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Only a Game Vs Family ... which do you prefer

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Quote Originally Posted by LionInUpminster View Post
Both great books. Bit of a cop-out here but I can't really separate them because I lived through both eras - Only A Game reminds me of my late Dad and the Millwall legends such as King, Cripps and Kitchener that I watched with him on the terraces. At the time of that book we were very much on a downer after missing out on promotion in 71/72 and a legendary "real Wall" side was gradually starting to unravel. In Family, we were very much on the up, after the shit we'd been through in the Tuttle/Spackman/Lee period, and we'd built a "real Wall" side again with a manager and players that understood what playing for Millwall means.

One of the worries for me this season was that the "real Wall-ness" seemed to be unravelling again with some of the "guvnors" leaving and certain players coming in that just don't/didn't have "it" but hopefully with the signing of a young player like Lowry we are moving back in the right direction.

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