04/05: Preview: Millwall
by Matt Rowson
How did they do?
"We should've been two or three behind within half an hour. The fact we weren't is because Danny Dichio, who we stood and watched score his fifteenth-minute header from a Peter Sweeney-Nick Chadwick free-kick combination, isn't very good at scoring goals. He wasn't the only culprit but, to be fair to them, Paul Ifill and Tim Cahill looked inventive, creative and, backed up by Dennis Wise at the foot of the midfield diamond, foraged forward usefully but, ultimately, without reward."
How will they do?
This season will be the first big test of New Dennis' re-invention as a "shrewd young manager". Having taken advantage of a favourable path to the Cup Final last season, the Lions' feeble capitulation in the play-off race was rather glossed over. At the time of writing modest additions have been made to the Millwall squad, and it's difficult to see how Tim Cahill's summer shennanigans can have a positive impact on the club, £2million or otherwise. Millwall look too short of goals to sustain a challenge, and could slip precariously if New Dennis' honeymoon is over.