Millwall boss happy with a point after Charlton stalemate

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© Edmund Boyden

IAN Holloway was happy with a point after Millwall drew 0-0 at Charlton.

Both sides had chances to win the match but the best opportunity was wasted by Addicks striker George Tucudean in the 94th minute.

Holloway admitted he would have been "spitting venom" had Tuducean scored at the death but praised his back four for their heroic last-ditch defending.



The Lions boss felt that a draw was a fair result in the end.

"I'm very happy with that," he said. "It was a good game, I thought – two good teams showing you what the Championship's all about.

"I thought the players conducted themselves brilliantly, went for everything fairly. It was a very enjoyable game.



"It led to an entertaining 0-0 and all around it's a good day. We haven't deserved what we've got recently, and today, it’s nice to not be beat.

"Obviously if I’d lost, I'd be spitting venom, because would we have really deserved it?

"Did either team do enough to score, with their possession? Probably not.

"But hopefully people have gone home very entertained, feeling they got their money's worth, because there was some good football out there."

Tucudean lofted the ball over Lions keeper David Forde but Byron Webster and Alan Dunne combined to prevent the striker applying a finishing touch.

"The way things have been going, Charlton would have scored and everything would have been terrible, would't it?" added Holloway.

"And would we have deserved it?

"In that move I felt there was a foul and an offside because I'm a little bit biased, and Dunne was absolutely magnificent.

"What can I say about Dunne? He's a fantastic fella. He tells the truth and he works hard.

"He knows about honesty and loyalty, he's been fantastic for me. He can play in numerous positions.

"He doesn't really like right-back now to be honest, because that fella they brought on [Callum Harriot] has got a few more tricks than Paul Daniels.

"Dunney would rather be inside so those people wouldn’t take him on. But he'll do anything for me, so I'm delighted for him."

Millwall fans celebrated at the final whistle after their side extended their unbeaten run against Charlton to seven matches.

"I'm sure Bob Peeters will be pleased with his team’s effort but he will be fuming that he hasn't won and broken that duck," said Holloway.

"Our fans were singing 'you can't beat Millwall', it's brilliant.

"Let's hope we can sing that at every ground we're at for the rest of the season and we might have a better season.

"I can't ask anymore from my lads there.

"I felt they understood their task, they stuck to it, and over recent weeks, when we haven't got what we wanted, they still came back and showed the character you need to."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

33 thoughts on “Millwall boss happy with a point after Charlton stalemate

  • November 22, 2014 at 18:19
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    Wow! A goalless point at Charlton. We've never had it so good.

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    • November 22, 2014 at 18:36
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      @NO1LIKESUS: I'll take a draw today. The sad reality is Charlton look a team on the up and have a promising manager - whilst for us, unlike recent years, we're just grateful for a draw at their place.

      We've got some really tough games coming up from now to the end of December. Unless there's some dramatic improvement I can honestly see us slipping into the bottom three between now and then.

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      • November 22, 2014 at 20:29
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        @Micky Lions: charlton were very poor at times today, giving the ball away needlessly and not taking their chances. If you ask me, they are in a very similar position to Millwall and come end of the season it wouldn't surprise me if they were our neighbour in League position.

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  • November 22, 2014 at 18:23
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    Happy?

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    • November 22, 2014 at 20:30
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      @LETEMCOME: yep we played well mostly and Gregory showed he can play the line target against that man mountain Bikey.

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  • November 22, 2014 at 18:29
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    First of all I want to say well done to Byron Webster who put in a good performance along with the other defenders and the disadvantage is that we got a draw against an average side even doe there in the top half.

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    • November 22, 2014 at 20:31
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      @boblion: absolutely right, this was two average teams throwing the kitchen sink at each other. It was a good game to watch.

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  • November 22, 2014 at 18:56
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    I travel ya quite a bit and this was the worst away atmosphere I have ever seen. Not sure why - any ideas.

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    • November 22, 2014 at 19:19
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      @tallchap18: i thought it was a cracking atmosphere and i thought we played some fantastic passing football, a game of opinions i suppose

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      • November 23, 2014 at 07:06
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        @thecolumbusblock: are we far off a win do you think? How much has it hurt losing Carlos Edwards?

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        • November 23, 2014 at 11:10
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          @grassgrower: barry we miss carlos massively its always stop gap, we must be due a few wins i really dont think we're a bad side, i truly think we're in a false position, all the best mate

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          • November 23, 2014 at 12:03
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            @thecolumbusblock: thanks mate, hoping to get back for the last 2 games again this season, see how it goes but at least we not losing so keeps us in the hunt. Cheers n take care.

