Our matchday programme, The Pirate, underwent a major overhaul in the summer and we are pleased to announce that every league issue will consist of 88 pages and still cost just £3.00.
This season’s issue is packed full of news and views from an eclectic mix of contributors, all writing about Bristol Rovers and those articles sit side by side with a wide range of articles on club matters.
In Saturday’s programme, for our game against Oxford United, manager Darrell Clarke pens his own article, we have the two latest match reports from our U-18 games (they are on a bit of a roll at the moment!). Liam Armstrong, our U-18 goalkeeper is the subject of our Academy profile while Connor Jones is the featured player from our Development Squad.
In addition we carry a centre page poster of Rollin Menayese, who made his Rovers league debut last Saturday, and an extensive historical section where we look back at this month in 1984, a month when an 18 year old defender from Midsomer Norton, Greg Taylor, made his only Rovers appearance for The Gas…against Arsenal in the Milk Cup.
Given that we are at the end of an important World Cup week, some of our contributors let us know their thoughts on the qualifying games affecting the home countries – club or country for you, I wonder?
In addition, we carry interviews with Ellis Harrison and Liam Sercombe, while it’s Tom Nichols’ turn to be the dressing room DJ in this week’s edition of Pirate Sounds, brought to you by Lance Cook.
The Pirate is available from the club shop and sellers around the stadium and still only £3.00; why not purchase a copy this weekend and see what you think?