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Tyrone Henry: A Changing Attitude

Started on 8 November 2020 by Jack
Latest Reply on 11 April 2021 by ScottT

Worrall joins Millwall

28th July 2021
Millwall have completed their ninth signing in three days as Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall signs a five-year deal with the club.

Nottingham Forest accepted a £2.7M offer for the centre-back from the newly-promoted Premier League outfit as Tyrone Henry looks to finish the rebuilding of his defence for the new season.

The 3-time England U21 international came through the Nottingham Forest academy, with his break coming on a loan spell to League Two Dagenham & Redbridge.

He returned to his boyhood team as a squad player, making 56 appearances for Forest between 2016 and 2018.

Scottish Premiership side Rangers took the defender on a season-long loan in the summer of 2018 and Worrall impressed in Glasgow as Rangers finished 2nd as he also made 4 appearances in the Europa League.

Worrall started every single league fixture for Nottingham Forest upon his return to England, scoring once and assisting 4 times from the back.

Last season, Worrall played 32 matches due to injury, but maintained a solid back line for the team as they finished a disappointing 14th, 10 points off Tyrone Henry’s Millwall.

This now means that Millwall have four centre-backs for the upcoming season, with Shaun Hutchinson and Sean Raggett the survivors from last season, meanwhile Rob Dickie joined from Queens Park Rangers just two days ago.

Tango: And that's exactly what I'm expecting them to do!
James: Good full-backs are forever going to be in short supply, it's no surprise Dasilva took a chunk out of the budget in that regard. Hoping he will pay it back in performances though!
Worrall surely has to go straight into the starting-11, the question is: who plays next to him!? I'd lean towards Raggett personally, but it's an interesting predicament to be in.
That's a fair assessment to be fair. Millwall will likely be trying to emulate Burnley. I wonder if that will translate to their style of play? The quality of players brought in - whilst probably the very best it could be - and the existing squad will probably be much weaker than the other clubs. Henry could have his hand forced to try and get results.
I see that you are ready to go physical for a place in the top 17

July: Preseason, 2021

With the lag between our contracts expiring on the 1st July to our main batch of signings on the 26th-28th July, we never really had a full first-team squad to take on the majority of our friendly fixtures.

We began with a training camp in Zurich, Switzerland where we were scheduled to play Basel and Servette.

Basel finished as runners-up in the Raiffeisen Super League last season, finishing just one point behind the eventual winners BSC Young Boys on 75 points.

We got off to an incredible start against these, with two Michael Duffy goals within 15 minutes of each other to put us 2-0 up. However, Luca Zuffi and Artur Cabral were able to drag Basel back into the game to finish 2-2 at Letzigrund.

We played Servette as our second and final fixture in Switzerland for our training camp. They finished five points from safety in last season’s Super League, ultimately being relegated to the Brack.CH Challenge League for the 2021/22 season.

Troy Parrott and Michael Duffy tore them apart in the first half with Parrott bagging a 20-minute hat-trick before half-time as we ran out 4-0 winners.

We returned to England with an away trip to Forest Green Rovers. Expecting to win, we couldn’t break past their defence all game as it ended in a goalless draw.

The real preseason hammer blow came against Peterborough United - newly promoted to the Championship - and Siriki Dembélé tore us to shreds at The Den. He single-handedly thrashed us 4-0 with all four coming from his sensational right boot.

We gained retribution shortly after with a 4-1 victory over AJ Auxerre, who travelled over from France as Parrott (x2), Duffy and Zohore all got on the scoresheet.

A home tie against Dijon capped off our preseason campaign, with new signing Dwight Gayle and Jed Wallace scoring the goals to end the game as 2-1 winners.

We are awaiting just one final first-team signature in Max Lowe to finish our business in the transfer window for our first season in the Premier League.

Our first fixture comes against Burnley at The Den on 7th August in what has been a kind draw for our first game back in the top-flight.

James: Your thoughts on Raggett are an interesting one! I was thinking either Hutchinson or Dickie :P
Scott: Going off last season, we did play a lot of long balls but we played very good football on the ground. As you say, it will be an intriguing one seeing how it translates against the top teams.
Tango: Top 17 would be just wonderful ;)
Perhaps not quite the most ideal situation in relation to Millwall being without a portion of their first-team squad over pre-season. Hopefully it won't prove to have too much of a baring on the opening few games of the season.

