Before the game at Spotland fell as a casualty of the weather, outspoken Rochdale manager, Keith Hill speaks about the Cherries. Despite his critical comments relating to AFC Bournemouth in recent years, the Rochdale manager, Keith Hill, is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying about the Cherries: "Bournemouth are a team who came up with us and recruited when they needed to in order to build, and to give them the chance to carry on being successful. Eddie’s doing an excellent job and I’ve got a lot of respect for him. He has been helped by the fact that he has retained a lot of the players who got them promoted. It’s necessary to have those financial resources at certain stages to carry on being successful".