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Millers enter administration again

The official site has confirmed earlier reports that Rotherham have unfortunately had to go into administration for the second time in just 18 months.

With hundreds of thousands of pounds owed to the Inland Revenue as a result of low attendances and other incomes not as high as were hoped, having failed to be granted a 10 day extension on their intent to go into administration at a Leeds Court yesterday, only being granted a further 24 hours to the two weeks already given, the club had no other option but to enter administration once again.

The result of doing this means a 10 point penalty, which sees the Millers drop from 7th - 11th, 6 points off the play-offs, having previously been occupying the final play-off place before this measure.

Millers chairman Dennis Coleman had been meeting with a potential investor yesterday and it was hoped an agreement could have been meet within this 10 day period, hence the request, but with only 24 hours given this clearly wasn't enough time and no new backer has yet been found, but hopefully it still can.

When the Millers previously went into administration the 10 penalty points eventually cost them relegation into league one, but with eight matches remaining in the current season Mark Robins will still be hopefully that he can guide them to the play-offs and a chance to get back to the Championship, but the clubs long term future will most definitely be the priority at this point in time.




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Date:Tuesday March 18 2008

Time: 3:57PM

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Sorry, to hear the bad news
Johnny Kipper
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18/03/2008 16:14:00

Bad luck guys. Hope you have some wealthy fans in the background to keep you going. Have you a hard working supporters Trust?
cropped
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18/03/2008 16:46:00

Sorry to hear this. You've got the blades fans support
jonnyblade
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18/03/2008 17:22:00

Best wishes from Accrington Stanley... http://accrington.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=103680
robbo-9-asfc
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18/03/2008 17:38:00

So sorry to hear this folks, so much money in football but all in the wrong place it seems. Hang in there, hopefully all will end well.
The Fear
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18/03/2008 17:42:00

Hopefully a new backer can be found and the good times can return. Good luck, from all at NFFC.
guinless
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18/03/2008 20:22:00

Sorry to hear the news guys, lets hope someone can come to your rescue.
dazza71
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18/03/2008 21:22:00

Good luck from all in the United Impdom!
codbater
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19/03/2008 20:03:00

Good luck for the future, all football fans are right behind you. Plymouth fan.
Demport
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20/03/2008 12:46:00

Thanks for the support/best wishes folks. Much appreciated.
rybel_b
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20/03/2008 14:26:00

some top comments from other fans
millers4eva
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21/03/2008 19:57:00

What lovely people you all are. Yes, I agree with Mr Fear - spread the wealth around within football and it might never happen to another club.
herringthorpe
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21/03/2008 21:26:00

 

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