Millwall Football Club went into the second half of the 1990s desperate to join the new, cash-rich elite in The Premier League.
Blackburn Rovers had already proved that success could be bought - and whilst they didn’t have Jack Walker’s megabucks, which saw the Lancashire side go from the lower reaches of the second tier to League Champions in a few seasons, a new chairman and fresh investment in the squad not seen since the 1987/8 Second Division championship-winning season meant that Lions fans went into the 1995/6 season with high hopes that their team would once again win promotion to the top flight.
They were in for quite a shock...
Merv Payne's South Bermondsey Homesick Blues tells the story of Millwall’s journey through the final five years of the 1990s and, as usual, it was an eventful one.
From title hopes to relegation disaster, almost going out of business altogether and employing an arch rival’s legendary player as manager, to the realisation of another Millwall fan’s dream: appearing at Wembley.
Once again, Millwall managed to cram into a few years what most other football fans experience in a lifetime of following their team.
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