Roy of the Rovers and Modern Football

Roy of the Rovers and Modern Football

As one of English football’s most famous names is rebooted in a new comic series, Richard Benson has been exploring Roy Race’s journey from Melchester Rovers reserves to friend of Alf Ramsey and the Duke of Edinburgh. While Race is often used as a byword for success and heroics on the pitch, the story of his creation and career is more complex and troubled than many people realise, and it reveals much about the difficulties in the English game in the Seventies and Eighties.

The full text of the story can be found here.

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