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Real Roy Of The Rovers Stuff

Author : Barrie Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781785312663
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Roy Race was Melchester Rovers' super striker, and later manager and chairman; he is known everywhere simply as 'Roy of the Rovers'. Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff is the inside story of his life with Melchester, told by the man who knows him better than anyone: editor Barrie Tomlinson, the man who helped turn him from comic-book hero to a national institution. From the 1950s, millions of children grew up reading about his footballing adventures in Tiger and Roy of the Rovers. Now they can relive all the memorable moments from Roy's illustrious footballing career. From his debut as a fresh-faced teen in the comic Tiger, Roy became the hero of his own football comic; with league titles, cup finals, Wembley wins and much more; how he survived near-death experiences, became the first boys' hero to get married and just why the saying ‘Real Roy of the Rovers stuff!' became a stock phrase for football commentators everywhere. Packed with photos from Roy's life, the book tells how he became a top celebrity of his day, how Sir Alf Ramsey was convinced to be Melchester manager, Geoffrey Boycott became chairman and even how the Duke of Edinburgh once came to write for Roy's comic!

A Necessary Fantasy

Author : Dudley Jones
ISBN : 0815318448
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.

Roy Of The Rovers

Author : Giles Smith
ISBN : 1780893302
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The greatest story ever told by the world's most beloved sportsman, Roy of the Rovers, in his own words for the first time.For 44 years, Roy Race bestrode the world of football. As captain and later player-manager of Melchester Rovers, in a career of unprecedented majesty and extraordinary length, he knew the glory of 9 league titles, 8 FA Cup victories, 3 European Cups, and countless international appearances for England. But only now is he ready to tell his own story.Candid, emotional, optimistic, and never less than inspiring, the autobiography of the man all fans of the game know simply as 'Roy of the Rovers' will lay bare for the first time the truth behind soccer's ultimate fairy tale story.The shocking details of the five terrifying kidnappings that threatened to blight his playing career; the stomach-churning murder attempt in 1980, which left Roy in a life-threatening coma; the sickening car bomb attack that tragically killed 8 of Roy's team-mates while on a pre-season tour of Basran; the devastation of losing his wife, former Melchester club secretary Penny Laine, who died in a car accident that brought Roy closer than ever to quitting the game he loved.And finally the horrific helicopter crash in 1993 that resulted in the amputation of Roy's legendary left foot, finally bringing the curtain down on his sensational, game-clinching, goalscoring exploits.From the first page to the last, it's Roy of the Rovers stuff.The greatest story ever told, by the world's most beloved sportsman.Roy of the Rovers. In his own words.

Comic Book Hero

Author : Barrie Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781785313585
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children's comics were a massive part of a young person's life. Comic Book Hero tells the inside story of how Barrie Tomlinson built up a successful boys' publishing group at IPC Magazines - now the stuff of legend among nostalgic and modern-day fans of the UK comic scene and its surrounding culture. Barrie started on Tiger comic as a subeditor, went on to be editor and eventually became head of the Boys' Sport and Adventure Department, in which capacity he launched Roy of the Rovers comic, the new Eagle, Scream, Speed, Wildcat, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and Toxic Crusaders. The book tells about the Geoff Boycott, Big Daddy and Suzie Dando annuals he produced, and the 22 years spent writing the Scorer picture-strip for the Daily Mirror. Barrie also reveals dealings with the top stars as they joined Tiger, to make the title one of the most famous comics in Britain.

The Association Game

Author : Matthew Taylor
ISBN : 9781317870081
Genre : History
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The story of British football's journey from public school diversion to mass media entertainment is a remarkable one. The Association Game traces British football from the establishment of the earliest clubs in the nineteenth century to its place as one of the prominent and commercialised leisure industries at the beginning of the twenty first century. It covers supporters and fandom, status and culture, big business, the press and electronic media and development in playing styles, tactics and rules. This is the only up to date book on the history of British football, covering the twentieth century shift from amateur to professional and whole of the British Isles, not just England.

The Language Of Sport

Author : Adrian Beard
ISBN : 0415169119
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Looks at sport in its wider social context. Examines the way sport sells itself as an agent of social cohesion and is used to sell products. Explores how sporting texts construct ideas about gender and national identity. Uses examples from events as diverse as Wimbledon tennis, Euro '96 and the World Athletics Championships.

Roy Of The Rovers

Author : Roy Race
ISBN : 9781473506800
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ten league titles. Eleven FA Cups. Three European Cups. 481 goals across a 38-year playing career. A surprisingly high number of kidnappings. An assassination attempt. Not one, but two narrow escapes from earthquakes. A career-ending helicopter crash. My name is Roy Race. You know me as Roy of the Rovers. This is my story. From the five terrifying kidnappings that threatened to blight his playing career to the stomach-churning murder attempt in 1980, which left Roy in a life-threatening coma; from the sickening car bomb attack that tragically killed eight of Roy's team-mates while on a pre-season tour of Basran to the horrific helicopter crash in 1993 that resulted in the amputation of Roy's legendary left foot: this is the shocking tell-all autobiography of one of England's greatest ever sportsmen. Candid, emotional, optimistic, strangely repetitive, full of crushing lows and dizzying highs, and bearing an inexplicable resemblance to the plot structure of old comic strips, Roy's autobiography shines as brightly as the Melchester Rovers legend himself. Sit down, kick back, and treat yourself to the greatest football fairytale story of all time.* *except for Leicester

Gender Sport And Leisure

Author : Alan Tomlinson
ISBN : 1841260622
Genre : Social Science
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Reporting data and case studies from Britain, Australia, Canada, the United States and Germany, this title examines continuities apparent in general sport and leisure cultures, and the impact of some of the most notable challenges to those continuities.

Football Lexicon

Author : John Leigh
ISBN : UOM:39015059210560
Genre : Soccer
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Football And The English

Author : Dave Russell
ISBN : 1859360386
Genre : Soccer
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