Holloway hails "remarkable" turnaround as Millwall survive

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MILLWALL boss Ian Holloway says staying in the Championship feels like "being promoted" for his side.

The Lions beat Bournemouth 1-0, courtesy of Martyn Woolford's first-half header, to secure their second-tier status on a dramatic final day of the season.

Millwall finished the year unbeaten in eight games to reach safety and Holloway hailed his players for coming to the fore during the final run-in.



"This is one of our biggest achievements as a club – everybody has rallied, been honest and hard-working," Holloway said.

"After the games against Birmingham and Blackburn, we could have capitulated but our response was typical of this place – we dragged ourselves up by the bootstraps.

"We've had a little bit of fortune, with Lee Martin and Nicky Bailey coming back from injury, and that fateful day when we lost 6-0 in a training game.



"It was 4-0 at half time, and we are only talking a 20-minute game, and they still lost the second half 2-0, so I went mental and Alan Dunne said one or two things.

"I made seven changes to that team and put confidence into the lads – and they were not ready to play because they hadn't been training together long enough.

"But since then, the turnaround has been quite remarkable. Every one of them has stepped to the plate as a person and a team player. They were as a group should be.

"I want to congratulate them for that.

"David Forde made a few saves and we needed him to do that. We missed a couple of chances and we could have won beaten Bournemouth by two or three goals.

"To see this ground, with those fans in it and the energy and enthusiasm that they had today – that's what made me want to come here.

"I'm pleased for every single Millwall fans and proud of my team, because it could have gone either way. Today, it feels like we got promoted.

"I can't thank them enough – they deserve it. Boy, we don't half make it tough, though, don't we?"

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114 thoughts on “Holloway hails "remarkable" turnaround as Millwall survive

  • May 3, 2014 at 17:18
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    Everyone is with you now ollie,hit the ground running next season and you could work miracles.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:22
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    Luck or great management, who cares, we live to fight another day. Can't wait for the World Cup and next season.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 20:08
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      @beedoscores: considering the state lomas left us in, in my eyes it great management! Also having brought in two midfielders who really do look like they can play football.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:29
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    We have that Millwall sprit back and the players gave us 100% the fans backed them 150% but in holloway we have a manager to take us forward but next season we need to get more to the den and do our part great summer ahead .

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:30
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    Get those eggs for me Ollie.....you are off the wall but did the job.

    They think it's all over......it isn't now. Not with you as manager.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 18:16
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      @shoot ffs: we stay up today and you ain't got nothing positive to say might aswell of not commented!!!!!

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      • May 3, 2014 at 18:54
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        @Block 28 Lion: Think you got it so wrong.I was saying that we all thought it was over for us some weeks ago and it isn't now,meaning he has turned it around.Total wrong end of my comment....do you really think it would be a negative comment at this time ? Can't see where your coming from.

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        • May 3, 2014 at 19:13
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          @shoot ffs: U might want to be a bit clearer in future then

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      • May 3, 2014 at 23:07
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        @Block 28 Lion:
        I got it. Take it easy have another pint! 🙂

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    • May 3, 2014 at 18:23
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      @shoot ffs: If Holloway's management mirrored your status we would be "pointless"!!!

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        • May 3, 2014 at 19:02
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          @JonnyBanks: Read my comment again your p****** on a great day for me at least.

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          • May 3, 2014 at 19:22
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            @shoot ffs: Sorry mate. Should be happy times. Peace

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          • May 3, 2014 at 21:24
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            Jonnybanks............cheers for reply.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 19:19
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      @shoot ffs: everyone today has had a few even you..even i had to struggle with the last part of yer post...next year hopefully will be better..i'am sure it will

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      • May 3, 2014 at 21:20
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        @Jim28: Good it's cleared up.....

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:37
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    I'm eating my humble pie with a grin as wide as Shittu's shoulders. Well done Ollie, well done the players, well done the fans. Absolutely made up!!!!!!!

