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The Got, Not Got Advent Calendar – Day 18

We can see Christmas Lights at the end of the tunnel now… Just eight days to go in the big December GOT NOT GOT challenge… one retro football post every day until Christmas Day… Today we go back to December … 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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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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New Wales kit gets surprise retro-obsessed writer’s thumbs up.

On our very short list of modern-football things that we actually like goes this new Wales shirt… It carries echoes of both Wales’ Admiral kit of the 1970s and Melchester Rovers… so an all round top effort from the Umbro … Continue reading

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Beware the Summer Takeover – Boycott for Melchester….

Imagine how hard it must be for fans to organise a boycott, when your new chairman is called Boycott… Legendary Yorkshire and England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott was appointed Melchester Rovers chairman in August 1984. The surprise announcement was made before … Continue reading

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‘Got, Not Got’ – Judging a Book by its Cover…

Designing the cover of ‘Got, Not Got’ was a lengthy and involved process that took weeks… It was a difficult balancing act, see who the winners and losers were… from our original design to the completed project… Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Leicestershire Chronicle Features ‘Got, Not Got’

The November edition of our favourite retro-newspaper the Leicestershire Chronicle features a two page spread on Got, Not Got… As well as an account of how the book came to be written and published there are also two extracts: queuing for … Continue reading

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