Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Friday’s League One fixture against Shrewsbury 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 goalkeeper Brendan Moore, who made his debut for Rochdale in the return fixture at Montgomery Waters Meadow in August.
Brendan is also the subject of our ‘Decades Apart’ feature, where his likes and dislikes are compared to a Dale goalkeeper from the past.
In our comprehensive visitors’ section, contributors David Chaffey, Dean Smith and Steve Ashworth bring us a different aspect of Shrewsbury’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 the subject of club ownership, while Irish Dale supporter Brian Quigley reviews a book he has just read about an unsung 1980s footballer.
‘Kit Cupboard’ reflects on what was being worn in League Two in 2009/10 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 4-3 home win.
Action photos appear from the games against Tottenham and MK Dons, while Traveller’s Tales reports on the trip to Bristol Rovers.
Visitors Shrewsbury 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 Friday’s The Voice of Spotland, on sale in the Club Shop and around the ground, priced £3.00.