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 Stephen Dooley, who joined the club from Irish football last summer.
Chairman Andrew Kilpatrick pens a message for the supporters, while Editor Mark Wilbraham sets the scene with memories of trips to Shrewsbury’s former Gay Meadow ground.
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 final day of the season fixture from the late 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 1992/93.
NEW FOUND FAN – first-time season-ticket holder Steven Rittey brings us his views on winning against the odds.
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 revives memories of a famous Monty Python sketch...
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-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 Manchester City U21 and Peterborough, while Traveller’s Tales is back with a report on the trip to Barnsley.
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.