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Tyrone Henry: A Changing Attitude

Started on 8 November 2020 by Jack
Latest Reply on 11 April 2021 by ScottT
look at Tyrone being polite to everyone trying to speak with the players

defo at the wrong club, m8
Good to get the team on side from the get go and now the hard work begins. A big season awaits.

Preseason went by like a dream, the team bought into what I was trying to teach them in training and implemented on the field extremely well against some decent opposition.

The first match against Welsh outfit Cambrian & Clydach was dominated by Jón Daði Böðvarsson who provided two goals, the first from a Ben Thompson cross and the second from a Tom Bradshaw killer ball. Right-back Mahlon Romeo slotted a driven shot from inside the box before a thunderous Jed Wallace free-kick made it four.

We would then go on to play our newly relegated Championship rivals Bournemouth at The Den. Left-back Connor Mahoney bagged a superb free-kick just before the whistle. West Brom loanee Kenneth Zohore latched onto a Scott Malone cross to double the lead and end the game 2-0.

Our preseason tour to Ireland worked wonders, with victories against all three opponents in last year’s runners-up Dundalk, Shelbourne and Waterford.

We returned to domestic action with two more wins against lower league opposition against Shrewsbury and Crewe.


Use of the youth academy was frequent throughout the preseason campaign as they tended to fill in for full-back positions, on the wings and sometimes up-front. This is likely to be the case throughout the competitive season given the shortage of funds.

The sales of Jiri Skalak and Matt Smith to the MLS were also finalised, ultimately netting the club £410,000 in the process.

As a result of the incoming funds into my transfer budget, a total of £199,000 was spent on transfer fees for the transfers of Matty Pearson from Luton Town followed closely by the arrival of Michael Duffy from Dundalk.

We will be mixing between a flat 4-4-2, a 4-4-1-1 and 4-2-3-1 (DM) formation this year depending on which opponent we have and also which players will be available on the day.

Swansea City in the Carabao Cup 1st Round will be our first competitive fixture of the season and we will be hoping to get a win there in order to build momentum moving into our league campaign which starts against Stoke City.

Tango: #NewEra, NOT
Seb: Indeed, it will be hard to follow suit after Rowett's good achievements last year but we'll give it our best shot!
you failed on having shitty friendlies in the pre-season, which is a requirement if you want to have a good season
Firstly, congratulations to Tyrone on being trusted to take on the role as first-team manager. He inherits a decent group of players with certain standout talents such as Ben Thompson who is "one of their own," amongst others. Secondly, a pleasing pre-season to prepare the players ahead of a tough campaign ahead. The expectations will be interesting to assess given the performance last season. Can those be replicated or excelled upon?

6 September 2020

Millwall brushed aside fellow Championship side Swansea City to book a place in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

In Tyrone Henry’s first competitive match in charge, the Lions were good value for their win with a free-flowing display at The Den as Swansea recovered from last season’s play-off semi-final loss to Brentford.

Jed Wallace, Kenneth Zohore and Jón Daði Böðvarsson were on target for Millwall, while Marc Guehi replied for the visitors.

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman - back on loan from Newcastle United for a second consecutive season - was unable to stop a thunderous close-range strike from Jed Wallace, who broke the deadlock after 19 minutes.

Wallace, now entering his 6th year as a Millwall player, received the ball from Mahlon Romeo and drifted past Ryan Manning before slamming the ball past Woodman’s near post.

Millwall doubled their lead with just over 15 minutes to go when a poor free-kick from Woodman was intercepted before the halfway line by Jed Wallace, nodding it to Tom Bradshaw who played an exquisite through ball to debutant Kenneth Zohore who placed the ball past Woodman at his near post again.

Four minutes later, after several attempts from the right to cross the ball in, Jed Wallace finally succeeded, finding Böðvarsson who beat Korey Smith in the air to nod the ball down and under Woodman’s body.

Swansea did hit back to reduce the deficit five minutes later as young centre-back Marc Guehi headed the ball past Bartosz Białkowski to make it 3-1.

Millwall will host Stoke City at The Den in their first Championship fixture of the season, meanwhile Steve Cooper’s Swansea will travel to Preston for their first tie at Deepdale.

Tango: I must remember for next time around ;)
Scott: Millwall are certainly in a better position following the reigns of Harris and Rowett. Though, with not much success in the second tier in their history, it will be touch and go!
I'm usually good with languages, but Jón Daði Böðvarsson is a name that I don't have a f-ing idea how to pronounce

Ross Wallace pens one-year deal

29th September 2020
Millwall Football Club are pleased to confirm the signing of experienced winger Ross Wallace.

The 35-year-old joins following a successful trial period, after leaving Scottish Premiership side St. Mirren in the summer.

A former Scotland international, Wallace has enjoyed spells at Celtic, Sunderland, Preston North End, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday with Wallace accumulating over 450 career appearances in the process.

Upon completion of the deal, head coach Tyrone Henry said: “We are delighted to bring a player of Ross’ quality into our squad.

“We have been looking at bringing in Ross for the last couple of weeks, and we are pleased to have fought off competition from numerous other Football League clubs to secure his signature.”

Ross will wear the number 37 shirt whilst at The Den, and is available for Saturday’s game at Swansea City, subject to EFL clearance.

Tango: Just call him Boddy ;)
Nice to see you beating Swansea, where do you think you'll end this season?

Kenneth Zohore: Leading the charge to the Premier League?

Wednesday, 29th October 2020
It took Kenneth Zohore just 11 minutes to score yet another goal against Preston North End yesterday evening, retaking the top spot in the Championship.

Brought in under Gary Rowett’s stewardship at The Den on loan from newly promoted West Bromwich Albion, it has been Tyrone Henry who has got the 26-year-old striker firing in East London.

