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13 September 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 our first three full issues, for the Oxford, Bolton and Rochdale games, and the aim now is to maintain those standards for the rest of the season!

Manager Darrell Clarke pens his own notes and we carry interviews with Charlie Colkett and Ellis Harrison in this issue.

The centre pages are given over to a poster of James Clarke and if you can remember what was happening in the Rovers camp the last time we played a home match against Walsall, then page 41 is written with you in mind! (If we mention Dave Penney it might give you a clue!)

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 what has happened at The Mem in September 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 Liam Lawrence tomorrow, along with David Lawrence who made five Gas appearances back in the 1950’s.

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 tomorrow brings you a profile of first year scholar Harrison Chamberlain, an U-18 match report and an update on Academy Football Philosophy which makes for interesting reading!

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 tomorrow 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 Memorial Stadium this evening? Why not purchase your matchday programme online by clicking here.

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