Rotherham United & Sheffield United - Panini 1981
A bit of a trip down memory lane thanks to the Panini football collection of 1980/81. Here’s the squad stickers & club info for the two Uniteds of Rotherham and Sheffield complete with an enthusiastic schoolboy endorsement for the Blades.
The Millers had finished the season Champions of Division 3 (current League 1) and the double they recorded over their big-city neighbours the Blades helped send the Sheffield club down into Division 4.
The Blades sacked the hapless Harry Haslam and it was to Millmoor the club looked in search of a replacement. Ian Porterfield left the Millers, dropping 2 divisions in the process, and took over the managerial reigns at Bramall Lane. Not a bad move as it turned out for he bagged his second successive promotion as he led the Blades out of Division 4 at the first attempt.