If you are coming along to The Memorial Stadium on Sunday, for our Emirates FA Cup First Round tie against Chesham United, we hope you will purchase a copy of our matchday programme, The Pirate.
For this game we have produced a 32 page programme, of which only four are adverts, and will cost you just £2. If you don’t always buy a programme because you think that you have seen all of the articles and features on our website, you might be pleasantly surprised. Much of the content is unique and exclusive to the programme and won’t have been published elsewhere.
In this issue manager Darrell Clarke and Chairman Nick Higgs both pen their own columns and we carry an interview with defender James Clarke. We also take a look at our record against non league clubs in the famous old competition and manage to name seven players who have played for Rovers and Chesham.
One of the seven, of course, is former Rovers striker Barry Hayles, now player/coach at Chesham and hoping to recover from an ankle injury to play in this game. Naturally, he figures quite prominently in this weekend’s programme, but we wonder if you can name the other six players to have turned out for both clubs.
All of our contributors have one thing in common; they are all Gasheads! So, if you haven’t previously purchased a copy of our programme we hope you will make a point of buying one on Sunday.