LATE TACKLE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

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

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