UK time is: 18:29:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hoskins plea from RUST boss

'Will needs your help'


The plea comes from Mark Thomas, chairman of RUST (Rotherham United Supporters Trust), who says it may be a difficult time for the player amid transfer speculation and his decision to turn down a new contract.
He told the Sheffield Star today,
'He could become fairly confused, being pulled in different directions, listening to advice and not quite sure what to do,' said Thomas, a lifelong Millers fan.
'One of the great memories of this season was the Crewe game when Will was outstanding. Myself and some friends saw him talking, during the game, to Richie Partridge and it was obvious he was clearly enjoying his football.
'This was a boy in his own backyard, loving what he was doing - and in life, in your job, that's a wonderful thing.
'Since then we've had all the speculation, about which clubs are supposedly watching him, if he's leaving come the transfer window, and fans get worried. Then we hear that the offer of a new contract has been turned down.
'This is a young man at an early stage in his career and it is human nature that the attention of other clubs and of agents will be flattering.
'All good judges seem to think that it would be better in the long term for him to stay at Millmoor for another year, in a team and an environment where he is appreciated, and to be playing first-team football rather than uproot and go elsewhere where he may well not get an opportunity.
'He could go somewhere else but may not get the sort of opportunity to develop that he has had this season at Rotherham and will continue to have.
'He has a manager (Alan Knill) here who knows him and has shown great faith in him. I would hope that Will would trust the footballing judgement of someone who has helped bring him through and who believed in him when others doubted him rather than go with the suggestions of others for short-erm benefits.
'I contrast the joy he showed and the enjoyment of the Crewe performance with the reports I've received from Cheltenham where he seemed not to be on his game.
'Obviously there was a lot of pressure, being pulled one way and the other, and he needs the support of all the fans at Millmoor. I'm sure he's going to get it.
'It is for the benefit of the team, the club and the player.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 19 2006

Time: 4:06PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Needs that extra bit of maturity to keep his mind on the game and not on other issues. We cant have another Cheltenham performance off him, or i would leave him out.
zipadeedoodah
Report Abuse
19/12/2006 16:10:00

I presume he's already been tapped up. What is his likely destination?
sandgroanun
Report Abuse
19/12/2006 16:30:00

Could be anywhere between Celtic and Ipswich we understand
herringthorpe
Report Abuse
19/12/2006 16:57:00

Hull?
SeasideEssexXile
Report Abuse
19/12/2006 17:33:00

Well that's a new one - but it's possible!
herringthorpe
Report Abuse
19/12/2006 18:30:00

Man city and Sheff united been mentioned too.
zipadeedoodah
Report Abuse
19/12/2006 20:22:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - How Many Points To Survive? (Monday March 30 2015)

RUFC - Technology Or Not For Refs? (Saturday March 28 2015)

RUFC - Evans Looking To Go Forward (Friday March 27 2015)

RUFC- Brindley Back Out On Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)

RUFC - 'Keeper Back Out On Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)

RUFC - Fulham Tickets On Sale (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1356
2. herringthorpe 1301
3. sixpence 478
4. mvmiller 34
5. mos60 33
6. Millie Miller 29
7. miller4life 26
8. nogginthenog 26
9. axholme 19
10. sthelensmiller 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44
19. Reading 38 12 8 18 -19 44
20. Fulham 39 12 7 20 -18 43
21. Rotherham 39 9 13 17 -20 40
22. Wigan 39 8 11 20 -17 35
23. Millwall 39 7 12 20 -31 33
24. Blackpool 39 4 11 24 -48 23

Breaking League News

Royals hit with Football League fine
Reading : 30/03/2015 18:23:00
Three-Way Scrap For Dunk
Brighton : 30/03/2015 18:08:01
Gudjohnsen's A Different Breed
Bolton : 30/03/2015 17:51:00
Vital Ipswich Need You Too!
Ipswich : 30/03/2015 15:53:00
Bailey Makes Training Return
Millwall : 30/03/2015 14:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Is It Time For Better Technology For Officials
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 0%
In Some Things 50%