Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - 'Team nearly decided'

RUFC - 'Team nearly decided'

Rotherham United manager, Mark Robins, has told The Advertiser, that the first eleven for the first League game against Hereford, has almost been decided.

'I have an idea who my starting eleven will be, it's just a case of fine tuning,' Robins said.

Robins has made it no secret that he has used the friendly games to look at the fitness of the players and to see how the play together as a team and has had little interest in the results.

Derek Holmes has featured up front in both the home pre season games so far with Chris O'Grady (against Barnsley) and Marc Newsham (against Sheffield United) pairing up with him.

Dale Tonge and Marc Joseph have both played at right-back with Stephen Brogan and Paul Hurst at left-back - although both Tong and Brogan had stints in mid-field too.

In defence it seems almost certain that captain Graham Coughlan and ex captain Ian Sharps will play with Andy Todd and Peter Holmes on the wings.

Before being stretchered off against the Blades on Tuesday night, Mark Hudson would surely have been picked to play centre mid-field, but Robins will now have to look against Hartlepool tomorrow, as Hudson will be out for around six weeks.

Robins has been pleased with the games so far and said, 'we are looking solid all over the pitch - defensively we have done well. We just need to convert our chances.'

As an onlooker and fan I have to say against Barnsley I thought we moved the ball about well - against the Blades the football flowed and our set pieces were delivered with confidence. Get the ball into the back of the net and in my opinion, we have a team who will be up there at the end of next season.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday August 3 2007
Time: 9:16AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
It's good that Mark has enough players to have to make a decision. Not a case of first eleven to turn up get a game!!
rybel_b
03/08/2007 10:34:00
0
he has brought players in that can play in other positions this year so we have alot more options
Mexbro miller
03/08/2007 12:03:00
0
Hopefully, we won't get that many injuries, but as you say, Mex, we have players who can swap around this season
herringthorpe
03/08/2007 13:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Two Millers Picked For Young Lions Squad

Izzy and Dael picked for England squad

RUFC - Black Named In 'Football For Sale' Investigation

Former Millers coach in corruption claim

RUFC - Ball 'Tuesday Was Our Best Away Performance'

Defender pleased with his performance on Tuesday night

RUFC - Stubbs 'Playing Newcastle Is What It's All About'

Stubbs happy to be pitting his wits against Benitez

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Five games in October for the Millers - how many will you be going too?
Suggested By:
All of them34%
A mixture of home and away games16%
Just the home games25%
Haven't decided25%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe499
2.sixpence211
3.Tony Kidding133
4.Marky7934
5.nearlyataff33
6.mos6030
7.Millie Miller28
8.axholme27
9.mvmiller24
10.nogginthenog18