Report: Millwall 1-3 Birmingham City

MILLWALL suffered their fourth defeat in five matches as their woeful run of results against Birmingham City continued.

The Lions have not beaten the Blues since 1996 and that did not look like changing after the visitors opened up a two-goal lead before the break.

Clayton Donaldson tapped in a simple chance before David Cotterill beat David Forde with a long-range free kick as Ian Holloway's side made a disastrous start to the game.



After two half-time substitutions, Millwall improved and regained a foothold in the match when Lee Gregory scored his first goal for the club in the 54th minute.

But with the Lions pushing forward for an equaliser, the Blues added a third goal on the counter attack when sub Wes Thomas converted Cotterill's left-wing cross.

As he had strongly hinted in the build up to the game, boss Ian Holloway made a change of formation as well as personnel.



Millwall lined up in a midfield diamond with Gregory and Mathias Ranegie starting in tandem up front. Justin Hoyte also came into the side at right back.

Nicky Bailey (calf) was unavailable, while Martyn Woolford and Ricardo Fuller dropped to the bench as Holloway made three alterations in total to his XI.

The Lions created the first chance of the evening when Scott McDonald fired wide on the half volley from Ranegie's flick-on in just the second minute.

Ranegie then looped a header over the bar before Paul Caddis' dangerous cross at the other end narrowly evaded two Birmingham attackers in the penalty area.

In the 12th minute, Scott Malone's looping cross with the outside of his foot dropped to Ranegie at the far post but the Watford loanee could only head into the side netting.

McDonald then snatched at a guilt-edged opening on the half-hour mark, stabbing wide from Ranegie's knock-down inside the box.

That miss proved costly when Birmingham took the lead moments later.

Cotterill scampered in behind Millwall's back four unchallenged before squaring for Donaldson, who applied a simple finish from barely a yard out.

And Cotterill, who held contract talks with the Lions in the summer, then hammered in a 30-yard free kick past Forde to make it 2-0.

The hosts, who got progressively worse as the half wore on and were booed off at the break, brought on Aiden O'Brien for the second 45 minutes.

Richard Chaplow also came on for Hoyte at the interval and filled in at right back.

The two subs combined to good effect almost immediately as O'Brien teed up Chaplow for a cross which was glanced well over the bar.

But O'Brien then touched on Ranegie's flick to Gregory, who beat goalkeeper Darren Randolph to the ball and stabbed it into the net from 12 yards.

Gregory and Beevers both then saw headers held by Randolph as the crowd, brought to life by Millwall's goal, sensed an equaliser.

Ranegie hobbled off to be replaced by Ricardo Fuller and the striker went close to grabbing the leveller when he burst into the area only to sky his drive from a tight angle.

But after Donaldson had missed an open goal, Birmingham made the points safe on their next attack as Thomas ghosted in behind Beevers to side-foot home from six yards.

That prompted a mass exodus from the stands and while Beevers' header was tipped over and Williams hit the post in the dying stages, the game was already over as a contest.

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88 thoughts on “Report: Millwall 1-3 Birmingham City

  • September 30, 2014 at 22:01
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    I thought I had my Millwall back.
    I haven't.
    I want my Millwall back.

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    • September 30, 2014 at 22:52
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      @NICKOLA:
      P*** off and stop being so dramatic

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      • October 1, 2014 at 22:36
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        @82wall: A minority are like you. Most of us have passion.Looks like the dislikes on your comment prove that. W*****.

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        • October 2, 2014 at 06:50
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          @NICKOLA:
          You have more Passion? What, because you write comments on a website sounding like a pathetic child? My guess is that you are not much older than a child. I travel up and down this county most weeks, and have done on a regular basis every season for about 15 years now spending my hard earned watching Millwall. I don't need to make muggy pathetic comments crying for my Millwall back after 10, that's TEN league games, or have more 'likes' than someone else, in order to prove my passion. And as for me being in a minority, I think you'll find most reasonable, knowledgeable supporters will agree that the current situation (players, manager, chairman, league status) we find ourselves in, is actually nothing to cry about, Infact we are in a better position as a club right now than we have been for many a year. 10 league games does not define a season, a player or a manager. Now f*** off and spout your s*** elsewhere NIKOLA. You P****.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:02
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    Oh well, you win some you lose some but we live to fight another day

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    • September 30, 2014 at 22:10
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      @benzo:

      Are you missing something? we have lost 4 out of 5. we won't win many fights with this palace reject.

