Capital One Cup
Tuesday 11th August 2015
Kick Off 7.45 pm
Telephone 020 7232 1222
Club Colours Blue and White
Nickname The Lions
Official Website www.millwallfc.co.uk
The manager at the Den is Lions legend Neil Harris. He is the club’s all time record goalscorer. He had spells at Nottingham Forest, Gillingham and Southend Utd. After a period as coach Harris took the caretaker reins following the dismissal of Ian Holloway in March 2015 and was confirmed as permanent Manager on 29 April 2015.
Brief Directions by Road
Ironically The Den is perhaps one of the easiest grounds in the country to get to by car but finding parking is a different proposition. The most straightforward way is M25 junction 2 and follow the A2 into London, The road basically passes the ground if you stay on it! When you reach New Cross station stay right towards Westminster.
See above. Street parking is available in the estates opposite the ground but they come at a premium.
Directions by Train
South Bermondsey Railway Station is only a few minutes walk from the ground. There is a direct walkway specifically built for away fans which takes you directly to the away end and back to the station afterwards. There are also two London Underground stations in the area, Surrey Quays & New Cross Gate, which are both on the East London Line. They are about 15-20 minutes walk away from the ground.
Eating and Drinking Locally
Pubs close to the ground are home fan strong holds however the bar behind the away section serves alcohol and a good range of hot food.
Best pubs in the are to be found at London Bridge and Borough. The Shipwright Arms on Tooley Street, the Barrow Boy and Banker on Borough High Street and the Reckless Recommendation the Market Porter on Stoney Street – doesn’t get much better for and old London pub!
The Club moved the relatively short distance to then was called the New Den after leaving their original Den ground which was their home for 83 years. This was first new major football ground to be constructed in London since before the Second World War. The stadium is made up of four separate two-tiered stands. The Barry Kitchener Stand is the main stand and opposite sits the Dockers Stand which is slightly different having a row of executive boxes running across its middle.
Away fans are located at one end of the ground in the North Stand (usually in the upper tier only). Around 4,000 away fans can be accommodated in this end – should be enough!
£15 for adults, £10 for senior citizens (over-60’s) and £1 for under-16s.
Previous Meetings and Memories
We have met only once before and that was in the Johnstone Paint Trophy in September 2009 at Underhill. Goals from Ismail Yakubu and Jake Hyde were the features of a 2-0 win in front of just over 1,600.
Autographs books can be filled with such illustrious names as, singer Steve Harley (of Cockney Rebel), Wrestler Mick McManus, Hollywood actor Gary Oldman and “bouncing bomb” inventor Sir Barnes Wallis are all associated with the surrounding area and probably had season tickets at the old Den.