Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Robins on Poortvliet

RUFC - Robins on Poortvliet

Rotherham United take on Southampton this evening in the Carling Cup and Millers manager, Mark Robins thinks that the Saints play refreshing football.

Retired Dutch defender, Jan Poortvliet, took over as manager at Southampton in May this year after a bit of huffing and puffing as, at the time, he was still employed by Club Helmond Sport. In the end, Poortvliet paid his former club compensation and so eventually took over the club in August. Poortvleit tends to play the 'Dutch' system of 4-2-2-1-1 and Mark Robins says he likes this philosophy, 'it's fantastic and refreshing.'

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, the Millers manager says, 'They are a young side with no fear and Jan Poortvliet has a few options at his disposal. I hope he is given the chance to build this team until it matures because if he does get that opportunity, in the not too distant future, he will have a really good team on his hands.'

Poortvliet has experience among the young with the likes of Stern John and Chris Perry who could both get the nod this evening. Also doing well at the moment are young strikers Adam Lallana and Bradley Wright-Phillips.




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday September 23 2008
Time: 9:23AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Tickets On Sale For Robins Clash

Millers home game v Bristol City

RUFC - Monday Morning Rumours

With not long to go until the new season begins there are rumours about an ex-player returning

RUFC - A Look Back At Last Season - March

What was happening to the Millers in March . . . .

RUFC - Kirk And Jerry Pleased With Yesterday's Game

Broadfoot says it's good to get minutes on pitch

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Just over three weeks to the new season. How many players will the Millers have for that first game
Suggested By:
1513%
169%
178%
1812%
1911%
2030%
215%
22 or more12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe286
2.sixpence209
3.mos6032
4.Marky7911
5.Chris Maiden7
6.mvmiller7
7.zipadeedoodah4
8.axholme3
9.michael larkin1