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Rotherham United Football Club
Millmoor
Rotherham
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Rotherham United F.C. was formed as a merger of Rotherham Town and Rotherham County in 1925. Rotherham Town formed in 1870 as just Rotherham; Rotherham County formed in 1877 under the name Thornhill. The two teams had vied for the title as Rotherham's top team prior to the merger, taking in turns to claim the top dog slot. At the time of the merger, Rotherham County had made it into the Football League but were struggling to hang on to their league status. Things did not really improve for the club, however, until after World War II. Rotherham United found its way back into the Football League Division Two after winning the Division Three (North) championship in 1951. The team achieved its best ever Football League finish in 1955, third place in the second tier. They were denied a promotion spot on goal difference alone, the closest the team has ever come to tasting top flight football. In 1968 the team slipped back out of the second tier and since then it has been something of a rollercoaster ride between the second, third and fourth tiers of the Football League. The team nickname is 'The Millers' and its home venue is Millmoor.


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