Millwall boss will speak to chairman after Rotherham loss

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IAN Holloway will discuss Millwall's current plight with chairman John Berylson following a 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Rotherham on Saturday.

The Lions' hopes of staying in the Championship suffered a heavy blow after Kari Arnason headed a late winner for the Millers.

Given Millwall's poor goal difference, they are now effectively seven points adrift of safety – with a trip to free-scoring Middlesbrough looming on Tuesday night.



1,309 Lions fans made the trip to the New York Stadium and many could be heard chanting "we want Ollie out!" towards the end of the game.

And Holloway said afterwards: "Results are what it's all about and I'm not getting them. The fans then turn on me but I'm glad they're turning on me and not my team.

"Everybody is under pressure and that's where football is these days. I'm in the results business and if I'm not getting them, we will discuss that as a club.



"We won't be forced into anything by other people but it has to be manageable and workable for the club because that's what it is all about.

"I'm always a total optimist and it's a good job I was last year when we stayed up. I still am optimistic because there was no difference between us and them today.

"That's generally the case most weeks but unfortunately we've had some bizarre things happen to my squad in terms of injuries.

"It tests you and at the moment we're finding it very, very difficult to get the right results. And that's all of us.

"So I understand how the modern-day fan feels and normally you can have an effect the more noise you make.

"I hope that doesn't happen but I'm fully aware of the job that I'm trying to do – my remit was to keep us up and then get us up, and for me that hasn't changed.

"We'll look at it, talk about it and we're all adults. I believe I've got to do what's right for the club.

"I believe it's me who can turn this around but if other people don't, then that's outside of my control. If a group of supporters had the button, they'd have probably pushed it.

"We've got to deal with that. The press will write things and the pressure seems to be building and building in the Championship, which is the hardest division of them all.

"Some managers have been sacked when they're seventh in the league because their chairman doesn't want them. It's a crazy game at the moment.

"I get on fantastically well with my chairman and he got abused coming out of the ground the other day, and he doesn't deserve that.

"If it weren't for him, there wouldn't be a Millwall at the moment.

"I saw all sorts of good things coming from my team. I didn't recognise them after we conceded on Tuesday but that didn't happen today – even in the pressure pit of this game.

"I believe they'll get stronger. But what will happen when they hear that shouted about me, I can only clear up with my board and my chairman.

"We'll be talking and we'll have to wait and see. I'm not talking about speculation and all of that nonsense now, I'm preparing for Middlesbrough away and Norwich at home.

"I still believe we're a great club who will stay up in a very tough division."

The Lions went ahead through Martyn Woolford before Lee Gregory failed to convert a one-on-one chance which would have made it 2-0.

And when Danny Ward levelled the scores 90 seconds after the restart, the momentum shifted.

Holloway added: "It's a bitterly disappointing result because it certainly didn't feel like that when we came into the dressing room after the first half.

"If you get a goal away from home, you need to hang onto that. But the truth is we could've been 2-0 up at half time but unfortunately we didn't take that opportunity.

"That's proved crucial.

"It looks very difficult for us now but it's not. There are 12 games left and the fact is this time last year we had the same number of points as we do now.

"With nine games left, we dropped to rock bottom and we managed to come back so there are more than enough points to fight for.

"We have to get through this period where things seem to be going against us – like the cut on Gary Taylor-Fletcher's head, for example.

"I think it was an elbow and he swears it was deliberate but we couldn't stop it bleeding. The rules say you have to stay off until it stops.

"It was going to take ten minutes so I had to make the decision to bring him off. After that we didn't quite look the same.

"Rotherham's front six and their pressing is pretty amazing. But whoever has got past that lately has got at their back four and scored goals.

"That's what we managed to do but we didn't capitalise on that enough. If the second goal had gone in it would've knocked the stuffing right out of them.

"But they got a goal at the right time and we weren't able to quite block it – Jos Hooiveld half-blocked it and that took it past my goalkeeper.

"That gave them a huge lift but I still didn't believe that we would concede another one. But we've let two goals in and that's too many.

"And then Diego Fabbrini got injured and had to come off. I'm touching wood that he's not injured for Tuesday night."

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251 thoughts on “Millwall boss will speak to chairman after Rotherham loss

  • February 28, 2015 at 18:38
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    I hope he resigns

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    • February 28, 2015 at 19:27
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      @boblion: There is no way he will resign and he won't be sacked. I think he's lost the plot but there won't be any changes - so we can only hope that miracles do happen because it's looking very bleak tonight. All those who wanted Jacket out on this site (Nikola and others) thanks for what you wished for!

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      • March 1, 2015 at 09:33
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        @TURBO_COYL: Agree with you the yank in charge ain't got a clue about football by the look of it nor has IH.They should both F off.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:36
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      @boblion: massive apologies, I touched dislike while trying to log in. I do of course agree.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 00:40
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      @boblion: give shittu the job till the end of the season.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 10:17
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      He needs to go today. The players we now have are good enough to keep us up. The problem is Holloway is confusing them by constantly changing the shape of the team ( even during the game ) which is just suicidal. Likewise the captain needs to be a leader and I'm sorry but Dunne is not a leader.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:40
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    Hello Mr berylson i resign.end of conversation! COYL!!!

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:53
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      @lion.ie: @333lions: I resigned last night 50+ supporting Wall either they study the fans or there will be no Wall its that simple

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:41
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    Here’s a thought. We should be looking for somebody cheap to replace Holloway to compensate for the compensation. Maybe we should be looking at somebody already on the books?
    Also we should look for someone with years of experience, maybe over 500 league games, and who has worn the captain’s armband at various stages of his career and somebody whose career is just finished or is just finishing and is looking to step into management.
    Most importantly we need an individual who will have the utmost respect from the players starting day one.
    Step forward Neil Harris or Scott Fitzgerald?
    How about step forward Carlos Edwards?

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:49
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      @lion.ie: we need somone that knows this division not somone with no experiance your saying this like we are already relegated , theres still time to avoid the drop

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      • February 28, 2015 at 18:56
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        @boblion: The 'experience' you are looking for is why we are in this mess. George Graham had none when he came to us, look what he did. I'm not saying we are already relegated, but we will be if Holloway stays. The vibes from Holloway tonight are the first time he has admitted that he is under threat and if as I suspect he has lost the players it won't be long before his position becomes untenable. Nothing wrong with putting names forward for a bit of speculation, it's a forum isn't it?

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          • March 1, 2015 at 17:05
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            @munchy:

            Yeah, or maybe Mourinho.

            Fantasists, most of the people who post here...!

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      • March 1, 2015 at 09:41
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        @boblion: @boblion: @boblion: @boblion: haha some of you people must live in a dream world I have more chance of winning the Lotto than us staying up get in the real world.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:44
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      @lion.ie: @lion.ie: Les briley could do a job millwall through and through

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:46
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    Nothing to think about.... Walk

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:49
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    The team plays as if it's frightened of its own shadow.

    Concede a goal - it all freezes up. They play like a park team.

    Go ahead and if they then concede they play deeper and deeper.

    There's no resilience at all.

    So perhaps a wiser approach would be to accept the fact they're relegated.

    Then the message is: go out and enjoy yourselves (like any underdog in a Cup game).

    Have few expectations and see what happens.

    Can't get any worse ...

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:52
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    Sadly we've been found out at this level, no matter how much Berylson has put in to keep this club afloat ,money talks ,and if we go down and then come up again, will be in the same situation not unless we have a richer chairman , will ollie now go, in a word yes.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 18:55
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      @The Roar:

      it is not just the money - we have spent enough to keep us out of the bottom 3 - the personnel we have bought / loaned and ridiculous tactics are mainly to blame

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    • February 28, 2015 at 21:35
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      @The Roar: Where do you think this richer chairman is going to come from then . If John Berlyson decides he has enough of us then frankly we are up s*** street . Do not think that there is a que of potential chairman . Berlyson has pumped money into this club like no other chairman and what has he got to show for it currently sitting 3rd bottom and the manager has had the biggest transfer budget ever. This club has a reputation has we have seen today up at Rotherham not forgetting what took place at Wembley .

      This is the chairman who defended the supporters after the West Ham issue could not imagine any other millwall chairman doing that they might have done a lot talking ,but talk is cheap action speaks louder than words. Our average crowd is about 9,000 one of the lowest in the championship and even if we were in Div 1 where I expect to be next season we will not be in the top 5 clubs for attendances . Do not give me the same excuses as to why that is the prices are high,the stewards are thugs,the food is crap ,or perhaps the moon is in the wrong part of the sky the reality is we are a poorly supported club.

      The championship is becoming a MK2 Premier league and clubs like us with small attendances will always struggle simply we do not have the money to compete for players. Just recently Holloway said on Lions Live a striker who he went for in the transfer window was on £35,000 per week the conversation ended pretty soon afterwards. We will never be in a position to offer that with crowds of 9,000 and no chairman will pay that.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 01:49
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        @George Jacks: Has Berylson really put so much money into the club? We've never been big spenders, but I don't remember a period when we've relied such much on free transfers and dross loan signings. It's only under Berylson that the club has started talking about punching above our weight at this level.

        The Chairman also has to take responsibility for appointing the last two managers and the hapless Ambler. This club was here long before Berylson and we'll still be here long after he's gone.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 02:37
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          @Micky Lions:
          Has he really put so much money in!!!!! Are you for real!? John Berylson has put over 14 million into our club(closer now to 20 million) FACT. He has paid debts off, he covers our losses(which are massive) and has in the last 2 seasons, upped the budget considerably. He is not a football man, and that is why it's gone wrong. Steve Lomas had more to spend in his 1st season than jackett ever got. Maybe if we'd pushed the boat out for players like puncheon(could of had him 100% for £700,000 heard it from from the horses mouth), Wood (we f***** about and delayed for too long then lost out), then we wouldn't be in this position now. JB has learnt the hard way, if you want to be a chairman at this level you can't just pay debts and cover losses, you have to spend abit of cash on transfer fees! But he is One of our best ever chairman, and doesn't deserve to be cunted off. I'm sure he doesn't enjoy losing millions of pounds per year.

