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Τετάρτη, 10 Ιουνίου 2009

Come On You Rovers!


Melchester Rovers. Is there any more evocative name in the history of English football? Well, yes. To be exact about it, there are dozens - but I'd bet a pound to a penny that you wouldn't be able to think of a more evocative non-existent football club name.

Melchester Rovers were the team featured in "Roy Of The Rovers", the long-running cartoon strip which started out as part of the Boys' Own-esque "Tiger", before branching out on it's own in 1976. I was an avid reader of it for about four years, between 1980 and 1984 and, to this day, the team of the early 1980s is pretty much imprinted into my brain to the same extent as the Liverpool team of the same era.