Rotherham United

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Rotherham United's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Kevin Watson 35%
2 Tony Grealish 17%
2 Johnny Quinn 17%
2 Jimmy Goodfellow 17%
3 Jimmy Mullen 14%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Tony Grealish - former Republic of Ireland international, he brought all his vast experience to the role when leading the side to promotion from the old Division Four in 1989.

Kevin Watson - Led the Millers to promotion to the what is now The Championship, he formed a formidable partnership alongside Stewart Talbot in the Millers midfield.

Jimmy Mullen - Central defender who led by wholehearted example with his never-say-die attitude in the memorable 1980/81 title-winning season in the old Third Division.

Johnny Quinn - Popular wing half who was an instant favourite with the supporters for his classy displays.

Jimmy Goodfellow - Much underrated midfielder in the Jim McGuigan success era of the mid-70s who was a calming figure for up and coming young players. He played a key role in promotion-winning team of 1974/75.

 

  Who is Rotherham United's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Alan Lee 39%
2 Gladstone Guest 30%
3 Ronnie Moore 17%
4 Dave Watson 11%
5 Gerry Forrest 3%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Ronnie Moore - Moore became a firm favourite with Millers fans when he plundered 23 goals in the Division Three Championship winning team of 1981. He also bagged 22 goals the following season in the second tier to become a cult hero.

Dave Watson - Arguably the most successful player to ever play for the Millers, Watson starred in both defence and attack during a spell in the late 60s and early 70s. Left for six-figure fee and went on to earn 65 caps for England.

Gladstone Guest - The holder of Rotherham United's goalscoring record, Guest has hammered 130 goals for the club, during the 1940s and 50s. An all-time Millers great.

Gerry Forrest - A quality full-back who gave great service to the Millers in two spells, Forrest was a prominent figure in the late 70s to mid-80s before returning in 1990. In between he played at the top level for Southampton, a true Millers legend.

Alan Lee - Another cult hero, Lee scored the goal that secured promotion to the second tier of English football. A prolific scorer, he netted 15 goals in the 2002/03 season before a big money move to Cardiff City.

 

  When was Rotherham United's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 2000/01 46%
2 1980/81 20%
2 1981/82 20%
3 1954/55 14%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1980/81 - Ian Porterfield led the Millers to the Division Three title, piping rivals Barnsley to the title. 23 goals from Ronnie Moore and notable contributions from Rodney Fern and Tony Towner helped create a memorable campaign.

2000/01 - After promotion the previous season, few were expecting another tilt at promotion. Under Ronnie Moore's leadership the Millers did just that in dramatic style at Millmoor after a 2-1 win. 24 goals from Mark Robins and 13 from Alan Lee, ensured a second placed finish and promotion to the second tier.

1954/55 - Rotherham's highest ever finish of third in the old Division Two, the Millers were only denied promotion to the top flight on goal average. Jack Grainger's 19 goals were a major help.

1981/82 - A seventh-placed finish in Division Two after promotion was not expected. 22 goals from Ronnie Moore and some terrific performances saw victories over Chelsea (6-0 and 1-4).

 

  Who is Rotherham United's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Ronnie Moore 76%
2 Ian Porterfield 8%
2 Reg Freeman 8%
3 Jim McGuigan 7%
4 Tom Johnston 1%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were: 

Ronnie Moore - Led the club to back-to-back promotions between 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 and then to four consecutive seasons in the second tier. Returned for a second spell as boss in 2009, and led the club to the League Two Play-Off Final in 2010.

Ian Porterfield - Led the club to the Third Division Championship in 1981, widely regarded as the greatest ever Millers team.

Reg Freeman - Managed the club for 18 years from 1934-1952. Won the Division Three North in 1951, finished fifth in Division Two in 1954 and third in 1955.

Tom Johnston - Led the club to the first ever League Cup final in 1961, where the club was defeated by Aston Villa, and challenged for promotion to the First Division.

Jim McGuigan - Took over with the club facing the possibility of re-election, and turned the club around with a brand of attacking football, earning promotion from Division Four in 1975.