Date: 30th May 2016 at 9:19am
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What was happening to the Millers on this day in the past . . . .

30 May 2015

On this day one year ago we were listening to the rumours saying that Aidy White was being linked with the Millers. After Norwich City had let Luciano Becchio leave it was inevitable that the former loanee would also be linked with the Millers.

30 May 2014

Rotherham United Chairman, Tony Stewart, was pleased that Manager Steve Evans had recently signed a three year deal saying, ‘it took Steve about three minutes to sign the new deal. We’ve worked as a partnership for the last two years and we will be doing it again for the next three.’

Meanwhile striker Matt Derbyshire signed in.

And on this day two years ago Rotherham added announced that Leicester City, who had been newly promoted to the Premier League, would be coming to the New York Stadium for a pre-season friendly.

30 May 2013

On this day in 2013 Steve Evans told us that he could have sold Kari Arnason and en Pringle for ‘big, big money.’

30 May 2012

Four years ago Micky O’Connor signed a deal with the Millers.

And while we were being told that striker Lewis Grabban was interesting other clubs the Millers were being linked with Torquay midfielder, Eunan O`Kane.

30 May 2011

Our stats man Zipadeedoodah had his abacus out and his shoes and socks off and worked out that, to travel to every away game in the league in the coming season, Millers fans will be travelling 6,577.8 miles – which is 1,463.6 miles more than the season just gone!

30 May 2010

Six years ago over fifteen thousand of us were setting off for Wembley in the hopes of seeing the Millers promoted when we played Dagenham and Redbridge in the League Two Play-Off Final. The Daggers went ahead on thirty-eight minutes with Ryan Taylor, who had spent the last month of the season on loan at Exeter, equalising just a minute later. Again the Daggers went ahead eleven minutes into the second half with a goal from Danny Green but two minutes later who should pop up again but Ryan Taylor to get his, and the teams, second equaliser. Jon Nurse put Dagenham in front for a third time and with the Millers fans looking to Taylor to get his hat-trick we were disappointed and the game ended with a three-two win to the club from Dagenham.

Millers Team
Andy Warrington
Mark Lynch
Nick Fenton
Pablo Mills (Marcus Marshall)
Ian Sharps
Gavin Gunning
Kevin Ellison (Abdulai Bell-Baggie)
Danny Harrison
Nicky Law
Adam Le Fondre
Ryan Taylor

Subs not used – Annerson, Green, Walker, Warne, Broughton

After the match, Nick Fenton said that ‘it was disappointing to lose at Wembley but it must have been exciting to watch.’
Pablo Mills was ‘heartbroken’ and ‘gutted.’
A tearful Andy Warrington said ‘This is the worst moment I’ve ever had in football.’
Double goal scorer, Ryan Taylor was ‘gutted.’
Manager, Ronnie Moore said that it was ‘soul destroying.’

30 May 2009

On this day in the past defender Jamie Green penned a new two year deal and said that he wanted ‘promotion.’

30 May 2008

The news that we were moving away from Millmoor was raw amongst Millers fans and there were different rumours going around. For instance – South Yorkshire Police were thinking about asking the Millers to play on a Friday night or on a Sunday so as not to clash with either of the Sheffield clubs’ Saturday fixtures with us moving to the city to play at Don Valley.

Paul Douglas went on record as saying that he ‘hoped the fans would back the move’ while Chairman, Tony Stewart, said he was ‘disappointed that he couldn’t secure Millmoor so the club could stop there.’ Local landlords and shop owners were also upset that the club were moving away.

Also, on this day, we discovered that we were to have an International in the side in Marc Joseph! Mr Joseph Senior, Sam, heard that Antigua were on the look out for players and as quick as you like got in touch with them with Marc’s details. Antigua officials came to see Marc a couple of times and wanted him in the side!

This week both Micky Cummings and Mark Lynch joined the Millers and there were rumours going round that Matty Hamshaw was going to join from Mansfield Town.

30 May 2007

On this day in 2007 Eugen Bopp left the Millers for Crewe. Bopp made twenty-nine appearances for Rotherham after joining from Nottingham Forest but injury took away quite a bit of his season.

Meanwhile, Manager, Mark Robins, who had already brought in Andy Todd and Danny Harrison, was hoping to bring in more players with his aim being to get experience in.

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