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Stagsnet statistical preview Rochdale

Postby Sweden Stag » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:54 pm

After drawing 2-2 at Crewe, pulling back goal-deficits twice, last Saturday, the Stags now face a break from EFL action when playing League One side Rochdale at home in the first round of the League Cup.

But this isn’t the first time the Stags face Rochdale in the League Cup. About two decades ago, the Stags went through 3-1 on aggregate in a League Cup campaign which later saw the Stags famously dispose of then PL side Leeds to an aggregate 1-0 scoreline thanks to a Simon Ireland header at Elland Road.

And Rochdale’s best cup exploit of all time took place a little more than half a century ago. Way back in the 1961-62 season as a Division Four side at a time when several top-flight outfits did not even enter, Rochdale went all the way to the final after being sides like Southampton, Charlton and Blackburn on the way. Their opponents then were Norwich City, then in the FL second tier, eventually emerged 4-0 winners on aggregate after winning at Rochdale 3-0, then 1-0 at Carrow Road. One Rochdale player, later to be a Stag, played for Rochdale in the home tie at Spotland. The name: Doug Wragg.

The sides have also met once in the FA Cup. On November 22, 1980, the Stags went through to the the second round thanks to a 3-1 victory at Field Mill.

Last time the sides faced each other in league fixtures, was in the 2013-14 campaign. At Spotland, Rochdale easily ran out 3-0 winners in a game which was to be the last during a 13-match winless run after the famous 1-0 victory at Chesterfield. But the Stags scorer there, Calvin Andrew, plays now for Rochdale and appeared during their 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth last Saturday.

But when the Stags faced Rochdale at home in April 2014, the Stags took revenge to a 3-0 scoreline thanks to three second-half headers within the space of the last 20 minutes. One current Stags player then finishing on the losing side was Rhys Bennett.

Overall, the Stags have face Rochdale during 46 of the Stags’ FL seasons, and the first encounters took place in 1932-33, in fact the Stags won five ALL the pre-world-war-II Field Mill encounters to a score of 19-3. On October 12, 1932, Readman, Prior (2), and Bowater netted for the Stags in front of 4441. Worse was to follow on February 24, 1934, with a 5-0 stuffing thanks to two goals apiece from Johnson and Bytheway, also one from Munnings. In the Harston record-breaking season, 1936-37, he almost single-footed routed “Dale” with five of the six Stags goals, Atkinson getting the other in front of 7404 on September 9, 1936.

And the first away win at Spotland was recorded on September 1, 1936 due to Ted Harston’s first hat-trick in his 55-goals season. One week later it was to be worse for Rochdale (see above).

Some memorable post-world-war II fixtures are listed below:

* The biggest Stags win at Rochdale was a 4-1 on November 1, 1980, the last of six consecutive league wins that season. A Terry Austin hat-trick including a penalty was his last Stags haul before being sold to Huddersfield, the other scorers being the late Arthur Mann for the Stags and O’Loughlin for Rochdale.

* Two away wins have been achieved in promotion seasons. The first was on March 1, 1975 when Ray Clarke hit the only goal of the game, and the second was on October 12, 1991 when 3671 saw Paul Holland and Phil Stant strike for the Stags.

* The teams fought against each other for promotion in 2001-02. On February 2, 2002, a good crowd of 4876 watched Greenacre net twice and Pemberton once in the 3-1 home win, a crucial one in the final reckoning. (In fact, Rochdale, like Cheltenham, drew more than double of the league games compared to the Stags and that contributed to Dale’s 5th position. yet just one more win and Rochdale had overhauled the Stags in the 3rd position race). The away game on September 29, 2001 was lost 3-1 with Greenacre getting the Stags goal.

* The biggest Stags win in a low-scoring 1984-85 season was achieved very early on, and thus in the first home fixture that campaign. On September 1, 1984, 2627 witnessed a 5-1 mauling thanks to two goals from Caldwell, one apiece from Vinter, Kearney and Lowery.