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          • March 1, 2015 at 07:31
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            this is getting tiresome now...you and your like can only be related to Berylson or in his employ. 14 million spent on my boys new bike is a lot of money 14 million spent on a championship football team over the length of Berylsons tenure is a pittance. Wake up man ...he thought he was clever and would make a fortune out of redeveloping the land around the ground.....he got shafted by the council and cant make that money. Comes a couple of games a season, knows nothing about 'soccer' ....lost Kenny, best manager we had since Docherty, cause he would not push on for the premiership....its only know that Kennys real worth is becoming apparrent his exceptional management skills got us relative success on a shoestring...lessser lights like lomas and the clown dont have a chance. If we go skint and rebuild without Berylson we will be better off.....he will go soon anyway now that his pay day is not going to happen....I imagine he is trying to engineer his exit strategy, what is happening now is perfect for him. Open your eyes, desperate for abit of a cash injection to fend off relegation we get Fletcher...its criminal neglect.
            Cant work out who's worse, at least most folks could see Berylson for what he is worth a businessman out for a buck...but the naieve fans who keep harping on about him need to wake up and smell the coffee. Dont know how much trust to put in your figures, but even if they are accurate and not doctored for Berylsons purposes, then at best he has presided over one of the worst periods in Millwalls History.
            He is the General and must be accountable....If we had pushed on under Kenny we would have had a chance of the big money in the premiership.....instead of that we are fast heading the other way on his watch.

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          • March 1, 2015 at 11:37
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            @82wall: i think the money he has put in is somewhat higher ..HIS money)..every season he has to cover the loss the club is making.and fans wonder why he asks for 14,000 through the gate..if we got this he would still invest in the club.but that money could be spent on higher wages which would attract much better players..
            So on this one i'am in total agreement with you

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          • March 1, 2015 at 13:25
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            @82wall:I don't know the ins and outs of the club's accounts anymore - not since Berylson took away 'our shares' in the club. I'm sure he’s invested money into Millwall, but he's a businessman and not a fan, so people like him don't invest for altruistic reasons.

            I don't think Berylson has been an awful chairman, but neither do I blindly think he's been great. Whatever you think, the club and its supporters were here long before Berylson had ever heard of Millwall and we'll still be putting our money into the club when he’s moved on.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 20:11
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          @Micky Lions: I have no doubt that the club will be here long after Berlyson has gone but the heart of the question in what shape. There was a rumour last summer that the guy who eventually bought Orient was after us now if it was only a rumour or more than that I do not know. But last week I read that the orient players have not been paid for a month , take the anoraks at the valley until just recently the fans were up in arms not just about what was going on pitch but the structure that is in place since the guy from Belgium arrived , their CEO told the fans in the paper a couple of months ago that the fans will just have to accept the way the club is going .

          It is easy just to blame the Chairman & Ambler , I recall when we had Harry Kane on loan here we were all keen to get back on loan spurs made it perfectly clear to Kenny Jackett when he first took him there was no chance of us signing him on a permanent basis it was a development move just like Fred is doing now at Wycombe. So the season come to an end &Kane went back spurs at that time had a policy of not letting the player back out of loan to the same club so when we asked they declined . Later on that season we asked again and Harry Kane as I understand said he did not want to come back to us & instead went to Leicester. People reckon we should have signed Chris Wood straight away instead of taking him on loan but they forget that West Brom were not prepared to sell him it was a loan or sweet FA. Low & behold when they did decide to sell him we were in competition with Leicester my understanding was we matched the Leicester offer but chose Leicester because he reckoned they stood more chance of getting in the premier league than we did and a season later they did. True Berlyson is a business man all owners are but in the time that he has been hear we are not a selling club like we have been . As the old saying goes you want to be careful for what you wish for.

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          • March 2, 2015 at 00:33
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            @George Jacks: I don't disagree with anything you've said. Despite my comments, there's things about Berylson that I like - plus I appreciate we could do a lot worse for a Chairman. What does puzzle me though is the near hero-worship of him from some fans - similar to the 'untouchable' attitude too many fans have had about Holloway. I don't think its been healthy and it all seems too weird & very un-Millwall.

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          • March 2, 2015 at 22:31
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            @George Jacks: Mick it is very frustrating and I understand that I was well pleased when Holloway come but the facts speak for themselves highest paid manager ever,biggest ever transfer budget, under him lost more times at home since 1920's and now the worse ever millwall manager worse than anderson

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:52
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    talk about the football Ollie- so GTF has to go off and we fall apart - he has just joined us - no real chances to score in the 2nd half - simply not god enough - how can you possibly improve this? realistically we need 4 new players ,very good ones, which wont happen so we are not competitive in this league game in game out and so will be relegated it is totally obvious

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:58
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    Unfortunately Ollie there is a difference between us and them most weeks. They always score more than us.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 18:59
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    sounds like the further ramblings of a condemned man...you listen and know he is no longer an assett to the club....I would rather the kit man just named a team and let them get on with it... Ian Jollyaway's input is now a detremental influence to all aspects of the club .....fukk oft

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    • February 28, 2015 at 19:05
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      @tonytowneronthewing: Do you know when you're watching a game sometimes and you think to yourself 'I could do better'. I honestly believe that I and a lot of the other more sensible posters on here could do a better job than Ian Holloway.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 19:14
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        I think you would struggle to find anyone who could do worse and remember statistics would show that includes Lomas....Jimmy Nichol lost 10-0 today but did he have a better record for Millwall than this clown hes left us with no dignity

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:00
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    Just go.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:03
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    He looks ill as well....looks like a poster boy for a HIV clinic the photo looks very familiar to Tom Hanks in Philidelphia.....Anyway I preferred the old days at Rochdale and Colchester and the likes ...a much better day out

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:03
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    For Gods sake go. It could not possibly be any worse with the tea lady managing the team. It is 100% your fault.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:05
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    Sounds like ollie wants to negotiate a pay off deal to me,good riddance

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:07
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    Brentfords manager for the replacement

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:09
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    it's very simple you have to resign ollie! in a weird way i feel sorry for ya coz you have tried but your tactics don't work at this club and you continue to use them! you should have learn't that ages ago but you haven't. if you want to do what's best for the club then i believe that is to walk away now and say you tried it didn't work! i personally think you've came back to management far too soon after the whole palace fiasco. go away take a few years out then maybe come back to football. today was the final straw and your excuses are wearing thin! we need a no nonsense manager that has previous experience with the club that understands our philosophy. you can't play football like barcelona with players that are just about championship quality! i reckon claridge will get the job if ollie does finally depart someone cheap that knows us that will at least TRY and play the millwall way and build from the youth next year in league 1 coz that after today sadly seems and inevitability! the board can not be blamed for this if i remember rightly 86% of us wanted ollie and we was chuffed (me included) but my palarse friend said they sacked you for over buying, chopping and changing. and bad tactics! sadly you have repeated this at millwall! it could of been great but it isn't and i don't think it ever will be now damage is done!

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    • February 28, 2015 at 19:16
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      @steveomfc5: what's Alex Rae doing nowadays?

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      • February 28, 2015 at 19:25
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        @Syd the Lion: He's in Belgium or Holland or the like I think?

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      • March 1, 2015 at 20:01
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        @Syd the Lion: love to see rae back i wanted him as assistant and sean dyche from day one!

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:10
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      @steveomfc5: I too find IH a likeable bloke, and despite my rants don't wish the bloke any harm, I so desperately wanted him to be a success, but I'm afraid to say it's not worked out, best to go on your way olly, while you have a shred of respectability left, I wish you all the best mate I truly do, but please leave, I think this job has caused you harm, physically and mentally so, you can leave stating health problems, don't really care who we replace at the moment as I can only really see relegation now I'm afraid.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 20:05
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        @nocalves: totally agree, i think he knows deep down in his heart of heartsa it's not worked out and it won't ever now.

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      • March 2, 2015 at 10:09
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        @nocalves: Is he some relation of yours ? sounds like dont cry to much when he goes.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 23:19
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      @steveomfc5:
      although i'm not sure about claridge myself, you have summed everything in a nutshell!

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      • March 1, 2015 at 20:41
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        @rowanonthewing7: i just think claridge will be the only one we could afford who knows us and would jump at the chance!

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:10
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    I say there are a lot off good young manager out there if we go down start again and bring in the likes off Fred Nelson and the others get someone in that can get us goals and billed a team around the likes off Fred Paris I think we come back a better team with fight in them remember when we had Tim CHILL and the rest that was a good team

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:15
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    1/ Holloway negotiates a severance package. The cost is 'not disclosed.'
    2/Harris is put in control but only until the end of the season. At least he'll play 442.
    3/ Warburton is contracted to start as the new Millwall manager the minute Brentford's last game is over.
    4/ Ambler is shown the door. The one that's marked 'This way idiot'.
    5/Millwall move forward. Not backwards or sideways.
    Now, be honest. What the hell is wrong with those hopes?

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    • February 28, 2015 at 19:40
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      @NICKOLA: nothing I say I be happy with all that lets start by getting the clown out and we all be happy

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:29
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      @NICKOLA: I see by the dislike that you, Ambler, are still capable of moving a finger. A shame your brain isn't as active. Go and shove your scouting manuals up your dirt box. You are a disgrace.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 16:20
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      @NICKOLA: Warburton will be able to pick any club he wants at the end of the season. Why would he pick Millwall ? Seriously , why ? If you're going to entertain hopes at least make them realistic . I get sick of reading posts by fans with totally unrealistic expectations. I've supported Millwall for over 40 years. We've have hardly enjoyed any success, we are not everyone's cup of tea, we have a small fan base, and no money. Berylson saw a business opportunity, took a gamble in Millwall and is failing. He won't stick around. What makes an American businessman with no emotional ties to Deptford and Bermondsey suddenly become died in the wool Millwall. Give me a break. If this was a 92 club league we'd be about in the right position, bottom of the championship, top of League 1, I.e middle of the 92 club league. Our fortunes will only turn with massive investment on the scale of a mini Abramovic or a sudden influx of talented inexpensive youth. I love Millwall, have since I was eight years old, and I'm in my mid fifties now but fans need to take off the rose coloured spectacles and develop realistIc expectations. Just for the record , get rid of Holloway, he's had his shot, give the job to the new guy in from Watford, until the close of the season then bring in a new manager next season. PEople keep touting Neil Harris ????? He's the striking coach and look how well that's working out. Great club man but not good coach.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:16
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    "It looks very difficult for us now but it's not".

