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Title: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: andyh on April 15, 2019, 08:11:07 AM
Not sure if this needs posting but a reminder that the Millwall game next Monday is 1pm kickoff whereas all other championship games kick off at 3.

I had no idea until I was just checking out who other teams are playing.

Also. Norwich sold out and less than 1000 left for Millwall.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 15, 2019, 08:17:47 AM
For anyone travelling up from London, Euston station will be closed over the entire Easter weekend.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: CT on April 15, 2019, 08:21:16 AM
Good post Andy. Only realised myself two days ago.

We're in Leeds on Monday morning, so it will be a very early start!
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: London Villan on April 15, 2019, 08:58:27 AM
There are still quite a few tickets left in the Upper Trinity and it's not on sale for the Norwich match yet.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Towser on April 15, 2019, 09:08:39 AM
There are still quite a few tickets left in the Upper Trinity and it's not on sale for the Norwich match yet.

Upper Trinity already sold out for Norwich, in fact, only 10 tickets left for this game in the whole ground, front row bottom tier of away section.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Nii Lamptey on April 15, 2019, 09:34:56 AM
Has it for sure?

It's greyed out on the ticket selector, so I'm hoping it just hasn't been opened up yet.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 15, 2019, 09:37:50 AM
Has it for sure?

It's greyed out on the ticket selector, so I'm hoping it just hasn't been opened up yet.

Yes.

I bought four tickets up there last week for some friends. I'd been waiting for it to come online last week and pounced when it did. They then sold out really quickly.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Nii Lamptey on April 15, 2019, 09:42:28 AM
Has it for sure?

It's greyed out on the ticket selector, so I'm hoping it just hasn't been opened up yet.

Balls!  :(

Yes.

I bought four tickets up there last week for some friends. I'd been waiting for it to come online last week and pounced when it did. They then sold out really quickly.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Villafirst on April 15, 2019, 11:07:32 AM
Is the game on Sky?
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 15, 2019, 11:13:09 AM
Has it for sure?

It's greyed out on the ticket selector, so I'm hoping it just hasn't been opened up yet.

Looked on Saturday and greyed out as you say so clicked and you could actually purchase tickets. Centre was alrrady sold out but still 100 + seats in the wing sections.

Might be too late now though.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 15, 2019, 11:13:47 AM
Is the game on Sky?

Think it's just WMP decision to limit drinking on bank holiday.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Nev on April 15, 2019, 11:33:33 AM
Is the game on Sky?

Think it's just WMP decision to limit drinking on bank holiday.

It's on the Red Button, but the drinking thing doesn't make much sense, the earlier the KO, the earlier people start drinking these days.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 15, 2019, 12:02:00 PM
It's more likely to be that it's on the red button so can't be a three o'clock kick-off.

PEDANTIC POINT: Early kick-offs aren't to stop drinking, they're to prevent tensions building and daft rumours doing the rounds.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 15, 2019, 12:15:47 PM
It can still be on the red button and kick off at 3pm, I watched Preston and QPR in the pub over xmas which were both at the normal time.

No doubt Millwall fans already put 12pm in their diaries for taking a selfie on the Holte end steps and then boasting to their firms "we took over the Holte while the Aston ran guvnor."
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 15, 2019, 12:26:52 PM
It can still be on the red button and kick off at 3pm, I watched Preston and QPR in the pub over xmas which were both at the normal time.

No doubt Millwall fans already put 12pm in their diaries for taking a selfie on the Holte end steps and then boasting to their firms "we took over the Holte while the Aston ran guvnor."

It was after 2pm when they went on the steps. Strange behavior but it wasn't hours before the game.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: tomd2103 on April 15, 2019, 12:47:12 PM
There are still quite a few tickets left in the Upper Trinity and it's not on sale for the Norwich match yet.

Upper Trinity already sold out for Norwich, in fact, only 10 tickets left for this game in the whole ground, front row bottom tier of away section.

