THEO IS STILL BIG FAN OF THE CUP
FROM administration to Europe, Theo Paphitis’ time as Millwall chairman was certainly eventful.
The former Den chief, best known for appearing on TV show Dragons’ Den, also saw the London club reach the FA Cup final.
This weekend, the Lions host Premier League Bournemouth in the third round of the famous competition, and Paphitis – an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK – believes the magic still lives on.
“I don’t think it could be ever taken away,” he said. “I can remember the FA Cup when I was a kid. I used to start the day in front of the TV. In the morning, the teams would leave their hotels and they used to have a helicopter following the team bus.
“It was the build-up, and you never dreamt for one minute you’d ever be part of it, or play a part in it.”
Neil Harris was banging in the goals when Paphitis was in the stands before the club legend became manager in 2015.
“Neil’s brilliant,” Paphitis said. “I speak to him regularly and he’s doing a great job. Obviously he’s limited in budget, but when he was in the team it was so much about passion.”
DRAGON: Theo Paphitis