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      • October 1, 2014 at 13:14
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        @ronnie: you wouldn't be happy with any manager down the den how about u stop crying and have a little faith

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        • October 2, 2014 at 20:27
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          @jhon123:
          What keep the faith in what I have seen already? Buy you a pint if its different in April this really REMINDS OF THEO FOLEY DAYS.

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    • September 30, 2014 at 23:55
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      @benzo: we win very few and lose a lot

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:03
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    Not gonna sit here and call for Ollie's head, but f*** me has he gotta clean this mess up. Fast!

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    • October 1, 2014 at 00:07
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      @lions404: Most people were calling for Lomas's head and his record wasn't much different from Holloways.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:04
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    Next time I decide to Waste 24 quid decided to just burn it !!

    Only plus points for me Gregory first goal and Chaplow done very well at right back when he come in

    Hoyte needs taking somewhere and losing complete waste of space

    Still think dunne is a fuxxing liability

    Poor Brum team there for taking what a waste

    Over To you for your usual boxxocks holloway

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    • September 30, 2014 at 22:08
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      @Millwall1979: Just get rid. The geezer is making us a laughing stock. Agent nigel.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:06
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    Lets get the bad run out of the way now and come back after the international break at same level we were at against Leeds and Fulham

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:07
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    get s.morrison back Gregory would be a great understudy.

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    • October 1, 2014 at 00:45
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      @millwallmark
      You are having a laugh make gregory an understudy to morrison,gregory ran his heart out,tackled back told players to get their positions right,scored a really good goal that he fully deserved,when did morrison last do all those things in a game,
      Tell me you are having a laugh please.

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      • October 1, 2014 at 01:22
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        @jim1222: i tell you now LEE GREGORY IS THE BEST STRIKER SINCE HARRIS..class among fools

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      • October 1, 2014 at 01:41
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        @jim1222: you have a blinding holiday

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:09
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    I think someone spiked my drink, I saw Chaplow at right back, Beevers up front and STILL Dunne at the back knocking League one long balls. U reckon Carlos Edwards can borrow that Oscar Pitorius' leg while he's banged up? Blimey, I don't drink, but I need a pint.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:10
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    Right i may get slaughterd for this but we are not learning from our previous seasons. As much as we all love our legends it is time to move on, the team needs a new bright future. Love dunney but sorry webster needs a run or nelson. Bored of same old, if we have to do a wolves go down and rebuild freshen up so be it, otherwise this rut will never stop. I wish we would put siafa, nelson, webster, in soon. Even if they struggle for a while, STICK WITH THEM. we struggle as we have no set team no fluency no understanding. Give fred a good run when hes fit, i know theres always room for a old head but its just seems repetitive now? Gregory starts a game and scores? Even if he dont score for three more games KEEP HIM THERE. Two up front same pair for aslonf as possible dont change it every sodding game. I can accept losing, we all can. But this is becoming so plain and obvious everyone can see it? Why are players all out of position? Play youth if we have to no ones going to be upset. But playing players all over the shop week im week out is stupid. Let bailey, hoyte, chaplow, dunney the old gaurd run there contracts out and invest sensibly. I dont expect miracles and results every weekend but eveeryone can see whats going to happen every week its so fustrating. Pleased gregory got one tonight though, but like say will he get a proper run?

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    • October 1, 2014 at 08:49
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      @SLloyd23: Good post. Totally agree. I said this would be a 17th finish season and I would rather scrap ambitions of play offs if it means an initially weaker young team ready for the next 2 seasons. Also agree regarding strikers: play the same two; the partnership in the first team solidifies as does the partnership of the 2nd set in the reserves who can step into the first team when required.

