Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Portsmouth.
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 Daniel Adshead, who became the club’s youngest-ever player when he appeared in the Checkatrade Trophy tie at Bury in September.
Daniel is also the subject of our ‘Decades Apart’ feature, where his likes and dislikes are compared to a Dale midfielder from the past.
In our comprehensive visitors’ section, contributors David Chaffey, Dean Smith and Steve Ashworth each bring us a different aspect of Portsmouth’s history, current form and news, which is in addition to the usual statistical round-up of the teams’ meetings down the years.
John Rowe looks at morality in sport, while Irish Dale supporter Brian Quigley tells us about a musical link between Portsmouth and Mike Oldfield.
‘Kit Cupboard’ reflects on what was being worn in League One in 2010/11 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 6-2 home win.
Action photos appear from the games against Wigan and Tottenham, while Traveller’s Tales reports on that trip to the DW Stadium.
Visitors Portsmouth 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.