Maierhofer a doubt for Millwall's crunch clash with Cherries

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STEFAN Maierhofer faces a race against time to be fit for the final day.

The striker came off against QPR last weekend with a sore back and tight hamstring but was due to return to training this morning.

Despite reporting his injuries to boss Ian Holloway during the half-time interval at Loftus Road, Maierhofer reacted with disbelief when he was later substituted.



And Holloway said: "The Hofmeister told us how he was feeling so I don't know what he was gesticulating about when he came off.

"It was pretty ridiculous because it's about the team and not him – so get back in your pram and just shut up basically."

Asked whether the Austrian had apologised, Holloway added: "Not really. He's got a habit of doing that and I've already warned him about it.



"He was doing it to his teammates a couple of games ago and I won't tolerate that sort of behaviour.

"But he works very hard and chases around – one of his runs last weekend was bordering on ridiculous.

"He's come in and you can't argue with the fact that we needed a big man, we got a big man and he's helped other people play, believe in themselves and score goals.

"He's helped the team. It's hard up front and you need certain elements which Stefan has given us."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

25 thoughts on “Maierhofer a doubt for Millwall's crunch clash with Cherries

  • May 1, 2014 at 09:48
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    Hof , you have been great for us since you arrived but as Holloway says ' shut up and get back in your pram.'
    Superb.
    You are not bigger than Millwall. Now get on with it.

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  • May 1, 2014 at 09:53
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    I think it's great to have a player with a bit of character and one that wants to stay on the pitch and gee up his teammates rather than someone who just slinks off when they are subbed. I'd rather have players fighting for the shirt than hiding away in the background and stealing a wage. Well done big man!

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  • May 1, 2014 at 10:02
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    Am I seriously the only person who doesn't rate the hof?
    1. He may win headers but how many times does he not actually head it to anyone in particular
    2. He's so unfit it's crazy
    3. He reminds of zigic, and I hate zigic

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  • May 1, 2014 at 10:04
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    Come on hofmeister you have been playing well, probably better than Morison has all season to be honest. Millwall are a team not a collection of indivudal talents so shape up, get fit and helps us win on Saturday!COYL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • May 1, 2014 at 10:43
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    I've read the story a couple of times and stil don't quite understand if the bloke is injured or not but really, shut ya eyes Hoffman, tell ya self that ya ready to run amok and let's do this, there's a whole off season to rehab , masturbate or whatever needs doing but right now, everyone dig deep !!!

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    • May 1, 2014 at 11:06
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      @grassgrower: il finish it by saying, I actually believe in this bloke, this sat is a day when someone needs to put their name up , stand above everyone else and lead . Hoffs capable if he brings his "a" game with him. I think that anyway.

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      • May 1, 2014 at 13:16
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        @grassgrower: we're a totally different prospect with him in the team, in a good way. I hope he is fit, we need him.

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  • May 1, 2014 at 11:27
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    If Ollie says he's a doubt that's normally means he's playing & I'd like to see the size of his pram

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    • May 1, 2014 at 12:06
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      @block 28: about the size of a JCB i would think

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  • May 1, 2014 at 13:20
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    having lived in Germany and played football with them, I can say that this precious attitude is not unusual, but they do work hard and demand a lot from their teammates. I don't really have a problem with that so long as he keeps putting in the effort. Ende der tage, if he backs his words with actions then no one can complain. Some goals would also not go amiss.

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    • May 1, 2014 at 18:57
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      @glyngo: at the of the day we speak English

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  • May 1, 2014 at 14:29
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    I hope his attitude doesn't sabotage the chances of him being offered a contract next season. IH mentions that he has does the same thing with a couple of his teammates as well. The disruptive influences we had have been sorted out and the last thing we want is a new one. I want to keep him but not if he is going to cause problems with other players.

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    • May 1, 2014 at 15:05
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      @denslions: i put this down as being competitive..you take that part of him away you wont get the same player..other players in the tdam know wot hes like..i dont think it effects em..cos there made of sterner stuff

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  • May 1, 2014 at 14:56
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    One general, 11 soldiers, and the soldiers obey the general,fullstop!

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  • May 1, 2014 at 15:30
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    If we'd had a few more of his mentality a few months ago we wouldn't be sweating on the last game.

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    • May 1, 2014 at 16:12
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      @NICKOLA: 100% spot on..dunny wasn't told of when he tore into the slackers before the forest game..so why did olly feel he had to belittle the bloke

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  • May 1, 2014 at 16:18
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    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11735/9291634/championship-ian-holloway-wants-to-make-millwall-a-more-popular-club
    If we stay up ( I know we will ) Ollie wants millwall to push for the prem next season,Get rid of the dead wood and the journey men and bring in some young lads who want to fight tooth and nail to prove their worth and a bit of quality and who knows,If Burnley can do it on a shoe string then so can we.

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    • May 1, 2014 at 19:21
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      @colin66: love the idea of us pushing for prem but literately a total clear out is needed and I'm not sure if it's the best option. We tried it this season and if lomas wasn't such a p**** we could of pushed. The problem isn't the players we have it's the management we've had. Oli has come in and turned things around for us, look at our recent form. Why would we mess with a team playing well? I understand we are fighting to stay up but if he can manage the players to keep that same mentality then we have every opportunity to do well next season. We have a good squad already.

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      • May 1, 2014 at 21:03
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        @@mikemogridge: sorry mike but i must have been watching a different millwall than you have, under lomas the players were more at fault than he was,they[the players were rubbish] ,even unde IH some of them have had a bad attitude unfortunatley a major overhaul is needed.

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  • May 1, 2014 at 21:09
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    On a seperate note the northern w****** are heading for administration if relegated (someone said zigic still on 70k a week ) oh please wall put these no good northern cxxxs where they belong and that fat Geordie zit faced p**** in his place !!!!!

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