Cloughie's special view

12 Oct 2021 02:33
Published by: Scott Callan

A STRIKING statue of Rochdale AFC superfan David Clough has taken pride of place at the Crown Oil Arena.

'Cloughie', a lifelong fan who sadly passed away last year, is estimated to have raised more than half a million pounds for the club as a 'Goldbond' lottery agent of over 25 years.

He also bequeathed his entire estate to the club. In memory of his gesture and support of the club, Dale fan Mark Cryer set up a JustGiving page to raise funds to commission the statue.

The target of £10,000 was achieved in less than two weeks, allowing work to begin. Now, the magnificent statue is in place as a lasting tribute.

If you walk along the front of the Main Stand you can see Cloughie seated near Exit Gate 1 at the Crown Oil Arena reading a matchday programme.

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