If you are going to our game against Bury on Saturday, then we hope you will pick up a matchday programme; we have received some very complimentary remarks about the changes we have made to The Pirate this season and the aim now is to maintain our high standards for the rest of the season!
In the Bury issue, manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes and we carry interviews with Ellis Harrison and Peter Hartley, (find out why he’s not happy in spite of finding the back of the net four times already this season!).
Hiram Boateng is our centrefold poster in this issue so it’s an opportunity to purchase a copy and get your poster signed.
If you can remember what was happening in the Rovers camp the last time we played a home match against Bury then page 41 is written with you in mind. The match was played in November 2013 and ended in a 1-1 draw.
Amazingly, it’s 20 years since we played our first game at The Memorial Stadium and that fact is celebrated by historian Leigh Edwards, who looks back at key moments for the club in the month of December over the course of those 20 years.
Gary Mabbutt is our special guest on Saturday, and will be presented with the Harry Bamford Trophy at half-time. While welcoming Gary to The Mem we also pay tribute to his late father, Ray, who passed away last month.
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 brings you two U-18 match reports and information on our Academy U-11 squad who will be introduced to the crowd at half-time on Saturday, while we profile second-year scholar Sam Blake who picked up a serious injury in the recent FA Youth Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg! 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 on Saturday 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, online, or from sellers around the ground…don’t forget to buy yours!
Unable to make it to the game this afternoon? You can still secure yourself a matchday programme by buying online!