2012–13 Rotherham United F.C. season

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Rotherham United
2012–13 season
Chairman Tony Stewart
Manager Steve Evans
Stadium New York Stadium
Don Street
Rotherham
League Two 2nd (promoted)
League Cup First Round
FA Cup Third Round
Football League Trophy First Round
Top goalscorer League: Daniel Nardiello (13)
All: Daniel Nardiello (13)
Highest home attendance League: 11,441 vs Burton Albion (18 August 2012)
All: 11,441 vs Burton Albion (18 August 2012)
Lowest home attendance League: 6271 vs Morecambe (23 October 2012)
All: 3,975 vs York City (4 September 2012)
Home colours
Away colours

In the 2012–13 season, The Millers competed in League Two-the fourth tier in the football league. It was the 142nd season for the club since forming in 1870 as Thornhill and the fifth season in a row that Rotherham have been in League Two. It was a commemorative season for Rotherham United and a new chapter in the history books, as they returned home to Rotherham. They played their home games at The Don Valley Stadium in nearby city Sheffield, of which they had been shadowed by for 4 years since the dispute with Ken Booth, the owner of traditional home Millmoor-which forced them to leave. Rotherham's first game of the season was played on 18 August 2012, versus Burton Albion, in their new home; which was requested by chairman Tony Stewart because of the homecoming occasion. They came out victorious 3-0. Before the season began, the club were tipped by many bookies to lift the League Two title, leaving newly promoted Fleetwood Town and local rivals Chesterfield in their tracks. United were also tipped to be one of numerous favourites to contest the Football League Trophy, however they were out in the first round prior to a 1-0 defeat to York City.

Just one week prior to the first league encounter, Rotherham faced a trip to Yorkshire rivals, Hull City, in a League Cup first round fixture. They were knocked out 7-6 on penalties.

Rotherham United won promotion to League One after finishing second in the league.

Kit[edit]

The first kit (1925)

Rotherham wear traditional colours red and white as their home kit. On the right shoulder, there is a solid white bar, with the black Puma logo on it, due to them being the kit manufacturers. Below it is the town crest, put on as a symbolic representative of the move back to Rotherham. It retains the sponsorship of local shopping centre Parkgate. The away kit is an amber and black coloured strip. The reason behind the chosen colours is that in 1925, when Rotherham Town and Thornhill United merged to become Rotherham United, their first ever kit was amber with a black rugby-like 'V' design on the chest. However, this season's away top is a thick, black bar across the chest, with the badge on the left, Puma logo in the centre and the town crest on the right. This kit also retains sponsorship from last season, with One Town One Community.

Season fixtures[edit]

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Pre-season[edit]

A Rotherham line up with Barnsley in the first game at the NYS.
Rotherham line-up with Barnsley in the first ever game to be held at The New York Stadium.

The first training session of the season was held on week commencing 2 July 2012, 13 days previous to the first pre-season fixture against local team Parkgate. It was a vital time, as the players got a long jog and light training to get back into the football routine; as well as meeting the summer recruitments. On 14 July 2012, a few hours after the 0-6 victory against Parkgate, The Millers flew out to a training camp in the Algarve District of Portugal. On 18 July 2012, Rotherham locked horns with nearby training Oldham Athletic. Managed by Paul Dickov, Oldham were a stature of whom were a League One side. Surprisingly, Steve Evans' men came out on top 3-1. The players returned home the next day to prepare for the upcoming pre-season.

For Rotherham, not just the club but the fans too, this was a special pre-season. The first ever match at their new home venue The New York Stadium would be staged during this period of time. However, this match was just one quarter of stadia safety certificate matches. The opponents in these games, of which were two Yorkshire rivals in Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers, would stage 6,000 and 9,000 maximum capacity matches respectively. The 2012 Scottish Cup champions Hearts, and local rivals Sheffield United would both stage maximum (12,000) capacity matches, also respectively. These fixtures were simply to ensure that the facilities of the ground were able to cope with match-day standards.

Other games included away trips to Mansfield Town, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Stamford, a short journey to local lads Dinnington Town, and an encounter at Nene Park against Kettering Town.

