If you are coming to The Memorial Stadium for our game against Sheffield United, 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 Lee Brown and Billy Bodin.
Our centre spread is given over to a poster of Tom Lockyer, 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 Blades in November 2012, an FA Cup tie which saw United win 2-1 thanks to two second half goals scored after David Clarkson had given us the lead.
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 a report from a friendly match played by our Academy, a report from last week’s reserve team match and news of our U-16 side who recently won a prestigious tournament at St George’s Park. In addition, we carry a feature on second-year scholar Toby Rennie.
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 Davies, Scott and William, though you might have trouble placing the latter as he last played for The gas in 1900!
Our ‘Famous Against The Gas’ series of photos features former England international Darren Anderton in action against Rovers in the 2007/08 season.
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!