IT was only 105 days ago when Millwall kicked their season off at Middlesborough and there’s no shortage of drama in that time.
Capturing the moments in all their glory has been Millwall’s diligent club photographer Brian Tonks.
These are the best pictures of the season so far.
The Triumph on Teesside
The Lions were heading for a credible goalless draw on the opening day of the season at Middlesborough before Gary Rowett turned to his bench.
The two men he recruited in the 73rd minute were the youngsters who had lit up pre-season, Romain Esse and Aidomo Emakhu.
Within minutes the two would combine to grab what turned out to be the winning goal to launch Millwall’s season. Plenty of pictures captured the pure joy of two teenagers who had worked their whole lives for moments like this.
Tributes to the chairman
The opening home match of the season gave everyone connected to Millwall a chance to pay one final tribute to beloved chairman John Berylson, who died in a car accident in July at the age of 70.
Bristol City would eventually grab the winner in stoppage time after a frankly woeful 90 minutes of football.
But the most important part of the afternoon were the wonderful tributes paid to John before kick-off.
Clash at Carrow Road
Billy Mitchell clashes with Jonathan Rowe in a heated moment on a warm, August Sunday afternoon at Carrow Road when Millwall visited Norwich City.
The game would be best remembered for the frustration of the travelling Lions fans who made their feelings towards Gary Rowett and his style of football as public as possible.
Relief at The Den
Following on from that Norwich defeat, Millwall were in desperate need for a win against Stoke City to lift the mood.
Kevin Nisbet grabbed the first-half goal that would eventually get three points and the feeling of relief was palpable.
Bradshaw in the Rain
Millwall totally dominated Rotherham United in September in what is, at the time of writing, their last win at The Den.
Following well-taken goals by Ryan Longman and Zian Flemming on a wet Wednesday night, Tom Bradshaw grabbed the third in stoppage time for his first goal of the season and looked to be a happy man in the London rain.
A hard-fought 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion followed that Rotherham win, suggesting Millwall were turning a corner.
But the Lions were outclassed by slow-starters Swansea City in their next game as their home struggles continued. One fan perfectly summed up the feeling of disillusionment that were beginning to spread across the fan base after the 3-0 loss.
Saville seals it at Plymouth
Flemming’s second half opener gave Millwall the lead at Plymouth Argyle and, as the game wore on, Steven Schumacher’s side were putting more and more pressure on the Lions’ defence.
But George Saville came off the bench to score in the 98th minute to wrap up a 0-2 win. Brooke Norton Cuffy quickly joined him in celebration.
Exhaustion at the Final Whistle
Millwall and Hull exchanged blows at The Den in a frantic 2-2 draw that proved to be Rowett’s last in charge of the Lions.
Both sets of players gave it there all and simultaneously dropped to the floor at the full-time whistle.
Wes Harding scored for the second game in a row when he netted after 86 minutes at Watford in October, handing Millwall a 2-1 lead.
The defender joyfully burst into a funny-looking celebration in front of away fans.
Hope at Hillsborough
In Joe Edwards’ first game as Millwall manager, Millwall swept away Sheffield Wednesday by four goals to nil to grab their first win in five.
Harding scored again – and this time shared a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired ‘siu’ celebration with Casper De Norre – before Edwards punched the air in front of adoring travelling fans after full-time