Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Portsmouth.
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 Ian Henderson with the matchball following his hat-trick in the last home game versus Gillingham.
The programme is packed with new 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 League Cup game from October 1990!
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 2008/09 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 both Scrutator and John Rowe discussing the impact of the club’s young players in the Checkatrade Trophy.
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 Walsall and Middlesbrough, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on the Carabao Cup trip to Grimsby.
We also have one of our fantastic new caricatures in the centre spread – this time it’s striker Calvin Andrew.
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.