Achtung! Millwall 150: Millwall 1-1 Sunderland 03.03.18
Technology saved the day for Millwall yesterday in a gritty 1-1 with relegation haunted Sunderland. The Black Cats has established a deserved lead in the first half thanks a to fine shot from distance by Oviedo (‘the three’ in Achtung parlance), only for the goal line assistance to confirm that Sean Hutchinson’s 69th minue shot had crossed the line.
Overall though, this was a dissatisfying day and result for the Lions. However unlikely it might be, the allure of the outsider’s run at the sixth spot in the league table is enticing - and three points yesterday would really have set The Den on fire in anticipation.
Perhaps though manager Neil Harris has it right in setting context to Millwall’s season, when he reminds us that we started back in August as all the pundits’ relegation favourites. The fact that anything under a top ten finish now will feel like a disappointment is a powerful testimony to what has been achieved.
This week’s edition of Achtung! Millwall includes the familiar in-game stream of consciousness, a fantastic conversation with Michael Hook - father of brave little Isla Caton, whose story had brought West Ham and Millwall together - plus some post game comment from Lucas Ball.
The show closes out with a conversation I had midweek with When Saturday Comes contributor and show regular Neil ‘Crazyhorse’ Andrews. The subject in hand being over 35 year old Millwall players...
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