All Change at Oakwell

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

As if Rotherham couldn’t get any more depressed, it was today announced that the Town’s football club have lost their manager to Barnsley, their South Yorkshire rivals. This Barnsley fan thinks that it’s a good appointment, and I’m inclined to agree: Robins comes off the back of a successful couple of years at the troubled Millers, and I’m sure that he’ll have a positive effect. His knowledge of the lower leagues should be key for a side with limited spending power, and he’ll be respected for what he achieved as a player. People will inevitably speculate on which Rotherham players will follow Robins to Oakwell, and the delightfully named Adam Le Fondre will be at the top of that list; having only signed for Rotherham in the summer, the young marksman has already spoken out at his disappointment to see Robins depart.

is co-editor of The Two Unfortunates. He's 31, supports Plymouth Argyle and takes a particular interest in the fortunes of those Football League clubs west of Bristol. He tweets @lloydlangman.


  1. Lanterne Rouge
    September 9, 2009

    A very sensible appointment for Barnsley – they could have brought in someone with greater experience, but had to pay him more. Robins has done brilliantly although he does fit into that category of players whom you would never have considered might one day be managers.

  2. Barnsley FC Blog | On The Ponty End
    July 2, 2010

    Aye. We're still pleased with MR, but the capture of Le Fondre now seems only very distant chance. £1m being rumoured. Thanks for the follow/links.


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