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Rotherham Win League One Playoff On Penalties

5:49 pm, Sunday, May 25th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 78 Comments

In the League One Championship playoff final at Wembley between Leyton Orient and Rotherham this afternoon, the game went to penalties and it was Rotherham who won the shoot out 4-3, and that was they had been 2-0 down at half time.

Soccer - Sky Bet League One - Play Off - Final - Leyton Orient v Rotherham United - Wembley Stadium

Kevin Lisbie and Chris Morgan in action at Wembley

James Tavernier played the whole game at Wembley and played well, and also scored Rotherham’s fourth penalty, and Haris Vuckic came on just before the end of the first period of extra time.

Rotherham had started the game well but then Leyton Orient came into the game and two goals in five minutes by Orient  put them in the driver’s seat, as Moses Odubajo scored after 34 minutes and Dean Cox after 39 minutes to put Orient 2-0 up at the break.

But then in the second half Rotherham came storming back with two goals in five minutes, and first it was Alex Revell after 55 minutes who poked the ball home after goalkeeper Jones was unable to get to a free kick.

And then the goal of the game five minutes later,  as Revell saw goalkeeper Jones off his line,  and put the ball home from fully 35 yards out.

It was close throughout the rest of the 90 minutes, and in extra time both sides seemed too tired to create any worthwhile chances and it was 2-2 at the end of extra time , and it went to penalties. 🙁

Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones saved Rotherham’s second penalty from Frecklington – James Tavernier scored Rotherham’s fourth penalty and then Rotherham goalkeeper Collin saved from Baudry, so it was all square after four penalties.

And Rotherham scored their fifth penalty and the Rotherham goalkeeper Collin again saved Orient’s fifth penalty from Dagnall, and so Rotherham were the winners and in the Championship>next season.

This is Rotherham’s second successive promotion under Scottish manager Steve Evans, and of course Conor Newton and perhaps  even James Tavernier will be part of the Rotherham squad next season.

These play-off games are something to behold, and it came after QPR’s ten men won yesterday, with the winner coming after 90 minutes through Bobby Zamora, and they get back into the Premier League at their first attempt.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Haris Vuckic · James Tavernier · Newcastle News · Other News

78 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ochytoon // May 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Anyone got a link to this alleged Krul interview?

  • 2 Sazzer // May 25, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Yellow Team: Digne, Perrin, Mavuba, Sagna, Gonalons, Schneiderlin, Grenier, Cabella, Sissoko, Remy.

    Blue Team: Evra, Sakho, Koscielny, Debuchy, Pogba, Matuidi, Cabaye, Valbuena, Griezmann, Giroud.

    At half time in this training match, currently 1-0 to the yellows, a goal from Grenier.

    Get French Football News understands that a meeting between Montpellier, Newcastle and the Remy Cabella’s father and agent has been scheduled to take place next week regarding the possible transfer of the player.

    It is our understanding that these will be the first formal round of negotiations to take place between the aforementioned parties this summer and that, therefore, talks are by no means advanced.

    Remy Cabella will not make a decision on his future until mid-June, once he has finished training with the France World Cup Squad.

    Newcastle face competition from Atletico Madrid, who have already had more than one meeting with the player’s father Hector Cabella.

    Southampton are also understood to be interested in the player, but no contact has yet been made.

  • 3 beermonkey // May 25, 2014 at 6:11 PM


    no I not found one but its supposed to be in the sun
    unless you buy it its subscription only

  • 4 Average_Contents // May 25, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Oh well if Southampton are indeed interested then we have no chance as we just cannot compete with them

  • 5 Big Pappa Cissé // May 25, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    @ sazzer

    With Talent like that it amazes me how America and England are ranked higher than France in FIFA’s world rankings .

    They have so much talent in midfield as well as their back four, Plus their bench is very strong as well . If they had a true world class striker like Suarez (closest they have is Benzema) they would be some team .

    That’s why I’m sticking a tenner on them to win the world Cup 🙂 .

  • 6 Average_Contents // May 25, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    For cabella I meant

  • 7 lochinvar // May 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Adam Collin was born in Carlisle and was the Foxes keeper for a number of years. He was also at the toon in 2002-2004 and was on the bench for a number of games but I don’t recall him playing in any games. So Rotherham had 3 toon players / ex players in their winning team today. Yesterday Simpson got a medal for winning the play offs with QPR. Ironic isn’t it .