    Phew, Thanks for clarifying Ian, a few of us have been a bit
    worried about relegation of late. But never mind, you have put our minds at rest.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:16
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    Just reading the reports about the trouble after the game no need fo a new manager we will have no club soon we will get points reduction and JB will have a good excuse to walk away we will end up like a pub team seen some sad times at the den but this could be the straw that broke the camels back

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    • February 28, 2015 at 19:35
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      @kell:
      Where are the reports you're reading Kell?

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      • February 28, 2015 at 19:38
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        @wall2wall: Tabloids have it all over their sites already, largely handbags but enough to put us in trouble again no doubt.

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        • February 28, 2015 at 20:13
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          @lion.ie:
          Cheers for the info.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 15:44
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          @lion.ie: one said a female steward had been hit in the head with a brick, if that is true then that scummy c*nt needs shopping and deserves a pasting in my book.

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          • March 1, 2015 at 16:31
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            @brooker: whoever came out with that.is a lying c***

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          • March 1, 2015 at 18:26
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            @brooker: jim28 that was the mirror

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      • February 28, 2015 at 21:10
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        @wall2wall: check millwall news now, the mirror and local London are two I've read

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:19
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    I bet u he dont walk or get the sack f****** joke.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:20
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    Whys he keep going on about what happened last season he's had a year to improve it hasn't done f all. I dread seeing friends in case they take the p*** at this rate I won't have any left. Thanks ollie

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:22
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    It's dissapointing that a club with so much potential , in the greatest part of the country hasn't got the funding required to sign a prolific striker and attract premiership loans. Holloway a tactics are a nightmare , but if Neil Harris was in charge I reckon we'd struggle to attract any sort of players. I think Holloway should see it out , if we go down get rid of him stick Harris in charge and play some youth. Build for the future.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:23
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    IH is going to leave. He has to. No other option. Trouble is there isn't any other manager who will want to come here and even if Jose took the job it would be too late. We are going down lets just get used to it. Non league is the true form of the game anyway. Always Wall,no matter what.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 01:59
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      @LETEMCOME: Why won't another manager want to come here?

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      • March 1, 2015 at 13:57
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        @Micky Lions: plenty will apply for sure. Not exactly got much to compete against with Lomas and Holloways records.

        Getting the right man will be the tricky part! 3rd time lucky I hope.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:36
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    Just go IH. If you think anything of us supporters and your chairman who has backed you this long do the decent thing, you know you have f****d up big time and what is going to change between now and end of season. If you carry on taking your wages you clearly have no conscience and are a thieving sh*t bag.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:38
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    "I'm always a total optimist and it's a good job I was last year when we stayed up. I still am optimistic because there was no difference between us and them today...... Errrmmmmm 6 points and they beat us is the difference you f***** idiot!

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:48
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      @Geoff the lion: no u got it wrong IH says there no difference you must be wrong hesca f.....g idiot and takes us for idiots

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:46
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    Seems the penny might be dropping with Holloway, but no doubt the chairman will want to keep him. It's another bit of camouflage. However if he goes so must Ambler who has to take a lot of the responsibility for the dire situation the club is in. Fingers and everything else crossed IH will be gone by Monday. Plenty of eager young managers out there. How about Alex Rae, Teddy Sheringham or perhaps Tim Cahill as player manager? All have Millwall in their bones.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:02
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      @Peckhamlad:

      Seriously Sheringham are you for real, I loved Teddy as much as the next Millwall fan when he played down the den, and yes I was there in the old first division when he was superb, but this guy then goes and plays for the scum, and upon signing for them what does he say "I always supported the hammers when I was a kid"

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      • February 28, 2015 at 20:06
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        @dady71: Which he also said in an interview when he left us to join Forest. I have a copy of a fanzine in the loft to prove it. What he did before he joined and after he left us shouldn't detract from what he did when he was here. We couldn't afford his like in any case.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 21:26
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        @dady71: sure i read somewhere that Cripps, kitchener, hurlock and teddy all support wet spam

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      • March 1, 2015 at 02:01
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        @dady71: We were willing to get behind Billy Bonds, so I don't think we'd have too much trouble getting behind the greatest player to ever wear a Millwall shirt.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 15:47
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        @dady71: he supported tottenham, pompey and colchester too

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:47
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    Need to start building for next season now!
    Get a new manager in, even if it means relegation by trying out new formations and players.
    The board at this club of ours are taking us for mugs ( nothing new there then).
    We probably cannot afford NOT to sack Ollie!
    Big respect to all of you that went today.
    The club doesn't deserve the support and they probably don't care anyway.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:48
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    Knew we were f***** when gregs missed! Same old story! No point staying with the flat capped Napoleon . It's getting silly now. Send him away on a blue bus . The mans lost the plot and looks ill.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 19:49
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    Get warburton in and Harris no 2 the passion will come back even if we go down We all know we Need a fresh start mickie w

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:00
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    Holloway (and Ambler for that matter) need to go.
    They have created a very toxic Athmosphere at the club.
    The doom and gloom needs to be lifted.
    It may not stop relegation, but after clearing out some of
    the rubbish in January, the rest has to go as well.
    Not to mention, a few more might start turning up at the Den for the rest
    of the season. Christ, what a s*** storm this last two years has been.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:01
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    Let him prove himself down in league one and build a new squad and come back up. Relegation has been on the books for several years he's just the unfortunate one to be in charge the season it finally happened

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:51
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      @jhon123: he can go and prove himself in league 1 with someone else.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:04
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    It may not have come to this if you just went out and bought a striker.
    you can't say there was none about, there was loads.
    sorry if it happens as I was prrparred to give a 20th chance but we're losing our Millwall and that can't happen.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:10
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    Talk to,JB just. F U C K off you should have walked when we had 20 games left if you go today where too far adrift to avoid the drop Dont worry though as always it's the fans that suffer
    I've it said before that boycott a game
    But instead the fans that still attend show there feeling and instead of a boycott why not at the start of the 2 nd half everybody get up and walk out of there seats for 2 mins take a toilet break as a protest to whats going on at Wall
    It needs to be noticed and reported back to JB
    Maybe itl jolt something to be done
    Better still maybe IH will walk before the Norwich game !

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:24
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      @southstand: iI've just had a look at our remaining fixtures. I think we'll get 7 points from the remaining games. That will see us relagated by the end of March. The Boro and Norwich games are going to decrease our goal difference. I'm going for a minus 7 for those two games. No doubt Shittu will return and we'll also see Hoyte.
      Holloway you are a sock cucker.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 20:54
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        @NICKOLA: 7 pts combined with a 12 game losing streak for Rotherham sees us safe!

        Remember what Dunny said: 'we're not far off being a good team'

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        • February 28, 2015 at 21:43
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          @MFC Lion: Don't get me started on Dunne.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 21:32
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        @NICKOLA: Seven points is what I said on an post earlier Nick, desperate ain't it?

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:11
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    Do the honourable thing and walk. If you respect Beryson you will go without compensation.
    You obviously overestimated what you could do with a small budget.
    Other clubs have changed manager and not to some extent the staff and reaped the rewards look at Notts Forest, Charlton etc...
    Last throw of the dice for me, or it's 1st div for sometime, as I cannot see the tactics being any different if he stays in charge.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:15
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    I'll manage the team for the remainder of the season. I couldn't do any worse. For starters I'd play 442 and tell the players to go out with some belief and to express themselves. Most important of all though they need to know how privileged they are to be pulling on that shirt. I hope the next article on here is IH and Millwall part company. In all my yeats supporting this magnificent club he is by far and away the worst manager I've ever seen.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:17
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    @boblion: Been thinking about our lineup next season if we go down
    4-4-2 diamond
    Forwards O'Brien Marquis
    Midfiled Onyedinma
    Gueye? Cowan-Hall
    Williams?
    Defence ? ? ? Cummings
    Keeper Anyone but Forde

    I'd like to see what everyone thinks of this and who else could be in the team if we go down to League 1, so please reply

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:51
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      @Cold.Blow.Lane:
      Marquis does not want to come back.............who can blame him, when you get abused by fans in the stands.

      Gueye will be lucky to get a contract with a League 2 side, he is woeful

      Williams appears to have lost his appetite and having made the step up to Championship level would most probably be looking to stay in the Championship with another club.

      Relegation will hurt us immensely

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      • February 28, 2015 at 21:51
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        @eio: I think he's found his level at League 1, Gillingham love him, I think if Millwall go down we should do our best to keep him, he's still fairly young and has proven he can score at that level

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        • March 1, 2015 at 18:21
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          @Cold.Blow.Lane: hello first time on here for me just seen your post about marquis I think your right but on the other hand it's the criticism of the fans towards players that young players like him need so they can grow as Millwall players because as I see it if they can't take the stick and feel the passion then they really don't deserve to put the jersey on that also goes for all players.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 18:37
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          I have been supporting Millwall for 32 years now and the last time I ever see a good enough team really was when we had Dennis wise as player manager in 2003-2005 and also Kenny jackett era.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 21:34
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      @Cold.Blow.Lane: In goal they could try Jordan Archer the one on loan from Spurs.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 21:52
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        @Eamon Dunphys tackle: I doubt he'll get a second season on loan with millwall, not even sure why we got him :/

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:18
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    There is no way Holloway will survive as he would get serious abuse in the next home game. We should now concentrate on getting rid of Ambler this is the name we should now start chanting.
    We must start preparing for life in division 1. Warburton would be an excellent choice we should act now although I am not 100% convinced Brentford will get rid of him. Under no circumstances should abuse be given to berylson he has put millions into the club albeit with bad advice from Ambler.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 20:23
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      @denniswilliamson: don't forget Jackett has a lot to answer for as it was him who recommended him to JB. Jackett ain't no fool, he saw this coming and jumped ship.
      In a way I feel sorry for ollie as it was always going to be difficult trying to get s*** players playing like their premier league.
      simple fact is no real investment in many a year.
      don't speculate don't accumulate.

