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Millers Birthdays January 22nd-28th

Here is this weeks list of all Post-War Millers players born January 22nd-28th plus a career profile of one of them.

January 22nd

David Pugh 1947
Mark Ash 1968

January 23rd

Ken Waterhouse 1930

January 24th

Barry Mealand 1943
Ian Henderson 1985

January 25th

Len Hainsworth 1918
Peter Nix 1958
Steve Spooner 1961
Chris O'Grady 1986

January 26th

Frank Marshall 1929
Ian Alexander 1963
Justin Cochrane 1982

January 27th

Phil Walker 1957
Allan McKnight 1964

January 28th

Albert Wilson 1915
Brian Sawyer 1938
Dave Hibbert 1986

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Featured player
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Although he only played for Rotherham United for one season immediately after the War, this man was a very familiar face down at Millmoor for years beyond his playing days.

ALBERT WILSON
Born: Rotherham, 28 January, 1915
Died: Rotherham, July, 1998
Career:
Stafford Rangers;
Derby County 5/36;
Mansfield Town 7/38;
Crystal Palace 1/39;
Rotherham United 6/46;
Grimsby Town 7/47
But for the outbreak of war, Albert would have had a much more illustrious career because he had just started to make his mark at Crystal Palace with six goals from 20 games when league football was brought to a halt.
When it resumed he went straight into the Rotherham United team at outside right scoring on his debut in a 4-1 win at Tranmere Rovers on August 31st, 1946.
The speedy winger scored in the next two games as well and he continued to score on a regular basis as the team rattled in 114 goals in 42 league games.
After a spell at Grimsby Town 'Sheeny', as he was nicknamed, returned to Millmoor where he spent many years as groundsman.
1946/47: League apps 38 goals 19 Cup apps 3 goals 2

Total career record.

League apps 75 Goals 26




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Date:Monday January 22 2007

Time: 4:37AM

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Wishing a very happy Birthday to current Millers this week, Hendo', Eddie Cochrane, and "Lily" O'Grady. All the best lads.
zipadeedoodah
I'm sure the majority of them will be thrilled to be a year older lol.
getintoem
 

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