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10 March 2017

Take a look at what's inside Saturday's edition of 'The Pirate'.

If you are coming to The Memorial Stadium for our game against Southend United, then we hope you will pick up a matchday programme which, for this issue only, has a cover price of £2.00 rather than the usual £3.00.

In this issue manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes and we carry interviews with Ollie Clarke and Stuart Sinclair, both of whom signed new contracts at the club. 

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

In this issue we look back to our game against Southend in March 2014, a game that ended in a goalless draw.

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 March 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 reports from U-18 and Central League games as well as an update on our U-14 side who will be introduced to supporters on the pitch at half time, and a profile of second year scholar Lewis Ellington. 

Check out our Fanzone pages, where we celebrate birthdays, remember former fans and bring you news of some special visitors we have had in the last few weeks.

The Name’s the Same, an article by Stephen Byrne, looks at two players by the name of Phillips, Steve and Wilfred in this instance, though you might have trouble placing the latter as he last played for The Gas in the 1920’s!

Our ‘Famous Against The Gas’ series of photos features former Chelsea and England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti, pictured in action against Rovers in 1975.

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 £2.00 for one game only, 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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