Just a word of warning ahead of Sunday's FA Cup game. It's the Rochdale schools Christmas music concert at Oulder Hill/Gracie Fields theatre - the carpark will be full all day with parents coming and going for the 3 performances - just incase anyone usually uses it for matchday parking. Also there will obviously be extra traffic than usual so plan your journey accordingly - don't want anyone to miss the kick off 👍🏻
Noticed that they saved Macc today from creating an unenviable football league record of 37!!! games without a win!!! It obviously includes their last time in the football league before they were relegated to the Conference - plus the poor start to this season. Wow that's a long time without 3 points.
Always nice to see young English talent coming through. He's a Leicester player and has already played in the Prem for them last season. Also been on loan at Barnsley and MK Dons (he played against Dale in the 2-2 draw a couple of years ago at their place). Scored another belter last night on loan at West Brom against Sheffield Weds. And his dad is ex lower league forward Paul Barnes (who's claim to fame was scoring 2 goals for York at Old Trafford in the League Cup win)(pretty sure they knocked us out in the previous tie). Anyway his son looks a terrific player! Definitely one to watch.
There was a recent link to this Twitter page and it's interesting reading with daily updates. If you scroll down the page there's a chart showing the amount of debt in League 1 from 2017 records. Charlton top of the league at £65 million!
Surprised to see Scunthorpe so high overspending - although the season involved saw them top most of the season before they faded to 3rd behind Sheffield United and Bolton (who for some reason are allowed to spend 150% of their turnover on wages)???
Wasn't he rumoured to be joining Dale a couple of seasons ago? He ended up going to Barnsley (I think?) then found his way to Accrington last season after being loaned out to various clubs. They've just sold him to Ipswich for a rumoured £1 million pounds!?!
Just want to say a massive shout out to Dale fan Paul Veevers. A few might know him on here. Sorted his ticket out last Sunday via FIFA's official ticket site - sorted his return flight to Moscow and he lands around 4pm Russian time. What an unbelievable experience and one we'd all loved to have done I'm sure - really hope the England team do the business and it makes the trip even more amazing for him.