My 26th & final blog of the 2016/17 season took me back to NYS for my club Rotherham's final Championship match (probably for ages) v a vastly underperforming Derby side.
Cool & cloudy conditions which should have been perfect for football on this occasion wasn't. I've seen more passionate pre season friendlies with both sides going through the motions obviously on the beach mentally.
After the naffest first half I've ever seen with literally nothing going on, at least there were a couple of goals to report if not much else. The Millers took the lead in the 66thminute with a nicely taken right foot volley by skipper Lee Frecklington after a good cross by left back Joe Mattock. The rams equalised in the 83rd minute through a Thomas Ince penalty (his 4th goal in three appearances at NYS) after sub Nick Blackman was brought down by Frecklington. And that was it, thankfully for the Millers our dreadful season was at an end.
If the site mods want me to continue next season my first blog of the 2017/18 season should be at Pride Park when Derby take on German side Hoffenheim on Saturday 29th July in a PSF