Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne was ‘very pleased’ with the three points his team picked up against Millwall this afternoon.
Telling Radio Sheffield after the game that he really didn’t want to lose back-to-back home games, the Millers Boss said, ‘we don’t want the fans to lose belief in what we are trying to do here.’
And, I’m afraid, some of the fans would do that. You’ve always got your season ticket holders who come through hell and high water (and having to paddle down Don Street as we did today in the rain), but it’s those who only buy tickets when the team are doing well that we need to keep coming.
It wasn’t a great crowd today – taking off the seven hundred or so who’d come from Millwall, that left around seven and a half thousand Millers fans in the crowd. And yes, it is a Bank Holiday weekend when people will have gone away and yet it was a stupid o’clock kick-off on a Sunday which probably put people off as well as well as the bad weather. But, I think people will have been put off buying tickets because of the way the Millers played on Tuesday night. So to those who did that today was a hundred times better than Tuesday so get yourselves down to the next home game (which see Frank Lampard fetch his Derby County team on 15th September).
Warney also said he thought that there were two very fit sides out there this afternoon and I have to agree with him in the most part, although I thought a couple of ours tired towards the end.
We played a four-five-one formation today. Although Warney said it was a four-three-three, whichever it was it worked. The players appeared to know where each other was for a lot of the game although some of our passing seriously needs looking at, in my humble opinion.
As the interview was coming to an end Warney said he thought today’s was a total performance and the best of the season so far. Is he right?