Acquired in summer 1999, Mills started the first few games of
the season and initially impressed, but after a couple of less good
performances, Gary Kelly returned and became David O'Leary's
preference for the rest of the year. He made a couple of
appearances in the middle of defence towards the end of the season
- as well as left-back - and didn't perform too badly in those
In 2000-01, he got the opportunity to play more frequently, both
at right-back and in the centre of the defence as injuries
accounted for so many of the other defenders, and he had an
excellent season, becoming a firm favorite with the fans.
He started 2001-02 as regular right back - although he picked up
a couple of bans for a red card at Arsenal (brought on by Ashley
Cole's persistent fouls and histrionics) and then again at
Newcastle (Craig Bellamy ditto). He really does need to learn to
control his temper, because he's a great attacking right back, and
his goal at Charlton showed he's got a thumping great shot. He was
beginning to be regarded as a certainty for the England right-back
slot ahead of the Neville sisters before his latest indiscretion
but Sven looked to his footballing qualities and gave his temper
the benefit of the doubt. It proved to be a great decision by the
England coach, with Mills having an excellent World Cup and proving
the doubters wrong and forcing David O'Leary to eat his unjustified
and outspoken criticism of his player.
In 2002/03 he's been forced to play right across the defence due
to the sale of most of our centrebacks, injuries to others and a
loss of form in the left-back department. Mills himself hasn't
always looked at his best, but playing out of position most of the
time - and with a family tragedy in the middle of the season to
boot - he continued to give committed performances but hasn't
really lived up to the standards he set himself in the Far East.
After Peter Reid complained about players not performing in
pre-season games and training, Mills was dropped from the squad for
the opening game of the 2003-04 season and publicly complained that
Reid was victimising him. Although Reid was quoted as saying that
Mills would be welcomed back into the squad if his performances
improved, privately the manager was furious with Mills' public
whinging and made it clear that he saw little future for the player
at Elland Road. A 12-month loan to Boro will get him partially off
the books, although Leeds will continue to pay a proportion of his
wages for the duration of the loan.
Anonymous says what a lot of us say: "Danny Mills is f***ing
Chris Gallagher says: Danny Mills should without doubt be ahead
of Gary Neville in the England team.
Matt and Andy say: He's a dead ringer for our mate Canadian
Point says: Danny is a good player and has a lot of skill which
is useful. He can run up and down the wing very well and should be
Lucy says: Although I don't support Leeds United I do support
Danny Mills 'coz he is oh my god Amazing. That is amazingly
talented and amazingly beautiful!!!!
Marc Sheldon says: Danny? Brilliant Or Brut? 22 years old
already has the edge on Gary Neville. We say brilliant player but
brut in the looks department.
Lucy says: he's hardly a brut in the looks department - he's
NIC says: DANNY MILLS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS HE
Louise asks: what school did he go to????
Louise says: well done danny..... you share the same birthday as
England Fan says: Danny Mills??? way too up himself, obviously
got a bit too big for his boots!
Holly says: WILL U MARRY ME DANNY?
christine says: hes proved himself playing for england over the
last week.. silly mistakes don't take away from his pure skill, and
annie, sweden says: danny is absolutely gorgeous!
Sarah Gwilliam says: hi danny, its sarah karls brother i heard
you went clubbing with my brother a couple of times with kevin your
bro in law i saw him today i ask how u were you played very well
against brazil well done love sarah gwilliam
Michelle says: I have always followed Danny's career not only is
he good looking but he's a fab footballer, i think he done
fantastically against Brazil today and i wish him all the best for
shelly says: mills u r a f**king god and i hope to god u play in
the next world cup and the european cup cos we can win wth u in it.
You are sexy as hell and i know ur married GUTTED!!
sum gurl says: marry me danny u da sexiest bloke i ever
seen~shut up england fan he's cute!!!!
Anon says: I went to school with Danny, he's a lovely bloke and
yes, married to the gorgeous Lisa, so hands off!!
Graziella Ciappara says: Danny Mills is really gorgeous I saw
him playing in the World Cup in my opinion he is a good player God
Be With Him. He's a really sexy Hunk
stacey says: he's cute u just wont 2 take him home (if u now
what i mean....) he played so well in the world cup U WERE GREAT
also the bad boy image SOOOOOOO SEXY keep it up
paul says: supertar
kelly says: Most liked english player by majority of leeds
Donna SmithysNumber1 fan Lufc rox!! says: Danny u r a legend!!
our best (and of corse Mr erikssons) right bak! Keep up the good
work sweetie hows lil george? bless im hope hes ok!! U are
10million times betta then RIO GRRRRRRRR i H8 im!! go on leeds and
go on Danny!!!
Danielle says: I LUV U DANNY!!!!!!