  • 8 Toon1978 // May 25, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Any of you kind folk got a link for the Teneriffe game?

  • 9 Average_Contents // May 25, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Nothing new here regarding grenier apart from he’s been speaking to our French lot and apparently wants to come! Seriously? Who else is he gonna speak to? The rest of the squad bar ours! Lazy journalism at its finest! Interesting that he wants high wages if true though

  • 10 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    A lot of you are telling me that you aren’t excited about next season! How is that possible mates? We’re going to have owner and manager shenanigans all summer, followed by excuse making, followed by plenty of bragging about our squad by Pardew. Now get excited!

  • 11 Average_Contents // May 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM


    Try this mate, should have all available links


  • 12 Toon1978 // May 25, 2014 at 6:31 PM


    Cheers mate.

  • 13 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Aaaaoooogaaaa! AaaaOOOgaaaaa! This is an Official Blog Hobbit statement. Important news from the club mates! Are you ready for it? Well without further ado here it is:
    Newcastle United have decided not to sign Faty Papy at this time. He is an exciting talent but far beyond our ability to afford. Other exciting players will be coming however. Please buy your season tickets now.

  • 14 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    The mother of Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga has arrived in England to hold talks with Premier League clubs, according to reports in Germany.

  • 15 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Has anybody gotten excited yet? I’ll wait……..

  • 16 Toon1978 // May 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Is Ayoze Perez playing today?

  • 17 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    His mam is his agent Charlie mate? Does she fancy a handsome, fairly chubby billionaire by any chance?

  • 18 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    I still think Faty Papy is the player for us! Fact!

  • 19 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    No, Perez is having his mipples massaged at the castle with Mike today. It’s an important male bonding occasion. Stay tuned everyone, your Senior Official Club Journo will have all the details later!

  • 20 Toon1978 // May 25, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    I thought Tenerife played in blue. Nee wonder i aint seen anything of Perez. Its all the other team lol.

  • 21 Toon1978 // May 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Ayoze flattened……injured lol

  • 22 Spoof // May 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Perez is down injured

  • 23 Spoof // May 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    he’s back up, play acting

  • 24 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 25, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Geordie Two
    If that’s her with her son see:

    She’ll eat him

  • 25 Spoof // May 25, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    its now half time, Tenerife are losing 1 0.

  • 26 Toon1978 // May 25, 2014 at 6:48 PM


    Lol, he looks quick mate.

  • 27 Spoof // May 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    1978, too be honest I have just found it and the first thing I see is him injured lol

    I am looking forward to the second half though

  • 28 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I’m impressed with Kerstin Lassoga Charlie mate! She looks awesome. Who is that lad who she’s with? She seems to be reaching for his wedding tackle? Mike would like some of that business.

  • 29 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Mike has even switched to a Spanish nipple masseuse now? Apparently she has extremely cold hands! 😯

  • 30 Toon1978 // May 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM


    That link wont work for me. I have a link but its no too great.

  • 31 JamesToon // May 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Assuming that:
    Krul, Debuchy, Tavernier, Colo (hopefully), Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Obertan, Jonas, Cisse (maybe not as he’s injured), Amalfitano, Vuckic all leave.

    Who would YOU (not ashley/pardew) want to fill in the gaps with:
    GK: ??? – Elliot – Alnwick
    FB: Santon – ??? – Haidara – Dummett
    CM: Sissoko – Tiote – Anita – Bigirimana
    AM: ??? – ???
    WS: ??? – ??? – ??? – Ameobi
    CF: ??? – ??? – Campbell – Armstrong

    Mine would be:
    Forster, Lascelles, Jenkinson, Grenier, Cabella, Lennon, Zaha, Townsend, Lacazette, Berahino

    This is a fantastic team on paper, if managed correctly:
    Jenkinson Williamson Yanga-M’Biwa Haidara
    ___________Sissoko Tiote______________

  • 32 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Some important journo investigative reporting to do now lads. Join you later.

  • 33 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 25, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Thast’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the photo – then if thats her!!!!……????

  • 34 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    What’s that JamesToon? What’s that? You expect wor beloved owner to pay for all those players??? Plus wages, plus agent’s fees?? Unbelievable cheek mate! Mike has his moob job to pay for already! You’re going to push him too far one of these days mate! Beware!

  • 35 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Some people! Unbelievable! Harrumph!

  • 36 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Right then, I’m inviting Kerstin to Blog End. I’ll find out what’s going on if it’s the last thing I do!

