UK time is: 12:54:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Douglas 'break cost us promotion last year'

Rotherham United`s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Douglas says that he is sure that the long break the Millers had to endure because of the weather last season cost them promotion. Last season the Millers last December game was on 12th December, at Bradford, and they didn`t kick a ball in anger until 19th January at Don Valley against Darlington.

Although, Manager, Ronnie Moore and Chairman, Tony Stewart weren`t quite singing from the same hymn book last month, when Moore said the team would have got automatic promotion if they`d still been at Millmoor one week and the following week Mr Stewart saying that playing at Don Valley had done more for Rotherham United than it was being credited for, the weather certainly played a big part in last seasons push for promotion.

Speaking to David Beddows of The Advertiser, Mr Douglas said, 'I`m convinced that the long break cost us automatic promotion last season because it left us playing two games a week for four or five weeks. We ended up dropping points which we probably would have got at regular times and we don`t want that to happen again.`

Mr Douglas was out on the Don Valley pitch yesterday helping to clear away the snow with ground staff and volunteers and he said, 'The pitch is certainly a lot better than it was last year because a lot of work has been done on it and we`ve not had the amount of rain we had in the autumn last year. All the snow on the pitch has helped protect it from the frost and it is playable.

'The Football League want the game played and they will give us every opportunity to do so.`

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 10 2010

Time: 8:05AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Evans Won't Just Sign Anyone (Monday September 1 2014)

RUFC - Ticket News v Ipswich Town (Sunday August 31 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'It's Hard To Take' (Saturday August 30 2014)

Bees Sting Millers At Home (Saturday August 30 2014)

Millers v Bees Preview (Saturday August 30 2014)

RUFC - Loanee Wants A Goal (Friday August 29 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. herringthorpe 23
2. mos60 7
3. miller4life 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Blackburn 5 2 1 2 -2 7
15. Reading 5 2 1 2 -3 7
16. Middlesbrough 5 2 0 3 0 6
17. Rotherham 5 2 0 3 -3 6
18. Leeds Utd 5 2 0 3 -5 6
19. Ipswich 5 1 2 2 -1 5
20. Birmingham 5 1 2 2 -5 5

Breaking League News

Boro sign winger
Middlesbrough : 01/09/2014 12:08:00
Official: Rovers Complete Duffy Deal
Blackburn : 01/09/2014 11:59:00
LUFC Grayson - Leeds link is wide of the mark
Leeds Utd : 01/09/2014 11:51:00
Oscar In Demand
Brighton : 01/09/2014 11:37:00
Leeds Recruitment Drive
Birmingham : 01/09/2014 11:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Capital One Cup - If you don't want it seeded would you like it 'regionalised'?
Suggested By:  
No I wouldn't like that 8%
Yes that would be a better idea 72%
Leave it as it is 20%