Preseason was rather underwhelming for the attacker, scoring only two goals in seven appearances across a broad range of opponents. He immediately hit the ground running in his debut for the Lions with a 74th minute finish to extend the tie beyond all doubt against Swansea City in the league cup.

His form got running in the league on the first day against Stoke with a brace, including an edge-of-the-area bullet into the top-left corner past the helpless Angus Gunn.

With Troy Parrott’s return from injury for the 4th match of the season against Rotherham United, fans and pundits alike immediately saw the two click together in a strike partnership with ease.

Zohore’s form has been officially complimented as he leads the league’s goal scoring figures with 7 goals from 8 games, one ahead of the joint 2nd place spots held by Bournemouth’s Dom Solanke and Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong.

Tyrone Henry has been very open in his praise for his number 20 in the press. Following Millwall’s return to the top of the table yesterday he commented on Zohore’s form.

“He’s been awesome. When I was playing we had Neil Harris and Steve Morison doing exactly the thing he’s doing now and it is an incredible luxury to a side. I’m sure the lads feel the same way about Kenneth and long may it last.” Henry said.

The concern for Henry with his current partnership of Zohore and Parrott is their contractual situations.

Zohore, 26, is currently under contract with West Brom until 2023 and Millwall are only paying half of his £40,000 per week packet at West Brom. With the Danishman in such fine form, West Brom may be looking to keep the player they paid £8million for just last year from Cardiff in whichever instance the 2020/21 Premier League season leaves them in.

Parrott, 18, is under contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2023 as well and with the Irish international looking like one of the hottest prospects in the UK at the moment, the chance of signing him permanently is almost impossible. However, Tottenham may be open to the option of loaning the youngster back out with Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min squeezing younger prospects out of the first-team at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Wolf: A very promising start! I won't mind finishing just outside the play-offs, given the competition for place there this year.
Firstly congrats on the great start in both the cup and the league, a lot down to Zohore's impressive form up front along with Parrott playing his role. It's a shame that the chances of keeping them on a permanent basis are slim at best, but for the time being they will provide crucial. The addition of Wallace is a nice bit of business too, he should provide a good level of experience to the squad.
Pleasantly surprised by your early form, although with the goals coming in from loanees: I do worry what will happen if those deals can't be extended. I'm sure you've got a few aces up your sleeve, and that you're probably in negotiations with some thuggish footballers to come in. Just announce Lee Cattermole already ;)

September - October 2020

After an impressive preseason, a good start was always possible in the league and the league cup. However, winning three on the bounce and ending up top of the table with a tie against Chelsea in the 3rd round, I could not have predicted for my first competitive month in management.

We bolstered our first-team with three signings, bringing in defender Matty Pearson, winger Michael Duffy and midfielder Ross Wallace for a combined £200,000.

These three signings have helped a lot on the field and also with providing depth when we need it during a tough match.

We started with a great opener against Swansea, setting our attacking stall out for how we would approach Stoke in the same way, winning by the same scoreline.

In the 2nd round of the Carabao Cup, we took down our first Premier League side with a penalty win over Fulham as Ademola Lookman failed to convert the decisive penalty to keep the newly promoted side in the shootout.

Confidence was oozing against a weaker side in Rotherham United, winning our third 3-1 fixture of the season and the second in as many games in the Championship.

A win versus Chelsea would have been nice in my first month of management and even though we came close, we lost due to a very unlucky Jake Cooper own goal, deflecting in from a curling Pulisic shot.

We capped off the month with a fantastic 2-1 win against last season’s play-off favourites Brentford at The Den courtesy of two Kenneth Zohore goals in the first half.

Our final match before the international break was against Swansea City and we were able to comfortably win before the first half-hour with a two goal lead as Zohore and centre-back Jake Cooper both scored.

We returned after the break against newly promoted underdogs Wycombe Wanderers. There was certainly a lack of match sharpness throughout the break, exemplified by some of the lazy crosses and shots on show. However, we were able to make it 1-0 right at the death with Jake Coopers second goal in as many games.

3-1 was the score at home to Luton Town as we put the relegation candidates to the sword at the end of the game.

The first table-topping fixture was next up and we went into the day two points ahead of 2nd placed Barnsley. We went 2-0 down before the break, with Zohore reducing the deficit just after the hour mark. However, this was not enough to stage a comeback, raising concerns about the team’s bottle - a concern raised last year during the play-off push.

After a comfortable 2-0 win against Preston to regain top spot, we immediately lost it at the end of October with our second defeat of the season coming against Huddersfield Town at home.

With pundits predicting a mid-table/bottom half finish for us this year and the board expecting a top-half finish, to achieve 2nd spot after two months at the helm seems to be good going.

At the moment, there are three contenders for the top two spots including us, Bournemouth and Barnsley as we are all within two points of each other. Down in 4th are Reading, who sit a fair way back, five points below 2nd spot that we currently occupy.

We expect greater competition as the campaign wears on, particularly from the likes of Watford and Brentford whose quality inevitably has to shine through at some point.

Wycombe Wanderers - the preseason favourites for relegation - are performing well above expectations in mid-table as Rotherham United, Coventry City and Sheffield Wednesday all lie in the relegation zone.

Sheffield Wednesday are still yet to reach 0 points following their 6-point deduction for their violation of the EFL’s profit and sustainability rules.

Seb: It's very much a case of simply enjoying them whilst they're here. Parrott is never going to be a possibility unless he's in his mid-thirties given his potential. Zohore is a possibility, it just remains to be seen what West Brom think of that.
James: It will certainly need a long-term fix at some point and we do have back-up options for the loaned strikers. As for the thuggery, it might have to wait until January ;)
well, much better than predicted

off to be hated in the Prem

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