Five linked tales written by Katie Hims.

Stealing Alfredo – Setting out to buy a birthday present for his football-mad granddaughter, Des ends up having a strange footballing encounter.

Tallulah’s Game – Mary, now in her 70s, played Women’s Premier League football during the War. She reads in her local paper that Shelley, who works at the supermarket checkout, has just been signed up.

When I Got Lost – Rachel’s brother was tipped for football fame, but one day he just disappeared.

Death or Glory – 9 months pregnant, Maggie tries to find out why her husband left her. But is her relationship somehow linked to the fate of the England team?

Mr Belling’s Diner – Carol works in a seaside diner. One day a famous footballer comes by, and taken by her Marilyn Monroe outfit, asks her to a game.