      Spain dominated international football for so long because loads of them also played club football together. They would pass to each other not even looking up because they knew where each other would be.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:10
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    5 things we learned about millwall v Birmingham. 1 f.....g s..t, 2 f.....g s..t,3 f.....g s..t, 4 f.....g s..t, 5 going down, clueless team, clueless manager, clueless coach Bircham, all league 1 players at best, wtf dunn,s doing at centre half I'll never know he's crap in any position, but he won't be dropped cos silly b***** has made him captain, I think holloway is trying to recreate his blackpool days but unfortunately these so called footballers just ain't f.....g good enough.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:12
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    Why cant people see IH just isn't up to it. Give me any evidence to show otherwise.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:15
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    Yet again we managed to make a p***-poor side look good.

    I thought Ollie had turned it round, but this football's as bad as anything we've endured over the past two/three years. Constant changing of players, formations and tactics - it's just not working.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:19
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    What a mess the club is in there's me thinking we had a good season ahead but at this rate we be joining Blackpool in league 1 I agree with mark bring back Morrison he knows how to score goals.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:20
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    That was woeful. We huffed and puffed and conceded 2 poor goals. Note to opponents Millwall can't cope with long ball (see Rotherham, Huddersfield, Birmingham) Second half we came back and scored then Beevers missed a great chance we ran out of steam and got caught again. Game over.
    Few points: Dunne Beevers pairing can't cope with long ball and big strong forward.
    Olly needs to move a few on and bring in better players (maybe even a few U21's)
    Olly stop tinkering and get a steady side also formations don't win games players do.
    No need to panic yet but this is third season we have seen the rot set in. Three different managers and different players.
    Olly don't let your heart rule your head I could give a morale boosting speech in the dressing room but you wouldn't play me.
    We need 12 players because as soon as we play an extra player the defence suffers seriously we need a balance in the team pace/ steady heads youth/experience strength/guile

    Over to you Olly

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:20
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    Very poor again . Trouble in the ranks! Mark my words!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:22
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    got to say in 26 years thats the first time ive left at half time
    we have failed to pick up points against two bad teams ,
    when he came in he said we had to many players of the same legs , so what have we now, a team full of midfeiders , a natural cb sitting on the bench , a ex england u21 warming the bench ,
    fred has a half decent game at reading then gone, what does that do for his confidence
    ,this passing tick tack football is boring the hell out of me, we cant sign anybody cos of this fare play s***, he has waisted the budget on the swede , and this spanish bloke , when he should of been shooping for a mobil striker , i hate to say this but he will walk , like he did a palarce

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    • October 1, 2014 at 06:33
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      @munson68: completely agree mate... Went to palace when they were flying anyway and took the credit for getting them up. Then spent a bomb on a load of tutt and f***** off... He weren't my cup of tea when he came in and still not now. Talks a load of old flannel give me jacket any day

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:23
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    Dunney is a legend blah blah blah, but he ain't good enough anymore. Webster must start alongside beevers. Hoyte should never play for us again!

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    • September 30, 2014 at 22:56
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      @lewislion1:
      You having a laugh? Have a look who was at fault for 2 of the goals. Think you need to look closer at Beevers.

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      • September 30, 2014 at 23:13
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        @82wall: Spot on 82 but it's easier to blame Dunne for all of the goals we concede. Not saying he is the right answer to the problem but he certainly isn't the cause of it either.

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        • September 30, 2014 at 23:25
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          @lion.ie:
          He's not a good enough centre half I think we can all agree. And he does get targeted by the opposition long ball, they always aim for him instead of Beevers. But the way people s*** him off is uncalled for and like I say, I think people should be looking closer at Beevers, especially for that 1st goal, I don't know what the f*** that was but he wasn't marking, he was caught out over the top and it was easy for them from there. We still don't know our best 11, the manager, the fans, and that's a worry after 10 games. I think the only bright point to come out of tonight is that ranagie (spelling) and Gregory look like they could form a partnership, the big fella wins pretty much everything in the air and Gregory works hard. Stick woolford on one wing, Martin (when fit) on the other, williams and upson in the middle and I think that's a decent midfield/forward line. It's not all doom and gloom people should calm down FFS. Talk of holloway hasn't got a clue etc, he has more of a clue than most people spouting absolute crap on here. I said on this site after 2 games that we are not a good side. We have a good work ethic and players who know what is required. They have just lost their way abit of late, but don't deserve to be written off 10 games into a season.

