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RUFC - On This Day - 23rd February

RUFC - On This Day - 23rd February

With the Millers not having a game today let's have a look at what has happened on this day in past few years

23rd February 2012
On this day a year ago Millers 'keeper, Jamie Annerson, joined Bradford City on loan.

Manager Andy Scott said that he hoped all the work that the squad had done in pre-season would now show because March was a crucial month with many Tuesday-Saturday games. Scott also said that having Paul Warne in his squad was like having a hyper-active child there saying, ''He has such enthusiasm and is someone who gets people going and is such a good example to others the way he works and has looked after himself.'

23rd February 2011
Two years ago Manager Ronnie Moore was wanting his team to tighten up at the back. ''If we can start keeping clean sheets,` Moore said, 'then we have the players who can go forward and do some damage.'

23rd February 2010
On this day three years ago the Reserves travelled to Billingham to take on Middlesbrough Reserves. After twice coming from behind they lost three-two in the final minute of the game to a penalty.

23rd February 2009
The Millers travelled to Adams Park four years ago to take on Wycombe Wanderers to play in front of the TV camera's. The game ended nil-nil although Wanderers had quite a few chances in the game plus a penalty shout after Matty Phillips went down while surrounded by Millers' defenders. Millers defenders cleared efforts off the line from both Matt Harold and David McCracken and the home side nearly went in front when substitute Stuart Bevon saw his diving header go into the side netting. The only real shot of note from a Millers player was from Drewe Broughton in the closing stages of the game.

23rd February 2008

On this day in 2008 the Millers entertained Lincoln City at Millmoor. After looking the more lively the visitors opened the scoring on twenty-five minutes with a Louis Dodds goal. Marc Joseph equalised ten minutes later but things all changed on sixty-four minutes when an off the ball incident between Joseph and Mark Stallard saw the Lincoln player red carded. From the resulting free-kick the Millers got a corner and although the ball was initially scrambled away Mark Hudson found it at his feet and drilled the ball through a crowd of players into the back of the net. Nine minutes later Marc Newsham made it three-one and although Ben Wright made it three-two with three minutes to go the Millers held on for the win.

Millers team that day
Pettigrew (Tonge)
Hudson (Mills)
D Holmes (Newsham)

Subs not used - O'Donnell, Green

23rd February 2006
Today`s hearing on the transfer of Jamal Campbell-Ryce has been adjourned until next week which is very frustrating for the club.

The facts as we were aware are:

Southend made Rotherham an offer of £100,000 on the 31st of August 2005 for Campbell-Ryce which was rejected.

Southend asked for permission to talk to Campbell-Ryce and on the 31st August 2005 they agreed personal terms by a letter to Rotherham.

The player moved to Southend on a three month loan deal on 14th September 2005 which was to become permanent on 1st January 2006. Both clubs reported with the press that a fee of £140,000 was agreed with £25,000 being paid up front as a first installment to take a look at him.

In January Southend didn't pay the agreed balance of the fee and he wasn't sent back to Rotherham. but the Millers were still paying his wages whilst Campbell-Ryce trained with Southend. Rotherham also couldn't pick him as his registration was suspended pending the imminent transfer.

Rotherham then asked the Football League to adjudicate on the matter. The first hearing was adjourned because Southend didn't turn up (Their solicitor was double-booked). The second hearing was also adjourned because Southend debated for three hours that the Football League weren't legally allowed to act as an adjudicator and that they believed Rotherham should take them to court and sue them to receive their money.

Meanwhile, £115,000 was earmarked to go straight to the Inland Revenue as part of a repayment plan that was agreed. Because the Inland Revenue hadn't received their money it means they now want £500,000 from Rotherham at once, which escalated their plight nationwide.

23rd February 2002

The Millers made the very short trip into Sheffield on this day eleven years ago to take on neighbours Sheffield Wednesday. On this cold day at Hillsborough the Millers started the game ahead of the Owls on goal difference and it was the Millers who took the lead five minutes into the second half from Alan Lee. Twenty minutes later Shefki Kuqi broke the Millers hearts when he equalised and with the clock ticking down the minutes it looked like it was going to be a point a piece but then with practically the last kick of the game the Millers team ran as one and substitute Richie Barker somehow managed to head the ball over the line to give the Millers the victory.

Millers Team That Day
Sedgwick (Monkhouse)
Robins (Barker)

Subs not used - Gray, Branston, Warne

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Date:Saturday February 23 2013
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