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A Sneak Preview Of Saturday's Matchday Programme (£3)

25 October 2018

Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Charlton Athletic.

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 on-loan forward Zach Clough, who scored on his debut for the club against Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy last month.

After that, the programme is packed with 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 Fourth Division fixture from October 1988.

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 2001/02 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.

We have 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 discussing the perils of foreign ownership and John Rowe looking at the alarming possibility of Premier League 2!

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 Sunderland and Portsmouth, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on the trip to Coventry.

We also have one of our fantastic new caricatures in the centre spread – this time it’s Joe Thompson.

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.


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