Core val­ues key to Dale suc­cess


KEITH Hill is call­ing for a re­turn to the core val­ues that have un­der­pinned his suc­cess­ful ten­ure as Rochdale man­ager.

The Dale chief be­lieves that, while some squad mem­bers still epit­o­mise what the club is about, some of the more re­cent sign­ings need to tune into the club’s ethos.

Dale played out a goal­less draw against Bris­tol Rovers on Tues­day when goal­keeper Mag­nus Nor­man saw red at the end the first half. Hill’s men could still have won the game af­ter a fine ef­fort in the sec­ond half and he wants to see more of it.

“I think the core val­ues then we will come un­stuck way, by nur­tur­ing play­ers, build­ing block from the think it’s a key com­po­nent of any team that is be­cause we can’t com­pete peo­ple skills. first 23 games. of the suc­cess we have pre­vi­ously suc­cess­ful – the en­ergy, other than be­ing hon­est, “We have to have the “The first ten games is a had and I think it’s the com­mit­ment, be­ing and that way the lit­tle bit un­der­dog men­tal­ity and I point per game. We are not im­por­tant they sup­port on the front foot, tak­ing of sugar that the play­ers think some of the new in a bad po­si­tion, we’re not the team and the de­ci­sions the op­po­nents on, the have, that abil­ity, will play­ers or the play­ers who in a great po­si­tion – I think I make on their be­half. brav­ery and courage, come shin­ing through have come in while we there’s more to come from “I think we have to try to that’s what has rep­re­sented be­cause they will back have been a League One the squad, but when you be suc­cess­ful, which is our suc­cess at this each other up and they side, need to get back are los­ing games and con­ced­ing League One sta­tus, and club,” he said. might wear the op­po­nent those core val­ues of how goals it can weigh then dream of the Cham­pi­onship.

“We are a long way away down. we’ve been suc­cess­ful.” heavy on con­fi­dence, on It’s steady build­ing from the last team that got “But we can’t get com­pla­cent Dale travel to Black­pool play­ers’ minds – not their blocks and we can­not pro­moted, we are phas­ing and I have said to­day with Hill cit­ing the abil­ity – but they start get too down. out of those play­ers and this all along, we are not club’s sup­port­ers as vi­tally ques­tion­ing them­selves. “Last sea­son we got to a it’s im­por­tant the new an es­tab­lished League im­por­tant in their pro­gres­sion “I keep ask­ing for this point where every­body play­ers have a feel for the One club, we are his­tor­i­cally up the ta­ble. en­cour­age­ment from the re­laxed with us be­ing in club, for how im­por­tant it a League Two club “I have as­sessed the first fans of the way we are try­ing the bot­tom four of the is to be hon­est and work now play­ing in League ten games of the sea­son to de­velop and the ta­ble, no pres­sure on the with real core val­ues. One and it can weigh and I have also as­sessed way we are try­ing to play. play­ers and we nav­i­gated

“I think we’ll be suc­cess­ful heavy the more time you the last 13 games of last “I lis­tened to Ed­die the great es­cape. with the cal­i­bre of spend in League One, sea­son, so I try to judge Howe on Mon­day con­grat­u­late “We don’t want to be player we have, but if we be­cause we haven’t got where we are at and what his own sup­port­ers there, we don’t in­tend on don’t and we think ‘we’re the fi­nan­cial in­vest­ment we should be do­ing with a for per­se­ver­ing with the be­ing there but there is a League One play­ers’ and to take us to the next step. 23-game plan,” he said. way they are try­ing to play sug­ges­tion that’s where ‘we’re a League One side’ We have to do it a dif­fer­ent “I al­ways try to give us a and de­velop play­ers. I we should be.”

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