Our matchday magazine, The Pirate, has undergone a major overhaul in the summer and every league issue will consist of 84 pages.
We had some very complimentary remarks about our first full issue, which came out on Sunday for the Oxford United game and now we have to maintain our standards for the rest of the season!
Manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes and we carry interviews with Tom Lockyer and Matty Taylor in this issue.
The centre pages are given over to a poster of summer signing Peter Hartley and if you can remember what was happening in the Rovers camp the last time we played a home match against Bolton, then page 41 is written with you in mind!
Amazingly, it’s almost 20 years since we played our first game at The Memorial Stadium and that match gets a few mentions tomorrow, in addition to the series of articles we will be running all season regarding our time in BS7.
Stephen Byrne pens a regular feature on players who have appeared for us at The Mem in the last 20 years and who have the same surname as players from long ago. The Name’s The Same features Ollie Clarke tomorrow, along with William Gibb Clarke who scored a second half hat trick for Rovers, against Weymouth, in the 1900 FA Cup!
We also bring you news and views from our support organisations, namely The Supporters Club, Helpline, The Presidents Club and The Young Pirates.
Our Academy section tomorrow brings you a profile of first year scholar Jordan Carey, a match report from our U-18’s game last Saturday and news of some of our younger Academy age groups who participated in the Oakham Festival this summer.
That’s just the tip of the iceburg! With 84 pages to get through, we believe there is something for everyone in this season’s programme and hope that as many of you as possible will purchase a copy tomorrow and for the rest of the season.
Priced at only £3.00 it really is a bargain!
The Pirate is available from the club shop or sellers around the ground…don’t forget to buy yours!
However, if you are unable to make the game this evening, you can order our matchday programme online by clicking here.