Looking at the crowds for Blackburn, Bristol City, Millwall and Norwich then I'm guessing many fans have taken advantage of the four match ticket offer for those games.  Will have been a good move by the club if that is case.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: exigo on April 15, 2019, 12:50:40 PM
For anyone travelling up from London, Euston station will be closed over the entire Easter weekend.

And for Norwich home. Top tip: return to Aston/Witton costs the same as return to Moor Street from Marylebone.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 15, 2019, 12:58:15 PM
I was on a christmas "do" year before last, and a long standing colleague is a cockerney fella, moved up here thirty years ago. Old Kent Road, old man was a cabbie, holidays in sarfend, Millwall fan, the works. He introduced me to a bloke that I'd heard many a mention of, but never met. To my surprise, he too was from that neck of the woods.

"How did it make you feel, knowing that we'd there, we'd been on your steps? Did you see the video of us taking the piss, did ya, did ya, eh?".
Firstly, "we"? Neither of you went.
Secondly, my reply of, "well, as long as everybody had a nice day out, that's all that matters" didn't seem to be the answer they were hoping for.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: tomd2103 on April 15, 2019, 01:01:11 PM
I was on a christmas "do" year before last, and a long standing colleague is a cockerney fella, moved up here thirty years ago. Old Kent Road, old man was a cabbie, holidays in sarfend, Millwall fan, the works. He introduced me to a bloke that I'd heard many a mention of, but never met. To my surprise, he too was from that neck of the woods.

"How did it make you feel, knowing that we'd there, we'd been on your steps? Did you see the video of us taking the piss, did ya, did ya, eh?".
Firstly, "we"? Neither of you went.
Secondly, my reply of, "well, as long as everybody had a nice day out, that's all that matters" didn't seem to be the answer they were hoping for.

It's a form of flattery really that they would want to have a picture outside one of the most famous stands in English football. 
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 15, 2019, 01:10:23 PM
There's currently over 1,800 tickets available for this in the Trinity.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: London Villan on April 15, 2019, 01:55:50 PM
I bumped into that group of Millwall fans in the Lord Clifden before the match. There must have been at least 50 of them. They were ok, looked more like the Jolly Boys outing, lots of grey hair and selfies going on rather than a proper trouble making firm.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Pete3206 on April 15, 2019, 01:59:44 PM
Are the animals being kettled in and out again?

Thanks to the OP btw, had no idea it was 1PM KO.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: nevillain on April 15, 2019, 03:45:31 PM
Came up on the screens in North Lower on Saturday, that we will not be able to exit onto Witton Lane at the end of the game
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Dazvillain on April 15, 2019, 07:30:23 PM
Are the animals being kettled in and out again?

Thanks to the OP btw, had no idea it was 1PM KO.

I has no idea it was main channel sky live at 1 either...when was that announced ?
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 15, 2019, 07:42:33 PM
Only red button, according to Sky Sports website.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Brassneck on April 15, 2019, 10:16:37 PM
First match for donkeys years coming from Perry Barr.

Am I right in thinking that both before and after the game I have to go onto Trinity Road and then across to Witton Island?

Instead of thousands like me being inconvenienced by 20 minutes, surely it would be better to inconvenience the 2,000 animals by locking them in for 20 minutes?
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 15, 2019, 10:24:41 PM
There's another entrance/exit round the back of Villa Village that's open to fans (H&V surely missing a trick not putting a seller there.....) so anyone who's in the North will be escorted out that way. Will only add a minute or two onto things if you're coming from that way.

It is a right pain though if you're sitting in the Witton and heading in Perry Barr direction.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Brassneck on April 15, 2019, 10:35:34 PM
Yes, I'm in the Witton.