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      • February 28, 2015 at 20:36
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        @MFCBLOCK10:

        I don't know why this same story perpetuates about not spending money - we have - we lost 7 MILLION last year - we cant spend more under Fair Play - it is not the amount it is how

        we have the wrong players and over pid manager

        bad decisions - ambler and co - we have to get people at the club that know a bad player from a good one - use the money wisely

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        • March 1, 2015 at 10:23
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          @timchimes: we lost 7 million yet our most expensive signing was 250 grand, says a lot about management

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    • February 28, 2015 at 21:39
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      A few people keep on defending Berylson it absolutly baffles me ....I have said time and time again, the buck must stop with him. You cannot keep saying he put millions in without putting that into a comparable context.....Fulham spent 11 million on one player.....Berylson should not have got involved if he was not going to be able to fund the project adequatly. KJ found him out Millwall took 50,000 to Wembley two years in a row if JB had siezed on that and invested properly we could have built for the premiership, (jackett will be there with Wolves inside three years). If we had moved on and got promotion JB would have earned all his money back. Instead his woeful underfunding, and false economy has left us hiring injured crocks, has beens and people no one else wants. We lose out to teams like scunthorpe, rotherham and brentford as soon as we try and raise our sights on new players. The only time I have read Berylson comment on anything was when the council scuppered his redevelopment plans and with it the chance of his big payday.

      I desperatly want ollie replaced if we go down so be it but restore a bit of pride in the shirt and dignity to the club.....given the choice I would get rid of Berylson first....he is the real cancer from which all the other rot stems.....if we go skint and rebuild so be it ....with him at the helm it is an an inevitability anyway....we might as well speed up the process.

      1st out Berylson
      2nd out the clown
      3rd out all the geeky nigels who still profess support for the above cretins ...they must be double agents

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      • February 28, 2015 at 23:04
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        @tonytowneronthewing: a little harsh on JB! A cancer, please get a grip.

        I agree he doesn't have the financial muscle to make us able to compete in this division. £250k the most he's ever spend on a single player as far as I know. Peanuts really but then again Fulham spend £11m as they had parachute money from being in the prem. Apparently JB worth £200m. Would be a massive chunk of his net worth to match that kind of investment!

        Unless a billionaire wants to buy a football club I think you will find there are not going to be many buyers out there for Millwall. We are not an attractive target in the slightest, hate to break it to you. If a mad billionaire perhaps with a love of lions or the colour blue exists than we might get lucky.

        If JB decides to cut his losses and leaves we will be heading for Administration.

        Tell me what you really think happens if JB goes?

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        • March 1, 2015 at 09:38
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          @MFC Lion: 800k spent on josh mcquoid I think is his biggest outlay but we still owed them when we swapped him for malone, clever bit of business that lol.
          Nothing said about cost of Paris Cowan - hall probably 250k as well. Makes you think what gets said behind the scenes, we have more or less the same board that we've had since we moved to Senegal fields and a couple from cold blow but they all have a lack of ambition never quick to out bid for a player who's on loan to us doing the business and when they do decide to join the party it's always too late but just enough time to get their excuses in they've done ever since I can remember, huckerby being the 1st I can remember, it's criminal but it's the millwall board. I think they are scarred to do it cause it will mean a near on full hse every week which will mean more chance of trouble if it goes tits up. Having 6 to 10k is manageable for them probably get 1 or 2 thrown out a week makes em look amazing and they have something to show the fa. Until we get rid of most of the board then we can expect much the same.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 02:13
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        @tonytowneronthewing: Berylson got lucky with Kenny - a manager who kept us up and then got promotion on the cheap. But that method couldn't be sustained in the Championship. Berylson has to take full responsibility for Lomas and Holloway. Personally I think Berylson has lost interest since the regeneration fiasco which he seemed to get badly wrong.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 08:02
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          While one or two of your points may have some substance you are one of the breed on here who have an amazing insight into the buisness world and high finance......I would have to bow to your greater knowledge. Of couse I cannot predict what would happen if Berylson goes....but I could make a forecast like you have.
          Assume Berylson does not want to strip the club of any of its assetts, just as people hope IH goes without his compensation. Now the door would be open to someone with a modicum of buisness knowledge who has a real interest in the club, to come in an takeover an ailing business and turn it around. As a business Millwall has massive potential. Put up to 5000 a game returning fans who can not suffer the current b*****, It will be a real problem if we go down, which under Berylson now seems inevitable.
          Who knows Berylsons ineptness may have ruined Millwalls chances of generating massive profitability, by securing the redevopment rights. His reluctance to invest properly lost us Kenny and the last real chance for decades that we might get to the prem....again financial nirvana.
          Now, aside from you and the other Berylson apologists on here, I am sure there are proper accountants who may not give my musings the time of day, but where is your knowledge base coming from.
          When MK dons were formed the real football people at wimbledon started all over again and now look at the situation, a fag paper seperates us. Given the chance Jake Goodman might decide he is better off with wimbledon....I predict that if Berylson and the clown stay on we will soon be competing with wimbledon as equals.
          So in answer to your question I cannot accuratly predict what will happen if he leaves to find another bit of possible real estate in some other corner of the world.....but I bet I am not too far off in my prediction of what might happen if he stays.
          What is your rose tinted view of the rest of the cinderella story under King Berylson

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          • March 1, 2015 at 10:01
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            @tonytowneronthewing:

            if berylson wasn't interested why would he get Holloway for loads of money when he could have got a rookie for a quarter of the price

            I bet he wished he had now - it could not have been worse

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            @tonytowneronthewing: tony all I have given is my opinion. Nothing to do with a business/finance insight as you sarcastically put it.

            I don't believe that there is a rich buyer waiting in the wings to save us. League 1 and possibly worse await us and thats with JB staying! No rose tinted glasses here, I just see things as being bad with him or even worse if he goes!

            I wasn't asking you tell me the future, I'm not going to hold you to it if you're wrong. A forecast is the same as a prediction.

            I predict chelsea will win the league cup today. Doesn't mean they will does it?

            I really hope your right that if JB does go the next chairman has lots of cash and turns things around.

            That's the future we would all like to see and i sincerely hope I'm well off in my prediction.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:19
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    If he resigns (which will be unlikely) i wouldn't mind seeing Nigel Adkins in charge. A lot of championship experience so that could be possible

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:58
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    Like everyone else, I can see in these comments the first signs that Holloway recognises this job is beyond him. He has had a tough job, inheriting a large squad of uninterested and overpaid players he had to work with initially and then decided to dump at Christmas. Getting the players he wanted in January didn't work out as our striker targets failed to materialise, which is not really his fault, considering our lack of cash. But some of the problems were of his own making, such as signing Forde up again (what a terrible keeper he is becoming) and making Dunne captain. Dunne is a great fellah and a credit to the club as a person but he is not good enough at this level and why he couldn't see that I do not know. In fact he DID see it because he had brought in Edwardes last season at right back, so that makes it even more inexplicable. On top of that, we signed Yeovil's best player last summer (Webster) and rarely played him, despite the fact that there were clear problems in defence. He has somehow turned Beevers from a better than average player to a lightweight. So we are left with one central defender of quality (Hoiveld), who is on loan to us, one youngster who isn't really ready yet (Nelson), a right back who is filling in but isn't up to it (Dunne), an unfit veteran who has been told he isn't wanted (Shittu), and a demotivated bag of nerves (Beevers). Is it any wonder we are struggling? A lot of the injuries in midfield and attack are unfortunate and unlucky but the mess that the defence has become was predictable and for that alone Holloway should go.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 20:59
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    Can longer take this loony seriously. The most deluded, criminally self-indulged circus act I have ever seen. How can he still think he is what this club needs? When he meets the Chairman he will no doubt blame everyone else for this season's ghastly showing but himself. I want my club back. I don't want this shambles to continue indefinitely. Please show us some respect IH and f**K right off now!

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:09
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    Only yesterday on NAD an article came out saying the board is standing by its decision to keep faith in Holloway.

    The importance of today's result and general mood of the crowd regarding Ollie was well known.

    What's the chances he actually goes this weekend?

    I think it will take a battering from borough and and angry crowd reaction to the oh so predictable Lewis Grabban return with Norwich for them to have the balls to sack him.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:10
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    It was time to go in January! How u r still here now is unbelievable..joke manager

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:20
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    Can't f#cking wait for Shrewsbury and Burton Albion away!?!?

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      • March 1, 2015 at 10:53
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        @Micky Lions: Great pubs in Rochdale. Good beer at two quid a pint. See, it's not all gloom and doom!

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:20
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    When berylson took over the club everyone thought he was going to put some REAL MONEY into the club. The lions have no money to speak of for decent players. The Championship is now a division where you have to have decent players to survive, let alone anything else. Unfortunately the Lions do not have that sort of money or chairman.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:25
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    Holloway is already briefing the media,the 'modern day fans'hounding him and the saintly John Berlyson,the cruel injury list,the fact that he single handedly saved us from relegation last year!The man is only concerned about himself,this is why he has lost his players and the fans.A proper Millwall manager needs to get everyone onside,'N.O.L.U is more than just a chant.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:33
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    Keep reading IH is highest paid manager in championship and he's due £1.3M compensation if sacked.
    So he ain't walking !!

