Life, Death And Football
Recently I read a book about Millwall F.C that was about their challenge for promotion from League One and what it meant to play for one of the most infamous clubs in England. What it meant to be Real Wall. This book really inspired me to do a career with the club and see if I could handle some of the most aggressive fans in the world. And after getting a little tired of updating my Oriental story, I think this is the right time to change the scenery. This save is one I am excited about and hopefully I can have a long and successful career at the Lions.
*I was also a bit inspired by Louis' Millwall story I Left My Heart At Cold Blow Lane.
Millwall are a club with a lot of history. The club is based in South Bermondsey, London, and plays home games at The Den. The club was founded on October 3, 1885 as Millwall Rovers. The club possesses good training facilities and adequate youth facilities. They are currently plying their trade in the nPower Championship - the second division of English football.
The club's fans are infamous for their chant 'Nobody Likes, We Don't Care'. The fans are known for being very violent and aggressive and they have been caught up in several cases of wrongdoing, including violent conduct, anti-social and obnoxious behaviour and even cases of stabbing and murder.
The club shares several derbies with other clubs around the area, but none bigger than West Ham United. The FA have considered playing these games at a neutral ground and/or behind closed doors because of the extreme violence that has taken place at matches. There is no doubt that this rivalry can be seen as one of the most vicious and dangerous rivalries in the country. In 2009 a riot broke out at West Ham's Upton Park resulting in many people being hurt, injured or even killed.
The club also has local derbies against Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic all being South London derbies. Several other clubs consider Millwall their main rivals including Portsmouth and Gillingham.
After enjoying their most successful period in the 1980's the club is currently on an 11-year dry spell, since 2001 when they won the Third Division. Since then, the club surprisingly reached the FA Cup final under play-manager Dennis Wise. Not many were hoping for an upset win, and it never came, as Manchester United won 3-0 at the Millennium Stadium. Under Kenny Jackett, the club won the play-off final against Swindon in League One to once again compete in the second division. The club struggled last season in the Championship. They didn't adjust to life up a division and finished a lowly twentieth.