Not only have the Stags faced Rochdale on a final day of a promotion season, on May 2, 1992, when a 2-1 win and a Blackpool defeat 34 miles away at Lincoln clinched it, but also on a promotion season opening day. This happened in 1962-63, when the commencing game was at home to Rochdale on August 18, 1962, in front of 6121 who saw Ken Wagstaff net the only goal of the game, his first of 34 league strikes that first-ever Stags promotion campaign.

The biggest Stags victory over Rochdale of all time was recorded on March 24, 1956. Then, three goals from Murray, one apiece from Jepson, Darwin and Mitten completed a rout to a 6-0 scoreline in front of 8563 at headquarters. Murray, Jepson and Darwin were the three Stags players to hit double figures despite the fact that the side finished in 18th position in the old division 3 (N) then.

Overall, only THREE games at Spotland as well as THREE at Field Mill over the years between the sides have ended goal-less.

Some Stags defeats against Rochdale have seen Stags managerial changes. Carlton Palmer resigned after a defeat at Rochdale in September 2005, while Billy Dearden's final game as Stags boss was to be the 4-0 home reverse on March 8, 2008, in our so far latest home game against Rochdale.

Some well-known names have managed Rochdale. Among them are Bob Stokoe in two spells, one before and one after Sunderland’s FA Cup triumph in 1973, Harry Catterick (later for Everton, there succeeded by ex-Stags manager Billy Bingham), Jimmy Greenhoff, Eddie Gray and Alan Buckley.

Another, and maybe not so well-known, fact is that the Birmingham defence horror man of April 3, 1990, Steve Wilkinson, spent a loan spell without playing for Rochdale before signing for the Stags, but had a short loan spell at Crewe prior to putting on a Stags shirt for the first time. But there are, see below, quite a number of players having appeared for both sides. One of them, John Doolan, played his first Rochdale game AGAINST the Stags at Field Mill on January 21, 2006, when Danny Reet hit his FIRST Stags goal, the only one of the game. Another one, who played for the Stags in the 2001-02 season, Martin Pemberton, starred a few seasons ago for then Conference North side Farsley Celtic in their FA Cup games, one replay, against Milton Keynes Dons. Others to be noted are Tony Ford, Steve Whitehall and Adam Rundle.

Played for both sides: Calvin Andrew, Will Atkinson, Wilfred Barks, Phillip Bartley, Rhys Bennett, Eric Betts, Andy Carr, Iyseden Christie, Darrell Clarke, Jamie Clarke, Simon Coleman, Ossie Collier, Paul Connor, Graeme Crawford, Stephen Dawson, John Doolan, John Dungworth, Thomas Dutton, Desmond Fawcett, Tony Ford, David Frain, Robert Frith, Paul Gibson, David Goodwin, Neville Hamilton, Wally Hunt, Jake Kean, Ged Keegan, Conrad Logan, Noel Luke, John Meehan, Terence Melling, John Moore, Ernie Moss, Martin Pemberton (one game on loan from Stockport, loan period cancelled due to injury according to reports), Kevin Pilkington, Danny Reet, Karl Rose, Ted Roseboom, Adam Rundle, John Ryan, Jon Shaw, Frank Spriggs, Blair Sturrock, Steve Taylor, Reg Trotman, Peter Vincenti, Keith Welch, Paul Wheatcroft, Steve Whitehall, Doug Wragg

Managed both sides: Steve Parkin.

Home stats: P 46, W 29, D 9, L 8, GF 93, GA 46
Away stats: P 46, W 7, D 14, L 25, GF 42, GA 74

