Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Sunderland.
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 defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell, who has become a firm favourite with the fans since joining the club from Wolves.
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 an FA Cup tie from the early-1980s.
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 2012/13.
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, who has been talking to prominent player Steve Melledew.
SCRUTATOR – Our long-serving columnist looks at the recent ‘Harry’s Heroes’ television programme.
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 another of our fantastic cartoons in the centre spread, as drawn by cartoonist David Vandepeer.
Action photos appear from the games against Plymouth, Luton and Shrewsbury, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on that trip to Luton.
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. You can also buy hard copies of all our programmes online > https://www.rafctickets.co.uk/retail.aspx?headid=16&deptid=163&title=2018/19