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Loan Lad Part Of Stunning FA Cup Comeback

Dan Barlaser started his sixth straight match for Rotherham United as they traveled to face Solihull Moors in the second round of the FA Cup.

Barlaser lasted until the 66th minute before being replaced by Matt Crooks with the Millers trailing 3-0 to the National League side.

Rotherham didn’t get a goal until the 76th minute through Freddie Ladapo. Michael Ihiekwe followed with their second just three minutes later.

It then took a bit of time before first-half substitute Michael Smith scored in the 88th and 91st minute to send Rotherham through to the third round of the FA Cup. What a historic comeback for Rotherham!

They’ll now face Jarrod Bowen (maybe?) and Hull City at home on January 4th.

Here is the 91st-minute winner from Michael Smith.

46 comments so far

  • jane

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #1

    “Loan Lad Part Of Stunning FA Cup Comeback”

    even if it was the losing 3 nil part 🙂

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Other than possibly Leicester every club outside of the top 6 have one real aim every season whether they make it public or not… to stay in the Prem.

    The way some on here go on you’d think our aim to do exactly that as a priority is sacrilege.

    And, that all we need to gatecrash the top 6 is to get an ‘ambitious’ owner who will flash the cash.

    Try telling that to Everton or West Ham fans.

    Spurs have spent fortunes and have just sacked Poch. We sacked SBR after he’d finished in the top 5 three seasons on the trot – and at the time there were plenty of fickle fans who agreed he should go.

    I want a new owner, but there is every chance that the next one could be no better or even worse than MA.

    Unless Arsenal and Man U start pulling rabbits out of hats quick it won’t be a top 6 anymore, it will be an elite 2 Lpool and City, 4 fallen but wealthy elites Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea and Spurs, 1 real challenger Leicester, and the rest. And if Leicester don’t replace Vardy when the time comes and lose Rodgers and the likes of Maddison and that CH their reign may be short lived.

    It will take a miracle or a multi-billionaire buyer spending a good few 100 million to get us where most fans, including me, want us to be… competing again in the Champs Lge regularly.

    That isn’t me being negative.

    Just realistic.

  • RobLeenio

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Ah, Tsunki, what a shame you mistake an attempt at honest debate for something else. I’m pleased you posted my comment in full as I think most will be able to see it wasn’t anything like a ‘weasel bite’, whatever that may be.

    If I caused offence, I apologise as it wasn’t intended. Sorry you’ve had a bad day, I hope tomorrow is better.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #4

    I think what the club needs, is an owner willing to finance a new training facility, upgrades to the Academy, scouting network etc and to ensure that we have quality people in all positions throughout the club. You do that the club will grow organically and sustainably because of its size and support. It’s not over reaching. Ashley could have done that at any time, he has the means, but simply has chosen not to. When he says he probably shouldn’t own a football club, he is speaking the truth.

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Rob ignore tsunki, a proper narcissist who can’t stop talking himself up even though much of what he says is vindictive nonsense. I hope Bruce wins something because it’s the only way he is going to ingratiate himself with this verbose spoofer.

  • Online Guy

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Sack Bruce and bring back Bill McGarry with JIB as his buffer.

  • Online Guy

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Sack Bruce and bring back Jim Smith with Irish Rob as dressing room moral gadgie.

  • Online Guy

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Sack Bruce and bring in John Carver with my Jack Russell as sponge man .

  • Online Guy

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Sack Bruce and bring Rafa back with Wor Munster as his masseur.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #10

    A lot of newly promoted teams go through the 1st half of the season like an express train, but come the Winter months start to run out of steam. (One for the railway enthusiasts there 🙂 )

    Some of them even end up going straight back down again, not saying that SU will do that but it wouldn’t be a big surprise to me if they did.

    I reckon we will win on Thursday and start their slide back down.

  • Online Guy

    Dec 2, 2019 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Why we playing on Tursday (irish for thursday) Bill ?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 3, 2019 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #12


    I tink ye’ll foind oive spelt it roight. 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 3, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #13

    On the subject of Barlaser, out of the current players out on loan he’s the one I least expect to become a 1st team player for us, although I’d love to be wrong!