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:40
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    Had no doubt in Ollie. Well done Millwall you made the real fans in SE London very very proud. But I would like to add Ollie get to the shop quick before the good sales are gone. Let the Amber Nector flow all blinking night COYL!!!!!!!!!!! Well done to all involved

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:43
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    We deserved to win by 3 goals today, if only Jackson had converted those one on ones...no other complaints. The team did us all proud and Bailey was man of the match for me.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:43
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    Great finish to the season, amazing what a bit of confidence can do. Already looking forward to next seasons fixtures COYL

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:44
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    IH top man you done it thank you, what a tremendous day at the Den, clear out and start again.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:47
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    Always had faith in hollaway well to you and well done to the players thought we was down after Blackburn but to bounce back and go 8 games unbeaten is an amazing effort have a feeling a full close season and backing from the board we will be looking up next season and not down

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  • May 3, 2014 at 17:50
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    & a visit to Stevenage road 🙂

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  • May 3, 2014 at 18:03
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    Fantastic achievement Ollie and we also now look look like a team that won't get rolled over and others would rather not play.

    With the summer to make some more changes and really put your mark on the team we should all be full of confidence for the season ahead.

    Again very proud of you and the team as we looked finished a mere month ago.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 18:08
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    Congratulations Ian Hollaway, All Millwall Players and Staff ( even the injured ones. ), and Take a Special Bow all Millwall Supporters ( home & away ) .

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  • May 3, 2014 at 18:10
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    Looking forward to next season, Ollie has now been here and has done exactly what he came to do. He Will now have a full pre season to assemble his own squad and hopefully we will get off to a better start, with a much fitter and more organised squad than we started with this season. Not sure how well we'll do next season but I'm positive that we will not be in a relegation fight.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 18:19
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    Thank you Ollie.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 18:28
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    Well done Ollie! I cant wait for next season now and to see what our starting 11 will be. Maybe we could push for a playoff spot next season? if Burnley can do it, why cant we.

    MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • May 3, 2014 at 18:49
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    Survival was never in doubt....ahem. What a turnaround the last few weeks. If only it was the start of the season! Well done to Ollie, the board, the players (those involved in the last few weeks) and all Wall fans. If we can continue next season where we've left off i think we're in for a really good season in 2014/15. Feeling proud today at last!!! COYL.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 19:10
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    From my 2 sons Tom and dan cousin tony and his son jack were delighted and so proud thanks ollie and all the players

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  • May 3, 2014 at 19:43
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    Remember The Doncaster chants a couple of weeks ago? Ahhhhhh

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  • May 3, 2014 at 19:50
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    Also what is with all the people shouting off off off to the people on the pitch don't these people have a sense of occasion

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    • May 3, 2014 at 20:56
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      @Block 28 Lion: I get your point completely. People not running onto the pitch would be abnormal and I take no issue with it and enjoy seeing it. No one was shouting "off off" at that point. After a while it was very clear that if people didn't get off the pitch and didn't stop taking "seflies", thousands wouldn't have been able to see, thank and congratulate their players and say goodbye (some for the very last time too). Then, for about 2 minutes, 2 total chavs with more interest in their image of "hardness" wanted to big themselves up at total disregard for the club were met with thousands chanting "off off". I thought the police and security handled that well, as did 99% of the supporters.

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      • May 3, 2014 at 21:38
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        Never been the millwall way to boo our own fans or to cheer if the filth man handle a fan the f****** should be ashamed of themselves ...did they boo qpr or other fans ..NO...dont want w****** at the den

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        • May 3, 2014 at 21:49
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          @Jim28: 2 chavs were not fans via not taking an interest in our image. You say this is not the Millwall way but most loved these chavs getting appropriately handled.

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        • May 3, 2014 at 22:20
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          @SE14: @Jim28: So we are meant to tolerate idiots at all costs regardless of their actions in order to maintain or public image of being rebellious? No! Times have changed and rightly so, would you tolerate monkey chants? Should we not if the police take action against it because it's the police?

          Personally I feel that we are in a good place as fans, we speak our minds, we self police, we stand our ground and are opinionated and we let idiots know when a few are ruining it for the many!!!!

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          • May 3, 2014 at 22:32
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            Who made you f****** ob .there not idiots or morons they like every lad from every club in england want to release there happininess in the way supporters up & down this great country of ours do...or is cos we're wal we are not allowed

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          • May 3, 2014 at 22:52
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            @JonnyBanks: It's not about being old bill Jim its about being able to determine right from wrong and not thinking you have a god given right to be a t wat because you are loosely associated with Millwall FC. Do what you want, clap away don't tell us to like it ok. Grow up.

