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Roy of the Rovers: Best of the 1970s

by Tom Tully, Yvonne Hutton & David Sque


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The 1970s were a turbulent time in Britain. Following on from the optimism of the 1960s, the country faced a decade of strikes and power cuts. Luckily for the fans of Melchester Rovers, Roy Race and his loyal team-mates provided great moments of glory for their fans, starting with European Cup win in 1973, the year that the club celebrated its 50th anniversary.

It was the decade in which footballers became real superstars, a time when Melchester goalkeeper Charlie Carter had to choose between staying at the club or pursuing a burgeoning career as a pop singer. And it was a period when Roy Race truly cemented himself as the heart, soul and brain of the club by taking on the role of player-manager.

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