RUFC - On This Day - 30th June
Rotherham United happenings in the past ....
30th June 2011
On this day two years ago midfielder Danny Schofield joined the Millers. Millers Manager Andy Scott said that Schofield could 'fill' the boots of Nicky Law who, although the club had had no confirmation, was expected to be joining Motherwell.
Prices for the up and coming Carling Cup game against Leicester City at Don Valley went on sale - it was £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.
We also found out that our pre-season friendly game against Sheffield Wednesday had been made all ticket on Police insistence. We were also told that Howard Webb would take charge of the game at Don Valley.
30th June 2010
Three years ago new boy Luke Ashworth said that he would become a 'cult hero' amongst Millers fans. (yes, well that wasn't quite right was it.
30th June 2009
Despite having put in a transfer request Millers Manager Mark Robins said that striker Reuben Reid could still start the coming season in a Rotherham shirt, although did say that it 'wasn't my or the clubs policy to keep people at the club who don't want to be here.'
Meanwhile defender Danny Harrison said he couldn't wait for the new season to start and was looking forward to getting a win in the opening game of the season.
We were told that the club had been busy selling season tickets with more than one thousand five hundred being sold.
30th June 2008
Season Tickers were news five years ago as well with the club saying they had sold more than two thousand with Chairman Tony Stewart saying, 'The supporters are getting behind the club and people have been really positive about the move to Don Valley.'
30th June 2007
Six years ago it was announced that, like every other League club in the country, Millmoor would be a 'no smoking' stadium from the start of the coming season.
30th June 2006
The Millers made a double swoop on this day when Richie Partridge from Sheffield Wednesday signed on for two years and Hull City's Scott Wiseman signed a six month loan.
While Alan Knill welcomed the players back into training seven years ago today, there was a rumour Guy Branston was training with the Millers with him saying that all he could say was that he 'wouldn't be back playing for Oldham next season.'
We also found out that two of next seasons games had been changed due to England games live on TV.
A look at what was happening on the International scene.
30th June 2002
The 2002 World Cup Final took place in Japan. Two goals from Ronaldo gave Brazil a two-nil win over Germany in the Yokohama Stadium.
30th June 1998
Fifteen years ago Argentina and England met at the Stade Geoffroy-Guilchard in St Etienne in the 1998 World Cup in France. On six minutes David Seaman was adjudged to have brought down Simeon in the area and Gabriel Batistuta scored from the resulting spot-kick. Four minutes later the referee evened things up when he gave England a penalty after Michael Owen went down with Alan Shearer equalising from the spot. Six minutes later a lovely goal from Owen gave England the lead but in the final minute of the half Argentina took a free-kick which ended up with Javier Zanetti who made it two-all.
In the opening minute of the second half Simeon crashed into David Beckham and with Beckham on the floor he stupidly kicked-out at the Argentinian and referee Kim Milton Nielson had no hesitation in showing him a red card. It was going to be a tough task for the ten men of England but they managed to hold on to the end of the game and throughout extra time but then came the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
Berti scored for Argentina 1-0
Shearer scored for England - 1-1
Crespo missed for Argentina - 1-1
Ince missed for England - 1-1
Veron scored for Argentina 2-1
Merson scored for England - 2-2
Gallardo scored for - Argentina 3-2
Owen scored for England - 3-3
Ayala scored for Argentina - 4-3
Batty missed for England - 4-3
Argentina won 4-3.
30th June 1996
The European Championship Final took place between Germany and the Czech Republic at Wembley. Patrik Berger scored for the Czech republic from the penalty spot on the hour mark but Oliver Bierhoff scored fourteen minutes later to take the tie to extra times with Bierhoff scoring again on ninety-five minutes to give Germany a two-one win.
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