Burnley present an opportunity to use momentum from last season to steal a victory and get the ball rolling and open the account for the season.

Hopefully Lowe will be ready and available by then too.
pre-season friendlies usually mean nothing

that's not an excuse to not beat Forest Green thou
Not the most ideal pre-season results, but with a lot of new faces coming in too... it's not too surprising. I do think that Tyrone has enough about him to lay down the law quick smart, and any under-performing player can expect to have a thing or two thrown in their direction: objects or expletives!
Good result against Peterborough.
Jack's avatar Group Jack
2 yearsEdited

Henry ‘completes’ business with Lowe signing

5th August 2021
Millwall have signed Sheffield United’s Max Lowe for a fee of £575,000.

Lowe, 24, struggled to break into Chris Wilder’s team last season despite being brought in for a hefty £4M from Derby County.

The left-back only managed to make 6 appearances in all competitions for the South Yorkshire outfit last season as they finished 12th.

Fellow left-back Jay Dasilva was brought in at The Den just over a week ago, which suggests that Lowe will play as a squad player option again in the English top-flight.

Millwall manager Tyrone Henry also suggested that the signing of Lowe brought a close to Millwall’s busy summer which has seen them sign 11 new players and spend just under the £40M mark in initial fees.

“Yes, I think Lowe will be our final first-team arrival for the time being. We have done a lot of business on the squad depth and quality this season, so it might be time to focus on our youth teams a little more.” Henry said in response to a question regarding more new arrivals.

August - September 2021

Life in the Premier League began quite comfortably with a victory against Burnley with our new signing Andre Green making up his £12million fee already with a debut goal.

However, we came crashing down to reality with a 2-0 defeat to Wolves - and we weren’t even close to standing a chance. Wolves dominated the entire game and the result was decided after only 20 minutes of play.

The first match against the division’s big boys came against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. We bagged a well-earned point as City continued their below-par start to the season.

Our first cup match was against the relegated Coventry City, who went down from the Championship as we went up. Kenneth Zohore impressed on his first start of his renewed loan spell, scoring a brace as we advanced with a 3-1 win.

We lost two points in my eyes, with Fulham’s Marko Livaja scoring a late equaliser in a match that we really deserved and really should have won.

The last-minute blow against Fulham affected our performance against Everton and Arsenal as we conceded 8 goals in just 2 games, scoring only 1 in the process.

Jón Daði Böðvarsson returned to the squad in the Carabao Cup against Swansea City and shone, scoring a brace to send us through to the Fourth Round against Everton.

The win really picked us up, despite having a fully rotated squad as we defeated Aston Villa 2-0 on our return to the league. Sam Johnstone had the game of his life, picking up the Man of the Match award with five shots saved, keeping us on a clean sheet and allowing Hayden Muller to score his first-ever senior goal, followed by Liam Walsh first goal for the club.

The opening months of the new Premier League season has caught some off-guard, particularly at the bottom end of the table.

However, at the top are Arsenal with a two-point lead over holders Liverpool who won it by six points last year. Manchester United and Chelsea make up the remainder of the top four.

Wolves, Everton and Aston Villa all follow up in the Europa League/Europa Conference League spots with a decent showing, though they might be expecting a finish like that come the end of the season.

We find ourselves quite proudly in 10th place - a mid-table spot after a gruelling opening for us. We are only 3 points away from 18th, but we are also 3 points away from 8th placed Leicester, so it could swing any number of ways for us.

Directly below us are Tottenham Hotspur, who have struggled for form in the early stages as they only managed to pick up maximum points from relegation-threatened Brentford and Sheffield United along with their Europa League campaign.

The biggest shock so far is the horrific performance from Manchester City - last season’s runners up - who only show a win against Southampton as their only win of the past seven games. This month they finished horribly with a 3-0 loss to city rivals Manchester United, worsening their early season woes.

Making up the bottom three are our dearest rivals West Ham United, newly-promoted Brentford and Chris Wilder.

