What the papers say: Forde on form for Millwall but disappointment for West Ham and Charlton

By Rob Virtue on December 9, 2013 10:00 AM |


Millwall were the only side to take full points this weekend with an impressive win over Wigan.

But there was despair for West Ham in a weekend which has left the some questioning manager Sam Allardyce's future. There was also disappointment for Charlton at Yeovil.


Millwall got an important win against Wigan on Saturday thanks to strikes from Steve Morison and Jermaine Easter in a 2-1 victory.

But the Lions needed goalkeeper David Forde to keep the points at The Den thanks to some fine goalkeeping.

And afterwards Lomas said he was disappointed the side nearly sneaked a draw.

"We like to make things difficult for ourselves," he told BBC. "At 2-0 you think the game has been put to bed and then they get a chance straight away and then we were just hoping we could withstand the pressure and we did.

"It would have been unjust if we didn't get the three points."

Meanwhile, Wigan Today praised Millwall stopper Forde for some "world-class" saves that kept the visitors at bay.


West Ham were comprehensively beaten by Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday in a 4-1 defeat.

Matt Law of the Telegraph says the next game against Sunderland is all important for Sam Allardyce following a run of poor results.

Without quoting anyone, the article hints the club's owners could be looking at bringing in Glenn Hoddle to take over.

The Daily Mail says a desperate Allardyce wants to take the gamble of rushing Andy Carroll back into the side.

The striker hasn't played all season.

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Charlton boss Chris Powell was another manager who had an uncomfortable weekend. He saw his side surrender a 2-0 lead against Yeovil Town.

The Addicks scraped a draw in the end and also lost captain Johnnie Jackson to a red card.

Powell told the BBC: "We knew it would be a difficult game because of the way Yeovil have been playing recently, but in the end it's a point shared but perhaps two points lost from our perspective.

"I've seen the red card again and the referee has to make an instant decision. The player is not in danger and it wasn't over the top."

Sky Sports, meanwhile, called the hosts comeback "stunning".

But winger Cameron Stewart, scorer of a spectacular opening goal, told the Newsshopper he was "sickened" by losing the lead.

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