Millwall v Rovers...How they rated

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Paul Wheelock rates Rovers in the draw at Millwall...

PAUL ROBINSON 7 His poor clearance led to Millwall’s first penalty and goal but without his crucial late save Rovers would not have got a point.

MICHAEL KEANE 7 Mixed afternoon, scoring his first goal for the club before giving away the penalty that put the Lions back in front.

GRANT HANLEY 6 Possibly should not have let the ball bounce in the build up to his harsh sending off but hardly put a foot wrong before then.

MATT KILGALLON 7 Once again offered good distribution out of defence and his flick-on set-up Josh King to score the injury-time equaliser.

TOMMY SPURR 7 Asked to cover a lot of ground down the left flank, it was from his long-throw that Rovers levelled the contest late on.

CORRY EVANS 6 Not far away with a rising 20-yard volley in the first half after Jordan Rhodes chested the ball down into his path.

LEE WILLIAMSON 6 Like his team got better after Hanley was sent off, he got stuck in and attempted to offer support in attack.

CRAIG CONWAY 7 His superb set-piece deliveries caused Millwall – and their goalkeeper in particular – problems throughout the match.

DAVID DUNN 6 Taken off after Hanley’s red card, his highlight was a lovely threaded pass through to Luke Varney in the first half.

LUKE VARNEY 6 Wasted two excellent first-half opportunities, the striker was shifted to the wing after Rovers went down to 10 men.

JORDAN RHODES 6 Occasionally looked threatening, sending one shot at David Forde, but the decision to replace him with King was the correct one.

Substitutions CHRIS TAYLOR for Dunn 59, JOSH KING for Rhodes 76. 

Subs not used: Simon Eastwood, Todd Kane, Markus Olsson, Bryan Dabo, Tom Cairney.

Millwall line-up

David Forde, Ryan Fredericks, Shane Lowry, Mark Beevers, Shaun Williams (Scott Malone 82), Carlos Edwards (Stefan Maierhofer 83), Jimmy Abdou, Owen Garvan, Fred Onyedinma (Simeon Jackson 59), Scott McDonald, Steve Morison. Subs not used: Stephen Bywater, Paul Robinson, Ed Upson, Martyn Woolford.

Man of the match
MATT KILGALLON
Created Rovers’ last-gasp leveller, defended solidly throughout and his long passes out of defence were a good outlet.Key moment

It would have been game over had Paul Robinson not saved with his legs from Simeon Jackson a minute from the end of normal time.

Ref watch
James Linington compounded his decision to award Millwall their first penalty by then sending off Rovers captain Grant Hanley.


Villain
JAMES LININGTON
How could it be anyone but the man in the middle? His decisions to award a penalty and send Grant Hanley off were awful.

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8:53am Mon 31 Mar 14

dangerous dave says...

the of interest by posters on this report say it all - rubbish performances against the 'also rans' of the championship!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
the of interest by posters on this report say it all - rubbish performances against the 'also rans' of the championship!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -12

9:03am Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
the of interest by posters on this report say it all - rubbish performances against the 'also rans' of the championship!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Bloody hell Dave, have you wet the bed again?
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: the of interest by posters on this report say it all - rubbish performances against the 'also rans' of the championship!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Bloody hell Dave, have you wet the bed again? owd nick
  • Score: 8

9:13am Mon 31 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

I thought even getting a penalty was lucky for them, for Hanley to get sent off for being dragged down by one of their lot extremely unlucky for Rovers. Just keep racking up the poor luck for next season, things have to even out and hopefully get a good rn through next season (unfortunately for Burnley I can see their luck turnng the other way).
I thought even getting a penalty was lucky for them, for Hanley to get sent off for being dragged down by one of their lot extremely unlucky for Rovers. Just keep racking up the poor luck for next season, things have to even out and hopefully get a good rn through next season (unfortunately for Burnley I can see their luck turnng the other way). TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 8

9:14am Mon 31 Mar 14

stattoman says...

This is total ineptitude by the reporter, how can you watch the game and not know who the referee is. The referee was Nigel Miller, who replaced the named referee and this was announced twice over the tannoy before the game on Saturday.
By the way this man should have been sacked from both the police and from the referees list many years ago for fraud but managed to worm his way out of it.
This is total ineptitude by the reporter, how can you watch the game and not know who the referee is. The referee was Nigel Miller, who replaced the named referee and this was announced twice over the tannoy before the game on Saturday. By the way this man should have been sacked from both the police and from the referees list many years ago for fraud but managed to worm his way out of it. stattoman
  • Score: 2

