Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Portsmouth.
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, something Portsmouth have done twice in their illustrious past.
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 December 1983.
FA CUP TRIVIA – Gateshead scored an own goal against Dale in round one, which was actually quite unique. Read the programme to find out why.
THEY’VE WON THE CUP – Portsmouth are the 13th former FA Cup winners to play at Rochdale after they’ve lifted the trophy. A special article looks at the others.
Many other past contributors continue to produce their excellent columns, with Scrutator reminiscing about the financial implications of FA Cup runs and John Rowe looking at his own Portsmouth memories.
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 visit to Wycombe and we have our usual half-time quiz to test the grey matter.
All this and much, much more will be in Sunday’s The Voice of Spotland, on sale in the Club Shop and around the ground, priced £2.00.