The Thursday Preview: Millwall Vs Leeds United

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | 4 Comments

For the third season running, the late-season buzz at the Den isn’t just attributable to the low hum of the incinerator next door. I think it’s fair to say that involvement in the play-off race wasn’t on Kenny Jackett’s agenda at the beginning of the season, and as late as February South London eyes were directed toward the bottom half of the table. Since then, however, an about-turn Nick Clegg

The Monday Profile: Ashley Grimes

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in The Monday Profile | No Comments

Back in October last year, a piece for the Guardian Football League blog by David Bevan of the Seventy Two diagnosed a chronic lack of goals as the reason for Lincoln’s limp start to the season. Three months after the arrival at Sincil Bank of perennial Millwall reserve Ashley Grimes, an update is required. Some 17 goals in 25 league appearances since January – including a couple of TV-friendly efforts …

Saints’ march stalls at Charlton

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Having made the wasted journey to the Valley for what promised to be a top-of-the-table Boxing Day fixture between Charlton and Southampton, I returned on Tuesday night for a game between two sides whose fortunes have diverged radically in the intervening months. The large away following in and around the Antigallican pub was in good voice as I turned into Charlton Church Lane: Saints fans clearly relishing the prospect of

Review: The Blizzard, Issue Zero

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

The Blizzard was announced in the middle of last month and immediately created a fanfare of fuss on the net, with not inconsiderable help from editor Jonathan Wilson’s Twitter following and The Guardian‘s sport desk. Keen amateurs of both the game and the written word, myself and Lanterne Rouge were duly enticed in to taking a peek at the online-only Issue Zero, billed as an amuse-bouche for a forthcoming

Great Football League Teams 13: Millwall, 1987-8

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Great Teams | 4 Comments

Some clubs are more keenly aware of their history than others. Despite the unkind but largely accurate chants sometimes aimed at us by opposing fans, Millwall is one of them. Take the annual Dockers’ Day celebration. Each season, a match is dedicated to the memory of the flat-capped stevedores and warehousemen from among whom much of the club’s support was drawn in the middle 20th century. A number of …