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          • May 3, 2014 at 23:11
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            Who's this mug trying ma@JonnyBanks: look mate don't use people who invaded the pitch in the same breath as people who are racist the people who invaded the pitch today are passionate and are not thugs and those are plastic supporters who the real millwall have been lookin after for years when they come out of tube stations and get attacked for more snowshoes is there guess who why front you grow up u mug

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      • May 3, 2014 at 23:51
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        @SE14: completely agree those two chavs were out if order

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        • May 4, 2014 at 00:19
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          @Block 28 Lion: That's my point.... The two chavs not the fact we ran on the pitch. My point to Jim was that we are allowed to give it off off to idiots who take things to far. I will leave it there.

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          • May 4, 2014 at 00:41
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            You have slaged me slaged others who dare to disagree with you..so you mite fink of 1 day attending a game like i have for 45 years...enough said

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          • May 4, 2014 at 00:55
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            @JonnyBanks: lol, ridiculous that we stay up and there are several on here getting seriously p***** off for no apparent reason.

            thank god we didn't lose.

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          • May 4, 2014 at 02:36
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            @JonnyBanks:

            Im with you on this, them chav's mugged them selfs off. They had plenty of time to take photos, just so happens every one of the last 2/3000 had left the pitch. 15000 of us left in the Den waiting to see our lads do lap of honour after a great finish to the season and those p***** holding it all up. You could see the old bill gave them numerous chances the get back into the stand but they kept coming back to argue. 100% that was the first time them wallys have turned up to see us play since Wembley.

            Great win, i've never doubted Holloway.

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    • May 4, 2014 at 10:38
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      @Block 28 Lion: I charged from the CBL on to the pitch punching the air with Millwall pride. Fekin so happy that OUR Millwall had done it. Raced to my mates in the dockers lower and kissed hugged them all. Great feeling I'm so happy. Sense of accasion indeed. The Den was rocking because of us all so now will those big game supporters please put in a regular slot. We love you Millwall we do!!

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  • May 3, 2014 at 19:57
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    Thank you Mr Berylson for not letting IH go until his signed on the dotted, also thank you for fully backing your new manager with the bizarre mid season training camp because our players were over weight and unfit.....Thank you for allowing IH to buy / loan the players he has brought into Millwall as they have all been inspirational.

    As a chairman of such a fan fanatical club you will always get a certain amount of criticism levelled at you but you've always supported, put your money where your mouth is, and been a great chairman and leader.....superb!

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    • May 4, 2014 at 12:21
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      @JasperSexton: USA! USA USA! USA! Seeing JB and Fordey puffing on a celebratory cigar made me smile.

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      • May 4, 2014 at 19:07
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        @Luke ColdBlow10: Do you think Forde's cigar was symbolic? Like a retirement gesture from Millwall? I wish him all the best whatever he decides.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 20:11
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    More than anything else, I am so pleased for John Berylson. He has been absolutely fantastic as a chairman since he came in. I can forgive him his one mistake of appointing Lomas. No-one's perfect after all. I hope he stays for a long, long time.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 22:54
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      @JasperSexton: @junkmale: Agree with you mates. Good to see JB on the pitch at the end joining in and enjoying the celebrations

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    • May 4, 2014 at 01:20
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      @junkmale: it wasn't beryl son it was that baldy headed c*** ambler who appointed lomas

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  • May 3, 2014 at 20:35
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    Today is a day to be happy.
    All sins forgiven,
    I take faith that the board and Ollie have, collectively, the nous to get it right and lessons have indeed been learnt.
    From now until August, a heightened interest in the 'ins' and 'outs' knowing we're kicking off in the Championship. In between all that, the World Cup, Cricket and a warm sun on your back when you hit that third pint and start to dream of next season.
    Congrats to whoever won the prediction league. Well deserved.
    To everyone on here I salute you. Thanks for the posts. Band of brothers that we are. We are Millwall. That's what we are. Cardiff, Fulham, Wolves and Brentford-Here we come!

