A Traditional English Football Club

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Millwall FC-- A Traditional English Football Club

1885-131st Anniversary Year-2016 *We Fear No Foe*

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Millwall 2 Rochdale 3, League One, Game 9, 24/9/16, att: 8,143 (about 200)

We went 1-0 down to a simple unchallenged goal 

We haven't won a league game since we beat Chesterfield and losing to Southend last week and being beating by bottom side Rochdale 3-2 at the Den this Saturday things means things are not looking good. Our defence is not up to it at the moment and I cannot see with the players we have got how we can improve it. We went 1-0 down to a simple unchallenged goal in the 8th minute and giving anybody that much space to stroke the ball past Jordan Archer is not League 1 defending, come to think of it, it is not even League 2 defending. We had a comeback and took a 2-1 lead in less than 10 minutes when Aiden O'Brien scored one of his specials and Lee Gregory who was back in the side after his injury buried from the spot.

We set one up. Up front we don't have a problem

I was thinking at haf time that we had this game won and a 3rd goal would kill them off. That didn't happen as Rochdale scored from a header after a free kick on 67 minutes and levelled the scores. A few minutes later Ben Thompson got a red card after he received his 2nd yellow for what? "I don't know. If you cannot win a ball with a solid honest challenge I am not sure which way the game is going. A crap decision by a crap referee.It looked like the game was going to end in a draw for the 3rd home game in a row but Rochdale nicked it right at the death after Sid Nelson fouled in the box and they scored from the spot. I don't rate our defence and nowhere near good enough, we need to clear out the deadwood.

Millwall: Archer, Craig, Williams, Nelson, Webster, Thompson, Romeo, Ferguson(Abdou 75m), Morison, Gregory(Onyedinma 87), O'Brien (Worral 26)
subs not used, King, Wylde, Butcher, Chesmain

Goals: O'Brien 11,  Gregory 18 pen

Rochdale: Lillis, Canavan, McGahey (Rafferty 45), Lund, Andrew, Camps, McDermott (Davis 52m), Thompson (Odelusi 61m), Keane, Bunney, Henderson
subs not used, Logan, Rathbone, Noble-Lazarus, Allen


17/9/16, Southend 3 Millwall 1, League One, Game 8, att: 5,829 (1,923)


We were off the boil for this one and the massive travelling support were not rewarded with anything that come close to a proper Millwall display. We had the first chance after a couple off minutes and a few chances afterwards but it went Pete Tong from there as Southend took the lead early through a defected shot.We had chances throughout the rest of the half and equalised on 33 minutes when he scored from one of his specials as he clipped home the equaliser. Jordan Archer saved well right at the end of the half and all equal at the break. It didn't last long as yet again Southend score early and with only 5 second half minutes on the clock (I seem to say this a lot) Southend score.That was that and we conceded a third with two minutes to go on the clock.

Millwall: Archer, Martin (Gregory 39m),Craig, Williams, Worrall, Romeo, Butcher (Thompson 62m), Webster, Ferguson, Morison, O'Brien
subs not used, King, Onyedinma, Wylde, Nelson, Abdou

Goal: O'Brien 33m

Southend: Oxley, White, Coker, Thompson, Barrett, Mooney (Cox 88m), McLaughlin (Oneil 72m), Atkinson, McGlashan (Kyprianou 84m), Leonard, Demetriou
subs not used, Smith, King, Bridge, Inniss

Goals: Mooney 6m, McLaughlin 50m, Oneil 88m