Tom Palmer – Offside (9 – 12 years)
When Danny Harte finds out there’s been an anonymous foreign buy-out of his favourite club, City, he’s furious – the fans were about to buy it themselves. The club is being secretive and Danny is determined to find out what’s going on – until he’s caught staking out the club by the police and cautioned. His parents are furious, and his friends too. No one is talking to him.
But when Danny discovers Adam, a kid from Ghana, dumped by his agent who’d promised him a place as a junior at City, and lost in a foreign country he knows nothing about, Danny realizes there are worse ways of being alone. He decides to take Adam’s story to the press – with terrifying consequences for them both . . .