I think I'll probably head for Birchfield Rd, up the trinity Rd.  Still a bit further than a lazy old so & so like me would prefer though.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: steamer on April 15, 2019, 11:22:15 PM
I think I posted this before on the memories section, so sorry for the repetitive.
1973 1st away game of the season, we had beat Preston at home in the previous gae.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  I was 18 , Millwall away, for any one that was there it was the most weird one ever, 2 Coachloads of young steamers to be and a few old stagers, Roscoe, Bootsie, Miffy, Haddon.
Sadly RIP for a couple of them.
our coach driver would not go closer than London Bridge, so we caught the train to the closest station, New Cross.
That day the Villa had two football specials that went from New Street.
When we got off the local train . we asked it looks dead.
It seems the Villa specials were ambushed, guys jumping over tracks to get on local trains to get away.
eerie set up for us going to the ground
To cut the story short, at half time Villa fans from all around the ground jumped onto the pitch and followed the players down the tunnel to escape.
Many stories about the trek back to the station, All the Villa fans, with a police horse escort and I would estimate half the Millwall attendance snarling and jumping up and down behind the  police.
Fast forward to January the first 1974, Same season.
For Auld Lang Syne, we had drank our fair share.
Feeling very sorry for ourselves a sad group of about 6 trudged across and through the frosty grass in Holte park looking for a greasy spoon and breakfast
What we found, parked up outside the Holte Pub was two coach loads of Millwall fans. (+/- 11.00 in the morning)
They " discovered us and gave chase"
Shit ,Hung over, Knackered, hungry, we legged it.
Back at the game a couple of hours later, well fed, some  beers and a few more steamers, the tough Cockneys had disappeared and taken their legendry status with them.
For you at home, onwards and upwards.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: in exile on April 16, 2019, 09:28:58 AM
gae.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 

What's all that about?
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: KRS on April 16, 2019, 09:31:28 AM
Typo of the year?
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: amfy on April 16, 2019, 02:28:28 PM
My outstanding memory of Millwall games is being terrified when I was grabbed by a Millwall fan in Witton Lane after I left the Holte End.

It turned out he was blind and had lost his bearings & needed help to find the station. So I guided him to Witton Station where the other supporters all started to shout abuse til a few of them realised what I was trying to do and I was able to Ďhand him overí so he could get home.

.....but doing the right thing can be a bit scary sometimes!

Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Sleeuwenhoek on April 16, 2019, 05:27:40 PM
Just released the upper Trinity after season ticket holders deadline, seems to be quite a few left for Norwich that is
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: balloubaby on April 16, 2019, 05:57:08 PM
Just released the upper Trinity after season ticket holders deadline, seems to be quite a few left for Norwich that is
Thanks for update-just bagged a couple!
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 16, 2019, 07:36:51 PM
400 or so tickets left for Norwich.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: steamer on April 16, 2019, 08:41:35 PM
Sorry, it was my Birthday. Too many glasses of wine.
Which lead me to reminisce, think I dropped in a stupor on the keyboard as I pressed send.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: aldridgeboy on April 16, 2019, 08:49:13 PM
Got my ticket yesterday. Trinity Upper.
Bristol was my first game in years ( partly as Iím that fickle one people talk about, and partly as I work most weekends at weddings )

But I loved it On Saturday. Loved it. Hopefully I can get to many more now
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: adrenachrome on April 16, 2019, 08:54:36 PM
Got my ticket yesterday. Trinity Upper.
Bristol was my first game in years ( partly as Iím that fickle one people talk about, and partly as I work most weekends at weddings )

But I loved it On Saturday. Loved it. Hopefully I can to many more now

That's what I said as a callow youth after scoring on my first night at Rebecca's in Severn Street in 1971.  Heady days.
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: aldridgeboy on April 16, 2019, 08:56:56 PM
I always look back on pulling nights in Walsall with fondness

Both of them 😀
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: QuintonVilla on April 18, 2019, 07:30:44 PM
With Norwich sold out and Millwall almost sold out, that will be four consecutive home sell outs. When was the last time we did that? I can't recall us even doing that under O'Neill?
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: nodge on April 18, 2019, 10:08:22 PM
gae.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 

What's all that about?

I thought it was where steamer fell off London Bridge
Title: Re: Millwall home - reminder
Post by: Damo70 on April 19, 2019, 11:21:54 AM
My first trip to the charming 'Old Den' was Easter Monday 1987. I think we lost 2-1 and Garry Thompson got our goal. I remember also going there to see us lose 2-0 in 1989 and I think Cascarino got one of their goals.