After a tremendous Wednesday at Accrington; we’re headed in the same direction- this time to Rochdale.
Late change of plan – ordered some hospitality as I’m having to combine football with childcare. Having sported trainers in Club Wembley on Sunday – Rochdale advise “strictly no trainers!”.
Groomed and ready for Rochdale v Sunderland!!
Steady drive over – beautiful part of the world when the sun is shining.
Did Lisa ever find her baby?
Queue for fucking ages to collect tickets – Rochdale don’t post them out; which is really handy when you live 80 miles from the SOL. Still at least they’ve prepared for the situation….. have they hell – 2 girls handing out tickets, (I’ve never worked in a ticket office – but if I did I’d implement a system of putting the tickets in alphabetical order!)
Tickets collected – let the fun begin
Last week was a cup final we weren’t arsed about – this week literally is their cup final
Suit jacket, Daily Telegraph, pie …. more questions than answers here
Rochdale 1 Sunderland 2
1st half 0-1
2nd half 2-1
Hands up if you’re going up
Job done. Great win.
Meet rest of our group, (thanks for the photos Jeff), and head home.
Slow exit from Rochdale – highlight of which was a group of Indian folk having a row and blocking the road. Didn’t get photos as didn’t want to get involved. But for anyone interested – I’m sure it’s a scene that happens most days in Rochdale, (allegedly)
Jubilant drive home over the Pennines
Onto Tuesday night.
In Jack we Trust.
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Burton preview to follow on Sunday