Wednesday, 27 May 2015

1995/96 Season - Part 2

Rovers make a great start to the season, but trouble is brewing...

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Remember you can contribute to the development of this story here on the forum, No need to register...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

1995/96 Season Part 1

After plenty of discussion and fact-finding, here's part 1 of the 1995/96 season.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

1995/96 Season

As all ROTR fans know the 1995/96 season is missing from history. We know that Rovers were in the Cup Winners' Cup and we know that they were relegated from the Premier League. But the story of the season was never put into print.

The squad, managed by the team of Mervyn Wallace and Duncan McKay, would have looked something like this (merging the 94/95 and 96/97 squads):
G - Styles
D - Wootten, Dexter, Chapman, Bruckner, Lawrence, Ford
M - K.Clark, S.Clark, Malandro, Harper, Goode, Giles, Evans, Bracken
F - Race, Ntende, Maclaren, Upton

As a mini-series I intend to create some sort of storyline to explain the relegation and subsequent exodus of senior players.

I'm opening up this series to anyone who wants to contribute or has a "feeling" about what might have happened to a player. Does Ntende end up in Italy? Andy Maclaren finally give in to injuries? Dexter retire after another red card? What is for certain is that Styles, Bruckner, Dexter, Chapman, Kevin Clark and Maclaren all leave before or at the end of the season. Leaving Steve Wootten as the only surviving Rover to have played with Roy Race.

Any ideas are welcome and I'll see if I can put them into comic form...

Melchester Rovers 1994/95 Squad

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Roy's Affair - Part 3

Roy Race was the player-manager of London side Walford Rovers. However he was not having the best of times in the capital, as his wife, Penny, still refused to join him. The couple were separated when newspaper allegations appeared accusing Roy of an intimate affair with his secretary Sadie Lewis. Publically Roy denied the relationship, but he was spending a lot of time with the attractive young lady. After defeating rival Gatesfield, Roy and Sandie both traveled to a flat owned by Harvey Rawson where they could avoid the prying press...

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Return to Glory? Part 7

Melchester Rovers celebrate reaching the FA Cup Final, but can they use that momentum to gain three vital Premier League points away at Blackport?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

1977 Topps Cards

The latest edition to the popular ROTR themed cards and stickers collection are these carefully recreated 1977 Topps Cards. Featuring the Melchester Rovers squad and some other First Division stars. Collect them all here in your pack of six. There's now nearly 650 to collect! Here's three to get you started...

Len Peters - Melchester Rovers, Topps 1977

Jimmy Slade - Melchester Rovers, Topps 1977

Gerry Holloway - Melchester Rovers, Topps 1977

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Roy's Affair Part 2

A lonely Roy Race had been spending a lot of time with his secretary Sandie while Penny still refused to move to Walford. Unfortunately for Roy a chance sighting by a journalist's wife led to a sensationalist story in the Daily Gazette. Was Roy unfaithful? You decide...

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Return to Glory? Part 6

Rocky Race's Baltimore Bullets begin the defence of their MLS Championship against Houston FC. While Roy Race's struggling Melchester Rovers prepare for the FA Cup Semi-Final with a match against long-ball kings Oldfield...