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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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Another good month mate, you are going really well in the league :)
Some tough games coming up but hopefully you will still get good results!
Wow! What a month, unbeaten all the way through and some great wins! Go Naveed:P
You have made Rochdale into a power. Keep it up!
Thank you all very much for the comments, I really appreciate them! :) :) New update coming out soon!

February Update


We've taken over the golden first spot in the Premier League, we couldn't have done it without the amazing Jovetic and Deilson Elias up front looking solid.

Rochdale AFC 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur (H)

Barclays Premier League

Pablo Gentiletti (38')
Mehdi Yildirim (62')
Salomon Rondon (63')
Stevan Jovetic (74')

Gabor Hegedus (Rochdale AFC) -- 8.5

Match Review
Brilliant match, Tottenham were no match for our attacking tactic and we punished them severely.

Manchester City 2-2 Rochdale AFC (A)

Barclays Premier League

Sergio Aguero (33')
Matija Nastasic (85')
Gabor Hegedus (88')
Scott Hogan (90+1')

Xherdan Shaqiri (Manchester City) -- 8.4

Match Review
We were 2-0 in the 85th minute, but we fought back and made a late comeback through a blistering Scott Hogan free-kick that confused Hart and was tucked in the corner of the net.

Norwich 1-4 Rochdale AFC (A)

Barclays Premier League

Stevan Jovetic (29', 86')
Deilson Elias (67')
Sergio Canales (69')
Héctor Clide Quinteros (85')

Stevan Jovetic (Rochdale AFC) -- 9.1

Match Review
Yet another 4-1 victory, the goals keep on coming!

Rochdale AFC 4-1 Cardiff (H)

Barclays Premier League

Mehdi Yildirim (12')
Miralem Pjanic (34', 52')
Joe Mason (62')
Ignacio (85')

Miralem Pjanic (Rochdale AFC) -- 9.1

Match Review
Three more easy points in the bag, nothing can stop our FREIGHT TRAIN of a team, let's go!

Rochdale AFC 3-1 MK Dons (H)

FA Cup 5th Round

Héctor Clide Quinteros (5', 49')
Brendon Galloway (7')
Ignacio (53')

Pablo Gentiletti (Rochdale AFC) -- 8.0

Match Review
One more step closer to the FA Cup trophy... can we do it?!

Napoli 4-2 Rochdale AFC (A)

UEFA Champions League 1st Knockout Round

Héctor Clide Quinteros (4')
Andrea Petagna (21', 79')
Miralem Pjanic (28')
Marek Hamsik (36')
Gokhan Inler (81')

Andrea Petagna (Napoli) -- 8.8

Match Review
I don't know what happened in this match, but we were robbed. We should have had a penalty but the officials never gave the decision. What a joke of a decision... Hopefully, we can turn it around in the second leg which would be amazing!

Rochdale AFC 3-2 Stoke City (H)

Barclays Premier League

Deilson Elias (14')
Gabor Hegedus (39')
Steven Fletcher (52')
Ryan Shawcross (83')
Justin Schmidt (pen 89')

Pablo Gentiletti (Rochdale AFC) -- 7.7

Match Review
2-2 up, they equalised in the 83rd minute and we scored a penalty for the three points. A tense and exciting match, but it showed me where our defensive problems lay.

Player of the Month

The PoTM award goes to Miralem Pjanic who is by far the most consistent midfielder in our team, and he scored plenty of goals this month. After being released by Manchester United, we have revived his career like we have done with Cesc Fabregas and Stevan Jovetic.

Here are the fixtures for next month:

Author's Notes

We're en route to winning the league this season, but we're losing out on the Champions League which we never had a chance for anyway in the first place. It was a good ride up until now and we will win it in the nearby future.
Grats at being top of the league, hopefully you can keep it that way! & I bet you were happy with that City result :O
I hope you keep up the form as well as the story. It is one of the best here
Some great results, Pal, as ther standings look. Miralem is a great player and i'm sure we'll see more of the same.
At least the mafia has left you alone for a while...
I forgot to mention, I'm glad you beat Celtic for me! I hope you continue to do this for many seasons to come.
Nick: thanks man! And yeah I was elated haha :D

BayernAmerica: Thanks a lot Mike, it means a lot :D

Adrian18Ro: Thanks buddy :) I agree, he is a great player

qwertyman: Oh the Mafia are gonna come in pretty soon ;) just waiting for the right in-game moment to happen first :P and thanks a lot for the comment man :)

March Update

Almost there...:


We had our disappointments in this month, but we've been even more successful in the league however:

Newcastle 1-3 Rochdale AFC (A)

Barclays Premier League

Miralem Pjanic (3')
Ignacio (26')
Stevan Jovetic (59')
Eduardo Vargas (67')

Miralem Pjanic (Rochdale) -- 8.3

Match Review
A great victory over a tough Newcastle side, who have suffered a massive slump and are now much further down the table than they were last time we played them.

Ipswich 0-3 Rochdale AFC (A)

FA Cup 6th Round

Stevan Jovetic (22')
Pablo Gentiletti (78')
Ignacio (90+1')

Pablo Gentiletti (Rochdale) -- 8.8

Match Review
Onwards we march towards the final, the FA Cup fixtures are way too easy for us.

Rochdale 3-2 Napoli (AGG: 5-6) (H)

UEFA Champions League 1st Knockout Round Leg 2

Héctor Clide Quinteros (36')
Gabor Hegedus (51')
Gonzalo Higuain (55', 58')
Stevan Jovetic (69')

Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) -- 8.8

Match Review
We ALMOST managed to turn this match around and win it, but it wasn't our season unfortunately and we couldn't hold on to the game even though we won this match, but we lost on aggregate.

Rochdale AFC 3-1 Blackburn (H)

Barclays Premier League

Héctor Clide Quinteros (18', 64')
Mihael Panjkret (68')
John McGinn (90+1')

Quinteros (Rochdale) -- 8.8

Match Review
Another solid victory ensured we moved even further away from the team below us, and lets hope we can clinch the title as early as possible so we can concentrate on the FA Cup.

Player of the Month

The PoTM award goes to Pablo Gentiletti as he has been simply amazing this month, even scoring a goal or two on the other end of the pitch. He is sensational.

Here are the fixtures for next month and the final games of the season:

Author's Notes

The question that's on everyone's mind... Can we maintain this form and win the league? If we do, it'll be amazing, especially if we can grab the FA Cup along with the title.
WOW! Top of the league!
Unlucky about getting knocked out in the Champions League but at least now you can focus on winning the league and the F.A. Cup :D
Some excellent results there and those youth players look really promising. Got some tough fixtures ahead but I'm sure you'll be fine and hopefully you'll still be top come the end of the season B)
Good month! Ul in the CL but tbf you we're the underdog anyway xP Hope Leeds beet you bc I'm from Leeds ^.^
A few more months, hope you become champions of England!

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