You remember Roy of the Rovers, right? No, too young? Well don't go on about it! I remember it like it was yesterday, and this competition was a great idea, so go check it out.
For those who don't know, RotR was a periodical comic - weekly for a time, then monthly, if memory serves - that spanned decades and eventually featured in other publications. Following, primarily, the exploits of Melchester Rovers and their star player, Roy Race, the in-depth storylines of on-field and off-field ups and downs - including league and cup wins and losses, and personal tragedies - captured the adolescent readership's imaginations.