The match is remembered for all the wrong reasons, after hooligans rioted at the game. The Hammers were fined £115,000 by the FA. The current crest is a leaping lion, which first appeared on a Millwall kit in 1979. [72] They played Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on 14 April 2013, losing 2–0 to the eventual cup winners. The Hammers were fined £115,000 by the FA. He won the League One Manager of the Month award three times while in charge of the club. [78] Millwall sacked Lomas on 26 December 2013, after winning only five of his first 22 games in charge. The vibe was good: Millwall's supporters were perceived to be among the best behaved in London and there had been no outbreaks of hooliganism for years. [2] As for change colours, white shirts and blue shorts or yellow shirts and black shorts have been the Lions primary away colours. A local newspaper, East Ham Echo, reported that, "From the very first kick of the ball it was seen likely to … [131] It continued into the 2008–09 season; where the teams were vying for promotion to the Championship, culminating in Millwall knocking Leeds out of the League One playoffs at the semi-final stage. [16] The then chairman Theo Paphitis responded that Millwall could not be blamed for the actions of a mindless minority who attach themselves to the club. [27] On 25 August 2009, Millwall played away at West Ham United in the Football League Cup, losing 3–1 after extra time. [76] His appointment provoked mixed emotions among some supporters, due to him being a former captain of West Ham United, their biggest rival. [14] The penalty that Millwall faced was perhaps that the club's name was now "synonymous with everything that was bad in football and society". took all reasonable precautions in accordance with the requirements of FA Rule 31(A)(II)." [95] In 1936, newly appointed Millwall manager Charlie Hewitt opted to change the kit colour from navy blue to a lighter royal blue,[96] and the team have played in this colour for the best part of 74 years, with the exception of 1968–75 and 1999–2001, in which the team played in an all-white strip. [32], After a game against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in September 2010, manager Kenny Jackett said Millwall's hooligan problems are to a certain extent exaggerated by media sensationalism. It was later retrieved by police and determined to be a harmless dummy. The game, won 2–0 by Hull, was overshadowed when seats, coins and plastic bottles were thrown by some away supporters. The police later said the violence, because of its scale, was organised beforehand. [4] Millwall's hooligans are regarded by their rivals as amongst the stiffest competition, with Manchester United hooligan Colin Blaney describing them as being within the 'top four' firms in his autobiography 'Undesirables'[5] and West Ham hooligan Cass Pennant featuring them on his Top Boys TV YouTube channel, on which this fearsome reputation for violence was described. The fans are renowned for their terrace chant "No one likes us, we don't care". The website is published by News Group Newspapers Limited (registered number 679215), being a wholly-owned subsidiary of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited (registered number 81701). [4] The Lions reached the 1999 Football League Trophy Final with a golden goal win against Gillingham in the semi-finals, and a 2–1 aggregate victory over Walsall in the regional final. Many fans blame the scheme for diminishing Millwall's away support, such as at Leeds United where fans are issued with vouchers which are then exchanged for tickets at a designated point of West Yorkshire Police's choosing on the day of the game. We are an easy club to criticise and in my time [at the club], the way we have been reported is unfair", he said. Harris described the performance as a "shambles. - Free Online Library", "Hull to bill Millwall for damage to stand", "Former Millwall striker Gavin Grant guilty of murder", "The Book of Football – The Start of No One Likes Us", "FA Cup semi-final: Sunderland 0 – 1 Millwall | Football | The Guardian", "FA Cup: Fans arrested after Millwall violence",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 September 2020, at 18:08.