Goal! by Robert Rigby


Goal! by Robert Rigby

A terrific story of a young Latino boy who is spotted by an ex-scout, playing in a park in Los Angeles, and wins himself a trial at one of England's Premier League clubs - Newcastle United. Struggling to cope with the gritty Northern weather, the rivalries and jealousies from other players and dodgy scouts, he has just this one shot at fulfilling his dream.He has the skill, but does he have the pace and stamina necessary for success? A riveting tale of one underdog, the first of three fantastic football movies coming over 2005-2007.

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A work of literature in its own right ... A fast-paced and well-written and ultimately entertaining narrative Inis From the kick-off to the final whistle this book captured my imagination ... A perfect book for football fans South Wales Argus An exciting and involving read Newcastle upon Tyne Evening Chronicle

About the Author

Robert Rigby

Robert Rigby is co-author of the hugely successful Boy Soldier series, written with Andy McNab. His other fiction incudes the novels of the Goal! movies and a stand-alone novel in the series - Goal: Glory Days. He is the author of the four official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic novels for children. Robert also writes for the theatre, television and radio, and is a prolific songwriter. He lives in Oxford.

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

15th September 2005



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