The Fans' Roar: Millwall fans divided after Hull loss
By Ian Toal of Millwall Supporters Club
Saturday's 1-0 home defeat inflicted by Hull City split our supporters' opinions down the middle.
As I left the ground I heard many people saying how rubbish we were.
But then others were more philosophical recognising that we had more of the play than Hull, a team going for automatic promotion, and it was only a disastrous mistake that was the difference between the two teams.
The normally dependable Mark Beevers was the culprit on just 35 seconds when he played a pass back to goalkeeper Forde but did not spot Tigers midfielder David Meyer lurking.
Meyer intercepted and beat Forde with ease.
When you are not in good form and are playing a decent side the last thing you want to do is give a soft early goal.
It was a shame as we were never able to see if Kenny Jackett's gameplan of crowding the midfield and playing just John Marquis up front on his own in order to keep things tight early on and then possibly open up towards the end of the match would have worked.
Although I'm sure we won't go down, our supporters are certainly now more concerned that we first get enough points to stay up rather than talk about play-offs.
The closure of the January transfer window was a disappointing one for Lions fans in that there was no big striker signing for us.
After making such a big bid for Chris Wood along with a significant salary offer, we were hoping that Jackett would get someone else in of that stature.
We did secure Rob Hulse recently but he hasn't set supporters pulses raising especially as he is now 33 years old and turned us down for West Brom a few years ago.
At least he won some decent headers when he came on at half time in the Hull match and hopefully he will improve our ball retention up front which has been an issue lately.
On transfer deadline day we did manage to secure right-back Adam Smith on loan for the rest of the season from Spurs, which is great news.
Smith has been excellent ever since he first joined us on loan and recently picked up the January Player of the Month prize and followed that with Man of the Match against Hull. He looks to be a player with a great future ahead of him.
Although the deadline has passed for permanent transfers, the loan market opens up again next week so Jackett may well move then although the current players at the club need to step up to the plate more.
Now's not the time to undo all the good work put in during the first half of the season.