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Daydream Believers

The Lions rule Division Two...

16 March 2020

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It was a year in which The Lions' mix of youth and experience reaped the ultimate reward.

After a rocky second half of the 1990s, which saw The Lions flirt with administration and suffer a relegation to the third tier of English football, a new millennium arrived with Millwall Football Club rising back to its peak.

A heartbreaking Play-Off Semi-Final defeat to old nemesis Wigan Athletic threatened to break up a side containing prospects such as Steven Reid, Tim Cahill, Paul Ifill, Neil Harris, Richard Sadlier and more, but the 2000/01 season saw a blend of those young names and old heads including captain Stuart Nethercott and Paul Moody craft a formidable squad under the stewardship of Mark McGhee - after the base was built by Alan McLeary and Keith 'Rhino' Stevens - to win the Division Two championship title.

Harris' 27 goals crowned him the Golden Boot winner as The Lions wrapped up the League with a 5-0 demolition of Oldham Athletic on the final day at The Den. Rotherham United, the club's nearest challengers, were taken apart just one month previously 4-0.

Promotion was secured in Wrexham just days after a 5-1 mauling of Cambridge United, whilst other notable matches included a 4-3 win at the Madejski Stadium against Reading, a 6-1 Boxing Day cracker over Colchester United and a 4-3 success at Notts County, complete with Marc Bircham's last-minute screamer to win the game.

Now, you can relive that memorable season in its entirety. Sit back, relax and enjoy the year in which Millwall became 'Daydream Believers'.

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