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 the ‘Got, Not Got’ Twitterati for providing these images of kits, that largely look like the sort of designs a girl at fashion college might produce.

We do, however, quite like Heart of North London…

… and Felixstowe Town…

Which is your favourite?

If you miss seeing ‘Racey’s Rocket’ (oo-er missus!) you should probably buy retro-footy-grumble-fest ‘Got, Not Got’… runner-up in this year’s Footy Book of the Year, and this Xmas’s must-have stocking filler. Available from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here

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9 Responses to Melchester Rovers World – Kit Parade

  1. Wayne says:

    I used to do better than these efforts than that in those old football colouring-in books you could get in shops like Grandways! And it looks as if it was those poor old paupers Man City that got elbowed out of the way to make room for Melchester.

    Of course virtually nothing that appeared in the short-lived ROTR Monthly is regarded as canon in Roy Race’s timeline, thankfully.

    • thefoxfanzine says:

      I’m glad to hear it Wayne (about the canon).
      They crowbarred another ‘Roy’ into his life to make the age fit. Ridiculous.

      We plan to have some of my early colouring-in efforts in ‘Got, Not Got 2’.

  2. Steve says:

    Reading Roy of the Rovers in the early 80s, the anonymous opponents throughout the comic always seemed to be Everpool or Walford United (pre Eastenders)

    • Craig Manning says:

      Yes – I remember Melboro, Carford City, Tynecaster, Portdean….weird that when The Safest Hands In Soccer’s/Goalie’s Tynefield and The Hard Man’ds Danefield Utd were both in the old first Division, Melchester never met them..

  3. Wayne says:

    Their ridiculously contrived backstory with 3 Roy Race’s instead of just the 2 (Roy senior and ‘Rocky’) involved stretching credibility (and ignoring most of the comic strips published in the 50s and 60s) far more than believing Roy was 54 and still playing when he had his helicopter crash in 1993.

    • thefoxfanzine says:

      Couldn’t agree more!
      If you don’t respect the story that has gone before then your additions to it are null and void.

  4. deepex says:

    I must be in the minority that actually enjoyed the monthly ‘reboot’. I preferred the idea of 3 Races rather than thinking it was the same Race up to 93. I also liked the idea of basing teams on real teams…. although I feel they should have kept Melborough as the local rivals.

  5. You should try to get the rights to do a Lost World of Melchester book.

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