Packed with many features you won’t have seen on our website, ‘The Pirate’ has already picked up two Programme of the Year Awards this season.
Manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes, and this week we catch up with the latest match reports for our U-18 side and profile second year scholar Mitchell Palmer.
We bring you two major player interviews, with Matty Taylor and Lee Mansell while the featured player in the centre spread is Nathan Blissett.
There’s news from the Supporters Club, Young Pirates, and Helpline, while the Fanzone pages are dedicated to all of you, and this week features a number of photos of fans celebrating birthdays, amongst other things.
Please get in touch if there are any celebrations, anniversaries or good luck messages you would like to see in our next issue.
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 1992/93 and we also look at programmes from that season and see what we were watching at the cinema back then.
In addition, you can discover what football supporters were reading back in 1990 and feature a local referee who was still going strong at the age of 73. If you can recall Bill Benney, of Bedminster, refereeing a game you were involved in or if you are a relative of Bill’s, please get in touch.
We also 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!