RUFC - On This Day .....
Rotherham United are having an enforced rest this weekend, due to the fact that we aren't involved in FA Cup games - so let's have a look back at the 7th January since the year 2000
7th January 2011
This time last year a lot of clubs were getting ready to play in the weekend's game in the FA Cup, the Millers, as we fans are quite used to, had the weekend off! But, then Manager, Ronnie Moore, was quite busy and it was this day last year that Stephen Brogan went out on loan to Stalybridge Celtic.
Meanwhile, although Adam Le Fondre said he was quite happy with the Millers he told the club that he wanted to 'keep his options open' after negotiations between Rotherham and Alfie ended without him signing an extension to his contract.
After spending more time watching from the sidelines over the last twelve months, defender Dale Tonge, said he was happy to be back. Tongey has played the full ninety minutes of the previous game against Macclesfield and said that although he felt stiff he it was 'great to be back.'
7th January 2010
With the weather not being kind the game at Don Valley, due to take place in two days against Bournemouth was called off. It seems the problem wasn't the pitch but the surrounding area which failed a health and safety check.
It was also on this day that Chairman, Tony Stewart, told everyone that he hoped to be able to tell everyone within the next seven to ten days where the new ground was going to be built.
7th January 2009
Three years ago, the Football League were asking for early pitch inspections and asking home clubs to -
** provide an early warning to the Football League that the game might be in doubt
** contact the visiting club at least twenty-four hours prior to kick-off
** contact the match referee to inform him of the situation
** contact the Football League if they think a very early pitch inspection is necessary (for instance on a Friday for a Saturday game). If they think it's necessary the Football League will contact a local referee who will report back to the League and then they will make a decision
** keep supporters informed through relevant channels - Club Websites, Radio Five, Press Association, SMS sites
7th January 2008
On this day in 2008 then Chairman, Denis Coleman, thanked the fans who turned out at Millmoor to watch the Millers against MK Dons.
''Your support, old and new, is very much needed and appreciated and we hope to see you all again soon,' Mr Coleman said.
Meanwhile, Manager, Mark Robins, was on the look out for a goalkeeper. Stephen Cann looked like being out until the end of the season with a shoulder injury and Jamie Annerson, who had been on loan from Sheffield United, went back to Bramall Lane, leaving just Andy Warrington and young 'keeper, Mark Oxley as back-up.
7th January 2005
Seven years ago the Millers were getting ready to face Yeovil Town at Millmoor in the third round of the FA Cup the next day. Yeovil won the tie three-nil and it was the last time the Millers actually made it to the third round!
7th January 2001
This day in 2001 the Millers were getting over an exciting trip to Anfield where they went to play Liverpool in the FA Cup. The Millers had held on until two minutes into the second half when Emile Heskey opened the scoring for the Reds. Just after the hour mark Liverpool's Igor Biscan got a second yellow card and went for an early bath which actually seemed to spur on the home side more and Dietmar Hamann and Heskey made the score three-nil with fifteen minutes to go.
7th January 2000
The Millers were getting ready to travel the short journey to The Shay to take on Halifax Town for their second game of the new millennium. The game was won by a Lee Potter goal for the home side on seventy-three minutes.
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