Season Preview: Rochdale

Last updated : 06 August 2015 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Also known as: The Dale

Ground: Spotland

Capacity: 10,249

Year Formed: 1907


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Manager: Keith Hill

Odds to win the League: 25/1. Odds for Promotion: 8/1 Odds for Relegation: 11/2 




League (League One): W: 19 D: 6 L: 21 F: 72 A: 66 GD: +6 Points: 63

Home Record: W: 11 D: 3 L: 9 F: 36 A: 29

Away Record: W: 8 D: 3 L: 12 F: 36 A: 37

Pos: 8th.

Top Scorer: Ian Henderson (22)

Worst Discipline: Matthew Lund (4 yellows, 1 red)


FA Cup: Fourth Round (lost 4-1 to Stoke City)

League Cup: First Round (lost 2-0 to Preston North End)


Last Five League Positions: 8th (League One), 3rd (League Two), 12th (League Two), 24th (League One), 9th (League One)


Head To Head v Barnsley: W: 10 D: 9 L: 23

Last season v Barnsley: 4/10/14 Rochdale 0-1 Barnsley (Peter Ramage 10) & 3/5/15 Barnsley (Josh Scowen 67,76, Mason Holgate 84, Sam Winnall 90, Conor Hourihane 90) 5-0 Rochdale.

Last Five Results v Barnsley: lost 5-0, lost 1-0, lost 4-3, won 1-0, lost 2-0.

Meet in 2015-2016 on: Saturday 29th August at Spotland & Saturday 23rd January at Oakwell.


View From The Terrace:

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Level of Interest: 

Season ticket holder /occasional away game

How has pre-season gone for you?

Gone well, some good performances against Championship opposition, some bad showing against lower league opposition, couple of unfortunate injuries, be interesting to see the starting line up first game.

Are you pleased with the signings your club has made?

Yes, but time will tell, I think the contract extensions of Lund and Vincenti are top signings, keeping the players we have is important, McDermott looks interesting.

What realistically are you aiming for this season?

Realistically to stay up, get to 50 points and push from there, anything near last season’s performance will be great.

Which player has past his sell by date?

Hilly doesn't really keep players if their not up to scratch, Brian Barry-Murphy is the elder statesman of the squad and on the coaching staff but I doubt we'll see him on the pitch much.

Have you got the right manager in charge?


What advice would you give him?


Who do you see as your key player?


Who would you most like to beat this season?

Oldham, given they did us 3-0 twice last season

Where will you finish?


How do you rate Barnsley's chances next season and where do you think they will finish?

You should do well but I doubt you will. I think you'll underachieve and miss out on the playoffs