Over the Christmas and New Year period, The Lions asked fans to vote for their ‘Supporter of the Decade’ – and Millwall diehard Mick Murphy took the crown.
Mick, an ardent Lions fan, has travelled to every single home and away first-team fixture for many years and also frequently attends Under 23s fixtures, as well as Millwall’s Under 18s.
He was handed his trophy at The Den last week and will be presented to the crowd shortly before this Wednesday's Sky Bet Championship fixture against Fulham (kick-off 7.45pm) gets underway.
“I’m really humbled to have been chosen to win the award,” Mick said. “I was really chuffed. I’d like to know everyone who voted for me so I can thank them.
“My Dad took me down The ‘old’ Den for the first time when I was about eight and I’ve been going since the 60s. Within the last 10-12 years I’ve been going to every game, whether that be first-team, Under 23s, Under 18s, and even Under 21s when that was the case.
“Over time I’ve been to some fantastic away grounds – and some fantastic pubs! – Wembley and a lot more places. Going away with friends makes the day.”
Mick listed Barry Kitchener and Terry Hurlock as his favourite players from ‘back in the day’ and expressed his adoration for current favourite Jed Wallace. “I think he’s fantastic and he’s done the club proud.”
So, after being crowned Supporter of the Decade, what does the next 10 years hold for Mick Murphy?
“I’m retired now, so I’ve got all the time in the world! I love going to away games, I get a discount for travel and I love meeting up with all the people I go with. I’ve also made friends around the country over the years.”
Mick signed off by expressing his gratitude to everyone who voted.
“I want to say thank you to all my friends and people I know at Millwall, plus everyone who voted for me, as well as the club themselves. I may go to a lot of away games, but there’s also other people just as knowledgeable and dedicated as me. I’m really chuffed.”