Match Day Thread Rotherham United v Preston North End New York Stadium 7/11/2020

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    LAST TIME OUT

    Rotherham United 0 Luton Town 1

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    LAST MEETING 1/1/2019

    Rotherham 2 PNE 1

    After a stunning back to the way performance against Villa a couple of days earlier in a way this was a predictable defeat with the heavily depleted side that we had, New Year's Day in Rotherham wonderful.

    First time we played in Rotehrham was October 1961 at teh old Millmoor ground ended 2 all, last time we won there in November 2016 McGeady gave the runaround to their hapless right back the guy was woeful that day so woeful in fact we bought him, his name is Darnell Fisher and he's f**king dynamite apparently so the song goes.

    FORM RATING MAX 25

    Rotherham 5 PNE 15

    ROTHERHAM NEWBIES

    Barlaser is rhe only one they have paid a fee for, brought in the unlucky MacDonald fom Hull who has had many serious health ssues which he has courageously overcome only to I believe now break his leg.
    Blackman on loan from Chelsea in goal

    Rotherham United Football Club, nicknamed The Millers,[1] is a professional association football club based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. The team compete in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system, following their promotion from League One in the 2019–20 season.

    Founded in 1925 as a merger between Rotherham County (1877)[2] and Rotherham Town (1899), the club's colours were initially yellow and black, but changed to the red and white around 1930.[3] Rotherham United play their home games at New York Stadium, a 12,021 capacity all-seater stadium, having previously played since its foundation at Millmoor for 101 years. Joining the Football League back in 1925, Rotherham spent the first 25 years of their time in the Third Division North, the lowest level of the Football League, finally gaining promotion to the Second Division at the end of the 1950–51 season.[4]

    The Millers featured in the inaugural League Cup final in 1961,[5] won the 1996 Football League Trophy and the 1946 Football League North Cup. They also achieved two separate back to back promotions in 1999–2001 under Ronnie Moore and 2012–2014 under Steve Evans.

    The club's roots go back to 1877, when the club was formed as Thornhill Football Club (later Thornhill United).[2] George Cook was the trainer around this time. For many years the leading team in the area was Rotherham Town, who spent three seasons in the Football League while Thornhill United were still playing in the Sheffield & Hallamshire League. By the turn of the century, however, Town had resigned from the Football League and gone out of business; a new club of the same name later joined the Midland League.[2] Meanwhile, Thornhill's fortunes were on the rise to the extent that in 1905 they laid claim to being the pre-eminent club in the town and changed their name to Rotherham County. For a period both clubs competed in the Midland League, finishing first and second in 1911–12. Rotherham County became members of the second division of the Football league in 1919 whilst Rotherham Town failed to become elected to the third division northern section the following year. By 1925 County's fortunes had declined and they had to seek re-election to the third division. By this time it had become clear that to have two professional clubs in the town was not sustainable. Talks had begun in February 1925 and in early May the two clubs merged to form Rotherham United. Days later the reformed club was formally re-elected to the Football League under its new name.

    The red and white kit was adopted around 1930 after playing in amber and black, but there was no improvement in the club's fortunes: in 1931 they again had to apply for re-election. Immediately after the Second World War things looked up. The Millers won the only post-war edition of the Football League Third Division North Cup in 1946 beating Chester 5–4 on aggregate. They then finished as runners-up three time in succession between 1947 and 1949 and then were champions of Division Three (North) in 1951. Rotherham reached their highest ever league position of third in the Football League Second Division in 1955, when only goal average denied them a place in the top flight after they finished level on points with champions Birmingham City and runners-up Luton Town. During that season they had notable results including a 6–1 win over Liverpool. In 1961 the Millers beat Aston Villa 2–0 at Millmoor in the inaugural League Cup final first leg; they lost the second leg 3–0 however at Villa Park. The second leg was played the season after due to Villa having a 'Congested Fixture List'. The club held on to its place in Division Two until 1968 and then went into a decline that took them down to Division Four in 1973. In 1975 they were promoted back to the Third Division finishing in the 3rd promotion spot in the Fourth Division. The Millers won the Division Three title in the 1980-81 season, and missed out on a second consecutive promotion by four points, finishing seventh In the second tier (then Division 2) 1981-82. They have not finished this high since.[6] This season saw Rotherham accomplish a league double, beating Chelsea 6-0 at home (31 October 1981) and 4-1 away at Stamford Bridge (20 March 1982).[7]

