Millwall draw a blank on deadline day as rivals block deals

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IAN Holloway says Millwall are already making plans for the January transfer window after missing out on their loan targets.

The Lions were unable to bring in a forward to replace Mathias Ranegie before Thursday's 5pm deadline for short-term deals in the Football League.

As reported by NewsAtDen yesterday, Fulham denied Matt Smith the opportunity to move to The Den because Millwall are a divisional rival. He joined Bristol City instead.

Holloway also asked Brighton about Chris O'Grady and Craig Mackail-Smith but was given the same answer, with the duo signing for Sheffield United and Peterborough respectively.

The Lions will now line up deals for the New Year.

"January is the one," said Holloway. "We don't have any injuries at the minute and there are only five games until the window opens again.

"Fulham have seen us a threat to their survival – so have Brighton. This is a new experience for me. Targets have gone to teams in a lower division.

"We're going to have to get some cash together to buy someone because the situation is going to be the same in January. We're going to have to be clever.

"I have had a long chat with Mick Harford about what we're going to do. It doesn't take a genius to work out that we will be looking in the lower leagues."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

57 thoughts on “Millwall draw a blank on deadline day as rivals block deals

  • November 27, 2014 at 17:18
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    It will be the same at the end of the January window...no signings.

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    • November 27, 2014 at 18:10
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      Ogrady , no goals in 11 games this season , you can't make this up , I dread to see who we are going to sign next , holloway is clueless .

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      • November 27, 2014 at 20:25
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        @southstandview:
        He had good season last year for Barnsley, scored 15 goals for a team that got relegated, has pace and could give us something we currently don't have. I think your the one who's clueless.

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        • November 27, 2014 at 20:32
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          @82wall: no goals in 11 this season and half his goals last season were penalties , you clearly are a fan of ollies stupid ways .

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          • November 27, 2014 at 20:39
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            @southstandview:
            He's played 5 games in the league, 3 were off the bench. Again, he would of offered us something we don't have, PACE! Seen as your so clued up on the subject, who do you think we should get who's available within our budget? And how many did our top scorer get last season? I'd bite your arm off for a 15 goal a season striker right now.

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        • November 27, 2014 at 20:54
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          @82wall: so off ogrady is as good as you say why is a team in relegation trouble letting him out on loan ?

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:21
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    No surprise there then, hopefully we will be a threat to fulham and Beighton come the end of the season and we are enough points above them to beat them to the last play off place, I'm allowed to dream...:-))

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:22
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    SURPRISE! SURPRISE! January will be too late unless we start winning games between now and the. With a strike force of Easter, Fuller, Goodman and O'Brien that is very unlikely especially if a couple of them get injured. OH, I FORGOT WE CAN ALWAYS RECALL MARQUIS FROM HIS LOAN SPELL. PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

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    • November 27, 2014 at 17:24
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      @denslions: We've already got him back so no worries.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:24
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    Sorry, meant Gregory not Goodman

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:31
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    As usual. Such and such is linked to, we're in talks with, we're interested in such and such... another load of hot air. Our problems this season are obvious. We need a striker and we need to play two up front especially at home and once again the deadline is gone so we're stuck with the hasbeens. I assume nobody has come in for Hoyte on deadline day?

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:36
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    same old bo--ocks

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:36
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    what a load of bollpx. dp where are all the buddies holloway had got? great contacts in the game apparently. Martinez aint played yet? ranegie what a waster oh but lets go and get players from our own division from clubs that are ermmmm struggling and try to get their pkayers who cant even get in their teams. then we let our one shining light join wycombe. Why dont he go to a prem club and check out the young strikers rather than old has beens, think have exhausted that f@#king avenue ffs

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:38
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    We always draw a blank, wether it's on the pitch or in the transfer market, that's the problem

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  • November 27, 2014 at 17:58
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    I don't believe that - championship clubs loan to championship clubs all the time! If Fulham and/or Brighton were so worried about their lads playing well at this level they'd be in their squads!!

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    • November 27, 2014 at 18:08
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: stinks of incompetence. Not looking forward to the transfer window. Coz we've got two hopes of signing anybody

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      • November 27, 2014 at 18:25
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        @block 28: always lastminute.com - regardless of Ranegie only just going back IH should have been all over this weeks ago! I like Fuller but he's close to collecting a pension! Dare I say it - would have taken the Hof back had he not been snapped up last week!

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    • November 27, 2014 at 18:24
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: You are right - a load of old b******s.
      How come Noel Hunt has been loaned from Leeds to Ipswich and there are more.
      More like these players would rather sign for ambitious League One teams than Millwall ?

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      • November 27, 2014 at 19:01
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        @Longfield Lion: noël hunt is even worse than fuller , no thanks mate .

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        • November 27, 2014 at 19:59
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          @southstandview: I was not saying sign Hunt.Just there are deals between Championship Clubs.

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          • November 27, 2014 at 20:11
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            @Longfield Lion: yeah but can understand why the other clubs won't let their players join relegation rivals , he's had all season to get e proper striker in , we've been poor upfront all season .

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  • November 27, 2014 at 18:26
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    Cant believe we have sent Fred out on loan i for 1 would love him to be playing regular for us he fits all the requirements we need up front, is he really that far behind what we have here already ?
    i dont think so,,,,,,,,

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    • November 27, 2014 at 20:34
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      @MIGHTY:
      Well the 1st problem with that is, Fred is not a striker.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 18:49
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    Ched Evans is still available if we're scraping the bottom of the barrel

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  • November 27, 2014 at 18:56
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    might nominate us on surprise,surprise , willowboobie might russell us up a forward,.

