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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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@Pompeyblue: thanks a lot mate :)
Nice staff signing in Dida!
Should add some experience to your staff and help the goalkeepers at the club improve :)
Dida! Great signing!
@pompeyblue: thanks man, you're right :)

@AAN: Cheers bro! :)

July-August Friendlies Update + Squad List


I made one more signing since last month, and it's a brilliant one too...

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Our pre-season was okay, but it could have been a lot better even though I fielded weak squads against those teams:




FULL SQUAD LIST

Here is the list of everyone that I have registered for this upcoming season, including squad numbers:

Goalkeepers



Defenders



Midfielders



Forwards





Here are the fixtures for next month, we begin the season away at Nottingham Forest. Plus, we've been drawn against Rubin Kazan from Russia and we hope to get good results so we can move on into the Champions League for the first time:


Author's Notes

Champions League is on the horizon for Rochdale, but my primary target this season is to win the Capital One Cup or the FA Cup. Let's do this!
Great update, great graphics with the kits plus Pjanic. You will go far again.
Great signing in Pjanic!
Good luck in the Champions League Qualifier, Rubin are a decent team but I am sure you will win :)
@BayernAmerica: Thanks mate! :)

@Pompeyblue: thanks Josh! :D
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August Update


We've had an okay start to the Premier League, let's hope we keep it up and manage Europa League qualification this year at the least:



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We had a splendid month in our second season in the Premier League, and I hope we can carry this on for the rest of the year:

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Rochdale AFC (A)




Barclays Premier League

Medo (86')

Grant Hall (Nottingham Forest) -- 7.9

Match Review
A great start to the season with a narrow defeat against our old rivals Nottingham Forest who have been on our nerves since a few seasons ago.


Rubin Kazan 1-4 Rochdale AFC (A)




UEFA Champions League Best Placed Playoff 1st Leg

Scott Hogan (2', 20')
Will Keane (24' 32')
Gabor Hegedus (60')

Scott Hogan (Rochdale AFC) -- 9.4

Match Review
We were clear underdogs in this match as is was away from home, but my new formation (4-2-3-1) completely baffled them and we came back with a victory that almost ensured we would go into the Champions League this season.


Rochdale AFC 0-2 Manchester City (H)




Barclays Premier League

Julian Draxler (74', 86')

Julian Draxler (Manchester City) -- 9.1

Match Review
This match reminded us what the BPL is all about, and it's fair to say that it brought us back to earth. A 2-0 defeat isn't what we really needed right now, but it can only get better from here.


Rochdale AFC 2-1 Rubin Kazan (H)




UEFA Champions League Best Placed Playoff 2nd Leg

Duvan Zapata (23')
Scott Hogan (25')
Vladimir Granat (o.g. 48')

Scott Hogan (Rochdale AFC) -- 7.5

Match Review
This is it, we're finally into Europe! It's been a long time since I joined and I think I've worked miracles here at Rochdale... Champions League, here we come!





UEFA Champions League Group Draw



Okay great, we're royally fucked for the Champions League...


Player of the Month



The PoTM award goes to Justin Schmidt, who also won the Barclays Premier League Young Player of the Month award for August. He's played superbly in the two Premier League matches this season and let's hope he stays with us for long as Dortmund are very interested in signing him... but they'll have to meet our £35m valuation of the player if they want to talk to him.



Here are the fixtures for next month:


Author's Notes

We're in the Champions League, we've had a good start to the league, let's keep it up!
horrid, horrid craw for you guys good luck though :)
You got this man. Shoot for second or third and stay in Europe.
Sucks about your CL group. Is Rafa still with you?!
Dat group tho!
Do me a favour and beat Celtic.
Unlucky about the very tough Champions League group you got!
Hopefully you might be able to get through or stat in Europe through the Europa League!

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