Monday, 14 April 2014

The Safest Hands in Soccer 1980

Gordon Stewart was a phenomenal goalkeeper for Tynefield City in the Second Division. With scores of Scotland caps and a natural ability to make the most simple of saves look spectacular it was a surprise that Gordon never signed for a top club. He had the opportunity and even Roy Race considered signing him up, but he stayed on at City.

This is a great story (from the 1980 ROTR Annual) for fans of goalkeeping, but also great for lovers of fictional football databases (you know who you are!). If anyone has a bigger list of Tynefield City opponents please use the comments section below. And as always a nice list of City players would be great!

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The Safest Hands in Soccer 1980

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Roy's Coma Part 2

With Roy Race still in a coma and his career over, Melchester Rovers are really struggling. Blackie Gray is leading the side but his players and tactics just aren't performing. Drifting down the league and out of title contention, Rovers face Valmo for a place in the European Cup Final. Can Blackie inspire his team to an unlikely victory?

Roy's Coma - Rovers v Holverton 1993


Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Marks Brothers Part 2 1982 ROTR Annual

Part 2 of the great Marks Brothers story from the 1982 ROTR Annual. Some superb artwork showing Steve's diving header, a great scene...
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The Marks Brothers 1982

Saturday, 5 April 2014

The Marks Brothers 1982 ROTR Annual

A really interesting Marks Brothers story from the 1982 ROTR Annual. Steve travels with the England squad to play Bulgaria. Steve partnered Redstoke's Kenny Johnson up front, with Melchester's Jimmy Slade as playmaker. The player second in line on page three looks an awful lot like Kevin Keegan, if anyone can help identify the Stockbridge or England players please do. Part 2 next week...

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Monday, 31 March 2014

Nipper Final Part Scorcher 1976 Annual

Final four pages of the Nipper story from the 1976 Scorcher Annual...
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Nipper 1976 Scorcher Annual Scans

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Premier Manager: Roy of the Rovers Edition

As far as I'm concerned this was the original addictive football management game. Many days were spent moulding a team to dominate English football. What makes this game great is how players develop. Promoting a youngster to your first team, watching him grow to a top player, then have him cut down with a knee ligament injury and retire to run a country pub.




The best thing is you can run it without installing so you can play at work without anyone knowing!

Get the GENS emulator and download from here: Romnation

Download the ROM file here: Roy of the Rovers Premier Manager

To play, extract the emulator files > create a new folder in the extracted folder called "roms", move the ROM into this folder > run gens.exe > select File > Open ROM > select the ROTR rom and play.

Default keys work just fine, arrow keys move and A = A, S = B, D = C

To start play with a team not in Division 4 you must select Demo mode.

Any problems let me know in the comments section below. Enjoy!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nipper 1976 Scorcher Annual Scans

Scans of Nipper from the 1976 Scorcher Annual. Nipper has a run in with Lionel Dukes...
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Bobby of the Blues 1972 Final Part

The final four pages of the Bobby of the Blues story from the 1972 Scorcher annual. Can Bobby break the record?


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Bobby of the Blues Scorcher 1972

Next week Nipper from the 1976 Scorcher Annual