Monthly Archives: October 2012

Guess the Tottenham player…

Here’s a challenge to Spurs fans of a certain age… can you identify all fifteen of these players as depicted in the GOAL – League Cup Final Special from February 1971…? Click on the image to reveal the answer, but … Continue reading

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A chilly Sunday lunchtime eBay trawl…

Pressing our nose against the time-warp glass of nostalgia once again… on a budget of seven shillings and sixpence… What do you get the FortySomething man who has everything… how about this old fashioned ‘bar scarf’ just like the one your … Continue reading

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Love Hearts and Rangers and Celtic…

We’re not sure that Swizzels Ltd had entirely thought this promotional offer through… The juxtaposition of Love Hearts with messages like ‘Be Mine’, ‘Ever Yours’ and ‘You’re Sweet’ with the fierce sectarian rivalry of Rangers and Celtic in the mid-70s … Continue reading

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Cough up for Coffer…

Coffer was the 70s bling for a generation of young football fans… But apart from the more well known ‘jewellery’ items and sew-on patches they did a wide range of other souvenirs from an Arsenal duffle-bag to a Celtic penknife, … Continue reading

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The Football Landlady…

When a promising kid was signed up by a professional club, often being uprooted from home for the first time, there was never any question of the youngster running off the rails in the big city… A tried-and-tested system was … Continue reading

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Melchester Rovers World – Kit Parade

Another trip into the parallel world of Roy-Land… Having previously featured the FA Luna Premiership map and a portrait of Mel Park, we are now able to show you the kits that Melchester Rovers’ opposition wore. Thanks to Denis Hurley ‏@Denis_Hurley of … Continue reading

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Bukta – Your Feedback…

We thought Bukta had a good reputation among the nation’s football fans and we were right… Edward Buck & Sons was founded in 1879, and produced clothing for soldiers in the Boer and Great Wars… they also kitted out the … Continue reading

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Mel Park – Home of Melchester Rovers

I suppose that Melchester Rovers’ Mel Park, the first all-seater stadium in Britain – now qualifies as a ‘lost ground’… (click for larger image) After yesterday’s revelations, we now know that Melchester is in, or very near to, Chester. Sadly, … Continue reading

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The Premier League – in Melchester Rovers World

The Premier League as it might look in Roy World… This map of the ‘FA Luna Premiership’ clubs was produced in 1994 when when (we think) Roy of the Rovers Monthly was launched… (click on image for larger version) It’s … Continue reading

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All the Answers…

Here are the answers to the team group quizzes as promised (and forgotten)… The Reds were Wrexham, Charlton Athletic, Nottingham Forest, Barnsley (Paul Pengilly and Chris Worrall got them). The Blues were: Chesterfield, Cardiff City, Bristol Rovers, Carlisle United, Rochdale, … Continue reading

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