Troublemakers by Paul May


Troublemakers by Paul May

Tough enough for the team? Robbie is desperate to try out for the school football team. He's full of raw talent, skilful and agile, with terrific co-ordination. So why does everybody reckon he's got no chance? Chester Smith is a top-class professional United player. But his game is falling to pieces, and now he's faced with a continual barrage of ugly taunts from ignorant hooligans in the crowd...Then Robbie and Chester meet, and it could be the beginning of a new chance for each of them. If only they can avoid the troublemakers...


An impressive debut novel which draws out the racism infecting football through an encounter between a star experiencing a rough patch and a young hopeful and enthusiastic teenage fan The School Librarian A winning combination of realistic match play and realistic characters and dialogue, as well as providing a thought-provoking insight into how the racial tensions and abuse that are so prevalent in the stadium have a far-reaching and dreadful effect. A page-turning read The Bookseller

About the Author

Paul May is a teacher and keen footballer with two children. His first book for the Transworld lists, TROUBLEMAKERS, was shortlisted for the inaugural Branford Boase Award Author lives: Suffolk

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176 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


Paul May
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Publication date

5th August 1999



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