Lions take on Hatters

01/10/19 Reverse order Timestamp format

  1. Hello and welcome to coverage and later live updates as Millwall take on Luton Town.

    The Lions are looking for a first win in seven league games. Luton, meanwhile, defeated Blackburn Rovers 2-1 away on Saturday.

    Former Lions midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe faces Millwall.

    His manager Graeme Jones said:

    He’s been a very good signing, really, really happy with him. He has had to change positions, he has had to show his game intelligence and understanding, which is far better than I ever give him credit for.

    So I really like where he is. There’s a message for Ryan, he doesn’t have to show any emotion in this game, he has to go about his business in the same way he has done for the previous games and he will be absolutely fine.

  2. We spoke to Bart Bialkowski this week. Longer interview in Southwark News this Thursday.

    Here he discusses Huddersfield and the Luton game.

    We have a great chance Tuesday to get three points and hopefully that’s the start of a good run.

    [At Huddersfield] the first half we played really well and should have scored a couple more goals, but we got the response after being 1-0 down. The second half we knew they would come at us because they had to, they didn’t have a good start to the season.

    They’re going to get better, they’ve got decent players, they’ve just been relegated from the Premier League.

    The next international break is after Leeds on Saturday.

    Bialkowski added:

    We work first and foremost during the day and I belief even days off are working time. Rest is equally as important as training so I try to take the time to recover from training and games.

  3. Luton boss Graeme Jones had a trial at Millwall but it didn't work out.

    He went on to play for Wigan and scored twice at The Den.

    Here he is on Neil Harris:

    We've come up against each other, I really like Neil, what he stands for and what he's done at the club.

    No matter what you do, through good times and bad, you've got to be yourself. That's all you're remembered for in the end. And Neil Harris has done that.

    The Neil Harris on the sidelines is calmer than the Neil Harris I remember on the pitch - but I see the same ferocity. His competitiveness. He understands the culture at Millwall.

    And on his link with Millwall and how it played a part in forming him:

    I was scouted by Millwall and came down for a trial, but it was too much for me.

    It was the 80s, I was 16 and living in New Cross Gate, 15 minutes from the Old Den. I was on £27 a week and went round delivering leaflets in Peckham and Bermondsey to earn an extra £5. Some of the places I went, I don't how I'm alive today!

    There was Teddy Sheringham, Terry Hurlock, Tony Cascarino, some great players - they changed the face of Millwall in that era. There was a togetherness and a mentality that I've still never seen in the game since.

    I failed at Millwall, but I dug in and that was the background I needed. I was a little bit immature, but as a picture of what professional football looked like, I got it clearly. I came back at 23 after a spell in non-league and looked after myself on the pitch - Millwall made me sure of that.

  4. Those quotes below are from an interview with Sky Sports. Link to full piece here -

  5. Millwall: Bialkowski, Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M.Wallace, J.Wallace, Molumby, Leonard. Mahoney, Bradshaw, Smith.

    Subs: Steele, McCarthy, Pearce, Williams. Thompson, O'Brien, Bodvarsson.

    Luton Town: Sluga, Potts, Tunnicliffe, Bradley, Pearson, Cornick, Mpanzu, Collins, Brown, Bree, Butterfield.

    Subs: Shea, McManaman, Berry, Lee, Bolton, LuaLua, Jones.

  6. @JKelly1882 Luton P-P Millwall Floodlight failure.
  7. @JKelly1882 5-0 to Millwall why the fuck not bet on that shit.
  8. @JKelly1882 2-1 Luton this time then Beat Leeds on the Saturday 😶
  9. @JKelly1882 3-0 to the Lions , we're playing Luton remember
  10. Corner #Millwall and Cooper thumps a header towards goal but wide.
  11. Luton free kick right on the edge of the box. #Millwall
  12. Collins tricks his way inside from the left and Luton have a free-kick in a dangerous position. #Millwall
  13. Leonard crosses from the right but it’s too close to Sluga who catches. #Millwall
  14. Luton should be in front as Potts crosses from the left and Cornick is rushing in at the back post but can’t finish. #Millwall
  15. From the corner Bart keeps out Collins’ flick. #Millwall under pressure.
  16. Tunnicliffe has been very good, keeping Luton ticking along from deep. #Millwall
  17. Luton have had over 70% possession, and should be ahead. Poor so far from #Millwall.
  18. So few options when #Millwall are in the ball, end up going back to Bart there and he boots it up the pitch. And it’s offside.
  19. Luton work the ball to Mpanzu in space outside the box but he skies over. #Millwall
  20. #Millwall are going to shithouse a 1-0 here, wait til you see.
  21. Couple of crosses into the box from Jed but the hosts defend well. #Millwall
  22. Tunnicliffe cuts in and shoots, takes a couple of deflections and Bart comes out to punch before the flag goes up for offside. #Millwall
  23. Thommo on for Mahoney. He goes left midfield. #Millwall
  24. Right scramble in #Millwall’s box before Romeo heads behind. Bradshaw clears Brown’s corner.
  25. Corner Luton...and a sensational save from Bart from Collins’ volley. #Millwall
  26. Luton have thundered into this half and #Millwall are hanging on a bit.
  27. Hutch launches a free kick and it breaks back to Molumby, who fires over. #Millwall
  28. Thommo passes inside to Jed whose cross-shot is palmed out by Sluga and Bradshaw slides it in at the back post.#Millwall
  29. A completely different game now as Jed almost finds Bradshaw a few yards out but Luton clear. #Millwall
  30. Luton look ponderous now, passing with less pace and Brown has a pop from 25 yards but it’s well over. #Millwall
  31. Bart saves again from Lua Lua’s low cross. #Millwall
  32. Bree has a half-chance at the back post but Murray Wallace snuffs out the danger. #Millwall
  33. Woah. Free kick cleared to Molumby who volleys towards goal it’s just over. #Millwall
  34. Tunnicliffe announced as man of the match here. #Millwall
  35. Bradshaw has a chance but scuffs his shot and Sluga saves. #Millwall
  36. FT - Luton 1-1 #Millwall. On balance, fair result.
  37. REPORT and talking points as Tom Bradshaw gets his third of the season, a tactical change almost comes off for #Millwall, and ex-Lion named man of the match -
  38. That's it from here.

    Reaction coming up.