Two years ago Fulham were rubbing shoulders with the Premier League elite while Rotherham United were scrapping to get out of League Two.
It was more Morecambe than Manchester United for the Millers.
So Steve Evans was in a pragmatic mood after watching his Rotherham side have victory snatched away from them in Tuesday’s 3-3 Championship draw with the Cottagers.
Three times United took the lead through Alex Revell, Jonson Clarke-Harris and a Nikolay Bodurov own-goal, only for Fulham to battle back each time.
“We’re disappointed but two years ago we were disappointed when we were drawing at home to clubs in League Two,” reflected Evans.
“We are loving every minute of this, but we need to make sure we win games that we dominate for periods like we did tonight.
“If you score three goals at home you should win.
“We got ourselves in winning positions on three occasions and we have not been torn apart, we have encouraged them to score a goal. It’s a learning curve for all of us, but we will hurt tomorrow but we will come back.
“We are disappointed, we respect Fulham, they have got an array of talent, you look at the players they bring off the bench, but we fear none of them.
“We are still developing, I thought we would win tonight, in the second half I couldn’t ask any more other than we defend a set-piece better in the 90th minute,” said Evans.
The Millers have made an impressive start to life back in the Championship, picking up 16 points from their opening 13 matches.
It leaves them 14th in the table, just six points off the play-offs and sandwiched between Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United, ahead of Saturday’s trip to struggling Brighton.