Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Spotlight on.....

RUFC - Spotlight on.....

Rotherham United's next pre-season friendly is against Barnsley. Here are some facts and figures about The Tykes:

Barnsley, who are currently playing their football in the Championship, were founded in 1887 and originally called Barnsley St Peter`s and joined the football league in 1898.

After reaching the FA Cup Final in 1910 and losing to Newcastle in a replay they went on to win the Cup two years later against West Brom. In 1922 they missed out on promotion to the top division on goal difference (by one goal). In the 30`s, 40`s and 50`s The Tykes found themselves swapping between the second and third division and in the 60`s and 70`s between the third an fourth divisions. In 1996/7 they found themselves promoted to the Premiership but dropped straight back down again.

In 2002 the club went into administration and Peter Doyle, then Mayor of the town, stepped in at the last minute to stop the club folding. Four years later they got promotion to the Championship via the play-offs but struggling they sacked their manager half way through the season and Simon Davey came in and managed to steer them out of the relegation fight to stay up. The following season Barnsley reached the semi final of the FA Cup beating both Liverpool and Chelsea to get there, but lost to Cardiff at Wembley.

Club Record
Record League Victory: 9-0 v Loughborough Town, Second Division, January 1899
Record Cup Victory: 6-0 v Blackpool, FA Cup January 1910
Record League Defeat: 0-9 v Notts County, Second Division, January 1927
Record Cup Defeat: 1-8 v Derby County, FA Cup January1987
Highest League Scorer in Season: Cecil McCormack, 33, Football League Division Two, 1950/51
Most League Goals in Total Aggregate: Ernest Hine, 123, 1921 - 1938
Most Internationals Caps: Gerry Taggart, 35, Northern Ireland
Most League Appearances: Barry Murphy, 514, 1962 - 1978
Record Transfer Fee Received: £4,500,000 from Blackburn Rovers for Ashley Ward, December 1998
Record Transfer Fee Paid: £1,500,000 to Partizan Belgrade for Georgi Hristov (1997) and £1,500,000 to QPR for Mike Sheron (1999)


Head-to-Head

The last time the Millers met the Reds was in League One in 2005/06 season

The game at Millmoor saw a win for Barnsley with a goal from Martin Devaney in the seventy-third minute. The attendance that day was 5,401.
A month later the Millers were the visitors to Oakwell and the game finished 1-1 with Shaun Barker scoring for the Millers first and Steven Watt getting an equaliser in the ninetieth minute for the draw. Of course, this game will live long in both Barnsley and Rotherham fans memories for the refereeing (???) of one Mr Trevor Kettle who lost the game completely and ended up sending off three Millers players - Deon Burton after 56 minutes, Lee Williamson after 85 minutes and the captain, Colin Murdock in the ninetieth minute with eight players being booked.

The all time results between the two South Yorkshire teams are pretty even:

League - Millers wins 17, Barnsley wins 17 and 16 draws
FA Cup - Millers wins 2, Barnsley wins 2 and 1 drawn game
League Cup - Millers wins 1, Barnsley wins 2

Total - Millers wins 20, Barnsley wins 21 and 17 draws

The game is on Saturday, 26th July at Don Valley Stadium and kick-off is 3pm




Join the FREE Telegraph League Two Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Thursday July 24 2008
Time: 11:29PM

Comments

0
*****ing Hell Caz, I'd forgot all about that bleeding Kettle bloke until you mentioned it!!!!!
TheVillager
24/07/2008 23:43:00
0
Whoops - sorry, TV!
herringthorpe
25/07/2008 01:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Ihiekwe Can't Wait To Get Started

New boy says 'club sells itself'

RUFC - Warne Was Pleased New Boy Asked Questions

Warney says Ihiekwe is competitive and athletic

RUFC - Millers Sign Central Defender

Ihiekwe signs in

RUFC - Three Years Ago Today

So what was you doing three years ago today . . . .

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Will Win The Championship Play-Off
Suggested By:
Huddersfield Town46%
Reading52%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe215
2.sixpence72
3.Tony Kidding44
4.Chris Maiden40
5.mos6015
6.mvmiller9
7.nogginthenog6
8.Millie Miller6
9.miller4life4
10.axholme4
Vital Football Comment