All posts tagged with: Rochdale AFC

Rochdale Season Preview: Henderson the key

With the 2018-19 League One season coming up, The Football Lab spoke to Rochdale fan DD (@_DailyDale)… In your first three seasons in League One, it felt like you sustained play-off challenges by playing front-foot, high-tempo football regardless of the circumstances. Did fear creep in during last season’s brush with relegation? I think it was… Read more →

Southend v Rochdale: depleted squads

On the opening day, Southend United beat promotion favourites Blackburn 2-1 with an excellent performance. Michael Kightly was the best player on the pitch, Jermaine McGlashan was at his speedy best while John White and Anton Ferdinand had strong games at centre-back. That result, and the performances of White and Ferdinand, now looks like an… Read more →

League One Season Preview 2017-18

The last League One season saw Sheffield United secure the title, ending their six-year Championship exile as Bolton Wanderers cut short their own. The award for most dramatic promotion however, went to Millwall. Their fate was decided by two 85th minute winners: one to take the last play-off place on the final day, the other… Read more →

Rochdale Season Preview: replacing key men

Over the last three seasons, Rochdale have averaged 67 points, never falling more than six away from the play-off places. On a standard League Two budget, they have established themselves as a respected top half proposition. There is much for Dale fans to be proud of, as Daniel Wiseman discusses. Honestly, what Keith Hill has achieved with the squad and the… Read more →