Match thread Bournemouth v Millwall

PurleyLion

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The thing that impressed me most about McNamara was his attitude. You could tell he absolutely loved every minute being in a Millwall shirt. Decent going forward, a great through ball in the first half, some good crosses. He was defensively sound and there were a couple of full-blooded tackles that you could tell he really enjoyed. The boy was a credit to himself.
His movement and its timing is excellent but most importantly he has a football brain👏
 

hardleyse16

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Best performance if the season by a long chalk.

Better than Luton, taking into account the opposition.

We looked class tonight.

Mac was man of the match. Malone was absolutely superb throughout and Leonard had his best 90 for us by a massive margin.

Only blot was the keeper. Bloody hell. That was very, very poor.
Are you feeling alright, mate. Do you need to have a sit down?*

Agree, Malone and Leonard put a really good shift in.
 

whiskylion

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The thing that impressed me most about McNamara was his attitude. You could tell he absolutely loved every minute being in a Millwall shirt. Decent going forward, a great through ball in the first half, some good crosses. He was defensively sound and there were a couple of full-blooded tackles that you could tell he really enjoyed. The boy was a credit to himself.
He was my MoM, because I can't actually remember him giving the ball away, his tackling was brilliantly timed, as were his interceptions, positional play great.

And it was hs first League start for us.

Best debut I have seen by a Millwall lad since Rhino at Oxford nearly 40 years ago. Just gutted I wasn't there tonight to tell the tale.
 

Lion1964

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A player that breaks up play, wins free kicks and not frightened to get stuck in. The bread and butter stuff that won't stand out or have you on your feet applauding, but an essential part of any Wall side. I'm pleased for him and now hope he's cut a bit of slack by his critics.
The boy may not have the first touch needed at this level, but can’t fault his effort. He is showing a lot of character, probably lucky he hasn’t had to play in front of the fans sometimes. As we’ve all seen what can happen to players who don’t cut it with our lot.
He was starting to play well and picked up his injury last season then went backwards. Looks like he can kick on now hopefully not a false dawn. Can be proud of his performance tonight.
 

robbo555

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He was my MoM, because I can't actually remember him giving the ball away, his tackling was brilliantly timed, as were his interceptions, position play great.

And it was hs first outing for us.

Best debut I have seen by a Millwall lad since Rhino at Oxford nearly 40 years ago. Just gutted I wasn't there tonight to tell the tale.

Rhino was only 16 when he made his debut I think.
 

lottwall

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Decent performance tonight , credit to all the team. Except Zohoure who didn’t look interested to me....... I even think Rowett made decent decisions , that must be a first from me. . . . Danny Mac an excellent debut , but Leonard was my mom , just.
 

Millwall tel

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You are spot on. That was not Hutch's greatest moment.

Bart and Hutch are two players you know have a screw up in them in every game. Just a pity they combined to gift Bournemouth a ridiculously soft goal.
Think hutch and Bart have become too accustomed to being regulars and slacked quite a bit of late. that’s now down to the gaffer to tell them no ones place is assured. that should be a given anyway mate. As for parrot, how many games does rowett need to watch to see he is not interested. It honestly feels like playing with 10 men, normally 9 or 8 when Leonard and Williams are not pulling their weight
 

hardleyse16

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The boy may not have the first touch needed at this level, but can’t fault his effort. He is showing a lot of character, probably lucky he hasn’t had to play in front of the fans sometimes. As we’ve all seen what can happen to players who don’t cut it with our lot.
He was starting to play well and picked up his injury last season then went backwards. Looks like he can kick on now hopefully not a false dawn. Can be proud of his performance tonight.
He also has a cracking long range shot in his bag, given the chance. He played well and hopefully he can keep it going.
 

Millwall tel

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Getting back to McNamara, I said this a while ago. Being a wall fan must make you want it more than anyone who comes on a transfer to the club. You know your going to get everything out of anyone who supports us then goes on to play for us. what a shame we don’t have 11 out there who are wall through and through. be nice to see him and Ben get some minutes together and see what happens.
 

Eamon Dunphys tackle

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The only goal scorer we have
I keep saying it, he doesn't need pace to score goals, he uses his size and he can play a bit. For a big "LUMP" he has a good first touch, better than some of our so called skilful players.
Try knocking him off the ball and you will have a problem.
The times he gets us out of jail is amazing.
I don't have a favourite player any that wear a Wall shirt I support. But big Matt is fast becoming my favourite in recent seasons.
He will never let you down. Keep it up Matt.
Great point tonight. COYL!
 

Kryan Bing

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That might have been one of the toughest matches we have had all season so far. Yeah, there have been a few games where we didn't turn up and got well beaten, but tonight, we had to really dig in to stop them playing while trying to create ourselves, and we did that. At times there was some real quality playing from us as well. I think we have played better a couple of times this season but, not against quality like this lot tonight. A point down there has to be good for confidence, probably should have won it.
:thumbup:
 

norwichmark

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One other thing Mark. I was specialist mid-off, sometimes short sometimes silly, in my cricket life.

If a ball had been cracked at me at that speed and I hadn't got a hand to it, I would have been mightily annoyed with myself. And I'm talking a tiny cricket ball, not a bloody huge football by comparison....
Don’t know anything about cricket and it’s positions but assume you are in your position waiting for the ball to come to you. I think Bart assumed it was gonna go across him. All n all I think the bloke got lucky with power.