2017–18 Rochdale A.F.C. season

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Rochdale
2017–18 season
Chairman Chris Dunphy
Manager Keith Hill
Stadium Spotland
League One Pre-season
FA Cup First round
EFL Cup Second round
(vs. Stoke City)
EFL Trophy Group Stage
Lancashire Senior Cup First round
(vs. Blackpool)

The 2017–18 season is Rochdale's 111th year in existence and their fourth consecutive season in League One.[1] Along with competing in League One, the club will participate in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Transfers

Transfers in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB England Reece Brown Bury Free [2]
1 July 2017 GK United States Brendan Moore Torquay United Free [3]
1 July 2017 CF England Jordan Williams Barrow Undisclosed [4]
27 July 2017 LB South Africa Kgosi Ntlhe Stevenage Free [5]
3 August 2017 LM England Matt Done Sheffield United Free [6]
12 September 2017 CF England Jordan Slew Plymouth Argyle Free [7]

Transfers out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 GK England Johny Diba Ashton United Released [8][a]
1 July 2017 GK Republic of Ireland Conrad Logan Mansfield Town Free [10]
1 July 2017 CM Northern Ireland Matty Lund Burton Albion Free [11]
1 July 2017 LW England Nathaniel Mendez-Laing Cardiff City Free [12]
1 July 2017 ST England David Owusu Free agent Released [8]
1 July 2017 RM Jersey Peter Vincenti Coventry City Free [13]
13 July 2017 AM Republic of Ireland Donal McDermott Swindon Town Free [14]
31 August 2017 CM England Jamie Allen Burton Albion Undisclosed [15]
  1. ^ Johny Diba joined Ashton United following his release.[9]

Loans in

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
1 July 2017 CM Australia Brad Inman Peterborough United 30 June 2018 [16]
31 August 2017 CB England Donervon Daniels Wigan Athletic 30 June 2018 [17]
31 August 2017 DM Wales Jordan Williams Liverpool 30 June 2018 [18]

Loans out

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
27 August 2017 CB Northern Ireland Keith Kearney Chorley 17 September 2017 [19]
27 August 2017 DF England Isaac Ward Chorley 17 September 2017 [19]
10 October 2017 CB Northern Ireland Keith Kearney Radcliffe Borough 31 October 2017 [20]
8 November 2017 CB Northern Ireland Keith Kearney Radcliffe Borough 6 December 2017 [21]

Competitions

Friendlies

As of 23 June 2017, Rochdale have announced six pre-season friendlies against Chorley[22] Barnsley,[23] Morecambe,[24] FC Halifax Town,[25] AFC Fylde[26] and Middlesbrough.[27]

League One

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
17 Milton Keynes Dons 21 6 7 8 23 30 −7 25
18 Doncaster Rovers 21 6 5 10 21 26 −5 23
19 Rochdale 20 4 8 8 23 28 −5 20
20 AFC Wimbledon 20 5 5 10 15 22 −7 20
21 Gillingham 21 4 8 9 16 24 −8 20 Relegation to EFL League Two
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2017. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
20 4 8 8 23 28  −5 20 4 3 2 11 8  +3 0 5 6 12 20  −8

Last updated: 9 December 2017.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchday

Matchday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H A H H A H A A H A H H A A A H
Result L D L D D L W L W D D L D D W D L L W L
Position 23 19 21 22 21 21 18 21 18 17 17 18 20 20 17 19 22 22 19 19

Last updated: 9 December 2017.
Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[28][29]

FA Cup

In the FA Cup, Rochdale were drawn at home to Bromley in the first round,[31][32] Slough Town away in the second round[33] and Doncaster Rovers away in the third round.[34]

EFL Cup

On 16 June 2017, Rochdale were drawn away to Mansfield Town in the first round.[35]

EFL Trophy

On 12 July 2017, Rochdale were drawn in the Northern Group C against Blackburn Rovers, Bury and Stoke City U23s.[36][37] As winners of their group, Rochdale were drawn at home to Doncaster Rovers in the second round.[38] A home tie against Lincoln City was confirmed for the third round stage.[39]

Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Rochdale (Q) 3 1 1 1 0 5 1 +4 6 Round 2
2 L1 Blackburn Rovers 3 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 4
3 L1 Bury 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 3
4 ACA Stoke City U21s 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 −1 2
Updated to match(es) played on 7 November 2017. Source: EFL.com
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

References

  1. ^ "History". Statto. 
  2. ^ "Reece Brown Signs For Dale". Rochdale Official Site. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Goalkeeper Brendan Moore Joins Rochdale". Rochdale Official Site. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Jordan Williams Signs For Dale". Rochdale Official Site. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Kgosi Ntlhe Joins Rochdale On A Two-Year Deal". Rochdale Official Site. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Matt Done Returns To Rochdale". Rochdale Official Site. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Jordan Slew Joins Rochdale". Rochdale Official Site. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Retained/ Released List 2016-17". Rochdale Official Site. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Latest Moves……". Non League Pitchero. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "Conrad Logan Joins Mansfield Town". Rochdale Official Site. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Matty Lund Joins Burton Albion". Rochdale Official Site. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Nathaniel Mendez-Laing to join Cardiff City". Rochdale Official Site. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Peter Vincenti Departs". Rochdale Official Site. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Donal McDermott: Swindon Town sign former Rochdale midfielder". BBC. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "Jamie Allen Joins Championship Side Burton Albion For An Undisclosed Fee". Rochdale Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Brad Inman Joins Rochdale On Loan From Peterborough United". Rochdale Official Site. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Defender Donervon Daniels Joins On Season-Long Loan". Rochdale Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  18. ^ "Jordan Williams Joins On Loan From Liverpool". Rochdale Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Two Second Year Scholars Join Chorley On Loan". Rochdale Official Site. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  20. ^ "Keith Kearney Joins Radcliffe Borough On Work Experience Loan". Rochdale Official Site. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  21. ^ "Keith Kearney Returns To Radcliffe FC On Work Experience". Rochdale Official Site. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  22. ^ "Dale To Face Chorley In A Pre-Season Friendly". Rochdale Official Site. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  23. ^ "Dale To Host Championship Side Barnsley In Pre-Season". Rochdale Official Site. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  24. ^ "Morecambe Pre-Season Friendly Confirmed". Rochdale Official Site. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  25. ^ "FC Halifax Town Friendly Confirmed". Rochdale Official Site. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  26. ^ "AFC Fylde Friendly Will Kick-Off Dale's Pre-season Schedule". Rochdale Official Site. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  27. ^ "Dale To Host Championship Side Middlesbrough In Pre-Season". Rochdale Official Site. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  28. ^ "Rochdale's 2017-18 Fixtures Revealed". Rochdale Official Site. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  29. ^ "Fixture List". Rochdale Official Site. June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  30. ^ "Wigan Athletic Game Postponed". Rochdale Official Site. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  31. ^ "Dale Land Home Tie in Emirates FA Cup First Round". Rochdale Official Site. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  32. ^ "Dale's FA Cup First Round Opponents Confirmed". Rochdale Official Site. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  33. ^ "Dale Face Trip To Slough Town In FA Cup Second Round". Rochdale Official Site. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  34. ^ "Dale Drawn Away To Doncaster Rovers In Round Three Of The Emirates FA Cup". Rochdale Official Site. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  35. ^ "Dale Drawn Away To Mansfield Town In The First Round Of The Carabao Cup". Rochdale Official Site. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  36. ^ "Checkatrade Trophy Group Draw Complete". Rochdale Official Site. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  37. ^ "Checkatrade Trophy Dates Confirmed". Rochdale Official Site. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  38. ^ "Date Set For Dale's Checkatrade Trophy Round Two Tie v Doncaster Rovers". Rochdale Official Site. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  39. ^ "Dale Drawn At Home To Lincoln City In Round Three Of The Checkatrade Trophy". Rochdale Official Site. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
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