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RUFC - Robins 'It's been testing'

Rotherham United Manager, Mark Robins, told Mike Walters of the Daily Mirror that his first step in management has been 'testing.'

'If I'm honest,' Robins carried on, 'I'm not sure that I'd want to go through it all again.'

Robins was speaking about the club going into administration at the end of last season, moving the club from their Millmoor home to Don Valley, points deductions, not even knowing if they would start this season....the list is endless.

'We've had a bad time,' the man they call gaffer admits, 'but we have to put a line under that, move on and start looking positively to the future. The new owner has plans for a new stadium and this group of players are working hard and it's to their credit that we wiped out the seventeen points deduction. They've never whinged, they've just got stuck in and the club is now moving in the right direction. We are certainly in a much healthier state than we were in the summer when I was four hundred miles away and got a phone call to say we were leaving Millmoor and had to find somewhere to train. All this because we had gone into administration with the smallest debt of any club who had been in that position - it was embarrassing.' (Mike Walters likens the Millers going into administration to being like a building society repossessing your home because you haven't paid the milkman!)

Robins carried on, 'The most important relationship at any club is between chairman and manager and we owe a big debt of gratitude to our chairman, Tony Steward, who has taken up the baton and turned Rotherham United into an exciting place to be.'

Mike Walters touches on the subject of the new stadium by saying that Robins and Stewart will have to act quickly with the club only having four years to find a site and build a new stadium and ends with 'It is a vulgar anomaly which begs an important question: When are MK Dons going to move back to Wimbledon? - which is something all us Millers fans want to know as well....





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Date:Saturday February 7 2009

Time: 1:29PM

 

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