Because they think they play silky football and little cash strapped Millwall can only play hoof ball (which, to be fair, under Harris, we did do quite a bit).Why do all other teams supporters go into meltdown mode when we beat them ?
It is a shame, because over the years (with the exception of the Lomas and Holloway eras, and the end of the Harris era), I would say that Millwall have always strived to play football on the grass, and always had (for the most part), talented individuals who were part of some exceptional teams, certainly since I’ve been watching them, which has been from the mid 1970’s right up to today!
Unfortunately, other supporters memories don’t go back as far as our supporters can remember, so all opposing supporters remember is the shit Harris Hoof Ball, and they believe our club’s football philosophy will always be like that! Stick Rowett into the mix - a manager that plays boring, defensive football (and hasn’t ever won a promotion for any team he has managed), and the circle is complete.
These supporters also hate our history of football violence, conveniently forgetting that many teams, up and down the land, had their own firms who were quite happy to go toe to toe with Millwall supporters (and other firms), but somehow that’s all forgotten. Why feel ashamed of your own supporters past, when you can feel holier than thou by blaming those nasty Millwall supporters for their history of football violence?
Teams like Derby, Forest, QPR (to name but a few) have been stuck in the Championship for years, still bemoaning their lot and still not understanding why ‘superior’ clubs like themselves are not back in the Premiershit.
They need to realise the clue is in the title ‘why we are superior against the likes of Millwall’ - it’s because you‘re not - you just mistakenly think you are!