Where were Rotherham in the league after 12 games during the last five promotion seasons?

We’re a quarter of the way through the League One season and Rotherham have made an impressive start.

They have won seven of their opening 12 games and sit in fourth position, though teams below them do have games in hand.

 

But how does the Millers’ start compare to previous seasons which have ended in promotion over the last 30 years?

Here, we take a look at where Rotherham stood after 12 games and where they ended the season.

2013-14 (Promotion from League One)

After 12 games

P12 W5 D4 L3 19pts

Position: 11th

Where they finished

P46 W24 D14 L8 86pts

Position: 4th (Promoted in play-offs)

 

2012-13 (Promotion from League Two)

After 12 games

 

P12 W4 D3 L5 15pts

Position: 9th

Where they finished

P46 W24 D7 L15 79pts

Position: 2nd

2000-01 (Promotion from Division Two)

After 12 games

P12 W6 D2 L4 20pts

Position: 8th

Where they finished

P46 W27 D10 L9 91pts

Position: 2nd

 

1999-00 (Promotion from Division Three)

After 12 games

P12 W6 D2 L4 20pts

Position: 7th

Where they finished

P46 W24 D12 L10 84pts

Position: 2nd

1991-92 (Promotion from Division Four)

After 12 games

P12 W6 D4 L2 22pts

Position: 5th

Where they finished

P42 W22 D11 L9 77pts

Position: 2nd

Summary

All of Rotherham’s recent promotion campaigns have started slowly, with only the 1991-92 campaign – a 42-game season – producing more points after 12 games than this term.

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