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11 April 2015

Our matchday programme, ‘The Pirate’, for the game against Southport FC contains all the usual news and views and costs just £3 for 56 pages.

Packed with many features you won’t have seen on our website, ‘The Pirate’ has 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 report for our U-18 side and profile first year scholar Elliott Green as well as telling you about the 50 Academy youngsters who will be introduced to you all at half time.

We bring you two major player interviews, with Chris Lines and Andy Monkhouse while the featured player in the centre spread is Ollie Clarke.

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 enjoying a day out at Kidderminster on Monday.

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 and listening to back then.

In addition, you can discover what football supporters were reading back in 1957 and 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!

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