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    • February 28, 2015 at 21:46
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      @mfc_1962: if he was sacked and we invest wisely next season , it might bring the rewards that will recoup some of the cost of compensation for Ollie.
      But then again, when have investing wisely and Millwall gone together as a good partnership!

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      • February 28, 2015 at 21:49
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        @Eamon Dunphys tackle: if we go down we will not come back for at least 3-4 seasons. The squad need do be rebuilt from the ground up and the youth need to be given time to mature into first team regulars.

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        • February 28, 2015 at 21:54
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          @glyngo: ^^^^ Totally agree with that, our youth have some great potential, did anyone watch the Liverpool vs AFC Winbledon game and see how well Jake Goodman played then!! And Marquis and Onyedinma are just class at their loan clubs

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          • February 28, 2015 at 23:36
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            @Cold.Blow.Lane: Unfortunately Marquis was told he isn't wanted, and he will not re-sign for us. I always thought he had more potential than we had seen in the short runs he had in our first team. The thing is, Ollie was right that our youth really needed to be loaned out much sooner in their development, Marquis languished in our reserves under KJ for too many years.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:47
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    It's not just the results, the performances have been getting worse and getting in new players hasn't made much difference to that decline. I think we are down now, & I wanted Ollie to have a chance with HIS players but it seems that he is unable to to stop the rot. I think it's time for change.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 03:40
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      @glyngo: that's what I think is the real shame of the situation - because what Ollie got done (in theory) in January was looking pretty good, until the injuries starting springing up..
      We might of looked something like this...?
      Forde
      Cummings Dunne Hoov Harding
      Paris Williams Fabrini Martin
      Gregory/O'brien - paired with one of the old boys...? Or the elusive decent striker we didn't/couldn't get....? Even with just who we have upfront now - I'd imagine the amount of chances would be higher and quality of delivery would be better for them with THAT midfield.
      A few people been saying, 'this is HIS team now, he's had his chance, f##k off..' - but is it REALLY HIS team?? Been very unlucky IMHO.

      P.s. Bailey and Carlos could've been key too - but not really fair to include them here considering length of injury - particularly Carlos' situation.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 09:52
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      @glyngo: to be fair , Marquis was told he wasn't wanted by IH, if he goes the new manager would be standing at the gates with open arms waiting to tell him how much he's wanted -problem solved

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  • February 28, 2015 at 21:57
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    He should do the honourable thing and walk himself before he is pushed saving the club having to pay him compensation. It is inevitable that we will be relegated so put Harris and Fitzgerald in charge for the rest of the season and then hope we can recruit Warburton if Brentford allow him to leave. Still think we have the makings of a side to compete in League 1. Archer, Cummins, Nelson, Goodman ( a good header of the ball to partner Nelson in central defence), a new left back, Paris-Cowan, Upson,Williams,Fred,Gregory ( He should score goals in League 1) and another young striker if Marquis won't stay if IH is no longer at the club. Play 4-4-2 and don't change the team other than for injuries and suspensions.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 22:19
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      @junkmale:

      his comments are not measured - full of hyperbole

      Gregory the best £250.000 business I've done

      Williams left foot like a wand - etc etc - it is all over the top and not balanced

      contrast with KJ who used to say precisely why we lost - e.g. we didn't have enough pace on the wings or we lacked composure - Kj was honest when it wasn't good enough and tried to get the best players possible here for the money available - that is the art -

      Holloway is never outright honest - never says - we were not good enough and here are the reasons (which we all know)

      losing today from a corner completely epitomises what we are like - missing all the basic detail

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      • March 1, 2015 at 02:21
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        @timchimes: Don't forget 'bigging-up' players, then a few weeks later either dropping them or letting them go. The trouble is almost everything he says is complete bullsh.it.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 22:19
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    I can see Dunney taking over for the rest of the season.
    Just a thought.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 22:21
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      @Block 8:

      that's not funny - the guy can hardly form a sentence

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  • February 28, 2015 at 22:32
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    We are disappointed but not surprised. Muddled selections, poor scouting and a genuine misunderstanding of what we want to see.

    Let's hope he had not ruined Gregory who Imthink will develop, in some ways I am glad Fred O is out of the way and when and not if Holloway departs.
    We just get overrun when teams go up a gear, lack of fight. We probably need to win 8 games now!

    No easy answers.

    All I know is that Ambler or Holloway don't have those answers.

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  • February 28, 2015 at 22:34
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    Get fred back holloway and you'll probably save your career

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  • February 28, 2015 at 23:58
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    Keep defending yourself because your no good at defending on the pitch! another massive litch about visions and how much he loves the club and chairman! As boring spiel as it was back in October! We're done! I'm done with him and hopefully JB will get it done! We are down and I'm fine with that but for f*** sake get this clown out of my club! Big Talker! tginks he has balls but its only coz he is at wall! be better off at Southend on current form! Face it Ollie, you've lost the plot a long time ago!

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  • March 1, 2015 at 00:25
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    Get someone like warburton, at least someone who know what there doing! Coyl

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  • March 1, 2015 at 01:12
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    Wall2wall

    I am a bit light headed now needed a few jars after today's s*** result but if you google it the trouble is in all the media especially the northern papers a the reference to the young boy getting slapped in the face what big man did this bloody joke and this is the reason we have been in this s*** since the 60s & 70s that I can remember we are Fuxxed now you mark my words after we get relegated I never thought I would say this just watc the back pages tomorrow

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  • March 1, 2015 at 02:08
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    Enough is enough

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  • March 1, 2015 at 06:37
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    The first thing they should be discussing is a complete investigation into the injury situation, I h talks about it bein bizarre but that should be the foundation . Invest in better prevention and rehab , get it completely sorted.i can understand season ending stuff and real bad ones but not so many softies on the training track , blokes been out of condition, etc etc. results will be inconsistent and the whole structure let down if ya can't get and keep ya best players on the pitch, i don't think it's all " bad luck". Of course s*** happens from time to time but ya gotta absolutely invest in this aspect and the players have to adhere 100% in the team rules n structure in regards to their own professional wellbeing.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 07:25
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    We didn't turn up in the second half and clearly lack a leader on the pitch. For the idiots causing trouble who are you never seen any of them before? Most people around me watched the home fans rather than the match! Theyve spent money to get here and for the ticket yet don't watch the game I know it was terrible but more exciting than staring at a load of Middle aged northerners!

    As for JB he's put into the club £40m of his own money to keep us afloat and runs it like a business to avoid us getting into debt. Without this man we wouldn't be having any disagreements about our football club because it wouldn't exist.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 08:20
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      must be the worst 40 million ever spent.....He must have inherited all his readies, cause he never made it from his business dealings....where did you get the figure from

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  • March 1, 2015 at 07:44
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    Apart from one or two mentions on here OLLIE has not looked well for sometime - it just maybe he is not at all well. Have any of you slaters thought of that no not really because you cannot see the wood through the trees. Whatever you might say and perhaps he has made a few mistakes don't we all he has tried with limited resources in a league with teams with mega crowds and resources. We average around 8,000 loyal supporters who are loyal love their club and do not cause trouble. We are punching above our weight and always will be. Our major support has all moved out of London for reasons I am not allowed to say and hence we are hanging in. I believe JB eventually will see his dream of yuppie flats on the Den pitch and we will move to Kent. Anyway off OLLIES back him his heart is in the right place and he is a genuine person support him whatever happens. Show some respect to a decent man. If we go down so what - you need to worry move about PUTIN than OLLIE.
    Thanks Ollie for what you have done so far - we still might even stay up if the HOFF gets fit!!!!!!

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    • March 1, 2015 at 08:17
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      sounds like you should be on the back of the yellow bus with Holloway, you could both stick your tongues to the window, drop him off somewhere on your way to Kent and I wont tell Putin where you have moved to....theres a good chap.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 12:45
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      @Mekongriver: Mr Holloway may be unwell but his health has not been ignored, concerns about his departure from Palace, a proxy for concerns about his health, have been raised repeatedly. Similarly no one doubts that he is doing his best or that he wants Millwall to do well. It is simply that his best is not good enough and he does not appear to have the fortitude to resist the pressure of expectation that he helped create.
      He should not have been appointed and for his own sake should give up now but do so with as much help and dignity as the club can provide. Perhaps the club can appoint him as Director of Football or some other less pressured role to see out his contract and hand over the management reins?

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    • March 1, 2015 at 19:16
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      @Mekongriver:nice to know some wall supporters have a f****** heart. Whatever happens we are still WALL ! The championship will miss us and the atmosphere we bring. F*** em we will always have fun wherever we are Miiiiiiiiii

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  • March 1, 2015 at 08:27
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    People are saying get Warburton and I agree it's a good shout, only problem is would he want to come here?? Don't think so, not sure who we would be able to attract assuming Ollie goes of course.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 09:46
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    listen to holloway's interview on the bbc sport site and as usual he talks like this is a new thing - we have been substandard all season - hence the clear out and now the new lot who cant get the job done - going on again about his past record - he wants credit for all his success and ignores the failures he has had - at Palace he inherited a team certain for automatic and in the end they scraped in the play offs - they got lucky and won the playoffs - but he turned them into a worse team - at blackpool he did a good job but had players like Adams - In the premier league they were almost safe at Christmas - all he needed was a plan B to grind out results after Christmas and pick up the odd point but No, he carried on the same way when everyone could see they were shipping too many goals and being sussed - and they are his successes -
    ' We didn't do a lot wrong' - he says - you have to despair at someone who can say that - like not threatening to score in the whole second half against one of the weakest teams in the league - cant defend a corner with 5 minutes left in a game as important as this - the simple question is: why will this change? I can not see any reason unless we get 2 very good players on loan

