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An Insight on MRKT
at 10:41 18 Jul 2023

Better late than never I suppose.
Next Season's Kit
at 07:23 17 May 2022

Has anyone heard anything about the kit for next season? I am surprised there has been no launch date, teasers about what it looks like etc.
Martin's Mountain Challenge
at 19:51 25 Jan 2022

This seems like a good cause to support. Good luck to all of those involved.
Christmas Message from the Board
at 09:59 24 Dec 2021

Again, another excellent piece of communication from Simon. The part about potential transfers was particularly interesting Long may it continue.
Official Statement From The EFL
at 15:46 5 Aug 2021

The EFL continues to work with Rochdale AFC, Morton House Mgt and First Form Construction Limited alongside a number of other individuals in relation to applications under the EFL’s Owners’ and Directors‘ Test.

Based on discussions to date, the EFL has reserved its position in respect of any matters arising out of the ongoing situation at the Club and will take the most appropriate action available to it under its Regulations.

Any allegations in relation to discriminatory comments are matters for the Football Association which can investigate any individual who is subject to the FA Rules at the time the comments were allegedly made.

The EFL will continue to work with the Club and relevant stakeholders as they seek to ensure a successful and viable long-term future for the Club and all those associated with it, particularly its players, staff, and supporters.
COVID vaccinations in Rochdale
at 16:21 11 Dec 2020

Really good news that these will be available locally rather than the most at risk having to travel to larger hubs such as Salford hospital.
O'Connell club captain
at 13:09 21 Aug 2020

Really good choice.
BBM interviews
at 14:44 19 Aug 2020

Who was complaining to him in the season ticket queue?
[Post edited 19 Aug 2020 15:40]
New season start date?
at 14:50 3 Jul 2020

Maybe this is the leaked information that DB alluded to in his statement?
Youth Team
at 12:47 2 Jul 2020

19 players is bigger squad than usual. I suspect we will be seeing a number of them in the first team squad next season.
Exclusive: Leagues One and Two abandoned, clubs to vote how to decide places
at 07:49 8 May 2020

The English Football League will next week tell clubs in Leagues One and Two there is no chance of playing any more games this season and ask them to vote on a method to decide promotion and relegation.

EFL chairman Rick Parry told MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Wednesday morning that a resolution to the season in the third and fourth tiers was only a matter of days away and it now seems a decision could come as early as Monday or Tuesday.

The Athletic understands the EFL board has already received several proposals from clubs, with the current favourite being a points-per-game (PPG) model weighted to reflect how many games the teams have played home and away.

The rationale for this idea is a non-weighted PPG calculation does not take into account the fact that some teams have four home games left, while others have six.

This season across the Football League, the home team has won 46 per cent of the time, with away teams winning only 26 per cent of the games. Over the last six EFL seasons, the average PPG at home is 1.55, compared to 1.19 away.

Under this method, which has been used to decide the tables in English grassroots club rugby union, each club’s PPG would be worked out for their home and away fixtures, then multiplied by 22 for League One, which had 23 clubs this season because of Bury’s demise last summer, and 23 for League Two and then added together to reach a total for the season.

The Athletic understands that a League One club has prepared a detailed explanation of this method, with a full set of final tables, and emailed it to the EFL board.

With the EFL admitting there is no chance of staging its traditional end-of-season play-offs in Leagues One and Two, the top three sides in the League One will be promoted to the Championship, with three going down to League Two, while four come up from League Two and only one goes down, to restore the EFL to its full quota of 72 teams.

The weighted PPG method does not change the top three in League One at all, meaning Coventry City would be crowned champions, with Rotherham United and Oxford United joining them in the Championship next season. The current bottom three – Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers – would still be the bottom three, although Bolton would climb one spot, leaving Southend in last place.

In League Two, Swindon Town would leapfrog Crewe Alexandra into first place, with Plymouth Argyle staying in third but Cheltenham Town climbing over Exeter City to claim the final promotion spot. Stevenage Borough would remain in last place, despite the seven-point deduction Macclesfield Town received on Thursday for failing to fulfill a fixture or pay their players on time.

The Athletic has spoken to two other EFL clubs who said they were aware of this proposal and several others who said they were not, but every club approached said they knew of at least half a dozen different ideas that were circulating around the league. These include using the current tables to settle the finishing positions, a non-weighted PPG model and an idea to only count the first half of the season, which would be the first 22 games in League One and 23 games in League Two.

Some clubs have discussed using more complicated statistical models that factor in how hard each club’s run-in was before the season was suspended in March. There is considerable opposition to these models, though, with one club dismissing them as “hypothetical and unfair”.

The prospect of declaring the season “null and void” appears to have receded, as most clubs acknowledge this would be very unfair on the teams that have got themselves into the promotion place. It would also come with financial and legal risks.

However, any club faced with relegation is almost certainly going to object to being demoted on the basis of PPG, weighted or otherwise. This has led to some clubs suggesting either two or three clubs are promoted this season, with none relegated. Five teams would then be relegated from the divisions above next season, in order to reset them.

But this idea will face strong opposition from the English game’s bosses as it will lead to fixture congestion next season, complicate the distribution of central income and break the terms of the tripartite agreement the EFL, FA and Premier League signed when the top flight broke away from the EFL in 1992.

As things stand, however, both the Premier League and Championship are determined to finish this season’s fixtures in neutral stadiums behind closed doors, which would mean all these issues would be settled on the pitch in the top two divisions.
'Record Club Signing'
at 10:59 22 Mar 2020

Just reading the interview with BBM in the Rochdale Style magaizne. On the topic of Matherson's sale to Wolves he talks about investment in player recruitment over the summer and about exciting the fans with some new signings.

What was interesting is that it them goes on to state that on the last day of the transfer window the club was working on a deal that would have been a club record signing,which obviously did not go through. Interesting that this has not come out earlier.
Steve Collis
at 14:52 26 Dec 2019

It appears the Jason Kennedy lookalike is warming up the keepers again. Any ideas where Collis is?
Calvin's Last Goal
at 11:53 9 Nov 2019

When did Calvin last score for us?
The Ref
at 17:08 12 Oct 2019

Refs often get a lot of stick but I thought he was excellent today. He was unfussy and tried to let the game flow. He also didn't fall for their 'Coleman' style gamesmanship.
'Cricket is booming'
at 20:12 29 Aug 2019

'Cricket is booming,' Gould said after the rush of ticket sales has seen the fifth Test sold-out and sell-out crowds for both T20 matches at the ground this week.
New signing
at 09:19 8 Aug 2019

I wonder who it is?


I am in shock I tell you!

On paper this looks an excellent signing. Now if only we could bring in a quick forward.
[Post edited 8 Aug 2019 9:33]
BBM interview
at 13:01 28 Jul 2019

Well that clears up why Alby hasn't featured. A decent bit of information and better than under Hill where someone would disappear and then you wouldn't hear anything about them for months, until they reappeared in the starting line up!
Fans' Forum
at 12:58 28 Jul 2019

Are the trust going to take questions from supporters who cannot attend,ensure that these questions get asked and then post the responses somewhere?
Where's Alby?
at 11:50 26 Jul 2019

In a recent interview BBM said there were no long term injuries and that Rathbone and O'Connell were on their way back to fitness so where is Wilbraham?
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