Boss is enjoying his entertainers
KEITH Hill is enjoying the way Rochdale are playing their football again – and insists the entertainment factor is an important one.
Dale twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against Blackpool on Saturday and maintain their mid-table position in League One.
Hill was happy in the main with his side’s showing at Bloomfield Road, where a Ryan Delaney strike and a late Calvin Andrew header earned a share of the spoils.
“The way we played is really important, it’s got to be entertaining,” said Hill.
“We do want to win football matches but we have got to win the way I want us to play and I’m very competitive match development considering home was a bit of an insult for us, some great tackles the amount of international to the way we were playing, and an entertaining game. call ups he’s likely so cut out the mini
“The one thing I want to receive. mistakes. our supporters to do and “It’s going to be a difficult “We got the deserved the one thing I want to do season for us with equaliser for the whole of is enjoy watching our Ryan because he keeps the game – I thought second team and I’ve started to getting called up for international half Blackpool were a again. fixtures – he went bit better than us and a
“I can’t just pick a side away after this game – and few of our players who because the opponents that’s the disappointment, played on Tuesday (in the are bigger than us, physical we are never going to get goalless draw against Bristol with respect to height any continuity with Ryan, Rovers) and haven’t and size. So I have got to which is a shame,” he said. played a lot of games get back to what I like “He had an outstanding looked a little bit jaded. about my team and the half season for us and I “So we made the way that I like to play football, expected him to kick on changes and it was a great and I think in the last this season but his game equaliser from Calvin pretty pleased with that. were brilliant in the first two games we have. So I time for us keeps getting Andrew. It was a perfect Looking at it from a manager’s half and the scoreline was was pretty pleased with disrupted. end to the game for us – if perspective and a the only disappointment aspects of the game and “Ryan’s goal was well we can’t win the game supporters’ perspective – from the first half – the the courage to go and get deserved, but to go in 2-1 then we certainly don’t the way that I want to play mini mistakes we made an equaliser.” at half time was really disappointing want to lose it. the game – I am reasonably for both goals. But we Hill was pleased with and we said to “We don’t want to happy. responded well Delaney’s fine finish – but the players that to have to get into that situation
“I think the draw was a “We were very clean in said it was going to be a score three goals to win where we are losing, fair result. I thought we our regains and it was a tough campaign for his this game away from losing, losing.”
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●●New Zealand All Blacks’ legend Zinzan Brooke took a training session for Rochdale RUFC’s under 14s this week. See page 42
●●Dale manager Keith Hill