Roy of the Rovers

Kick-Off, written by Rob Williams (Amazing Spider-Man, Star Wars, Judge Dredd), with art from Ben Willsher, is the first awesome footy adventure in the new Roy of the Rovers series - read alone, or alongside the new Roy of the Rovers novels ...

Author: ROB. WILLSHER WILLIAMS (BEN.)

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ISBN: 1781086524

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The landmark and highly anticipated Roy of the Rovers 21st century rebooted in this thrilling original graphic novel series! A NEW ERA KICKS OFF! Roy Race is sixteen, obsessed with football, and in possession of the best left foot in Melchester. All he has to do now is convince the scout from his beloved Melchester Rovers he was what it takes... But the legendary Rovers aren't what they once were. No money, few fans, and barely any hope, the team is languishing in the lower leagues. Melchester Rovers is a club in need of a saviour, a goal-scorer... a legend. Can Roy overcome intense rivalries, tough training, and the pitfalls of a club on the verge of collapse to become the next football sensation?
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Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff

player-manager Roy spots her in the stadium as Rovers kick off their UEFA Cup match against Swedish team Zalmo. 'Good grief,' he cries in amazement and at ...

Author: Barrie Tomlinson

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781785312663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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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!
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Roy of the Rovers Play offs

'I'm off to bed,' Rocky said. 'What time are we off to the match tomorrow, Roy?' 'Kick-off's at eight. So, we could head off about half-six?

Author: Tom Palmer

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786182272

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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The end of the season is here, and it’s make or break for Roy Race and Melchester Rovers. Against all the odds, Roy and his teammates are close to getting Rovers promoted. However, if they fail to reach League One, then Rovers’ owner Barry Cleaver plans to sell up, destroying Melchester Rovers for good! Now it’s crunch time: either Rovers make it through to the play-off finals, or it’s over – for the club, for the fans, and for Roy...
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Roy of the Rovers

And what did the fixture list have to go and throw up, shortly thereafter? A visit to Mel Park. You could have cut the atmosphere on that match day with a ...

Author: Roy Race

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473506800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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
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Roy of the Rovers Teamwork

KICK-OFF Times are tough for Melchester Rovers. Languishing at the bottom of League Two, the once-proud powerhouse of British Sixteen year old Roy Race ...

Author: Tom Palmer

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786182111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Roy Race is living the dream. After all, how many 16-year-olds get to play up front for their favourite football team? Except life as Melchester Rovers’ new star striker isn’t easy. Everyone’s looking at him differently, social media is a nightmare, and Rovers are still stuck at the bottom of the league. All that, and he’s still got to go to college, help out at home, and coach his little sister Rocky’s football team. If he’s going to cope, Roy better learn to be a team player – and fast....
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Roy of the Rovers On Tour

And that also means you're coming on a bit sooner than Coach planned. Like from kick off. Now.' 'Really?' Roy felt a smile widen on his face. 'Up front?

Author: Tom Palmer

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786182500

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Roy Race is living the dream. After a whirlwind season that saw him become centre-forward for his beloved Melchester Rovers, he’s now recognised as one of the best young footballers in the country. But something is wrong. When Rovers go on a preseason tour, Roy’s team-mates treat him strangely. What’s going on – and why are Rovers bringing in new players? With things at home getting tough and everything changing at Mel Park, it’s time for Roy of the Rovers to fight for his team, his family – and his career in football...
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Roy of the Rovers Scouted

Within minutes of kick off Roy realised that practicing alone in his back yard had been poor preparation for playing against the city's eighteen-year-olds.

Author: Tom Palmer

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786181893

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Roy Race is a totally normal 16-year-old. He just happens to be the best striker in Melchester, too... Roy’s always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and playing for Melchester Rovers, the team he’s supported his entire life, but he never thought he’d get a chance - until now. Rovers are on the lookout for new players, but is Roy good enough to catch the scout’s eye? He’ll have to be fitter, stronger and more determined than ever - but if he’s going to become Roy of the Rovers, now’s the time!
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Roy of the Rovers From the Ashes

... Tom Palmer: Scouted Team Work Play-Offs On Tour Graphic novels by Rob Williams, Ben Willsher and Lisa Henke: Kick-Off Foul Play Going Up Transferred For ...