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  • March 1, 2015 at 10:14
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    I'm not a pessimistic bloke, infact quite the opposite but deep down in my heart I fear we're doomed, it's not just the results it's the performances, and the fact he trys all these different formations throught the match, some must be incredibly difficult if the players keep having to ask whats going on and that is why I believe deep down we can't escape, but having seen a few relegations in my 45 years, I've accepted the fact that it will happen from time to time, but what really worries me is next season, it seems everyone assumes well be okay to rebuild then get back up BUT unless we change things big time in all aspects of our club we could struggle down there, look at Yeovil.
    In my opinion IH needs to quit on ill health terms with a payout later on the quiet, we either promote Gibbs to caretaker or Fitz NOT bomber as he is a legend and I never want his image tarnished as I don't believe he is ready to step up yet, then in the summer Ambler to f*** off as he has mastermind this shocking decline and replaced by someone that isn't afraid to tell JB what we need.
    Then perhaps we can either give Gibbs the reins or look for someone else, personally I would look at someone like McDermott.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 11:02
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      @nocalves: I'd be happy with a complete overhaul, and be a club of youth and energy that is raw and will make mistakes but a club that is doing something for young English talent, get someone like Hoddle in who although a slight crank and odd bod, has done some great work with youngsters disillusioned with the game who couldn't make it for whatever reason, if we can snap up kids like this and give them a home we can make em good and sell em on, we'd be doing a service to our country by bringing through English only players for the future, English to me means white, black, brown of whatever racial or religious background, the only stipulation would be they have to be legible to play for England, through parents grandparents, naturalised kids that have lived here years, that can apply for citizenship.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 10:53
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    Dear Mr Berylson,
    The ugly scenes that occurred yesterday although not acceptable they are unfortunately understandable.
    This is not always mindless thugs, but people who pay good money to go and watch there team up and down the country, some don't have much but what they do have they hand over to you a multi millionaire to spend on s*** managers and s*** players, so when their team loses yet another game they are going to be frustrated and angry and annoyed, if you wish to stop the press picking up on every little squabble then you need to make the fans happy, not the board of directors or shareholders as this isn't like any other business. These fans were here before you, will be here after you and long may that continue, I know fans are fickle and they cant agree on much and make rash decisions based on emotion rather than logic, I have changed my opinion on Mr Holloway about 5 times this season, but occasionally you do need to listen to them, because if you don't they will walk away for good, I have read some 50 year + supporters this week asking if its worth it. If trouble kicks off because of frustrated fans then the inevitable closures will take place and you will have
    £0 income on match days,do numbers like that please board/directors/shareholders?? No!
    So although trouble isn't needed or wanted it may continue if you don't make some big choices.
    Big choice 1, accept you got it wrong with Holloway, bite the bullet, get rid
    Big choice 2, accept that if you got it right with Holloway then give him what we need 1 maybe 2 decent strikers, clean sheets without goals are worth 1 point, clean sheets with goals =3 points.
    Big choice 3, you have run your course here, you gave it a good shot, you invested money, we got promoted you got us stable, but for whatever reason things aren't working out and you need an exit strategy - league 1 with a decent squad winning it at a canter with a young team, low wages, great youth prospects and manager who still has in some eyes a good reputation (doing himself no favours at the moment) high gates as people want to watch a winning team all this = more sell able asset.

    I'm miserable today as you can tell, I'm working all weekend and very stressed and tired 🙂

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    • March 1, 2015 at 11:02
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      @brooker:

      Good words, well chosen and well thought out.
      You knew where you were going from the beginning to the end.
      You my friend, are a thinker man, not a tinkerman.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 05:00
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      @brooker: if you resort to violence because your team loses a football match then by defintion you are a " mindless thug "

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  • March 1, 2015 at 10:56
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    just listened to onyourways on lions player after the game , and this bloke aint going to quit , he is on a diff planet , he says didnt see a lot wrong with the performance , is he having a laugh we didnt turn up second half , then he starts talking the same old s*** about about 12 games to go , then starts talking s*** about us fans turning on him , not once did he thank those fans who never stopped signing and supporting that shower of s*** second half , sack him now thats done it for me

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  • March 1, 2015 at 11:06
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    Admittedly it's lookin like a s*** position and even less hope than last year but we travelled 16000 k,s for the last few games last season and I vividly remember me n the old man cabbing it to qpr the day b4 that game in a last ditch attempt at scamming our way in2 the ground . Didn't work out so I sat in the hotel in waterloo with me trusty iPad and followed as I do every game. Just been in London n so close and that victory was unreal, the feeling afta the qpr game just amazing. We couldn't hang for the final game at the den but those few weeks of battle n survival will stay with me forever. This seasons been a test, no doubt bout that but this is a true club, not perfect by any means but up 4 a battle. As they say, it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. Let's fight these f****** together inch by inch. Millwall forever.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 11:38
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    It doesn't look likely that Holloway will resign or be sacked, perhaps he thinks he is some sort of hero or in the trenches! It's a kick in the teeth to Millwall's loyal and hard suffering supporters though.
    I never liked his appointment after his chaotic record at Palace. I was fooled initially but sadly proved right. Millwall needs a hard man at the helm who can rebuild the team.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 12:05
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    Watched the interview after the game.
    Agree he looks ill,lost,does not give any confidence he knows how to get us out of this.
    Saying there was no much wrong with our performance yesterday just shows he is on a different planet.
    He should do himself and everyone a favour and resign if he has any feelings for the supporters and the Club.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 10:22
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      @Longfield Lion: He couldn,t give a f---k about the supporters what he says is all bo---cks anyway.He,s a kidder.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 12:24
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    Next season team
    Archer

    Cummings

    Nelson

    Goodman

    new left back

    Paris-Cowan

    Powell

    Williams

    Fred

    Gregory

    New striker preferably experienced at league 1(Pope at Port Vale for eg)

    Manager Warburton

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      • March 1, 2015 at 14:06
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        @brooker: I'm sure he can be tempted with first team football,if not I'd look for a promising young keeper.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 14:29
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        @brooker: Anyone other than Forde will do, a young prospect is what I would go for. That team is for league 1 not the championship which bar a miracle we won't be in next season

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    • March 1, 2015 at 13:04
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      @North London Lion: Nice work North! Looks like a good team for league one! Why don't you apply if and when the board f**** off the clown!

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      • March 1, 2015 at 14:04
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        @kempo_123:

        I think most of us could do better than Holloway at the moment!

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  • March 1, 2015 at 12:26
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    That would be a team the fans can get behind and they would see them trying as they are a lot of home grown players and young hungry players. That team would be young and hungry, I would like to see a experienced striker alongside Gregory but not a old c*** like Fuller or Fletcher I'm taking about someone like Hanson at Bradford or Pope at Port Vale, if they cost a million pay the money. Get rid of Forde, Dunne, keep Abdou but the rest can f*** off. Don't have loans unless they are top premiership prospects. This team will struggle at first but they will build something together.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 12:32
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    He's got to go for the good of the club. If he stays the frustration on the terraces will get worse and there will be trouble, then more trouble for the club. So Ollie you had your chance now f**K off.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 12:41
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    Holloway must know we all want him out the away fans on saturday told him like I said yesterday War burton no1 harris no2so we can get the passion back on the field and in our club a starting 11 that will run there socks off win or lose time for some of the young players to start mickie w

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  • March 1, 2015 at 12:45
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    Good to see Steve Reid on football focus, comes over as a very knowledgeable young man about football. Those were the days when our proud club produced players like him..what has happened?
    Could Steve be a candidate as manager?

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  • March 1, 2015 at 12:57
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    It is looking bleak and you cannot claim we can do this season what we did last season this is a different squad, we have known from the very start that the firepower was lacking by the signings :

    Gregory - to score 26 goals in the conference it is 3 divisions below and that is not fair on the lad as he either plays on the left of a front 3 or does not get the service from the flanks as we have no wingers at all - and it is more dominant football in the championship and don't have as much time to control the ball, but if we go down this boy will come good, look at the goal away to Brighton.

    Fuller - a journey man now since he left Stoke, and passed his best. So the signing is no surprise he has not scored what he would have done five years ago.

    Easter - shame did not work out, liked this little player, you could never question his work rate.

    Ranegie - bad scouting brought this lad to the club and therefore Ollie and lurch are responsible, why bring him here.

    Fabrini - nice talent but little end product, better used in a fancy league ie seria A.

    GTF - this guy is not prolific and does not score 20 goals a season and never has, that not his fault but what Ollie and lurch need to realise these buys or loans will not keep you up.

    As for wingers - well Martin not good enough for this league ask Ipswich - Cowan hall to late.

    Taxi for Ollie - this posting was typed in font of a live football audience.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 13:14
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      @dady71: you forgot Hoff the mercenary

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      • March 1, 2015 at 13:39
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        @brooker: oh so I did, thanks well he forgettable anyway. LOL.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 15:42
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        @brooker: he's only here for the suit.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 16:01
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          @MFC Lion: thats why he joined in January so we could get it cheaper in the sales, although DFS always has sale, they probably charged us double and we paid

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  • March 1, 2015 at 13:15
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    "Ollie"
    "Ollie"
    "OLLIE, you forgot your hat, don't let the door hit your a*** on the way out"

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  • March 1, 2015 at 13:24
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    I can't see the point of dumping Holloway now, he's the best chance we've got if any of staying in this division, if we appoint a new man now and still go down the new man is going to be tainted to a certain degree for next season, Hollaway has got us in the the s*** and he should be the one one to get us out of it. If JB wants to pull the trigger when the season is over so be it.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 13:40
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    Have you by chance visited the Den this season to suffer watching the players ?

