Millwall boss wants police to treat club equally on pre-season fixtures

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Ian Holloway feels Millwall deserve to be treated equally by the police when it comes to arranging pre-season games.

The Lions boss praised the travelling fans for their impeccable behaviour throughout Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Stevenage but reiterated his annoyance at the cost of policing for friendlies with his side.

“I’m delighted with everybody it was a great work out,” Holloway explained.

“It was a great day and why can’t we play more of these? 

“Why should we be charged extra just for a game?

“Our fans were magnificent and they are magnificent. What’s the issue?

“I'm delighted with (Stevenage boss) Graham Westley, he told his club he has no issue with playing Ian Holloway’s team. 

“Why should anyone charge more because it’s us? I don't understand.

“Explain to me how we are the only ones who get treated differently to anybody else. I don't get it.”

The Lions could only arrange three friendlies with fans attending this season, with the final one being at home to Real Mallorca on August 1. 

And Holloway feels the lack of competitive warm-up matches is ultimately detrimental to his side.

“I’m not a shrinking violet but I don't get it,” he added.

“So if our police would like to explain to me how the hell we can’t have the same amount of friendlies as everybody else, and be charged the same amount, I’d like them to explain that.

“It’s making my job harder.”

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1:17pm Tue 22 Jul 14

CosmosLondon says...

Is he thick or what, does he really need to ask why Millwall fans need extra police... Probably because of their thuggish mentality Ian.
Is he thick or what, does he really need to ask why Millwall fans need extra police... Probably because of their thuggish mentality Ian. CosmosLondon
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3:31pm Tue 22 Jul 14

wildkat says...

Thus writes someone who asks if Holloway is thick, yet what he has written displays ignorance in the extreme! I wonder, Cosmost, are you a practicing idiot or does it come naturally?
Thus writes someone who asks if Holloway is thick, yet what he has written displays ignorance in the extreme! I wonder, Cosmost, are you a practicing idiot or does it come naturally? wildkat
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9:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

West Upper says...

@Cosmoslondon
Your probably Palace,you haven't got a clue mate.
@Cosmoslondon Your probably Palace,you haven't got a clue mate. West Upper
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9:41am Thu 24 Jul 14

comeonureds says...

Funny he did not say that a few weeks ago, get your story straight

"I'm not really bothered about friendlies - they get in the way to be honest,"

http://www.newsatden
.co.uk/37139-millwal
l-manager-pre-season
-friendlies-are-a-wa
ste-of-time.html

me thinks he is starting to panic with hardly any new players coming into the team lol
Funny he did not say that a few weeks ago, get your story straight "I'm not really bothered about friendlies - they get in the way to be honest," http://www.newsatden .co.uk/37139-millwal l-manager-pre-season -friendlies-are-a-wa ste-of-time.html me thinks he is starting to panic with hardly any new players coming into the team lol comeonureds
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