Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Southend United.
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 specially designed front cover that is a modern twist on the cover used throughout the 1968/69 promotion season, which the club are celebrating on Saturday.
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 the whole of that 1968/69 promotion campaign!
WHAT DALE WORE IN – we pick a season and look at the different kits Dale sported throughout the campaign. In this issue, we go back to 1989/90.
GOLDEN YEARS – Dale’s promotion season has been chronicled in TVOS throughout this campaign and as well as looking at the final two matches, we also have more personal memories from contributor Ian Goodwin.
SCRUTATOR – Our long-serving columnist tells us about his visit to the Trust’s recent Curry Night.
There is also a completely new-look visitors’ section, as well as columns from first-time season ticket holder Steven Rittey, Row F resident John Rowe and Irish Dale fan, Brian Quigley.
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.
We also have a special image in the centre pages to mark the 50th anniversary of the club’s first-ever promotion.
Action photos appear from the games against Sunderland, Accrington and Portsmouth, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on that short trip to the Wham Stadium.
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.