Rotherham United's lead over Millwall cut to just one point

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ROTHERHAM have been docked three points by the Football League for fielding an ineligible player.

Derby defender Farrend Rawson played in a 1-0 win over Brighton on April 6 – but an administrative error meant his loan deal had expired the day before.

And an independent Football League panel has decided that playing Rawson gave the Millers an unfair advantage, and have struck off the result.

Rotherham have until May 1 to appeal and have also been fined £30,000.

It means Millwall are now just one point behind their relegation rivals heading into the final week of the season.

The Lions, who host Derby on Saturday, are currently third from bottom with 40 points having played a game more than Rotherham, whose total now stands at 41.

Steve Evans' side take on Norwich tomorrow.

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43 thoughts on “Rotherham United's lead over Millwall cut to just one point

  • April 24, 2015 at 12:24
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    They will appeal no doubt, so lets see how that goes.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:28
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    Disgraceful to say the least. Yet another cock up from The Football League.
    It should have been loss of the 3 points for the game he was ineligible for and a further 3 points for at cheating.
    Still... we are back in with a shout now Come on Neil and the boys... BIG performance needed tomorrow.. Millllllllllllllllllllll

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:30
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    I said the other week millwall will stay up and I still think they will if rotherham lose 3 games and we draw 2 we stay up or win 1 and draw 1 we stay up that 8/1 to stay up was good and still could happen like I said I put £50 on it and Hart on Hart I still think we can do it milllllllllll

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:39
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    Still think we have slim chance.
    We needed to win one of Cardiff/Blackburn.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:39
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    Shame we didn't get anything from Blackburn but at the Den tomorrow it is a must must win! If we can get into the last day of the season ahead of Rotherham it'll be massive! They have Reading and Leeds to play which they can get points from but they will get nothing tomorrow from Norwich so please lets get a win tomorrow and see if we can stay up!! COYL

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:42
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    Wot a picture should get another 3 points deducted for looking like a smug horrible northern c***.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:44
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    If we somehow get a win tomorrow the FL will overturn it on appeal....

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:44
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    And another thing,this also gives Wigan a chance ?

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:52
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    Here's our chance, whatever it takes to win these last 2 games .at least we can roll the dice.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:55
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    This could get messy, if we escape relegation last day of season and then Rotherham win their appeal!

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:58
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    If they appeal against the Points deduction and lose it, then what.. a further Point taken off ?

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:02
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    @Peckham exile: one thing for sure his got a flappy bum hole now...
    HOPE IT NOT HIS COME FACE !!!
    COYL
    #squeakybumtime

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:04
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    Both us and Wigan could go above them tomorrow then the pressures really on....

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:09
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    So I take it then, that vs Derby is another one of our 'must win games'?
    It weren't this exciting under Holloway...lol...

    Come you Lions, let's not try and balls this one up tomorrow.
    Let's give those Rovrum whippets a week of Pruritus Ani before
    the season ends.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:13
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    Wasn't Steve Evans in a shedload of films including Beverley Hills Ninja and airheads

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:24
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    Let's hope we can put away just a few of the many chances we create on a regular basis tomorrow. Otherwise...

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:33
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    So if we beat blackburn on Tuesday, we would now be 2pts clear of these f*+=&rs. We still got 2 hard games 2 play. Fingers crossed. COYL 1 final push....

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:33
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    The miss against cardiff looks a whole lot worse .you plonker fletch.
    Football league defo right decision. If it was the fa they would have done nothing.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:40
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    This also gives Wigan a chance stay up._

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    • April 24, 2015 at 13:54
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      @JordieLion: Wolves and Brentford. Don't fancy them to get much from them games. More worried that Rotherham have a game in hand and Reading and Leeds to play out of those 3.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:47
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    If...our strikers find form, we win our last two games, Rotherham lose at least two of their remaining games, Wigan lose one of their remaining games, Rotherham lose their appeal, we should be fine. I am completely relaxed now. phew

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  • April 24, 2015 at 13:55
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    Farrend Rawson has just got my player of the season vote!!!

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  • April 24, 2015 at 14:28
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    Blimey if Steve Evans looks like that now, what's he gonna look like when we win our last two and they finish a point behind us. Onwards and upwards. Millwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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  • April 24, 2015 at 14:33
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    I'd still be in rovrams position than ours with games coming up, I don't like staying up by default although I agree with the decision , we haven't deserved to be in the position we're in and with our forward line I think Derby will end our interest in the championship ,let's face it we couldn't beat a side with no interest in the remaining games..Cardiff..Blackburn ,this is our f.a.cup final on Sat, and our players need to do it for our frustrated fans,but at least Neil Harris has brought a bit of pride back to this club!!.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 14:54
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    Don't get it why don't BRIGHTON get 3 points they have lost out all ways - what if they could have been caught or in the paly offs would they have got the three points they were cheated out of at Rotherham. Nothing makes sense.
    Also on the BBC football website no mention in the headlines of ROTHERHAM'S points deduction - funny that. Get your money on INCE getting sent off tomorrow when BILL BAILEY riles him up.
    Need for HORATIO NELSON to sit this one out tomorrow THE DUTCHMAN AND BEEVERS two central defenders required tomorrow. BRING ON THE HOFF - he will be our talisman he kept us up last year and it is written in the stars that he will do it again.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 15:28
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    Good news but still HAVE to take something from the two final games against teams going for the playoffs not a ideal situation. We could still be relegated tomorrow if we fail to beat Derby and Rotherham pull off a win against Norwich, unlikely but they'll be p***** off and looking to prove a point now.

    They have Reading at home in midweek a winnable game and it would just be like Leeds to roll over at home to them on the final day although it's a Yorkshire derby so that will add something.

    Sure it's great if we stay up but this is the third season that it's gone to the final games to stay up, sooner or later we're going down, I still think that going down might see us come back better and stronger rather than yet another season of struggle and possibly relegation

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  • April 24, 2015 at 16:22
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    All we can do now is win these last two matches, if that's not enough then so be it. But let's not waste this chance that we thought we wouldn't have a few weeks ago.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 17:09
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    if we win the last two i think it will be enough - but we wont i fear - the onlty 2 teams we have beaten have had 10- men

    cant expect not to score against cardiff and blackburn and stay up

    it is no good expecting rotherham to lose all three or at most get one draw because then wigan might win - so we need minimum of 4 points and most probably 6

    lets hope for anothe sending off against derby

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  • April 24, 2015 at 17:25
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    if Rovrum win 1 draw 1 lose 1 we need to win both games........I think a one off cup final against Jacket we can win.....lets beat Derby first....our crowd needs to be our 12th man...COME ON...

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      • April 24, 2015 at 18:26
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        @Jim28: Rovrum are scrapping too but I dont think they will get anything v Norwich they should beat stupid Reading and I cant see them beating Leeds

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  • April 24, 2015 at 18:33
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    COYL we are still in it want 2 see a pack stadium 2mra dat what we need let f****** beat the drop NOLU, WDC

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  • April 24, 2015 at 18:35
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    Want 2 see a win play like it a cup final the last 2 game we believe in u lads COYL

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  • April 24, 2015 at 18:55
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    I've got my wolves ticket for next week regardless of tomorrow's result but traveling up there on the back of three points to me would be like a cup final, it's been another s*** season chaps but hopefully we get some luck in the next two games we deserve it cos we've had f*** all this season and of course s*** refs.

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