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June 20, 2016

Getting to know Bristol Rovers.

These are the Rochdale FC Home and Away shirts for the 2016/17 season.

(This is another in the series of articles looking at Bristol Rovers from the opposition perspective.)


We’re bringing you the lowdown on each of our new opponents.

Next up is Bristol Rovers, who were promoted to League One after securing back-to-back promotions.

Name: Bristol Rovers 

Nickname: The Gas/ The Pirates

Founded: 1883

Stadium: The Memorial Stadium

Distance from Spotland (round trip): 363.4 miles

Manager: Darrell Clarke (Appointed in March 2014 after 9 months as Assistant Manager)

2015-16 League finish: 3rd in League Two. Promoted to League One after securing automatic promotion.

Second promotion in as many seasons after winning promotion from the Conference in 2014-15.

2015-16 top scorer: Matt Taylor, 27 goals

Last league meeting: April 21st 2014Bristol Rovers 1-2 Rochdale (Bunney & Lund).


Some Rochdale supporting youngsters ready for the new season.

You can watch the highlights on the club’s YouTube channel HERE.

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