Date: 13th November 2011 at 5:25pm
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The Vital Rochdale commenter has been at it again: “we are a shambles and ayre must go NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! BAYLISS IN!” He must really mean it this time with the number of exclamation marks and capital letters. Notice BAYLISS is entirely uppercase, whilst ayre is spelt wrong and completely lower case.

I did start to think he was consciously doing this; expressing his anger through deliberate grammatical errors, but then I saw that Barrow, managed by the great saviour Bayliss, are 12th in the Conference, and I thought otherwise. Football knowledge clearly isn`t this man`s strong point.

Still Saturday was a missed opportunity and Rochdale`s next 3 games are against Preston, Brentford and Sheffield United. Worrying times.

Dale dominated for long spells against Bradford, and it was a wonder strike that won it, but they lost. Out to lower league opposition, and missing out on a second round home tie against either AFC Wimbledon or Scunthorpe. Both beatable for a potential money spinning 3rd round. But they lost.

Eyre must be getting as tired of saying ‘we did well in parts, but need to do better` as we are of hearing it. He sounded despondent when talking about the game yesterday: “When you are on the receiving end of a 35-yard shot into the top corner, especially so late in the game, you feel hard done by, so I feel for our team and the fans.” Like a man who is finally starting to see that managing a league two club on a shoestring is a little trickier than producing youth players at the richest club in the world.

n a plus note, Harry Bunn was once again the best player on the park for Dale. With City`s riches he`s unlikely to be called back any time soon. If Ashley Grimes could rediscover his touch in front of goal we might actually start winning a few.

here you at the game on Saturday? What did you make of the performance? Get venting on the comments below.


2 Replies to “Rochdale 0 Bradford 1 – Vital Reaction”

  • We didn’t play too badly yesterday, but just seem incapable of actually winning. All our goals come when we’re already losing. Some Psychology work needed?

  • Positive spin – another distraction out of the way. Now all we can think about is the relegation battle

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