2012–13 Rochdale A.F.C. season

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Rochdale A.F.C.
2012–13 season
Chairman Chris Dunphy
Manager John Coleman (until 21 January 2013)
Keith Hill (from 22 January 2013)
Stadium Spotland Stadium
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Football League Two 12th
FA Cup First round proper
Football League Cup First round
Football League Trophy Second round
Northern section
Top goalscorer League: Bobby Grant (15)
All: Bobby Grant (16)[1]
Highest home attendance 3,461 vs Bradford City
(2 October 2012)
Football League Two[2]
Lowest home attendance 1,256 vs Fleetwood Town
(4 September 2012)
Football League Trophy[2]
Average home league attendance 2,269
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season is the 92nd season of competitive football for Rochdale A.F.C., a professional English football club based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Rochdale return to Football League Two for 2012-13 following a two-season stint in League One which ended with a last-place finish in 2011-12.[3] Rochdale began their 2012–13 Football League Two season with a 0-0 draw with Northampton. They entered into three cup competitions in the first round due to the league table they are in. John Coleman's and Jimmy Bell's contracts were terminated by Rochdale on 21 January 2013 following a poor run in form.[4]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Josh Lillis
2 Republic of Ireland DF Joseph Rafferty
3 England DF Rhys Bennett
4 England DF Peter Cavanagh (captain)
5 Australia DF Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
6 Republic of Ireland MF Brian Barry-Murphy
7 England MF Jason Kennedy
8 England MF Andrew Tutte
9 England FW George Donnelly
10 England FW Reece Gray
11 England FW Ashley Grimes (English footballer)
12 England DF Phil Edwards
13 England GK Steve Collis
14 England DF Kevin McIntyre
16 England DF Sam Minihan
17 England MF Luke Watson
18 England FW Godwin Abadaki
No. Position Player
21 England GK Matty Edwards
22 England FW Bobby Grant
23 England MF Andy Haworth
25 England DF Michael Rose
26 England MF Joel Logan
27 England FW Terry Gornell
30 England MF Jamie Allen
32 Northern Ireland MF Callum Camps
33 England DF Darcy O'Connor
34 England MF Scott Tanser
39 England FW Joe Bunney
40 England FW Ian Henderson
42 England GK Josh Gregory
- France MF Bastien Hery
- Jersey MF Peter Vincenti
- England MF Scott Hogan

Friendlies[edit]

Last updated: 12 June 2013[5][6]

Football League Two[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
10 Exeter City 46 18 10 18 63 62 +1 64
11 Southend United 46 16 13 17 61 55 +6 61
12 Rochdale 46 16 13 17 68 70 −2 61
13 Fleetwood Town 46 15 15 16 55 57 −2 60
14 Bristol Rovers 46 16 12 18 60 69 −9 60

Updated to games played on 27 April 2013.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Fixtures[edit]

Last updated: 13 June 2013[5]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 FA Cup

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rochdale Top Scorer". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Rochdale Attendances". Football Web Pages. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011/12 League Table". Npower Football League. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rochdale Club Statement". rochdaleafc.co.uk. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Fixtures List". Rochdale AFC. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rochdale Results". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 12 June 2013.