If Rochdale win promotion to the third tier this season via the play-offs, it will bring to an end what is by far the longest continuous spell in the fourth tier of the English league, or for that matter, in any of the second to fourth tiers.
It will also bring to an end the 14th longest all-time (since 1888 ) continuous spell in one tier in the English league and what is the 4th longest current continuous spell in one tier. Rochdale is just ahead of Manchester United and only behind Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool. It can’t be often that Rochdale are mentioned in the same sentence as those four clubs!
Good luck to Rochdale over the next fortnight, and then the week after.