For five years, from the launch of the new Roy of the Rovers glossy magazine in 1990, Colin worked closely with Roy Race and the two developed a special relationship from touring the UK meeting fans, players, managers, celebrities, etc., to recording a rock song [written by Colin] with Gary Lineker, and collaborating on the official Roy Race biography in 1994. 

This is just a flavour of what the two got up in the early 1990s. 

Roy of the Rovers logo Roy Race
Roy Race meets Luther Blissett - Roy of the Rovers
ROY & LUTHER BLISSETT at Watford FC
Roy Race meets boxer Michael Watson - Roy of the Rovers

ROY & boxer MICHAEL WATSON 

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Roy Race meets John Lesley in the Blue Peter studio - Roy of the Rovers

ROY & JOHN LESLIE on the BLUE PETER TV set.  

Roy Race meets Alan Smith at Highbury - Roy of the Rovers

ROY & ALAN SMITH at HIGHBURY STADIUM.  

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Roy Race with young England fans at Wembley - Roy of the Rovers

ROY RACE & England Fans at WEMBLEY STADIUM 

Roy Race with Alan Smith at Highbury - Roy of the Rovers

ROY RACE & ALAN SMITH at HIGHBURY STADIUM.   

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Mark Bright hosts the Roy of the Rovers Xmas Party
ROY RACE & MARK BRIGHT at WEMBLEY STADIUM. 

 

Roy Race with the FA Cup Trophy

ROY RACE & THE FA CUP TROPHY.  

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Gary Lineker at Mixing Desk of
Wade Locket and DJ Spatz perform

Colin and Roy teamed up on two major media projects...
1. The Official Roy Race Biography - The Playing Years  Published in 1994 to celebrate Roy's 40th anniversary of Roy of the Rovers. 
2. "Europe United - Let's Work Together" a rock song recorded by Roy Race and Gary Lineker [pic above right at mixing desk] - with "Roy Race Rap" on the B-side recorded by Wade Locket and DJ Spatz [pic above right]. Both sets of lyrics written by Colin. 

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Gary Lineker records Europe United with Roy Race

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In 1994, while promoting my Official Biography of Football Legend Roy Race I was also appearing as Statman on Sports Wire's live TV soccer coverage. 

Mark Webster - the show's host - was  persuaded to insert himself into the Melchester Rovers line up to read the following evening running order. 

Wearing an authentic Rovers playing jersey (we had a harder time persuading Mark not to wear a Hammers' top...) he found himself magically transported into the pages of "Roy of the Rovers - The Playing Years." Keep Smiling, Boys!! 

Signed copies of my Roy Race "Playing Years" biography are available from http://www.blueeyedbooks.com/roy-of-the-rovers.php 


Mark Webster is still available for ad-hoc walk-ons, etc... at http://www.take3management.co.uk/mark_webster.htm 

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Gazza at the Roy of the Rovers launch party White Hart Lane
PAUL GASCOIGNE at the ROY OF THE ROVERS LAUNCH PARTY.  
Roy Race and Gary Lineker - Roy of the Rovers

ROY RACE & HIS SINGING CO-STAR GARY LINEKER.  

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Futureball Colin M Jarman author Roy of the Rovers magazine comic strip cartoon Ecaryor hexaball Squad Sci fi Race
In 1992, I wrote an original comic strip story for ROTR magazine titled "Futureball" - a sci-fi soccer story featuring the adventures of 15-year-old Carl Mann and his Ecaryor HexaBall team on their InterGalactic travels.

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