Top 5 Retro Roy of the Rovers kits


17th, October 2006

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1. The 1970s Edition. There’s nothing like seeing a Melchester
Rovers strip to bring back memories of a time when a footballer could
get kidnapped, shot, have his foot amputated after a helicopter crash
and STILL crack in a hat trick every week. Okay, maybe not after the
amputation. Anyway, this 1970s Melchester kit remains the definitive
edition, in Brandish’s heart at least. BUY IT

2. The 2000 Edition. You don’t see many 21st century teams with
whopping great Vs on the front of their shirts. For shame. Not that
this stopped Melchester from making a brave fashion statement for their
2000 kit, of course. The traditional red’n’gold are still to the fore,
of course. This is the kit to go for if you remember Roy’s son Rocky,
who took over the goalscoring after his dad’s foot was lopped off. BUY IT

3. The 1950s Edition.

Ah, the fifties, when a man could slide in and batter a goalkeeper with
any available limb without fear of being penalised by the ref (or
shouted at by Jose Mourinho). The 1950s Melchester kit has an
old-school collar and badge, plus buttons for that vintage
chest-rug-peeking-out effect. BUY IT

4. The Trackie Top.

Because not everyone can be on the pitch playing alongside Roy, Blackie
Gray and, er, Spandau Ballet. If your wing-scampering days are well
behind you, this garish tracksuit top may be more appropriate. It’s
warm, and perfect for dancing about on the touchline shouting "GET YOUR
LOCKS!" Or something. BUY IT

5. The 1960s Edition.

England were winning the World Cup, and Melchester were… well,
probably spanking all and sundry with improbable footballing feats from
Roy, I’m guessing. The 1960s kit isn’t quite as dashing as the 1970s
one, but it sports the same round neck, along with bright yellow
sleeves. Now that’s style. BUY IT

[As seen on splendid sister site Brandish]

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  1. Lynn says:

    Help needed please.
    I’m looking for a 1987 NIKE Melchester Rovers shirt!
    please let me know if you know where i can get one.