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RUFC - Sad passing of a fellow Miller

We are always sad to hear of a fellow Miller passing away and this week someone got in touch with me to ask if I could write an article about an old school friend of his, who he thinks, other people may know.

It is with sadness that we heard of the passing of Michael Potts.

Mick was born on Gladys Street on 26th December 1950 and was an avid Rotherham United fan from the day he could walk.

He spent most of childhood in Kimberworth and after leaving school went to work for British Steel. Twenty-five years ago he moved to New Zealand and later to Newcastle in Australia. Despite this he watched all the English football games in the early hours of the morning and kept in touch with the Millers by having The Advertiser sent over every week. He was also a regular visitor to all the fans` websites.

Suffering from ill health for many years, Mick (as he was known to his BSC colleagues) had a third operation in August 2010 and, after being given the all clear from his consultant he was planning to come back to England, for a visit for the first time in fifteen years. The reason for that visit was to see his beloved Rotherham United`s new stadium.

Sadly, this was not meant to be as he passed away on 30th April and his funeral was on Friday in Australia. It his hoped there will be a memorial service for Michael in the near future.

Michael was married to Sharron and they have two daughters, Jessica and Laura and a loving brother to Susan and David. His sister, Susan, says, despite ill health Michael was a real joker with a fantastic sense of humour who would always cheer up any room. He was possibly the most devoted Rotherham United fan ever and in his honour, Susan says she wants us to arrive at the new stadium and do him proud.

If anyone knew Michael and would like to pass on their condolences or tell us any stories about him, then please don`t hesitate to let me know and I will gladly pass them on

RIP Michael and Up The Millers

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Date:Sunday May 8 2011

Time: 10:05AM

 

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