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  • March 1, 2015 at 14:14
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    Let's see what happens by tomorrow evening cause nothing will happen today. Personally I can't see him not being here otherwise he'd have gone already. I also can't see him being the highest paid manager in our division, the highest in our history yes but in our division not so sure.
    How all these problems have been allowed to escalate is beyond belief.
    Surely he knew the problems of last season and the contracts in the summer. He must of identified the bad eggs amongst his players.
    A lot of people are accountable for this mess and not one is man enough to take the responsibility for their part.
    I think we will 100% know our fate in the next 4 games and then we should admit defeat accept relegation and build for next season. Hopefully ollie goes by then if he does then put the kids we have available to us, Nelson, Powell and O'brien to give them much needed game time ready for next season. Throw in archer to see what he's made of as we have him on loan with view to permanent contract as his runs out at spurs in June. Who else plays alongside them doesn't really matter as most are loanee's going back anyway. In the summer appoint a young manager who'll give our ready and waiting youngsters a decent run in the 1st team. Potentially we could have a very young team next season.
    king, archer, Nelson, goodman, Fred, Powell, O'brien, Cowan - hall, Cummings, Williams
    That's 4 starters from our youth academy which is long over due and we have another 3 or 4 knocking on the door who can be used in the cup games and go out on loan for experience.
    This is the only ray of light to come out of all this and may end up being our only choice if yesterday (on and off the pitch) is anything to go by.
    As sad as it is its long over due IMHO it's been on the cards for the past 3 seasons you can't keep expecting last day heroics as exciting and stressful as they are. For many reasons we've been found wanting at this level and as someone wrote yesterday "the cycle starts again" never a dull moment but fu.ck me we definately know how to do it, good or bad.
    It's our turn again lads, let's clear the decks build another squad of our own, not too big this time be part of the 6 to 8k that'll be there next season, enjoy some funny away games, avoid the drop (a boring mid table finish is long over due) and forget all about this terrible time. Who knows we might even start enjoying it again and start winning at home. It won't be easy though. But you never know.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 14:42
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      @lukesmithmfc:

      This is pretty much what happened in 97/98 when the likes of Cahill,Ifill, Reid, Sadds, Ryan, Neil, Dolan, Bircham and more who were all blooded and built up a great team spirit that would see us reach Wembley the following season and won league 1 and came close to getting us to the Premiership in 02.

      The last two times we've been relegated 95/96 & 05/06 the following season we've narrowly avoided relegation again, it'll take time to rebuild but we've actually got some decent young players ready to go in the first team and build the future around.

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        • March 1, 2015 at 15:03
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          @North London Lion: yep and they're ready and waiting and we'll be in the right division for em. Getting all excited thinking about it. Part of me wants us to go down providing we turn to our youth

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          • March 1, 2015 at 17:04
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            @lukesmithmfc: I agree that the prospect of seeing our youth turning out for the first team in League 1 does excite. Shame tolose out Championship status but the experiment of paying high wages has not worked and it will take us years to recover.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 14:18
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    Can someone please tell me how chaplow can't get in our squad yet walks straight into Ipswich starting 11? This alone proves that holloway is an absolute goon who needs to walk ASAP

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    • March 1, 2015 at 14:47
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      @christie29: has he gone or is he on loan? Never done much for us but yes does the beg the question how he can walk into a team going for promotion.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 14:49
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      @christie29: Chaplow was one of the trouble makers.

      He point blank refused to play at CB despite Holloway insisting he and Dunne would form an unbeatable partnership.

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      • March 2, 2015 at 23:11
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        @MFC Lion: ha ha that could be true! You must be able to play in at least 4 positions to get into holloways team as he is so tactically aware

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  • March 1, 2015 at 14:40
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    playing behind strikers - not right back

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  • March 1, 2015 at 15:23
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    I do not have a problem with Holloway going, looking at the fixtures I can not see anyone keeping us up, what concerns me after yesterday, is that JB decides he has had enough, his dream of regeneration has gone, so why stay and put up with a lot of aggravation. Chairman are not like managers, they are a bit harder to find, look at some of the jokers that have bought clubs in recent years. It is alright everyone looking to the future, and saying we will do this and do that, it all takes money and without JB and being in league one it is going to be very difficult to get back up. We can no longer get ourselves into bother and expect there to be no fallout. I am worried about the future both on and off the pitch.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 17:06
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      @lukesmithmfc: I agree that the prospect of seeing our youth turning out for the first team in League 1 does excite. Shame tolose out Championship status but the experiment of paying high wages has not worked and it will take us years to recover.@rikkiatwall: JB must be hurting from this I too fear that he may haven reached his limit. If he remains committed I would be delighted to see a statement to that effect

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  • March 1, 2015 at 16:01
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    Yesterday we were clueless no generals on the pitch when the team only had 3 shots on goal and ad for the idiots who kicked off yesterday we give the police and the haters all the what they want all the good work undone by a few will be the Tuesday night

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  • March 1, 2015 at 16:04
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    anyone else keep checking the news feeds to see if he has quit?

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  • March 1, 2015 at 16:14
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    Even money and bookies favourite to be next manager to leave post in the Championship.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 16:25
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    I have never read so much drivel and dross on here about Ollie unbelieveable. The tele tubbies have more compassion than the majority of you lot. The man is not well and has not looked well for some while now. You were all good enough to sing his praises last year and at the beginning of the season. He inherited Forde on a long term contract along with several other high earner wasters he has cleared the majority out. Ollie has had to deal with several major injuries to good players and has had to clear the decks. What else could he have done!!!! He is limited to what he has and what he has inherited. In the words of Kevin Keegan I WOULD REALLY LOVE IT IF WE STAYED UP I WOULD REALLY LOVE IT AND ALL YOU LOT WERE MADE TO EAT HUMBLE PIE YOU HORRIBLE SLATERS - I'm off to MILLWALL VITAL - you don't appreciate a good person whatsoever - OLLIE SLATERS. Don't give up OLLY.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 16:52
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      @Mekongriver: You won't last five minutes on vital. Good luck.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 18:15
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        @LETEMCOME:
        Ha ha, he will end up with skips, Pizzas and Brass.
        I can't wait to see him over there.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 17:07
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      i hope he does keep us up and steers us to safety with 36 points and when he has finished he can still f*** off i've had enough. if if every team above us miraculously went and lost and we sneak the last play off spot and get promoted he can still even then f*** off. next season he can guide us to the premier league trophy on the back of that promotion and win both domestic cups and even then he can f*** off.

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      • March 1, 2015 at 17:09
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        @brooker: and when he gets to wherever he has f***** off to he can round and f*** off again

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    • March 1, 2015 at 18:04
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      @Mekongriver: IH just gave Forde a three year contract,so get your facts right,but lyou live in a different world along with ollie.
      Yes i wanted IH to come to millwall,yes i wanted him to keep us up,but alas ollie has messed up big time and if you cannot see that ,you must be both deaf and blind .
      If as he looks he is ill then he should put things in the hands of someone else dont you think.
      When you talk about drivel and dross look in the mirror ,
      IH has messed up lets see if he is honest and man enough to stand down.
      Its not injuries that have let him down,what has let him down is some of the rubbish signings he has made and most of all his tinkering with the team,a player plays well he gets dropped next game,also his substitutions are appalling going back to reading at home last year.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 18:24
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      @Mekongriver:
      Vital? You are going there?
      You are aware that they have put out a contract on Holloway
      and his fans?
      I wouldn't risk it if I were you.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 19:04
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      If the man is genuinely ill he should not still be in such a high pressured job as football management! He's more of a fool than people have said if he's contining and it's actually affecting his health.

      He's also been paid a massive amount of money that most of us can only ever dream of earning. Perhaps you can argue he's been unlucky with injuries, the players left etc but he's had a whole season and barring a miracle (again) we will go down.

      You're better off going to another site if you're that blind to his faults.

      I have nothing against Ollie as a person but for the sake of the club he has to go.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 01:01
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      @Mekongriver: Not everyone sang his praises when he was appointed, some pointed out that his record was terrible and that he had left Palace under a real mental cloud. Basically he is no use as a manager and does not have the mental strength for the job. It is his mistake to take a well paid job that he cannot do and if he is ill and values his health he should leave.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 17:30
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    I am someone who does not support the idea of changing managers as soon as things get a bit tough and ill be honest I believed IH was the right man up until a week ago. For Sheff Wed to come to the den and score 3, being the lowest scorers in the division is shocking, and then to lose such a crucial match yesterday at Rotherham for me has put IH in a position where the best thing he can do is leave as much as he thinks he can turn it around like he did last year, he is hanging on to past success, making ludicrious comments both post and pre match and has not addressed our biggest problem which is a goalscorer something we all know we needed even before IH arrived. On top of the three points I have made, he has had 2 full windows to get his squad in, most a load of loan signings again this is just stupid, those players are s*** hence why they have been loaned to Millwall, apart from Fabbrini, him being a player you build around. A lot of fans as well seem to think that as of next year we should be playing a majority of our youth team, I don't think this is the right idea just yet bar one or two of them. What Millwall need is a manager who reflects us a club, understands how we play with fight and passion, realises the players we need to improve for the long term & picks tactics that players at this level understand (4-2-3-1, 3-5-2 requires high level of skill to conduct effectively as a team ever wondered why we fail so badly with these formations millwall don't have that skill, even PL players would struggle to cope, man u being an example with 3-5-2). One last thing as well its time for JB to go along with AA, as much as everyone thinks he is a good chairman, he's not, yes he invests but thats the job of any chairman to provide the finances. JB relies too much on AA to run the club and is happy to sign has beens, we need a chairman/board that is tough, strong and hands on regarding matters at MFC. Until major change happens at Millwall we will be in decline, I just hope we don't end up like Luton. Sorry for the essay but I felt like I should get my thoughts across

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  • March 1, 2015 at 18:18
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    When Holloway said he will be speaking to JB,
    one can only assume he is still talking 24 hours later,
    and JB can't get a word in*

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  • March 1, 2015 at 18:45
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    I don't care how ill he looks just fU.c.k off and take AA and jb with ya.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 19:51
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    I'll probably get loads of dislikes in this, but I actually think it could do us a bit of good to go down. Okay, it won't be good financially and crowds will only drop further, but if we go down to league one, keep our young players and actually start winning games, the crowds will start to increase again and we can re-install that feel good factor in the club! I don't think we'll do much in league one under Holloway however, so I personally would get rid at the end of the season :/ But on a lighter note, I think our team for league one next season should be....
    Archer
    Cummings - Nelson - Goodman - New left back
    Williams - Abdou
    Cowan-Hall - Fred - Gueye
    Gregory

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    • March 1, 2015 at 22:32
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      @James_SE16: Creep he is an opportunist looking for a comfy well paid position on the FA, he doesn't give a damn about Millwall only himself no 1.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 19:52
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    What the f*** was aa doing in the front row at the cup final , see him shake mournio hand as he got the trophy , should be spending 24 /7 sorting this f****** mess out !

