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|Save Records - Dale connection|
at 14:48 28 May 2021
Who remembers this stall on the inside market? Never twigged it was set up by ex-Dale goalkeeper Simon Jones (mid-Sixties), hence its name.
Johnny Trunk, archivist of the unusual in music and popular culture has sent this out today on his mailing list:
"Today, as promised I am launching the latest amazing bargain Trunk tee shirt. I am unbearably excited about this. As followers of my tee shirts over the last few years will have noticed (and there are at least three followers of my tees shirts), I have been turning old / long gone record shop bag graphics into modern / groovy tee shirts. It started with Woolworths Record Dept, then on to Our Price, and the journey has continued around the British provinces, with independent defunkt shops from Chelmsford to Kings Lynn and beyond. The latest "bag tee" is possibly my favourite so far...
In the late 1960s, the Rochdale FC goalie Simon Jones decided to hang up his gloves and open a record shop. And he called it SAVE RECORDS. Of course he did. I believe he also drew the fabulous goalie on the logo (who is catching an LP), which may or may not be a self portrait. He ended up with four Save Record shops in the end - Bury, Radcliffe, Rochdale and Lincoln - the last one standing was in Bury Market which was sadly closed in 2016. Anyway, I tracked down the last owners of Save Records and Simon has given permission to use his logo on the tees. I love everything about this, including the fact that it mixes two reasonably incongruous elements - soccer and record buying. But the message is beyond strong - SAVE RECORDS, and the illustration is a fab example of naïve folky brilliance. I have gone a bit nuts as these things normally sell out fast so this time I have made three different tees and two different sweatshirts. And even my monosylabic super cool teen has stolen one so it must be hip."
at 20:56 9 Mar 2021
A crucial 24 hours in the history of Rochdale AFC. BBM has to go. But will he? Can the board defend / excuse / plead poverty enough to justify their inaction to unacceptable results if he stays on, at a fans forum without fans present? The so called "custodians" of the club look like they couldn't care less about the 1st team results or League 1 status. How many fans will give up and walk away saying enough is enough?
Or will BBM get sacked and give a shred of hope for the future?
Get your beer / drink of choice and snacks ready... a right old game of opinions is about to kick off.
|Fan's forum 10.3.2021|
at 21:06 2 Mar 2021
Any predictions as to how it will go?
I'm guessing the script will be 100% "poor little Rochdale". Never mind the struggles of other clubs, NOBODY will have had it as bad as "poor little Rochdale". We can't compete with anyone, ever, because we are "poor little Rochdale". Being in 4 consecutive relegation dogfights in League One will be repeated as "historic success". Ambition and positivity will not be mentioned as those present salute each others abilities.
Add lashings of extra "poor little Rochdale" for good measure.
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|First pub, first local|
at 19:18 25 Oct 2019
What was the first pub you had a drink in and what was your first 'local'?
First pub: Bowling Green, Spotland Road
First local: Bridge Inn, College Road ( eventually the Merry Monk)
at 10:37 1 Aug 2019
Convicts win the toss and bat.
|"Fair play" goals|
at 16:51 29 Apr 2019
After this weekend's game with Leeds and Villa, we've been trying to think of other English games where this has happened. Were Yeovil involved in such a game? Has a fair play goal ever been scored in a Dale game?
|Tonight's matches thread|
at 18:27 23 Apr 2019
Discuss the impact of Doncaster Rovers V Accrington Stanley and Luton Town V AFC Wimbledon as it happens in here, should there be any twitchyarsiness
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