Author: Tom Palmer

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786182708

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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ROVERS ON THE ROPES! Roy Race has the world at his feet. He’s playing Premier League football, earning plenty of money, has a great girlfriend, and things are even looking up at home. The only problem is, he’s not playing for Melchester Rovers. And the club he loves, the club he has supported all his life, the club that, until recently, he played for, is falling apart. Mel Park lies in ruins. Dodgy backroom deals brought Rovers low, and now Roy is determined to find a way back to his old club - and to lift it out of the mess it’s in. But he might have to break a few rules to do it...
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A Feast of Freud

... Malagos City minutes before the kick-off, having had no sleep for 48 hours. Yet Rovers won. Roy Race, in the final seconds, scored with a scissors kick, ...

Author: Emma Freud

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407069234

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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Clement Freud, who died suddenly in April 2009, was a man of many parts. His life embraced a variety of careers, including TV chef, gambler, owner of a night club and several racehorses, radio broadcaster, adventurer and - not least - Member of Parliament. Yet, as his son Matthew declared at his funeral, it was Freud's writing that brought us closest to the man. In addition to several books - notably the children's book Grimble (1968), Freud on Food (1978), The Book of Hangovers (1981) and a volume of autobiography, Freud Ego (2001) - he wrote on a vast range of subjects for newspapers and magazines, including the Observer, Sun, Financial Times, Sporting Life, Daily Mail, Tatler, Guardian, New Yorker and Racing Post. A Feast of Freud presents a generous helping of Clement Freud's best and most humorous writing on a broad sweep of topics, including his consuming passions of food, sport, politics and the absurdity of the human condition, reflecting his extraordinarily varied life through the prism of his distinctive deadpan humour. From the pen of the man who once joked of being 'out-grandfathered' by the younger Winston Churchill comes this richly stocked volume that every Freud fan, no matter in which of his many lives they encountered him, will treasure.
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Family Britain 1951 1957

'The pals struck their best form right from the kick-off. ... with a brace for the blond-haired Roy of the Rovers, a centre forward with a long, ...

Author: David Kynaston

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408803493

Category: History

Page: 784

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As in Austerity Britain, an astonishing array of vivid, intimate and unselfconscious voices drive the narrative. The keen-eyed Nella Last shops assiduously at Barrow Market as austerity and rationing gradually give way to relative abundance; housewife Judy Haines, relishing the detail of suburban life, brings up her children in Chingford; the self-absorbed civil servant Henry St John perfects the art of grumbling. These and many other voices give a rich, unsentimental picture of everyday life in the 1950s. We also encounter well-known figures on the way, such as Doris Lessing (joining and later leaving the Communist Party), John Arlott (sticking up on Any Questions? for the rights of homosexuals) and Tiger's Roy of the Rovers (making his goal-scoring debut for Melchester). All this is part of a colourful, unfolding tapestry, in which the great national events - the Tories returning to power, the death of George VI, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, the Suez Crisis - jostle alongside everything that gave Britain in the 1950s its distinctive flavour: Butlin's holiday camps, Kenwood food mixers, Hancock's Half-Hour, Ekco television sets, Davy Crockett, skiffle and teddy boys. Deeply researched, David Kynaston's Family Britain offers an unrivalled take on a largely cohesive, ordered, still very hierarchical society gratefully starting to move away from the painful hardships of the 1940s towards domestic ease and affluence.
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Football in Fiction

Roy of the Rovers: Scouted (1). ... Roy of the Rovers: Teamwork (2). London: Rebellion. 229 Palmer, Tom. 2019. Roy of ... Quinton Kicks Off. London Nelson.

Author: Lee McGowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000693140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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Football in Fiction represents the most comprehensive historical mapping and analysis of novels related to association football (soccer). It offers a theoretically informed field guide, a scholarly cartography of football fiction’s uncertain – and until now – only partially explored terrain. Combining an extensive search for texts with up-to-date academic research, journals, surveys, catalogues, and reviews the book demonstrates a topographic perspective of the field – one that captures and establishes its breadth, depth, and distinctive identity. The book uses and adapts two distinct reading models of abstraction, in conjunction with closer textual analyses. Together they assist in realising a set of demonstrable conventions, outline a taxonomy of fictive types, establish the genre’s current state of play, and advance the football novel as a form with its own literary history and traditions. This book is a valuable resource for those studying and researching in the areas of the social and cultural aspects of football, sports fiction, sports writing, creative writing, and literary and genre studies. Furthermore, related industry professionals will find this a fascinating read, particularly football writers, fans of the sport, and those interested in sports history and cultural phenomena.
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Brian Clough Fifty Defining Fixtures

Clough's own Roy of the Rovers story is illustrated in this book through some of the key matches of his playing and managerial career, spanning nearly four ...

