Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Sixteen years ago today ......

RUFC - Sixteen years ago today ......

Let me take you back sixteen years to Sunday, 14th April 1996.

Just a normal Sunday for over ninety-nine per cent of the English population, who probably won't even remember what they were doing on that day.

But, for Millers fans it is a date that is imprinted on their hearts.

It started off with thousands of red and white wearing fans travelling out of South Yorkshire, leaving Rotherham like a ghost town, and travelling to London where they joined the blue and white clad fans of Shrewsbury Town as laughing and joking we walked up 'Wembley Way' together discussing football and looking at the famous twin towers.

There was singing, pre-match flag waving, banter between fans, a charity football game that included Chris Evans before both teams took the pitch to take part in the Auto Windscreens Shield Trophy.

Of course, we all know the outcome, Nigel Jemson became part of the Millers history books when he scored in the twentieth and fifty-eighth minute and, after a Mark Taylor goal made it two-one ten minutes from the end, every thirty seconds Millers fans went to the Wembley clock, willing the hands round, until referee Allison finally blew the whistle. Miller`s fans went barmy, hugging people they'd never seen before, singing, crying, laughing and cheering the team as they climbed the steps to collect the Shield.

And, by coincidence, today is the 14th April and, once again, we meet Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews haven't lost at home yet this season and the Millers have never actually won at the Greenhous Meadow Stadium.

But, today is a 'magical' day and it could just be the day that the Millers have their first win at the home of the Shrews, break their hosts record and maybe, just maybe, push their way towards a play-off spot and another Wembley appearance.

You just never know. As a famous former footballer once said, 'Football is a funny old game.'



Join The Vital Debate

Don`t forget, you can also catch Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter



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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Saturday April 14 2012
Time: 8:49AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - O'Donnell 'Perfect Move For Me'

Millers latest signing pleased to be back with Millers

RUFC - O'Donnell Signs In

Millers bring in 'keeper

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Newcastle United

A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and the Magpies

RUFC - A Second QPR Bid Turned Down For Striker?

Millers reported to have rejected second bid from Queens Park Rangers for Ward

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Will We Bring In During The January Window
Suggested By:
One14%
Two29%
Three45%
Four3%
Five or more9%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe283
2.sixpence181
3.mos6047
4.Millie Miller18
5.axholme16
6.nogginthenog11
7.mvmiller11
8.miller4life9
9.swanleygill5
10.Marky795
Vital Football Comment