Category Archives: Rochdale

League One: 11 Teams & an 8 point battle

As we near the business end of the season in the English Football League One, there are 11 teams, seperated by just 8 points. 8 points might not sound a lot given the previous relegation history of this league, but this has been no ordinary season in this league. It has given us everything including drama, unexpected results, upturns in

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Three Managers who could replace Keith Hill at Spotland.

This morning Rochdale announced the departure of manager Keith Hill after the Club had lost 9 of its last 11 league games. Hill had been Rochdale’s longest-serving manager this century and had been with the Dale since January 2013. However, Hill’s time at the Spotland came to an end with Rochdale languishing in 22nd place and 5 points from safety.

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Why Keith Hill Is Still The Man For The Dale

Despite currently sitting at a rather disappointing 21st in the League One table in late September, any thoughts of sacking manager Keith Hill would be ludicrous. Keith Hill is enjoying his second spell at The Crown Oil Arena as a manager after replacing John Coleman in January 2013. Hill made 154 appearances for Rochdale between 1996 and 2001. The 48

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Checkatrade Trophy: Is The Format Working?

Last season the EFL brought in a new format for the old Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and really it hasn’t helped teams in lower leagues. The new format encourages teams in the Premier League and the Championship to submit an Under 21’s squad into the competition. So is this format still a good idea? The final of last season’s Checkatrade trophy

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Is football for the fans anymore?

It’s been a crazy summer for football this year with some crazy numbers coming from the amount that clubs have spent with Neymar and Mbappe etc. The money from the new Premier League television rights deal is well and truly coming to fruition with Premier League spending and revenues on the up. Even in the Championship spending has increased with

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