Author: Marcus Alton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445649313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Fifty fixtures that defined the career of an ordinary footballer, who went on to become a legend.
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A Necessary Fantasy

Roy of the Rovers , read fervently by boys from seven to nineteen years of age ... Released only minutes before the kick - off , they commence the game ...

Author: Dudley Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815318448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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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.
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Football s Better with Fans

3pm kick-offs All the matches used to start simultaneously on a Saturday afternoon ... Comics Roy of the Rovers in Tiger, Goal, Shoot!, Charles Buchan's ...

Author: Antony Rickson

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781801500234

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

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Football stadiums are supposed to be packed with cheering fans. It was that way for more than 100 years until the coronavirus pandemic changed all our lives. Football managed to struggle on at some levels but without crowds - just cardboard cut-outs and fake noise instead. There was even a half measure for a while with a couple of thousand spectators allowed in. A banner at Old Trafford read, 'Football is nothing without fans', but what we discovered is that it isn't nothing, it's just better with fans there. Filled with fascinating stories, anecdotes, opinions and social media comments, Football's Better with Fans explores what it means to be a supporter. It's a light-hearted and highly dippable look at the lives of loyal fans, the fun and games they've enjoyed, their songs, banter, commitment, tattoos and traditions. The book doesn't shy away from tragedies, hooliganism or racism, but mainly it's a joyful celebration of football fandom and how we all survived when we couldn't go to games.
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The Bromley Boys

In stark contrast, Bromley wandered out just before the kick-off, looking as though ... In an old Roy of the Rovers story in the Tiger and Hurricane comic, ...

Author: Dave Roberts

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The book that inspired the major motion picture 'I loved it ... extremely funny. A must-read for anyone who loves football.' Peter Crouch In the late 1960s, in the warm glow of England winning the World Cup, Dave Roberts, like most teenage boys his age, was football mad. There was just one difference: rather than supporting the likes of Arsenal or Manchester United, Dave’s team of choice was the ever so slightly less glamorous Bromley Football Club – one of the last genuinely amateur football teams left, fighting for survival in the lowest non-league division. This book is the story of Bromley’s worst ever season. It is a funny and heart-warming tale of football at the very bottom: Dave turns up to each match with his football boots in his bag, just in case the team are a player short; the crowd is always announced as 400 as no-one can be bothered to count; the team ship so many goals that in one match, the taunting opposition fans actually lose count of the score. It’s easy being a football fan when your team are always winning. The Bromley Boys is the touching true story about supporting a club through thin and even thinner: proof that the more your team may lose on the pitch, the more there is to gain on the terraces.
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Inside

Brendan had never seen such a kick! It was straight out of Roy of the Rovers. Every player on both pitches — all four teams — clapped and cheered their ...

Author: Kevin O'Malley

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412017701

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The year is 1961, the place, Ireland. Inside a monastery is Brendan O'Kane who, at thirteen years of age, has been recruited into the Irish Christian Brothers. Does he have a true vocation? The recurring doubt causes him sleepless nights. Furthermore, he is confused about his awakening sexuality, repressed totally as it is by the Catholic Church in Ireland of the sixties and by his vow of chastity. Years later, he is faced with a momentous decision: he must decide once and for all if the price he has paid has really been worth it . . . INSIDE will strike a chord with many who grew up in the fifties and sixties, who remember the smells of the classroom and dancehall in those pre-deodorant days, the taste of fried bread and the sounds of the hymns and popular songs of the era - not to mention the swish of the leather strap. INSIDE is a must for those who have had their own experience of the Brothers - or who may have heard about them in recent news stories worldwide - and who would like to know what made them tick, what made them so successful in their heyday, and what made some of them, at least, dysfunctional. Other works on a similar theme: THE BOYS OF ST VINCENT'S (Canadian tv docudrama), THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (Australian film), THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (Australian one-man-play), and from Ireland, STATES OF FEAR (tv documentary), GIVE UP YER AULD SINS (animation), THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (film) and SONG FOR A RAGGY BOY (novel and film).
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This Is the One

United are top of the Premiership, with twenty-eight points out of thirty-three. ... What happens next is Steptoe and Son meets Roy of the Rovers.

