Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for Saturday’s League One fixture against Bristol Rovers.
The programme starts with a front cover image of defender Paul McShane, who has impressed supporters with his performances at the back since joining Dale in early October.
Manager Brian Barry-Murphy previews the game and also discusses how he believes the team are performing this season, as well as welcoming a fellow Irishman to the match in Rovers’ boss, Graham Coughlan.
After that the programme is packed with new features, including:
MY TEAM-MATES – Rhys Norrington-Davies reveals all about his pals in the Dale squad
THINK OF A NUMBER – looking at facts, figures and connections between Dale and Bristol Rovers
COLOURFUL MEMORIES – recalling three previous games against The Gas from the perspective of the kits worn
ROOM 101 – Which player reveals that cheese is one of his pet hates?
BACK OF THE NET – a whole-season article focusing on the exploits of Dale’s top 25 goalscorers of all-time, this time with 1920s marksman, Billy Tompkinson
ANORAK’S CORNER – Dale recently reached two milestones that have been 38 years in the making. Read the programme to find out what they are.
We have a lengthy new-look visitors’ section, as well as a Traveller’s Tales on the trip to Manchester United.
Our regular historical pages – ‘On This Day’ and ‘Through The Years’ – will help readers to jog their Dale memory banks, while regular contributors Scrutator, Brian Quigley, Steven Rittey and John Rowe are back with their thought-provoking and informative columns.
Meanwhile, action photos appear from the games against Wycombe and Bolton (Leasing.com Trophy).
All this and much, much more will be in Tuesday’s The Voice of Spotland, on sale in the Club Shop and around the ground, priced £3.00.