    During the 1990s Rotherham were promoted and relegated between the Football League's lowest two divisions and they slipped into the Fourth Division in 1991, just two years after being promoted, but reclaimed their status in the third tier (renamed Division Two for the 1992–93 season due to the launch of the FA Premier League) by finishing third in the Fourth Division in 1992. They survived at this level for five years, never looking like promotion contenders, before being relegated in 1997. In 1996 Rotherham United made their first trip to Wembley, beating Shrewsbury 2–1 to win the Football League Trophy, with two goals from Nigel Jemson giving Rotherham the win, with over 20,000 Rotherham United fans following them. In 1997, just after relegation to Division Three, Ronnie Moore took charge of Rotherham United. His first season ended in a mid-table finish and then his second in a play-off semi-final defeat on penalties to Leyton Orient. In 1999–2000 as Rotherham finished as Division Three runners-up and gained promotion to Division Two, where they finished runners-up and won a second successive promotion.


    Chart of historic table positions of Rotherham United in the League.
    Rotherham managed to remain in Division One for four seasons, and after relegation to League One in 2005, Mick Harford took over as the Millers' manager, but was sacked after a run of 17 games without a win. Harford was replaced by youth team coach, Alan Knill. Early in 2006 it was announced that the club faced an uncertain future unless a funding gap in the region of £140,000 per month could be plugged. An intervention at the latest possible time by a consortium of local businessmen kept them in business.[8] The final match of the 2005–06 season, home to Milton Keynes Dons, was a winner-take-all relegation showdown where a scoreless draw kept Rotherham up. Rotherham United began their second successive year in League One with a 10-point deficit as a result of the CVA which saved the club from liquidation. The club initially pulled the points back but, after losing key playmaker Lee Williamson and star striker Will Hoskins in the January transfer window, the Millers sat 13 points adrift of safety, making the threat of relegation inevitable. This resulted in Knill being sacked on 1 March, with Mark Robins becoming caretaker manager.

    Robins's position was made permanent on 6 April 2007,[9] but he was not able to save Rotherham from relegation. The Millers spent the majority of the 2007–08 season in the automatic promotion places but in mid-March 2008 it was revealed that Rotherham had again entered administration and would be deducted 10 points. Local businessman Tony Stewart then took over as chairman for the 2008–09 season and took the club out of administration via a Creditors Voluntary Agreement, resulting in a 17-point deduction.[10] The Millers were subsequently forced to leave Millmoor, their home of over 100 years, for the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, after disputes with the landlords.[11] The Millers had a successful season under the new regime, wiping out the point deficit and being in contention for a play-off place. Rotherham were also involved in two cup runs, reaching the Football League Trophy Northern Final and the League Cup last 16. This included victories over higher league opposition in the form of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City and Leeds United.

    Mark Robins kept the majority of the team together from the 2008–09 campaign, whilst bolstering his squad with high calibre signings in the form of Nicky Law and the prolific goalscorer Adam le Fondre. The 2009–10 season started well until Mark Robins controversially departed to rivals Barnsley in September, leaving the Millers at the top of the league. Former manager Ronnie Moore replaced him and led the club to their first ever play-off final and first trip to the new Wembley Stadium, where they lost 3–2 loss. In March 2011, following poor form he left Rotherham by mutual consent, and Andy Scott replaced him until he was sacked in March 2012. Steve Evans succeeded him, in the first season at the New York Stadium, and won promotion by finishing second in League Two. In the 2013–14 League One season, Rotherham gained a place in the League One play-offs, where they defeated Preston North End in the semi-finals to set up a second play-off final at Wembley Stadium in four years.[12] In the final against Leyton Orient, the game went to a penalty shoot-out, where two saves from Adam Collin secured a second successive promotion for the club.[13]

