Writing this list reminded me of the long childhood car journeys where Tom and I would discuss our fantasy line-ups. Time flies when you’re having fun! But as fun as it is, it’s also really difficult. I could have picked 50 but instead I’ve picked 5. Well, 10 actually… ULTIMATE FOOTBALL HEROES 1. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid Here are 5 of the many reasons … Continue reading Matt’s Top 5 Football Heroes
With Tom living in Canada, it’s pretty rare to find the Oldfield Brothers in the same place at the same time. So when Tom came over to the UK last week for a visit, I took the opportunity to organise a little photo shoot. Here’s Tom signing copies of our Heroes Football books and admiring the new Ultimate Football Heroes series design. As you can … Continue reading Oldfield Brothers Reunited!
Thursday 10th August During the school holidays, there’s no better place to while away a few hours than the National Football Museum in Manchester. The museum has always been really supportive of our books, and it was great to see the series on display in the shop. I had been to the National Football Museum a few times before but this was my first trip … Continue reading National Football Museum
When the new Messi and Ronaldo books publish on 10th August, we’ll also be re-releasing 7 of our other titles in the same fresh new style. So in the ‘Ultimate Football Heroes’ collection, please welcome: SUAREZ! POGBA! BALE! INIESTA! The covers have lots of cool new finishes to make the heroes really stand out – look! Alongside ‘Ultimate Football Heroes’, we also now have the … Continue reading New Looks for the Books!!
On 10th August, I’ll be doing 2 creative writing football workshops at The National Football Museum in Manchester. I’m so excited! You can find out more about the sessions here (or below) and book your places here. Hope to see lots of you there – it’s free! 10th August also happens to be the publication date for our 2 latest books – Messi and Ronaldo. We’ve completely rewritten … Continue reading August 2017 news
On 6th July, I was at Aldro in Surrey for my last workshops of the school year. It was activities week for the boys, so having fun was the priority. In groups of 5-8, the kids worked on posters for 6 of the football heroes in our series: Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero, Ryan Giggs, Alexis Sanchez and Steven Gerrard. They had to find … Continue reading July 2017 news
Thursday 22nd June This was easily one of my favourite school visits of the year. Sue Raybould, Long Eaton’s Information Centre Manager, did a fantastic job of organising everything and making sure that the three workshops ran like clockwork. The library was set up perfectly for the writing sessions, with some rather lovely decorations! Usually I deliver pretty much the same workshop to each group … Continue reading The Long Eaton School, Derbyshire