sPIE Catcher

Date published: Friday, February 4, 2011

The SPIE-CATCHER will be on the prowl at Whitebank on Sunday in a new Roughyeds initiative designed to create a few laughs and put some “meat” into our new match-day programme.

Our very own man with the lens, Dave Murgatroyd (official club photographer), will be furtively looking around the ground at the Hunslet game — and at every other home match during the season — to snap anyone he sees digging their teeth into a Holland’s pie, which can be purchased from the refreshment bar inside the ground.

So while your’re getting your gnashers stuck into a Holland’s meat and spud be aware that the SPIE-CATCHER could be zooming in on you in all your lip-smacking glory!

Dave’s pick of the pie parade pics will be published in the next edition of the match-day programme. So buy a pie at Whitebank on Sunday and it could be YOU who appears in the programme for the Whitehaven game on Sunday, February 27.

All you have to do then is go along to the club office in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton to show staff it’s you and to pick up your Holland’s prize for being a good sport and allowing the SPIE-CATCHER to have a laugh at your expense.

Come the end of the season every fan who has fallen prey to the SPIE-CATCHER and subsequently had his or her most intimate mouth-watering moments reproduced in the programme will go into a draw for a bigger end-of-season prize, again donated by Holland’s, the Roughyeds’ pie suppliers.

Said SPIE-CATCHER Dave: “I’ll be on the prowl on Sunday with my lens at the ready. Be warned you fans. I’m out to get you!”

Our new and colourful match-day programme, on sale at £2.50, is a first edition 16-pager priced at £2.50 but we hope to increase it to 20 pages by the time we play our first Co-operative Championship One game here next month.

For Roughyeds fans who love punchy all-action pictures of their heroes the new-look programme is a must — and ideal for supporters who like to collect autographs and images of their heroes.

There are all the usual features such as articles by chairman Chris Hamilton and coach Tony Benson, while a new addition this year will be a regular update from the realms of the Reserves brought to you by John Hough.

Give it a try on Sunday . . . and you may feel you want to compile a collection over the course of the 2011 campaign.