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  • May 3, 2014 at 20:51
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    Best day of the season even if it did cost me the beard and moustache that I've had for 40 years.This must be the first time in history that so many Leeds fans have been willing Millwall to stay up and win after I had resigned myself 10 weeks ago to relegation I had told them I was so sure we were going down that if we stayed up I would shave off, It was worth having them all sitting in the barber's to watch the shave in progress.As one of the exile fans who only makes it to about 3 games a season due to living in Harrogate and work and family comitments, well done to everyone who attended also to the away support at QPR, we can hear you on Lions player and it lifts us listening let alone the team.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 21:59
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      @bobsibley: perhaps next season bob we the fans in exile in the northeast should get together and share a car so getting down to the den more affordable and then wd can do our bit for the team

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      • May 4, 2014 at 00:57
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        @carewlion: would love to but have to plan my trips down to coincide with weekends that my daughters are not working [don't have to look after the grandchildren] and I cannot share a car with you as I have never owned a car, although I would willingly cough up for fuel.

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        • May 4, 2014 at 05:57
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          @bobsibley: sounds like a plan even if we share fuel it make sense even If we double the amount of games we go to

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          • May 4, 2014 at 17:41
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            I,m happy to do that you can always link up with me on facebook, just put carewlion in the friend request and I will ok it then we could sort out the games to go to.just look for bob sibley who lives in Harrogate the picture shows me and the missus in rome, I,m the one with the beard. not at the moment though, I can restart growing in a week.

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        • May 5, 2014 at 08:54
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          @bobsibley: no problem bob will look for you on Facebook would be a pleasure to share the journey to the den

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  • May 3, 2014 at 21:10
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    Well done to all the players, the fans that have paid good money to watch rubbish for most of the season and to Holloway for putting this run together to get himself and us out of jail. Bottom on the 25th March to 19th eight games later, some achievement. Holloway has kept us up, job done for this season. Now go and prove the doubters like me wrong and give us a decent season next time around. If Holloway can put some similar unbeaten streaks together next season, who knows, we may just flirt with the play-offs? And for MFCLion - hands up mate, he kept us up.....(-:~

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    • May 3, 2014 at 22:53
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      @lion.ie: well said lion ,like myself you are prepared to hold your hands up and admit when you get it wrong.

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      • May 3, 2014 at 23:12
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        @jim1222: Not quite Jim but credit where credit is due, it takes something special to survive from where we were on 25th March, a great effort by all involved. We'll see how we get on next year once the euphoria has died down. But he kept us up in the end which he could't do for Leicester and QPR. Maybe those experiences for Holloway helped him to pull it out of the fire for us? I'd love to have seen a few of the games recently to see for myself how he has us playing, maybe I'd have more confidence in him? My lads another year older now so I'll be planning to bring him for his first game at The Den next season, so I hope for him and all of us we get the good times back!!

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    • May 3, 2014 at 23:12
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      @lion.ie: Compare this April's run to last April's. Was the Watford game the only win back then?

      This April's 16 points from 24 is (almost) promotion winning form.

      This season end is up there with 1978 (6 wins from 6) - and we suddenly have a team that bites.

      Here's to Jeff Bernige's prediction on the future for the Lions.

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      • May 3, 2014 at 23:18
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        @kitch: Compare the end of season points tally. Make no mistake, I WANT Holloway to succeed but his record worries me and this sort of long unbeaten streak is typical of him but equally the long streaks without wins are there for all to see if you take the time to look. But hey, we're still a Championship side so let's all just enjoy a few beers tonight and look forward to next season.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 21:19
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    I'm sorry to say I couldn't be at the Den today as working in Dublin but from what I hear the place was bouncing. It's a shame that it takes an 8 game unbeaten run to get this sort of turn out. This is our club and whatever the summer brings there is no reason the Den can't be this full every home game next season. It's about time we made this place a fortress. Let em all come to the Den

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  • May 3, 2014 at 21:19
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    Ole Ole Ole Ole, Ollie Ollie.
    Ole Ole Ole Ole, Ollie Ollie.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 21:28
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    Just going back to the pitch invasion it was nice to see the old bill not putting up as much of a resistants as they have done in the past

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  • May 3, 2014 at 21:40
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    SO VERRY VERY PROUD OF EVERYBODY INVOLVED IN MFC TODAY IN HOLOWAY YOU ARE A LEGEND
    WE GOT OUR MILLWALL BACK
    GOODNIGHT AND GODBLESS

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  • May 3, 2014 at 22:47
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    Well done to everyone I'm chuffed to bits how it all turned out, and just being on this site and talking to you lot how good is this? Have a great summer and we will look forward to next season and some great new players I hope, from old bermondsey and silwood est boy foxy.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 23:34
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      @foxy: ya hot ta trot foxy, rest up ready for the new assault on the season.

