Date:Sunday July 20 2008
The Millers make the short trip to Dronfield tomorrow evening to take on the oldest team still in existence, Sheffield FC
Here are a few facts about them:
Sheffield FC were founded in 1857 and are famous for being the world`s oldest team still playing association football. They are also noted for participating in the world's oldest footballing rivalry. Sheffield competed against Hallam in the world's first inter-club match during 1860 - the match is known as the 'Sheffield' or 'Rules' derby.
Playing in the Northern Premier League Division One South, which is step four of eight of the National League system, last season they finishing fourth, the team now play at the Bright Finance Stadium in Dronfield, which is the first ground they have ever owned themselves, and are managed by ex Miller, Chris Dolby.
In 1904 they won the FA Amateur Cup and in 1977 they were runners up in the FA Vase.
FIFA have bestowed them with the FIFA Order of Merit and they have been inducted to the English Football Hall of Fame for their contribution to football.
The clubs most famous players are John Owen, who played once in 1874 and John Hudson who played once in 1883 who both went on to represent England.
In November 2007, Sheffield FC celebrated their 150th Anniversary by playing a game against Serie A side, Inter Milan, with the Italians winning 5-2. The game was played at Bramall Lane and 18,741 supporters came. In April 2008, Sheffield played Ajax, again at Bramall Lane and celebrated a 2-0 victory in front of 5,000 fans with Premiership Referee Uriah Rennie the man in the middle.
FA Amateur Cup Winners 1903-04
FA Vase Runners-up 1976-77
Yorkshire League Division Two Champions 1976-77
Yorkshire League Cup Winners 1977-78
Whitbread Trophy Winners 1987-88
Northern Counties East League Premier Division Runners-up 2006-07
Northern Counties East League Division One Champions 1988-89, 1990-91
Northern Counties East League Cup Winners 2000-01, 2004-05
Northern Counties East League Cup Runners-up 2002-03, 2005-06
Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup Winners 1993-94, 2004-05, 2005-06
Date:Sunday July 20 2008
RUFC - Next Seasons Opponents - Part 1 (Tuesday May 21 2013)
RUFC - Pen Pics - Scott Shearer (Monday May 20 2013)
RUFC - On This Day - 19th May (Sunday May 19 2013)
RUFC - A Look Back At Last Season - August (Saturday May 18 2013)
RUFC - Wanderers To Play At New York (Friday May 17 2013)
RUFC - Training Ground Plans On Hold (Friday May 17 2013)
RUFC - Defender In Next Week? (Friday May 17 2013)
RUFC - Millers On Tour (Friday May 17 2013)
RUFC - Former Miller Signs For Stanley (Thursday May 16 2013)
RUFC - Updated Information On Fans' Forum (Thursday May 16 2013)
|3. Port Vale||46||21||15||10||+35||78|
|Striker ready to kick on
» York : 21/05/2013 14:45:00
|Tough road ahead
» York : 21/05/2013 14:38:00
|Brewers Move For Edwards
» Burton : 21/05/2013 13:17:00
|Paul Benson on Oxford United radar
» Oxford : 21/05/2013 11:04:00
|Tounkara Moves For Stevenage
» Bristol Rovers : 21/05/2013 10:43:00
|Clarke Signs New Rovers Deal
» Bristol Rovers : 21/05/2013 10:13:00
» Plymouth : 21/05/2013 09:31:00