A Traditional English Football Club

A Traditional English Football Club

Millwall FC-- A Traditional English Football Club

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

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Millwall 2 Brentford 3, 8/11/14, Championship League Game, att: 13,048

History in the making

For the first time in football history and it's Millwall that wear a camouflage kit as they support Headley Court which is the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre located in Surrey. Headley Court logo stands proud on this special Millwall shirt. 

The players from both teams form a guard of honour for Headley Court injured military personnel who were invited to the game on the day before remembrance Sunday. Tomorrow will also mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Proceeds from the sale of 1500 plus of these camouflage shirts, plus one pound from every programme sold will mean that a nice few bob will be coming the centre's way. It should be around 25k. Headley Court were also out with buckets.


Millwall looking like desert storm but first half playing like Desert Norm.

The Game

Following from my post after the Blackburn Game, it did rain but I copped the most from it after the game as we travelled down to Maidstone to pick up a car. What a night that was going down the M20, the window wipers had to work like crazy but we got home safe. Did the Lions work like crazy, I don't think they did and in the first half and yet again we went behind. A short while after the re-start we went 2-0 down and Brentford were making us look like mugs.  Another come back was on the cards as we clawed it back to 2-2 with goals from Lee Gregory  (I think) (58 min), and a rare one from Alan Dunne (59 min), which was a peach. Scott McDonald came on in the 57th minute and the two Lions goals quickly followed. There was no more goals for Millwall but Danny Shittu became a scorer as he gave Brentford a unintentional helping hand and scored a close up own goal. The referee was better than the last two games but when he booked Alan Dunne in the first minute, I thought, here we go again. He managed to finish the game with no more incidents apart from a cracking goal that fetched us level at 2-2

I don't think we have any ball winners. I can't remember the last time we tacked anybody and come away playing the ball. We have no problem giving the ball away. Brentford reminded me of Millwall a good few years back.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Beevers (Ranegie 67), Briggs, Chaplow (Upson 82), Williams, Gueye (McDonald 57), Gregory, Martin, Fuller
subs not used, King, Woolford, Upson, Webster

Goals: Gregory 58, Dunne 59

Brentford: Button, Odubajo, Dean, Craig, Bidwell, Judge, Diagouraga, Pritchard (Smith 76),, Toral (Saunders 76), Gray, Jota (Dallas 66), 
subs not used, Bonham, Tarkowski, Yennaris, Proschwitz

Goals: Gray 42, 56, Shittu og 64