  • 37 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Have any of you lot had that Spanish bird’s mipple massage yet? It’s tremendously refreshing!!!

  • 38 santonthenewmaldini // May 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM


    Like your team and choice of signings….. IF we supported a team that had a bit of ambition then it could happen !!

  • 39 Spoof // May 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    thankfully that match has finished, it was dreadful, Perez only featured twice in the 2nd half, once for an offside and the second a little skip 5 yards from half time which bought a free-kick, cannot tell if he is good or not, however the Tenerife number 10 was the only one running into space and trying to unsettle their opponents, saw none of that from Perez, I thought he was supposed to be a striker, he was on the left wing ?

  • 40 Jail for Ashley // May 25, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Looks like the only chance our players have of Wembley or a cup is leaving or going out on loan.

  • 41 Sliema // May 25, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Ince on his way to Inter Milam eh? Pretty cool opportunity for a lad of his age. Yet another decent young English player we never really bothered trying to sign.

  • 42 jazzyp // May 25, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    If meetings are taking place next week with Cabella’s agents on a potential purchase. Perez is on his way in. Grenier is looking like a solid transfer target……….Would you not say that this transfer window is looking more positive than the last two ??Try and be positive mate and hope for the best rather than thinking the worst

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // May 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Seven years of Ashleys reign has drained the positivity out of most of us where our beloved club is concerned.

  • 44 Jail for Ashley // May 25, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    I wonder what happens to those nasty type posters like Low full Meg and Jeff from Benwell who come on here for a bit, abuse people who don’t see NUFC their way, then disappear as fast as they came.

  • 45 Jail for Ashley // May 25, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    It’s not what you know…

  • 46 jazzyp // May 25, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I know what your saying buddy and I understand the club has drained the life out of most of us. But if we can bring in some quality players this window then surely that’s a reason to be positive mate aint it

  • 47 Jail for Ashley // May 25, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Yes of course, we’ve been saying every window for three years this is Mashers time to show some ambition, so this year with 50M profit in the pot, either we have to see some big money spent, not on idividual players necessarily but a lot of talent brought in, either that or we see the never decreasing debt come down.

  • 48 jazzyp // May 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Now come on mate, I am a very positive person mate but come on dude thinking that debt is gonna start going south is like listening to Darnsarf lol.
    There’s a lot of talk today regarding Gates averaging 40k next season. Personally where I sit I don’t see that happening. but Ashley knows he has to do something this summer with Newcastle or the revolt will grow stronger

  • 49 beermonkey // May 25, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    I still would like to sign some1 like arron hunt at 27 has good years left in him and some good experience, he comes from the german league which is a bit closer to our own
    grenier and cabrella could need a year to settle n

  • 50 Black and White with an army lol // May 25, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    I’m off to work soon so I’ll get this out

    how on earth are we going to sign someone when better teams with more ambition want the same players?

    Southampton will snap up Cabella and rightly so.

    give it a few days guys and you’s will hear the same excuses all over again and it’snot ” we couldn’t get them over the line ” remark it will be ” we didn’t enquire to buy them”

    Remember PEA, Zouma, Belhanda etc,etc according to NEWCASTLE’S sources we made an enquire for them but only to learn that a few weeks later on NEWCASTLE sources came out with an statement saying they DIDN’T enquire about them.

    so don’t read to much into it guys because the fat lady would never stop singing 😉

  • 51 Belfast // May 25, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Pleased for their manager, really like him.

    His celebration for Rotherham’s second goal was priceless

  • 52 jazzyp // May 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Believe what you want to believe……That’s what I say !!

  • 53 santonthenewmaldini // May 25, 2014 at 9:17 PM


    Thing is if attendance goes to 40k next season all Ashley will do is family deals and cut price tickets to sell those tickets out and unfortunately people will still go probably use a wonga loan to pay for them as well sickening truly sickening !!!

  • 54 toon22 // May 25, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Quote” I thought he was supposed to be a striker, he was on the left wing”
    Sounds familiar probably what AP sees in the guy.

  • 55 toon22 // May 25, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    MA isnt going to spend big money on the team,since he bought us he hasnt ever spent big.
    We all know what thats going to mean next season.

    Cant wait for out utter dismal start and the farce thats the toon these days.

