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NFR - Cheltenham Festival
at 16:25 11 Mar 2024

Thought I would make it easy for fellow punters by giving you my fancies for a few of the races. This usually nails them to the floor.

Supreme - Slade Steel
Ultima - The Goffer
Boodles - Ose Patir
NH chase - Corbetts Cross, a few weeks ago

Brown Advisory- Fact or File and Stay Away Faye, back in November
Grand Annual - Solness
Bumper - Jalon doudaries

Plate - Saint Felicien

What do fancy?

Good luck to all those that take on the bookies

Hill: “you know where you stand after 10 games”
at 12:33 20 Sep 2023

That is a quote of Hill’s that I remember.

So where do we stand. Well the kind early fixture list some had mentioned hasn’t materialised. Excusing Southend’s false position the average league position of our opponents to date is 12.3.
We are 8th with a goal difference of plus four. Having scored the joint 8th highest number of goals and conceded the joint 5th fewest.
Given the defence includes a youngster with less than 10 games experience and the quality of the centre halves on the bench I don’t see the defence deteriorating. Up front we have missed a player I thought would do really well at this level. Devante’s absence can’t be gauged, but I cannot put any expectation on him recovering his full health, fitness and form anytime soon. But on a personal level I wish him all the best on the journey back.
So overall better than thought at this stage. Although I did predict we would end the season with a positive goal difference.that said I also had a hunch Taylor would be in the NL team of the season, so still some way to go on that one.
Will some money come into the club that will enable us to bring in someone who could get us 12 goals by the end of the season. That could see us challenging for promotion.
NL Should End Southend Debacle
at 19:11 13 Jul 2023

So the latest in a long line of winding up orders against Southend has been deferred until the 24/8, in the hope the Chairman will get a take over sorted. So the club have been in an almost permanent embargo for 18 months now. The players had not been paid for June, so refused to turn up for training last week. The club paid them but not the back room staff, so Kevin Maher and co are now staying away.
There is no one with medical experience turning up so the players still can’t train. As a result the first friendly again Canvey was cancelled.
The chairman is playing a massive brinkmanship game with potential buyers, as the waters are muddied by the the large property deal the new ground is part of. The chairman is a property developer and seems to be far more interested in that deal than the club. He wants to sell the club but not the new ground. The fans are desperate and already have plans we’ll advanced for a Phoenix club.
Surely the NL can’t allow them to continue in this league with so many unresolved issues stacking up. I don’t like to say it because I have been on the terraces at Roots Hall plenty of times but the NL need to lance the boil, now.
Bentley & Chadwick gone
at 18:05 27 Mar 2023

McNulty in temp charge
Nice Story For Academy Parent
at 16:11 14 Feb 2022

Nice to see the story on the club site of Kathryn Smith, who’s son is one of our U13”s being recognised for here efforts in producing wash bags and scrubs for the NHS during the pandemic. She has been awarded a British Empire Medal, having been nominated by the club.
Whatever your views on the awards system this was a great effort by the lady herself. Kathryn I doff my cap to you.
Poor Write Up On FRG Supporters Club Site
at 09:41 8 Feb 2022

The article about Dale on their site covers the sale of Beesley and Morley and the obligatory reference to L2 being the Rochdale division. However they they then backwards and reference the board looking to seek investment by selling the club to a new owner.
It like the last 8 months haven’t happened. Really disappointing as I thought our recent power struggles had reached a wide audience among other league clubs, but apparently not. Hope their are not to many examples of are fight not registering with other EFL clubs.
Is a deal for O’Keeffe already sorted?
at 15:00 9 Nov 2021

I didn’t expect O’Keeffe to play on Sunday, as he would be cup tied by Mansfield. Was surprised they didn’t do that, but he is on the transfer list at Mansfield. Plus in his interview after Sunday’s game he suggested he would like to get through a few rounds, as you automatically end up drawing a bigger club, rather than just hoping for a big team in the 3rd round.
Those comments and the stance Mansfield have taken just has the feel of a permanent deal in January already having been done to me. Or am I getting 5 from 2+2?
In any event should we be looking to sign him I would like to see how he could adapt to a flat back four before we do so. I just get the feeling we are seeing the best of him in the current formation, where defending the back post etc is not necessarily his responsibility, and he has more licence to support attacks.
Should clubs mandate players to Covid vaccinate?
at 10:58 10 Sep 2021

Have just read Karl Darlow’s piece on the BBC re his time in hospital with Covid. I was surprised that numerous clubs have confirmed some of their players are not vaccinated. Can or should the clubs mandate players to get the jab? This is an interesting one. In normal circumstances you would expect professional sports people to take any reasonable precautions to make sure they can ply their trade and protect their colleagues.
Don’t know the position at Dale but think my stance as an employee would be that if you were contacted prior to vaccines being available then it can remain a choice. However it would be a conditioned of any new contracts the the player is jabbed.
It may be by the beginning of next season this is not such a significant issue in terms of spread but for now I struggle to see why players would be prepared to take a chance with their availability.
Are Dale a decent bet?
at 20:39 6 Sep 2021

Just looked at Oddschecker for the L2 odds. Dale are 40/1 with Bet Victor, 28s with Hills and 25s generally. There must have been some money for Salford because they are best priced 12s.
I think there is reasonable value there given the progress in the last month, both in recruitment and on the field.
Took a bit of 28s and 15/2 to finish in the first 3.
Any thoughts?
Murray Knight supporters trust board appointment
at 11:02 2 Jul 2021

The proper persons stuff is complete and Murray is in.
The very best of luck to you Murray. The path you tread will define this role for a while. I hope you don’t find it to challenging. Rest assured there will be no criticism from this quarter, regardless of of any decisions you make which may concern you about any conflict of interests.

