RUFC - On This Day - 16th October
What were the Millers up to on 16th October in the past ..... let's take a quick look into the archives ...
16th October 2011
This time last year then boss Andy Scott was speaking about the two loan signings he'd signed a couple of days before. Jon Harley, he said, would bring experience and knowledge to the back four while with Guy Branston you get what you expect.
16th October 2010
The Millers travelled to the Fraser Eagle Stadium on this day two years ago and came back with all three points. Andy Parkinson put Accrington one up on nine minutes but eight minutes later Kevin Long saw red for Stanley and Adam Le Fondre scored from the resulting penalty. Four minutes after half-time Stanley went back in front when Jimmy Ryan scored but Exodus Geohaghon equalised with ten minutes to go. In the final minute of the game skipper Ryan Cresswell rose above everyone else and made it three-two in front of the travelling Millers fans to the visiting side.
After the game Manager Ronnie Moore said that the Millers should have been 'out of sight' and should have scored five or six. He also said that Exodus Geohaghon had had a great game and that it was good to welcome back Ryan Cresswell after he'd been missing after a family member died.
16th October 2009
It was three years ago on this day that Chairman, Tony Stewart, said that he'd narrowed the site for the new ground down to two places.
Manager Ronnie Moore also said that he couldn't wait to get back into Rotherham saying that not many managers, club staff, coaches or fans had to put up with the fact that the games were taking place in Sheffield, training in Doncaster, yet the business side of things was still in Rotherham.
The Millers were getting ready to face Notts County and Nick Fenton said that the Millers weren't afraid of his former club. 'They've got money,' the Millers defender conceded, 'but they are a league two team and we are a league two team which proves we are as good if not better than them.'
The Millers managed to hang on to a point the next day against County at Don Valley in a nil-nil draw which saw Nick Fenton get two yellow cards and an early bath.
16th October 2008
The Millers found out that their next game, against Barnet at Don Valley, was to be officiated by Graham Salisbury of Preston. In the game he showed a red card on the half-hour mark to Barnet`s Max Porter but the Millers lost the game four-three.
16th October 2007
On this day in 2007 we had a Vital Debate regarding the Off-side rule.
Here are some of the answers we got...
The Villager: This ruling is one that has never and will never be changed, as long as the ball is played away from the 'goal' you are attacking you can't be offside hence you cannot be offside from a corner even if there is only your players in the box!!! Adding on to that, I do wish they would sometimes let it be......all this not interfering with play cr*p, as the great Brian Clough once said 'if he's not interfering with play, what's he doing on the bloody pitch'!!!
If you are offside, you are offside whether the ball is being played to you or not (at least everyone would know the rules then)
Foo: Quote: TV:'if he's not interfering with play, what's he doing on the b****y pitch'!!!
Handy Haddock: I've seen offside from the second touch following a corner, when we took a short one and the ball was one-twoed straight back to the corner taker and in the meantime every one of the oppo had (literally) left their post and legged it upfield a bit
Me: It's a stoopid B****y rule anyway! Like LBW in cricket - if your leg wasn't before the wicket then you'd get bowled everytime (!)
The Villager: Caz, did you know that if the ball in cricket hits you anywhere (leg, foot, head, nose, bum, nuts....etc) and you are in front of the stumps, you are still out LBW!!!
Now, the offside rule is easy after that int it!!!
The Ref: Tsk, amateurs.......
We also found out that defender Marc Joseph was on the mend after being ill with a kidney infection.
16th October 2004
The Millers were in the Championship eight years ago and made the trip to Ninian Park where two goals from Peter Thorne in the second half was enough to give Cardiff a home win.
The Millers team that day were
Subs not used - Montgomery, Vernazza, Garner, R Barker
16th October 1999
Barnet were the visitors at Millmoor on this day back in 1999. Leo Fortune-West put the Millers in front on ten minutes and a goal on sixty-seven minutes from Chris Sedgwick who had been on the pitch less than a minute, gave the Millers all the points in this League Three encounter.
16th October 1993
This League Division Two clash at Millmoor between the Millers and Swansea ended in a one-all draw. Shaun Goodwin scored for the Millers and Andy McFarlane for the Swans.
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