Dunne confident Millwall can contain Cherries strike duo

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ALAN Dunne is confident Millwall will be able to contain Bournemouth's 40-goal strike pairing of Lewis Grabban and Yann Kermorgant on Saturday.

The Cherries will make their highest-ever finish in the league standings this season, and the prolific form of Grabban and Kermogant has been crucial to their impressive campaign.

And Dunne, who has been a revelation since moving to centre back for the Lions, is fully aware of the threat posed by Bournemouth's attacking stars.



"Their strikers are very, very dangerous," he said. "They've got a lot of power between them. Bournemouth will be one of the biggest tests we've faced this season.

"We know their strengths and we have to lock them down. I'm confident we can reduce the chances they create."

Grabban has scored 57 goals in 147 appearances for three difference clubs since making his last appearance for Millwall in January 2011.



"He was always a physical lad but he was very raw when he was here," Dunne said of the former Lions frontman.

"He was a fit, strong athletic player with a lot of ability which just needed to be nurtured in the right way and Eddie Howe had done that with him.

"He has surprised a lot of people and there's talk of him going back to Crystal Palace for £3million, so fair play to him for achieving what he has in this league."

Boss Ian Holloway added: "Bournemouth are a very good side. We've had them watched a couple of times and they look an excellent unit.

"They have just missed out on the play-offs and Eddie will be disappointed about that, but they've had an excellent season.

"Bournemouth are a side we're trying to emulate. Eddie's done a great job.

"We know the strengths of his team but we've third in the form table so we'll focus on doing what we have been doing."

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14 thoughts on “Dunne confident Millwall can contain Cherries strike duo

  • May 2, 2014 at 08:13
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    Dunne & beevers will council out these 2 rejects..if they dont get you carlos the jackal will...if that fails you got the den crowd to get on your backs...& wots with that f****** photo.you can take that down

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  • May 2, 2014 at 08:18
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    One of them used to play for the spotters the other one for us and was the laziest c*** I've ever seen play( but has gone on to be a decent player) so I think the huge den crowd will give them the treatment and unsettle them!!

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    • May 2, 2014 at 09:07
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      @dpendet: Grabban used to melt in front of his own fans when he played for us, so hopefully he'll be even more lily-livered against us tomorrow.

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      • May 2, 2014 at 09:21
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        @Micky Lions:
        Not a surprise that Grabban lost his way with us after the dreadful racial abuse he got from a very small minority of moronic fans. I just hope he doesn't come back to bite us on the bum.

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        • May 2, 2014 at 11:01
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          @Bolland: The thing is bolland fans s*** our own players off when they are at the den,then expect them to love us when they move on to another club,when he taunted us after he scored at bournmouth ,so what i was giving him gype and he gave it back big time.
          So to all those that cant take abuse then dont give it,its all part of the game as far as im concerned.
          this post is not pointed at you bolland

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  • May 2, 2014 at 08:26
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    WE HAVE NOIHING TO FEAR AT ALL....................THE MILLWALL LIONS ROAR WILL SORT
    THEM OUT ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON......................
    WE ARE READY TO CELEBRATE PROPERLY, LIKE ONLY SOUTH LONDON CAN !!!!!
    KEVIN'S & JAMIE'S READY, BILL & JIM'S READY, SUES GOT THE " BOOZE "..................SO I AM
    COMPLETELY REWADY AND WILLING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
    STORMIN' NORMAN..............................[ HERE WE GO ].

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  • May 2, 2014 at 08:30
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    I don't believe that this pairing are any better than the strikers at QPR, and they needed a non-penalty to score against us, so I ain't scared!

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    • May 2, 2014 at 08:52
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      @glyngo: unlike torres who didn't wish to rub it in when he scored against his old club..grabban(s***)when he scored that pen at dean court loving every second & tauntihg the mfc fans...you f****** palarse arsh hole your gonna get a right royal slagging

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      • May 2, 2014 at 10:53
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        @Jim28: its a two way thing jim he had a go back at us i would do the same and so would you,and the reason he was s*** at the den was because the legendary KJ played him out of position full stop.

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  • May 2, 2014 at 08:38
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    Please, no repeat of the away game f**k-up !

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  • May 2, 2014 at 09:24
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    I remember it well. 10 minutes in & 2 up. Even Trotter looked lively.
    Think the referee can be pleased with his performance in that game tho. Dunneys sending off was harsh from where i was standing.
    Anyway 3-1 tomorrow and play-offs (championship) next season!

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  • May 2, 2014 at 11:17
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    Don't make excuses for the palace s***. At the end of the day he didn't & couldn't be bothered to play for us. So fvck him & the annarak.

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  • May 2, 2014 at 13:22
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    we have got to ask our self why so many players at the den can't be bothered to play for the club or the fans

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  • May 2, 2014 at 16:36
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    I remember grabban couldn't get a game for us coz he was a p****, should have played for the lionesses. I don't care what colour he is, he's a s***

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