Monthly Archives: October 2012

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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Sunny Saturday morning eBay Trawl…

All the stuff you couldn’t afford when you were a kid… and still can’t…. ‘Got, Not Got’ presses its nose against the window of time and leaves a little mark…… What better way to end your Subbuteo FA Cup Final … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bukta…

We turn our attention to Bukta, an often overlooked kit manufacturer who seem to be quite popular with supporters of clubs that they have kitted out… Edward Buck & Sons was founded in 1879 and provided clothing for the military … Continue reading

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Kit ‘n’ Football Card Quiz No 4 – The Mighty Whites

Welcome to the fourth in our series of tantalising, brain-teasing football quizzes based around our never-ending supply of cards ‘n’ stickers from the good old days… Who are these ten footballing Whites as featured on the 1971 MirrorCard team groups? Not … Continue reading

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Kit ‘n’ Football Card Quiz No 3 – The Story of the Blues

Welcome to the third in our series of tantalising, brain-teasing football quizzes based around our never-ending supply of cards ‘n’ stickers from the good old days… Who are these ten footballing blues as featured on the 1971 MirrorCard team groups? We’ll … Continue reading

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