FA Cup Run Won’t Paper Over Millwall’s Cracks

Kenny Jackett

Right a bit of a rant at the ready…

Are we trying to become the first team to be knocked out the league to concentrate on the cup?

Yes we are in poor form but a 5-1 home defeat to the team bottom of the Championship? Be ashamed Millwall. This now makes it one win in ten league games. We’ve gone from play-off contenders, to only six points off the drop zone.

In the first half we dominated the game and had plenty of chances, the first goal came from poor defending, and so did the second. But at 2-1 down at half time I was still confident that we’d get something from the game, oh how wrong I was…

We collapsed. Plain and simple.

We were terrible, to be fair lets not take credit away from Peterborough, they looked dangerous every time they went forward. Well done to any others that sat through the full 90 minutes as it was painful. Summed up at the end by Jimmy Abdou at full time, captain for the game, didn’t stop running, collapsed in the centre circle and then looked to the crowd as to say “how did that happen?”

I’m happy John Berylson was there for the game. Maybe he’ll have seen tonight why we don’t get massive crowds.

The whole night was a write-off. Afobe on the wing, why? Surely Woolford should play? Karleigh Osborne is a decent player but Shittu is surely missed. But what got me was some fans’ comments after the game.

Jackett out! Really?

Why would people want Jackett out? Yes he’s made some mistakes this season, but name me a manager who hasn’t. He got us here and he should be given a chance to fix it if anything is wrong. Plus, someone tell me who would you bring in?

In KJ we trust…just.

Plus some players should be out of the firing line – Some of the comments I’ve seen from after the game are ridiculous.

“Jimmy Abdou is just a headless chicken” – he’s a defensive midfielder, if he wasn’t running about after the ball I’d be worried!

“Keogh is uninterested” –  The bloke has problems off the field for god sake, if you had problems surely it would effect your work?

“Smith should be sent back to Spurs” –  Are people serious? Stop the world I want to get off.

We do not become a bad team overnight but something needs to change and quick… I never thought I’d say this around November time but we need to make sure we keep ourselves safe for another season.

100% of fans would’ve taken the position we are in at the start of the season, and yes we were punching above our weight at times this season but look on the bright side? One game from Wembley of course…



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