Gueye and McDonald: Millwall must respond at Brighton

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MAGAYE Gueye and Scott McDonald believe Millwall have a point to prove at Brighton tomorrow night.

The Lions are still reeling from a 5-1 demolition at the hands of Middlesbrough but victory over the Seagulls would go some way to making amends for a shocking result.

Gueye, who could come into the starting XI after a run of impressive sub appearances, told the Southwark News: "I'm not saying it's good to lose by a big score but it came at the right time I think.

"I believe we can do something good this season and we have to learn from our mistakes. There are things we have to correct at Brighton – that's what we must do for the fans and the club.

"We need to train well this week and do better on Friday. We want to show that we're better than we were against Middlesbrough. I don't think anybody played their best.

"We are a decent team, we have talent and I know we can do better. When you lose like this, you have to respond in the next game. I hope we are going to respond."

Holloway took the fall for Saturday's heavy loss and has asked fans to vent their frustration at him – and not his players.

But McDonald said: "We're the ones who go out on the pitch.

"The manager hasn't got a PlayStation controller to move us here or there. It's up to the players to put his message into action.

"He tries to get across what he wants so we have to understand that and do the job. Clearly we didn't do that on Saturday and there will be a big improvement needed.

"We've had a kick up the backside and places are up for grabs, it's as simple as that. You can't lose a game like that and expect the team to stay the same.

"It's a big week for everyone to show the manager what they can do."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

33 thoughts on “Gueye and McDonald: Millwall must respond at Brighton

  • December 11, 2014 at 09:42
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    First Forde, now these two, shut the f*** up and just do what your meant to do play football and TRY to win games!!
    Talking is no goid

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    • December 11, 2014 at 09:51
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      @dpendet
      With you on that one d.
      Did you spell good wrongly or are you from Brooklyn New York.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 09:51
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    Really, what one of you two is the genius, 15 games without a win and we now need a response ffs priceless.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 09:58
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    Maybe it did come at just the right time as painful as it was.
    Chairman has now publicly stated that money will be available in January and no one is now in any doubt about the dogfight we are in and the need to survive this season before a mass exodus of players and just as important lots of wages.
    Does anyone know the full list of 24 players ouit of contract in the summer? It's probably easier to list the one's that aren't.

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    • December 11, 2014 at 10:48
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      @wall2wall: certainly easier to list those that aren't, but I'm fairly confidant these are the players whose contracts end in the summer..

      Gerrar, Beevers, Shittu, Briggs, Malone, Hoyte, Dunne, Edwards, Bailey, Abdou, Chaplow, Martinez, Woolford, Martin, Gueye, McDonald, Fuller and Easter.

      Not sure on the others.

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      • December 11, 2014 at 11:26
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        @Charlie09:
        Cheers for that Charlie.
        That's between 150-200 grand a week if my salary predictions are anywhere near.
        A massive amount of money to play with next season especially if we go for quality over quantity.
        Makes my glass half full looking at the next few seasons especially if we can stay in the championship.

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      • December 11, 2014 at 23:43
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        @Charlie09:
        Beevers has another year. Bywater is out of contract also.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 10:02
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    One thing for sure JB is showing what a good chairman he is,so for all our sake's let's get behind the team,i know the away fan's will, they alway's do,so it's up to us fan's at home to double our effort's to get behind the team.
    I am still 100% behind ollie ,but he has to take a long look at what he is going to do,no more signing player's that are not up and running fitness wise and the back four has to be more solid,also i have strong doubt's about dunne as our captain.
    Whoever play's we should get behind them on the pitch.

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    • December 11, 2014 at 10:42
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      @jim1222: i totally agree.has i wrote a post on the previous article..ssaying roughy the same

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  • December 11, 2014 at 10:34
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    STOP TALKING...And get on with doing it on the pitch or BELT UP.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 10:54
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    Quote McDonald " You can't lose a game like that and expect the team to stay the same."

    You cant win or draw and expect the team to stay the same.
    F*ck it you cant get into the second half before the team changes again

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  • December 11, 2014 at 11:06
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    Worth going if only to talk to a Sociology about my working class upbringing! If you look at the Brighton fans forums they are just as embarrassed about it as the club is. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11284863/Sociology-students-trip-to-observe-working-class-culture-at-Millwall-FC.html

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    • December 11, 2014 at 11:08
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      @lennie the lion: add 'student' after Sociology. Sorry got it wrong what can you expect from a humble working class lad!

