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Goal! A young Latino boy 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? Goal II! Santiago has made his mark in the UK Premier league as a magic midfielder with Newcastle United. European football now beckons and he finds himself playing alongside the stars of Real Madrid. But playing in the UEFA Champions League can bring new challenges, like fighting to keep his place in the squad, and trying to resist the temptations surrounding a successful footballer. Sometimes dreams can turn sour...
|Publication date:||5th March 2009|
|Publisher:||Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
As well as writing the novelization for the first GOAL! movie, ROBERT RIGBY is also the co-writer of the BOY SOLDIER series with Andy McNab. A professional screenwriter whose work includes scripts for Byker Grove, he has also run literacy, drama and writing projects, doing outreach work in Education Action Zone schools and writing and staging drama for and with young people. He is particularly interested in writing that appeals to reluctant boy readers. Most importantly, he is also a very keen football fan.More About Robert Rigby