IF YOU need an extra dose of football reading, then don’t forget our sister magazine, Late Tackle.
Among the highlights in the new edition is writer Richard Foad answering the question that has followed him around for decades – why Rochdale?
Without any Dale connections and not living nearby, he could have plumped for Liverpool, who were winning all before them in the late 70s. But he always had an eye for the underdog.
“Scouring the league tables after each season, my eyes were drawn to the foot of Division Four and one team who appeared there year after year, mostly hanging on to their Football League status by a thread after surviving the dreaded reelection,” he said.
“Something about this haphazard existence appealed to me more than any glittering haul of trophies ever could. I had chosen my team, and it would be Rochdale.”
FAN: Richard Foad