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Millers Move To...Sheffield!

Sheffield will have a third professional team playing in the steel city from next season after Rotherham United confirmed they'd be playing their home matches at Don Valley Stadium.

The Millers have been in financial difficulties for a while now and have resorted to moving from their Millmoor ground to play at Don Valley - a stadium usually used for athletics but with an attendance much larger than Millmoor.

New owner Tony Stewart told the official Millers site: 'This is a momentous step for us but I am determined that every deal that this club enters in to is workable and financially viable.

'I have no intention of seeing this club hit the financial rocks again and I am sure our supporters would expect nothing less'. Stewart went on

'We have done all we could to allow this club to stay at Millmoor but I am not going to wallow in this, we are going to make sure that we make our time at Don Valley as exciting as it can be and trust that our supporters will back us through this period as they always have.

'We will work doubly hard with the Rotherham Borough Council, and other interested parties to ensure that the new Community Stadium becomes a reality as soon as possible. In the meantime we will now press ahead with plans for the coming season which have been held up by the discussions over Millmoor.'




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 29 2008

Time: 9:29PM

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professional my backside
mick66owl
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30/05/2008 09:50:00

They do have pro's in Rotherham according to my brother.
ThatchamOwl
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30/05/2008 11:05:00

Will this have a knock on effect on our matchdays/kick off times? Surely South Yorkshire police wont allow 2 teams to play in Sheffield on the same day at the same time. How many 3pm saturday kick offs will Wednesday, United and Rotherham have this coming season??
johnnywalker69
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30/05/2008 12:11:00

i dont think rotherhams bumper crowds of 2500 will cause to much hassel mate!
WORKSOP..OWL
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30/05/2008 12:42:00

3rd professional team? didnt know Sheff Wed and sheff wed reserves were both professional?
mattyg
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30/05/2008 14:02:00

Yeah I heard the pigs are writing to FIFA to apply to become pro's.
ThatchamOwl
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30/05/2008 14:36:00

The best thats for sure
Tiny T
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30/05/2008 16:03:00

They really are a suburb of Sheffield!!
SuperOwls
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30/05/2008 16:03:00

What a pity, hope they get back to better times.
Boxer
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30/05/2008 20:48:00

I HATE Rotherham and the fact the peasants have got to come to sheffield to watch their scabby team in a sh i tt y yellow athletics ground ,is the funniest thing i've heard in along time
greeny9
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30/05/2008 22:01:00

NOW THEY ARE FINALLY A SMALL TEAM IN SHEFFIELD
mick66owl
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30/05/2008 23:23:00

don't pick on rotherham they're just like an annoying younger brother, a bit of a nuisance, but never any bother to us.
aball2112
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31/05/2008 19:14:00

I wonder if its the first time one city (other than London) has had three professional clubs?
dazza71
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07/06/2008 07:20:00

 

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