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16 minutes ago, RUREADY2ROLL said:

How far have you got? Good day out today but the next league game we will be competitive 

Just near Victoria now and heading out with missus for a ruby with a couple of Cobras 

Well on way fella 

nice seeing you 

Keith hill Barmy army 

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Before we got Rioch I wanted Dario Gradi. I think we should go for him, as we need some better PR.

Lived in Rochdale for yonks and saw a lot of Dale over the years, especially in that spell that led to first promotion from L2, as has been said, never had any money but oversaw great work in the acad

Just heard from The Bantry Club on Derby St, that a well known local sauce company have been successful in their bid, with the proviso that the new manager plays five up front. It’s a clear case

Just now, barrycowdrill said:

Interesting that Hill states the incomings aren’t there to ‘replace’ the young lads who have been playing 

weve all said all along that the perfect scenario will be some of the current lads with experience around them

Hill already knows his brief and what he will be working with 

Bit of PR speak that though isn’t it? We all know that apart from one or two exceptions there is no way these lads should be playing this season. However be good to have some regularly on bench to build experience.

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Lived in Rochdale for yonks and saw a lot of Dale over the years, especially in that spell that led to first promotion from L2, as has been said, never had any money but oversaw great work in the academy with abysmal facilities and brought through some really good young players. Also spotted and developed a string of players who ended up being golden nuggets financially and going on to do well at higher level,  Rickie Lambert, Grant Holt,  Scott Hogan a few examples. Dale played some brilliant football then and in the more recent seasons when they went back up and held their own massively against the odds.

Can be a bit prickly when he gets a bit of stick. Sat in main stand once at Spotland and his ongoing dialogue with a couple of moaners in block behind dugout was more entertaining than the game.

As a pair though, him and Flitcroft know what they are doing, will relish the chance they're being given and, with our quality academy / development coaches supporting them, could do well for us if everyone is patient, especially through the rest of this season. 

Good luck to them, I hope it works out for them and us

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2 minutes ago, bwfcfan5 said:

Bit of PR speak that though isn’t it? We all know that apart from one or two exceptions there is no way these lads should be playing this season. However be good to have some regularly on bench to build experience.

Yeh. However with the number of slots available we have no choice but to use

Brockbank, Politic, Zouma and maybe Edwards I would expect to see regularly

the rest, in and around things 

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1 hour ago, Burndens Bogs said:

Good appointment, happy with that.

No doubt Dave Flitty will be arriving shortly as his number 2.

Both Bolton fellas and probably what we need right now.

Edit - Just read the BN link and seen that DF is indeed confirmed as Hills number 2.

It's where we're at right now and these 2 know the lower leagues inside out.

Be reet, for now.

Heart skipped a beat there.  Thought Dougie was making a comeback.

Very pleased with this appointment.  Ecstatic in fact.  The only thing people seem to be able to hold against him is that he hasnt played for Bolton.  99% of teams in the world seem to get by having a manager that hasnt played for them. 

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Just now, barrycowdrill said:

Yeh. However with the number of slots available we have no choice but to use

Brockbank, Politic, Zouma and maybe Edwards I would expect to see regularly

the rest, in and around things 

Yeah. Be interesting to find out exactly how many slots we have.

Those are the ones I think can play too.

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Between them Hill and Flitcroft must have hundreds of contacts, ex players they've managed , in the bottom 2 divisions, as well as friends generated in the last 20 years.  That counts for a lot especially as a majority of these will be Northern based.  In comparison Nolan still has to build up that network, and a lot of transfers at this level can be traced back to who you know.  Secondly, I remember listening to Flitcroft on Radio Manchester (I think he was Bury boss) thinking I'd walk through brick walls for him if I was a player.  That doesn't make him the best coach in the world, but if you want motivational speeches give him a listen.  Proper salt of the earth with a huge passion for the game and pride in his club.   

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On 22/08/2019 at 13:57, Leyther_Matt said:

Keith Hill for me. Understands what the club is about, good record at this level and is used to working with a budget and bringing kids through. 

Same as I posted on page one really. Saw a bit of Rochdale in League Two under Hill and they were great to watch. To have DF alongside him is certainly a bonus. With the way things have been going, I’m sure that they can count on the support of fans so lets see who they can bring in and go from there, good luck to ‘em.  

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The flitcrofts lived on my street in Bromley Cross when I was growing up. Factoids! 

Happy with the job going to bolton lads and happy with what people are saying re Hill bringing through youth. 

Would love one or two of the lads we've been forced to play every game making it in the first team consistently with some older pros around them. 

Onwards and upwards!

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More than happy with that appointment, did really well in lower leagues with Rochdale, got them playing good football and brought players on and through.

we are in a different world now, so yes things will be done differently, but provided they are done properly and are sustainable, it has to be better than the last umpteen years

 

It could well take time, but onwards and upwards

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Must admit that Nobby was my no. 1 choice, but there was a lot of sentimentality included in that.

Hill makes sense and ticks a lot of boxes. He gets my backing!! Keith Hill’s super white army!

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42 minutes ago, stevieb said:

The flitcrofts lived on my street in Bromley Cross when I was growing up. Factoids!

Is there a younger Flitcroft brother? Probably in his late 30's. Remember playing football against him at primary school, think he went to Eagley. Had the same stupid haircut as Garry at the time.

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Just now, Andy Gee said:

Is there a younger Flitcroft brother? Probably in his late 30's. Remember playing football against him at primary school, think he went to Eagley. Had the same stupid haircut as Garry at the time.

I think they have a younger brother Stephen ? 

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6 minutes ago, Andy Gee said:

Is there a younger Flitcroft brother? Probably in his late 30's. Remember playing football against him at primary school, think he went to Eagley. Had the same stupid haircut as Garry at the time.

 

4 minutes ago, boltondirtbag said:

I think they have a younger brother Stephen ? 

Aye Stephen it is. Was doing a bit of work at Chorley when Jansen was there I think? 

Had a heart attack a few years ago so had to pack it all in 

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Just now, Leyther_Matt said:

Yes he’ll be in his late 30’s I think. He played under Garry at both Leigh Genesis and Chorley. Played for Accrington and Barrow amongst others before that. 

I think he works in their estate agents in Bromley cross ( William Thomas )

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28 minutes ago, barrycowdrill said:

 

Aye Stephen it is. Was doing a bit of work at Chorley when Jansen was there I think? 

Had a heart attack a few years ago so had to pack it all in 

Grew up next door to my nanna. There’s a picture of me with Garry Flitcroft as a toddler. 

Led to believe Stephen was the most talented but loved a session too much and Garry was the most dedicated. 

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The romantic in me was thinking Nolan, all the while knowing this ain’t a job for a kid just starting out but hoping against all hope that it would play out. 

This is the hard headed, correct appointment for a club in the position we are now. 

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We like our Rochdale links don’t we Steve Parkin first now Keith Hill. Happy with appointment feel it would of gone tits up with Nolan, liked all the sentiment & all that but we 100% need someone with experience with how big of a job it is sorting the club out. Hill will work his bollocks off for this club with how happy he is getting the job 

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