Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - It's the 14th of April

RUFC - It's the 14th of April

Rotherham United fans will have woken this morning happy and hoping that the one-nil win over Northampton last night was the first of many to get them out of League Two.

I woke to a text from fellow Vitalite, Zipadeedoodah, saying 'Happy 14th Anniversary'.

Mind blank, puzzled look then the fog slowly cleared and in my best Millers voice did a rendition of 'We're the greatest Rotherham United and we won at Wemberlee, Wemberlee, Wemberlee' - the neighbours and milkman are still getting over the singing by the way!

14th April 1996 The Auto Windscreen Trophy Final - Rotherham v Shrewsbury.


Millers fans set off down south for, what is probably for most of us, the best ever day out with Rotherham United (yet!) It started a bit strangely for me, because, as a family we'd left it to my niece to organise our transport - and she'd managed to book us all on a coach, run by the local police! We were a happy lot going down and put pictures of the Millers from newspapers all over the windows. (Though the driver refused point blank to let us put one where he sat). We stopped at motorway services going down and the place was swamped with people wearing red and white all greeting each other like lost friends.

Getting to Wembley we walked round outside and had photo's taken and then it was time to go in. I actually remember holding my breath going in and thinking 'is this real?' There was a charity game on before the proper match and Chris Evans played in it and came waving to us all - we won that as well, I seem to recall.

Then the teams came out with the Millers being led by Archie Gemmill and John McGovern. And from that time until the final whistle the Millers fans never stopped singing. The Millers won two-one with Nigel Jemson getting both goals and, at the final whistle, people who'd never met before were dancing and kissing each other, laughing and crying all at the same time. It was truly a wonderful day.

Photo's the next day in the newspapers were of Nigel Jemson holding the Auto Windscreen Trophy but the photo for me has to be Ian Breckin wearing a silly red and white hat and looking amazed!

What are your memories of that day?



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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Wednesday April 14 2010
Time: 12:18PM

Comments

0
As soon as we'd won through I got a call from my London based in law asking for a ticket, he to provide secure parking on wembley high st. We met my brother travelling from Wolverhampton at Watford gap. As all the other traffic headed west, we 2 headed east to my bro in laws. Suddenly we realised that a 3rd car had joined us and was with us in to Hertfordshire. We pulled up at the house. And the family gave tea and sandwiches to two complete strangers. Did they take some stick as they were stewards!
baldtobeamiller
14/04/2010 18:42:00
0
LOL, btob. We once did something similar coming home from Leyton Orient - followed these Millers thinking they'd get us on the right way only to find out they were London Millers!
herringthorpe
14/04/2010 20:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Sunday Morning Rumours

Who are the Millers after on this sunny (at the moment) Sunday morning?

RUFC - Stubbs Decision To Let Striker Leave

Millers Boss looking forward to Polish tour

RUFC - Douglas Not Buying Into 'B Team' Proposal

Rotherham's COO thinks idea of Premier League 'B' Teams in Football League 'an insult'

RUFC - Stubbs Wants Players In - Not Players Leaving

Millers Boss not entertaining offers for Camp

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Euro 16 - Which of the 'home' teams will go the furthest
Suggested By:
England56%
Ireland10%
Wales34%

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.herringthorpe290
2.sixpence169
3.Tony Kidding18
4.mos6011
5.mvmiller6
6.mellowmiller3
7.axholme3
8.michael larkin2
9.zipadeedoodah1