Pre-Match View From Millwall

5 defeats in 6 with Sheffield United, Forest & Villa to come”

A decent performance is a must on Saturday.”

Saturday will be a big test”

it’s so rare we go away from 4-4-2 (apart from, naturally, later in games as they chase a draw/win) but we did last season against Sheff Utd”

Saturday 3 points is up for grabs, that’s why I believe he tried a new formation yesterday, going on his comments in the post match interview, I think we will see a change as he was happy with the 352/532, Harris is a 442 person and he now has (not totally) come to terms with the fact that the way we play 442 is not working.£

I would rather be 541 off the ball. Rather not be beat then lose every week.5-2-3 on the ball!!”

Herein lies our problem, a couple of months into the season and nobody has a fucking clue what our best line up is, least of all Harris. People were clamouring for Archer to be launched and he has, that Romeo needs dropping, Harris done that and has been rewarded with some well below par performances from McLaughlin. Then comes the AOB conundrum, Harris again brings in Skalak to no real avail then we come to Morison, an avalanche of criticism that he had to be put out to grass and again Harris done it at QPR and the Bradshaw Gregory combination was a washout.
Factor in the loss of Hutchinson, Saville and Jed Wallace’s, among others, mysterious loss of form and we are starting to look like a club in trouble. It’s hard to see where our next goal is coming from, let alone win. Even last night our goal was from yet another set piece, whereas Fulham casually just went up the other end and cracked home a absolute pearler from outside the area.”

the signings we made have turned out to be a total waste of money as none of them is championship level, they are certainly not better than marshall and saville thats why we are playing shit. “

Last year our passion got us through & lets b honest we had the rub of the green . I fear a long & difficult season ahead”

the most powderpuff Millwall side I have ever seen.
I know the likes of Hurlock and Muscat would get sent off every game nowadays, so we cannot go get those types of players anymore. But, like you say, you can still be like Morison and play with that edge.
Yet, for all his talk of signing ‘Millwall type’ characters, look at our midfield… bunch of lightweights really. Where’s the steel? The nastiness? And if Williams is off the boil with his passing, then we are effectively carrying a useless passenger most games – as he won’t go ‘Right, I’m having a mare, but I can roll my sleeves up and get stuck in at least’.
We need to get back to have a whole team of tough characters with a bit of aggression (in that controlled modern sense); like when we had Craig, Dunne, Forde, Frampton, Harris, Alexander, Robinson, Abdou and Ward were all in and around the team.”

It’s not the case of not being physical enough the fight in the team was a big reason we had such a good season it’s more and the quality of players we are up against”

ive never rated the prick Harris. It aint that hard getting out of league one even burton and Rotherham have done it”

“Not hard getting out of league 1, you obviously have not got a clue”

Last season we had a lot of team spirit, but I still thought we were lightweight physically. It was our good attitude (‘fight’) that allowed us to beat the disinterested millionaires at other clubs, not our brute force.
Now we have the lightweight players that are disinterested too. “

 I was beginning to panic that we’d only have the long ball option for Saturday, a relief to know that Leonard can play so we’ll have the long throw too as our 2nd tactic”

I actually think Leonard has the look of a decent replacement for Saville. “

“with all respect Saville scored 10 goals in 48 games for us and Leonard only scored 20 goals in 228 for Southend (and hasn’t scored in 18 games since going out on loan) so to say he’s a decent replacement is somewhat wide of the mark “

“Where the sell out we should be getting not just for Leeds United”

We gotta hope the Sheffield United team get their inspiration from their hooligans and turn up with false legs!”

(To the tune of Let ’em come – obviously):

It’s Saturday,
Cold Blow Lane,
Them Blades are once again here,
They’ve had their greasy chip butties,
And a glass of Stones’ beer

Come rain or shine,
All the time,
They bring a firm for a bit of a ding,
But as the Lions run on the pitch,
Everyone will sing…

Where’s ya leg, where’s ya leg, where’s ya leg?
Where’s ya fucking false leg?
Where’s ya leg, where’s ya leg, where’s ya leg?
We will only have to take it again,
Cos the last time it was seen in London, no, the last time it was seen at all,
It was ripped off,
By the mighty Millwall

So where’s ya, where’s ya leg, where’s ya leg,
WHERE’S,
YOUR,
FUCKING,
FALSE,
LEG?

Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllll “


Some fans may also like to check out a brilliantly detailed A-Z of Sheffield United that was created by a Millwall fan. 

https://millwall-forum.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/sheffield-united-the-a-to-z-guide.28913/

..he also did one on our neighbours

https://millwall-forum.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/the-a-to-z-of-sheffield-wednesday.31696/

Loan Update: Blackpool Fans Views On Ben Heneghan

“At fault for Doncaster’s goal and got away with another couple of poor mistakes as well. Looks low on confidence.”

“His best display in a Blackpool shirt. Won everything in the air and made a number of key tackles and blocks to keep Andy Cook quiet.”

“Did well in place of the suspended Donervon Daniels, despite almost scoring in the wrong net early on.”

“Played well .. keep it going”

“a good steady performance.”

Loan Update: Queen Of The South Views On Callum Semple

“At 19 years old he has been excellent so far.
Strong in the air and plays through the midfield or long and Has a great playing relationship with Doyle that is getting better each week.”

“I sincerely hope he stays”

“He was wonderful”

“Semple and Doyle look like they have been playing together for years. It will be a shame if they don’t continue after Christmas but no doubt it will be between Sheffield and Queens what happens He is getting games so fingers crossed”

“Callum Semple gets better and better each week and I really hope we keep him beyond January when his loan spell ends, he is certainly destined for a big future in the game”

“Love Doyle and Semple at the back. Big Strong pairing who have really hit it off. One experienced, one only 19 but is so strong for a young lad.”

“Huge signing”

“I am going to chuck Callum Semple name into the mix for an Under 21s call. At only 19 years old he is head and shoulders a better prospect than Harvie at Ayr who has just had a call up. Scottish parents. Maybe playing for Sheffield Utd means it won’t happen.”

“Great display, bust a gut”

Loan Update: Barrow Fans Views On Norrington-Davies

“a great piece of play by Norrington-Davies for Smiths goal”

“Norrington-Davies did very well on his debut at left back both defensively and going”

“Norrington-Davies had a very decent debut”

“The Sheffield United lads combine! Rhys Norrington-Davies slipped it through to Smith for the goal!”

“Been impressive so far”

Loan Update: Barrow Fans Views On Tyler Smith

“Smith never got a look in against them 6 ft defenders.”

“Smith is quick and a good player but he’s going against giants”

“Smith isn’t a lad who can play against 2 centre half’s on his own”

“Tireless”

“We’ve seen enough already to know that Smith is a natural predator if the chances are created for him but after watching him get inevitably outmuscled for most of the match (not his fault of course) when the ball does finally fall for him he tucks it away only for it to be too little too late in the end”

“Tyler Smith is good in front of goal he’s not good at battling 6 foot 4 defenders for headers however”

“Smith has a great touch and movement but sometimes just seems to stutter when he should’ve just got a shot away, he also looks like he could do with a rest”

“Tyler Smith tries hard and is a skilful player – but probably needs a bigger , more experienced player to play off up front”

“excellent finish by Smith”

“Tyler smith is a class act”

“An excellent goal by Smith”

“The workrate from Smith is astounding at times”

Loan Update: Oxford Fans Views On Ricky Holmes

“He is so, so good at our level. A genuine game changer”

“Holmes He is going to be some player for us “

“Holmes is so savvy”

“Good to have a free kick specialist on our books again. Heavily involved with our play in the final third.”

“Holmes was almost unplayable in the first half.”

“much quieter than recently and it is hard to know why.”

“Holmes looked shot from the start. Why he played against Fulham I do not understand at all.”

“didn’t look fit.”