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      • May 3, 2014 at 23:50
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        @grassgrower: yeah mate where you from see posts that you was going home the other day, wheres home mate?.

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        • May 3, 2014 at 23:53
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          @foxy: Australia, have a safe off season n take care.

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          • May 4, 2014 at 00:05
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            @grassgrower: thanks for post back son, take me hat to ya for comeing over to watch the lions you take care aswell.

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    • May 4, 2014 at 01:14
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      Foxy you came on & me & you had some laughs..the old silwood was a scary place for away fans..proper mfc manor...have a blinder of a summer

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      • May 4, 2014 at 09:00
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        @Jim28: @Jim28: @Jim28: morning jim, I was nutted down when you sent your post by the look at the time you sent it mate, you enjoy the summer too, sounds like you new the silwood then?.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 22:51
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    Arise Sir Ollie, can't wait for next season. COYL

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  • May 3, 2014 at 22:56
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    the good thing was we did it ourselves by winning this game,not just relying on others.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 23:27
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      @jim1222: spot on Jim, we made our own luck and decided our own pathway, that was the best part, in the end other results were favourable but in the words of frank Sinatra or Sid vicious, " iiiiiiiiiiii did ittttttttttttt myyyyyyyyyyyyyyy waaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Glorious millwall !!!

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  • May 3, 2014 at 23:15
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    Seems like Ollie has a lot to think about as a result of those 8 games ... I do like the fact that he admits his mind is changed by what happens (like before the Forest game).

    KJ was often fixed in his approach.

    Next season: Cardiff, Fulham, Wolves, Brentford ...can't wait!

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  • May 3, 2014 at 23:53
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    With all the madness that went on this season and the 256 players that were used, ive got to say that the signing of a 35 year old from ipswich turned out to be sheer genius , thankyou carlos you were magnificent for us and well done olly, that was the rabbit from the hat

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    • May 3, 2014 at 23:57
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      @thecolumbusblock: get a bet on port for the afl flag mate, cheers, great win.

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      • May 4, 2014 at 00:31
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        @grassgrower: bazzer if i back them theyll have no chance ! I 'll be following your lot via the colonial pigeon post

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  • May 4, 2014 at 00:34
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    F***** love this club, the fans, everything mfc til I die, had a few drinks but who gives a f*** we are staying up.
    Gonna renew my ST tomorrow'

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    • May 4, 2014 at 01:22
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      @dpendet: need thanks fans like you already done my season ticket GET IN THERE WALL

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  • May 4, 2014 at 02:03
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    Blinding day. Nice to see the den full, great atmosphere shame about having away fans but the roar of the crowd soon shut them up. Young & old celebrating on the pitch & the players doing a lap of honour. We are millwall THATS WOT WE DO.

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  • May 4, 2014 at 02:47
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    Great win, i've never doubted Holloway. Check my post history.

    Nice to see proper marketing at Millwall for once, with the Kit available for pre order. I am so glad for the players, manager, the chairman and board for pulling it back.

    Lets make no mistake, loads have slated Ambler but he was main reason for Holloway appointment. know my marketing and branding and things at Wall have improved massively. To be fair its a rare occasion that we at Millwall start protests for sacking managers if they work hard.

    To want to be a chairman or work on the board at any football club you would have to be mad to put yourself up for scrutiny to thousands of fans who think they could run a club. Well done!!!

    Lastly if we had 16000 week in week out in the championship we would be able to financially compete in this division, become more stable, be the 12th man at home, even push for promotion.

    Great win today!!! thanks to the extra 5000 who decided to join us you was tremendous please please please come next season.

    Good night my fellow Millwall tribe members I love you all!!!!

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    • May 4, 2014 at 09:21
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      @JONO: jono when jb was on the back page of the south london press asking for bums on seats 1500 if I'm right I said all along we as fans are no different from any other fans, get quality players in and the fans will flock back, because were sick of rubbish players at our club.

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      • May 4, 2014 at 11:43
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        @foxy:
        Very true we all know a few who live too far now or can't afford it I completely get that.

        Me personally I see hundreds of people I know at big games and wembley trips. They are 100% 1 game a season fans.