Season Home Date Away Date

1932-33 4-1 1932-12-10 1-2 1932-10-01 Div 3 (N)
1933-34 5-0 1934-02-24 2-2 1933-10-14 Div 3 (N)
1934-35 1-0 1935-02-23 0-1 1934-10-13 Div 3 (N)
1935-36 3-0 1935-11-09 1-3 1936-02-29 Div 3 (N)
1936-37 6-2 1936-09-09 3-1 1936-09-01 Div 3 (N)
1947-48 1-1 1947-10-18 2-1 1948-03-06 Div 3 (N)
1948-49 2-0 1949-04-30 0-1 1949-04-04 Div 3 (N)
1949-50 1-1 1950-01-28 1-7 1950-03-04 Div 3 (N)
1950-51 1-0 1951-04-16 0-0 1951-04-14 Div 3 (N)
1951-52 1-1 1951-09-17 0-1 1951-09-04 Div 3 (N)
1952-53 2-1 1952-12-13 0-1 1953-04-29 Div 3 (N)
1953-54 2-0 1954-02-20 0-1 1953-10-03 Div 3 (N)
1954-55 3-2 1955-03-26 0-2 1954-11-06 Div 3 (N)
1955-56 6-0 1956-03-24 1-1 1955-11-12 Div 3 (N)
1956-57 2-3 1956-08-20 0-0 1956-08-29 Div 3 (N)
1957-58 2-4 1957-08-24 0-3 1957-12-21 Div 3 (N)
1958-59 0-0 1959-03-30 2-2 1959-03-27 Div 3 (old)
1960-61 0-2 1960-08-22 2-1 1960-08-30 Div 4 (old)
1961-62 0-1 1961-12-26 2-3 1962-04-11 Div 4 (old)
1962-63 1-0 1962-08-18 1-3 1962-12-15 Div 4 (old)
1969-70 1-2 1969-11-03 1-2 1969-11-24 Div 3 (old)
1970-71 3-2 1970-10-03 1-1 1971-04-12 Div 3 (old)
1971-72 3-1 1972-03-18 1-2 1971-08-21 Div 3 (old)
1974-75 2-0 1974-08-30 1-0 1975-03-01 Div 4 (old)
1980-81 2-2 1981-04-04 4-1 1980-11-01 Div 4 (old)
1981-82 4-3 1981-11-14 1-1 1982-04-03 Div 4 (old)
1982-83 2-1 1982-09-25 2-2 1983-02-05 Div 4 (old)
1983-84 3-0 1983-11-01 0-0 1984-02-14 Div 4 (old)
1984-85 5-1 1984-09-01 1-2 1985-05-14 Div 4 (old)
1985-86 3-2 1985-11-30 1-1 1986-04-26 Div 4 (old)
1991-92 2-1 1992-05-02 2-0 1991-10-12 Div 4 (old)
1993-94 0-1 1994-04-16 1-1 1993-11-02 Div 3
1994-95 1-1 1995-03-07 3-3 1994-10-29 Div 3
1995-96 2-2 1996-04-16 1-1 1995-09-16 Div 3
1996-97 0-0 1996-08-31 1-0 1997-04-05 Div 3
1997-98 3-0 1998-01-03 0-2 1997-08-16 Div 3
1998-99 3-1 1999-03-13 0-1 1998-11-07 Div 3
1999-00 0-0 2000-03-28 1-2 1999-11-14 Div 3
2000-01 1-0 2000-11-11 0-1 2001-04-28 Div 3
2001-02 3-1 2002-02-02 1-3 2001-09-29 Div 3
2003-04 1-0 2003-12-26 0-3 2004-02-07 Div 3
2004-05 1-0 2004-09-18 1-1 2005-01-15 League Two
2005-06 1-0 2006-01-21 0-2 2005-09-17 League Two
2006-07 1-2 2007-04-14 0-2 2006-11-25 League Two
2007-08 0-4 2008-03-08 0-1 2007-11-24 League Two
2013-14 3-0 2014-04-12 0-3 2013-12-26 League Two

Cup games:

1980-81 3-1 1980-11-22 (at Mansfield) FA Cup 1st round
1994-95 2-1 1994-08-16 (at Rochdale) League Cup 1st round first leg
1994-95 1-0 1994-08-23 (at Mansfield) League Cup 1st round second leg (Stags through 3-1 on aggregate)

This will be a very stern and good test for the Stags. Come on Mansfield!
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Re: Stagsnet statistical preview Rochdale

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:11 pm

Thank you Statto
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Re: Stagsnet statistical preview Rochdale

Postby Terry Eccles Was God » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:47 pm

Ditto, part of my pre match warm up :)
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