Rotherham fans grew ever confident that the club would be successful this year. The performances were "too good for the league" according to many fans, and it was justified with victories over higher league outfits Oldham, Doncaster and Barnsley. Comments from other supporters suggested that the players brought in were Championship quality, and would tear other teams such as Barnet and Accrington Stanley to pieces.

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

League Data[edit]

League table[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Gillingham 46 23 14 9 66 39 +27 83
P Rotherham United 46 24 7 15 74 59 +15 79
P Port Vale 46 21 15 10 87 52 +35 78
4 Burton Albion 46 22 10 14 71 65 +6 76
5 Cheltenham Town 46 20 15 11 58 51 +7 75
6 Northampton Town 46 21 10 15 64 55 +9 73
P Bradford City 46 18 15 13 63 52 +11 69
8 Chesterfield 46 18 13 15 60 45 +15 67
9 Oxford United 46 19 8 19 60 61 -1 65
10 Exeter City 46 18 10 18 63 62 +1 64
11 Southend United 46 16 13 17 61 55 +6 61
12 Rochdale 46 16 13 17 68 70 −2 61
13 Fleetwood Town 46 15 15 16 55 57 −2 60
14 Bristol Rovers 46 16 12 18 60 69 −9 60
15 Wycombe Wanderers 46 17 9 20 50 60 −10 60
16 Morecambe 46 15 13 18 55 61 −6 58
17 York City 46 12 19 15 50 60 −10 55
18 Accrington Stanley 46 14 12 20 51 68 −17 54
19 Torquay United 46 13 14 19 55 62 −7 53
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 14 11 21 54 76 −22 53
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 13 20 46 55 −9 52
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 13 12 21 55 62 −7 51
R Barnet 46 13 12 21 47 59 −12 51
R Aldershot Town 46 11 15 20 42 60 −18 48
Promotion to League One
Qualification to League Two Play-offs
Relegation to Conference National


Squad Statistics[edit]

                                             Everything Below Is Not Updated

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

No. Position Player
21 England GK Andy Warrington
1 Scotland GK Scott Shearer
23 England DF Josh Morris (on loan from Blackburn)
5 England DF Ian Sharps (C)
2 England DF Dale Tonge
18 England DF Nicky Hunt
3 England DF Lawrie Wilson
20 Wales DF Craig Morgan
14 Wales DF Mark Bradley
11 England MF Gareth Evans
8 England MF Jason Taylor
15 England MF Ben Pringle
31 England MF Courtney Cameron (on loan from Aston Villa F.C. Reserves and Academy)
No. Position Player
27 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington
24 England MF Mitch Rose
7 England MF Lionel Ainsworth
4 Iceland MF Kári Árnason
28 England MF Luke Rooney (on loan from Swindon)
32 England MF Nicky Walker
10 Northern Ireland MF Michael O'Connor
19 England MF David Noble
17 Wales FW Daniel Nardiello
9 England FW Alex Revell
25 England FW Alec Denton
16 Nigeria FW Kayode Odejayi
22 England FW Kieran Agard

Out on Loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
6 England DF Johnny Mullins (at Oxford United)
26 England MF Danny Schofield (at Accrington Stanley)

Goals, Appearances and Disciplinary[edit]

