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TVOS Preview: Bristol Rovers

19 October 2017

Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Bristol Rovers.

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 midfielder Jordan Williams, who is currently on loan at the club from Liverpool.

There is a centre spread poster of Jordan for our younger supporters to collect, as well as a look at how his personal likes compare to those of a 1990s midfielder in our ‘Decades Apart’ feature.

In our comprehensive visitors’ section, contributors Steve Ashworth, David Chaffey and Dean Smith each bringing us a different aspect of Bristol Rovers’ past and present, which is in addition to the usual statistical round-up of the teams’ meetings down the years.

John Rowe argues against the importance of captains on the football field, while Scrutator looks at long-serving EFL clubs who have fallen into the non-league game.

We have a feature on the recently-retired Rickie Lambert, who represented Dale and Rovers with such distinction, as well as quiz and puzzle pages that can be attempted by supporters of both clubs.

Our regular historical features – ‘On This Day’ and ‘Through The Years’ – continue to look at games and events from Dale’s past and Bray-based supporter Brian Quigley tells us why he always wanted a Bristol Rovers’ kit.

Action photos appear from the games against Gillingham and Blackpool, while Traveller’s Tales reports on the Checkatrade Trophy trip to Bury.

Visitors Bristol Rovers 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.


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