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Millwall relegated

The trapdoor finally opened for Millwall tonight as Rotherham beat Reading 2-1 to end the Lions 5-year stay in The Championship. Wigan, FA Cup winners two seasons ago are also relegated to League One.

Relegation for Millwall didn’t happen suddenly, the Lions have been treading water for a long while. This despite John Berylson backing Steve Lomas and Ian Holloway with the two biggest wagerolls in the club’s history. What Millwall fans want to hear now is that the American is going to stick with it.

Berylson stuck with Ian Holloway until the middle of March, an honourable but miscalclated gamble as the stress finally did for the likeable, but increasingly bewildered looking Holloway, who the fans had long turned on.

Long before March, all around them club’s sacked their managers, with differing results it has to be said, but Blackpool, Wigan, Fulham, Brighton, Bolton, Charlton, Birmingham, Leeds and Cardiff all moved a lot quicker than Berylson to make a change.

Neil Harris did his best to restore some pride with a couple of battling performances, and of course 3 points from us, but the squad, large and cumbersome, lacked quality and goals.

I am not sure Harris is the answer, but I won’t be losing any sleep over that, and League One, perpetually hard to get out off, upwards anyway, will at least allow Millwall the chance to regroup at their natural level.

It also brings into play 6 points next season that we never look like getting a fraction off when we are in the same division as our historical rivals. It will be weird again without a local rival to play against, but I think I can deal with it.

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. SLC Addick #

    Some enmities never leave you. In the middle of the afternoon I texted “Yesssss!! Millwall relegated” to my son (a Charlton season ticket holder at the age of 5) in Washington DC to be greeted by his reply “scum”. Yeah, I know it’s only a game right?

    April 28, 2015
    • SLC – My Mum actually sent me a text with something similar!!

      May 1, 2015
  2. Last night i jumped with joy at the news that the scum had gone down yes yes yes i shouted had another beer had a good night sleep they wont be around for a while.

    April 29, 2015
  3. Tom #

    Slightly mixed emotions. I know our record is poor against the Lions but I enjoy the intensity that derby games bring. Fulham, Brentford, QPR (possibly) – these games will not get the blood racing like Palace or Millwall.

    April 29, 2015
  4. Tom i agree but the way they played against us a there ground was bad to say the least had one sent off that cost us the game then the same when they played Wigan two sent off and that cost them the game thats the way Millwall play dirty tricks.

    April 29, 2015

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