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19 November 2016

This weekend sees EFL clubs with home games pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in the service of their country.

It’s now 100 years since the end of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, namely The Battle of the Somme, and the front cover of Saturday’s matchday programme reflects that.

We have had some very complimentary remarks about the changes we have made to our matchday magazine this season and the aim now is to maintain our high standards for the rest of the season!

In the MK Dons issue manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes and we carry interviews with Jermaine Easter and
Rory Gaffney, who scored twice in Tuesday evening’s 4-2 extra time FA Cup win against Crawley Town. Find out why he declined to take the penalty we were awarded in extra time.

Connor Roberts 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 MK
Dons then page 41 is written with you in mind. The match was played in February 2011and ended in a 2-1 win for the visitors.

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 November over the course of those 20 years.

Stephen Byrne pens a double page feature on The Battle of the Somme and names some of the players affected by the First World War.

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 a reserve team report, along with details of how we are going to commemorate the club’s Remeberance Day with the help of 9 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.

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 Tuesday 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!

Unable to make it to this afternoon's game? You can still purchase your matchday programme online by clicking here.

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