane flying overhead...dont hold a grudge about a slagging mate, no offence intended

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    • April 10, 2014 at 01:00
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      @tonytowneronthewing: tony as you know i have knocked alan dunne ,so you think i have to eat humble pie,no way he has had two good games ,what about the rest of the season,like getting himself stupidly sent off against brighton when we were 1-0 up in many other games he was not that great,yes i will praise him for these two games but i will also be critical of him for the many games he has been well below par he may be millwall through and through but he needs many more good games to redeem himself in my eyes as do a number of other players who let us down at the beginning of the season under lomas,IH even said some senior players did not help lomas.
      So no humle pie will be eaten by me,because if he and some other player's had played with the same attitude as dunne has in the last two games we would not be where are now we would be much higher.

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      • April 10, 2014 at 18:22
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        @jim1222:

        what a waste of a post jim....everyone bar you it seems, is really bouyed by the last two games, there is a collective mood of galvanisation, we hang on by the skin of our teeth and hope springs eternal...yes its been a poor season but maybe, just maybe if we stay up we can knock three years off our re-build....I hope you are busy on Saturday we wont need your kind of support against Watford

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:32
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    3 home win will do it - 49pts - one of those teams above will f*** up defo - plus QPR will have nothing to play for come the day and Harry Boy might rest his superstars - we can get a point there

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:32
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    We need to forget every one around us in the league. Forget about all our next fixtures too, we need to concentrate on every ball kicked from now on. We have not been far off getting results for 6 weeks now, its no surprise to me. I thought we would get a few wins on the bounce as I said before, and we have now. Time for everyone to believe in the manager- When you play in the right way- results come eventually. Also Bailey and Martin have been missed. I think Morison is going to score a few goals before end of season, class nearly always prevails. Focus time now boys.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:42
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    All good, even if and now it's looking like if we go down, we have the most important thing momentum and confidence .

    Look like the slime from Upton park may have to cancel that plane banner
    COYL!!!

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    • April 8, 2014 at 22:57
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      @wongo: You can't fly a low plane in London.
      Forget about it.
      Even if they could, and they can't, we were first and everyone knows it.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 22:43
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    FORDE- NOT TOO MUCH TO DO THROUGHOUT. FINE DOUBLE SAVE 2ND HALF. 7/10
    EDWARDS- LOOKED COMFTABLE AT RIGHT BACK. GOT FORWARD WELL ON OCCASIONS. 7/10
    DUNNY- ANOTHER SOLID DISPLAY. GOT HIS FOOT IN WHEN IT MATTERED. 7/10
    BEEVERS- WON MOST OF HIS HEADERS. DID NOT PANIC WHEN WIGAN PILED ON PRESSURE. 8/10
    MALONE- TERRORISED WIGAN DOWN LEFT 1ST HALF, DEFENDED WELL AGAINST MALONEY 2ND HALF. MAN OF MATCH SOLEY FOR HIS WORK RATE. 9/10
    BAILEY- STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A MILLWALL PLAYER. LEADER OF MEN. 8/10
    GARVAN- WORK RATE WAS GOOD, STILLS SEEMS BIT SLUGGISH 6/10
    MARTIN- GAVE EVERYTHING AGAIN. COVERS ALOT OF GROUND. LINKED WELL WITH MALONE. 8/10
    WOOLFORD- PROTECTED FREDERICKS WELL 2ND HALF. SOME GOOD TOUCHES. WORKED HARD. 7/10
    UPSON- PLAYED SOME DEFENCE BREAKING PASSES. PROTECTED C/H WELL. 7/10
    MAIERHOFFER- HELD BALL UP WELL. BRINGS F/B AND MID INTO PLAY. GOOD SHIFT. 7/10

    Saturday a massive game now. Players look like they actually believe they can do the mission impossible.

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    • April 8, 2014 at 23:05
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      @davpeg70: Agree with your assessment Davpeg. Malone was outstanding but Upson/Bailey really put in a shift. Martin/Woolford both looked quick on the break and only one team in it in the first half. Second half they came back at us - all eleven defended and the belief from those two wins looks to be there. Secret at home will be breaking other teams down. Don't think Ollie can rely on this formation for Watford; Maierhoffer worked well over the last two games but don't think we should start with him on Sat.

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      • April 8, 2014 at 23:31
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        @saracen: we need patience on Saturday - crowd will be expecting a win now after those two results, but Watford are in form now and we might need to take a draw - lets hope Leeds don't f*** us over again and lose to Blackpool on Saturday

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    • April 8, 2014 at 23:06
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      @davpeg70: great report mate, don't need to buy the south london press now!!!
      Can't wait for Saturday !

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  • April 8, 2014 at 23:06
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    This will be a massive confidence boost that will work its way right throughout the squad, win 2 and will make it 3 this Saturday. It's important to keep feet on the ground and not get carried away, Blackpool and Doncaster must be nervously looking over their shoulders. Got to say that the inclusion of the big centre forward has made a difference to the forward line. If only he had been signed earlier.

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    • April 8, 2014 at 23:10
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      @Peckhamlad:
      This is the same forward that most riduculed Holloway for signing.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 23:07
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    Thanks for the player ratings.
    Sounds even better when I read that.
    Big thanks.

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  • April 8, 2014 at 23:27
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    the permutations are endless but it looks like we might be able to take it to the last game now - let's hope Bournemouth are safely in or definitely out of the playoffs by then - but as things are shaping up I can see them needing the win

    also Watford are right in the hunt because the teams up there keep f****** up - Saturday is gonna be tough - looks like they had a stroll in the park tonight -

    I cannot believe Ipswich and Bournemouth can be so close to the playoffs - Blackburn are 4 pts off, quite ridiculous

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  • April 9, 2014 at 07:06
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    I love the fact we won but Ian you have to start starting simeon jackson. Play him of maihofer and I can be the will get us more goals

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