A parachute helps Fulham and smothers Millwall

ANYONE who watched Fulham’s calamitous 2018-19 season probably felt there was no way the team constructed by the club’s owner and his son was “too good to go down”. Certainly, even if the players bought in the summer of 2018 – an example of scatter gun team construction – underperformed because of a lack of cohesion, Fulham’s record was still poor and relegation was on … Continue reading A parachute helps Fulham and smothers Millwall

Lampard’s lament in Cold Blow Lane

POOR old Frank Lampard, he didn’t stand a chance. He’s faced Leeds United and Millwall in consecutive weeks and come away with zero points. What’s more, he’s been confronted by two of the most partisan sets of fans in the game and if the reception he received from Millwall’s loyal band is anything to go by, he’s had a rough ride in his first three … Continue reading Lampard’s lament in Cold Blow Lane

Millwall – a dangerous precedent looms

IF ANY London football club is representative of its local environment it is surely Millwall. Earthy, tough, passionate and defiant – Millwall are not the most appreciated of institutions outside their own locality, but unlike many football grounds today, there’s an atmosphere at the New Den. Many people might not relish a trip to the New Den, but it is much better than a visit … Continue reading Millwall – a dangerous precedent looms

Calling in on Millwall….no-one likes ’em, apparently

Even in the this age of stadium sanitisation, a trip to Millwall does make you a little apprehensive. There’s a good reason for that. Picture this: a 17 year-old making his first trip to South-East London to see the London derby between Millwall and Chelsea. Alighting at New Cross, there was a tense atmosphere, a few missiles, stand-offs and police and their canine friends by … Continue reading Calling in on Millwall….no-one likes ’em, apparently