Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Gateshead.
We start with a traditional front cover image of the famous old FA Cup trophy that every team who enters the competition has dreams of lifting, as well as a specially-designed Remembrance weekend graphic.
After that, the programme is full of 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 an FA Cup tie from January 1976.
WE’VE GOT HISTORY – we look back at Dale’s record against Gateshead and have comprehensive reports of our last FA Cup encounters 43 years ago
ROLL OF HONOUR – profiles of former Dale players who were known to have lost their lives in WW1
HA’WAY THE LADS – an article reviewing Dale’s FA Cup meetings with North-East clubs
Many other past contributors continue to produce their excellent columns for the programme, with Scrutator divulging his best and worst FA Cup memories and John Rowe looking at lows & highs in football
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 Checkatrade Trophy visit to Fleetwood, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on the trip to Sunderland.
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 £2.00.