Embarrassing, disgraceful, clueless – Just some of the ways fan’s can describe the last weeks’ performances by Millwall.
After a 4-0 pummeling by Birmingham on Tuesday, the week was finished with a embarrassing gutless second half display at Bournemouth which saw the Lions lose 5-2 after going 2-0 up.
Goals from Martyn Waghorn and Liam Trotter saw the Millwall two up within ten minutes. This showed some of the good work Lomas has tried to do – both goals were both very well worked and finely finished.
Every time we went forward we looked like we could score, but as the first half went on the more and more we sat back inviting pressure, and the pressure broke a couple minutes before half time when Ryan Fraser scored an impressive goal.
Now, any punter in the ground could tell you that Bournemouth were going to come at the Lions in the second half. But the way the team collapsed was nothing short of embarrassing. Three goals in 14 minutes saw the game change completely.
We just rolled over and died, plain and simple. The second and third goals were unmarked finishes from crosses and then two penalties.
And lets not forget the red card, Alan Dunne didn’t know much about the handball until the red card, it wasn’t intentional. Now Dunney has two red cards in six weeks.
Lomas has done some strange things as manager already but Saturday summed it up. At the red card he took off Waghorn and brought on a defender, going 4-4-1. Why not just play three at the back and go for it, I’d rather lose by a couple more trying to salvage something then sitting on the goal-line.
This seems now to be the game changer. Some Lomas supporters have now had enough and have joined the “Lomas Out” club. Anyone could hear at full-time that this is now a high number of fans’ opinion, ‘get out and get out now.’
But would the club really sack Lomas? They’ve paid the money to bring him in, there’s not much chance they’ll pay to sack him and bring someone else in, I just can see it. And there’s no way he would resign.
Watching a Lomas interview is like watching a soap opera. It seems totally scripted and you know what’s coming, like Saturday where he starts to blame the ref’s decisions on the game, the red card was at 3-2 to Bournemouth, unbelievable…
And if it doesn’t get better it will get worse for Lomas… Our treatment of him will make Blackburn’s of Steve Kean look like a fun little day out at Thorpe Park.
Fans anger is already at breaking-point for some, look at the celebrations for Bournemouth’s fourth, ex-lion Lewis Grabban running over straight to away fans. No wonder some fans wanted blood, and of course Steve Cook getting hit with a coin.