    In the 2014–15 Championship season, Rotherham's first after a nine-year absence, their survival was jeopardised by a points deduction for fielding the ineligible Farrend Rawson during their home win against Brighton & Hove Albion,[14] Farrend Rawson's loan had expired two days prior to the match, and despite the club insisting it was an external administrative error, they were subsequently thrown back into a relegation battle with Wigan Athletic and Millwall.[15] but safety was secured in the penultimate game of the season, a 2–1 home victory against Reading.[16] Rotherham sold key players from their promotion winning campaigns before the 2015–16 season, including Ben Pringle, Craig Morgan and Kari Arnason. Evans left the club in September[17] and former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn was appointed as his replacement,[18] being sacked in February 2016 after a run of six defeats in eight games.[19] Neil Warnock was appointed as manager for the rest of the season,[20] and the club stayed up, finishing 21st. Warnock left the club in May 2016 after not agreeing a contract extension.[21] Alan Stubbs became the new Rotherham boss in June 2016,[22] His first win came on 20 August 2016, with Danny Ward scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win over Brentford.[23] but was sacked in October.[24][25] Rotherham replaced Stubbs with Kenny Jackett,[26] who himself was replaced with Paul Warne, as Rotherham finished the season bottom of the league and were relegated to League One.[27] At the first attempt, Rotherham returned to the Championship, defeating Shrewsbury in the play-off final.[28]


    New York Stadium
    The club's traditional home was Millmoor in Rotherham where the team played from 1907 to 2008. On one side of the ground is the site of the new Main Stand which remains unfinished. It was hoped that the 4,500 capacity stand which is single tiered, all seated and covered, would be completed sometime during the 2006–07 season, but this had not come to fruition by the time the ground became disused in 2008. On the other side of the ground is the Millmoor Lane Stand, which has a mixture of covered and open seating. Roughly each section on this side is about a third of the length of the pitch. The covered seating in the middle of this stand looks quite distinctive, with several supporting pillars and an arched roof. Both ends are former terraces, with several supporting pillars and have now been made all seated. The larger of the two is the Tivoli End, which was used by home fans. It was noticeable that the pitch slopes up towards this end. The ground also benefits from a striking set of floodlights, the pylons of which are some of the tallest in the country at approximately 124 feet high. Following the failure of the owners of the club and the owners of Millmoor to reach a lease agreement the club left for the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield in 2008.[29]

    Whilst a new purpose-built community stadium was being built in Rotherham, the club relocated to the Don Valley Stadium in nearby Sheffield for four seasons from 2008–09 to 2011–12.

    In January 2010 the club announced that their new stadium, later named the AESSEAL New York Stadium, would be built on the former Guest and Chrimes foundry site in Rotherham town centre.[30] Preparation work on the site began in February 2010 to make way for the foundations to be put in place and for the old factory to be knocked down to make way for the stadium. Construction started in June 2011 and the first game played at the stadium was a pre-season match between Rotherham and Barnsley, held on 21 July 2012.[31] The Millers won 2–1; the first goal in the stadium was scored by Jacob Mellis of Barnsley, and David Noble scored Rotherham's first goal in their new home.[31] The New York Stadium made its league debut on 18 August 2012, in which Rotherham beat Burton Albion 3–0,[32] Daniel Nardiello scoring the first competitive goal in the ground.[33]


    FAMOUS ROTHERHAM PERSON

    Ebenezer Elliott (17 March 1781 – 1 December 1849) was an English poet, known as the Corn Law rhymer for his leading the fight to repeal the Corn Laws which were causing hardship and starvation among the poor. Though a factory owner himself, his single-minded devotion to the welfare of the labouring classes won him a sympathetic reputation long after his poetry ceased to be read.
    Lockdown and the fact Elliott is dead mean he won't be at the game

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    MACS VIEW

    Certainty as we are away and sweeping all before us, far from it tough game in South Yorkshire at one of those grounds with teh steepest terraces in the Football League not easy to navigate when your eyesight isn't what it used to be.
    Warne's sides are usually competitive took four points from us the season before last. They will probably struggle t survive this season but seem to be better equipped than last time round.
    More of the same fr us cannot see many changes, good to give the players a bit of a break and figure out how to reverse the dismal home form
     
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    Preston North End will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season on the road when they head to Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.

    The Millers have settled back in to life in the Championship well and Paul Warne’s side have been a threat in every game, leaving PNE manager Neil well aware of the test posed by his former team-mate’s side.

    North End’s last trip to the AESSEAL New York Stadium was on New Year’s Day 2019, with the hosts the victors; whilst the last win on the Millers’ turf came almost four years to the day when they came away with a 3-1 success, as featured in our match to remember article (link below).

