I think after this last week in football, you could certainly describe a large amount of Millwall fans as bipolar.
On the eve of the new season the optimism was high, some fans even tipping us for a outside chance of a top six finish, due to the new signings. Also, most fans were behind Lomas and willing to give him a chance as manager, but after losing the opening two league games of the season, the knives are out already…
Some fans are already calling for his head, and this is because basically “He’s West Ham”.
Some just want him gone so they can be proven right, that maybe he isn’t good enough, but surely he deserves the chance to prove himself?
It’s not great so far, but the team needs time to gel. Seven summer signings have been made by Lomas so for. So a large group of players who have to get used to playing with each other, but also a new manager means a new set of ideas and a new way of playing.
Compare this team to last year, we have a improvement in the squad that means that we really shouldn’t be going down, it’s only a matter of time before this team start to play well together.
They just have to learn from early season mistakes…
Like Richard Chaplow – I don’t see why he is put out on the left wing, unbalancing the whole midfield. It seems, certainly at Ipswich, that the game was mostly long ball to Morison upfront.
But to be honest, I’m not that worried. The team is full of Championship experience now and much higher quality players compared to last year.
I think the other teams around us yet to get off the mark should be more worried such as Charlton and Barnsley.
The players have had a couple of games together, but it’s still clear that Lomas does not know his best XI, or the best formation for the team.
Does he play 4-4-2 or 4-3-3?
What centre midfielders does he play?
Who will partner Beevers in central defence?
Saturdays game at home to Huddersfield is now the game that will hopefully kick start the season.
My team for Saturday would be:
Dunne Robinson Beevers Lowry
Derry Chaplow Bailey
Henry Morison Martin
Who would you play against Huddersfield?