2004–05 Rotherham United F.C. season

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Rotherham United
2004–05 season
Chairman Peter Ruchniewicz
Manager England Ronnie Moore (until January)
Wales Alan Knill (caretaker until 7 April)
England Mick Harford (from 7 April)
Stadium Millmoor
Championship 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Butler (6)
Average home league attendance 5,577

During the 2004–05 English football season, Rotherham United F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

During the 2004–05 season, the club struggled and spent most of the season bottom of the league. The club was bought by the consortium, Millers 05. Ronnie Moore left by mutual consent during the campaign, after his team were rooted to the bottom of the division for the majority of the season.[1]

After relegation to League One in April 2005, Mick Harford took over as Millers manager.[2]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 29 7 10 76 41 +35 94
P 2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 12 9 79 35 +44 87
  3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 +29 85
  4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 +11 76
  5 Preston North End 46 21 12 13 67 58 +9 75
P 6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
  7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 +7 70
  8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 +1 67
  9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66
  10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 +6 66
  11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 -4 62
  12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 -2 61
  13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 -1 60
  14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 -3 60
  15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 +3 57
  16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 -3 54
  17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 -12 53
  18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 -7 52
  19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 -12 52
  20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 -25 51
  21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 -20 50
R 22 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 45 66 -21 50
R 23 Nottingham Forest 46 9 17 20 42 66 -24 44
R 24 Rotherham United 46 5 14 27 35 69 -34 29

Results[edit]

Rotherham United's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 2004 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 14,547 Shaw
10 August 2004 Burnley H 0-0 6,243
14 August 2004 Stoke City H 1-1 5,925 Shaw
21 August 2004 Reading A 0-1 11,404
28 August 2004 Ipswich Town H 0-2 5,504
30 August 2004 Preston North End A 0-2 11,439
11 September 2004 Leicester City H 0-2 6,272
14 September 2004 West Ham United A 0-1 26,233
18 September 2004 Coventry City A 0-0 13,834
25 September 2004 Millwall H 1-1 5,062 Sedgwick
28 September 2004 Crewe Alexandra H 2-3 4,498 Burchill, Barker
2 October 2004 Wigan Athletic A 0-2 7,937
16 October 2004 Cardiff City A 0-2 11,004
19 October 2004 Plymouth Argyle H 0-1 5,088
25 October 2004 Sunderland H 0-1 6,026
30 October 2004 Derby County A 2-3 25,096 Swailes, Scott
3 November 2004 Nottingham Forest A 2-2 21,619 Sedgwick, Júnior
6 November 2004 Cardiff City H 2-2 5,093 McLaren, Proctor
13 November 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-2 6,693 McIntosh
20 November 2004 Watford A 0-0 17,780
29 November 2004 Leeds United H 1-0 8,860 McIntosh
4 December 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0-1 6,076
11 December 2004 Sheffield United H 2-2 8,195 Swailes, McIntosh
18 December 2004 Gillingham A 1-3 8,576 Hoskins
26 December 2004 Leicester City A 1-0 27,014 Barker
28 December 2004 West Ham United H 2-2 7,769 Butler, McIntosh
1 January 2005 Coventry City H 1-2 5,742 Júnior
3 January 2005 Millwall A 2-1 11,725 Butler, Scott
15 January 2005 Wigan Athletic H 0-2 9,050
22 January 2005 Crewe Alexandra A 1-1 6,382 Mullin
5 February 2005 Nottingham Forest H 0-0 8,448
12 February 2005 Plymouth Argyle A 1-1 14,798 Monkhouse
19 February 2005 Derby County H 1-3 7,937 Butler (pen)
22 February 2005 Sunderland A 1-4 22,267 Monkhouse
26 February 2005 Sheffield United A 0-1 18,431
5 March 2005 Gillingham H 1-3 4,367 Butler
12 March 2005 Burnley A 1-2 10,539 Gilchrist
15 March 2005 Reading H 1-0 3,804 Warne
19 March 2005 Queens Park Rangers H 0-1 5,387
2 April 2005 Stoke City A 2-1 16,552 Butler, Noel-Williams (own goal)
5 April 2005 Ipswich Town A 3-4 26,017 Thorpe, Butler, McIntosh
9 April 2005 Preston North End H 1-2 6,312 Hoskins
16 April 2005 Watford H 0-1 5,438
23 April 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-2 25,177
30 April 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-1 6,549
8 May 2005 Leeds United A 0-0 30,900

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2005 Yeovil Town H 0-3 5,397

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 24 August 2004 Chesterfield H 2-1 3,845 Proctor, Barker
R2 22 September 2004 Nottingham Forest A 1-2 11,168 Sedgwick

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Mike Pollitt
4 England DF Rob Scott
5 England MF Darren Garner
6 England DF Phil Gilchrist
7 England FW Michael Proctor
8 England DF Chris Swailes
9 England FW Martin Butler
10 England FW Paul Warne
11 England MF Nick Daws
12 England FW Marc Newsham
14 England FW Will Hoskins
15 Scotland DF Martin McIntosh
No. Position Player
16 England DF Paul Hurst
17 England MF John Mullin
18 England DF Scott Minto
19 England MF Paulo Vernazza
20 England FW Andy Monkhouse
21 Jamaica MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce[5]
22 England DF Shaun Barker
23 England MF Paul McLaren
24 England MF Ben Bradford
25 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Keane
29 England MF Sam Duncum
30 England GK Gary Montgomery

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Scotland DF Robbie Stockdale[6] (to Hull City)
21 England FW Paul Shaw (on loan from Sheffield United)
24 England MF Chris Sedgwick (to Preston North End)
24 France MF Léandre Griffit (on loan from Southampton)
No. Position Player
27 Scotland FW Mark Burchill (on loan from Portsmouth)
27 Brazil FW José Júnior (on loan from Derby County)
28 England FW Tony Thorpe (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
29 England FW Richard Barker (to Mansfield Town)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moore parts company with Millers". BBC Sport. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Harford named as Rotherham boss". BBC Sport. 7 April 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/rotherham-united/2004-2005
  4. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2004-2005/flcham/rother.htm
  5. ^ Campbell-Ryce was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally through his parents and made his international debut for Jamaica in 2003.
  6. ^ Stockdale was born in Redcar, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally and made his international debut for Scotland in 2002.