Holloway calls for Millwall to stand up and be counted

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IAN Holloway says his players must "stand up and be counted" when they face Brighton in tonight's televised clash at the Amex Stadium.

The Lions are without a win in six matches and slipped closer to the relegation zone after a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Middlesbrough at The Den last weekend.

Holloway has seen a positive reaction in his squad since that result but admits he will have to make changes to his starting XI.



"We're here to try to build a team that will be successful at this level – that's all we're trying to do," he said.

"If we get one or two things wrong at the minute, we seem to be punished. It's not easy but we've got to stand up and be counted.

"We have to start again because that wasn't good enough and the lads know that – they were as disappointed as anybody. We've got to stick together.



"They're all hurting and they all want to do well. Maybe sometimes they've got to forget that during games and remember what we've practised.

"I always see a good reaction from this group. The players want to play for this club and try to get a new contract. That's what is driving them on and that's what it's all about.

"We want to get up the other end of the table – that's what the chairman and the fans want. We made some mistakes on Saturday and that put us miles behind a very good team.

"It was in front of our own fans and it looked pitiful but we have got to move on. You don't normally get that many players having such an off day.

"I'm going to have to make some changes because that wasn't up to scratch. I want to put confident people in my team."

Holloway says his players must be brave to play his style of football.

"We've passed the ball and competed in every game apart from the Boro one," he added.

"We've looked competent and capable of getting a grip on games but on Saturday, where was the passing and the movement?

"We've analysed it, looked at it and spoken about it. We have just got to move on.

"There was so many fundamental, basic errors – when they hit the ball from back to front, we were all over the place.

"When things aren't going your way, it's really difficult to play the way I want – to come and get the ball and pass it.

"But I want them to be brave and for the fans to understand that and be with the players.

"We've got to get back to moving and passing it, and feeling solid."

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14 thoughts on “Holloway calls for Millwall to stand up and be counted

  • December 12, 2014 at 09:43
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    ...."I'm going to have to make some changes " !! Well let's hope we do the bizz tonight and come away with the points !!

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  • December 12, 2014 at 09:43
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    These Players always play in front of the Fans, we see every game Home or Away. Just get to grips, and win. Not interested in how brilliant they all play in practise ( seemingly picking up injuries ). Everybody is watching, now ' Run,Chase, Press Opponents, and get back to help Defend! We Super Millwall Will Always Do Our Part. ( NOLU, WDC ).

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    • December 12, 2014 at 10:23
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      @BUSHWHACKER14
      You have put it in a nutshell.
      IH should show the team a CD of his first home game in charge,which was against Ipswich and we won 1-0 with a somewhat lucky goal,but we deserved the win with the way we did not let them settle,if we made a mistake we chased back and put it right,so to IH i say our back's are against the wall and we need to battle both on and off the pitch with a united effort.
      Let's forget all this barcalona tippy tappy type football and start to fight.
      COYL show us you can do it between now and the end of the season.

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      • December 12, 2014 at 10:49
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        @jim1222:
        Great shout Jim.
        That game is a perfect example of what can be achieved with hard work and passion.
        Hoping for a big reaction tonight.

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  • December 12, 2014 at 09:47
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    More changes ?
    I just do not like the trend that teams on poor runs seem to end them against us.
    But -
    Hypia is under pressure big time and knows a Millwall win tonight and he could be gone.

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  • December 12, 2014 at 10:14
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    The only thing i'm counting is... 48 days, 6 games, 540 minutes of football since we last got 3 points from a game.
    A win tonight is nothing short of a must do. If we could talk the ball in to the back of the net we wouldn't need a squad. The manager could win every game for us!

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    • December 12, 2014 at 10:41
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      @Millwaller: its ok olly said he's gonna scour the planet for another striker.(SLP)

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      • December 12, 2014 at 12:07
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        @Jim28: wot planet Ollie

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  • December 12, 2014 at 11:18
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    Please start with Jimmy in the midfield we need the 3 points tonight and don't talk about starting the game fast actually do it we seem to give teams to much space and time on the ball if a player has his back to you get up and at em ugly win please gents

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  • December 12, 2014 at 11:47
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    Fed up with all this crap talk, we've heard it all before. Just do the job on the pitch.

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  • December 12, 2014 at 16:22
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    The last six meetings with Brighton, have only netted four points & two defeats. So we're due a win, we the supporters are due payback, for the support we give week in week out. coyl WIN!!!!

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  • December 12, 2014 at 16:26
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    oi, Holloway, I think it's you who needs to Stand-up & be Counted.

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    • December 12, 2014 at 17:25
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      @aeojt: he nee@Bolland: He needs to sit down and shut up

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  • December 12, 2014 at 16:57
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    I don't care how many dislikes I continue to get, I "dislike" Holloway and his stupid, senseless formations and player rotation coupled with really lame excuses such as "I've got too many players to choose from." The man is as mad as a bicycle, imo, and no amount of "Dislikes" will persuade me otherwise. We should all be united in getting rid of him before we sink any lower.

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