RUFC - Millers On Course To Break A Record
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Rotherham United are coming close to breaking a record they set under Emlyn Hughes in the 1981/2 season.
That season saw the Millers go on a run of nine winning league games and Rotherham, under Paul Warne, are getting close to equaling that record if not breaking it.
We all know that the run has to come to an end sometime, but will it be before we break the record, will we equal the record or will it still stand after the next game or so?
The start of that run began on 2nd February 1982 with a two-one home fixture against Derby County. Ronnie Moore scored that evening for the hosts with the other goal being an og.
The following Saturday Rotherham made the journey to the Welsh capital to take on Cardiff City where goals from Rod Fern and Gerry Gow helping the Millers to another two-one win. Tuesday the ninth was another away game, this time at Grimsby and again another two-one win for the Millers. Billy McEwan and Ronnie Moore scored that night.
An og gave Rotherham the one-nil win at Millmoor when Cambridge were the visitors with a Tuesday night game at Millmoor saw two goals from Rod Fern and another from Emlyn Hughes giving the Millers a three-nil victory over Shrewsbury Town.
The next game was a one-nil win away at Bolton when John Seasman was on target which was followed by a two-nil home win over Wrexham when Rod Fern and Ronnie Moore scored. Four days later Crystal Palace came to Millmoor when goals from Ronnie Moore and Tony Towner gave Rotherham a two-nil win.
The first game in March saw Rotherham travel to Oldham and come away with a three-nil win where John Seasman scored twice and Ronnie Moore once.
A week later Newcastle United were the visitors to Millmoor and that's where the winning run came to an end - with a goalless draw.
Coming back to the present and the Millers have currently got seven wins on the bounce which started on 13th January with a one-nil home win over Portsmouth. We've also beaten Bradford, Wimbledon, Scunthorpe, Oxford, Shrewsbury and Doncaster.
Rochdale are this weekends visitors to the New York Stadium, a team we last beat at home in August 2009.
So, can we keep that run going? I hope so! Will I go for a win in our prediction game? Erm, no - I'm going for my usual 2-2 - just because I have done for a few weeks now and I don't want to jinx things!
What do you think?