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    • November 27, 2014 at 20:37
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      A cracking pair up front.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 19:07
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    We badly need a goalscorer. Cant see from who we are going to get enough goals to stay in this division. Easter floats in and out of a game, Fuller can only do it for 30 mins , Marquis is just not championship and Gregory hasn't got any support. Div One here we come.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 19:19
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    Hey lads, if you read my POST on the 26 11 14: ( Millwall thwarted by Fulham ). It says it all ! No Problem, in OLLIE WE TRUST ! Lol.forget any good new players . ( NOLU, WDC ).

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  • November 27, 2014 at 20:12
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    Why do I get this horrible feeling we're going to be signing ched Evans?

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      • November 27, 2014 at 23:15
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        @mfcmike: that's what I alluded to in my earlier comment, if we are scraping the bottom of the barrel that's the kind we'll end up with.
        Don't just get any striker, if all that's left is rapists then stop looking and play to who we have

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    • November 27, 2014 at 20:27
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      Sorry wrap up;-)

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    • November 27, 2014 at 20:41
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      @manclion:
      Never in a million years will that happen. I'd rather stay desperate than stoop that low.

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      • November 27, 2014 at 23:33
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        @82wall: he bears a striking assemblance to someting that floats in the toilet..shithead

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        • November 28, 2014 at 09:51
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          @Jim28: JB would never sanction that purchase and Ollie has a daughter, do you think he'd even consider it....I reckon not. I wouldn't want him at our club either.

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    • November 28, 2014 at 10:29
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      I@manclion: I wouldn't want him in our away dressing room let alone our home. The only time I would like to even see the dirty c*** is so I can give him a couple of right handers.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 20:21
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    Cant believe we haven't signed anyone,i can only assume there is a shortage of decrepid,injury prone,two bob has beens at the moment.

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    • November 27, 2014 at 20:28
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      @norris: yes his name is fat belleth

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    • November 27, 2014 at 20:39
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      @norris: one right up ollies street 36. Can't score the name emille heskey is looking for a club

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  • November 27, 2014 at 20:44
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    What a f****** shock..no signings & useless marquis is back...not a once of ambition..

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  • November 27, 2014 at 21:02
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    Is Morison still at Leeds? If so, they might have let us have him!

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    • November 28, 2014 at 09:53
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      @denslions: Not sure if we need another expensive striker firing blanks, but if he came back with the right attitude....maybe?????

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  • November 27, 2014 at 21:10
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    Quite simple people. No 6 foot 11inch strikers available. IH is a great bloke but I seriously doubt his tactical ability. Get a huge striker and hump it up, got lucky doing that at Blackpool and thinks it's a magical formula. It's not Ian. It's about as successful as changing your back 4 every week. Time to show us if you have an alternative given the fact that actually you have a very very talented squad at your disposal. I now await a slating from several Neanderthals on here as I rarely comment but today just felt right

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    • November 27, 2014 at 22:11
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      @philJs: Probably just as well we got no-one as most of Holloways signings are a useless waste of money.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 21:36
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    Same as in the summer missing out on targets. Fed up with his non stop yap with little in the way of points. Guy is a clown - forget experience, it's what is happening now that matters and we won't want league 1 footie no matter how pretty our play is.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 21:44
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    Personally, I am happy with Gregory's progress and I think he will be a success. Our issue is at RB and on the wing, everywhere else we are covered and have youth players ready to step up. That will see us through to Jan.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 21:50
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    So I take it we missed out on signing Willy Wonka up front then?

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    • November 28, 2014 at 09:54
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      @lowdown: Someone needs to organise the Ommpa loompas in our midfield.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 22:03
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    I would try and get that doyle from chesterfield in January, he knows where the net is.. Gregory and Doyle could be great for each other.. Need two young energetic strikers up front.. Get a good partnership up top in the Championship and can save you massively.. im happy with lower league signings, pick carefully and can find a real gem. Better than players who been round the block

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  • November 27, 2014 at 23:19
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    Disappointing but not surprising news.
    We're not a million miles from being a winning side - we're already a good side and we rarely get a 3,4 or 8 nil trouncing like some other clubs have been getting.... (Some having a much healthier bank balance than ours...)
    All is not lost, only 5 games til the window opens again - and we're due 1 or 2 wins if you believe in karma or 'things levelling out'.. Obviously we don't want to go too many more games without a win, but I think the team morale is still good and that alone can still count for a lot. COYL.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 23:36
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    Ched Evans? At the moment I'd take Jack the fuc*ing Ripper if I thought he could bag a few goals for us.......

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  • November 27, 2014 at 23:42
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    Have we started the transfer embargo already...one good thing we didn't get our usual unfit oap

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  • November 28, 2014 at 07:47
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    yes jim that is a step in the right direction at least

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  • November 28, 2014 at 08:48
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    What I don't get like the rest of you is ollie knows where lightweight up front, so why the f@@k did he wait until yesterday to try and sign a striker, I know he's probably been looking but ffs????????.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 09:56
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    The way to sign players from your direct rivals is to promise the acquire the player in January on the provision that you take them on loan until the window opens. We did that with Easter...OK not a great example but shows that we have done that int he past. Are we honestly incapable of promising to buy a player?

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  • November 28, 2014 at 10:45
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    @glyngo: you say we have a problem in the right back position. Why do you think that when DUNNE has done well there this season when asked to and was a lot of people's m o m last sat, and also WILKINSON will be available again in one games time. Jimmy plays well there when asked and they tell me Josh SIAFFA ( if that's correct spelling) is an excellent prospect.

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