If you are coming along to The Memorial Stadium for our game against Newport County on Saturday, we hope you will purchase a copy of our matchday programme, The Pirate.
Having undergone a major revamp in the summer, our matchday magazine for the game will consist of 72 pages and will cost you just £3. For those of you who 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 interviews with Stuart Sinclair and Lee Brown while we test you to see if you remember all the players who have worn the number 23 shirt since the turn of the century. Hands up if you remember Neil Arndale and Ijah Anderson.
Our four page Academy section includes the latest match report featuring our U-18 side, news from our Academy, with emphasis on the U-9 age group and a profile of second year scholar Tom Fry.
We’re sure that those of you who have supported the club for a number of years will enjoy our extended history section and in this issue we bring you the fourth in a series of articles by Jonty Morgan on the history of Bristol Rovers. Our feature titled the Great and the Good, about players who have turned out for the club over the years features Gary Mabbutt as the ‘Great’ and a couple of good players you might not remember at all, though they also played for Newport!
Alongside all of the official club news, we also bring you an eclectic mix of articles from a number of contributors, all of whom have one thing in common; they are all Gasheads!
The latest commercial news and thoughts from the Supporters Club and Young Pirates are also included and we hope that if you haven’t previously purchased a copy of our programme you will make a point of buying one on Saturday.