Gola's Harvey Jacobson with Roy Race in the upcoming graphic novel "Roy of the Rovers: Foul Play", on sale next month

Gola sponsors Roy of the Rovers adventures – again!

Roy Race, the teenage goal-scoring sensation at Melchester Rovers, and the star of iconic football series Roy of the Rovers, has signed an exclusive boot deal with British sportswear brand Gola. It’s not the first time Gola has been seen in the pages of Roy of the Rovers – back in 1981, Gola sponsored theContinue reading Gola sponsors Roy of the Rovers adventures – again!

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Roy of the Rovers mulls England manager role!

Roy ‘Roy of the Rovers’ Race, the Melchester Rovers legend and icon of English football, has today announced his intention to apply for the now vacant England manager job. A towering figure in the national game renowned for fair play and a rocket of a right foot, Race is set return to football nearly twentyContinue reading Roy of the Rovers mulls England manager role!

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Barrie Tomlinson reveals “Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff”, his new book on Britain’s best-loved football comic hero

Out on 3rd October from Pitch Publishing is Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff!: Roy’s True Story, a new book on one of British comics greatest characters, written by comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson, a man instrumental in the creation of many of his stories. Roy Race was Melchester Rovers’ super striker, and later managerContinue reading Barrie Tomlinson reveals “Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff”, his new book on Britain’s best-loved football comic hero

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When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

While attending the inaugural Capital Sci-Fi Con at Meadowbank earlier this year, I got to see James “Safest Hands in Soccer” McCulloch, the author of City of Lost Souls  being ambushed by John “Ball of Fire” Ferguson of DiamondSteel Comics as John is the driving force behind the Scotland Comic Creators Football Club (and yes,Continue reading When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear