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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Millwall 3 Wolves 3 Championship League Game 12, 18/10/14 att; 13,428

The night before

This is strange. Since I started this blog way back in 2010 Kenny Jackett has been on our side for most of this time and although I want us to beat Wolves I am sure that KJ will not get dogs abuse on his first visit back to the Den. Maybe a ribbing but I am sure he will enjoy that even if he gets it after a Wolves defeat.  I am curious to see the team that Ian Holloway will put out to start against the Wanderers, will he stick to the same eleven players that earnt a point at Derby or will Holloway make changes once again.

The Game

Kenny Jackett gets a good reception before the game but he got nothing else as he was just another away manager there to be beat.
The Lions go 3-0 down but still earn a point 

We go 3-0 down and gloom sets in but the team battled hard after Holloway made some critical substitutions and the three players he fetched on, Ricardo Fuller, Lee Martin and Scott Malone played a big part in turning this game and in the end a point will do. Should we be going 3-0 down against Wolves at home? nope we shouldn't. Our passing and retaining the ball in the first half was non-existent and I lost count of how many times we gave away the ball. We went in at half time 1-0 down and although once again at home we were losing I went for my half time smoke thinking that we could turn this game around.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing as we were 3-0 down by the 64th minute and things didn't look good as Wolves scored two goals from dead balls from both touch lines and there is no way we should be conceding goals from there.  Nobody left the ground (maybe a tiny few) and we were rewarded shortly after the Wolves third goal when Lee Gregory scored with a fine controlled shot that went just inside the Wolves keeper's right hand post. That goal gave us hope and we raised the noise and substitute Ricardo Fuller responded by scoring two first class goals. Sometimes he's finishing is a joy to watch and he was certainly on his game to day as he pulled the game back to 3-3 with two goals in five minutes. Shaun Williams saved the day as he received a red card in the 97th minute as he took one for the team by bringing down a Wolves player as he was bearing down on the Millwall goal. Goal keeper David Forde also had time to make a final contribution as he went to his left and made a fine save with seconds to go to stop Wolves taking all three points. All in all a game that had a few twists and turns, it looked like a game that we was going to lose but we didn't. One of the best Millwall comebacks I have seen for a long time and we were all there at the finish.

Played 12, Won 4, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Goals For 13, Goals Against 16, Points 13

That's 13 points out of a possible 36 which is just over a point a game. We must improve as we sit just 3 points away from the last relegation place. Wigan away Tuesday night and although it may seem a bit of a tough ask, three points would be well useful.