Millwall drop

Last updated : 17 April 2006 By Charlie Roper
David Tuttle
Tuttle: Unable to save Lions
Having expected it all season, Millwall finally confirmed their status as a League One side this afternoon with another inept performance to send them spinning out of the Championship, exactly ten years after they last dropped out of this division.

The team were outplayed by a Southampton side with nothing to play for and lacked the guts, passion and know-how to dig themselves out of a hole - none more so than captain David Livermore, who once again aptly demonstrated that he is not the man to lead this football team.

In a woeful season, that still has two games to go, The Lions have been through four managers, three chairmen and countless loan signings in a bid to avoid the inevitable.

But with manager David Tuttle already waving the white flag just over a week ago, the players followed suit to leave the fans - who only two years ago were preparing for the FA Cup Final - with the prospect of Football League Trophy ties and the real possibility of administration.

The board - who seem more interested in redeveloping the land around the ground rather than the team - have been impotent in the transfer market and have failed to a man to even attempt to turn things around. And while the club comes to terms with relegation, fingers will be pointing in the direction of Jeff Burnige and Theo Paphitis, two men who sold the fans down the river.

And as we look to the summer, we at Millwall Mad see nothing but dark clouds and vultures hovering over The "New" Den...