Millwall edge towards safety after derby stalemate

Millwall

And breathe….

After being built up as the biggest south east London derby in years, it didn’t live up to expectation, and I’m sure the Lions are happier with the result as it ends 0-0 between them at Crystal Palace.

We’re still not safe, but I’m a tiny bit more confident than before this game, because of this point Posh and Barnsley now have to win and hope we slip up, and now Sheffield Wednesday are dragged back in.

The game was a stretched one, plenty of tackles flying in but not many clear cut scoring opportunities.

In all honesty I expected Palace to be better with all the hype about them. I thought Bolasie had a decent game, but Alan Dunne showed how to get £15million in your pocket for 90 minutes, as Wilfried Zaha done the bare minimum.

This game basically summed up our second half of the season.

A good display from the back five, but no creativity on the wings, a non-existent midfield and we do not look like scoring, three shots on target in two home games is seriously dire.

Against Palace we also saw what is very likely to be the first of the wage-stealers to leave the club, Dany N’Guessan…

He had a 10 minute cameo, which involved him barely breaking a sweat, and if he did get the ball he’d try and get past three or four players and be the hero, he can barely get past one…

He was then subbed off to massive boos from around the ground…

It was the way he went off that disgraced fans, you know how an opposing player walks off when they’re winning, that slow? Yeah it was exactly that, and then stormed down the tunnel.

Not exactly what you need when you’re in a relegation battle…

Every player gave their all last night, gave absolutely everything for the cause, and then we have DNG just out for a stroll.

Charlton wanted to sign him last summer, let’s hope they want him again…

It was a game that we just could not lose, it puts us now in a very good position, well as good a position as you can be in for a relegation dogfight. This also means that Palace will have to beat fellow relegation battlers Peterborough in order to secure a play-off place.

Unless an unlikely turn of events happens on Saturday the Lions will stay up, most fans would have been happy with another year secured in this division, especially on our budget; money isn’t everything, just look at Wolves. And then having a cup run which took us to the semi-finals and a day out at Wembley.

Let’s just hope the money gained from the cup run will be used on transfers rather than line Berylson’s pocket…

COYL