Imagine having a Premier league and England striker as your dad! Lee Brooks loves it, until his dad - 'Brooksie' - loses form and goes downhill embarrassingly fast. Lee hates Brooksie for letting him down. And Lee hates having to move to a grotty new home without his dad. With his own on-pitch confidence at an all-time low, he even begins to hate football. But then he meets Dent and his mates and the chance is there for him to play again - with a team of seriously talented players. They've just one problem - no pitch!
NEIL ARKSEY is a writer, a professional actor and a swimming coach for youngsters. A TV scriptwriter whose work has recently included scriptwriting for the new series of CROSSROADS, he is the author of a number of successful children's titles, including FLINT, SUDDEN DEATH and BROOKSIE for the Transworld list and PLAYING THE EDGE and MACB (Puffin) and is beginning to develop a strong reputation for his original, gritty, contemporary footballing tales. He has been described, by Nicky Campbell on Radio 5 as 'Nick Hornby for kids'. Author lives: South London