As of 8 November 2012
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
21 GK England Andy Warrington 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0
1 GK Scotland Scott Shearer 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 1 0
20 DF Wales Craig Morgan 12+1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13+1 0 3 0
6 DF England Johnny Mullins 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
5 DF England Ian Sharps 17 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 20 0 3 0
2 DF England Dale Tonge 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6+1 0 0 0
18 DF England Nicky Hunt 6+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6+2 0 4 0
3 DF England Laurie Wilson 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0
14 DF Wales Mark Bradley 7+3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 10+3 1 1 0
11 MF England Gareth Evans 9+3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 11+3 2 3 0
8 MF England Jason Taylor 8+3 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 1 0 9+5 1 1 0
MF England Nicky Walker 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
26 MF England Danny Schofield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF England David Noble 5+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6+1 0 0 0
15 MF England Ben Pringle 17 4 1 0 1 0 0+1 0 19+1 4 3 0
24 MF England Mitch Rose 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0
7 MF England Lionel Ainsworth 6+5 0 0 0 0+1 1 1 0 7+6 1 0 0
4 MF Iceland Kári Árnason 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 3 0
10 MF Northern Ireland Michael O'Connor 11+2 4 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 12+3 4 5 0
17 FW Wales Daniel Nardiello 8+4 7 0 0 1 0 0+1 0 9+5 7 1 0
9 FW England Alex Revell 9+4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 11+4 3 0 1
25 FW England Alec Denton 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
16 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 13+3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 15+3 2 2 0
22 FW England Kieran Agard 0+10 1 0+1 0 0+1 0 1 0 1+12 1 0 0
Players played for Rotherham this season on loan who returned to their parent club:
23 DF Scotland Robert Harris 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0
28 MF Republic of Ireland Jamie Devitt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Players on loan at Rotherham:
23 DF England Josh Morris 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
27 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Frecklington 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 4 2 0
31 MF England Courtney Cameron 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Key

  • x+x
  • Starts plus substitute appearances

Top scorers[edit]

As of 3 November 2012
Place Position Nation Name League Two FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
1 FW Wales Daniel Nardiello 7 0 0 0 7
2 MF Northern Ireland Michael O'Connor 4 0 0 0 4
= MF England Ben Pringle 4 0 0 0 4
= MF Republic of Ireland Lee Frecklington 2 2 0 0 4
= FW England Alex Revell 3 0 0 0 3
4 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 2 0 0 0 2
= MF England Gareth Evans 2 0 0 0 2
5 MF England Lionel Ainsworth 0 0 1 0 1
= MF England Jason Taylor 1 0 0 0 1
= DF Scotland Robert Harris 1 0 0 0 1
= FW England Kieran Agard 1 0 0 0 1
= DF Wales Mark Bradley 0 1 0 0 1
= MF Iceland Kari Arnason 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 28 3 1 0 32

Transfers[edit]

As of 29 October 2012
Players transferred in
Date Pos. Nat. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
10 May 2012 FW Wales Daniel Nardiello Exeter City F.C. Free [1]
15 May 2012 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi Colchester United Undisclosed [2]
22 May 2012 DF England Ian Sharps Shrewsbury Town Free [3]
22 May 2012 DF England Nicky Hunt Preston North End Free [4]
24 May 2012 GK Scotland Scott Shearer Crawley Town Free [5]
30 May 2012 DF Northern Ireland Michael O'Connor Scunthorpe United Free [6]
7 June 2012 MF Iceland Kári Árnason Aberdeen Free [7]
18 June 2012 MF England Lionel Ainsworth Shrewsbury Town Free [8]
20 June 2012 DF England Lawrie Wilson Morecambe Free [9]
13 July 2012 MF England David Noble Exeter City Free [10]
27 July 2012 FW England Kieran Agard Yeovil Town Free [11]
7 September 2012 DF Wales Craig Morgan Preston North End Free [12]
2 January 2013 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Frecklington Peterborough United Undisclosed [13]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Nat. Name To Fee Ref.
1 May 2012 DF England Richard Naylor Released Free [14]
4 May 2012 DF England Luke Foster Released Free [15]
7 May 2012 MF England Danny Harrison Released Free [16]
7 May 2012 DF England Tom Newey Released Free [17]
7 May 2012 MF England Ollie Banks Released Free [18]
7 May 2012 MF England Marchus Marshall Released Free [19]
7 May 2012 FW England Paul Warne Coaching Staff Retired [20]
7 May 2012 GK England Rhys Taylor Chelsea Returned [21]
7 May 2012 DF England Sam Wood Brentford Returned [22]
7 May 2012 MF England Kieron Cadogan Crystal Palace Returned [23]
7 May 2012 FW England Sam Hoskins Southampton Returned [24]
7 May 2012 DF England Scott Griffiths Peterborough United Returned [25]
23 May 2012 DF England Michael Raynes Mutual Consent Free [26]
1 June 2012 FW England Lewis Grabban AFC Bournemouth £300,000 [27]
3 July 2012 DF England Ryan Cresswell Southend United Free [28]
13 July 2012 GK England Jamie Annerson Mutual Consent Free [29]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Nat Name From Date to Ref.
27 September 2012 DF Scotland Robert Harris Blackpool 25 October 2012 [30]
19 October 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Frecklington Peterborough United 1 Month [31]
25 October 2012 DF England Josh Morris Blackburn Rovers 1 Month [32]
1 November 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Jamie Devitt Hull City 8 November 2012 (Injury) [33]
9 November 2012 MF England Luke Rooney Swindon Town 1 Month [34]
16 November 2012 MF England Courtney Cameron Aston Villa F.C. Reserves and Academy 5 January 2013 [35]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Nat Name To Date to Ref.
12 September 2012 MF England Danny Schofield Accrington Stanley 3 Months [36]
5 October 2012 DF England Johnny Mullins Oxford United 3 Months [37]

