Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Fleetwood Town.
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 Ollie Rathbone, who has been an important member of the first team squad since joining the club in 2016.
There is a centre spread poster of Ollie for our younger supporters to collect, as well as a look at how his personal likes compare to those of another Dale midfielder from the 1980s in our ‘Decades Apart’ feature.
In our comprehensive visitors’ section, contributors David Chaffey and Dean Smith each bring us a different aspect of Fleetwood’s 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 the whereabouts of some former Dale players, while Scrutator looks at the impact the late Cyrille Regis made on the game.
‘Kit Cupboard’ reflects on what was being worn in Division Three in 2005/06 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 3-1 away win.
Action photos appear from the games against Walsall and Blackburn, while Traveller’s Tales reports on the trips to Bradford and Ewood Park.
Visitors Fleetwood Town 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.