Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Oxford United.
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 left-back Kgosi Ntlhe, the South African who joined Dale in the summer.
There is a centre spread poster of Kgosi for our younger supporters to collect, as well as a look at how his personal likes compare to those of another left-sided player from the 1990s 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 Oxford’s past and present, which is in addition to the usual statistical round-up of the teams’ meetings down the years.
John Rowe reflects on recent managerial changes in the game, while Scrutator tells us about a few strange encounters he has had in Bradford!
‘Kit Cupboard’ looks at what was being worn in Division Three in 2001/02 and our usual quiz and puzzle pages, that can be attempted by supporters of both clubs, appear once more.
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 2-0 home win.
Action photos appear from the games against Northampton and Bristol Rovers, while Traveller’s Tales reports on the trip to Fleetwood.
Visitors Oxford United 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 Saturday’s The Voice of Spotland, on sale in the Club Shop and around the ground, priced £3.00.