Competitions[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
6 Burton Albion 18 8 5 5 28 24 +4 29
7 Bradford City 18 8 4 6 26 19 +7 28
8 Rotherham United 17 8 4 5 28 25 +3 28
9 Exeter City 18 8 3 7 26 26 0 27
10 Southend United 18 7 5 6 26 20 +6 26

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results By Round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H H A H A A H A H H A A H H A H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A A A A H H A A H A H
Result W L D W L W L D W P D L W W W D L W
Position 3 7 10 5 10 6 11 12 10 12 12 13 10 6 6 7 9 8

Last updated: 18 November 2012.
Source: Rotherham United
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Overall[edit]

Competition Started Round Current Pos/Round Final Pos/Round First Match Last Match
League Two 20th 2nd Burton Albion Aldershot Town
FA Cup First Round Proper Third Round Proper Stevenage Aldershot Town
League Cup Round 1 Round 1 Hull City Hull City
Football League Trophy Round 1 Round 1 York City York City

Coverage[edit]

Throughout the season, Rotherham will feature on many highlight shows. BBC's Football League Show will show highlights of every Football League game played on a Saturday, sometimes doing special segments-in which The Millers featured in when they beat Burton Albion 3-0 on the first day of the season. A weekly post-match program on Sky Sports News, called Goals Express, also shows goals from the matches. Local radio station BBC Radio Sheffield sometimes do commentary, and 6 days a week hold the Football Heaven phone in, and after matches fans are able to call and express their opinions. Rotherham may be on Sky Sports sometimes, and if the club were to progress far in a domestic cup then they may have matches on BBC or ITV. Millers Player also host commentary and match stats during games, for under 10p a day the buyer is treated to exclusive information that can only be seen via the player.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Millers Snap Up Odejayi". Rotherham United. 
  3. ^ "Sharps Opts For Millers Return". Rotherham United. 
  4. ^ "Millers Capture Hunt". Rotherham United. 
  5. ^ "Hunt In The Bag". Rotherham United. 
  6. ^ "O'Connor Checks In". Rotherham United. 
  7. ^ "Millers Sign Icelandic International". Rotherham United. 
  8. ^ "Millers Land Ainsworth". Rotherham United. 
  9. ^ "Millers Snatch Wilson". Rotherham United. 
  10. ^ "New York For Noble". Rotherham United. 
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  16. ^ "Millers End Harrison's 5 Year Spell". Rotherham United. 
  17. ^ "Newey Leaves Millers". Rotherham United. 
  18. ^ "Banks Farewell". Rotherham United. 
  19. ^ "Marshall Departs". Rotherham United. 
  20. ^ "Millers Legend Retires". Rotherham United. 
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  23. ^ "Cadogan Loan Expires". Rotherham United. 
  24. ^ "Super Youngster Returns To Saints". Rotherham United. 
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  26. ^ "Raynes Waves Bye To Millers". Rotherham United. 
  27. ^ "Grabban Exits For Bournemouth". Rotherham United. 
  28. ^ "Disappointed Cressy Departs For Shrimpers". Rotherham United. 
  29. ^ "Annerson Released". Rotherham United. 
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