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

Vin­cent Cole

●●Dale man­ager Keith Hill

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