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 3, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Failing to remember Rafa’s rebuilding efforts despite spanners being thrown into his works by a sly ownership left, right and center is disgraceful. Vilifying one of the most accomplished managers, justifying the designs of a scheming owner and failing to see the intellectual deficits of a head coach with almost the worst record in the league is an indication of disingenuity, not realism.

  • dougie

    Dec 3, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #15

    It’s all going swimmingly at Sports Direct F.C. at the minute.Sitting pretty at the lofty heights of 14th and four points clear of the trap door,the Parasite must be delighted.50 thousand rolling up to see the show must give him goosebumps.Just imagine if he showed some ambition for the club and retained the world class manager and then gave him the funds to improve the strike force on top of what we already had.But of course he didn’t because Benitez has ambition and would have liked to challenge the top six but Mikey ain’t interested in anything silly like that.As soon as the defenders stop chipping in with goals (which is inevitable)we will find ourselves right back where this championship squad belongs.A team that has forwards who can’t score in the Premier League means relegation and that’s what’s going to happen.Its a zombie club with no ambition.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 3, 2019 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #16

    I really believe we can make it to the 4th round of the FA cup this year. Boston or Rochdale wont be to find a way past our parked bus and we might even get out pissesion up to 40% and see 4 or 5 passes in the oppositions half for the first time since the championship.

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 3, 2019 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Hard to imagine there’s another individual with a tendency to shoot at his own feet and not learning from setbacks as bad as Ashley’s. He should be a psychological case study.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 3, 2019 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #18

    im surprised we are the tenth highest net spending premier team since ashley came. spurs and leicester have both done very well snapping up good young championship and foreign players over the years who go up in value and spurs have been giving academy players a chance so its no surprise. neither teams policies are rocket science.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 3, 2019 at 3:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Joelintons won the second most headers in the league. Ritchie should come in at right wing back and we should tell ASM and Almiron to go wide more often, take a breath, and give him some crosses. most his headers have been with his back to goal and id guess almost every knock down has been to empty space. id like to see matty playing more as he can.get.into those spaces and is possibly our best finisher excluding gayle.

  • lesh

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Bills son

    You miss an important point when you suggest that some think Ashley’s priority to avoid relegation is sacrilege. Yes, other clubs have that aim as priority but they also aim to achieve as much as they can by investing in players and infrastrucure. Like it or not, Ashley’s aim is to avoid relegation and that’s all. His aim is to avoid the drop at as little cost as possible while screwing as much as he can from the club.

    We can’t be showing too much ambition can we otherwise fans’ll be getting ideas above their station.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Ok Rob I’ll put it down to the power of misunderstood text, probably was a worse day than I thought.

    Munster, get lost.

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #22

    EGB @10: you don’t want us to be run over by one of those express trains, do you? The only mundane way I see us getting anything against SU is by speeding and widening our counters and remaining defensively strong down the middle. Unfortunately, our setup so far has been anything but.

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #23

    Everyone looking forward to 25% possession against the mighty Burton or Rotherham ?

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #24

    Think positive. It might reach 26%.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Ok Munster so I’m talking myself up with vindictive nonsense and I’m a spoofer eh? Your pre-match comments against Man City-

    “Shelvey captaincy looks more stupid by the day.”

    “Agree nufc83 . Awful choice of team. I think he knows we are in for a shoeing and is saving the legs of schar and co”

    …and my comments…

    “Tbf to Bruce there’s little he can do with that lineup. No way could he justify getting stuffed by shoe horning returnees in there. It is what it is, but we’ve had makeshift teams square up really well to the top dogs before and get a result.”

    “Maybe Bruce thinks they defend high and could slip up if we get pace up front and a few decent balls in.?”

