Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Scunthorpe 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 front cover image of defender Kgosi Ntlhe, who won the man of the match award in each of Dale’s last two home games.
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 previous fixture against Scunthorpe.
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 2015/16.
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 continues to wax lyrical about Reg Jenkins.
ACROSS THE WATER – Irish-based Dale fan Brian Quigley looks at football in the Scottish Highlands.
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 one of the longest-serving programme contributors in the game, the ever-opinionated 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 Walsall, Coventry and AFC Wimbledon, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on the trip to Plymouth.
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.