Millwall to wear camouflage kits to honor British troops

This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, and Millwall F.C. have announced they’ll wear a special tribute kit in recognition of the Great War, and those that sacrificed so much during that time.

Millwall will don desert camouflage kits for their Nov. 8 home match against Brentford “in remembrance of these courageous servicemen and women and in support of Headley Court Military Rehabilitation Centre,” according to the team’s site.


(Image: Millwall F.C.)

The commemorative kit will be available for pre-order on Oct. 20 from the Lions Store, or online. They’ll run adults £50 ($80) and juniors can get theirs for £40 ($64).

Aside from being a great cause, we think the kits actually look pretty cool. In addition to the camo, a red poppy will bel featured prominently on the chest of the shirt.

The red poppy is globally recognized as a token of remembrance for those that have served. (The flower became such a symbol in part because of its usage in Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields,” written during World War I.)

Millwall boss Ian Holloway reads the poem in the powerful video below:

(h/t WAATP)


Millwall survive relegation thanks to lucky goldfish


Millwall fans invade the pitch after the Lions avoided relegation. (Getty)

It was early April, and Millwall needed a string of good results through the end of the season to survive the drop down to League One. The outlook for the Lions was bleak.

But their fortunes changed when life-long supporter Tommy Pratt bought what is now known as the lucky goldfish. Pratt is friends with Millwall players Alan Dunne and David Forde, and started jokingly texting them before each game “may the fish be with you.”

Then a strange thing started happening: Millwall couldn’t lose.

"The fish has been everywhere with us - it came out to dinner a few weeks ago," Dunne told News At Den. ”It became funnier and funnier after every game because we were still unbeaten and the fish was still alive and going strong.”

The magical lucky fish was there sitting in its bowl by the TV as Millwall put up a 4-0-3 record in the club’s final seven games of the season. Perhaps Millwall should consider a secondary mascot?

Even manager Ian Holloway placed some faith in the water-dwelling creature. “Maybe we should get some Koi carp for the training ground,” he joked.

It might not be such a bad idea.

Story via New At Den


Millwall forgets to pack, has to wear Sheffield Wednesday’s old kits


Championship side Sheffield Wednesday must have been quite confused while playing Millwall today. After all, their opponents were also clad in Wednesday’s kits!

After Millwall’s kit man forgot to pack the one thing he’s supposed to make sure show up at a match — the kits —the Lions were forced to wear Wednesday’s away yellows from last season. Millwall did somehow manage to get their alternate kits to the stadium for the start of the second half, but it was too late to prevent a thoroughly embarrassing situation:

This, of course, is just as hilarious as when Crystal Palace had to loan their away kits to Barnsley last year after the visitors brought the wrong-colored shirts. That match ended up resembling a preseason intra-squad scrimmage:


(H/T Daily Mail)


FA investigates Millwall fans, violence


Photo: REUTERS/Darren Staples

Following the disturbing scenes from Wembley Stadium on Saturday, England’s Football Association launched an official investigation after Millwall fans fought among themselves during an FA Cup semifinal loss to Premier League side Wigan Athletic.

Reaction quickly spilled to Twitter, with many blasting the 30,000-plus Millwall section after images on television showed police being outnumbered against the unruly fans while trying to defend themselves with batons (read more here).