Millwall 1 : 1 BWFC
After a late fitness test of my own, I drove to the Macron stadium for the early morning coach to the Lions’ Den, otherwise known as Millwall. Following a full English breakfast at Watford Gap, we were treated to a tour of central London, watching ‘Escape to Victory’ as we crossed Tower Bridge, to avoid the traffic around the World Athletics Championships at the London stadium.
Millwall are the EFL Family Club of the Year, 2017 and evidence of this was seen, as a group of local youngsters lined up to welcome our coaches with traditional gestures. Visiting coaches are parked next to the turnstile entrances at the New Den and the nearest recommended hostelries for pre-
Phil Parkinson brought Reece Burke and captain Darren Pratley in to replace the injured David Wheater and Josh Vela. The first half was a nervy stalemate with precious little to get excited about. However, the half-
It’s early days as Phil Parkinson tries to sort out his best team and tactics to cope with the higher level of football we will face in the Championship. Injuries haven’t helped. Already it is clear, that we need to up the pace, especially in midfield as we will not get the time on the ball that we enjoyed in League One. Some players will have to up their game and new players need to blend in. This will take time but the early signs are hopeful.