31 December 1969

Copy of Programme Notes - Rotherham United

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  • Wednesdayite have a page in the official match day programme and you can read our column there first.

    Peter Shaw is the author of these notes and his latest column from the home game V Rotherham United is published below:-

    This afternoon we welcome the supporters of Rotherham United to Hillsborough. Of all the teams with the name "United" in their name, it is probably more appropriate for 'The Millers' than anyone else; they were formed as a result of a merger in 1925, unifying Rotherham County and Rotherham Town under a 'United' umbrella. They had a relatively inauspicious beginning but in 1996 Rotherham United made their first trip to Wembley Stadium, beating Shrewsbury Town 2–1 to win the Football League Trophy with two goals from ex-Owl, Nigel Jemson, securing victory. 
    Whilst still adjusting to life in the Championship, the Millers have had some impressive results so far and I expect a real close contest today.

    In terms of disappointment the most memorable for me was losing 2-1 at home to The Millers at Hillsborough in 2002. Watching the game I sensed it was inevitable that ex-Owl and Wednesday fan, Richie Barker, would score a late winner for the visitors in front of the Kop and he duly obliged in the 90th minute!In terms of pleasure it was memorable under Jack Charlton to watch local lad Charlie Williamson and Andy McCulloch score the goals in a 2-0 home victory against The Millers on a Tuesday night at Hillsborough in early September, 1981, to send us to the top of the table. Let's hope for a similar result this afternoon.


    Our well known landlord, David Hirst, will be back at the 1867 Lounge on 3 December to host the second Hirsty’s Bar of the season. Once again, Wednesdayite are working with SWFC on this event which will be raising funds for the SWFC Community Programme and the SWFC Academy.
    Hirsty’s Bar - HB2 : Leading from the Front!
    ednesday, 3rd December 2014

    Special Guests: Stuart Gray and Lee Bullen
    in the1867 Lounge, at SWFC’s Hillsborough Stadium.
    Doors open: 7pm for a 7:30pm start
    Book your tickets on-line - go to www.wednesdayite.com 
    Tickets: £7 * per person 
    £6* for Wednesdayite members
    *Plus booking fee
    Pie and peas will be available from the bar at the event for only £4.25 (vegetarian option of Cheese and Onion pasty will also be available). 

    Following another two week break for Internationals we are back on the road with a short trip to Huddesfield, where we hope to repeat last seasons 2-0 victory with goals from Helan and Maghoma.
    Huddersfield Town vs Owls
    12:15pm, Saturday November 22nd 2014
    John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield 
    Trip Pricing
    Wednesdayite Adult Member - £12
    Wednesdayite Junior Member - £10
    Adult Non-Member - £14
    Junior Non-Member - £13
    Pickup Schedule
    10:00am - Wednesdayite Car Park, Penistone Road
    10:20am - Tankersley (Bus stop after Wentworth Way on A61). 
    *When booking please confirm your pick up point. Enjoy the game this evening,

    Click here to book

    Peter Shaw,
    Wednesdayite Director         
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