The Fans' Roar: Good times at The Den

By Rob Virtue on November 28, 2012 12:42 PM |


By Ian Toal of Millwall Supporters Club

Millwall supporters can scarcely believe how things have turned around.

After two great away wins at clubs who were in the Premier League last season - Blackburn and Wolves - we have extended our undefeated run to 12 games, our best in 25 years.

We've moved up from the bottom three in the table to fifth place, firmly in the play-off mix.

All this ahead of a south-east London derby match at The Den this Saturday, against Charlton, for which tickets are selling fast.

We've produced this amazing run of form despite having numerous key players out injured or suspended.

Top scorer Darius Henderson, skipper Paul Robinson and key attacking midfielder Liam
Trotter all missed the last two away victories and James Henry, scorer of a cracking goal at Ewood Park missed the Wolves match after picking up his fifth booking of the season in Lancashire.

We've been able to take the missing players in our stride as players are coming into the side and performing like they really want to stay in the team.

The competition for places is an important factor to drive the players to up their game.

To see us go to these ex-Premier League clubs and come away with six points, having not conceded a single goal is astounding.

Given our small budget and the tiny amount of money it has cost to assemble our team it makes it even more satisfactory that we can go to teams that have spent £8million on a single player and come away with a vital win.

The confidence and belief the team has taken from these last two wins must be huge.

Considering we got battered 5-0 up at Molineux in the League Cup last season shows just how far we have come.

This season's match was made for ex-Wolves striker Andy Keogh.

Deemed surplus to requirements up there and patronised by many of their supporters who felt he wasn't good enough for them, netting the winner on Tuesday night must have felt good.

After these great performances, important wins and the long unbeaten run we need supporters to back the team and the club now.

Now's the time for all the lapsed supporters and even the fairweather friends to get down to The Den.

Hopefully that will persuade chairman John Berylson to do what he can to keep loan striker Chris Wood at the club.

Defender Mark Beevers would be another person to secure given how much more solid our defence looks with his presence.