Stand view much calmer - Moore

Last updated : 27 January 2010 By Bigrich.....

Moore took the unusual step of sitting with the chairman for Saturdays game,

speaking to the Star he says why he did it.

"I've always been a dug-out man and this was the first time I've actually volunteered to go 'upstairs' and watch from there. Mind you, I had intended going back down on the line for the second half but superstition got the better of me and seeing as we were winning 2-0 I thought I'd leave well alone. Had I gone down there and we'd been pulled back to 2-2 then I don't know what I'd have done."

"I'd seen the Barnet home game - when I returned to the club back in September - from up in the directors' box and we'd won 3-0 so I was a bit superstitious and said I'd go up there on Saturday, intending to do so just for the first half. I'd got a phone so I could keep in touch with (assistant boss) Jimmy Mullen."

"I've never actually done it before through choice although I remember having to do so during our Championship days when I got a touchline ban after a fracas in a game with Norwich and I was in the stands for three matches."

"You do get a better all-round view of the game, the team. On the touchline you're right there. You can shout but maybe they were a bit fed up of me shouting and screaming. To be fair, I think you're much calmer sitting up there and, after Saturday, I think it might not be a bad thing to sit in the stand and see things from a different perspective."

He is unsure wether to sit in the stands tonight when the Millers make their last league visit to Saltergate to face Chesterfield; "I think the seating is a bit tighter there than at Don Valley so it might not do my old knees any good, but I think I might well go up there and see how it goes."

"It's a local derby and Chesterfield have a great home record but it's the sort of challenge that will lift our players."

"To be honest, I hope I'm sat in the stand to the end of the season because I'll settle for that if it means things are going right." he ended with.

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