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Rotherham United: A Pictorial History

Paul Rickett

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From the publisher:

Less than a decade ago, a warlock sat in a cloud of incense in the car park at Rotherham United's tatty old Millmoor Ground, chanting incantations and putting a curse on the Millers. Since then, the South Yorkshiremen have plunged to the brink of losing their place in the Football League, been docked a bagful of points for financial irregularities, and came within minutes of extinction. Whether the warlock had anything to do with it all is anyone's guess, but the Millers were certainly in trouble. Rotherham United are now, a few short years later, playing in a brand-new GBP20 million stadium and looking to power their way back up the league. In May 2013 they were promoted to League One. It's been a real roller-coaster ride for the club, from their humble beginnings at the dawn of the game to today, but the years have certainly produced a legion of stories and characters - and will no doubt continue to do so. Rotherham United: A Pictorial History tells the story of the Millers, illustrated in full colour with pictures from the Rotherham Advertiser's archives.

The author:

Paul Rickett is the Sports Editor for the Rotherham Advertiser, an ambassador for Rotherham; he won the Yorkshire Sports Writer of the Year award four years ago, and was runner up in the national Sports Writer Awards three years ago. He has published several books in the past, on football and speedway racing, including ghost-writing Ronnie Moore's autobiography Ronnie: Born to be a Miller (Pendragon 2001), which sold 5,000 copies. Other publications include The Definitive History of Rotherham United, Roar of the Tigers, Owlerton Legends, and Brummies - a History of Birmingham Speedway. He lives in Rotherham.

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Amberley Publishing
24 x 17 cm
Paperback
96 pages
Contains 85 illustrations
July 2013
English
9781445614489