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          • October 1, 2014 at 01:34
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            @82wall: I think you make a good point mate. We aint going to win every game we're going through a bad patch mainly because Ollie has had to change it up through injuries ext, heads up chaps roll on Saturday looking forward to cheering to lions on. NOLU WDC

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        • October 1, 2014 at 00:54
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          @lion ie
          dunnne got caught out for the first goal against huddersfield,and he got caught out again tonight in exactly the same way but fortunatly he got away with it,teams are now beginning to target him and he is going to get caught out a lot more,he is not big enough for the position he is playing.

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        • October 1, 2014 at 06:26
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          @lion.ie: there was a blinding obvious solution to the Carlos Edwards problem.. Put Dunne at right back where his played for the last 12 years and bring Webster in with beevers. Instead we've had jimmy, hoyte and now f****** chaplow. Ih if you don't know your team by now something's up

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:23
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    If any body thinks IH is the right man for the job, explain yourselves.

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    • September 30, 2014 at 22:33
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      @LETEMCOME: Okay miserable boll*cks lol
      Take a look at his pedigree.

      I guarantee you, any manager would have a tough time managing us.

      Ill judge after a full season.

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      • September 30, 2014 at 22:36
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        @Dazi: Can you explain his 'pedigree' then?

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        • September 30, 2014 at 23:17
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          @lion.ie: He keeps it in a tin for his dogs.

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    • October 1, 2014 at 08:28
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      @LETEMCOME: ok then who you going to replace him with?

      Bare in mind it needs to be someone who will actually take the f****** job.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:27
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    Gregory ran his socks off tonight showing a real desire for the ball and to score. O'Brien looked hungry for the ball too. After tonight I believe we are going to be involved in another relegation fight. We reverted to type just hoofing long balls up front all night with little joy. I'm sure IH will come up with plenty of good excuses but facts need to be faced, he has ran out of ideas after a dozen games. Hoyte might as well go sick with Bailey fod therest the season. Fed up and angry that IiveI've wasted time and money once again. Still I am pleased Gregory scored. His work rate tonight and patience with IH deserved the goal. Also interesting that he played the full 90+ minutes after coming back from an alleged hip injury. Something smells off there.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:28
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    I would be scared if we didn't have Williams in our squad. F**K me, he's quality.

    We should do more business like that

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:28
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    Same s##t different day! We have to many over the hill players that just rant up to it. They all need moving on ASAP. I would rather see the likes of nelson, pavey, Fred, Powell start every week than the turd we've got starting games now. What's there to lose playing them? At least they would work their socks off

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:28
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    In the pub.gunna get smashed ..forde rubbish.beevers learn to jump..entire defence sad dor the 1st....bright news chaplow RB .O'Brien and super super super lee

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    • October 1, 2014 at 01:02
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      @jim 28
      jim perhaps now IH might see the light and keep with the youngsters both gregory and o'brien chased all over the place and combined in the goal,they both deserve to be included a lot more in future.what has happened to powell,and webster has to be given more of a chance.
      sorry to agree with you ,but thats life,enjoy your drink
      pp1
      by the way im on holiday saturday get it right.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:34
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    At the end of last season some of us said the squad needed a major overhaul,but the board seemed to think our unbeaten run was the springboard for a promotion push!Instead of watching dunney getting roasted at full back i see him getting bullied at centre half,i see fordey with his nice long contract letting in 30 yard pea rollers.I don't like to knock loyal people but this is the championship and we can't carry people.There are questions to be asked of IH,but what will it take to shake the board from their complacency

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:39
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    Well done Gregory for sticking the ball in the back of the net! Let's hope this means you actually start now alongside fuller as I think this combination could work well.

    On a less positive note we need to stop leaking goals and go back to the drawing board elsewhere Ian - it's not been working recently and it needs to change fast.

