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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