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No, you're getting your Rochdales mixed up. Lambert and Grant Holt were together though, which is an obscenely good L2 striker partnership when you look at the careers they've had. Dagnall and ALF essentially replaced them, I think. Pretty sure O'Grady was a few seasons after Lambert had left.

Some good L2 combos here, but none of you have failed to mention the best of these form this kind of era which was undoubtedly Karl Hawley and Michael Bridges for Carlisle in 05/06. Hawley was on fire and Bridges was just so much better than that level even at that point in his career.

Shout out to Wycome when they had Tyson, Mooney, Betsy and Sergio Torres too.
Some cracking forward lines around at that time. We even got in on the act with Parkin/Tipton followed by Parkin/Wijnhard! Until we sold Parkin and Wijnhard left and then we ended up with Matty McNeil (The Pepperami) and Marcus Richardson. Wonderful.
 

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Since earlier today this thread randomly turned into the "Rochdale have had some decent strikers over the years", I thought I'd list the ones who have scored more than 10 goals in the last 20 seasons, for you to reminisce over.

The one who hadn't been mentioned earlier who probably made the best top-level career is probably (IMHO) Glenn Murray. The list:
2001/02 - Kevin Townson 17
2002/03 - Lee McEvilly 16, Paul Connor 15, Paul Simpson 11
2003/04 - Kevin Townson 12, Leo Bertos 10
2004/05 - Grant Holt 24
2005/06 - Rickie Lambert 22, Grant Holt 15
2006/07 Chris Dagnall 18, Glenn Murray 16
2007/08 Adam Le Fondre 17, Glenn Murray 10
2008/09 Adam Le Fondre 21, Chris Dagnall 10, Will Buckley 10
2009/10 Chris O'Grady 22, Chris Dagnall 20
2010/11 Gary Jones 19 (from MF) , Craig Dawson 11 (from CB)
2011/12 Ashley Grimes 11
2012/13 Bobby Grant 16, Ashley Grimes 11
2013/14 Scott Hogan 19, Ian Henderson 12
2014/15 Ian Henderson 22, Peter Vincenti 16, Matt Done 14
2015/16 Ian Henderson 13, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 10
2016/17 Ian Henderson 19, Matt Lund 10, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 10
2017/18 Ian Henderson 20
2018/19 Ian Henderson 21
2019/20 Ian Henderson 16
2020/21 Matt Lund 12, Steve Humphreys 11, Jimmy Keohane 11

This season, Jake Beesley, Alex Newby, Danny Cashman, Josh Andrews and (RWB) Conor O'Keeffe have all shown they know where the net is (although the last three are loanees)

How the hell did Ashley Grimes score 10+ two years running? One of the most feeble players we've ever had.
 

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Some cracking forward lines around at that time. We even got in on the act with Parkin/Tipton followed by Parkin/Wijnhard! Until we sold Parkin and Wijnhard left and then we ended up with Matty McNeil (The Pepperami) and Marcus Richardson. Wonderful.
Yeah Parkin was quality for you lot, remember him silencing Blundell Park with a banger one year when you won 1-0 I think it was.
 

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Yeah he was a right wet lettuce. Lazy and petulant but he scored goals for us, he was a great finisher.
Same for us. Good when he could be bothered, which was about 5 times a season.
 

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Torquay have signed Alex Addai on a short-term deal. Is on the bench tonight. Should add some pace to the side at least.
 

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Torquay have signed Alex Addai on a short-term deal. Is on the bench tonight. Should add some pace to the side at least.

He is certainly quick and tricky, if a bit of a headless chicken at times.
 

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We've signed a young lad called Jesper Laurence, formerly with AFC Sudbury's academy and lately of East Thurrock in the Ithsmian League. Central Defender and long throw in taker.
 

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You have to laugh. Utter desperation.
 

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He might grab a couple goals you know. He often does before going totally off the boil.
 

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Pools are just desperate to come back down here.
 

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He might grab a couple goals you know. He often does before going totally off the boil.

I dunno what he's like but honestly we just need a fat lump that hoys himself around a bit and manages to poke in toe ends inside the 6 yard box.
 

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He'll score 4 in 4 then after that do nothing but get booked or sent off.
 

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No chance Hartlepool will go down this season, they'll be top half.
 

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I dunno what he's like but honestly we just need a fat lump that hoys himself around a bit and manages to poke in toe ends inside the 6 yard box.

He's the maddest player ever. Even he doesn't know what he's about to do.
 

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I dunno what he's like but honestly we just need a fat lump that hoys himself around a bit and manages to poke in toe ends inside the 6 yard box.
He'll start well, get a few goals, you will wonder why the hell he hasn't settled anywhere as he looks the part, you will think you are the ones to finally get the best out of him long term.....Then something will click and he will go right off the boil.

Used to do some fortnight dance when he scored so my 8 year old used to love him!
 

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Well he'll be around much higher quality players so he'll smash it this time
 

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He'll start well, get a few goals, you will wonder why the hell he hasn't settled anywhere as he looks the part, you will think you are the ones to finally get the best out of him long term.....Then something will click and he will go right off the boil.

Used to do some fortnight dance when he scored so my 8 year old used to love him!
That must have taken a couple of weeks
 

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