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    • October 1, 2014 at 00:09
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      @TURBO_COYL: he's only one goal away from being our joint top goal scorer!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:44
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    Taxi for Holloway !!!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:47
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    There's that F word again.... no not that one.... FRUSTRATING!
    Surprisingly I thought we started ok, was expecting the worst when changing everything was on the cards.. But we AGAIN created the most chances - didn't convert.... and not surprisingly get punished for it...
    Absolutely shocking defending for their first goal - how the f**k can one of their FWDs be allowed to run 5 yards into our box with no one challenging??!! Plus, nobody played to the whistle apart from their striker.... As for their 2nd goal - needless free kick given away in a dangerous area...
    Interview with Beevers was on Millwall website, he said "we're working on not making silly mistakes"... well, on tonight's performance they need to work f**king harder....
    Birmingham were SO poor.. and we made scoring SO easy for them - 4 chances = 3 goals?!
    Plus points - Great goal by Gregory - also thought Reggie did well getting up for headers and drawing players. That's about it..
    We've got start defending as a team again and make ourselves hard to beat - because that was shocking tonight.

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    • October 1, 2014 at 01:09
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      @Luke coldblow
      You say gregory and the big fella did well and thats about it,what about o'brien and chaplow they did well IMO come on mate credit where its due

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      • October 1, 2014 at 21:29
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        @jim1222: right you are jim, I was finding it quite hard to see the positives straight after that game last night! On the whole, I actually thought we looked the better team for the majority of the game - but on the results side it reads... don't take our chances + bad mistakes at the back = 3-1 to brum... I'm still bitter now, can you tell?!
        So frustrating, because we're better than this... COYL!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:52
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    Another take on 5 things we learned from tonight.
    O. Out of ideas
    L. Lions. More like p**** cats out there.
    L. Long relegation battle ahead.
    I. If in doubt.....hoof, the new club motto.
    E. Every game brings new excuses as to why we lost.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 22:56
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    Time for Ollie to go, we play a different formation for every game, different players for every game, what chance have we got with so many changes. How on earth can we expect anything from the season when he continually makes weird selections one game to the next. Thought he was going to be good for our club, but the more I see, the more I realise how clueless he is.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:08
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    Hoyte, what's the point?
    Gregory, congratulations son
    Aiden O'Brien, improved us when he came on
    Range, see Hoyte above

    What's the chance of Gregory and O'Brien both starting next game? no f****** chance
    Why not give a couple of the other youngsters a chance before Hoyte and Ranegie
    Sort it out Ollie - still think your the right man for the job - COYL

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    • September 30, 2014 at 23:29
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      OB wanted the ball all the time and looked hungry. Gregory ran all night and deserved his goal. Apart from one wayward pass Williams again was good. Everyone else was awful.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:09
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    Looking forward to reading IH's excuses in the papers tomorrow and seeing the next instalment of how to chop and change a football team.
    Can I make a few suggestions, make Hoyte our new centre back and captain. Bring back Wright, Bywater and Marquis. Loan out Fred, Jack Powell and O'Brien to Blackpool.............

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:12
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    Dunney is not a centre back - great end of last season and beginning of this but is now being found out week after week. Unfortunately, he's even worse at right back. If Hoyte is the only right back at the club(???) get one in and quick. McDonald has done some good things this year but is not a midfielder. His best moments have been when he's found himself up front. To my mind he is a waste of a body in midfield; let him compete for a place up front or nothing. Forde needs REAL competition for the No1 shirt. He goes down slower than Claire Balding at a stag party. Stick players in their right positions and stop trying to be clever Mr Holloway. We have the same points after the same games as a certain Mr Lomas had last year. Mr Holloway, keep it simple, and please, please, stop talking b*******. I think we actually have some decent players in our squad and I am beginning to think that it might be down to someone else to get the best out of them.

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    • September 30, 2014 at 23:29
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      @Adsy77777: I'd put McDonald up with Gregory, Adsy and put Woolford in where McDonald has been playing. But we need wide players who can put the ball in their box and two full backs who can stop the ball going into our box. Dunne wasn't really at fault for any of the goals tonight at all, Beevers was all over the place defensively. Fordey needs to get down to Specsavers, I reckon he needs his prescription updated. If you look at the teams below us we need some more points on the board soon, but I can't see many in the next five games.

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      • October 1, 2014 at 00:05
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        @lion.ie: Agree with you on most points Lion but I thought Dunne let his man go on the first and third goals. They put Donaldson and later on Thomas up against him and he couldn't cope with either of their strength. How many times are we allowed a tap in from the middle of the six yard box? I thought Beevers was trying to compensate for Dunne and Hoyte. Unfortunately Williams is too good in midfield to play at the back. Personally I think he needs to give Webster and Beevers time to gel.