    Our iFollow PNE coverage – which is the only place you will be able to watch the game live – has been bolstered, with Andrew Lonergan on co-commentary duties and he will be joined by our foot in both camps interviewee Chris Sedgwick, to add pre-match and half-time analysis.


    Team News
    Once again, manager Alex Neil will do a head count, with defenders Andrew Hughes, Ben Davies and Patrick Bauer, plus midfielder Ben Pearson all missing the midweek win over league leaders Reading.

    He expects at least a couple to return to training ahead of the game and will leave it late before selecting his squad to travel across to South Yorkshire.

    Millers boss Paul Warne will be without midfielder Shaun MacDonald, who sadly suffered a broken leg last week, and full back Joe Mattock, who limped off with a muscle injury ten minutes into Wednesday’s home defeat to Luton Town.

    Opposition View
    Paul Warne, speaking to official website millers.co.uk: “I just don't think there is any home or away advantage anymore - I think every game is on its own merit. If you play Preston at home or away, in my opinion it is the same game.

    "When we played Stoke last weekend it wasn't like we went there and there were 30,000 fans encouraging their time, it is very much a neutral playing ground. In the same way that when we played Luton, we really missed the fans. When Luton were on top, that's when you really need the home fans to help you out and get you back into it.

    "Preston are playing quite well at home, but they don't have the extra edge of their home support. We have always had competitive games with them over the last few seasons and I think it will be another one come Saturday.”

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    Match Officials
    The referee on Saturday will be Andy Davies, who also took charge of the Lilywhites’ Carabao Cup tie at Derby County earlier this season.

    Last season he officiated two PNE games, away at Queens Park Rangers and our home game against Bristol City at Deepdale that ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

    Before last season, the referee took charge of the local derby with Bolton Wanderers in 2018/19; the game finishing 2-2. That was his second-only time of taking charge at Deepdale having made the long trip up from Hampshire for the game.

    His first trip north was back in January 2018, when he was referee for a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.

    He will be assisted by Mark Dwyer and Bhupinder Gill and the fourth official will be James Wilson.
     
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    Matt Crooks' late winner fired Rotherham to victory to end Preston's unbeaten away record after a dramatic finale.

    The Millers went ahead when Michael Ihiekwe got on the end of a deep free-kick and headed back across to Richard Wood, who showed fine control and a neat finish.

    Ryan Ledson looked to have earned the visitors a point with his first Preston goal with a superb long-range finish.

    Crooks restored the lead with a calm finish after a great run and cross from Florian Jozefzoon, but there was still time for Jayden Stockley to head against the post for the Lilywhites.
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    Preston arrived buoyed by their handsome midweek win at leaders Reading, and with the best away record in the Championship with 13 points from 15 - as well as the worst home record -- with all of their points coming on the road.

    Alex Neil's side carried on where they had left off and carved out the best chances of a first half light on goalmouth action.

    Paul Huntington headed Ryan Ledson's free-kick just wide, while Daniel Johnson should have done better when denied by the feet of debutant goalkeeper Viktor Johansson when sent clean through by Emil Riis Jakobsen.

    But the Millers grew into the game, and Freddie Ladapo put a great chance wide after good work from Ben Wiles just a moment before Wood gave the Millers a deserved lead.

    The game exploded into life in the final 10 minutes, with Crooks quickly responding to Ledson's first goal in 53 appearances to give Rotherham a second league win of the season.

    Paul Warne's side remained in 19th place, while Preston dropped to 14th.

    Rotherham manager Paul Warne told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I thought the first half we were excellent and deserved to take the lead. Unfortunately we have to create a lot of chances to score, which does leave us more vulnerable.

    "To go 1-0 up and then concede pretty late on, what I was really pleased with was that the lads weren't happy with a point and we had the bravery to still attack.

    "I thought overall we deserved the win, we had more clear-cut chances, there were brilliant performances, and I'm really pleased with my goalkeeper."
     
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    Not good at all. DJ too casual. Stockleu unlucky. The only bright spar was Emil Riis Jakobsen. Looks as though Maguire is the forgotten player, but perhaps he would work well with Emil in a 1-3-5-2 system. But NE need Pearson and Davies back fit.
     
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