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Millwall FC-- A Traditional English Football Club

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Two games in the life of Millwall FC.....we always get shit ref's


Blame the players, blame the referee, blame the manager and a amazing come back

Watford away  1/11/14  lost 3-1  att:17,000  (1,797 traveled)

Danny Shittu didn't start which surprised a few

We had the the majority of the possession  but conceded the most fouls and the most bookings. I am not to sure how that works out, we must have been tackling ourselves. We played half decent but once again we was mugged by a referee. We took the lead on 12 minutes when Woolford picked up a sweet pass from Scott McDonald threw a dummy as he pretended to shoot and once he lost his marker he shot and buried the ball  in the Watford net. Watford scored to level the game in the 36th minute and shortly afterwards Ricardo Fuller was tripped in the box and you've guessed it, no penalty given. Blatant penalty for all to see apart from the officials of course who always have shit in their eyes when it comes to giving Millwall a fair playing field. It got worse, Alan Dunne ended up on the ground at the edge of the Lions penalty area after being challenged by Watford's Deeney who then fell over Dunne's legs and Deeney was given a free kick, Watford scored from the free kick. It just can't get any worse can it? We had chances in the second half to get a foot back in this game but it wasn't to be and Watford got their third on 64 minutes after another dodgy free kick and although we played well we left the place with nought.

Referee or so called, Bob Madley

Blackburn at the Den, Tuesday Night, 4/11/14, Millwall 2 Blackburn 2 att: 8,240 (away 468)


I can honestly say we were crap first half and we just couldn't get going with any pattern of play that resulted in a good enough standard that would produce a win against this opposition. The weather was wet and wet as in soaked to the skin wet, which I thought before the game "this could be a typical old skool Millwall night with blood and gristle and send this lot back with their tails between their legs" All that happened as once again a referee totally missed the content of a challenge and sent off loan signing Andy Wilkinson. At this moment in time we were already 1-0 down and things looked bleak. From that point the referee got dogs abuse and he deserved it. Andy Wilkinson went for a 50-50- ball that was there for the winning and both players cluttered together. The Blackburn bench jumped out of there seats as though their player had been shot and the referee was suckered in to send Wilkinson off.  Marc Bircham was sent to the stand for jostling with the Blackburn bench. We were stunned by all of this and a few minutes later Blackburn got their second goal. We could have crumbled but we didn't and on 72 minutes Lee Martin gave us hope after Ricardo Fuller held the ball up and Martin clinically finished..A short time later Ian Holloway who was pissed off as much as all of us and after questioning another referee decision got sent to the stand.

Going in for more pain, anguish,and injustice with a bit of Millwall passion thrown in

Now we were up for it, with the loudest "No One Like Us " we responded to this injustice and with ten men proceeded to take Blackburn apart and ."boom" Shaun Williams cracked a shot from outside of the box and the Den could be heard in Wapping.

 Maybe "taking Blackburn apart" was a bit over the top but that spirit shown to achieve a draw was "old skool" Millwall  and if we can mix that in with the good football we play at times we can reach for the promised land. The comeback was about that and two good worked goals scored by Lee Martin and Shaun Williams. Brentford home Saturday, I wonder if it will rain again? maybe. I wouldn't mind if it did but please give us a fair and intelligent referee.

Referee or so called: Darren Deadman,