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15 October 2016

Our matchday magazine, The Pirate, underwent a major overhaul in the summer and every league issue will consist of 84 pages.

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

In the Gillingham issue manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes and we carry interviews with Cristian Montano and Ollie Clarke.

The centre pages are given over to a poster of Byron Moore who has impressed in the first team games he’s made to date.

If you can remember what was happening in the Rovers camp the last time we played a home match against The Gill then page 41 is written with you in mind. The match was played in January 2013 and we were beaten 2-0, so maybe we should exact revenge tomorrow!

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 October over the course of those 20 years.

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  Lee Nicholls in this issue, along with Joseph Nicholls, who played for the club between 1936 and 1939!

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 a profile of first year scholar, Josh Brace, as well news from our Academy as brief biographies of all of our first year scholars, and two U-18 match reports.

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 or sellers around the ground…don’t forget to buy yours!

Unable to make it to the game today? You can purchase your copy of our matchday programme online by clicking here.

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