Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Monday’s League One fixture against Blackpool.
The programme is once again a 76-page issue this season, containing plenty of reading to keep fans entertained and informed before, during and after the match.
We start with a front cover image of striker Calvin Andrew, who is currently in his fourth season at the Crown Oil Arena.
There is a centre spread poster of Calvin for our younger supporters to collect, as well as a look at how his personal likes compare to those of another Dale forward from the 1970s in our ‘Decades Apart’ feature.
In our comprehensive visitors’ section, contributors Steve Ashworth, David Chaffey and Dean Smith each bring us a different aspect of Blackpool’s past and present, which is in addition to the usual statistical round-up of the teams’ meetings down the years.
John Rowe looks back at the first half of the season, while Scrutator gives his cutting opinions on what might happen to England’s World Cup winning U17 side.
‘Kit Cupboard’ looks at what was being worn in Division Three in 2003/04 and our usual quiz and puzzle pages, that can be attempted by supporters of both clubs, appear once more.
We also have the traditional Quiz of the Year which tests readers’ knowledge of all things Dale in 2017.
Regular historical features – ‘On This Day’ and ‘Through The Years’ – continue to look at games and events from Dale’s past and Richard Wild tells readers all about his favourite 4-2 home win.
Action photos appear from the games against Oldham, Charlton and Peterborough, while Traveller’s Tales reports on that trip to Oldham.
Visitors Blackpool get nine pages of coverage, which includes a quiz-based article on a previous meeting between the clubs.
All this and much, much more will be in Monday’s The Voice of Spotland, on sale in the Club Shop and around the ground, priced £3.00.