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22 November 2016

Thanks to everyone who commented on our programme cover for last Saturday’s home game with MK Dons; without exception they were all very positive and greatly appreciated by the programme team.

Our matchday magazine for the game against Charlton sees us revert back to the usual format and Rory Gaffney and Matty Taylor feature on the cover of issue number 17 (hope you have purchased them all!)

Inside we carry interviews with Chris Lines and Billy Bodin and a short interview with young goalkeeper Kieran Hodges, who was on the bench for our two FA Cup ties against Crawley Town

Jake Clarke-Salter 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 Charlton then page 41 is written with you in mind. The match was played in April 2011 and ended in a 2-2 and Charlton ended the match with only nine men following two second half red cards. Rovers goalscorers that day were Wayne Brown and Gavin Williams; remember them?

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 entitled The Name’s The Same and in this issue we look at the careers of Jim Paterson, who left us quite recently and John Wilson Paterson who made his Rovers debut back in 1928.

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 one U-18 match report and notes and photos taken on a recent visit to Holland to see how things are done the Ajax way. 

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 tonight's game? You can still purchase your matchday programme online by clicking here.

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