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        • October 1, 2014 at 01:14
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          @Adsy77777
          Spot on adsy dunne has been well and truly sussed,i can only see big problems for him in the future.
          Webster has to play IMO

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    • September 30, 2014 at 23:29
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      @Adsy77777: Adsy I think you're right on all of that. If IH has found a RB in Chaplow that would be a bit of luck because we don't have anybody else - Jimmy played well there last week but doesn't provide the attacking threat that full backs need to have these days. I'd certainly want to see Webster alongside Beevers, because I think Beevers is a decent player but he needs a leader alongside him, and I think maybe Webster might have that about him - who knows, he's barely been given a game.
      And yes, we do have some decent players - Williams clearly is class, and I think Upson is quality too - don't know why he was taken off, although I do agree that our second half performance was so much better than the first half. I actually thought Ranegie had a decent game - he won nearly everything in the air and had some nice touches on the ground too. And Gregory's goal was a striker's goal, so very pleasing. Apart from that, hugely disappointing, and the third goal was always on the cards to kill us off.
      One other point with reference to some of the comments above. I reckon Bailey is a very important player to us, although I have to say he didn't look it away to Huddersfield. But our much celebrated unbeaten run of 8 games last season was much more to do with him bossing midfield than to Alan Dunne IMHO

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      • October 1, 2014 at 00:16
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        @waterloolion: Williams is most definitely the jewel in our crown and I agree that a fit Bailey brings a lot to the team. I thought Ranegie had his best game for Millwall and benefited from having Gregory playing off him. Until Bailey is fit I think our best option is to play a midfield four with Williams holding, with Chaplow, Woolford and Upson. In the absence of any other option, Jimmy at right back, Malone left, with Beevers and Webster at the centre, Gregory and either Ranegie of Fuller up top. Whatever he picks, I wish he'd keep it simple and stick with it for a bit!!!!

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      • October 1, 2014 at 01:19
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        @waterloolion
        At the beginning of the season when we were all naming who we thought should be captain,i named webster ,so i was most surprised when he did not even get into the team,I still think he would make a good captain but he should certainly be first choice in the starting eleven.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:18
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    All I want to say about the game tonight is I feel sorry for the fans going to derby saturday.

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    • October 1, 2014 at 12:07
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      @foxy: Thanks Foxy, but we don't need any sympathy, the 350 of us who went to Huddersfield Town, and everywhere else that MFC have played: All we want is 'Our Millwall Back' ( ie; a team that Fights for every Tackle, Chases every cause, even when the odds are against winning the ball, and plays for Self- Pride as well as the Super Millwall Supporters ) . We want to win matches, YES, but. It's Not the end of the world if we lose! So, to all of the fans at the New Den, let's still be Proud of the Millwall FC shirt ! Ollie and these players Not be here forever, we Millwall supporters or our dependants/ off springs definately will be.( see you at Derby County - win, lose or draw !)NOLU, WDC .

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:19
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    Let's face the real facts.

    We spent 800k on a player 20 years ago and nothing like that since.

    Peanuts and Monkeys come to mind. We have over achieved in real terms.

    We want Championship Level Football on Dagenham and Redbridge levels of investment. Punters know it and that why the gates are low.

    Clough, Paisley or Ferguson would struggle with Dunne as a centre half!

    Two wing backs and two,up front, how much room do the oppo need?

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:21
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    How some can blame Beevers is beyond me. Beevers and Williams, along with Carlos have been our best players this year IMO. It is so obvious that poor Dunney has been found out. Any scout worth his salt will have identified the weak link (one of the weak links). If IH doesn't change it, look forward to more of the same v Derby; Chris Martin will tear Dunne a new a*******.

