Internet Millers Programme Article- Walsall

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Millersmad Staff
The Internet Millers are the official Rotherham United fans team. There are two main qualifications to playing for IM, the first is that you are a Rotherham United fan and the second is that you have access to the Internet. We follow the ‘main’ team around the country playing the fans team of our opposition in the morning before going to watch the game in an afternoon. We have a squad of around 25 players although some members are more active than others and we normally find that we turn out squads of between 14 – 18 players on match days.

All games are arranged on our forum hosted at We have three main organisers who liaise with other teams to arrange fixtures. When a fixture is agreed a squad list is posted on the forum. Players then sign in to indicate their availability and once a squad is assembled the fixture is confirmed and the travel details finalised.

We are currently playing in the Internet Football Association League. This is so called because all fixtures and results are submitted online into a mailing list for the organisers to compile a league table. It is not too different to the Rotherham Sunday League format the difference being that instead of phoning the results in they are posted online. The league is open to all UK teams and there are a number of Scottish teams involved as well.

The IFA is built on the slogan, ‘Building bridges between rival sets of supporters’. There is a large social side and on our travels we have had days out with opposition fans in Lincoln, Watford, Preston, Edinburgh (Hearts) and Scunthorpe as well as hosting fans last season from Millwall, Farnborough, QPR, Nottingham Forest, Hull, Doncaster and even Wednesday!

We had a fantastic season last year, winning the supporters ‘World Cup’ beating, Lincoln, Darlington, Man Utd, Notts Forest and QPR on our way to victory. We finished a respectable 7th in the UK league and reached the ¼ final stage of the IFA Cup. We also finished runners up of the Land Ut Gods Tournament staged at Huddersfield.