GH: Millmoor, Rotherham United (26 points)

Last updated : 16 December 2007 By @blades_mad1889

I had already seen Sheffield United play at Rotherham United twice before, but not since they had started the re-building of the main stand.

Club Guide

Team: Rotherham United
Ground: Millmoor
Capacity: 9,000 (estimate)
Date Visited: 19 August 2007 (v Peterborough United)

It was, in truth by chance a last minute decision that I chose to visit Millmoor. I had the previous day been flicking through the football results after I returned from Watford, looking at the local results I noticed that Rotherham weren't mentioned so looked to see whom they were playing.

Having noticed the game had been selected for Sunday afternoon (kick-off: 2:00pm) I realised why there was no result; I hadn't at that time thought about going to the game.

It was only the following day when at 12:30 Sunday boredom set in and thought about what to do. I had already completed the match report from the previous day for Blades-Mad and as there was noting to do I half thought about going to the game.

At 13:10 my mind was made up and having already had my Sunday Dinner I quickly got changed and was out of the house. Thankfully I only live nine miles from the ground and it's a straight run, only parking was going to be the problem.

However I managed to find a spot within five minutes of walking distance from the ground. Also, it was pay on the gate.

I was though frustrated in how much they charged to get in; I paid just £25.00 to watch Championship Watford when Rotherham charged £5.00 less to see a League Two fixture.

Stadium and Pitch: 6/10

The stadium wasn't too different from the last time I visited; I was situated in the Tivolli end behind goal, to the left was what is the half built main stand - due to lack of finances they pulled the plug on building the new stand.

However a quarter of so of the seats have been installed and halve somehow managed to obtain a health & safety certificate that allows them to open up the stand.

It was cramped in the Tivolli end, this mainly as up until a few years ago it was a standing terrace until seats were installed. The toilet facilities were okay, x10 better than what I endured at Oakwell in an earlier review.

Nether the less it was a good experience and I wouldn't hastate to visit again when United aren't playing - it's grounds like these that make you appreciate what you have.

Programme: 5/10

Unfortunately I was unable to obtain a copy of the match day programme for this fixture so have given a neutral score of five.

Performance and Result: 9/10

Rotherham United played extremely well and were well worth the 3-1 victory they achieved over a Peterborough United side who are currently tipped to win League Two at a cantor - come May things might be different.

The Millers scored with two goals from Derek Holmes (8 & 35 minutes), sandwiched either side of Chris O'Grady's effort (33); The Posh replied too late when Aaron McLean's (88) header with two minutes remaining beat Andy Warrington.

Atmosphere: 6/10

Very little noise could be heard from the Posh end of the ground; except a ironic cheer when they scored to make it 3-1. They had scored earlier in the first half and the crowed got somewhat exciting but George Boyd's effort was ruled out for offside.

Overall: 26/40

:: Previous Visits to Millmoor ::

  • 23.08.2001 - Rotherham United v Sheffield United
  • 28.02.2003 - Rotherham United v Sheffield United
  • 19.08.2007 - Rotherham United v Peterborough United