Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - View from the Stands

RUFC - View from the Stands

Rotherham United travelled to Aldershot Town yesterday with, probably, not much confidence after losing two on the trot - and, to be honest, the fans I travelled down with felt the same. Unfortunately, we were right.

Not having the luxury of an overnight stop in a posh hotel, like the team, we set off on a dull morning, the twenty of us and made the long journey down to Aldershot.

We were sat having our first pints, at the pub at the top of the hill, by 1.15 and, after staggering at the prices (£3.10 a pint - JT was still talking about that on the way home! - and I was told the beer was 'poor' - though you can swap the last three letters of poor for the impolite word!) we got down to discussing the team. We were all in agreement that Bell-Baggie should start and that Pope should partner Alfie up front.

Well, Bell-Baggie did start but Pope was left, kicking his heels on the bench, while Ronnie decided that McAllister was the man to partner our top goal scorer. We started brightly and, for the first fifteen minutes, the home side never got a look in. Charles was booked in the opening minute for a lunge at Bell-Baggie and, in my opinion, and I`m sure a lot of others` too, Bell-Baggie should have stayed where he was and gone 'at` Charles, who daren`t make another challenge for fear of seeing a second yellow. But, for some reason, the youngster was pushed on the other wing with Marshall taking his place. Then, on sixteen minutes, Pablo Mills and Gavin Gunning got themselves in a right tangle, with Gunning hitting the ball against Mills. Dean Morgan took advantage, took the ball on, and shot, giving Andy Warrington no chance, into the back of the net. Millers` heads went down and in the stands we feared the worst. Though, around the half hour mark, Bell-Baggie, got a good ball through to Josh Walker, but his poor touch wasn`t good enough and Charles was on hand to clear. Before half-time Alfie clipped the cross-bar and straight from that, 'Shot came close to doubling their lead when a Charles shot was well tipped round the post by Warrington.

Walking round at half-time, the Millers` faces were looking resigned - yes, it was only 1-0 but, we`d seen it all before.

In the opening minute of the second half Jamie Young, in the 'Shots goal, did well to save from Alfie but, really, the Millers never looked like getting an equaliser. Aldershot had a few chances to get a second but seemed reluctant to have a shot at goal and, it was when the Millers looked like they might be getting on top again, and pushing everyone forward that Marvin Morgan capitalised as he walked past Mills and slid the ball underneath Warrington. The Millers just gave up then and for the third, Morgan was allowed to hold the ball up, while defenders looked on, and pass it to Howell who slammed it into the back of the net.

Disgruntled fans made their way through the park to their cars and coaches. We all looked at one another and shrugged - what on earth was going on out there? The murmurs of 'he`s got to go` became louder and louder on the way home - and, it was a long way home.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday April 6 2010
Time: 10:38AM

Comments

0
GOOD POST! YES I CAN IMAGINE THE TALK ON THE COACH!!
southernbelle
06/04/2010 11:03:00
0
I went to Yeovil on Monday, I was sat having my first pint at 8.15am!
dazza71
06/04/2010 19:53:00
0
That's quite sad really, Dazza, int it! LOL We actually tossed a coin at Aldershot to see if we should bother going to the match or stay in the pub! Wish we'd have stayed in the pub!
herringthorpe
06/04/2010 19:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Former 'Keeper Joins Cod Army

Cairns excited about his move to Fleetwood

RUFC - Bookies Make Mowbray Favourite

Coventry Boss favourite to take over hot seat?

RUFC - Millers Get The Blues

Rotherham's new away kit launched

RUFC - Another Name In The Frame?

Could we do worse than have former Ferguson prodigy?

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should We Expand The New York Stadium In Time For The Coming Season
Suggested By:
Yes79%
No21%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe344
2.rybel_b93
3.sixpence91
4.mos6026
5.mvmiller9
6.Marky798
7.Millie Miller6
8.axholme6
9.nogginthenog5
10.Chris Maiden5