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RUFC - On This Day - 2nd August

RUFC - On This Day - 2nd August

Let's have a quick look back on what happened on this day in the past ….

2nd August 2011

On this day last year the Millers played in the town for the first time in four years when they took on Parkgate at Roundwood. Gareth Evans opened the scoring for the Millers with the lively looking Nathan Forbes-Swindells equalising on the stroke of half-time. At the start of the second half young Luke Beedham made it two-one to the Millers which was the end result.

It was also on this day that the Millers rejected a bid for Adam Le Fondre from neighbours Sheffield Wednesday although they were to come back and up the bid which would also be rejected. Meanwhile one Miller on the move was Nick Fenton who joined Morecambe.

Rotherham United were named the cheapest club to watch in League Two with Millers Chairman, Tony Stewart, saying, 'I'd like to think that we give good value for money and not just the cheapest club.'

2nd August 2010

With the new season less than a week away Rotherham United's head groundsman, Jim Davison, said that the Don Valley pitch was 'absolutely superb'.

On this day two years ago former Bradford Manager, Terry Dolan, who was working for the League Managers' Association, said that he fully expected the Millers to be in the top three at the end of the season.

Ronnie Moore swelled the ranks today by signing Exodus Geohaghon on a months' emergency loan from Peterborough.

2nd August 2009

After having striker Wayne Grey on trial then Manager, Mark Robins, said he wasn't going to pursue the situation.

Three years ago the Millers were looking forward to a trip to the Welfare Ground to take on AFC Emley.

2nd August 2008

Four years ago the Millers played Hartlepool in a pre-season friendly at Don Valley, losing the game three-two. The game was delayed by fifteen minutes after the referee and his assistants were 'held up in traffic' (afterwards we were told that they'd actually gone to Millmoor!) Joel Porter opened the scoring from the penalty spot with Ryan Taylor equalising shortly afterwards. Just before half time Ben Clark put 'Pool back into the lead and James Brown got the third in the second half. Jamie Yates made it three-two but the Millers couldn't find an equaliser.

2nd August 2007

News of midfielder Mark Hudson, who was stretchered off in the friendly game against Sheffield United two days before wasn't good. An examination revealed he had torn ligaments and that he could be out for six weeks.

Meanwhile the club made an apology to Barnsley, who they had played at Millmoor the Saturday before after around five hundred fans were left queuing for tickets just minutes before kick-off. A 'blunder' (blunder, the Millers? Never!) meant that the club hadn't printed enough tickets and it al ended with the South Yorkshire Police demanding the club open the gates and let the Barnsley fans use cash to pay. Excuses? A ticket printing machine had broke down and there wasn't enough staff in the ticket office - now this sounds familiar......





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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Thursday August 2 2012
Time: 8:33AM

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