Thousands sign petition against Millwall land deal

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THOUSANDS of Millwall fans - including celebrity supporter Daniel Day-Lewis - have signed a petition against land being sold off around The Den.

The club is angry that three areas of land leased from Lewisham Council have been sold to developer Renewal. But the local authority says the club has failed to put forward realistic plans for its own development of the sites.

People Before Profit handed over a 1,081 signature petition at a council meeting last week with John Hamilton from the group saying: "Our view is the land should be held in public ownership and continue to be leased to Millwall."

But he was accused by deputy mayor Councillor Alan Smith of jumping on a bandwagon and being "inflammatory".

And Cllr Smith told the meeting: "I hope we can have meetings with the club but they wont be about the land sale."

A separate petition organised by Millwall's fan on the board Peter Garston now has more than 5,000 signatures. He said: "The main aim is to get everyone around the table and stop all this infighting."

Millwall are due to meet the council on March 14.

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2:42pm Fri 28 Feb 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

There were another 20,000 signatures saying bulldoze the whole place !

Daniel Day Lewis...............
.don't make me laugh.
There were another 20,000 signatures saying bulldoze the whole place ! Daniel Day Lewis............... .don't make me laugh. The Fozziest of Bears
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9:10pm Fri 28 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Business come's first, it's the way it's always been as the crazies get what they want all the time as they never give up. Profit before people is the mindset of CRAZIES!
Business come's first, it's the way it's always been as the crazies get what they want all the time as they never give up. Profit before people is the mindset of CRAZIES! white rabbit9
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6:50am Sat 1 Mar 14

Fred Kent says...

The Chairman is totally responsible for the decision to engage Lomas which was the greatest error of judgement in the history of the club. He is also under the impression the USA won the War! Churchill recognised that the Japanese won the War by forcing the Americans to sign up and then to steal any assets of the British they could. Millwall is an asset he must not be allowed to squander. Previous Millwall Chairmen have always had very close ties with Lewisham and must try and heal any fracture. The so-called "fan on the board" would sat that wouldn't he? Your future lies with the Council - stop signing paper the content of which you have not been given the full story.
The Chairman is totally responsible for the decision to engage Lomas which was the greatest error of judgement in the history of the club. He is also under the impression the USA won the War! Churchill recognised that the Japanese won the War by forcing the Americans to sign up and then to steal any assets of the British they could. Millwall is an asset he must not be allowed to squander. Previous Millwall Chairmen have always had very close ties with Lewisham and must try and heal any fracture. The so-called "fan on the board" would sat that wouldn't he? Your future lies with the Council - stop signing paper the content of which you have not been given the full story. Fred Kent
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