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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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The world cup should be a breeze, with that group and Justin Credible in charge!
Incredible story and a great read, thank you for sharing.

I see in the beginning you were playing 4-3-3 (or as FM does it 4-1-2-2-1)...

Do you generally stick to the same mentality and fluidity?
Do you watch all your matches in full or highlights?

The amount of success you have had is awe inspiring ... looking to possible gain a few tips ;)
WTF happened with Inter Milan, shocked to see that
I thought Shane Long scored Leeds' goal? xP
congratulations on the premier league!!! you can definitely win the World cup aswell
Justice: Thanks a bunch man!

Jasonvilla4ever: Thanks man, and yep exactly! They're a great team on my save right now

P-Kiddy: Thank you man! The World Cup is as good as ours! :)

Meerkatkid2: Thanks buddy! It really means a lot :) The title was really close at the end, we almost dropped points in some games but fortunately we pulled through :D

pompeyblue: Thanks a lot man! :D World Cup, here we come :)

AAN: Thank you AAN

ZapdosTheGreat: Hell yeah bro!

k1rups: Pffft whoever said you can't win with kids can now be considered as a fool :D thanks mate! :)

qwertyman: I certainly hope so bro!

kicktothehead: Thanks a lot man :) Yeah I used to play with that 4-1DM-2-2-1 tactic because we lacked strength up front but we had a solid defence and good midfielders, but now I use this tactic here:

This is only because I needed to accommodate my wealth of strikers up front and by a few games I realised we were scoring tons of goals in each match, so I stuck with this tactic and won the double :) The mentality is always attacking and the fluidity is pretty fluid because it gives the players more freedom to do whatever they want on the pitch

And I usually watch the matches in highlights :) otherwise they'd be really long haha

Thank you very much for reading mate, it has been an equal pleasure to write this story :D Thank you once again

smythy97: I know :/ it's horrible to see them that way, they've had a sharp decline over the past few years

Lucas: So it was as well haha, changed it ;)

Arsenal_ruleZ: thank you mate :) I hope so!

So how did the group stages of the World Cup go?

We're through to the next round, and our next opponent is HUNGARY... this means we have a great chance to progress further towards the most coveted trophy on Earth. Let's do this.
Germany lost to South Africa. 4-0. Haha, I think I'm on drugs.
510: Lmfao, IKR haha I was shocked to see that tbh :/

Hogan Set to Depart The Dale...

Rochdale have confirmed Scott Hogan is set to leave The Dale after 5 seasons at Spotland. The striker-made-winger started his career at Rochdale but was released and joined Halifax. He later travelled to numerour other teams before Rochdale re-signed him on a free transfer in June 2013, shortly before the arrival of Justin Credible and he has shined ever since then. From 2013, he has made 221 appearances for Rochdale and has scored a total of 75 goals. He has also won the Golden Boot award in the Sky Bet League 2, League 1 and also in the Championship. His playing time at Rochdale has slowly decreased with the arrival of the likes of Will Keane, Deilson Elias, Quinteros, Ignacio and Jovetic. Scott Hogan has signed a well-paid contract of £48.5k per week and the transfer fee is said to be in the region of £5m.

"Rochdale have given me everything over the past few seasons, I'm really proud to be say that I have played for this mighty club, which has seen an incredible rise under the gaffer Justin Credible. These five seasons at the club have been the best years of my life and they are something I will forever cherish and look back upon. We, as a team, have had many ups and downs but we've held on and Mr. Credible's led us right to the top, it's unbelievable. One thing I do regret is that I couldn't fit into the new style of play that made us win the league this year, but even then, I'm very proud of the fact that I have played under the best manager in the world who is still very young and can achieve a lot of things in the future. But now, it is time to move on from Rochdale and onto a new adventure with Stoke City which are also a big team in England. I wish Rochdale all the best, and who knows, maybe I might return someday but we'll see."
No! Not the Hulk! :(
510: unfortunately :/ I might re=sign him later so he can retire here, but it was time for him to move on :)

We beat Hungary, although we had to go to extra-time to do it (Aguero and Musachio scored) and the team we face next are South Africa... the team that beat Germany 4-0.

Pre-season update, transfers + Kits

Here we go! The season is right around the corner, so let's get ready to defend this title of ours!:




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.


The man himself has joined us...

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 bulky contract with Fly Emirates and our deal with Nike runs through until the end of this season, but here are the kits for this season:

Home kit:

Away kit:

Author's Notes

A few easy friendly fixtures (apart from Dortmund) will show me how to shape the squad for next season and which areas to strengthen. Let's roll...
Very nice kits! :)

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