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    • November 23, 2014 at 10:05
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      @tallchap18: where do u travel to? The outer Hebrides? Great atmosphere!

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  • November 22, 2014 at 19:02
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    This makes strange reading..? Honestly thought Charlton looked poor considering their points tally and would have liked to have seen us take a few more risks. A draw is decent considering our latest form but thought we played very safe and seems out lads were unwilling to gamble on 50/50 situations and Gregory had zero support. No one stood out today, thought Fuller looked a cut above when he come on just a shame he is 34!! Charlton were poor, have more belief Millwall, Holloway stick with our best starting 11 and we'll crack on!!

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    • November 22, 2014 at 19:29
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      @davesavagesleftfoot: great display.both teams played sone fine football..but if anyone was gonna win it was millwall..so gutted we didn't win

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      • November 23, 2014 at 11:09
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        @Jim28: HI JIM28, WE WERE IN THE PUB MILLWALL FANS TOOK OVER JUST AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS, 25YDS FROM CHARLTON STATION, WHICH PUB DID YOU GO TO? ( WE PASSED THE WHITE HORSE, BUT GROUPS OFM MET POLICE OUTSIDE. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN.

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    • November 22, 2014 at 20:33
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      @davesavagesleftfoot:
      this is swhat ive felt all season - charlton are getting away with it somewhat - they are limited, relying on clean sheets to nick the odd win with lots of draws - they will be in the bottom half

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  • November 22, 2014 at 20:14
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    should have smashed them,

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  • November 22, 2014 at 20:20
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    No threat up front - end of.
    The rest is just about OK - but we wouldn't score if the other team went home.
    3 of the back 4 looked OK - but I bet he plays Dunne next game and drops one of the good 3.
    If we let Malone go - it will be madness - Malone / McDonald / Williams were very good - Upson - treated unfairly again.,
    Fuller / Gregory / Easter are a waste of time

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    • November 22, 2014 at 20:32
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      @crow191049: Gregory was excellent as lone striker and showed great movement.he impressed me!

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    • November 23, 2014 at 01:04
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      I can't believe you think Gregory is a waste of time,Give him some service or play him with a partner and he will score plenty. Easter is not a Millwall player,I will give you that one.

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  • November 22, 2014 at 20:43
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    Having been there we were the better team, however not good enough in the final third. But we just lack that final touch / pass / pace. But we never looked like losing which I will take all day

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  • November 22, 2014 at 20:56
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    We were very slightly the better of two poor two teams in the valley of silence,our pretty football is lovely but we need to hurt teams in the last third.Maybe it's time to give fred another chance?

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  • November 22, 2014 at 21:04
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    A draw was a fair result but have to comment on the p*** poor policing. Every year we are allowed to leave at the same time as the anoraks - no trouble. Today the police kettled us by the Sainsbury's and what happens??? If I can predict what is going to happen why can't the police?

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  • November 22, 2014 at 21:11
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    Would just love to see one of our players put there foot through the ball. Only thing missing was the above, however you can't pass your way to the net. Having said that all the comparisons between cockmas and IH are worthless give me possession all day rather ten non

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  • November 22, 2014 at 21:12
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    Would just love to see one of our players put there foot through the ball. Only thing missing was the above, however you can't pass your way to the net. Having said that all the comparisons between knobmas and IH are worthless give me possession all day rather then non

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    • November 22, 2014 at 21:43
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      @mfcmike: can you repeat that?i didn't quite catch it all?

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  • November 22, 2014 at 21:44
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    We need a goal scorer, plain and simple. Gregory is from the senior team our only real hope and he's missed a few sitters! We've lost £9,000,000+ and for what? Come on, if your gonna get that much negative income at least spend some of it on a proper striker. The results will pay for themselves surely.

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    • November 23, 2014 at 01:15
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      We need balls into the box and 2 strikers on the pitch at the start, Its a lot to ask of a player fresh out of the conference league to run the line single handed, Play Fuller with Gregory and the goals will come.

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  • November 23, 2014 at 10:13
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    5 things we learned about the anoraks game
    1 We need a striker
    2 We need a striker
    3 We need a striker
    4 We need a striker
    5 F#@k it, I'll say it as it is, I wont beat about the bush or p****-foot or scrub round it, we need a striker.

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  • November 23, 2014 at 11:12
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    On another note , great effort by the old bill after, causing trouble out of nothing

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  • November 23, 2014 at 13:09
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    Holloway... You talk absolute pony!! Clueless up front !

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