Millwall fans have been quick to blame goalkeeper Jordan Archer for Friday evenings defeat to Fulham.
Welcoming the side to The Den for the clash, Millwall should’ve taken the lead in the first half with a number of chances coming our way, but Fulham took charge in the second half and found the net three times with Ryan Sessegnon, Kevin McDonald and Aleksandar Mitrovic all scoring.
With disappointment being the overriding emotion at the full-time whistle as our 17 game unbeaten run came to an end, some fans were quick to point the finger at one man for the loss.
I seriously worry that Archer may be "short sighted" it's not the first time he's had trouble with shots outside the Penalty area..I think it's time for Tom King he did nowt wrong when Archer was surpened..
— MR R J ROBINSON (@MRRJROBINSON) April 20, 2018
Disappointing after the first half, should have been 3-0 up. Got to say, Archer was really poor and at fault for the first two goals, need to play Martin next game. Nevertheless – well done lads – some performance first half, on we go to Boro!
— James Gibbins (@jamesgibbins) April 20, 2018
— Nathan Harlow (@nathanharlow_af) April 20, 2018
— ?Nxgget? (@Nxgtt) April 20, 2018
Thanks Jordan ?
— stevedwhittle (@SochiHidingDog) April 20, 2018
Flapper Archer at fault once again !!
— David Donovan (@daviddonovan0) April 20, 2018
THEN DROP ARCHER!
— Joe Holloway (@JoeH_LDN) April 20, 2018
Yep! Agree completely
— Scott Martin (@ScottMartin1391) April 20, 2018
Archer did have some support with many echoing Neil Harris’ words that we win or lose as a team. The support wasn’t just from Millwall fans either.
Archer played world class at the lane … no team is unbeatable in the Championship …utb
— Glenn Perry (@glennperry66) April 20, 2018
Rather be moaning about play offs and pissed off about being unlucky at Fulham than moaning about a draw away on Tuesday night at a Luton or Blackpool Doncaster etc we lost let’s move on!
Jordan was class at Sheffield and play off final he young just need an eye test at least
— Shane Davitt (@ShaneDavitt1) April 20, 2018
Hero against sheff Utd stick the knife in fellas ?
— R GRIFF☘️ (@rgriffith9_4282) April 21, 2018
The former Tottenham Hotspur youngster was crowned Player of the Year in his first full season with us back in 2015/16. He joined on a permanent basis over that summer following an initial loan spell.
With 43 games to his name this year, he hasn’t suddenly turned into a bad keeper overnight otherwise Millwall wouldn’t have been anywhere near the top six in reality.
There are areas of the 25-year-old’s game that he needs to work on though, but with a number of clean sheets to his name this term I’d imagine the majority are prepared to give him the odd bad game or mistake here and there.
All goalkeepers have them after all.