Charlie Merrick's Misfits: Fouls, Friends and Football
Charlie Merrick knows that it’s going to be difficult for his under-12s team, North Star Galaxy, to stay out of the relegation zone this year, and he’s ready to do anything and everything to see his gang of ‘misfits’ succeed.
As the season goes on, it seems like Charlie’s plan might just be working. But at what cost? As friendships suffer and feelings get hurt, Charlie has to do some hard thinking – maybe there’s something more important than winning after all?
Writer and illustrator Dave Cousins tells this gripping story of success against the odds using match reports, tactical diagrams, comics and more, so every turn of the page brings something new and unexpected. The book is a great read for football fans, but you don’t need to be sporty to get wrapped up in the action on and off the pitch with these quirky characters.
- Jo Caird, Freelance Travel & Arts Journalist