Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Walsall.
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 MJ Williams, who joined Dale on a free transfer from Liverpool in the summer after last season’s successful loan spell.
The programme is packed with new features, including:
I WISH I’D GONE – an article looking at Dale games the author didn’t attend, but wished he had! This time it’s a Friday night fixture from 1982.
WHAT DALE WORE IN – we pick a season and look at the different kits Dale sported throughout the campaign. In this issue, we look at the 2010/11 campaign.
NEW FOUND FAN – first-time season-ticket holder Steven Rittey brings us his views.
GOLDEN YEARS – Dale won promotion for the first time in 1968/69 and this series will recall that campaign game-by-game, with personal memories from fan Ian Goodwin.
WHEN I WAS A MASCOT – a mascot from the past tells us all about their day and what they have got up to since.
We have a completely new-look visitors’ section, as well as the usual League One round-up from Jason Birch.
Many other past contributors have returned for another season, including Scrutator, who writes about his visit to Manchester City on Sunday.
Meanwhile our regular historical pages – ‘On This Day’ and ‘Through The Years’ – have had a makeover, but will still help readers to jog their Dale memory banks.
Action photos appear from the games against Burton and Peterborough, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on the pre-season trip to Tranmere.
We also have one of our fantastic new caricatures in the centre spread – this time it’s goalkeeper Josh Lillis.
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.