    “The problems we’ve always had in midfield are still there plus now we have a pretty inexperienced defence in the sense of playing together as a unit.
    That being said these are the occasions when players have a real chance in upping their stock and sometimes they take it. Also as long as nobody pokes a grass cutter at Dubravkas left post I think he could have one of his blinders today. If he does it’ll be a real boost to our confidence.”

    “I’m gunning for Miggy to pull out something from the bag today. Howay the lads!”

    You have a cry over your embarrassment, I’ll let the blog decide who is a spoofer and “talks nonsense” eh?


  • Mag :P

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #26

    That Tsunki fella does talk a load of nonsense on here doesn’t he?

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #27

    SBR was sacked because our ambition at the time was to be higher than 5th and at the time that was a realistic ambition! People forget what a huge force we were in the PL at that time.
    This is why it is so hard for many of us to accept the mediocrity of the club now. I just can’t believe there are fans on here that think all but the top 6 are happy to stay in the league! Leicester have proved what can be done with a top manager and shrewd investment. Don’t forget they have had to sell top players as well.
    Accepting Ashley and his yes men is the biggest curse on our club!

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #28

    I gave you a like for that Mag:p

    So did Munster.


  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #29

    Moonraker – too true. It’s funny how the acceptance of mediocrity has washed over so many fans. An absolute gift to Ashley because this is exactly what he has always wanted. A throng of cheap-sock buyers happy to reuse and recycle every season and accept the product just isn’t top notch anymore.

    There is a generation of young mags growing up now thinking we were always just another club trudging up and down the leagues.

  • IrishRob

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #30

    Bleatin will u give it a rest ffs, dont bother come at me now for saying that, because I’m not going to entertain you!

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #31

    …and at the other end of the scale a generation of ageing mags who are telling us that the Champions League years were merely a blip in a tedious yo-yo of averageness going back to the fifties. Somewhere in the middle is the core who understand exactly what’s been done to commercialise this club and make it into a modern, global retail brand-pushing tool with sporting ambition a very distant second thought.

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #32

    Irony is that Chris Houghton was fired on the pretext that we needed someone more accomplished for challenging the top four positions of EPL. And that accomplished someone was Allan Pardew.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #33

    You’re always entertaining Irishrob. Unintentionally.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #34


    There is a difference between being happy just to stay in the league and wanting to do that and compete in the top 10.

    My point is that outside of the top 6 the priority of all club owners first and foremost is to stay in the Prem,

    The financial consequences of relegation – which even Leicester were facing the season after they won the Prem and why they sacked Ranieri – are massive and they know it.

    If clubs like Everton or West Ham got relegated their top players would be off, there would be plenty left on big wages and if they didn’t come straight back up they could go downhill faster than Eddie The Eagle.

    Our saving grace from two relegations was to come straight back up and those on here who were saying relegation would be a good thing to help get rid of Ashley are in cloud cuckoo land.

    It would be a disaster,

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #35

    Bill son

    From previous.

    I understand your points but as a Nufc fan I’m not thinking of CL or pushing for the title or winning cups

    I want rid of Ashley because of the way he runs the club.

    Theres no plan for the future.

    The manager/head coach isn’t allowed to assemble a team or squad.

    The facilities aren’t maintained etc.

    I’d be happy with a owner who maintained the ground and training facilities. One whod allow football people to make football decisions.

    It’s a dream to have a billionaire owner willing to splash the cash, I’d be happy with a millionaire who reinvested the money in the club with its future in mind.

  • IrishRob

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #36


  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #37

    a stupid person (used as a general term of abuse).
    a person who is physically deformed and has learning difficulties because of congenital thyroid deficiency.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #38

    Waiting for god ^^^

  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #39

    waiting for god ???…

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 3, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #40

    I disagree that there is limited ambition outside of the top 6! The promoted clubs if the can spend wisely and have a good manager can flourish as Wolves have!
    The only reason relegation would be good for this club is it may lead to Ashley selling up if we didn’t get back up first time! (We wouldn’t).
    If you think being a yo-yo club is in any way acceptable to Newcastle you’re deluded, but neither is Ashley’s ownership! We deserve better than him as an owner if only for our blind faith!


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