05/06: Preview: Millwall
by Matt Rowson
How did they do?
"Millwall's best effort of the half came early on when Marvin Elliott struck a fierce shot from distance that was going wide until it struck Dyche and arrowed dangerously close to Paul Jones' right hand post. The forever snarling Jody Morris wasted a couple of corners and managed to attract the referee's attention after the home crowd in the south-east corner complained that he was not placing the ball in the corner quadrant. Other than a flurry of corners just before the half-time break Millwall didn't threaten as one-time Watford target Barry Hayles struggled to make an impression. Even the much-vaunted long throws from Canadian Adrian Serioux failed to cause danger to our goal. Frustration was beginning to show its teeth for Millwall and decisions were contested at will - Morris leading the discussions with the referee at every opportunity."
How will they do?
Appear to have sold the majority of their marketable players over the summer with only Sammy Igoe coming in as a similarly nasty, snarling replacement for Dennis Wise (who obviously didn't fancy what was on the cards at the New Den). The managerial shenanigans involving Steve Claridge's "management style", a charade that begs a thousand questions, would be unwelcome at the best of times, and Colin Lee's arrival adds insult to injury. Will struggle, big time.