Chuckle Brothers Barry and Paul Elliot have had us splitting our sides for as long as anyone can remember.

Twenty years of Chucklevision on kids' TV. More than 40 years in panto. The Brothers know how to raise a laugh.

And as lifelong Rotherham United fans they could do with a smile.

The Millers have slumped from the Coca-Cola Championship to League 2 in just three years.

And two spells in administration due to severe financial problems have also added to their troubles.

But under Manager Mark Robins, Rotherham are finally showing some signs of recovery.

The Elliot brothers have followed the Millers since growing up a stone's throw from Millmoor. They can remember when crowds of 20,000 flocked past their home to the ground.

And even though the Millers are having battle their way back from the brink, Barry insists they still sell the best pies.

He said: "We lived over the road from Millmoor and could see the ground from our top window.

"In those days the crowds were massive. Our elder brothers used to take us to games and we loved it.

"When we were growing up our lives revolved around going to watch Millers.

"The highlight was when we made it to the first-ever League Cup Final in 1961. We played Aston Villa home and away and had a two-goal lead from the first leg.

"Villa couldn't play the return leg that season due to fixture congestion so we agreed to meet them the following season and lost.

"We should have made Villa play it sooner. I think we lost that Cup by default.

"I haven't eaten a pie at every ground in the country, but I can't imagine there being any better ones than the pies Rotherham sell."

The brothers were laughing when they were appointed Honorary Club Presidents in 2007.

They are now sure their beloved club is putting its dark days firmly behind it.

Barry added: "We've done loads of events to help raise money for the club over the years because it's such an important part of the community.

"I still live in Rotherham and know what the club means to people. Hopefully now we have turned the corner.

"The new owners seem like good people and the side is doing well on the pitch, so we can look to the future with great optimism.

"It's difficult to get to a lot of the games due to work commitments, but we make sure someone in the crew lets us know how the matches are going if we are on stage.

"We get a thumbs up if we've scored - even when we are out on stage performing!"

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