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Football insider kicks off with a winner

21 May 2007

Dan Freedman (BA 1999) is a hot new writing talent headed straight for the Premier League. Using his experience in the game as Editor of The FA, Dan has created a nail-biting tale about a young boy and his experiences of the highs and lows of football.

Dan Freedman is a hot new writing talent headed straight for the Premier League. Using his experience in the game as Editor of The FA, Dan has created a nail-biting tale about a young boy and his experiences of the highs and lows of football.

Dan was inspired to write The Kick Off while shopping for a present for an 11 year-old football-mad boy. ‘There didn’t seem to be a football novel for kids. I couldn’t understand it’, he said. I know that if someone had given me one when I was 11, I probably would have read it in two days flat. I also knew that writing about football was something that I could do. So I did it.’