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Rochdale AFC: The Revolution Is Upon Us

The story of a young manager who unintentionally landed the managerial role at his favourite club...
Started on 26 October 2013 by NVDTahir
Latest Reply on 27 November 2014 by NVDTahir
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Rochdale to spend entire season at Bolton...

Rochdale representatives and coaches David Beckham and Rafael van der Vaart have confirmed that Rochdale will jump ship to local rivals Bolton for the upcoming season. The squad will be playing all home games at the 28,063-seater Reebok Stadium in nearby city Bolton as Spotland is currently undergoing a massive expansion to 15,000 seats and this also includes brand new high-tech training and youth facilities. This is not the first time that a stadium has been shared before, as a famous example of this is the San Siro in Milan which is shared and owned by Inter and AC Milan. On the other hand, however, Rochdale are only here temporary and will ensure that Justin Credible's side make full use of the large capacity for the time being.

In other news, Rochdale have completed the signings of two new centre-backs and have let certain key individuals go as reports suggest. This will all be revealed at the next press-conference when Rochdale officially announce their upcoming squad and kits for the next season.
Wow that kind of sucks.......
It is a awesome stadium bolton so good luck there but u will miss your home :)
You have to suffer a little....but you'll have a new stadium!
Treat for Bolton then :P

Great updates, I should really comment more! :)
@BayernAmerica: haha tell me about it mate :P

@jasonvilla4ever: true :)

@AAN: I suppose so haha, thanks

@AlexTHFC: hahaha yeah :D and yeah you should :/ lol
Thanks to TK69 for this amazing banner which I can use for this season in the Premier League. Thanks a bunch mate! :)

Pre-season update, transfers + Kits

So here we go guys, our seond season in the Premier League has almost begun... we just have to play these friendlies:




Quite a few of our old players have left the club in order to find more playing time and rightly so, they will get more playing time at their new clubs. Some were deadwood so I had to release them from their contracts and free up some of the wages. Salva Sevilla left the club as a player but has returned as an attacking coach and will bring in his tactical knowledge from the Spanish club of Real Betis. Mark Diemers, a player that was unfortunately used sparingly due to the fact he didn't fit in with the new formation that was being used has been sold for a surprisingly large amount of £450k, which is a massive profit considering we got him for free. Jordan Obita failed to secure his place on the left-wing so he will now ply his trade somewhere else for a small fee of £90k and Domenico Bronzi, once touted as the future of the Italian defence failed to live up to his potential and has also left the club.

I am pretty much happy with my squad as it is right now, so there aren't any immediate transfer targets which is awesome as it means I don't have to spend any money. As for this season's kits, we signed a lovely 1-year contract with Lindt and our deal with Nike runs through until the end of next season, but here are the awesome kits for this season:

Home kit:

Away kit:

Author's Notes

A few easy friendly fixtures (apart from Fiorentina) will show me how to shape the squad for next season and which areas to strengthen. Let's roll...
Very good transfers!
Everything is looking good for the Dale!! Those kits tho....:)
I love the new kits and good transfers in and brilliant transfers out :) here is to another good season
Nice kits, and good signing in Bardi! Great work, keep it up :D
damn, taoking abut some players leaving the club. didnt it affect the squad harmony?
@AAN: Thanks man

@BayernAmerica: Thanks haha :D

@jasonvilla4ever: Cheers Jason :)

@LFC: Thanks, I agree, he's a wonderful keeper :D

@Michael: Not as much as I expected, they were all fringe players and hadn't played since ages :D
Good signings and awesome kits :)

Dida joins, Ihemelu to step down...

Former AC Milan shotstopper has announced that he has taken up a job at Rochdale AFC. Following the retirement of Mick Payne, Rochdale needed a goalkeeping coach and Justin Credible immediately called Dida and offered him the job. The Brazilian had been capped 91 times by his country, and has enjoyed a illustrious playing career with AC Milan, making a total of 206 appearances before moving on.

Rochdale AFC have also announced that Ugo Ihemelu will be resigning as assistant manager citing "stress" reasons and will take up the role of a defending coach. He will be replaced by Rochdale fitness coach Elio Carravetta.

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