  • 56 jazzyp // May 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    I would be very surprised if Mashley allowed this to happen mate personally. He is a business man at the end of the day and runs on a profit only turnaround.
    This is why im hoping he sees the light and actually spends some money

  • 57 Belfast // May 25, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Keep dreaming Jazzyp. 🙂

  • 58 jazzyp // May 25, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Will do mate……Will do. Sooner be positive than negative

  • 59 stuart no9 // May 25, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Some people still think that pardew has his hands tied and given the restricted conditions he has to try and manage a football club , is doing ok, even though they would still like him sacked.
    The reason I think he should go is simply because he still had 11 pro footballers on that pitch in a black and white shirt , 11 players he couldn’t instill confidence , couldn’t play as a team , a team it has taken 3 YEARS to put together with players HE wanted . If this team can’t perform , WHY ? He put the team together. As for not being able to motivate them for vital games , that is probably the most essential attribute of a football manager- he hasn’t got it .
    If we had Jose mourinho as manager those last 8 games , would we have lost 7 ? I doubt it , he would have played the players to their strengths , found a place foe Benny , dabbled with tactics , and got them motivated and probably won a few games. So really pardews hands are not tied , coz 3 or 4 managers could have come in and won more games than he did , He simply has no idea REGARDLESS , what players he puts out .

  • 60 welshgeordie9 // May 25, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    nice to see people on here are in good mood

    I’m sure i said that before

    Ha ha ha

  • 61 scout // May 25, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Mr Ashley will deliver the signings lads and lasses fear not

  • 62 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    More important blog news lads! Ashley has been spotted in Bigg Market dressed as a woman! Well he thinks he looks like a woman at any rate. I’ve put my number one investigator beermonkey on the case now. We’ll get to the bottom of it!

  • 63 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Beermonkey says Ashley looks terrible in fishnet stockings! More to follow!

  • 64 elpaso_geordie // May 25, 2014 at 11:03 PM


    Your a bit of a knobhead aren’t you

  • 65 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Well elpaso mate I couldn’t say. As you’re familiar with the subject why don’t you tell me your sad little story?

  • 66 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Don’t you just hate in when somebody gets offensive in a personal way on here?

  • 67 Average_Contents // May 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Oh look another alias invented! How many is that now Jeff? Sad little kunt!

  • 68 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Beermonkey reports Ashley was wined and dined by a young spiff from London. He’ll do anything for a free night out.

  • 69 lesh // May 25, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Ahhhhh, it brought a tear to me eyes when I saw just how much Lasogga’s mother’s concerned about her little lad’s welfare.

    Worry not, her little pet lamb’ll be safe with us, the gals on the quay’ll look after him.


  • 70 welshgeordie9 // May 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM


    Just ignore him mate

  • 71 Average_Contents // May 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    I can’t quite get my head around as to why someone would have multiple accounts, on a blog, talking to fellow NUFC supporters

    Extremely sad, you need to get a life you really do

  • 72 welshgeordie9 // May 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM


    Are you talking about elpaso_geordie by any chance

  • 73 GeordieTwo // May 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Thanks for the support lads. I’m afraid I’m a bit of an acquired taste. Still I love to have a go at Mike! As for Lassogo’s mam I think we could use her in the player acquisitions department couldn’t we? She looks like a capable negotiator.

  • 74 jimmysmith // May 25, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    I’m sure Ashley will want to get the quality in, but getting them over the line is another thing. It’s clear he doesn’t fancy the Europa league at this stage or the domestic Cups much, but I don’t think there is any reason to think he won’t be seriously targeting a 7th to 8th placed finish. We all want more, but I don’t think there’s much reason to think that isn’t their goal.

  • 75 jimmysmith // May 25, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    In my opinion, Ben Arfa wouldn’t get near a Mourinho team, particularly one that’s struggling, and I also can’t see much mileage in comparing Pardew to the small number of elite managers. We trawl in a different pond.

  • 76 beermonkey // May 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM


    Ashley’s legs in stockings not good but he has arse with plenty cushion for the pushin
    he can also wear a thong due to the fact he is like action man down below

  • 77 welshgeordie9 // May 26, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    71Average_Contents // May 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    I can’t quite get my head around as to why someone would have multiple accounts, on a blog, talking to fellow NUFC supporters

    Extremely sad, you need to get a life you really do

    72welshgeordie9 // May 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM


    Are you talking about elpaso_geordie by any chance

    I was being sarcastic i know you was having a dig

    Perhaps next time i break it down into tiny pieces so you will understand

  • 78 welshgeordie9 // May 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    And what makes you think that I’ve got multiple accounts and calling myself jeff

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