Frances is, quite simply, obsessed with football - not just as a supporter but as a player.
Only trouble is, she's a girl and girls' teams don't get any decent fixtures.
But when a big one does come up - against a boys' team - she is barred from practising until the match.
She has to play somehow and so she does an extraordinary thing: she disguises herself as a boy and joins The Tigers.
So far so good, but what will happen on the big day when she finds herself having to play for both sides . . . ? Funny, clever and surprisingly credible, this is a book for all young football fans of 9 and upwards.