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    • September 30, 2014 at 23:30
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      @Adsy77777: Sorry Adsy, don't often disagree, but Beevers was terrible tonight. One game though.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:23
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    When will someone put there arm round Alan Dunne and say thanks mate but your times up. Millwall man and boy fair play but it's over. It took an injury for another such player in Paul Robinson, he gets turfed out yet he was 10 times the player Dunney is. Yes he played a massive part in the great 8 unbeaten but pls he ain't a Center half. Hand the Raynes over to Sid Nelson, one of our own for one of our own. Pre season he looked the part just as Jack Powell has.
    Ollie as much as I've backed ya it's now time for you to stop
    F u c k I n g about. I understand the injuries, as ridiculous as they are, but if a rb,cb,cm,or cf gets injured then f u c k I n g replace em like for
    F u c k I n g like, yeah Jimmy and chappers can cover for 45 to 90 mins it don't mean it'll work all the time which brings me back to Dunney, he was a quick fix when it hit home we are in a proper relegation battle and are in desperate need of MILLWALL to pull us out the s h I t, well we are in need now, and Mr MILLWALL ain't no where to be seen.
    I thought SL was taking the p I s s but Ollie I'm starting to think your taking it to a different level. Please stop trying to get the players and yourself to be MILLWALL as most of em and yourself included never will be, your a manager of our club so just
    F u c k I n g manage it, I don't want this we are Millwall s h I t as your turning us in to a f u c k I n g circus.
    Get on with your job and we'll worry about the rest.

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    • September 30, 2014 at 23:47
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      @lukesmithmfc: @Vinny Shell:

      completely true:
      what did he expect of jimmy today in that role first half - then jimmy was more advanced than macdonald for the second half - his role is simple as someone who breaks down play and lays it off - if he isn't doing that role then he shouldn't play - chaplow is a creative attacking midfielder if he isn't doing that he shouldn't play, and so on and so on

      at least derby won't have the f****** slightest clue about how we will line up -

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      • October 1, 2014 at 00:59
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        @timchimes: of course derby won't have a clue Tim but let's be honest, does it really matter cause they'll rip us to shreds wether they know or not.
        We're top poo Tim. How many new summer signings played today ? Where's young jack Powell ? Plays 3 blinders and average 45 mins and gets discarded. How can all our new signings get injured a month after signing for us, martinez injured after a couple sub appearances. Ollie has said martinez may struggle with our very rigorous fitness training drills, why the need to push fit players over the limit and more importantly, players coming back from injury when all they need is match fitness.
        And of course he's never to blame
        He's beginning to cheese me off big time.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:34
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    This has got to stop. Someone at the club needs to sort it out before it's too late. I really like Ollie, but he seems to think we are Real Madrid or Chelsea and that he can change systems and rotate players at will. Unfortunately that is not how it works in the Championship and especially at Millwall. Looking at our players we have a core of decent players who should be able to give any team in this division a game. What Ollie needs to do is put him cock on the block and pick his best XI players in the formation he wants and STICK WITH THEM for at least half a dozen games. Give them a chance to work together, understand who they are playing with and what they should be doing. All this chopping and changing from one game to the next is doing no one a favour, except for our opposition. The best times I've known at the Den (old and new) have been when we have had a settled and consistent team working together and for one another. Please can we have our Millwall back!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:35
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    This has got to stop. Someone at the club needs to sort it out before it's too late. I really like Ollie, but he seems to think we are Real Madrid or Chelsea and that he can change systems and rotate players at will. Unfortunately that is not how it works in the Championship and especially at Millwall. Looking at our players we have a core of decent players who should be able to give any team in this division a game. What Ollie needs to do is put him c*ck on the block and pick his best XI players in the formation he wants and STICK WITH THEM for at least half a dozen games. Give them a chance to work together, understand who they are playing with and what they should be doing. All this chopping and changing from one game to the next is doing no one a favour, except for our opposition. The best times I've known at the Den (old and new) have been when we have had a settled and consistent team working together and for one another. Please can we have our Millwall back!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:35
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    This has got to stop. Someone at the club needs to sort it out before it's too late. I really like Ollie, but he seems to think we are Real Madrid or Chelsea and that he can change systems and rotate players at will. Unfortunately that is not how it works in the Championship and especially at Millwall. Looking at our players we have a core of decent players who should be able to give any team in this division a game. What Ollie needs to do is put him balls on the block and pick his best XI players in the formation he wants and STICK WITH THEM for at least half a dozen games. Give them a chance to work together, understand who they are playing with and what they should be doing. All this chopping and changing from one game to the next is doing no one a favour, except for our opposition. The best times I've known at the Den (old and new) have been when we have had a settled and consistent team working together and for one another. Please can we have our Millwall back!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:41
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    Well done Gregory. Really good goal. Held your run and pointed to where you wanted it. You really do have plenty of potential I reckon.
    I am still behind you Holloway but hurry up and sort it out as the vultures are circling and plenty would sack you tonight if they could.
    Ironically Gregory scoring goals could keep you in a job.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:42
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    Just got home from 120 mile all round trip , well disappointed tonight . We looked clueless first half , hoyte was a shower of s*** , why does ollie keep persevering with him . What's up with Briggs ? Ranegie had his best game for us and we looked like getting equaliser until he came off injured , but fuller didn't win a header when he came on and we looked stale again !! I like ollie but he got to sort things fast . Dunne is not a centre back get Webster in there with Beevers and get them playing together week in week out forming a decent partnership

