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PICK UP A COPY OF OUR MATCHDAY PROGRAMME!

10 February 2017

If you are coming to The Memorial Stadium for our game against Bradford City, then we hope you will pick up a matchday programme.

In this issue manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes and we carry interviews with Ryan Sweeney and Luke James.

Our centre spread is given over to a poster of Ollie Clarke, ideal for the younger members of the family to get signed as a keepsake.

In this issue, we look back to our game against The Bantams in November 2012, which ended in a 3-3 draw and our opening goal was scored by former Bradford City defender Guy Branston, just a minute in to his Rovers debut.

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 February over the course of those 20 years.

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 an Academy match report, and news of our U-13 squad who will be appearing out on the pitch at half time tomorrow. In addition, we carry a feature on second year scholar Connor Jones.

Check out our Fanzone pages, where we celebrate birthdays, remember former fans and bring you news of some of the fundraising efforts of some of our supporters

The Name’s the Same, an article by Stephen Byrne, looks at two players by the name of Green, Ryan and Ron in this instance.

Our ‘Famous Against The Gas’ series of photos features former Wales and England internationals, Vinnie Jones and John Scales, in action against Rovers in a testimonial match for Jackie Pitt.

And there’s more! 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!

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