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  1. Fedora Dale

    Saturday 24th October

    Gillingham v Fleetwood Town (13.00) Accrington Stanley v Bristol Rovers postponed due to Covid at Accy Blackpool v Milton Keynes Dons Burton Albion v AFC Wimbledon Doncaster Rovers v Crewe Alexandra Hull City v Peterborough United Lincoln City v Ipswich Town Northampton Town v Charlton Athletic...
  2. Fedora Dale

    Fixtures 26/9/20

    New territory for Dale this weekend as we make the trip to Ipswich (last season's game there was post lockdown). Don't know much about them except a) They used to be very good, but that finished 35 years ago b) They seem to be in a Portsmouth/Blackpool/Coventry-esque decline for a few years...
  3. Fedora Dale

    Relegation thread.

    About time this fred started. Only three down this year, thanks to the scumbags who killed Bury. Bolton have managed to claw back most of their points deduction on Southend, but this may be more to the latter's ineptitude than any particular virtues of their own. Barring a great turnaround in...
  4. Fedora Dale

    September's games

    Might as well start this off, since we're actually due to play our first game of the month on Wednesday 11th! 11/9 - Man City brat pack (H - Tinpot Cup) - draw, win on pens 14/9 - Posh (A) - they seem to be running into a bit of form - lose 17/9 - Lincoln (H) - tika taka v Cowleyball. The Imps...
  5. Fedora Dale

    Pre-season 2019/20

    So far, we have home friendlies against Blackburn, Bradford and Huddersfield, and a week's training camp in Portugal with a game TBA at the end of this. Anyone else bothering this year?
  6. Fedora Dale

    It's August, so it must be Dale v Posh

    As has become usual in recent years, the first visitors in the league to Rochdale are Peterborough. They've lost Marriot's goals, and the excellent Gwion Edwards, but should still provide a formidable test. If Rhys Bennett plays, he should get a warm welcome from Dale fans, whilst Brad Inman...
  7. Fedora Dale

    Caribou Cup 18/19

    We have the delights of a trip to the Costa del Clee. Not that bad a draw - winnable and not played Grimsby for a few years.
  8. Fedora Dale

    Dumbledale v Spiritus Black

    OK, just bought a Radio Times and the Potter films appear to be on the telly :-) And there's a lot of them, but not nearly as many as Dale v "Don't call us Chezzy" fixtures in the average League 1 season. In fact, nearly as many as Star Wars films... Part 1 (A New Hope?) was a...
  9. Fedora Dale

    Dale v Warsaw.

    Same as Saturday. Inferior opposition swept aside. Walsall kept going a.bit.better than Swindon imho, and weren't.totally out of it at 2-0. However they lacked penetration. Now to see if we can start winning away again...:-)
  10. Fedora Dale

    Swindon v Rochdale

    In days of yore, we always got twomped by Swindon. Always. Without exception. More recently, we've done better. Swindon's mixture of pretty-but-not-always-penetrating football and an occasionally AWOL defence has been more to our liking. On form, we've a chance of making it seven league wins...
  11. Fedora Dale

    Dale v Shrimpers

    Potentially a tricky one. Southend have some good players, but don't appear to have been firing on all cylinders this season. Maybe affected by the speculation of Phil Brown leaving for the Bolton job over the summer? Dale will have to make changes. Jamie Allen picked up a knock at Charlton...
  12. Fedora Dale

    Match Day Charlton and the Wheelies v Hill's Sweet Blues

    No win at The Den (old or new) before last Saturday... No league win against Bolton before Tuesday night... Never yet won at The Valley, will lightning strike three times? Who knows. Despite a decent manager and some good players, Charlton seem to be a bit hit and miss this season. So we've...
  13. Fedora Dale

    Match Day Daleboy(s) v Trotter(s)

    Will the unexpected weekend win in the vicinity of Peckham trigger another win, or will our (fairly) illustrious visitors make us look like plonkers? We score goals, but also leak them; probably a good match for a "both teams to score" bet... Bolton are now under the tender ministrations of...
  14. Fedora Dale

    'Wall v Dale

    Bloody hell,.didn't expect that...:-)
  15. Fedora Dale

    Blades v Dale

    On previous results, this is a home win. After all, every previous Rochdale visit to Bramall Lane has ended in defeat. But we did get one monkey off our back by managing to beat them at Spotland last year... Nevertheless, and despite a couple of disappointing results so far, Blades are going to...
  16. Fedora Dale

    Traditional Starters - Rochdtail Soup v Pateborough United

    So, for the third season running, the first match is Dale v Posh. And it will be as hard to call as ever. Dale have much the same squad as last year. Nine of the eleven who started the same fixture last August are still at the club. The young players (Rafferty, Allen, Camps, Cannon, Bunney) are...
  17. Fedora Dale

    Colchester v Dale

    Dead rubber. Colchester will be trying to impress the latest internal recruit to their management job, whilst Chris Beech is in charge of Dale, as Hilly is.on leave for family reasons. Apparently the released players will not be involved Team: Lillis Rafferty Eastham Canavan McNulty...
  18. Fedora Dale

    Foinavon v Upper Reaches of River Avon (Dale v Swindon)

    Foinavon, because we're hoping for Barnsley, Gills and Scunny to fall, to keep the 500-1 shot alive... We need to win, preferably by lots, and hope others slip up. Swindon, annoyingly, have got a couple of their injured players back and have started to look semi-interested again. I expect tiki...
  19. Fedora Dale

    The Ale Derby, V v D

    Tough game, Vale are no mugs ( if they'd managed to keep Tom Pope they'd be top six imho) and we've never won there in the league. We've gotta go for it, and hope others slip up. Vale 1 (Dodds, who I quite rated in his brief loan spell with us years ago) Dale 2 (Mendez-Laing, Holty)
  20. Fedora Dale

    Pints of (D)Ale v Gills of Spirits

    This could be a cracker. Both teams need a win; both will go for a win; only one can get a win. Both managers have selection choices to make. Which quality but maybe not 100% fit players will get the nod for Gills? Will Dale stick with a winning team or bring in Holt, Vincenti or Lund? What's...