Stressed players, crazy WAGs, fluffy mascots, scary agents: Morris Gleitzman has scored another super-funny winner. It’s World Cup year, and not even this massive author can resist the call of football fever. From Bumface to Once, he’s proved that he can write like a star about pretty much anything. And this brand new epic is going straight to the back of the net. It’s tough at the top of Premiership football. Playing a game? Blood, sweat and tears, more like. So let’s send off the shouty agents and bring on some reserves: a smart boy, a cute mascot, a wise landlady and a ditzy WAG. Can these unusual extras help the world’s most famous players find the fun in a kickabout again?