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Millwall
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Full name Millwall Football Club
Nickname(s) The Lions, previously The Dockers
Founded 1885
Ground The New Den
(Capacity: 20,146)
Chairman John Berylson
Manager Kenny Jackett
League League One
2008–09 League One, 5th (play-off finalists)
Home colours
Away colours

Millwall Football Club (pronounced /ˈmɪlwɔːl/) (LSE: MWH) is an English professional football team based in Bermondsey in the London Borough of Lewisham, South East London. They currently play in Football League One. Their traditional strip consists of blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.

Their current strip is blue shirts, white shorts with blue trim and blue socks. Their ground is called The New Den and is near South Bermondsey Rail station. They have retained the Millwall name despite having last played in the Millwall area in 1910.

The team nickname is The Lions, previously, The Dockers. They changed the nickname after being referred to as "Lions" for their acts of giant killing in their FA Cup run of 1900, when they reached the semi final. They adopted a lion emblem, and the motto: We Fear No Foe Where E'er We Go. The emblem, however, was not added to their shirts until 1936. They also reached the semi final in 1903, and 1937, while they went one better and reached the final in 2004, losing to Manchester United. Their 1937 appearance was notable as they became the first team in the old third division to reach the last four, knocking out three First Division sides on the way, including Derby County who were defeated in front of Millwall's official record crowd of 48,762, with hundreds more locked out.[1] Their original, but now unused, nickname "The Dockers" arose from the job of many of the club's supporters. Millwall were the only club up to the early 1960s allowed to kick-off home games at 3.15pm, instead of 3pm, specifically to allow the dockers and Deal porters to finish their morning shift and arrive at the game on time.[2] In recent years the club has started to once again recognise its unique link with London's docks by introducing 'Docker Days', and archiving the club's dock roots in the Millwall FC Museum.

Despite the club's best efforts over many years to reverse the slur, it has an enduring reputation for having some of the most violent supporters in English football.[3][4]

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Contents

Current squad

As of 13 February 2010.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK David Forde
2 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Dunne
3 England DF Andrew Frampton
4 England MF Adam Bolder
5 England DF Paul Robinson
7 England MF Danny Schofield
8 England FW Gary Alexander
9 England FW Neil Harris
10 England FW Lewis Grabban
12 England MF Chris Hackett
13 England GK John Sullivan
15 England DF Tony Craig
16 England DF Scott Barron
18 England DF Darren Ward
No. Position Player
19 England FW Ashley Grimes
20 England FW Steve Morison
21 England DF Jack Smith
22 Ghana MF Ali Fuseini
23 England MF Harry Hodges
24 Scotland MF Marc Laird
25 England FW Shaun Batt (on loan from Peterborough United)
26 France MF Nadjim Abdou
27 Republic of Ireland DF Pat O'Connor
30 England FW Jonathan Obika (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
31 England FW Kiernan Hughes-Mason
32 England DF Omar Beckles
34 England FW John Marquis
36 Northern Ireland DF Danny Fitzsimons
40 England MF Liam Trotter (on loan from Ipswich Town)

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
11 England MF Dave Martin (at Derby County)
23 Wales FW Jason Price (at Carlisle United)

Notable former players

Australia
Barbados
Belgium
Brazil
England
   
Republic of Ireland
 
Scotland
Trinidad & Tobago
United States of America
Wales

Honours

Notes

  1. ^ Bethell, C, Sullian, D, Millwall Football Club 1885-1939
  2. ^ Murray, J, Lions of the South
  3. ^ Chris Roberts, Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind Rhyme, Thorndike Press,2006 (ISBN 0-7862-8517-6)
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8221451.stm

References

  • Lions of the South, James Murray, Millwall Football Club. Indispensible Publicatations and Millwall F.C. 1988. ISBN 1871220017
  • Millwall 1910 - 1993. Goodbye to The Den. Deano Standing and Rob Bowden. 1993. Sports and Leisure Print Limited Mitcham, Surrey
  • The Millwall History Files [1]

External links

Millwall Football Club
The Club | Statistics | Women's team | Millwall v West Ham
History: History | Millwall Bushwackers
Seasons: 2008-09
Stadia: The Den | The New Den







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