Caroline says: unfortunatly he's married. Danny, if you ever
feel like leaving your wife or your at a loose end in manchester,
im happy to be of service ;)
John Schneider says: Danny Mills, Danny Mills, Danny Mills,
indeed you are a Great Man. Great work is being done by you as we
vicky naylor says: hello! me and ma cousin are your biggist fans
thanks for letting us send this too u ma brother sopports liverpool
they are rubbish LEEDES r the best love from vicky
trank says: I got his autograph on my birthday, HA HA you all
suck! Apart from the aussies.
elaine says: hi excuse me if i seem stupid but why isisnt danny
sarah says: Danny mills is f***in brilliant
Danielle says: why is danny not in england squad any more????
neville is s***!
Max Harlow says: I would just like to offer my condolences to
Danny, his wife, his family - I cannot begin to imagine the
nightmare you/they must be going through at the moment. I hope
you/they are able to enjoy at least some of 2003.
rachel says: i would just like to say how sad i was to hear
about dannys latest tragedy my condolences go out to him and his
family. on a brighter note i would just like to say im your biggest
fan keep up the good work for leeds as ill be there watching you.
best wishes xxx
Joey Mills says: danny the lad is the dogs bollocks. i am a
chelsea fan but he is different gravy. sort me out with sum signed
stuff please lads????
anon says: Answer to Nic yeah Danny is married, the only reason
Neville gets played ahead of him is because of Beckhams influence
on Sven, no beckham no neville at right back
Donna says: Danny n Lisa have been thru a hell of a lot recently
but hes atop guy and hes come through it brillinatly im sorry 4
ewhat happened 2 u and i hope your all ok!!!
gary says: i've been a leeds supporter for over 20 years. have
to say that danny mills is one of my favourite players in that time
. i love his no-nonsense style (though he sometimes goes a bit over
the top and thinks he is a more skillful player than he actually
is!). he is also a very hunky man. forget beckham, owen etc.
"bulldog" is an overlooked sex-god!
Max Harlow says: Happy Birthday Dannyboy!
jordan firth says: danny mills isf***ing brill
Hebe says: I have seen Danny Mills playing I went to see a
match. He is a really good player and he is my fav out of the
Danny Mills says: Thanks for all your support,it means a lot,
its been a dificlut year for me, but i'll keep going and i promise
to be even better this season!
helen says: ive been a Leeds fan since birth (28 years) and
after Gary Speed left all that time ago, my admirations turned to
Danny Mills - who is even more gorgeous and talented....if only he
wasnt married...sorry BEN!!!
Jim says: You used to be one of my fav players until your head
got too big and you started blaming leeds current plight for not
getting starts for England. Take a look at your own performances
before you criticise others.
sharon mortimer says: Can you believe my partner Lee is the
spitting image of Danny ....... he plays football himself and even
runs like him ...... everyone says he looks like the England
Ace!!!!!!!! Shame I can't send you a picture really, but if Danny
wants a double, tell him to just email me!!!!
Laura Leeds fans says: Saw Danny playin 4 england lst yr @
Leicester's Walkers Stadium wen they played Serbia & Montenegro
in a friendly. So proud 2 c our Danny playin & screamed myself
hoarse cheerin 4 him, 2 the dislike of the ppl all along the row in
front of me. 2 all those ppl i want 2 apologise, but u were
Leicester fans + seein as u beat us 4-0 i dont think i will.
Anyways i was just supportin our fantastic right back (yep thats
rite he is STILL ours) + i didnt c them avin any playas out there.
was well gutted wen sven tuk him off @ 1/2 time, + he didnt bring
Robbo on eva. Cant wait til the end of the season wen we get Millsy
bk (hopefully Eddie'l get him bk sooner). Gud luck wiv the new
Lil' Millie says: Congratulations on the birth of your son
Stanley. Hope he brings you lots of enjoyment and lots of happy
Poz says: Anyone else think Danny will be back at Leeds next
season? I hope so.
Tim Raynes says: danny i through my job have the unfortunate
experience of watching you week in and week out playing for
middlesbrough.you are the best right full back in the country, bar
none, and leeds need you, forget peter ried and except the
challenge we need you. you are right we are your parent club and
parents are important..anyway my best wishes to you and your
family, from me and mine, sorry my daughter loves alan smith more
than you (can't see why)
ben says: where r u now danny when we need you get your arse
back to leads and win us some points you owe us that much!!
olly m says: i'm dannys 3rd cousin and i think he's just the
katy says: I'm a classical actress and when, on stage,i have to
be "in love" with another character i pretend they're Danny.....I
will be his second wife...
Soccer Guru says: Gary Neville will be picked in front of Danny
Mills aslong as he has the ability to walk onto a football field,
unless danny does something miraculous he will never come close to
performing as well as Gary and reching standards Gary has met over
his career to date. Gary is every bit a fighter and the toughest of
competitors, if it meant blocking a shot traelling at 100mph he
would throw any part of his body in front of it.
Lisa Marie Oliver says: HI there i love LEEDS it is cool and i
have all my faith in you dont worry abit about those loses u will
come back !!! I have been supporting u since i was 4 wen i cud
understand who u were like the best team on the planet hope u r all
ok love ya lisa