We have won promotion by right, and by a minimum of eight points from a team
that averages close on four times our attendance. The game of football is judged
on how many goals you score not on how many bums you put on seats or how shiny
your stands are. Long may it stay at least a semblance of a sporting contest not
a complete exercise in economics.
While money counts most definitely it is good for the game that teams like
Manchester City, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United can slip as far as they have
done, probably to return in time to the top of the game as City have.
It is just as good for the game that Yeovil Town and Wycombe Wanderers can
come from the ranks of non-league football and kick the comfortable old order in
So this guy Scrutator may well be right and we will struggle next season in
League 2, we may even come back down first time around, but he cannot challenge
our right to have a go. That was won fair and square on the football field.
Finally, I had a brief look at Rochdale's glorious Football
League record. A total of six seasons spent outside the bottom
division in over eighty years and three finishes of 92nd and bottom plus a few
more bottom of the old Third Division North. Bloody marvellous, I can see
exactly why you want re-election back!
I know what the Daggers are about but can anyone tell me what the point of