Who recalls them now? Anyone?
NAPPER TODD– Football is his game
Taken from The Hotspur issue 860 May 2nd 1953
Napper’s arms and head are covered with bandages—But he still has two good legs.
“Cheer up, Napper,” said Grandpa. “Don’t you like getting up on a Monday morning?” Napper Todd did look a bit mournful as he ate his breakfast. “I was just thinking it’s tough the United were pipped by a point for the League Championship,” he explained. “They can’t bring off the ‘double’ now.”
Limp Along Leslie:
Limp along Leslie. A lame sheep farming footballer with a lame dog who won International sheep dog trials and led his team Darbury Rangers to Wembley in successive seasons...
Not to mention Alf Tupper - The Tough Of The Track
from the Rover comic of the same ilk.
Who was Alf Tupper ?
Alf Tupper was a fictional, working class, 'hard as nails' runner, whose adventures under the title 'Tough of the Track', appeared first in the 'Rover' & then the 'Victor' British boys comics, over almost a 40 year period. Alf's most endearing characteristic was his love of Fish & Chips, not perhaps the kind of diet enjoyed by today's professional athletes !