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Who’s at the World Cup from The Millwall?

James Meredith

James Meredith

As I mentioned Harry Kane is captaining En-ger-land.  Tim Cahill is playing for the Socceroos and so is James Meredith.

Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill

So, who else from the Championship has two current and one ex-player at the World Cup?

Harry Kane

Harry Kane

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Harry Kane at The Millwall in 2012

On 29 December 2011, Kane and Tottenham teammate Ryan Mason agreed to join Championship club Millwall on loan from 1 January 2012 until the end of the season.

After making his debut against Bristol Rovers, manager Kenny Jackett said that he had “very good debut” but was “unlucky not to score”. He also said that Kane would “be a good addition” for the club in the second half of the season.

This prediction became true as he scored seven goals in the final 14 matches of the season. Kane scored nine goals in 27 matches which resulted in him being named Millwall’s Young Player of the Year for 2011–12. His run of goals scored towards the end of the season has been credited with helping to raise Millwall in the table away from the threat of relegation that season.

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Kane quote: “People were playing for their livelihoods. I’ll never forget the relief on everyone’s face   when we stayed up.

“It showed me how much the game could mean and that you have to do your job otherwise you won’t be in the game for long.

“To be thrown into that at 18 was really good and it’s one of the things that made me who I am today.”

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🌳🦅Arboreal ornithomancy prediction🌲🕊

Three bad and two good predictions for The Millwall

Will Millwall beat Middlesbrough? – A finch flying from West and a Robin singing from West in a yew tree. With a Kite flying high from the South and calling. Indicates an agricultural game the visitors have a poor defence and Middlesbrough’s tactics work well.  The Wall lose.

Will Aston Villa beat Derby County? – A Robin singing from the East in the silk tassel tree. And a Kite calling from the North predicts that Derby County will have a good and vigorous game and Villa’s poor strategy allows an away win.  Bad for The Wall.

Will Brentford lose to Barnsley? – A Robin singing in the East in the silk tassel tree. Vulgar Pigeon flying overhead from the bad West. Indicates the visitors will play vigorously and the home team will get a few yellow cards and possibly a player sent off. Away win. Bad for The Wall

Will Preston Draw with Sheffield united? – A Pigeon cooing from the East in a cedar tree and a Robin singing in a yew tree to the West.  Predicts Preston will show strong defence while Sheffield  will play a spirited but clumsy game.  A draw.  This is good.

Will Bristol City lose to Nottingham forest? – Pigeon cooing from the East in a cedar tree. And a Robin singing in a Yew tree in the West. Indicates Bristol will defend well and the visitors defence will let them down. Home win.  This is also good.

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🤞🦁Still clinging to playoff place🦁🤞

On the edge of my seat yesterday watching this unlikely string of results coming in.

  1. Derby losing to Middlesbrough ✔
  2. Not happy about Brentford beating QPR ❌
  3. Preston drew with Norwich ✔
  4. Bristol City drew with Hull in an extraordinary 5-5 final score. ✔

After being out-played by Fulham in the second half on Friday evening, the Wall are still in 6th with tough games against Middlesbrough and Aston Villa coming up.

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🦁⚽Clinging to playoff place⚽🦁

I’ve been up to Norwich this weekend to watch the Canaries vs. the Bluebirds.  Why are they called the BlueBirds?  A tense match with Cardiff just about deserving to win.

The Millwall had an opportunity to remove Sheffield Utd. as a threat from the playoff competition, but sadly we missed it 😞. The stats show that The Millwall retain possession for 1/3rd of the match.  29 shots on goal of which we had 3 on target, The Blades 8!  If Jordon Archer had not been on form we’d have lost the playoff position.  My man of the match.

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Thanks to Sheffield and our away fans for what I hear was a super atmosphere at Bramall Lane.

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⚽ And briefly into the playoffs ⚽

Well I never, 68 points and in sixth.

The highest position we’ve been in this century was with Mark McGhee in the 2001-2002 season where we reached 4th, it was called Division 1 then.

The highest position The Millwall have EVER achieved in the English football league was in the 88-89 season when we achieved the heady hights of 10th in Division 1, which was renamed to The Premiership in August 1992.  The manager was John Docherty and the top goal scorers that year were Tony Cascarino and Teddy Sheringham.  We topped the table at one point, but that’s a target for another year…

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Who’d have thought it?

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61 points and up to 8th!

Ben Marshall crosses to Shaun Williams who scores after  27 seconds.  He then feeds Morrison who heads onto Lee Gregory who scroes our second after 33 mins.

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The highest position we’ve attained this century was with Mark McGhee when we came 4th in Division 1 (now called The Championship) in the 2001-2002 season.  There will be a huge alignment of planets and stars and nebulae and galaxies to beat that this year.  If Bristol, Middlesbrough and Derby County all lose in the next week we could get to 5th should we beat Ipswich.  Sadly Midlesbrough are away at Burton Albion but you never can tell…

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55 points and 10th in the Championship!

Great play by Neil Harris and the team.  Particular congratulations to George Saville who scored within the first minute for the second time in two matches.  This must’ve been an exciting match as there were 27 shots on goal.

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So, next target is 9th, last achieved in 2011.  Next game is away against Barnsley.  Sheffield are at home to Burton on Tuesday and then Forest on Saturday.  Preston are away to Sunderland. So there’s a slim chance we could be up to 8th by this time next week.

Update: Just watched Football on 5: The Championship and Brentford will be feeling hard done by as they did play well and had a goal dissallowed about 10 seconds after the ball was in the net.  Less tardiness on the part of the lines man would have been better.

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Best league position since when?

Lovely to see The Millwall above Norwich, Forest and Reading but I was wondering when last it was that The Millwall were in the top half of the Championship.

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It’s been a while; not since 2010.  Before that 2004/5. So this is their 3rd appearance in the top half of the Championship since it was formed in 2004. If we get above 10th then it’ll be our best performance yet.

I know Mr. Harris has our next target as 50 points.  Small steps…

Also, the ground is looking wonderful.  Thanks to Steve Chalk and Indigrow.

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