Author: Daniel Taylor

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781845138356

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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This is the One is a fascinating insight into the mindset and winning temperament of the recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson, the most success manager in English football. When This Is The One was first published in 2007 it was hailed by Michael Crick as 'one of the all-time Manchester United classics' and featured by The Times in their quest to find the 'Best Ever 50 Sports Books'. Written over the course of two eventful and controversial seasons, it offers a unique portrait of Sir Alex Ferguson from Daniel Taylor’s position behind the scenes as a football writer covering Manchester United for the Guardian. During the 2005-06 season, Taylor saw Ferguson at one of the lowest ebbs of his quarter of a century in charge, with a failing team, explosive fallouts with Roy Keane and Ruud van Nistelrooy, a disenchanted fan-base and speculation that he might be forced out of the job. The season that followed demonstrated why Ferguson deserves to be seen as the greatest manager the modern game has produced, with Manchester United deposing Chelsea as Premier League champions and eventually seeing off José Mourinho. Ferguson would later call it the 'greatest achievement' of his time at England’s biggest football club. This Is The One is the close-up, warts-and-all account of what happened during those two helterskelter seasons – the excruciating lows and the exhilarating highs. It is also a fascinating exploration of the many different facets of Ferguson himself, from his infamous 'hairdryer' treatment to the softer, more humane side of the most successful manager in the business.
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Gordon Strachan

Bayern kicked off, still in the driver's seat, but as the Aberdeen players ... that Roy of the Rovers belonged to fiction might have disputed the fact, ...

Author: Leo Moynihan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448133178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Gordon Strachan has probably become best known among football fans for his realistic and often witty assessments of his teams' performances and football matters in general. It is easy to forget that Strachan forged a career as a player where his abilities made him the only player ever to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year Award both north and south of the border. Now managing Celtic, this fully updated biography of one of Scotland's most charismatic exports is published 40 years after the club became the first British team to win the European Cup. In this comprehensive and fascinating biography, Leo Moynihan looks at the tenacity of Strachan as a player, determined to prove his old mentor wrong when Ferguson sold him to Leeds Utd, on the basis of him being past his best, and the true relationship that exists between them, as well as the honesty of a man who has often left followers of the beautiful game scratching their heads, but always full of admiration.
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Rangers v Celtic

Supporters filed dutifully into the ground prior to kick-off with hope in their ... the afternoon would eventually turn into pure Roy of the Rovers stuff ...

Author: Jeff Holmes

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781785315701

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Rangers v Celtic is Glasgow's contribution to the world's great football derby matches. Otherwise known as the Old Firm, these clashes always attract fervent crowds and huge TV audiences worldwide. Author Jeff Holmes has watched dozens of these battles from the terraces and stands of Ibrox Stadium, Celtic Park and Hampden, and knows exactly what victory means to the hundreds of thousands of Rangers supporters scattered across the globe. Here, he brings to life 50 of Rangers' greatest triumphs against the old rivals, from their first victory in 1893 to a Christmas cracker in 2018. There are iconic matches aplenty and heroes galore, including the great Davie Meiklejohn, who started the rout in the 1928 Scottish Cup Final. Read about the time Rangers thrashed their opponents 8-1 in 1943 - and about Sir Alex Ferguson's favourite ever goal, by South African wing king Johnny Hubbard, back in 1955. Relive the feats of Bob McPhail, Davie Wilson, Ralph Brand, Ally McCoist and Davie Cooper - Rangers greats who knew how to win an Old Firm match!
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Sky Blue Heroes

... out big Cyrille's early advantage before 'Roy of the Rovers' stamped his mark on the ... smiling goalkeeper in Martin Hodge some hours before kick-off.

Author: Steve Phelps

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781785310911

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 253

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On 16th May 1987 Coventry City won the first major trophy in their 104-year history. It was an extraordinary period for the city and its football club as they united to celebrate a fabulous success. Victories over Bolton, Manchester United, Stoke City, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United took 'George and John's Sky Blue Army' to Wembley, where they overturned the form book to inflict Tottenham's first ever FA Cup final defeat. For the first time, the cast of '87 are reunited to tell their stories. Sky Blue Heroes: The Inside Story of Coventry City's 1987 FA Cup Win features exclusive interviews with players, management, media, mascots, songwriters, club staff and supporters, documenting a magical time in Coventry City's history. Contemporary media reports appear alongside memories and retrospectives - and the first interview for 28 years with the 'mystery man' who appeared on the Wembley pitch photograph with the jubilant players.
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