Vital Football

Latest Rochdale AFC News

Rochdale v Oldham Athletic

Rochdale v Oldham Athletic
Well, what can we say about Ernie that hasn't already been said? Let's face facts, tonight is Ernie's night and it's going to be an emotional one.

It really is a fantastic draw for both clubs, allowing Daleys and Biffos to come together and and show their respects. I know I for one will be shouting Ernie's name loud and proud once the minutes silence has been observed.

I have to be truthful and say the match has took a back seat but if we're being honest, we don't wanna lose this one. Of course there is no great rivalry, there could be if we weren't so invariably shit and actually played them once in a while, but nobody likes losing to their neighbours.

I'm not sure what line up to expect tonight but I'd go with one similar to Saturday changing Wiseman and ALF for Higgy and Thorpe or even Shaw if he's fit.

I'm sure there's gonna be a great atmosphere with the Biffos expected to fill Willbutts Lane and we will all be united as one singing Ernie's name.

Oldham themselves will be in confident mood after coming from 3-1 down on Saturday to beat Milwall 4-3. A word also to the Dale Yoof watch yourselves, apparently the Biffos possess great pie-throwing arms.

It's gonna be a tough game but I'm sure we'll give it a good go and here's hoping for a proper old fashioned Cup tie.



This one's for you Ernie, enjoy it mate.

Writer:Aaron
Date:Tuesday August 12 2008
Time: 4:23PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rochdale Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

League One 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (21/4/17)

With most playing 44 League One games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

Mendez-Laing In Team Of Easter (20/4/17)

Rochdale are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

2016/17 Play Off Details

The Football League have now released the details for this year's Play Off battles in the Championship, League One and League Two.

Archived Vital Dale Articles

Vital Dale articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Dale
Write For Vital Dale
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Coventry v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Rochdale win57%
Coventry win27%
Draw16%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 44 14 16 14 58 -3
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 44 11 12 21 45 -26
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Rochdale Results (view all)

Rochdale Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Vital Football Comment