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  • September 30, 2014 at 23:58
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    first half terrible. 2nd half a different team. thought we could get something in the end but got caught out. so why cant we score with people running from deep?. Forde , bad night got beat to east again from outside the box and nearly got caught f@%king about in the box. 4/10 . hoyte. Hope not to be seen again. 3/10.
    dunne gets bullied and reverts to hoofball. needs a break. 4/10. Beevers again lost the flight of the ball but other than that was ok. 5/10 Malone got overworked by the midget first half but still kept going forward and a good 2nd half. 7/10 Williams how we are losing games with him in the team is a mystery. pure class again. 9/10. Abdou not really in it tonight. 6/10.Upson he played well i thought but maybe 2 games in a short space found him out after just coming back. 6/10. mcdonald did ok for me. 7/10. Renagie won a lot of headers for gregory to feed off. 6/10. Gregory brilliant for the lad showed great energy and took his goal well. 8/10. subs Chaplow was excellent 8/10 .o brian again excellent 8/10 fuller did ok one mazy run did the hard work and then fired over 6/10. Ollie tried different things including putting beevers up front for 10 mins but maybe should try starting with the nearly the same team on sat but put webster in for dunne

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  • October 1, 2014 at 00:48
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    Gotta say Renagie was having his best game for us tonight. .winning every header..
    flicks tricks and tackling back. I honestly thought we could have gone on to win if he stayed on..yeah I know. wot am I going on about. The fact is we cannot replace Edwards. .Dunne is no centre half . We just have no strength in depth.
    The injuries are piling up.
    Ollie you have try find your best 11 and stick with them. There were positive things to take from tonight but very few. Can I also mention 9000 tonight ..against Birmingham. ..you kidding me.

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    • October 1, 2014 at 01:46
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      @ozeyn117: are you f****** sure.seemed to be a lot more then that..millwall doing a dodgy on the turnstiles ..good at that

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  • October 1, 2014 at 11:02
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    This is my first comment on this site and i will probably get some bad replys. I feel quite sorry for IH because he came to the den and helped us avoid almost certain relegation. During the close season he has not been given any decent money to spent on players,i.e. just £250,000. Most clubs in the champioship have to spend a few million on decent players, i.e. 4-5 million etc. Unfortunately it has always been the same at the den since i started watching the lions in the 50's. Where does all the money go? certainly not on players. Look at wolves now under Kenny, he has been given money to spend. I love my Millwall but i feel very sorry for the fans.

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    • October 1, 2014 at 15:01
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      @Old lions exile:

      Not gonna s*** you off mate we all wall ain't we

      IH has pushed himself into a corner making dunne captain in that he not droppable most people see he gets targeted every game with the long ball (how tall is Webster btw)

      Hoyte is not fit yet plays him how long does a professional footballer take to become fit he was left at home in pre season for being a fat fxxxx

      Holloways comments before and after games seem to suggest he has lost the plot

      Fans for weeks calling for Gregory and plays him and guess what he scores what a novelty

      I don't know what the answer is but I for one am getting tired of hearing holloways bullshxx

      One minute freds the mutts nuts then it's Powell now where are they ??

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  • October 1, 2014 at 12:55
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    I dont agree with the calls for Ollie to be sacked, We have hit a bad run and im sure it will change for the best given time. He kept us up and has tried to change things but some of our squad are just not good enough. It is frustrating but sacking the man and finding another manager is something we can't afford to do.

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