        But your right there are a few who have good excuses. But out of the 6000 I think a good 2/3000 have no excuse

        But let's stay positive and hope we get more next season

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      • May 4, 2014 at 11:50
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        @foxy:

        To be fair on chairman, we was a bit naive pre season signing players under Lomas, I think he jumped in too quick. But make know mistake we have signed high profile players at chorion ship level and he stuck his hand in his pocket for wages. Gate was still low against Yeovil... My friend said the other day "yeah but it's Yeovil" my reply was "no it's Millwall mate does not matter who we are playing. It should also not matter who's on the pitch or what division we are in.

        Onwards and upwards next year Fox enjoy summer

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    • May 4, 2014 at 10:51
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      @JONO: I enjoy your intelligent and rational posts. With respect to the marketing side and to add to it, for players to return with their young children to the pitch was a nice PR touch probably planned in advance to promote the club as a family one. Well done to security and police to ensure the provision of a safe environment to make this possible. Many of the extra 5000 cannot decide to go each week because it is not an option for them to do so (financial/geographical/work commenitments, etc), but capture the imaginations of kids with good football and good public relations will help. My first game was as a 7-year-old due to a free ticket issued to my school....an investment from the club.

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      • May 4, 2014 at 11:55
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        @SE14:

        Thanks mate!!

        I think we could also capture the imagination of kids by having 11 mascots rather than two and making it cheaper. I shelled out 420 for my boy this season and he will remember that for life. But imagine if we was creating that dream for 11 kids week in week out? We would be creating lifetime supporters. My boy sees the other mascot at the den sometimes and they always say hello. Imagine 11 kids week in week out making friendships based purely on supporting Millwall? The club should make it 100 quid so it's affordable and not scare parents away otherwise we would not get 11 every week

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    • May 4, 2014 at 13:28
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      @JONO: Hopefully the nature of the win yesterday, with that great atmosphere - and also the fighting spirit of the last 7 games before it - will persuade a few people back to the den. It's difficult for most people to make every game - but it'd be great if, out of those 5000 - we got a few new regulars and/or fans that could be tempted to coming to say - every 3rd or 4th game... EVERYBODY MAKES A DIFFERENCE! - AND WHAT A FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE IT WAS!

      I feel that the team has turned a corner in form - and in a way, IMO this season has been about surviving this transitional period of KJ leaving.. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Plus we now have IH, who has done a great job so far and I honestly think he can really push us on next season. He now has time to properly put his mark on the squad - a proper pre season - a few players out - a few decent players in... EXCITING TIMES INDEED!! CAN'T WAIT!! Hopefully a few out of the 5000 feel the same way... COYL!

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      • May 4, 2014 at 15:28
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        @Luke ColdBlow10: Is there any kind of scheme where you can buy, for example, 5 games in advance working out cheaper per ticket and the 5-game ticket gets a stamp on it every time it gets used? It is clear what many refer to as "plastic fans" just cannot afford season tickets or regular home fixtures. But perhaps such a scheme, like 100 quid for 5 games depending on block, can make good birthday and Christmas presents. Could inject much needed cash in advance of a season or in advance of Christmas too.

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        • May 4, 2014 at 16:34
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          @SE14: Not a bad idea, guess they'd have to factor in Category A/B games into it as well. If they can find the happy medium with schemes like that - I reckon a few fans would be tempted - it would give fans that can't make it because of busy schedules - a bit of flexibility. Also, 5 games banked is better than 1 or 2... over several hundred or even thousands of fans - this would make a big difference. I remember AA was on lions live talking about where improvements can be made etc- and 1 of the goals talked about was getting an extra 1-2000 fans to every game - not an unrealistic goal really and it'd make a big difference to the clubs finances..

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  • May 4, 2014 at 05:16
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    F****** hell, just got in after very long night out, can't remember f*** all. What happened, how did we get on? 🙂

    Birds are out singing, it's a beautiful morning, just beautiful. I'm off to bed (well the sofa) you lot are all f***** great, proud of all of ya. goodnight......

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  • May 4, 2014 at 09:42
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    One third of our total points coming from our last 8 games. Talk about leave it late! We were in a much worse position both pre and post Lomas than any of us thought.