“He has class”

“Outstanding”

“Wasnt bad”

“i like him but too greedy, not looking for the best option and i feel like he’s playing for himself”

Loan Update: Fleetwood Fans Views On Ched Evans

“MOM again” “Once again went off to a standing ovation”

“Viva Ched Evans”

“Really missed him today”

“We missed him when he was out injured”

“He missed the Accrington game due to a knock and has suffered a virus this week. He was badly missed last week but understandably did not return at full strength or all guns blazing. Should have fed Madden when pouncing on a Turner error. Wrong decision and took a battering from Southend. Good defensively again”

“He has better defending stats than Ronaldo on Fifa19! There’s only one Ched Evans!”

“Duos involved in the most goals in the football league 18: Godden & Cummings (L1) 13: EVANS & HUNTER (L1), Maupay & Watkins (Ch), Curtis & Lowe (L1)”

View From Preston

“Phew! I almost thought we were about to lose our reputation as an absolute shambles and an embarrassment to the city! Good thing you bottled it again eh? Cracking stuff.”

“That’s killed me off that Sheff Utd 3rd. I was buzzing that we pulled it back and thought we’d push on and get the ‘old’ PNE back. Fed up”

“Wish we’d just lost 2-0 and not give me the hope, fuck off”

“Getting to the point that Neil is going to have to rely on Tea Leaves and Derek Acorah to find a solution to our fucking problems.”

“Sheffield United, despite being 4th, weren’t much better-3 shots on target, same as us and marginally more possession.”

“1st half a negative shambles. 2nd half we were excellent but were done at the end by shocking defending.”

“We might have merited something but we didn’t get it. What a shambles”

“Don’t let the comeback fool anyone. That was as bad as it was at Leeds.”

“don’t let 2 goals in 2 minutes paper over all the rubbish on view.”

“We deserved nothing out of this game but they gave us a bit of hope for a couple of mins.”

“got what we deserve. Nowt”

“My gran could run faster than our two centre backs”

“we did fuck all and a draw would’ve been robbery. They were shite 2nd half though”

“You’d think they had just won the Champions League the fucking bottle jobs”

“You’re nothing special, we lose every week”

“I need a new interest. One that doesn’t involve a deep state of depression between the hours of 3pm – 5pm on a Saturday afternoon”

“Time to get the gin out.”

 

Pre-Match View From Preston

“Need a confidence boost from somewhere, a scabby win at Sheff Utd would do.”

“We need to get back to basics. That means get back a defence that can keep clean sheets. So first and foremost Rudd needs dropping. Carve out a 0-0 at Sheff Utd and go from there.
Truly depressing time to be a north ender.”

“Sheff Utd home banker Saturday”

“Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more depressing than the performance vs Reading we just had to watch that vs Leeds. Reminded me of a sunday league side that had been on the piss all night. 3 points vs Sheff United are vital”

“We’re f****d. Rudd seems to be undroppable for reasons known only to Neil, Clarke is fucking awful but plays every week, Earl is massively overrated. Our defence last season was good early on because we had the Grayson mindset instilled and we were organised and solid. That has now worn off and we have no clue how to defend. 6 games in a row now we’ve conceded 2+ goals.
Barkhuizen plays 90 minutes yet again despite being a League Two player but Barker barely gets 10 minutes. Johnson was shocking again but we have no options because of our embarrassing indiscipline. It’s laughable at the moment just how bad we are.
F**k this season, I’m probably just gonna stay in the pub in Sheffield on Saturday.”

“If people have booked Sheffield I can see the pubs busy and the away end empty”

“Lose to Sheffield United and West Brom and Neil has to go, team selection and tactics taking us nowhere but down. Only one formation in his locker and it ain’t working, if he’s as good a manager as some think should be able to change formations during games if first choice isn’t working. Tried 4 4 2 at Norwich got beat so goes back to his favoured 4 2 3 1 that isn’t working, obviously losing Maguire and Bodin was a big loss that close to season starting but has had enough time to work out his best X1”

“Serious selection problems for Sheff Utd game but we are conciding goals which we didnt do last year and Rudd looking a liability at moment.”

“In just a few short weeks, we’ve gone from a level of optimism not seen in a very long time to a feeling of disappointment, anger and general apathy by what seems to be the majority of supporters.
We’ve had dips in form before but I don’t think the resulting meltdown has been to the levels we’re seeing now.
Will 6-7 points from the next three games make everything peachy again for the majority or has the rot set in?”