Millwall boss: Watford striker's loan spell didn't work out

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IAN Holloway has confirmed that Mathias Ranegie has gone back to Watford – saying his spell at The Den "didn't work out".

Holloway and Ranegie held talks at the Lions' training ground last Thursday and decided between them that he should return to Vicarage Road.

The former Sweden international failed to score in seven appearances for Millwall.

Ranegie's exit doesn't neccesarily mean that Holloway will sign another forward before the loan deadline on Thursday, although he is looking for an addition.

Last week, the Lions approached Arsenal about a short-term deal for young attacker Chuba Akpom but were turned down by the Premier League club.

On Ranegie, Holloway commented: "He's a good fella but it's not worked out. He feels he was unlucky with his injury so I haven't got an issue with him at all.

"He's gone from Udinese to Watford and then to Millwall, and I think everything has caught up with him – it takes some time to get your head around that.

"He's a very good player but I don't think I took him at the right moment – for us or for him.

"The situation wasn't right so he's agreed to go back. He felt that was the right thing for him.

"I don't want anyone to think he's done wrong, it was probably a case of the wrong place at the wrong time for him."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

38 thoughts on “Millwall boss: Watford striker's loan spell didn't work out

  • November 24, 2014 at 14:42
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    So glad we signed Ranegie and not Glenn Murray. Top stuff Ollie! Only Millwall etc.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 14:54
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    Never have I seen a Millwall picture where I have disliked the two men in Millwall shirts as much as the one in this article. Ranegie would not be so bad if we didn't have to keep paying his wages, and Hoyte is just a useless c*nt

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:04
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    I think this is very good from Ollie! Ranegie isn't up for it, so instead of infecting our players with his laziness and wage thieving it's best all round that he went back!!

    It is a complete waste of money but Ollie wasn't to know he was going to get injured and that was going to change the lads mentality!

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:13
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    Ranegie said in the SLP he was used getting planes to away games. I'll drive u city airport & wave u off u lump of s***

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:14
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    P*** poor striker, but it's always down to the likes of, do we pay enough wages? Or not all players want to come and play for us, for instance charlie austin didn't jackett try and get him, but we wouldn't pay what they asked? Might be wrong but you get my point.

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    • November 24, 2014 at 15:29
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      @foxy: contradiction to that was with Gregory, we wanted to pay £150k maximum but as Halifax started to call every club around trying to flog him for more, we offered £250k which is a big risk for us and we got him.

      Once we get rid of about 20 players at the end of the season we will be saving hundreds of thousands each week which makes those type of non-league expensive players (Andre Grey, Gregory, Austin) all a little less risky.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:26
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    him and hoyte in the same picture. all you need now is a hulse photobomb and that's a perfect trio of c****! please can we have someone decent in january?

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      • November 24, 2014 at 15:39
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        i'd swap 10 of our players to have him back! millwall legend that needs to finish his career here imho. never say never, i think ollie will get him next year fingers crossed.

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      • November 24, 2014 at 23:53
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        Ok i can see what you saying about cahill,But midfield not our problem.Bring him in if we can unload 4 midfielders to pay hes wage+do a sign one get a shoyte free deal

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        • November 27, 2014 at 16:17
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          @gatecrasher: Not being funny but you could play Cahill anywhere and he would perform in a Millwall shirt!!!

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:37
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    Well that has come as a big surprise to most of the faithful, but even though he has gone back to Watford we are still paying his wages untill his loan period runs out, I know what Alan Sugar would say to who ever thought that one up, but I wont say it you all know it.
    Its even more like Willy Wonka than before,cant wait till January to see who we go in for any ideas someone over 32 with a slight injury and not match fit and who wants £10,000 a week will fit the bill.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:52
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    darius henderson then. ffs surely the scout and i presume its Harford can see that this guy was not up to it. Benik Afobe would be my choice

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    • November 24, 2014 at 15:56
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      @DELBOY64: Think he's bagging the goals in L1 for MKDons!

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:53
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    I'am just dreading who olly will inflect on us next

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  • November 24, 2014 at 15:59
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    Get a goalscorer in IH - Not another useless 30 year old useless lump.

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    • November 24, 2014 at 16:00
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      @Longfield Lion: Oops too many useless`es used - or was it ?

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        • November 25, 2014 at 18:40
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          @foxy: Jimmy Bullard will back from the jungle and I'm sure Kevin Philips fits IH's mandate for a striker. Hope he don't read this as it might put the idea in is little bald head.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 16:35
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    Who is the other door in the photo?

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  • November 24, 2014 at 16:59
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    where is the Hoff

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    • November 25, 2014 at 09:21
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      @DELBOY64: at some pony club in austria

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  • November 24, 2014 at 17:01
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    nothing to stop him scoring against us at the Den - he is clearly better than he was on the pitch for us

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  • November 24, 2014 at 17:13
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    So we get him fit, nurse him back to health and let him go back to Watford while we pay a chunk of his wages. I would have had him cleaning the boots, picking up litter or selling programs until he agreed to FK off for nothing. He and Watford must be laughing their heads off as are most other clubs that manage to offload their dross onto us. It must be the scent of desperation that we give off when sniffing round the other clubs bargain buckets.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 18:01
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    Can we not set up loans agreements where if the player chooses to go back we stop paying their wages?

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    • November 24, 2014 at 18:36
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      Don't think it's workable unless there's a recall clause in the loan - in this case Watford want him off their wage bill as much as we want him off ours!

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  • November 24, 2014 at 19:41
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    Which club does he actually belong to .millwall.watford.or that italian mob..bloody confusing

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    • November 24, 2014 at 20:44
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      @Jim28: jim I got a e-mail from alex aldridge saying he would like us on NAD to meet up have a beer talk about things related to NAD and the club, you up for it and a few others?.

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      • November 24, 2014 at 20:54
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        @foxy: Yep, name the day , time and area. ( near Millwall ). NOLU, WDC . PS: just before Christmas would be good.

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        • November 24, 2014 at 21:01
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          @BUSHWACKER14: bush I think he's trying to get a few of us together mate, I will get back to alex tomorrow and tell him to put it out on NAD.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 21:09
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    Okay, sounds good to me. ( NOLU, WDC )

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  • November 25, 2014 at 00:15
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    Anyone else seeing the West Ham branded earphones advert above? How many should I buy. .....?

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  • November 26, 2014 at 13:17
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    "He's a very good player" No Holloway, he really isn't. Terrible player and that's why Watford let us have him. Think about it

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