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      • December 11, 2014 at 16:31
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        @lennie the lion: I guess if they need a definition of stereotypes, they could study their own poster.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 11:16
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    MacD standing up for the manager at least shows that Ollie still has the support of the players.

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    • December 11, 2014 at 19:05
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      @glyngo: I was thinking the same thing - good to hear, because if he did lose support from the players, it'd surely be game over for Ollie.
      Gueye was one of the few positives from the Boro game as well - he looks sharper and fitter than ever, so Ollie is doing something right.... only missing piece is the RESULTS!?

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  • December 11, 2014 at 13:18
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    Fed up with all this chat and crap, just prove it on the pitch.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 14:38
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    just get us 3 points ffs

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    • December 11, 2014 at 17:57
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      @DELBOY64: Hate to say it, but you got to be 'LUCKY' ! Norwich City is where our next away point / points will come. Then Happy - Days on away days like last season. Fingers Crossed. ! ( NOLU , WDC ).

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  • December 11, 2014 at 15:57
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    In Ollie we trust? ?????????????

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  • December 11, 2014 at 18:28
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    Blah blah blah...

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  • December 11, 2014 at 18:33
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    Anyone who thinks Holloway is a good manager is deluded...our players are good enough if they play in their proper positions and get a settled team Ollie is confusing everything the players are shot of confidence and their roles are changing every game.....name any manager who is like Ollie ...there is none.....1 win in 15 games...the players aint that bad.....SACK OLLIE

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    • December 12, 2014 at 09:19
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      @SE17 Lion:
      Name any club that is like Millwall.
      There is none.
      Maybe it's a good fit.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 19:00
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    Did anyone think they overdid the warm up last weekend? They played loads of keep ball and came out knackered. All Boro did was light stretching then came out fresh. Looked that way anyway on the day- maybe best not to overdo it at Brighton?

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  • December 11, 2014 at 21:29
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    Im would give magaye a chance tomorrow, he shows some signs of quality.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 21:31
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    Slightly of post but I'm up for IH i still think his the man. Being a a stat geek but we play better then we did under gingermass, yes his f***** up but we play under him but concede megger. Over to u jb

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  • December 11, 2014 at 21:33
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    Slightly of post but I'm up for IH i still thiink his the man. Being a a stat geek but we play better then we did under gingermass, yes his f***** up but we play under him but concede megger. Over to u jb

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  • December 11, 2014 at 22:33
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    the problem with these stupid stories ALDO is, firstly it doesn't matter what these players say - it has no bearing on how they play and secondly , it ain't like that - you can't just turn it on and starting playing well from nothing - cohesion is built over a long period - so please stop posting nonsense like this and the Forde story - just ignore it

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  • December 12, 2014 at 01:18
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    I reckon Ollie is probably 1 of the best managers we've had at the Den in a long time and will probably be 1 of the best in many of years 2 come. Guarantee if we was is the top 6 we wouldn't reckon he's was talking rubbish or he was off he's rocker. We would be calling him 1 of our own. IMO its well 2 early 2 judge him. A finish anywhere in the table above last year is a start. Lets be honest we all Couldn't believe it when he got appointed because we knew how good he was. What was we all expecting finishing top and prem next year. Fergi Couldn't do a better job with the players, injures and budget he has...

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    • December 12, 2014 at 08:50
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      @JordieLion: I agree generally with what you are saying, I also support Ollie whatever happens this season as he has a squad of players that eh largely didn't choose and hasd little budget to put it right. What he does need to improve upon is how he communicates with us the fans and the media, in other clubs they may have laughed off his comments, but at this club our sense of humour drops off dramatically when things aren't going well. He'd be better off making less off-the-wall quotes and spend more time explaining what technical changes he is making so we can trust his judgement. The Willy Wonka comment was poorly judged in my opinion. He will learn this over tie no doubt, I still think we are playing the best football in decades under him.

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      • December 13, 2014 at 04:23
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        @glyngo: Truthfully mate i couldn't agree more.

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