Transfer News

As the window slammed shut, our first-team business was done with the signing of Max Lowe from Sheffield United.
However, we signed four young UK-based players to fill up our under 18s side with some more talent as a total of £16,300 was spent on Reece Regan (free), Michael Jenkins (£7,000), Malcolm Kerrigan (£7,000) and Michael McMahon (£2,300).

With the total transfer outlay for us sitting at £39million, we have maxed out our transfer budget for the season.

We have sold Mason Bennett for £1million to San Jose Earthquakes, as well as loaning a lot of our under 23 squad out to a variety of domestic clubs.

Scott: As predicted, Burnley was a great way to get off the mark, both for us and Andre Green - one of the bigger signings of the summer.
Tango: Very true, I hate vegans too :(
James: New management style of physical assault incoming ;)
Justice: Yup, Dembélé really embarrassed us.
I have a small suspicion that you inverted the scoreline of the Wolves game

besides that, an acceptable start. The number of 2 wins in 7 games, however, puts you in a rather volatile situation. One bad sequence and you'll be cooked
Jack's avatar Group Jack
2 yearsEdited

October - November 2021

Coming in off the back of an impressive defensive display against Aston Villa, the time for our first Docker’s Derby of the season against West Ham was our first match in October.

In front of a capacity crowd at the London Stadium, we took the lead early through Issa Diop, who knocked the ball past Rossbach in an attempt to block a square ball to Parrott. Our rivals hit back immediately with Felipe Anderson banging a scorcher past Johnstone from 30 yards out.

We took the lead once more through a Jed Wallace penalty, but a Jarrod Bowen header at the far post cancelled that out again, ending the game at 2-2.

Our next fixture was against Newcastle at home and after a very underwhelming 90 minutes, Ben Thompson was able to pick out a spot with a beautifully placed last-gasp winner.

However, the beginning of our poor form began with a 3-0 crushing at the hands of Brighton, followed by another 4-0 smashing from Everton in the cup.

Southampton scored a last-minute winner as Miranchuk netted in the 89th minute, capping off our month with 4 points from 4 games.

After three defeats on the bounce, November was the last month that we needed in terms of fixtures as we played 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the league.

We came close against Man United, entering half-time with one goal up thanks to a Joe Worrall goal early on. However, Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty (obviously), followed by a Mason Greenwood winner with eight minutes left.

It didn’t get much easier for us, either, heading straight to Anfield for a tie in which Salah got the Reds off the mark after 6 minutes. Gini Wijnaldum doubled the lead just before half-time.

Billy Mitchell - making his 19th Millwall appearance since graduating from the academy - pegged the champions back. However, it wasn’t enough to spur us on further as Liverpool bagged two late goals from Memphis Depay and Joel Matip.

Our month ended with another all-London fixture against Chelsea. Ruben Loftus-Cheek was able to score a two-minute brace before Christian Pulisic followed up with a third in the first-half. The 4-0 rout was completed with Timo Werner scoring with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.

At the end of November, Arsenal still top the table for now, with Liverpool following up on the same points, less goal difference but with a game in hand. Those two and Manchester United seem to be the early title contenders as the three sit within two points of each other.

Wolves, Leicester and Brighton make up all of the remaining European spots.

In mid-table, Brentford have performed tremendously, rising from 19th to 10th within the space of eight matches.

We have dropped off massively as a result of our tough run of games, tumbling down to 16th and only two points above the relegation spots.

Around us, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are too good to stay down in the bottom half, so it could be a worrying period if we don’t sort our form out soon.

Tango: I have a sneaky suspicion that you might be right about that Wolves score :P You're right though, we have done OK, but not good enough to give any indication that this season is an easy ride at all.
being slightly ahead of Spurs doesn't feel that safe anymore, does it?

and now I saw Justice's comment it was so unreal that I thought that you had beaten Peterborough 4-0, not the opposite
A tough run of games has seen you slide down the table, but what's a bit concerning is the amount of goals that you're conceding too. It would be interesting to see how you go if you decided to play a "you score 4: we'll score 5" style of football, as your defenders aren't inspiring much confidence atm. That being said, you're only just over a third of the way into the season, so this could be none other than "teething" issues. I also want to say #RaggettIN :D

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