This time last week Rotherham United fans were eagerly waiting for news of a new signing as the last hours of the transfer window loomed ever nearer – or, as some wit put on social media, Thursday night as it’s known to Millers fans. As the ‘bewitching’ hour of 11pm (2300 to those who work in new money) arrive a statement went out on the Official Site saying that the Millers wouldn’t be signing anyone – a statement that had obviously been prepared earlier on in the evening (day).
There were the usual moaning and groaning, huffing and puffing and then, as usual, we got on with it and prepared for the trip to London to take on Millwall. The first forty-five minutes of that game did nothing to lift the miserable February mood among the away fans plus it was absolutely freezing! And we weren’t expecting much from the second forty-five either but it did get better and both sides put some effort in. There were no goals but you can’t sniff at an away point and seeing a scuffle in the goalmouth in front of us also helped erase some of that first half from our memories (though not the cold!)
Sadly we learned that former legend Danny Williams had died at the age of ninety-four on the Sunday.
On Tuesday afternoon the Millers managed to get some minutes into both Joe Newell and Kyle Vassell with a Reserve game at the New York Stadium against a Mansfield Town second-string. The Millers won three-one with goals from Newell, Vassell and Jacques Etia.
We also found out on Tuesday that both Rotherham and Millwall were being charged with ‘a failure to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ for the goalmouth scuffle on Saturday. Hmm, in a way I’m not surprised but, on the other hand, referee Andy Madley only booked Richard Wood, so he can’t have seen that much wrong?
Tickets have gone on sale for our away game at Bramall Lane next month – the game is ALL TICKET – Click Here to read the information about them.
We go again on Saturday, this time at home when Wigan Athletic, who are six points better off than us – it would be nice to think that at five o’clock on Saturday that will be halved.
Keep Singing, Keep Shouting, Keep Chanting, Keep The Faith – Up The Millers