Edit: Just seen another thread started. Suggest any comments go on that one.
[Post edited 2 Jul 2021 11:04]
Signing up for chaos
at 09:29 3 Jun 2021

Although this week has been excellent for the club off the field, I don’t think it will be helpful in terms of restructuring the playing side of the club. Currently we have only 3 directors and a CEO who’s head is in complete turmoil.
The stable and sound base from which good rationale decisions can be made just isn’t there at the moment in my opinion. Agents will be reluctant to recommend us to their clients until the club settles down. Only those who are desperate to get a contract will be looking to us early in the window. While players who were here last year won’t let the off field antics affect any decisions they make, who is going to sanction the spending.
Let’s face it most of us wouldn’t trust DB with a box of cakes any longer. I just hope things settle quickly and DB resigns as CEO. If A suitable replacement is already in the pipeline, we can move forward.
Would dearly love Humphrys to extend his contract and for Lund to sign.
Actually I can do an acting CEO role if that would push things along. Sadly I have the same initials as DB so the conspiracy theorist would have a field day.
Dale Nostalgia
at 14:42 1 Jun 2021

My father passed away recently and I was sorting through his stuff this weekend. I came across a letter from his uncle, I would imagine from the mid to late 50’s. In it he refers to two Dale players, Glover and Gemmill being in the tap room of the Bridge Inn in Castleton, playing crib with him. It suggested one may have been a centre half and the other a forward.
Before my time but I wondered if anyone has any recollects of these two?
Youth alliance final
at 13:11 5 May 2021

Terrible stream but we are one up after 10 mins. Scored in the dark so no idea on the details.
NFR: NFL draft
at 15:39 2 May 2021

What do you make of the draft choices made by your teams.

I think Andrew Barry at the Browns has had a good draft. Concentration on the defensive need rather than best player available.the no 1 pick Greg Newsome as a corner back is perfect. They also picked up a WR with afterburners in Schwartz, which we lacked last year. The average weight of our picks must be one of the lightest in years, but that doesn’t worry me.

They also had an excellent Free Agency, so I am very hopeful for next season. Mind as is often said on this forum it’s the hope that kills you.
A massive week ahead
at 17:55 21 Feb 2021

With games against Northampton and Burton this week is the most important of the season to date. The same is also true of Northampton who’s other game is against Swindon. The nerves will be jangling on Tuesday. Especially as we play 4 of the current top 6 in March.
So what are the implications for the next two games. My view on the potential points haul is:
6 = a real confidence booster going in to some difficult games, but by no means condemns others
4 = same a above but I would prefer a win against Northampton and a draw against Burton
3 = things are still way to tight, especially if the loss is to Burton
2 = short term it could be a holding result but will do nothing for the confidence for what follows
1 & 0 = desperation and I would not expect much in the next month, so bottom two March end.
This week doesn’t define the season as the teams around us are also in dreadful form. Swindon got out of gaol on Saturday, they didn’t play well.
I think we will get some unexpected points in March but a minimum of 4 points this week would just relieve some the pressure on for the month ahead.
Is the above realistic or am I being to optimistic?

Humphrys 80/1 L1 topscorer, value?
at 13:22 5 Feb 2021

Skybet offer 80/1, 1/4 odds ew 123. Think that is more than fair, only 3 players have more than 11 goals. Considering chances of injury I think this could be value.
My account with Skybet is restricted, so I couldn’t get much on, others may have better luck.
Was also tempted at by Dale to win at 14/5. Need to lay down now as never back the Dale.
Panini / Merlin football sticker film
at 11:37 12 Dec 2020

Just watched a really enjoyable programme about the history of this business on ITV 4. If you have a catch up facility or hub you might find it interesting.
Very nostalgic. I remember during the 78 World Cup the neighbour had a business that enabled him to get shed loads of packets daily. He passed them on to me and my brother. I was every kids bestie for a month back then.
Expecting Positive Squad News
at 11:02 7 Oct 2020

I am expectant of either a positive injury update regarding McLaughlin & Ryan or some new bodies being bought in within 48 hours.
BBM said he was hopeful on signing some days ago. So I would expect the club to be able to avoid leaving the bench looking so threadbare again this weekend. Especially playing Accy which can sometimes be a robust game.
I know Lynch is expected back, but that is not the weakness. A short term deal should be achievable. The club have moved on from the time the team coach picked up Jason Taylor at a motorway services on the way to the match with him never having met the players at the time. But we can’t afford to dither waiting for the exact ones on deadline day. Exposing young academy players to the Accy way if not a thought that enthuses me.
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