UK time is: 00:10:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - 'Eagles - 'We were here first'

Rotherham United's move to the Don Valley Stadium has come as a shock to many Millers fans and there are mixed views over whether it is for the better or not, but even before the Millers have settled into their new home, the 'sitting tenants' are giving out the rules.

Don Valley is home of rugby side, Sheffield Eagles, who are in National League One, and their Chairman, Ian Swire says he expects rugby to take priority over football.

'If there are any fixture clashes,' Mr Swire told The Star, 'we expect to have first refusal. I haven't spoken to Sheffield International Venues, who run the stadium, so we will have to wait and see.

'We'd heard rumours that Rotherham United were talking to SIV but hadn't been told anything officially and officials from the United were at our game last Friday to see how things were run.'

The clash of fixtures could be at the start of the football season with the Eagles having games on Sunday, 17 August and Friday, 22nd August with a possibility that they might be moved for Sky television coverage. It is also a possibility that the Eagles will make the end of season play-offs which could bring extra fixture clashes.

'There should only be a two or three week overlap of fixtures,' Mr Swire carried on, 'and providing the stadium can host two games over one weekend there shouldn't be a problem.

Eagles coach, Mark Aston said he fully understands the Millers problems having had the same trouble themselves when their old home at Owlerton was deemed unsafe for them to play there. 'It will work,' he said, 'but how good it will work we will have to wait and see.'

The Star also says that South Yorkshire Police could still rule out Saturday games for the Millers as they don't want two football games in the city at the same time.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 2 2008

Time: 10:39AM

Your Comments

i would think the football would bring in more revenue for the stadium
Mexbro miller
From an Eagles fan I understand they get, at the most, 1,000 watching
herringthorpe
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Reserves Beat Donny (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Rotherham United v Fulham (Wednesday October 22 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Jonson Big Player For Us' (Wednesday October 22 2014)

RUFC - Millers Boss Frustrated After Draw (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Millers And Fulham In Six Goal Thriller (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Millers v Cottagers Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

RUFC - Funds Available For New Players (Tuesday October 21 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Respect Is Important' (Tuesday October 21 2014)

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Fulham (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 683
2. herringthorpe 553
3. sixpence 319
4. miller4life 70
5. mos60 41
6. nearlyataff 30
7. mvmiller 19
8. Millie Miller 19
9. nogginthenog 14
10. axholme 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16
15. Leeds Utd 13 4 4 5 -3 16
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15

Breaking League News

The Reds unbolt the Trotters.
Charlton : 22/10/2014 23:06:00
LUFC Who should replace Doukara in attack?
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 21:26:00
LUFC Cellino backs defender in race row
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:50:00
LUFC Young defender wants a run in the side
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:33:00
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Review
Brentford : 22/10/2014 20:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you prefer evening or afternoon football
Suggested By:  
Afternoon 76%
Evenings 8%
Any 16%