RUFC - On This Day - 30th October
Let's have a look back on this day over the past few years - what can you remember?
30 October 2011
On this day last year the Millers found out that they would travel to Holker Park to take on non-league Barrow in the first round proper of the FA Cup.
30 October 2010
The Millers travelled to Roots Hall on this day two years ago and lost one-nil to a Blair Sturrock goal. It was a poor game with some inept refereeing from Mr Crossley finished off, from what I was told, by poor pies - we might have been outplayed but we were never out sung
In his post-match interview Manager, Ronnie Moore, apologised to the travelling fans saying it was 'lacklustre with not enough effort' and he also said, if he could, he would stop the players wages. He said there was some 'rank bad defending' by both full-backs who were 'dodgy'.
30 October 2009
Three years ago today the Millers were having problems trying to get loan players to come to the club. 'Any player coming in has to be better than what we've already got,' Manager Ronnie Moore said. (Now, where have I heard that before..)
Defender Pablo Mills said that he was feeling pressure to keep his place in the side with Ronnie Moore saying that he would bring in his own players. 'I don't think anyone can sit on their laurels,' Pabs said, 'and you have to give that extra ten per cent and show consistency and be on your game. personally, I don't need something like this to give me an edge. I'm one of my own worst critics and I always give one hundred per cent.'
The Millers were struggling a bit with injuries - Marc Joseph and Micky Cummins both had groin injuries and Andy Liddell had gone down with a stomach upset while Nicky Law, who had been off all week with a flu virus had also gone down with a throat infection.
30 October 2008
It was announced today the start of the 'Get Rotherham United back in Rotherham' campaign was about to start. The idea was to unite local businesses and the town's community to get the Millers back into the town they belong and into a brand new stadium with the song 'Drop Me Off In Rotherham' by local band The Tivoli to be played at all 'home' games until Christmas.
30 October 2007
On this day in 2007 we discovered that our opponents in the FA Cup would be Forest Green at The New Lawn after they beat Eastleigh by four goals to one in a replay.
30 October 2006
Six years ago the Millers were in League One and our site staff had a look at the 'League's Current Form' and after four consecutive wins the Millers were up there in fourth place. Scunthorpe, Blackpool and Nottingham Forest were in the top three places.
We also found out, on this day, that the referee for our next game against Carlisle was to be Graham Salisbury. The game ended one-all and Mr Salisbury booked Paul Hurst of the Millers and Chris Billy of the home side.
30 October 2004
On this day in 2004 the Millers went to Pride Park and, despite leading two-nil after thirty-four minutes, the game ended three-two to the Rams. Chris Swailes opened the scoring for the Millers on eight minutes with Rob Scott doubling the lead twenty-six minutes later. Grzegorz Rasiak pulled one back for the home side before half-time and Paul Peschisolido and Jamie Vincent scored two more in the second half for the Rams to take all three points.
Teams that day
Subs not used - Grant, Jackson, Holmes
Subs not used - Montgomery, Gilchrist, Vernazza
30 October 2001
Eleven years ago the Millers hosted Crewe Alexandra at Millmoor on a Tuesday night. Dave Brammer put the visitors in the lead on nine minutes but just a minute later Mark Robins slotted the ball home to equalise. But, two minutes later Kenny Lunt put the Alex back in front. Three minutes into the second half Chris Swailes got the Millers second equaliser meaning it was a point-a-piece.
30 October 1999
Goals from Steve Thompson, Darren Garner and a last minute penalty from Gary Martindale gave the Millers a win over non-league Worthing at Millmoor in the FA Cup and a second round tie at Turf Moor which Burnley won two-nil.
30 October 1962
On this day fifty years ago the Millers Boss Steve Evans was born in Glasgow.
Sharing his birthday is Courtney Walsh the former West Indies Cricketer with 'Telstar' by The Tornados being number one in the charts and the number one album being 'Out of the Shadows' by The Shadows.
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