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    • March 1, 2015 at 21:08
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      @Luvofmylife:

      there have been rumours of AA joining the FA - perhaps they are right - a bit of brown-nosing won't harm

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    • March 1, 2015 at 21:43
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      @Luvofmylife: I thought that was the Spurs chairman Levy!

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    • March 1, 2015 at 21:45
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      @Luvofmylife: I think Ambler was asking whether chelski would loan us Hazard!

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    • March 2, 2015 at 15:13
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      @Luvofmylife: It was Levy ffs, even said that on the TV

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  • March 1, 2015 at 20:36
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    I personally believe we will be in league 1 next season but if somehow we were able to stay up should Ollie be retained as manager? in my opinion he should not. any turn around in form now would mask the failings of the whole squad during the season and the managers inability to put a team out with a clear strategy of play.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 21:08
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    Heard he's gone tomorrow. . Give the job to Harris enuf said !

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    • March 1, 2015 at 21:09
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      @paxo:

      from where you heard

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    • March 1, 2015 at 22:06
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      @paxo: I think Gary Johnson ex Yeovil manager, may be able to do a job for us as he is a lower league manager, knows the score with players of that standard and got Yeovil promoted on a shoestring budget and with just average players and hard graft which we will need if we go down.
      He might not be everyone's cup of tea, but what do we have to lose after the last couple of terrible seasons?
      Also, he is a Londoner from Hammersmith and must surely have more of an idea of what we are about than than the last couple of managers we have had.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 23:25
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      @paxo: who told you that
      ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  • March 1, 2015 at 22:19
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    I was taken in by holloway i admit, just as JB has been via a call from jackett.... but holloway has been found out and he knows it, on the way home yesterday i was trying to think what was the best team performance i had seen from a holloway team, and for me it was his first game against ipswich! a lucky goal but a performance of pace, power and desire!! he makes the game so complicated, on the line yesterday doing his ' tick-tack' to the players, they looked at him, even fuller, and must think what a wa#ker!!!... he has failed with his team before christmas by chopping and changing formations, and it is happening with HIS team now. williams looks shot, and why should the loan players run their boll#ocks off any more than the players whos contracts ran out in the summer?. holloway is a disaster for this club! and it hurts me to admit it !

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    • March 1, 2015 at 22:43
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      @rowanonthewing7: Must admit, not a great fan of loans as if they do well with us chances are they will go back to their club and be snapped and be a success with someone else.
      It is alright in the short term to get us out of trouble but not much else.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 00:10
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      @rowanonthewing7: rowan i wrote a post earlier in the season asking why we have not played with the same passion as we did against ipswich,even in the warm up the team showed an eagerness and passion,but alas that was it, IH then thought we could play like barcelona,what a mistake on his part.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 22:46
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    I understand why peopl have some sympathy about the injuries however the players brought in have been little better than those sniped out.

    Also constant churning of players and positions have been unnecessary, when George Graham took over, he went back to basics and stopped the rot, if that meant 442 or 5 at the back and long ball,then so be it, it's about survival nothing more.
    Holloway should have known that with all his experience but his arrogance blinded him to that fact, he must inevitably pay the price, we have!

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  • March 1, 2015 at 22:57
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    If he goes let Harris and Alex rae take over for the rest of the season those too new how to score goals, but I admit it will be hard for them, and let the mad one fu.ck off to Mars and confuse that lot, because he's done me fu.cking head in.

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  • March 1, 2015 at 23:14
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    Holloway - Let me point you in the right direction to save your sorry a*** from unemployment. Play those whole wear the Lion on the heart and those who goes through the motions and wear it on the shirt and pick up the pay packet each week. You had it right a few weeks ago with Sid at the back (he learnt a lesson from the Reading game) but i'm sorry to say you let Robbo go - all these goals wouldn't have leaked with them two at the back as Robbo would be there to guide Sid. Ok Dunne, but he's wall all day long. Fred and Marquis...Goals galore but unfortunately not for their home club.
    This is the only way to keep us in the championship. So I suggest you pay a little visit to Block 9 at 2pm on Saturday because those who sit around me i'm sure will give a better game than what we all have seen this year!!!
    Lads, any one up for a kick about this weekend...I'm sure one of us will find the back of the net and pick up the most needed 3 points.
    ps Lets hope you have something up your sleeve for Middlesbrough on Tuesday!

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    • March 2, 2015 at 00:48
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      @mfcmatt: I agree that letting Robbo go was a mistake. Looking at the people that have played CB this season and I think Robbo would have performed more consistently and better than Shittu/Dunne/Webster. I do however think that we never saw the best of Webster as he was in a constantly changing back line and never got a run with his preferred partner, Beevers.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 00:59
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    Managers that might be available: Steven Presley, Darren Ferguson
    Also Dougie freedman is only on a 3 month contract at Forest, he might move fora longer contract.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 04:04
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    Ahh c'mon ya pommy b*******, let's give Ollie a big hug and make our way outa the cellar. S***, did i press that post button!! Whatever the outcome of meetings , group therapy or whatever let's go red hot this nxt game and support the boys as always. Saw a tweet the other nite from a rotherham supporter that said the noise in the away end was unbelievable. Cheers all.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 04:22
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      Don't get your hopes up. Next is Middlesborough away, beat us 5-1 at home.

      But less pressure away so going to be optimistic and say we'll lose 3-0.

      In Ollie we trust 😉

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      • March 2, 2015 at 10:08
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        @MFC Lion:

        I can't see us getting anything from our next two games Chris, away Boro & home Norwich and have already written them off.

        On current form we'll be lucky to get nothing ffs!

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  • March 2, 2015 at 07:43
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    Nothing from holloway since Saturday so I think an announcement will be made this afternoon that he has parted company with Millwall

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    • March 2, 2015 at 10:00
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      @jcmfc1967:

      Morning all.

      Let's hope so jc for the good of the club, at least go down with a fight and not like with the current wimper!

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    • March 2, 2015 at 10:10
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      @jcmfc1967: If Holloway was going to be pushed that would have been at Xmas. Right now he's thinks he can keep us up. Time will be the judge I guess.

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      • March 2, 2015 at 10:13
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        @NICKOLA:

        He's got his blue tinted glasses on Nik but is expected to say that!

        Even when we were bottom last season we were only 4 adrift of the spotters with their games in hand due to their cup run.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 09:58
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    I was told that on Lions Live (Thursday) Ambler said we couldn't afford to sack Holloway, so unless he resigns, we might be stuck with the fool, or he does an honourable deal on compensation.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 10:04
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      @beedoscores:

      From what's been said about him as a person he'll want to sort a compo deal, his next actions will speak volumes about him as a person.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 10:22
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    Have a butchers at this: http://www.thesackrace.com/competitions/championship

    Make that of what you will...

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  • March 2, 2015 at 10:36
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    We are going down and I agree the young players should be our team next season but the only way that will happen is if Scot Fitzgerald is put in charge ....theyre all his players and he will stay true to them.....Goodman,Nelson,Powell,Pavey,O Brien plus Marquis and Fred are exiting players which would get great support from the fans a new manager would want his own players and our youngsters wouldnt get the chance........

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  • March 2, 2015 at 10:59
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    Harris & Fitz (Dream Team ?) to run the club from the bottom up !
    No need to keep bringing in outsiders as it simply hasn't worked lately, so let's promote from within ?

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    • March 2, 2015 at 11:23
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      @24seven: You're right, An appointment from within the club is the logical next step IF Holloway goes, partly because we won't have any funds for a big name manager once we pay up Holloway's contract but also because bringing in a new manager from outside will simply prolong the agony, all the names being mentioned (Rosler, Warburton etc) will face the same problems as Holloway: Recruitment. People on here blame IH for Hof and Easter, Lomas for Chaplin etc but all of these players were offered to - and some of them loaned in by KJ too so there is something wrong there, same goes for bizarre Hoyte saga. Harford apparently scoured France for signings yet there has been so much as a croissant in Kitcheners to show for it.we simply can't, as an entire club, attract the right players for this level, regardless of the manager. If we do change manager, one appointment from within the club will get the best out of the young players and from there we have to hope the board can fix the recruitment crisis we are in.

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      • March 2, 2015 at 11:27
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        @mervpayne: Then give it to Nigel Gibb and see what he can do. He's meant to be the puppy's nuts at coaching, maybe he can work the magic.

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      • March 2, 2015 at 11:28
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        @mervpayne: * Chaplow not Chaplin! That was autocorrection on my phone not a Freudian slip!

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    • March 2, 2015 at 11:25
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      @24seven: I would want Harris and Fitz to take over a squad at the beginning of a season and have a director of football helping them as well as handling recruitment. I would also prefer they were given a sniff of a chance of success by giving them a stable squad in decent form. Right now, all they would get is a very early end to their management careers. They would be insane to take the job, & right at this moment and it would be a terrible thing to do to give it to them.

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      • March 2, 2015 at 12:01
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        @glyngo: Added Carlos Edwards to the coaching staff and they'd find it hard to do a lot worse than Holloway. Gibbs & Harford should go with Holloway, clean slate.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 12:01
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    @glyngo: Added Carlos Edwards to the coaching staff and they'd find it hard to do a lot worse than Holloway. Gibbs and Harford should go with Holloway, clean slate.

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