Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Accrington Stanley.
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 dedicated to Dale captain Ian Henderson, who recently scored his 100th goal for the club, becoming only the third Rochdale player to achieve that milestone.
To celebrate Hendo’s century, there are several one-off articles looking back at his goals and career, including a special contribution from his first club, Norwich City.
After that, the programme is packed with other 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 game from August 1921.
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 1991/92 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.
There is also a completely new-look visitors’ section, as well as the usual League One round-up from Jason Birch.
Many other past contributors continue to produce their excellent columns for the programme, with Scrutator explaining why football isn’t what it once was and John Rowe telling us of several reasons to be cheerful.
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 Doncaster and Bradford, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on the trip to Blackpool.
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.