Sunday, May 25, 2008

Rochdale for Promotion

The hotel that we are staying in on the outskirts of London is well-known destination for soccer teams who visit England's capital. In fact, one of the prominent halls on the grounds here is lined with memorabilia from the teams who have boarded here (more on that later).

Tonight we've been joined by another team in the hotel, Rochdale A.F.C., who tomorrow will play a match against Stockport County for promotion to League One. The game is a massive one, to say the least, as a win will take Rochdale out of the bottom division of the Football League for the first time in 34 years.

The club's usually small following has inflated significantly as the club has made a run in the playoffs, and about 18,000 people are expected at Wembley tomorrow (that's nearly 10 times their normal gate for a home game).

So here is hoping that our hotel mates can get the job done!


Tom said...

I think I'm pulling for Rochdale now!

Gabe said...

Every team the US hangs out with (Leeds and then Rochdale) has lost! I don't know what that means, but it can't be good. Haha. Tell the boys to hang out with England before the game!