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31 December 2014

Our matchday programme,‘The Pirate’, for the game against Torquay United, contains all the usual news and views and costs just £3.

It’s packed with many features you won’t have seen on our website.

Manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes, and the subject of this week’s youth profile is Blake Davies.

As it’s the Eighth Day of Christmas, we look back on just a few of the games Rovers have played on this date…can you remember the 1-0 win against Torquay back in 2007 or the 2-1 win against Plymouth Argyle two years ago?

The two major player interviews are with former Torquay skipper Lee Mansell now starring in Rovers midfield, of course, and Nathan Blissett.

The featured player in this issue’s centre spread is skipper Mark McChrystal, who tells us how he enjoys a round of golf and that his handicap is ‘about 18’!

There’s news from the Supporters Club, Young Pirates, and Helpline and an update on the day’s collection to help a young Bristol City supporter, cerebral palsy sufferer Oskar Pycroft, to have an operation in then hope he will be able to walk.

In our history section Stephen Byrne looks back at Rovers in the Victorian era and if you are able to add anything, by way of information or photos to illustrate these articles, please get in touch.

As well as that, the history pages feature season 1989/90 and we also look at programmes from that season as well as a look at what we were listening to back then.

In addition, you can discover what football supporters were reading back in 1979 and fast forward to season 1994/95 as Rovers went on a journey that would eventually lead to Wembley.

There’s an eclectic mix of articles from a wide range of contributors, all of them Rovers supporters, so if you haven’t previously purchased a matchday programme when you’ve come to a game, try it tomorrow – you might be pleasantly surprised!

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