9:15am Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
I thought even getting a penalty was lucky for them, for Hanley to get sent off for being dragged down by one of their lot extremely unlucky for Rovers. Just keep racking up the poor luck for next season, things have to even out and hopefully get a good rn through next season (unfortunately for Burnley I can see their luck turnng the other way).
I am trying not to use the B word this week, unless I have the time to wander over to their section for a little light entertainment. :-)
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I thought even getting a penalty was lucky for them, for Hanley to get sent off for being dragged down by one of their lot extremely unlucky for Rovers. Just keep racking up the poor luck for next season, things have to even out and hopefully get a good rn through next season (unfortunately for Burnley I can see their luck turnng the other way).[/p][/quote]I am trying not to use the B word this week, unless I have the time to wander over to their section for a little light entertainment. :-) owd nick
  • Score: 1

9:17am Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

stattoman wrote:
This is total ineptitude by the reporter, how can you watch the game and not know who the referee is. The referee was Nigel Miller, who replaced the named referee and this was announced twice over the tannoy before the game on Saturday.
By the way this man should have been sacked from both the police and from the referees list many years ago for fraud but managed to worm his way out of it.
That good hey?

I have to get around to watching the highlights sometime soon.
[quote][p][bold]stattoman[/bold] wrote: This is total ineptitude by the reporter, how can you watch the game and not know who the referee is. The referee was Nigel Miller, who replaced the named referee and this was announced twice over the tannoy before the game on Saturday. By the way this man should have been sacked from both the police and from the referees list many years ago for fraud but managed to worm his way out of it.[/p][/quote]That good hey? I have to get around to watching the highlights sometime soon. owd nick
  • Score: 2

9:32am Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

OK, just watched them.

First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that.

Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions.

Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards.
OK, just watched them. First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that. Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions. Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards. owd nick
  • Score: 8

11:40am Mon 31 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
I thought even getting a penalty was lucky for them, for Hanley to get sent off for being dragged down by one of their lot extremely unlucky for Rovers. Just keep racking up the poor luck for next season, things have to even out and hopefully get a good rn through next season (unfortunately for Burnley I can see their luck turnng the other way).
Well FakeVilla, you've been saying this all season but just look at what's happened.

We've lost 1 game in 17. We've lost against the best side in the division and we had 4 key players missing. No argument with the result.

However, unfortunately for you, we are STILL effectively 10 points clear of 3rd place, and should QPR lose one more game on the run-in its highly unlikely that they will be able to catch us....

Just imagine if you lot do us the ultimate favour and take 3 points off QPR on April 8th...?

How could you live with yourself knowing that not only did you give us 4 points this season, not only did you meekly surrender your 34 year comfort blanket at Ewood Park, not only did you give us the pleasure of watching your shambles of a football club stumble along in mid-table, racking up horrific debts, forced to sell or loan out your better players, embarrassing yourselves with poor performances against the cannon fodder of the league and bringing shame on yourselves and the Football League with match fixing allegations.... NO ONLY THAT... but to be the final piece in the Burnley promotion jigsaw by killing off our main rivals challenge... how sweet would that be?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I thought even getting a penalty was lucky for them, for Hanley to get sent off for being dragged down by one of their lot extremely unlucky for Rovers. Just keep racking up the poor luck for next season, things have to even out and hopefully get a good rn through next season (unfortunately for Burnley I can see their luck turnng the other way).[/p][/quote]Well FakeVilla, you've been saying this all season but just look at what's happened. We've lost 1 game in 17. We've lost against the best side in the division and we had 4 key players missing. No argument with the result. However, unfortunately for you, we are STILL effectively 10 points clear of 3rd place, and should QPR lose one more game on the run-in its highly unlikely that they will be able to catch us.... Just imagine if you lot do us the ultimate favour and take 3 points off QPR on April 8th...? How could you live with yourself knowing that not only did you give us 4 points this season, not only did you meekly surrender your 34 year comfort blanket at Ewood Park, not only did you give us the pleasure of watching your shambles of a football club stumble along in mid-table, racking up horrific debts, forced to sell or loan out your better players, embarrassing yourselves with poor performances against the cannon fodder of the league and bringing shame on yourselves and the Football League with match fixing allegations.... NO ONLY THAT... but to be the final piece in the Burnley promotion jigsaw by killing off our main rivals challenge... how sweet would that be? Super_Clarets
  • Score: -11

11:41am Mon 31 Mar 14

fitz808 says...

owd nick wrote:
OK, just watched them.

First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that.

Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions.

Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards.
they certainly both looked beyond harsh, and when you factor in the red card, it really was poor from the ref.
i was trying to find the exact stat, but bowyer indicated that's 10 penalties conceded this season. i reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel (not that this can make the slightest bit of difference at this point!!)
it seems like some really ruff justice for our lot throughout this season. maybe we're a little too open defensively and therefore our defenders are too often involved in last ditch tackles, but i would certainly say we've not had a fair rub of the green on many occasions. all things being even next season, and that could be the difference between promotion or not.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: OK, just watched them. First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that. Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions. Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards.[/p][/quote]they certainly both looked beyond harsh, and when you factor in the red card, it really was poor from the ref. i was trying to find the exact stat, but bowyer indicated that's 10 penalties conceded this season. i reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel (not that this can make the slightest bit of difference at this point!!) it seems like some really ruff justice for our lot throughout this season. maybe we're a little too open defensively and therefore our defenders are too often involved in last ditch tackles, but i would certainly say we've not had a fair rub of the green on many occasions. all things being even next season, and that could be the difference between promotion or not. fitz808
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

fitz808 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
OK, just watched them.

First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that.

Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions.

Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards.
they certainly both looked beyond harsh, and when you factor in the red card, it really was poor from the ref.
i was trying to find the exact stat, but bowyer indicated that's 10 penalties conceded this season. i reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel (not that this can make the slightest bit of difference at this point!!)
it seems like some really ruff justice for our lot throughout this season. maybe we're a little too open defensively and therefore our defenders are too often involved in last ditch tackles, but i would certainly say we've not had a fair rub of the green on many occasions. all things being even next season, and that could be the difference between promotion or not.
"I reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel"

Presumably this would be the same panel that's going to overturn the Financial Fair Play rules in favour of Blackburn Rovers also?
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: OK, just watched them. First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that. Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions. Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards.[/p][/quote]they certainly both looked beyond harsh, and when you factor in the red card, it really was poor from the ref. i was trying to find the exact stat, but bowyer indicated that's 10 penalties conceded this season. i reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel (not that this can make the slightest bit of difference at this point!!) it seems like some really ruff justice for our lot throughout this season. maybe we're a little too open defensively and therefore our defenders are too often involved in last ditch tackles, but i would certainly say we've not had a fair rub of the green on many occasions. all things being even next season, and that could be the difference between promotion or not.[/p][/quote]"I reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel" Presumably this would be the same panel that's going to overturn the Financial Fair Play rules in favour of Blackburn Rovers also? Super_Clarets
  • Score: -7

12:37pm Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

fitz808 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
OK, just watched them.

First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that.

Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions.

Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards.
they certainly both looked beyond harsh, and when you factor in the red card, it really was poor from the ref.
i was trying to find the exact stat, but bowyer indicated that's 10 penalties conceded this season. i reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel (not that this can make the slightest bit of difference at this point!!)
it seems like some really ruff justice for our lot throughout this season. maybe we're a little too open defensively and therefore our defenders are too often involved in last ditch tackles, but i would certainly say we've not had a fair rub of the green on many occasions. all things being even next season, and that could be the difference between promotion or not.
I had worked it out as 9 but I could have missed one as it was only a cursory scan.

We drew 5 of those games lost the other four, three of them by a single goal.

A combination of poor defending and shocking referee decisions (about 50:50) have cost us between 6 and 13 points.

However, once a decision has been made, irrespective of the quality of said decision, it can't be overturned unless one of the officials at the time sees it differently.

That has always been the case, long may it be so.
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: OK, just watched them. First penalty a joke and the red card even worse, if this had been a game of Rugby the Millwall player would have been off for a high tackle, how on earth can any referee give a penalty for that. Second penalty? Well there was a touch and the guy went down like a sack of spuds conning the ref in the process, seen them given and not given many times, one of those 50:50 decisions. Even Holloway was embarrassed in the interview afterwards.[/p][/quote]they certainly both looked beyond harsh, and when you factor in the red card, it really was poor from the ref. i was trying to find the exact stat, but bowyer indicated that's 10 penalties conceded this season. i reckon we'd be in with a should of having at least half of them overturned if reviewed by a panel (not that this can make the slightest bit of difference at this point!!) it seems like some really ruff justice for our lot throughout this season. maybe we're a little too open defensively and therefore our defenders are too often involved in last ditch tackles, but i would certainly say we've not had a fair rub of the green on many occasions. all things being even next season, and that could be the difference between promotion or not.[/p][/quote]I had worked it out as 9 but I could have missed one as it was only a cursory scan. We drew 5 of those games lost the other four, three of them by a single goal. A combination of poor defending and shocking referee decisions (about 50:50) have cost us between 6 and 13 points. However, once a decision has been made, irrespective of the quality of said decision, it can't be overturned unless one of the officials at the time sees it differently. That has always been the case, long may it be so. owd nick
  • Score: 1

9:03pm Mon 31 Mar 14

digitusjonfred says...

Super-claret sooooooooooooooooooo
o boring.
Super-claret sooooooooooooooooooo o boring. digitusjonfred
  • Score: 0

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