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Sunday, 10 March 2013


It's just gone midnight, 14 hours to kick off and after reading a excellent 12th man post on our Millwall Supporters Forum , House Of Fun it got me thinking about the importance of the 12th man and how we can by raising the atmosphere to boiling point lift our players and scare the opposition to death . This is something we usually do so hopefully it will be rocking for this one. This game as added importance, with a unhealthy run of league defeats the players could be lacking in confidence and we need to be at our best to help the players have the belief to win this game. Maybe the players are already up for this game, after all there is a large carrot that should drive them on, a trip to Wembley.
Every little helps and if we can give the players a extra 10% we will all be going home happy and looking forward to see who we will be playing in the semi.

We shall see
 Millwall 0 Blackburn Rovers 0 att:14, 885
The Den had a few in for this game and yes we were noisy and definitely up for it.
This was not a boring, dull 0-0 draw, the Millwall players were well up for this one and showed plenty of fight and commitment but no luck or skill in front of goal. Rob Hulse was guilty of the miss of the season when he managed to put the ball over the bar when it would have been easier to have scored. Danny Shittu's superb run and long range effort on goal showed our forward line how to hit a ball and as it screamed towards the goal the Blackburn keeper nearly shit himself  but he managed to somehow tip it over the bar. He hit another fierce shot later on that had the Blackburn keeper unsure what to do with it as it was to hot to handle. He got it on the second attempt.

Bird watching?  No! Lion watching

All in all I think we were all happy with Millwall's battling display, we would have of course preferred a win but Blackburn did not offer much and going back to their place Wednesday night for the replay holds no fear. I still fancy it.

Plenty of Millwall domination, but the nearest we came was hitting the post
13/3/13 It's Wednesday night and this 6th round replay kicks off.

FA CUP 6th Round Replay    Blackburn Rovers 0 Millwall 1 att:8,635!
We take about 570 and we let Blackburn know we were there,  but more importantly we let the players know we were there. Top display by all.

Lions back on ESPN and right from the off we you could see a steely determination to get something from this game. With the same team that played Sunday, Millwall carried on where they left off and defended fiercely and gave Blackburn very little in and around our box. We battled for every ball and although our lack of finishing was still a problem we constantly pressurised them and they conceded to man of the match Danny Shittu and his gutsy header just before half time. The big defender was superb yet again and after the final whistle he spoke loud and proud into the camera as he was walking off...that's what we do!

Now the scramble for tickets begins

Millwall: team for both games: Forde, Shittu, Lowry, Beevers, Dunne, J.Smith, Trotter, C.Taylor, Keogh, Hulse(Marquis), N'Guessen(Abdou 66)
subs not used, M.Taylor, Tyson, Saville, Smith, Osborne

Blackburn: Kean, Dann, Markus Olsson, Hanley, Dunne, Pederson, Martin Olsson(Nuno Gomes 46) Lowe, Best, Rhodes, King(Forrester75)
subs not used, Rekik, O'Sullivan, Sandomierski, Givet, Goodwillie

Ref, Mark Clattenburg

FA CUP 6th Round Replay    Blackburn Rovers 0 Millwall 1 att:8,635! we take about 570 and they were a credit.

Other clubs still in the competition....Wigan, Chelsea or Man Utd (replay needed), Man city
All premiership clubs. Once again we are the spanner in the works and with no doubt the underdogs. Wouldn't have it any other way.

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