Part Eleven – Roy of the Rovers annuals
Billy Dane, a schoolboy and aspiring footballer, who was an extremely poor player until he discovered a pair of old style, ankle high, football boots while cleaning his grandmother’s loft. The boots, which his grandfather had bought as a souvenir, had belonged, decades before, to a famous professional striker called Charles “Dead Shot” Keen. In a manner which was never explained in the story, the boots possess special abilities which turn Billy into a fantastic football player when he wore them. In addition to giving Billy the physical skill to score great goals, the boots also granted him the intuition to be in the right place at the time on the pitch, leading him to feel that they have a “mind of their own”.
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