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Who cares about losing when you're a millionaire?'
Chris Weston, goalkeeper and school team captain, has problems. With Danebridge too close for comfort to the relegation zone, they're facing two key games in a week - and most of the players seem to have other things on their minds right now. Two million of them. For midfielder Mark Towers has just struck lucky. His family have won the Lottery! Chris would prefer a different kind of big win - on the football pitch. Can they all pull together as a team before it's too late?
Jeff Thompson is delighted to be picked as captain of Sanford Primary School’s football team. With an enthusiastic new teacher and a team full of talent – not least that of loner Gary Clarke, with his flashes of goal-scoring brilliance – he is determined to lead Sandford to success. Their goal is the important League Championship- and their main rivals are Tanby, who they must first meet in a vital Cup-tie…
From kick-off to the final whistle, through success and disappointment, penalties and corners, to the final nail-biting matches of the season, follow the action and excitement as the young footballers of Sandford Primary School learn how to develop their skills and mould together as a real team – a team who are determined to win by playing the best football possible!
I've heard you're a good keeper. How about producing one for me, eh?'
Chris Weston, goalie and team captain of Danebridge school football team, can hardly believe it when his team - fighting relegation - make it to the semi-finals of the Cup! But how can he concentrate on his football when his absentee father makes an appearance. For Dad can't keep his mouth shut, shouting out his comments from the touchline and completely putting Chris off his game. Can Chris keep his head and focus on his football? And can Danebridge make it to the Final?
It's the beginning of the season and Chris Weston, captain of Danebridge School football team, knows that his team needs goalscorers - players to put the ball in the back of the net.
Two younger boys show promise - nimble Jamie, who can dribble round any opponent, and moody, overweight David (known as Pud), whose cannonball shots are unstoppable. But can Jamie learn to play as part of a team? And can Pud manage to control his temper? When both boys are picked to play for the team in a vital match - the first round of the county cup competition - Chris knows it is up to him, as captain, to help both boys make the most of their big chance...
Everything seems to be going great for Chris Weston. First he wins the prize of being chosen to be the mascot for the local football league club for their next F.A. Cup match. Then he is picked to play in goal for his school team on the morning of the same day.
But then disaster strikes and Chris can hardly walk, let alone run on to a pitch. Has his luck suddenly changed for the worse? And will he miss his chance of being a mascot?
Goalkeeper Chris Weston is stunned when he is asked to captain the Danebridge School football team. But the season gets off to a disastrous start and no-one, especially bullying Luke Bradshaw, can forget the good old days when Chris's brother Andrew and his friends led the team to victory.
There's only one way for Chris to prove himself and his team. Somehow they must beat Andrew and the other Danebridge Old Boys in a very special challenge match. But as the big day draws near, Chris knows that he is facing a vital test...
Brain Draper is the butt of many jokes at school about his difficulties with reading, but Luke knows he's also a talented goal-scorer. Can Luke persuade his friend to pluck up his confidence and show everyone his skill on the pitch?
Another football feast from today's best-known writer of soccer fiction.
'Ace save, Chris' shouted Andrew. 'You're unbeatable today!'
But will he be unbeatable when he is picked to stand in for the regular school team goalkeeper in a vital cup game against Shenby School, their main rivals? For Chris is several years younger than the rest - and some of the team doubt his skills in goal...
Andrew Weston is overjoyed when he wins a SPOT THE BALL competition and gets the chance to form a five-a-side football team and take part in a special weekend tournament. Naming his team the Vikings, Andrew is determined to play well - especially since talent scouts from his favourite club, United, will be watching the matches.
But the opposition is tough. Especially Dean's Demons, who play their football hard with bruising tackles and unfair fouls. Now Andrew and his team don't only want to win the Cup - they want to beat the Demons and show them how football should REALLY be played!
It's September, and Andrew Weston can hardly wait to get back to school. For this year he is to play in the school football team, and Andrew is sure that his skills in defence will help Danebridge win every match.
But Andrew and his younger brother Chris - a promising goalkeeper - are in action even sooner when they take part in an annual six-a-side football tournament. When a young winger for the Selworth team gives Andrew a few bad moments, Andrew suspects that his debut match for the school team won't be easy at all. For their first opponents are to be...Selworth!