Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for the Saturday’s League One fixture against Fleetwood Town.
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 midfielder Ollie Rathbone, who needs just one more appearance to reach 100 for the club.
Manager Keith Hill reflects on last week’s game at Peterborough and looks ahead to the rest of the season, while Editor Mark Wilbraham looks at the issue of terracing at football grounds.
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 January 2014.
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 1994/95 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 columns from Bray-based fan Brian Quigley, Row F resident John Rowe and one of the longest-serving programme contributors in the game, the ever-green Scrutator.
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 and Southend, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on that trip to take on The Shrimpers.
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.