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  • May 4, 2014 at 09:48
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    Great day and a great night drinking cheap beer and watching Madness tribute band. Kind of sums it up really. Millwall and Ollie total madness, love it. 🙂

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  • May 4, 2014 at 09:52
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    I have been a regular at The Den for nearly 30 years and attend as much as I can (missed two games this season).
    I witnessed some embarrassing attendances and it is frustrating that we can't get gates like yesterday more often.
    People look to the gates like Wembley and give these people stick for not turning up but can you blame them?.

    We have been a club with no ambition for a long time and apart from the cup runs (fantastic I might add) we have had little to cheer about.

    I think the club at last are showing that they have ambition and I think this season has been testament to that with some big investment.
    There have been some real errors of judgment in the wrong appointment of manger but the intent was there.
    I don't think Lomas was a bad manger just not what we needed, the squad was in pieces as highlighted by holloway.(what was KJ up to?)

    I think we will see further ambition next season and we have the right man in place to utilise it, the gates will naturally increase.

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  • May 4, 2014 at 10:20
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    Brilliant achievement and we can relax now! Im not to sure about the comments of us being around a play off team next year!? the championship is getting harder and harder we are the least finacially backed really, but i do think we will be better next year, to me a mid table finish would be great! Hope im wrong and we do well! Either way Holloway is a brilliant manager and i have said so many times we are lucky to have him..

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    • May 4, 2014 at 10:51
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      @SLloyd23: I agree with you. Next season will be a consolidation period because there are still deadwood players in the squad who are under contract until the Summer of 2015. IH will obviously make some signings this Summer but it is only by the 2015/16 season that he will be able to completely rebuild to make it his squad of players.

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  • May 4, 2014 at 10:55
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    Fantastic day Yesterday, really felt the Millwall of old aswell. Great Job Ollie and the boys. Bailey and Dunne were unreal yesterday and Carlos is a touch of class, a real masterstroke signing!!
    The fans were top draw yesterday, and I'm so proud of this truly amazing club. I know its been a long,long slog this season, but that's the Millwall way and we all love it deep down.
    I hope all NAD's members and every Millwall fan on the planet has a great summer and we'l all be back to do it all again next season. Just got back to Cornwall, managed to get to all but 4 home games this season. so now got to try and fix my bank balance and try and get the mrs to talk to me AGAIN!!!!
    But wouldn't change a thing.
    We live to fight another day........
    MIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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    • May 4, 2014 at 12:01
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      @DirtyDen:

      We love it, how boring would it be finishing mid table with no drama or nothing to celebrate at end of season? (Even if it is celebrating survival)

      Good on you for travelling up all season true Millwall fan even though you prob use it's as excuse to get out of the house haha good luck in rebuilding your marriage until the season starts again!!! Let's enjoy the World Cup

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  • May 4, 2014 at 11:07
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    I hope IH signs Carlos for next season he has been great for us and his commitment second to none.

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    • May 4, 2014 at 11:57
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      @Peckhamlad:
      Very true Lad he's quite old but what a solid player

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      • May 4, 2014 at 12:32
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        @JONO: Blimey if he's old I must be ancient!
        On another note I watched the league show on BBC last night, they only showed a few minutes of the Millwall match including the great goal. In contrast they showed plenty of the Birmingham game, the celebrations in the dressing room after they scored their equaliser, well into the strangely 6 minute long extra time and reaction of Brummy supporters. Anyone would think they had won the FA cup, they are very fortunate to stay up and do not deserve it. Millwall had the greater achievement and displayed promotion form for the last 8 games. Lets continue the same form next season and aim for the top.

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  • May 4, 2014 at 18:51
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    Just stopped celebrating & put the glass down ,,,,,thank you Sir holloway ,,,Dunnie FORDIE Wollie Carlos & all the Lads for a fantastic last 8 of a s*** season ,,,So look ing forward to next year ,,,,a great weekend picked up a few quid from ladbrooks. Backing us to stay up ....3 numbers on the lottery .... On the down side the ol woman says a shag is out of the question as she is still not talking to me for being on the p*** all weekend ,,,,, still as that fat bloke sang 2 out of 3 ant bad ,,,, You all have a brilliant summer & see you back at the DEN next season ,,,C O Y L ,,,,

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  • May 7, 2014 at 13:25
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    Thank you Sir Ian Holloway.

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