UK time is: 22:25:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Holloway Relishing His Den Debut

Manager Ian Holloway has said he can't wait to make his first appearance as our gaffer at The Den this weekend when we face Ipswich Town.

In his career so far Holloway has faced off against Millwall at The Den as both a player and a manager, but this will be his first experience in the 'home' dug out with the fans actually wanting to warm to him, as opposed to hoping he trips up on the way to the technical area.

Speaking to the official site ahead of the game, Holloway said he was very excited to experience the crowd being behind him, because he certainly knew what it felt like to have them against him.

'I can't wait for my first chance to say 'Hello' to our fans, it's fantastic and I can't wait to begin life with this set of supporters. I want the players to respond to their passion. We have a duty to them to play with pride and a passion that they deserve. That is our starting point.'

Obviously having already tasted loss in his first game in charge, and the fact he has talked about constant improvement on a daily basis at the club, Ollie says he's looking for a better performance than the one we put in against Huddersfield, even though he still doesn't quite know how we lost a point in that game.

'I want to see improvement, how we attack, how many chances we have, how many crosses, and the delivery of our set pieces. We've got to be up for it, in their face. We are working towards a game plan. Last week was a case of having to batten down the hatches, this week is going to be very different.'

Holloway is obviously up against a much admired, and respected old friend in the shape of bearded Mick McCarthy, and as for their gaffer and what he has achieved at the Tractors, he said.

'He is what he is. He says it as it is and I absolutely love the bloke. I've got all the time in the world for him - apart from this weekend!'

Vital Millwall on: facebook

Vital Millwall on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 17 2014

Time: 8:53PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Millwall Articles

Hooiveld Does Make Den Move (Monday January 26 2015)

McDonald Leaves The Den (Saturday January 24 2015)

Gregory - Our Luck Will Turn (Saturday January 24 2015)

Briggs To Colchester Now Confirmed (Saturday January 24 2015)

Brentford Game Gets Early Kick Off (Tuesday January 20 2015)

Powell Pleased With 90 Minutes (Tuesday January 20 2015)

Wilkinson Returns To Stoke (Tuesday January 20 2015)

Holloway - We Showed Improvement (Monday January 19 2015)

Another Proud Day For Nelson (Monday January 19 2015)

Archived Millwall Articles

List All Millwall Online Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ParisWall 291
2. tony_dolby 255
3. midway lion 207
4. harryfabian1996 205
5. Hampton Wick 194
6. High Life Street 192
7. BLF 178
8. whiskylion 176
9. Block3Wall 176
10. Crafty_Cockney 167

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Millwall 1 - 3 Ipswich
Blackpool 1 - 0 Millwall
Millwall 0 - 2 Bournemouth
Norwich 6 - 1 Millwall
Millwall 0 - 1 Bolton
Brighton 0 - 1 Millwall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 26 8 6 12 -11 30
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26
21. Rotherham 26 5 11 10 -12 26
22. Millwall 26 5 8 13 -19 23
23. Wigan 27 4 9 14 -10 21
24. Blackpool 26 3 7 16 -29 16

Breaking League News

Hooiveld Does Make Den Move
Millwall : 26/01/2015 21:28:00
RUFC - Evans Not Sure If Pringle Will Stay
Rotherham : 26/01/2015 20:09:00
LUFC Bamba - Easy decision to join Leeds
Leeds Utd : 26/01/2015 20:06:00
Another boring cup draw for Royals
Reading : 26/01/2015 19:56:00
Derby Host Reading
Derby County : 26/01/2015 19:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Forde 3%
Cummings 0%
Nelson 15%
Webster 0%
Harding 0%
Gueye 0%
Abdou 0%
Powell 0%
Fabbrini 61%
Gregory 7%
Maierhofer 0%
Sub - Martin 7%
Sub - Fuller 7%