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, 31 October 2015

Millwall FC 0 Bradford City 0, League One, Game 16, 31/10/15, att:9,367

25 Points

Dockers enjoying the sunshine as the away end looks on

A Defensive Stalemate
Before the kick off I had psyched this game up in my head to be something big and wonderful but in reality it was nothing like that. There was positive outcomes from this game such as a clean sheet and the single point that took us to 7th in the league table and of course we didn't get beat which is always a happy thing.
I am struggling to think of something to describe this game so I will just settle with, there was commitment shown but nothing much happening around our goal and also the Bradford goal or perhaps say "it was a game of two-half's"  the first half was a non-event and the second half we improved and Shaun Williams had a decent effort saved. The away end had not much to cheer also.

That's just two defeats in the last thirteen and it was good to hear the Den start to have that "edge" again and after this game the point seems to be worth more than it did when we were earning it.

A little bit of trivia :
We had the second biggest gate in the division with a crowd of  9,367. The biggest gate was at Coventry City which was 11,853, not surprising considering that Coventry spent nine seasons in the Premier League and 25 years before that in the old Division One, I presume they have still kept hold of a "few" fans.

Millwall:  Archer, Edwards, Craig (Webster 56), Beevers, J.Martin, 0'Brien, Williams, Saville, Ferguson (Onyedinma 62), Gregory (Pavey 90), Morison
subs not used, Forde,  Cummings,  L.Martin,   Powell

Bradford:  Williams, Darby, McArdle, Burke, Meredith, McMahon, Liddle, Evans, Reid (Marshall 72), Hanson, Cole (B. Clarke)
subs not used, N. Clarke, Knott, Leigh, Cracknell, James
Tony Craig was injured in the 53rd minute after he chucked himself in to block a Bradford shot and
was replaced by Bryon Webster.