"TJ and his friends get a terrible shock when Mr Perry returns from illness to take over as PE teacher at Parkview School and they realize that Mr Wood had only been covering in his absence. Worse still, they are about to play in the Semi-final of the Cup, and Mr Perry s comically inept tactics nearly lose them the match. But then Rob comes on as a midfield substitute and his tactical awareness changes the game, despite his nerves. With the help of TJ and Marshall Jones, Rob grows in confidence and when Mr Wood takes over the team once more (thanks to the enthusiastic support of the parents), Rob s telepathic understanding with TJ helps Parkview to win the Cup. "Good on detail, nicely written with a light humorous touch, Theo shows as sure a foot in print as on the pitch." The children's books' editor, The Guardian"